Google@Brookes Sites


In a nutshell...

1. Name your Site with your Brookes ID number

2. Add a disclaimer to the first page

3. Abide by Brookes regulations and the Google Apps Terms of Use


Sites is part of the Google Apps suite that is the basis of Google@Brookes. Sites is a simple interface for creating and publishing web pages, controlling who can see them and embedding of rich content such as Google Docs, PDF files etc.

Anyone with a Google@Brookes account can create and publish their own Sites provided they abide by the following conditions.


Conditions of use of Google@Brookes Sites

Naming of you site

When a Site is created you are asked to name it and this name appears in the URL, e.g. a Site named MySite would be referenced as

To avoid confusion and to allow the sensible organisation of Sites you MUST name the top level folder/page of your Site with your Brookes ID (student or staff) number. Your Site will then be referenced in URLs based on your ID, so your Site URL would be something like:

You can then create any pages or subfolders under this with any names you like, e.g.


The following disclaimer text MUST be incorporated into the first page of your Site:

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed within these pages are personal and should not be construed as reflecting the views and opinions of Oxford Brookes University.


You are required to follow the University's regulations and guidelines including those for the use of the University’s IT facilities. Please note that if you do not follow these guidelines, you may be breaking the criminal or civil law. Applicable laws include Data Protection Act 1998, Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988, and Computer Misuse Act 1990. For example:

It is illegal to store or publish obscene or unlicensed copyright material.

University guidelines which are particularly relevant to your publishing of web pages and content on Google@Brookes Sites include:

10. Do not deliberately create, display, produce, store, circulate or transmit defamatory or libellous material

11. Do not transmit unsolicited commercial or advertising material

12. Do not deliberately create, display, produce, store, circulate or transmit obscene material in any form or medium except where required for academic purposes and for which prior agreement has been obtained from the Head of IT Services

For full details of the university’s regulations please see:

Regulation and guidelines for the use of university’s IT facilities

Information Security web site



Terms of use

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