Last Updated: September 2021
This is the End User Agreement (EUA) for the Wake Forest University ("Wake Forest") websites (https://online.business.wfu.edu, https://professionalcourses.wfu.edu, and https://professionalstudies.wfu.edu; the "Sites"), which are operated by Kaplan North America, LLC ("KNA") on behalf of Wake Forest University (both Wake Forest and KNA hereinafter referred collectively as "Wake Forest," "we," "our," or "us").
Your use of the Sites is only on the condition that you agree to abide by the following terms:
Changes to the EUA
Wake Forest reserves the right to change or modify this EUA or any additional terms at its sole discretion at any time. If you do not agree to the modified terms of the EUA for the Sites, you should discontinue your use, because your continued participation constitutes binding acceptance of the modified EUA. Therefore, it is important that you read this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the most updated Agreement.
Restrictions on Participation
Do not misuse the Sites or any of the content provided on the Sites. You may not interfere with the presentation or delivery of the content on the Sites or try to access the Sites using any method other than the interface and the instructions that we provide.
As a condition of accessing the Sites, you agree not to (a) reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Sites other than as expressly allowed under this EUA; (b) use Wake Forest’s name, trademarks, server or other materials in connection with, or to transmit, any unsolicited communications or emails; (c) use any high-volume, automated or electronic means to access the Sites (including without limitation, robots, spiders, scripts or web-scraping tools); (d) frame the Sites, place pop-up windows over its pages or otherwise affect the display of its page; (e) use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Sites or for any other unauthorized purpose; (f) introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful; or (g) otherwise interfere with or disrupt the Sites or servers or networks connected to the Sites, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Sites.
All content or other materials available on the Sites, including but not limited to code, images, text, layouts, arrangements, displays, illustrations, audio and video clips, HTML files, and other content, are the property of Wake Forest and/or its affiliates or licensors, and are protected by copyright, patent, and/or other proprietary intellectual property rights under the United States and foreign laws.
In consideration for your agreement to the EUA, Wake Forest grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and use the Sites. You may not commercially exploit content from the Sites, nor may you distribute derivative works from the material on the Sites. The burden of determining that your use of any information, software, or any other content on the Sites is permissible rests with you.
Disclaimer: Forum Participation
The Sites may include forums containing the personal opinions and other expressions of the participants, who post entries on a wide range of topics. Neither the User Content (as defined below) on the Sites, nor any links to other websites, are screened, moderated, approved, reviewed or endorsed by Wake Forest. By posting to or viewing such forums, you agree that Wake Forest is not responsible or liable for the content of any postings therein. Wake Forest reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove any content from such forums in its sole discretion.
Rules for Online Conduct
You agree to use the Sites in accordance with all applicable laws. You agree that you will not use the Sites for organized partisan political activities. You also agree that you will not e-mail or post any of the following content ("Prohibited Content") anywhere on the Sites:
Content that defames, harasses, or threatens others
- Content that exploits, harms, or attempts to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise
- Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit such activities, or encourages others to commit such activities
- Content that infringes or misappropriates another's intellectual property rights, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, patents, or trade secrets
- Content that you do not have the right to disclose under contractual confidentiality obligations or fiduciary duties
- Material that contains obscene (i.e., pornographic) language or images
- Advertising, promotional materials, or any form of commercial solicitation
- Content that impersonates or attempts to impersonate another user, person, or entity (including, without limitation, the use of e-mail addresses associated with any of the foregoing)
- Content that otherwise harms other users or visitors to the Sites
- Content that is otherwise unlawful or that violates any applicable local, state, national or international law.
Although we will not routinely screen or monitor content posted by users to the Sites, we reserve the right to remove Prohibited Content of which we become aware (though we are under no obligation to do so).
Posting Content on Our Sites
You can post content to the Sites only if (a) you created and own the rights to the content or you have the owner's express written permission to post the content; and (b) the content does not infringe any other person's or entity's rights (including the copyrights, trademarks, or privacy rights) or violate any applicable laws, this Agreement or any other posted policies. We have the right, but not the obligation, to remove content for any reason.
You are responsible for any content you post to the Sites and the consequences of sharing or publishing such content with others or the general public. This includes, for example, any personal information, such as your home address, the home address of others, or your current location. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF SHARING OR POSTING ANY PERSONAL OR OTHER INFORMATION ON OUR SITE.
You may not post content intended to provide professional advice, including the provision of medical treatment, legal advice, or investment advice. You may not post content to solicit, recommend, endorse, or offer to buy or sell any securities or other financial instruments, tout stocks, or recommend that any particular security, portfolio of securities, transaction or investment strategy is suitable for you or any specific person.
Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, you or the owner of any content that you post to our Sites retain ownership of all rights, title, and interests in that content. However, by posting content on the Sites, you grant us and our assigns, agents, and licensees the irrevocable, royalty free, perpetual, worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, modify, display, remix, perform, distribute, redistribute, adapt, promote, create derivative works, and syndicate this content in any medium and through any form of technology or distribution. We own all rights, title, and interests in any compilation, collective work or other derivative work created by us using or incorporating your content (but not your original content).
When you use a feature of the Sites that allows users to share, transform, readapt, modify, or combine user content with other content, you grant us and our users an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty free, perpetual, worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, modify, display, remix, perform, distribute, redistribute, adapt, promote, create derivative works, and syndicate your content in any medium and through any form of technology or distribution and to permit any derivative works to be licensed under these same license terms.
NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
We respect the rights of all copyright holders, and we have adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of users who infringe the rights of copyright holders. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our designated copyright agent with the following information:
- identification of the copyright work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
- information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party;
- a statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; and
- a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Our copyright agent for notice of claims of infringement on the Sites is:
Kaplan North America
1515 West Cypress Creek Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
This contact information is only for suspected copyright infringement. We will remove any content that infringes upon the copyright of any person under the laws of the United States upon receipt of such a statement (or any statement in conformance with 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)), and will terminate the access privileges of those who repeatedly infringe on the copyright of others. United States law imposes substantial penalties for falsely submitting a notice of copyright infringement.
Links, Frames, and Metatags
You may link to the home page of the Sites for non-commercial purposes as long as the link does not cast us in a false or misleading light. This limited right may be revoked at any time, subject to our sole discretion. You may not frame the content of the Sites. You may not use metatags or any other "hidden text" that incorporates the Wake Forest trademarks or our name without our express prior written consent.
Links to Other Websites
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
We will host and provide the Sites using a commercially reasonable level of skill and care. That said, THE SITES AND ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES THEREIN ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WAKE FOREST AND ITS PARTICIPATING INSTRUCTORS AND THEIR STAFF (THE " WAKE FOREST PARTIES") DO NOT WARRANT, AND HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITES, INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM A SITE, OR LINK TO A SITE. THE WAKE FOREST PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITES WILL OPERATE IN AN UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE MANNER OR THAT THE SITES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE WAKE FOREST PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT THAT (A) THE SITES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS OR ACHIEVE THE INTENDED PURPOSES, (B) THE SITES WILL NOT EXPERIENCE OUTAGES OR OTHERWISE BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (C) THE INFORMATION OR SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH OR FROM THE SITES WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, CURRENT, ERROR-FREE, COMPLETELY SECURE, OR RELIABLE, OR (D) THAT DEFECTS IN OR ON THE SITES WILL BE CORRECTED. NONE OF THE WAKE FOREST PARTIES MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING YOUR ABILITY TO TRANSMIT AND RECEIVE INFORMATION FROM OR THROUGH THE SITES, AND YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR ABILITY TO ACCESS THE SITES MAY BE IMPAIRED. THE WAKE FOREST PARTIES DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RESULTING FROM OR RELATED TO SUCH EVENTS OR THE ACCESS OR USE OF THE SITES OR ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICES RELATED TO THEM.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITES OR ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICES PROVIDED THEREON IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY LAW, YOU AGREE THAT THE WAKE FOREST PARTIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS EUA OR YOUR (OR ANY THIRD PARTY'S) USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITES, DATA LOSS, YOUR PLACEMENT OF CONTENT ON A SITE, YOUR RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH THE SITES, OR ANY OTHER POTENTIAL CLAIMS RELATED TO THE SITES.
EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY LAW, THE WAKE FOREST PARTIES WILL NOT HAVE LIABILITY FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIMS FOR DEFAMATION, ERRORS, LOSS OF DATA, OR INTERRUPTION IN AVAILABILITY OF DATA), ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS EUA, YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITES, DATA LOSS, ANY PURCHASES ON THIS SITES, YOUR PLACEMENT OF CONTENT ON A SITE, OR YOUR RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH THE SITES, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STATUTORY, OR OTHER LAW. WAKE FOREST'S TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE USER'S USE OF THE SITES WILL NOT EXCEED TWENTY U.S. DOLLARS ($20).
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH IN THIS EUA REFLECT A REASONABLE AND FAIR ALLOCATION OF RISK BETWEEN YOU AND THE WAKE FOREST PARTIES, AND THAT THESE LIMITATIONS ARE AN ESSENTIAL BASIS FOR WAKE FOREST'S ABILITY TO MAKE THE SITES AVAILABLE TO YOU ON AN ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE BASIS.
YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION RELATED TO THE SITES MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Wake Forest and its affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and assignees, including its instructors, from any and all claims, liabilities, expenses and damages, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, made by any third party relating to or arising out of (a) your use or attempted use of the Sites in violation of the EUA; (b) your violation of any law or rights of any third party, or (c) information that you post or otherwise make available on the Sites, including without limitation any claim of infringement or misappropriation of intellectual property or other proprietary rights.
You agree that Wake Forest, in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of the Sites or your participation in it thereof, for any reason or no reason, and that none of the Wake Forest Parties shall have any liability to you for any such action.
General Legal Terms
We may modify this Agreement from time to time. If you do not agree to the changes, stop using our Sites before the changes take effect. Your use of the Sites after the effective date of any changes means that you agree to the changes.
If a court of law finds that any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will continue to be valid and enforceable.
You agree that the laws of the State of New York govern this contract and any claim or dispute that you may have against us, without regard to New York's conflict of laws rules. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall have no applicability. You further agree that any disputes or claims that you may have against us reside in and will be resolved by a state or federal court located in New York County, New York and you agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action.
PLEASE NOTE THAT BY AGREEING TO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ARE: (1) WAIVING CLAIMS THAT YOU MIGHT OTHERWISE HAVE AGAINST US BASED ON THE LAWS OF OTHER JURISDICTIONS, INCLUDING YOUR OWN; (2) IRREVOCABLY CONSENTING TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF, AND VENUE IN, STATE OR FEDERAL COURTS IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK OVER ANY DISPUTES OR CLAIMS YOU HAVE WITH US; AND (3) SUBMITTING YOURSELF TO THE PERSONAL JURISDICTION OF COURTS LOCATED IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK FOR THE PURPOSE OF RESOLVING ANY SUCH DISPUTES OR CLAIMS.
Registrations, agreements, and terms presented by us electronically to you have the same effect as one in writing and are legally enforceable as a signed writing. You also consent to receive all communications regarding our Sites electronically from us. The delivery of any communication from us is effective when sent by us, regardless of when you receive or read the communication. In addition, we are not responsible for communications that do not reach you if you have not provided us with your current contact information. If you decided not to receive notices from us electronically, we may cancel your account and terminate access to the Sites.