Terms & Conditions



Updated 12/4/2017

Welcome to the University of North Carolina (UNC) Online Learner Orientation website. THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA and its associates provide their services to you subject to the following terms and conditions, as updated from time to time. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you are not authorized to use this website. Please read them carefully. ​


Please review our Privacy Notice, which governs our use of your personally identifiable information, to understand our practices.  You may access our policy here:  https://www.northcarolina.edu/home/privacy-policy.  Your use of this website indicates that you have read, understand, and agree with the privacy policy.


When you visit the UNC Online Learner Orientation website or send e-mails to an associate, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.


This website, and all content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, are the property of the University of North Carolina or its content suppliers and protected by international copyright and trademark laws.   Except as allowed by law, or as expressly permitted in connection with specific content, this website and its contents may not be reproduced, distributed, modified, displayed, or used in any way without the prior written permission of the University of North Carolina or the third party content owner.

The University of North Carolina’s trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not the University of North Carolina’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits the University of North Carolina. All other trademarks not owned by the University of North Carolina or its subsidiaries that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by the University of North Carolina or its subsidiaries.

The University of North Carolina complies with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).  If you have a concern regarding the use of copyrighted material on this site, please contact the agent designated to respond to reports alleging copyright infringement.

For the University of North Carolina General Administration, the agent designated to receive notification of claimed infringement under Title II of the DMCA is:


The University of North Carolina grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of The University of North Carolina. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents: any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions: any derivative use of this site or its contents: any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant: or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of The University of North Carolina. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of The University of North Carolina and our associates without express written consent. You may not use any meta-tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing The University of North Carolina name or trademarks without the express written consent of The University of North Carolina. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by The University of North Carolina. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of The University of North Carolina UNC Online Learner Orientation website so long as the link does not portray The University of North Carolina, its associates, or their products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark of The University of North Carolina as part of the link without express written permission.


If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. If you are under 18, you may use our website only with involvement of a parent or guardian. The University of North Carolina and its associates reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in their sole discretion.


You may post comments, and other content where solicited, and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information, so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, libelous, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties, and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of “spam” or other unsolicited communications.  You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of a card or other content. The University of North Carolina reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content, but does not regularly review posted content.

If you do post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant The University of North Carolina and its associates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant The University of North Carolina and its associates and sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post: that the content is accurate, that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entit, and that you will indemnify The University of North Carolina or its associates for all claims resulting from content you supply. The University of North Carolina has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. The University of North Carolina takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.


By visiting The University of North Carolina UNC Online Learner Orientation website, you agree that the laws of the United States of America and the state of North Carolina, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and The University of North Carolina or its associates. 


The use of this website is solely at our own risk.  This website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis.  The University of North Carolina expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind with respect to this website, whether expressed or implied, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.  The University of North Carolina expressly disclaims any responsibility for the actions of any other users of this website.  The University of North Carolina makes no warranty that this website will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, current, accurate, complete or error-free or that the results obtained by the use of this site will be accurate or reliable.  You understand and acknowledge that your sole and exclusive remedy with respect to any defect in or dissatisfaction with the site is to cease to use the site.  You may have other rights which may vary from state to state.


You expressly understand and agree that The University of North Carolina shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data loss, or other losses resulting from any matter related to your use of this website. 


We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, and these Terms & Conditions of Use at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.


Questions regarding our Terms & Conditions of Usage, Privacy Policy, or other policy related material can be directed to the UNC General Administration Department of Legal Affairs via mail at the address below:

UNC General Administration

Attn:  Legal Affairs
910 Raleigh Rd.
P.O. Box 2688
Chapel Hill, NC 27514