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Information security

Dropbox information security guidance (PDF, 380KB)

Understand:

  • what data you can store within this public cloud service (Dropbox (Professional and Business editions)
  • what classifications of data Dropbox can store on the basis of the current University Guidance on Data Security Classification.

Personal Dropbox accounts are not covered by this documentation, and as such are not authorised to store University of Cambridge data.

Intellectual property rights

You’re not giving away your intellectual property rights to Dropbox and/or the University by using the service.

By choosing to take up the service users must implicitly grant a limited licence to Dropbox to enable the provision of that service. The University acts as an intermediary in this process.

It’s not possible to use the Dropbox service without this limited licence being granted to Dropbox.

The limited licence does not grant Dropbox any intellectual property rights.

The University’s position on intellectual property rights is not changed by taking up the Dropbox Business service.

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