Terms and Conditions

Welcome to YODA’s Terms and Conditions. Please read all the terms and conditions carefully before proceeding. You are required to agree to all the Terms and Conditions before using YODA.

By proceeding with browsing, downloading or accessing YODA in any platform, you have agreed to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. We reserve the rights to amend these terms and conditions at any given moment and all changes are effective immediately as they are updated. For any changes made, we will notify you via email for the new ‘Terms and Conditions’.

If you decide to disagree with the changes in Terms and Conditions, you should immediately discontinue all services offered by YODA as well as access to the mobile application. Use of your mobile application or any other platform of YODA will be counted as the acceptance of the Terms and Conditions.

DEFINITIONS

For the Terms and Conditions stated, the following “UPPER-CASE-BOLD” terms shall have the following meanings; unless the context requires otherwise.

ACCOUNT - means an account created by parents, students and tutors on the YODA as part of the registration (sign-up) procedure.

REGISTER - means to create an account on YODA by completing the required form for sign-up.

TUTOR - refers to any entity who intends to use YODA for providing tuition service (educators).

PARENTS - refers to any entity who intends to use YODA for gaining tuition service for their child.

STUDENT - refers to any entity who intends to use YODA for gaining tuition service (learners).

PRIVACY POLICY - means the privacy policy set out to keep confidence and transparency among users. Click here if you want to know more about YODA’s *Privacy Policy*.

SERVICES - means all the facilities provided by YODA to the users in all of its platform.

USERS – refers to anyone who is registered in YODA (including tutors, parents, and students) and is able to use the platform.

REQUEST FOR TUTOR (RFT) - means the request post for a tutor while stating all requirements needed for the tuition.

CONTACT TUTORS - means the status of jobs where a Contract Request from a Tutor is accepted by a Tutor.

CREDENTIALS (SUBMITTED/ NOT SUBMITTED) - means the status verification where the respective tutor has/hasn’t submitted their required certificate for the subject.

1. YODA PLATFORM INTRODUCTION

Yoda is Bangladesh's first tech-enabled platform that connects parents, students and teachers directly without the involvement of any middle-men. The idea is simple, to bring learners and educators under one roof of the internet, and start this journey of education hassle free. All this with zero commissions involved. And to make this experience even easier, we have the same platform in the Yoda mobile application.

Yoda has no involvement in any liable content apart from connecting users in their platform and verifying their credentials. Other than the information provided by Yoda, any communication made outside Yoda platforms is not accountable to Yoda. The users are enabled use it to their best ability and knowledge and are asked to review the system themselves in order to maintain transparency for all.

2. USER ELIGIBILITY ON YODA

Yoda services may only be used by individuals who are able to form legal binding contracts under applicable law. Yoda registers tutors through university “activation campaigns” and “referral campaigns”, and parents are registered through their mobile number verification. The users under the eligible age can use our services under the supervision of their parents or guardians as a student.

3. ACCESS TO YODA SERVICES

To get access to services, Yoda users must create a matching profile, whether that be a tutor or a parent. The platform users must conscientiously fulfil their commitments as stated in the required forms. Users are responsible for the accuracy of the information they give, once they are verified by Yoda’s Team they are approved in the platform. Therefore to get visibility, provided information should be accurate. Yoda reserves the right to verify any credentials/information provided, and ask for better verification methods if needed.

For Tutors
Information required to get registered as a verified tutor:
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • National ID
  • E-mail Address
  • Educational Certificates
  • Weekly Routine of Availability
  • Experience and Skills
  • Any Other Background Information (if required)
For Parents
Information required to get registered as a parent:
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • E-mail Address
  • Child’s Information
  • Any Other Background Information (if required)

4. YODA’S SERVICES

Services that Yoda will provide will have to be regarded with discretion by the Users on all platforms provided by Yoda. Yoda cannot and will not be held be liable for questionable outcomes produced from its services. Yoda will provide matching services acting on the information as provided/required by Users under the assumption that all information from both user in the platform are correct and whole.

Services for Parents

Yoda enables the parents to post a job with his/her requirements using RFT. Job information includes category of expertise of tutor, student’s class level, student’s expected days of commitment per week from tutor, salary offer* and student’s location. Upon posting a job, the matching algorithm will match the job with fitting tutor profiles, who will then directly contact the parent for the tuition offers.

The parent will receive notifications on the app once the matched tutors accept the tuition offers.

Parents are also able to send direct requests (manual tuition requests) to the tutors. By clicking on ‘Find a Tutor’, parents are able to view a pool of verified tutors and handpick them after browsing their profile and experiences. Once a request has been accepted, the parent’s contacts are forwarded to the respective tutor so they can proceed with the communication and get detailed brief on the tuition offer. They are also able to communicate through messages in Yoda.

There is a daily limit for sending Tuition Requests and RFTs.

Parents will able to monitor student & tutor communication through Yoda, be notified for cancelled classes and keep tabs on student’s performance growth.

Services for Tutor

With Yoda, Tutors will be able complete their profiles with relevant information on their tuition experience and be able to get matched with appropriate jobs. Tutors can provide their institution details, skills, preferred class levels of students, availability in terms of days in a week, expected salary range, and their location data which consists of their address coordinates and their preferred range of locations they can tutor in. When their credentials are verified by Yoda, they will be able to get matched with tuition offers and requests for tuitions.

Tutors will get matches on their feed on Yoda. They can view job details on respective tuition offers and requests and will be able to accept or reject them. Once tuition is confirmed they will be able to proceed further communication and get the deal finalized.

5. YODA INFORMATION INTEGRITY

Yoda does not control the information provided by other users that is made available through the system, other than verified certificates and credentials of the tutors. If there is any credentials that hasn’t been submitted by the tutor we display the relevant information as ‘credentials submitted’, ‘credentials not submitted’ or ‘not verified’.

Please use caution, common sense, and practice safe trading when using the platform. Please note that there are also risks of dealing with underage persons or people acting under false pretense. By using this platform, you agree to accept such risks and we are not responsible for the acts or omissions of users on the platform, other than what we have a verified seal on.

Users are responsible for the accuracy of the information they give and hence must provide accurate information, or can be held accountable. Yoda reserves the right to verify any information provided by any Users at any given point if required.

Users are solely accountable for their communication, and Yoda acts as a passive channel for the online distribution and publication of your information. Information you provide or any requests and services you post on the platform shall not: (1) be false, incorrect or misleading; (2) be deceitful; (3) infringe any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other exclusive rights or rights of publicity or privacy; (4) violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, antidiscrimination or false advertising); (5) be offensive, trade libelous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing; (6) be explicit (7) contain any viruses or other computer programming routines that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information; (8) create liability for us or cause us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our ISPs or other suppliers; (9) link directly or indirectly to or include descriptions of goods or services that: are prohibited under this Agreement; You may not post any request on the Site (or consummate any transaction that was initiated using our service) that could cause us to violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation. Neither you, Tutors nor Service Requesters Students) may manipulate the price (offer) of any item nor interfere with other user's postings or transactions.

We may suspend or terminate your account if we suspect any, without limiting to, any of the above. Enable us to use the information you supply us with, so that we are not violating any rights you might have in that information, you agree to grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub licensable right to exercise the copyright, publicity, and database rights (but no other rights) you have in your information, in any media now known or not currently known. We will only use your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Information on the Site is proprietary or is licensed to Yoda by our users or third parties.

6. YODA INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

All written content, information, snapshots, illustrations, designs, artworks and other content materials; such as names, logos and trademarks on all platforms of YODA are protected by copyright laws and/or other laws and/or international treaties, and they belong to us and/or our suppliers, as the case may be. These content works of all kind may not be copied, reproduced, retransmitted, distributed, disseminated, sold, published, broadcasted or circulated in any manner in another platform whether in whole or in part, unless expressly permitted by us and/or our suppliers, as the case may be.

Nothing contained on the Yoda platforms should be construed as granting by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark displayed on the Mobile Application without our written permission. Misuse of any trademarks or any other content displayed on the mobile application is prohibited, and will be held accountable if found to be so.

We will not hesitate to take legal action against any unauthorized use of our trade marks, name or symbols to preserve and protect its rights in the matter. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Other product and company names mentioned herein may also be the trademarks of their respective owners.

7. YODA WITH BREACH OF POLICY

Yoda reserves rights to limit user activity, immediately remove any offers or request postings, issue a warning to our community of illegal actions, suspend or terminate membership and refuse to provide our services to any user if:

  • This agreement or the documents it incorporates by reference is breached;
  • Unable to verify or authenticate any information given to us;
  • Unlawful actions that may cause financial loss or legal liability our users or us.

Nothing contained on the Yoda platforms should be construed as granting by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark displayed on the Mobile Application without our written permission. Misuse of any trademarks or any other content displayed on the mobile application is prohibited, and will be held accountable if found to be so.

We will not hesitate to take legal action against any unauthorized use of our trade marks, name or symbols to preserve and protect its rights in the matter. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Other product and company names mentioned herein may also be the trademarks of their respective owners.

8. YODA PRIVACY

Yoda does not sell or rent your personal information that you have provided during registration to third parties for any marketing purposes without your explicit consent and we only use your information as described in the *Privacy Policy*.

9. RULES OF CONDUCT IN YODA

Yoda keeps the platform open for providing the most user-friendly interface, however bearing in mind the abundant number of users gaining access to YODA, we have specific set of rules of conduct to ensure a safe environment for all our users and create a good experience for all. Inability to follow through may risk users for account suspension:

  • Users must abstain from using explicit language, profanity and curse words while providing information or writing reviews in this platform.
  • Users are expected to be honest in intents throughout their journey in Yoda. This instructs providing correct information to Yoda and all its Users and no spam or dummy job postings.

10. YODA GENERAL CONDITIONS

The procedure of this platform may be inhibited with numerous factors that are not in Yoda’s control. We make no warranty regarding any goods or services purchased or received through the platform, or any transactions entered through the platform. Any questions, complaints or claims related to the completion and/or payment for services or goods should be directed to the corresponding Tutor/Parent respectively.

11. YODA AMENDMENT

As a developing platform, there will be changes periodically to ensure the best quality of use to our users. This includes all our platforms; the mobile application as well as the website. These may include descriptions, design, written contents and services. We assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content.

We reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions of Use from time to time without notice. The revised Terms and Conditions of Use will be emailed to current users of the platform to be reviewed. Any changes made is effective from the day of publishing. Users are advised to review these terms and conditions periodically as they are binding. If found any disagreement with the terms and conditions the users are advised to immediately remove all access from the Yoda platform.

12. YODA APPLICABLE LAW AND JURISDICTION

By accessing the Yoda Platforms both Users (you) and Yoda (we) agree that the laws of the Republic of Bangladesh, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters relating to the use of the Mobile Application. By accepting and agreeing that both the users and Yoda shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Republic of Bangladesh in respect of any dispute arising out of and/or in connection with these Terms and Conditions of Use.