Welcome to the official website for the Ashford Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, (herein referred to as the Ashford Institute) a non-profit organization headquartered in North Carolina.



By using the pages on this site, you signify your agreement with these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use the Ashford Institute website. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these terms at any time. Please check these terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms will indicate your acceptance of those changes.



The Ashford Institute does not solicit information from children under the age of 13. Any child under the age of 13 who is interested in contacting us, using our website or obtaining information available on the site should request assistance from the parent or guardian who is empowered to act on his or her behalf. Parents and guardians may, at their own discretion, utilize this site on behalf of their minor children. Because our contact form requires information that could be personally identifiable, and because information may be collected through normal use of the website in the form of cookies or tracking data, The Ashford Institute does not offer the use of this site to children under the age of 13.



The Ashford Institute will not sell any personally identifiable information gathered through the use of this site, nor will the Ashford Institute re-disclose any data collected from users of this site without permission or unless required to do so by law. Please see our Privacy Policy for further information regarding personally identifiable information. For content that is voluntarily submitted for publication or posting, please refer to the separate section on Submissions in this document.



The contents of the the Ashford Institute site are intended solely for personal, noncommercial use by the users of our site. All materials are subject to copyright restrictions. Please request permission, if you wish to copy or distribute any of the materials on this site, unless permission to do so is clearly posted along with the corresponding material. Some documents may be posted on the site for the purpose of downloading and re-distributing. Any copying or redistribution that is not in compliance with the instructions or limitations that may be posted along with these materials shall be prohibited. No alteration of any of the materials may be made without permission from the Ashford Institute. No right, title or interest in any downloaded contents or software used in this site is transferred to you as a result of downloading or copying. You may not reproduce (except as noted above), publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, any of the contents of the site or any related software.



The Ashford Institute is compliant with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512)/. If you believe that your copyright has been infringed, you may submit a notice via our contact form.




The materials on this site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind either expressed or implied to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to the applicable law.  The Ashford Institute does not warrant that the function of the site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.  The Ashford Institute dies bit warrant or make any representations regarding the use of or the result of the use of the material.   


Information on the Ashford Institute site is provided with the understanding that it is not intended to replace consultations with professionals to meet your individual needs.



The material in this site could include technical inaccuracies, typographical errors, or omissions. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice.



Under no circumstances including - but not limited to - negligence, shall we be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the Ashford Institute site or a site that is linked to this site.



The Ashford Institute may at times, accept submissions of content for publication including text, images, audio, video, and other content through the site, in the form of comments, postings, submissions or other information. By transmitting submissions on or through the site, you grant the Ashford Institute a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, assignable, sublicensable license to use, reproduce, store, modify, display, distribute, prepare derivative works based on, and transmit such submissions, and you waive any and all rights in such submissions. The Ashford Institute will not be required to treat any submission as confidential, and will not be liable for any ideas for its enterprises. The Ashford Institute and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future. The Ashford Institute will be entitled to use the submission for any noncommercial or other purpose whatsoever, without compensation to you or any other person sending the submission. You acknowledge that you own whatever material you submit and that the use of your Submission by the Ashford Institute will not infringe upon or violate the rights of any third party. You may not make any submissions that are known to be false or misleading. You may not not make any submissions that could reasonably be considered harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, bigoted, hateful otherwise offensive or objectionable, or that violate any law, statute or regulation. The Ashford Institute has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor, screen, block, post, remove, modify, store and review submissions and any other communications sent through this website, at any time and for any reason, including to ensure that submissions conform to these terms, without prior notice to you. We are not responsible for, and do not endorse or guarantee, the opinions, views, advice or recommendations of submissions posted or sent by users.





If you have knowledge of abusive, infringing or otherwise unlawful content on this website, please inform us via our contact form.


This site may be linked to other sites and services that are not maintained by The Ashford Institute. The Ashford Institute is not responsible for the content of those sites. Consequently, we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, relevancy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in sites listed on or otherwise linked to the Ashford Institute site. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by the Ashford Institute. The Ashford Institute makes no representations whatsoever about any other website that you may access through this one.


Please exercise discretion while browsing the Internet. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, solicit personal information, or contain information that you may find inappropriate or offensive. Please keep in mind that, whenever you give out personal information online, information can be collected and used by people you don't know. While The Ashford Institute strives to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online; you make such disclosures at your own risk. We reserve the right to disable links from third-party sites to the Ashford Institute site.



This site is published internationally and may contain references to programs and services that are not available in your country, state or location. These references do not imply that the Ashford Institute intends to provide programs or services in your country, state or particular location. Those who choose to access the Ashford Institute site do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.



Your access to the Ashford Institute site may be terminated immediately without notice if in our sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these terms. Upon termination, you must cease use of the Ashford Institute site and destroy all contents obtained from such site and all copies thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise.



These Terms and Conditions will be governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of North Carolina and the United States of America. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions or your use of this site shall be filed only in the federal courts located in North Carolina or other courts in North Carolina that may have jurisdiction. If any part of these Terms and Conditions is found to be void or unenforceable, that part will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Possible evidence of use of this site for illegal purposes will be provided to law enforcement authorities.


This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the use of this site.


The Ashford Institute may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting.



Please use the form on our contact page for any questions regarding these Terms and Conditions.


Thank you for visiting our site. Last updated: 3/05/2019