Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Last Updated: 14/6/2023

Welcome to OpenLearn, an online learning platform provided by the American University in Cairo (AUC). These Terms and Conditions govern your use of the OpenLearn website. By accessing or using the website, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

   1. Use of the Website

1.1 User Account

To access certain features and services on OpenLearn, you may be required to create a user account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account credentials and for all activities that occur under your account. You agree to provide accurate, current, and complete information during the registration process.

1.2 Prohibited Conduct

When using OpenLearn, you agree not to:

  • Violate any applicable laws, regulations, or third-party rights.
  • Engage in any activity that may interfere with or disrupt the website or its servers.
  • Use the website to transmit or distribute viruses, malware, or other harmful computer code.
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion of the website or its systems.
  • Engage in any form of fraudulent or deceptive behavior.

1.3 Engaging respectfully with your peers

As part of this course, you will be engaging with your peers in discussion forums. There may also be opportunities to practice English with your peers. As a requirement of entry to the course, you are required at all times to:

  • use respectful language at all times.
  • treat your fellow students with the same respect as you would face to face.
  • not share your personal information with fellow students. 
  • choose online friends wisely.
  • respect everyone’s privacy.
  • focus on the topic of discussion, not the people discussing the topics.
  • express your views sensitively and respectfully.
  • accept that co-students will have opinions that are different from yours (and that's OK).
  • disagree and exchange points of view politely and respectfully.
  • do not discuss religion, sex, or politics on this platform.


2. ARC Zero Tolerance Policy

 ARC has a zero-tolerance policy for disrespectful behavior in our courses. If you engage in disrespectful, bad, or illegal behavior, this may result in you being ejected from the course. For detailed information, please go to our website.


3.  Intellectual Property Rights

All intellectual property rights in OpenLearn, including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, and software, are owned by or licensed to AUC. You agree not to reproduce, modify, distribute, or create derivative works based on the content of the website without prior written consent from AUC.


4.    Third-Party Links

OpenLearn may contain links to third-party websites, applications, or services that are not owned or controlled by AUC. These links are provided for your convenience, and AUC does not endorse or assume any responsibility for the content or practices of those third-party platforms. You access them at your own risk.

5.  Limitation of Liability

To the maximum extent permitted by law, AUC and its affiliates, officers, employees, and agents shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or special damages arising out of or in connection with your use of OpenLearn or reliance on any information provided on the website.

6. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless AUC and its affiliates, officers, employees, and agents from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising out of or in connection with your use of OpenLearn or any violation of these Terms and Conditions.

7.  Modifications to the Website

AUC reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of OpenLearn at any time without prior notice. We may also update or change these Terms and Conditions from time to time. Your continued use of the website after any modifications constitutes your acceptance of the revised Terms and Conditions.