Terms of Use

Version dated 27 January 2017

Wysebridge community guidelines (The cliff note version)

Wysebridge accounts are intended for members to participate in the community of those studying for the Patent Bar Exam and to utilize the study materials offered.

The following Community Guidelines are here to help you understand what it means to be a part of the family and community here at Wysebridge. Please do not forget that your use of Wysebridge is subject to these Guidelines and our terms of use below.

What to do

Be respectful and courteous

We’re a global community of many types of people, who all have the right to feel comfortable and who may not think what you think, believe what you believe or see what you see. So, be polite and respectful in your interactions with other members.

Respect the work of others

Respect the copyright of others. This means please do not steal material or copyrighted material or that other people have shared.

Please moderate your posts and discussions.

All content on Wysebridge, public and private, ought to be moderated in the highest respect for others, and will be subjected to approval. If your judgment appears to be lapsing, we’ll contact you to inform you of the issues, and if necessary, moderate your account and posts to adhere to the community guidelines.

Please feel free to let others know how you like Wysebridge but also link back to Wysebridge when you post your comments in other places.

Wysebridge makes it possible to utilize a large variety of resources to study. However, pages on other websites that display content appearing and hosting on Wysebridge.com must provide a link back to the site, and as always, material that has been paid for must not be posted elsewhere, or linked to, on any other site.

Please, enjoy our community!

WHAT NOT TO DO…

So, what we don’t want to do is have to act like Police. We know that mistakes will be made, and we’re up for second chances. However, please be aware that breaking any of the requirements listed below may result in a block of your account with or without warning.

Don’t upload or share anything that isn’t yours.

This includes other people’s work, documents, compilations, etc.

Keep the topics clean

The Wysebridge forums are a place to talk and discuss the patent bar exam, and other issues surrounding the exam. Please, be respectful and kind to one another, and don’t post abusive, impersonate, intimidating, or other comments deemed impolite. If we receive a valid complaint such activity, we’ll send you a warning and/or suspend your account

Please don’t display nudity or link to sites containing sexually explicit material

Uhh, this is pretty straightforward.

Please don’t upload content that is illegal or prohibited.

If it’s reported or we determine you are engaged in these activities, we will be forced to close your account and we’ll take the necessary steps / actions, which could include reporting you to the authorities.

Please don’t use Wysebridge to sell or solicit for sale

Again, this community is a place for studying and growing, not selling wares (be it related to the Patent Bar Exam, or anything else, for that matter). Any breaches of this kind could result in suspension of your privileges.

Last things to think about…

Other People

Do think about those around you who are also studying. If something comes up and you think there’s a reason to be worried (be it posts, behaviors), please feel free to report content and/or someone’s behavior to our staff via email (and provide specifics).

In Conclusion

You may also want to check out our FAQ. If you have any questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you. Please feel free to shoot us an email!

The Wysebridge Team!

  1. Terms

The terms of use herein pertain to www.wysebridge.com (“Website”) and affiliated Wysebridge.com domains.

THIS WEBSITE REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING CONSIDERATION FOR AS A CONDITION OF ALLOWING YOU ACCESS.

ALL PERSONS ARE DENIED ACCESS TO THIS SITE UNLESS THEY READ AND ACCEPT THE TERMS OF USE AND THE PRIVACY POLICY. WYSEBRIDGE MAINTAINS THE FULL RIGHT TO SUSPEND, REVOKE, AND BAN YOUR ACCOUNT AT ANY TIME WITHOUT REFUND.

BY READING AND ACCEPTING THE TERMS OF USE AND BY READING AND ACCEPTING THE PROVISIONS OF THE PRIVACY POLICY OF THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO THE REQUIRED CONSIDERATIONS GRANTING YOU THE RIGHT TO VISIT, READ OR INTERACT WITH THE WEBSITE.

BY VIEWING, VISITING, USING, OR INTERACTING WITH THIS WEBSITE OR WITH ANY ADVERTISING, BANNER, OR POP-UP THAT APPEARS ON IT, YOU ARE AGREEING TO ALL THE PROVISIONS OF THIS TERMS OF USE POLICY AND THE PRIVACY POLICY OF THIS WEBSITE.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DENY ACCESS TO ANY PERSON, ENTITY, OR VIEWER FOR ANY REASON. UNDER THE TERMS OF THE PRIVACY POLICY, WHICH YOU MUST ACCEPT AS A CONDITION FOR VIEWING, THE WEBSITE IS ALLOWED TO COLLECT AND STORE DATA AND INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXCLUSION AND FOR MANY OTHER USES.

  1. Amendments

EITHER PARTY MAY REQUEST AMENDMENTS TO THIS AGREEMENT AT ANY TIME.  ACCEPTANCE OF ANY AMENDMENT REQUIRES WRITTEN APPROVAL BY BOTH PARTIES.  THE AMENDED TERMS WILL APPLY IMMEDIATELY UPON THE DATE OF THE LAST SIGNATURE.
PARTIES TO THE TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT
Visitors, viewers, users, subscribers, members, affiliates, or customers, are referred to herein as “Visitors,” or “You” or “User” are parties to this Terms of Use Agreement (“Agreement”). The Website and its owner and operator are parties to this Agreement, herein referred to as Wysebridge. All use of Wysebridge (“Wysbridge Patent Bar Review”) World Wide Web pages and the World Wide Web pages of all other websites owned and operated by Wysebridge (“Wysbridge Patent Bar Review”) is subject to the terms and conditions set forth below. Any use of such Web pages constitutes the user’s agreement to abide by the following terms and conditions.

  1. Use of information from this website

Unless you have entered into an express written contract with Wysebridge, you have no right to use any information contained within the website in a commercial or public manner. Furthermore, you have no right to copy it, save it, publish it, print it, sell it, or distribute any portions of the content of this Website without prior approval. All information provided by Wysebridge and its affiliates is owned by or licensed to Wysebridge; Wysebridge and its licensors retain all proprietary rights to Wysebridge Online. Wysebridge has the right to use all material entered into these Web pages (other than third-party material transmitted through private electronic mail) in any of Wysebridge’s print or electronic publications. Wysebridge grants you the limited right to download or print one copy of selected, limited portions of Wysebridge Online for your personal and non-commercial use only. Unless you have obtained the written permission of Wysebridge, you may not (i) reproduce or transmit Wysebridge Online in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise), except to the extent of the grant in the above sentence, or (ii) use Wysebridge Online for advertising or promotional purposes, general distribution, creating new collective works, or for resale, or (iii) provide links to a Web page of Wysebridge Online, other than a link to an un-obscured homepage. By viewing this Website you agree to these conditions and you acknowledge that any unauthorized use is unlawful and may subject you to civil or criminal penalties. Furthermore, you have no rights whatsoever to use or distribution of the content of, its databases, hidden pages, linked pages, underlying code, or other proprietary information or intellectual property the site may possess. The user agrees to use Wysebridge.com and the Wysebridge Patent Bar Review materials and to maintain the integrity of the Wysebridge online site and its proprietary methods, including abstaining and not participating in any activity that might duplicate or reverse-engineer the Wysebridge online site, software, or related materials. You, by agreeing to these terms of use, warrants you understand and accept these terms of use.

  1. Ownership of website or right to use, sell, publish contents of this website

The Website and its contents are protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.). ANY Unauthorized reproduction, distribution or sale may result in imprisonment and fines.

  1. Account status and ability to modify member accounts 

The Website and its contents (including the data recorded on a per member and per guest basis) is exclusive content of Wysebridge. Wysebridge disclaims it’s ability to (at any time) modify, revoke, cancel, and ban a member(s) account for any reason without refund. Please note that due diligence will be undertaken prior to such changes, but Wysebridge reserves the final right to revoke access to the content of the website. Paid membership(s) are designed to be for the duration of time specified on the website; however, Wysebridge reserves the full right to extend or shorten that period of time (without notice) to the account holder. Please note that in cases of extension, certain qualifying material(s), not limited to application to OED, a failed exam grade, or documentation of a qualifying life event (including, but not limited to a death in the immediate family, major hospitalization and medical emergencies, significant relationship, economical changes) will need to be presented in order to make an evaluation of eligibility. In cases of shortening, Wysebridge reserves the right to cancel, ban, and prohibit a member from access materials at any time for any reason. Please note Wysebridge will undertake this course of action when it is deemed that the member is not abiding by the community guidelines and terms of service.

  1. Hyperlinking to site, co-branding, and referencing site prohibited

Unless expressly authorized by Wysebridge, you nor any entity may hyperlink this site to any other website for any reason. You are also prohibited from referencing the URL (website address) of this website in any commercial or non-commercial media without express permission. You specifically agree to cooperate with Wysebridge to remove any such links and be liable for all damages.

  1. Disclaimer for contents of site/limitation of liability 

Wysebridge hereby disclaims any warranties or representations, express or implied, including, but not limited to, any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, relating to the Website or any information contained in the Website.
Distribution of these pages on the Internet does not constitute consent to any use of this material for commercial redistribution either via the Internet or using some other form of hypertext distribution.
Neither Wysebridge, nor any party involved in creating, producing or delivering this site shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages or any damages whatsoever arising out of your access, use or inability to use this site or on any other hyperlinked website, or any errors or omissions in the content thereof. Wysebridge MAKES NO GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF OR RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED FROM ACCESSING AND USING Wysebridge ONLINE. Wysebridge ONLINE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. NEITHER Wysebridge NOR ITS AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIABLE TO ANY USER OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY INACCURACY, ERROR OR OMISSION, REGARDLESS OF CAUSE, IN Wysebridge ONLINE OR FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING THEREFROM. Wysebridge is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional services. If legal advice or another expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional person should be sought.

Users entering materials on any of these Web pages are responsible for the content of that material. Wysebridge has no responsibility for the content of any messages or information posted by users, or for the content of information of third-parties on the Internet, even if accessed through Wysebridge Online pages. However, Wysebridge retains the right, which it may or may not exercise, in its sole discretion, to review, edit or delete from the service any third-party material that Wysebridge deems to be illegal, offensive or otherwise inappropriate.

  1. Disclaimer for harm caused to your computer, smartphone, tablet, or software from interacting with this website or its contents.  You assume all risk of viruses, worms, or other corrupting factors. 

Wysebridge assumes no responsibility for damage to computers, smartphones, tablets, or software of the Visitor or any person the Visitor subsequently communicates with from any data that is passed to the Visitor’s computer, inadvertently or on purpose. You, in agreement with these terms, view and interact with this site, banners, pop-ups or advertising displayed thereon, at you own risk. Users may through hypertext or any other computer “links” gain access to other sites on the Internet that are not part of Wysebridge Online. Wysebridge assumes no responsibility for any material outside of Wysebridge Online that may be accessed through any such “link.”

  1. Disclaimer for harm caused by downloads

Should you download information from this site, you do so at your own risk. Wysebridge makes no warranty or a guarantee that downloads are free of corrupting codes, including, but not limited to, viruses and worms.

  1. Indemnification by You

You will indemnify, defend and hold harmless Wysebridge, its Affiliates and customers, against any loss, cost, expense or liability (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) arising from the negligence or willful misconduct in using or accessing the Website proportion to and to the extent such liability, loss, expense, attorneys’ fees, or claims for injury or damages are caused by or results from the negligent or intentional acts or omissions by You, your officers, agents, or employees. The user agrees to indemnify Wysebridge from any damages, losses, costs or expenses which Wysebridge, its affiliates, their respective employees and authorized representatives may incur as a result of material entered into these Web pages by the user.

  1. Indemnification by Wysebridge

Wysebridge will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless You, your officers, employees, and agents, from and against all losses, expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs), damages, and liabilities of any kind resulting from or arising out of the Agreement, including the performance hereunder of Wysebridge, its officers, employees, agents, sub-suppliers, or anyone directly or indirectly employed by Wysebridge, or any person or persons under Wysebridge’s direction and control, provided such losses, expenses, damages, and liabilities are due or claimed to be due to the acts or omissions of Wysebridge, its officers, employees, agents, sub-suppliers, or anyone directly or indirectly employed by Supplier, or any person or persons under Supplier’s direction and control, proportion to and to the extent such liability, loss, expense, attorneys’ fees, or claims for injury or damages are caused by or results from the negligent or intentional acts or omissions by You, your officers, agents, or employees. You agree to provide Wysebridge with prompt notice of any such claim or action and to permit Supplier to defend any claim or action, and that You will cooperate fully in such defense.

  1. Jurisdiction and venue

As a condition for viewing the Website, You hereby consents to the personal jurisdiction of the competent courts of the State of Pennsylvania, and the Federal Courts located in the State of Pennsylvania for any legal or equitable proceeding arising out of or in connection with the Website. You also agrees that the Website, and relationship between the parties, shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the internal laws of the state of Pennsylvania, without giving effect to principles and provisions thereof relating to conflict or choice of laws and irrespective of the fact that any one of the parties is now or may become a resident of a different state. If any legal or equitable action arises relating to the Website between You and Wysebridge, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover all court costs, expenses, and reasonable attorneys’ fees.

  1. Audit Requirement

The Agreement is subject to the examination and audit of the Auditor General of the State of Pennsylvania or Comptroller General of the United States or designated Federal authority for a period of up to seven (7) years after final payment under the Agreement. UC, and if the underlying grant or cooperative agreement so provides, the other contracting party or grantor (and if that be the United States or an instrumentality thereof, then the Comptroller General of the United States) will have access to and the right to examine Suppliers pertinent books, documents, papers, and records involving transactions and work related to the Agreement until the expiration of seven (7) years after final payment under the Agreement. The examination and audit will be confined to those matters connected with the performance of the Agreement, including the costs of administering the Agreement.

  1. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Wysebridge will abide by the requirements set forth in Executive Orders 11246 and 11375. Where applicable, Wysebridge will abide by 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a), incorporated by reference with this statement: “This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.” With respect to activities occurring in the State of Pennsylvania, Wysebridge agrees to adhere to the Pennsylvania Fair Employment and Housing Act. Wysebridge will provide You on request, a breakdown of its labor force by groups as specified by You, and will discuss with You its policies and practices relating to its affirmative action programs. Wysebridge will not maintain or provide facilities for employees at any establishment under its control that are segregated on a basis prohibited by federal law. Separate or single-user restrooms and necessary dressing or sleeping areas must be provided, however, to ensure privacy.

  1. General

Nothing in this Agreement is intended to make any person or entity that is not a signer to the Agreement a third-party beneficiary of any right created by this Agreement or by operation of law. If a provision of the Agreement becomes, or is determined to be, illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, that will not affect the legality, validity or enforceability of any other provision of the Agreement or of any portion of the invalidated provision that remains legal, valid, or enforceable. Neither party will be liable for delays due to causes beyond the party’s control (including, but not restricted to, war, civil disturbances, earthquakes, fires, floods, epidemics, quarantine restrictions, freight embargoes, and unusually severe weather). This Agreement and to the extent the documents incorporated herein, represents the entire agreement and understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter, and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous understandings and agreements, whether oral or written, between the parties with respect to the subject matter. This Agreement will supersede any different or additional terms contained in any document supplied by either party.

  1. Copyright and license 

All content in this “Terms of Use” © 2017. All Rights Reserved.