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Terms of Service

1. Terms

By accessing the ESL Expat website at, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of service, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws.

2. Use of ESL Expat Content

(a) Permission is granted to download the classroom games, activities, and PDFs on the ESL Expat website for personal and commercial use as long as appropriate credit is given. These materials follow the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0). Under this license you may:

i. share, copy, and redistribute the material in any medium or format; and

ii. adapt, remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

(b) When using these materials for personal or commercial use, under this license you must also:

i. give appropriate credit to ESL Expat;

ii. provide a link to the license; and

iii. indicate if changes were made in a reasonable manner.

(c) Other content contained on the ESL Expat website, such as text, graphics, images, video, logos, software and other branded content is protected by applicable copyright and trademark law. Unauthorized use of this content may violate these laws and/or applicable communications regulations and statutes, and is strictly prohibited. You may not copy or redistribute any of the blog content, job post information, or video posts without the consent of the author or employer.

3. Use of ESL Expat Services

(a) The job board on the ESL Expat website may be used by individuals seeking employment and by employers seeking employees.

(b) Employers are responsible for the content, quality and accuracy of the job posts and video posts. Job seekers should be aware that ESL Expat is not to be considered to be an employer and is not responsible for any employment decisions.

(c) Employers and job posters agree to not:

i. post any content that promotes or endorses false or misleading information or illegal activities; or

ii. interfere with the quality of service of the job board via means of overloading the site with spam or flooding the board with irrelevant posts.

(d) ESL Expat reserves the right to restrict or remove posts/videos which do not follow these conditions and fail to maintain the integrity of the advertising services.

(e) ESL Expat agrees to abide by the guidelines outlined on the Job Post Options Page and Video Post Page. Employers who pay for “Basic”, “Gold”, “Platinum” posts, and video ads will be provided with the services (as outlined in the charts) and ESL Expat will promote the job posts according to those set standards.

(f) Employers should be aware that paying for these bonus services will not always guarantee the hiring of a successful job applicant. The paid post options are designed to increase job post views with additional exposure on the ESL Expat website and via social media to attract more potential employees for the employer to hire. By using the “Gold” and “Platinum” job post services, the likelihood of finding a teacher is considerably higher than using the “Basic” job post option.

(g) ESL Expat agrees to provide the draft version of the graphical ad and pop-up ad in a timely manner (within approximately 48-hours) to employers who pay for the “Platinum” job post option. The pop-up ad will appear on the ESL Expat website for 7 days (one complete 168-hour period) commencing at a scheduled time agreed upon with the employer.

(h) ESL Expat agrees to provide the sample version of the video ad in a timely manner (within approximately 3 business days) to employers who pay for the video post option and upload the final draft of the video to YouTube after the employer approves it.

(i) All payments for paid job posts, video ads, and other advertising campaigns will be processed securely via PayPal.

4. Disclaimer

(a) The content on the ESL Expat website is provided on an “as is” basis. ESL Expat makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties including, without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights.

(b) Further, ESL Expat does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the content on its website or otherwise relating to such content or on any sites linked to this site.

5. Limitations

In no event shall ESL Expat be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the content on ESL Expat’s website, even if ESL Expat or an ESL Expat authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

6. Accuracy of content

The content appearing on ESL Expat’s website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. ESL Expat does not warrant that any of the content on its website are accurate, complete or current. ESL Expat may make appropriate changes to the content and materials contained on its website at any time without notice.

7. Links

ESL Expat has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by ESL Expat of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user’s own risk.

8. Modifications

ESL Expat may revise these terms of service for its website at any time without notice. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these terms of service.

9. Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Canada and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in that location.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. It is ESL Expat’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website,, and other sites we own and operate.

We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. We collect it by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used.

We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service. What data we store, we’ll protect within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

We don’t share any personally identifying information publicly or with third-parties, except when required to by law.

Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.

You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services.

Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us.

This updated policy is effective as of July 6th, 2019.