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Terms of Use


Copyright Statement

The electronic resources accessible via the Walk-In Access service are protected by copyright law. Other than what may be permitted by law, or permitted under the terms of conditions governing the use of these e-resources, you may not copy or otherwise reproduce any part of these e-resources without first obtaining prior written permission from the copyright owner.


Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources

Cardiff University holds licences for all of its electronic databases and journals, some of which allow permitted access and use for walk-in users.

These resources are available for you to access on a dedicated computer terminal within a Cardiff University Library and they may only be used for your own private study/non-commercial educational purpose. It is a breach of licence conditions to use the data for commercial or business purposes.

You must not attempt to access any sites, software or applications (such as Microsoft Office or email) outside the service.

You must observe the specific terms and conditions for each service that you use and, in particular:

  • You should not give your username and password to anyone else
  • You should not attempt to download excessive portions of the resource into your own filespace or other electronic media
  • You should not pass on any information you retrieve to a user who is not authorised

Misuse of licensed resources jeopardises access for the entire University. The consequences of such misuse for the individual responsible may include the suspension of library membership.


Compliance with UK Civil and Criminal Law

You are also reminded that you are required to comply with the provisions of any current UK law, including but not restricted to:

  • the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and Police and Justice Act 2006 amendments (Part 5)
  • the Copyright Design and Patents Act 1988
  • the Defamation Act 1996
  • the Data Protection Act 1998
  • the Terrorism Act 2006

When you register for this service, you agree to comply with University IT and Library Services Regulations, which include the acceptable use of electronic resources. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are familiar with these Regulations.

Please speak to a library representative if you require any further information regarding the terms governing the use of this resource.