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Services T&Cs

  1. About EdJobs & Services
  • Welcome to EdChat.net (the 'Website'). The Website facilitates interactions between:
    1. Students or Colleagues (the 'Receiver'); and
    2. Teachers or Tutors (the 'Provider'),
  • making it easier for the Receiver and the Provider to locate, communicate, arrange payment and deliver the services in a fast and secure manner (the 'Services').
  1. The Website is operated by The EdChat Network (EdChat.net / EdChat). Access to and use of the Website, or any of its associated products or Services, is provided by EdChat. Please read these Supply of Services Services T&Cs and Conditions (the 'Services T&Cs') carefully. By using, browsing and/or reading the Website, this signifies that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the Services T&Cs. If you do not agree with the Services T&Cs, you must cease usage of the Website, or any of its products or Services, immediately.
  2. EdChat reserves the right to review and change any of the Services T&Cs by updating this page at its sole discretion. When EdChat updates the Services T&Cs, it will use reasonable endeavours to provide you with notice of updates of the Services T&Cs. Any changes to the Services T&Cs take immediate effect from the date of their publication. Before you continue, we recommend you keep a copy of the Services T&Cs for your records.
  1. Acceptance of the Services T&Cs
  • You accept the Services T&Cs by registering for the Services and/or making any payment as required under the Services T&Cs for use of the Services. You may also accept the Services T&Cs by clicking to accept or agree to the Services T&Cs where and if this option is made available to you by EdChat in the user interface.
  1. The Services

    1. In order to access the Services, both the Receiver and the Provider are required to register for an account through the Website (the 'Account').
    2. As part of the registration process, or as part of your continued use of the Services, you may be required to provide personal information about yourself (such as identification or contact details), including:
      1. Email address
      2. Preferred username
      3. Mailing address
      4. Telephone number
      5. Password
      6. First Name and Last Name
    3. You warrant that any information you give to EdChat in the course of completing the registration process will always be accurate, correct and up to date.
    4. Once you have completed the registration process, you will be a registered member of the Website ('Member') and agree to be bound by the Services T&Cs.
    5. You may not use the Services and may not accept the Services T&Cs if:
      1. you are not of legal age to form a binding contract with EdChat; or
      2. you are a person barred from receiving the Services under the laws of England and Wales or other countries including the country in which you are resident or from which you use the Services.

  2. Your obligations as a Member

    1. As a Member, you agree to comply with the following:
      1. you will not share your profile with any other person;
      2. you will use the Services only for purposes that are permitted by:
        1. the Services T&Cs; and
        2. any applicable law, regulation or generally accepted practices or guidelines in the relevant jurisdictions;
      3. you have sole responsibility for protecting the confidentiality of your password and/or email address. Use of your password by any other person may result in the immediate cancellation of the Services;
      4. any use of your registration information by any other person, or third parties, is strictly prohibited. You agree to immediately notify EdChat of any unauthorised use of your password or email address or any breach of security of which you have become aware;
      5. you must not expressly or impliedly impersonate another Member or use the profile or password of another Member at any time;
      6. any content that you broadcast, publish, upload, transmit, post or distribute on the Website ('Your Content') will always be accurate, correct and up to date and you will maintain reasonable records of Your Content.
      7. you agree not to harass, impersonate, stalk, threaten another Member of the Website (where interaction with other Members is made available to you);
      8. access and use of the Website is limited, non-transferable and allows for the sole use of the Website by you for the purposes of providing the Services;
      9. you will not use the Services or the Website in connection with any commercial endeavours except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by the management of EdChat;
      10. you will not use the Services or Website for any illegal and/or unauthorised use which includes collecting email addresses of Members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorised framing of or linking to the Website;
      11. you agree that commercial advertisements, affiliate links and other forms of solicitation may be removed from Member profiles without notice and may result in termination of the Services. Appropriate legal action will be taken by EdChat for any illegal or unauthorised use of the Website; and
      12. you acknowledge and agree that any automated use of the Website or its Services is prohibited.
  1. Using the Website as the Receiver
  • The receiver can conduct online teaching and tutoring service and other studies related service through the website provided by the website operator.
  1. Using the Website as the Provider
  • The provider can conduct online teaching and tutoring service and other studies related service through the website provided by the website operator.
  1. Refund Policy
  • Since EdChat is only a facilitator in introducing the Receiver to the Provider and providing a system to make safe payment, EdChat does not hold any liability to the Receiver directly and will not personally refund them any payments made in the use of Services.
  • Notwithstanding the above clause, if a Receiver is unsatisfied with the services provided by the Provider or believes that they may be entitled to a refund, then EdChat requires the Receiver to:
    1. contact the Provider directly to request a refund; and
    2. if contacting the Provider is not successful after fourteen (14) days, contact EdChat through the 'Contact Us' section of the Website outlining why you believe you are entitled to a refund so we are able to determine if the Provider should be removed from the Services.
  • If contacted by a Receiver who is requesting a refund pursuant to the above clause, the Provider agrees that it will immediately:
    1. complete the contact us form provided on the Website; and
    2. provide both the Request Form and the email from the Receiver requesting the refund to EdChat.
  • If the Provider agrees to a refund it is acknowledged that the Provider will instruct EdChat to refund all or part of the payments made to the Receiver directly, less any fees and charges incurred by EdChat in processing the refund.
  • If payments are made outside of the EdChat Network, then you will need to contact the facilitator of the payment as EdChat are unable to contact on your behalf.
  • Both the Receiver and Provider agree that they will comply with the Refund Policy contained in this Clause of these Services T&Cs.
  1. Privacy
  • EdChat takes your privacy seriously and any information provided through your use of the Website and/or Services are subject to EdChat's Privacy Policy, which is available on the Website.
  1. General Disclaimer

    1. Nothing in the Services T&Cs limits or excludes any guarantees, warranties, representations or conditions implied or imposed by law, including the Australian Consumer Law (or any liability under them) which by law may not be limited or excluded.
    2. Subject to this clause, and to the extent permitted by law:
      1. all Services T&Cs, guarantees, warranties, representations or conditions which are not expressly stated in the Services T&Cs are excluded; and
      2. EdChat will not be liable for any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage (unless such loss or damage is reasonably foreseeable resulting from our failure to meet an applicable Consumer Guarantee), loss of profit or opportunity, or damage to goodwill arising out of or in connection with the Services or these Services T&Cs (including as a result of not being able to use the Services or the late supply of the Services), whether at common law, under contract, tort (including negligence), in equity, pursuant to statute or otherwise.
    3. Use of the Website and the Services is at your own risk. Everything on the Website and the Services is provided to you "as is" and "as available" without warranty or condition of any kind. None of the affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contributors and licensors of EdChat make any express or implied representation or warranty about the Services or any products or Services (including the products or Services of EdChat) referred to on the Website. This includes (but is not restricted to) loss or damage you might suffer as a result of any of the following:
      1. failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, failure to correct defects, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or other harmful component, loss of data, communication line failure, unlawful third party conduct, or theft, destruction, alteration or unauthorised access to records;
      2. the accuracy, suitability or currency of any information on the Website, the Services, or any of its Services related products (including third party material and advertisements on the Website);
      3. costs incurred as a result of you using the Website, the Services or any of the products of EdChat; and
      4. the Services or operation in respect to links which are provided for your convenience.
    4. Some of the employment opportunities and EdJob offers are external offers from schools, colleges, institutions or individuals; EdChat can bear no responsibility for these roles as the Network only facilitates the introduction. If you find someone acting innapropriately or maliciously report the member to us immediately. 
    5. You acknowledge that EdChat Website and the Services are only intended to facilitate the interactions between the Receiver and the Provider and does not offer any services other than the Services and EdChat holds no liability to you as a result of any conduct of the Members or the misuse of Your Content by any party (including other Members).

  2. Limitation of Liability

    1. EdChat's total liability arising out of or in connection with the Services or these Services T&Cs, however arising, including under contract, tort (including negligence), in equity, under statute or otherwise, will not exceed the resupply of the Services to you.
    2. You expressly understand and agree that EdChat, its affiliates, employees, agents, contributors and licensors shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special consequential or exemplary damages which may be incurred by you, however caused and under any theory of liability. This shall include, but is not limited to, any loss of profit (whether incurred directly or indirectly), any loss of goodwill or business reputation and any other intangible loss.
    3. You acknowledge and agree that EdChat holds no liability for any direct, indirect, incidental, special consequential or exemplary damages which may be incurred by you as a result of providing Your Content to the Website.

  3. Termination of Contract

    1. If you want to terminate the Services T&Cs, you may do so by providing EdChat with 14 days' notice of your intention to terminate by sending notice of your intention to terminate to EdChat via the 'Contact Us' link on our homepage.
    2. EdChat may at any time, terminate the Services T&Cs with you if:
      1. you have breached any provision of the Services T&Cs or intend to breach any provision;
      2. EdChat is required to do so by law;
      3. EdChat is transitioning to no longer providing the Services to Members in the country in which you are resident or from which you use the service; or
      4. the provision of the Services to you by EdChat is, in the opinion of EdChat, no longer commercially viable.
    3. Subject to local applicable laws, EdChat reserves the right to discontinue or cancel your membership at any time and may suspend or deny, in its sole discretion, your access to all or any portion of the Website or the Services without notice if you breach any provision of the Services T&Cs or any applicable law or if your conduct impacts EdChat's name or reputation or violates the rights of those of another party.
    4. When the Services T&Cs come to an end, all of the legal rights, obligations and liabilities that you and EdChat have benefited from, been subject to (or which have accrued over time whilst the Services T&Cs have been in force) or which are expressed to continue indefinitely, shall be unaffected by this cessation, and the provisions of this clause shall continue to apply to such rights, obligations and liabilities indefinitely.
  1. Indemnity
  • You agree to indemnify EdChat, its affiliates, employees, agents, contributors, third party content providers and licensors from and against:
    1. all actions, suits, claims, demands, liabilities, costs, expenses, loss and damage (including legal fees on a full indemnity basis) incurred, suffered or arising out of or in connection with Your Content;
    2. any direct or indirect consequences of you accessing, using or transacting on the Website or attempts to do so; and/or
    3. any breach of the Services T&Cs.
  1. Dispute Resolution
  • 13.1. Compulsory:
  • If a dispute arises out of or relates to the Services T&Cs, either party may not commence any Tribunal or Court proceedings in relation to the dispute, unless the following clauses have been complied with (except where urgent interlocutory relief is sought).
  • 13.2. Notice:
  • A party to the Services T&Cs claiming a dispute ('Dispute') has arisen under the Services T&Cs, must give written notice to the other party detailing the nature of the dispute, the desired outcome and the action required to settle the Dispute.
  • 13.3. Resolution:
  • On receipt of that notice ('Notice') by that other party, the parties to the Services T&Cs ('Parties') must:
    1. Within 14 days of the Notice endeavour in good faith to resolve the Dispute expeditiously by negotiation or such other means upon which they may mutually agree;
    2. If for any reason whatsoever, 14 days after the date of the Notice, the Dispute has not been resolved, the Parties must either agree upon selection of a mediator or request that an appropriate mediator be appointed by the President of the Community Justice Centres or Local Court or his or her nominee;
    3. The Parties are equally liable for the fees and reasonable expenses of a mediator and the cost of the venue of the mediation and without limiting the foregoing undertake to pay any amounts requested by the mediator as a pre-condition to the mediation commencing. The Parties must each pay their own costs associated with the mediation;
    4. The mediation will be held in London, England.
  • 13.4. Confidential
  • All communications concerning negotiations made by the Parties arising out of and in connection with this dispute resolution clause are confidential and to the extent possible, must be treated as "without prejudice" negotiations for the purpose of applicable laws of evidence.
  • 13.5. Termination of Mediation:
  • If 3 months have elapsed after the start of a mediation of the Dispute and the Dispute has not been resolved, either Party may ask the mediator to terminate the mediation and the mediator must do so.
  1. Venue and Jurisdiction
  • The EdJobs & Services offered by EdChat is intended to be viewed by residents of the United Kingdom. In the event of any dispute arising out of or in relation to the Website, you agree that the exclusive venue for resolving any dispute shall be in the courts of England & Wales.
  1. Governing Law
  • The Services T&Cs are governed by the laws of England & Wales. Any dispute, controversy, proceeding or claim of whatever nature arising out of or in any way relating to the Services T&Cs and the rights created hereby shall be governed, interpreted and construed by, under and pursuant to the laws of England and Wales, without reference to conflict of law principles, notwithstanding mandatory rules. The validity of this governing law clause is not contested. The Services T&Cs shall be binding to the benefit of the parties hereto and their successors and assigns.
  1. Independent Legal Advice
  • Both parties confirm and declare that the provisions of the Services T&Cs are fair and reasonable and both parties having taken the opportunity to obtain independent legal advice and declare the Services T&Cs are not against public policy on the grounds of inequality or bargaining power or general grounds of restraint of trade.
  1. Severance
  • If any part of these Services T&Cs is found to be void or unenforceable by a Court of competent jurisdiction, that part shall be severed and the rest of the Services T&Cs shall remain in force.