Terms of Use

These Terms of Use (also referred to as “Terms”) are inherent in your use of the Grukie website (www.grukie.com). Carefully read and make sure you understand and accept each provision before agreeing to the Terms. By continuing to use Grukie, you indicate that you understand, agree to, and accept all provisions contained in these Terms.

1. General terms

Grukie is a site that facilitates connections between tutors and students. The following Terms apply to all users of the site. Should any of these Terms be deemed invalid by a specific law or regulation of any government, court, or arbitrator, the proprietors of the site agree that the provision in question will be revised to accomplish the original business purpose, and that the other provisions will still remain in full force and effect.

2. Services

Grukie provides a platform to connect students and tutors. Any methods, materials and lesson designs are all controlled and determined by the tutors. Prospective students are responsible for choosing the most suitable tutor for their needs. This choice can be determined through the credentials presented through tutor profiles. Underage students are advised to ensure that an adult is present during each tutoring session. Grukie controls and operates the site from a number of locations and makes no guarantee that the site is appropriate or available for use in all locations. Availability may vary depending on user location.

3. Academic Honesty

Grukie and its services are designed for learning – not cheating. Tutors shall at all times reframe from completing work on behalf of the student. Moreover, students are strongly urged to avoid any violation of academic honesty policies held by their respective institution.

4. Your Obligations and Conduct

The use of this site is limited to individuals who are; (a) of legal age and have the capacity to consent to the Terms; (b) able to provide accurate, current and complete registration information; (c) able to protect and maintain password security from identity theft; (d) able to accept all risks of unauthorized access to information and Registration Data. No person under the age of 13 is permitted to use Grukie or its services or to post content to the site. The content that a person posts, transmits, or uploads to Grukie is their responsibility. All users must agree not to upload content that: (a) violates intellectual property rights; (b) personal information not permitted for disclosure; (c) contains computer files and viruses that may tamper with or hinder telecommunication equipment; (d) is harmful, obscene, inaccurate or otherwise objectionable to Grukie. Furthermore, Grukie reserves the right to edit or remove content that is in violation of these terms. Any use of the site must be lawful and proper. Inappropriate or offensive conduct may result in termination or suspension of a user. Inappropriate or offensive conduct includes:

  • Infringement upon the legal rights of other Grukie users
  • Uploading or disseminating any defamatory, hateful or unlawful material or information
  • Uploading files that contain any viruses or malware materials
  • Taking any action to undermine the site and its service
  • Restricting other users from enjoying the site
  • Impersonating other people or agencies by allowing use of your username or password
  • Posting the same content repeatedly (i.e. spamming)

By using the site, you submit that you meet the following conditions of eligibility: (a) you will at all times abide by the laws; (b) you have the capacity and authority to consent to the terms and abide by them. You also authorize Grukie to verify the information you have provided. You agree with and understand the various methods of verification including criminal background checks or use of public records. Any indication of falsehood may result in suspension or termination from using Grukie. Furthermore, Grukie maintains the right to exercise sole discretion in removing anything they deem objectionable.

5. Third-Party Reports

Grukie reserves the right to use various third-party services such as consumer reporting or criminal background checks. However, Grukie does not make claims to the reliability, accuracy and timeliness of Consumer Reports. In other words, Grukie is not involved in the independent verification of reports handed in by third parties. Yet the right to terminate or suspend a user based on the Consumer Reports information is reserved by Grukie. Affected users may contact the service in question to dispute any claims.

6. Confidentiality of Grukie Information

All users are obligated to protect confidential information. Grukie and its affiliates reserve the right, interest and title to any confidential information. Access to confidential information via the site or its affiliates including products, programs, or pricing should be reasonably understood as confidential.

7. Content Submitted to Grukie

Grukie claims no ownership to any content placed on the site and is therefore under no obligation of any kind regarding such content. Grukie, however, has the authority to disseminate and use such content on an unrestricted basis. You warrant that you have the proper authority for any transfer or processing of information on a worldwide scale via the site.

8. Terms of Transacting Business

Grukie has strict payment policies that tutors must adhere to. This includes paying a small fee for all messages that include personal information (e.g., email, phone, address, etc). All other messages can be viewed or sent at no charge. Please note that this payment is for the specific tutoring request only. Any additional tutoring requests that include sharing of personal information will require new payments. For example, student was searching for the calculus tutor in April and decided to pay for sharing his/her personal information. In June this same student is now searching for the statistics tutor. Since this is a new tutoring request, it will require another payment to share student's personal information.

9. Third-Party Verification Services

Grukie may offer one or more third-party services as a means of verification which users may employ so as to acquire more information about other users. The use of such third-party services is voluntary for both parties involved in the verification. Grukie is, therefore, not held responsible or liable for inaccuracies in the information provided. The Fair Credit Reporting Act must be adhered to by a user during the use of such third-party verification services.

10. Advertisements and Promotions

Grukie may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on the website. Any and all correspondence or business dealings you engage in with advertisers on the site other than Grukie are solely between you and the advertiser. Grukie is not responsible or liable for any loss or any damage incurred as a result of any such dealings.

11. Content Provided Via Links

While links to other websites may be found on Grukie, Grukie is not responsible for such sites and their resources. Grukie is in no way responsible or liable for any direct or indirect damages or losses incurred through the reliance of such links.

12. Intellectual Property Rights

Grukie grants you permission (which may be revoked at any time) to use its website and services in accordance with these Terms and solely for your own personal, non-commercial use.

13. Termination and Suspension

Grukie reserves the right to suspend and terminate a user of the site with or without notice. Upon such termination, you agree not to continue making use of the website.

14. Disclaimer of Warranties

THE USE OF THE SITE IS AT THE SOLE RISK OF THE USER UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. THE SITE BEARS NO GUARANTEES, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS REGARDING THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY AND ACCURACY OF THE SITE AND ITS CONTENTS. THIS INCLUDES:

  • SECURITY, ACCURACY AND TIMELINESS OF THE SITE
  • THE ACCURACY AND RELIABILITY OF THE RESULTS FROM THE SITE
  • THE PRODUCT, SERVICE OR CONTENT QUALITY
  • CORRECTION OF ERRORS ON THE SITE

GRUKIE MAKES NO GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES IN THE LISTED ITEMS. ANY DAMAGE TO A USER’S COMPUTER, NETWORK SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA AS A RESULT OF CONTENT THAT HAS BEEN OBTAINED FROM THE SITE SHALL BE ASSUMED BY THE USER. THIS INCLUDES DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM COMPUTER VIRUSES.

15. Limitation of Liability

THE SITE OFFERS A MARKETPLACE FOR THOSE SEEKING TUTORING SERVICES. GRUKIE HAS NO CONTROL OVER THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF ANY USER, AND GRUKIE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE QUALITY OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY ANY USER.

16. Assumption of Risk

By using Grukie, you consent that you assume all the risks associated with using the site, including risks that may result from both online and offline interaction with other users.

17. Indemnification

As a user, you consent to defend and indemnify Grukie and its affiliates and subsidiaries against claims, demands, losses, expenses and liabilities incurred by Grukie. The user should not:

  • Violate the rights of other users
  • Misuse information and material on the site
  • Violate applicable regulations and laws
  • Make misstatements or misrepresentations
  • Use links that are directed to third-party websites
  • Use user information and any actions or omissions in regard to such information by user

18. Arbitration

Any suit or controversy that arises from or is related to Grukie shall be settled through the binding of arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules that have been set by the Canadian Arbitration Association.

19. Injunction

You agree that any breach of the terms of the site will result in damage to Grukie. In addition to its stipulated rights, Grukie will have entitlement to equitable relief – both preliminary and permanent injunction in case of such a breach.

20. Notices; Modification and Termination of Services; Amendment of Terms

Notices to users will be communicated through mail, email or links to notices on their respective sites. Grukie reserves the right to suspend, terminate and modify its services. The Terms may be amended at any time by Grukie in which case the amendments will be posted on the site.

21. Governing Law

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws, without regard to choice of law rules, of the Province of Ontario.

22. Entire Agreement

These Agreements constitute all the terms and conditions agreed upon between you and Grukie and supersede any prior agreements in relation to the subject matter of these agreements, whether written or oral. Any additional or different terms or conditions in relation to the subject matter of the Agreements in any written or oral communication from you to Grukie are void. You represent that you have not accepted the Agreements in reliance on any oral or written representations made by Grukie that are not contained in the Agreements.