Terms of Service
Version dated 06 February 2024
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.
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…
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).
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!
THIS WEBSITE REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING CONSIDERATION FOR AS A CONDITION OF ALLOWING YOU ACCESS.
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.
- Use of information from this website
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
As an authorized affiliate (Affiliate) of Wysebridge Patent Bar Review, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement (Agreement). Please read the entire Agreement carefully before registering and promoting Wysebridge Patent Bar Review as an Affiliate.
Your participation in the Program is solely to legally advertise our website to receive a commission on memberships and products purchased by individuals referred to Wysebridge Patent Bar Review by your own website or personal referrals.
By signing up for the Wysebridge Patent Bar Review Affiliate Program (Program), you indicate your acceptance of this Agreement and its terms and conditions.
Approval or Rejection of the Application
We reserve the right to approve or reject ANY Affiliate Program Application at our sole and absolute discretion. You will have no legal recourse against us for the rejection of your Affiliate Program Application.
Commissions will be paid once a month. For an Affiliate to receive a commission, the referred account must remain active for a minimum of 31 days.
You cannot refer yourself, and you will not receive a commission on your own accounts.
Payments will only be sent for transactions that have been successfully completed. Transactions that result in chargebacks or refunds will not be paid out.
Your affiliate application and status in the Program may be suspended or terminated for any of the following reasons:
- Inappropriate advertisements (false claims, misleading hyperlinks, etc.).
- Spamming (mass email, mass newsgroup posting, etc.).
- Advertising on sites containing or promoting illegal activities.
- Failure to disclose the affiliate relationship for any promotion that qualifies as an endorsement under existing Federal Trade Commission guidelines and regulations, or any applicable state laws.
- Violation of intellectual property rights. Wysebridge Patent Bar Review reserves the right to require license agreements from those who employ trademarks of Wysebridge Patent Bar Review in order to protect our intellectual property rights.
- Offering rebates, coupons, or other form of promised kick-backs from your affiliate commission as an incentive. Adding bonuses or bundling other products with Wysebridge Patent Bar Review, however, is acceptable.
- Self referrals, fraudulent transactions, suspected Affiliate fraud.
In addition to the foregoing, Wysebridge Patent Bar Review reserves the right to terminate any Affiliate account at any time, for any violations of this Agreement or no reason.
You may use graphic and text links both on your website and within in your email messages. You may also advertise the Wysebridge Patent Bar Review site in online and offline classified ads, magazines, and newspapers.
You may use the graphics and text provided by us, or you may create your own as long as they are deemed appropriate according to the conditions and not in violation as outlined in the Termination section.
Coupon and Deal Sites
Wysebridge Patent Bar Review occasionally offers coupon to select affiliates and to our newsletter subscribers. If you’re not pre-approved / assigned a branded coupon, then you’re not allowed to promote the coupon. Below are the terms that apply for any affiliate who is considering the promotion of our products in relation to a deal or coupon:
- Affiliates may not use misleading text on affiliate links, buttons or images to imply that anything besides currently authorized deals to the specific affiliate.
- Affiliates may not bid on Wysebridge Patent Bar Review Coupons, Wysebridge Patent Bar Review Discounts or other phrases implying coupons are available.
- Affiliates may not generate pop-ups, pop-unders, iframes, frames, or any other seen or unseen actions that set affiliate cookies unless the user has expressed a clear and explicit interest in activating a specific savings by clicking on a clearly marked link, button or image for that particular coupon or deal. Your link must send the visitor to the merchant site.
- User must be able to see coupon/deal/savings information and details before an affiliate cookie is set (i.e. “click here to see coupons and open a window to merchant site” is NOT allowed).
- Affiliate sites may not have “Click for (or to see) Deal/Coupon” or any variation, when there are no coupons or deals available, and the click opens the merchant site or sets a cookie. Affiliates with such text on the merchant landing page will be removed from the program immediately.
Pay Per Click (PPC) Policy
PPC bidding is NOT allowed without prior written permission.
Wysebridge Patent Bar Review will not be liable for indirect or accidental damages (loss of revenue, commissions) due to affiliate tracking failures, loss of database files, or any results of intents of harm to the Program and/or to our website(s).
We do not make any expressed or implied warranties with respect to the Program and/or the memberships or products sold by Wysebridge Patent Bar Review. We make no claim that the operation of the Program and/or our website(s) will be error-free and we will not be liable for any interruptions or errors.
Term of the Agreement
The term of this Agreement begins upon your acceptance in the Program and will end when your Affiliate account is terminated.
The terms and conditions of this agreement may be modified by us at any time. If any modification to the terms and conditions of this Agreement are unacceptable to you, your only choice is to terminate your Affiliate account. Your continuing participation in the Program will constitute your acceptance of any change.
Affiliate shall indemnify and hold harmless Wysebridge Patent Bar Review and its affiliate and subsidiary companies, officers, directors, employees, licensees, successors and assigns, including those licensed or authorized by Wysebridge Patent Bar Review to transmit and distribute materials, from any and all liabilities, damages, fines, judgments, claims, costs, losses, and expenses (including reasonable legal fees and costs) arising out of or related to any and all claims sustained in connection with this Agreement due to the negligence, misrepresentation, failure to disclose, or intentional misconduct of Affiliate.
Electronic Signatures Effective
The Agreement is an electronic contract that sets out the legally binding terms of your participation in the Wysebridge Patent Bar Review affiliate program. You indicate your acceptance of this Agreement and all of the terms and conditions contained or referenced in this Agreement by completing the Wysebridge Patent Bar Review application process. This action creates an electronic signature that has the same legal force and effect as a handwritten signature.