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Internet and Computer Use Policies

Internet and Computer Use Policies

The UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management provides access to local, national and international resources that support the teaching, research, patient care and public service missions of UCSF. The faculty, students and staff of UCSF receive priority access to Library services, including access to Library workstations and Internet resources. Members of the public have limited access on a space-available basis to workstations in the Library building.

Selection of Internet Resources

The Internet offers access to valuable local, national and international sources of information. Material represented as direct links from the Library's homepage are carefully chosen following established collection development guidelines. Library staff will attempt to keep these links updated in order to direct searchers toward high quality resources that meet the missions of the campus. The Library does not censor, monitor or control information on linked web resources.

User Responsibilities

Open access to Library resources is a privilege and requires that individual users act responsibly. Users must respect the rights of other users, respect the integrity of the systems and related physical resources, and observe all applicable state and federal laws, university policy, and contractual obligations.

General Disclaimer

While the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management has tried to provide accurate and timely information on Library resources, there may be inadvertent technical or factual inaccuracies and typographical errors, for which we apologize. We reserve the right to make changes and corrections at any time, without notice.

Users of Library resources assume all responsibility and risk for the use of those resources. UCSF disclaims all warranties, representations and endorsements, express or implied, with regard to information accessed from or via Library resources, including but not limited to all express and implied warranties, including the warranty of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, and freedom from computer virus. UCSF does not assume any liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the information disclosed at or accessed through Library resources. In no event shall UCSF be liable for any direct, special, indirect, or consequential damages, or any other damages of whatsoever kind resulting from whatever cause, including but not limited to loss of use, loss of profits, loss of data, or theft of or damage to laptop computers, whether in an action under theories of contract, negligence, or strict liability, or otherwise, arising out of or in any way in connection with the use or performance of the information on, or accessed through, Library resources. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties in certain situations, so the foregoing disclaimer may or may not apply to you, either in whole or in part.

Reference in Library resources to any products, services, processes, hypertext links, or other information, by trade name, trade mark, manufacturer, supplier, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply the University of California, San Francisco's endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation.