Bridge Terms Of Use

API Policy and Acceptable Use Policy

Bridge API Policy

Modifications to Policy

Bridge reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify this Bridge API Policy at any time. You are responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any modifications. Modifications are effective when first posted. To receive notifications about changes to this policy and the Bridge API functionality, see the Deprecation and API Changes section below.

Principles

Applications that access the Bridge API should adhere to the following principles:

  • Don’t impersonate.
  • Don’t surprise users.
  • Respect the privacy of any information retrieved.
  • Don’t overload users.

Additionally, your applications must adhere to Bridge API rate limits (see the API Rate Limits section below).

Don’t Impersonate

  • Your application should not mirror or replicate Bridge, Bridge, or any other organization using Bridge.
  • Do not impersonate or facilitate impersonation of others in a manner that can mislead, confuse, or deceive users.
  • End users should understand that your application is integrated with Bridge but is an independent resource.
  • You should not remove or alter any proprietary notices in the Bridge API.

Don’t Surprise Users

Your application should not…

  • Use the Bridge API for different purposes other than what your application states or implies.
  • Confuse or mislead users about the source or purpose of your application.
  • Use business names and/or logos in a manner that can mislead, confuse, or deceive users.
  • Use the Bridge API on behalf of any third-party.
  • Facilitate or encourage the publishing of links to malicious or obscene content.

Your service should outline what actions your application will take on the user’s behalf as part of the application registration process.

Respect the Privacy of any Information Retrieved

  • Any user information—including course enrollments, grades, profile information, etc.—retrieved through the Bridge API should be considered private information and, in some cases, will be protected by government regulations.
  • Know what information your tool will disclose to the public or to other products and services, and be clear with end users about what information will be disclosed.
  • Do not facilitate or encourage the publishing of private or confidential information.
  • Respect the intellectual property rights of others.

Don’t Overload Users

Bridge provides a number of different ways to contact, notify, and inform users of information. Where these methods are exposed in the Bridge API, it’s important to monitor how often your application is pushing information to users.

In general, you should try to push information as rarely as possible, both to prevent user annoyance and also to make your pushes more effective.

API Rate Limits

Applications that access the Bridge API must not place undue load on Bridge servers. Bridge has an automatic rate limiting provision that dynamically adjusts as more concurrent and/or expensive requests occur. When the rate limit is exceeded, API requests will fail. Rate limiting is enforced per user access token so that partners who perform requests on behalf of multiple end users will not be throttled per developer access token that they hold.

If an application regularly exceeds the API rate limits or uses a disproportionately large number of high-impact (e.g. non-GET) requests, the access tokens may be revoked, or other measures may be taken to ensure the stability of the system for all users.

If you are concerned about hitting the rate limit, please contact your Customer Success Manager to either adjust your rate limit or seek assistance optimizing your application for lower impact on Bridge performance.

Deprecation and API Changes

The Bridge API is managed to allow for future enhancements. Bridge strives to deliver a platform that is stable, consistent, and secure so you can confidently build awesome on top of Bridge APIs. Bridge will add, change, and remove API endpoints and fields from time to time using commercially reasonable efforts to provide communication as indicated:

Type of change

Notice

What you should do

Remove an endpoint

Endpoint will be marked DEPRECATED at least 90 days before endpoint is removed

Watch release notes

Remove a documented field in a result set

Field will be marked DEPRECATED at least 90 days before field is removed

Watch release notes

Remove an undocumented field in a result set

Undocumented fields can be removed or changed without notice

Avoid using these fields or be aware that they could be experimental and could change at any time

Add a field to a result set

Field can be added without prior notice

Write your code to be resilient to these types of changes

Add to the attribute set of a field in the result set

New values can be added to a field without prior notice

Write your code to be resilient to these types of changes

Change the attribute set of a field in the result set

Field value will be marked DEPRECATED at least 90 days before attribute is changed

Watch release notes

Remove the attribute set of a field in the result set

Field value will be marked DEPRECATED at least 90 days before attribute is removed

Watch release notes

Change to BETA endpoints, fields, or attributes

Can be removed or changed without prior notice

Watch release notes

Changes related to fixing a security vulnerability

Any change related to repairing a security vulnerability could be made without prior notice

Watch security bulletins

 

Bridge has no liability to Customer as a result of any change, temporary unavailability, suspension, or termination of access to the API.

Information and notices regarding Bridge APIs can be found in the Bridge Production Release Notes.

API Support

Developers on cloud-hosted Bridge can submit questions about or issues with the API to the Bridge Support team in one of the following ways:

Tickets about the API will be handled following the same service-level agreement that applies to any other ticket from a given institution.

 

Acceptable Use Policy

Acceptable Use Policy

Effective as of February 2021

getBridge, LLC’s (and its affiliate(s)) (referenced herein as “Bridge”) Acceptable Use Policy rules and guidelines (referenced herein collectively as the “AUP GUIDELINES”) cover and govern each individual end user’s (referenced herein with “you” or with “your”) use and access to Bridge’s services and websites (referenced herein as the “SERVICE”). Bridge’s Privacy Policy explains how or whether Bridge (referenced herein with “we” “our” and “us”) collects and uses your personally identifiable information. BY USING OUR SERVICE, YOU’RE AGREEING TO USE THE SERVICE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE AUP GUIDELINES, AND TO REVIEW BRIDGE’S PRIVACY POLICY. PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT THESE AUP GUIDELINES AND THE PRIVACY POLICY ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE REVIEW THE APPLICABLE CURRENT VERSIONS HERE AND HERE https://www.getbridge.com/bridge-terms-of-use AND https://www.instructure.com/policies/marketing-privacy.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE AUP GUIDELINES OR DISAGREE WITH THE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE PRACTICES, YOU SHOULD AND MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE.

 

LICENSE GRANT


These AUP Guidelines provide to you a personal, revocable, limited, non-exclusive, and non-transferable license to use the Service conditioned upon your continued compliance with these AUP Guidelines. Bridge reserves all rights not granted in the AUP Guidelines.

 

YOUR CONTENT & YOUR PERMISSIONS


When you use our Service, you provide us with things like your files, content, messages, etc. (“Your Content”). Your Content is yours. You represent that you have all necessary right, power, and authority to use the Service and share Your Content and will comply with all applicable laws when doing so. These AUP Guidelines don’t give us any rights to Your Content except for the limited rights that enable us to offer the Service. We need your permission to do things like host Your Content, back it up, or share it when you ask us to. This permission extends to our trusted third parties we work with. You therefore give us, and third parties (with whom we work) permission to use, display, host, share, and back up Your Content. By submitting Your Content, you also permit us to identify you by your username and as the contributor of Your Content.

 

SHARING YOUR CONTENT


Our Service lets you share Your Content with others, so please think carefully about what you share. By using the Service, you agree to do so responsibly and to not misuse the Service or help anyone else do so. This includes, but is not limited to, not doing or trying to do any of the following in connection with the Service:

  • store, transmit or create libelous, obscene, deceptive, defamatory, pornographic, racist, sexual, hateful, unlawful, tortious or otherwise objectionable content (except as necessary for legitimate instructional purposes, but in all cases in compliance with applicable laws and regulations);

  • modify, translate, adapt, merge, make derivative works of, disassemble, decompile, reverse compile or reverse engineer any part of the Service except to the extent the foregoing restrictions are expressly prohibited by applicable law;

  • harm, harass, threaten, or impersonate any person or violate the rights of any third party;

  • probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network;

  • interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the Service;

  • attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service or its related systems or networks;

  • introduce viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, or other such malicious code into the Service;

  • breach or otherwise circumvent any security or authentication measures;

  • access, tamper with, or use non-public areas or parts of the Service, or shared areas of the Service you haven’t been invited to;

  • access, search, or create accounts for the Service by any means other than our publicly supported interfaces (for example, “scraping” or creating accounts in bulk);

  • send unsolicited communications, promotions or advertisements, or spam;

  • send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information, including “spoofing” or “phishing”;

  • promote or advertise products or services other than your own without appropriate authorization;

  • sell or re-sell the Service unless specifically authorized to do so;

  • copy, reproduce, distribute, republish, download, display, post or transmit in any form or by any means any part of the Service unless specifically authorized to do so;

  • remove or destroy any copyright notices or other proprietary markings contained on or in the Service; or

  • violate the law in any way, including by storing, publishing or sharing material that is infringing, fraudulent, defamatory, misleading, or damaging to Bridge in any way.

 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES


You must provide all equipment necessary to access the Service and are responsible for all fees incurred when accessing the Service. Additionally, you’re responsible for your conduct and Your Content and your compliance with these AUP Guidelines. Content in the Service may be protected by others’ intellectual property rights. You therefore agree that you won’t copy, reproduce, create derivative works of, decompile, upload, download, share, or otherwise exploit third party content unless you have the right to do so. We may review your conduct and content for compliance with these AUP Guidelines and remove content from the Service at any time and without notice. With that said, we have no obligation to do so. We aren’t responsible for the content people post and share via the Service. You agree also to safeguard your password to the Service, make sure that others don’t have access to it, and keep your account information current.

 

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES


The Service may contain links to third-party websites that are not under our control. We are not responsible for such third-party websites.

 

OUR PROPERTY


The Service is protected by copyright, trademark, and other US and foreign laws. These AUP Guidelines don’t grant you any right, title, or interest in the Service or others’ content in the Service. We welcome feedback, but note that we may use comments or suggestions without any obligation to you.

 

INFRINGEMENT


We respect the intellectual property of others and ask that you do too. We respond to notices of alleged infringement after receipt of a proper notice that complies with the law and is received by our designated agent. We reserve the right to delete or disable content alleged to be infringing and terminate accounts of repeat infringers. If you believe that any content in the Service in a way that constitutes infringement, please provide our designated agent with the following information:

  1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the rights owner;

  2. a description of the content you claim is being infringed;

  3. a description or link to the location of the material claim is infringing;

  4. your physical address, telephone number and e-mail address;

  5. a statement that you have a good faith belief that the content is not authorized by the rights owner, its agent or the law;

  6. a statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner.

Contact information for Bridge’s designated agent for notice of claims of infringement is as follows: Corporate Counsel, legal@getBridge.com. Bridge may also take any appropriate action in the event it receives a proper counter-notice under the law.

 

TERMINATION & RIGHT TO SUSPEND


You’re free to stop using our Service at any time. We also reserve the right to suspend or end the Service at any time at our discretion and without notice. For example, we may suspend or terminate your use of the Service and remove Your Content if you’re not complying with these AUP Guidelines, or using the Service in a manner that may cause us legal liability, disrupt the Service, disrupt others’ use of the Service or, in our sole opinion, reason, cause harm. All provisions of these AUP Guidelines, which by their nature should survive, will survive termination of the Service.

 

SERVICE “AS IS”


BRIDGE AND ITS PARTNERS MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT THE SERVICE. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED “AS IS.” IN ADDITION, WE DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR ACCESSED FROM THE SERVICE IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN RISK.

 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY


YOU EXPRESSLY ABSOLVE AND RELEASE BRIDGE FROM ANY CLAIM OF HARM RESULTING FROM A CAUSE BEYOND BRIDGE’S CONTROL. YOU FURTHER AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL BRIDGE AND ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OTHER THAN DIRECT DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF USE, DATA BUSINESS, OR PROFITS. THIS WILL BE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT BRIDGE OR ANY OF ITS PARTNERS HAS BEEN WARNED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. ADDITIONALLY, BRIDGE AND ITS SUPPLIERS WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR MORE THAN ANY AMOUNTS RECEIVED BY BRIDGE FROM YOU AS A RESULT OF YOUR PERSONAL USE OF THE SERVICE IN THE 12 MONTHS PRECEDING YOUR CLAIM. IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID INDIVIDUALLY ANY AMOUNTS IN THE 12 MONTHS PRECEDING YOUR CLAIM, BRIDGE’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE LIABILITY SHALL BE NO MORE THAN $50. MOREOVER, BRIDGE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE LOSS OR FAILURE TO STORE YOUR CONTENT, AND YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT BY USING THE SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO WAIVE THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY AND THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION RELATED TO USE OF THE SERVICE OR BREACH OF THESE AUP GUIDELINES.

 

CONTROLLING LAW


These AUP Guidelines and your use of the Service will be interpreted, governed and construed by the laws of Delaware law except for its conflicts of laws principles, unless otherwise agreed in a separate written agreement with Bridge or as required by a mandatory law of a competent jurisdiction.

 

ENTIRE AGREEMENT


These AUP Guidelines set forth terms governing your use of the Service, and supersede and replace any other prior or contemporaneous agreements applicable to the subject matter of these AUP Guidelines. These AUP Guidelines create no third-party beneficiary rights. These AUP Guidelines shall inure to the benefit of Bridge and its respective legal representatives, successors, and assigns.

 

WAIVER, SEVERABILITY & ASSIGNMENT


Bridge’s failure to enforce a provision is not a waiver of its right to do so later. You may not assign any of your rights under these AUP Guidelines, and any such attempt will be void. Bridge may assign its rights to any of its affiliates or subsidiaries, or to any successor in interest of any business associated with the Service. If any provision of these AUP Guidelines is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, such provision shall be changed and interpreted so as to best accomplish the objectives of the original provision to the fullest extent allowed by law and the remaining provisions of these AUP Guidelines will remain in full force and effect.

 

MODIFICATIONS


We may revise these AUP Guidelines from time to time, and will always post the most current version HERE. If a revision meaningfully reduces your rights, we will provide notice to you (by, for example, sending a message to the email address associated with your account). By continuing to use or access the Service after the revisions come into effect, you agree to be bound by and subject to the revised AUP Guidelines.

 

NOTICES


For any notices relating to these AUP Guidelines, you may contact Bridge by sending an email to legal@getBridge.com.

 

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