These Instructor Terms were last updated September 24, 2020.
- Instructor Obligations
As an instructor, you are responsible for all content that you post, including lectures, quizzes, coding exercises, practice tests, assignments, resources, answers, course landing page content, and announcements (“Submitted Content”).
You represent and warrant that:
you will provide and maintain accurate account information;
your Submitted Content will not infringe or misappropriate any third party’s intellectual property rights;
you have the required qualifications, credentials, and expertise (including education, training, knowledge, and skill sets) to teach and offer the services that you offer through your Submitted Content and use of the Services; and
you will ensure a quality of service that corresponds with the standards of your industry and instruction services in general.
You warrant that you will not:
post or provide any inappropriate, offensive, racist, hateful, sexist, pornographic, false, misleading, incorrect, infringing, defamatory or libelous content or information;
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;
use the Services for business other than providing tutoring, teaching, and instructional services to students;
engage in any activity that would require us to obtain licenses from or pay royalties to any third party, including the need to pay royalties for the public performance of a musical work or sound recording;
frame or embed the Services (such as to embed a free version of a course) or otherwise circumvent the Services;
impersonate another person or gain unauthorized access to another person’s account;
interfere with or otherwise prevent other instructors from providing their services or courses; or
abuse Homeversity school resources, including support services
_ Trust & Safety
*Trust & Safety Policies
You agree to abide by Homeversity School Trust & Safety policies, Restricted Topics policy, and other course quality standards or policies prescribed by Homeversity school from time to time. You should check these policies periodically to ensure that you comply with any updates to them. You understand that your use of the Services is subject to Homeversity school approval, which we may grant or deny at our sole discretion.
We reserve the right to remove courses, suspend payouts, and/or ban instructors for any reason at any time, without prior notice, including in cases where:
a course falls below our quality standards or has a negative impact on the student experience;
an instructor engages in behavior that might reflect unfavorably on Homeversity school or bring Homeversity school into public disrepute, contempt, scandal, or ridicule;
an instructor engages the services of a marketer or other business partner who violates Homeversity school policies; or
as determined by Homeversity school in its sole discretion.
* Co-Instructors and Teaching Assistants
The Homeversity school platform allows you to add other users as co-instructors or teaching assistants for courses that you manage. By adding a co-instructor or teaching assistant, you understand that you are authorizing them to take certain actions that affect your Homeversity school account and courses. Homeversity school is not able to advise on any questions or mediate any disputes between you and such users. If your co-instructors have an assigned revenue share, their share will be paid out of your earned revenue share based on the ratios you have specified in your Course Management settings as of the date of the purchase.
*Relationship to Other Users
Instructors don’t have a direct contractual relationship with students, so the only information you’ll receive about students is what is provided to you through the Services. You agree that you will not use the data you receive for any purpose other than providing your services to those students on the Homeversity school platform, and that you won’t solicit additional personal data or store students’ personal data outside the Homeversity school platform. You will indemnify Homeversity school against any claims arising from your use of students’ personal data.
Payments ( Revenue Share )
When a student purchases your course, we calculate the gross amount of the sale as the amount actually received by Homeversity School from the student (“Gross Amount”). From this, we subtract any Transaction Taxes, any mobile platform fees applied to mobile provider checkout sales, a administrative and handling fee for any non-mobile provider checkout sales, and any amounts paid to third parties in connection with the Promotional Programs to calculate the net amount of the sale (“Net Amount”).
If you have not opted into any of Homeversity School optional Promotional Programs, your revenue share will be 50% of the Net Amount less any applicable deductions, such as student refunds. If we change this payment rate, we will provide you 30 days notice using prominent means, such as 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.
Homeversity School makes all instructor payments in U.S. dollars (USD) regardless of the currency with which the sale was made. We will assume transaction processing fees, excluding foreign currency conversion fees and wiring fees. Your revenue report will show the sales price (in local currency) and your converted revenue amount (in USD).
- Receiving Payments
For us to pay you in a timely manner, you must own a PayPal or Payoneer account in good standing and must keep us informed of the correct email associated with your account. You must also provide any identifying information or tax documentation (such as a W-9 or W-8) necessary for payment of amounts due, and you agree that we have the right to withhold appropriate taxes from your payments. We reserve the right to withhold payments or impose other penalties if we do not receive proper identifying information or tax documentation from you. You understand and agree that you are ultimately responsible for any taxes on your income.
Depending on the applicable revenue share model, 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 an instructor, you are responsible for determining whether you are eligible to be paid by a U.S. company. We reserve the right not to pay out funds in the event of identified fraud, violations of intellectual property rights, or other violations of the law.
Deleting Your Account
Instructions on how to delete your instructor account are available. We’ll use commercially reasonable efforts to make any remaining scheduled payments that are owed to you before deleting your account. You understand that if students have previously enrolled in your courses, your name and that Submitted Content will remain accessible to those students after your account is deleted.
* Updating These Terms
From time to time, we may update these Terms to clarify our practices or to reflect new or different practices (such as when we add new features), and Homeversity school reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify and/or make changes to these Terms at any time. If we make any material change, we will notify you using prominent means such as by email notice sent to the email address specified in your account or by posting a notice through our Services. Modifications will become effective on the day they are posted unless stated otherwise.
Your continued use of our Services after changes become effective shall mean that you accept those changes. Any revised Terms shall supersede all previous Terms.