Last Updated: October 19, 2022
Welcome to Tuto Edu LLC (“Tuto,” “we,” “us,” or “our”), application and website! We connect individuals who want to learn a subject (“Students”) with an instructor who can help them learn (“Tutors”) for real time video tutoring sessions (“Tutoring Services”) online courses ("Courses'') and live classes ("Classes"). This User Agreement (the “Agreement”) applies to Students and Tutors, and where Students are minors/children under the age of 13, their parent or legal guardian (collectively, “Users,” “you,” or “your”), whether through our websites, somostuto.com and tutor.com (the “Sites”) or Tuto or Tuto Edu mobile device applications (the “Apps,” together with Sites, “the Platform”).
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. THIS AGREEMENT PROVIDES THAT ALMOST ALL DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND TUTO ARE SUBJECT TO BINDING ARBITRATION AND CONTAINS A WAIVER OF CLASS AND COLLECTIVE ACTION RIGHTS AND ANY RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL AS DETAILED IN THE ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER SECTION BELOW. BY ENTERING THIS AGREEMENT, YOU GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT, HAVE YOUR CLAIMS HEARD BY A JURY, AND TO BE PART OF A CLASS OR COLLECTIVE ACTION, TO RESOLVE THESE DISPUTES, AS EXPLAINED IN MORE DETAIL IN THAT SECTION.
PLEASE REVIEW THIS AGREEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY. BY ACCESSING THE PLATFORM OR REGISTERING FOR A USER ACCOUNT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING, AS APPLICABLE, THE ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION PROVISIONS AND VIDEO RECORDING PROVISIONS, AND THAT YOU ARE BINDING YOU, YOUR HEIRS, ASSIGNS, AND SUCCESSORS TO THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU ARE AGREEING TO THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF AN ORGANIZATION OR ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO AGREE TO THIS AGREEMENT ON THAT ORGANIZATION OR ENTITY’S BEHALF AND BIND THEM TO THIS AGREEMENT (IN WHICH CASE, THE REFERENCES TO “YOU” AND “YOUR” IN THIS AGREEMENT, EXCEPT FOR IN THIS SENTENCE, REFER TO THAT ORGANIZATION OR ENTITY).
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE PLATFORM.
You may use the Platform only if you can form a binding contract with Tuto, and only in compliance with this Agreement and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules, and regulations.
If you are a Student, you represent that you are over the age of thirteen (13) years old in the United States or sixteen (16) years old in all other jurisdictions (the “Minimum Age”). If you are a Student over the Minimum Age, but under the legal age of majority, you may not use the Platform unless your parent or legal guardian has provided Tuto verifiable consent and agreed to this Agreement.
If you are a Tutor, you represent that you are over the age of 18.
If Tuto has previously prohibited you from accessing or using the Platform, you are not permitted to access or use the Platform.
2. Additional Terms and Guidelines
Tutor Service Agreement. The Tutor Service Agreement, incorporated herein by reference, also applies to Tutors in their access, registration, or other use of the Platform. Additionally, it specifies the terms and conditions for payment of services rendered to which are subject to the Tutors.
Guidelines. When using the Platform, you are subject to any additional posted guidelines or rules applicable to specific services, offers, and features (the “Guidelines”). All such Guidelines are incorporated by reference into this Agreement. Data Privacy
Tutors are Data Controllers. Tutors will receive Personal Data of Students in the course of Tutors providing and Students receiving Tutoring Services. As used in this Section 3, Personal Data shall have the meaning assigned to the terms “personal data” or “personal information” under applicable data protection laws, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679) (“GDPR”) or the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). With respect to any Personal Data obtained by Tutor pursuant to this Agreement, Tutor agrees to independently comply with its obligations as a “controller” under the GDPR, and a “business” under the CCPA, to the extent applicable to Tutor.
Tuto may make modifications to this Agreement (“Changes”) at any time. Except as explicitly provided in this Agreement, such Changes will be effective as to existing Users after Tuto provides notice of the Changes, either through the Platform user interface or sent to the e-mail address associated with your User account; and when you opt-in or otherwise expressly agree to the Changes or a version of this Agreement incorporating the Changes. If you provide written notice that you do not accept a proposed Change or decline to expressly agree to a proposed Change, Tuto may terminate this Agreement and your use of the Platform.
4. Account Registration and Use
Student Registration. The Platform allows Students to request and engage in a video chat session with a Tutor for purposes of learning and practicing skills in any subjects of a Student’s choice (a “Session”). The Platform also allows Students to purchase and enroll in live classes and online courses. To access a Session in our Tutoring Services, you must register and create an account through the Platform. Registration shall require you to: (i) create a unique user name and password, (i) provide an e-mail address, (iii) indicate your current country of domicile, (iv) phone number. Note that Tuto does not have access to your payment card information, as we use a third-party payment processor to receive and process payments.
Tutor Registration. To use the Platform and offer tutoring services to Students, Tutors must register and create an account through the App or the Site. As part of the registration process, we may require a Tutor to: (i) create a unique user name and password, (ii) provide an e-mail address, (iii) indicate Tutor’s current country of domicile, (iv) Merchant Registration (only applicable to Puerto Rico residents), (v) Good Conduct Certification (Certificado de Antecedentes Penales) and (vi) CV or resume and (vii) indicate that Tutor is at least eighteen (18) years of age.
Registration Accuracy. You agree that the information you provide, at all times, will be true, accurate, current, and complete. You also agree that you will ensure that this information is kept, accurate and up-to-date at all times.
Password. When you register, you will be asked to provide a password. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account. If you have reason to believe that your account is no longer secure (for example, in the event of a loss, theft or unauthorized disclosure or use of your account ID or password), you will immediately notify Tuto. You may be liable for the losses incurred by Tuto or others due to any unauthorized use of your account.
Personal Use. Except as provided herein, Tuto accounts shall only be used by the User who registered for that account. Purchases made by a Student may only be used by that Student in that Student’s account. You agree not to share your user name and password or otherwise permit any other person to access or use your Tuto account. Under no circumstances may a Tutor allow other individuals to use the Tutor’s account to perform any Services. Tuto reserves the right to cancel a registered account for noncompliance of any of the terms aforementioned.
5. Tuto is a Marketplace Provider
You understand that Tuto is not in the business of providing tutoring services. Tuto provides an online marketplace that connects Students with Tutors.
Tutors are Independent Contractors. You acknowledge that Tutors are independent contractors operating an independent business enterprise who use the Platform to offer and provide Tutoring Services, online Courses and live Classes to Students. Tuto is not an employer of, or joint employer or integrated or single enterprise with any Tutor. You acknowledge and agree that Tuto has no responsibility for, control over, or involvement in the scope, nature, quality, character, timing or location of any work or services performed by Tutor, including any work or services that any individual affiliated with the Tutor may provide, either as an employee, independent contractor, or otherwise. Student further represents, acknowledges, and warrants that throughout the Term it shall at all times treat Tutor as independent contractors and that Student will take no action that is inconsistent with such classification. Tuto is under no obligation to ensure any Session is completed to Student’s satisfaction.
Tutors Provide Materials. You understand that, except as otherwise specifically agreed between Student and Tutor, Tutor will provide all equipment, tools, materials, and labor that he or she needs to perform the Tutoring Services agreed to with Student and that Tuto will provide no equipment, tools, materials, or labor that may be needed to perform the Tutoring Services under this Agreement. Tuto will, however, in its discretion, provide both Student and Tutor with access to the Platform to facilitate access to available, optional support resources and materials.
6. Rules and Prohibitions
You may not:
If you are a Student, you further agree to only engage in Sessions, Classes and Courses for the sole purpose of learning or practicing. If you are a Tutor, you further agree to only engage in Sessions, Classes and Courses for the sole purpose of teaching any subject to a Student.
7. User Content
We may allow you to submit, post, upload, publish, submit, transfer, link, display, or otherwise make available (hereinafter, “post”) information, text, graphics, photograph, audio, video, postings, reviews, designs, inventions, or other materials on the Platform (“User Content”) that may or may not be viewable by other Users. You retain ownership of all intellectual property rights you have in the User Content you post on the Platform.
You shall be solely responsible for your own User Content and the consequences of posting or publishing it, and you agree that we are only acting as a passive conduit for your online distribution and publication of your User Content. You understand that Tuto does not control, and is not responsible for, User Content, and that by using the Platform, you may be exposed to User Content from other Users that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. To report any inappropriate activity, please e-mail Tuto at email@example.com. Please also note that User Content may contain typographical or other inadvertent errors or inaccuracies.
Tuto reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove or disable access to any User Content from the Platform, suspend or terminate your account at any time, or pursue any other remedy or relief available under equity or law if you post any User Content that violates this Agreement or we consider to be objectionable for any reason. You agree that Tuto reserves the right to monitor User Content (but does not assume the obligation), and you understand it remains your sole responsibility to monitor your User Content and ensure that your User Content is accurate and consistent with your representations and warranties in this Agreement.
Tuto reserves the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, (ii) enforce this Agreement, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues, (iv) respond to User support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of Tuto, its Users and the public.
8. License to Use the Platform
You will not use, copy, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast, or otherwise exploit the Platform or content available therein, except as expressly permitted in this Agreement. The Platform or content available therein are provided to you AS IS. If you download or print a copy of any content available on the Platform for personal use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained thereon. No licenses or rights are granted to you by implication or otherwise under any intellectual property rights owned or controlled by Tuto or its licensors, except for the licenses and rights expressly granted in this Agreement.
9. Ownership and Proprietary Rights
The Platform is owned and operated by Tuto. The videos, content, visual interfaces, information, graphics, design, compilation, computer code, products, software, services, and all other elements of the Platform (“Tuto Materials”) are protected by United States copyright, trade dress, patent, and trademark laws, international conventions, and all other relevant intellectual property and proprietary rights, and applicable laws. All Tuto Materials are the property of Tuto or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/or third-party licensors. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to Tuto or its affiliates and/or third-party licensors. Except as expressly authorized by Tuto, you agree not to sell, license, distribute, copy, modify, publicly perform or display, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, create derivative works from, or otherwise make unauthorized use of the Tuto Materials.
Any feedback, comments, questions, or suggestions (collectively, “Feedback”) you may provide regarding the Platform is entirely voluntary and we will be free to use such feedback, comments or suggestions without any obligation to you. By sending us any Feedback, you further (i) agree that we are under no obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Feedback; (ii) acknowledge that we may have something similar to the Feedback already under consideration or in development; (iii) grant us an irrevocable, non- exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide license to use, modify, prepare derivative works, publish, distribute, and sublicense the Feedback; and (iv) irrevocably waive, and cause to be waived, against Tuto and its users any claims and assertions of any moral rights contained in such Feedback. These provisions regarding Feedback shall survive any termination of your account or the Platform.
Hardware and Software. Engaging in a Session, Courses and live Classes requires compatible hardware and may require the download and installation of specified software. You are solely responsible for acquiring and installing any such hardware and software and for determining compatibility with your system, and hereby assume all risk and liability associated with such hardware and software. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to review and comply with all applicable license agreements and other terms and conditions relating to all software you use in connection with Sessions, Courses,live Classes and the Platform, generally.
Restrictions on Use. You agree to only engage in Sessions, Courses and live Classes for your personal, non-commercial purposes and agree not to record, copy, redistribute, broadcast, publicly perform or publicly display any such Session, except as allowed by this Agreement.
11. Tutor Availability and Tutor Quality
Tutor Availability. Sessions are subject to Tutor availability, and Tuto does not guarantee that any particular (or any) Tutor will be available at any given time.
Tutor Quality. You acknowledge that Tuto has no duty to verify any stated credentials, experience or qualifications of any Tutor, and that Tuto does not conduct any screening of Tutors other than as expressly set forth in this Section. If you wish to submit a complaint regarding any Tutor, please contact Tuto at firstname.lastname@example.org. Users are responsible for their communications or other interactions with other Users on or through the Platform. Tuto reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disagreements between Users, including between Students and Tutors.
12. Payments on the Platform
Payment. Students pay for Tutoring Services by Tutor's rate or the listing price of the Courses and live Classes. . Payment will occur through a third-party payment system (e.g., Stripe). All payment terms and conditions are governed by your applicable agreements with the third-party payment system, as applicable. Fees displayed to you are exclusive of any taxes that may be due in connection with such fees, and you agree to pay any such taxes that may be due, other than taxes based on Tuto’s net income. You also agree to pay Tuto any costs and expenses incurred by Tuto, including reasonable attorney’s fees, in recovering any fees due hereunder.
Payment Plans. We may provide Students with an option to sign up for a payment plan in which a designated amount will be charged to a Student account on a monthly (or as otherwise designated) basis (a “Payment Plan”). By signing up for a Payment Plan and providing us with your payment account information, you are signing up to an auto-renewing subscription requiring recurring payments and agree to pay the amount designated for your particular Payment Plan on a renewing basis. If you sign up for a Payment Plan, you will be charged the first recurring payment on the date of the registration for the Payment Plan, and you will then be charged on a recurring basis until you cancel the Payment Plan or we terminate it. Your account will include information on the payment date for your Payment Plan. In some cases, your payment date may change, for example if your payment method has not successfully settled or if your Payment Plan began on a day not contained in a given month. If a payment is not successfully settled, due to expiration, insufficient funds, or otherwise, and you do not cancel your account, we may suspend your access to the Platform until we have successfully charged a valid payment method.
You may cancel a Payment Plan at any time in your account settings. You must cancel a Payment Plan before it renews to avoid billing of the next installment under your particular Payment Plan.
No Refunds. Purchased Sessions are non-refundable, and completed Sessions are non-creditable. If you have been mistakenly charged for Sessions you did not purchase, you may request a refund. Refund requests will be evaluated by the third-party payment system or Tuto. If you feel you have been charged in error, please contact Tuto at email@example.com. A refund request must be received by Tuto within thirty (30) days of the charge in order to be considered.
Tutors Rate. You will pay Tutors through published rate, you will be charged per that amount which shall be reflected on an electronic receipt per each purchase.
Mobile Services. Use of the Apps may require usage of data services provided by your wireless service carrier. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for data usage fees and any other fees that your wireless service carrier may charge in connection with your use of the Apps.
13. Tutor Eligibility and Rules
In addition to the other rules and prohibitions set forth in this Agreement, the following terms in this Section 14 applies to Tutors.
Eligibility. Prospective Tutors may buy a monthly subscription plan and apply to Tuto to offer their tutoring services, sell Classes or Courses through the Platform. Tuto reserves the right to request information to assess your eligibility to offer your tutoring services, and Tuto may accept or deny your request for any reason or no reason at Tuto's sole discretion.
Services To Be Performed. If you are accepted as a Tutor on the Platform, you will be eligible to provide tutoring services through the Platform to Students or to sell online Courses or live Classes. You agree to use your best efforts in the performance of your teaching services, and you further agree to cooperate with Tuto’s personnel, not to interfere with the conduct of Tuto’s business, and to observe all Tuto rules, regulations and security requirements with respect to the safety and safeguarding of persons and property.
14. Modifications and Termination of Accounts or the Platform
Platform. Tuto may make changes to or discontinue any of the media, products or services available within the Platform at any time, and without notice. The media, products or services on the Platform may be out of date, and Tuto makes no commitment to update these materials on the Platform. We may modify the Platform or terminate access to the Platform without prior notice, and you agree that Tuto shall not be liable to you or any third party for any such termination.
Account. We may, in our discretion, with or without cause, with or without prior notice and at any time, decide to limit, block, suspend, deactivate, or cancel your account in whole or in part. If we exercise our discretion under this Agreement to do so, any or all of the following can occur with or without prior notice or explanation to you: (a) your account will be deactivated or suspended, your password will be disabled, and you will not be able to access the Platform or your User Content, or receive assistance from Tuto support teams; and (b) if appropriate in our sole discretion, we may communicate to other Users that your Account has been terminated, blocked, suspended, deactivated, or cancelled, and why this action has been taken. You may cancel your use of the Platform and/or terminate your account at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If we terminate the account of a Tutor, the applicable Tutor shall be entitled to payment for tutoring services performed by the Tutor prior to the effective date of termination, payable within sixty (60) days of termination. Such payment shall constitute full settlement of any and all claims of Tutor of every description against Tuto.
15. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice
It is Tuto’s policy to respond to alleged infringement notices that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 ("DMCA"). If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible via the Platform, please notify Tuto to email@example.com. For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide the following information in writing:
An electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and where it is located on the Platform.
Information reasonably sufficient to permit Tuto to contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and email address.
A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or law.
A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner.
The above information must be submitted to the following DMCA Agent:
Attn: DMCA Notice, Tuto Edu LLC
HC4 Box 8514
Comerío, Puerto Rico 00782
UNDER FEDERAL LAW, IF YOU KNOWINGLY MISREPRESENT THAT ONLINE MATERIAL IS INFRINGING, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION FOR PERJURY AND CIVIL PENALTIES, INCLUDING MONETARY DAMAGES, COURT COSTS, AND ATTORNEYS' FEES.
Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying Tuto and its affiliates that your copyrighted material has been infringed. The preceding requirements are intended to comply with Tuto’s rights and obligations under the DMCA, including 17 U.S.C. §512(c), but do not constitute legal advice. It may be advisable to contact an attorney regarding your rights and obligations under the DMCA and other applicable laws.
In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, Tuto has adopted a policy of, in appropriate circumstances and at Tuto’s sole discretion, terminating the account or access of users who are deemed to be infringers or repeat infringers.
16. Third-Party Links and Resources
17. Disclaimers; No Warranties
THE PLATFORM AND ANY THIRD-PARTY, MEDIA, SOFTWARE, SERVICES, OR APPLICATIONS MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE PLATFORM ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, Tuto, AND ITS SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS AND PARTNERS, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.
Tuto, AND ITS SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS AND PARTNERS, DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FEATURES CONTAINED IN THE PLATFORM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE PLATFORM, SITE, APP OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
Tuto, AND ITS SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS AND PARTNERS, DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE PLATFORM IN TERMS OF CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT Tuto NOR ITS SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS OR PARTNERS) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ANY NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU DOWNLOAD, OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN MEDIA, MATERIAL, OR OTHER DATA THROUGH THE USE OF THE PLATFORM AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH MATERIAL OR DATA.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS OR COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
18. Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL Tuto OR ITS AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR THIRD PARTY PARTNERS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE Tuto MATERIALS ON THE PLATFORM OR THE PLATFORM ITSELF, OR ANY OTHER INTERACTIONS WITH Tuto, EVEN IF Tuto OR A Tuto AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASES, Tuto’S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
IN NO EVENT SHALL Tuto’S OR ITS AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR THIRD PARTY PARTNERS OR SUPPLIERS’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE GREATER OF: (A) THE TOTAL AMOUNTS YOU HAVE PAID TO Tuto (OR ARE PAYABLE TO YOU BY Tuto) HEREUNDER DURING THE SIX (6) MONTHS PRECEDING THE DATE OF THE CLAIM AND (B) FIFTY (50) U.S. DOLLARS.
THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES SOLD OR PROVIDED TO YOU BY THIRD PARTIES OTHER THAN Tuto AND RECEIVED BY YOU THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE PLATFORM OR RECEIVED BY YOU THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED ON THE PLATFORM.
You agree to indemnify and hold Tuto, and its affiliated companies, and its suppliers, licensors and partners, harmless from any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, including attorney’s fees, arising out of your use or misuse of the Platform, violation of the rights of any other person or entity, or any breach of this Agreement.
Tutor shall further be solely liable for, and shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Tuto and its successors and assigns from and against any claim or liability of any kind (including penalties, fees or charges) resulting from Tutor’s failure to pay the taxes, penalties, and payments due under this Agreement, including the Tutor Addendum. Tutor shall further indemnify, defend and hold harmless Tuto and its successors and assigns from and against any and all loss or damage resulting from any misrepresentation, or any non-fulfillment of any representation, responsibility, misconduct thru the services, covenant or agreement on his part, as well as any and all acts, suits, proceedings, demands, assessments, penalties, judgments of or against Tuto relating to or arising out of the activities of Tutor and Tutor shall pay reasonable attorneys' fees, costs and expenses incident thereto.
Tuto reserves the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims.
20. Arbitration and Class Action Waiver
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY. IT AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT.
Subject to restrictions and prohibitions in applicable law, you and Tuto mutually agree to resolve any and all covered justiciable disputes between you exclusively through final and binding arbitration instead of a court or jury trial. Except as explicitly stated otherwise in this Arbitration and Class Action Waiver section, this arbitration agreement requires the arbitration of any claims that Tuto or you may have against the other or against any of their:
officers, directors, employees, subcontractors, or agents in their capacity as such or otherwise,
direct or indirect parents and subsidiaries, and
affiliates, agents, successors or assigns,
each and all of which may enforce this arbitration agreement as direct or third-party beneficiaries.
Scope. This arbitration agreement is governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16) and applies to any and all claims or controversies, past, present or future, arising out of or relating to this Agreement, this arbitration agreement, or any access or use of the Platform, including without limitation, Tutor’s independent contractor classification, Tutor’s provision of services, Student’s receipt of services, any payments made to Tutor through the Platform or arising out of or relating to the acceptance or performance of services arranged through the Platform, the termination of this Agreement, claims of harassment, retaliation, or discrimination and all other aspects of a Student’s or Tutor’s relationship (or the termination of its relationship) with Tuto, whether arising under federal, state or local statutory and/or common law. You and Tuto agree that the mutual obligations contained in this Agreement and to arbitrate disputes provide adequate consideration for this arbitration agreement. Without limitation, claims covered by this arbitration requirement include any statutory claims under state or federal law, including, but not limited to, claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, the California Labor Code, claims of harassment, discrimination or wrongful termination and any statutory claims.
Initial Dispute Resolution: Most disputes can be resolved without resort to litigation. You can reach Tuto’s support at firstname.lastname@example.org. Except for intellectual property and small claims court claims, the parties agree to use their best efforts to settle any dispute, claim, question, or disagreement directly through consultation with the Tuto support department, and good faith negotiations shall be a condition to either party initiating a lawsuit or arbitration.
Demand for Arbitration. If the parties do not reach an agreed-upon solution within a period of thirty (30) days from the time informal dispute resolution is initiated under the Initial Dispute Resolution provision above, then either party may initiate binding arbitration as the sole means to resolve claims, subject to the terms set forth below. If either party initiates arbitration, the initiating party must notify the other party in writing via U.S. Mail, or hand delivery within the applicable statute of limitations period. This demand for arbitration must include: (i) the name and address of the party seeking arbitration; (ii) a statement of the legal and factual basis of the claim; and (iii) a description of the remedy sought. Any demand for arbitration by Student or Tutor must be delivered to HC4 Box 8514 Comerío Puerto Rico 00782. The Arbitrator will resolve all disputes regarding the timeliness or propriety of the demand for arbitration. The parties understand that, absent this mandatory arbitration provision, they would have the right to sue in court and have a jury trial. They further understand that, in some instances, the costs of arbitration could exceed the costs of litigation and the right to discovery may be more limited in arbitration than in court.
Class and Collective Action Waivers. You and Tuto mutually agree that by entering into this arbitration agreement, both waive their right to have any covered dispute or claim brought, heard or arbitrated as a class action and/or collective action, and an Arbitrator will not have any authority to hear or arbitrate any class and/or collective claim (“Class Action Waiver”). Notwithstanding any other clause contained in this arbitration agreement or the AAA Rules, as defined below, any claim that all or part of this Class Action Waiver is unenforceable, unconscionable, void, or voidable may be determined only by a court of competent jurisdiction and not by an Arbitrator. The Class Action Waiver will be severable from this arbitration agreement in any case, in which (1) the dispute is filed as a class and/or collective action and (2) there is a final judicial determination that all or part of the Class Action Waiver is invalid, unenforceable, unconscionable, void, or voidable. In such case, the class and/or collective action to that extent must be litigated in a civil court of competent jurisdiction, but the portion of the Class Action Waiver that is enforceable shall be enforced in arbitration.
Arbitration Procedures. Except as otherwise stated in this arbitration agreement, any arbitration shall be governed by the American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitration Rules (“AAA Rules”), subject to the following: