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Personally Owned Computers

The Microsoft Campus Agreement (MSCA) allows each eligible Purdue faculty and staff member to use selected software products on one computer he or she owns, for University-related work. The cost of the Microsoft software licenses is covered by the agreement but media (DVDs) or a download must be purchased from an official University source. See http://www.itap.purdue.edu/shopping/software/msca/Eligibility.html for eligibility criteria.

Microsoft software media or download may be purchased at http://www.itap.purdue.edu/shopping/software/ . There is a limit of one copy of the media per person for each product.

Each person who wishes to buy Microsoft software media must certify his or her eligibility and accept the terms of the MSCA and associated University policies.

The Microsoft software may be distributed to and used only by persons who agree to abide by the MSCA's restrictions (summarized below) , applicable License Agreement terms (see the web page at http://www.microsoft.com/Education/ , and applicable University policies.

Faculty and Staff:

  1. Microsoft Corporation licenses all software made available through the MSCA.
  2. As a Purdue faculty or staff member, you may purchase one (1) copy of the media for each MSCA software product. The product may be installed and used, for University-related activities, on one (1) computer that you own or lease.
  3. MSCA software may not be duplicated, sold, rented, leased, loaned, given, or otherwise transferred to another person or organization.
  4. Products made available through the MSCA are licensed only for use during the term of the agreement. If the MSCA is terminated or is not renewed by the University, you are required to remove the software from the computer on which it is installed or else purchase a license for each product.
  5. Except for emeritus and emerita retirees, if your status as a Purdue faculty or staff member ceases, you are required to remove the software from the computer on which it is installed or else purchase a license for each product.
  6. MSCA software may not be reverse engineered, decompiled, or disassembled.
  7. Each software product is licensed as a single product. Its component parts, if any, may not be separated for use on more than one computer.
  8. MSCA software is subject to U.S. Department of Commerce export controls (see the web page at http://www.microsoft.com/exporting/ ).

Students:

  1. Microsoft Corporation licenses all software made available through the Microsoft Student Select Agreement.
  2. As a Purdue student, registered for at least one credit-offering course, you may purchase one copy of the media or download for each Select software product. The product may be installed and used on one computer that you own or lease.
  3. Select software may not be duplicated, sold, rented, leased, loaned, given, or otherwise transferred to another person or organization.
  4. Select software may not be reverse engineered, decompiled, or disassembled.
  5. Each software product is licensed as a single product. Its component parts, if any, may not be separated for use on more than one computer.
  6. Persons acquiring Select software are not entitled to free telephone support.
  7. Select software is subject to U.S. Department of Commerce export controls (see the web page at http://www.microsoft.com/exporting/ ).

See the MSCA Frequently Asked Questions list for more information including the list of MSCA software and its availability.

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