Terms of Service

Because it is such an important contract between us and our users, we have tried to make it as clear as possible.

1. General

Updated on March 19, 2023

Elemedu.com is an online platform that provides educators with the ability to create their own profiles, where they can share both their resumes and their educational materials and notes. These services are provided to registered users of the platform, while non-registered users can only search for the content shared by registered users (the provision of services to registered and non-registered users is clarified below). The main objectives of the platform are, on the one hand, the easy creation of a professional profile for educators (with the aim of finding employment) and, on the other hand, the easy search for educational materials.

Elemedu.com does not provide counseling or educational services, but it showcases the profiles of educators, shares educational material from educators, and advertises organizations related to education. Elemedu.com does not participate in the creation and/or publication of educational material, nor is it involved in communication between users. Elemedu.com bears no responsibility for the above or for the behavior of its users. The use of elemedu.com's services is the sole responsibility of the users themselves.

The following Terms of Use regulate the use and operation of the website located at the electronic address https://elemedu.com, hereinafter referred to as the "Platform." If you intend to use information displayed on our platform, please read these Terms of Use first. Note that visiting or using this Platform implies that you accept these Terms of Use. If you do not agree with them, please disconnect and do not use this Platform and its services.

Acceptance of these terms of use is deemed to occur upon the entry and navigation of the visitor/user/member on the Platform. This acceptance constitutes explicit, unconditional, and irrevocable agreement to comply with these terms. In the event of a disagreement by the visitor/user/member with any of the terms, they are obliged to discontinue and avoid browsing the Platform, notifying the administrator if they so desire.

The Platform reserves the right to modify the terms of use at any time and without justification, and amendments are considered only if they are formulated in writing and incorporated into this text. Therefore, it is recommended that visitors/users/members periodically check the content of these terms. In the event of total or partial invalidity or unenforceability of individual terms, the validity of the remainder of the terms is not affected. Any gap that may arise in the agreement between the website and the visitor/user/member due to an invalid term will be filled with new or modified terms that best serve the legal purpose of the respective invalid term. The above applies in any case and for any issues not expressly regulated within the text of the terms of use. Furthermore, the Platform reserves the right to terminate or modify the platform or any of its features or services at any time, without justification and without necessarily notifying users.

In case users need clarification or additional information regarding these terms of use, they can contact the administrators at info@elemedu.com. However, any information provided to users through this communication in no way replaces these terms of use.

2. Purpose of the Platform and its Usage

The main purpose of the platform is to facilitate the easy sharing of educational materials for all levels of education. Through this platform, educators will have the opportunity to create a comprehensive professional profile that includes their resume (education, professional experience, publications in scientific journals, personal website, etc.) as well as their educational materials.

A prerequisite for using the above services is the registration of educators on the platform. It is worth noting that the information published on the platform will be visible to non-registered users as well. Non-registered platform users will be able to view the content shared by registered users and "download" the educational materials of registered users, but they will not have access to any other platform services.

All users are required to comply with the platform's terms of use. Platform users are solely responsible for the information published on their profiles.

User Registration Process

During the registration of a user on the platform, the following information is requested: full name, username, email address, and password. After registering, you will be asked to go to the login page, where you will enter the requested information to log in to your account created on elemedu.com.

After registration, each educator will have the opportunity to edit their profile, add personal information and contact details, create their job profile, format their resume, and upload files with educational materials and notes.

Account Deactivation

In the event that a registered user wishes to delete their account on the platform for any reason, they have the option to do so themselves by clicking on the appropriate page in their profile settings. The user's account and personal data will be deleted directly. The platform only retains the following information: username, login history, and payment history. The platform does not have access to and therefore does not retain billing information. The platform is not responsible for any data that may be automatically collected by search engines, and each user must take the necessary steps to delete their data from these sources themselves.

Furthermore, the platform administrators reserve the right to delete an account or suspend its operation (after notifying the user) following a report of the user's profile or content by other users, if they deem it necessary. The subscription fee for the platform is non-refundable in the event of account deletion.

Description of Services

By registering on the platform, the educator has the opportunity to create their account on the platform. More specifically, the categories of information that the educator can fill out in order to create their personal profile on elemedu.com are as follows:

In the Public Profile, the following information is included:

  • Username (mandatory field)
  • User photo
  • Brief biography
  • Some user information
  • Work/interest area
  • Education
  • Employer information

In the category of Online Presence, the following information is included:

  • Personal website
  • Contact email
  • Published scientific work
  • Personal online store (e-shop)
  • Wishlist
  • Method of donation to the educator

In the Work Profile, the following information is provided:

  • Availability for work
  • Field(s) of specialization
  • Job search announcement
  • Areas where services can be provided
  • Hourly rate
  • Available working hours per week
  • Work phone
  • Work email
  • Skills and competencies
  • Work experience

In the Academic Profile, the following information is included:

  • Educational degrees (bachelor's, master's, and doctoral)
  • Academic research and publications
  • Courses, seminars, and certifications

Additionally, besides the personal information mentioned above, upon registration, the educator will have the option to publish their educational materials and notes related to education. Specifically:

During the file upload process, the following mandatory information will be requested:

  • File name (title)
  • Brief file description
  • File upload (text, image, etc.)
  • Usage license
  • Publication type (public, private, or protected file)

Additionally, for better categorization on the Platform and further promotion of the files, the educator can provide additional information for their files, including:

  • Reference book
  • Chapter
  • Section
  • Difficulty level
  • File language
  • Reference network (Greece, global, etc.)
  • Bibliography
  • Class (kindergarten, 1st grade, etc.)
  • Subject (Mathematics, History, etc.)
  • Material type (worksheet, lesson plan, printable material, etc.)

Users have the option to edit the information of their files and/or delete their files. Furthermore, they can choose to allow or disallow feedback comments from other users. Regarding publication type, users can set their files as public, so that all Platform users can view and save them, private, so that only the user can view them, or protected, so that access is granted only to users who have a unique access code (either automatically assigned or provided by the user).

During the process of adding a note, the following mandatory information will be requested:

  • Note name (title)
  • Main content of the note
  • Usage license
  • Publication type (public or private)

Additionally, for better categorization on the Platform and further promotion of the notes, educators can provide additional information for their notes, including:

  • Note language
  • Reference network (Greece, global, etc.)
  • Related tags (teaching practices, best practices, parenting tips, etc.)

Users have the option to edit or delete their notes.

ATTENTION: Files or notes that are private or protected are not encrypted on the Platform; access to them is simply restricted as mentioned above. It is strongly discouraged to create files or notes containing sensitive personal data.

Finally, registered users will be able to interact with each other. Specifically, they will have the ability to follow other educators, react with stars to files/notes they find valuable, leave feedback comments on files from other educators, and bookmark files that interest them.

The Platform can also be used by non-registered users. Non-registered users will have the option to view or search for the profiles of registered educators and to search for/save educational materials from registered users. Additionally, educational institutions or other businesses related to education will have the opportunity, after contacting the Platform administrators, to advertise or post job listings on elemedu.com.

User Reports

Users of the Platform (both registered and non-registered) have the ability to report either a user and/or the content of their profile or an error they have found on the Platform.

The administrators of the Platform, upon receiving the user's report, will examine the content of the report and take action accordingly. If deemed necessary by the administrators, they will inform the user who made the report about the outcome of the matter.

Hyperlinks to Third-Party Websites

With the help of appropriate links within the Platform, users are provided with the capability to access third-party websites on the internet. The inclusion of these links serves the sole purpose of facilitating visitors'/users'/members' internet browsing. It does not constitute any endorsement or approval of the content of the internet sites linked via these links. Each respective link leads to a different internet site, the browsing of which is subject to the terms of use of that particular internet site. The Platform assumes absolutely no responsibility for the content and personal data management policies of the internet site linked via the link. Access to each respective internet site through the provided links is the sole responsibility of the visitor/user/member.

Newsletter Subscription

By subscribing to elemedu.com, the Platform may send informative newsletters to the email address provided by the user when deemed necessary by the Platform's administrators.

Advertisements

elemedu.com reserves the right to advertise on the internet on websites of its choice or collaborate with advertising companies.

elemedu.com reserves the right to display third-party advertisements on the platform. The advertisements displayed on the platform may contain external links to websites outside the Platform. Advertisements are published on the Platform after consultation with the Platform's administrators. elemedu.com has the right to reject any advertisement for any reason, even after its publication.

Social Media

elemedu.com has the right to maintain accounts on social media platforms of its choice.

Platform's Financial Policy

Some of the services mentioned above are provided to Platform users for free, while others are provided to users on a paid basis through monthly or annual subscriptions.

Payment of the respective amount, based on the subscription chosen by the user, is made through a debit or credit card using the payment service selected by the Platform. You will be required to provide your card number, the expiration date of the credit/debit card, and the CVV code. The connection to the Platform is encrypted, and your user data is not recorded in the Platform's database.

elemedu.com collaborates with the company Stripe for processing payments made through the Platform.

To maintain your user account on the Platform, the corresponding subscription must be paid, as specified in the designated field on the Platform. The subscription fee is non-refundable.

The subscription for the provision of Platform services will be invoiced within days of its initiation, and you will receive the corresponding service invoice or receipt via email, depending on your choice during registration or renewal of your subscription.

3. Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights

By accepting this agreement, you acknowledge and recognize that all content on the Website (documents, texts, trademarks, designs, images, services, electronic files, etc.) constitutes the intellectual property of the Website from the moment of publication on the internet and is, therefore, protected by the relevant provisions of Greek and European law, as well as international conventions. As for the intellectual and industrial property rights of third parties (e.g., cooperating websites, members, or companies), their protection is the exclusive responsibility of their rights holders.

Any use, copying, storage, reproduction, republication, transmission, issuance, download, translation, and modification of any part or the entirety of the content of the Website and the services provided therein is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission.

4. Platform Limitation of Liability

The Platform cannot, under any circumstances, be held responsible for any damage or any other negative consequence that may arise from accessing it and/or using the information and services provided therein. All content and services of the Platform are provided "as is."

In no case are there any guarantees on the part of the Platform regarding the accuracy, completeness, and availability of the content of the pages and services. The Platform does not provide any guarantee that any other website or the servers through which they become available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Therefore, no claim of financial or other nature can be brought for compensation for damage resulting from the above reasons, and the cost is borne solely by the visitor/user in any case.

There is no guarantee on the part of the Platform regarding the suitability, completeness, absence of errors, or sufficiency of what is published in it by its users. The Platform cannot verify whether the information provided by its users is true, and no responsibility is assumed if any of the users provide false information.

Comments, notes, or files posted through the Platform cannot be considered reliable advice, and the Website is not responsible for any decisions made based on them. Users of the Platform are solely responsible for using the information.

The Platform does not participate and cannot be considered responsible for any communication, transaction, or relationship between its users. Each user is solely responsible for their social interactions or transactions with other users.

The Platform does not endorse or accept the information presented by its users.

5. Visitor/User Responsibility

By accepting this agreement, the visitor/user of the website is required, on the one hand, to comply with the current legislative and regulatory provisions and, on the other hand, to refrain from the following illegal and abusive uses of the content and services of the Platform.

Visitors/users of the Platform are expressly prohibited from:

  • Distributing content that is illegal, offensive, indecent, pornographic, threatening, defamatory, annoying, harmful to minors, or expresses national, racial, or other forms of discrimination.
  • Violating the intellectual or other property rights of third parties, including trademarks, trade secrets, and patents.
  • Including any viruses, malware, pop-up ads, and spam that may cause temporary or permanent damage/malfunction to any electronic equipment (hardware and software) and, in general, electronic devices, as well as delays, interruptions, and disruptions to server operations or any telecommunications network.
  • Making false statements about the user's identity or impersonating any person (natural or legal).

In case any third party takes legal action against the Platform for infringement of any lawful interest, falling within the scope of responsibility of the visitor/user/member as defined in the terms of use, the Platform reserves the right to counterclaim against the visitor/user/member. Together with any claims of the third party, the Platform reserves the right to seek compensation from the visitor/user/member for any violation of the terms of use and for any legal consequences arising therefrom.

In any case, accessing and using the Platform implies the user's agreement that the exceptions and limitations of liability set forth in this text are correct and proportionate.

6. Applicable Law and Other Terms

These terms of use, including their amendments, are governed and supplemented, where necessary, by Greek and EU law, as well as the relevant international treaties, and the competent courts are those of Athens.

The Website's primary aim is to resolve, in an amicable and extrajudicial manner, any disputes that may arise from its use or the interpretation and application of these terms of use. For this reason, in case you, as a visitor/user/member, identify any problematic element or information on the website's content, please promptly inform the administrator at info@elemedu.com.

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