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SummaryCONDITIONS OF ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE UB'S VIRTUAL CAMPUS TEACHING PLATFORM
This document contains the general conditions applicable to use of the University of Barcelona's Virtual Campus. You must accept them in order to access the Virtual Campus and use its services.
It is important that you study this document carefully, as you will be deemed to have read and unreservedly accepted the conditions set out below if you access the Virtual Campus and use its materials.
Full policy1. Access to the Virtual Campus. Responsible/proper use of usernames and passwords
Every member of the University of Barcelona (UB) community has a personal username and a password for access to the institution's Virtual Campus. Such access encompasses use of the content and services made available to UB members, according to the specific profile assigned to each of them, and is personal and non-transferable. Users pledge to keep their password secret and are responsible for any activity carried out by means of it or for improper use made of it by third parties, with or without their consent. All acts performed using a particular password will be deemed to have been carried out by the user to whom it belongs. Users must report the loss of their password and/or any case of unauthorized third-party access. Additionally, they must refrain from accessing or attempting to access areas off limits to them according to their profile. <h1>gggg</h1
2. Appropriate use and mutual respect
Users pledge to use the content and services of the UB's Virtual Campus appropriately, in accordance with current legislation, avoiding any activity that may be unlawful or detrimental to the rights or interests of third parties.
Users' attitude and language in their public and private communication with other users must be respectful, and they may not pass on or circulate opinions or content that may be illegal, defamatory or offensive or constitute an affront to personal values and dignity. Users must also keep private communication secret and refrain from making data obtained via mailing lists or public areas of the Virtual Campus available to third parties.
Users must report any kind of breach of current law or of these conditions they may notice to the UB's bodies, so that checks can be undertaken and any inappropriate content modified or removed.
3. Protection of intellectual property rights
The structure, design and computer code of the Virtual Campus are protected by intellectual property rights held by the UB. Intellectual property rights over the content hosted on the Virtual Campus correspond to its authors or to the holders of such rights, as specified in each case. Virtual Campus users may view such content if their profile allows them to do so, and may only use it for private and personal purposes, which are also the only purposes for which it may be reused unless the corresponding licence or notice for users expressly states otherwise. Materials available via the Virtual Campus and over which neither the UB nor its teaching staff hold intellectual property rights are offered within the limits envisaged in current legislation on copyright, and by virtue of a licence or authorization for their use or of them being in the public domain.
The UB will not be liable for any breaches of intellectual property rights committed by Virtual Campus users.
The UB places a range of content at users' disposal so that they can make use of it and find information they require for educational, academic, scientific or other purposes. The collective or commercial exploitation of such content is prohibited, however.
The Virtual Campus contains links or hyperlinks that open web pages managed by third parties unrelated to the UB. The UB is therefore unable to guarantee and will not be liable for such web pages' content or information, its accuracy and whether or not it is up to date.
Texts protected by intellectual property legislation may not be uploaded to the UB's Virtual Campus without express permission from their authors or copyright holders. Users will be personally liable for any infringements they may commit in this respect.
4. Proper use of services and technological resources
Given that the Virtual Campus is intended for university education, its services may only be used for personal purposes and never to commercial ends. Users pledge not to use their email address or the public areas of the Virtual Campus for commercial or advertising purposes.
Users must not, directly or indirectly, compromise or jeopardize the smooth running of the Virtual Campus or the shared technological resources and IT services it involves. Likewise, they may not prevent others from using such resources and systems properly.
5. Veracity of personal data
Users are responsible for ensuring that all personal data they provide and that which is stored on the Virtual Campus is accurate and up to date. They pledge to identify themselves and to avoid confusion or doubt as to the origin of any statements they make or personal opinions they express on the Virtual Campus.
6. Protection of personal data
The UB pledges to take the necessary security measures where its equipment, facilities, IT systems and files are concerned, in accordance with current regulations on the protection of personal data. Data provided by users will only be used for teaching purposes. In keeping with Constitutional Law 15/1999, of 13 December, on the protection of personal data, Virtual Campus users' data will be stored in a file created by the UB for strictly educational purposes. Tools that enable users to modify some aspects of their data directly are available on the Virtual Campus. Users may exercise their rights to access, amend, challenge and cancel personal data at any time.
Accessing and using the Virtual Campus entails full, unreserved acceptance of all the conditions included in this document.
In the event of non-compliance with these conditions, the UB may withdraw, suspend, block or refuse to allow access to the Virtual Campus and its services.
Barcelona, 2 September 2013.
Document approved by the University of Barcelona's Executive Council in its session on 2 September 2013.