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Terms and Conditions of Use

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) provides the Adult College Completion Network website (www.adultcollegecompletion.org) and the associated email discussion lists. The views expressed in all communications are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of Lumina Foundation for Education, its officers, or employees.

Agreement

By using this site, you agree to the conditions defined in this statement of "Terms & Conditions of Use." WICHE reserves the right to change these policies as needed or conditions change at its sole discretion. Notification of any changes will be posted on the website in this document but will not be specifically distributed to website users. Changes may include, but are not limited to modifications, edits, new content, or deletions of content pages.

Terms and Conditions of Use

These Terms & Conditions of Use constitute the contractual agreement between you and WICHE regarding the use of the website (www.adultcollegecompletion.org) and any activities or transactions you may conduct through this site. Your use of the website constitutes your agreement to abide by these Terms and Conditions. This statement contains our commitment to you concerning your privacy and how WICHE may use information you provide.

Information We Collect

No personal information is collected unless you choose to provide that information to us. Personal information is collected for membership, demographic, and communications purposes.
If you choose to provide personal information by sending an e-mail or by submitting a form via our website, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us fulfill your request. We may also use your personal information to update our internal database of contacts and members, access to which is restricted to WICHE staff only.

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, we will gather and store only standard Internet log information, such as (but not limited to) the host system, time, and duration of visits to our pages.

How We Use Information

All information collected is confidential and remains within WICHE and Lumina Foundation, except where you provide information clearly intended to be published on the site as noted below. WICHE will not share, sell, or trade any personal individual information without your advance permission. Any information that becomes published will be on an aggregated, non-identifying basis.

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law where we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order, or legal process served on our website.

Where clearly noted, some information you provide will be published on our site. This can include your contact information, phone number, and address as part of an overall description of a project with which you are involved.

Content Ownership

Materials that are freely available on our website, unless otherwise noted, use a Creative Commons "Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike" license for its content.

All information provided by users (including, but not limited to: e-mails, posting to listservs, wikis, and blog entries) shall be the property of WICHE. WICHE may use any materials provided within the limitations of the Fair Information Practice policies without restriction or compensation.

Materials appearing on or referenced on the site that are not produced by WICHE are subject to the copyright agreements specified by the author. Materials may be copied or downloaded provided that all restrictions noted for that material are complied with and that notices of copyrights and/or proprietary notices are included.

Publication, Submission, Editing, and Deletion of Content

WICHE reserves the right to publish or not publish content submitted by you, and may edit and/or delete any content without providing specific notice to you. In general, content (including comments, blogs, projects, and emails) must not be submitted for commercial purposes or gain, and must be of relevance to the goals and aims of the Adult College Completion Network. WICHE staff will make the final decision on the inclusion of any and all materials on the website.

Member Communications

WICHE does not endorse the opinions expressed in any online communications tools that are part of the website, including, but not limited to: blogs, comments, social media, discussion boards, or email lists. All comments made in such contexts are solely those of the participants and are not endorsed or in any way attributable to WICHE. WICHE is not responsible for any liability resulting from content posted in listservs, user forums, or content pages.

Links to Other Sites

WICHE does not have control of content, accuracy, or copyrights to sites that are linked outside of the WICHE website. We do not endorse, recommend, or authenticate the accuracy of information at linked sites. The links are provided as an informational resource to Adult College Completion Network members and users of the website. Individuals must evaluate linked sites for usefulness or purpose.

Disclaimer

WICHE makes every effort to ensure that information on the website is accurate and timely. However, WICHE does not provide warranties or assurances as to the accuracy of all information contained in the content pages or contact pages of the website.

Acceptable Use

The website is a forum for sharing information pertinent to the mission of the Adult College Completion Network and facilitating civil discussion of related issues. WICHE seeks to protect the Adult College Completion Network community from irresponsible or illegal activities. Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to: transmission of offensive or obscene materials, impersonation of others, unsolicited commercial or political appeals, transmission of annoying or defamatory material, access to services not authorized for that user, violation of the privacy of others, infringement of copyrights, disruption of service, or any illegal activity. Unacceptable use is determined at the sole discretion of WICHE staff. Materials on the site may be removed by WICHE staff at any time without reason or cause. WICHE staff will inform anyone accused of unacceptable use and seek to remedy the complaint, but WICHE retains the right to deny access to the site or its related services to anyone without reason or cause.

Jurisdiction

The contents of this website are intended for the sole use of the Adult College Completion Network and guests for the purposes of promoting the goals and services of the network. Disputes or litigation resulting from use of this website will be under the jurisdiction of state or federal courts located in the State of Colorado.

Contact Us

We look forward to any comments, suggestions, recommendations, or questions you might have. You may contact us online or at the following address and phone number:

WICHE – Adult College Completion Network
3035 Center Green Drive, Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80301-2204
(303) 541-0238