Western Governors University WGU Terms and conditions for referral program.
Terms and Conditions
WESTERN GOVERNORS UNIVERSITY REFERRAL PROGRAM
Western Governors University ("we" or "WGU") offer the opportunity to refer friends to WGU to pursue a bachelors or masters degree ("Refer-a-Friend Program" or "Program"). We reserve the right to terminate the Program at any time for any reason.
By participating in the Program, you agree to use the Program in the manner specified in these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions in their entirety you are not authorized to register as a Referrer (defined below) or participate in the Program in any manner. You may not participate in the Program where doing so would be prohibited by any applicable law or regulations.
We reserve the right to modify or amend at any time these Terms and Conditions and the methods through which Rewards are earned, and to disqualify any participant if he/she does not comply with these Terms and Conditions.
No part of the Program is directed to persons under the age of 13. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE PROGRAM AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER.
You may participate in the Program to recommend WGU to your friends, family or colleagues (collectively "Friends"). To do this, you must necessarily submit your name and e-mail address, as well as the name(s) and e-mail address(es) of your Friend(s). We will only use your contact information in conjunction with this Refer-a-Friend Program and to keep you apprised of future referral programs.
When we contact your Friend(s) we will identify you as the person who made the referral and will give your Friend(s) the opportunity to accept or reject the referral. If your Friend(s) accept the referral they will receive information and attention from WGU regarding application and enrollment. If your Friend(s) reject the referral, WGU will make no further effort to contact your Friend(s) and will not release, sell, rent, or trade your Friend(s) contact information to any third party for the promotion of other services or products. Until your Friend(s) reject the referral, you understand that WGU may send follow-up communications to encourage or remind your Friend(s) to complete the referral process.
To make a referral through the Refer-a-Friend Program you must be a legal resident of the United States of America and be at least 18 years old. To be eligible to receive a referral rewards (described below) you must also be a WGU applicant, student, former student, or alumni and register using your WGU email address.
Any friend, family member or colleague (collectively "Friend") you refer to WGU must be a legal resident of the United States of America and be at least 18 years old. Please respect the spirit of the Program by only referring real individuals who meet these requirement
How the Program Works
To participate, visit http://www.wgu.edu/refer and follow the on-screen instructions to refer Friends by entering their name(s) and email address(es) in the "Refer A Friend" box. Your Friend(s) will be notified of your referral by email and will be given the opportunity to accept or reject the referral. If your Friend(s) accept our invitation to learn more about WGU, you will by notified by email with your reward details.
You may refer any number of Friends. If you are eligible to receive rewards however, rewards will only be provided for the first ten (10) Friends who accept your referral in a twelve (12) month period and have not been previously referred by someone else (a "Qualified Referral"). Your Friend(s) may accept your referral by following a designated link provided by WGU via email. Verbal referrals do not qualify for rewards. Please note that rewards are based on your Friend’s acceptance of your referral, not on applying to WGU or enrolling as a student.
If you are eligible to receive a referral reward ("Reward"), you will one $30 gift code to the WGU online store for each Qualified Referral.
Whether or not you are eligible to receive a reward, your friend(s) will receive a waiver of WGU’s standard $65 application fee.
Your eligibility to participate in the Program, the eligibility of your Friend(s) to participate, and any Rewards you earn are subject to verification and WGU may interrupt or delay the referral and Reward processes for any reason. WGU may refuse to process any referral or Reward that it deems, in its sole discretion, to be fraudulent, suspicious, in violation of these Terms and Conditions, or believes will impose potential liability on WGU, its employees, representatives or agents. WGU's decisions will be final and binding.
Online Refer-a-Friend Platform
WGU authorizes you, subject to these Terms, to access and use the online Refer-a-Friend platform and it’s Content solely for your personal, non-commercial use. This license is revocable at any time without notice and with or without cause.
The online Refer-a-Friend platform and the Program contain contents that include: designs, text, graphics, images, video, information, logos, button icons, software, audio files, computer code, and other content (collectively, "Content"). As between you and WGU, all Content is the property of the WGU or its licensors and is protected under copyright, trademark, and other laws.
By participating in the Program, you agree to:
be bound by these Terms and Conditions, the decisions of the WGU and its designees;
defend, indemnify, release and hold harmless the WGU and its licensors together with their respective employees, directors, officers, licensees, licensors, shareholders, attorneys and agents including, without limitation, their respective advertising and promotion entities and any person or entity associated with the production, operation or administration of the Program (collectively, the "Released Parties"), from any and all claims, actions, demands, damages, losses, liabilities, costs or expenses caused by, arising out of, in connection with, or related to their participation in the Program (including, without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death caused to any person(s) and/or the awarding, receipt and/or use or misuse of the Program or any Reward); and
be contacted by WGU via e-mail.
WGU shall not be liable for:
late, lost, delayed, stolen, misdirected, incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, unreliable, garbled or unintelligible submissions;
software or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors;
data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of submissions;
any injuries, losses or damages of any kind resulting from acceptance, possession or use of a Reward, or from participation in the Program, that were not reasonably foreseeable to the WGU at the relevant time;
any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any websites or materials associated with the Program; or
claims, demands, and damages in disputes among Program participants.
WGU disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with the Program, and reserves the right, in its discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Program should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention or other causes beyond the WGU's control, corrupt the administration or security of the Program.
WGU shall not be liable to any Program participant for failure to supply any Reward or any part thereof, by reason of any act of God, equipment failure, labor dispute, conflict, any action by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity, or any other cause beyond any of the Released Parties’ control. WGU reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Program should it determine, in its sole discretion, that the administration, security or fairness of the Program has been compromised in any way.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
YOUR USE OF THE PROGRAM IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, THE PROGRAM IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND WGU EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS AND TERMS (COLLECTIVELY, "PROMISES") OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY STATUTE, COMMON LAW OR CUSTOM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES AS TO PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE USE OF THE PROGRAM, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT;
WGU MAKES AND GIVES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE PROGRAM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE PROGRAM WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE PROGRAM WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (v) ANY ERRORS IN THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED; AND
ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE PROGRAM IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR MOBILE DEVICE OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OR USE OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
Limitation of Liability and Indemnification
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT: WGU SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF WGU WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH, FROM, OR AS A RESULT OF THE PROGRAM; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON OR THROUGH THE PROGRAM; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE PROGRAM. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS IN THIS PARAGRAPH MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE BY LAW, WGU'S MAXIMUM LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROGRAM, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE), WILL NOT EXCEED $100.
Participants should use the Program at their own risk.
Your participation in the Program or acceptance of a Reward constitutes permission for WGU to use your first and last name, and city and state address for any and all promotional or advertising purposes in connection with the Program, on a worldwide basis and in all forms of media without review, permission or further compensation of any amount or kind whatsoever, where permitted by law.
If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the Program after the occurrence of prohibited conduct, we reserve the right to cancel, change, or suspend the Program.
Prohibited Conduct, Generally
You agree not to use the Program to:
Violate applicable law;
Infringe the intellectual property rights of WGU;
Stalk, harass, or harm another individual;
Collect or store personal data about other participants;
Impersonate any person or otherwise misrepresent your identity;
Interfere with or disrupt servers or networks connected to the Program; or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of such networks;
Interfere with another Participants use of the Program;
Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Program, other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to the Program;
Transmit any file that contains viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or any other contaminating or destructive features;
Conduct any illegal activity or solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity that infringes the rights of others;
Resell, barter, trade, auction or otherwise generate income by providing access to the Program to others
Bulk Distribution ("Spam")
When using the online Refer-a-Friend platform you are the actual sender of the referral emails to your Friend(s) and must comply with applicable law. If you provide a Personal Link to your Friend(s) by email, the email must be created and distributed in a personal manner that is appropriate and customary for communications with friends, colleagues and family members. By submitting the email address(es) of your Friend(s), you represent that each Friend has given their prior consent to receive such messages.
Bulk email distribution, distribution to strangers, or any other promotion of a Personal Link in a manner that would constitute or appear to constitute unsolicited commercial email or "spam," in WGU's sole discretion, is expressly prohibited and may be grounds for immediate termination of your account and deactivation of the Personal Link. WGU has a no tolerance spam policy. If you do not comply with the law, including anti-spam laws, you are obligated to indemnify WGU against any liabilities, costs and expenses it incurs as a result of such spam.
WGU has no obligation to monitor the content provided by Users; however, WGU may choose to do so and block any email messages, remove any such content, or prohibit any use of the Program.
Fraudulent and Suspicious Behavior
WGU may prohibit you from participating in the Program or receiving a Reward if, in its sole discretion, WGU determines that you are attempting to undermine the fairness, integrity or legitimate operation of the Program in any way by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair practices of intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other users or representatives of WGU. Use of any automated system, script, or macro to participate is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification. You may not enter with multiple or fake emails addresses or accounts, use fictitious identities or use any system, bot or other device or artifice to participate in the Program or receive a Reward.
WGU appreciates hearing from Users and welcomes your comments regarding the Program. Please be advised, however, that WGU shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the creative ideas you submit for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you or any other person.
To see the personal WGU "Refer-a-Friend" page or account or to use the Program, Users will need to sign in with their credentials. Users are responsible for maintaining the confidentially of their sign-in credentials and are fully responsible for all activities that occur through the use of them. Users agree to notify the WGU immediately if they believe the confidentiality of their sign-in credentials has been compromised or if they suspect unauthorized use of their account. Users agree that the WGU will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from unauthorized use of their credentials.
Applicable Law; Arbitration; Class Waiver; and Waiver of Jury Trial
Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or related to the Program or any prize awarded shall be resolved under Utah law (without reference to its conflicts of laws principles), and you agree to submit any dispute to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Salt Lake County, Utah.
You and WGU agree to submit to arbitration any disputes relating to your use of the Program under the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such arbitration, to the extent necessary, shall be conducted within Salt Lake County in the state of Utah. You covenant not to sue WGU in any other forum.
You also acknowledge and understand that, with respect to any dispute with WGU arising the Program or this Agreement:
YOU ARE GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO HAVE A TRIAL BY JURY; and
YOU ARE GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO SERVE AS A REPRESENTATIVE, AS A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, OR IN ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY, OR TO PARTICIPATE AS A MEMBER OF A CLASS OF CLAIMANTS, IN ANY LAWSUIT INVOLVING ANY SUCH DISPUTE.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and WGU concerning your use of the Program. The failure of WGU to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms remain in full force and effect. The section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. A person who is not a party to these Terms shall have no right to enforce or receive the benefit of any of these Terms.