These Website Terms of Sale - Online Tuition (Minors) (B2C) are designed
for teaching a minor (i.e. any person under 18) whose parent or guardian
wishes to have their child tutored in any academic or other subject.
All tutoring under these terms is through the medium of online video
streaming of lessons which are live (one way or two way) or recorded (one
way). This template provides for use by provider and student of a
cloud-based web conferencing platform (such as Zoom) for video streaming.
Since the student will be a minor, the document provides that the agreement
to teach him/her is between the tutor and the parent/guardian of the
student, not with the student. The template also includes various
provisions relevant to the fact that that the student is a minor.
This template does not specify any particular subject to be taught, but it
is suitable for teaching any academic subject usually taught in schools in
the UK. Specific details about the teaching arrangements are set out in an attachment to the main body of the template. It is not intended for teaching a musical instrument, as to which
see the Website Terms of Sale - Online Music Teaching (B2C).
Most of the provisions specifically relating to use of a video streaming platform are in the attachment referred to above. If a platform other than Zoom is to be used, the
document can easily be adapted as necessary.
The tutor may be a self-employed individual (sole trader), in which case
he/she will contract personally on these terms and conditions with the
student’s parent/guardian. However, where the provider is a company or
partnership which engages a teacher to provide the tutoring, it (not the
teacher) will contract with the parent/guardian.
In each case the parent/guardian will be contracting as a consumer, not a
This document provides for either a single lesson or a series/package of
lessons to be purchased. It also provides for text/graphics items relevant
to the subject to be downloaded (at any time after any lesson/s have been
purchased) without further charge.
Each lesson may be in any one or more of the following video-streamed
(a) Pre-recorded teaching session capable of being accessed at any time/s
by one or more students. Its nature is such that it is a “one way” event
with no communication between student and teacher. This allows a student to
access the lesson on demand whenever it is convenient to him/her; or
(b) Live private one-to-one lesson which only
one student can access. It is “two way” so that the teacher and student can
see, hear and talk to each other. This lesson can be tailored to the needs
of the particular student; or
(c) Live “one way” lesson (where no student can communicate with the
teacher or any other student). This can be accessed by one or more students
at the same time. If the live lesson is also recorded by the teacher, it
can then also be made accessible for students as a lesson as outlined at
“(a) above; or
(d) Live group class where a number of students access it at the same time
and it is “two way” so that students can, in real time, see, hear, and be
seen and heard by the teacher, and, if the teacher permits, each other.
(The teacher will probably need to limit the students who can have access
on each occasion to a number which is manageable if the teacher needs or
expects to have substantial interaction with students during the course of
the online lesson).
These Terms of Sale anticipate that everything that the tutor sells on
these terms will be via its website, will be digital content, and will be provided online.
No tangible items such as books, CDs, or DVDs will be supplied on these
terms. For tuition in
person at the tutor’s premises or client’s home, not online, please see the
Private Tutor (Minors) Agreements.
Under these Terms of Sale, the parent/guardian has to set up an Account
before purchasing any lessons. He/she can do so without charge and without
committing to purchase any digital content. They can then purchase a
Subscription comprising any online lessons offered on your website. So, for
example, a Subscription might comprise a particular single live or
pre-recorded lesson or a package/series of live and/or pre-recorded
lessons. The Terms of Sale provide that each Subscription provides access
to a relevant lesson on a specific date (if live) or during a stated period
(if pre-recorded). The lessons, dates and periods in each case should be
defined on your website in an appropriate place and confirmed in the
parent/guardian’s order details.
These Terms of Sale guide the parent/guardian through the order process,
explaining the formation of the contract between you and them for the
Subscription, also setting out details about the digital content and its
availability and provision, pricing, payment and licensing.
Particular attention should be given to content descriptions when selling
digital content. This should be reflected in the definition of “Paid
Content” and elsewhere in these terms and also in the information available
on the website or given to a parent/guardian before they sign up for a
Cancellation rights are addressed in detail in the terms, including the
14-day cooling off period granted to consumers under the 2013 Consumer
Further key provisions deal with liability, customer complaints (with
reference to complaints handling policies and procedures, templates for
which are also available from Simply-Docs), contact information, and data
This template applies only to the sale of digital content, leaving the
terms governing the use of the website itself to a separate document.
Optional phrases / clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be
read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused
options should be removed from the document.
These Website Terms of Sale - Online Tuition (Minors) (B2C) contain the
1. Definitions and Interpretation
2. Information About Us
3. Contacting Us
4. Age Restrictions and Consumers only
5. Business Customers
6. Subscriptions, Paid Content, Pricing and Availability
7. Orders – How Contracts are Formed
8. Payment for Subscriptions
9. Provision of Paid Content
11. Problems with Paid Content
12. Cancelling Your Subscription
13. Your Other Rights to End the Contract
14. Our Liability to Consumers
15. Complaints and Feedback
16. How We Use Your Personal Information (Data Protection)
17. Other Important Terms
18. Law and Jurisdiction
1. Use of [Zoom][Other online service delivery platform] web-conferencing
platform to access tutoring online
2. The technology that We will be responsible for providing
3. The technology and other items that You will be responsible for
4. Scope of what We make available to access
5. Account setup needed
6. Your responsibility for Your Account and its security
7. Your privacy and security on each occasion when Tutoring is accessed
8. Health and Safety
9. Teachers, tutors [and] professional references [and DBS]
10. Scope of Our teaching/tutoring – interactive sessions.
These Website Terms of Sale - Online Tuition (Minors)
(B2C) are in open format. Either enter the requisite details in the
highlighted fields or adjust the wording to suit your purposes.
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