Terms and conditions

Terms and Conditions

updated: 8 March 2017

By using mahara.org you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions given below.

Purpose of mahara.org

Mahara.org is the community hub for discussions around the ePortfolio application Mahara. It is not a site where you can have your portfolio hosted for free. If you are looking for a space where you can have your portfolio hosted, please refer to the Mahara Partners and other providers who offer (free) hosting (not a complete list).

If you are a student who had been asked to create a Mahara portfolio, please check with your instructor on the correct URL. Schools, colleges and universities have their own Mahara site. Your fellow students, your instructor or your institution's IT department can help you find the correct URL.

Users who register with mahara.org will receive a maximum of 5 MB of disk space to store files, e.g. screenshots to share with others to discuss features.

Our obligations

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

Site Administrators may access your account and its contents at anytime, however they will avoid doing so unless specifically required to support your use of mahara.org or as per these Terms and Conditions.

Your obligations

The Privacy Statement should be considered an extension of these Terms and Conditions and be read by all users.

All files and content you upload to mahara.org 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.

You must not use your account on mahara.org to store or display offensive material. If the Site Administrator receives report of any objectionable material within your account, your account will be suspended and your access to mahara.org frozen.

If the Site Administrator receives report of any inappropriate behaviour on your part, where it relates to mahara.org, your account will be suspended and your access to mahara.org frozen.

Inappropriate behaviour includes misuse of the objectionable material reporting system, intentionally attempting to upload files with virus content, placing objectionable or excessive feedback or comments on any other user's pages and / or files and any other behaviour deemed to be nuisance or offensive by the Site Administrator.

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 mahara.org homepage.

Please review the code of conduct before engaging on the forum.

Account expiry

User accounts expire after 1 year of inactivity on mahara.org. You will not be able to log in anymore and your data may be deleted. To prevent the account expiry, you can log in again to keep your account active.

Wiki License

The Mahara wiki is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

By contributing to the wiki, you are explicitly licensing your contributions under the same license.