Acceptable use policy

This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our website www.ancosanvcc.com (our site). This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our site.

Your use of our site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our terms of use.

www.ancosanvcc.com is a site operated by The Shanty Educational Project Limited, operating under the business name An Cosán Virtual Community College (“We“). We are registered in Ireland under company number 131383 and have our registered office at Kiltalown Village Centre, Fortunestown Road, Jobstown, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

PROHIBITED USES

You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:

  • to copy, publish or send material which is illegal or unlawful, or material which could give rise to legal action under Irish and other applicable law. All material you copy, publish or send via our site must not be defamatory, obscene, indecent, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory; such material must not infringe any person’s intellectual property rights or rights of confidence, impinge upon any person’s privacy, or constitute incitement to commit a crime; further, material must not be misleading, deceptive, sexually explicit, threatening, abusive, harassing or menacing.
  • in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
  • in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
  • for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm others, including minors, in any way;
  • to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam);
  • to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware;
  • in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to our site or impairment of the availability or accessibility of our site; or
  • for any purposes related to marketing except for areas specifically and expressly made available for the marketing and advertising of good and services.

You warrant that any contribution you make complies with these standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

We reserve the right to edit or remove any material posted upon our site.

We may take such action as we deem appropriate to deal with the posting of unsuitable material, including suspending or cancelling your account, restricting your access to our site, or commencing legal proceedings against you.

INTERACTIVE SERVICES

We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation:

  • Bulletin boards
  • Chat rooms and user forums
  • Group projects
  • Wikis

Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).

We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.

The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.

Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.

Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us and other users of the Site a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties. You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

We have the right to disclose your identity to third parties in order to comply with any legal obligation. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of our site.

The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

Changes to the acceptable use policy

We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.