Conditions of use
These Service conditions of use were last updated on January 17, 2023.
Welcome to Studylia, a community-based learning platform that allows people across the world to connect and share relevant modern skills.
Studylia connects people allowing them to share educational learning materials (Teachers) and allowing them to enroll in these educational learning materials to learn (Students).
In order to keep our platform and services safe for you, us, our students and teachers, and the whole community, we need rules (“Terms”). These Terms apply to all your activities on Studylia, the website, and other related services (“Services”).
By agreeing to these Terms, you agree to resolve disputes with Studylia 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.
By signing up for or using the Service, you agree to the Terms, effective immediately.
For most activities on Studylia, including purchases and enrollment in learning material as Students, or submitting learning material for publication as Teachers, you need an account.
We advise you to keep your password somewhere safe because you’re fully responsible for all activity associated with your account.
If you suspect that someone else is using your account, without your permission, let us know by contacting our Support Team.
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.
You may not share your account login credentials with anyone else. You are responsible for what happens with your account and Studylia will not intervene in disputes between Students or Teachers 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 our Support Team. We may request some information from you to confirm that you are indeed the owner of your account.
Studylia’s Support Team will never require your password to confirm that you are the owner of your account.
Students and Teachers must be at least 18 years of age to create an account on Studylia and use the Services. If you are younger than 18, but above the required age for consent to use online services where you live (for example, 13 in the US or 16 in Ireland), you may not set up an account, but we encourage you to invite a parent or guardian to open an account and help you enroll in learning material that is appropriate for you.
If you are below this age of consent to use online services, you may not create a Studylia account. If we discover that you have created an account that violates these rules, we will terminate your account immediately. Under our Teacher’s Terms, you may be requested to verify your identity before you are authorized to submit a course for publication on Studylia. We use this information exclusively to verify your identity and not for any other purposes.
Request access to the 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, and not transferred to another person.
As part of our Service, we may offer membership plans and may change them and their features from time to time. If you sign up for a membership plan, you agree to the terms, conditions, and limitations associated with them that are posted on our websites or applications.
As a Member, you are able to purchase learning material on Studylia. Don’t try to transfer or resell learning material in any way. We grant you lifetime access, except when we must disable the course because of legal or policy reasons.
Under our Teacher’s Terms, when Teachers publish a learning material on Studylia, they grant Studylia a license to offer a license to the learning material to Students. This means that Studylia has the right to sublicense the learning material to the Students who enroll in that learning material. As a Student, when you enroll in learning material, whether it’s free or paid, you are getting a license from Studylia to view the learning material exclusively through the Studylia platform and Services, and Studylia is the licensor of record. Learning materials are licensed, and not sold, to you. This license does not give you any right to resell the learning material in any manner (including by sharing account information with a purchaser or illegally downloading the course and sharing it on torrent sites).
Studylia grants you (as a student) a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and view the learning material 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 learning material 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 learning material unless we give you explicit permission to do so in a written agreement signed by a Studylia authorized representative.
We generally give a lifetime access license to our Students when they enroll in learning material. However, we reserve the right to revoke any license to access and use learning materials at any point in time in the event that we decide or are obligated to disable access to a learning material due to legal or policy reasons, for example, if the learning material you enrolled in is the object of a copyright complaint, or if we determine its content violates our Trust & Safety Guidelines
The lifetime access is to the learning material content but not to the Teachers.
Teachers may not grant licenses to their learning materials to students directly, and any such direct license shall be null and void and a violation of these Terms.
Promotional and Membership Content
We may make content available to you from time to time through the Service for which a purchase is not required. You will have access to this content only for so long as we make it available generally, and for so long as you remain an active member of your plan in good standing. We may also remove this content from your account or otherwise restrict your ability to access it.
Access to Content
We may add or remove purchasable, promotional and membership content (collectively, “Content”) from our catalog, membership plans, and our Service at any time and make no guarantee as to the availability of specific Content in any membership plan or as to any minimum amount of Content in any membership plan. Some of our Content may be offered in limited territories, and we may use geo-filtering technology to restrict access outside of those territories.
The prices of learning material on Studylia are determined based on the terms of the Teacher’s Conditions of Use and our Promotions Policy.
We might regularly run promotions and sales for our learning materials and certain learning materials are only available at discounted prices for a set period of time. The price applicable to a learning material will be the price at the time you complete your purchase of the learning materials (at checkout). Any price offered for a particular learning material 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 the 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.
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 learning material 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.
Refunds Cash and Credits
If the course you purchased is not what you were expecting, you can request, within 10 days of your purchase of the course, that Studylia apply a refund to your account. We reserve the right to apply for your refund as a refund credit or a refund to your original payment method, at our discretion, depending on the capabilities of our payment processing partners and other factors. No refund is due to you if you request it after the 10-day guarantee time limit has passed. Studylia also reserves the right to refund students beyond the 30-day limit in cases of suspected or confirmed account fraud.
As detailed in the Teacher’s Terms, Teachers agree that students have the right to receive these refunds.
If we decide to issue refund credits to your account, they will be automatically applied toward your next learning material purchase on our website. Refund credits may expire if not used within the specified period, and have no cash value, in each case unless otherwise required by applicable law.
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 learning material, 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 Guidelines, you will not be eligible to receive a refund.
Gifts, Vouchers, and Promotional Codes
Studylia or our partners may offer gifts, vouchers, and promotional codes to students. Certain codes may be redeemed for a gift or promotional credits applied to your Studylia account, which then may be used to purchase eligible learning material on our platform, subject to the terms included with your codes. Other codes may be directly redeemable for specific learning material.
These codes and credits, as well as any promotional value linked to them, may expire if not used within the period specified in your Studylia account. Gift and promotional codes offered by Studylia may not be refunded for cash unless otherwise specified in the terms included with your codes or as required by applicable law. Gift and promotional codes offered by a partner are subject to that partner’s refund policies.
Fees for purchased content, membership plans, subscriptions, and other services will be stated at the time of your purchase or sign-up, as applicable, and provided on our help pages. The fees for membership plans may change at any time. Fees may be subject to tax, collected by us or a third party through which you transact, and are non-refundable except in the specific circumstances described in these Terms.
If your membership plan or subscription involves a recurring payment of a fee, unless you notify us before a charge that you want to cancel or do not want to automatically renew your membership or subscription, you understand it will automatically continue and you authorize us, or a third party through which you transact (without notice to you, unless required by applicable law) to collect the then-applicable fees and any taxes, using any credit card we have on record for you.
If all credit cards are declined for payment of your membership or subscription fees, we may cancel your membership or subscription, as applicable, unless you provide us with a new card. If you provide us with a new credit card and are successfully charged before your membership or subscription is canceled, your new membership or subscription period will be based on the original renewal date and not the date of the successful charge.
Content and Behaviour Rules
You can only use Studylia for lawful purposes. You’re responsible for all the content that you post on our platform. You should keep the reviews, questions, posts, learning materials, and other content you upload in line with our Trust & Safety Guidelines and 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.
If we learn that you have used materials that are not under your intellectual property, we can take the action to remove those materials from the platforms and applications.
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.
You may not access our Services if you are from a territory where European businesses are prohibited from engaging in business or if you have been designated a Specially Designated National, Denied Person, or Denied Entity by the Romanian or European government. Further, you agree not to upload any content or technology (including information on encryption) whose export is specially controlled under the Export Administration Regulations or other applicable regulations.
If you are a student, the Services enable you to ask questions to the teacher offering the learning materials you are enrolled in and to post reviews as you see fit. For certain learning materials, the teachers may invite you to submit content as “homework” or tests. Don’t post or submit anything that is not yours.
If you are a teacher, you can submit learning materials for publication on the platform and you can also communicate with the students who have enrolled in your learning materials. In both cases, you must abide by the law and respect the rights of others: you cannot post any learning materials, questions, answer, reviews, or other content that violates applicable local or national laws or regulations of your country. You are solely responsible for any learning material, content, and actions you post or take via the platform and Services and their consequences. Make sure you understand all the copyright restrictions set forth in the Teacher’s Conditions of Us before you submit any learning material for publication on Studylia.
If we are put on notice that your learning material or content violates the law or the rights of others (for example, if it is established that it violates the intellectual property or image rights of others, or is about an illegal activity), if we discover that your content or behavior violates our Trust & Safety Guidelines, 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. Studylia complies with copyright laws. Check out our Intellectual Property Policy for more details.
Studylia has discretion in enforcing these Terms and our Trust & Safety Guidelines. 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 the termination of your account, removal of your content, or blocking of your access to our platforms and services.
If one of our teachers has published a learning material that infringes your copyright or trademark rights, please let us know. Our Teacher’s Conditions of Us require our teachers to follow the law and respect the intellectual property rights of others. For more details on how to file a copyright or trademark infringement claim with us, see our Intellectual Property Policy.
Rights to Content
The content you post as a student or teacher (including learning material) remains yours. By posting learning material and other content, you allow Studylia to reuse and share it but you do not lose any ownership rights you may have over your content. If you are a teacher, be sure to understand the course licensing terms that are detailed in the Teacher’s Terms.
When you post content, comments, questions, and reviews, and when you submit to us ideas and suggestions for new features or improvements, you authorize Studylia 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.
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 Studylia 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.
Using Studylia at Your Own Risk
Anyone can use Studilya to create and publish learning materials. We enable and encourage teachers and students to interact for teaching, learning, and sharing. Like any other web platform where people and parties can post content and interact, some things can go wrong. You agree to use Studylia at your own risk.
We do not review or edit the learning materials for legal issues, and we are not in a position to determine the legality of learning material content. We do not exercise any editorial control over the learning materials that are available on the platform and, as such, do not guarantee in any manner the reliability, validity, accuracy, or truthfulness of the learning materials. If you enroll in learning material, you rely on any information provided by a teacher at your own risk.
By using the Services, you may be exposed to content that you consider offensive, indecent, or objectionable. Studylia has no responsibility to keep such content from you and no liability for your access or enrolments in any earning materials, to the extent permissible under applicable law. This also applies to any earning materials relating to health, wellness, and physical, and psychological exercise. You acknowledge the inherent risks and dangers in the strenuous nature of these types of learning materials, and by enrolling in such learning materials you choose to assume those risks voluntarily, including the risk of illness, bodily injury, disability, or death. You assume full responsibility for the choices you make before, during, and after your enrolments in learning materials.
When you interact directly with a student or a teacher, you must be careful about the types of personal information that you share. While we restrict the types of information teachers may request from students, we do not control what students and teachers do with the information they obtain from other users on the platform. You should not share your email or other personal information about yourself for your safety.
We do not hire or employ teachers nor are we responsible or liable for any interactions involved between teachers 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 teachers 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.
SC The Arktech SRL owns the Studylia web platform and Services, present or future applications and services, and assets like logos, API, code, and content created by our employees.
Just as with any other content, you cannot use them without written authorization, in any way.
All right, titles, and interest in and to the Studylia platform and Services, including our website, our existing or future applications, databases, and the content our employees or partners submit or provide through our Services (but excluding content provided by teachers and students.) are and will remain the exclusive property of Studylia and its licensors. Our platforms and services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of Romania, the European Union, and foreign countries. Nothing gives you a right to use Studylia’s name or any of Studylia’s trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features. Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding Studylia 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 Studylia website and Services:
- access, interact with, or use non-public areas of the platform (including content storage), Studylia’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Studylia’s service providers.
- 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.
- copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, or otherwise attempt to discover any source code of or content on Studylia’s platform or Services.
- 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. 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 Studylia); 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.
You agree that by registering, accessing, or using our Services, you are agreeing to enter into a legally binding contract with Studylia. If you do not agree to these Terms, do not register, access, or otherwise use any of our Services.
If you are a teacher 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.
Any version of these Terms in a language other than English is provided for convenience and you understand and agree that the English language will control if there is any conflict.
These Terms (including any agreements and policies linked from these Terms) constitute the entire agreement between you and us (which include, if you are a teacher, the teacher’s 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: Access to Content, Rights to Content, Using Studylia at Your Own Risk, Studylia’s Rights, The Agreement, Disclaimers, Limitation of Liability, Compensation for harm or loss, and Dispute Resolution.
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 teachers is making misleading statements in their learning materials. 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. Meaning 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 the 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 Studylia 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.
Limitation of Liability
There are risks inherent to using our Services, for example, if you enroll in a health and wellness course like yoga, and you injure yourself. You fully accept these risks and you agree that you will have no recourse to seek damages against you even if you suffer loss or damage from using our platform and Services. Meaning to the extent permitted by law, we (and our group companies, suppliers, partners, and agents) will not be liable for any indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages (including loss of data, revenue, profits, or business opportunities, or personal injury or death), whether arising in contract, warranty, tort, product liability or otherwise and even if we’ve been advised of the possibility of damages in advance. Our liability (and the liability of each of our group companies, suppliers, partners, and agents) to you or any third parties under any circumstance is limited to the greater of one hundred dollars ($100) or the amount you have paid us in the twelve (12) months before the event giving rise to your claims. Some jurisdictions don’t allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so some of the above may not apply to you.
Compensation for harm or loss
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 Studylia, our group companies, and their officers, directors, suppliers, partners, and agents and 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.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
When these Terms mention “Studylia,” they’re referring to the owner of the Studylia platform – SC The Arktech SRL – the legal entity that you’re contracting with. If you’re a student, your contracting entity and governing law will generally be determined based on your location.
If you’re accessing our Services as a teacher, you’re contracting with SC The Arktech SRL and these Terms are governed by the laws of Romania and the European Union without reference to its choice or conflicts of law principles. In cases where the “Dispute Resolution” section below doesn’t apply to you, you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of Romania and the European Union.
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, except where this limitation cannot be imposed by law.
Any notice or other communication to be given hereunder will be in writing and given by registered or certified mail return receipt requested, or by email (by us to the email associated with your account or by you to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Relationship Between Us
You and we agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, contractor, or agency relationship exists between us.
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.
We believe that most disputes can be resolved, so before bringing a formal legal case, please first try contacting our Support Team, via email at email@example.com.
Either of us can bring a claim in small claims court in (a) Romania, (b) the county where you live, or (c) another place we both agree on, as long as it qualifies to be brought in that court.
Going to Arbitration
If we can’t resolve our dispute amicably, you and Studylia 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 (compel arbitration). Either of us can also ask a court to halt a court proceeding while an arbitration proceeding is ongoing.
The Arbitration Process
Any disputes that involve a claim of less than EUR 10,000 must be resolved exclusively through binding non-appearance-based arbitration. A party electing arbitration must initiate proceedings by filing an arbitration demand. 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. Disputes that involve a claim of more than EUR 10,000 must be resolved per the European rules about whether the arbitration hearing has to be in person.
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.
Notwithstanding the “Updating these Terms” section below, if Studylia changes this “Dispute Resolution” section after the date you last indicated acceptance to these Terms, you may reject any such change by providing Studylia written notice of such rejection by email or by email from the email address associated with your Account to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 Studylia in accordance with the provisions of this “Dispute Resolution” section as of the date you last indicated acceptance to these Terms.
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 Studylia reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify and/or make changes to these Terms at any time. If we make any material change, we might notify you using prominent means, such as by email notice sent to the email address specified in your account or by posting a notice through our Services. Modifications will become effective on the day they are posted unless stated otherwise.
Your continued use of our Services after changes become effective shall mean that you accept those changes. Any revised Terms shall supersede all previous Terms.
How to Contact Us
The best way to get in touch with us is to contact our Support Team via email at email@example.com. We’d love to hear your questions, concerns, and feedback about our Services.
Thanks for teaching and learning with us!