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We may change these terms from time to time. If we do, we’ll let you know about any material changes, either by notifying you on the Site or by sending you an email. New versions of the terms will never apply retroactively — we’ll tell you the exact date they go into effect. If you keep using GiveMore after a change, that means you accept the new terms.
You can browse GiveMore without registering for an account. But to use most of GiveMore’s functions, you’ll need to register, choose an account name, and set a password. When you do that, the information you give us has to be accurate and complete. Don’t impersonate anyone else or choose names that are offensive or that violate anyone’s rights. If you don’t follow these rules, we may cancel your account.
You’re responsible for all the activity on your account, and for keeping your password confidential. If you find out that someone’s used your account without your permission, you should report it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To sign up for an account, you need to be at least 18 years old, or old enough to form a binding contract where you live. If necessary, we may ask you for proof of age and identity.
We expect all of users to behave responsibly and help keep this a nice place. Don’t do any of these things on the Site:
Prior to beginning your first campaign you must connect a Stripe Account for payment processing. If you don't already have a Stripe account you will need to create one. You are responsible for all Stripe related fees and disputes including but not limited to transaction fees, chargeback fees, and refunds.
Once your campaign has been named and created, you will need to add content such as the campaign image, summary, and description, along with details related to your goals.
After you have launched your campaign, you will need to market it and spread the word. As you direct your audience to your GiveMore Campaign, some of them will contribute or pledge.
Contributions are billed immediately while pledges are billed for the amount that has been unlocked weekly, typically on Monday or the day after should that day fall on a holiday.
Funds are deposited directly into your connected Stripe account and GiveMore Fees are automatically deducted.
GiveMore isn’t liable for any damages or losses related to your use of the Services. We don't offer refunds. We don’t become involved in disputes between users, or between users and any third party relating to the use of the Services. We don’t oversee the performance or punctuality of campaigns, and we don’t endorse any content users submit to the Site. When you use the Services, you release GiveMore 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 Services. All content you access through the Services is at your own risk. You’re solely responsible for any resulting damage or loss to any party.
Creating an account on GiveMore is free. If you create a campaign that is successfully funded, we (and our payment partners) collect fees. Our partners’ fees may vary based on your location.
We will not collect any fees without giving you a chance to review and accept them. If our fees ever change, we’ll announce that on our Site or with you directly. Some funds pledged by contributors are collected by payment providers. Each payment provider is its own company, and GiveMore isn’t responsible for its performance.
You’re responsible for paying any additional fees or taxes associated with your use of GiveMore.
GiveMore may contain links to other websites. (For instance, campaign pages, user profiles, and comments may link to other sites.) When you access third-party websites, you do so at your own risk. We don’t control or endorse those sites.
GiveMore partners with other companies (such as Stripe) for payment processing. When you back or create a campaign, you’re also agreeing to the payment processor’s terms of service.
GiveMore doesn’t own content you submit to us (your “Content”). But we do need certain licenses from you in order to perform our Services. When you submit a campaign for review, or launch a campaign, you agree to these terms:
GiveMore’s Services are legally protected in various ways, which may include copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, and other rights and laws. You agree to respect all copyright and other legal notices, information, and restrictions contained in any content accessed through the Site. You also agree not to change, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of the Service.
GiveMore grants you a license to reproduce content from the Services for personal use only. This license covers both GiveMore’s own protected content and user-generated content on the Site. (This license is worldwide, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, and non-transferable.) If you want to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, or store any of this content for a commercial purpose, you need prior written permission from GiveMore or the relevant copyright holder. A “commercial purpose” means you intend to use, sell, license, rent, or otherwise exploit content for commercial use, in any way.
You can terminate your account at any time. All provisions of this agreement survive termination of an account, including our rights regarding any content you’ve already submitted to the Site. (For instance, if you’ve launched a campaign, deleting your account will not remove the campaign from the Site.)
GiveMore reserves these rights:
GiveMore is not liable for any damages as a result of any of these actions, and it is our policy not to comment on the reasons for any such action.
You use our Services solely at your own risk. They are provided to you “as is” and “as available” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied.
GiveMore SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR USAGE OF TRADE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION (ORAL OR WRITTEN) OBTAINED BY YOU FROM GiveMore SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.
If you do something that gets us sued, or break any of the promises you make in this agreement, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless from all liabilities, claims, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and other legal costs) that arise from or relate to your use or misuse of GiveMore. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to this indemnification clause, in which case you agree that you’ll cooperate and help us in asserting any defenses.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, in no event will GiveMore, its directors, employees, partners, suppliers, or content providers be liable for any indirect, incidental, punitive, consequential, special, or exemplary damages of any kind, including but not limited to damages (i) resulting from your access to, use of, or inability to access or use the Services; (ii) for any lost profits, data loss, or cost of procurement or substitute goods or services; or (iii) for any conduct of content of any third party on the Site. In no event shall GiveMore’s liability for direct damages be in excess of (in the aggregate) one hundred U.S. dollars ($100.00).
We at GiveMore encourage you to contact us if you’re having an issue, before resorting to the courts. In the unfortunate situation where legal action does arise, these Terms (and all other rules, policies, or guidelines incorporated by reference) will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Oregon and the United States, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law, and without application of the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act or the United Nations Convention of Controls for International Sale of Goods. You agree that GiveMore and its Services are deemed a passive website that does not give rise to jurisdiction over GiveMore or its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers, or shareholders, either specific or general, in any jurisdiction other than the State of Oregon. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms, or your use or non-use of GiveMore, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Lane County in the State of Oregon, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of these courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. You hereby irrevocably waive any right you may have to trial by jury in any dispute, action, or proceeding.
These Terms and the other material referenced in them are the entire agreement between you and GiveMore with respect to the Services. They supersede all other communications and proposals (whether oral, written, or electronic) between you and GiveMore with respect to the Services and govern our future relationship. If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid under the law, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms otherwise will remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The failure of either you or GiveMore to exercise any right provided for in these Terms in any way won’t be deemed a waiver of any other rights.
These Terms are personal to you. You can’t assign them, transfer them, or sublicense them unless you get GiveMore’s prior written consent. GiveMore has the right to assign, transfer, or delegate any of its rights and obligations under these Terms without your consent. GiveMore will provide you notice via email, written notice, or by conspicuously posting the notice on our Site.