Terms of Use

Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE FOUNDATION BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY ARISE FROM YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE.  Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages. In such jurisdictions, the Foundation’s liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law, or the amount paid for your order, whichever is less.

Prohibited Actions

You agree not to:  (a) decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, modify, reduce the site to human perceivable form or create derivative works based upon the site or any part thereof; (b) disable any licensing or control features of the site; (c) “frame” the site or any portion thereof or otherwise cause the site or its contents to appear to be provided by anyone except the Foundation; (d) introduce into the site any virus or other code or routine intended to disrupt or damage the site, or alter, damage or delete any materials, or retrieve or record information about the site or its users; (e) merge the site or materials with another program or create derivative works based on the site or materials; (f) remove, obscure, or alter any notice of the copyright or other proprietary legends on the site or materials; (g) sublicense, assign, translate, rent, lease, lend, resell for profit, distribute or otherwise assign or transfer the materials or access to the site to others; (h) use, or allow the use of, the site or the materials in contravention of any federal, state, local, foreign or other applicable law, or rules or regulations of regulatory or administrative organizations; or (i) otherwise act in a fraudulent, illegal, malicious or negligent manner when using the site.  Except as expressly provided herein, the Foundation and the third parties reserve all rights with respect to the site, and may pursue all legally available options under both civil and criminal laws (and may cooperate with law enforcement agencies) in the event of any violations.

 Must Be At Least 18 Years Old to Use This Site

At this Site the Foundation makes no active effort to collect personal information from individuals under the age of eighteen (18).  The Foundation requires that Site users must be of legal age to enter into agreements (typically, at least eighteen (18) years of age or older).

Prohibited Persons and Countries

The Foundation makes no representation that content or materials in this site are appropriate or available for use in other jurisdictions. Access to this Site content or materials from jurisdictions where such access is illegal is strictly prohibited. If you choose to access this site from other jurisdictions, you do so at your own risk. You are always responsible for your compliance with applicable laws. THE LAWS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND THE UNITED STATES WILL GOVERN THE CONTENT AND MATERIALS CONTAINED IN THIS SITE, WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICTS OF LAWS AND EXCLUDING THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS.  YOU AGREE TO SUBMIT TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA IN RELATION TO ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE OR DIFFERENCE ARISING FROM THESE TERMS, AND YOU AGREE TO WAIVE ANY RIGHT OF REMOVAL OR TRANSFER WHETHER DUE TO FORUM NON CONVENIENS OR OTHER REASON.

You hereby represent and warrant that (a) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (b) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.

Privacy Policy 


Although the Foundation controls a few hyperlinks in the Site, some links within this site may lead to third-party sites. The Foundation includes these third-party links solely as a convenience to you.  The presence of a link does not imply an endorsement of the linked site, its operator, or its contents, or that the Foundation is in any way affiliated with the linked site. The site does not incorporate any materials appearing in such linked sites by reference.  The Foundation reserves the right to terminate a link to a third party web site at any time.  The third party sites are not controlled by the Foundation, and may have different terms of use and privacy policies, which the Foundation encourages you to review.



The American Foundation for the University of British Columbia (the “Foundation”) reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion and without sending notice to you, so you should review this Privacy Policy periodically.  The effective date of this notice and any revised or changed notice may be found on this page, on the bottom left hand corner of the notice.  Any changes will be effective only after the effective date of the change and will not affect any dispute arising prior to the effective date of the change.

Information We Collect

The Foundation’s policy is to protect the confidentiality of the individually identifiable information that you provide, and we limit access to that information only to those with a need to know. If you choose to complete certain forms or send us requests, you may be asked to provide information including but not limited to: full name, street address, city, state ZIP, phone number, and e-mail address.

Computer Information

The Foundation logs your current Internet address (this is usually a temporary address assigned by your Internet service provider when you log in), the type of operating system you are using, and the type of browser software used. In addition, the Foundation may keep track of what portions of this site you are visiting. The Foundation aggregates this information to help the Foundation improve or create a better experience for users of the site.  For example: the Foundation may upgrade those parts of the Site that are heavily visited.

The site automatically records website usage information that the Foundation analyzes statistically to track operational problems, to prevent fraud and to improve the effectiveness, security and integrity of the site.  The Foundation does not use this information to track or record information about individuals. The Foundation will disclose this information to third parties only in aggregate form or as may be required by law. For each page that you visit, the Foundation will collect and store the following technical information in what is called a web server log file:

  • Date and time of access
  • URL address of the Foundation webpage visited
  • Internet domain and IP address from which our website was accessed
  • Type of browser and operating system used to access our site (if provided by the browser)
  • URL address of the referring page (if provided by the browser)
  • Completion or success status of the request for a web page or other on-line item
  • File size of the webpage visited


A cookie is a piece of information that a web site sends to your computer, which is stored in a file on your computer’s hard drive.  A cookie does not tell us your individual identity unless you have chosen to provide it to us. Most cookies expire after a defined period of time.

Using the settings of your Internet browser, you can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, notify you when a cookie is set, or delete cookies that have already been set. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, however, if you choose to turn off cookies, you may not have access to many features that optimize your browsing of our Site, and some of our services may not function properly. You may at any time delete any cookies set by using the relevant option of your Internet browser or by deleting the cookies on your hard drive. The site includes instructions for managing cookies on many commonly used Internet browsers, or you may consult the vendor documentation for your specific software.

Information We Share

The Foundation’s policy is to prohibit the unlawful disclosure of your personal information.  The Foundation will not release your name or otherwise publicize the fact that you purchased goods or other information to us unless: (a) you grant the Foundation permission to do so; or (b) the Foundation is requested or required to do so by law. To learn more about how The Foundation protects your personal information, such as your name and address, please Contact Us.

Disclosure of Information

The Foundation may disclose personally identifiable information you provide to third parties if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to:  (a) complete the donation transaction, such as providing your shipping information to our carrier; (b) comply with legal process; (c) enforce the Terms; (d) respond to claims that any information you provide violates the rights of third parties; (e) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the Foundation, its users and/or the public; or (f) in relation to the sale, assignment, merger, transfer or acquisition of all or substantially all of the Foundation’s assets or shares by a third party.

Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE FOUNDATION BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY ARISE FROM A CLAIM OF BREACH OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY.  Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages. In such jurisdictions, our liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law, or $5, whichever is less.

Children and Minors

The Foundation makes no active effort to collect personal information from children under the age of 18 and does not wish to receive any such information.

Additional Rights:

Applicable laws may give you additional rights that are not described in the Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

For further information on Privacy matters contact

Effective Date:  October 7, 2021

Contact Information

Mailing Address
The American Foundation for The University of British Columbia
1030 15th St. NW
Washington DC 20005
Charity Number
Federal Taxpayer Identification Number IRS #52-1559117