Network Terms of Service

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (hereafter “UAB”) expects students, staff, faculty, and alumni to adhere to the following Standards of Conduct as a condition for participating in volunteer-related and civic engagement activities promoted in GivePulse (hereafter called “BlazerPulse”).

These terms of service (the “Terms”) govern your access to and use of BlazerPulse websites and services (the “Services”), so please carefully read them before using the Services.

If you are using the Services on behalf of an organization, you are agreeing to these Terms for that organization and promising that you have the authority to bind that organization to these terms. You may use these Services only if you have the power to form a contract with GivePulse, UAB, or partner organizations and are not barred under any applicable laws from doing so. You may use the Services only in compliance with these Terms.

The Services may change over time. We may stop, suspend, or modify the Services at any time without prior notice to you. We may also remove any content from our Services at our discretion.

By consenting below, I (student/staff/faculty/alumnus) agree to: (1) Provide accurate and honest information about my education, achievements, and experience; (2) Prepare to the best of my abilities and conduct myself professionally as a representative of the UAB; (3) Accept a volunteer position (minimum of one hour per week), internship, or transportation offer in good faith, with the full intention of honoring the commitment. If I encounter difficulty during the experiences or cannot honor my commitment for any reason, I will contact UAB for assistance; (4) Cancel any volunteer commitment with adequate notice of two business days and notify the community organization, UAB staff, Transportation staff, and/or faculty member. If an emergency should arise and I am unable to honor my commitment, I will also contact the abovementioned parties immediately, as applicable. I understand that my absence impacts others and potentially prevents an opportunity for another student/staff/faculty/alumnus.

UAB expects each (student/staff/faculty/alumnus) to adhere to these Professional Standards of Conduct and all other relevant and applicable UAB and partner policies, including but not limited to the UAB Enterprise Code of Conduct, UAB Student Code, UAB Equal Opportunity and Discriminatory Harassment Policy, UAB Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Violence Policy, and the UAB Faculty Handbook. When a student/staff/faculty/alumnus fails to comply, it reflects poorly on the University, jeopardizes community relationships, and misuses University and community organization resources. Depending upon the severity of non-compliance with the Professional Standards of Conduct, UAB policies, or partner polices, the following consequences may ensue: (1) Honor Code or Student Conduct charges; (2) Suspension of BlazerPulse access; (3) Suspension of volunteer activities supported by UAB; and/or (4) Required meeting with the appropriate UAB staff and/or faculty member(s).

You must not use BlazerPulse or its services to: (a) violate any local, state, national or international law; (b) stalk, harass or harm another individual; (c) collect or store personal data about other users; (d) impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; or (e) interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Services. You must not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Content, Site, or Services, use of the Content, Site, or Services, or access to the Content, Site, or Services. Without our prior written consent, you may not (a) allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass unsolicited, commercial advertising or solicitations via e-mail (spam); (b) use any high volume, automated, or electronic means (including without limitation robots, spiders, scripts or other automatic device) to access the Services or monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained thereon; (c) link or deep-link to the Site for any purpose; or (d) frame the Site, place pop-up windows over its pages, or otherwise affect the display of its pages. All information that you provide to us will be true, accurate and current.

BlazerPulse, the University’s online volunteer management database, allows student/staff/faculty/alumnus to search for opportunities posted by community organizations as well as register for events, programs, sessions, etc. offered by UAB and community organizations. UAB makes the information available in BlazerPulse as a service to its students. UAB makes no representations or warranties regarding the organizations included in BlazerPulse and the University specifically disclaims any responsibility to investigate or otherwise assess the organizations included in BlazerPulse or and the nature of the volunteer work involved. The provision of information in BlazerPulse does not indicate an endorsement or recommendation of any organization included in BlazerPulse by the University. It is the responsibility of all students and alumni to exercise their own independent due diligence and take all necessary precautions when pursuing and accepting volunteer opportunities, including checking the credentials and integrity of an organization.

By consenting, below, I hereby release, indemnify and hold harmless the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, its officers, trustees, directors, employees, faculty, host sites and agents from any and all damages, claims, actions, liability and expenses (including costs of judgments, settlements, court costs, and attorney's fees), regardless of the outcome of such claims or actions, arising out of or relating in any way to my use of BlazerPulse or my volunteer service at any organization included in BlazerPulse, except such damages, claims or liability whether contributed to or caused by any negligence of the University.
I authorize the information contained in BlazerPulse, including but not limited to, first name, last name, phone number, address, and email address, to be viewed by all persons who will be supervising my volunteer activities for which I have registered, including community organization staff and University of Alabama administrators.

You are solely responsible for any information, comments, feedback, data, materials, photos or other content of any type or description that you provide or make available to us through or to the Site or Services, including any data entry forms found through the Site (Your Content), and we act as a passive conduit for the distribution and publication of Your Content. However, we reserve the right to remove Your Content if we believe Your Content may create liability for us. You represent and warrant that Your Content (a) does not infringe on any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; (b) does not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation, including without limitation the laws and regulations governing export control; (c) is not defamatory or trade libelous; (d) is not pornographic or obscene; (e) does not violate any laws regarding unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising; and (f) does not contain viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, spyware, or other similar harmful or deleterious programming routines.

You acknowledge and agree that Third Parties (as defined below) are third-party beneficiaries of these representations and warranties, and that they shall apply to them with the same force and effect as they apply to us. You hereby grant to us a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable and royalty-free license, sublicensable through multiple tiers of sublicensees, to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, display, perform, and create derivative works from Your Content in any media or through any means now known or not currently known. You acknowledge that some of Your Content will be publicly available for other users of the Site or Services to view, such as feedback and comments. You are solely responsible for the content of Your Content.

By registering for a UAB provided/sponsored event, I understand and authorize UAB to copyright and publish all photographs and videos in print or electronic format in which I appear or speak that are taken by or for UAB. I affirm that I have approval to use any photographs that I post on BlazerPulse. Contact UAB at with questions or concerns regarding this University Policy.

UAB encourages persons with disabilities to participate in volunteering, events, programs, sessions, etc. sponsored by UAB or its partners. If on-campus or university transportation accommodations are needed, contact UAB at at least one week prior to the event. If off-campus accommodations are needed, contact the community organization at least on week prior to the event. If participating in an event where food and drink will be provided, notify UAB or community organization of any dietary restrictions or life-threatening allergies.

UAB reserves the right to discontinue any or all services at any time or to revise the terms and policies of this Agreement. When terms and policies are revised, they will be posted on BlazerPulse. These terms and policies will be periodically reviewed to ensure compliance.

You agree that we, in our sole discretion, may terminate your BlazerPulse membership or other use of the site or services without prior notice, and remove and discard your content from the site, for any reason and without prior notice, including, without limitation, if we believe that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the terms. Further, you agree that we shall not be liable to you or any other party for any termination of your access to the services. You may discontinue your participation in and access to the services at any time.