UGA Mentor Program Terms and Conditions

Overview

The UGA Mentor Program (the 'Service') is provided by the University of Georgia through the UGA Career Center (the ‘University’). It is exclusive to the UGA community and affords a virtual space for students and alumni of the University to network and grow professionally through mentoring relationships.

Eligibility of Use

The Service, or portions thereof, is available to authorized members of the University community, including but not limited to alumni and students, as well as other members of the University community authorized by the University in its sole discretion, and is subject to the terms set forth in these Terms and Conditions (the 'Policy'). Your use of the Service indicates you accept the terms set forth in this Policy and agree to abide by them. The University reserves the right to and may in its sole discretion, from time to time, modify the Service. Your continued use of the Service, after modifications, indicates your acceptance of the modification and the applicability of the Policy to your continued use thereof.

The University may choose to allow access to the Service to non-University entities at the University’s sole discretion in order to perform approved University-related functions. Access to and use of the Service by these users is governed by this Policy and Xinspire's Privacy Policy.

Use of the Xinspire Platform

The Service is principally managed through the online platform provided by Xinspire, Inc. (“Xinspire”). I understand that by accessing the Service, I will be utilizing the Xinspire platform and not a University system. The University will, upon my registration with Xinspire, confirm that a relationship exists between myself and the University, but not provide any further verification to Xinspire of information I upload into the platform nor will the University provide vetting of participants, whether mentors or mentees, other than to confirm that they are members of the University community.

I understand that I am accountable for all of my activities on the Xinspire platform, and acknowledge that my use of this platform may be logged and monitored either by the University or Xinspire for the purposes of improving the Service and/or the Xinspire platform. I understand that I am required to protect against unauthorized access, and that I should choose a secure password and protect against its disclosure.

If you are a Mentee

I acknowledge that I am voluntarily releasing my name, contact information, student status, and any further information regarding my relevant academic or volunteer experience to Xinspire. I understand that some of this information can be used to determine my identity, but also that I can choose to not share certain information. I realize that additional information shared can be used to improve my experience in the Service, but that it is not required. I authorize that all of the constituent information I provide on Xinspire’s platform be shared with the University, and software service providers used by Xinspire for the legitimate purposes related to matching me with a mentor, the execution and governance of the Service, and to track my mentoring relationships over time. Additionally, I acknowledge that I am voluntarily allowing the University to use my image (photograph and/or video) and/or quote(s) in promotional marketing to inspire others to participate in the UGA Mentor Program.

I also recognize that the information I provide on Xinspire’s platform will be subject to Xinspire's Privacy Policy which may be subject to different protections than education records maintained by the University. I will use the mentor information that is released to me in good faith and solely for the purpose of my participation in the Service. I will not disclose information about my mentor to anyone other than the University without my mentor’s consent.

If you are an Mentor

I acknowledge that I am voluntarily releasing my name, contact details, employment information, and other relevant information to Xinspire for the purposes of matching me with a mentee. I understand that some of this information can be used to determine my identity, but also that I can choose to not share certain information. I realize that additional information shared can be used to improve my experience in the Service, but that it is not required. I authorize that some or all of the constituent information I provide on Xinspire’s platform be shared with the University, and other necessary parties, and only used for the legitimate purposes related to matching me with a mentee or the execution and governance of the Service. I will use the mentee information that is released to me in good faith and solely for the purpose of my participation in the Service. I will not disclose information about my mentee to anyone other than the University without my mentee’s consent.

Permissable Use of the Service; University’s Right to Monitor Use

You agree to use the messaging functions provided within the Xinspire platform only to post, send and receive messages containing material that is appropriate. By way of examples, you agree that when using the Service you will not do certain things, including but not limited to the following: A. Use the messaging functions to distribute or promote spam or any duplicative or unsolicited messages; B. Harass, threaten or violate the legal rights of others; C. Post or distribute any content that violates University policy; D. Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including phone numbers and email addresses; E. Create a false identity or profile for the purpose of misleading others; F. Interfere with or disrupt the service or networks connected to the Service.

You agree that you will not use the Service, including the information provided herein and all related equipment, networks and network devices (specifically including Internet access) for any unlawful purpose. The University, at its sole and absolute discretion, shall determine whether any information transmitted, collected, or received violates this provision. You understand that the University has no obligation to monitor, and does not pre-screen Content, provided that the University may refuse to post or to remove any Content, in whole or in part, that violates this Policy or other applicable University policies, including the Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy. You acknowledge that the University reserves the right to, and may from time to time, monitor or access any and all information posted, transmitted, received, or otherwise available through the Service, for operational and other purposes. If you have any conerns about a potential content violation, don’t hesitate to contact us at ugamentor@uga.edu.

Confidentiality of Participant Information

All participants agree to keep all contact, personal, and any additional information obtained through this Service confidential. The unauthorized sharing of personal information by mentors or mentees may be grounds for removal from the Service, though participants acknowledge that the University shall not be responsible or liable for the unauthorized disclosure of such personal information by participants or other third parties.

Links to Other Sites

The Xinspire platform may contain links to other third-party sites. The University is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third-party sites.

Provision of Services; University’s Right to Terminate Access

By choosing to participate in the Service, you are agreeing to this Policy. Additionally, you agree to comply with all applicable University policies, including but not limited to the Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy and Code of Conduct. Also, you understand that there is no required commitment after the mentorship concludes. However, if both parties choose to continue a mentoring relationship, the University is not liable for this interaction.

Any violation(s) of this Policy may result in immediate dismissal from the program indefinitely. You agree that the University, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account (or any part thereof) or use of the Service, and remove and discard any Content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if the University believesthat you have violated or acted inconsistently with the terms of this Policy.

Reporting Violations and Contacting the Web Site

Please immediately report any violation(s) of this Policy to ugamentor@uga.edu.

You are always free to cease using the Service. This Policy will remain in effect and applicable to your use of the Service until you request to opt out via email to ugamentor@uga.edu, which will also involve your removal from the UGA Mentor Program.

If you have any questions about the Service, this Policy, or the functions of the Xinspire platform, don’t hesitate to contact us at ugamentor@uga.edu.