Terms and conditions

By using the University's eportfolio.waikato.ac.nz Mahara siteĀ you are agreeing to the terms and conditions given below.

Our obligations

The the University's eportfolio.waikato.ac.nz 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 us.

eportfolio.waikato.ac.nz will occasionally be unavailable for short periods of time as we release new system features. We will endeavour to provide at least 3 working days notice of any scheduled outage.

You are encouraged to report objectionable material or inappropriate behaviour immediately. We will ensure the matter is investigated in a timely manner.

Administrators may access your portfolio and its contents at anytime, however they will avoid doing so unless specifically required to support your use of eportfolio.waikato.ac.nz or as per these terms and conditions.

Your obligations

You are reminded that your use of Mahara and any associated tools is subject to the University's Computer Systems Regulations. The privacy statement should be considered an extension of these Terms and conditions and be read by all users.

Your eportfolio.waikato.ac.nz account may expire after a given period of time or after given period of inactivity, as set by the site administrator. You will receive an email reminder shortly before your account is due to expire and we suggest you save your portfolio to your personal computer at this time so that you may reuse it in the future.

All files and content you upload to eportfolio.waikato.ac.nz are subject to New Zealand Copyright legislation. You are responsible for ensuring you have appropriate permission to reproduce and publish any work that is not your own. Incidents of plagiarism will be dealt with in accordance to your educational institution's policy.

Any unsolicited contact you receive as a result of personal information you have publicly released via your portfolio is your responsibility. However, any misconduct in behaviour from users of the system should be reported to the site administrator immediately.

We may occasionally make minor adjustments to our terms and condition to reflect changes to the system and in response to user feedback. As such we suggest you check the terms and conditions each time you visit this site. We will however notify users of any major changes to the terms and conditions via the eportfolio.waikato.ac.nz homepage.