Carleton University’s Kaltura Terms of Use

All Carleton University faculty, students, staff and guests who choose to use the university’s implementation of the Kaltura platform are subject to these terms of use. Kaltura is a cloud-based web application that facilitates the creation, conversion, management and distribution of media (audio and video) files. Use of the Kaltura platform is broadly define into two categories:

1) Content creator(s) are users that use Kaltura tools to create media and/or place media onto the Kaltura system.

2) Viewer(s) are user(s) who view or access media that is hosted on Kaltura system.

Type and Ownership of Content Placed on Kaltura: Content creator(s) who place media on Carleton’s Kaltura platform are responsible for the content of their videos. This includes ensuring that the content is in compliance with applicable Canadian copyright laws and Carleton copyright guidelines. Media placed by content creators on Kaltura must support the academic or administrative endeavours of the university and follow Carleton University’s Acceptable Use Policy.

Kaltura and Carleton University does not assume ownership or responsibility of the content uploaded by Carleton University content creators. Ownership and or responsibility for the content lies solely with the content creator who created and/or placed the content on the Kaltura platform.

Data Retention: The Kaltura media platform is not intended to be used as a backup or a data storage service. Content creators are expected to retain original source files as their backup. Media stored on the Kaltura platform that has not been accessed within 24 months will be tagged as inactive. Media not accessed within 48 months will be permanently deleted. This is accordance with the Kaltura Media Retention policy. Access is defined is a single viewer viewing the media. Content creators can maintain access to resources by viewing the content at least once every 24 months.

Security and Privacy: The Kaltura platform is a secure system. It can be used to provide controlled access to media (to a group, to students registered in a class, to an individual, or public access). Content creators are responsible for ensuring that appropriate access is indicated for their media. The Kaltura platform is a cloud based service and should not be used under any circumstances for media or content that contains private information. Refer to the Carleton University Access to Information and Protection of Privacy policy for guidance relating to what constitutes private information.

Managing Media: The Kaltura system allows content creators to create, upload, control access and delete their own media without staff intervention. Content creators are only able to manage their own media (this includes deleting media). In the event a content creator deletes their media, it will not be retrievable.

Additional policies apply to all users of the Kaltura system.

Carleton University Acceptable Use Policy

Carleton University Copyright Guidelines

Carleton University Access to Information and Protection of Privacy

Kaltura Terms of Use