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Terms and Conditions of Use



Most recent revision: October 22, 2013

Welcome to WhatWillTheyLearn.com, a Web site produced by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (“ACTA”). As used in these Terms and Conditions, the term “Web site” refers to the Web site located at www.whatwilltheylearn.com, e-mail newsletters, and any other sites on which a link to these Terms and Conditions appears. ACTA does not control, and is not responsible for, any third-party site to which the Web site links.

You agree that your use of the Web site is subject to the following Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions may be modified at any time and from time to time; the date of the most recent changes or revisions will appear on this page. Continued access to the Web site by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Agreement. Other portions of ACTA websites may be governed by different or additional terms and conditions. In the event of a conflict between any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use, on the one hand, and any other terms and conditions, on the other hand, the applicable provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use shall prevail with respect to your use of the Web site.

The information prepared by ACTA on this Web site is intended to be accurate based upon ACTA’s good faith research and reliance upon information publicly available from the individual institutions. The materials contained on the Web site are provided by ACTA as a service to you for your noncommercial, personal use on an “as is, as available” basis and may be used by you for information purposes only. However, you acknowledge that you are using the Web site at your own risk. ACTA assumes no responsibility for error or omissions in these materials. ACTA makes no commitment to update the information contained herein. ACTA makes no, and expressly disclaims any and all, representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the ACTA Web site, including without limitation the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of text, graphics, links, and other items accessed from or via the Web site, or that the Web site will be uninterrupted, error-free, or free of viruses or other harmful components. No advice or information given by ACTA or any other party on the Web site shall create any warranty or liability.

ACTA does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials at the Web site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, or otherwise. Under no circumstances shall ACTA or any of its partners, officers, directors, employees, or agents be held liable for any damages, whether direct, incidental, indirect, special, or consequential, and including, without limitation, lost revenues or lost profits, arising from or in connection with your use, reliance on, or performance of the information on the Web site.

ACTA periodically schedules system downtime for maintenance and other purposes. Unplanned outages also may occur. ACTA shall have no liability for the resulting unavailability of the Web site or for any loss of data or transactions caused by planned or unplanned system outages, or any outages of webhost providers or the Internet infrastructure and network external to the Web site.


All materials published on the Web site are protected by copyright laws, and may not be reproduced, republished, distributed, transmitted, resold, displayed, broadcast, or otherwise exploited in any manner without the express written permission of either ACTA or, in the case of content licensed by ACTA from third parties, the entity that is credited as the copyright holder of such licensed content. You may download freely accessible material (one copy per page) from this Web site for your personal and noncommercial use only, without altering or removing any trademark, copyright, or other notice from such material.

In the event you believe that any content posted on the Web site infringes your copyright or other intellectual-property rights, you may notify ACTA by providing the information required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Action of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512, to:

Lauri Kempson, Vice President of Operations
American Council of Trustees and Alumni
1726 M Street NW, Suite 802
Washington, DC 20036

(t) 202.467.6787
(f) 202.467.6784


You agree to indemnify ACTA and each of its partners, officers, directors, employees, and agents, against, and to hold each of them harmless from, any and all claims and liabilities (including attorneys’ fees) that may arise from your unauthorized use of material obtained from the Web site, from your breach of these Terms and Conditions, and from any such acts arising through your use of the Web site.


You may not publish, broadcast, rewrite for broadcast or publication, or redistribute directly or indirectly in any medium text, photo, or graphic material made available on the Web site. Neither the materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and noncommercial use. ACTA will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors, or omissions therefrom or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing.


You agree that any claim, action, or proceeding arising out of these Terms and Conditions, or your use of the Web site, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia applicable to contracts to be wholly performed therein, and any action based on or alleging a breach of this Agreement must be brought in a district or federal court in the District of Columbia. In addition, you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts.


This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) applies to your use of the Web site only and does not cover information collected by any third party sites to which this Web site links. This Privacy Policy is part of, and hereby incorporated into, the Web site’s Terms and Conditions.

The following outlines how we handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website.

ACTA does not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing that information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties.

We collect and store only the following information about you: the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account, or uark.edu if you are connecting from the University of Arkansas’ domain) the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked to our site.

We use the collected information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more user-friendly.

If you complete the update form in order to receive updates and voluntarily share your personally identifying information in this way, we will use this information only to provide you with more targeted content. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings. See Opt-Out below.

You may send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a comment or question. We use personally identifying information from e-mail primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your e-mail to other employees who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your e-mail to contact you in the future about ACTA programs that may be of interest.

If you sign up for updates, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. We won't share your name or e-mail address with any outside parties.


Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications or to update your contact information previously provided to us through the same online form used to sign up for updates. You cannot remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication.


If you have any questions about this, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us at: info@goacta.org.