TutStu acts as a marketplace, to allow members who comply with TutStu's policies to offer, sell or buy tutoring services at rates set by the tutor. TutStu is not directly involved in the transaction between students and tutors. As a result, TutStu has no control over the truth and accuracy, quality, safety, morality or legality of any aspect of the services offered by members and member generated content. TutStu does not pre-screen members or the content or information provided by members.
TutStu cannot guarantee the true identity, age, capabilities, and nationality of a member. TutStu encourages members to review a tutor’s profile, recommendations, and ratings through the tools available on the Site.
You agree that TutStu is a marketplace and as such is not responsible or liable for any content, for example, data, text, information, member names, graphics, images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items, and links posted by members, other members, or outside parties on TutStu. You use the TutStu service at your own risk.
Age: TutStu's services are available only to, and may only be used by individuals, who are 18 years and older, who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. You represent and warrant that, you are at least 18 years old and that all registration information you submit are accurate and truthful. TutStu may, in its sole discretion, refuse to offer access to or use of the Site to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time. This provision is void where prohibited by law and the right to access the Site is revoked in such jurisdictions.
Individuals under the age of 18 must at all times use TutStu's services, only in conjunction with and under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian, who is at least 18 years of age. In this all cases, members must be at least 18 years, the adult is the member, and is responsible for any and all activities.
Compliance: You agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content. The Member is responsible for all applicable taxes. In addition, you must abide by TutStu's policies as stated in the Agreement and the TutStu policy documents listed below (if applicable to your activities on or use of the Site) as well as all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time, on the site, by TutStu, each of which is incorporated herein by reference and each of which may be updated by TutStu from time to time:
In addition, some services offered through the Site, may be subject to additional terms and conditions, promulgated by TutStu from time to time; your use of such services is subject to those additional terms and conditions, which are incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.
Password: Keep the password you select, secure. You are fully responsible for all activity, liability and damage, resulting from your failure to maintain password confidentiality. You agree to immediately notify TutStu of any unauthorized use of the password or any breach of security. You also agree that TutStu cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to keep the password secure. You agree not to provide the member name and password information, in combination, to any other party, other than TutStu without TutStu's express written permission.
Account Information: You must keep your account information up-to-date and accurate at all times, including a valid email address. To sell items on TutStu, you must provide and maintain valid payment information, such as valid credit card information or a valid PayPal/PayUMoney account.
Account Transfer: TutStu accounts and Member IDs are not transferable by sale, gift, or otherwise to another party. If your account is registered to a business entity, you personally guarantee that you have the authority to bind the entity to this Agreement.
Right to Refuse Service: TutStu's services may not available to temporarily or indefinitely suspended TutStu accounts. TutStu reserves the right, in TutStu's sole discretion, to cancel unconfirmed or inactive accounts. TutStu reserves the right to refuse service to anyone, for any reason, at any time.
TutStu charges a monthly or yearly fee from the tutors, for using our services. The fee is calculated on the basis of number of students a tutor handles on our website, tutor’s bandwidth data consumption and tutor’s listing type on search results page. Tutors may be eligible for discounts and reduced fees, based on the amount of services they provide. TutStu may, at TutStu's sole discretion, change some or all of TutStu's services, at any time. In the event TutStu introduces a new service, the fees for that service will be clearly posted and are effective at the launch of the service. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in US Dollars (USD).
Teachers registered on the website, can conduct two types of sessions online viz One-on-One sessions and Group Sessions. Teachers are free to decide their own hourly rates for each type of sessions. The Teachers and Students can mutually decide on the mode of payment pre-paid or post-paid or bulk prepaid or bulk post-paid purchases. Teachers should ensure that they provide their correct Account ID on our website, to get the money from the students directly transferred. TutStu doesn’t withheld any part of teacher’s payment and payments are transferred immediately to teacher’s designated account. TutStu doesn’t take any part in the mutual agreement between Teacher-Student. TutStu is not liable for any loss arising due to misconduct of either the teachers or students. However, TutStu urges all parties to be honest and fair. TutStu implements Reliability Rating system for students to check the teacher’s integrity. TutStu also advices both Teachers & Students to report their losses/issues by writing to us and disciplinary actions might be taken against repeated offenders. Any and all charges like Transaction Charges, Currency Conversion charges etc will be borne by the teachers. Tutors and students are solely responsible for paying all fees and taxes, as applicable.
Teachers using our website, are liable to report their income with their respective taxing authority within their country. Teachers are liable to pay any/all taxes arising due to their income through TutStu. TutStu doesn’t deduct or liable to deduct any income tax from the teachers. TutStu is also not liable to pay any penalties arising due to teacher’s non-compliance with the taxing authority of respective country.
If you close your account, have your privileges suspended and/or your account is terminated, you remain obligated to pay TutStu for all unpaid fees plus any penalties, as applicable. TutStu retains its rights to use all means necessary to collect fees due, including retaining collection agencies and legal counsel. If you have a question or wish to dispute a charge, contact TutStu. Upon closure of a member account or termination of a member account, once all fees are paid, if due, TutStu will pay out any remaining account balance to the member. All your priviledges, articles, materials etc within the purview of TutStu, will automatically get transferred to TutStu.
You are solely responsible for your conduct, activities and any and all data, text, information, member names, graphics, images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items, and links (together, "content") that you share, submit, post and display on TutStu.
Restricted Activities: You agree that your content and your use of TutStu shall not:
But for information that personally identifies the member, TutStu considers any unsolicited suggestions, ideas, proposals or other material submitted to it by members via the Site or otherwise (collectively, the "Material") to be non-confidential and non-proprietary, and TutStu shall not be liable for the disclosure or use of such Material. If, at TutStu's request, any member sends Material to improve the site (for example through the Forums or to customer support), TutStu will also consider that Material to be non-confidential and non-proprietary and TutStu will not be liable for use or disclosure of the Material. Any communication by you to TutStu is subject to this Agreement. You hereby grant and agree to grant TutStu, under all of your rights in the Material, a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully-paid, sub-licensable and transferable right and license to incorporate, use, publish and exploit such Material for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, including but not limited to incorporating it in the API, documentation, or any product or service, without compensation or accounting to you and without further recourse by you, provided the material does not include any personally identifying information of the member.
Re-Posting Content: By posting content on TutStu, it is possible for an outside website or a third party to re-post that content. You agree to hold TutStu harmless for any dispute concerning this use. If you choose to display your own TutStu-hosted image on another website, the image must provide a link back to its listing page on TutStu.
TutStu does not control the content provided by members that is made available on TutStu. You may find some content to be offensive, harmful, inaccurate, or deceptive. There are also risks of dealing with people acting under false pretence.
By using TutStu, you agree to accept such risks and that TutStu (and TutStu's officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) is not responsible for any and all acts or omissions of members on TutStu. Please use caution, common sense, and practice safe buying and selling when using TutStu.
Other Resources: TutStu is not responsible for the availability of outside websites or resources linked to or referenced on the Site. TutStu does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. You agree that TutStu shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such websites or resources.
Members are solely responsible for interactions with others. TutStu is not involved with user generated groups, the groups' requirements, or the Meetings.
TutStu does not supervise or control any member Meetings, member-initiated online or offline gatherings, or interactions among and between members and other persons or companies. Members are solely responsible for interactions with others. Members understand that TutStu does not in any way screen its members. All members are strongly urged to exercise caution and use good judgment in all interactions with others, particularly if meeting offline or in person.
You authorize TutStu, its affiliates, agents, and independent contractors to contact you at any telephone number (including telephone numbers associated with mobile, cellular, wireless, or similar devices) you provide to us or from which you place a call to us, or any telephone number at which we reasonably believe we may reach you, using any means of communication, including, but not limited to, calls or text messages using an automatic telephone dialling system and/or pre-recorded messages, even if you incur charges for receiving such communications.
You understand and agree that TutStu may, without further notice or warning and in its discretion, monitor or record telephone conversations you or anyone acting on your behalf has with TutStu or its agents for quality control and training purposes or for its own protection. You acknowledge and understand that all telephone lines or calls may not be recorded by TutStu, and TutStu does not guarantee that recordings of any particular telephone calls will be retained or retrievable.
In the event a dispute arises between you and TutStu or any two users of TutStu, please email us.
Judgment upon any award so rendered may be entered in a court having jurisdiction or application may be made to such court for judicial acceptance of any award and an order of enforcement, as the case may be. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each party shall have the right to institute an action in a court of proper jurisdiction for injunctive or other equitable relief pending a final decision by the arbitrator. You and TutStu agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Site (including, but not limited to, any services provided or made available therein) or this Agreement must commence within one 6 months after the cause of action arose; otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.
Should you have a dispute with one or more members, or an outside party, you release TutStu (and TutStu's officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures, partners, affiliates, subcontractors and employees) from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. TutStu encourages members to report member-to-member disputes to your local law enforcement or a certified mediation or arbitration entity, as applicable.
TutStu, for the benefit of members, may try to help members resolve disputes. TutStu does so in TutStu's sole discretion, and TutStu has no obligation to resolve disputes between members or between members and outside parties. To the extent that TutStu attempts to resolve a dispute, TutStu will do so in good faith based solely on TutStu's policies. TutStu will not make judgments regarding legal issues or claims.
TutStu, and other TutStu graphics, logos, designs, favicons, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of TutStu Education India. TutStu's trademarks and trade dress may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names or email addresses, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause consumer confusion. Any effort to decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer all or any part of TutStu, its websites or applications in order to identify, acquire, copy or emulate any source code or object code is expressly prohibited.
TutStu may contain robot exclusion headers which contain internal rules for software usage. Much of the information on TutStu is updated on a real-time basis and is proprietary or is licensed to TutStu by TutStu's members or third-parties. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access TutStu for any purpose whatsoever. Additionally, you agree that you will not:
Without limiting any other remedies, TutStu may, without notice, and without refunding any fees, delay or immediately remove content, warn TutStu's community of a member's actions, issue a warning to a member, temporarily suspend a member, temporarily or indefinitely suspend a member's account privileges, terminate a member's account, prohibit access to the Site, and take technical and legal steps to keep a member off the Site and refuse to provide services to a member if any of the following apply:
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YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD TUTSTU AND (AS APPLICABLE) TUTSTU'S PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES, HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIM OR DEMAND, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES, MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT OR THE DOCUMENTS IT INCORPORATES BY REFERENCE, OR YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY LAW OR THE RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY.
TutStu does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted access to the Site, and operation of the Site may be interfered with by numerous factors outside TutStu's control.
You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Site and any TutStu service and, if applicable, the purchase of tutoring services and sale and the delivery of tutoring services. In addition, you shall be responsible for paying any and all taxes applicable to any purchases or sales of tutoring services you make on the Site (excluding any taxes on TutStu's net income).
If any provision of this Agreement is held unenforceable, then such provision will be modified to reflect the parties' intention. All remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
You and TutStu are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
This Agreement shall in all respects be interpreted and construed with and by the laws of the India. Venue of any action brought to enforce or relating to this Agreement shall be brought exclusively in state of West Bengal, India.
Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices shall be given by email to TutStu or, in your case, to the email address you provide to TutStu (either during the registration process or when your email address changes). Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, TutStu may give you notice by certified mail, postage prepaid and return receipt requested, to the address provided to TutStu. In such case, notice shall be deemed given three days after the date of mailing.
For issues with intellectual property, please provide the notice as specified in TutStu's Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy.