Users are requested to observe the following rules in the Student Computer Centre:

Legitimate Users
  • Facilities in the Student Computer Centre are for the exclusive use of students and staff of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University only.
  • PolyU Student / Staff Identity Cards are the only valid identification for the purpose of admission to the Student Computer Centre.
  • To safeguard the use of facilities to legitimate users only, students / staff entering the Student Computer Centre are required to present their PolyU ID cards.
  • Due to limited resources, the facilities in the Student Computer Centre are not extended to retirees, graduates/alumni and visitors.

General Rules

  • Use of facilities in the Student Computer Centre by individuals is on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Hardware and software other than those installed in the Student Computer Centre may not be used.
  • Users should observe the instructions / guidelines on the proper use of facilities in the Student Computer Centre as displayed in the Centre or as advised by the ITS / security staff on duty.

Responsibilities of Users

All users have the responsibilities to:

  • Avoid causing disturbance to other users in the Centre.
  • Keep the Student Computer Centre clean and tidy.
  • Use the facilities for legitimate approved purposes only.
  • Be considerate and co-operative in using those PCs dedicated for laser printing. Due to resources constraints, the current practice is to allow a maximum of 20 pages or 10 minutes printing-time for each user.
  • Report suspected virus attacks on computer systems to the ITS staff on duty or the ITS Help Centre.
  • Return all equipment on loan to the counter half an hour before the closing time or at any other time upon request by ITS / security staff on duty.
  • Leave the Student Computer Centre at the closing time, or as otherwise requested by ITS / security staff on duty.
Safety and Security

For safety and security reasons:

  • All users should enter and leave the Student Computer Centre via the turnstile unless otherwise directed by the ITS / security staff on duty.
  • Student Computer Centre users may be requested by the ITS / security staff on duty to show the contents of their bags, cases, personal belongings etc. at the exit or at any time inside the Student Computer Centre.
  • ITS may from time to time revise the regulations regarding admission to and the use of facilities in the Student Computer Centre.
Caution

Users are expected not to:

  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to any computer systems in the University or elsewhere.
  • Alter, delete, or copy any licensed software on the equipment in the Student Computer Centre.
  • Take away computer stationery, blank computer papers / papers for LaserJet printers, etc. from the Student Computer Centre.
  • Move or relocate any furniture, equipment, manuals or other properties in the Student Computer Centre without the permission of the ITS / security staff on duty.
  • Deface or damage in any way any furniture, equipment, manuals or other properties in the Student Computer Centre.
  • Smoke, eat, drink, shout, sing or play in the Student Computer Centre.
  • Reveal his / her computer user code and password to any other person.
  • Post and introduce obscene material on the computer systems.
  • Abuse the privilege of using the computing facilities for non-coursework purposes such as playing computer games.
  • Bring in objects which may interfere with the proper use and management of the Student Computer Centre such as bottles of ink, wet umbrellas, food or drinks. Walkmans, pagers, mobile phones or other photographic equipment such as cameras, audio and video players, etc., may not be used in the Student Computer Centre without the prior permission of the ITS/ security staff on duty.
  • Wear rain-coats or boiler-suits in the Student Computer Centre or any clothing likely to soil the facilities in the Student Computer Centre.
  • Personal property should not be left unattended anywhere in the Student Computer Centre. Items left unattended on desks are considered as a "reservation" of a computing place and any such computing places may be taken up by other users. In case of dispute, the Director of IT or his designated representative has absolute discretion in allocating the seats to users. Unattended belongings may be removed by ITS / security staff on duty and ITS will not be responsible for any loss or damage of personal property.

Infringement of any of the above regulations may lead to demand for immediate departure from the Student Computer Centre and notification to the Head of Department concerned for appropriate action.

 
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