Everyone granted access to UvAnet must abide by the ICT code of conduct described below, which was drawn up by the UvA Board.
Violation of one or more of the rules in this code of conduct may result in the user being denied access to UvAnet for a period determined by or on behalf of the Board. This period will be no longer than one year. The period may be extended in the event of repeated violations.
Access codes are strictly for personal use, and may not be lent out to others.
There is no need to lend out your access code to fellow students or colleagues: they have been issued their own access codes.
For example, choose a password made up of the first letters of a sentence you find easy to remember, and change one or two letters into characters. ‘I hardly ever eat cabbage anymore' would then become Ihe!ca. Keep in mind that specially designed software can be used to find out your password by means of password guessing if you choose anything obvious. Your username and password must always be different.
Read our tips for creating a secure password.
Saving your data on the server will limit damage to your files in the event of a major incident: backups are made of all files you save on the server, which is more effectively protected against viruses and other threats than your own computer.
Never engage in hacking, cracking, spoofing, defacing, cross-site scripting, portscans, sniffing and denial of service attacks.
UvA employees and/or students may not use UvAnet to engage in activities that are in violation of any law. UvA employees have a relationship with the UvA subject to employment law, and may be subject to additional rules on the basis of their collective labour agreement.
In spite of freedom of expression, there are limits to what is deemed acceptable. Make sure to observe proper conduct.
This includes software for which the required licensing fees have not been paid and software that disrupts normal operation of the computer and/or UvAnet. Software applications such as BitTorrent are not illegal, but the consequences of their use almost always are.
Be careful when opening attachments and programmes found on the Internet.
UvAnet is property of the UvA. In the case of abuse, users may be denied access to ICT services, including UvAnet. Employees found guilty of abuse may be subject to dismissal.
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