Terms of Use

Welcome to the George Washington University’s (GW) website, a resource to help you find information about the university. By accessing or using the website you signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use (“Terms”). The web is an evolving medium. GW may change these Terms from time to time without notice. By continuing to use this website following the posting of such changes, you agree to be bound by these Terms, as modified. GW may change, restrict access to, suspend, or discontinue this website, or any portion of this website, at any time.

Access and Use of Services

You are responsible for your behavior in your use of this website and for respecting GW’s and third parties’ rights in connection with the website and its content. Abuse or misuse of access or services, including the unauthorized access or disclosure of personally identifiable information is a violation of university policy and may constitute violations of law. As a condition of your access and use of services, you agree you will: 1) not use the services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by university policy or these terms of use; 2) not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any services, information, computer systems or networks connected to any GW server or to any GW services; 3) not use the services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any server or network infrastructure or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of any services.

Proprietary Rights in Website Content; Limited License

All content on gwu.edu, including designs, text, graphics, pictures, video, information, applications, software, music, sound and other files, and their selection and arrangement (the website content), is the property of the university or its licensors with all rights reserved. You may occasionally copy individual items of the website solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep all copyright or other proprietary notices intact.

Trademarks

The university website and any university graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names are registered trademarks or trade dress of the university in the U.S. and/or other countries, and are not to be used by third parties without prior written permission. To seek permission, please contact the university’s Licensing and Trademarks Program.

Copyright Complaints

GW respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe intellectual property has been improperly posted or distributed via this website, please notify the university by sending an email to [email protected] or by sending a notice by U.S. mail to: 

Attention: Division of External Relations 
Licensing & Trademarks
1918 F Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20052 

To file a notice of infringement with the university, of the requirements set forth in Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. Text of the statute can be found at the United States Copyright Office website (https://www.copyright.gov/).

Unmoderated Forums and Links to Other Sites

GW websites may include unmoderated forums containing personal opinions or expressions of the of the persons who post entries. Neither the content of these forums are screened, approved, reviewed or endorsed by the George Washington University. GW websites may also include hyperlinks to other websites. You acknowledge and agree that such links are provided for your convenience and are not screened, approved, reviewed or endorsed by the George Washington University with respect to the linked site or its provider. The university makes no representations or warranties with respect to any linked website: Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk. GW is not a publisher of any of the content on these forums, or of any content that may be available through links to and from other sites, and is acting solely as an internet service provider. 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(1).

Privacy

More information about collection and use of personal information and GW’s privacy practices can be found with the university’s Privacy Notice (https://www.gwu.edu/privacy-policy).

Choice of Law/Forum Selection

GW is located in Washington, D.C. You agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms or any content posted to a GW website, including copies and republication thereof, whether based in contract, tort, statutory or other law, will be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, excluding its conflicts of law provisions. You further consent to the personal jurisdiction of and exclusive venue in the federal and state courts located in and serving the District of Columbia as the legal forum for any such dispute.

Disclaimer of Warranty/Limitation of Liability

GW WEBSITES AND ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THEREIN ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR USE OF A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. GW DOES NOT WARRANT, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE ACCURACY, ADEQUACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY WEBSITE, INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM A WEBSITE OR LINK TO A WEBSITE.

GW DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ITS WEBSITES WILL OPERATE IN AN UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE MANNER OR THAT ITS WEBSITES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. USE OF INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH THESE WEBSITES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU AGREE THAT GW WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES, EITHER ACTUAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS, OR TO YOUR (OR ANY THIRD PARTY'S) USE OR INABILITY TO USE A SITE, OR TO YOUR PLACEMENT OF CONTENT ON A WEBSITE, OR TO YOUR RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH A WEBSITE. IN PARTICULAR, GW WILL HAVE NO 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 AGREEMENT, YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE A WEBSITE, OR ANY PURCHASES ON THIS WEBSITE, OR YOUR PLACEMENT OF CONTENT ON A WEBSITE, OR TO YOUR RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH A WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STATUTORY OR OTHER LAW. 

GW MAKES NO REPRESENTATION REGARDING YOUR ABILITY TO TRANSMIT AND RECEIVE INFORMATION FROM OR THROUGH THE WEBSITES AND YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR ABILITY TO ACCESS THE WEBSITES MAY BE IMPAIRED. GW DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RESULTING FROM OR RELATED TO SUCH EVENTS.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold GW harmless from any claims, losses or damages, including legal fees, resulting from your violation of these Terms and your use of a GW website or your placement of any content onto a GW website, and to fully cooperate in GW's defense against any such claims.

General

These Terms of Use constitutes the entire agreement between you and GW and its affiliates with respect to the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous oral or written agreements.

Feedback

We encourage you to contact us regarding any questions, comments, suggestions or other feedback you have about the website. Feedback may be sent to [email protected]. You acknowledge and agree that any feedback provided by you to the university is non-confidential and the university shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of it for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.

 

Updated on 1/9/19