Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

 

Effective as of March 1, 2017

Updated May 30, 2018

 

1. Introduction 

1.1 The following terms and conditions, the Privacy Policy and Copyright notice (together, the "Terms and Conditions"), govern your use of this website at [www.tutorchoice.co.uk] (the "Website").

1.2 Using or accessing the Website constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. You may not use or access the Website if you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, and your use of the Website will be construed as acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions are to be read together with any other terms, conditions and disclaimers provided in the pages of the Website. In the event of any conflict, the terms, conditions and disclaimers provided in the pages of the Website shall prevail over these Terms and Conditions.

1.3 TutorChoice reserves the right to add to or change these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice by updating this posting and it is your responsibility to review the Terms and Conditions regularly. Your continued use of the Website after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions as modified.

1.4 As a condition of your use of the Website, you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions.

 

2. Definitions 

2.1 “Tutor Choice” means the company Tutor Choice Limited and its website. Any reference to ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’, etc. refers to the company TutorChoice Limited. 

2.2 "Tutor Choice Website"  or  " the Website" means the website operated by Tutor Choice. 

2.3 "Website” means the website on the domain https://tutorchoice.co.uk. 

2.4  “User” , "Members" or " You" means a person who uses our Website (whether or not they have registered an account with TutorChoice). 

2.5 “Student” means a User who has registered a Student account on our Website for the intention of searching and contacting tutors to arrange lawful learning session or courses. 

2.6 "Parent" means a User who has registered a Student account on our Website for the intention of searching and contacting tutors to arrange lawful learning session or courses. 

2.7 “Tutor” or "Teacher" means a User who has registered a Tutor account on our Website for the intention of searching and contacting Students or Parents to arrange lawful teaching session or courses. 

2.8 "Lesson” means a one-to-one tuition lesson between a Tutor and a Student, whether in-person or online. 

2.9  "Service" means any information and services provided by us through or via our Website.

 

3. Interpretation 

3.1 The headings used in this agreement do not form part of these Terms and Conditions and are for convenience only.

3.2 Words importing the singular include the plural and vice versa and words importing the masculine gender include the feminine and neuter genders.

 

4. Tutor Choice Rights

4.1 The Tutor Choice Website is intended as a helpful toll allowing a Student or a Parent to search and view Tutors' profile and contact them to arrange for lawful learning lesson. The Website also allows selected Tutors to display their profiles and enable them to search and contact Students or Parents to arrange for lawful teaching lesson.

4.2 Tutor Choice does not guarantee acceptance, approval and display of all Tutors, Students or Parents profiles on the Website.

4.3 Tutor Choice reserves the right in its sole discretion to accept or reject a Tutor, a Student or a Parent registration on the Website.

4.4 Tutor Choice is not under any obligation to respond or provide feedback to any Tutor regarding the ranking, process, and reason for acceptance or rejection of their applications. 

4.5 Tutor Choice provides equal opportunity to suitable Tutors, Students and Parents to register on the Website without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability. 

4.6 Tutor Choice places great importance on the security of its Members' personal information and takes appropriate precautions to protect them, however Tutor Choice will not be liable for misuse, loss, alteration or unauthorised access to such information.

4.7 You should exercise no lesser degree of caution in appraising what you read and see on the Tutor Choice Website than you do offline. Even though our Members and Users are prohibited from doing so, they may provide information, or otherwise behave, in a way that is unreliable, misleading or even illegal. You should also note that people may not necessarily be who they say they are.

4.8 Tutor Choice has no control over or responsibility for the accuracy of any material provided by the Members on the Website. Your use of the Website is entirely at your own risk.

4.9 Tutor Choice will take every reasonable precaution to make sure that the Website is free from viruses, malwares, harmful components and security threats; however it does not guarantee that the Website is free from them, and will not be liable for any damages arising from use of the Website. Users are responsible for ensuring their safety through the use of suitable protective softwares on their devices. 

4.10 Tutor Choice strives to check Tutors' identity, degree, qualification, DBS/CRB certificate and references, however can't guarantee the authenticity of them. 

4.11 Tutor Choice will not get involved in any dispute between Tutors and Students or Parents, including fee-related, performance, competence, booking, cancellation or any other forms of dispute.    

4.12 The law requires that some of the information or communications we send to you should be in writing. When using Tutor Choice website, you accept that communication with us will be mostly electronic. We will contact you by email or provide you with information by posting notices on the Website. By using our Website you agree to this electronic means of communication and you acknowledge that all notices, information and other communications that we provide to you electronically comply with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

4.13 Tutor Choice takes no responsibility for the actions of its Members/Users on and off the Website. 

4.14 Tutor Choice will not store any information in relation to the Tutors that their applications have been rejected.

 

5. Tutor/Teacher Responsibilities

5.1 Tutors must be at least 18 years old,  and have appropriate and valid qualifications and/or experience, in accordance with the subject or field they promote to teach. 

5.2 Tutors who come in contact with Students under the age of 18 must ensure that the Student has consent or is presented by a parent or legal guardian to receive teaching lessons.  

5.3 Tutors acknowledge that they are not employees of Tutor Choice and are responsible for their own actions, on and off the Website. Tutors also accept full responsibility for all Income Tax and other liabilities payable in relation to any fees generated through the Tutor Choice Website.

5.4 Tutors must not complete any coursework, essays, test/exam papers or other assignments on behalf Students.

5.5 Tutors agree that they will be ranked according to their degrees, qualifications, experience, carrier portfolios and student's feedbacks. Tutors ranking may rise or fall according to their performance and students' feedbacks. 

5.6 Tutors are solely responsible for setting their own fees on the Website, and collecting them from Students or Parents. Tutor Choice will not be liable for any unpaid fee or loss to a Tutor by a Student or Parent. 

5.7 Tutors shall indemnify Tutor Choice from all claim and liabilities costs and expenses (actual or consequential) of every kind and nature known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected disclosed and undisclosed arising out of any use by the Tutor or information provided by the Tutor of the Tutor Choice Website.

5.8 Tutors are responsible for ensuring that the personal information they provide and their personal statements on the Website are accurate, current, complete, and not misleading. Tutors must keep such personal information up to date immediately.

5.9 Tutors agree that use of the Website is entirely at their own risk. Tutors acknowledge that they take full responsibility of any risk or loss resulting form the use of, viewing, access to, and relying on the content or information on the Website. Tutor Choice urges all Tutors to be careful when using the Website and entering into any agreements to provide teaching lessons.    

5.10 Tutors should not act as an agent or for anyone else to advertise, promote or search teaching or learning opportunities.

5.11 Tutors agree not to use an inappropriate or offensive language on the Tutor Choice Website. Inappropriate or offensive language includes, but is not limited to, any language or content that is sexually oriented, sexually suggestive, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, or contains racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind.

 

6. Student/Parent Responsibilities 

6.1 Students must be at least 18 years old to register and join Tutor Choice Website. Students under the age of 18 must have consent from a parent pr guardian to register and use the Website. Tutor Choice is not responsible for any dispute relating to parental consent.

6.2 Students under the age of 18 must be represented by a parent or guardian before entering into any contract or agreement with a Tutor to receive teaching lessons.    

6.3 Students (if 18 years old and over) or their parents/guardians (if under 18 years old) are responsible for verifying Tutors' identification and credentials including degree, qualification, certificate, experience and DBS/CRB check before entering into any teaching agreement or contract. Tutor Choice does not guarantee the authenticity or accuracy of the information or documents provided by the Tutors on the Website.      

6.4 Students or where applicable their parents or guardians are responsible for ensuring that the personal information they provide on the Website are accurate, current, complete, and not misleading.

6.5 Students or where applicable their parents or guardians agree that use of the Tutor Choice Website is entirely at their own risk, and they take full responsibility of any risk or loss resulting form the use of, viewing, access to, and relying on the content or information on the Website. Tutor Choice insists that all Students and Parents or guardians to be cautious when using the Website and entering into any agreements to receive teaching lessons.    

6.6 Students or where applicable their parents or guardians acknowledge that Tutor Choice has no role, control or responsibility in any agreement or contact between the Tutor and the Student or Parents. Any agreement or contact is solely between Tutor and the Student or Parent.

6.7 Students or Parents should not act as an agent or for anyone else to advertise, promote or search teaching or learning opportunities.

6.8 Students and Parents agree not to use an inappropriate or offensive language on the Website. Inappropriate or offensive language includes, but is not limited to, any language or content that is sexually oriented, sexually suggestive, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, or contains racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind.

6.9 Students and Parents agree that they will not create multiple accounts on the Website.

 

7. User Responsibilities

7.1 The Tutor Choice Website should only be used for lawful purposes mentioned in these Terms and Conditions. Members/Users may not use the Tutor Choice Website:

7.1.1 In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.

7.1.2 In any way that is unlawful, fraudulent or harmful to other users, or has any unlawful, fraudulent or harmful purpose or effect.

7.1.3 To send, upload, download, use or re-use any material that is infringement of copyright or intellectual property of other persons, organizations, websites, products, or services.

7.1.4 To transmit, or produce the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation such as chain letters, spam or junk email.

7.1.5 To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, trojan horses, worms, spyware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

7.1.6 To access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of the Tutor Choice Website; or network on which our sites are stored

7.2 Members/Users agree not to use an inappropriate or offensive language on the Website. Inappropriate or offensive language includes, but is not limited to, any language or content that is sexually oriented, sexually suggestive, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, or contains racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind.

7.3 Members/Users must not; impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, use an inappropriate member name of any kind or use a false name that you are not authorised to use.

7.4 Members must keep their passwords confidential and not disclose them or share them with anyone. Members should also remember to log out after each time they use our Website to prevent others from accessing their personal information or using their registrations to access the secure area of our Website. Members will be deemed responsible for all activities that occur under their passwords, including any messages or materials posted on our Website using their usernames and passwords.

 

8. Limitation of Liability

8.1 Members/Users hereby agree to indemnify Tutor Choice and undertake to keep us indemnified against any losses, damages, claims, liabilities and expenses directly or indirectly as a result of use of the Tutor Choice Website, visiting any external links or websites that are published on the Site, and/or breach any provision of these terms and conditions.

8.2 The material displayed on the Tutor Choice Website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. Tutor Choice will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by its members or any other user of our website.

8.3 The Tutor Choice Websites may contain links to other websites and resources provided by Users or third parties. Such links are provided for the information only. Tutor Choice does not control such websites and is not responsible for their contents. The inclusion of such links does not imply any endorsement of the material on those websites or any association with their operators. Tutor Choice cannot guarantee that these links are safe, free of viruses/malwares, appropriate and lawful, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from the use of them.

8.4 Tutor Choice will not be liable for behaviour of its members and any loss or damage incurred by its Users on and off the Website, whether direct or indirect, in connection with our Website, its use, the inability to use, or results of the use of our Website, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it. 

8.5 Tutor Choice does not guarantee competence or suitability of the Tutors/teachers for the Students, and is not liable for the Students' performance or grades as a consequence of hiring a Tutor.

8.6 Reliance on any information provided by Tutor Choice or by others appearing on the Website or any services made available through the Website is solely at Users/Members own risk.

8.7 Tutor Choice does not guarantee that access to its Website will be uninterrupted, and the Website will be free from viruses or the Website has not been tampered with by third parties.

 

9. Intellectual property

9.1 By submitting any materials to Tutor Choice, you: are representing that you are fully entitled to do so; grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, non-terminable licence right to copy, modify, distribute, show in public and create derivative works from the publicly viewable parts of that material in any form, anywhere; and authorise us to adapt the relevant material in the course of doing so, and so waive your moral rights to object to any derogatory treatment, or to be identified as the author, of the material in question.

9.2 You acknowledge that all copyright, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights in and relating to Tutor Choice (including the material which is contributed by members) are owned by Tutor Choice.

9.3 You may not copy, distribute, show in public or create any derivative work from any of the material which is found on the Tutor Choice unless you have written consent from us.

9.4 You may link to the Tutor Choice Website as long as; you present the links in a way which fairly represents us and our License. The link(s) must not cause us embarrassment; the context of the link must not suggest that we endorse you in any way, or have any connection with your site; and the context of the link must not suggest that we have created any of your content.

9.5 If you wish to obtain permission to make use of any of the trademarks or other material that may be displayed on our Website you should contact us.

 

10. General provisions

10.1 Tutor Choice reserves the right to withdraw or modify any aspect of the Website for whatever reason, whether legal, technical or otherwise, without notice or having to give a reason.

10.2 Tutor Choice reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access to the whole or part of the Website at any time, at its sole discretion and without notice.

10.3 Tutor Choice reserves the right to remove or request the removal / revision of any content published on the Website that is deems inaccurate, inappropriate, offensive, or in breach of these Terms and Conditions.  

10.4 Any person whose access has been suspended or terminated must not re-register for, or re-access the Tutor Choice website without our prior consent.

10.5 We do not warrant that you will have continuous access to the Website or that your access or use will be error-free.

10.6 We may restrict access to the Website (in whole or in part) to users for a short period of time or permanently at our own sole discretion without notice. 

10.7 We will not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

10.8 Tutor Choice, from time to time, may monitor postings and communications on the Website, (but are under no obligation to do so) and we reserve the right to remove or otherwise alter content that we deem inappropriate for any reason whatsoever at own sole discretion.

10.9 Tutor Choice reserves the right to withdraw any material posted on the website including text, images, and other data, at its sole discretion at any time.

10.10 The distances between Tutors and Students shown on the Website are only rough estimates, and occasionally there might be inaccurate.

10.11 If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the remaining provisions and shall not affect their validity and enforceability.

10.12 From time to time and if required, Tutor choice may contact the Members with the phone number or email address they provided on the Website.

10.13 A person who is not party to these Terms and Conditions shall has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this agreement.

 

11. Privacy Policy

Tutor Choice Privacy Policy forms part of these Terms and Conditions, and by becoming a Member/User, You also give your consent to the way We may handle Your personal data as detailed in that policy. You acknowledge that given the global nature of the internet, any posting that You make on the Web Site (and any personal information therein) is accessible to internet users around the world. You can read our privacy policy here.  


12. Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and constructed in accordance with English law. Any disputes relating to these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

 

13. Who we are

TutorChoice Limited is a company registered in England and Wales under Company Number 10540190, whose registered address is at 13A, Macclesfield Street, London, W1D 5BS. You can contact us at support@tutorchoice.co.uk, or 0207 183 4124.


 

13 A Macclesfield Street W1D 5BS
London,
United Kingdom

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