The Bridge Invitation

Passport (AKA, Liability Waiver) To The Bridge. Read Carefully!

Well, like pretty much anything really fun in life, you can’t start until you fill out the paperwork. And while you’re probably not going to be skydiving, knife throwing or chainsaw juggling as part of this program, you might have some kind of risk you assume on the way (latch hook needles can be dangerous!).

We will need you to closely read the following release, be an informed participant and sign on the appropriate lines. If you don’t sign, it’s a “no-go” as we have a responsibility to make sure everyone acknowledges the personal liability we all accept when deciding to voluntarily participate in this program.

Once you do sign the waiver … hold on … and get ready to open up a new door on adventure in your life in what we think is a pretty cool program. Welcome to the Bridge . . . almost!

Code Of Conduct

Stanislaus County hosts the Bridge program using a social network and media platform to facilitate and encourage the “good health” of its workforce. This program is designed to introduce employees to other co-workers who share common interests through County-wide social activity groups.

Users of the Bridge are required to demonstrate the highest standards of personal integrity. Everyone who uses the Bridge is expected to treat all individuals in a respectful, courteous, fair, and professional manner. Users must strive to create and maintain a positive experience for themselves and others and consider the consequences of their actions or decisions towards others. All decisions associated with this program, either during or outside working hours, must be made in the best interests of fostering public trust and accountability. Simply put, BE KIND TO ALL OTHERS AND ENJOY!!!

Users of The Bridge are prohibited from the following actions:

  • Acting in any way that violates any adopted County policy, including but not limited to, the workplace harassment, discrimination, and retaliation policy.
  • Posting, or in any other way, promoting wellness activities for any personal financial gain.
  • Posting or using material that infringes the copyright of another person (plagiarism, or passing off other people’s material as your own) or copyright material not referenced or acknowledged.
  • Posting unauthorized personal information (names, address, phone number, email etc.) of other users.
  • Posting material or acting in a way that is vulgar, obscene or use indecent language or images.
  • Posting or making statements which defames, abuses or threatens others.
  • Posting or making statements that advocates illegal activity or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them.
  • Posting or making statements that are abusive, such as bullying or badmouthing.
  • Posting third-party links that direct users to webpages that contain objectionable, inappropriate or offensive material.

Posts or other material which is deemed inappropriate by the site administrators or appropriate group leaders will be deleted upon discovery. Users who violate these rules or are reported as acting inappropriately during group activities may, at a minimum, lose their Bridge account permanently. To report concerns about using the Bridge, please contact


I recognize that participating in the “Bridge” (Program) is purely voluntary, and my continued employment with the County of Stanislaus is not conditioned upon participation in the Program.

I recognize that there may be inherent dangers in participating in any or all of the activities found in the Program and that a physician should be consulted prior to engaging in any type of exercise program.

I recognize that participation in any Program activity is done so at my own risk.

I recognize that I am responsible for the conduct of other individuals (non-County employees) that I may invite to participate in Bridge activities. I also understand my obligation to inform those individuals of the standards included in this Release and Waiver and the Bridge Code of Conduct.

By logging in and enrolling in the Program, on behalf of myself, my successors and assigns, I hereby forever RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS, DISHCHARGE, and AGREE TO DEFEND AND INDEMNIFY, The County of Stanislaus, The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors, the Program, and their officers, directors, employees, advisors, agents, volunteers, independent contractors, successors, assigns, and all others who may be liable, from any liabilities, claims, demands, or causes of action that I may hereafter have for personal, bodily, or mental injuries, property damages, economic losses, attorney’s fees, or any other type of injury or damage arising out of my participation or use in Program activities, including but not limited to on the premises owned, leased, rented, or operated by the County of Stanislaus or the Program. This includes all activities, including, but not limited to, losses caused by passive, or active negligence, or any other type of negligence of the released parties, or hidden, latent, or obvious defects in the premises or equipment used in the Program.

The County of Stanislaus, The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors, the Program, and their officers, directors, employees, advisors, agents, volunteers, independent contractors, successors, assigns, and all others who may be liable are not responsible for, and expressly disclaim all liability for damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained in the Program or on the Program website and makes no warranty for the accuracy or the content contained herein.

Before relying on material on the site, users may wish to independently verify the accuracy, completeness, and relevance for their purposes.

The material may include opinions, recommendations, or other content from third parties that do not necessarily reflect the views of the County of Stanislaus, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors, the Program, and their officers, directors, employees, advisors, agents, volunteers, independent contractors, successors, assigns, and all others who may be liable.

The user agrees to use common-sense when posting third-party content or third-party links, whether it is embedded, copied or simply paraphrased. Users will not embed a video without having watched the entire clip or knowing exactly what a block of foreign-language text says before excerpting it. The user also agrees to look at the entire web page before posting a link to ensure that other headlines and posts, side modules or ads are appropriate.

The user agrees to fully comply with the Bridge Code of Conduct.

All Fields must be completed to apply.

Your personal email address will be visible to other Bridge members and all Bridge related communications will be sent to this email address. You can get a free email account from gmail, yahoo, and many other services.