Terms of Use

Appropriate Use

Users of Royal Roads University (RRU) WebSpace must be aware of, and abide by, the RRU Computer Usage Policy. All users are encouraged to review this policy to ensure that the materials they post are compliant.

Inappropriate Content

Complaints about content posted to an RRU WebSpace should be directed to the RRU Computer Services Help Desk, who will then follow the process outlined in the Computer Usage policy. The University reserves the right to remove materials that do not conform to the Computer Usage policy.


RRU takes measures to back up, secure and safeguard content posted online. However, users are encouraged to also back up their own materials as a best practice.

Ownership and Related Rights

Posting your own work on the RRU WebSpace

Work that you create is protected by copyright automatically under the Canadian Copyright Act, which means that you have the right to determine how it is used. You can retain all of your rights by using the copyright symbol like this:

© 2017 by Jane Doe. All rights reserved.

You can also apply a Creative Commons license to your work, allowing others to reproduce your work in specific ways. You can read all about Creative Commons licenses on their website, or contact the RRU Copyright Officer for more information: copyrightofficer@royalroads.ca

Reproducing other peoples’ work on the RRU WebSpace

Work that is created by someone other than yourself is also protected by copyright – even if it is on the open internet or otherwise publicly available. Before you post it, you must first get permission from the copyright owner (this may be the author, the publisher, or the database vendor). Posting someone else’s work without permission leaves you open to legal action and possible fines. You can avoid this either by linking to the work on the internet instead of reproducing it, or by finding a work that has a Creative Commons license which allows you to use it. Please contact the RRU Copyright Officer for more information: copyrightofficer@royalroads.ca


Links to WebSpace websites may be listed in an RRU WebSpace gallery that can be accessed by the public. Users may opt out of being included in the gallery at any time by contacting the Computer Services Help Desk. No personal information about WebSpace users will be distributed via this gallery, only the name and URL of the website will be posted.

RRU WebSpace Online Privacy Statement

The privacy of users of RRU WebSpace is important. RRU supports the protection of privacy and the freedom of information throughout the university in accordance the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act R.S.B.C. 1996 c. 165.

Personal information provided for a RRU WebSpace website is collected under the authority of the University Act, and is subject to section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c.165. RRU will not disclose personal user information unless permitted by law or as directed by the user.

The personal information provided will be used to authenticate users to their own WebSpace website. Each user will have full administrative rights to their own WebSpace website.

RRU WebSpace websites and the supporting pages contain links to external websites. RRU does not control or monitor these external links and will not be held responsible for their content or links therein. External websites are not covered under the RRU WebSpace Online Privacy Statement.

RRU reserves the right to amend this online privacy statement at any time without notice.

For more information, please contact:

Privacy Officer
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, B.C. V9B 5Y2
Phone: 250.391.2600 ext. 4178

Access to WebSpace

Users must have an active RRU account to have administrative privileges for their WebSpace website.

For students, this means that their WebSpace will be deleted when their RRU academic account is deactivated, per RRU guidelines.

Students are responsible for migrating their WebSpace content to another hosting environment prior to their RRU academic account being deactivated. Instructions for migrating content from a WebSpace website to another, non-RRU hosting environment are provided here.

User Agreement

By using the RRU WebSpace service, users agree to these Terms of Use. Although RRU makes every effort to maintain the security of this service and your personal information, RRU cannot guarantee against, and is not responsible for, unauthorized access or fraudulent use of personal information.

Contact Us

Contact us via the RRU Computer Services website.