When using IT, you remain subject to the same laws and regulations as in the physical world.
It is expected that your conduct is lawful. Furthermore, ignorance of the law is not considered to be an adequate defence for unlawful conduct.
When accessing services from another jurisdiction, you must abide by all relevant local laws, as well as those applicable to the location of the service.
You are bound by Staffordshire University’s general regulations when using the IT facilities, student academic regulations can be viewed on the website and staff regulations are available on IRIS.
You must abide by the regulations applicable to any other organisation whose services you access such as Blackboard, Microsoft, Janet, Eduserv and Jisc Collections.
When using services via Eduroam, you are subject to both the regulations of Staffordshire University and the institution where you are accessing services.
Some software licences procured by Staffordshire University will set out obligations for the user – these must be adhered to.
Breach of any applicable law or third-party regulation will be regarded as a breach of these IT regulations.