TERMS of Use

Dear Sir’s mission is to improve lives through learning. We enable anyone anywhere to create and share educational courses (instructors) and to enroll in these educational courses to learn (students). We consider our marketplace model the best way to offer valuable educational content to our users. We need rules to keep our platform and services safe for you, us and our student and instructor community. These Terms apply to all your activities on the Dear Sir website, the Dear Sir mobile applications, our YouTube Channel, our APIs and other related services (“Services”).

If you publish a course on the Dear Sir platform, you must also agree to the Instructors Terms. We also provide details regarding our processing of personal data of our students and instructors in our Privacy Policies.

If you live in India, by agreeing to these Terms, you agree to resolve disputes with Dear Sir through binding arbitration (with very limited exceptions, not in court), and you waive certain rights to participate in class actions, as detailed in the Dispute Resolution section.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Accounts
  • 2. Course Enrollment and Lifetime Access
  • 3. Payments, Credits, and Refunds
  • 4. Content and Behavior Rules
  • 5. Dear Sir’s Rights to Content You Post
  • 6. Using Dear Sir at Your Own Risk
  • 7. Dear Sir’s Rights
  • 8. Miscellaneous Legal Terms
  • 9. Dispute Resolution
  • 10. Updating These Terms
  • 11. How to Contact Us
  1. Accounts

You need an account for most activities on our platform. Keep your password somewhere safe, because you’re responsible for all activity associated with your account. If you suspect someone else is using your account, let us know by contacting our Support Team. You must have reached the age of consent for online services in your country to use Dear Sir.

You need an account for most activities on our platform, including to purchase and enroll in a course or to submit a course for publication. When setting up and maintaining your account, you must provide and continue to provide accurate and complete information, including a valid email address. You have complete responsibility for your account and everything that happens on your account, including for any harm or damage (to us or anyone else) caused by someone using your account without your permission. This means you need to be careful with your password. You may not transfer your account to someone else or use someone else’s account. If you contact us to request access to an account, we will not grant you such access unless you can provide us with the information that we need to prove you are the owner of that account. In the event of the death of a user, the account of that user will be closed.

You may not share your account login credentials with anyone else. You are responsible for what happens with your account and Dear Sir will not intervene in disputes between students or instructors who have shared account login credentials. You must notify us immediately upon learning that someone else may be using your account without your permission (or if you suspect any other breach of security) by contacting us at [email protected] We may request some information from you to confirm that you are indeed the owner of your account.

Instructors must be at least 18 years of age to create an account on Dear Sir and use the Services. If you are younger than 18, you may not set up an account as an instructor,. Under our Instructor Terms, you may be requested to verify your identity before you are authorized to submit a course for publication on Dear Sir.

You can terminate your account at any time by contacting us at [email protected] Check our Privacy Policy to see what happens when you terminate your account.

  1. Course Enrollment and Lifetime Access

When you enroll in a course, you get a license from us to view it via the Dear Sir Services and no other use. Don’t try to transfer or resell courses in any way. We grant you a lifetime access license, except when we must disable the course because of legal or policy reasons or instructor defined the period before selling the course.

Under our Instructors Terms, when instructors publish a course on Dear Sir, they grant Dear Sir a license to offer a license to the course to students. This means that we have the right to sublicense the course to the students who enroll in the course. As a student, when you enroll in a course, whether it’s a free or paid course, you are getting a license from Dear Sir to view the course via the Dear Sir platform and Services, and Dear Sir is the licensor of record. Courses are licensed, and not sold, to you. This license does not give you any right to resell the course in any manner (including by sharing account information with a purchaser or illegally downloading the course and sharing it on torrent sites).

In legal, more complete terms, Dear Sir grants you (as a student) a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and view the courses and associated content for which you have paid all required fees, solely for your personal, non-commercial, educational purposes through the Services, in accordance with these Terms and any conditions or restrictions associated with a particular courses or feature of our Services. All other uses are expressly prohibited. You may not reproduce, redistribute, transmit, assign, sell, broadcast, rent, share, lend, modify, adapt, edit, create derivative works of, sublicense, or otherwise transfer or use any course unless we give you explicit permission to do so in a written agreement signed by a Dear Sir authorized representative. This also applies to content you can access via any of our APIs.

We generally give a lifetime access license to our students when they enroll in a course. However, we reserve the right to revoke any license to access and use courses at any point in time in the event where we decide or are obligated to disable access to a course due to legal or policy reasons, for example, if the course you enrolled in is the object of a copyright complaint, or if we determine its content violates our Trust & Safety standards. The lifetime access is not applicable to add-on features and services associated with a course. For example, translation captions of courses may be disabled by instructors at any time, and instructors may decide at any time to no longer provide teaching assistance or Q&A services in association with a course. To be clear, the lifetime access is to the course content but not to the instructor.

Instructors may not grant licenses to their courses to students directly, and any such direct license shall be null and void and a violation of these Terms and legal actions may be taken against them.

  1. Payments, Credits, and Refunds

When you make a payment, you agree to use a valid payment method. If you aren’t happy with your course, DEAR Sir offers a 7-days refund or credit for most course purchases.

3.1 Pricing

The prices of courses on Dear Sir are determined based on the terms of our pricing policy. In some instances, the price of a course offered on the Dear Sir website may not be exactly the same as the price offered on our mobile applications, due to mobile platform providers’ pricing systems and their policies around implementing sales and promotions.

We regularly run promotions and sales for our courses and certain courses are only available at discounted prices for a set period of time. The price applicable to a course will be the price at the time you complete your purchase of the course (at checkout). Any price offered for a particular course may also be different when you are logged into your account from the price available to users who aren’t registered or logged in, because some of our promotions are available only to new users.

If you are a student located in a country where use and sales tax, goods and services tax, or value added tax is applicable to consumer sales, we are responsible for collecting and remitting that tax to the proper tax authorities. Depending on your location, the price you see may include such taxes, or tax may be added at checkout.

3.2 Payments

You agree to pay the fees for courses that you purchase, and you authorize us to charge your debit or credit card or process other means of payment (such asPaytm and Instamojo) for those fees. Dear Sir works with third party payment processing partners to offer you the most convenient payment methods in your country and to keep your payment information secure.

When you make a purchase, you agree not to use an invalid or unauthorized payment method. If your payment method fails and you still get access to the course you are enrolling in, you agree to pay us the corresponding fees within thirty (30) days of notification from us. We reserve the right to disable access to any course for which we have not received adequate payment.

3.3 Refunds and Refund Credits

If the course you purchased is not what you were expecting, you can request refund, within 7days of your purchase of the course, that Dear Sir apply a refund to your account. We reserve the right to apply your refund as a refund credit or a refund to your original payment method, at our discretion, depending on capabilities of our payment processing partners, the platform from which you purchased your course (website, mobile app), and other factors. No refund is due to you if you request it after the 7-days guarantee time limit has passed. However, if a course you previously purchased is disabled for legal or policy reasons, you are entitled to a refund within this 7-days limit. If you did not get the refund within this stipulated time of 7 days you can contact our help and support team at[email protected]and you will get the refund under 30 days after contacting them.Dear Sir also reserves the right to refund students beyond the 7-days limit in cases of suspected or confirmed account fraud.

To request a refund, contact our help and support team [email protected]

If we decide to issue refund credits to your account, they will be automatically applied towards your next course purchase on our website, but can’t be used for purchases in our mobile applications. Refund credits may expire if not used within the specified period, and have no cash value.

At our discretion, if we believe you are abusing our refund policy, such as if you’ve consumed a significant portion of a course that you want to refund or if you’ve previously refunded a course, we reserve the right to deny your refund, ban your account, and/or restrict all future use of the Services. If we ban your account or disable your access to a course due to your violation of these Terms or our Trust & safety standards, you will not be eligible to receive a refund.

  1. Content and Behavior Rules

You can only use Dear Sir for lawful purposes. You’re responsible for all the content that you post on our platform. You should keep the reviews, questions, posts, courses, YouTube Videos and other content you upload in line with our Trust & safety standardsand the law, and respect the intellectual property rights of others. We can ban your account for repeated or major offenses. If you think someone is infringing your copyright on our platform, let us know.

You may not access or use the Services or create an account for unlawful purposes. Your use of the Services and behavior on our platform must comply with applicable local or national laws or regulations of your country. You are solely responsible for the knowledge of and compliance with such laws and regulations that are applicable to you.

If you are a student, the Services enable you to ask questions to the instructors of courses you are enrolled in, and to post reviews of courses. For certain courses, the instructor may invite you to submit content as “homework” or tests. Don’t post or submit anything that is not yours.

If you are an instructor, you can submit courses for publication on the platform and you can also communicate with the students who have enrolled in your courses. In both cases, you must abide by the law and respect the rights of others: you cannot post any course, question, answer, review or other content that violates applicable local or national laws or regulations of your country. You are solely responsible for any courses, content, and actions you post or take via the platform and Services and their consequences. Make sure you understand all the copyright restrictions before you submit any course for publication on Dear Sir.

If we are put on notice that your course or content violates the law or the rights of others (for example, if it is established that it violates intellectual property or image rights of others, or is about an illegal activity), if we discover that your content or behavior violates our safety norms, or if we believe your content or behavior is unlawful, inappropriate, or objectionable (for example if you impersonate someone else), we may remove your content from our platform. Dear Sir complies with copyright laws. Check out ourintellectual property policy for more details for more details.

Dear Sir has discretion in enforcing these Terms and our Trust & safety standards. We may terminate or suspend your permission to use our platform and Services or ban your account at any time, with or without notice, for any or no reason, including for any violation of these Terms, if you fail to pay any fees when due, upon the request of law enforcement or government agencies, for extended periods of inactivity, for unexpected technical issues or problems, or if we suspect that you engage in fraudulent or illegal activities, or for any other reason in our sole discretion. Upon any such termination we may delete your account and content, and we may prevent you from further access to the platforms and use of our Services. Your content may still be available on the platforms even if your account is terminated or suspended. You agree that we will have no liability to you or any third party for termination of your account, removal of your content, or blocking of your access to our platforms and services.

If one of our instructors has published a course that infringes your copyright or trademark rights, please let us know. Our safety norms require our instructors to follow the law and respect the intellectual property rights of others. To file a copyright or trademark infringement claim with us, see our Intellectual Property Policies.

  1. Dear Sir’s Rights to Content You Post

You retain ownership of content you post to our platform, including your courses and YouTube Videos. We’re allowed to share your content to anyone through any media, including promoting it via advertising on other websites.

The content you post as a student or instructor (including courses) remains yours. By posting courses and other content, you allow Dear Sir to reuse and share it but you do not lose any ownership rights you may have over your content. If you are an instructor, be sure to understand the course licensing terms that are detailed in the Instructors Terms.

When you post content, comments, questions, reviews, and when you submit to us ideas and suggestions for new features or improvements, you authorize Dear Sir to use and share this content with anyone, distribute it and promote it on any platform and in any media, and to make modifications or edits to it as we see fit.

In legal language, by submitting or posting content on or through the platforms, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display, and distribute your content (including your name and image) in any and all media or distribution methods (existing now or later developed). This includes making your content available to other companies, organizations, or individuals who partner with Dear Sir for the syndication, broadcast, distribution, or publication of content on other media, as well as using your content for marketing purposes. You also waive any rights of privacy, publicity, or other rights of a similar nature applicable to all these uses, to the extent permissible under applicable law. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights, power, and authority necessary to authorize us to use any content that you submit. You also agree to all such uses of your content with no compensation paid to you.

  1. Using Dear Sir at Your Own Risk

Anyone can use Dear Sir to create and publish courses and instructors and we enable instructors and students to interact for teaching and learning. Like other platforms where people can post content and interact, some things can go wrong, and you use Dear Sir at your own risk.

Dear Sir enable anyone anywhere to create and share educational courses. Our platform model means we do not review or edit the courses for legal issues, and we are not in a position to determine the legality of course content. We do not exercise any editorial control over the courses that are available on the platform and, as such, do not guarantee in any manner the reliability, validity, accuracy, or truthfulness of the courses. If you enroll in a course, you rely on any information provided by an instructor at your own risk.

By using the Services, you may be exposed to content that you consider offensive, indecent, or objectionable. Dear Sir has no responsibility to keep such content from you and no liability for your access or enrollment in any course, to the extent permissible under applicable law. This also applies to any courses relating to health, wellness, and physical exercise. You acknowledge the inherent risks and dangers in the strenuous nature of these types of courses, and by enrolling in such courses you choose to assume those risks voluntarily, including risk of illness, bodily injury, disability, or death. You assume full responsibility for the choices you make before, during, and after your enrollment in a course.

When you interact directly with a student or an instructor, you must be careful about the types of personal information that you share. While we restrict the types of information instructors may request from students, we do not control what students and instructors do with the information they obtain from other users on the platform. You should not share your email or other personal information about you for your safety.

We do not hire or employ instructors nor are we responsible or liable for any interactions involved between instructors and students. We are not liable for disputes, claims, losses, injuries, or damage of any kind that might arise out of or relate to the conduct of instructors or students.

When you use our Services, you will find links to other websites that we don’t own or control. We are not responsible for the content or any other aspect of these third-party sites, including their collection of information about you. You should also read their terms and conditions and privacy policies.

  1. Dear Sir’s Rights

We own the Dear Sir platform and Services, including the website, present or future apps and services, and things like our logos, API, code, and content created by our employees. You can’t tamper with those or use them without authorization.

All right, title, and interest in and to the Dear Sir platform and Services, including our website, our Youtube Channel, our existing or future applications, our APIs, databases, and the content our employees or partners submit or provide through our Services (but excluding content provided by instructors and students) are and will remain the exclusive property of Dear Sir and its licensors. Our platforms and services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of India and foreign Countries. Nothing gives you a right to use the Dear Sir name or any of the Dear Sir trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features. Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding Dear Sir or the Services is entirely voluntary and we will be free to use such feedback, comments, or suggestions as we see fit and without any obligation to you.

You may not do any of the following while accessing or using the Dear Sir platform and Services:

  • Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the platform (including content storage), Dear Sir’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Dear Sir’s service providers.
  • copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, or otherwise attempt to discover any source code of or content on the Dear Sir platform or Services.
  • Disable, interfere with, or try to circumvent any of the features of the platforms related to security or probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any of our systems.
  • Access or search or attempt to access or search our platform by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through our currently available search functionalities that are provided via our website, mobile apps, or API (and only pursuant to those API terms and conditions). You may not scrape, spider, use a robot, or use other automated means of any kind to access the Services.
  • In any way use the Services to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information (such as sending email communications falsely appearing as Dear Sir); or interfere with, or disrupt, (or attempt to do so), the access of any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the platforms or services, or in any other manner interfering with or creating an undue burden on the Services.
  1. Miscellaneous Legal Terms

These Terms are like any other contract, and they have boring but important legal terms that protect us from the countless things that could happen and that clarify the legal relationship between us and you.

8.1 Binding Agreement

You agree that by registering, accessing, or using our Services, you are agreeing to enter into a legally binding contract with Dear Sir. If you do not agree to these Terms, do not register, access, or otherwise use any of our Services.

If you are an instructor accepting these Terms and using our Services on behalf of a company, organization, government, or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so.

These Terms (including any agreements and policies linked from these Terms) constitute the entire agreement between you and us (which include, if you are an instructor, the Instructors Terms).

If any part of these Terms is found to be invalid or unenforceable by applicable law, then that provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms will continue in effect.

Even if we are delayed in exercising our rights or fail to exercise a right in one case, it doesn’t mean we waive our rights under these Terms, and we may decide to enforce them in the future. If we decide to waive any of our rights in a particular instance, it doesn’t mean we waive our rights generally or in the future.

The following sections shall survive the expiration or termination of these Terms: Sections 2 (Course Enrollment and Lifetime Access), 5 (Dear Sir’s Rights to Content You Post), 6 (Using Dear Sir at Your Own Risk), 7 (Dear Sir’s Rights), 8 (Miscellaneous Legal Terms), and 9 (Dispute Resolution).

8.2 Disclaimers

It may happen that our platform is down, either for planned maintenance or because something goes down with the site. It may happen that one of our instructors is making misleading statements in their course. It may also happen that we encounter security issues. These are just examples. You accept that you will not have any recourse against us in any of these types of cases where things don’t work out right. In legal, more complete language, the Services and their content are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We (and our affiliates, suppliers, partners, and agents) make no representations or warranties about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, security, lack of errors, or accuracy of the Services or their content, and expressly disclaim any warranties or conditions (express or implied), including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. We (and our affiliates, suppliers, partners, and agents) make no warranty that you will obtain specific results from use of the Services. Your use of the Services (including any content) is entirely at your own risk. Some jurisdictions don’t allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.

We may decide to cease making available certain features of the Services at any time and for any reason. Under no circumstances will Dear Sir or its affiliates, suppliers, partners or agents be held liable for any damages due to such interruptions or lack of availability of such features.

We are not responsible for delay or failure of our performance of any of the Services caused by events beyond our reasonable control, like an act of war, hostility, or sabotage; natural disaster; electrical, internet, or telecommunication outage; or government restrictions.

8.3 Indemnification

If you behave in a way that gets us in legal trouble, we may exercise legal recourse against you. You agree to indemnify, defend (if we so request), and hold harmless Dear Sir, our group companies, and their officers, directors, suppliers, partners, and agents from an against any third-party claims, demands, losses, damages, or expenses (including reasonable attorney fees) arising from (a) the content you post or submit, (b) your use of the Services (c) your violation of these Terms, or (d) your violation of any rights of a third party. Your indemnification obligation will survive the termination of these Terms and your use of the Services.

8.4 Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms are governed by Indian laws without reference to its choice or conflicts of law principles. They are related and drafted under the light of laws and principals.

8.5 Legal Actions and Notices

No action, regardless of form, arising out of or relating to this Agreement may be brought by either party more than one (1) year after the cause of action has accrued.

Any notice or other communication to be given hereunder will be in writing and given by registered or certified mail return receipt requested, or email (by us to the email associated with your account or by you to [email protected]).

8.6 Relationship Between Us

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

8.8 No Assignment

You may not assign or transfer these Terms (or the rights and licenses granted under them). For example, if you registered an account as an employee of a company, your account cannot be transferred to another employee. We may assign these Terms (or the rights and licenses granted under them) to another company or person without restriction. Nothing in these Terms confers any right, benefit, or remedy on any third-party person or entity. You agree that your account is non-transferable and that all rights to your account and other rights under these Terms terminate upon your death.

  1. Dispute Resolution

If there’s a dispute, our support team is happy to help resolve the issue. If that doesn’t work and you live in India, your options are to go to small claims court or bring a claim in binding arbitration; you may not bring that claim in another court or participate in a non-individual class action claim against us.

This Dispute Resolution section applies only if you live in the India. Most disputes can be resolved, so before bringing a formal legal case, please first try contacting our

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9.1 Small Claims

These terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of India without giving effect to principal of conflict of law. In the event of any dispute and claim by you against Dear Sir, you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts at New Delhi.

 

9.2 Going to Arbitration

If we can’t resolve our dispute amicably, you and Dear Sir agree to resolve any claims related to these Terms (or our other legal terms) through final and binding arbitration, regardless of the type of claim or legal theory. If one of us brings a claim in court that should be arbitrated and the other party refuses to arbitrate it, the other party can ask a court to force us both to go to arbitration (Ad Hoc arbitration). Either of us can also ask a court to halt a court proceeding while an arbitration proceeding is ongoing.

9.3 The Arbitration Process

The arbitration process if commenced physically then it will be done within the territory of Delhi. The arbitration process should be held in English language only and the award passed should be typed in English. The number of arbitrator should be in odd number, A person of any nationality can be an arbitrator if we both mutually agreed. You and we agree that the following rules will apply to the proceedings: (a) the arbitration will be conducted by telephone, online, or based solely on written submissions (at the choice of the party seeking relief); (b) the arbitration must not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses (unless we and you agree otherwise); and (c) any judgment on the arbitrator’s rendered award may be entered in any court with competent jurisdiction.

9.4 No Class Actions

We both agree that we can each only bring claims against the other on an individual basis. This means: (a) neither of us can bring a claim as a plaintiff or class member in a class action, consolidated action, or representative action; (b) an arbitrator can’t combine multiple people’s claims into a single case (or preside over any consolidated, class, or representative action); and (c) an arbitrator’s decision or award in one person’s case can only impact that user, not other users, and can’t be used to decide other users’ disputes. If a court decides that this “No class actions” clause isn’t enforceable or valid, then this “Dispute Resolution” section will be null and void, but the rest of the Terms will still apply.

9.5 Changes

Notwithstanding the “Updating these Terms” section below, if Dear Sir changes this “Dispute Resolution” section after the date you last indicated acceptance to these Terms, you may reject any such change by providing Dear Sir written notice of such rejection by email from the email address associated with your Account to [email protected], within 30 days of the date such change became effective, as indicated by the “last updated on” language above. To be effective, the notice must include your full name and clearly indicate your intent to reject changes to this “Dispute Resolution" section. By rejecting changes, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any dispute between you and Dear Sir in accordance with the provisions of this "Dispute Resolution" section as of the date you last indicated acceptance to these Terms.

  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 Dear Sir reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify and/or make changes to these Terms at any time. You have to check these terms periodically by your own to stay updated. 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.

  1. How to Contact Us

The best way to get in touch with us is to contact our support team at [email protected] We’d love to hear your questions, concerns, and feedback about our Services.

Thanks for teaching and learning with us!

 

Instructor Terms

When you sign up to become an instructor on the Dear Sir platform, you agree to abide by these Instructor Terms ("Terms"). These Terms cover details about the aspects of the Dear Sir 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 Dear Sir(corporation in India), regardless of whether another Dear Sir subsidiary facilitates payments to you.

  1. 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, YouTube Videos and announcements ("Submitted Content").

You represent and warrant that:

  • You own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, permissions, and authority to authorize Dear Sir to use your Submitted Content as specified in these Terms and the Terms of Use;
  • 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
  • Your Submitted Content will not infringe or misappropriate any third party's intellectual property rights;
  • 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 will provide and maintain accurate account information;

You warrant that you will not:

  • 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;
  • Post or provide any inappropriate, offensive, racist, hateful, sexist, pornographic, false, misleading, incorrect, infringing, defamatory or libelous content or information;
  • 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;
  • 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
  • Frame or embed the Services (such as to embed a free version of a course) or otherwise circumvent the Services;
  • Abuse Dear Sir resources, including support services.
  1. License to Dear Sir

You grant Dear Sir 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, you have the right to remove all or any portion of your Submitted Content from the Services at any time. Except as otherwise agreed, Dear Sir'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) Dear Sir'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 Dear Sir 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 Dear Sir's content, and you waive any rights of privacy, publicity, or other rights of a similar nature, to the extent permissible under applicable law.

  1. Trust & Safety

3.1 Trust & Safety Policies

You agree to abide by Dear Sir's Trust & Safety policyRestricted Topics standards, and other course quality standards or policies prescribed by Dear Sir 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 Dear Sir's approval, which we may grant or deny at our sole discretion.

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

  • An instructor or course does not comply with our policies or legal terms or with the existing laws of India (including the Terms of Use);
  • A course falls below our quality standards or has a negative impact on the student experience;
  • An instructor engages in behavior that might reflect unfavorably on Dear Sir or bring Dear Sir into public disrepute, contempt, scandal, or ridicule;
  • An instructor engages the services of a marketer or other business partner who violates Dear Sir's policies; or
  • As determined by Dear Sir in its sole discretion.

3.2 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 Dear Sir platform, and that you won't solicit additional personal data or store students' personal data outside the Dear Sir platform. You will indemnify Dear Sir against any claims arising from your use of students' personal data.

3.3 Anti-Piracy Efforts

We partner with anti-piracy vendors to help protect your courses from unauthorized use. To enable this protection, you hereby appoint Dear Sir 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 Dear Sir and our anti-piracy vendors primary authority to file notices on your behalf to enforce your copyright interests or you can file notices by your own and give information about it to Dear Sir .

You agree that Dear Sir and our anti-piracy vendors will retain the above rights unless you revoke them by sending an email to our team 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.

  1. Pricing

4.1 Price Setting

When creating a course, you will be prompted to select a base price ("Base Price") by your own. Alternatively, you may choose to offer your course for free.

You give us permission to share your courses for free with our employees, with selected partners, and in cases where we need to restore access accounts who have previously purchased your courses. 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 Dear Sir to remit national, state, or local sales or use taxes, value added taxes (VAT), goods and services taxes 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. For purchases through mobile applications, applicable Transaction Taxes are collected by the mobile platform (such as Apple's App Store or Google Play).

  1. Payments

5.1 Revenue Share

When a student purchases your course, we calculate the gross amount of the sale as the amount actually received by Dear Sir from the student ("Gross Amount"). From this, we subtract any Transaction Taxes, any mobile platform fees applied to mobile application sales, a 3% administrative and handling fee for any non-mobile-app sales, and any amounts paid to third parties in connection with the Promotional Programs to calculate the net amount of the sale ("Net Amount").

If you have not opted into any of Dear Sir's optional Promotional Programs, your revenue share will be 50% of the Net Amount less any applicable deductions, such as student refunds. If we change this payment rate, we will provide you 30 days notice using prominent means, such as via email or by posting a notice through our Services.

If you opt into any of the Promotional Programs, the relevant revenue share may be different and will be as specified as soon as we started the program.

Dear Sir makes all instructor payments in Indian Rupees regardless of the currency with which the sale was made. We will assume transaction processing fees, excluding foreign currency conversion fees and wiring fees.

5.2 Receiving Payments

For us to pay you in a timely manner, you must own a PayPal Account or Any Bank account in good standing and must keep us informed of the correct email and other account details such as account number, IFSC Code and owner name associated with your account. You must also provide any identifying information or tax documentation necessary for payment of amounts due, and you agree that we have the right to withhold appropriate taxes from your payments. We reserve the right to withhold payments or impose other penalties if we do not receive proper identifying information or tax documentation from you. 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.

As an instructor, you are responsible for determining whether you are eligible to be paid by anIndian company. We reserve the right not to pay out funds in the event of identified fraud, violations of intellectual property rights, or other violations of the law.

If we cannot settle funds into your payment account after the period of time set forth by your state, country, or other government authority in its unclaimed property laws, we may process the funds due to you in accordance with our legal obligations, including by submitting those funds to the appropriate government authority as required by law.

5.3 Refunds

You acknowledge and agree that students have the right to receive a refund, as detailed in the Terms of Use. Instructors will not receive any revenue from transactions for which a refund has been granted under the Terms of Use.

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 courses.

  1. 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 from time to time.
  • only use our trademarks in connection with the promotion and sale of your Dear Sir courses or your participation on Dear Sir; 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.
  1. Sanctions and Export Laws

You warrant that you aren't restricted from using the Services under Indian sanctions or export laws which are notified from time to time (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 Dear Sir 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 Dear Sir). 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) outside India in violation of any restrictions, laws, or regulations and notifications of Indian laws from time to time.

  1. Deleting Your Account

Instructor account can be deleted by sending an E-mail to [email protected], 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 and the course will be available to those students who have already subscribe the courses.

  1. Miscellaneous Legal Terms

9.1 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 or any related law gets amended), and Dear Sir reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify and/or make changes to these Terms at any time. You have to check these terms periodically to get updated, 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.

9.2 Relationship Between Us

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

9.3 Survival

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

  1. How to Contact Us

The best way to get in touch with us is to contact byE-mail to [email protected] We'd love to hear your questions, concerns, and feedback about our Services.