Privacy statement

Privacy Statement


We are committed to providing a safe and functional personal learning and development environment where people can share information with others that have also agreed to protecting each users identity. This Statement of Privacy applies to Benchmark Connections and governs data collection and usage of this Mahara site.

Collection of personal information

By registering on Benchmark Connections Mahara you will be required to provide us with a certain amount of personal information. We will not disclose personal information, other than what you choose to share on Benchmark Connections Mahara, with other users and organizations or through groups or public views without your written consent unless authorized or required by law.


In order to use Benchmark Connections Mahara you must have cookies enabled within your browser. Please note that no personal information is stored within the cookies used in Benchmark Connections Mahara. A cookie is a data file that is placed on your computer by a webpage server. Cookies are not programs, spyware or viruses and are unable to perform any operation by themselves.

How we use your personal information

Your personal information will be used for the purpose for which you provided it to us and to generate demographic patterns about our users and organizations. We may also collect system usage information for statistical purposes. As Benchmark Connections Mahara users you are able to determine what personal information you make available to others. By default, unless you are assigned Administrator, Course Creator, Tutor, or other elevated  access rights, a user may only view your Display Name. This includes listings within a Notification report or Visitor Log.

Storage and security of your personal information

We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that any personal information we hold is not subject to loss or misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure or alteration.In order to help protect your personal information, please do not disclose your Username or Password to person other than the Site Administrator.

Changes to this privacy statement

We may occasionally make adjustments to our privacy statement to reflect changes to the system and in response to customer feedback. As such we suggest you check the Privacy Statement each time you visit this site.


If you have any questions regarding this Statement or believe we have not adhered to the above criteria, please Contact Us and we will use all reasonable efforts to remedy the issue. The full privacy statement is available at: