Tutor Terms

Tutor Terms

These Tutor Terms were last updated Feb 14, 2020.

When you become a Tutor on the AspireBuzz marketplace, you agree to abide by these Tutor Terms ("Terms"). These Terms cover details about the aspects of the AspireBuzz platform relevant to Tutors and are incorporated by reference to the general terms that govern your use of our Services our Terms and Conditions for use of website (General Terms) Terms that are not defined in these Terms are defined as specified in the General Terms.

As a Tutor, you are contracting directly with Basani Soft Private limited located at Hyderabad, India. Regardless of whether another AspireBuzz subsidiary facilitates payments to you.

1. Tutor Obligations

As a Tutor, you are responsible for all that content that you post, the content can include video lectures, quizzes, coding exercises, practice tests, mock tests, test series, learning packages, grand packages, assignments, study materials, solution videos ,course landing page description content, and any announcements ("Submitted Content").

You represent and warrant:

  • That you will provide an accurate account information and will maintain the accuracy of the information;
  • That you own the content or that you have all the necessary licenses, rights, consents, permissions, and authority to authorize AspireBuzz to use your Submitted Content as specified in these Terms and also in the General Terms ;
  • That the content you submitted will not infringe or misappropriate any third party's intellectual property rights;
  • That you have the required qualifications and credentials (such as education, training, knowledge, and skill sets) offer the services that you offer through the content that you had submitted;
  • That you will promptly respond to students and ensure a quality of service that is on par with the standards of your industry as well as the instruction services in general.

You guarantee that:

  • You will not post any content or information that is inappropriate, offensive, racist, hateful, sexist, pornographic, false, misleading, incorrect, infringing, defamatory or libelous;
  • You will not post or transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, or any other form of solicitation (commercial or otherwise) through the Services or to any user;
  • You will not use the Services for business other than providing tutoring, teaching, doubt clarification and instructional services to students;
  • You will not engage in any activity that would require AspireBuzz to pay royalties to any third party or will have to obtain licenses from any third party;
  • You will not frame or embed your Services (e.g. embed a free version of a course) or otherwise circumvent the Services;
  • You will not impersonate another tutor or student or gain unauthorized access to another user's account;
  • You will not interfere or prevent other Tutors from providing their service;
  • You will not abuse any AspireBuzz resources, including our support services.

2. License to AspireBuzz

You automatically grant AspireBuzz the rights detailed in the General Terms to offer, market, and otherwise exploit the Content you submmited, and grant license to sublicense it to students for these purposes directly or through third parties (Affiliates). and the right to add captions or otherwise modify content to ensure accessibility.

Unless otherwise agreed (also included within our Promotions Policy), you have the right to add new portion to your submitted content or remove all or any portions of your Submitted Content from the Services at any time. Except as otherwise agreed, AspireBuzz's right to sublicense the rights in this section will terminate with respect to new users 60 days after the Submitted Content's removal. However, (1) rights given to students before the Submitted Content's removal will continue in accordance with the terms of those licenses (including any grants of lifetime access) and (2) AspireBuzz's right to use such Submitted Content for marketing purposes shall continue.

We may record all or any part of your Submitted Content for quality control and for delivering, marketing, promoting, demonstrating, or operating the Services. You grant AspireBuzz permission to deliver, market, promote, demonstrate and sell your offering by using your name, likeness, voice, and image/s used in your offering, delivering, marketing, promoting, demonstrating your offerings, your Submitted Content, or AspireBuzz's content, and you waive any rights of privacy, publicity, or other rights of a similar nature, to the extent permissible under applicable law.

3. Trust & Safety

3.1 Trust & Safety Policies

You agree to abide by AspireBuzz's course quality standards or policies prescribed by AspireBuzz from time to time. Its your duty to check these policies periodically to ensure that you comply with any updates to the policies. You understand that your use of the Services is subject to AspireBuzz's approval, which we may grant or deny at our sole discretion.

AspireBuzz reserve the right to remove any courses, or suspend payouts, and/or ban any Tutor for any reason at any time, without prior notice, including in cases where:

  • a Tutor or course does not comply with our policies or legal terms (including the General Terms);
  • a course fails to meet our quality standards or has a negative impact on the student experience;
  • a Tutor engages in a behavior that reflect unfavorably on AspireBuzz or can bring AspireBuzz into public disrepute, contempt, scandal, or ridicule;
  • a Tutor engages the services of a marketer or other business partner who violates AspireBuzz's policies; or as determined by AspireBuzz in its sole discretion.
3.2 Relationship to Other Users

Tutors will not be provided a direct contractual relationship with students, so the only information you'll receive regarding students is what is provided to you through the Services. You agree to not use the data you receive for any purpose other than providing your services to the students on the AspireBuzz platform, and that you won't solicit additional personal data or store students' personal data outside the AspireBuzz platform. You will indemnify AspireBuzz against any claims arising from your use of students' personal data.

4. Pricing

4.1 Price Setting

When you create a course, you will be prompted to set the Actual price ("Actual Price") Alternatively, you may choose to offer your course for free. As a premium Tutor, you will also be given the opportunity to participate in certain promotional programs under the terms of our Promotions Policy ("Promotional Programs").

If you do not opt to participate in any Promotional Programs, we will list your course for the Actual Price.

You grant us permission to share your courses for free with our employees, selected partners, and in cases where we need to restore access accounts who have previously purchased your courses. You agree that in such cases you will not receive any compensation.

4.2 Transaction Taxes

If a student purchases a product or service in a country that requires AspireBuzz to remit national, state, or local sales or use taxes, value added taxes (VAT) or GST, or other similar transaction taxes ("Transaction Taxes"), under applicable law, we will collect and remit those Transaction Taxes to the competent tax authorities for those sales. We may increase the sale price at our discretion where we determine that such taxes may be due

4.3 Promotional Programs

You can choose to participate in any AspireBuzz optional marketing programs (Promotional Programs), as detailed in our Promotions Policy. These programs can help increase your revenue potential on AspireBuzz by finding the optimal price point for your courses and promoting them through additional marketing channels.

There will not be any up-front cost to be a part of these programs. you can choose to exit the program at anytime. However changes you make will not apply to currently active campaigns.

5. Payments

5.1 Revenue Share

When a student purchases your course, we consider the gross amount of the sale as the amount actually received by AspireBuzz from the student ("Gross Amount") and subtract any of the following and calculate the net amount of the sale ("Net Amount").

  • Transaction Taxes of fees
  • Mobile platform fees applied to mobile application sales
  • A 3% administrative and handling fee for any non-mobile-application sales.
  • Any amounts paid to third party in connection with the Promotional Programs

If you have not opted into any of AspireBuzz's optional Promotional Programs, your revenue share will be 50% of the Net Amount less any applicable deductions, such as student refunds. If AspireBuzz at any time change this payment rate, we will provide you 30 days' notice via email or by posting a notice through our Services.

If you opt into any of the Promotional Programs, the relevant revenue share may be different and will be as specified in the Promotions Policy.

AspireBuzz makes all Tutor payments in Indian Rupees regardless of the currency with which the sale was made. We will assume transaction processing fees, excluding foreign currency conversion fees and wiring fees. You will be able to see your revenue report on the tutor dashboard which will show the sales price (in local currency) and your converted revenue amount (in INR).

5.2 Receiving Payments

For us to pay you in a timely manner, you must your bank account and you must inform of any changes. You must also provide any identifying information or tax documentation (such as a W-9 or W-8) where necessary for payment of amounts due, You agree that we have the right to withhold any appropriate taxes from your payments. AspireBuzz reserves the right to withhold any payments or impose penalties if we do not receive proper identifying information or tax documentation from you. You agree that you are ultimately responsible for any taxes on your income.

Depending on the revenue share model, your payment will be made within 45 days of the end of the month in which (a) we receive the fee for a course or (b) the relevant course consumption occurred.

As a Tutor, you are responsible for determining whether you are eligible to be paid by an Indian company. We reserve the right not to pay out funds in the event we identified a fraud or violations of intellectual property rights, or other violations of the law.

If we cannot settle funds into your payment account after the period of time set forth by your state, country, or other government authority s, we may process the funds due to you in accordance with our legal obligations, including by submitting those funds to the appropriate government authority as required by law.

5.3 Refunds

You acknowledge and agree that students have the right to receive a refund, as described in the General Terms. Tutors will not receive any revenue from transactions for which a refund has been granted under the General Terms.

If a student claims for a refund after we have paid you the relevant tutor share, we reserve the right to either (1) deduct the amount of the refund from the next payment sent to you or (2) where no further payments are due to the you or the payments are insufficient to cover the refunded amounts, you will be required to refund any amounts refunded to students for your courses within 2 weeks of refund transferred to the student.

6. Deleting Your Account

You have the right to delete your account. The Instructions on how to delete your Tutor account are available here. We'll apply commercially reasonable efforts to make any remaining scheduled payments that you are owed before your account is deleted. You agree and understand that if students have previously enrolled in your courses, your name and the Submitted Content will remain accessible to those students after even your account is deleted. If you need any help deleting your account, please contact us via our Support Center.

7. Miscellaneous Legal Terms

7.1 Updating These Terms

We may update the terms from time to time to clarify our existing practices or to reflect new or different practices (such as when we add new features). AspireBuzz reserves the right and can in its sole discretion modify and/or make changes to these Terms at any time. You will be notified if we make any material via prominent means such as email or notice sent to the email address specified in your account or by posting a notice through our Services. All modifications will become effective on the day they are posted unless we state otherwise.

Your continued use of our Services after changes have become effective shall mean that you have accept to those changes. Any revised or changed Terms will supersede all previous Terms.

7.2 Relationship Between Us

You and AspireBuzz agree that this is no joint venture, or a partnership, or an employment to you and you are not a contractor, or an agency to AspireBuzz.

8. How to Contact Us

The best way to contact us is by contacting our Support Team. We'd love to hear all your questions, concerns, and any feedback about our Services.