TERMS & CONDITIONS
The following constitute the terms and conditions to which applicants agree when booking any standard Blend delivered online learning courses (“Terms & Conditions”).
Blend Academy and you shall each be referred to as a “Party” and together as the Parties” in this Agreement. Blend Academy is a property of Idream Advisory Services Pvt Ltd, registered in Mumbai, India. By enrolling for any course, you accept these Terms & Conditions.
Online learning courses can be booked via the Blend Academy website at www.blend.world/academy/. Training and course purchases are valid only for the specific date and time specified in your booking.
Training and course fees can be paid at the point of booking via online payment process, by credit card, debit card or by PayPal. In all cases, payment must be received prior to start of training.
Please note that if you do not provide accurate details (including type of card and number) or if your credit card company does not authorise payment, your application will be deemed void. Blend will not accept any liability for costs incurred as a result of applications deemed void in this manner.
Once enrolled for paid courses, refunds are guided by our Refunds & Cancellation policy here.
- YOUR OBLIGATIONS
You may not allow anyone else to access the online training courses via your log-in details. You must comply with all safety rules and regulations and any other reasonable security requirements that apply at the premises at which the training courses are provided.
Blend Academy reserves the right to remove any delegate from a training course whose behaviour is deemed inappropriate by Blend Academy or its trainers. In these circumstances, Blend Academy will neither refund any fees nor reimburse any other costs.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Blend Academy does not accept responsibility for anyone acting as a result of information in, or views expressed on, its training courses including course materials.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, blend academy shall not be liable for any loss of use, lost or inaccurate data, failure of security mechanisms, interruption of business, costs of delay or any indirect, special, incidental, reliance or consequential damages of any kind (including lost profits), regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) strict liability or otherwise, even if informed of the possibility of such damages in advance. To the maximum extent permitted by law, blend academy’s aggregate liability to the other shall not exceed the amount actually paid by you to blend learn for the training giving raise to a claim.
- WARRANTY AND DISCLAIMER
Blend Academy ensures that all our training services are delivered diligently and in a good, workmanlike, timely and professional manner consistent with industry standards. The training services will be performed as described in the individual class agendas.
Blend Academy shall provide such trainers to present the training course as it, in its sole discretion, deems fit and Blend Academy shall be entitled at any time to substitute any trainer with any other person who, in Blend Academy sole discretion, it deems suitably qualified to present the relevant course.
Blend Academy does not warrant that the provision of any content online will always be available or be uninterrupted, timely or error free, that defects will be corrected or that such content is secure or free from bugs, viruses, errors and omissions.
The training courses and training materials are provided „as is“. There are no warranties, express or implied, by operation of law or otherwise for the use or results of the course and materials, that you will successfully complete the course, or that any particular level of knowledge will be attained by you.
Blend Academy disclaims any implied warranties including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
- OWNERSHIP AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
All Training Material is owned by Blend Academy.
All intellectual property rights in all Training Material available, including the design, graphics and text of all printed materials and the audio and video of all webinars and podcasts, are owned by Blend Academy.
When you are given access to the Training Material, you are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to use the Training Material. No Training Material may be copied, reproduced, uploaded, posted, displayed or linked to in any way, in whole or in part, without Blend Academy’s prior permission. Any such use is strictly prohibited and will constitute an infringement of Blend Academy’s intellectual property rights.
7.1 Missed lessons.
There will be no replacement classes or extra materials for students who missed a lesson.
7.2 Third-party tools.
We may provide you with access to third-party tools which we neither monitor nor have any control over or give input. You acknowledge and agree that we provide access to such tools ”as is” and “as available” without any warranties, representations or conditions of any kind and without any endorsement. We shall have no liability whatsoever arising from or relating to your use of optional third-party tools.
7.3 Changes to Terms and conditions.
You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on our website. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.
7.4 Governing law.
These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Indian laws.
7.5 Force majeure.
Neither party shall be liable to the other for any delay or failure to perform any obligation under these Terms & Conditions (except for a failure to pay fees) if the delay or failure is due to unforeseen events which are beyond the reasonable control of such party, such as a strike, blockade, war, act of terrorism, riot, natural disaster, failure or diminishment of power or telecommunications or data networks or services, or refusal of a license by a government agency (each a “Force Majeure Event”).
7.6 Entire Agreement and severability.
This Agreement is the entire agreement between you and Blend Academy relating to the training and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous oral or written communications, proposals and representations with respect to the training or any other subject matter covered by these Terms & Conditions. If any provision of these Terms & Conditions is held to be void, invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions shall continue in full force and effect.
When you sign up to become an instructor at www.Blend.world/academy, you agree to abide by these Instructor Terms (“Terms”).
- Instructor Obligations
As an instructor, you are responsible for all content that you post, 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:
- You will provide and maintain accurate account information;
- 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 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 libelous 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;
- 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 content; or abuse Blend Academy resources, including support services.
- License to Blend Academy
Unless otherwise agreed (including within our Promotions Policy), you have the right to remove all or any portion of your Submitted Content from the Services at any time. Except as otherwise agreed, Blend Academy’s right to sublicense the rights in this section will terminate with respect to new users 60 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 lifetime access) and (2) Blend Academy’s right to use such Submitted Content for marketing purposes shall survive termination.
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 Blend Academy 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 Blend Academy’s content, and you waive any rights of privacy, publicity, or other rights of a similar nature, to the extent permissible under applicable law.
- Trust & Safety
3.1 Trust & Safety Policies
You agree to abide by Blend Academy’s policies. 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 Blend Academy’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:
- 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 Blend Academy or bring Blend Academy into public disrepute, contempt, scandal, or ridicule;
- An instructor engages the services of a marketer or other business partner who violates Blend Academy’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 Blend Academy’s policies; or
- as determined by Blend Academy in its sole discretion.
3.2 Co-Instructors and Teaching Assistants
The Blend Academy platform allows you to add other users as co-instructors or teaching assistants for Submitted Content that you manage, and you are required to comply with our Co-Instructor Relationship Rules and Guidelines when taking such actions. By adding a co-instructor or teaching assistant, you understand that you are authorizing them to take certain actions that affect your Blend Academy account and Submitted Content. Violations of Blend Academy’s terms and policies by your co-instructor or teaching assistant may also impact your Blend Academy account and Submitted Content. Blend Academy is not able to advise on any questions or mediate any disputes between you and such users. If your co-instructors have an assigned revenue share, their share will be paid out of your earned revenue share based on the ratios you have specified in your Course Management settings as of the date of the purchase.
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 Blend Academy platform, and that you won’t solicit additional personal data or store students’ personal data outside the Blend Academy platform. You agree to indemnify Blend Academy against any claims arising from your use of students’ personal data.
4.1 Price Setting
When creating content available for purchase on Blend Academy, you can set your own price. Alternatively, you may choose to offer your Submitted Content for free.
You give us permission to share your Submitted Content for free with our employees, with selected partners, and in cases where we need to restore access to accounts who have previously purchased your Submitted Content. 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 Blend Academy 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.
5.1 Revenue Share
When a student purchases your Submitted Content, we calculate the gross amount of the sale as the amount actually received by Blend Academy from the student (“Gross Amount”). From this, we subtract any Transaction Taxes, any mobile platform fees applied to mobile provider checkout sales, any processing fee, 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 60% of the Net Amount less any applicable deductions, such as student refunds. If we change this payment rate, we will provide you adequate notice using prominent means, such as via email or by posting a notice through our Services.
Blend Academy makes all instructor payments in U.S. dollars (USD) regardless of the currency with which the sale was made. Blend Academy 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 account in good standing and must keep us informed of the correct email associated with your account. You understand and agree that you are ultimately responsible for any taxes on your income.
Depending on the applicable revenue share model, payment will be made within 45 days of the end of the month in which (a) we receive the fee for a course or (b) the relevant course consumption occurred.
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.
- Miscellaneous Legal Terms
6.1 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 Blend Academy 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.
6.2 Relationship Between Us
You and we agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, contractor, or agency relationship exists between us.