Acceptable Use Policy

Please read this acceptable use policy (“policy”, “AUP”) carefully before using the Harare Theological College website, associated websites, Google Classrooms, IT equipment on campus, or general web access on your own devices whilst using Harare Theological College’s internet connections and links (“website”, “service”) operated by Harare Theological College (“us”, ‘we”, “our”).

Services provided by us may only be used for lawful purposes. You agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations in connection with your use of the services. Any material or conduct that in our judgment violates this policy in any manner may result in suspension or termination of the services or removal of user’s account with or without notice.

Prohibited use

You may not use the services to publish content or engage in activity that is illegal under applicable law, that is harmful to others, or that would subject us to liability, including, without limitation, in connection with any of the following, each of which is prohibited under this AUP:

  • Phishing or engaging in identity theft
  • Distributing computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other malicious code
  • Accessing or Distributing pornography or adult related content
  • Promoting or facilitating violence or terrorist activities
  • Infringing the intellectual property or other proprietary rights of others
  • Users of Information systems must not attempt to access data or programs contained on systems for which they do not have authorization by the system owner.
  • Downloading or streaming of video and music content except as specifically authorised by a lecturer.

Your Rights and Responsibilities

  • We aim to provide you with the use of scholarly and/or work-related tools, including access to the Library, to certain computer systems, servers, software and databases, and to the Internet. You have a reasonable expectation of unobstructed use of these tools, of certain degrees of privacy (which may vary depending on whether you are a college employee or student), and of protection from abuse and intrusion by others sharing these resources. You can expect your right to access information and to express your opinion to be protected as it is for paper and other forms of non-electronic communication.
  • In turn, you are responsible for knowing our regulations and policies that apply to appropriate use of our technologies and resources. You are responsible for exercising good judgment in the use of our technological and information resources. Just because an action is technically possible does not mean that it is appropriate to perform that action.
  • As a representative of our community, you are expected to respect our good name in your electronic dealings with those outside our community.


Your services may be suspended or terminated with or without notice upon any violation of this policy. Any violations may result in the immediate suspension or termination of your account.

Reporting violations

To report a violation of this policy, please contact the administrator.

We reserve the right to change this policy at any given time.