UC San Diego Website Terms of Use

UCSD encourages the use of this site and other UCSD sites, regardless of domain address, as a way to share information and knowledge in support of the University’s three-part mission of education, research and public service. These sites are owned by The Regents of the University of California and operated by UCSD. Site content is subject to change without notice. While most sites are publicly accessible, certain services and information offered on-line may be restricted to specific users or segments of the UCSD population.


Consistent with University policies and regulations, UCSD upholds the principles of academic freedom and shared governance, freedom of speech, and privacy in the use of electronic resources by our faculty, students and staff. The UCSD web space contains official pages in support of the core mission of the University or related administrative business. It also contains Web pages generated by groups or individuals whose expressed views do not necessarily represent the views of UCSD or The Regents.

The University does not actively monitor or control web content. However, when the University receives a notification of an alleged violation of law or policy, we investigate and address violations accordingly. Contact: feedback@ucsd.edu.

Privacy: The UCSD gateway and other sites

The UCSD gateway site, www.UCSD.edu, collects information to improve functionality and content and to monitor performance. Data is used to help answer specific questions about the usage and performance of the web site or individual web pages. At no time is site usage associated with individual IP addresses.

UCSD works in a distributed information technology environment; therefore, policies and procedures for other web sites may vary. If there are questions, visitors should contact the specific department, unit or organization that maintains the site.

Official UCSD Web Sites

Official UCSD Web sites display “UCSD Official Web Page” at the bottom of their main page. Only Sites bearing the UCSD Official Web Page are Official UCSD Web sites. All other sites hosted by UCSD servers are not official, including personal Web pages of students, faculty, and staff, whether or not they are carry a disclaimer. Unofficial sites do not represent the University in any way. Any content contained or accessible from unofficial Web sites does not reflect the views of the Regents of the University of California and the Regents do not endorse, warrant, or otherwise take responsibility for the contents of unofficial Web Pages or of any material accessible from unofficial Web ages.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

UCSD complies with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to UCSD and the Regents of the University of California, unless noted otherwise. No material from any Official UCSD Web site may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without explicit permission, except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of UCSD’s copyright and other proprietary rights. For purposes of these terms, the use of any such material on any other Web site or networked computer environment is prohibited.

Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the University must specify an agent to receive notices of infringement from an owner alleging that a UCSD Web Site is infringing its copyright. UCSD has designated the following agent:

Chuck Rose
Academic Computing and Media Services
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093-0110
Fax: 858-534-7018


Links from a web site located on a UCSD server to any non-university site do not imply University endorsement of the site’s products or services. References to non-UCSD products, services, or organizations do not imply University endorsement of such products, services, or organizations.


UCSD is committed to providing a user-friendly environment for students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, visitors and the community. Your comments are welcomed. Please send your comments via this form or to the webmaster/contact listed on the specific department, unit, individual or organization site.

This policy was last updated on November 27, 2007