Instructor Terms

Instructor Terms

These Instructor Terms were last updated on February 19, 2022.

When you sign up to become an instructor on the Skilldora, you agree to abide by these Instructor Terms (“Terms“). These Terms cover details about the aspects of the Skilldora platform relevant to instructors and are incorporated by reference into our Terms of Service, the general terms that govern your use of our Services. Any capitalized terms that aren’t defined in these Terms are defined as specified in the Terms of Use.

As an instructor, you are contracting directly with Skilldora, Inc., regardless of whether another Skilldora subsidiary facilitates payments to you.

1. Instructor Obligations

All the content you post as an instructor is your responsibility, including lectures, quizzes, coding exercises, practice tests, assignments, resources, answers, course landing page content, labs, assessments, and announcements (“Submitted Content”).

You represent and warrant that:

  • The information you provide and maintain about the account will be accurate;
  • Submitted Content is yours, or you have the licenses, rights, consents, permissions, and authority to allow Skilldora to use it as specified in these Terms and the Terms of Use;
  • You will not infringe or misappropriate any third-party intellectual property rights with your Submitted Content;
  • Your Submitted Content and use of the Services reflect that you possess the required qualifications, credentials, and expertise (including education, training, knowledge, and skill sets) to teach and offer the services you offer.
  • With your instruction services, you will ensure that the quality of service corresponds with industry standards.

You warrant that you will not:

  • If you post or provide any inappropriate, offensive, racist, sexist, pornographic, false, misleading, inaccurate, infringement, defamatory or libelous content or information;
  • You may 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 Service or to any user;
  • Use the Services for business purposes other than tutoring, teaching, and instructional services for students;
  • Obtain licenses from or pay royalties to any third parties in connection with any activity that requires us to obtain licenses or royalties;
  • Incorporate the Services in a frame (such as embedding a free course) or in any other way circumvent the Services;
  • Take advantage of the unauthorized access to another’s account or impersonate another person;
  • Disrupt or otherwise prevent other instructors from providing their services or content; or
  • Abuse Skildora’s resources, including support services.

2. License to Skilldora

You grant Skilldora 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. You also authorize Skilldora to sublicense these rights to your Submitted Content to third parties, including to students directly and through third parties such as resellers, distributors, affiliate sites, deal sites, and paid advertising on third-party platforms.

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, Skilldora’s right to sublicense the rights in this section will terminate with respect to new users 60 days after the Submitted Content’s removal. 

We may record and use all or any part of your Submitted Content for quality control and for delivering, marketing, promoting, demonstrating, or operating the Services. You grant Skilldora permission to use your name, likeness, voice, and image in connection with offering, delivering, marketing, promoting, demonstrating, and selling the Services, your Submitted Content, or Skilldora’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. Policies

3.1 Policies

You agree to abide by Skilldora’s policies and other content quality standards or policies prescribed by Skilldora 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 Skilldora’s approval, which we may grant or deny at our sole discretion.

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

  • an instructor or content does not comply with our policies or legal terms (including the Terms of Use);
  • content falls below our quality standards or has a negative impact on the student experience;
  • an instructor engages in behavior that might reflect unfavorably on Skilldora or bring Skilldora into public disrepute, contempt, scandal, or ridicule;
  • an instructor engages the services of a marketer or other business partner who violates Skilldora’s policies;
  • an instructor uses the Services in a way that constitutes unfair competition, such as promotion of their off-site business in a way that violates Skilldora’s policies; or
  • as determined by Skilldora in its sole discretion.

3.2 Instructor / Learner Relationship

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 Skilldora platform, and that you won’t solicit additional personal data or store students’ personal data outside the Skilldora platform. You agree to indemnify Skilldora against any claims arising from your use of students’ personal data.

4. Pricing

4.1 Price Setting

When creating Submitted Content available for purchase on Skilldora, 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. 

When a student purchases using a foreign currency, we will convert the relevant Base Price or Promotional Program price into the student’s applicable currency using a system-wide foreign currency conversion rate set by Skilldora and fixed periodically into a table of corresponding price tiers by currency (“Price Tier Matrix“). Since the Price Tier Matrix is fixed, those conversion rates may not be identical to the applicable market rate in effect when a transaction is processed. We reserve the right to update the Price Tier Matrix at any time. 

When a student purchases through a mobile application, the mobile platform provider’s pricing matrix will control, and we will choose the price tier closest to the applicable Base Price or Promotional Program price. Because mobile platforms impose their own currency conversion rates, conversions for mobile app prices may not match the conversions in the Price Tier Matrix.

4.2 Transaction Taxes

If a student purchases a product or service in a country that requires Skilldora to remit national, state, or local sales or use taxes, value added taxes (VAT), 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. For purchases through mobile applications, applicable Transaction Taxes are collected by the mobile platform (such as Apple’s App Store or Google Play).

5. Payments

5.1 Revenue Share

When a student purchases access to your online course, we calculate the gross amount of the sale as the amount actually received by Skilldora from the student (“Gross Amount“). From this, we subtract any Transaction Taxes, any mobile platform fees applied to mobile provider checkout sales, a 3% service and processing fee (except in Japan, where we subtract a 4% 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“).

Your revenue share will be 70% 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.

Skilldora makes all instructor payments in U.S. dollars (USD) to the instructor’s paypal account regardless of the currency with which the sale was made. Skilldora is not responsible for your foreign currency conversion fees, wiring fees, or any other processing fees that you may incur. Your revenue report will show the sales price (in local currency) and your converted revenue amount (in USD).

5.2 Receiving Payments

For us to pay you in a timely manner, you must own a PayPal, Payoneer, or U.S. bank account (for U.S. residents only) 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.

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.

If we cannot settle funds into your payment account after the period of time set forth by your state, country, or other government authority in its unclaimed property laws, 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 detailed in the Terms of Service. Instructors will not receive any revenue from transactions for which a refund has been granted under the Terms of Use.

If a student asks for a refund after we have paid the relevant instructor payment, we reserve the right to either (1) deduct the amount of the refund from the next payment sent to the instructor or (2) where no further payments are due to the instructor or the payments are insufficient to cover the refunded amounts, require the instructor to refund any amounts refunded to students for the instructor’s Submitted Content.

6. Trademarks

While you are a published instructor and subject to the requirements below, you may use our trademarks where we authorize you to do so.

You must:

  • only use the images of our trademarks that we make available to you, as detailed in any guidelines we may publish;
  • only use our trademarks in connection with the promotion and sale of your Submitted Content available on Skilldora or your participation on Skilldora; and
  • immediately comply if we request that you discontinue use.

You must not:

  • use our trademarks in a misleading or disparaging way;
  • use our trademarks in a way that implies that we endorse, sponsor, or approve of your Submitted Content or services; or
  • use our trademarks in a way that violates applicable law or in connection with an obscene, indecent, or unlawful topic or material.

7. Deleting Your Account

As an instructor, you have the right to delete your account at any time by contacting us through email at team@myskilldora.com. 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 Submitted Content, your name and that Submitted Content may remain accessible to those students after your account is deleted.

8.1 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 Skilldora 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.

8.2 Relationship Between Us

You and we agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, contractor, or agency relationship exists between us.

Any questions or concerns about these terms, please contact: team@myskilldora.com