Northcote High School: Guidelines of Use and Privacy Policy

By clicking on the “I will comply with the Schoolbox Terms of Service” button you agree to be bound by the following terms (Terms of Service) which apply to your use of (i)the identity management solution; and (ii) any other system or service which you are authorised to access using Schoolbox (Authorised Service). You should read and understand the Terms of Service before agreeing to be bound by them.

  1. 1. Acceptance of Terms

    1. 1.1 9. These Terms of Service constitute a legal agreement between you and Northcote High School and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and govern your access to and use of Schoolbox and each Authorised System.

  2. 2. Terms of Service documents and priority

These Terms of Service consist of the following (in order of priority):

2.1 these Terms of Service;

2.2 any requirements specified on this website, the Schoolbox website or the website of any Authorised System;

2.3 applicable Victorian government policies which may apply to Schoolbox or Authorised Systems, including but not limited to the Department's Acceptable Use Policy (Victorian government policies) as amended from time to time; and

2.4 applicable Victorian government school policies which may apply to Schoolbox or Authorised Systems, including any Acceptable Use Policies as amended from time to time.

  1. 3. Access and use of Schoolbox and Authorised Systems

3.1 You must comply with the Terms of Service when accessing or using Schoolbox or any Authorised System.

3.2 You must comply with any additional terms that apply to any Authorised System that you use.

3.3 You must not:

(a) access or use Schoolbox or any Authorised System unless you are authorised by the Department to do so;

(b) use Schoolbox or any system to search for, access, store or send any material which is pornographic, abusive, obscene, offensive, threatening or harassing;

(c) use Schoolbox or any Authorised System in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair Schoolbox or any Authorised System or interfere with any other person's use and enjoyment of Schoolbox or any Authorised System, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to Schoolbox or any Authorised System

(d) make available or upload files that contain a virus, worm, trojan or corrupt data that may damage the operation of the computer, system or property of another;

(e) attempt to gain unauthorised access to any of Schoolbox or any Authorised System, other accounts, applications, computer systems or networks connected to Schoolbox or any Authorised System through hacking, password mining or any other means;

(f) threaten, abuse, disrupt, stalk or otherwise violate the legal rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of others, including as set out by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth);

(g) use any information or material in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary right of any person.

3.4 You must comply with all applicable state, Commonwealth and international laws conventions or regulations when accessing or using Schoolbox or any Authorised System.

  1. 4. Registration, UserID/username and password

4.2 You must maintain the confidentiality of your unique username (UserID/username) and related password (password) for Schoolbox, and not provide them to any other person.

4.3 You must not allow another person to access or use Schoolbox or any Authorised System except where expressly permitted by these Terms of Service.

4.4 You must immediately notify the Department if:

(a) your registration details change; or

(b) you become aware that your UserID/username or password is known or being used by another person.

4.5 Where your UserID/username is used in conjunction with your password, the Department will identify you as the user of Schoolbox.

4.6 You are responsible for all use of Schoolbox or any Authorised System that occurs when your UserID/username is used in conjunction with your password.

4.7 You must not:

(a) use another person’s UserID/username to access or use Schoolbox; or

(b) impersonate any person or entity for the purpose of misleading others when accessing or using Schoolbox or any Authorised System.

  1. 5. Access facilities

5.1 You are responsible for providing any facilities (including but not limited to hardware, software and systems) necessary to access and use Schoolbox or any Authorised System, except where such facilities are provided by the Department.

5.2 The Department is not responsible for any deficiency in the facilities used to access Schoolbox or any Authorised System.

  1. 6. Privacy and monitoring

6.2 You acknowledge and agree that the Department may:

(a) collect and handle your personal information and registration details in accordance with these Terms of Service and the Department’s Online Privacy Statement; and

(b) monitor your use of Schoolbox or any Authorised System as required to ensure you comply with these Terms of Service and, where relevant additional terms.

6.3 The Department collects personal information and registration details for the primary purpose of obtaining additional information on external users to improve security and privacy for all Department applications and systems.

6.4 If the personal information requested is not provided, your registration to use Schoolbox may be denied.