Creator Terms and Privacy Guidance

Teachable requires you to have your own Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for your school. This article shares tips on how you should approach crafting these documents.

Templates and Legal Disclaimer

Teachable provides Terms of Use and Privacy Policy templates that creators may use as a starting point in drafting their terms.

These templates are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. The information contained in the templates is provided only as general guidance and may not reflect the most current legal developments and thus may not be accurate or complete. Please read the templates carefully and modify them to reflect your particular business structure and circumstances. We encourage you to consult with a licensed attorney in your region prior to publishing your terms.

How these templates relate to the platform Terms of Use and Privacy Policy as published by Teachable

Teachable’s Terms of Use & Privacy Policy are the principal policies governing the Teachable Platform. By offering content through the Teachable Platform, you agree to align your processes and documents with Teachable requirements.

If your school’s terms of use or privacy policy conflicts with Teachable’s, Teachable’s policies will take precedence. Be sure you have reviewed Teachable’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy prior to publishing your own.

Terms of Use Guidelines

Terms of Use is a set of rules which your users, or students, must abide by in order to access your school and use your products and services. The Terms of Use help prevent abuse, protect your content, limit liability, and allow you to terminate your students’ account or access under certain conditions.

Additionally, your Terms of Use guide your students and help them understand what is and is not acceptable in your school. A solid set of terms helps avoid future confusion or conflict.

Privacy Policy Guidelines

A Privacy Policy helps your website visitors and students understand how you handle and protect any personal information you have about them, such as their name, physical address, course progress, and quiz results.

A Privacy Policy shows your audience that they can trust you with their personal information, and is legally required in many countries.

Teachable’s Privacy Policy explains how Teachable handles personal information it collects from its users, including creators, students, and other visitors. It does not cover your own use of personal information.

As the business owner for your school, you are responsible for explaining to your users how you’re handling their personal information. This includes explaining to your users the types of personal information you’re collecting about them, how you’re collecting that information, how you’re using that information, and how you’re sharing that information with others. It’s also important to let your users know how they can contact you if they have any questions.

For more information about your privacy responsibilities as a Creator on the Teachable Platform, please visit Teachable’s Data Processing Agreement, and Privacy Policy .

Note: Privacy laws are complex, quickly evolving, and vary from place to place. If you have any doubts about your obligations in this area, we encourage you to consult with a privacy professional. Teachable’s customer support team will not be able to assist you with this topic.

How to create a Terms of Use page

The fastest way to create your own Terms of Use page is to modify the existing template we’ve provided for you. To do this, perform the following steps:

  1. Log into your school’s admin.
  2. Go to Site > Pages.
  3. Find the Terms of Use page and click Edit.

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  1. You will see a Text block containing the default Terms of Use language. Modify the text as you see fit using the Content and Design tabs.
  2. You can preview what your page looks like with the Preview button. When you’re satisfied with your page, click Publish to make it live. Students can access your Terms page at the bottom of your main homepage, or by adding /p/terms to the school’s URL.

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Legal Disclaimer

The information in this article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. We encourage you to consult with a legal counsel in your region before publishing  your terms of use and privacy policy.  

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