When you use this site, we collect and store information on your access device(s) and in the Polytechnic of Leiria (IPLeiria)'s servers. This document broadly describes the kind of information we collect and store in our systems, mainly the information stored in the EAD platform and some of its support systems.
Like most websites, this site collects anonymous information using your web browser and the web servers you are connected to, such as browser type, language preferences, referral site, visited pages, visit duration, date and time of each request, etc. We collect this data to have a better understanding on how our users use the system, to improve the quality and usefulness of the services we provide to the IPLeiria's learning community.
We may also collect identifiable information like IP addresses. The system does not use this kind of data to identify visitors and does not share this information with third parties, except when required by law (e.g. information shared with the legal authorities to comply with the Portuguese and European legislation), by the IPLeiria's presidency or by the Distance Learning Unit managing director.
Site visitors can login using their IPLeiria's credentials. These personal credentials, username and password, identify unequivocally the user and bind him to the system. The same credentials can be used to access other information systems connected to the Polytechnic of Leiria. If you are a student, a employee or any other person with authorized access to this system and you do not know or have forgotten about your credentials, please feel free to contact IPLeiria's IT services to clarify the situation.
In regard to teaching activities, this system manages and stores personal information about its users, mainly first and last names, e-mail address, city/state, country, language, description, website URL, internal ID code, username, password, institution, department, phone number, cellphone number, address, first and last phonetic name, alternative name, photo, amongst other collectible information. Some of these details are obtained through other IPLeiria's IT systems when applying or modifying your registration details in our Academic Offices, Human Resources Office or any other departament or unit. Apart from these personal details, the system also collects and stores other information, such as access and activity logs, data submitted by users when involved in curricular activities, etc.
Collected information is, exclusively, used internally by our learning management system and, in some explicit cases, authorized by IPLeiria's board of directors or by the Distance Learning Unit's managing director. This information may be shared with other internal systems to provide additional services or as a way to audit the quality of existing services.
Some data can also be viewed and edited by users (with the exception of some fields associated with your personal profile, whose revision can be made through IPLeiria's IT services), just as well as some other users with very specific roles in the system.
Access to personal user information between users is restricted to shared learning activities. For instance, users enrolled in a curricular unit will have access to information about the users that share the same virtual space, mainly profile picture, name, etc.
In addition, data regarding sent messages, forum posts, amongst others user interactions, may be collected by the platform. These informations are collected only when it is necessary or appropriate as a way of fulfilling previously defined objectives.
These details are not shared with third-parties, without prejudice of the legal and institutional requisites.
The Polytechnic Institute of Leiria will not provide personal information to third-party entities, with the exception of competent authorities, within the limits of the current legislation.
The Polytechnic of Leiria will try to ensure, as far as possible, the application of all the measures necessary to protect personal information stored on this system against unauthorized access and usage, including information update or deletion. However, this means that, by using this system the user agrees with the terms of the service and with the notion that the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria and its colaborators will not be accountable for any damages caused while using this platform and its functionalities. By using the system, users should by aware that they are automatically agreeing with all the terms of the service.
The Polytechnic of Leiria IT systems are located in Portugal, and as such, they are subject to the Portuguese and European law. For more information regarding legislation governing this policy, it is recommend that you read the Decree law 41/2004 from 18 August, revised by the Decree law 46/2012 from 29 August, which transposes to the Portuguese law the European directive 2009/136/EC.
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.