Terms and conditions

1. Introduction

These Terms and Conditions of Service Provision (“Terms”) were written in English. Should there be a conflict between any translation of these Terms and this version, the English version shall prevail. These Terms and any contractual or non-contractual dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with their subject matter are and will be governed by the U.S. law.
By accessing this website, you are bound by these Terms, and you agree that you are responsible for compliance with any local and national laws and regulations. Should you disagree with any of these Terms, you are no longer allowed to access this website.
These Terms become binding upon the user from the time of them accessing the website, and are valid through an infinite period of time. In the event one or more provisions of these Terms become invalid or unenforceable for any reason, it shall not affect validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions. From here on, “GeeklyHub”, “website”, “we”, “us” and “Platform” refer to geeklyhub.com. “Users”, “you” refer to students, teachers and tutors unless a specific user group is addressed.

2. Registration and Account Security

These Terms require users to make the following commitments pertaining to registration and maintaining their account security:
  • It is prohibited to provide any false personal information whenever it is required for obtaining any free or paid services from GeeklyHub;
  • It is prohibited to create an account for anyone other than yourself;
  • It is allowed to create more than one personal account only under special circumstances such as erroneous deactivation of previously existing account;
  • If we disable or deactivate a User’s account, this user is not allowed to create another one unless we grant our permission to do so;
  • It is required to keep user account and contact information accurate and up to date;
  • It is forbidden to share account access data such as password or log in with third parties;
  • We reserve the right to remove or reclaim your account identifier if we believe it is appropriate such as when we receive an intellectual property rights complaint;

3. Safety

We commit ourselves to GeeklyHub safety but we cannot guarantee it unless our Users commit themselves to it as well. We require our Users to follow these rules to ensure the website is safe for you and for others:
  • Users are not allowed to post unauthorized commercial content;
  • Users are not allowed to scrape or collect user data or website content using automated means such as web crawlers, spiders, harvesting bots or other tools;
  • Users are prohibited to promote multi-level marketing schemes on the Platform;
  • Users are prohibited to post malicious code;
  • Users are prohibited to unlawfully collect account information of other Users;
  • Users are not allowed to bully, harass or otherwise intimidate other Users;
  • Users are prohibited to post content that can be defined as hate speech, pornography, violence, graphic violence or nudity;
  • Users are not allowed to use GeeklyHub to conduct anything discriminatory, misleading, illegal, malicious;
  • Users are not allowed to do anything that might disable, overload or otherwise impair proper operation of GeeklyHub website or otherwise interfere with GeeklyHub functionality;
  • Users are not allowed to encourage any violations of these Terms or any other policies.

4. Content Regulations

Users are solely responsible and bear full liability for content they choose to post or send viaGeeklyHub. The following types of content are prohibited on GeeklyHub:
  • Offensive language or language that is likely to harass, offend, embarrass, alarm, or otherwise annoy another user;
  • Obscene or offensive to human dignity;
  • Insulting, abusive, threatening, promoting or encouraging racism, sexism or hatred;
  • Containing images or semblance of an individual under eighteen (18) years of age;
  • Containing commercial information such as competitions, junky email or advertising or linking to other websites;
  • Containing spyware, malware, viruses, corrupt files or other malicious code that is intended to disrupt, interrupt or damage software or hardware such as networks or servers;
  • Damaging or interfering with or intercepting any personal information whether from GeeklyHub or from other sources;
  • Violating or infringing any other third party’s rights such as intellectual property rights and / or privacy.

5. GeeklyHub Operation and Liability Regarding Use of the Site

  • Users are fully liable for their own actions regarding to creation and providing information on their personal pages or in their personal account on the Platform as well as for actions pertaining to sharing such information with other Users in accordance with the U.S. legislation. The breach of these Terms and / or effective U.S. legislation or local laws results in civil, administrative or criminal liability whenever applicable.
  • GeeklyHub provides a technical possibility to use the Platform; it does not influence the content of user’s personal pages, does not exercise any control and is not liable for any actions or errors and omissions of any of the Platform users regarding the use of the website;
  • The Platform, its software and information architecture does not contain and will not contain any means for automatic censorship and control of actions pertaining to the information shared by its users;
  • The Platform does not preliminary moderate or censor User information; any actions pertaining to protection of the rights and interests of individual users and compliance with effective U.S. or local legislation will be carried out only after the individual addresses their concerns directly toGeeklyHub;
  • GeeklyHub reserves the right to change the Platform’s design, its content, its services, list of scripts, objects used or stored on the website, server side applications, third-party APIs and tracking beams with or without advance notice of such changes.
  • GeeklyHub should not be held liable for any breach of these Terms by any User of this Platform and has the right to moderate, modify or remove any information made public by the User that violates any of the rules set by these Terms. Such moderation, removal of modification of information may happen upon discretion of GeeklyHub or upon receipt of such violation from other Users or third parties. GeeklyHub also reserves the right to indefinitely terminate or temporary suspend User’s access to the website, its sections or services in part or in full, without providing an explanation for the exact reason or a detailed advanced notice and without liability regarding any damage that might be or was inflicted upon the user as a result of such suspension or termination if GeeklyHubassumes the User to be a threat to the Platform, its functionality or its users.
  • Termination or suspension of User’s access to the platform means permanent removal of all information in the User’s account and restriction to user’s access to the website.
  • GeeklyHub undertakes the responsibility for proper operation and timely service of the website. In case of technical failures or interruptions, GeeklyHub is responsible for restoring operation of the website. GeeklyHub should not be held liable for failures and temporary interruptions or damage caused by them such as the resulting loss of any information. GeeklyHub should not be held liable for any damage to the User’s mobile phone, laptop or desktop computer or any other device used for interaction with GeeklyHub that was caused by or linked to downloading any materials from the website or via links to sources available on the website.

6. Student Policies

Student terms of use and conditions of service are covered by these Terms as well as by the website’s Honor Code. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with and abiding to conditions outlined in the aforementioned Honor Code. Failure to comply with the Honor Code will result in immediate Student account termination.

7. Tutoring Policies

General tutoring policies

For marketing and brand identification purposes, GeeklyHub users who act as educational providers accessible to Students via their personal account are labelled “Geeks”. “Tutors” and “Geeks” are interchangeable terms. For the purpose of this document, policies regulating behavior of Geeks are listed under Tutoring policies section. Lesson Service is a primary deliverable of tutors that is provided to students as a result of paid cooperation. Lesson Service is defined as tutoring or educational service that a Student may receive from a “Geek”. GeeklyHub acts as an interface designed and developed to facilitate request of such services, collect and process payments from Students, ensure financial security of Students and Tutors.

How tutoring services work

GeeklyHub is a platform that provides functionality, by using which as student can request and pay for Lesson Services provided by tutors. GeeklyHub provides and ensures proper operation of functionality that enables provision of Lesson Services. This functionality includes but is not limited to direct interaction (instant messaging), file sharing (upload and download), encryption (SSL), and document collaboration. GeeklyHub does not act as a provider of Lesson services. GeeklyHubdoes not act on behalf and is not a legal, financial or other type of representative of any User (Student or Tutor). Tutors are independent contractors and they are not employees or representatives of GeeklyHub.

Interaction between students and tutors

GeeklyHub does not bear any responsibility for decisions made regarding the provision of Lesson Services by either students or tutors. GeeklyHub informs the student that this type of decision is solely her responsibility; similarly, GeeklyHub informs the tutor that a decision to provide a service to a student is made by the tutor alone. GeeklyHub does not censor or check content of Lesson Services provided to the student. Students are responsible for verifying appropriate quality of content provided by tutors; disputes regarding quality of content provided by tutors may only be initiated based upon confirmation of insufficient quality of such content and / or Lesson Services.GeeklyHub requires all tutors to provide accurate and timely updated information about themselves.GeeklyHub undertakes all feasible actions that would allow to screen and verify information about the tutor as well as her academic credentials; however, GeeklyHub does not guarantee completeness of such screening or verification should the information obtained about tutor’s skills or credentials be somehow corrupt or counterfeit. GeeklyHub does everything possible to avoid and prevent identity falsifications and it should not be held liable for such falsifications. GeeklyHub is not responsible for any mental, physical or psychological damage done to the Student or the Tutor during their interaction. Should there be a strong belief that a certain interaction between the Student or the Tutor might be dangerous to any party, the party holding such beliefs should contact the authorities immediately.

Exchange of files between Users

Collaboration between Students and Tutors may include exchange of files. GeeklyHub should not be held liable and does not bear any responsibility for the content, accuracy, legality and safety of these files. Users assume full responsibility and risk for downloading and opening these files.

Tutor behavior guidelines

Once a User is approved as a tutor, they agree to the following behavior guidelines:
  • They have necessary qualifications and expertise that are supported by academic credentials.
  • These qualifications allow them to offer lesson services.
  • They are to provide truthful, accurate and legitimate credentials to support their qualifications and expertise. These credentials are to be supported by photocopied or scanned and verified originals of documents from legitimate and recognized academic institutions. These documents are to be provided upon request from GeeklyHub.
  • They are prohibited to use GeeklyHub to engage in any business activity that would violate any national or local laws and academic policies of Universities, Colleges or other U.S. academic institutions.
  • They are prohibited to facilitate directly or indirectly violations of such laws and academic policies by other users.
  • They are prohibited to either directly or indirectly facilitate violations of GeeklyHub Honor Code.
  • They are prohibited to create circumstances that would result in any form of academic dishonesty.
  • They are prohibited to engage in any activity that would result in GeeklyHub purchasing licenses or paying any royalties.
Violations of the guidelines above would result in immediate termination of cooperation and account suspension.

8. Financial Policies

Monetary deposits

All payments made by Users of the platform are transferred to their internal Account Balance.GeeklyHub does not collect payments on behalf of tutors; it acts as a temporary holder of corresponding payments. Payment is released to the Tutor once a Student confirms receipt of Lesson Services in her personal account on GeeklyHub. Tutors can expect payment for Lesson Services to be held in Student’s internal Account Balance until cooperation between Student and Tutor resulted in delivery of requested Lesson Services. Tutors can expect payment for Lesson Services to be released once quality of Lesson Service received by the student was accepted as appropriate by the student.

Tutor charges

Tutors who want to be featured and / or prioritized in the Student’s Account and / or on homepage of the website, need to pay an additional fee that is determined by GeeklyHub. Payment to Tutors for Lesson Services is released to their internal Account Balance and can be withdrawn on a pre-arranged schedule.

Student charges

Students who request Lesson Services are to pay a fee that is charged by the Tutor and a mark-up that is established by GeeklyHub. This mark-up fee is necessary and unavoidable; it is charged for holding funds, transferred by the Student, in her Account Balance.

9. Disclaimer

  • Materials on GeeklyHub website are provided “as is”. GeeklyHub does not provide any explicit or implicit warranties, and disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation warranties or conditions of merchantability or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights.
  • GeeklyHub does not guarantee and does not make any warranties regarding the accuracy or reliability of the use of the materials on GeeklyHub website or on any other websites linking to this website.
  • GeeklyHub website materials could include technical, typographical or photographic errors.GeeklyHub does not provide any guarantee that materials on its website are accurate, complete, or without such errors.
  • GeeklyHub does not make any commitment to update materials on its website.
  • GeeklyHub may change materials on its website at any time without prior notification.

10. Link Policy

GeeklyHub does not review and will not review in the future all websites linking to this website, and should not at any point be held responsible for contents of such websites. Use of such linking websites is at User’s own risk.

11. Site Terms of Use Modifications

GeeklyHub may revise these Terms and Conditions of use at any time without prior notification. By using this website, you agree to be bound by the published and current version of these Terms.