This T&Cs template is for websites offering training courses or educational courses to users on a subscription basis. The template is flexible as regards the technological means and media through which courses are provided. Streamed video and audio materials, downloadable files and website-based services (eg tests) are all taken into account.
All the usual provisions concerning the use of a website are also included in this document.
There is a copyright notice, together with an express licence of copyright setting out the basis upon which the website may be used. In addition, a short-form acceptable use policy sets out the specific types of activity that are prohibited (eg data mining).
Detailed provisions cover user account creation, the handling of account details (logins and passwords), and the circumstances in which a user's account may be suspended or terminated.
In relation to the training courses themselves, you will need to consider how and when course fees are paid, the process by which a contract is entered into, the period for which a subscription will remain active, the variation of course benefits during the term of a subscription, and the arrangements for cancellation and/or renewal at the end of a subscription period.
A standard payment clause is included in the document. This incorporates, amongst other things, a special right for the website operator to be compensated in the case of an unjustified charge-back.
A full distance selling clause, compliant with the new distance selling laws of 2014, is included.
Finally, the document incorporates our standard limitations of warranties and liabilities in relation to website use.
The T&Cs should be expressly accepted by users when the register or purchase a course on the website.
This template is based on, and very similar to, our subscription website terms and conditions document. As with that document, it covers both B2B and B2C relationships.