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In this Agreement, unless inconsistent with, or otherwise indicated by the context,
Please read this licence agreement carefully before using the e-books available on ITSI's Solution. The use of these e-books constitutes an agreement to the terms and conditions set forth in this Licence Agreement by the user. The work is protected under copyright by ITSI; to grant the user of the e-books a non-exclusive, non-transferable licence to download and use the e-books under the following terms and conditions:
The e-books available, including its content, images and associated resources on the ITSI Solution, are licenced to the user by ITSI, associated publishers and authors. The licences granted herein are limited to the Author's intellectual property rights and does not include any other patents or intellectual property rights. You own the media to which you have downloaded or copied the e-books, but the Publisher and Author retains all rights, title, and interest in and to the e-books, including all copyrights and ownership rights. The e-books and any copies that this licence authorises you to make, are subject to all the terms and conditions contained in this licence agreement.
If you downloaded the e-books from a site or using a device that requires you to accept any other user agreement, you are bound by both this licence and any site- or device-specific agreement. In case of a conflict between this licence and any site-specific agreement, the more restrictive terms will apply. If your download site or device applies any form of Digital Rights Management to the e-books, you may not remove or disable that Digital Rights Management.
The e-books are the property of the Publisher and is protected by the Copyright Act 98 of 1978 of the Republic of South Africa and worldwide by various copyright and intellectual property laws and treaties. You do not acquire ownership rights to any of the e-books through the use of this product. You agree to abide by any and all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions associated with this product, including but not limited to Creative Commons and online licensing agreements. By accessing and/or using the e-books in any way, you acknowledge the validity and enforceability of the Publisher and Author's copyrights and agree that you will not in any way infringe, either directly or indirectly, the Publisher and the Author's copyrights in and to the e-books.
This licence allows you to download and use an e-book bound to a single username. Each new username will require a unique purchase of the e-book.
No part of the e-books may be reproduced in any form, except that extracts of the text, tables, charts, maps, and images may be reproduced in papers or presentations of a personal nature (e.g. student papers, presentations given by you personally), provided that all of the following conditions are met (percentages are percentages of the content area as printed or displayed):
The e-books are provided in an encrypted electronic publishing format, namely MPUB/MPDF) and must be viewed with a special file-reading program, namely the miEbooks application. The miEbooks application is available on Android, Apple iOS and Windows platforms, as downloads from the Internet. Minimum device specifications and platform versions are applicable.
ITSI warrants only that the downloaded file will be readable on the platform(s) stated on the download site, using the miEbooks application current at the time of download. It is not warranted that all recommended software packages will support all features of the e-books, and is known that reader software for some platforms intentionally do not support some navigational features.
ITSI does not guarantee that the information in this publication is error-free, or warrants that it will meet the user’s requirements or that the operation of the publication will be uninterrupted or error-free. This publication is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied or statutory, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk as to the results and performance of this publication is assumed by the user.
In no event will ITSI be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages and damages for lost data or profits arising out of the use or inability to use the publication. The entire liability of ITSI shall be limited to the amount actually paid by the user for the e-book or e-book licence agreement.
This licence shall be governed by the laws of the Republic of South Africa. If, for any reason, a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, the remainder of this licence shall continue in full force and effect.
For Direct Purchases, non-defective e-books are purchased by the user on a non-refundable basis. If there is a defect in the e-book file that prevents the user from reading the e-book as intended, ITSI will first attempt to replace the defective e-book with one in proper working order. In the event that ITSI cannot replace the defective e-book in a reasonable timeframe, ITSI may issue a refund. ITSI reserves the right to modify or withdraw at any time any e-book from access by the user at the request of the associated publishers or for any other reason.
The following additional ITSI terms, policies and agreements are expressly incorporated herein and form a binding agreement as if produced fully herein:
Below we describe how ITSI (Pty) Ltd. (“ ITSI”) and its subsidiaries collect, use and handle your information when you use the miEbooks application, the ITSI Educator Console, the ITSI Admin Portal or the ITSI Store (" Services").
We collect and use the following information to provide, improve and protect our Services:
Account: We collect, information like your name, surname, and account activity, and associate this with your account via your username.
Services: ITSI aims to provide you with an effortless and enhanced teaching and learning experience. To make that possible, we store, process, and transmit data such as files, annotation, actions and information related to it. This related information is typically data such as your user account information that makes it easier provide a personalised learning experience.
Usage: We collect information related to how you use the Services, including actions you take in your miEbooks app (like paging through e-books, opening resources and making annotations). This helps us provide analytics and insights to improve the service we offer to you.
We may share information as discussed below, but we will not sell it to advertisers or other third parties.
Law & Order: We may disclose your information to third parties if we determine that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with the law; (b) protect any person from death or serious bodily injury; (c) prevent fraud or abuse of ITSI or our users; or (d) protect ITSI's property rights.
ITSI adheres to the following principles when responding to government data requests for our users data:
ITSI staff: Limited ITSI staff may have the ability to access and control your ITSI account. This type of access is typically granted when a problem occurred on your account and ITSI needs to investigate.
Other users: Our Services display information like username, app version and platform to other ITSI users in your institution.
No personal data will be shared with any other third party without your permission.
Security: We are continuously working on features to keep your information and data safe. This includes but is not limited to vulnerability tests, file encryption, password and key rotation.
Retention: We'll retain information you store on our Services for as long as we need it to provide you a Service. If you delete your account, we'll also archive this information in a safe location for a 12-month period where after it will be deleted. In the event that you want to use our services again within the 12-month period, we can retrieve your information and you can seamlessly continue the use of our Service.
To provide you with the Service, we store, process and transmit data globally - including locations outside your territory of use. Information may also be stored locally on the devices you use to make use of the Service.
Any questions, concerns or comments can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This policy may be revised from time to time. The latest version is available at https://www.it.si/miebooks-privacy.
Please contact our Data Protection Officer either by email, telephone using these contact details:
Data Protection Officer
+2712 941 1546
We need to use information about you in various forms and we will only use the minimum amount of information necessary for the purpose. Sometimes we will use information that does not identify you for analytics and anonymised reports.
We will ensure that your information is:
1. processed fairly and lawfully
2. obtained only for specific, lawful purposes
3. adequate, relevant and not excessive
4. accurate and kept up to date
5. not held for any longer than necessary
6. processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects
7. protected in appropriate ways
8. transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA), only if that country or territory also ensures an adequate level of protection
ITSI processes information about individuals in several forms:
The records held by ITSI may be in physical (paper) or digital form.
In the circumstances where we are required to use personal identifiable information, we will only do this if:
ITSI is committed to protecting your privacy and will only process personal confidential data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, the General Data Protection Regulation (2018) and the Protection of Personal Information Act (2018).
The various laws and rules about using and sharing confidential information with which ITSI will comply are available at:
ITSI is a Data Controller and under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection
Regulation (2018) we are legally responsible for ensuring that all personal confidential data that we
collect and use i.e. hold, obtain, record, use or share about you is done in compliance with this legislation.
All data controllers must notify the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of all personal information processing activities. Our ICO Data Protection Register number is ZA234999 and our entry can be found in the Data Protection Register on the Information Commissioner’s Office website at https://ico.org.uk/ESDWebPages/Entry/ZA234999 .
All identifiable information that we hold about you will be held securely and confidentially. We use administrative and technical controls to do this. Only a limited number of authorised staff have access to information that identifies you where it is appropriate to their role and is strictly on a need-to-know basis. ITSI staff and management receive appropriate and on-going training to ensure they are aware of their personal responsibilities and have contractual obligations to uphold confidentiality, enforceable through disciplinary procedures. All staff are trained to ensure they understand how to recognise and report an incident ensuring that ITSI is able to investigate and manage any incidents in the correct way as set out by the various acts mentioned above.
Your information will not be sent to organisations where the protection of personal information laws do not protect your privacy to the same extent as the law in the UK. We will never sell any information about you.
We collect information from or about devices where you install or access the ITSI Platform.
In some cases, ITSI collates the information we collect from your different devices with your user profile . Here are some examples of the device information that we collect:
Furthermore, ITSI keeps track of your in-app activity and collects the events for meaningful analytics. Examples include:
Please note: We do not track any events outside of the ITSI Platform.
We collect the content and information that you provide when you use the ITSI Platform, including when you sign up for an ITSI Store account. This can include information in or about the content that you are accessing or uploading, such as the date a file was created. We also collect information about how you use the ITSI Platform, including when you create, share and open resources, open e-books and complete assessments.
ITSI does not store any payment information, all payment information is stored by trusted, PCI compliant third party providers. More information on the data processing procedures of our payment providers can be found here:
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These cookies collect information about how visitors and users use our websites, applications and services, for instance which functionality visitors use most often, and if they get error messages from areas of the websites, applications or services . These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor or user. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We only use these cookies to improve how our website, applications and services work.
These cookies allow our websites, applications and services to remember choices you make (such as your username or language) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies may also be used to provide services you have asked for. The information these cookies collect cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
We keep a record of traffic data which is logged automatically by our servers, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and device information. We also collect some site, application and service statistics such as access rates, page hits and page views. We are not able to identify any individual from traffic data or site statistics.
As a data subject you have certain legal rights which ITSI should adhere to:
If we do hold identifiable information about you and you have any queries about the information we hold please contact the Data Protection Officer using the details below:
Data Protection Officer
+2712 941 1546
You have the right to refuse/withdraw consent to information sharing at any time by using the contact details above. If there are any consequences to withdrawing consent these will be fully explained and discussed with you first.
ITSI aim to meet the highest standards when collecting and processing your personal information. For this reason, we take any complaints we receive about this very seriously. We encourage people to bring concerns and suggestions to our attention if they think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate. Complaints or suggestions regarding the processing of information should be directed to:
Data Protection Officer
+2712 941 1546
You can also raise a concern directly with the ICO; although ITSI’s aim is to resolve your complaint swiftly ourselves in the first instance.