Université Laval may withdraw this privilege from any user, at any time, for reasons that Université Laval deems necessary. A withdrawal of privilege or a temporary or permanent suspension of access to a course cannot be invoked as the source of a claim for compensation for any alleged prejudice or damages arising from such withdrawal or suspension of a privilege.
Université Laval is a public organization under the terms of the Act Respecting Access to Documents Held by Public bodies and the Protection of Personal Information (the “Act”) and is subject to its provisions.
By enrolling in this course, you authorize Université Laval to create a file that may contain personal information within the meaning of the Act. This information will be treated as confidential and will not be revealed to anyone. At Université Laval, only the teacher in charge of the course and administrative staff who develop and support the training platform will have access to your personal information. Your personal information will be kept according to storage rules in effect at Université Laval and established under the terms of the Archives Act (C.Q.L.R. c. A-21.1).
The personal information included in your file consists of your last name and first name and of a valid email address for Université Laval to use to contact you for the purpose of this course. It will also contain your user name and your password once they are created, as well as the optional personal information that you decide to provide and the information appearing on your course registration form.
You must provide your name and a valid email address so that Université Laval may contact you, this personal information is mandatory. Not providing this mandatory information will make the online course registration process impossible.
If you wish to rectify or modify any personal information in your record or access personal data possessed by Université Laval, you may contact an administrator by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creating a user account on this online learning site requires a user name and a password. When creating your account, you agree:
- Not to share your user name or your password with anyone.
- To create and use only one user account on this online learning site.
- Not to access this online learning site with multiple user accounts.
- Not to try to use another participant’s user account or falsify your own identity on this learning site.
Copyright and Intellectual Property of the Educational Material
All the content of this website is protected by the Copyright Act.
All content and works in the present site are the property of Université Laval, the exclusive owner of the intellectual property rights. They can take different forms, including: pictures, texts, documents, videos and audios, presentations, artistic advertising and other content which appears on this site.
It is forbidden to:
- Sell or rent the material to anyone.
- Use the material for commercial purposes.
- Use the material in a way that causes prejudice to Université Laval, its employees and its students.
- Communicate the material to unauthorized third parties.
- Share the material freely on the Internet.
Therefore, anyone wishing to reproduce, download, store, translate, adapt, publish or present in public texts, sounds or images, in any form or by any means whatsoever, or to forward by telecommunication any document, information or other content originating from this online course must obtain prior authorization from Université Laval. However, it is possible for you to consult and print the course material available on the MOOC website without any other written authorization, for personal or public non-commercial use, only if the following copyright symbol is reproduced: ©Université Laval 2017.
In addition, when using these works in the broad sense of the term, no one may remove the name of Université Laval from them or modify the contents through additions, deletions or other means without infringing upon the moral rights of Université Laval.
Applicable Laws and Competent Jurisdiction
Recognition of Competencies and Relationship between the MOOC and the Credit Courses Offered by Université
Enrolling in this online course does not impart student status to the participants under the terms of Université Laval's Charter (French only), Statutes (French only) and regulations. No right or privilege conferred by student status may be claimed in this regard.
The successful completion of this online course cannot replace, substitute for, or serve as the equivalent of an academic training credit offered by Université Laval. This course does not confer any recognition of academic achievement or exemption as defined in the Règlement des études (French only) for any study program.
Université Laval’s Information Security Regulation on the Security of Information Assets and Information Security Policy
Discussion forums shall be used pursuant to the provisions of this regulation, in particular section 5.2 (9), which states that: The user shall not use the informational assets placed at his disposal to distribute, transmit, receive, display or solicit pornographic material, child pornography, information of sexual, racist, threatening, intimidating, defamatory, harassing or violent nature, or hate or discriminating propaganda. (Information Security Regulation on the Security of Information assets (French only) section 5.2 ).
In addition, section 5.2 (11) of this Regulation states that:
The user shall not use an information asset in the following cases: to participate in chain letters, advertising for unauthorized purposes, to be involved in commercial activities, selling pyramid schemes or sending unauthorized mass emails. (Information Security Regulation on the Security of Information assets (French only) section 5.2 ).
Furthermore, it is forbidden to publish the work of someone else under your name in violation of the Copyright Act.
Participation in the discussion forums
Without limiting applicable provisions of Université Laval’s Information Security on the Use of Informational Assets Regulations, the following rules and regulations must be observed, particularly when participating in course discussion forums:
- Respectful and courteous behaviour towards other authorized Subscribers and Users, and their comments must prevail at all times.
- It is forbidden to make derogatory comments that expose someone or a group to hatred or contempt based on race, origin, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age or mental/physical disability.
- A post or a part of a post will be deleted if it contains one of the following elements:
- Pornographic, vulgar, obscene or sexually explicit content
- Illicit material (for example, that breaks a court order)
- Heinous remarks
- Threats or harassment
- Personal attacks, insults or defamatory content
- Threats or incitement to commit a crime
Université Laval can, at its sole discretion, withdraw a post or a part of it written by a participant on the discussion forum where it appears.
Participants assume complete responsibility of any content they post on the discussion forum. In no way do, this content represents the opinions of Université Laval and the latter dissociates itself from that content. Université Laval is not responsible for damages or losses incurred by authorized Subscribers and Users when using the discussion forums.
The participants agree to hold Université Laval, and its employees and representatives harmless from any legal proceeding, claim, fine, cost or loss, including court costs and lawyer fees, for any damages resulting from remarks or comments made by the participants on the course discussion forum.
- Withdrawal of access privileges to the course. This can take place without warning, depending on the nature and seriousness of the breach.
Université Laval’s Responsibilities
Université Laval’s obligations towards the course are limited to the deployment of reasonable means to make the course available to participants, given the university’s material and human resources.
Thus, Université Laval cannot be held responsible for losses, damages, loss of income or inconveniences that might be caused to a person or entity when using Université Laval’s informational assets or in any case whatsoever, including cases or force majeure, and diminished or interrupted services, irrespective of the duration of the diminished or interrupted services.
Version of February 16, 2017