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1. The Relationship Between CourseFolk, Instructors, and Students
CourseFolk provides a service upon which Instructors may create or co-create with CourseFolk, offer for sale, and administer Courses to Students in the context of CourseFolk’s online platform. CourseFolk is neither a Course provider nor an educational institution. It is a website to host such services. Instructors are not employees of CourseFolk. CourseFolk is not responsible for interactions between Instructors and Students, with the exception of providing the technological means through which Instructors may broadcast and otherwise make available their Courses and, at each Instructor’s election, for processing payments through CourseFolk’s payment gateway. CourseFolk is not liable for any disputes, claims, losses, injuries, or damage of any kind that may arise out of the Instructor/Student relationship, including but not limited to, any Student’s reliance upon any information provided by an Instructor at any time.
2. Code of Conduct
In using the Services, you must behave in a civil and respectful manner at all times. Further, you agree not to use the Sites in any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from Australia or other countries); for the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way, including but not limited to, exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information; or to impersonate or attempt to impersonate CourseFolk, a CourseFolk employee, or any other user or person or entity. CourseFolk has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor all conduct on and content submitted to the Sites.
3. Instructor Fees and Refund Policy
CourseFolk work with instructors on an agreed affiliate-commission basis, where courses may be offered to students as a one-time payment for access or using subscription structure (sometimes a multitiered subscription structure), described on our Pricing page and as agreed with the instructor for that course.
Each User shall pay all fees and charges incurred through its respective account and billed to the User at the rates in effect for the pay period in which such fees and charges are incurred, and such User is solely responsible for payment. All paid plans are set to automatically charge at the beginning of each billing period unless you submit a cancellation request to us in writing at least 3 days prior to the billing date via email (email@example.com) or through our help form. If a User provides credit or debit card information to pay for the fees, that User represents and warrants that it is authorized to supply such information and authorizes CourseFolk to charge that payment method on a regular basis to pay the fees as they come due. Each User shall pay all applicable taxes relating to its use of the Services and other products or services through its accounts. A User will not be allowed access to any portion of the Sites, the Services, or its content for which a prepaid fee is required unless and until CourseFolk receives all fees and charges payable by that User. If a User’s payment method fails or its account is past due, then CourseFolk may collect fees owed using other collection mechanisms, which may include charging other payment methods on file with CourseFolk and/or retaining collection agencies or legal counsel.
Due to the nature of digital products, we are unable to provide refunds. If you have specific questions prior to purchasing a course, you can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we can answer your questions or contact the instructor on your behalf. Short of that, we recommend reaching out directly to the course instructor/s prior to purchasing.
We go a lot of effort to explain in detail (with as much transparency as we can) exactly what to expect and what you'll learn from our courses. We hope you'll do the same due diligence in choosing whether it's the right course for you.
4. Account Deletion
You may delete your account at any time. Accounts will remain active unless you explicitly ask us to delete it. Upon termination, all licenses and course access granted by CourseFolk will terminate. In the event of account deletion for any reason, your course content will no longer be available. CourseFolk is not responsible for the loss of such content.
5. Content, Licenses & Permissions
The content on the Sites, including all information, software, technology, data, logos, marks, designs, text, graphics, pictures, audio and video files, other data or copyrightable materials or content, and their selection and arrangement, is referred to herein as "Content." Content uploaded, transmitted, or posted by Instructors or Students, is referred to herein as “User Content.”
Your User Content is your responsibility. CourseFolk does not control or monitor User Content and, as such, does not guarantee in any manner the content, reliability, validity, accuracy, or truthfulness of such User Content, including but not limited to Content presented through the Courses.
By using the Services, you may be exposed to User Content that you consider offensive, indecent, or objectionable. CourseFolk has no responsibility to keep such content from you and no liability for your access or use of any User Content to the extent permissible by law. Although we have no obligation to do so, we have the absolute discretion to remove, screen, or edit without notice any User Content posted or stored on the Sites, and we may do this at any time and for any reason. You are solely responsible for maintaining copies of and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Sites.
CourseFolk’s Limited License for Use of the Services
CourseFolk grants you a limited, non-exclusive license to access and use the Services for your own personal and commercial purposes. This license is personal to you and may not be assigned or sub-licensed to anyone else. Except as expressly permitted by CourseFolk in writing, you will not reproduce, redistribute, sell, create derivative works from, decompile, reverse engineer, or disassemble the Services. Nor will you take any measures to interfere with or damage the Services. All rights not expressly granted by CourseFolk are reserved.
Your Limited License of Your User Content to CourseFolk
CourseFolk’s Limited License of Content to Users
- Users may only view, copy, and print such portions of the Content for their own personal use;
- Users may not remove or modify any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices that have been placed in the Content;
- Users may not use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering or extraction methods; and
- Users may not use the Sites or Content other than for their intended purposes.
Use of Interactive Areas and the Sites
- Any message, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, graphics, code, or other material that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, or fraudulent;
- Content that would constitute, encourage, or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any applicable federal, state, or local law;
- Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual property or proprietary right of any party;
- Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise associates, infers, or misrepresents the User’s affiliation with a person or entity;
- Any tool or service that imports content from any platform that prohibits such services from accessing its platform for this purpose.
- Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising, or solicitations;
- Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and credit card numbers, unless that third party has expressly consented to such use and disclosure;
- Viruses, corrupted data, or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files;
- Content that is unrelated to the topic of the Interactive Area(s) in which such Content is posted, in CourseFolk’s sole determination; and
- Content that, in CourseFolk’s sole judgment, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or the Sites, or which may expose CourseFolk or its affiliates or Users to any harm or liability of any kind.
Finally, CourseFolk has a zero-tolerance policy towards unsolicited email or messages, commonly referred to as "spam." Users may not use any Interactive Areas or the Sites generally to send commercial or other messages to any third-party, within or outside of the Sites, if those messages are not solicited, authorized, or welcomed by the third-party, and in using the Sites, Users must comply with all applicable laws, including laws that apply in any jurisdiction, to spam and marketing practices, and with any applicable marketing association guidelines on ethical marketing practices.
7. Intellectual Property
The Sites and their entire contents, features and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof), are owned by CourseFolk, its licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
Users may not engage in any activity on or through the Sites, including transmitting or using User Content, that infringes or otherwise makes unauthorized use of another party’s copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights. We will respond to legitimate requests made pursuant to the Online Copyright Infringement and Trademark law, and we retain the right to remove Content from the Sites that CourseFolk believes in good faith infringes on any third party’s intellectual property rights upon notice from the owner of such intellectual property, or their agent.
Be advised that misrepresentations of infringement could result in liability for monetary damages and that CourseFolk reserves the right to seek damages and indemnification from any party that submits a Notice of Claimed Infringement or Counter Notification in violation of the law. Consult an attorney before taking any action pursuant to the DMCA or to enforce trademark or other intellectual property rights.
Any Notice of Claimed Infringement and request for removal, and all Counter Notifications thereto, the requirements for which are listed below, should be sent to CourseFolk’s Designated Agent by physical or electronic mail at:
EJ & GE Koelma T/A CourseFolk
Attention: Designated Agent
PO Box 3137
Erina, NSW, Australia
Please only use the above address for submitting the notices set forth in this Intellectual Property section. Any other correspondence about CourseFolk, the operation of the Sites, or any other matter should be sent to email@example.com.
Notice of Claimed Infringement
If you believe in good faith that any Content has been used in a manner that infringes a copyright that you own or control, you may send a timely Notice of Claimed Infringement containing the following information:
- A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner, or person authorized to act on its behalf;
- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
- A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Sites, the easiest way being by providing us with the URL(s) leading directly to the allegedly infringing Content;
- Your mailing address, telephone number, and email address;
- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the information contained in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
For claims of trademark infringement, send a notice to CourseFolk’s Designated Agent containing the preceding information as applicable to your trademark or service mark, including the mark, registration number if applicable, basis for your trademark claim, jurisdiction in which you claim trademark rights, and class of goods or services and accompanying description for which you assert trademark rights. Please note that a copy of your notice will be sent to the party who posted the content you report as infringing.
If we remove your Content in response to a Notice of Claimed Infringement, we will notify you and offer to provide you with a copy of such notice. If you believe your Content was wrongly removed due to a mistake or misidentification of the Content, you may submit a timely Counter Notification to our Designated Agent that includes the following information:
- Your physical or electronic signature;
- Identification of the Content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the Content appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
- A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the Content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the Content to be removed or disabled; and
- Your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which CourseFolk may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the party who submitted the Notice of Claimed Infringement, or its duly appointed agent.
Upon receiving an effective Counter Notification, CourseFolk will promptly forward it to the reporting party. If the reporting party fails to notify CourseFolk within ten (10) business days that it has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain you from engaging in the allegedly infringing activity, CourseFolk will consider, in our sole discretion, restoring eligible Content to the Sites.
Our policy is to remove any User Content posted to the Sites by any User for whom CourseFolk has received and acted on more than two takedown requests. CourseFolk has discretion, however, to terminate any User’s account and/or access to the Sites or Services after receipt of a single Notification of Claimed Infringement, or in CourseFolk’s in sole discretion.
8. Third Party Communications
CourseFolk disclaims all liability for any communications directed to you from any third party directly or indirectly in connection with the Sites that you may receive and any actions you may take or refrain from taking as a result of such communications. You are solely responsible for assessing and verifying the identity and trustworthiness of the source and content of any such third-party communications. CourseFolk assumes no responsibility for verifying, and makes no representations or warranties regarding the identity or trustworthiness of the source or content of any such third-party communications.
Links to Other Sites
The Sites and posted User Content may contain links to third-party websites ("Third-Party Sites") and third-party content (“Third-Party Content”) as a service to those interested in this information. CourseFolk may also have relationships with third party service providers who handle certain functions for the Sites. Your use of links to Third-Party Sites and any Third-Party Content, or service provided on this Sites or a third party site, is at your own risk. CourseFolk does not monitor or have any control over, and makes no claim or representation regarding Third-Party Content or Third-Party Sites and accepts no responsibility for reviewing changes or updates to, or the quality, content, policies, nature or reliability of, Third-Party Content, Third-Party Sites, or websites linking to the Sites. When you leave the Sites, our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any Third-Party Site, and should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction with any third party.
To use certain Services, including providing or accessing Courses, you will need to register and obtain a password-protected account. When you purchase a product, your account credentials will be automatically created and emailed to you. You agree to provide accurate and complete information when registering and at all times thereafter. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account, username, and password, and for all activities associated therewith. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you suspect your account was compromised or was used without your permission, and promptly take steps to secure your account.
To the extent permissible under applicable law, CourseFolk will not be responsible for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the foregoing requirements or as a result of use or misuse of your account, either with or without your knowledge. In cases where you have authorized or registered another individual, including minor children under the age of 18, to use your account, you are fully responsible for the online conduct of such person, controlling that person’s access to and use of the Sites and Services, and the consequences of any misuse by that person.
10. Errors and Corrections
CourseFolk does not represent or warrant that the Sites or any services offered through the Sites will be error-free or otherwise reliable, free of viruses, or other harmful components, or that defects will be corrected or that they will always be accessible. CourseFolk may make improvements and/or changes to the Sites and their features and functionality at any time, and will use commercially reasonable efforts to avoid disrupting peak hours, though some downtime may occur. Please contact email@example.com to report errors in Course content.
We reserve the right to amend the Sites, and any service or material we provide on the Sites, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Sites is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Sites, or the entire Sites, to Users.
11. Assumption of Risk
You are solely responsible for ensuring that your use of the Sites complies with applicable law and does not violate the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, intellectual property rights. You assume all liability for any claims, suits or grievances filed against you, including, but not limited to, all damages related to your use of the Sites.
You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or the Sites will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Sites for any reconstruction of any lost data.
WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE SITES OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITES OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY SITES LINKED TO IT.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, COURSEFOLK, ITS PRESENT AND FUTURE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, AND ANY THIRD PARTY INFORMATION PROVIDERS TO THE SITES, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITES, THE SERVICES, THE COURSES, ANY FACTS OR OPINIONS APPEARING THEREIN, THE CONTENT, OR ON OR THROUGH ANY THIRD-PARTY COMMUNICATIONS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, COURSEFOLK SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER IN ANY WAY DUE TO, RESULTING FROM, OR ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE OR ACCESS THE SITES, THE SERVICES, THE COURSES, THE CONTENT, OR ANY THIRD-PARTY COMMUNICATIONS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, COURSEFOLK SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITES, THE SERVICES, OR THE COURSES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CLAIMS FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT. TO THE EXTENT THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS PROHIBITED OR FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE, COURSEFOLK’S SOLE OBLIGATION TO YOU FOR DAMAGES SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO COURSEFOLK OVER THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRECEDING YOUR CLAIM(S), UNLESS OTHERWISE REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
13. Third Party Rights
14. Unlawful Activity; Termination of Access
Without limiting the foregoing, CourseFolk will cooperate fully with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Sites. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS COURSEFOLK AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSEES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS, FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING, OR AS A RESULT OF, ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER SUCH PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
However, we do not undertake to review User content material before it is posted on the Sites, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by any User or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described herein.
15. Remedies for Violations
CourseFolk may notify Users of relevant information regarding the Sites and Services in any of the following ways: (a) by emailing Users at the contact information they provide in their account registration, (b) by posting a notice in dashboard areas of the Sites, and (c) by posting the notice elsewhere on the Sites in an area suitable to the notice. It is each User’s responsibility to periodically review the Sites for such notices.
17. Governing Law and Jurisdiction; Disputes and Arbitration
YOU AND COURSEFOLK EACH AGREE TO WAIVE ITS RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY AND THAT ANY PROCEEDINGS TO RESOLVE OR LITIGATE ANY DISPUTE ARISING HEREUNDER WILL BE CONDUCTED SOLELY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, AND THAT YOU WILL NOT SEEK TO HAVE ANY DISPUTE HEARD AS A CLASS ACTION, A REPRESENTATIVE ACTION, A COLLECTIVE ACTION, A PRIVATE ATTORNEY-GENERAL ACTION, OR IN ANY PROCEEDING IN WHICH YOU ACT OR PROPOSE TO ACT IN A REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY. YOU FURTHER AGREE THAT NO PROCEEDING WILL BE JOINED, CONSOLIDATED, OR COMBINED WITH ANOTHER PROCEEDING WITHOUT THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF COURSEFOLK AND ALL PARTIES TO ANY SUCH PROCEEDING.
Limitation on Time to File Claims
20. Entire Agreement; Severability of Provisions; No Waiver
22. Contact Us
PO Box 3137