Terms of Use

These Terms of Use ("Terms") were last updated on March 1, 2020.

Gurukol’s mission is to improve lives through learning. We permit anyone anywhere to generate and share instructive courses (instructors) and to register in these educational courses to learn (students). We contemplate our marketplace model the best way to provide valued educational content to our users. We need instructions to keep our platform and amenities safe for you, us and our student and instructor community. These Terms apply to all your activities on the Gurukol website, the Gurukol mobile applications, our TV applications, our APIs and other related services (“Services”).

If you publish a course on the Gurukol platform, you must also agree to the Instructor Agreement. We also offer facts regarding our processing of private data of our students and instructors in our Privacy Policy. If you are choosing to use Gurukol as a part of your proprietor’s Gurukol for Business learning and development program (UFB), you can refer our UFB Privacy Statement.

If you live in the United States or Canada, by agreeing to these Terms, you agree to resolve disputes with Gurukol through binding arbitration (with very limited exceptions, not in court), and you waive certain rights to participate in class actions, as detailed in the Dispute Resolution section.

Table of Contents

1. Accounts

You need an account for most undertakings on our platform, including to purchase and register in a course or to submit a course for publication. When setting up and sustaining your account, you must offer and endure to provide precise and ample information, including a valid email address. You have complete accountability for your account and everything that happens on your account, including for any harm or damage (to us or anyone else) caused by someone using your account without your permission. This means you need to be careful with your password. You may not handover your account to someone else or use someone else’s account without their consent. If you contact us to demand access to an account, we will not allow you such access unless you can offer us the login credential evidence for that account. In the affair of the death of a user, the account of that user will be shut.

If you share your account login credential with someone else, you are accountable for what happens with your account and Gurukol will not interfere in disagreements between students or instructors who have shared account login authorizations. You must inform us instantly upon learning that someone else may be using your account without your consent (or if you suspect any other breach of safety) by communicating our Support Team. We may demand some information from you to check that you are certainly the owner of your account.

Students and instructors must be at least 18 years of age to create an account on Gurukol and use the Services. If you are younger than the obligatory age, you may not set up an account, but we inspire you to invite a parent or guardian to open an account and help you register in courses that are suitable for you. If we learn that you have created an account and you are younger than the obligatory age for consent to use online services (for example, 13 in the US), we will dismiss your account. Under our Instructor Agreement, you may be requested to verify your identity before you are authorized to submit a course for publication on Gurukol.

You can terminate your account at any time by following the steps here. Check our Privacy Policy to see what transpires when you dismiss your account.

2. Course Enrollment and Lifetime Access

Under our Instructor Agreement, when instructors publish a course on Gurukol, they grant Gurukol a license to offer a license to the course to students. This means that we have the authority to sublicense the course to the students who register in the course. As a student, when you enroll in a course, whether it’s a free or paid course, you are getting from Gurukol a license to view the course via the Gurukol platform and Services, and Gurukol is the licensor of record. Courses are licensed, and not sold, to you. This license does not give you any right to resell the course in any method (counting by sharing account information with a buyer or illegally copying the course and sharing it on torrent sites).

In legal, more complete terms, Gurukol grants you (as a student) a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and view the courses and associated content for which you have paid all compulsory fees, exclusively for your private, non- commercial, instructive purposes through the Services, in agreement with these Terms and any conditions or limitations associated with a specific course or feature of our Services. All other uses are expressly prohibited. You may not replicate, reallocate, communicate, allot, sell, broadcast, rent, share, lend, adjust, acclimate, edit, create unoriginal works of, sublicense, or otherwise transfer or use any course unless we give you obvious permission to do so in a written agreement signed by a Gurukol authorized representative. This also smears to content you can access via any of our APIs.

We usually give a lifetime access license to our students when they register in a course. However, we reserve the right to annul any license to access and use courses at any point in time in the event where we choose or are obliged to disable access to a course due to legal or policy reasons, for example, if the course you registered in is the object of a copyright complaint, or if we determine its content disrupts our Trust & Safety Guidelines. The lifetime access is not appropriate to add-on features and services allied with a course, for example translation captions of courses may be restricted by instructors at any time, and an instructor may decide at any time to no longer offer teaching assistance or Q&A services in association with a course. To be clear, the lifetime right of entry is to the course content but not to the instructor.

Instructors may not grant licenses to their courses to student straight and any such straight license shall be worthless and void and a defilement of these Terms.

3. Payments, Credits, and Refunds

3.1 Pricing

The prices of courses on Gurukol are determined based on the terms of the Instructor Agreement and our Pricing and Promotions Policy. In some instances, the price of a course offered on the Gurukol website may not be exactly the same as the price offered on our mobile or TV applications, due to mobile platform suppliers’ pricing schemes and their rules around implementing sales and promotions.

We often run upgrades and sales for our courses and certain courses are only accessible at discounted prices for a set period of time. The price relevant to a course will be the price at the time you complete your buying of the course (at checkout). Any price provided for a specific course may also be altered when you are logged into your account from the price accessible to users who aren’t registered or logged in, because some of our promotions are accessible to new users only.

If you are logged into your account, the registered currency you see is based on your locality when you created your account. If you are not registered into your account, the price currency is based on the country where you are situated. We do not permit users to see pricing in other currencies.

If you are a student located in a country where you use and sales tax, goods and services tax, or value added tax is appropriate to consumer sales, we are accountable for gathering and forwarding that tax to the proper tax authorities. In certain countries, the price you see may comprise such taxes.

3.2 Payments

You agree to pay the fees for courses that you buy, and you approve us to charge your debit or credit card or process other means of payment (which includes Boleto, SEPA, direct debit, or mobile wallet) for those fees. Gurukol works with third party payment processing partners to offer you the most convenient payment methods in your country and to keep your payment information secure. Check out our Privacy Policy for more details.

When you make a purchase, you approve not to use an unacceptable or illegal payment method. If your payment technique fails and you still get admittance to the course you are registering in, you agree to pay us the agreeing fees within thirty (30) days of notification from us. We stand-in the right to restrict access to any course for which we have not received passable payments.

In some circumstances, we may issue credits to your account. These credits will be mechanically applied towards your next course acquisition on our website, but can’t be used for purchases in our mobile or TV applications. Credits may perish if not used within the stated period, and have no cash value.

3.3 Refunds and Credits

If the course you purchased is not what you were expecting, you can request, within 30 days of your purchase of the course, that Gurukol credit/refund your account. We reserve the right to apply a credit or a refund, at our will, liable on competences of our payment processing partners or the platform from which you bought your course (website, mobile or TV app). No credit or refund is due to you if you appeal it after the 30-day guarantee time limit has passed.

To demand a credit/refund, follow the steps here. As detailed in the Instructor Arrangement, instructors approve that students have the right to obtain these credits or refunds.

At our will, if we believe you are mistreating our credit/refund policy, we reserve the right to ban your account and to confine all future use of the Services. If we ban your account or restrict your access to a course due to your desecration of these Terms or our Trust & Safety Guidelines, you will not be qualified to receive any credit or refund.

4. Content and Behavior Rules

You may not access or use the Services or generate an account for illegal purposes. Your use of the Services and performance on our platform must obey with applicable local or national laws or guidelines of your country. You are exclusively responsible for the information of and obedience with such laws and regulations that are valid to you. You may not access our Services if you are from a terrain where U.S. businesses are forbidden from engaging in business (such as Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria) or if you have been elected a Specially Designated National, Denied Person, or Denied Entity by the U.S. government.

If you are a student, the Services permit you to ask questions to the instructors of courses you are registered in, and to post reviews of courses. For definite courses, the instructor invites you to submit content as “homework” or tests. Don’t post or submit any content or an assignment that is not yours.

If you are an instructor, you can submit courses for publication on the platform and you can also connect with the students who have registered in your courses. In both cases, you must stand by the law and respect the rights of others: you cannot post any course, query, answer, review or other content that disturbs applicable local or national laws or rules of your country. You are exclusively responsible for any courses, content, and actions you post or take via the platform and Services and their penalties. Make sure you understand all the copyright restrictions set forth in the Instructor Agreement before you submit any course for publication on Gurukol.

If we are put on notice that your course or content disrupts the law or the rights of others (for example, if it is recognized that it disrupts intellectual property or image rights of others, or is about an unlawful activity), if we learn that your content or conduct violates our Trust & Safety Rules, or if we believe your content or behavior is illegal, unsuitable, or objectionable (for example if you impersonate someone else), we may eliminate your content from our platform. Gurukol obeys with copyright laws. Check out our Academic Property Policy for more details.

Gurukol has discretion in enforcing these Terms and our Trust & Safety Guidelines. We may dismiss or suspend your consent to use our platform and Services or ban your account at any time, with or without notice, for any desecration of these Terms, if you fail to pay any fees when due, upon the request of law enforcement or government agencies, for protracted periods of inactivity, for surprising technical issues or problems, or if we suspect that you engross in deceitful or unlawful activities. Upon any such termination we may delete your account and content, and we may stop you from further access to the platforms and use of our Services. Your content may still be accessible on the platforms even if your account is dismissed or suspended. You agree that we will have no obligation to you or any third party for termination of your account, elimination of your content, or blocking of your access to our platforms and services.

If one of our instructors has issued a course that invades your copyright or trademark rights, please let us know. Under our Instructor Agreement, we require our instructors to follow the law and respect the academic property rights of others. For more details on how to file a copyright or trademark breach claim with us, see our Intellectual Property Policy.

5. Gurukol’s Rights to Content You Post

The content you post as a student or instructor (comprising courses) remains yours. By posting courses and other content, you allow Gurukol to reuse and share it but you do not lose any ownership rights you may have over your content. If you are an instructor, be sure to comprehend the course licensing terms that are detailed in the Instructor Agreement.

When you post comments, questions, reviews, and when you submit to us ideas and suggestions for new features or improvements, you authorize Gurukol to use and share this content with anybody, allocate it and endorse it on any platform and in any media, and to make alterations or edits to it as we see fit. In lawful language, by submitting or posting content on or through the platforms, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, replicate, process, adjust, adapt, publish, communicate, display, and allocate your content in any and all media or distribution methods (existing now or later developed). This includes making your content available to other companies, organizations, or individuals who partner with Gurukol for the syndication, broadcast, distribution, or publication of content on other media. You signify and warrant that you have all the rights, power, and right essential to approve us to use any content that you submit. You also agree to all such uses of your content with no recompense paid to you.

6. Using Gurukol at Your Own Risk

Gurukol enables anyone anywhere to create and share educational courses. We host more than 100,000 courses on our online education market. Our platform model means we do not evaluate or edit the courses for lawful issues, and we are not in a position to control the validity of course content. We do not exercise any tabloid control over the courses that are available on the platform and, as such, do not pledge in any manner the dependability, validity, accuracy or truth of the courses. If you register a course, you rely on any information delivered by an instructor at your own risk.

By using the Services, you may be exposed to content that you contemplate aggressive, indecent, or obnoxious. Gurukol has no responsibility to keep such content from you and no liability for your access or enrollment in any course, to the extent permissible under applicable law. This also applies to any courses linking to health, wellness and physical exercise. You allow the essential risks and dangers in the active nature of these types of courses, and by registering in such courses; you choose to undertake those risks willingly, including risk of illness, bodily injury, incapacity, or death. You assume full accountability for the choices you make before, during and after your registration in a course.

When you cooperate directly with a student or an instructor, you must be cautious about the types of private information that you share. We do not control what students and instructors do with the information they obtain from other users on the platform. You should not share your email or other personal information about you for your safety.

We do not employ or hire instructors nor are we accountable or answerable for any connections involved between instructors and students. We are not liable for disputes, claims, losses, injuries, or damage of any kind that might arise out of or relate to the conduct of instructors or students.

When you use our Facilities, you will discover links to other websites that we don’t own or control. We are not accountable for the content or any other feature of these third-party sites, comprising their collection of information about you. You should also recite their terms and conditions and privacy policies.

7. Gurukol’s Rights

All right, title, and interest in and to the Gurukol platform and Services, including our website, our existing or future applications, our APIs, databases, and the content our employees or partners submit or provide through our Services (but excluding content provided by instructors and students) are and will remain the exclusive property of Gurukol and its licensors. Our platforms and services are secure by copyright, trademark, and other regulations of both the United States and foreign countries. Nothing gives you a right to use the Gurukol name or any of the Gurukol trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features. Any response, comments, or propositions you may provide regarding Gurukol or the Services is entirely charitable and we will be free to use such feedback, comments, or suggestions as we see fit and without any responsibility to you.

You may not do any of the following while accessing or using the Gurukol platform and Services:

  • access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the platform, Gurukol’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Gurukol’s service providers.
  • Restrict, interfere with, or try to evade any of the features of the platforms related to safety or probe, scan, or test the susceptibility of any of our systems.
  • copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, or otherwise attempt to discover any source code of or content on the Gurukol platform or Services.
  • access or search or attempt to access or search our platform by any means (mechanical or otherwise) other than through our presently obtainable search functionalities that are delivered through our main website, mobile apps, or API (and only pursuant to those API terms and circumstances). You may not scrape, spider, use a robot, or use other mechanical means of any kind to access the Services.
  • • in any way use the Services to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information (such as sending email communications falsely appearing as Gurukol); or interfere with, or disrupt, (or attempt to do so), the access of any user, host, or network, comprising, without restraint, sending a virus, overfilling, overflowing, spamming, or mail-bombing the platforms or services, or in any other way intrusive with or creating an unnecessary burden on the Services.

8. Miscellaneous Legal Terms

8.1 Binding Agreement

You agree that by registering, accessing or using our Services, you are agreeing to enter into a legally binding contract with Gurukol. If you do not approve to these Terms, do not enroll, access, or otherwise use any of our Services.

If you are an instructor accommodating these Terms and using our Services on behalf of a company, organization, government, or other lawful entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so.

Any form of these Terms in a language other than English is offered for suitability and you understand and agree that the English language will control if there is any struggle.

These Terms (including any agreements and policies linked from these Terms) establish the entire agreement between you and us (which comprise, if you are an instructor, the Instructor Agreement and the Pricing and Promotions Policy).

If any part of these Terms is found to be unacceptable or unenforceable by valid law, then that provision will be deemed superseded by a lawful, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original facility and the rest of these Terms will continue in effect.

Even if we are overdue in exercising our rights or fail to exercise a right in one case, it doesn’t mean we surrender our rights under these Terms, and we may decide to apply them in the future. If we decide to surrender any of our rights in a specific instance, it doesn’t mean we relinquish our rights generally or in the future.

The following sections shall survive the expiration or termination of these Terms: Sections 2 (Course Enrollment and Lifetime Access), 5 (Gurukol’s Rights to Content You Post), 6 (Using Gurukol at Your Own Risk), 7 (Gurukol’s Rights), 8 (Miscellaneous Legal Terms), and 9 (Dispute Resolution).

8.2 Disclaimers

It may happen that our platform is down, either for prearranged upkeep or because something goes down with the site. It may happen that one of our instructors is making deceptive statements in their course. It may also happen that we encounter safety matters. These are just instances. You agree that you will not have any recourse in contradiction of us in any of these types of cases where things don’t work out right. In lawful, more complete language, the Services and their content are offered on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We (and our associates, suppliers, partners, and agents) make no depictions or guarantees about the suitability, dependability, accessibility, timeliness, security, lack of errors, or accuracy of the Services or their content, and specifically disclaim any warranties or conditions (express or implied), including implied assurances of merchantability, fitness for a specific purpose, title, and non-infringement. We (and our associates, providers, partners, and agents) make no guarantee that you will obtain precise results from use of the Services. Your use of the Services (comprising any content) is completely at your own risk. Some establishments don’t permit the eradication of implicit warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.

We may choose to cease making available certain features of the Services at any time and for any cause. Under no conditions will Gurukol or its associates, suppliers, partners or agents be held accountable for any damages due to such disruptions or lack of accessibility of such features.

We are not accountable for delay or catastrophe of our performance of any of the Services caused by events beyond our rational control, like an act of war, hostility, or sabotage; natural disaster; electrical, internet, or telecommunication outage; or government limitations.

8.3 Limitation of Liability

There are dangers inherent into using our Services, for example, if you register in a health and wellness course like yoga, and you injure yourself. You completely accept these risks and you approve that you will have no alternative to seek damages against even if you suffer loss or damage from using our platform and Services. In lawful, more complete language, to the extent allowed by law, we (and our group corporations, suppliers, partners, and agents) will not be accountable for any indirect, incidental, penal, or consequential damages (including loss of data, revenue, profits, or business prospects, or personal injury or death), whether rising in contract, warranty, tort, product accountability, or otherwise, and even if we’ve been advised of the prospect of damages in advance. Our obligation (and the liability of each of our group corporations, suppliers, partners, and agents) to you or any third parties under any situation is limited to the greater of one hundred dollars ($100) or the sum you have compensated us in the twelve (12) months before the affair giving rise to your claims. Some authorities don’t allow the barring or limitation of charge for consequential or incidental damages, so some of the above may not apply to you.

8.4 Indemnification

If you perform in a way that gets us in lawful trouble, we may exercise permissible recourse against you. You agree to indemnify, defend (if we so request), and hold harmless Gurukol, our group companies, and their officers, directors, suppliers, partners, and agents from an against any third-party claims, loads, fatalities, compensations, or expenditures (including rational attorney fees) arising from (a) the content you post or submit, (b) your use of the Services (c) your violation of these Terms, or (d) your defilement of any rights of a third party. Your indemnification accountability will survive the closure of these Terms and your use of the Services.

8.5 Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms are oversaw by the laws of the State of California, USA without orientation to its choice or encounters of law principles. Where the “Dispute Resolution” section below does not relate, you and we accord to the limited jurisdiction and venue of federal and state courts in San Francisco, California, USA.

8.6 Legal Actions and Notices

No action, irrespective of form, arising out of or relating to this Agreement may be brought by either party more than one (1) year after the source of action has accumulated.

Any notice or other message to be given hereunder will be in writing and given by listed or certified mail return receipt demanded, or email (by us to the email associated with your account or by you to notices@gurukol.com).

8.7 Relationship Between Us

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

8.8 No Assignment

You may not allocate or handover these Terms (or the rights and licenses arranged under them). For example, if you listed an account as an employee of a company, your account cannot be relocated to another employee. We may allocate these Terms (or the rights and licenses granted under them) to another company or person without constraint. Nothing in these Terms converses any right, benefit, or remedy on any third-party person or entity. You agree that your account is non-transferable and that all rights to your version and other rights under these Terms dismiss upon your death.

9. Dispute Resolution

This Dispute Resolution section is applicable only if you live in the United States or Canada. Most arguments can be resolved, so before bringing a formal lawful case, please first try contacting our Support Team.

9.1 Small Claims

Either of us can bring a claim in small claims court in (a) San Francisco, California, (b) the county where you live, or (c) another place we both agree on, as long as it succeeds to be conveyed in that court.

9.2 Going to Arbitration

If we can’t resolve our dispute amicably, you and Gurukol agree to resolve any claims related to these Terms (or our other legal terms) through final and binding arbitration, regardless of the type of claim or legal theory. If one of us takes a claim in court that should be settled and the other party refuses to settle it, the other party can ask a court to force us both to go to negotiation (compel arbitration). Either of us can also ask a court to close the court proceeding while an adjudication proceeding is ongoing.

9.3 The Arbitration Process

Any arguments that include a claim of less than $10,000 USD must be fixed completely through binding non-appearance-based arbitration. A party electing arbitration must initiate proceedings by filing an arbitration demand with the American Arbitration Association (AAA). The negotiation proceedings shall be governed by the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules, Consumer Due Process Protocol, and Supplementary Procedures for Resolution of Consumer-Related Disputes. You and we agree that the following rules will apply to the proceedings: (a) the arbitration will be conducted by telephone, online, or based solely on written submissions (at the choice of the party seeking relief); (b) the arbitration must not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses (unless we and you agree otherwise); and (c) any judgment on the arbitrator’s rendered award may be entered in any court with competent jurisdiction. Arguments that include a claim of more than $10,000 USD must be determined per the AAA’s rules about whether the negotiation hearing has to be in-person.

9.4 No Class Actions

We both agree that we can each only bring claims against the other on a discrete basis. This means: (a) neither of us can bring a claim as a complainant or class member in a class action, combined action, or illustrative action; (b) an arbitrator can’t combine multiple people’s claims into a single case (or preside over any combined, class, or representative action); and (c) an arbitrator’s decision or award in one person’s case can only influence that user, not other users, and can’t be used to decide other users’ disputes. If a court decides that this “No class actions” clause isn’t enforceable or valid, then this “Dispute Resolution” section will be null and void, but the rest of the Terms will still apply.

9.5 Changes

Notwithstanding the “Updating these Terms” section below, if Gurukol changes this "Dispute Resolution" section after the date you last indicated acceptance to these Terms, you may reject any such change by providing Gurukol written notice of such rejection by mail or hand delivery to: Gurukol, Inc. Attn: Legal, 1775 Tysons Blvd Tysons Virginia 22102 USA, or by email from the email address associated with your Account to: notices@gurukol.com, within 30 days of the date such change became active, as specified by the "last updated on" language above. To be functioning, the notice must comprise your full name and evidently indicate your intent to castoff changes to this "Dispute Resolution" section. By rejecting changes, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any dispute between you and Gurukol in accordance with the provisions of this "Dispute Resolution" section as of the date you last indicated acceptance to these Terms.

10. Updating These Terms

From time to time, we may modernize these Terms to clarify our practices or to redirect new or different practices (such as when we add new structures), and Gurukol reserves the authority in its sole discretion to alter and/or make changes to these Terms at any time. If we make any material change, we will inform you using protuberant means such as by email notice sent to the email address stated in your account or by posting a notice through our Services. Alterations will become active on the day they are posted unless stated otherwise.

Your constant use of our Services after changes become active shall mean that you accept those changes. Any reviewed Terms shall supplant all previous Terms.

11. How to Contact Us

The best method to get in touch with us is to interact our Support Team. We’d love to hear your questions, concerns, and feedback about our Services.

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