Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Summary

By creating an account and enrolling in a course on BRIDGE-RI, you are joining a special community of learners. BRIDGE-RI depends upon your motivation to learn the material and to do so with honesty and academic integrity. In order to participate on BRIDGE-RI, you must agree to the terms of use contained on this page and any additional terms specific to a course. Any additional terms will be posted within each course.

Terms of Use

This system is the property of MTSS  Rhode Island and the System of Support contract holders, Rhode Island Department of Education and West Bay Collaborative. By continuing to use this system, you indicate your awareness of and consent to these terms and conditions of use. Log off immediately if you do not agree to the conditions stated here.

By creating an account on BRIDGE-RI, you agree that you will:

  • Complete all tests and assignments on your own, unless collaboration on an assignment is explicitly required or permitted.
  • Complete all activities to your full ability and following course expectations.
  • Complete all activities with honesty and academic integrity.
  • Maintain only one user account and not let anyone else use your username and/or password.
  • Only submit Course Completion Certificate(s) for Professional Learning Units (PLUs) for courses you have completed.
  • Not share your Course Completion Certificate(s) or enrollment key(s) with any other parties for the express purpose of falsely claiming to have completed a course or courses and/or in order to enroll in a course or courses.
  • Not engage in any activity that would dishonestly improve your results, or improve or hurt the results of others.
  • Not fraudulently access certificates for Professional Learning Units (PLUs) for coursework that you have not completed in a professional manner.

Please note that MTSS  Rhode Island will review and may make changes to these terms of use from time to time. Any changes to the terms of use will be effective immediately upon posting on this page, with an updated effective date. By accessing BRIDGE-RI after any changes have been made, you signify your agreement on a prospective basis to the modified terms of use and any changes contained therein. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of the terms of use.

Rules for Online Conduct

You agree that you are responsible for your own use of BRIDGE-RI and for your user postings. "User Postings" include all content submitted, posted, published or distributed on BRIDGE-RI by you or other users of BRIDGE-RI, including but not limited to all forum posts, wiki edits, notes, questions, comments, videos, assignments, and file uploads. You agree that you will use BRIDGE-RI in compliance with these terms of use and all applicable local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations, including copyright laws, any laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from your country of residence, and all United States export control laws.

The following are strictly prohibited on BRIDGE-RI:

  • Content that defames, harasses or threatens others;
  • Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them;
  • Content that infringes another's intellectual property, including, but not limited to, copyrights or trademarks;
  • Profane, pornographic, obscene, indecent or unlawful content;
  • Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation;
  • Content related to partisan political activities;
  • Viruses, Trojan horses, corrupted files, malware, spyware or any other similar software that may damage the operation of another's computer or property;
  • Content that contains intentionally inaccurate information or that is posted with the intent of misleading others;
  • Use of BRIDGE-RI in any manner intended to damage, disable, overburden or impair any server or the network(s) connected to BRIDGE-RI or to interfere with any other party's use of BRIDGE-RI;
  • Attempts to gain unauthorized access to BRIDGE-RI, other accounts, computer systems or networks through any means;
  • Attempts to obtain any materials or information stored on BRIDGE-RI, its servers or associated computers through any means not intentionally made available through BRIDGE-RI; and
  • Misrepresenting or attempts to misrepresent your identity while using BRIDGE-RI.

Violations and Termination

If you are found in violation of the Terms of Use you may be subject to one or more of the following actions:

  • Receiving a zero or no credit for an assignment;
  • Having any certificate or professional learning units (PLUs) earned in the course withheld;
  • Being unenrolled from a course; or
  • Termination of your use of BRIDGE-RI.
  • Additional actions may be taken at the sole discretion of BRIDGE-RI course providers.

Terms of use violations will be determined at the sole discretion of BRIDGE-RI. You will be notified if a determination has been made that you have violated these terms of use and you will be informed in writing of the corresponding action to be taken as a result of the violation.

If a determination of violation has been made, you may appeal that decision in writing to the BRIDGE-RI Systems Administrator within ten workdays of notification of the violation.

You may terminate your use of the Services at any time, either by ceasing to access them, or by deleting your account.  BRIDGE-RI has no obligation to retain any of your account, course data, course completion certificates, or submitted content for any period of time.

Violating any of the aforementioned Terms of Use will invalidate the privacy policy, as described below. 

Privacy Policy

This privacy notice relates to user accounts created on this site. MTSS  Rhode Island takes your privacy very seriously. In order to provide access to this site, we need to collect and store the personal information you provide.

We collect the data that you provide when creating an account, such as name and email address. We also collect data about your activity on the site including, but not limited to, course completion records, evaluation feedback, and any contributions that you make within courses.

Personal information you provide is used only to permit access to the online courses on this site and to verify course completion upon request of the registered account holder. Personal information you share with us and course completion records will not be shared with any third parties, such as your school, administration, or place of employment, without explicit written notification from you. Information provided by you within course evaluation responses is used only for performing analysis of the use of our site. General, non-identifiable, non-personal information is used for reporting and marketing purposes.

For any school, district, principal, or supervisor wishing to monitor, track, or have access to course completion records for employees, explicit permission must be submitted from the account holder to the BRIDGE-RI Systems Administrator.  

Violating any of the aforementioned Terms of Use will invalidate the privacy policy. 

Effective Date: February 12, 2020

Updated: November 10, 2021

Last modified: Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 2:48 PM