User lifecycle The prerequisite for using GitLab is either ongoing studies at RWTH Aachen University or membership of the universities and institutions involved in NFDI4Ing. As soon as this requirement is no longer met, users are informed of this fact by email and have eight weeks to secure their own projects. After this time, the associated account in GitLab will be deleted. If users have not used the GitLab service for 12 months, they will also be notified by email that the account will be deleted if there is no use in the following eight weeks. After the initial registration of users with GitLab, a check is carried out for the first time after eight weeks whether the associated account was active in a project on the server. If no activity is found, the account will be deleted. Project lifecycle If a project is not used for a period of 12 months, the project owner will be asked whether the project is still needed. If the user does not respond within eight weeks, the project will be deleted. Rights and duties of those involved in the project The accounts of the project participants are personal and may not be passed on. Thus, the project participants take full responsibility for their personal account and the careful storage of the access information. Project participants without a single sign-on account who use a GitHub account can only participate in existing projects after being added by a project owner, but cannot create their own projects. Quota A quota of 2 GB is granted per project by default. In justified exceptional cases, this quota limit can be increased. To do this, send an email to the IT service desk and justify the additional requirement. If the quota is exceeded, an automated e-mail notification is sent to the project owner with a request to reduce the amount of data. If this request is not met and no application for additional use is made, we reserve the right to block the project.
Costs The use of GitLab is free of charge; there is no legal entitlement to registration and use. Security The IT Center assumes responsibility for the operation of GitLab. This includes the (virtual) hardware of the servers, the operating systems and the installed software. The IT Center assumes no liability for damage caused, among other things, by the use of GitLab. Liability RWTH has unlimited liability in the event of willful intent or gross negligence, for injury to life, limb or health and in accordance with the provisions of the Product Liability Act. In the event of a slightly negligent breach of an obligation that is essential for achieving the purpose of the contract (cardinal obligation), RWTH's liability is limited to the amount of damage that is foreseeable and typical for the type of business in question. RWTH does not have any further liability. The above limitation of liability also applies to the personal liability of employees, representatives and organs of the RWTH. Privacy The collection, use and application of personal data takes place in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations. In particular, no personal data will be passed on to third parties without authorization.