Terms and Conditions

Last Updated: April 2018

Terms and Conditions of Use

These "Terms & Conditions of Use" constitute the contractual agreement between you and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education regarding the use of our website (www.wiche.edu), digital communications, resources, and any activities or transactions you may conduct through this site, herein referred to as ‘resources.’ Your use of our ‘resources’ 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, registering for an event, or by submitting a form via our website, we use that information to communicate with you and to help us fulfill your request. Contact information from event registration forms may be shared with companies that underwrite WICHE events and programs. We may also use your personal information to update our internal database of contacts and members, access to which is restricted to authenticated persons from WICHE.

When you visit our website, we gather and store standard Internet log information, such as (but not limited to) the host system, time, and duration of visits to our pages. We also use third-party applications, including Google Analytics, to help us better understand our web traffic and improve your website experience. For more on how Google uses this information, visit google.com/policies/privacy/partners.

How We Use Information

By registering for a WICHE event your information may be shared with companies that underwrite WICHE events and programs. WICHE’s registration process for in-person meetings includes opt-out options for both the registrant’s contact information and any photographs taken at the meeting. If you wish to confirm your opt-out, please contact us.

If you do not register for a WICHE event and simply visit the website, WICHE will not share, sell, or trade this 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 ’resources.’

Content Ownership

WICHE's logo is copyrighted and is the exclusive property of WICHE. Member institutions/organizations may request use of the logo to denote their membership on websites & approved printed materials.

All information provided by users (including, but not limited to: e-mails, postings to email lists, wikis, and blog entries) may be used by WICHE within the limitations of the Fair Information Practice policies without restriction or compensation.

Materials appearing on, referenced on, or linked to the ‘resources’ 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.

Links to Other Sites

WICHE does not have control of content, accuracy, or copyrights to external sites that may be linked outside of the wiche.edu domain. We do not endorse, recommend, or authenticate the accuracy of information at linked sites. The links are provided as an informational resource to 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

Certain WICHE ‘resources,’ such as listservs are forums for sharing information pertinent to our mission and facilitating civil discussion of related issues. WICHE seeks to protect the WICHE 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 ‘resources’ 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 ‘resources’ to anyone without reason or cause.

Agreement

By using these ‘resources,’ 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. Notification of any changes will be posted on the website. Changes may include, but are not limited to modifications, edits, new content, or deletions of content pages

Jurisdiction

The contents of these ‘resources’ are intended for the sole use of WICHE constituents for the purposes of promoting the goals, services, and products of WICHE. 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 by mail, phone, or e-mail at the following addresses:

WICHE
3035 Center Green Drive, Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80301-2204
(303) 541-0200; info@wiche.edu