Terms of use section

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Is there a general Terms of Use page somewhere? If not would it make sense to make one separate from this privacy policy? I suspect we do, and that this section is not as solid as it could be (e.g. the bullet starting "WikiEducator may contain links by third party websites ..." might not absolve WE from certain responsibilities).

KTucker (talk)02:43, 13 February 2012


Good question. The terms of usage page was developed as a straw dog by a WikiEducator who experimented with wiki approaches at a primary school. This predated our Community procedures for policy development.

The draft privacy policy is not Community Council approved policy. The OER Foundation (as a legal entity) has an approved privacy policy -- most notably for donor privacy and alignment with the requirements of the privacy act. We naturally operate under these provisions with regard to privacy information of WikiEducator account holders.

That said -- we do need to work on a terms of Use page for the community and corresponding Privacy policies for the community. These will need to operate within the legal obligations of the Privacy Act in New Zealand.

Mackiwg (talk)10:01, 13 February 2012