Instructor Terms of Service

These Terms of Use ("Terms") were last updated on January 11, 2020.

When you sign up to become an instructor on the Aumhum platform, you agree to abide by these Instructor Terms ("Terms"). These Terms cover details about the aspects of the Aumhum 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 Aumhum Pte Ltd. (a Singapore corporation), regardless of whether another Aumhum affiliate facilitates payments to you.

1. Instructor Obligations

As an instructor, you are responsible for all content that you post, including audio sessions, video sessions, lectures, quizzes, training exercises, practice tests, assignments, resources, answers, course landing page content, and announcements ("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 Aumhum 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 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, monitoring progress, providing guidance 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 meditation ) 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 Aumhum resources, including support services.

2. License to Aumhum

You grant Aumhum 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 (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, provided

that once you initiate the process to remove the Submitted Content, the removal shall take effect only after expiry of 60 days. However:

(i) 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;

(ii) Aumhum'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 Aumhum  permission to use your name, likeness, voice, calendar of activities, profile information, any other information provided by you and image in connection with offering, delivering, marketing, promoting, demonstrating, and selling the Services, your Submitted Content, or Aumhum'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 Aumhum's Trust & Safety policies, Restricted Topics policy, and other meditation content  quality standards or policies prescribed by Aumhum  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 Aumhum's approval, which we may grant or deny at our sole discretion.

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

  • an instructor or meditation content does not comply with our policies or legal terms (including the Terms of Use);

  • a meditation 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 Aumhum  or bring Aumhum into public disrepute, contempt, scandal, or ridicule;

  • an instructor engages the services of a marketer or other business partner who violates Aumhum's policies; or

  • as determined by Aumhum in its sole discretion.

 

3.2 Co-Instructors and Teaching Assistants

The Aumhum platform allows you to add other users as co-instructors or teaching assistants for courses that you manage. By adding a co-instructor or teaching assistant, you understand that you are authorizing them to take certain actions that affect your Aumhum account and courses. Aumhum 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 Aumhum platform, and that you won't solicit additional personal data or store students' personal data outside the Aumhum platform. You will indemnify Aumhum against any claims arising from your use of students' personal data.

3.4 Anti-Piracy Efforts

We may at our sole discretion partner with anti-piracy vendors to help protect your meditation content  from unauthorized use. To enable this protection, you hereby appoint Aumhum  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) and for other efforts to enforce those rights. You grant Aumhum and our anti-piracy vendors primary authority to file notices on your behalf to enforce your copyright interests.

You agree that Aumhum and our anti-piracy vendors will retain the above rights unless you revoke them by sending an email to piracy@aumhum.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. 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 (such as our Instructor Badge Guide);

  • only use our trademarks in connection with the promotion and sale of your Aumhum courses or your participation on Aumhum; 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.

 

5. Sanctions and Export Laws

You warrant that you aren't restricted from using the Services under any sanctions or export laws (as an individual or as an officer, director, or controlling shareholder of any entity on whose behalf you use the Services). If you become subject to such a restriction while you are subject to these Instructor Terms, you will notify Aumhum within 24 hours, and we will have the right to terminate any further obligations to you, effective immediately and with no further liability to you (but without prejudice to your outstanding obligations to Aumhum). You will not use the Services to conduct or facilitate any transaction with any other individual or entity subject to such a restriction. You may not remove, export, or allow the export or re-export of the Services (or any product thereof, including technical data) in violation of any restrictions, laws, or regulations of any applicable country.

 

6. Deleting Your Account

Instructions on how to delete your instructor account are available here. 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.

7. Miscellaneous Legal Terms

 

7.1 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 Aumhum 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.

 

7.2 Translations

Any version of these Terms in a language other than English is provided for convenience and you understand and agree that the English language will control if there is any conflict.

7.3 Relationship Between Us

You and we agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, agency relationship exists between us.

7.4 Survival

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

8. 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.