Last updated: June 6, 2023
By signing up to become an instructor on the TychZoe platform, you are agreeing to abide by these Instructor Terms (“Terms”). These Terms cover the aspects of the TychZoe platform relevant to instructors and are incorporated by reference into our Terms of Service. Any capitalized terms not defined in these Terms are defined in the Terms of Service.
As an instructor, you are contracting directly with TychZoe, Inc., regardless of whether another TychZoe subsidiary facilitates payments to you.
- 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,
b. you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, permissions, and authority to authorize TychZoe to use your Submitted Content as specified in these Terms and the Terms of Service,
c. your Submitted Content will not infringe or misappropriate any third party’s intellectual property rights,
d. you have the required qualifications, credentials, and expertise, including education, training, knowledge, and skill sets, to teach and offer the services you offer through your Submitted Content and your use of the Services, and
e. you will ensure a quality of service that corresponds with the standards of your industry and instructional services in general.
You warrant that you will not:
a. post or provide any inappropriate, offensive, racist, hateful, sexist, pornographic, false, misleading, incorrect, infringing, defamatory or libelous content or information, b. 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, c. use the Services for business other than providing tutoring, teaching, and instructional services to students, d. 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, e. frame or embed the Services (such as to embed a free version of a course) or otherwise circumvent the Services, f. impersonate another person or gain unauthorized access to another person’s account, g. interfere with or otherwise prevent other instructors from providing their services or content, or h. abuse TychZoe resources, including support services.
- License to TychZoe
You grant TychZoe the rights detailed in the Terms of Service to offer, market, and otherwise exploit your Submitted Content. This includes the right to add captions or otherwise modify Submitted Content to ensure accessibility. Unless otherwise agreed, you have the right to remove all or any portion of your Submitted Content from the Services at any time. Except as otherwise agreed, TychZoe’s right to sublicense the rights in this section will terminate with respect to new users 60 days after the Submitted Content’s removal.
- Trust & Safety
You agree to abide by TychZoe’s Trust & Safety policies, Restricted Topics policy, and other content quality standards or policies prescribed by TychZoe from time to time.
When creating Submitted Content available for purchase on TychZoe, you will be prompted to select a base price (“Base Price”) for your Submitted Content from a list of available price tiers. Alternatively, you may choose to offer your Submitted Content for free. As a premium instructor, you will also be given the opportunity to participate in certain promotional programs under the terms of our Promotions
As a published instructor and subject to the conditions below, you may use our trademarks, given we authorize you to do so.
a. use only the images of our trademarks that we provide to you, as outlined in any guidelines we may publish, b. use our trademarks solely in connection with the promotion and sale of your Submitted Content available on TychZoe or your participation on TychZoe, c. comply immediately if we request you to discontinue the use of our trademarks.
You must not:
a. use our trademarks in a misleading or disparaging way, b. use our trademarks in a manner that implies we endorse, sponsor, or approve of your Submitted Content or services, c. use our trademarks in violation of applicable laws or in connection with an obscene, indecent, or unlawful topic or material.
- Deleting Your Account
Instructions on deleting your instructor account are available here. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to make any remaining scheduled payments owed to you before deleting your account. Please note that if students have previously enrolled in your Submitted Content, your name and that Submitted Content may remain accessible to those students even after your account is deleted. If you need help or encounter difficulty deleting your account, you can contact us via our Support Center.
- Miscellaneous Legal Terms
8.1 Updating These Terms
We may update these Terms occasionally to clarify our practices or to reflect new or different practices (such as when we add new features), and TychZoe reserves the right at 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 means that you accept those changes. Any revised Terms shall supersede all previous Terms.
Any version of these Terms in a language other than English is provided for convenience, and you understand and agree that the English language will control if there is any conflict.
8.3 Relationship Between Us
You and we agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, contractor, or agency relationship exists between us.
The following sections shall survive the expiration or termination of these Terms: Sections 2 (License to TychZoe), 3.3 (Relationship to Other Users), 5.3 (Receiving Payments), 5.4 (Refunds), 7 (Deleting Your Account), and 8 (Miscellaneous Legal Terms).
- How to Contact Us
The best way to get in touch with us is to contact our Support Team. We would be pleased to hear your questions, concerns, and feedback about our Services.