Terms and conditions
Teacher Professional Development (referred to in this policy as “Teacher Professional Development”, “TPD”, “us”, “we”, or “our”) has put in place the following Terms and Conditions which govern your use of TPD resources and information, as well as provide important information about your legal rights (“Terms”).
These Terms explain your obligations when you visit our website (tpd.edu.au), enrol in a course provided by TPD and presented by a TPD-affiliated presenter, purchase digital or printed resources created by TPD or utilise our TPD mobile app (Teach Tank).
Section 1: Creating an account
Information provided by you in the creation of your account must be true and accurate. If TPD believes any information to be incorrect, we may ask you to provide verification.
During the creation of your account, you will be asked to create a unique username and password. Your password must be at least nine (9) characters, and can contain a combination of letters, numbers and symbols. It cannot contain details such as your username, or simple sequences (eg. abcd12345).
Your username, email and password will be used to access your account, and as such it is your responsibility to keep this information confidential. TPD takes no responsibility for any and all activity that occurs under your account by any other party without your permission. If you believe your account has been accessed without your authorisation, please contact us ASAP.
Closure or Suspension of an Account
TPD may, at any time and for any reason, close or suspend the account of any member, with or without notice. Reasons that closure or suspension of an account may occur include, among others, misuse of resources or suspected unauthorised access. If this happens and you don’t believe it to be warranted, please contact TPD immediately to discuss.
You have the right to close your account at any time. If you wish to close your account with TPD, please contact us.
Section 2: Teacher Professional Development Courses
By enrolling in a TPD course you are confirming you have financial approval to attend the event.
All course enrolments must either be paid at time of booking or, if an invoice is requested, within 30 days of receipt of the invoice.
Cancellation must be received in writing at least seven (7) days prior to event date. Cancellations are to be made via email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will not accept other forms of cancellation. If the nominated person is unable to attend on the day, a replacement may be sent in their place. If a participant cancels within 7 days of the event, or fails to attend the event, the school may apply in writing to receive a course credit of the same value. If Teacher Professional Development incurs losses from the cancellation, the losses will be passed onto the school or individual that made the original booking.
Online courses are unable to be cancelled and must be paid in full once the participant has registered/enrolled into the course.
Course Rescheduling or Cancellation
In the event of a course being rescheduled or cancelled, Teacher Professional Development will notify both the school and attendee. In any event, attendees should check the TPD website before leaving for the course, in case it has been cancelled or rescheduled.
If, in the case of a course being rescheduled, the original intended participant is unable to attend, another participant may attend in their place. If no suitable replacement participant is available, then the school or individual who made the original booking must notify TPD, who will then either provide course credit of the same value, or a refund of monies paid (whichever is preferred).
If, after successfully being notified of either a course rescheduling or cancellation, TPD has not been advised as to whether a course credit or refund is preferred, TPD will automatically issue course credit. If contact is unable to be made with the school or individual who made the original booking (due to incorrect contact details), or TPD correspondence is not acknowledged, then all monies paid will be forfeit. Whilst all effort will be made to ensure this does not happen, TPD will not accept any responsibility for losses incurred by the school, participant or any other party brought about by incorrect contact details provided to us.
It is your responsibility to provide correct contact information when enrolling into a course, and to check your inbox, spam and junk folders for confirmation emails and any important information in the lead up to a course. If Teacher Professional Development incurs losses from the cancellation, the losses will be passed onto the school or individual that made the original booking. TPD will not accept any responsibility for losses incurred by the school, participant or any other party brought about by incorrect contact details provided to us.
Section 3: Digital and Printed Resources
By purchasing a TPD digital or printed resource (Resource) you are confirming you have financial approval for the purchase.
All Resources must either be paid for at time of purchase or, if an invoice is requested, within 28 days of receipt of the invoice.
Upon purchase of a Resource, you are bound by the Resource Licensing Policy, as outlined in Section 4.
All Resource purchases made from Teacher Professional Development are considered final and non-refundable. If you have accidentally purchased a product twice, please contact us ASAP at email@example.com.
We ship throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Shipping rates are calculated at checkout, and are in accordance with Australia Post flat rate shipping costs, plus handling and GST.
Section 4: Resource Licensing Policy
Teacher Professional Development own and maintain the intellectual property rights to their Resources and grant licenses to use such Resources and materials. When you purchase a Resource from TPD, you are also purchasing a license to use the Resource in accordance with the terms of this Resource Licensing Policy.
Teacher Professional Development hereby grants you (as a user) a limited, non-transferable licence to access and use company course content, for which you have paid all required fees, solely for your non- commercial, educational purposes. Once a Resource has been purchased, it cannot be used by any other individual without the purchase of an additional Resource (and the associated license). If you are an organisation or school purchasing an individual license on behalf of a teacher, then a single ‘transfer’ of this Resource license is permitted from the organisation to the intended recipient; however, this license may not then be reallocated to another user, or be shared between users, without the purchase of additional licenses.
Please be aware that any company content, resources and materials purchased from Teacher Professional Development is permitted to one (1) user unless a larger licence is purchased. If a larger licence is purchased, the licence only permits that number of users access to the associated Resources as is specified by the license. The faculty licence is only accessible for use within the faculty of the school or organisation that purchases the licence.
All other uses are prohibited without written consent. It is in violation of the Copyright Act to share, reproduce, redistribute, sell, broadcast, rent, share, lend, modify, adapt, edit, create derivative works of, license, or otherwise transfer or use any company course content unless we give you explicit permission to do so. Company course content is licenced, and not sold, to you. Instructors may not grant you licence rights to content you access or acquire through the services, and any such direct licence shall be null and void and a violation of these Terms. You may not post or otherwise make any TPD Resource available on any website, forum or other medium.
Section 5: Indemnity
By purchasing and using a TPD product or resource, and notwithstanding any other Terms and Conditions, you agree to indemnify TPD against:
- any loss or damage, both real or personal, caused by or attributed to your use of any TPD product or resource, or for which your use of any TPD product or resource is deemed a contributing factor; and
- any liability to any person or entity, in respect of or in connection with such loss or damage, both real or personal. This includes, but is not limited to, legal representation, workers compensation, insurance claims and proceedings brought about by third parties related to your use or misuse of TPD’s products and resources.
Section 6: Sale and Distribution of Third Party Products
TPD may, through this website and via TPD courses, promote, sell and distribute educational products and resources from third parties. Before doing so, TPD will review all third party products and resources, and only promote and distribute those which comply with the below Guidelines for Third Party Sellers.
TPD reserves the right to decline or cancel the promotion, distribution and sale of any third party products or resources at any time, at their discretion.
Guidelines for Third Party Sellers
As a third party seller, it is important you abide by TPD’s guidelines for third party sellers. In order for TPD to promote, sell and distribute your educational products and resources through this website or via TPD courses, you must ensure all products and resources provided to TPD:
- are original work, and not copyrighted material;
- are priced fairly and accordingly;
- meet any relevant industry standards.
If all these points are met, TPD will review your third party products and resources. If found to be suitable, TPD may choose to promote, distribute and sell your third party products and resources through this website or via TPD courses. If found to be unsuitable upon review, TPD reserves the right to decline the promotion, distribution or sale of any third party product, at their discretion.
If you have any questions or require guidance on any of the above points, please contact TPD directly.