Instructor Terms

These Instructor Terms were last updated on May 5, 2020.

When you sign up to become a teacher or an instructor on the Eskuul platform, you agree to abide by these Instructor Terms ("Terms"). These Terms cover details about the aspects of the Eskuul platform relevant to instructors and are incorporated by reference into our Terms of Use, 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 Eskuul. (a Delaware corporation in the United States), regardless of whether another Eskuul subsidiary facilitates payments to you.

1. Instructor Obligations

As an instructor, you are responsible for all content that you post, including lectures, quizzes, coding exercises, practise tests, assignments, resources, answers, course landing page content, and "Submitted Content".

You represent and warrant that:

  • you will provide and maintain accurate account information;
  • you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, permissions, and authority to authorize Eskuul to use your Submitted Content as specified in these Terms and the Terms of Use;
  • your Submitted Content will not infringe or misappropriate any third party's intellectual property rights;
  • you have the required qualifications, credentials, and expertise (including education, training, knowledge, and skill sets) to teach and offer the services that you offer through your Submitted Content and use of the Services; and
  • you will respond promptly to Students and ensure a quality of service that corresponds with the standards of your industry and instruction services in general.

You warrant that you will not:

  • post or provide any inappropriate, offensive, racist, hateful, sexist, pornographic, false, misleading, incorrect, infringing, defamatory or libellous content or information;
  • post or transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, or any other form of solicitation (commercial or otherwise) through the Services or to any user;
  • use the Services for business other than providing tutoring, teaching, and instructional services to students;
  • engage in any activity that would require us to obtain licenses from or pay royalties to any third party, including the need to pay royalties for the public performance of a musical work or sound recording;
  • The frame or embed the Services (such as to embed a free version of a course) or otherwise circumvent the Services;
  • impersonate another person or gain unauthorized access to another person's account;
  • interfere with or otherwise prevent other Instructors from providing their services or courses; or
  • abuse Eskuul resources, including support services.

2. License to Eskuul

You grant Eskuul the rights detailed in the Terms of Use to offer, market, and otherwise exploit your Submitted Content, and to sublicense it to students for these purposes directly or through third parties. This includes the right to add captions or otherwise modify content to ensure accessibility.

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, Eskuul's right to sublicense the rights in this section will terminate with respect to new users 30 days after the Submitted Content's removal. However, (1) rights given to students before the Submitted Content's removal will continue in accordance with the terms of those licenses (including any grants of subscription access) and (2) Eskuul's right to use such Submitted Content for marketing purposes shall survive termination.

We may record all or any part of your Submitted Content for quality control and for delivering, marketing, promoting, demonstrating, or operating the Services. You grant Eskuul 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 Eskuul'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. Trust & Safety

3.1 Trust & Safety Policies

You agree to abide by Eskuul's Trust & Safety policies, Restricted Topics policy, and other course quality standards or policies prescribed by Eskuul 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 Eskuul's approval, which we may grant or deny at our sole discretion.

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

  • an instructor or course does not comply with our policies or legal terms (including the Terms of Use);
  • a course falls below our quality standards or has a negative impact on the student experience;
  • an instructor engages in behaviour that might reflect unfavourably on Eskuul or bring Eskuul into public disrepute, contempt, scandal, or ridicule;
  • an instructor engages the services of a marketer or other business partner who violates Eskuul's policies; or
  • as determined by Eskuul in its sole discretion.

3.2 Co-Instructors and Teaching Assistants

The Eskuul platform allows you to add other users as co-instructors or teaching assistants for courses that you manage. Kindly contact Support Team for this feature.

3.3 Relationship to Other Users

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 Eskuul platform and that you won't solicit additional personal data or store students' personal data outside the Eskuul platform. You will indemnify Eskuul against any claims arising from your use of students' personal data.

3.4 Anti-Piracy Efforts

We partner with anti-piracy vendors to help protect your courses from unauthorized use. To enable this protection, you hereby appoint Eskuul and our anti-piracy vendors as your agents for the purpose of enforcing copyrights for each of your courses, through notice and takedown processes (under applicable copyright laws like the Digital Millennium Copyright Act) and for other efforts to enforce those rights. You grant Eskuul primary authority to file notices on your behalf to enforce your copyright interests.

You agree that Eskuul and our anti-piracy vendors will retain the above rights unless you revoke them by sending an email to edu@Eskuul.com with the subject line: "Revoke Anti-Piracy Protection Rights" from the email address associated with your account. Any revocation of rights will be effective 48 hours after we receive it.

4. Pricing

4.1 Price Setting

When creating a course, you will be prompted to select a base price ("Base Price") for your course from a list of available price tiers. Alternatively, you may choose to offer your course for free. As an instructor, you will also be given the opportunity to participate in certain promotional programs under the terms of our Promotions Policy ("Promotional Programs").

Our Promotion will be a maximum of 30% discount or it is equivalent at any time and this is subjected to review. You are advised to adjust your courses Base Price accordingly.

You give us permission to share your courses for free with our employees, with selected partners, and in cases where we need to restore access accounts who have previously purchased your courses. You understand that you will not receive compensation in these cases.

4.2 Transaction Taxes

If a student purchases a product or service in a country that requires Eskuul 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).

4.3 Promotional Programs

Eskuul offers several optional marketing programs (Promotional Programs) in which you are automatically opt-in to participate. These programs can help increase your revenue potential on Eskuul by finding the optimal price point for your courses and promoting them through additional marketing channels. There is no up-front cost to participate in these programs.

5. Payments

5.1 Revenue Share

When a student purchases your course, we calculate the gross amount of the sale as the amount actually received by Eskuul from the student ("Gross Amount") inclusive of any deduction from promotion. From this, we subtract any Transaction Taxes, any mobile platform fees applied to mobile application sales, a 10% administrative and handling fee.

Eskuul makes all instructor payments in Nigeria Naira  (NGN) regardless of the currency with which the sale was made. We will assume transaction processing fees, excluding foreign currency conversion fees and wiring fees. Your revenue report will show the sales price (in Nigeria currency) 

5.2 Receiving Payments

For us to pay you in a timely manner, you must own a Nigeria bank account.

Depending on the applicable revenue share model, payment will be made within 5 days of withdrawal request.

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.

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 Eskuul courses or your participation on Eskuul; 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 courses 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

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 courses, your name and that Submitted Content will remain accessible to those students after your account is deleted. If you need help or encounter difficulty deleting your account, you can contact us via our Support Center.

8. Miscellaneous Legal Terms

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 Eskuul 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.

8.3 Survival

The following sections shall survive the expiration or termination of these Terms: Sections 2 (License to Eskuul), 3.3 (Relationship to Other Users), 5.2 (Receiving Payments), 5.3 (Refunds), 8 (Deleting Your Account), and 9 (Miscellaneous Legal Terms).

10. How to Contact Us

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

11. Restricted Topics

Eskuul does not publish courses on a small number of restricted topics.  This subject matter is excluded due to concerns that it is either harmful or offensive to our students, or because it is otherwise inconsistent with the values and spirit of Eskuul.

This list includes:

  • Sexually explicit content
  • The content relating to making, handling or using weapons
  • Content promoting violence or bodily harm
  • Hate speech or discriminatory language
  • Content enabling illegal or unethical behaviour
  • Content that is intentionally misleading or deceptive
  • Content that violates any applicable national law
  • Harmful or otherwise inappropriate content

We reserve the right to add to and modify this list at any time. If you see a topic that you believe should not be on the platform, please email edu@eskuul.com