Webcourses Acceptable Use Policy

Updated January 2014

Users agree to accept responsibility for all actions and content posted within the DIT webcourses.dit.ie system, noting that the following is unacceptable:

  • Posting of copyrighted/trademarked materials
  • Use of inappropriate language, images or other content i.e. material that is obscene, defamatory or threatening
  • Posting of material that may encourage criminal conduct
  • Transferring computer viruses or other code that interferes with other users’ use of the Virtual Learning Environment or personal computers

Furthermore, users must be aware that opinions expressed on discussion boards and in chat rooms are those of the individual and not of DIT.

Violations of Acceptable Use Policy may result in the termination of the user’s account. Furthermore, other disciplinary actions may follow.

Responsibilities and Guarantees of Dublin Institute of Technology

  • DIT is not responsible for unexpected downtime of the Virtual Learning Environment. The users will, however, be informed in advance of any scheduled downtime
  • Loss of data due to interruptions in Internet service is not the responsibility of DIT but that of the users’ internet service provider
  • Neither will DIT be liable for the loss of data caused by a computer or electronic virus. It is the responsibility of the user to implement procedures for backing up data and virus checking
  • DIT reserves the right to monitor user activity
  • DIT reserves the right to review, move or delete material at its own discretion, including postings to discussions boards, bulletin boards and chat rooms, which it considers to be in breach of the terms and conditions for use
  • DIT will not be responsible for links posted by users in its system or using its online tools
  • No member of DIT will knowingly give out users’ personal contact details

Privacy Policy

Personal identifying information includes names, addresses, contact details, date of birth, job details etc. Any such information volunteered by you through the process of using this website will be treated confidentially by DIT. It is not our policy to share this information with any third party. However, users must be aware that any personal identifying information voluntarily posted to public areas of this website, such as the discussion boards and chat rooms, may then be available for use by others and that DIT cannot prevent this.

Webcourses uses ‘cookie’ technology, which involves the placing of a small text file on your computer for the purpose of assigning an identifying number to your web browser, allowing DIT to track your activities in the site. These cookies do not access, reveal or collect any personal information or other data on your computer.

Click here to go to the DIT "Student regulations governing the use of computer resources"

Click here to go to the DIT "Procedures for dealing with infringement of computer regulations by students"