Terms of Service – aGoodCause.com

This agreement was last modified on October 9, 2018.

Welcome to aGoodCause.com/Schools. This website is owned and operated by A Good Cause Global, LLC (established in Utah, United States of America) and is a sub-domain of aGoodCause.com. By visiting our website and accessing the information, resources, services, and tools we provide, you understand and agree to accept and adhere to the following terms and conditions as stated in this policy (referred to as ‘Agreement’).  By visiting our website and accessing our platform, (whether on mobile, computer, or other electronic device) the information, resources, services, and tools we provide for you, either directly or indirectly (referred to as ‘Resources’), you agree to use these Resources only for the purposes intended as permitted by the terms of this Agreement, applicable laws, regulations, and generally accepted online practices or guidelines.

We reserve the right to change this Terms of Service Agreement from time to time without notice. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Agreement periodically to familiarize yourself with any modifications or changes. Your continued use of this site after such modifications will constitute acknowledgment and agreement of the modified or changed terms and conditions.  Your continued use of the Resources after the date any such changes become effective constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms. To the extent allowed by law, the English version of these Terms of Service is binding and any other translations that may be offered or used are for convenience only. If you do not wish to accept the new Terms of Service, you may discontinue your use of the Resources.

ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER: YOU AGREE THAT DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND US WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION. BY ENTERING THIS AGREEMENT AND USING OUR RESOURCES, YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.

Users in/from Europe, the Privacy Policy does not form part of these Terms of Service.

Resources Description: The Resources are offered to users of our services, which may include Campaign Creators, Donors, and other registered and unregistered users of the Resources (which may include users who simply “like” or otherwise interact with the Resources). Among other features, the Resources are designed to allow a Campaign Creator to post a fundraising campaign to the website/platform and to accept monetary donations from – Donors – that may contribute funds to a Campaign. The term, Campaign Creator, may also refer to any individual(s) designated as a beneficiary of a Campaign. Industry-standard payment processing fees and aGoodCause.com administration fees apply to each Donation.  The total processing fee is only 7.4% plus $0.30 cents per donation or transaction and may change (be increased or decreased) without notice.

Charitable Donations: You acknowledge that aGoodCause.com is not a charitable organization, but is a for-profit organization. However, aGoodCause.com may permit Donors to contribute directly to certain charitable causes, that qualify for 501(c)(3) status, through our Resources. Any donation you make to a Charity through the website will be subject to applicable fees. If a Charity would like to register to be listed as a charitable organization on the website, please contact us at support@agoodcause.com and we can help facilitate that process. As used in this Agreement, the term “Campaign” does not refer to a Charity, and you understand and agree  that donations to any Campaign is not deductible under your jurisdiction’s applicable tax laws and regulations. Speak to a professional/licensed legal, financial or tax agents to learn of any tax or other obligations, implications, or risks regarding donating or accepting monetary contributions.

As the Campaign Creator, if you are not the beneficiary of the Campaign you create, you agree to deliver all the funds obtained from the Resources to the true beneficiary directly and immediately. You further agree to fully cooperate with any request by aGoodCause.com, as needed, to provide evidence to verify your compliance with these Terms of Service.

The Resources is a Platform/Website; aGoodCause.com is not a Broker, Financial Institution, Creditor or Charitable Institution: the Resources are an administrative platform only.  aGoodCause.com has no control over the conduct of, or any information provided by, a Campaign Creator, Donor, a Charity, or any other user, and aGoodCause.com hereby disclaims all liability in this regard to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.  We are not associated – and have no legal obligation – with any agreement that may be created between a Campaign Creator, Donor, user, and/or Charity. All Resources provided by aGoodCause.com are for informational purposes only, and we do not guarantee the accuracy or suitability of any our services.

AGoodCause.com does not guarantee that a Campaign or a Charity will obtain a particular sum of Donations or any Donations at all. We may not endorse any Campaign, Campaign Creator, or Charity.  Additionally, we do not guarantee that any information posted through the Resources, by any user, will be accurate.

You acknowledge that aGoodCause.com is not liability or responsibility for any achievements, if any, of any Campaign or fundraising pursuit. A Donor is solely responsible and accountable to the potential risks associated, to make their own decision, regarding the validity of and whether or not to donate to any Campaign, Charity, or any other fundraising activities on the Resources.  Additionally, aGoodCause.com is not accountable for any such terms or promises made or offered by Charities, Campaign users, Donors, or Campaign Creators.

We do not validate any information or content created or added to the Resources from Campaign Creators, Donor, or users.   We do not guarantee, although it is expected, that the Donations will be used in accordance with any fundraising purpose prescribed by a Campaign Creator or Charity.  aGoodCause.com is not responsible to verify that Donations are used in harmony with any laws: the responsibility completely belongs to the Campaign Creator or Charity.  A Charity or Campaign Creator may choose, of their own free will and choice, to contribute any of their funds that were donated to their campaign to another campaign or cause listed on our Resources/Platform (e.g. excessive funds above and beyond their fundraising goal may be donated, by choice, to another campaign listed on aGoodCause.com – helping another cause/campaign).

As a Campaign Creator you represent, warrant, and covenant that all information you provide in connection with a Campaign is accurate, complete, and not otherwise designed to mislead, defraud, or deceive any user.  You agree to comply with all pertinent laws and applicable financial institutions and related regulations of such. Additionally, to the extent you provide our Resources with any contact information of any third-party, for any purpose, (e.g. names, email addresses and/or phone numbers), that you solemnly confirm that you have received the proper and clear consent and permission, as required under pertinent law, to post it on our Resources.

Resources Access:  In order to access our Resources, you may be required to provide certain information about yourself (such as identification, contact details, etc.) as part of the registration process, or as part of your ability to use the Resources. You agree that any information you provide will always be accurate, correct, and up to date.   You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any login information associated with any account you use to access our Resources, including unauthorized use of your password or any other breach of security. Accordingly, you are responsible for all activities that occur under your account(s). AGoodCause.com is not be liable for any loss or harm arising from your failure to comply.  Engaging in any activity that disrupts or interferes with our Resources, including the servers and/or networks to which our Resources are located or connected, is strictly prohibited.  Attempting to copy, duplicate, reproduce, sell, trade, or resell our Resources is strictly prohibited.

In order to better serve you, you agree and understand that we may share your data with Google, like Google Analytics.  We may provide various open communication tools on our website, such as blog comments, blog posts, public chat, forums, message boards, newsgroups, product ratings and reviews, various social media services, etc. You acknowledge that generally we do not pre-screen the content posted by users of these various communication tools, which means that if you choose to post any type of content to our Resources, you agree to do so in an ethical and respectful manner. By posting information or otherwise using any open communication tools and our Resources, you acknowledge that you will not upload, post, share, or otherwise distribute any content that:

i) is illegal, threatening, defamatory, abusive, harassing, degrading, intimidating, fraudulent, deceptive, invasive, racist, offensive, inapt, or contains any type of suggestive, inappropriate, or explicit language.
ii) infringes on any trademark, patent, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary right of any party, and
iii) contains any type of unauthorized or unsolicited advertising.

We have the right, at any given time and without warning or reason, to remove any content that, we believe does not comply with this Agreement.  We are not responsible for any inconvenience or loss that may befall you by removing such content. If you post any content, that we choose to remove, you hereby consent to such removal and consent to waive any claim against us.

We do not assume any liability for any content posted by you or any other third-party users of our Resources. Although, as long as we do not infringe on any copyrights or trademarks, your posted content becomes the property of aGoodCause.com.  This only refers to content posted via open communication tools, as outlined above, and does not refer to information that is provided as part of the registration or profile creation process, necessary in order to use our Resources.

You agree to hold harmless aGoodCause.com and its partners, affiliates, owners, officers, managers, employees, and agents from any and all losses, expenses, damages, costs, including attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of this Agreement or the failure to fulfill any obligations relating to your account incurred by you or any other person using your account, including any donors or other co-campaign creators.

If you are under 13 years of age (16 in Europe), you are not authorized to use our Resources. If you are under the age of maturity in your jurisdiction (typically 18 or 19 years of age), you may use the Resources only with the approval of your parent or guardian.

Certain sections of our Resources may require you to register with, and agree to the terms of, third-party service providers (e.g. Stripe.com, one of our payment processors) in order to be permitted to use our Resources. [Please review  Stripe.com Global Terms and Privacy Policy]

Limitation of Warranties:

By using our website/platform (Resources), you understand and agree that all Resources we provide are “as is” and “as available”. This means that we do not represent or warrant to you that:
i) the use of our Resources will meet your needs or requirements.
ii) the use of our Resources will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or free from errors.
iii) the information obtained by using our Resources will be accurate or reliable, and
iv) any defects in the operation or functionality of any Resources we provide will be repaired or corrected.
v) any content downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of our Resources is done at your own risk, and that you are solely and completely responsible for any damage to your computer, mobile, or other devices for any loss of data that may result from the download of such content.         vi) no information or advice, whether expressed, implied, oral or written, obtained by you from aGoodCause.com or through any Resources we provide shall create any warranty, guarantee, or conditions of any kind, except for those expressly outlined in this Agreement.

Taxes:

It is your responsibility to determine what, if any, taxes apply to the Donations you receive or give through your use of our Resources. It is your obligation to assess, collect, report or remit the correct tax, if any, to the proper tax authority.

Limitation of Liability:

In conjunction with the Limitation of Warranties as explained above, you expressly understand and agree that any claim against us shall be limited to the amount you paid, if any, for use of products and/or services. Agoodcause.com will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary loss or damages which may be incurred by you as a result of using our Resources, or as a result of any changes, data loss or corruption, cancellation, loss of access, or downtime to the full extent that applicable limitation of liability laws apply.

Copyrights/Trademarks:

All content and materials available on aGoodCause.com, including but not limited to text, graphics, website name, code, images and logos are the intellectual property of aGoodCause.com, and may be protected by applicable copyright and trademark law. Any inappropriate use, including but not limited to the reproduction, distribution, display or transmission of any content on this site is strictly prohibited, unless specifically authorized by aGoodCause.com.

Termination of Use:

You agree that we may, at our sole discretion, suspend or terminate your access to all or part of our website and Resources with or without notice and for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of this Agreement. Any suspected illegal, fraudulent or abusive activity may be grounds for terminating your account(s) and may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. Upon suspension or termination, your right to use the Resources we provide may immediately cease, and we reserve the right to remove or delete any information that you may have on file with us, including any account or login information.  You may also terminate your account at any time, for any reason.

Governing Law:

This website is maintained by A Good Cause Global, LLC from our offices located in the state of Utah, USA. It can be accessed by many countries around the world. As each country has laws that may differ from those of USA, by accessing our website and Resources, you agree to the statutes and laws of Utah, USA without regard to the conflict of your regional laws.  The laws of Utah, USA will apply to all matters relating to the use of this website and Resources and the use and any associated fees of any services through our website and Resources. Furthermore, any action to enforce this Agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in Utah, USA. You hereby agree to personal jurisdiction by such courts, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.

Guarantee:

UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPRESSED, AGOODCAUSE.COM EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICEABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions or comments about our Terms of Service as outlined above, you can contact us via our contact form, Click Here or by emailing us at support@agoodcause.com.

You may contact us at:

Corporate Office

298 24th Street, Suite 450

Ogden, UT  84401

Please also review our Privacy Policy for additional information.

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