Individuals should be able to trust that their contact details are treated responsibly and are only shared between those who have a valid reason for accessing them.
- Accounts are personal
Each user account must be used by one individual only. Any sharing or "lending out" of logins and passwords is not allowed.
- No bulk mailing
Archie should never be used to generate large mass mailings across entities. The Cochrane Collaboration has a series of voluntary email lists that should be used whenever a large number of people need to be contacted.
- No sharing with other parties
Individual users are not allowed to share data from Archie with parties outside the Cochrane Collaboration.
- Actions are logged
The system can log all actions performed by users. The system administrators retain the right to any analysis of the logs for security or optimisation purposes.
It is the responsibility of the system administrators to terminate any user accounts that are used in violation of these terms immediately. Any disputes over terminated accounts will be handled by the Cochrane Central Executive.