Terms & Conditions

Overview

Welcome to Edussori. This website is operated by Edussori. Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Edussori. Edussori offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.

By visiting our site and/or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, authors, educators, and/ or contributors of content.

Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our Service. By accessing or using any part of the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to all of the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services.

Any new features or tools which are added to Edussori shall also be subject to the Terms. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms at any time. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

Section 1 – Description of Services

Edussori offers Montessori Educators the opportunity to buy and sell Montessori Materials and to connect with other Montessorians via the Forums. The services provided by Edussori are referenced herein as the “Service”. In order to use our Service, you must register as a member. By signing up with Edussori or by using the Service in any manner you acknowledge and agree to the terms stated in this Agreement.

Becoming a member is free and entitles you to upload your original Montessori Materials for sale or to shop our selection of beautiful Montessori Materials that other members have created. In this Agreement, members who own a shop are referred to as “Authors” and all other members are referred to as “Educators.” Membership also provides you with the opportunity to post questions and read through past posts on a wide variety of educational topics.

There is also an option for Authors to upgrade to a Premium account for $49.00 a year. A Premium account allows you to increase the percentage you make off each purchase. As a Premium member you also will have the opportunity to have your materials featured on the front page and to be interviewed for our newsletter.

Section 2 – Terms of Purchase

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the proper hardware, software and internet connectivity to make use of the digital files provided by our Service. All members who purchase Montessori Materials from the Service will have the ability to download their materials from their My Materials page for as long as the materials are available through the Service. When you make a purchase and payment is approved, you will receive an email with a link for downloading your materials. Downloading materials to your computer ensures access for all materials, even those that have been removed from the Service.

With every purchase you make, you will check the box that says you agree to comply with all the Terms of Service. In addition to the Terms you agree:

  • Not to share the materials you purchase with others unless you have paid for multiple licenses.
  • Not to post materials you receive from Edussori anywhere on the Internet.
  • To pay in full for all materials purchased through the Service.
  • To allow Edussori to charge your credit card, PayPal or other account for any materials purchased.

That the materials transferred to you still remains under ownership of the Author and can not be modified and redistributed for profit or free.

Section 3 – Permitted Uses

By agreeing to these Terms and by using this Site, you attest that:

  • You are at least 18 years of age.
  • You are willing and able to create a binding legal obligation.
  • Your use of Edussori will comply with the Terms at all times.
  • Your use of Edussori will comply with state and federal law at all times.
  • All information provided about yourself is accurate, true, current and complete.
  • You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Username and password.
  • You are solely responsible for your conduct and any content, materials or information that you submit, post, and display on the Service, or that is submitted, posted, and/or displayed on the Service under your Username.
  • You will create only one account.

Section 4 –  Pricing, Fees, Payments and Taxes

Pricing

Authors are responsible for determining the prices of the materials they upload and offer for sale on the Site. Prices can be set as free or with a dollar amount. Through the Author’s Dashboard, Authors have the option of placing their materials on sale and creating coupons to further promote their materials.

Fees

Author Memberships are free and you will receive 60% from each sale minus a fee of $.30 for each transaction. Premium Author Memberships are $49.00 a year and you will receive 85% of each sale and the transaction fee is waived for all sales over $3.00. The remaining percentage for Author Memberships go to the Service, 40% for General Authors and 15% for Premium Authors. Educator Memberships are entirely free and Educators do not pay a service fee for their purchases. The Service and Transaction Fee for each sale will be deducted before being displayed on your Authors Dashboard.

Payments

Edussori will notify you via email of each sale once payment has been approved and the sale will show up on your Authors Dashboard as well. Payments to all Authors will be made on a monthly basis through the PayPal or Stripe account you assigned to your Edussori account.

Taxes

In compliance with IRS regulations, Edussori maintains records of information relating to all sales. Author Members who make more than $20,000 a year will receive a 1099-K form from Edussori and you are solely responsible for submitting this form to the IRS. Author Members who make less than $20,000 are not required to report their sales to the IRS.

Section 5 – Ownership of Materials

You are the sole owner of the materials you post, Edussori does not claim any ownership rights of the content you publish on our Site. By submitting materials on our Site, you attest that you are the sole owner of said materials and all images, writings, pictures and other content are legally yours. Furthermore, you assert that these materials do not infringe on or violate the copyright or intellectual property of another and that you have the express consent of any identifiable persons cited or depicted in your materials.

You grant Edussori license to use any information or content you post on our Site, including but not limited to materials, blog posts, feedback, computer graphics, pictures, data, comments or suggestions. You agree to allow Edussori to store, distribute, reproduce, display or use your content for promotional or any other purpose we choose.

Section 6 –  Copyright

The entire contents of the Site and Service are copyrighted under the United States copyright laws and/or similar laws. This content includes, but is not limited to, logos, text, layouts, icons, materials, pictures, quotes, graphics, software and interfaces. This content may not be copied, published, transmitted, reproduced, downloaded, distributed or modified in any way without Edussori’s prior written permission. Any unauthorized use of Edussori’s content is strictly prohibited.

All Author Members agree to adhere to the United States copyright laws and/or similar laws. Edussori does not have any responsibility to provide you with instructions for determining whether your materials are in compliance with copyright laws, it is your sole responsible to make sure that all of your materials are in compliance and you will be solely liable for any fines incurred from infringing upon copyright. Click here to view our full Copyright Policy.

Section 7 – User Comments, Feedback and Other Submissions

If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, ‘comments’), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments.

We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.

You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right. You further agree that your comments will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.

Section 8 – Prohibited Uses and User Conduct

We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or religion. In order to create and maintain a secure and respectful environment, Edussori expects all members to conduct themselves with respect, civility and grace. We reserve

the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses. In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service

, while using the Service, Members agree not to:

  • Use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose.
  • Violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances.
  • Infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others.
  • Harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability.
  • Submit false or misleading information.
  • Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the service is provided, without express written permission by us.
  • Upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet.
  • Collect or track the personal information of others, including email addresses.
  • Use the site with the pretext to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape.
  • Interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet.
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless you have Edussori’s prior consent.
  • Upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available to Members or visitors any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” “affiliate links,” or any other form of solicitation
  • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
  • Manipulate the price of any Product or interfere with other users’ listings;
  • Circumvent or manipulate our fee structure, the billing process, or fees owed to Edussori,
  • Take any action that may undermine the feedback or ratings systems (such as displaying, importing or exporting feedback information off of the Site).
  • Transfer your Edussori account and User ID to another party without our consent.
  • Manipulate the price of any item or interfere with other Members’ listings;
  • Include hyperlinks, in materials for sale on Edussori, to the website of any other platform or service offering or facilitating the sale of teaching materials or other educational products.
  • Disrupt the normal flow of dialogue with an excessive number of messages (flooding attack) in Forums.
  • Impersonate another user of the Site.
  • Attempt to regain access to Edussori following a ban or account termination, including without limitation by means of opening or attempting to open a new account under the same or different email address.

Section 9 – Referral Program

For promotional purposes, Edussori offers a Referral Program that can be accessed from your Author’s Dashboard. The Referral Program allows you to create a unique URL link that can be shared publically. The URL created can either link to Edussori’s front page or to your shop. All monies generated through the Referral Program will be paid on out a monthly basis through the account you linked for payouts.

Section 10 – Accuracy, Errors and Omissions

Occasionally there may be information on our site or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing and promotions. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information about the Service is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).

We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk.

Section 11 – Modifications to Services and Prices

Prices for our products are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time. We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service. We reserve the right to temporarily change fees for promotional events and such changes are effective only for the dates specified on the Site. Unless otherwise noted, all prices are listed in US Dollars.

Section 12 – Accuracy of Billing and Account Information

We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we will attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers or distributors or are not Montessori Materials.

You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.

Section 13 – Refund Policy

All material sales are final, and no refunds are not generally available. Edussori retains the right to make exceptions to this policy on a case-by case basis. These exceptions include but are not limited to a defective digital file or a misleading or deceptive material description. If an exception is made, Edussori may issue a refund to the affected Educators, which may be in the form of credit to be used on the Site. When a refund is issued, the amount refunded will be deducted from the owner’s next monthly payout. If the amount refunded is more than the next monthly payout, Edussori reserves the right to charge the refund amount to the Author’s credit card, PayPal account, or other account linked to payments.

Products removed from the Service due to a complaint of copyright/trademark infringement, or for any other reason, are not eligible for a refund.

Section 14 – Third-Party Links

Certain content, products and services available via our Service may include materials from third-parties. Third-party links on this site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third-parties.

We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party’s policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party.

Section 15 – Personal Information – Privacy

We take the privacy of our users’ and Members’ information very seriously. We do not sell your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We use your information only as described in the Edussori’s Privacy Policy. By accepting these Terms of Service, you agree to be bound by our Privacy Policy, which is by this reference expressly incorporated into this Agreement.

Please click here to read our full Privacy Policy.

Section 16 – Disclaimer of Warranties

Edussori makes no warranties about the accuracy, integrity or completeness of the content or the products offered for sale on the Site. Edussori specifically disclaims warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, including by not limited to warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability. Edussori makes no warranties or representations about the credibility of the members of the Service; that members will perform as promised; about the truthfulness, accuracy or completeness of the Service’s content or the content of any sites linked to this Service; about the availability, quality, characteristics, legitimacy, functionality, pricing, security or safety of any products or content (including, without limitation, any teaching content) listed for sale on this Service; or about any product descriptions or product literature. Edussori also makes no representations or warranties that the contents of the Service or any materials list for sale on the Service are fit for any particular purpose or will meet any user’s requirements, and assumes no liability or responsibility for any (I) errors, mistakes or inaccuracies of content, (II) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein, (III) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the Service, (IV) any bugs, viruses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through the Service by and third party, and/or (V) any errors or omissions in any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any product or content posted, emailed, sold or otherwise made available through the Service. Edussori does not warrant, endorse, guarantee or assume responsibility for any product or service advertised or offered by a third party through the Service or any hyperlinked website. Edussori is not responsible for monitoring any transaction between you and third-party providers of products or services, including any of Edussori’s author members. As with the purchase of a product or service through any medium via any environment, you should use your best judgement and exercise caution where appropriate. Additionally, Edussori is not responsible for any damages or lost profits that result from members directly contacting other members or for any damages or lost profits resulting from transactions conducted outside of this Service, including transactions that may originate inside the Service but are taken offline or outside the Service.

Section 17 – Limitation of Liability

Edussori does not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free. We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable. You agree that from time to time we may remove the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service at any time, without notice to you.

Changes are periodically added to the information herein. Edussori may make improvements and/or changes to the Site at any time. Edussori makes no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness and/or accuracy of the information, products, services and related graphics contained on the Edussori Website for any purpose.

You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is at your sole risk. The service and all products and services delivered to you through the service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.

In no case shall Edussori, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if Edussori has already been advised of their possibility. Your use of any information or materials on this Site is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

Edussori’s liability to you or any third party shall in no event be, in the aggregate, greater than the lesser of (A) The total amounts paid by you to Edussori during the twelve months prior to the claim or action allegedly giving rise to such liability, or (B) One hundred dollars.

You hereby acknowledge that you understand that by accessing and using the Service and agreeing to the Terms of this Agreement, you may be waiving your rights with respect to claims that are at this time unknown or unsuspected. If you are a California resident, you acknowledge that you have read and understood, and hereby expressly waive, Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California, which provides as follows: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.” Furthermore, if you are a resident of another state or jurisdiction, you agree to waive in advance any similar laws.

Section 18 – Indemnification

By accepting this Agreement, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold Edussori and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any  and all claims, demands, liabilities, or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.

Section 19 – Severability

In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

Section 20 – Termination/Cancellation

Edussori’s Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our site. We reserve the right to terminate your account and access to the Services at any time, without notice. If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination. A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Services. The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.

If you choose to cancel your membership, and/or have your account terminated, Edussori has the license to continue to make your materials available to members who purchased your materials prior to your cancellation.

Section 21 – Entire Agreement

These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to The Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service). Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against Edussori.

Section 22 – Governing Law

These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States.

Section 23 – Changes to Terms of Service

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page.

Section 24 – Contact Information

Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent via the contact form.