Thank you for being part of the Outschool community! Outschool, Inc. (“Outschool”, “we”, “us” or “our”), has seen that many Outschool users invite their friends to join them in class or in the broader community. To help you (“you” or “your”) promote Outschool to your networks, Outschool offers a Parent Referral Program (the “Program”) that rewards parents for referring (“Referring User”) and for being referred (“Referred Users”). You may be referred to as a Referring User or Referred User in these Term, as applicable. Read this article if you’re looking for information on Outschool’s separate, Teacher Referral Program.
These Terms (“Terms”), including the Terms of Service, are in addition to any agreements between you and Outschool, and apply to your participation in the Program, including, if necessary, to resolve any disputes between Referring Users, Referred Users and Outschool related to or arising out of the Program.
By participating in the Program or otherwise participating in the Program in any manner, you accept these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not make or receive referrals or otherwise participate in this Program.
Outschool may update these Terms at anytime, with or without notice to you. If we modify these Terms, we will post the modification on the outschool.com website, applications, or services, which are effective upon posting. Continued participation in the Program after any modification shall constitute consent to such modification.
The Referral Reward, as well as eligibility requirements in these Terms are set by Outschool in its sole discretion and are subject to change at any time.
Referring User and Referred User Eligibility
To be eligible to participate in the Program as a Referring User, you must (a) be a legal resident of your country; (b) be the age of majority in your territory of residence; (c) maintain an Outschool account in good standing; (d) invite a new user to Outschool; and (e) be attributed in Outschool’s database to a Referred User (as detailed further below in the “How We Track Referrals” Section.
A Referred User is someone who signs up with Outschool in response to an invitation or shared link from a Referring User. To be eligible to participate in the Program as a Referred User, you must (a) be a legal resident of your country; (b) be at least the age of majority in your territory of residence; (c) have never created an Outschool account prior to the referral, either for yourself or attributed to anyone else within your household; and (d) be attributed in Outschool’s database to a Referring User (as detailed further below in the “How We Track Referrals” section.
If you, whether you are a Referring User or a Referred User, violate these Terms, Outschool’s Terms of Service or any other applicable terms, Outschool may suspend or terminate your ability to participate in the Program under any or all of your accounts.
A Referring User and Referred User, each, are eligible to earn a referral incentive (“Referral Reward”) for each referral made under these Terms provided the referral meets all criteria and limits in these Terms. The Referral Reward for a Referring User is a $20 credit that will be applied to your account as Outschool Credit, and the Referral Reward for a Referred User is a $20 credit that they can apply towards their first purchase of an Outschool class. All granted Outschool Credit to the Referring User and Referred User shall remain valid and available for use for ninety (90) days from the date such credit is applied to either account. After the expiration of this timeframe, the Outschool Credit will no longer be valid and cannot be used.
Referral Process and How We Track Referrals
A Referring User can refer a Referred User using the following options provided to you on the Referral Page: (a) share on your Facebook account by clicking on the Facebook link, (b) enter the email address(es) of who you would like to invite and click the “Send Invitations”, (c) share your personal link, or (d) share your unique alphanumeric code provided to you by Outschool (“Referral Code”) (each, an “Invitation” and collectively, the “Invitations”). Subject to the Restrictions under these Terms, You represent that you have the necessary consent from your invitee to send them the Invitation (either directly or through any of the methods Outschool provides on the Outschool Referral Page).
If your invitee follows the links in your Invitation and creates an Outschool account using the information provided, and the invitee meets all of the Referred User requirements, invitee will receive a $20 credit to use towards their first class upon account creation and email verification.
If the Referred User takes their first class with Outschool within ninety (90) days, you (provided you meet all of the eligible Referring User requirements and subject to certain maximum limits and other restrictions in these Terms), will receive an email letting you know that your $20 credit has been automatically applied to your account as Outschool credit, which you can see from your Transactions Page. A Referred User's first purchase is required to be a direct enrollment in order for the Referring User to receive Outschool credit. A Referring User will not receive Outschool Credit if the Referred User claims a gift enrollment or purchases a gift card as their first purchase.
In order for both parties to qualify for the Referral Reward, the new user must sign up for their Outschool account via the Referring User’s invite link. Outschool is unable to attribute Outschool Credit retroactively if the new user did not create their account via the invite link; existing Outschool accounts will not be able to use the referral invite link.
Whenever you use the 'share' button on an Outschool class, or share via the Referral Page, we include your personal referral code. When someone clicks on a link you've shared, we can use the code to attribute their signup to you. This information is stored in our database and powers the Program. You can check the status of your referral credits by visiting outschool.com/invite. At the bottom of that page, you’ll see information on the credits that you’ve received and whether they’ve been redeemed.
The $20 referral credit will also appear when you go to enroll in a class.
Your Outschool Credit will only be applied once the email address attached to your Outschool account is confirmed. If your email is unconfirmed in our system, you’ll see a banner prompting you to confirm it. You’ll then be able to redeem your Referral Reward.
Referral Program Policies
Resolving Disputes over Referrals
Only one (1) person can earn a Referral Reward for a single Referred User. In the event that multiple persons claim credit for a particular referral, Outschool has full discretion to determine which person earned such referral according to Outschool’s systems.
Reservation of rights
Outschool reserves the right to withhold or deduct Referral Rewards obtained through the Program in the event that Outschool determines or believes that the receipt of the Referral Reward was in error, fraudulent, illegal, or in violation of these Terms or any other applicable agreement between you and Outschool.
If any provision in these Terms are held to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, such provision (or the part of it that is making it invalid, void or unenforceable) will be struck and not affect the validity of and enforceability of the remaining provisions.
In connection with your participation in the Program, you expressly agree to the restrictions listed below. When distributing, promoting or communicating your Invitation(s) you agree that:
No spamming. You agree that you will not “spam” anyone with invitations to use the Outschool platform, and that you at all times will remain compliant with CAN-SPAM, the TCPA, and other applicable laws. The following specific activities are prohibited:
Mass emailing, texting or messaging people you do not personally know;
Use of automated systems or bots through any channel to distribute, post or respond to your Invitation(s);
Use of scripts, programed or automatic dialers to send invites or to communicate Invitation(s); and
Posting Invitation(s) on event or venue pages without express permission from the event or venue owner.
No Misrepresentations. You agree that you will not attempt to mislead anyone in connection with the Program, either by affirmative representation, implication, or omission. In particular, you agree that you will not:
Impersonate any person or entity;
Create fake accounts, blogs, webpages, profiles, websites, links or messages;
Misrepresent your relationship with Outschool or any other third party;
Suggest that an affiliation or partnership exists with a third party where none exists; or
Make misrepresentations with respect to the characteristics or qualification requirements for any Referral Rewards. You acknowledge that Outschool may change the characteristics or qualification requirements for Referral Rewards in its discretion, and therefore you shall not represent any fixed characteristics (e.g., amount of Outschool credit, expiration date).
Prohibited content. You agree that you will not use the Outschool brand without Outschool’s explicit written permission in connection with:
Disparaging or defamatory content concerning Outschool or third parties;
Content which promotes racism, bigotry, hatred, discrimination or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
Offensive, abusive, intimidating or harassing content;
Content that is sexually explicit, obscene and/or contains nudity;
Any political and/or religious statement;
Content containing images or reference to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, weapons or firearms; or
Content that violates someone else’s privacy
Other restrictions. You also agree that you will not:
Specify the credit amount of the Invitation(s) unless authorized by Outschool in writing;
Create websites, domains, URLs, social media handles or email addresses containing the word “Outschool”;
Use the names or marks of Outschool competitors;
Use images of celebrities or other public or private figures without their written consent;
Use someone else’s brand name or intellectual property without their written consent;
Engage in phishing or attempting to obtain financial or other personal information;
Solicit passwords or personally identifiable information;
Sell your Invitation(s) including Referral Code(s). You agree that you will only distribute your Invitation(s) free of charge only for promotional purposes. You may not sell, trade, or barter your Invitation(s) under any circumstances. You may not pay or provide anything of value to an invited user beyond any Referral Credit;
Violate or infringe the rights of a third party. You will not create any Invitation(s) that infringes on the intellectual property rights of any third party. You will adhere to the license terms in any use of the Outschool trademarks;
Pay to advertise your Invitation(s) or the Program, including via Google, Facebook, Twitter, Bing and Craigslist;
Create printed materials other than those authorized by Outschool (including but not limited to: VistaPrint);
Post printed materials on public or private property without the express written consent; or
Engage in fraudulent activity. You agree that you and your Referred Users will not defraud or abuse (or attempt to defraud or abuse) Outschool, these Terms, or any invited Users.
If you violate any of these restrictions, Outschool may, in its discretion, remove your eligibility to participate in the Program, deny you any Referral Rewards earned, and/or remove you from the Outschool platform in violation or suspected violation of these restrictions.
Other Terms and Conditions
Referral Rewards are earned only in Outschool Credit.
Users cannot earn Referral Rewards for referring themselves.
Outschool Credit is not transferable and has no cash value.
Once the referral invite link is used, Outschool is unable to attribute the referral to another Referring User or referee.
The following terms under the Outschool Terms of Services shall specifically govern these Parent Referral Program Terms: resolving disputes, governing law, indemnity and release, disclaimer of warranties, and limitation of liability.
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