Privacy statement

Privacy Statement

We are committed to protecting your privacy and providing users with a safe and functional personal learning and development environment. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Mahara site and governs data collection and usage.

Collection and use of personal information

By registering on Mahara you will be required to provide us with a certain amount of personal information. We will not disclose any of your personal information to any other person or organisation without your written consent unless authorised or required by law. All users of this platform are required to follow the same policy.

We will only use your personal information for the purpose for which you provided it to us.

As Mahara users you are able to determine what personal information you make available to others. By default, unless assigned Administrator, Course Creator or Tutor access rights, a user may only view your Display Name. This includes listings within a Notification report or Visitor Log.

We may also collect system usage for statistical purposes. However, this data will not identify any individual.


In order to use Mahara you must have cookies enabled within your browser. Please note that no personal information is stored within the cookies used in Mahara.

A cookie is a data file that is placed on your computer by a webpage server. Cookies are not programs, spyware or viruses and are unable to perform any operation by themselves.

Storage and security of your personal information

We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that any personal information we hold is not subject to loss or misuse or unauthorised access, disclosure or alteration.

In order to help protect your personal information, please do not disclose your Username or Password to person other than the Site or Institution Administrator.

Stay up to date with our terms of use and regulations

By using this Mahara platform, you commit yourself to stay updated with the platform's terms of use and the open source policy of the Mahara community. It is your obligation to check back to these pages each time you visit the platform in order to make sure that you are always informed of any updated policy.


If you have any questions regarding this Statement or believe we have not adhered to the above criteria, please contact us.

privacy statement, v0.2, 2015-10-29

NB: This privacy statement is mainly following the Privacy Statement of the Mahara-Demo-website.