Terms and Conditions of Use

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  1. Introduction
  2. Conditions of Use of the Site and its Materials
  3. Conditions of Use - Submission of Material to us for Publication
  4. Rules of Use
  5. Our and Third Party Proprietary Materials
  6. Accuracy of Content and Information
  7. Liability
  8. Long-term move to another site
  9. Image tags
  10. Complete Agreement
  11. Jurisdiction and acceptance of these Terms

1. Introduction

These terms and conditions of use have been adapted from the terms and conditions of the OpenLearn website (http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn).

1.1 The LEMMA (Learning environment for multilevel methodology and applications) VLE (virtual learning environment) website (http://www.cmm.bris.ac.uk/lemma/) ("Site") is operated by the Centre for Multilevel Modelling, ("we" or "us") whose principal contact address is Centre for Multilevel Modelling, Graduate School of Education, Bristol Institute of Public Affairs (BIPA), University of Bristol, 2 Priory Road, Bristol, BS8 1TX, UK . We are a provider of statistical training, and operate a wide range of courses for researchers both in the UK and internationally.

1.2 This Site is offered free of charge to you and your use of it is subject to these terms and conditions (Terms). Only those who accept these Terms are allowed to use this Site.

1.3 To use this Site and the materials it contains you must read and accept these Terms. Upon registering you accept that you are legally bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to be bound then please do not complete your registration.

1.4 To browse this Site and view its contents (and to develop materials for publication in it) you must become a registered user. You will need to provide us with some personal details about yourself in order to become a registered user. Further information is set out in our Privacy Statement [http://www.cmm.bris.ac.uk/lemma/mod/resource/view.php?id=450]. You should read our Privacy Statement before registering.

1.5 We may update these Terms (including our Privacy Statement) from time to time. Changes will have immediate effect from the date of posting on this Site and you should therefore review these Terms regularly. Your continued use of this Site after changes have been made will be taken to indicate that you accept that you are bound by the updated Terms.

1.6 The information and content provided on this Site has been provided (in the main) in English, which is the home language of the Site.

2. Conditions of Use of the Site and its Materials

2.1 You have read and agree to the Site's Privacy Policy.

2.2 A registered user will be able to:

2.2.1 access and use this Site, and

2.2.2 use the materials available via this Site ("Materials") upon the terms of the Creative Commons licence accessed through the following link [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/]). ("Creative Commons Licence"). In short, this allows you to use the Materials throughout the world without payment but for non-commercial purposes only. Please read the Creative Commons Licence in full before downloading or otherwise making use of the Materials.

You must however read these rights subject to any restrictions on use applying to any Materials or part of them such as video and photographic images ("Special Restrictions"). If you do not agree to be bound by the Creative Commons Licence or any Special Restriction then you must not use this Site and its Materials.

2.3 We may bring any rights granted to you to an end at any time without necessarily providing notice to you.

2.4 When using Materials you must attribute us and any identified author in accordance with the terms of the Creative Commons Licence. Each of the Materials has an "Acknowledgments" section which will identify the author/owner(s) and any Special Restriction(s) applying. You must take account of and abide by any restrictions set out this section in using any of the Materials.

3. Conditions of Use - Submission of Material to us for Publication

3.1 As a registered user, you will be able to submit materials by email for publication on this Site. Visit the Lecturers' information section of the LEMMA course to get details of how to submit materials.

3.2 By posting or submitting any material for inclusion on the LEMMA VLE you confirm that it is:

3.2.1 not defamatory or obscene;

3.2.2 not in any way illegal or infringing any law or any person's rights;

3.2.3 your own work and it can lawfully be published from this Site; and

3.2.4 not as far as you are aware the subject of any dispute or court proceedings.

You will allow us and all users of this Site to use all such materials on the terms of the Creative Commons Licence.

3.3 We cannot promise nor guarantee that any or all of the materials you submit to us for publishing on this Site ("Submitted Materials") will be posted onto or otherwise published via this Site. We may also delete materials from or modify materials appearing on this Site at any time and at our discretion.

3.4 You understand and accept that Submitted Materials that are published will appear on this Site for others to see and use.

3.5 In submitting material to this Site and in your general use of the Site you must not:

3.5.1 do anything which may cause (whether on purpose or not) the introduction or spread of a virus;

3.5.2 post any inappropriate messages (including outside the scope of any relevant discussion topic or course content). You may not for example post advertisements or chain letters or repeat irrelevant or identical messages or content or make any statement that is untrue or misleading;

3.5.3 impersonate another person;

3.5.4 infringe our rights or the rights of any other user or third party; and

3.5.5 use this Site unlawfully at any time.

As such, you must ensure that you have the prior consent of all third parties whose work you have used in creating the Submitted Materials so that these can be used by others in accordance with the terms of the Creative Commons Licence.

3.6 Unauthorised use of this Site, or breach of these Terms (including the Creative Commons Licence) may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

3.7 You recognise and acknowledge that we and other users of this Site will be permitted to use in accordance with the Creative Commons Licence any materials created by you either as an original work or as a derivative of materials already submitted to this Site and which you have modified or altered in any way.

4. Rules of Use

4.1 Please be aware that a range of users will be accessing and using this Site. Any material you send to us for publication must be thoughtful and considerate to others.

4.2 Please do not send us any material for publication which is misleading, untrue or false or which does not comply with applicable law.

4.3 If you are aware of any material on this Site by anyone which does not comply with these Terms then please contact us [email lemma-help@bristol.ac.uk ] to report this. Give us clear directions to where the misuse exists - including the web address and title of page.

5. Our and Third Party Proprietary Materials

5.1 This Site also contains proprietary materials which are owned by or licensed to us and which are not subject to the Creative Commons Licence. These materials which will be identified as "PROPRIETARY" include our logos (e.g. MLwiN, LEMMA), certain photographic and video images, sound recordings and the design, layout and appearance of and graphics contained within this Site. These proprietary materials are protected by intellectual property rights. Unauthorised use of these materials may constitute intellectual property infringement.

6. Accuracy of Content and Information

6.1 Some of the information and content used in this Site, is provided by other users, members of the public and other third party organisations. Although we reserve the right to monitor information and content submitted and may take some steps to check that the same complies with the Rules of Use set out in paragraph 4 above, we cannot confirm that any posted information is accurate or up to date and you acknowledge that information and services offered via this Site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors.

6.2 We are further not able to guarantee that information contained on or available via this Site will continue to be accurate during the time of systems failure. You confirm that you have not relied on any such information and any arrangements made between you and any other person, using or named on this Site is entirely at your sole risk and responsibility.

6.3 Information contained in or accessible via this Site changes on a regular basis. We may make improvements or alterations to this Site at any time and without notice.

6.4 If any links to other websites appear on this Site we accept no responsibility or liability for the content of that website (whether under our control or otherwise). Any link is not intended to be, nor should be construed as, an endorsement of any kind by us.

6.5 Should we link to other websites we will try to make it as clear as possible that you are leaving this Site. It is your responsibility to check the terms and conditions and privacy policy on any other website that you visit.

6.6 You may not through any submitted content create a hypertext link to a third party's website (home page, web page or documents contained within) without the prior consent in writing of us and the third party in question.

7. Liability

7.1 We do not guarantee that:

7.1.1 use of this Site will be compatible with all hardware and software,

7.1.2 use of this Site will be uninterrupted or error or virus free,

7.1.3 use of this Site will deliver any specific outcome for its users, or

7.1.4 defects will be corrected.

You must take appropriate steps to ensure that you regularly check for viruses when using this Site on any device.

7.2 Inclusion on this Site of material submitted by users of it or other third parties does not constitute or imply any endorsement, authorisation or recommendation by us in relation to that material or of any opinions or other statements made within it. We can neither monitor nor enforce compliance of third party content with all applicable laws and regulations.

7.3 Some Materials may contain content of a potentially graphic or shocking nature. You must ensure that your use of this Site and the Materials is in compliance with the local laws to which you and the use of this Site may be subject. In accordance with paragraph 7.4 below, we cannot accept liability where you breach your local law.

7.4 We make no statement about the suitability of the Materials, information and services contained on, or accessed via, this Site. All warranties, terms and conditions in this regard, including all warranties, terms and conditions implied by statute or otherwise, of satisfactory quality and fitness for purpose are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. For the avoidance of doubt this includes materials accessed via links to websites (including home pages, web pages or documents they contain) operated by third parties.

7.5 We further exclude to the fullest extent permissible by law all liability for damages and direct, indirect or consequential loss (all three of which terms include pure economic loss, loss of profits, loss of business, business interruption, depletion of goodwill and like loss) or otherwise incurred by you or any third party and arising out of or in any way connected with the use of this Site or the Materials, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise.

7.6 You will defend, indemnify and hold harmless us, our affiliates and our officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses, including reasonable legal costs, arising out of or in any way connected with any breach by you of these Terms (including the Creative Commons Licence [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/]).

8. Long-term move to another site

(28/6/11)

8.1 The licensor (University of Bristol) reserves the right to move the Moodle e-learning platform and/or all its contents including users' personal registration details to another physical and/or electronic location.

8.2 The information you submit as part of the registration form or at any other time will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and used by the University for the purpose of developing learning materials generally. This information may be shared with the ESRC who have partially funded this learning site, and with related ESRC-funded projects for the purpose of maintaining these learning materials. Personal information will not be routinely disclosed to other third parties.

9. Image descriptions

(28/6/11)

9.1 The licensor (University of Bristol) cannot guarantee that image descriptions will be precise descriptions of images provided on the site using the “alt” or “title” html tags.

10. Complete Agreement

10.1 These Terms (including the Creative Commons Licence [ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ ] and our privacy statement [http://www.cmm.bris.ac.uk/lemma/mod/resource/view.php?id=450]) contain all the terms applicable to your use of this Site. Nothing contained on this Site is intended to be nor should be construed as an offer by us to enter into a contractual relationship with you or anyone else, except on these Terms.

11. Jurisdiction and acceptance of these Terms

11.1 These Terms and any dispute in relation to the materials available from this Site will be governed by English law. The English courts have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes which may arise out of or in connection with these Terms or use of this Site.

11.2 Your continued use of this Site indicates your acceptance of these Terms.

USE OF LEMMA MATERIALS/SITE

I UNDERSTAND THAT THE CREATIVE COMMONS LICENCE:

(1) (AND ANY APPLICABLE SPECIAL RESTRICTION(S)) GOVERNS MY USE OF MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE; AND

(2) GOVERNS USE OF MATERIALS I SUBMIT TO THIS SITE.

I UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

I CONFIRM THAT I AM OVER 16 YEARS OF AGE

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Last modified: Friday, 28 October 2016, 3:37 PM