Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to the game creation platform of the LoCALL project – “Local Linguistic Landscapes for global language education in the school context” (https://locallproject.eu/; locallproject@gmail.com), an ERASMUS+ project funded between 01/09/2019 and 31/08/2022. The platform is hosted on servers at the University of Aveiro (UA), one of the project's member partners, and is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), European Union’s Regulation No. 2016/679 of 27th April 2016.

Personal Data

To create a user account on the platform, you will be asked for the following data: username (an alias), email account (a non-functional email account; the platform will not verify your email account), role (student or teacher), city (country), school to which you are associated with and, in the case of the student profile, the teacher to whom you are associated with. The LoCALL team respects your privacy as a user of this system, ensuring the security and confidentiality of the personal data you need to share. We will not collect any personal information without your consent, as required by the GDPR.

The data collected in the registration form is exclusively intended for the creation of a user account. Data will not be used for any other purpose, always safeguarding its confidentiality, under the terms of the protection provided by the aforementioned Regulation.

Data processing is the responsibility of the LoCALL team and its storage is carried out in the UA's information systems, which are duly protected. The information collected can only be accessed and processed by the members of the LoCALL team, within the scope of their functions.

Copyright Statement

All contents of any nature contained in the LoCALL platform and app are protected by law. Any copy, reproduction, dissemination, transmission, use, modification, sale, publication, distribution or any other uses, by any means, except for those permitted by Law are prohibited. The authors of the contents are students and teachers from schools identified in the LoCALL app, which is fed by the platform.

For citations and source mentions, a note identifying the school, the LoCALL project, the mobile app and the consultation date should be added, as follows: [Name of the school]. (s.d.). [Game name in the app]. LoCALL app/LoCALL Project. Accessed on [date].

Disclaimer

The LoCALL project's platform allows the creation of games which are available to the public through the LoCALL app. However, the LoCALL team cannot be held responsible for the contents placed therein, which are the sole responsibility of the platform users.

It should also be added that the European Commission's support for the production of this product does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Protection Officer

The UA has a Data Protection Officer (DPO), available through the email address epd@ua.pt, who guarantees that the processing of personal data complies with the legislation in force.

Cookies Policy

This platform does not collect cookies. Cookies are small files with alphanumeric information stored on your computer's hard drive by the browser.

Terms and Conditions of Use

Before accessing and using the game creation platform of the LoCALL project, carefully read the Terms and Conditions of Use. By accessing and using this platform, the user assumes and declares to have read, understood, and accepted the Terms and Conditions described below, without the need for any subsequent act or consent.

The LoCALL project game creation platform was created by the team of “LoCALL: Local Linguistic Landscapes for global language education in the school context” (https://locallproject.eu/; locallproject@gmail.com), an ERASMUS+ project funded between 01/09/2019 and 31/08/2022. The platform is owned by the University of Aveiro (UA), one of the project's member partners, and cannot be reproduced or modified without prior authorization.

The Terms and Conditions of Use may be changed at any time by decision of the LoCALL team. These changes take effect from the date of their publication on the platform. Subsequent access and use of the platform by the user will be considered an unequivocal sign that they have read, accepted and understood the Terms and Conditions of use in force.

The game creation platform of the LoCALL project is intended to allow students and teachers without programming knowledge to collaboratively create multiple choice questions, points of interest and exploration routes of a city's linguistic landscape to promote cultural and language awareness, among other learning objectives.

Copyright and Property Rights

All questions, points of interest and games created through this platform are subject to these Terms of Use and to the general terms of law by national and international legislation regarding the protection of Intellectual Property. Therefore, unless otherwise stated, they are subject to an Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license, designated as CC BY-SA 4.0. This is the link for this license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/. For any questions, please access http://creativecommons.org.

All rights not expressly referenced in these Terms and Conditions of Use shall be considered as rights reserved under general law.

All infractions committed for violation of what is mentioned in the previous points will be subject to legal proceedings.

Personal Features

The profile of each user is the responsibility of the user, and they may place any information they consider relevant therein. Each user account is subject to the general rules for account creation set out in this document.

Each user assumes full legal responsibility for the content disclosed in their personal profile. The LoCALL team reserves the right to remove or alter profile components that are not in keeping with good conduct and with the purposes of the platform. These decisions will not be subject to any appeal.

Situations that in this context are likely to violate the rights of third parties, will necessarily lead to the removal of the user as a member of the platform.

If elements subject to rights are used, the user will be fully responsible for this situation, with no legal responsibility attributed to the LoCALL Project.

Action Policy

It is expressly prohibited to use the platform for illegal purposes or any other purposes that may be considered unworthy of the image of the LoCALL project or of the UA.

The usurpation, counterfeiting, use of usurped or counterfeited content, and unlawful identification are criminally punishable.

It is also expressly prohibited to create or introduce in this platform and in its games any type of virus or programs that damage or contaminate it or advise third parties to do so.