Terms of Service for Teachers & Coaches

THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS ARE FOR JAZZ VOICE TEACHERS/COACHES WHO REGISTER WITH SJI TO CREATE, IMPROVE, SELL & PROMOTE THEIR TEACHING SERVICES VIA THIS PLATFORM 

1. DEFINITION 

1.1. Sing Jazz International (SJI) acts as a Jazz Singer Platform for jazz vocalists of all levels, abilities and jazz styles, 18+

  1.1.1. Sing Jazz International professional services include, but not limited to: 

    1.1.1.1.. Providing, creating, devising, improving, organising, running, selling and promoting online and face-to-face courses, classes, private sessions and video recorded material by SJI registered teachers /coaches to make jazz vocals craft accessible to an adult learner of all levels and abilities

     1.1.1.2. Facilitating comfortable virtual home for qualified and experienced Jazz Voice Teachers/Coaches & their Students as well as for those Teachers/Coaches who are in Training

1.2. Matching a Student to a Teacher/Coach according to the student's needs and the teacher's/coach's specialisation should the Matching Services are claimed via Student Form 

2. AGREEMENT 

2.1. It is FREE to register on the Sing Jazz International for a qualified and experienced jazz voice teacher or a coach, and once the registration is approved and confirmed in writing by SJI administration, each registered on our platform jazz voice teacher or a coach agrees to:

2.2. Teachers have full creative control over their content published on this site and own their own copyright to their own work, and give their full consent to SJI administration to represent them (registered teachers/coaches) on their behalf using SJI administrators' creative judgement and professional PR expertise including but not limited to online promotion & advertisement of mentioned above teachers/coaches services on all social media and networking channels using the information these teachers/coaches provide during their registration and thereafter in writing; and any information which is publicly displayed on their social media or their own websites 

    2.2.1. RELEASE FORM Therefore by registering as a teacher/coaches on SJI you agree to release, acquit and discharge Sing Jazz International and its creators from any claims, demands, rights, promises, damages and liabilities arising out of or in connection with the use or distribution of mentioned above media including but not limited to any claims for invasion of privacy, appropriation of likeness or defamation

    2.2.2. It is a registered teacher's/coach's right to opt out of this 'visual' representation in writing during or after the SJI application process or ask for editing at any time after the content is published online  

    2.2.3. It is registered teachers/coach's responsibility to inform SJI administration of any media they don't want SJI to use during such promotion, or any plugging they (teachers/coaches) wish not be associated with, in advance or ask for editing at any time after the content is published online

   2.2.4 It is registered SJI teachers/coaches responsibility to carefully read ALL terms on SJI site and only accept these Terms, if they (teachers/coaches) agree with ALL the Terms including General and Students Terms

2.3 Act like a collective with the rest of the team of registered SJI teachers/coaches towards synergy and independent thinking by contributing their (teachers/coaches) ideas, professional skills and opinion towards effective and productive professional development as well as growth of this platform on exchange basis with other team members during brainstorming or their participation on social media private group in accordance to the degree of involvement they choose in advance (refer to clause 3 below)

   2.3.1. It is between a registered teacher/coach and SJI administration to evaluate and agree fair exchange of their skills and ideas and communicate it in an open and transparent manner in verbal and then in written form between themselves. This includes any creative or business product developed with the help of SJI or the teacher and coaches at hand

2.4. Train, learn and grow as professionals in a team to sustain Continuous Professional Development (CPD) to the maximum of each teacher's ability to represent the up-to-date knowledge of their (teachers/coaches) unique expertise with Teachers Etiquette and Ethos, outlined in Teacher Training, in mind, as well as independently at their own pace on regular basis 

3. DEGREE OF INVOLVEMENT

3.1. Each registered SJI teacher/coach who wishes to stay ACTIVE and signs up to any group sessions is to carry out their participation in a professional manner, that is to show up to all agreed by them online meetings with video and audio set up in advance, well prepared for the task they sign up to, demonstrate their respect towards other members and versatility of approaches and styles all teachers/coaches represent by not discriminating against anyone's opinion and to notify the organisers of their absence, if any, well in advance whilst acting in accordance with Ethos outlined on the SJI site and Teacher Training T&C

3.2. It is registered teacher's/coach's right to chose to stay PASSIVE and not to sign up to any group tasks or meetings (this includes all poll voting) yet to stay in touch with the rest of the team via social media and other forms of communication and notify them of any change of plans in advance, if any, in order to keep the team spirit alive and to demonstrate their presence and respect towards the rest of the team, whilst occasionally cross-promoting the platforms' services, fellow teachers, and sharing the links of their own profiles across all relevant channels, if applicable. Passive involvement does not affect their (teachers/coaches) profile displayed on this site for advertisement purposes, however it may limit the amount of promotion they will receive by the platform and its members

3.3. SJI has zero tolerance towards unprofessional on purpose behaviour, any type of disrespect towards SJI team members, its creative projects or T&C, and should there be any ill treatment or purposeful harmful behaviours displayed or reported in a form of verbal harassment or a breach of The Equality Act, or these Terms on behalf of any registered teacher/coach - such teacher's/coach's profile will be taken down and all promotion removed after a fair warning in writing

  3.3.1. Upon removal from the group any teacher/coach who has taken service, advice and training from SJI and has not complied with exchange clause 2.3.1. stated above is liable to pay a full price of teacher training they have undertook in accordance to the hours and help they have acquired as per Teacher Training prices

  3.4. Should there be any business, teaching or creative product developed within the collective for the registered on SJI teacher/coach, that teacher/coach, even if no longer with the collective but continues using the idea developed within their time with the SJI - agrees to credit the SJI on continuous basis for the collective input and ideas that teacher/coach generated within the group and any legal actions may be taken against a person who breaches that Copyright Law  

4. COMMISSSIONS 

4.1. The commission from each published on SJI teaching service is upon individual agreement between the founder and signed teacher/coach whose services are published on this website the proceedings of which will go towards SJI collective budget

4.2. After each successfully sold service on SJI, each responsible teacher/coach is then to invoice Sing Jazz International for individually agreed in advance fee 

4.3. All invoices are to be covered by SJI in accordance with timeline from Stripe, which administers all payments via this site which is usually within two weeks

4.4. Sing Jazz International is not an employer and therefore every teacher/coach who registers on this platform agrees to collaborate with SJI on self-employment, sole-trader, as a registered company or any similar legal status and is responsible for their own taxes and invoicing

4.5. All revenue generated by SJI from commissions will go towards the running of the SJI collective 

 4.5.1. SJI budget transparency will be available to all ACTIVE team members during the business meetings or upon request by any active teacher/coach

5. BOOKING PROCESS

5.1. As well as the administrator of this platform, facilitator and the designer of this space Sing Jazz International also acts as a booking agent. SJI creates and administers bookings on all registered teachers'/coaches' behalf in accordance to the services they (teachers/coaches) communicate during the SJI application process or thereafter, introduces agreed promotions of those services, and matches the student who registered their interest to the teacher/coach in accordance to the information both parties provide 

5.2. The successful booking and/or match will be confirmed by the SJI in writing via email correspondence or messaging service of any kind - with both student and a teacher/coach

5.3. Before the lesson is secured by a student who discovered the teacher/coach via SJI platform or via recommendation or referral by the SJI member - the teacher/coach is not to exchange any communication with that student directly via any other channels other than this platform for the best matching services to take place, unless agreed otherwise with that teacher/coach and SJI administration in advance 

5.4. Once the booking or matching services are complete and the class or service is secured by payment via SJI - the student's details are then to be passed to the teacher/coach responsible for that programme or class, unless agreed differently in writing between the referred teacher/coach and SJI

5.5. Successfully booked by SJI teacher/coach is then responsible to carry out their booked lesson or programme in a professional manner with all T&C in mind, including 48 hour Cancellation Policy (refer to Policies Section

   5.5.1. If the student was matched to a teacher/coach by SJI via student form - those students are entitled to 100% satisfaction guarantee policy. Please note that those students who book directly via our shop do not fall under this policy - refer to Policies Section for full details. Should any mismatch fall under SJI responsibility - the platform will rematch the student free of charge (please refer to 100% satisfaction policy for more details). However, should any responsibility for mismatch fall onto the booked teacher's/coach's responsibility due to the false information provided by that teacher/coach, the teacher/coach at fault is liable for this dis-match and therefore the student will be rematched at the teacher's/coach's at fault expense

6. All Vocal Coaching sessions IF to be video recorded should be done so with a video recorded consent from those who are attending the class before each recording for assessment and accountability purposes only

6.1 The video recordings from these sessions are to be shared with those who have attended the class for learning purposes only unless otherwise agreed by all parties involved 

 6.2 Public sharing of such video recordings is only possible with a written consent from all attendees via email or via signed Release Form before the release of that particular footage

7. Every teacher/coach registered on this platform is to act professionally during their private online or face-to-face classes in accordance to the Teaching Etiquette outlined in the MU contract guidelines below (please download), and is responsible for the safeguarding of the students assigned to them as stated by the Care Act, and for the students' data protection, as a part of the Data Protection Act and General Data Protection Regulation 


10. UPDATES

10.1. Above Terms of Service are reviewed and updated regularly based on local rules and regulations, and any viable suggestions from the SJI team members

   10.1.1 It is every registered user responsibility therefore to save the copy of these Terms & Conditions upon their personal registration as a reference to what they agree to, as these terms are legally binding

   10.1.2 Should any vital UPDATE take place (this excludes any text editing for grammatical purposes or rewording of the same terms) - all registered teachers/coaches will be notified in writing and updated version of these Terms will be emailed upon request 

   10.1.3 Every registered teacher on SJI has the right to appeal against any new clause before agreeing to these amendments in writing 

    10.1.3.1 It is registered SJI teacher's/coach's right to ask any questions regarding any of the clauses above before they agree to these terms, or alternatively to submit a proposal to change any of the new suggested terms in writing to the SJI administration before they accept these terms

   10.1.4 Once these terms are updated and published, the new amendments will only affect those registered users who have not opposed those new updates in writing and therefore agreed to them by merely continuing to be a part of the SJI collective after the email with updated terms has been sent to all members directly indicating deadline for response