Regulations for NTU Visitors
I. NTU Rules for Visitor User
At all times the Nanyang
Technological University (NTU) reserves the right to review,
suspend or terminate any account.
The computer facilities provided
to user account holders by NTU shall include hardware, software
and computing domains under the control of NTU including the
provision of computing facilities to remote users.
Any act prohibited by the rules
will be grounds for suspension and or termination of the user
accounts. Such action will not exclude any action taken by the
proper authorities in the prosecution of any breaches of the
laws of Singapore.
The following acts are
PROHIBITED on the computer facilities:
a) Anything that might be considered illegal. NTU facilities may
not be used to encourage any act that will be an offence under
the laws of Singapore.
b) Accessing, storage or downloading from any source or
displaying, creating or transmitting in any form and language,
of any obscene, distasteful, vulgar or sexually suggestive
electronic pictures or graphics prohibited by the laws of
c) Any use of obscene, distasteful, derogatory, vulgar or
sexually suggestive or discriminatory language.
d) The provision of on-line service or web pages disseminating
information regarding politics and religion without the proper
licenses from the Media Development Authority AND the written
approval of the Director, IT Services.
e) Permitting other persons to use the user account or the
computing facilities, whether that other person is a registered
or unregistered user.
f) Unauthorized access, copying, destroying or deleting and
altering or amending of data or software programs.
g) The introduction of 'virus' or 'worm' or any software program
designed to alter any data or software in the computing
h) The tapping of the computer facilities or its network without
the written permission from the Director, IT Services.
i) Copying, storage, transmission and use of unlicensed
copyrighted software or materials.
j) The transmission, display or broadcasting of electronic
messages or the use the computer facilities in any manner:
i) to denigrate, satirise, degrade or
defame any person, family, organization, nation, race or religious
ii) to affect or prevent any registered users' use of the computer
iii) for commercial, political or religious purposes, without
obtaining prior written permission from the Director, IT Services;
iv) for or on behalf of any person, party, organization or principal
without obtaining prior written authorization from the person,
party, organization or principal AND the written permission from the
Director, IT Services.
k) Anything that violates the rules,
regulations and policies applicable to any wired and wireless
network, NTU server, computer database, web site or newsgroup that
NTU Visitor or end-user accesses;
l) Anything that sends, or facilitates
the sending of, unsolicited bulk mail messages ("email spam") to any
people or system in a way that may adversely impact NTUís network or
its facilities; or to sends mail-bombs (masses of email or other
data) to any people or system, soliciting or replies to mail-bombs
for commercial or unofficial purposes.
m) Use of the NTU Wired or wireless
services to attempt to break computer security, or in fact, breaks
security of any computer network, or to access an account without
n) Forges removes or modifies
identifying network header information ("spoofing"), or employs any
other methods in connection with the transmission of e-mail used to
forge, disguise and mislead any legitimate NTU user.
o) Use of Internet IRC relay chat
rooms and IRC bots or storing them on NTU servers is prohibited.
Impersonating other users by forging one's email address is strictly
prohibited. Flooding, spoofing, harassment, or otherwise hindering
the ability of others to properly use IRC is prohibited;
p) Relays email through any
third-party systems without authority; System/s configured to permit
third party mail or news relay is prohibited
q) Uses services to conduct any other
activities which NTU determines as injurious or prejudicial to its
staff, student, alumni and operations, or reputation;
r) Attempts to or resells NTU network
service or using bandwidth in excess of limits imposed by the
network is prohibited.
The user shall be personally
liable for the maintenance of the user account to prevent the
occurrence of any of the above mentioned events.
NTU does not guarantee the
suitability of their computer facilities for any specific
application or purpose intended by the user. Signal strength may
vary or fail altogether due to factors which are not within
NTUís control. NTU shall not be liable for any loss or damage
arising from any interference or failure.
Due to the nature of wireless
access, there is an inherent risk of wrongful, illegal or
unauthorized access by third parties to the userís computer
and/or account. The user hereby acknowledges and accepts any and
all risks of such wrongful, illegal or unauthorized access and
hereby agrees that NTU shall not be liable for any loss or
damage which arises from such access.
NTU reserves the right to access
files, review or investigate any user account for the purposes
of compliance with the Media Development Authority Act, and the
Internet Code of Practice. NTU may disclose to the proper
authorities the findings of any breaches of
the Media Development Authority Act and the Computer Misuse Act.
Users are reminded that any violation of the Computer Misuse
Act, Cap 50A, will be liable to a fine up to $50,000 or to
imprisonment of up to 10 years or both.
The receipt of any transmission or
electronic message of a kind that is prohibited must be reported
immediately to the hotline of the Centre for IT Services (phone:
67905228, fax: 67910688 email:
firstname.lastname@example.org). Any failure to do so may
result in the recipient being construed as a party to the
prohibited act and may suffer the sanctions mentioned in
paragraphs 3 and 8 above.