1. General Software Products and Agreements

1.1. Adobe Products

The terms of the licence for Adobe products restrict their use to that for educational purposes only, and for use on University-owned machines only.

One licence is required per PC for single use; one copy can be made for back-up purposes only. The member of staff who is the primary user on a University-owned machine may install a copy on their home or portable PC, providing that only one copy is used at a time.

The software can be run over a network but not concurrently, unless a specific concurrent licence is purchased. For example, if there are 100 computers connected to the server, with no more than 15 computers ever using the software concurrently, but the software will be used on 25 different computers at various times, the permitted 'Number of Computers' for which you need a standard licence is 25, or a concurrent licence is 15.

The licences are owned by the University in perpetuity. However, when a member of staff leaves the University they must remove the software from their home or portable PC.

The licence terminates it you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of the agreement, in which event the software should be removed from the computer, and the media either destroyed or returned to the Computing Services. This software is also subject to the Eduserv code of conduct, see Section 3. under departmental copies.

1.2. Apple Mac Products

This software is subject to the Apple terms of use, one licence is required per PC/single use. One copy can be made for back-up purposes only.

1.3. Corel Academic Site Licence Products

This software is for use under the Terms and Conditions of the Corel Academic Site Licence Agreement. In particular the software may only be used on a University College or Department owned machine and Home/Laptop use is restricted to University members of staff.

The media and documentation may not be copied or reproduced except to create such archival copies deemed necessary and reasonable in support of the Use of the Software. This software is also subject to the Eduserv code of conduct, see Section 3 under departmental copies.

1.4. Altiris Deployment Solution

The Altiris Deployment Solution software may be purchased by University Units for installation/use on any machine (Unit, staff or student owned) which is located within the Oxford University site (10km radius of Computing Services). The software may also be used on staff laptops and palm devices which will be used off site but it cannot be used on personal machines off site.

The licences are perpetual. The software may be used by any persons authorised to do so for the purposes of the normal business of the University. Such use of Deployment Solution includes the following.

i) Teaching
ii) Research
iii) Personal educational development
iv) Administration and management of the business of the University
v) Development work associated with any of the above

This software is also subject to the Eduserv code of conduct, see section 3 under departmental copies.

1.5. EndNote Site Licence Agreement

The full terms for the EndNote Site Licence are listed under the Eduserv/ISI ResearchSoft agreement found on the Eduserv CHEST web pages.

The EndNote software under this agreement is for installation on University owned or operated machines only. Licences for personal copies, for installation on any machine not owned or operated by the University, must be purchased under the alternative scheme.

The licences are perpetual. The software installed at the end of the agreement may continue to be used with no updates or support, but no new installations can be made after the end date.

The software may be used by any employee, student or other persons authorised to do so for the purposes of the normal business of the University, whether or not they are located on the University premises. Such use of EndNote includes the following:

i) Teaching
ii) Research
iii) Personal educational development
iv) Administration and management of the business of the University
v) Development work associated with any of the above

General exclusions:

i) Consultancy or services leading to commercial exploitation of EndNote
ii) Work of significant benefit to the employer of students on industrial placement or part-time courses

Note: "Commercial Exploitation" is the use of Endnote for monetary gain either by the university or an authorised individual. Where Endnote is so used this must be a matter for written agreement between the University and ISI ResearchSoft. In (i) & (ii) above, ISI ResearchSoft may allow such use in return for acknowledgement of use of EndNote and/or for an agreed fee.

A full copy of the Eduserv code of conduct is available at Eduserv code of conduct

1.6. EndNote Personal Copies

The full terms for the EndNote Site Licence are listed under the Eduserv/ISI ResearchSoft agreement found on the Eduserv CHEST web pages.

The EndNote software purchased under this agreement is for installation on any machine not owned or operated by the University, for personal use by staff or students.

The licences are perpetual. The software may be used whilst a member of the University or thereafter; however, personal licenses are not transferable to other individuals. Home use of personal copies is permitted, subject to the usage terms outlined in the ISI ResearchSoft product licence agreement.

Upgrades may be purchased at the personal copy price during the term of the agreement, providing the end user is still employed or enrolled at the University at the time the upgrade is released. A valid University Card will be required to confirm status with the University. Personal copies may be upgraded by the owner after the term of the University licence at the then prevailing market price for upgrades.

The software may be used by any employee, student or other persons authorised to do so for the purposes of the normal business of the University, whether or not they are located on the University premises.

A full copy of the Eduserv code of conduct is available at Eduserv code of conduct

1.7. Hummingbird Connectivity Security Pack

This Hummingbird software package contains cryptographic algorithms and key management techniques, which are strictly enforced by Canadian (DFAIT, CSE) and United States (BXA) export controls, as below.

The Connectivity Security Pack, 128 bit strong encrytion received from Hummingbird Ltd will only be used by Oxford University and will not be re-exported without the authorisation of the appropriate government(s). The above mentioned product will only be used solely for:-

  • demonstration or evaluation of Hummingbird products
  • protection of University proprietary and/or internal communications
  • provision of network/crypto services at Oxford University

In particular, the purposes to which the product will be put are:

  • to provide access via character or graphical emulation across the above organisation's LAN or WAN

The above mentioned product will not be used for military purposes nor will it be used in any nuclear or missile proliferation activity, or in the design of chemical or biological weapons (broadly referred to as weapons of mass destruction - WMD), nor resold and/or exported to any entity involved in such activity. This software is also subject to the Eduserv code of conduct, see below under departmental copies.

1.8. JRB Utilities Software

This software may be used on any department/college network within the Oxford University site. The software must be used for educational purposes only. The licence is perpetual but the software is also subject to the Eduserv code of conduct, see section 3 under departmental copies.

1.9. LIFT for Dreamweaver

The LIFT for Dreamweaver software under this agreement may be installed on University owned machines only. Personal copies can be purchased from UsableNet at: http://www.usablenet.com

The licences are perpetual. The software may be used by any employee, student or other persons authorised to do so for the purposes of the normal business of the University.

This software is also subject to the Eduserv code of conduct, see Section 3 under departmental copies.

1.10. Maple Departmental

This software can be installed on any University-owned or leased machine within the University site and used by staff or students on those machines. The Maple system software is protected by Canadian Copyright laws and is also subject to the Eduserv code of conduct, see Section 3 under departmental copies.

1.11. Microsoft Campus Agreement

For full details of the Microsoft Campus agreement details see mscampus.xml

The current Microsoft Campus Agreement runs from August to August each year. The products available under the Microsoft Campus Agreement are subject to the following Terms and Conditions of use:- The copyright in all products is owned by Microsoft. No attempt must be made to reverse-engineer, decompile or disassemble the software products. The products must not be exported to Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria and Federal Republic of Yugoslavia without the consent of the US Department of Commerce.

The products must not be lent, leased or rented to people outside the Agreement. All products are licensed by Microsoft and subject to the standard Microsoft Use Terms.

The Campus Agreement software is licensed as a single product. If a product is made up of components, the components must not be separated by running them on different computers, by upgrading them at different times or by transferring them separately.

Licences under the Campus Agreement are not perpetual and all copies of the Campus Agreement software must be deleted if the agreement is terminated (unless the buy-out option is taken out to make all licences perpetual).

The Campus Agreement products may be installed on any University-owned, College-owned or leased computer and accessed on those machines by all departments/colleges, staff and students. Certain Staff can obtain a copy of these products via the IT Services Shop or via the OnetheHub e-portal for use on their own computer under "work at home" rights. These copies must be deleted if the staff member leaves the employ of Oxford University. Please refer to mscampus.xml for more details.

The agreement requires that records be kept of all reproduction, distribution and use of the Campus Software Products. If any duplications are made of the CD-ROM media for departmental or college use please inform IT Services (software@it.ox.ac.uk). Media duplication for "work at home" rights is not permitted .The software included in the agreement is covered by full upgrade and downgrade rights.

1.12. Microsoft Select Agreement

This software is part of the Microsoft Select deal. The licences under this agreement are only available to departments and colleges (not to students or staff for personal use on their own machine). The licences may not be shared concurrently on different computers. You must acquire and dedicate a licence for each separate computer on which the software product is installed or run from a server. Concurrency is not available on Microsoft products.

For each copy of Microsoft Office Standard and Microsoft Office Professional, the primary user (who may be a member of staff but not a student user) of the Computer or similar device on which a copy of the software runs may also run a second copy, during the term of this agreement (including any renewals) for work related purposes only, from either a laptop or desktop computer that he or she owns or leases. All such copies must be deleted from all systems when the member of staff leaves the University or when the agreement ends.

This software is subject to the standard Microsoft "Product Use Rights" .

1.13. Minitab Packs

The full terms of the Minitab licence are included in the media pack. They restrict its use to one licence per PC for single use; one copy can be made for back-up purposes only. The licence remains in effect perpetually or until terminated. The licence terminates if you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of the agreement, in which event the software should be removed from the computer, and the media either destroyed or returned to the Computing Services.

1.14. PaintShop Pro Packs

The terms of the licence for PaintShop Pro restrict its use to one licence per PC for single use; one copy can be made for back-up purposes only. The licence continues for as long as the product continues. Full licence terms are included in the box pack. The licence terminates if you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of the agreement, in which event the software should be removed from the computer, and the media either destroyed or returned to the Computing Services.

1.15. PCounter

This software is licensed per Server with unlimited client access. The software is for use on departmental & college machines only and is subject to the Eduserv code of conduct, see Section 3 under departmental copies.

1.16. Scientific Word

This software is for use on departmental & college machines only, staff may also make a copy for use on a portable PC. The software is also subject to the Eduserv code of conduct, see Section 3 under personal or departmental copies.

1.17. Sophos

The Sophos software is subject to the Eduserv code of conduct, see section 3 under personal or departmental copies.

1.18. SSH Secure Shell

The SSH Secure Shell software is available under a special Education Site Licence deal from SSH Communication Security Corp. The software can be installed on any University owned machine and is for non-commercial or charitable purposes only. Personal copies on home machines are also allowed for members of the University for recreational and hobby purposes.

You may make a single copy of the software for back-up purposes, provided such copy contains all of the original Software's copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices and marks.

The software is also subject to the Eduserv code of conduct, see Section 3 under personal or departmental copies.

1.19. SPSS

From 1st December 2010 the terms of SPSS rental are specified as below

SPSS Rental Terms

1.20. ZenWorks

The ZenWorks Desktop software is for purchase by Units for installation on any machine (Unit, staff or student) within the University site. It can also be used on home/personal machines by staff or students if they are connecting to the University network.

The cost for a Unit is based on the total number of users in the NDS tree for that Unit. There is an initial joining fee for the licence and then a yearly maintenance charge which will be made in August each year, starting in August 2004. You will automatically be invoiced for the maintenance charge once you have signed up to the agreement and 3 months notice of withdrawal form the scheme will be required. The first two maintenance payments are compulsory.

This software is also subject to the Eduserv code of conduct, see Section 3 under personal or departmental copies.

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