Terms of use

Charidy Inc.

Terms of use (“Agreement”)

This Agreement sets forth the legally binding terms and conditions for your use of the website www.charidy.com and online services (‘Services’) owned, operated and maintained by Charidy Inc. By accessing our website and using the Services in any manner, including, but not limited to, visiting or browsing the Site or contributing content, information, or other materials to the Site (collectively, "Service"), you signify that you have read and agree to be bound by these terms of use (“Agreement”).

Some services offered through our site may be subject to additional terms and conditions. Your use of those services is subject to those additional terms and conditions, which are incorporated into these Terms of Use by this reference. We reserve the right to amend this Agreement at any time and without notice.

Our Service

Charidy.com is an online platform which empowers nonprofit organizations (“Nonprofits”) to increase their fundraising and their amount of donors. Through Charidy.com, Nonprofits run campaigns to raise money for certain charitable projects or for their general organizational activities, by setting a funding goal to be reached within a certain timeframe, and by recruiting individuals, (“Matchers”) or groups, that will guarantee to match the funds donated by the public (“Givers”) up until the amount of the funding goal (reached collectively by the Matchers and Givers). The For All or Nothing campaigns, Matchers and Givers will pledge to donate only if the goal is met (collectively) within the timeframe of the campaign. Through our site, email, other websites and media, the Service makes various content, including, but not limited to, videos, images, text, comments and associated trademarks and copyrights (collectively, “Content”) accessible to the public. Matchers, Givers and other users of the Service (collectively, “Users”) may have the ability to contribute Content.

Charidy provides a platform which facilitates gifts by Givers and Matchers, but is not responsible to ensure that Givers and/or Matchers actually pay their pledges.

Privacy

Please review Charidy Inc.’s Privacy Policy, which also governs your use of Charidy.com, to understand our practices related to personal information.

Electronic Communications

When you use any service through Charidy.com, or send e-mails, text messages, and other communications from any device to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you electronically in a variety of ways, such as by e-mail, text, in-app push notices, or by posting notices and messages on the Charidy.com site. You agree that all agreements, notices, messages, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Acceptance of Terms and General Rules

As a condition of use, you agree not to use the Service for any purpose that is prohibited by the Terms of Use or law. You shall not take any action, or Submit Content, that:

A. is not in compliance with all laws and regulations.

B. damages, overburdens or impairs the Service, our networks or our systems.

C. interferes with another’s legal rights or use of the Service.

D. promotes terrorism, racial intolerance, abuse, libel, hate, property damage, or violence.

E. collects information about others without their consent.

f. contains software viruses or any other corrupt codes, files or programs that impair the use of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.

G. attempts to interfere with or compromise the system’s integrity or security.

H. impersonates another person or that misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity.

I. is misleading, fraudulent, hides or attempts to hide your identity.

Charidy Inc. has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content on Charidy.com. Charidy takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.

Campaigns

Charidy is a platform where nonprofit organizations run campaigns to fund charitable causes by offering a matching system to motivate people to donate. By creating a fundraising campaign on charidy, you as the nonprofit organization are offering the public the opportunity to enter into a contract with you. By pledging to donate to a fundraising campaign on Charidy, you as the Giver accept that offer and the contract between Giver and the nonprofit organization is formed. Charidy is not a party to that agreement between the Giver and the nonprofit organization. All dealings are solely between Users.

By pledging to donate or by creating a fundraising campaign on Charidy, you agree to be bound by this entire Agreement, including the following terms:

 

A. Givers agree to provide their payment information at the time they pledge to a fundraising Campaign. A hold will be placed at the time of the pledge, and if the campaign is successful, the payment will be collected at or after the campaign deadline.

B. Givers consent to Charidy and its payments partners authorizing a hold or a charge on their payment card or other payment method (ACH) for the amount pledged at the time of the pledge and completion of the campaign.

C. Givers agree to have sufficient funds or credit available at the campaign deadline to ensure that the pledge will be collectible.

D. Charidy does not offer refunds. A nonprofit organization is not required to grant a Giver’s request for a refund.

E. Due to chargebacks and the like, Charidy does not guarantee the receipt by the Nonprofits of the full amount of funds pledged minus fees.

F. Charidy and its payments partners will remove their fees before transmitting proceeds of a campaign.

G. Fees that our payments partners charge may vary. Currently the charge is 2.9% + 30c a transaction for all credit cards. And .8% (up to and limited to $5.00) for ACH transfers.

H. Charidy reserves the right to cancel a pledge at any time and for any reason.

I. Charidy reserves the right to reject or suspend a campaign at any time and for any reason. Charidy is not liable for any damages as a result of any of those actions. Charidy’s policy is not to comment on the reasons for those actions.

J. For all campaigns, Charidy gives to the nonprofit of the specific campaign each Giver’s name, email, mailing address and pledge amount.

K. Nonprofit Organizations should not take any action in reliance on having their Campaign posted on the Site or having any of the money pledged until they have the ability to withdraw and spend the money. There may be a delay between the end of a successful fundraising campaign and access to the funds. Typically up to one week.

L. Matchers agree to sign a pledge letter to be included as a matching donor. Pledge letter sample: charidy.com/pledgeletter

Charidy is not liable for any damages or loss incurred related to any use of the Service. Charidy is under no obligation to become involved in disputes between any Users, or between Users and any third party arising in connection with the use of the Service. Charidy does not oversee the performance or punctuality of use of campaign funds for the purpose of the campaign. Charidy does not endorse any User Submissions. You release Charidy, its officers, employees, agents, and successors in rights from claims, damages, and demands of every kind, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and the Service.

 

Third-Party Resources

Charidy.com may contain links to other websites or resources on the internet. When you access third-party websites, you do so at your own risk. These other websites are not under Charidy’s control. You acknowledge that Charidy is not liable for the functions or any other aspect of those other websites or resources. You agree that Charidy shall not be liable for any damage that may result from the use of a third-party resource or website.

Content and License

You acknowledge that the Service contains Content provided by the Company and its partners and Users and you acknowledge that the content may be protected by patents, copyrights, trademarks or other rights. You agree to abide by all copyright and other legal notices contained in any Content accessed through our Service.

Charidy grants each User a non-exclusive, limited, personal license to use the Service in accordance with this Agreement.

By using the Service, you grant Charidy a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub licensable, transferable right to use, reproduce, modify, publish, display , edit and distribute all User Submissions, including but not limited to trademarks and logos,

Intellectual Property

By Submitting User Submissions on the Site or otherwise through the Service, you agree to the following terms:

A. You are publishing your User Submission, and you may be identified publicly by your name or User ID in association with your User Submission.

B. You further agree that your User Submissions will not contain third-party copyrighted material or material that is subject to other third-party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material or you are otherwise legally entitled to post the material and to grant Charidy the entire license rights granted herein.

C. You will pay all royalties and other amounts owed to any person or entity based on your Submitting User Submissions to the Service or the Company’s publishing or hosting of the User Submissions as contemplated by these Terms of Use.

D. The use or other exploitation of User Submissions by the Company and Users as contemplated by this Agreement will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including without limitation any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.

E. The Company shall have the right to delete, edit, modify, reformat, excerpt, or translate any of your User Submissions.

F. All information publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Site is the sole responsibility of the person from which that content originated.

G. The Company will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any Content.