Dream Big Academy

Instructor Guide and Terms

As a Instructor on the DBA platform, you must provide DBA with any information requested and needed in order for DBA to approve and list your courses on our platform.  The DBA has sole discretion as to which courses we choose to put on our platform and we reserve the right to reject or remove any courses for any reason. Additionally, DBA has discretion to edit course descriptions as needed to meet our mission and standards as an online learning platform. DBA also has sole discretion as to which Instructors we allow to use our platform and we reserve the right to reject or remove any Instructor for any reason. DBA may conduct background checks on and/or interviews of Instructors. As a Instructor, you agree to provide written and/or electronic consent to any background checks and participate truthfully in interviews.

When you join the DBA community, you agree to follow our policies as well as out community standards. We expect our Instructors to be kind, thoughtful, honest, engaging, fun, and to communicate effectively with our community (fellow Instructors, parents, children).  Instructors must model what they expect from their learners and to always be the professional. In addition, Instructors agree to use their social media, blogs, and other online forums, in an appropriate and professional manner. Inappropriate behavior in any DBA-affiliated online forum includes, but is not limited to: any behavior that could be seen as harassment, intimidation, or bullying and that is reasonably perceived as being motivated by either any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory disability and veteran status; in addition any behavior such as posting online or speaking to the media on DBA’s behalf without prior written authorization from DBA.  


Each Instructor is solely responsible for obtaining all licenses and other permissions required for any additional online tools required for any course they teach, and DBA assumes no responsibility for a Instructor's failure to obtain such licenses and/or permissions or otherwise comply with any applicable laws, rules or regulations.

You understand and agree that DBA is not an agent, insurer, or employer for you as a Instructor. If a parent purchases any of your courses through the DBA platform, any agreement you enter into with a parent is between you and the parent, and DBA is not a party to those agreements. DBA is authorized to serve as your limited agent for the purpose of accepting payments from parents on your behalf and transmitting such payments to you, minus our fees, as well as provide you the platform to teach your courses. You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for your own acts and mistakes while using the DBA platform. With the only exception being students enrolled in your course, and/or the parents of your students, you agree that you will not share any class recordings made available to you by the DBA to any third parties. Only Instructors who work on the DBA platform or employees of the DBA
may view class recordings.  Instructors that are using our platform agree to abide by these  guidelines and terms as well as Class Content Policy and Community Standards and Safety.


Payment Terms

Course Payment: Each parent agrees to pay all applicable fees for DBA courses through the tools on the DBA platform. All fees are payable in the currency specified on the platform at the time of purchase. If a parent disputes any charges you must let DBA know within sixty (60) days after the date that DBA charges you.


Instructor Payment: DBA will transfer the fees for a Instructor’s course to the Instructor’s electronic banking account for each sale of a course(s) within a reasonable amount of time, minus the DBA’s Platform fees, which are 45%.  In order to transfer funds to the Instructor’s electronic banking account, the Instructor shall sign up for the electronic banking account DBA uses to run its services. The DBA has discretion to act on behalf of the parent and not transfer the fees to the Instructor if a parent reports that the course was not provided or completed adequately or the teacher wasn’t there. These situations include but are not limited to circumstances when an Instructor did not arrive for a course or a course did not meet the expectations outlined in the course description. DBA will independently review all of these cases, seeking input from the parent and/or the Instructor to help make an informed decision on whether or not to refund the money. All determinations of the DBA with respect to a refund shall be final and binding on the parent and Instructor.


Limited Payment Collections Agent: Each Instructor appoints DBA as the Instructor’s limited payment collection agent solely for the purpose of accepting the fees from the parent.As compensation for the services provided, the Instructor shall be paid per head of students in their classes at the rate that the establish with the parent. The fees are a gross amount that is subject to all local, State, Federal, and any other taxes and deductions as prescribed by law. Payment shall be distributed to the Instructor within a reasonable amount of time after course completion.


Conditions of Use

User Conduct: Each user of the DBA platform, Instructor or student are solely responsible for all content they upload, post, publish or display or email or otherwise use via the DBA platform. DBA reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in DBA’s sole discretion, violates this provision as well as suspend or terminate the account of violators and reporting you to the appropriate law enforcement authorities. You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the DBA platform strictly in accordance with these terms of use. As a condition of your use of the Platform, you warrant to DBA that you will not use the Platform for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the Platform in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Platform or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Platform. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Platform.  All content included as part of the Platform such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Platform, is the property of DBA or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.  You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Platform. DBA content is not for resale. Your use of the Platform does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of DBA and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of DBA or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.

Copyright Complaints: DBA respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our and Instructors to do the same. If you believe that your work has been plagiarized in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been violated, please notify the DBA at support@thedreambigacademy.org.

Third Party Website

The Platform may provide, or third parties may provide, links or other access to other Platforms and resources on the Internet. DBA has no control over such Platforms and resources and DBA is not responsible for and does not endorse such Platforms and resources. You further acknowledge and agree that DBA will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, events, goods or services available on or through any such Platform or resource. Any dealings you have with third parties found while using the Platform are between you and the third party, and you agree that DBA is not liable for any loss or claim that you may have against any such third party.


User Disputes

You agree that you are solely responsible for your interactions with any other user in connection with the Platform and DBA will have no liability or responsibility with respect thereto.  DBA reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way it deems necessary with disputes between you and any other user of the Platform.



These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between you and DBA and govern your use of the Platform, superseding any prior agreements between you and DBA with respect to the Platform. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate or third party services, third party content or third party software. These Terms of Service will be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions. With respect to any disputes or claims not subject to arbitration, as set forth above, you and DBA agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located within San Francisco County, California. The failure of DBA to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Service is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms of Service remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Platform or these Terms of Service must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. You may not assign these Terms of Service without the prior written consent of DBA, but DBA may assign or transfer these Terms of Service, in whole or in part, without restriction. The section titles in these Terms of Service are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Notices to you may be made via either email or regular mail. The Platform may also provide notices to you of changes to these Terms of Service or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices generally on the Platform.

Your Privacy

At DBA, we respect the privacy of our users. For details please see our Privacy Policy. By using the Platform, you consent to our collection and use of personal data as outlined therein.