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    OUHK Library Internet Policy and Disclaimer

    The Electronic Library provides valuable resources for the library users. It integrates electronic resources subscribed by OUHK Library as well as selected Internet resources.   

    1.   Library can only assume responsibility for the information provided on its Electronic Library's homepage and supporting web pages resident to its server, which are appropriate to the University’s setting.
    2.   Library does not guarantee the accuracy, validity, completeness, or timeliness of information obtained through the Internet. Users must accept responsibility for determining content and quality of the information accessed.
    3.   Library does not endorse any viewpoints, attempt to control access to content of materials on the Internet and is not liable to protect users from offensive information on the Internet.
    4.   Users should observe the Copyright Ordinance.  Any violation of the Ordinance should be the full responsibility of the users. Library is not responsible for any user infringement of intellectual property rights.
    5.   Library assumes no responsibility for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from use of its computer and network facilities, or from connection to Internet services.
    Guidelines for Access to Electronic Library and Use of Library Equipment
    1.   Users should not use the Library’s Internet connection for any purposes which violate laws. Neither should users display or transmit threatening, offensive, obscene, pornographic or harassing materials at the Library’s public computers, as users should not interfere with or disrupt other network users or Library’s computer users, services or equipment. These include, but are not limited to: distribution of unsolicited advertising, propagation of computer worms and viruses, using the network to make unauthorized entry to any other machine accessible via the network, and harassment of users. Illegal acts involving the Library's Internet connection may be subject to prosecution by the authorities.
    2.   Each user is allowed to use only one computer at one time. Unattended computers may be taken up by other users if the computers are left idle for more than 15 minutes. Neither is the Library nor the subsequent users responsible for any loss or damage of the data. On-duty library staff may also remove the unattended personal belongings in the seats and is not responsible for loss or damage of the personal property.
    3.   Users may not use the Library’s computers to engage in work not related to their learning and study.
    4.   Users should not represent themselves as another person.
    5.   Users will assume full responsibility for any charges that may be assessed for the use of Internet sites or facilities. There is no security for credit card numbers or account numbers in the Library's software. Users are reminded to take good care of protecting their personal data transmitted online or to mobile devices.
    6.   Do not download any files into the hard drives of the Library’s computers. Such files in hard disk will be erased from time to time. All files must be downloaded and/or backed up onto user’s own storage devices. The Library is not responsible for any loss or damage of the data and/or failure of the storage devices.
    7.   Library computers are provided for OUHK users' access to the Internet. They are not intended for word processing or any other computing functions.
    8.   Use the Library’s computers and other equipment in a manner that does not alter / cause damage to the computer hardware, software and setup, e.g. spreading virus, removing / altering / attaching equipment, changing any software configuration or running any computer programme from users’ own devices. User will be responsible for any replacement / repair cost for improper use of the computer facilities in the Library.
    9.   You may not always get to the places on the Internet you want to visit. There are many reasons:
    1. There are too many Internet visitors and the host computer has blocked the outsider's access;
    2. The Internet resource is licensed to a particular institution, in which case you need to be affiliated with the institution to get access;
    3. The host computer has changed its address or has closed down;
    4. The Library's Internet connection may be periodically and temporarily not available due to technical difficulties.
    Users should follow the guidelines and library staff’s instruction on the use of the Library’s computer, Internet or other facilities. User access will be denied if the guidelines above or any regulations of the OUHK or the Library are violated. The Library reserves the right to revise the policy at any time.

    All information provided on Electronic Library will be reviewed and changed periodically. If you have any queries about the accuracy of the information and its use, please email your comments to libwww@ouhk.edu.hk .



    Maintained by: Library ( libwww@ouhk.edu.hk )
    Modified Date: May 19, 2017

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