PD Mosaic is not officially launched yet and is still in development. Thank you for your understanding.
Using PD Mosaic
a. Who can use PD Mosaic
You may use PD Mosaic only if you accept and understand that this tool, created by la Commission Scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles (CSSMI) staff, is only intended as a form of pedagogical consultancy/teacher training, and only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable laws. PD Mosaic is not a company, it does not sell anything nor generate revenue; it is a tool created to help Quebec general adult education personnel (teachers, pedagogical consultants and directors) with their professional development. The CSSMI is not responsible for your following or not following the pedagogical advice of this web site, or the advice in the linked content you can find in PD Mosaic.
When you create your PD Mosaic account, you must provide us with accurate and complete information. When you use PD Mosaic, you must also provide honest information and we ask that you create a single account. We have created a test school board and centre for people who want to explore the tool. Any use or access by anyone under the age of 18 is prohibited. The PD Mosaic tool is provided free of charge for Quebec general adult education personnel. Other education personnel from Quebec are free to use it as well, but free support is only provided to Quebec general adult education personnel working in English school boards. PD Mosaic is not presently adapted for learning establishments outside of Quebec. If you need for your Country, region, district or school to be added to the list of PD Mosaic schools and centres, you must use the appropriate form to do so or contact us by email; we will see what can be done and we will get back to you.
In other words: PD Mosaic is free to use, but support is only free for Quebec General Adult Education personnel of English School Boards. PD Mosaic is a professional development support tool.
b. Our license to you
Subject to these Terms, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and revocable license to use PD Mosaic in the form of an account.
Though we strive to make sure PD Mosaic is always running properly, we cannot guarantee that PD Mosaic will always be available. We may also delete accounts when they are unused after a long period of time (say a school year, but it could be less).
We will not share any of your personal information with any other party and we take the necessary precautionary measures to protect your information.
In other words: Sometimes, stuff happens and the website may be down. The tool was programmed so that your personal information and mosaic cannot be seen by anyone but you, unless you decide to share it.
c. Commercial use of PD Mosaic
You cannot use PD Mosaic for commercial purposes.
Your PD Tiles and Your Mosaic
a. When you submit a PD Tile for the mosaic
There is no guarantee that a PD Tile you submit will be made available to all users. Within the limits of our available resources, we will give you feedback on the PD Tile you submitted in order to improve it, accept it or perhaps even reject it (sorry, it happens).
When you submit a PD tile, you acknowledge that everything you are suggesting in that tile is in compliance with applicable laws, especially copyright law. For instance, do not suggest videos posted on a streaming service that could clearly be in violation of copyright laws. There are exceptions for education, but that does not allow to blatantly post material that would cause loss of revenue for its creators.
Once a PD Tile you’ve created is accepted in the mosaic, you will not be able to delete it. You can ask for its removal, but there is no guarantee that we will delete it.
We’ll try and let you know if we need to delete an accepted PD Tile you’ve submitted, but we can delete it without notice if we evaluate that circumstances demand it.
In other words: Submitting PD Tiles is cool; accepting constructive criticism is even cooler.
b. How long we keep your content
The PD Tiles you create can stay for as long as PD Mosaic exists (your name does not show as the author of the PD Tile). If you want us to delete your account, simply let us know and we will delete your personal information from the database in a timely fashion.
c. Feedback you give us
We want to hear (or read) from you and we are interested in knowing how we can improve PD Mosaic. Once you give feedback, we are free to use it or not with no further engagement from either party.
The images we use in the content we create are mostly taken from image banks for which we have a paid subscription. Some content is generated by the linked code offered by other parties and is used under their terms and policies. Some images and content are original creations. If you suggest a PD Tile and wish to embed images or other media you did not create, your best bet is to use content that’s under a valid Creative Commons licence or in the Public Domain. Failure to do so will likely result in PD Mosaic rejecting your submitted PD Tile.
We work to protect the security of your content and account, but we cannot, no more than anyone else truly can, guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our efforts and security measures. Please let us know immediately of any compromise or unauthorized use of your account.
Third-Party Links, Sites and Services
Several PD Tiles have links that point to third-party websites and services the property of other parties and are not controlled by CSSMI. We do not endorse or assume any responsibility for any such third-party sites, information, materials, products, or services. If you access any third party website, service, or content from PD Mosaic, you do so at your own risk and you agree that the CSSMI will have no liability arising from your use of or access to any third-party website, service, or content.
The CSSMI may terminate or suspend this license (your account) at any time, with or without cause or notice to you.
If you use PD Mosaic in violation of any section of this agreement, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the CSSMI and its employees.
While PD Mosaic reviews the content submitted by users through PD Tiles, the content available through some links may be changed without our consent or knowledge. The CSSMI does not take responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted through PD Tiles found on PD Mosaic. We strive to offer you accurate, relevant content, but pedagogical consultancy and the Internet being what they are, you might not agree with everything you see on PD Mosaic. You accept that you might consider some content to be objectionable, questionable or otherwise inappropriate and that you do not hold the CSSMI and its employees responsible for any of PD Mosaic’s content and usability.