WISE International Restricted Use PolicyLast updated: September 20, 2021
World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (“WISE”) is a growing global membership of like-minded business owners, executives, trainers and consultants all united with the purpose to bring about a saner, more ethical, more pro-survival and productive and flourishing world through the dissemination and use of the Hubbard® Administrative Technology.
Your membership fees support that cause, and the benefits you receive are intended to help YOU achieve that same result with your enterprise.
Because we don’t know every one of our members personally, we have to put in writing some Restrictions of Use for our websites and benefits to help keep understanding at its highest.
With that purpose in mind, there are a few things you should know about what we allow, and what we don’t allow with regard to our websites and our membership.
When we say “WISE”, “we”, “our”, or “us” in this document, we are referring to WISE International.
When we say “Service” or “Services”, we mean the WISE websites at www.WISE.org and any digital tools or applications embedded in the platforms, and any and all other benefits of WISE membership as listed at www.wise.org/benefitsand in the WISE Membership Agreement.
By using our websites (“Services”), you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Restricted Use Policy”).
WISE International(“WISE”) reserves the right to update and change this Restricted Use Policy without notice.
Violation of any of the terms below may result in the termination of your WISE membership and account.
Your use of Wise.org (hereafter referred to as “Service”) and any content accessed or submitted through the Service must comply with all applicable laws, regulations and ordinances, including any laws regarding the export of data or software.
Your use and content accessed and submitted must also be in accordance and alignment with our adopted moral code of conduct: The Way to Happiness as authored by L. Ron Hubbard.
We also expect our members to abide by The Code of a WISE Member which you can see here.
In addition, and in alignment with the above, we expect you to specifically agree not to do any of the following:
(a) upload to or transmit on the Service any defamatory, indecent, obscene, harassing, violent or otherwise objectionable material, or any material deemed by WISE to be inimical to WISE, the Code of a WISE member, the Code of a Scientologist, the Church of Scientology, and The Way to Happiness, nor any material that is, or may be, protected by copyright, without permission from the copyright owner;
(b) upload to or transmit on the Service any materials that promote or could potentially advocate the sale or use of psychotropic pharmaceuticals, the sale or use of pornography or sexually explicit materials, or the sale or use of materials that have been used violently such as weapons or instruments or equipment of any such nature;
(c) upload to or transmit on the Service any materials that promote or could potentially advocate the sale or use of materials that exploit or target in an inimical way any groups or identities including but not limited to children, minorities or people of a particular creed or religion, or the sale or use of materials which are in any way discriminatory against age, gender, race, color, creed or sexual orientation.
(d) use the Service to violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or to violate the laws of any jurisdiction;
(e) intercept or attempt to intercept electronic mail or messages not intended for you;
(f) misrepresent an affiliation with any person or organization;
(g) upload to or transmit on the Service any advertisements or solicitations of business without prior authorization from WISE;
(h) restrict or inhibit use of the Service by others, including disrupting the normal flow of dialogue, causing a screen to scroll faster than other users are able to type, or otherwise acting in a way which affects the ability of other people to engage in real time activities via this Service;
(i) upload or otherwise transmit files that contain a virus or corrupted data;
(j) collect information about others (including e-mail addresses) without their consent;
(k) download a file or software or include in a message any software, files or links that you know, or have reason to believe, cannot be distributed legally over the Service or that you have a contractual obligation to keep confidential (notwithstanding its availability on the Service);
(l) post “spam,” transmit chain letters or engage in other similar activities;
(m) advocate illegal activity or discuss an intent to commit an illegal act;
(n) disobey any policy or regulations, including any code of conduct or other guidelines, established from time to time regarding use of this Service or any networks connected to this Service;
(o) falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material;
(p) upload to or transmit on the Service any hyperlinks to other sites that contain content that falls within the descriptions set forth in this Section;
(q) access the Service other than by the interfaces provided by WISE;
(r) create, transmit, or display information that you do not own or do not have the right to use; or,
(s) engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Service, or which, as determined by WISE, may harm WISE or users of the Service or expose them to liability.
You further agree that you will not:
- use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Service,
- attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service,
- take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on WISE’s infrastructure, or
- access, reload or “refresh” transactional pages, or make any other request to transactional servers, more than once during any three (3) second interval.
Any violations of the above will result in immediate removal of access from the WISE websites and applications and suspension and/or possible cancellation of your WISE membership.