The mission of the Information Technology Services Centre (ITSC) is to operate and develop its Computer Network and IT facilities (CUHKnet) to support and promote instructional, research, and administrative activities in the University. CUHKnet is composed of high- performance computing systems, servers, workstations, printers, network equipment and other special-purpose peripherals. These systems are interconnected into several local-area networks within the Information Technology Services Centre. Network connections are also maintained to the rest of the Chinese University campus including many departmental LANs, as well as to off-campus networks such as HARNET and Internet. Most of the policies and guidelines presented in this document are expressed in general terms. They are applicable to all facilities and services that ITSC are providing. Policies and guidelines that are more specific to a facility on a service are documented online. As a user of CUHKnet you are automatically governed by the policies and guidelines in this document and on other electronic media.
The CUHKnet makes available to faculty, staff, students and others including hardware, software and documentation. The use and operation of these facilities are subject to the following disclaimers.
When applying for an access to CUHKnet facilities, a valid CU Link card must be presented. For some facilities, CUHKnet may require application to be endorsed by the applicants’ supervisor or head of the department.
Users of the CUHKnet have the following rights and responsibilities.
The ITSC staff generally may do whatever is necessary to carry out his or her responsibility to maintain effective operation of the CUHKnet facilities.
The CUHKnet facilities are provided for use by faculty, staff, and students to support the missions of the Information Technology Services Centre. All faculty, staff, and students using CUHKnet facilities are responsible for using these facilities in an effective, ethical, and lawful manner.
Hong Kong copyright and patent laws protect the interests of authors, inventors, and software developers in their products. The software used on CUHKnet facilities is operated under license agreements with software suppliers.
The disposition of situations involving a violation of the guidelines set forth in this document and the penalties that may be imposed for these violations are as described below.
If the offender is a student of the University, the case will be referred to the Dean of the student’s college or the Graduate School. If the offender is a staff member of the University, the case will also be referred to the appropriate authority of the University.