Skillshare Engagement Promotion Terms and Conditions

Effective November 1, 2022

The Skillshare Engagement Promotion (“Promotion”) Terms and Conditions (the “Promotion Terms”) are in addition to the Skillshare Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, which you agree to by using the website, including uploading courses to the site and maintaining your Skillshare account. To the extent the Skillshare Terms of Service are inconsistent with these Promotion Terms, these Promotion Terms will control with respect to the Promotion only.

By participating in the Promotion, you are agreeing to the Promotion Terms. Skillshare reserves the right to terminate, cancel, suspend, or modify the Promotion or these Promotion Terms at any time, in its sole discretion by updating the Promotion Terms or related Help Center documents like FAQs. If a significant change is made, we will provide reasonable notice either by email or posting a notice in the Teacher Dashboard. You are advised to check the Promotion Terms from time to time for any updates or changes that may impact you.


The Skillshare Engagement Promotion provides teachers with the ability to earn an “Engagement Reward” by engaging with students on the Skillshare platform. Details on how teachers can earn an Engagement Reward can be found in our Help Center, Engagement Promotion: Engage Your Students to Earn! (November 2022). Skillshare reserves the right to revise the payments applicable to the Engagement Promotion, and any ongoing obligations to payments, from time to time, at its sole discretion, upon reasonable prior notice to Teachers. Such notice will be provided by email or by posting in the Teacher Dashboard.

Receiving Payments

After you earn an Engagement Reward, the Reward will be paid to you, in arrears, on the 16th of each month. Skillshare makes all teacher payments, including Engagement Rewards, in U.S. dollars (USD). Skillshare is not responsible for your foreign currency conversion fees, wiring fees, or any other processing fees that you may incur. For us to pay you in a timely manner, you must be registered with Tipalti, our payment processor, be in good standing, and must keep us informed of the correct email associated with your account. You must also provide any identifying information or tax documentation (such as a W-9 or W-8) necessary for payment of amounts due, and you agree that we have the right to withhold appropriate taxes from your payments. If you do not register fully with Tipalti and do not provide us with the necessary tax information and documentation, you will not earn any Engagement Reward until you meet those requirements. Any Engagement Reward you might have earned before meeting those requirements will be forfeit. We reserve the right to withhold payments or impose other penalties if we do not receive proper identifying information or tax documentation from you. You understand and agree that you are ultimately responsible for any taxes on your income.

Inappropriate Behavior

Skillshare reserves the right to assess the legitimacy of any minutes watched for a Teacher for the purposes of determining qualification under the Promotion. Skillshare may prohibit anyone from participating in the program or receiving Engagement Rewards, and Skillshare reserves the right to disqualify anyone, cancel Engagement Rewards, disable or suspend an account, and contact legal authorities (including law enforcement), if:

  • We determine such Teacher or any student is attempting to undermine the fairness, integrity, or legitimate operation of the Promotion in any way by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair practices, or by annoying, abusing, threatening, or harassing Skillshare, any other Skillshare users, or representatives of Skillshare.
  • We discover a user is tampering with the engagement process or the operation of the Promotion or violating our Teaching Policies, Community Guidelines, and Terms, in our sole discretion.
  • The Teacher’s engagement or minutes watched are generated by a script, macro, or other automated means.
  • Teachers or students have acted in a manner that does not respect the spirit of the Promotion or engaged in any actions that are designed to disrupt or undermine the Promotion.

If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the Promotion, we reserve the right to cancel, change, or suspend the Promotion.


Participation in the Promotion may require a Teacher to submit personal information about themselves. The personal information will be collected, processed, and used in accordance with Skillshare’s Privacy Policy. In addition, personal information may be used by Skillshare on Skillshare’s behalf, to contact Teachers with regards to participation in the Promotion and to receive communications from Skillshare or third party administrators of the Promotion.