Terms and conditions

Terms and Conditions

By using ATS2020 Mahara you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions given below.

Our obligations

The ATS2020 Mahara Site Administrators will undertake all reasonable steps to provide all users with a safe, secure and operational electronic portfolio system. If at any time you feel your rights as a user have not been upheld or you have any questions regarding the below, please contact us immediately.

ATS2020 Mahara might occasionally be unavailable for short periods of time as we release new system features. We will endeavour to provide at least 3 working days notice of any scheduled outage. Please keep in mind that there are technical problems that cannot be foreseen. We will try to resolve such problems as soon as possible, but cannot be held responsible for (usually minor) data loss or other problems caused by such short time interruption of services.

You are encouraged to report objectionable material or inappropriate behaviour to the Site Administrator immediately. We will ensure the matter is investigated in a timely manner.

Site Administrators may access your portfolio and its contents at any time, however they will avoid doing so unless specifically required to support your use of ATS2020 Mahara or as per these Terms and Conditions.

Your obligations

The Privacy Statement should be considered an extension of these Terms and Conditions and be read by all users.

We try to provide you with a lifelong ATS2020 Mahara account. Even though, we cannot guarantee the maintainance of this platform for more than three years. Furthermore, your account will expire after one year of inactivity. You will receive an email reminder shortly before your account is due to expire and we suggest you save your portfolio to your personal computer at this time, so that you may reuse it in the future.

All files and content you upload to ATS2020 Mahara are subject to International Copyright legislation. You are responsible for ensuring you have appropriate permission to reproduce and publish any work that is not your own and to quote the source of this work - be it text, picture, video or other material. Incidents of plagiarism will be dealt with in accordance to your educational institution's policy.

You must not use your portfolio to store or display offensive material. If the Site Administrator receives report of any objectionable material within your portfolio, your account will be suspended and your access to [Mahara] frozen pending an investigation in accordance to the Student Conduct Policy or equivalent of your educational institution. Where no Conduct Policy exists the matter will be referred to an appropriate staff member of your institution or organisation.

If the Site Administrator receives report of any inappropriate behaviour on your part, where it relates to ATS2020 Mahara, your account will be suspended and your access to ATS2020 Mahara frozen pending an investigation in accordance to the Student Conduct Policy or equivalent of your educational institution. Where no Conduct Policy exists the matter will be referred to an appropriate staff member of your institution or organisation.

Inappropriate behaviour includes intentionally attempting to load files with virus content, placing objectionable or excessive feedback or comments on any other users portfolio and any other behaviour deemed to be nuisance or offensive by the Site Administrator. Furthermore, it is inappropriate behaviour to disclosure any information from this platform to third parties if the creator of this information (the ePortfolio owner) did not intend to share it with a wider audience.

Any unsolicited contact you receive as a result of personal information you have publicly released via your portfolio is your responsibility, however any misconduct in behaviour from users of the system should be reported to the Site Administrator immediately. We may occasionally make minor adjustments to our Terms and Condition to reflect changes to the system and in response to user feedback. As such we suggest you check the Terms and Conditions each time you visit this site. We will however notify users of any major changes to the Terms and Conditions via the ATS2020 Mahara homepage (formerly and still in use as EUfolio Mahara homepage, as well).

Terms and Conditions, v0.2, 2013-10-29

NB: These terms and conditions base on the ones published as a recommendation at http://demo.mahara.org/terms.php.