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 PSU Mahara site and governs data collection and usage.
Collection of personal information
By registering on PSU 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.
In order to use PSU Mahara you must have cookies enabled within your browser. Please note that no personal information is stored within the cookies used in PSU 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.
When using PSU Mahara, or sharing content on PSU Mahara, be aware of what you are sharing, and how it may be viewed and/or used by others. This includes any Information you may chose to include, and is not limited to documents, academic information, personal information and pictures.
By using PSU Mahara, I understand I am responsible for any/all information I choose to display on my PSU Mahara Profile and its accompanying Portfolio pages. I understand that by default, my PSU Mahara Profile Page is public and is searchable on the internet. Once I accept these terms and conditions, I understand that my use of PSU Mahara is governed by the Plymouth State University Acceptable Use of Technology Policy, available for review at https://campus.plymouth.edu/it/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/10/FIN-ITS-001-Acceptable-Use.pdf.
The PSU 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 the ITS Help Desk (603-535-2929, firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately.
PSU Mahara will occasionally be unavailable for short periods of time as we release new system features. We will endeavor to provide at least 3 working days notice of any scheduled outage.
You are encouraged to report objectionable material or inappropriate behavior to the ITS Help Desk (603-535-2929, email@example.com) immediately. We will ensure the matter is investigated in a timely manner.
Site Administrators may access your portfolio and its contents at anytime, however they will avoid doing so unless specifically required to support your use of PSU Mahara or as per the Terms and Conditions.
How we use your personal information
We will only use your personal information for the purpose for which you provided it to us.
As PSU 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 Preferred 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.
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 unauthorized 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 Administrator.
Changes to this privacy statement
We may occasionally make adjustments to our privacy statement to reflect changes to the system and in response to customer feedback. As such we suggest you check the Privacy Statement each time you visit this site.
For help at any time please contact the ITS Help Desk at (603) 535-2929 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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