Learning Passport is an initiative of UNICEF, powered by Microsoft
Welcome to Learning Passport (“LP”), an online web-based, mobile app-based, and offline education platform and learning management system operated by UNICEF, with support from Microsoft. It is a free platform, and you will never be asked to pay to use it. The LP is typically implemented in partnership with local UNICEF offices and the Education/ Sports and Development Ministries (MoE) in each country.
The LP is completely customizable and is active in over 25 countries. In each LP country, UNICEF staff and government officials customize the platform interface, add country and context-specific content to the platform and manage users. UNICEF country office staff and MoE (Ministry of Education) officials responsible for managing the platform are referred to as ‘administrators’ in the rest of the document. If you are an LP administrator, please read the section titled “For Administrators”.
If you are under 13 years old, we encourage you to discuss your use and engagement on this site with your parents or guardians and make sure that they consent to your use of this site.
Your privacy is very important to us – please also read our Privacy Notice, which will walk you through how the LP collects, stores, and uses the information that you provide to us. By using this site, you are confirming to us that you are agreeing to our Privacy Notice. If you are under 16 years old, please talk to your parents, or the adults who are caring for you, and make sure that they agree with how you are sharing your information.
IN SIMPLE TERMS: CONDITIONS TO USE THE LEARNING PASSPORT
You should read this entire Terms and Conditions, but here are some key points. By registering an Account on the LP, you accept these Terms.
The site can be accessed by anyone with a phone number or email account. Access to this platform is free for all users. You will not have to subscribe or pay any fee to use this platform. In order to use the LP platform, you must register for an account
When you register on the LP, the platform will request basic information such as your age, gender, region, grade etc. unique to the country in which you are using the LP
If you are under the age of 13, you may only create or register an account for the LP with the approval from your parent or legal guardian, or from your school. Teachers or parents of young children 13 years or younger can create an account for the child before permitting them to use the LP. If teachers or parents are creating the accounts, LP will require the teacher/ parent to provide first names and last names for each child and other demographic information on the LP platform
You agree to follow rules of usage, especially not to use the platform in a harmful manner, pretend to be someone else or jeopardize the security of the platform in any manner
You may use the content for educational purposes only and not for any commercial purposes. Unauthorized use of content is prohibited. Content may not be copied or reproduced in any way without the prior written permission of UNICEF. Content on the website can be changed or updated without any prior notice
You understand that any use of the content, website materials, software, or data through the website is at your own discretion and risk. United Nations, UNICEF and the LP disclaim any liability or responsibility arising from the use of this site or its content.
1. SITE ACCESS
You acknowledge that we may choose, but are not obligated, to make any inquiries, either directly or through third parties, deemed necessary to validate your registration information, including without limitation engaging third parties to provide verification services. Learning Passport reserves all rights to take action against anyone who misrepresents personal information or is otherwise untruthful about their identity.
2. ACCOUNT CREATION
“Users” include the children using the site, their parent or guardian, and any administrator using the site.
All LP websites and mobile apps can be accessed by anyone with a phone number or email account. In order to use LP, you must register for an account. You may be asked a one-time authentication password in connection with your account that you will receive on your phone or email. All users are provided with access to content as well as specific features, based on their profile, such as learning activity and records.
When a user registers for an account, the LP requires you to enter your first name, last name and email or phone number to login. An account enables users to access the LP across various devices and modalities (web or mobile app). You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password.
In addition, when you register for an account on the LP, you will be asked to provide some basic information about yourself. Examples of information LP may collect includes gender, age, grade, region etc. You warrant that all such information provided by you is accurate, current, complete, and complies with your obligations under this agreement. You also agree to maintain and update such information to keep it accurate, current and complete.
Teachers or parents of young children can create an account for the child before permitting them to use the LP. If teachers or parents are creating the accounts, LP will require the teacher/ parent to provide first names and last names for each child and their demographic information mentioned above.
The LP in your country may permit you to register for the site with certain third-party social networking or integrated services, such as Facebook or Google. By registering for the platform using an integrated service, you agree that the LP may access your social media account information to request for your name and profile picture. The LP does not store any information associated with the social media account. You may revoke the LP’s access to your account at any time by updating the appropriate account settings of the respective social media provider.
Your access to the site is personal. You are not allowed to share details of the account that has been provided to you or created by you. You are responsible for all uses of your account, even if your account is used by someone else. Sharing account details (except in the case of School Use as outlined in Section 3.3) may result in the temporary or definitive suspension of your rights to use this site.
By registering for an account on the LP or otherwise using the platform, you represent that (i) you are at least 13 years of age, or (ii) you are of legal age of consent to open an account under the laws of your country of residence, or (iii) your use of the LP has been approved by your parent or caretaker, or by your school or teacher for school use.
If you have any reason to believe that your account is no longer secure – if your password has been stolen, for instance – you should change your password as soon as possible. If you cannot access your account to change your password, notify us at email@example.com.
3. USE OF THE SITE
3.1 Parents or Older Children
If you are at least 13 years of age or you are the legal parent or guardian of a child or a teacher interested in using the LP, you may register for an account on the LP using one of the login modalities. You can use any content on the platform available to you. As a parent or teacher, if you register, approve or consent to the registration of, or otherwise assume responsibility for any young child user, you represent and warrant that you are such child user's legal parent or guardian and you agree to be bound by the terms on behalf of such child user, including without limitation being liable for all use of the LP by the child user.
User must keep in mind that LP cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information submitted by any user and is not obligated to verify the identity of any user, including any user's claim to be a parent or teacher user. Any user account may be terminated by the LP at any time and without warning for any failure to abide by these Terms.
3.2 Children under the age of 13
3.3 School Use
Certain schools may use the LP for teachers and students and enable teachers, school leaders, aides, ICT officers, or other similar school personnel to work with students and/ or to create personal or shared accounts for students on their behalf. Teachers and education personnel can provide students with education-related content as part of the school's curriculum. In some cases, selected school administrators/ teachers may be provided with school/ class level administrator privileges to check metrics on course enrollment and assessment scores and evaluate student progress (see section “For Administrators”). Schools using the LP may not share any user information with any third parties outside the national education system.
4. RULES OF USAGE
In each country, the LP aims to create an environment where any user feels comfortable, no matter their nationality, gender, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation or political conviction.
As an administrator and a user, you agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site by any other user.
By agreeing to the terms of service, you agree to:
Not to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal, moral, or human rights of others (such as rights of privacy and publicity)
Not use the platform in a manner harmful, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or otherwise objectionable
Not imitate, impersonate, or pretend to be somebody else. In cases where teachers or education providers are creating or managing use for multiple users, they may not ask or expose any person’s personally identifying information, contact information, or passwords without that person’s express consent
Not jeopardize the security of your account or of the platform in any way, such as allowing someone else access to your account or password
Not use the LP in a manner that infringes another's intellectual property rights, rights of publicity or privacy, or other rights
Abide by all laws and regulations applicable to you
If you are allowed to post comments on content, please be respectful! Remember that everything you post is public. You are given the option to share your opinion on the LP, but if you post things that are not nice, such as personal attacks, harsh language or things that are mean, LP retains the right to delete them immediately.
LP in each country provides educational content and support materials, including documents, workbooks, videos, games and quizzes to help users deepen their knowledge across a variety of topics. Content on each LP is curated by education experts in each country.
If you choose to produce and provide any original content to the LP in your country, you are agreeing to give a perpetual, world-wide, sub licensable and royalty-free license to UNICEF to use, reproduce and edit the content, to support its work and mission, and that the LP may share your content for use on the platform in other regions or countries. Additionally, LP may include the reference to your authorship in the content. If you would not want to grant this license, please do not share content.
5.1 Use of content
You may only use the content available on the LP:
For educational purposes. You shall not use or distribute the content for commercial purpose such as sale, rental, exchange for a fee, support advertisements, sponsorships, or any kind of promotions.
Users may only access and use the content resources on this site. You may not transfer the content or resources to another person or "mirror" the content or resources on any other server.
Any use of the content, other than as explicitly permitted in this paragraph, is unauthorized and may be a violation of copyright or other proprietary rights.
5.2 Links to external sources
This site may include links to other websites that are not under Learning Passport's control. The LP provides these links merely as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply an endorsement or approval by Learning Passport of any website, product or service. LP has not reviewed all the other sites and we cannot guarantee that they are always accurate or reliable. The LP does not assume any responsibility or liability in respect of such websites, including, for example, responsibility or liability for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made on those websites.
5.3 Virus protection
While the LP team makes efforts to test the site and its content, 100% virus free is not guaranteed, thus we encourage you to run an anti-virus program on your device, especially when downloading materials or opening email communications.
5.4 Intellectual property rights
The UNICEF and Learning Passport name and emblem are the exclusive property of UNICEF. They are protected under international law. Unauthorized use is prohibited. They may not be copied or reproduced in any way without the prior written permission of UNICEF. All other trademarks, service marks and logos used on this site, with or without attribution, are the trademarks, service marks or logos of their respective owners. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
UNICEF, Learning Passport, or their partners, own and retain all rights in and to the design, functionality, and architecture of LP, and any software, support materials or content provided through this site (collectively the “Learning Passport IP/ LP IP”) and are protected by copyright, patent and/or other proprietary intellectual property rights under national and international law.
For third party content, UNICEF has either explicitly gained permission to use third party content or is under a Creative Commons license such as CC-BY. CC-BY-SA, CC-BY-NC or CC-BY-NC-SA. This license allows you and others to copy and redistribute the content on this site, but it does not allow you or others to remix or transform the content or use the content for commercial purposes.
You will not reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise access the source code for any content available in the site or software that may be used to operate this site. You will not remove any copyright, license or other notices on any resources or otherwise on this site.
You may only download content that is explicitly marked as downloadable for offline use.
6. FOR ADMINISTRATORS
6.1 Overall responsibilities
If you are school personnel or an LP Administrator, you understand that you are responsible for providing notices and obtaining consent required by laws for students to use digital platforms in your country. Administrators play a very important role in management of LP in each country and must agree not to attempt to violate the security of the site.
6.2 Content addition and administration
In some countries, teachers or local education officials may be requested to add content to the deemed relevant for users in that country. Teachers will either be provided administrator rights to add content to the platform on their own or be requested to submit content to a local administrator to upload on the platform. Administrators for LP in each country are responsible for adding content that has been explicitly produced by UNICEF for the LP or content that are trademarked by third parties. Administrators should represent, warrant and agree that they possess all rights necessary to provide any content being uploaded, and grant LP the rights in these Terms.
Before adding content, administrators should conduct quality checks and ensure the content aligns with Learning Passport’s values and principles.
In addition, administrators for LP will not:
add any content or material on their website that in any way promotes bigotry, discrimination, hatred or violence against any person or group; use sexually explicit or other graphically violent material; or provide instructions on how to commit any illegal or unlawful activity;
publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information;
upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents; the LP in each country reserves the right to delete any material posted to this site without notice to users;
assert any patent infringement or other intellectual property infringement claim regarding any content you have used or submitted on the LP.
6.3 User management
Administrators are responsible for managing users on the platform including creating groups of user, updating their profile field information (if requested) and assigning content to different types of users. Different types of administrators can be assigned on the platform – course administrators who can only manage their individual courses, group administrators who manage individual groups and global administrators who are responsible for overall management.
Administrators must agree not to spam any users with promotional offers or content not related to LP’s mission or post viruses or malware.
The United Nations, UNICEF and Learning Passport disclaim any liability or responsibility arising from the use of this site or its content. The United Nations, including UNICEF, its officials, employees, consultants, agents and contractors, will not be liable for any financial or other consequences whatsoever arising from the use of this site and its content, including the inappropriate, improper, or fraudulent use of such content.
UNICEF accepts no responsibility or liability in respect of the conduct of any user in connection with this site, or for any material submitted by users and carried on this site, including, for example, responsibility or liability for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made in such material. Some external content on the LP is provided “as is”. This simply means that we cannot guarantee that everything you find on this site will be completely accurate or error-free. LP administrators can also periodically add, change, improve, or update the content on this site without notice.
UNICEF does not warrant that the functions contained in the content or resources on this site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the content or resources. No representations or warranties of any kind concerning this site are given, including responsibility for any infection by virus or any other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties. LP may have some features that are new or experimental and may not have been tested in any manner.
You understand that any use of the content, website materials, software, or data through the website is at your own discretion and risk. You agree that you are solely responsible for any issues that you may encounter that result from your use of this site. Under no circumstances can UNICEF be held responsible for any damages or injuries you may have related to your use of this site.
You agree to indemnify, at your own expense, UNICEF, its officials, employees, consultants and agents, against any claims, including their costs and expenses, by any third party, relating to or arising out of (a) your use or attempted use of this site, resources or services in violation of this agreement; (b) your violation of any law or rights of any third party; and (c) any user content that you post or otherwise make available on this site or through any service, including without limitation any claim of infringement or misappropriation of intellectual property or other proprietary rights.
The mention of names of specific companies or products on this site does not imply any intention to infringe proprietary rights, nor should it be interpreted as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of UNICEF.
The use of particular designations of countries or territories or maps on this site does not reflect a position by UNICEF on the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation of their boundaries.
8. TERMINATION; WITHDRAWAL OF RESOURCES
You agree that we may terminate your use of this site, in our sole discretion, for any reason or no reason, and that we shall not have any liability to you for any such action. Without limiting any of our other rights or remedies, it is our policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances users of this site who are repeat copyright infringers. We will not be required to provide you any service or engage in any activity if we believe that the service or activity may violate any applicable law or regulation.
9. PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES
10. CONTACT US
If you have any questions about this site or Learning passport, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.