REFUND AND PAYMENT POLICY
Your purchase of and payment for lessons shall be regulated by this Refund and Payment Policy.
PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY BEFORE MAKING A PAYMENT AS IT DETERMINES YOUR RIGHTS WITH REGARD TO YOUR PURCHASES, INCLUDING ESSENTIAL RESTRICTIONS AND EXCLUSIONS.
Language Community strives to ensure clear understanding of financial relations between students and tutors with respect to the services we provide. This policy applies to all services and features made available through the Website and any related Language Community mobile device application (collectively, the “Services”). Tutor-Student Transactions Language Community facilitates contracts between users (students (their parents) and tutors) by supplying a platform to request, deliver and pay for such Services. Language Community is only a platform and in no case will be a party to any contracts made by tutors and students, or any other service or materials provided by a tutor. Language Community will in no way be responsible for monitoring any transactions between students/parents, and tutors. Billing Currency and Foreign Exchange Risk Payment transactions will be processed in one of the available currencies as selected by you at checkout.
Currently the currencies available to make payments are USD. For your convenience prices may also be shown in your local currency other than USD. In this case the payment transactions will be processed in USD. The prices you see in currencies other than USD, are indicative (for guidance only).
As a result, certain fees may apply, such as international transaction fees and foreign exchange fees, and the amount listed on your bank statement may be different from the amount shown at checkout. Language Community shall not be responsible for any such fees and currency fluctuations and Language Community hereby disclaims all liability in that regard. We suggest you contact your bank or credit card company if you have any questions about the fees or the applicable exchange rates. Cancellation of a Lesson Lessons can be cancelled any time up to 4 hours before the lesson is due to start and rescheduled thereafter. Otherwise, you are liable to be charged the full amount for the scheduled lesson, unless the tutor agrees not to charge you after a formal discussion. We reserve the right for every tutor to charge the cost of the lesson that is cancelled less than 4 hours before its due time, without possibility of this amount being refunded to the student or transferred to other tutors. As Tutor You can cancel/reschedule lessons through your Language Community account easily by clicking the corresponding button in ‘My lessons’ for the scheduled lesson anytime up to 4 hours before your lesson. You will be asked to provide a reason for cancellation which, in most cases, will be forwarded to your tutor.
Refunds To make a refund the cancellation of lesson(s) is required to be made in 24 hours before the lesson is due to start. If there are extenuating circumstances meaning a lesson is missed or needs to be cancelled at short notice, these refunds can be made at the tutor’s discretion, but there is no obligation on the tutor to do so. Please contact your tutor in the first instance if you would like to be refunded. If you do not receive a response, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information within 72 hours of the original lesson time:
• Date and time of lesson
• Reason for requested refund
• Name of your tutor
The refund option will be available for your payment only during the period of 90 (ninety) days from the date when your payment was made for all unconfirmed lessons. Language Community is not responsible for any kind of fee charged by payment systems and will not cover it when initiating a refund. To the fullest extent permitted by law, any refunds at any time are at our sole discretion only. In case you forgot to claim your refund during the stated period, you can still use these funds and buy the appropriate amount of hours with any other tutor. In case you chose a refund option, its speed and availability of refunded funds on your bank account will depend solely from the terms and policies of your bank regarding the speed of transactions. Your refund may be issued only once. If you buy another lesson(s) at a later time, it will not be subject to the same refund request. No refund will be issued in case the user has lost and/or forgot his/her login credentials (username and passwords), which has resulted in loss of data, temporary loss of access to the user’s account or any other inconveniences for the user. No refund will be issued in case the user has lost connection due to the absence of Internet access, factory reset or updates. Refund Procedure You are required to send your refund request at email@example.com The refund decision shall be made up to 30 calendar days. To the fullest extent permitted by law, any refunds at any time are at our sole discretion only. Chargeback Related In the event of a chargeback by a credit card company (or similar action by another payment provider allowed by us) in connection with your purchase of any lesson(s), you agree that we may suspend access to any and all accounts you have with us. Fees, incurred as the result of chargebacks or other payment disputes brought by you, your bank, or a payment provider, and disputes that require accounting or legal services shall be covered by you. Expired Account In case your last activity on Language Community as of the last payment date is for more than 180 (one hundred eighty) days, your account will be considered expired and gets deleted. Along with your account or profile all personal data processed by Language Community will be erased. Deletion of an Account You may request to delete your Account at any time, however, there are no refunds for cancellation. In case Language Community shall suspend or terminate your Account because of breach of any of our policies, you understand and agree that you shall receive no refund or exchange for any unused lessons or any portion of the Service, any content or data associated with your account, or for anything else. Payment Services We use third party payment services to bill you through an online payments account in lieu of directly processing your credit/debit card information. Your paid balance for one or more lessons is safe in your account as we use an integrated iframe for checkouts from our partners-payment providers (PayPal) and tutors get payment for each confirmed lesson. Correspondingly all transactions are secured as our partners-payment providers use SSL encryption protection. All payment information is stored encrypted and securely a PayPal service. We do not store your payment information on our servers. Data Provided by You You agree and understand that billing information, which you provide to make payment for lesson(s) through Language Community, namely your credit card information and/or PayPal account information, is processed by our partners-payment providers ( PayPal) only. Language Community do not collect, store or otherwise process your billing information. You agree that Language Community will not be responsible for any failures of the third party to adequately protect such information. The processing of payments will be subject to the terms, conditions and privacy policies of our partners-payment providers in addition to this policy. You acknowledge that we may change our partners-payment providers and require them to transfer your information to other service providers that encrypt your information using secure socket layer technology (SSL) or other comparable security technology. Payments and Taxes Available payment methods through our Services are:
All payments shall be made through the Services. Upon receiving payment from a student (or a parent on a student’s behalf), Language Community will hold such payment and disburse it to the applicable tutor on a prorata basis on a per lesson basis. All Users agree that they will not sell or buy tutor services or materials from another User other than through our Services. Tutors, students and parents will be liable for all transaction fees on the services related to the delivery and consumption of services through our Website.
Registering to become a student of Language Community is free. Parties are responsible for paying all fees and applicable taxes associated with delivery and consumption of services through our Website, as well as for using the tools with a valid payment method.
We charge tutors a subscription for our Services. Tutor’s failure to pay required fees shall be a material breach of this Policy and Terms of Service.
Payouts Tutors get payment for each confirmed lesson by a student to their account on the platform. To make the payout tutors may use our third-party payment services ( PayPal ) for the secured transactions.
Updated: March 1, 2022