Terms of Use

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The following terms of use apply to all areas of the Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle) and connected services. These terms and conditions are in addition to all other internet use policies and agreements that may be in affect within a VLNC school.


Access
All learners attending VLNC member schools are permitted access to the Virtual Learning Environment* (Moodle) and connecting services in accordance with these terms. Access may be restricted or removed due to misuse.

 

Terms of Use
When using the VLNIS, users must...

  • Respect the rights of others.
  • Remember to logout at the end of each session.
  • Comply with current and future legislations including:
*Copyright Act, 1994

*Privacy Act, 1993

*Human Rights Act, 1993

*Crimes Act, 1961

*Copies of these acts are available online. If you are found to be breaking the law legal sanctions will apply.

The following are not permitted at any time...

  • The creation, display, production, storage, circulation or transmission of pornographic or other offensive material in any form or medium. (Including sending, posting or displaying offensive images, language or any other type of offensive content including the bullying, harassment or intimidation of others.)
  • Users must not create, store or transmit:
    • Defamatory or libellous material
    • Material that infringes copyright
    • Unsolicited commercial or advertising material
  • Intentionally providing or submitting false information.
  • Intentionally restricting network traffic with high bandwidth use.
  • Flooding forums and other services unnecessarily or with inappropriate content/material.
  • Editing or modifying any element of the VLNIS without permission.
  • Using others' passwords or log-in identities.
  • Deliberately introducing any virus, worm, Trojan horse or other harmful or nuisance programme or file, or deliberately circumventing any precautions taken by the VLNIS to prevent this from happening.
  • Using any service for commercial purposes or profit.
  • Using any service for political purposes.
  • Using any service inappropriately during class time.
  • Copying any code, software or content provided without permission.
  • Providing access to non-authorised members without permission.
  • Violating copyright laws, privacy laws and computer misuse laws.

Disciplinary Action
Should a user contravene this Code of Conduct or any other  Policy related to the use of the VLNIS, the offence will be notified to the school that the user attends (the 'home school').  The home school will deal with the user according to their own disciplinary policy and procedures.  The VLNIS reserves the right to suspend and remove user accounts for repeated breaches of these terms of use or for any other reason.