Terms and Conditions

The EAD platform is a web site, owned by the Polytechnic of Leiria (IPLeiria), providing resources and tools to support lecture activities (online or in the classroom) to IPLeiria and its departments. This document describes, generically, the terms of use of the EAD platform, as an integral part of IPLeiria's IT systems.

Intelectual property

The application

This system is based in the Moodle platform and many other tools, as described in this page technical sheet. Intelectual property of these resources belongs to its owners and, as such, they can have specific terms and conditions.

Platform customizations, such as the theme (structure, appearance, images, etc.) and plug-ins made either by collaborators, students or IPLeiria vendors, are the property of the Polytechnic of Leiria and cannot be copied, changed or distributed without the consent of this institution.

Content

Contents, and by contents we mean every piece of information made available to the user (text, images, videos and various other resources), are the responsibility of their authors. Polytechnic of Leiria shall not be liable for any legal, ethical, financial or other issues related to these contents, without prejudice of the safeguards provided by the portuguese and european laws that rule this system. However, all authored contents, either by teachers, IPLeiria departments or other third-parties with a comercial relation with the Polytechnic of Leiria, are owned by this institution. Actions like copying, distributing or changing any of these contents should not be performed without IPLeiria's consent.

User responsabilities

Access to resources and activities will only be available once a user is authenticated. This process identifies the user and assigns him a specific profile and its privileges, guaranteeing that said user only has access to that role specific information, as defined in the security policy and privacy policy.

As an IPLeiria account holder, the user agrees that:

  1. An user account is personal and non-transferable and cannot be used by third-parties to access or interact with the system.
  2. As an user you should protect your credentials, by not giving out your password. Your passoword is personal and should not be available to anyone but yourself (Polytechnic of Leiria colaborators will never ask you for your password).
  3. In case you become aware that your credentials where used for unauthorized access and actions, you should report the issue to the Distance Learning Unit or to the Polytechnic of Leiria IT services;
  4. You shall not take any actions that can compromise Polytechnic of Leiria's infrastructure or any other user, through unauthorized access to another user's account or by exploring system security flaws or bugs;
  5. You should not use this system to send or spread inappropriate contents containing, amongst other, hateful, abusive, threatning, ethically questionable, racial, obscene, that, in some way, can be harmful or put someone's privacy or dignity at risk or that directly or indirectly can affect negatively Polytechnic of Leiria and its organizational units, institutional image, marketing or communications.
  6. According to the portuguese and european laws, you should not make available, share or use any content, material or information that violates third-parties rights, mainly copyright, confidentiality, image and the right to privacy.
  7. This system should be used in a responsible, sensible and careful way, by not intentionally disturbing or degrading the quality and integrity of the platform's resources and functionalities.
  8. Polytechnic of Leiria, its organizational units and collaborators will not be held responsible over any damages caused by an user account being used in a negligent or malicious way, up to the maximum extent permitted by law

Warranties

Polytechnic of Leiria, its organizational units and collaborators do not provide any guarantees, implicit or explicit, associated with the way the system works, up to the maximum extent permitted by the applicable law. This platform is made available as is and you should use it at your own expense. This means that the only one responsible for any misconduct that can cause damages to the system and its underlying subsystems and infrastructure, causing data corruption or, ultimately, data loss, is the user itself.

Polytechnic of Leiria and its collaborators are commited to ensure service quality and availability; however, Polytechnic of Leiria reserves the right to suspend system access, for a period deemed necessary, for any technical, executive or any other major reasons that may arise. Polytechnic of Leiria, its organizational units and collaborators will not accept responsibility for any interruptions of the service.

Security policy

For additional information, including our backups policy, check our security policy page.

Privacy policy

Further information about our privacy policy and our cookies policy is available for consultation.

Additional information

This system is based on Moodle, under the management of the Learning Distance Unit from the Polytechnic of Leiria. Any questions about this system and the way it operates can be directed at our user support system.

The Polytechnic of Leiria IT systems are located in Portugal, and as such, they are subject to the Portuguese and European law.

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