GPS Website Terms of Use.

The Ron Brown Scholar Program (“RBSP”) offers information on the internet for the benefit of individuals interested in the mission and operations of the Ron Brown Scholar Program, the Ron Brown Leaders Network, the Guided Pathway Support Program (“GPS”) or other RBSP initiatives.


Acceptance of Terms of Use. Use of the web site http://www.rbsgps.com/, https://gps.facebook.com/, and all pages in their respective domains, (“GPS Web Sites”), constitutes acceptance of the following terms, conditions, community expectations and other applicable law by the user (“You”). These Terms of Use are effective as of May 1, 2017.

RBSP reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and equity for any violation of these Terms of Use, including any violation of any RBSP rights in the GPS name, logo and or in connection with the information, data, artwork, text, video, audio, or pictures (together, the “Content”) of the GPS Web Sites.


Forum. The use of the GPS Web Sites shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without regard to Virginia’s choice of law provisions, and not by the U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. RBSP’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any of these Terms of Use. RBSP may assign its rights and duties under these Terms of Use to any party at any time without notice to You.


GPS Name and Logo. The GPS name and logo are the exclusive property of RBSP. They may not be copied or reproduced in any way without the prior written permission of RBSP. Requests for permission should be sent to info@ronbrown.org.


RBSP reserves all copyrights on material on its web pages, including photographs, static or animated designs. The use of RBSP internet material for any purpose, including repackaging in hard copy or in any other electronic media, is prohibited unless prior written permission is obtained.


Scope of Access to Website and Related Rights: Subject to these Terms of Use, RBSP grants You a limited, revocable right to access and use the site solely for your own individual use. You agree not to modify, adapt, translate, or reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to discern the source code of this website. Further, You may not reproduce all or any portion of the site. This website and its Content are the intellectual property of and are owned by RBSP and/or its licensors. RBSP reserves the right to suspend or terminate use of this website or its services by You or other users in its sole discretion.


The GPS Web Sites are provided by RBSP for personal use and educational purposes only. Any other use of the Content of the GPS Web Sites other than for personal or educational purposes requires the express prior written permission of GPS. Requests for permission should be sent to info@ronbrown.org specifying full details of the proposed use.


User Account: You are responsible for maintaining the security of any user passwords and other account details issued to you for use with the site. You are also responsible for the integrity and security of the operating environment from which You access the site.


The Content of the GPS Web Sites is selected on the basis of RBSP’s own criteria and in its sole discretion. RBSP reserves the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the GPS Web Sites, including but not limited to these Terms of Use, hours of availability and equipment needed for use.


The mention of names of specific companies or products (whether or not indicated as registered) does not imply any intention to infringe proprietary rights, nor should it be construed as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of RBSP.


RBSP disclaims any liability or responsibility arising from the use of the GPS Web Sites or the Content of the GPS Web Sites. RBSP, members of the RBSP staff, donors, volunteers and college and university Educational Partners shall not be liable for any financial or other consequences whatsoever arising from the use of the Content of the GPS Web Sites, including the inappropriate, improper, or fraudulent use of such Content.


No representations or warranties of any kind concerning the GPS Web Sites are given, including responsibility for any infection by virus or any other contamination by anything which has destructive properties.


Interactive Components of the GPS Web Sites. The GPS Web Sites may contain bulletin boards, chat rooms, access to mailing lists or other message or communication facilities. The user agrees, when taking advantage of such facilities, not to do any of the following: (a) defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal, moral, or human rights of others (such as rights of privacy and publicity); (b) publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information; (c) upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy) unless the user owns or controls the rights thereto or has received all necessary consents; (d) upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer; (e) delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded; (f) falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded; (g) advertise or offer to sell any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests, or chain letters; or (h) download any file posted by another user that the user knows, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner. RBSP reserves the absolute right to delete any material posted to the GPS Web Sites without notice to the user.


Third Party Links. GPS Web Sites may be linked to other web sites that are not under RBSP’s control. Inclusion of such links does not imply an RBSP endorsement or approval of any web site, product or service. RBSP does not assume any responsibility or liability with respect to such web sites, including, for example, responsibility or liability for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made on those web sites. RBSP has no control over these linked sites, all of which have separate terms and privacy practices, independent of RBSP. These linked sites are only for your convenience and therefore you access them at your own risk.

RBSP accepts no responsibility or liability with respect to the conduct of any user in connection with such facilities, or for any material submitted by users and carried on the GPS Web Sites including, for example, responsibility or liability for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made in such material. If You have any questions about this please contact RBSP by writing to info@ronbrown.org.


Privacy and Site Age Limitations. The GPS Web Sites are intended for use by persons aged 13 years or older. By your use of this site, you affirm that you are at least 13 years of age. In addition, if you are under the age of 18, you are only permitted to use the GPS Web Sites with the consent of your parents or an adult guardian. RBSP will not knowingly allow registration of an account for any person that RBSP believes to be younger than 13.


Termination of Use: RBSP may terminate your access to this website at any time. In addition, your access rights to use the GPS Web Sites may also be terminated if You fail to comply with these Terms of Use. You agree that RBSP will not be liable to You or any third party for any termination of your use of the GPS Web Sites as a result of your failure to comply with these Terms of Use. If your use of the GPS Web Sites is terminated for any reason, any provisions relating to Copyrights, Trademark, Warranty Disclaimers, Limitations of Liability, Indemnification and Miscellaneous, shall survive any such termination.


Trademarks: All trademarks, service marks and trade names and logos of RBSP used in the GPS Web Sites are trademarks or registered trademarks of RBSP. Other marks used on the GPS Web Sites that have been posted by RBSP are the property of their respective owners and are used on this website under permission.


Applicability of Terms and Changes: These Terms of Use are applicable to You upon your accessing the site and/or completing the registration or ordering process. These Terms of Use, or any part of them, may be modified by RBSP without notice at any time, for any reason, provided that if RBSP decides to modify these Terms of Use, RBSP will note at the bottom of these Terms of Use the date of the last update, which should alert you to changes in these Terms of Use since your prior visit to the GPS Web Sites.


Indemnification: You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless RBSP, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from (i) any violation of these Terms of Use, (ii) any activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the site using your user account, (iii) any content or other materials provided or posted by you, or (iv) the violation by you of the rights (including intellectual property rights) of any third party resulting from your use of the GPS Web Sites.


Notice and Address. RBSP may deliver notices to You concerning your activities on this site by means of e-mail, a general notice on the GPS Web Sites, or by other reliable method to the address you have provided to RBSP. RBSP’s mailing address is as follows: The Ron Brown Scholar Program / 485 Hillsdale Drive / Suite 206 / Charlottesville, VA 22901.