Last Modified: June 3, 2021
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Accessing the Website and Account Security
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Portal, and any service or material we provide on the Portal, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Portal is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Portal, or the entire Portal, to any users.
If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to this Portal or portions of it using your user name, password, or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security.
Intellectual Property Rights
The Portal and its entire contents, features, and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof) are owned by the University, its licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and/or other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. You must not, and agree that you will not, delete any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials on the Portal.
No right, title, or interest in or to the Portal or any content on the Portal is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by the University.
The University name, logo, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans are trademarks of the University or its licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of the University.
• In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries).
• For the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise.
• To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone's use or enjoyment of the Portal, or which, as determined by us, may harm the University or users of the Portal, or expose them to liability. Additionally, you agree not to:
• Use the Portal in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party's use of the Portal, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Portal.
• Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access the Portal for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Portal.
• Use any device, software, or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Portal.
• Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.
• Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of the Portal, the server on which the Portal is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Portal.
• Attack the Portal via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
• Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Portal.
You warrant that all data collected or submitted through the use of this Portal or the associated services will be collected in accordance with applicable privacy regulations. We will collect and store the following data from students involved:
• Identification information
• Contact Information
• Voluntarily submitted demographic information
• Learning assistant application responses including but not limited to self-reported academic information
We will collect the following data from faculty:
• Identification information
• Contact Information
• Voluntarily submitted demographic information
• Course information
The University also collects or links the following data from you:
o The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education (CCIHE) is utilized by the LA Campus system to set up campus profiles.
o In the absence of CCIHE data, self-reported institutional information is collected (e.g. Research Institution, HSI, etc.).
o The University aggregates lists of courses being taught on your institution from faculty inputs.
We will not collect social security numbers or student IDs from students, instructors or faculty.
Your Data Use
• You agree not to share data, copy and paste, or download data beyond the capabilities of the system
• No course, instructor, or student data from the Portal may be used for any purpose other than the Learning Assistant program or transferred by non-secure methods.
• User message system may only be used for purposes intended by LA Campus, having to do with the LA program.
• Personal Information Collection and Use. Personal information collected on this website is meant to facilitate interactions within the LA Alliance community and personalize the experience of users. Certain information provided at account creation and verification (name, affiliation, department, position, email, phone) is included in the LA Alliance directory, which is searchable and can be viewed by other verified account members. The LA Alliance does not otherwise disclose, give, or transfer identifiable information to third parties without user consent or unless required by law.
• Research. To facilitate the rigorous empirically driven improvement of STEM education, data from LA Campus may be anonymized, aggregated with similar institutions, and shared with educational researchers who have approved IRB protocols. Anonymized data will not be shared with individuals who are not listed on researchers’ respective IRB protocols.
Data Storage and Security:
1. Data storage and security is in concurrence with the policies of the University of Colorado Office of Information Security (OIS). The data stored by the system is classified as Highly Confidential Information. For more information, please see https:// www.cu.edu/ois/data-classifications-impact. The policies can be found at https:// www.cu.edu/ope/aps/6005.
2. All data that have been collected and generated using LA Campus software applications are stored in a database hosted in a private IP address space on a firewalled server at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder).
3. Server management is provided by the CU Boulder Office of Information Technology’s server management group. Direct access to the database is restricted to LAA database managers using specific IP addresses.
4. LA Campus software applications are hosted separately on a server also managed by University of Colorado Boulder’s Office of Information Technology (OIT).
5. LA Campus has undergone and passed intensive penetration testing by the OIT.
6. LA Campus software utilizes the Higher Education Community Vender Assessment Toolkit Light (HECVAT Light) to describe the adherence to security standards which can be found here: HECVAT Lite.
7. Data is encrypted both in transit and at rest.
Monitoring and Enforcement
We have the right to:
• Take any action that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion, including if we believe any user content infringes any intellectual property right or other right of any person or entity, threatens the personal safety of users of the Portal or the public, or could create liability for the University.
• Disclose your identity or other information about you to any third party who claims that material posted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.
• Take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Portal.
Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to cooperate fully with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Portal. YOU WAIVE AND RELEASE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY UNIVERSITY DURING, OR TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF, INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER THE UNIVERSITY OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications, or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.
These content standards apply to any and all user contributions and use of interactive services. User contributions must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local, and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, user contributions must not:
• Contain any material that is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory, or otherwise objectionable.
• Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
• Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person.
• Be likely to deceive any person.
• Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote, or assist any unlawful act.
• Cause annoyance, inconvenience, or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm, or annoy any other person.
• Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization.
• Involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes, and other sales promotions, barter, or advertising.
• Give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.
If you believe that any user contributions violate your copyright, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. It is the policy of the University to terminate the user accounts of repeat infringers.
Reliance on Information Posted
WE DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF USER CONTRIBUTIONS. ANY RELIANCE YOU PLACE ON SUCH INFORMATION IS STRICTLY AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY ARISING FROM ANY RELIANCE PLACED ON SUCH MATERIALS BY YOU OR ANY OTHER VISITOR TO THE PORTAL, OR BY ANYONE WHO MAY BE INFORMED OF ANY OF ITS CONTENTS.
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE, OR LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, FOR THE CONTENT OR ACCURACY OF ANY MATERIALS PROVIDED BY ANY USERS OF THE PORTAL OR THIRD PARTIES.
Links from the Website
If the Portal contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this Portal, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.
The owner of the Portal is based in the State of Colorado in the United States. We provide this Portal for use only by persons located in the United States. We make no claims that the Portal or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Portal may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Portal from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
Disclaimer of Warranties
You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or the Portal will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our site for any reconstruction of any lost data. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES, OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA, OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE PORTAL OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE PORTAL OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.
YOUR USE OF THE PORTAL ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE PORTAL IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE PORTAL ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE PORTAL ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER THE UNIVERSITY NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH THE UNIVERSITY MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR AVAILABILITY OF THE PORTAL. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE UNIVERSITY NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE UNIVERSITY REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE PORTAL, ITS CONTENT, OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE PORTAL WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT THE PORTAL OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE PORTAL WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, THE UNIVERSITY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
Limitation on Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE UNIVERSITY, ITS AFFILIATES, OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE PORTAL, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE PORTAL OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
The University strives to provide all users with access to the full functionality of LA Campus software through supporting assistive technology to a reasonable degree based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 criteria.
The University uses commercially available tools to evaluate the accessibility of LA Campus software and incorporates the resulting findings into continuous updates.
Waiver and Severability
Your Comments and Concerns
This Portal and the associated website is operated by the University of Colorado Boulder, 249 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309. All other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications relating to the Portal should be directed to: email@example.com.
Effective April 2021
a. The Learning Assistant Alliance is a not for profit organization and is managed by a Leadership Council and the University of Colorado Boulder.
b. Portions of the LA Alliance website may be used without providing any personal information.
c. An individual may create an account on the LA Alliance website to contribute to the community, customize their site interaction, or take part in member-only features.
d. The LA Alliance does not disclose, give, or transfer personally identifiable information to third parties without user consent unless required by law.
2. Personal Information Collection and Use
a. Personal information collected on this website is meant to facilitate interactions within the LA Alliance community and personalize the experience of users.
b. Certain information provided at account creation and verification (name, affiliation, department, position, email, phone) is included in the LA Alliance directory, which is searchable and can be viewed by other verified account members.
c. The LA Alliance does not otherwise disclose, give, or transfer identifiable information to third parties without user consent unless required by law.
3. Outside Links and Content
a. This site contains links to other sites. The LA Alliance is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such websites.
b. If you have concerns regarding a website we link to, we encourage you to contact the chair of the Leadership Council regarding your concerns.
a. Registered users agree to allow the LA Alliance to send updates or further information to their email account.
b. If a user provides contact information through firstname.lastname@example.org, it is used to respond directly to the user's questions or comments.
c. We may also file comments to help improve the site.
a. A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser when you access a web page. A session cookie is a line of text that is stored temporarily in your computer's memory. Because a session cookie is never saved, it is destroyed when you close your browser. The LA Alliance website uses session cookies during user visits to save preferences. Certain LA Alliance applications require session cookies to function correctly. If you have session cookies disabled, you may not be able to use certain features of our site.
b. A persistent cookie is a more permanent line of text that is saved by your browser to a file on your hard drive.
i. The only persistent cookie regularly used by the LA Alliance website is for registered users that choose to use the Auto-Login feature. Such cookies expire 30 days from login.
ii. At times, a persistent cookie may be used for short-term research purposes as defined in New Features and Research. At this time, no such cookies are being used on the LA Alliance or have been used since the website inception.
6. Website Usage
a. Usage patterns of the LA Alliance website site may be logged to help diagnose problems, analyze trends, and improve the usability and performance of the site. User access is anonymous and IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
b. Aggregated usage information is collected for statistical purposes and may be used to help improve the site.
c. Education Research Members of the LAA have access to the Learning About STEM Student Outcomes (LASSO) platform.
d. LASSO provides a simple online solution for administering, scoring, and analyzing student assessments.
e. You will have full access to your students’ responses.
f. As tools become available, you will have the option of giving a department or institution assessment coordinator access to your LASSO instructor portal. Once you have identified someone as your assessment coordinator, s/he will have the ability to create, administer, and download assessment results from your classes.
g. In addition to supporting individual instructors, LASSO is designed to support the improvement of education more broadly. To facilitate the rigorous empirically driven improvement of STEM education, data from your class(es) may be anonymized, aggregated with courses similar to yours, and shared with educational researchers who have approved IRB protocols.
h. Each student who takes a LASSO assessment will be asked permission for their data to be anonymized and included in the LASSO research dataset.
i. Anonymized data downloaded from the LASSO database may not be shared with individuals who are not listed on researchers’ respective IRB protocols.
j. For more information, please see our LASSO FAQ.
7. Additional Guidelines
a. The LA Alliance website does not cater to visitors under 13 years old and will NOT store or require any personally identifiable information from users known to be under 13.
b. If the LA Alliance learns that a user under the age of 13 has provided personally identifiable information, that user's identifiable information will be removed from the database.
c. When a student turns 18 years old or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, all rights afforded to you as a parent under FERPA transfer to the student ("eligible student").
d. However, FERPA provides ways in which a school may—but is not required toshare information from an eligible student's education records with parents, without the student's consent.
8. Data Storage and Security
a. Data storage and security is based on the CU Boulder OIT policies. The data stored by the system is classified as Highly Confidential Information, https:// www.cu.edu/ois/data-classifications-impact because it may contain race and ethnicity information. The policies can be found at https://www.cu.edu/ope/aps/ 6005.
b. All user and application data are stored separately from the website/application in a database management system hosted on a server in private address space at the University of Colorado Boulder. Server management is provided by the CU Boulder Office of Information Technology’s server management group. Direct access to the database is restricted to specific IP addresses. LAA database managers are the only personnel with direct access to the data storage.
c. The application is hosted separately on a server also managed by CU OIT which maintains the SHA 256 compliant site security certificate.
d. Security testing by CU Boulder’s OIS ensures software is compliant with University of Colorado Boulder security standards.
e. The LA Alliance website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control.
f. If you have any questions about the security of our site, please contact us at email@example.com.
9. Account Deactivation
a. Any user can deactivate their account at any time by logging into their account and clicking profile settings.
10. Legal Disclaimer
a. We may disclose personal information when required by law or in good-faith believe that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law.
11. Notification of Changes
a. We will notify registered users that have subscribed to receive LA Alliance updates if a change will be made to our privacy practices.
b. Additionally, we will alert users on the front page of the LA Alliance website if our privacy practices change.
12. Policy Feedback
a. If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
a. The Learning Assistant Alliance (LAA) website is a resource for people from Institutions who share resources and experiences to transform courses within their disciplines and recruit future K-12 math, science and engineering teachers through the use of Learning Assistants.
b. The site contains a collection of tools and resources to support this community.
c. The LAA is governed by a Leadership Council (LC).
d. The LAA website provides information about and links to STEM education resources. Members of the LAA have screened these materials before inclusion on the site.
e. Materials suggested by users for inclusion in the collection will be judged by the LAA LC on the accuracy, quality, and appropriateness of content to the mission of the collection.
f. The LAA is not responsible for changes in materials outside of its control after links have been created, although inappropriate materials will be removed when found.
g. Suggestions of new material or information about existing material in the collection are encouraged.
14. Acceptable Use Policy
i. The LAA’s Acceptable Use Policy ("AUP") is intended to help enhance the use of this website by preventing unacceptable use.
ii. All users of the LAA website ("the Website") - those who access some of our Services but do not have accounts ("Guests"), as well as those who have registered accounts with us ("Members") - must comply with this AUP.
iii. In accordance the LAA Service Agreement, we may remove any materials that, in our sole discretion, may be illegal, may subject us to liability, or which may violate this AUP.
iv. Your violation of this AUP may result in the suspension or termination of your membership account.
b. VIOLATIONS OF THE ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
i. The following constitute violations of this AUP:
1. Illegal use. Using the Website to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that, intentionally or unintentionally, violates any applicable local, state, national or international law, or any rules or regulations promulgated thereunder.
2. Harm to minors. Using the Website to harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way.
3. Threats. Using the Website to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that threatens or encourages bodily harm or destruction of property.
4. Harassment. Using the Website to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that harasses another. 5. Fraudulent activity. Using the Website to make fraudulent offers to sell or buy products, items, or services or to advance any type of financial scam such as "pyramid schemes," "Ponzi schemes," and "chain letters."
6. Forgery or impersonation. Adding, removing or modifying identifying network header information in an effort to deceive or mislead is prohibited. Attempting to impersonate any person by using forged headers or other identifying information is prohibited. The use of anonymous remailers or nicknames does not constitute impersonation. Using deliberately misleading headers ("munging" headers) in news postings in order to avoid spam email address collectors is not allowed.
7. Unsolicited commercial email/Unsolicited bulk email. Using the Website to transmit any unsolicited commercial email or unsolicited bulk email. Activities that have the effect of facilitating unsolicited commercial email or unsolicited bulk email whether or not that email is commercial in nature, are prohibited.
8. Unauthorized access. Using the Website to access, or to attempt to access, the accounts of others, or to penetrate, or attempt to penetrate, security measures of the Website's or another entity's computer software or hardware, electronic communications system, or telecommunications system, whether or not the intrusion results in the corruption or loss of data.
9. Copyright or trademark infringement. Using the Website to transmit any material (by email, uploading, posting, or otherwise) that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, the unauthorized copying of copyrighted material, the digitization and distribution of photographs from magazines, books, or other copyrighted sources, and the unauthorized transmittal of copyrighted software.
10. Collection of personal data. Using the Website to collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about third parties without their knowledge or consent. Network disruptions and unfriendly activity. Using the Website for any activity which adversely affects the ability of other people or systems to use the Website or the Internet. This includes "denial of service" (DoS) attacks against another network host or individual user. Interference with or disruption of other network users, network services or network equipment is prohibited.
c. REPORTING VIOLATIONS OF THIS AUP
i. The LAA requests that anyone who believes that there is a violation of this AUP direct the information to the chair of the Leadership Council. If available, please provide the following information:
1. The IP address used to commit the alleged violation
2. The date and time of the alleged violation, including the time zone or offset from GMT
3. Evidence of the alleged violation Email with full header information provides all of the above. Other situations will require different methods of providing the above information. The Leadership Council may take action in response to complaints, including but not limited to issuing warnings, deactivating the Member’s account, or bringing legal action to enjoin violations and/or to collect damages, if any, caused by the Member.