Our lawyers didn’t want us to publish this,
but we wanted to translate our legal terms and conditions to a language humans can actually understand.
You can read the full legalese version here.
We encourage other organizations to follow suite and share clear, readable terms and conditions that their customers will actually read before clicking “next”. You can read what we think about it on our blog.
Jolt owns lesson outlines — Jolters own lesson plans.
For research, curation and promotion — but we’ll never sell it without your permission.
You get paid after delivering a Jolt. You don’t get paid for building it — because it stays yours.
To become a Jolt instructor (Jolter), you’ll need to first agree to our Terms of Service, a legally binding contract between yourself and Casual Speakers LTD — so be sure to read it here.
To help you better understand the terms — we’ve put together this basic summary of some aspects of it, which we hope will help. Do note that this document is not legally binding, and may not be used or relied upon in interpreting the terms.
Jolters apply online and participate in a training sequence with Jolt’s team. The training is non-paid and participating in it does not guarantee speaking opportunities or acceptance to the Jolters community. A person may present themselves as Jolters only when they receive a notification that they are Certified Jolters. A speaking opportunity is available only when an official opportunity is sent from Jolt.
Jolters receive speaking opportunities and have limited time to confirm or decline them.
Jolt may withdraw certification from a Jolter based on their reviews or general conducts at its sole discretion at any given time.
Jolt may use the Jolter’s name and picture to promote their classes — including in promotional videos, adverts, etc.
Jolters can remove their account at any time by contacting Jolt.
Jolt may record the sessions.
We may use video recorded for promotional reasons — like presenting snippets from Jolts to attract more students. We also may allow students to access Jolts again in the 48 hours after Jolts have been given.
Jolts happen live; recorded content is generally used for training, curation and promotion — recorded content might be available for Jolt team members or curators to watch, in part or full, to determine whether or not they want to book the live session.
If our product ever changes to offer recorded content (other than snippets for promotional reasons) as well as to students — every Jolter will be able to choose whether they want their recorded content to be offered or not.
Jolts are live events — they might unpredictably cancel, change, start late etc. We’ll try our best — but Jolt and its students will not be held responsible for that.
Jolters are expected to show up 10 minutes before the session is set to start — for a sound check. Starting on time is a crucial part of the engagement — starting more than 3 minutes late may result in reduced compensation.
Jolters are expected to show up for sound checks with headphones & an external microphone, and a strable, high-bandwidth internet connection
Every talk is built from an outline and a lesson plan.
All outlines are property of Jolt and subject to infinite reuse; we’ll make sure to give credit to the creator whenever it is used. As soon as an outline is made, other Jolters may build talks to it.
Lesson plans are property of the Jolter — but as soon as they are submitted, Jolt is given a non-reversible, unlimited permit to use and store that lesson plan for research, training and measurement purposes.
Part of our content vetting process is peer review. Another certified Jolter will receive the lesson plan Jolters made to review, approve and give feedback about it; they may choose to reject it based on our community standards.
Jolters chosen and vetted to deliver peer reviews will only use the content they see to give constructive feedback and to approve or reject; that will give them no IP rights on that content.
Should we ever expand our business model to allow re-use in lesson plans, whatever the terms will be, the Jolters will have the option to opt in or opt out of it.
Recording or using recorded content of Jolts — by Jolter, curators, or students — is strictly prohibited without Jolt’s written consent; Jolters may use up to 3 minutes out of their Jolts for promotional reasons / showreel / demo without Jolt’s written consent.
Jolters are compensated for delivering Jolts. The rate may vary from time to time and between locations. The only fee that matters is the one that appears in the scheduling proposition of the Jolt.
Confirming a Jolt is a commitment. Jolters may cancel up to 7 days in advance or whatever is stated in the most current cancellation policy they agree on when confirming the engagement. Cancelling closer to the event, or being more late to the start time, may result in expelling from the platform or a financial fine.
Jolters and Cojis are not Jolt employees but contractors. The payment they receive covers the preparation and delivery of content.
All taxes and fees concerning payment from Jolt to cojis and Jolters will be carried out by the contractors.