This English translation is for information purposes only and has no legal force. The original German version is the legally binding document.
LET [Educational Development & Technology] has the right to change any part of these conditions of use at any time. Any changes enter into force as soon as LET publishes them online on the portal page of the Moodle service [moodle.let.ethz.ch]. Users of the Moodle service are subject to the stipulations of the version valid at the time of use.
LET makes the Moodle service available online for authorised members of Switch-AAI institutions.
The aim of the Moodle service is to bring improvements in the academic research, teaching and studies context. The current service description may be found on the Moodle service portal page [moodle.let.ethz.ch].
Moodle service “users” are on the one hand persons (known as “authors” in the following) who make data (course materials, information etc.) available, and on the other persons who deploy these data for teaching and research purposes. LET may enter into separate agreements with authors.
All of the materials (information, texts, software, images, videos, graphics, audio and other materials) made available to users within the Moodle service framework are protected by copyright and may only be deployed for private, scientific and teaching purposes. Moodle service users have the right to use these materials in the areas of teaching, studies and research (e.g. for seminar papers, research projects, talks and articles). All other uses are prohibited.
The source of any Moodle service material used and the respective copyright holder must always be cited clearly and correctly.
“Authors” themselves are responsible for the materials they deploy in the Moodle service (information, texts, software, images, videos, graphics, audio and other materials). Specifically, they are responsible for ensuring that these materials contain no illegal content or infringe the rights of third parties (e.g. copyright or privacy rights).
Publication of materials in the Moodle service does not transfer rights to ETH Zurich or to LET. Rights to materials are retained by the “author”.
The data made available by “authors” may be viewed and checked at any time without the express permission of platform administrators. Uploaded materials which contravene legal regulations will be removed.
LET reserves the right to change or suspend parts or certain functions of the Moodle service at any time. LET may at any time restrict the use of, access to, and duration and scope of the Moodle service. LET strives to keep downtime to the minimum and to ensure that certain functions remain accessible at all times.
However, users and authors have no automatic right to continuous Moodle service availability.
ETH Zurich and LET cannot guarantee the inherent correctness, accuracy, up-to-dateness or comprehensiveness of this service or its content. Users employ Moodle service materials at their own risk
In no event will LET or ETH Zurich employees be liable for any damage of a material or immaterial nature arising from access to, use or non-use of the Moodle service which occurred via misuse of the link or because of technical difficulties.
Users and “authors” are themselves responsible for protecting their computers sufficiently (e.g. with a virus scanner).
“Authors” are responsible for backing up their own material. In no event is LET responsible for lost data and the consequent direct or subsequent damages. LET backs up the server regularly but cannot guarantee access to desired data.
ETH Zurich accepts no liability for infringement of the rights of third parties.
Activities which are conducted within the Moodle service are logged (e.g. in log files) to chart learning progress. The persons responsible for the respective course may view the logged data of the participants of said course.
The sharing of private information such as email addresses with third parties is forbidden unless the user or author agrees to it or the law requires it.
Logged activities are deleted in Moodle after two years, at the beginning of the Autumn Semester.
“Authors” or the persons responsible for a respective course must delete personal and non-personal data after it has served its purpose.
Piwik is an open-source web analysis tool deployed within the Moodle service to compile and analyse data on individual working and learning behaviour in Moodle (Art. 11, Para. 4 of BOT). This data can be used by persons responsible for courses and faculty to optimise Moodle courses.
The usage information logged via Piwik are deleted in Piwik after two years, at the beginning of the Autumn Semester.
Saving and analysis of usage data can be prevented during a session by declining them via mouse click at any time. A so-called “opt-out cookie” is then deposited in the browser software, and Piwik will record no data from the respective session.
If cookies are deleted in the browser the opt-out cookie will also be deleted, and will have to be reset if required.
If a different computer is used the opt-out cookie will also have to be reset if required.
The opt-out option area may not be visible if there are additional protective settings in the browser.
The current version of the ETH Zurich Acceptable Use Policy for Telematics Resources (“BOT”) and Appendix also applies (www.rechtssammlung.ethz.ch, document RSETHZ 203.21).
LET reserves the right to exclude users from the Moodle service who fail to observe the stipulations contained in these conditions of use.
The Moodle and Piwik servers are located at ETH Zurich. Management of their data takes place in the ETH Zurich network.
Queries regarding these conditions of use should be addressed to