Terms of Service

This website is designed to provide educational resources, course materials, learning management services, and various other tools and services to facilitate your educational journey.

These Terms and Conditions constitute a legally binding agreement made between you, whether personally or on behalf of an entity (“you”) and mediusa-University.com (“we,” “us,” or “our”), concerning your access to and use of the mediusa-University.com website as well as any other media form, media channel, mobile website, or mobile application related, linked, or otherwise connected thereto (collectively, the “Site”).

By accessing or using the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree with all of these Terms and Conditions, then you are expressly prohibited from using the Site and must discontinue use immediately.

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully as they contain important information about your legal rights, remedies, and obligations. They include various limitations and exclusions, and a dispute resolution clause that governs how disputes will be resolved.

This Site is intended for users who are at least 18 years old. Persons under the age of 18 are not permitted to use or register for the Site.

Acceptance of Terms

By accessing or using any part of the Site, including browsing the website, registering for an account, participating in online courses, or downloading any materials from our Learning Management System (LMS), you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. These terms apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, students, instructors, and/or contributors of content.

Your agreement to these terms is acknowledged upon your first use of the site. If you do not agree to comply with and be bound by these terms, you must immediately stop using the website.

Please be aware that these Terms and Conditions may be updated or amended from time to time at our discretion. We recommend that you review these terms periodically for any changes. Continued use of the website after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.

Modification of Terms

The Site reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms and Conditions at any time. It is your responsibility to check these Terms and Conditions periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes will mean that you accept and agree to the changes.

We will endeavor to notify users of any significant changes to these Terms and Conditions by posting a notice on the website, sending an email to the address provided by you in your account, or through other reasonable means. However, it is important that you review these Terms and Conditions regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes.

The date of the last modification of these Terms and Conditions will be noted at the top of this page. If you disagree with the revised terms, you are free to discontinue using this website. Your continued access or use of the website after such changes are made conclusively demonstrates your acceptance of those changes.

User Accounts

Account Creation: To access certain features of the Site, you may be required to create a user account. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information, including your username and password. The account is personal to you and cannot be shared with or transferred to others.

Account Responsibilities: You are responsible for all activities that occur under your account, whether or not you know about them. You agree to immediately notify the Site of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. The Site will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this section.

Account Maintenance: Keep your contact and profile information up to date. This will ensure you receive important notifications and information from the Site. You can update your information through your account settings on the website.

Account Security: We take the security of your account seriously. We implement various measures to secure your account, but we cannot guarantee absolute security. You play a crucial role in keeping your account secure. Apart from maintaining the confidentiality of your account information, you should access the website within a secure environment and log out of your account at the end of each session.

Termination of Account: You have the right to terminate your account at any time by following the instructions on the website. The Site also reserves the right to suspend or terminate your account at any time and for any reason, including but not limited to a violation of these Terms and Conditions, without notice. Upon termination, your right to use the Site will immediately cease. If your account is terminated, the Site may, but is not obligated to, delete any content or information that you have posted on the Site.

Account Inactivity: Accounts that are inactive for an extended period may be subject to termination. We will attempt to notify you at the email address provided in your account before taking any action regarding account inactivity.

Privacy Policy

The Site is committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring the security of your personal information. The collection, use, and protection of your data are governed by our Privacy Policy, which is an integral part of these Terms and Conditions.

Our Privacy Policy outlines the types of information we collect from you and how we use it, including how your information is used in our Learning Management System (LMS), your interactions with the website, and your communications with us. It also describes the measures we take to protect your personal information and your rights regarding the use of that information.

Please review our Privacy Policy to understand our practices. By using the Site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy is subject to change, and any modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated policy on the website. Continued use of the website after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.

You can access the Privacy Policy at any time by visiting the following link: Privacy Policy

User Conduct

The Site is dedicated to fostering a respectful, safe, and constructive environment for all users. To maintain this environment, we require that all users adhere to the following conduct guidelines while using our website:

Compliance with Laws: You agree to use the website in a manner consistent with all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations.

Prohibited Activities: Engaging in illegal activities, including but not limited to hacking, spreading malware, and engaging in fraud, is strictly prohibited.

Respectful Interaction: You must conduct yourself in a respectful and professional manner at all times. Harassment, bullying, and any form of discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, disability, or any other protected status are strictly prohibited.

Intellectual Property: Respect the intellectual property rights of others. Do not post, upload, or distribute content that infringes upon someone else’s intellectual property rights.

Personal Information: Do not share or distribute someone else’s personal information without their explicit consent.

Spam and Solicitation: Sending unsolicited commercial messages, advertisements, or spam on the website is not allowed. Using the website for commercial purposes without our express consent is also prohibited.

Disruptive Activities: Avoid engaging in activities that disrupt or interfere with the normal operations of the website, including overwhelming the website with an unreasonable volume of requests or launching denial-of-service attacks.

False Information: Do not provide false, misleading, or inaccurate information about yourself or others, and do not impersonate another person or entity.

Violation of these conduct rules may result in immediate termination of your account and access to the Site, and may also have legal consequences. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to monitor and investigate reports of improper conduct and to take appropriate action at our discretion.

Intellectual Property

The Site respects intellectual property rights and expects the same from its users. The following points clarify the ownership of content on the website and the rules for its use by users:

Ownership of Site Content: All content present on the Site, including text, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, software, and all other material (collectively, “Content”), is the property of the Site or its content suppliers and is protected by United States and international intellectual property laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of the Site.

Use of Site Content: The Content is provided for your information and personal use only and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners.

User-Generated Content: You may be able to submit your own content, such as comments, posts, assignments, or other materials. By submitting such content, you grant the Site a non-exclusive, 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 represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post and 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 entity, and that you will indemnify the Site for all claims resulting from content you supply.

Third-Party Intellectual Property: If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been infringed upon by content on our site, please notify us by providing a written notice containing detailed information about the infringement. We are committed to addressing such concerns in compliance with applicable law.

Remember, respecting intellectual property is critical to maintaining the integrity and legal compliance of the Site and its community.

Disclaimers

The Site provides its website and services on an “as is” and “as available” basis. The following disclaimers are in effect for all users of the site:

No Warranties: We do not guarantee the continuous, uninterrupted, error-free, or secure operation of our website or its services. While we strive to maintain the reliability and accuracy of the site, the Site makes no warranties as to the website’s operation or the information, content, materials, or products included on the website.

Service Downtime: The Site shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations where such failure results from any cause beyond the Site’s reasonable control, including, but not limited to, mechanical, electronic, or communications failure or degradation.

Accuracy of Information: While we endeavor to provide accurate and up-to-date information, we do not warrant that any content on the site, including lessons, course materials, or other educational resources, is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. All information is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as the sole basis for decision-making without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete, or more timely sources of information.

Data Loss: The Site is not responsible for any data loss or damage resulting from the use of our website or services. It is your responsibility to ensure that your data is backed up and that you have appropriate measures in place to prevent data loss.

Third-Party Links: The website may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by the Site. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites or services.

Limitation of Liability: In no event shall the Site, nor its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from your access to or use of or inability to access or use the website.

By using the Site, you acknowledge and agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable. If you find anything in this disclaimer to be unreasonable, you must not use this website.

Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the Site, including its directors, officers, employees, agents, suppliers, or contractors, shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages, or any loss of profits or revenues, whether incurred directly or indirectly, or any loss of data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from:

Your Access to or Use of or Inability to Access or Use the Website: This includes any damages or loss arising from your reliance on any information obtained from the website, any errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content, personal injury, or property damage of any nature whatsoever resulting from your access to and use of the website.

Unauthorized Access, Use, or Alteration of Your Transmissions or Content: Including any breaches of security or privacy.

Statements or Conduct of Any Third Party on the Website: Including without limitation, any defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users or third parties.

Any Content Obtained from the Website: Including but not limited to, reliance upon the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content.

Delays or Disruptions in Our Services: Including but not limited to, damages or losses due to interruptions, computer viruses, system failures, or other disruptions in our services.

Events Beyond Our Reasonable Control: Including but not limited to, natural disasters, wars, terrorist activities, actions or decrees of governmental bodies, pandemics, or failures of communication networks.

This limitation of liability shall apply to the maximum extent permitted by law, regardless of whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or any other basis, even if the Site has been advised of the possibility of such damage.

Your sole and exclusive right and remedy in case of dissatisfaction with the website, related services, or any other grievance shall be your termination and discontinuation of access to, or use of the website.

Indemnification

As a user of the Site, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Site, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, shareholders, licensors, suppliers, and any third-party information providers to the website from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of these Terms and Conditions by you or any other liabilities related to your use of the website. This includes, but is not limited to, any conduct that affects the services or another user’s experience, any content you submit, post, transmit, or make available through the website, and your violation of any rights of another.

This indemnification obligation will survive the termination or expiration of these Terms and Conditions and your use of the website. The Site reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with the Site in asserting any available defenses.

Applicable Law

These Terms and Conditions and any separate agreements whereby we provide you services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of North Carolina, United States, without regard to its conflict of law principles.

Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms and Conditions or the website shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of North Carolina in United States, although we retain the right to bring any suit, action, or proceeding against you for breach of these Terms and Conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

This provision on applicable law and jurisdiction ensures that any legal disputes are handled in a predetermined legal framework and location, providing clarity and predictability for both the website operators and users.

Source of Information in Lessons

Origin of Content: The Site serves as a platform where individual instructors can create and share educational content. Therefore, the information, opinions, and materials provided in the lessons and course content available on the Site are sourced from these individual instructors and not from the Site itself.

Role of the University: While we facilitate the availability of diverse educational content, it is important to understand that the Site does not endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for the accuracy, reliability, or effectiveness of the content provided by individual instructors. Our role is to provide a platform for the exchange of educational knowledge and ideas.

No Endorsement Implied: The presence of any course material or content on the Site should not be interpreted as an endorsement of that material by the university. The views and opinions expressed in any lesson or course material are those of the individual instructors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Site.

Informational Purpose Only

Nature of Content: All content provided in the lessons and course materials on the Site is for informational purposes only. The information is intended to offer users a platform for learning and personal development, but should not be considered exhaustive or all-encompassing.

Not a Substitute for Professional Advice: Users should not treat content provided on the website as professional advice. While the materials may cover a range of topics and provide valuable insights, they are not intended to be a substitute for professional judgment, expertise, or consultation in specific fields or circumstances.

Use of Information: We encourage users to critically evaluate and independently verify the information obtained from the lessons and to use their discretion in applying it to their personal or professional situations. Users should consider seeking direct advice from qualified professionals when necessary, especially in matters of significant importance or those requiring specialized expertise.

Independent Verification

User Responsibility for Verification: Users of the Site are strongly encouraged to independently verify any information provided in the lessons before relying on it. This is particularly important for critical decisions or actions that may have significant consequences.

Risk of Reliance: It is important to understand that reliance on any information, data, or material provided by the instructors on our platform is solely at your own risk. The Site does not bear responsibility for the accuracy, reliability, or usefulness of the information provided by instructors.

Critical Decision Making: For decisions of a critical nature, whether personal, professional, or otherwise, we recommend consulting with a qualified professional or expert in the relevant field. The content provided on the Site should not be the sole basis for making significant decisions.

Diverse Sources: In the spirit of thorough research and informed decision-making, we advise users to seek out multiple sources of information and not rely solely on the content provided within the lessons on our platform.

Limitation of Liability for Educational Content

Inaccuracies, Errors, or Omissions: The Site makes every effort to ensure the quality of the educational content provided on our platform. However, we do not warrant or guarantee that the content, including lessons, course materials, and other instructional resources, will be free from inaccuracies, errors, or omissions.

No Liability for Use of Content: The Site and its affiliates, including its directors, officers, employees, agents, and content providers, will not be liable for any loss or damage, whether direct or indirect, arising from the use of, or reliance on, any content provided in the lessons on our website. This includes, but is not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the platform.

Content as a Resource Only: The educational content provided on the Site is intended to be used as a learning resource only. It should not be used as the sole basis for any decision making or action taking. Users are responsible for applying their judgment and verifying any information before relying on it.

Responsibility of Users: Users of the Site assume full responsibility for their use of any and all information provided on the site. We encourage users to approach educational content critically and to supplement their learning with additional research and professional advice where necessary.

Contests and Competitions

Nature and Purpose: The Site may host various contests and competitions designed to engage our community, encourage learning, and showcase the talents and skills of our users. These events are meant to provide a platform for creative expression, academic excellence, and friendly competition.

Eligibility Criteria: Each contest or competition will have its own set of eligibility criteria, which may include specific requirements related to age, enrollment status, academic standing, or other factors. Detailed eligibility criteria will be provided with the announcement of each contest or competition.

Rules of Participation: Participants are expected to adhere to the specific rules and guidelines set forth for each contest or competition. This may include rules regarding the format and nature of submissions, deadlines, and any other relevant conditions. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification.

Selection of Winners: Winners will be selected based on criteria outlined in the contest or competition details. This may include judging by a panel, community votes, or other methods as specified. The decision process will aim to be fair, transparent, and unbiased.

Submission of Entries: By submitting an entry to a contest or competition, participants grant the Site a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display such content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. Participants must ensure that their submissions are their original work and do not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of any third party.

Terms and Conditions: Specific terms and conditions for each contest or competition will be detailed in the respective announcement. Participation in any contest or competition indicates acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Awards and Recognitions

Criteria for Awards: The Site recognizes and honors outstanding achievements and contributions of its students through various awards and recognitions. The criteria for these honors may include academic excellence, leadership qualities, community service, innovation, or other notable accomplishments. Specific criteria for each award or recognition will be clearly outlined in the award announcement or guidelines.

Selection Process: The selection process for these awards and recognitions will be conducted by a panel of faculty members, administrators, or other designated individuals. This process will be based on a fair and unbiased evaluation of the candidates against the set criteria. Students may be nominated by faculty, peers, or self-nominated, depending on the specific award or recognition.

Use of Personal Information: By accepting an award or recognition from the Site, recipients agree to the use of their names, photographs, and other relevant personal information in university publications, websites, promotional materials, and other media for the purpose of highlighting their achievements. This consent includes the right of the university to publish and share such information for promotional, celebratory, or informational purposes without further compensation.

Privacy and Consent: The university respects the privacy of its students and will handle personal information in accordance with its Privacy Policy. Award recipients will have the opportunity to consent to the use of their personal information as described above. Recipients who prefer not to have their information used in this manner may opt out by providing written notice to the university.

Consent for Publicity

Voluntary Consent: By participating in university activities, events, contests, and competitions, or by accepting awards and recognitions from the Site, students voluntarily consent to the use of their names, images, and details of their awards and accomplishments for publicity purposes by the university.

Scope of Use: This consent includes the use of such information in press releases, social media posts, marketing materials, university websites, and other public forums where the university may showcase student achievements and news.

No Obligation to Participate: Students understand that providing this consent is completely voluntary and there is no obligation to agree to such use. Students who prefer not to have their information used in this manner are free to opt out without any negative consequences to their standing or participation in university activities.

Control Over Personal Information: Students who consent to the use of their personal information as described above retain the right to withdraw their consent at any time. To withdraw consent or to opt out of specific uses, students should provide a written notice to the university’s designated contact person or department.

Respect for Student Choice: The Site respects the choices of its students regarding the use of their personal information for publicity purposes. The university is committed to ensuring that the use of such information is in line with the expressed preferences of the students.

Intellectual Property Rights in Contests and Awards

Ownership of Submissions: Students who create and submit work as part of contests, competitions, or award-winning projects hosted by the Site retain ownership of their intellectual property. This includes any original ideas, writings, artworks, inventions, or other intellectual creations submitted for these purposes.

University Rights to Use Submissions: By participating in a contest, competition, or submitting a project for an award, students grant the Site a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, publish, distribute, and display the content submitted, in whole or in part, in any media formats and through any media channels, for the purposes of showcasing student work, promoting the university, or for educational purposes.

No Transfer of Ownership: Participation in these activities does not imply a transfer of ownership rights to the Site. The university’s right to use the intellectual property is limited to the purposes stated above and does not include commercial exploitation of the work.

Credit and Acknowledgment: When using a student’s work, the Site will provide appropriate credit to the creator, acknowledging their contribution and creativity, unless the student requests anonymity.

Consent and Withdrawal: The consent to use a student’s intellectual property as outlined above is deemed given upon submission for the contest, competition, or award. However, students have the right to withdraw their consent for future use of their work by providing written notice to the university.

Data Protection in Contests and Awards

Commitment to Data Protection: The Site is committed to the protection and responsible use of personal data collected in the context of contests, competitions, and awards. We adhere to applicable data protection laws and regulations to ensure the privacy and security of all participants.

Use of Personal Data: Personal data collected during these events, including names, contact details, and other relevant information, will be used solely for the purpose of administering the contests and awards. This may include communication regarding participation, notification of winners, and distribution of prizes or recognitions.

Storage and Security: Collected personal data will be stored securely and only for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or as required by law. The Site employs appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect personal data against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction.

Disclosure of Personal Data: Personal data will not be shared with third parties except as necessary for the conduct of the contests and awards, such as for prize distribution or as required by law. Any third-party involvement will be governed by confidentiality agreements and adherence to our privacy standards.

Participants’ Rights: Participants in contests and awards have the right to access, rectify, erase, or restrict the processing of their personal data. Requests for access or correction of personal data should be directed to the contact information provided in the contest or award guidelines.

Updates and Notifications: Participants will be notified of any significant changes to the way we handle personal data in these activities. Continued participation in the contests and awards following such notifications will be deemed as acceptance of these changes.

Disclaimer for External Links and Third-Party Involvement

External Links: The Site may provide links to third-party websites or resources as part of contests, competitions, or awards. These external links are provided for convenience and informational purposes only. The inclusion of any external link does not imply endorsement, approval, or control by the Site over the content of these sites.

Limited Responsibility: The Site is not responsible for the content, policies, or practices of third-party websites accessed through these links. Users are advised to review the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party websites they visit. Our responsibility is limited to our own content and the direct activities we organize and control.

Third-Party Involvement: Some contests, competitions, or awards may be conducted in partnership with or sponsored by third-party organizations. While we collaborate with reputable partners, the Site is not responsible for the actions or policies of these third parties. Their involvement does not transfer any liability or responsibility for the conduct of the event or the handling of personal information to the Site.

Participant Discretion: Users and participants in any the Site contests, competitions, or awards that involve third-party organizations or external links do so at their own risk and discretion. It is the responsibility of the participants to engage with these third parties in a manner that is protective of their personal information and interests.

Notifications and Concerns: If the Site becomes aware of any problem with external links or third-party involvement that may impact our users, we will take appropriate action, which may include removing the link or modifying the contest, competition, or award. Users should report any concerns regarding external links or third-party involvement to the contact information provided on the the Site website.

Use of Learning Management System (LMS)

Purpose of LMS: The Site utilizes a Learning Management System (LMS) as a critical component of our online educational environment. The LMS is designed to facilitate learning by providing a platform where students can access course materials, submit assignments, participate in discussions, and interact with instructors and peers. It is an integral tool for managing coursework, tracking progress, and enhancing the overall learning experience.

Acceptable Uses of the LMS:

  • Accessing course materials and resources provided by instructors.
  • Submitting assignments and completing assessments.
  • Participating in online discussions and collaborative activities.
  • Communicating with instructors and fellow students in a respectful and constructive manner.

Prohibited Uses of the LMS:

  • Sharing or distributing course materials outside of the LMS without permission.
  • Submitting plagiarized work or engaging in academic dishonesty.
  • Using the LMS to send spam, harass, or make discriminatory remarks.
  • Attempting to hack, disrupt, or otherwise compromise the security and functionality of the LMS.

Security and Confidentiality Responsibilities:

  • Users are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of their LMS access credentials (username, password, etc.).
  • Users should not share their login details with others and are advised to log out after each session, especially when using shared or public computers.
  • In the event of any suspicion that account security has been compromised, users must promptly notify the university’s IT support or administration.
  • Users should use strong, unique passwords and update them regularly.

Compliance and Consequences:

Compliance with these guidelines is expected from all users of the LMS. Failure to adhere to these rules may result in disciplinary action, including restricted access to the LMS, academic penalties, or other actions as deemed appropriate by the Site.

Student Information and Privacy

Collection and Use of Information: The Site collects and uses student information to facilitate the educational process and manage our operations effectively. This information may include personal details (such as name, contact information), academic records, and data generated through interaction with our Learning Management System (LMS), including course enrollments, assignment submissions, and communication records.

Protection of Student Information: We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of student information. All collected data is stored securely and is accessed only by authorized university personnel. We implement appropriate physical, technical, and administrative measures to safeguard student information against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

Compliance with Privacy Laws: The Site adheres to all relevant privacy laws and regulations, such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in the United States. These laws govern the access to and release of student education records and personally identifiable information.

Disclosure to Third Parties: Student information may be disclosed to third parties under specific circumstances:

For accreditation purposes: Information may be shared with accrediting bodies as part of the accreditation process.

In academic collaborations: We may share information with other educational institutions or partners as part of joint programs or research initiatives.

As required by law: Student information may be disclosed if required by law, such as in response to a court order or legal subpoena.

With student consent: Information may be shared with other parties based on the student’s explicit consent.

Student Rights: Students have the right to access and control their personal information. They can review their academic records, request corrections, and may choose to restrict the sharing of their information under certain conditions.

Notification and Transparency: The Site will notify students of any changes to the policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of their information. We strive for transparency in our data practices to ensure students are informed and can make knowledgeable decisions about their personal information.

Academic Integrity

Commitment to Academic Integrity: The Site is steadfast in its commitment to uphold the highest standards of academic integrity. We believe that integrity is fundamental to the learning process and essential for the academic and personal development of our students. As an educational institution, we are dedicated to fostering an environment of honesty, fairness, and responsibility.

Unacceptable Behaviors: The following behaviors are considered violations of our academic integrity policy and are strictly prohibited:

Plagiarism: Submitting someone else’s work as your own, including but not limited to copying text, ideas, images, or data without proper citation.

Cheating: Using unauthorized materials or receiving unauthorized assistance during examinations, assignments, or other academic exercises.

Fabrication: Falsifying or inventing any information, data, or citation in an academic exercise.

Facilitating Academic Dishonesty: Helping or attempting to help another student to commit an act of academic dishonesty.

Consequences of Violations: Violations of academic integrity policies are taken very seriously and will result in disciplinary action. Consequences may include, but are not limited to:

  • A failing grade on the assignment or exam.
  • A failing grade in the course.
  • Academic probation or suspension.
  • Expulsion from the university.
  • A notation on the student’s academic record or transcript.

Reporting and Investigation: Allegations of academic dishonesty will be thoroughly investigated. Students accused of violating the academic integrity policy will be given an opportunity to respond to the allegations before any decision is made.

Responsibility of Students: Students are responsible for understanding and adhering to the standards of academic integrity. We encourage students to seek guidance from instructors or academic advisors if they have questions about what constitutes acceptable academic practices.

Grading System and Records

University Grading System: The Site employs a [specify grading scale, e.g., letter grade, percentage, pass/fail] system for evaluating student performance in courses. The grading criteria for each course are outlined in the course syllabus and may include assessments such as assignments, quizzes, exams, and participation.

Accessing Grades and Academic Records: Students can access their grades and academic records through the Learning Management System (LMS). This includes current course grades, transcripts, and historical academic performance. To access these records, students log into their LMS account and navigate to the relevant section for grades or academic history.

Confidentiality and Accuracy of Grade Reporting: The Site is committed to maintaining the confidentiality and accuracy of student academic records. Grades are securely stored and are only accessible to the student, their instructors, and authorized administrative personnel. We take measures to ensure that grades are reported accurately and reflect the student’s academic performance.

Disputing or Appealing Academic Evaluations:

Initial Review: If a student believes there is an error in their grade or academic evaluation, they should first discuss the matter with the instructor to seek clarification or rectification.

Formal Appeal: If the issue is not resolved after consultation with the instructor, the student may file a formal appeal. The process for this typically involves submitting a written request to the department head or academic affairs office, outlining the basis for the appeal.

Appeal Review: The appeal will be reviewed by a committee or designated official, who will consider the student’s argument, the instructor’s input, and any relevant documentation. The student may be invited to provide further information or attend a meeting as part of this review.

Decision and Notification: The student will be notified of the outcome of the appeal in writing. The decision made at this stage is usually final, and the student’s record will be updated accordingly if the appeal is successful.

Timeframe for Appeals: Students are encouraged to initiate any disputes or appeals as soon as possible after the grade or academic decision in question is made, as there may be time limits for these processes.

Technology Requirements and Support

Technical Requirements for LMS Access:

Compatible Browsers: The Learning Management System (LMS) is best accessed through modern, updated browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge.

Software Requirements: Some courses may require specific software applications or plugins. These requirements will be listed in the course syllabus or LMS course page.

Internet Speed: A reliable internet connection with a minimum speed of [specify speed, e.g., 5 Mbps] is recommended for uninterrupted access to course materials and online activities.

Hardware Requirements: A computer or device capable of running the above browsers and software effectively. This includes having adequate RAM, processor speed, and hard drive space.

Mobile Access: While the LMS is accessible on mobile devices, some features may be limited. It is recommended to have access to a desktop or laptop computer for full functionality.
Technical Support for Users:

Support Services: The Site provides technical support to assist users with issues related to accessing and using the LMS.

Contact Details: For technical support, please contact:

Email: support@mediusa-university.com
Phone: (336) 449-4440 (Available Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 6 PM [EST])

Response Time: Our technical support team endeavors to respond to inquiries and resolve issues promptly, typically within 24 hours during business hours.

Self-Help Resources: Additionally, a range of self-help resources, including FAQs, user guides, and tutorial videos, are available on the LMS to assist users in troubleshooting common issues.

User Responsibility: Users are responsible for ensuring their technology meets the minimum requirements and for seeking technical assistance when necessary. Staying informed about any updates or changes to the system requirements is also important for uninterrupted access to the LMS.

Accessibility and Accommodations

Commitment to Accessibility: The Site is firmly committed to providing an accessible and inclusive learning environment for all students, including those with disabilities. We recognize the importance of accessibility in ensuring equal opportunities for participation, learning, and success in our academic programs.

Requesting Accommodations:

Initial Contact: Students with disabilities who require accommodations are encouraged to contact the university’s Office of Disability Services as soon as possible. This can be done by emailing support@mediusa-university.com or calling (336) 449-4440.

Documentation Requirements: Students may be required to provide documentation of their disability and specific needs as part of the accommodation request process. This documentation will assist us in understanding how best to support the student’s educational experience.

Assessment and Arrangements: Once a request is received, the Office of Disability Services will assess the student’s needs and work collaboratively to arrange appropriate accommodations. These may include, but are not limited to, modified exam formats, extended time for assignments, or specialized access to course materials.

Confidentiality: All information about a student’s disability and accommodations will be treated confidentially and will only be shared with university personnel who are directly involved in facilitating the accommodations.

Ongoing Support:

Continuous Evaluation: The effectiveness of accommodations will be continuously evaluated to ensure they are meeting the student’s needs. Students are encouraged to provide feedback and communicate any changes in their requirements.

Resources and Assistance: Additional resources and assistance for students with disabilities, including adaptive technology and learning aids, are available through the Office of Disability Services.

Commitment to Continuous Improvement: The Site is committed to continuously improving accessibility and inclusivity on our platform. We welcome feedback and suggestions from students and faculty to enhance the learning experience for all members of our community.

Severability

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is determined to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms and Conditions and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. In such cases, the unenforceable provision shall be replaced with an enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision.

This severability clause ensures that if one part of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the rest of the terms will remain in effect. This helps to preserve the overall intentions of the agreement, even if parts of it are later invalidated or modified.

Contact Information

For any questions or concerns regarding these Terms and Conditions or any other inquiries related to The Site, please contact us using the following details:

Email: support@mediusa-university.com
Phone: (336) 449-4440 (Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 6 PM [EST])
Mailing Address: 6481 Franz Warner Pkwy, Whitsett, NC 27377

Our dedicated team is available to provide assistance and address any queries you may have about our website, its services, or these Terms and Conditions. We strive to respond to all inquiries promptly and thoroughly.

Effective Date

These Terms and Conditions are effective as of January 1, 2024. By accessing or using the Site on or after this date, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms and Conditions as they are presented from this date forward.

Please note that these Terms and Conditions may be updated or revised in the future, and the effective date will be updated accordingly. We recommend that you review these Terms and Conditions periodically to stay informed of any changes.