EDUCATE Ventures Plus+ Programme Terms and Conditions
Last Updated: 11 March 2020
The EDUCATE Ventures Plus+ Programme (“Plus” or “Programme”) is a programme that allows research, business and academic institutions to apply to become an EDUCATE Plus Partner. This classification recognises organisations who exemplify EDUCATE’s commitment to creating EdTech solutions which are evidence-informed, by facilitating collaborations between EdTech entrepreneurs and researchers. Organisations who are given a Plus classification are provided with <insert details here> as a recognised EDUCATE Plus partner.
EDUCATE Ventures LLP reserves the right to terminate or modify the EDUCATE Plus programme at any time for any reason.
To be eligible for EDUCATE Plus, the Applicant must meet certain standards. The Applicant must: (1) be working with/have direct access to x number of EdTech companies; and (2) <insert other condition(s) here. The Applicant must have: (1) maintained a 4.8 average rating from guests over the past year; (2) accepted 95% of booking requests over the past year; (3) not cancelled any reservations (except for extenuating circumstances) over the past year; and (4) maintained the Airbnb Hospitality Standards.
Eligible Applicants will receive this information as part of the management of their Plus membership.
2. Application and Fee
If the Applicant meets the eligibility criteria, the Applicant may apply to have their organisation admitted into Plus. The application process includes: (1) completing a home checklist; (2) scheduling and completing a remote visual assessment; (3) completing a home visit with a third-party inspector, including potentially a photography session; and (4) reviewing the home visit report and making any changes necessary to meet the Programme’s qualifications. There may be follow-up home visits to confirm that the Listing continues to meet the Programme’s qualifications.
There is a fee (“application fee”) to apply to EDUCATE Plus. Learn more about the application fee. EDUCATE will charge the application fee once the Host schedules a home visit with the third-party inspector. EDUCATE may collect the application fee by deducting that amount from the Partner’s future earnings , or by requiring payment from the Partner Organisation directly. The non-refundable application fee is intended to offset the administration costs related to the application process. Payment of the application fee does not guarantee admission into Plus or continued participation in the Programme. EDUCATE reserves the right to change the fee amount at any time, or change the application process in any way.
To qualify for Plus, the Applicant must satisfy certain criteria. The Applicant must: (1) complete a home checklist; (2) schedule and complete a remote visual assessment; (3) make any changes identified in the remote visual assessment to meet the Programme’s qualifications; (4) complete a home visit with a third-party inspector, including potentially a professional photography session; and (5) make any changes identified in the home visit report necessary to meet the Programme’s qualifications. The Listing must: (1) meet standardised design guidelines as set by a team of interior design partners, assessors, and experts; and (2) adhere to a quality checklist that assesses maintenance, basic amenities, and quality of items to be used by guests such as linen, towels, and bedding. Read the full list of qualification requirements.
EDUCATE reserves the right to change the qualification criteria, and whether a Partner satisfies the qualification criteria is entirely at EDUCATE’s sole and final discretion.
EDUCATE does not guarantee or control the safety, legality, quality, suitability or conduct of a Plus Partner. If your organisation gains admission into Plus, this means that your Application has demonstrated that you meet the eligibility standards for the Plus programme, and have satisfied certain qualifying criteria at a given point of time. It does not mean that EDUCATE endorses or approves your organisation. You remain entirely responsible for complying with applicable Laws and for all your other obligations under our Terms of Service.
4. Admission and Benefits
If your organisation qualifies for the Plus programme, a Plus classification indicating your status will automatically be added to our Plus Partner Listing on the EDUCATE website, and will remain for as long as you continue to qualify. Admission into Plus brings significant benefits, including but not limited to: (1) categorised placement in search results; (2) interior design advice, editorial suggestions, and professional photography to help you give your Listing a new look; and (3) priority EDUCATE support. EDUCATE reserves the right to add, modify, reduce, or discontinue the classification or benefits associated with Plus at any time.
5. Requirement to List Exclusively
By applying to the EDUCATE Plus Programme, you agree that, for as long as your organisation is still participating in the Programme, you will not either directly, or indirectly, be involved in any other programmes which are similar to or competing with the EDUCATE Plus Programme. You agree and acknowledge that EDUCATE retains the right to immediately terminate your organisation’s Listing from the Programme if it discovers that you have been in violation of this paragraph at any time during your membership in Plus, and, at EDUCATE’s discretion, EDUCATE may take action against you, including, but not limited to, suspending or removing your organisation’s Listing from the Programme indefinitely. If your listing is removed from the Programme, either by EDUCATE or because you have opted out of the Programme, such listing shall no longer present as a Plus listing, and the listing description will no longer be visible on the EDUCATE website.
6. Automatic Listing
Once you have agreed to these Terms and Conditions, you will receive an email notifying you once your organisation has been added to our EDUCATE Plus Partner Listing (your “Listing Notification”). You agree to review your Listing and to notify EDUCATE of any inaccuracies in the Listing details.
7. Plus Classification
Any use of the Plus classification not specifically allowed by these Terms and Conditions is not permitted. You are not allowed to use or display your Plus classification outside of your Listing. If your Listing qualifies for Plus status, this does not give you any ownership or other proprietary rights in the Plus classification or other EDUCATE intellectual property, other than as provided in these terms. EDUCATE retains all rights, title and interest in and to the EDUCATE Plus classification, trademark, and other protected materials.
We want all of our partners to be proud of their organisation’s Plus status, but please don’t: (1) claim to be endorsed by an agent or representative of EDUCATE, or otherwise misrepresent your association with EDUCATE; or (2) commercialise the Plus classification (such as by creating, importing, or selling merchandise with the Plus classification or by displaying your Plus classification on third-party websites or mobile applications).
Your organisation’s Plus classification, privileges, and licence to use the Plus classification may be revoked at any time if: (1) you violate these terms, the EDUCATE Terms of Service or any other EDUCATE terms and conditions applicable to you; (2) you or your organisation no longer meet the Programme’s eligibility standards or qualifying criteria; or (3) you or your organisation are involved in incidents that violate EDUCATE’s community standards. Continued participation in the programme is at EDUCATE’s sole and final discretion. The application fee is not refundable after scheduling the home visit (as described above) and will not be refunded if for any reason your organisation is no longer included in Plus.
You agree to release, defend (at EDUCATE’s option), indemnify, and hold EDUCATE and its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with (i) your breach of these Terms or our Policies or Standards, (ii) your improper use of the EDUCATE Digital Platform or any EDUCATE Services, (iii) your interaction with any Member, attendance at any EDUCATE event, including without limitation any injuries, losses or damages (whether compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise) of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of such interaction or attendance, or (iv) your breach of any laws, regulations or third party rights.
10. Intellectual Property
The organisation shall not take, and shall procure that no one else takes, any copies of the EDUCATE Digital content prior written consent from EDUCATE.
The Partner acknowledges that nothing in these Terms shall operate to vest any right, title or interest in the Trade Marks, the Brand, the Brand Logo, the Brand Identity, the EDUCATE Website, the Territory Website Section, the Group Website, or other Intellectual Property relating to EDUCATE.
If you become aware of any infringement or suspected infringement within of the Trade Marks, the Brand, the Brand Logo, the Brand Identity, the Website or any other Intellectual Property connected to EDUCATE:
You will notify EDUCATE immediately;
You[will allow EDUCATE to have control and conduct over any proceedings, and cover the cost of these proceedings; and
You will provide EDUCATE with all reasonable requests for assistance in resolving the matter.
If you choose to use the EDUCATE Digital Platform or Collective Content, you do so voluntarily and at your sole risk. The EDUCATE Digital Platform, Collective Content, the Plus classification and any other materials or Plus Programme benefits, are provided “as is”, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. The Plus classification or Plus listing status is not in any way an endorsement by EDUCATE of any organisation or listing.
You agree that you have had whatever opportunity you deem necessary to investigate the EDUCATE Services, laws, rules, or regulations that may be applicable to your organisation and/or Services you are receiving and that you are not relying upon any statement of law or fact made by EDUCATE relating to your organisation’s Listing.
The foregoing disclaimers apply to the maximum extent permitted by law. You may have other statutory rights. However, the duration of statutorily required warranties, if any, shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.
12. Limitation of Liability
The Liability terms of EDUCATE’s Terms of Service apply to Plus. EDUCATE’s maximum cumulative liability under these Terms, or arising in connection with the programme, is the amount of the Partner Organisation’s application fee.
13. Updates to these Terms
EDUCATE reserves the right to modify these Terms at any time in accordance with this provision. If we make material changes to these Terms, we will post the revised Terms on the EDUCATE website and EDUCATE Digital Platform and update the “Last Updated” date at the top of these Terms. We will also provide you with modifications by email at least thirty (30) days before the date they become effective. If you disagree with the revised Terms, you may stop participation in the EDUCATE Plus Programme with immediate effect. We will inform you about your right to stop participation in Plus in the notification email. If you do not stop participation in Plus before the date the revised terms become effective, your continued access to or use of the EDUCATE Digital Platform will constitute acceptance of the revised Terms.