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We adhere to the acceptable use and etiquette guidelines established by JISCMail for listservs. These can be found here. In particular, subscribers are reminded that the use of JISCMail is subject to rules governing UK law and the UK Data Protection Act (1998). So messages sent to lists may not contain information that breaks any law, such as (but not restricted to) those regarding copyright or defamation. Details can be found here and here. ​​

Please also note that all emails are archived.​

JISCMail ‘Etiquette’ Guidelines:

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