List of active policies

Name Type User consent
Terms of Use Site policy All users
Privacy Site policy All users
Online Conduct Site policy All users


Use of state systems.

Full policy

This system is the property of the Montana State Library (MSL), unauthorized use is a violation of 45-6-311. Unlawful use of a computer, MCA, and MSL policies. By continuing to use this system, you indicate your awareness of and consent to these terms and conditions of use. Log off immediately if you do not agree to the conditions stated here.

By creating an account on the MSL Learn, you agree that you will:

  • Not share your username and/or password with others
  • Follow the Expectations for Online Conduct

 You may terminate your use of MSL Learn at any time, either by ceasing to access it or by deleting your account.  MSL Learn has no obligation to retain any of your accounts, course data, continuing education badges and certificates, or submitted content for any period of time. 

Please note that MSL will review and may make changes to these terms of use from time to time. Any changes to the terms of use will be effective immediately upon posting on this page, with an updated effective date. By accessing MSL Learn after any changes have been made, you signify your agreement on a prospective basis to the modified terms of use and any changes contained therein. 


Privacy notice

Full policy

This privacy notice relates to user accounts created on this site. MSL takes your privacy very seriously. In order to provide access to this site, we need to collect and store the personal information you provide.

We collect the data that you provide when creating an account, such as name and email address. We also collect data about your activity on the site including, but not limited to, course completion records, evaluation feedback, and any contributions that you make within courses.

The personal information you provide is used only to permit access to the online courses on this site and to verify course completion upon request of the registered account holder. Personal information you share with us and course completion records will not be shared with any third parties, such as your library, administration, or place of employment, without explicit written notification from you. Information provided by you within course evaluation responses is used only for performing analysis of the use of our site. General, non-identifiable, non-personal information is used for reporting and marketing purposes.

For any trustee, library director, or other supervisor wishing to monitor, track or have access to course completion records for employees, explicit permission must be submitted from the account holder to the State Librarian.

For further information, please see the MSL Statement on Privacy and Confidentiality of Library Records and State of Montana Internet Privacy and Security Policy.


Expectations for Online Conduct

Full policy

You agree that you are responsible for your own use of the MSL Learn and for your user postings. "User Postings" include all content submitted, posted, published, or distributed on the MSL Learn by you or other users of the MSL Learn, including but not limited to all forum posts, wiki edits, notes, questions, comments, videos, and file uploads.

You agree that you will use the MSL Learn in compliance with these terms of use and all applicable local, state, national and international laws, rules, and regulations, including copyright laws, any laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from your country of residence, and all United States export control laws.

 The following are prohibited:

  • Plagiarism in any form;
  • Content that defames, harasses, or threatens others;
  • Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them;
  • Content that infringes on another's intellectual property, including, but not limited to, copyrights or trademarks;
  • Profane, pornographic, obscene, indecent, or unlawful, content;
  • Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation;
  • Content related to partisan political activities;
  • Viruses, Trojan horses, corrupted files, malware, spyware, or any other similar software that may damage the operation of another's computer or property;
  • Content that contains intentionally inaccurate information or that is posted with the intent of misleading others;
  • Use of MSL Learn in any manner intended to damage, disable, overburden, or impair any MSL Learn server or the network(s) connected to MSL Learn or to interfere with any other party's use of MSL Learn;
  • Attempts to gain unauthorized access to MSL Learn, other accounts, computer systems, or networks through any means;
  • Attempts to obtain any materials or information stored on MSL Learn, its servers, or associated computers through any means not intentionally made available through MSL Learn; and
  • Misrepresenting or attempting to misrepresent your identity while using  MSL Learn.

Violations and Termination

If you are found in violation of the Terms of Use you may be subject to one or more of the following actions:

  • Having any certificate or continuing education units earned in the course withheld;
  • Being unenrolled from a course; or
  • Termination of your use of MSL Learn.

Terms of use violations will be determined at the sole discretion of MSL Learn. You will be notified if a determination has been made that you have violated these terms of use and you will be informed in writing of the corresponding action to be taken because of the violation. 

If a determination of violation has been made that results in any sanction or suspension from use of the MSL Learn, you may appeal that decision in writing to the State Librarian within 7 workdays (1 week) of notification of the violation. 

In that written appeal, please include:

  • Why you were suspended
  • Why you would like to be reinstated

Your appeal will be reviewed by the State Librarian and you will be notified via email of the result.