Hi, and welcome to Yaffle! Yaffle is an online public engagement and knowledge mobilization tool. Our goal is connect people with knowledge-creating institutions for the purpose of collaboration, as well as mobilizing information and resources from universities and research institutes into the hands of citizens.
The general idea of this Agreement is that we grant you a license to use the site Yaffle (“the site”), and in return you agree to abide by our terms and policies. You enter into the agreement when you create your Yaffle account, and by doing so, you confirm that you have read fully and understand the terms and conditions.
We will occasionally make changes to the Agreement by publishing it here on the site. If we make any changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of this page, and occasionally we may provide you with an additional notice (such as an email or a notification) when you log into the site. When you continue to use the site, it indicates that you consent to the update, so check back often for changes.
There are a few eligibility rules for using Yaffle and creating a Yaffle Account. By doing either, you confirm that you:
- are an individual/person, and are not using your account on behalf of a corporation, partnership, any other entity or group of persons or any other individual;
- are sixteen years of age or older;
- have the legal capacity to enter into this Agreement;
- are legally permitted to use the platform by the laws of your home country
- are not located outside of Canada
- have not previously created a Yaffle account
Yaffle owns and operates the technology and intellectual property rights that power the site.
At Yaffle, “Content” means any information, data, images, videos, articles, or other content accessible on the site. On the Site, you will discover Content from all instances of Yaffle across Canada. All Content on Yaffle is entered and controlled by our users, which also includes some institutional representatives. Any Content that you provide or upload to Yaffle is yours, and you are the sole owner of your Content.
All Content must be in spirit of Memorial University’s core values.
All Content submitted to Yaffle is reviewed and approved by administrators before it is published on the Site. If at any point your Content breaks any of the Moderation Rules (“The Rules”: see below), Yaffle will not publish your submitted Content, or unpublish already published Content. That said, Yaffle makes no representations or warranties about any Content on the Site, and is not responsible for the substance, accuracy, completeness, appropriateness, or legality of Content.
Our websites may contain links to other sites. We don’t know what’s on those sites, and we advise you to use caution when visiting linked websites and content. Yaffle’s policies and terms do not extend to these other sites and content, and Yaffle is not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of other websites.
The Rules (Moderation Rules)
Be respectful : Yaffle is a place of collaboration. Be kind and no harassing, hateful or otherwise disrespectful behavior.
Be honest: be truthful in the information you provide, don’t pose as other people, and represent only yourself or an authorized delegate – you must have ownership or permission to share the content you post. Absolutely no stealing someone else’s information or intellectual property and pretending it is yours. If you see something fishy going on, tell us immediately!
Be careful : keep your login information private, don’t share your account or any sensitive information and be wary of others who might be breaking the rules. Only assign trusted individuals as delegates to your Content and monitor their activity on your behalf closely.
Be cool: Selling or marketing of any products, spamming, unauthorized monitoring, illegal activity and using the site for malicious intent (sharing harmful content or gathering information to use nefariously) is completely off-limits.
Be human : no automated account creation, attempted breaches of security, or information crawling. Sorry, robots!
Termination of Accounts:
If you break the rules or any other part of this agreement, your account may be terminated immediately, your Content removed, potentially indefinitely. We reserve full and final discretion as to whether certain uses violate our terms. You agree that any determination we make is final.
If you encounter issues with the Site, believe you see Content that violates these Terms or Policies, or have questions about Yaffle please contact Yaffle Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.