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Last amended on August 1 2008
You must be eighteen (18) years of age or over to register as a Member of FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com or to use the service of the Website. All Members must have correct legal status to reside and/or Tax code to gain income in the country of residence.
2. Scope of Service
The Service of FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com enables language learners to find and contact prospective private/freelance language teachers, and enables private/freelance language teachers to be contacted by prospective language learners.
FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com is not your agent to find you teachers, prospective learners or job and is not obligated to successfully find them. FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com is only an online venue for language teachers and learners.
3. Membership and registration fee
You may become a Member of the Service at no cost. To become a Member, you must register for the Service. As a Member, you will have the ability to participate in some, but not all, of the features and services available within the Website. In order to access additional features and services, including the ability to communicate with other Members, (especially teachers) you must pay the registration fees that are set out in our price list. This price list is part of the Agreement. FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com may change any fees or charges for using the Service.
4. Term and Termination
This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the Website or are a Member of the Service. You may terminate your membership at any time, for any reason. We may terminate your membership and your access to the Service at any time because you have breached this Agreement and will send you notice of termination at the email address you provide in your application for membership. If FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com terminates your membership in the Service because you have breached this Agreement, you will not be entitled to any refund of unused membership fees. All decisions regarding the termination of accounts shall be made in the sole discretion of FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com.
FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com may deactivate or delete the accounts of members who have not logged-in the Website for a period of three months or more unless you have a valid paid membership period.
5. Non Commercial Use by Members
The Website is for the personal use of individual members only and may not be used in connection with any unrelated commercial endeavours. Organizations, companies, and/or businesses may not become members and should not use the Service or the Website for any purpose. Members may not use the Website to distribute or advertise commercial activities of other parties. Members may not solicit viewers and visitors of FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com to join outside sites or online services or any business organizations.
6. Content on FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com
(a) Proprietary Rights. FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com owns and retains all proprietary rights in the Website and the Service. The Website contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, and other intellectual property and proprietary information of FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com. Except for that information which is in the public domain or for which you have been given written permission, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, reproduce, license, create derivative works from, transfer display, or sell or re-sell any such intellectual property or proprietary information.
(b) Reliance on Content. FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com does not (i) guarantee the accuracy, completeness of any information on the Service, or (ii) adopt, endorse or accept responsibility or the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made by any party that appears on the Website. Under no circumstances will FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from your reliance on information or other content posted on the Website or transmitted to or by any Members.
7. Content posted by you on the Website
(a) You are solely responsible for the Content that you publish, submit post or display (hereinafter, "post") on the Service, or transmit to other Members. You will not post on the Service, or transmit to other Members, any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, offensive, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, racially offensive, or illegal material, or any material that impersonates, infringes or violates another party's rights (including, but not limited to , intellectual property rights, and rights of privacy and publicity). You represent and warrant that at any time of posting the Content is accurate and not harmful to any person in any way.
(b) You understand and agree that MyFavoriteTeacher.com may review and delete any content, messages, photos or profiles (collectively, "Content") that in the reasonable judgment of FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com violate this Agreement or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of other Members.
(c) By posting Content to any public area of FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid, worldwide licence to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorise sub-licences of the foregoing. You further represent and warrant that public posting and use of your content by FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.
8. Meeting people off the Website
Members are obligated to treat each other with respect. It is also a violation of these rules to harass, abuse, harm or stalk other Members. If such activities or attitudes are reported by any Members to us, FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com reserves the right to investigate and terminate your membership.
You are solely responsible for your lesson and your children's (under eighteen years old) lesson or meeting with other Members. You understand that FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com does not in any way screen any Members, nor does FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com inquire into the backgrounds of any Member's posted information or verify its statements are correct. If you are organising a lesson for your children (under eighteen years old) with a Member, you should be present at lessons. FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com makes no representations or warranties as to the conduct of its Members you meet though the Website. In no event shall FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com be liable for any damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental, arising out of or relating to the conduct of you or anyone else in connection with the use of the Service, including without limitation, bodily injury, emotional distress, and/or any other damages resulting from communications or meetings with other Members. You agree to take reasonable precautions in all interactions with other Members of the Service, particularly if you decide to meet offline.
10. Disputes between Members
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Members. FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members.
11. Disclaimer of Liability
FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com provides the Service on an "AS IS" basis and grants no warranties of any kind, expressed, implied, statutory, in any communication with our representatives, or us or otherwise with respect to the Service. We specifically disclaim any implied warranties of merchant ability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com does not warrant that your use of the Service will be secure, uninterrupted, always available, or error-free, or will meet your requirements, or that any defects in the Service will be corrected. We disclaim liability for, and no warranty is made with respect to, connectivity and availability.
FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com cannot guarantee that each Member is at least the required minimum age, nor do we accept responsibility or liability for any content, communication or other use or access of the Service by persons under the age of 18 in violation of this Agreement. Also it is possible that other Members or users (including unauthorized users, or "hackers") may post or transmit offensive or obscene materials on the Service and that you may be involuntarily exposed to such offensive and obscene materials. It also is remotely possible for others to obtain personal information about you due to your use of the Service, and that the recipient may use such information to harass or injure you. FindMyFavoriteTeachre.com is not responsible for the use of any personal information that you disclose on the Service. Please carefully select the type of information that you post on the Service or release to others. FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com disclaims all liability, regardless of the form of action, for the acts or omissions of other Members or users (including unauthorized users, or "hackers") of the Service.
12. Limitation on Liability
FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com will not be liable or responsible to you or any third person for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result (including without limitation) any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption of any type, and whether in tort in connection with the Service or this Website in any way or in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of this Website.
13. Indemnify by you
You agree to indemnify and hold FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com, its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensers, officers, agents, and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including attorney's fee, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Service in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.
In the event that a claim or action is brought against us from your activities or use of the Website or the Service, including any breach by you of this Agreement or any charges or complaints made by other parties against you, you agree to pay, hold harmless and defend us in the claim or action. You also agree to cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defence of any claim and allow us to assume the exclusive defence and control of the matter.
14. Linked website
You agree that FindMyFavouriteTeacher.com is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other service available from such linked websites.
15. Your password
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password that you designate during the registration process, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password. We reserve the right to disable any user identification code or password.
16. Governing law
If there is any dispute arising out of the Website and/or the Service, you agree that any such dispute shall be governed by laws of Japan.