In this policy, the words “we”, “our”, and “us” refer to Teaching Circle and the privacy mechanism outlined identify personally identifiable or personal information that may be collected, how such information is used, and the choices you have regarding our use of this information.
User are allowed to access the Platform, join groups, and avail services available with Teaching Circle as a guest and without creating an account on the Platform or providing any Personal Information, Teaching Circle takes no responsibility or validate the information provided by the guest, except as otherwise required under any law, regulation or an order of competent authority. In order to have access to all the features and benefits on our Platform, a User is required to first create an account on our Platform. To create an account, a User is required to provide Personal Information as may be required during the time of registration. Other information requested on the registration page, including the ability to receive promotional offers from Teaching Circle, is optional. Teaching Circle may, in future, include other optional requests for information from the User to help Teaching Circle to customize the Platform to deliver personalized information to the User. Without User’s agreement, Teaching Circle will not share, rent or sell any Personal Information with third parties in any way other than what is disclosed in this Policy. Teaching Circle may keep records of telephone calls received and made for making enquiries, registered courses, feedback or other purposes for the purpose of rendering services effectively and efficiently.
- Personal Information
“Personal Information” shall mean the information which identifies the User, name, identification number, email address, age, phone number, password or any financial account information provided to Teaching Circle at the time of registration or any time thereafter.
- Automatic Information Collection
- Information Security
To protect the security of your Personal information during transmission, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. To prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information, it is important for you to monitor those who have access to your password and to your computer, laptop or any other device through which your account can be accessed. Be sure to sign off when finished while using a shared computer.
- Use of your personal information
While availing our services you will provide access to Teaching Circle with your Personal Information. If that information is wrong, you can request us to modify or delete the same. Teaching Circle will take all reasonable measures to ensure that the Personal Information is modified and used for rendering services to you and as otherwise in compliance with laws. When editing or deleting Personal Information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request. Teaching Circle may at its discretion reject any request that is contrary to law, requires un-reasonable technical efforts. We do not assure that we will delete all residual copies and archives made by any third party without our knowledge and consent. Teaching Circle shall use your Personal Information to communicate with you. The said communication can either be by emails. If at any time you wish to not receive any communication from our end you can opt-out of the same by writing to us on email@example.com.
Your Personal Information may be shared with third parties who have a need or authority to receive such information, if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to comply with (i) in response to any authority having to receive such information under law (ii) any order of court (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues (iv) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Teaching Circle, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.
User choices with regard to access of information
Teaching Circle does not make any unsolicited calls or otherwise market any products or services, except for in relation to the purpose for which such information has been provided or taking any feedback, addressing any complaints, informing you about new features or free/paid courses. User shall not disclose their Personal Information to any third parties that us not authorised by Teaching Circle and verify the identity of such person who seek information. Teaching Circle will communicate with the Users through call, SMS, email or notices posted on the Platform or through any other means available, which shall include but not be limited to text, other forms of messaging, calls etc. The Users can change their e-mail and contact preferences at any time by logging into their account or by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org. Teaching Circle may, if you so choose, send direct mailers to you at the address given by you. You have the option to ‘opt-out’ of this direct mailer by way of links provided at the bottom of each mailer. We respect your privacy and to the extent that you choose not to receive such mailers, we will take all steps to remove you from the list. Should you evidence any violation of our terms and policies, please write to us at email@example.com and report such incident. All the information provided to Teaching Circle by you, you as a User confirms that the same including sensitive Personal Information, is true, accurate and voluntary. User has the right to withdraw information at any time, in accordance with the terms of this Policy and the Terms of Service.
Report, Analysis & Confidentiality
Teaching Circle may have to use Personal Information without reference to any persona or identity for research, statistical analysis and business intelligence purpose and may transfer such research, statistical or intelligence data in an aggregated or non-personally identifiable form to third parties and affiliates. All Teaching Circle employees and data processors, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of sensitive personal data or information, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of every User’s sensitive personal data and information.
Sharing of Information
Teaching Circle may also disclose or transfer User’s personal and other information which a User provides, to another third party as part of reorganization or a sale of the assets of Teaching Circle corporation division or company. Any third party to which Teaching Circle transfers or sells its assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that a User provide to us. To the extent necessary to provide Users with the services on the Platform, Teaching Circle may provide User’s Personal Information to third party contractors who work on behalf of or with Teaching Circle to provide Users with such services, to help Teaching Circle communicate with Users or to maintain the Platform. Generally, these contractors do not have any independent right to share this information, however certain contractors who provide services on the Platform, including the providers of online communications services, online payment gateway services, will have rights to use and disclose the Personal Information collected in connection with the provision of these services in accordance with their own privacy policies.
Revision of terms & Grievance reporting
Terms and Conditions
Welcome to the Teaching Circle’s terms and condition. These terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”), are between Teaching Circle and you, (hereinafter referred to as “You” or “Your” or “User(s)”). By accessing our website www.teachingcircle.one (“Website”) and/or our app ‘Teaching Circle Student App’ and/or ‘Teaching Circle Teacher App’ (“Apps”), Website and Apps together shall be referred to as “Teaching Circle Platform”, you agree to be bound by the provisions of these Terms and Conditions.
- Teaching Circle Platform
- Teaching Circle Accounts
In order to access some of the features of the Teaching Circle Platform, you may have to create your account with Teaching Circle. You agree and confirm that you will never use another User’s account nor provide access to your account to any third-party. When creating your account, you confirm that the information so provided is accurate and complete. Further, you agree that you are solely responsible for the activities that occur on your account, and you shall keep your account password secure and not share the same with anyone. You must notify Teaching Circle immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. At no point in time will Teaching Circle be liable for any losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you shall solely be liable for the losses caused to Teaching Circle or others due to such unauthorized use, if any. Teaching Circle takes no responsibility for any User Content that is uploaded on the Teaching Circle Platform, and further, the User shall be solely responsible for his or her own actions in utilizing such User Content and availing the Teaching Circle Platform provided herein.
- Access, Permissions and Restrictions
Teaching Circle hereby grants you permission to access and use the Teaching Circle Platform as set forth in these Terms and Conditions, provided that: You agree not to distribute in any medium any part of the Teaching Circle Platform or the content without Teaching Circle’s prior written authorization. You agree not to alter or modify any part of the Teaching Circle Platform. You agree not to access content of any other User through any technology or means. You agree not to use the Teaching Circle Platform for any of the following commercial uses unless you obtain Teaching Circle’s prior written approval: the sale of access to the Teaching Circle Platform; the sale of advertising, sponsorships, or promotions placed on or within the Teaching Circle Platform or content; or the sale of advertising, sponsorships, or promotions on any page or website that provide similar Teaching Circle Platform as that of Teaching Circle. You agree to receive installs and updates from time to time from Teaching Circle. These updates are designed to improve, enhance and further develop the Teaching Circle Platform and may take the form of bug fixes, enhanced functions, new software modules and completely new versions. You agree to receive such updates (and permit Teaching Circle to deliver these to you) as part of your use of the Teaching Circle Platform. You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, “robots,” “spiders,” or “offline readers,” that accesses the Teaching Circle Platform in a manner that sends more request messages to Teaching Circle’s servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Teaching Circle grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. Teaching Circle reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases at any time with or without providing any notice in this regard. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Teaching Circle Platform, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Teaching Circle Platform (e.g., comments, email) for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any Users of the Teaching Circle Platform with respect to User Content. You may post reviews, comments and other content; send other communications; and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions or other information as long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringement of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any other form of spam. Further, you give Teaching Circle limited, royalty free, worldwide, non-exclusive license to use the User Content and communication in developing its Teaching Circle Platform and in any of its marketing or promotional activities. In your use of the Teaching Circle Platform, you will at all times comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Teaching Circle reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the Teaching Circle Platform at any time with or without notice at its sole discretion.
- Content Use
In addition to the general restrictions mentioned above, the following limitation and conditions shall apply to your use of the Content. Teaching Circle Content utilized on the Teaching Circle Platform which shall include but not be limited to trademarks, service marks and logos (“Marks”), process, images, software, graphics are owned by or licensed to Teaching Circle and subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the law. User Content is provided to you on an AS IS basis. You may access Content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality on the Teaching Circle Platform and as permitted under these Terms and Conditions. You shall not download any User Content unless you see a “download” or similar link displayed by Teaching Circle on the Teaching Circle Platform for that User Content. You shall not copy, reproduce, make available online or electronically transmit, publish, adapt, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any User Content for any other purposes other than as provided herein without the prior written consent of Teaching Circle or the respective licensors of the User Content. Teaching Circle and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Teaching Circle Platform and the User Content. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Teaching Circle Platform or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any User Content or enforce limitations on use of the Teaching Circle Platform or the User Content therein. You understand that when using the Teaching Circle Platform, you will be exposed to User Content from variety of sources and by different Users, and that Teaching Circle is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Teaching Circle with respect thereto, and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, agree to indemnify and hold harmless Teaching Circle, its owners, operators, affiliates, licensors, and licensees to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the Teaching Circle Platform.
- Content and Conduct
As a Teaching Circle User, you may submit User Content on the Teaching Circle Platform, including videos, images and User comments. You understand that Teaching Circle does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Content you submit. You shall be solely responsible for your own User Content and the consequences of submitting and publishing such User Content on the Teaching Circle Platform. You affirm, represent, and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to publish the User Content that you submit; and you grant limited license to Teaching Circle to all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to such User Content for publication on the Teaching Circle Platform pursuant to these Terms and Conditions for the duration the said User Content is available on Teaching Circle Platform. For clarity, Teaching Circle retains the ownership rights in your User Content. However, by submitting User Content to Teaching Circle, you hereby grant Teaching Circle a limited, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, display, publish, make available online or electronically transmit, the User Content in connection with the Teaching Circle Platform and Teaching Circle’s (and its successors’ and affiliates’) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Teaching Circle Platform in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each User of the Teaching Circle Platform a limited, non-exclusive license to access your User Content through the Teaching Circle Platform. The above licenses granted by you in the User Content you submit to the Teaching Circle Platform terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you request Teaching Circle to remove or delete your videos from the Teaching Circle Platform provided you pay the mutually agreed amount that Teaching Circle incurred in providing the Teaching Circle Platform to you. You understand and agree, however, that Teaching Circle may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of your videos that have been removed or deleted. The above licenses granted by you in User comments and testimonial you submit are perpetual and irrevocable. You further agree that User Content you submit on the Teaching Circle Platform will not contain third party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material or you are otherwise legally entitled to post the material and to grant Teaching Circle all of the license rights granted herein. Furthermore, you confirm that the User Content uploaded by you is not: False, inaccurate or misleading; Infringe any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; Violate any law, statue, ordinance or regulation; defamatory, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing; obscene or contain pornography. Contain any viruses, trojan horses, worms, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information. You understand and confirm that you shall not during your use of the Teaching Circle Platforms at any time post or publish any content, comments or act in any way which will amount to harassment of any other User, whether a learner or an educator. If at any given point it comes to the notice of Teaching Circle that you are engaged in any kind of harassment of other Users, then in such a case you agree that Teaching Circle shall have the sole right to suspend/terminate your account with immediate effect and without any notice of such suspension or termination and we also reserve the right in our sole discretion to initiate any legal proceedings against you in such cases. Teaching Circle at its sole discretion may process any audio or audio-visual content uploaded by you to the Teaching Circle Platform to confirm if the same is in accordance with the Teaching Circle internal quality requirements and is compatible with the Teaching Circle Platform. Teaching Circle does not endorse any User Content submitted on the Teaching Circle Platform by any User or other licensor, or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and Teaching Circle expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Content. Teaching Circle does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on the Teaching Circle Platform, and Teaching Circle will remove all User Content if properly notified that such Content infringes on another’s intellectual property rights. Teaching Circle reserves the right to remove User Content without prior notice if it has reason to believe that the User Content infringes any copyright.
- Teaching Circle Paid – Subscription
Please refer to Teaching Circle Paid – Subscription terms and conditions to know more about the terms that shall govern your subscription. Teaching Circle Paid – Subscription is exclusive for the Users who have subscribed. You shall not give any unauthorized access or distribute or reproduce the Educational Content (as defined in the Subscription terms and conditions) to a third party. In the event that Teaching Circle becomes aware of any Users giving unauthorized access to any third party or distributing or reproducing any Educational Content to or any third-party channel or media, Teaching Circle reserves the right to suspend or terminate the said User’s account with immediate effect.
- Teaching Circle Intellectual Property Right
The Teaching Circle Platform, the processes, and their selection and arrangement, including but not limited to all text, graphics, User interfaces, visual interfaces, sounds and music (if any), artwork and computer code on the Teaching Circle Platform is owned and controlled by Teaching Circle and the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, look and feel and arrangement of such content mentioned hereinabove is protected by copyright, patent and trademark laws, and various other national and international IPR laws and regulations. For clarity, content in the above sentence shall not include User Content. Unless otherwise indicated or anything contained to the contrary, or any proprietary material owned by a third-party and so expressly mentioned, Teaching Circle owns all IPR to and into the trademark, “Teaching Circle” and the Teaching Circle Platform. The mark “Teaching Circle” is the sole property of Teaching Circle. Reproduction in whole or in part of the same is strictly prohibited unless used with an express written permission from Teaching Circle.
Any refunds that are to be processed shall be processed in accordance with Teaching Circle’s refund policy.
- Electronic Communication
When you visit Teaching Circle Platform or send email to us, you are communicating with us electronically. By communicating with us, you consent to receive communication from us electronically. We will communicate with you by email or posting notices on Teaching Circle Platform. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, disclaimers, offers and other communications that are provided to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communication should be in writing.
- Termination of Account
Teaching Circle will terminate a User’s access to the Teaching Circle Platform, if the User is a repeat copyright infringer; the Users breaches any terms of these Terms and Conditions. Violation of any applicable laws; your use of the Teaching Circle Platform disrupts our business operations or affects any other party/ User; or you have behaved in a way, which objectively could be regarded as inappropriate or unlawful or illegal or which would bring any claims against Teaching Circle. Teaching Circle reserves the right to decide whether User Content violates these Terms and Conditions for reasons other than copyright infringement, such as, but not limited to, pornography, obscenity, or excessive length or any other parameter that Teaching Circle deems fit from time to time. Teaching Circle may at any time, without prior notice and in its sole discretion, remove such User Content and/or terminate a User’s account for submitting such material in violation of these Terms and Conditions. We may suspend access to the Teaching Circle Platforms or require You to change Your password if we reasonably believe that the Teaching Circle Platforms have been or are likely to be misused, and we will notify You accordingly. Any termination of Your registration and/or Account or the Teaching Circle Platforms will not affect liability previously incurred by You.
- Effective of Termination
In case any of the above-mentioned cases occur, Teaching Circle reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate or suspend the User’s account with immediate effect. Upon suspension or termination of the User’s account: Teaching Circle shall at its sole discretion withhold or stop any and all payments that are to be made to such User and evaluate the pay-outs. Payments shall only be made for all legitimate work that is not subject matter of any violation or dispute. Payments shall not be made for the work that is the subject matter of any of the breaches. User access shall be terminated immediately, and the User shall not be able to access the said terminated account.
- Copyright Infringement
.Teaching Circle operates a clear copyright policy in relation to any User Content alleged to infringe the copyright of a third party. As part of Teaching Circle’s copyright policy, Teaching Circle will terminate User access to the Teaching Circle Platform if a User has been determined to be a repeat infringer. A repeat infringer is a User who has been notified of infringing activity more than twice. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please refer to the instructions given in the copyright policy on how to make a claim of copyright infringement. Notice of Copyright Infringement: We have implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed infringements on the User Content uploaded on Teaching Circle Platform. We have also designated an agent to receive notices of claimed copyright infringement. If you believe in good faith that your copyright has been infringed, you may provide us with a written communication which contains: An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; 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 Teaching Circle Platform, including the educator name, topic and any other detail identifying the infringing content; Your email address, your physical address and telephone number; 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; and A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Please submit your notice to our Copyright Agent as follows: Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Our policy to deal with Copyright infringements: We follow a 3-strike policy- Three instances brought to our notice that are provided with all required supporting information will lead to the educator getting banned from the Teaching Circle Platform. His/her right to any and all compensation or monetary benefit that he/she might be eligible for shall be revoked. The detailed process is as under: First case of violation- The Infringing User Content is taken down and educator is given a warning and is suspended for a week from making any new courses. Second case of violation- The educator is suspended from making any more videos on the Teaching Circle Platform for a month and all User Content that amount to copyright violations are brought down immediately. Third violation- The educator is banned from the Teaching Circle Platform and will be unable to make any more courses in the future.
You will not without obtaining prior written consent of Teaching Circle, disclose to third party any Confidential Information (as defined below) that is disclosed to you during the term of your use of the Teaching Circle Platform.
For the purpose of this clause Confidential Information shall include but shall not be limited to employee details, User list, business model, processes, ideas, concepts etc. relating to Teaching Circle or Teaching Circle Platform which are not available in the public domain. You acknowledge and agree that the Confidential Information so provided to you shall at all time be the property of Teaching Circle and any breach of the same shall cause irreparable damage to us.
ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Teaching Circle, its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Teaching Circle Platform; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms and Conditions; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; (iv) any claim that your User Content caused damage to a third party; or (v) violation of any applicable laws. This defence and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms and Conditions and your use of the Teaching Circle Platform.
- Eligibility to use and Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions
You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms and Conditions, and to abide by and comply with these Terms and Conditions. If you are under 18 years of age, then please talk to your parents or guardian before using the Teaching Circle Platform. Teaching Circle reserves the right to refuse access to use the Teaching Circle Platforms to any Users or to suspend and/or terminate access granted to existing registered Users at any time without according any reasons for doing so.
We provide these Terms and Conditions with our Teaching Circle Platform so that you know what terms apply to your use. You acknowledge that we have given you a reasonable opportunity to review these Terms and Conditions and that you have agreed to them. You agree and acknowledge that your use of the Teaching Circle Platform is subject to the most current version of the Terms and Conditions made available on the Teaching Circle Platform at the time of such use.
- Force Majeure
Teaching Circle shall not be liable for failure to perform, or the delay in performance of, any of its obligations if, and to the extent that, such failure or delay is caused by events substantially beyond the its control, including but not limited to acts of God, acts of the public enemy or governmental body in its sovereign or contractual capacity, war, terrorism, floods, fire, strikes, epidemics, civil unrest or riots, power outage, and/or unusually severe weather.
- Information Technology Act
You are advised not to post any information or messages that are, or that may be construed, as being malicious, defamatory, inappropriate, slanderous, pornographic or otherwise sexually oriented or that makes attacks on or the otherwise opines or comments on any individuals or groups of individuals, educational institutions or any other entities whatsoever (whether companies, firms, or any other institutions). You also agree not to post any information to which you do not have copyrights or other appropriate permissions to post in public forum. Your failure to comply with these terms may result in removal of your postings without prior notice to User. The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions.
- Other Laws
Certain laws require to maintain data with respect to the Teaching Circle Platform and other personal information in a prescribed format and Teaching Circle will use all the information to the extent required in compliance with the applicable laws and as may be directed or amended from time to time.
- Modification, Amendment or Termination
Teaching Circle may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms and Conditions and policies at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. Your continued use of the Teaching Circle Platform post any modification of the Terms and Conditions shall be taken as your consent and acceptance to such modifications. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.
If any part of these Terms and Conditions is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that part of will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Any notice required to be given in connection with the Teaching Circle Platform shall be in writing and sent to the registered office of Teaching Circle. We do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to the Teaching Circle Platform, and operation of the Teaching Circle Platform may be interfered by numerous factors outside our control. Headings are for reference purpose only an on no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. Out failure to act with respect to any breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.
- Refund Policy
Please read the subscription terms and conditions carefully before subscribing to any of the subscription plans, as once you have subscribed you cannot change, cancel your subscription plan. Once you subscribe and make the required payment, it shall be final and there cannot be any changes or modifications to the same and neither will there be any refund.
Table of contents:
1. Guidelines for acts and content that are prohibited 2. Reporting Tools We at Teaching Circle strive to ensure that our Users have a conducive learning and teaching environment, which includes interactions between the Users to allow the flow of knowledge and exchange of ideas.
Keeping the interactive nature of the Platform in mind it is essential to ensure that the Platform is not misused in anyway that would warrant any User having a less than amazing experience and following the guidelines we have given below would be a great way to do that. You as a User may come cross content that you feel is inappropriate, and we have provided means by which you can report or flag such content, but do keep in mind that the reporting option should be used judiciously and if you have any doubts, i.e. if the content is inappropriate please go through the guidelines to make an informed decision.
1. Guidelines for acts and content that are prohibited Harmful or dangerous content: We at Teaching Circle believe the Platform is a safe space for learners and educators alike and would like your help in ensuring that it remains so. Keeping this in mind any content which incites or promotes violence that may cause physical or emotional harm or endanger the safety of any individual is expressly prohibited on the Platform. Content that requires references to harmful or dangerous acts solely for educational purposes are allowed. The sale and promotion of any regulated or illegal goods is not allowed. The Platform is to be used only for the permitted uses as detailed under the Terms and Conditions.
Hateful content: We realise that there may be instances when there are exchange of ideas and opinions which is essential in the learning process, while we agree that individuals have the right to voice their opinion, we do not encourage or tolerate any hate speech. Hate speech is any content where the sole objective is inciting hatred against specific individuals or groups with respect to but not limited to race or ethnic origin, country caste, religion, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation/gender identity etc.
Violent and graphic content: Teaching Circle is an educational Platform and the content uploaded is restricted to educational content alone, content that is violent or graphic is prohibited. You are requested to ensure that if there are references being made to violent or graphic situations of instances, it should solely be for education purposes. Content whose sole objective is to sensationalise, shock or disturb individuals is not allowed. Teaching Circle does not allow any content related to terrorism, such as content that promotes terrorist acts or incites violence, is not to be uploaded on the Platform in any manner.
Harassment and bullying: Teaching Circle Platform is used by many users on a daily basis and it is important to be respectful and kind to your fellow users, we do not tolerate any form of harassment or bullying on the Platform and strive to keep the Platform a safe space to foster learning. Harassment in this case would include but not be limited to abusive videos, comments, messages, revealing someone’s personal information, including sensitive personally identifiable information of individuals, content or comments uploaded in order to humiliate someone, sexual harassment or sexual bullying in any form.
Spam: Posting untargeted, unwanted and repetitive content in lessons, comments of messages with an intention to spam the Platform and to drive traffic from the Platform to other third-party sites is in direct violation of our Terms and Conditions. Posting links to external websites with malware and other prohibited sites is not allowed. The use or launch of any automated system in any manner that sends more request messages to Teaching Circle’s servers in a given period of time that is more than a human can reasonably produce using a conventional on-line web browser is prohibited and you can take a look at our Terms and Conditions for more details on the same including exceptions to this prohibition to public search engines.
Misleading metadata: Misuse of title, description, tags, thumbnail and bios and other features which constitutes the Metadata on the Platform is not allowed. Using these features to trick or circumvent our search algorithms is prohibited Scams: Any content uploaded/posted in order to trick others for their own financial gain is not allowed and we at Teaching Circle do not tolerate any practices of extortion or blackmail either.
Impersonation: Impersonating another person is not permitted while using the Teaching Circle Platform. In this case impersonation would mean the intention to cause confusion regarding who the real person is by pretending to be them. This can be done by means of using names, image, documents, certificates etc. not belonging to you or not used to identify you. Pretending to be a company, institute, group etc.by using their logo, brand name or any distinguishing mark would also amount to impersonation and could also be a potential trademark infringement. Interaction with Teaching Circle: At Teaching Circle offices we treat each other with respect and have a healthy and supportive work environment. We believe in hands on interaction with our users to help them navigate and gain the maximum benefit from the platform. Should you find yourselves interacting with any person from Teaching Circle please ensure that you maintain the same decorum you would while using this Platform. We do not encourage any communication with Teaching Circle employee of staff that is hateful, abusive or sexually suggestive in any manner.
2. Reporting tools
We have reporting tools available on the platform where you can report any content that you believe falls under the ambit of any of the prohibited acts, violative of any intellectual property rights or spam. The report option is made available for the live sessions, videos as well as the comments, please ensure that you are certain that there is an issue before you report and do not make false complaints or allegations. You can write to us at email@example.com for any additional support, but to ensure that the Platform remains a safe learning space we suggest you use the in-built reporting tools made available.
Tips on Do’s & Don’ts: Here are a few tips from us on how to use the platform in a safe manner:
A. Keeping yourself and your account safe Keep your log-in credentials a secret and do not reveal your password or ID to anyone. Create a strong password to ensure that your account is not compromised, here are some tips to ensure that your password is strong: Your password should be at least eight characters in length, combine numbers and letters, and not include commonly used words. Select a word or acronym and insert numbers between some of the letters. Include Special characters. Mix capital and lowercase letters. Don’t reuse passwords associated with any other type of account. Log out of all devices to ensure that your log-in credentials are secure. Register with our phone number in order to ensure you have a back up in case you forget your login details. Do not reveal any personal information about yourself to anyone online, additionally do not meet someone you have a conversation with online in person, this could be a potentially dangerous act and you might be compromising your safety. If you are below the age of 18, and want to use the platform, a parent or guardian can create an account on your behalf. Persons below the age of 18 are not allowed to have individual account without the consent of a parent or guardian.