Rules of Internet Use

This statement sets out the University's policy on the use of Internet facilities by students.

Pamukkale University provides many facilities for use by students in the course of their academic coursework or research. One of these facilities is access to the Internet. This policy covers all access to the Internet by students, in any way and at any time, when University facilities, equipment or connections are involved, including access from any part of the campus network (including Halls of Residence) or from off-campus, if routing via University facilities.

The policy applies to all students, including visiting and short-term students.

Use of Internet Facilities

 The University normally permits students to use the facilities for personal use subject to the following conditions:

Such use does not interfere with the legitimate use of the facilities by others;

Such use does not infringe any legislation, nor any other University policy or rules;

Relevant legislation includes:

Internet users must not attempt to secure unauthorized access to or in damaging information held on a computer;

Internet users must not publish an article whose effect, taken as a whole, would tend to deprave or corrupt those likely to read, see or hear it.

Internet users must not access, sore or send indecent images of children.

Internet users must not transmit grossly obscene or offensive messages and messages designed to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety. Also regarding fraudulent use of a telecommunications system;

Internet users must not do anything that comes against copy right rules, concerning publishing works of art or performances of music and/or video images;

Internet users must not publish or receive material which is discriminatory or encourages unlawful discrimination;

 Internet users must not Unlawful harass, including the use of electronic media such as e-mail;

Internet users must not make statement, comment or innuendo about another individual or organization which cannot be justified.

Internet users must not plagiarize material drawn from the Internet.

 it is not acceptable for students to access, download, retain, distribute or disseminate any images, text, materials or software which

Are or might be considered to be indecent or obscene

or

Are or might be offensive or abusive in that its content is or may be considered to be a personal attack, rude or personally critical, sexist, racist or personally harassing or which could bring the University into disrepute.

The content of any e-mail messages sent must be lawful, and not include defamatory or libelous statements. Care should be taken to ensure that it is clear whether the views expressed are those of the university, or whether the author is representing his/her personal views, where this could have implications for the university.

Severe breaches of this policy, for example by downloading material of a pornographic or unlawful nature, may be treated as gross misconduct which could lead to suspension or exclusion from the University and could result in criminal proceedings. In the event of any uncertainty, or where students may be working with material covered by the above descriptions, they are advised to consult with their Head of Department,) and (Bilgi İşlem Daire Başkanlığı) Department of Information Processing.

The University monitors usage of its Internet facilities to an extent necessary for the efficient operation and management of those facilities, to ensure compliance with its statutory obligations, and to ensure that the rules and policies governing use are adhered to. Such monitoring will normally concern data volumes and traffic; content will only be monitored where a breach of the above policies is suspected. 

You should also be aware that system support staff may unavoidably see the contents of files or        e-mail while performing actions that are an inherent part of the effective operation of the system, e.g. file or system recovery.

It should also be remembered that e-mail should not be regarded as a confidential medium of communication; care should therefore be taken regarding the content of e-mails, and its use generally as a means of exchanging private or confidential information.

 

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