Thank you for your interest in Quraniah.com (hereinafter referred to interchangeably as “Quraniah”), which operates under the brand name “Quraniah” and provides technology and services for online distance learning (Teaching) at www.quraniah.com (Site) and its subdomains (Platform).
Quraniah merely facilitates Teaching by Tutors, online and related services, such as billing and scheduling. Quraniah does not act as Tutor itself or supervise the Tutors using the platform.
Quraniah provides a web portal for attending online workshops and events with real-time audiovisual communication. Visiting the Platform as well as registration will be free of charge, whereas use of the Virtual Classroom shall be chargeable. Prior to each chargeable service, Students shall be advised of this fact as well as the amount or rate of charges. Tutors will be paid directly by Students based on the Tutor’s hourly rate and the rate should be agreed with the Tutor prior to commencing the lessons.
Quraniah offers its services to private Students only. With registration, the Students agree to use the services exclusively for private, not commercial, purposes.
Description of Services
The services offered by Quraniah include:
An integrated web portal allowing real time Student-Tutor audio-visual communication interface for purposes of teaching services.
A web portal for attending online workshops and events with real-time audio-visual communication
Hosting of information concerning Tutor availability, Tutor-provided biographies and practice approach, and general information concerning in depth online Teaching.
Teaching session scheduling and schedule notification systems.
Billing and Time Logging services.
Description of Contractual Relations
Quraniah undertakes to make the Platform’s services, i.e. IT-services for the creation of a communicative forum for Tutors on the one hand and Users of the Platform (Students and Parents) on the other, available as described in Sec. 2 above. A web portal for attending online workshops and events with real-time audio-visual communication
Quraniah will not offer teaching itself. Neither will it represent the Students or the Tutors with regard to Teaching or any other activity. Rather, the Teaching relationship including all contractual obligations associated with it will occur solely between the Students and the Tutors. AS A CONSEQUENCE, ONLY THE RESPECTIVE TUTOR, NOT QURANIAH, SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PROPER CONDUCT OF THE TEACHING AND ALL RELATED DUTIES. CORRESPONDINGLY, ONLY THE RESPECTIVE STUDENT, NOT QURANIAH, SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS COMMUNICATIVE INPUT AND LIABLE FOR DUE PAYMENT OF THE FEES.
The use of the Platform for communicative purposes requires online registration by the Users. Registration shall be free of charge.
Registration shall be open to natural persons only (Legal persons, corporations, partnerships, associations or similar are not allowed as Students). Students must be at least 18 years of age and contractually capable.
All data requested by Quraniah has to be submitted accurately and completely.
Upon registration, Users shall choose a member’s name (potentially their natural name) as well as a qualifying password to access their account. They shall keep their password confidential, secure their access to the Platform and notify Quraniah immediately of any suspected unauthorized access.
Users shall not have multiple accounts.
In order to provide maximum transparency, each Teaching relation involves the disclosure of the Students’ and their Tutor’s identity to each other. This includes disclosure of the Users’ full name and time zone.
The Students are obliged during the term of their registration not to circumvent the Platform by using their Tutor’s identity to arrange for alternative means of Teaching (e.g. by telephone, chat, alternative videoconferencing platforms, or in person at any location). The Students are also obliged to deny any such suggestion by the Tutor.
No circumvention shall be deemed to occur if Students and their Tutors make use of the online Teaching services at www.quraniah.com
Further Obligations of the Users
The Students shall not use the Platform for commercial or private purposes other than the receipt of teaching services as described in Sec. 2 above.
The Users shall refrain from any misuse of the Platform. In particular, the Users shall not:
Use the Platform for services required to be provided by a qualified professional when the Tutor does not have the required qualifications to provide such services.
Use the Platform to obtain any services that are against the law or otherwise prohibited in the location where the User is accessing services;
Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others on the Platform;
Send, share or otherwise make available to any Users content that is or in any manner to be interpreted as unlawful, profane, defamatory, obscene, abusive, racist, indecent, threatening, vulgar, bigoted, libelous, tortuous, hateful, racially or ethnically objectionable, insulting, invasive of another’s privacy;
Use the Site or Services for any illegal or unlawful purpose, for any purpose not expressly intended by Quraniah or for the promotion of any illegal or criminal or anti-state or terrorist activities;
Advocate, promote, inculcate, assist or encourage conduct that would lead to any acts of terrorism, give rise to criminal or civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate. The Users agree to immediately report any such action or activity on the part of any User or information to Quraniah by phone and email;
Send files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer or property of another;
Implement contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).
The Users represent and warrant that they shall not engage in espionage or sabotage or in any terrorist or illegal activities or become a member or representative of any terrorist organization or commit, order, incite, assist, or otherwise participate in torture, extrajudicial killings, political killings or other acts of violence.
Booking of Teaching Sessions
Once Students have decided in favor of a particular Tutor on the Platform, they can contact the Tutor via the Platform and request teaching online. The Tutor will answer the request by sending to the respective Student one or several suggestions for a date and time of a Teaching session. Neither the Students’ request nor the Tutor’s suggestions shall represent a binding contract or contract offer.
Quraniah cannot accept any liability for the Tutor’s performance of his related obligations, in particular repayment of the fee as applicable under statutory law.
Fees, Charges and Billing
Fees for Teaching shall be set individually by Quraniah. Quraniah may modify this fee over time at their own discretion.
The amount shall be stated in US Dollars. Only the fee stated in this way will be chargeable by Quraniah and paid directly by the Student outside Quraniah.
Students shall pay Quraniah charges including usage of Virtual Classroom and Teacher Fees.
All payments of fees and charges by Students will be processed by an external payment service company registered and monitored as a payment institution.
Quality of Services
Quraniah offers a communicative forum without guaranteeing any type of success, gain, relief or similar effect to the Student.
Quraniah will aim to make the Platform’s services available in the best possible quality.
Disclaimer of Warranties.
THE SITE AND / OR THE SERVICE OR THE PLATFORM ARE PROVIDED ON AN AS IS AND AS AVAILABLE BASIS FOR THE USERS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND THOSE ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE. QURANIAH MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH, OR THE PERFORMANCE OF, THE SITE, THE SOFTWARE OR THE SERVICE OR THE PLATFORM. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ANY INFORMATION BEFORE RELYING ON IT. USE OF THE SITE, THE SOFTWARE AND/OR THE SERVICE OR THE PLATFORM IS AT USERS SOLE RISK. QURANIAH DOES NOT WARRANT THAT USERS WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE, THE SOFTWARE AND/OR THE SERVICE OR THE PLATFORM AT THE TIMES OR LOCATIONS OF USERS CHOOSING; THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SITE, THE SOFTWARE OR THE SERVICE OR THE PLATFORM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; THAT THE SITE, THE SOFTWARE OR THE SERVICE OR THE PLATFORM IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
STUDENTS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF THEIR COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH TUTORS AND OTHER USERS ON THE SITE AND SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INTERACTION WITH TUTORS OR STUDENTS VIA THE PLATFORM OR OTHERWISE. THE STUDENTS UNDERSTAND THAT QURANIAH DOES NOT MAKE ANY ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF TUTORS USING THE SITE OR SERVICES OR THE PLATFORM. QURANIAH MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF TUTORS, STUDENTS OR OTHER USERS OF THE SITE OR SERVICES OR THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH ANY CURRENT OR FUTURE USERS OF THE SITE OR SERVICES. THE USERS AGREE TO TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS IN ALL COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SITE AND / OR THE SERVICES OR THE PLATFORM.
QURANIAH PROVIDES NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTY OF ANY KIND IN THE EVENT OF FAILURE OF COMMUNICATION NETWORKS, GATEWAYS, FORCE MAJEUR OR OTHER EVENTS OUTSIDE THE CONTROL AND RESPONSIBILITY OF QURANIAH. LIKEWISE; ANY LIABILITY SHALL BE EXCLUDED IN CASE OF UNLAWFUL OR UNALLOWED ACCESS BY THIRD PARTIES TO THE PLATFORM OR THE TEACHING PROCESS BY MEANS OF HACKING OR SIMILAR MEANS.
QURANIAH PROVIDES NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTY OF ANY KIND THAT THE SITE, THE SOFTWARE OR THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS OR REQUIREMENTS.
Limitation of Liability; Sole and Exclusive Remedy.
Quraniah and its suppliers are the sole owners of all intellectual property, in particular the copyright, trademarks and database, incorporated in the Platform.
Quraniah does not grant any license or sub-license of such intellectual property to the Users and shall retain all ownership or rights to it.
As a consequence, the Users shall not make use of the intellectual property in any way outside the functions of the Platform, in particular (but without limitation) by using or adapting the intellectual property for their own commercial or professional gain.
Communication by Quraniah vis-à-vis the Users shall take place through the Platform after each “login” by the Users or by e-mail to the latest e-mail address stated by them.
The Users undertake to check these sources regularly and also to update their personal data (including his e-mail-address) registered with Quraniah as soon as any changes have occurred.
Quraniah, in its sole discretion, for any or no reason, and without penalty, may terminate User’s registration with Quraniah or their use of the Site or the Service or the Platform and remove and discard all or any part of Users profiles, and Users Content, at any time. Quraniah may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing access to the Site or the Service or the Platform or any part thereof, with or without notice. Users hereby agree that any termination of such Users access to the Site or the Service or the Platform may be affected without prior notice, and Users agree that Quraniah will not be liable to such Users or any third party for any such termination.
The right to extraordinary termination for good cause shall remain unaffected. Good cause shall be deemed to exist in particular (but without limitation) in case of breach of the Users’ obligations under Section 6 above.
Users may terminate their registration upon 30 days prior written notice. Each termination shall be in text form (e.g. by letter, telefax or e-mail).
The User agrees that the Agreement is non-assignable. Likewise the Tutor shall not permit any third party to use the Quraniah Platform in the Tutor’s name.
Quraniah will notify Students of the amendments at least two weeks before the change comes into force in text form. The change is deemed accepted by Student if he does not object within six weeks after receipt of the notice. Quraniah will point out the right to object, the period and legal consequences, particularly regarding the failure to object to the changes. In the event of an objection, Quraniah is entitled to not accept future bookings of Teaching by the relevant Student on the Platform. Quraniah will provide a refund to Students of the entire fee for a Teaching sessions if the session is cancelled or significantly disturbed due to circumstances outside the Students’ and Tutors’ control (e.g. unavailability of space or ambient noise significantly above ordinary levels), if Quraniah is notified hereof by the affected Student within 36 hours of the scheduled Teaching session.
Governing Law; Jurisdiction
The contract language is English.