Terms and Conditions

Welcome to Our Terms and Conditions

When you use this site you are abiding by everything on this page. Some of the terms of usage are written in legal language but we have broken some of the material to a shorter way of understanding. We have created shorter summaries that are underlined above all the detailed material in each section but these summaries are not official language they’re just a shorter guide to the actual material.

Greetings from Sponsor4Change! When operating this website and our services offered by Sponsor4Change and our partners you’re agreeing to these legally binding rules which are the Terms of Use. Also you’re agreeing to our Privacy Policy and agreeing to follow any other rules on the site, such as our guidelines on the site and rules for starting projects.

Sponsor4Change has the power to change these terms at any time. If that happens, you will be informed either by notifying you directly on the site or via email that we have on file. Another thing to note is that we’ll tell you the exact date that the new terms go into effect. If you continue to use the site after a change you have accepted the new terms.

Registering a Campaign

When creating a Sponsor4Change account you need to be 18 years or over. You will be held responsible for all the content that is on your campaign. Lastly for those who are younger than 18 years old you will need a parent and or guardian to provide consent for registering an account and the youngest age to be on the site with consent is 13 years old.

You will be able to browse Sponsor4Change without registering for an account. When it comes to using Sponsor4Change’s functions when raising funds, you in fact will need to register by choosing an account name, setting a password, and other things that we list under how it works. You must provide information that is accurate and complete. We will not tolerate any impersonations of anyone else and don’t create names that are offensive in the sense that they will violate anyone’s rights. These rules must be followed if they aren’t abided by we maintain the right to cancel your account.

Once again protect what is posted on your account and make sure your password is secure. If you notice that someone has used your account without your permission report it to us.

To sign up for an account, you need to be at least 18 years old, or old enough to form a binding contract based on where you live and we may ask you for proof of age if it’s needed.

What Isn’t Prohibited on the Site?

In this section we will list all of things that will not be tolerated on the site which is lying, breaking laws, harassment, stealing data, hacking other people’s information or computers, etc.

We will not prohibit any action that violates other people’s rights, violates the law, or breaches any contract or legal duty you have toward anyone. Information that is false, misleading, or inaccurate will not be tolerated. Rewards that are illegal, violate any of Sponsor4Change’s policies, rules, guidelines, violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance, or regulation will not be tolerated. Threatening, harassing, and defamatory to anyone else’s privacy will not be prohibited. Running unsolicited or unauthorized advertising media, or any junk mail through the site is prohibited. Distributing software viruses or other types of programs that are designed to counteract with the proper flows of any software, hardware, or equipment on the site will not be tolerated. When you use Sponsor4Change you may receive information about other campaign creators or donors, which may include their names, email addresses, and postal addresses. This information is provided for the purpose of participating in a Sponsor4Change Change Project, abusing this system is prohibited. Interfering with services on the site will not be prohibited. Trying to bypass any measures we’ve put in place to secure the services that we provide isn’t prohibited. Trying to get access to any system, password, or other information, whether it belongs to Sponsor4Change or another party will not be prohibited. Usage of any kind of software or device to crawl or spider any part of the site will not be tolerated. Reverse engineering in any aspect of the Sponsor4Change site to access things like source code, underlying ideas, etc. is prohibited.

How Projects Work That Offer Incentives

These Terms of Use explain your relationship with Sponsor4Change in various situations. For this section it differs a bit because it explains the relationship between creators and backers of Sponsor4Change projects. Lastly it breaks down who is responsible for certain things and you gain an understanding what you’re agreeing to when you create or back a Sponsor4Change project.

Sponsor4Change is a site that houses creative projects. When a creator posts a campaign on Sponsor4Change, they’re letting other people form a contract with them if they want to donate. When someone donates to a campaign that offers incentives they need to fulfill those orders that they offered. However, Sponsor4Change is not a part of this contract this contract is a direct legal agreement between the campaign creators and their backers. After a project is successfully funded and receives the items that they asked for by Sponsor4Change, the creator must fulfill what they promised to donors and provide them with what they asked for if applicable then the campaign will be officially complete. Campaign Creators should maintain an open line of communication with their backers if they’re offering incentives for donation. Some things can change during the process of fulfilling the incentives that was promised to donors. So creators should be honest and relay this information to their donors. Lastly donors don’t expect to receive your incentives once a campaign close a lot of these projects are first time projects and require more time than a fully operating business so be reasonable. If something happens to where a campaign creator can’t complete a project and/or fulfill the incentives that they offered. Then they must update donors as to what work has been done, how funds were used, and what prevented them from finishing the project as planned. Also they must prove that they worked in good faith to bring backers what they were promised and they need to be able to show that they’ve used funds that they received appropriately and made every reasonable effort to complete the project as promised. Honesty is key as well and campaign creators are solely responsible for fulfilling the promises made in their project. If campaign creators are unable to plead their case, they may be subject to legal issues with the donors that funded their project.

How the process works

This section provides information on how backing and creating projects works such as how money gets collected by Sponsor4Change, whether pledges can be changed or canceled, and how creators can contact backers to provide rewards.

Comprehensive List on How It Works:

  1. Campaign Creators submit application to site, which
    • Details the purchase location and amounts for each item
    • States the currency the product or service needs to be bought in
    • Includes a budget for the entire campaign
    • Pick which category that you want your project to fall under such as:    Games, Food, Technology, Travel, etc.
    • Submits the materials they want listed in the campaign (description, pictures, videos, etc.)
  2. The campaign is launched and can be shared via social media
  3. When the campaign ends, campaign creators will be charged a 3%service fee from Sponsor4Change
  4. After a campaign is complete, Sponsor4Change will then purchase the product or service (*All of the products or services that you list will be purchased with our company card, we will not buy products or services via check or cash)
  5. All campaigns must at least raise the money for the first product or service they want otherwise the campaign will not be funded. (If you’re only raising funds for one specific bill that can be paid down that is related to a service such as: a quote, medical bill, etc. then we will pay that down for you.) *Now for products or services that have totals that are final and if you didn’t raise enough funds to hit that goal we will not pay for that product or service.
  6. Campaign owners will pay for the shipping of any products and taxes.
  7. After the service is provided, the campaign will not be able to take any more donations.
  8. If there is any leftover funds or campaigns that exceed the campaign goal that money will be sent to a non-profit partner and the campaign creator will have the choice to pick which non-profit they want to support.
  9. Now for campaigns that raise funds at 125 percent or higher we will provide those campaign creators with 50 percent of the leftover donations and the other 50 percent will go to a non-profit partner of their choosing.

 

Continued:

Sponsor4Change will charge your account if the campaign reaches its fundraising goal or goals by the end of the campaign date. First you will provide your payment information when you pledge but you will not be charged right away. The donation you made will only be taken if the project has reached its fundraising goal or goals by the close out date. Another thing to note is if the campaign hasn’t reached its fundraising goal or goals you won’t be charged.

Certain situations may arise and we can reserve a charge on your card. Sponsor4Change and the payment partners on the site may charge you by the payment method you made for any amount up to the pledge you made at any time between the pledge date and the day funds are collected.

When it comes to changing the amount you pledged or canceling a pledge you can in fact do that with the exception of the last week of campaign. Contact us if you have any more questions concerning this topic. The date for incentives is the creator’s estimate and should be listed on the campaign. This date is not guaranteed to be fulfill by that date. Something can happen along the process which can cause delays. A creator may contact you in regards to your reward. Most likely the questions that they may ask you may relate to shipping the rewards that you asked for. Stay in contact with them because this can help with their turnover time. Sponsor4Change will not give refunds. Responsibility for finishing a project lies entirely with the project creator. Sponsor4Change does hold funds on the creators’ behalf then buys their products or services, but after that we cannot guarantee that a creators’ work will be fully completed based on the items we buy. All we can prove is that we gave them the tools necessary to take their ideas to the next level if they choose to use them that’s entirely up to them but we do know that these people can no longer just use the money that they collect for their own free will. Sponsor4change and our partners charge fees before we provide your items that your campaign lists. In some instances, pledges will not be collected, which might reduce the amount of funding you get. For example, some donors’ payment methods may expire before the campaign ends and if they don’t provide updated information for us we can’t guarantee that the amount of funding you receive will be exactly equal to the full amount pledged minus the fees we charge so that’s why we stress having multiple items on your budget. If payment/card disputes arise we will help you. Donors may dispute a charge to their bank/card issuer we will represent you in the dispute. We will inform you if a dispute has been made we may ask you to provide evidence for us so we can resolve the issue in your favor. If the donor wins the dispute we then will charge the card number that you provided us when you created your campaign. Every campaign will not launch as soon as possible. We reserve the right to not approve every campaign and some issues can possibly arise on the site.  Do not think you’ll be able to immediately collect your product or service that you asked for. For instance, there will be a delay between the end of a successful campaign and being provided the items you asked for.

Things We Aren’t Responsible For

Sponsor4Change will not be liable for any damages or losses related to your use of the Services. Also we will not mediate disputes between campaign owners and donors even other third parties.

We don’t oversee the performance or punctuality of projects, and we don’t endorse any content users submit to the Site. When you use our services, you release Sponsor4Change from claims, damages, and demands of every kind known or unknown, disclosed or undisclosed arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and the services we provide. All the content you come in contact with through our services is at your own risk. Also we aren’t responsible for shipping costs and things that get lost in transit we will help locating this stuff for you but it is your duty to provide proper information for us to get you things that you need.

Sponsor4Change Fees

The fees we provide are only charged on successfully funded projects. We charge 3%, in addition to any fees from our payments partners. Also international fees may be applied to campaigns that need products or services bought in another currency that exceed the equivalent of 2,500 dollars.

When you create an account on Sponsor4Change it’s free. If you create a project that is successfully funded, we plus our payment partners collect fees. Our partners’ fees may vary slightly based on your location due to currency exchanges. If our fees change, we’ll announce that on our site and/or via e-mail. Some funds pledged by backers are collected by payment providers. Each payment provider is its own entity and Sponsor4Change isn’t responsible for its performance. Sponsor4Change will not pay for the shipping of the products that you’re raising funds for it is your responsibility to pay for these costs or add the costs to the products when you’re raising funds for them. International fees will be applied to international campaigns that are raising over a 2,500 dollar goal or goals due to currency exchange. So campaigns that need products or services bought in currencies besides the dollar and are raising a campaign goal that exceeds the equivalent of 2,500 dollars compared to their preferred currency will be charged additional international fees. Sponsor4Change isn’t responsible to pay for the taxes or additional fees that are associated with the products or services that you’re raising funds for. You’re responsible for paying any additional fees or taxes associated with your use of Sponsor4Change.

Website Links

If you follow a link to another website, what happens there is between you and them.

Sponsor4Change may contain links to other websites which can be comments made by users on the site, advertisements, links that we post that are related to world news, and other various updates related to crowdfunding or general topics in the business world. When you view these third-party websites you do so at your own risk. Lastly we can’t control or endorse those sites.

Sponsor4Change’s partners with other companies for example: We Pay and Stripe for payment processing. When you back or create a project, you’re also agreeing to the payment processor’s terms of service.

Your Intellectual Property

Sponsor4Change doesn’t own the stuff you post so you’re entirely responsible for it. When you post it, you’re giving us permission to use it however we need in order to run the site efficiently and it shows people what’s happening on it.  Generally, we just use this site to promote projects and showcase the rest of the community on the website. When you post information you’re indeed vouching to us that it’s all okay to use.

When you submit a campaign you agree to these terms listed below:

Sponsor4Change can use the content you’ve submitted on the site. You grant us the right, and others acting on our behalf, the worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable right to use, exercise, commercialize, and exploit the copyright, publicity, trademark, and database rights with respect to your content. When we view the content you have created we can make changes such as editing, reformatting, or translating it even deleting it. You can’t submit stuff if you don’t hold the copyright for it unless you have permission from the owner or you are otherwise legally entitled to post the material and use must grant Sponsor4Change’s all the license rights outlined here. Royalties or licensing on your Content are solely responsibility. If payments are required for royalties all royalties and other amounts owed to any person or entity based on your Content, or on Sponsor4Change’s hosting of that Content will be paid by you. You agree that if we use your content, we’re not violating anyone’s rights or copyrights. You agree that this 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. If information is presented that you have infringed on someone’s property you will be responsible. You’re responsible for the stuff you post.

Sponsor4Change will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any content that is posted by you.

Sponsor4Change Intellectual Property

The material on this site is protected in numerous ways. You have the right to use it for certain personal purposes but you can’t use it for anything commercial without getting permission from us first.

Sponsor4Change’s services are legally protected in various ways, including copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, and other rights and laws in these terms you aren’t prohibited to change, or create other versions of this type of work.

Sponsor4Change grants you a license to reproduce content from the services we provide for your own personal use only. This license covers both Sponsor4Change’s own protected content and user-generated content on the Site. This license is worldwide, non-exclusive, non-sub licensable, and non-transferable. To use our services in a commercial way you need to have our permission first.

Dealing with Copyright Issues

When dealing with copyright issues we comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. 

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act lays out a system of legal requirements for dealing with allegations of copyright infringement. Sponsor4Change complies with the DMCA, and we respond to notices of alleged infringement if they comply with the law. We reserve the right to delete or disable content alleged to be infringing, and to terminate accounts for repeat infringers. If you’d like to submit a claim of copyright infringement, please contact us immediately. Below is a link to the DMCA.

http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf

Deleting Your Own Account

If you want to delete a campaign you will be able to at any time but you should know that deleting your campaign will not make content you’ve already posted go away once released on the internet.

Our Rights on the Site

In this section we will discuss the rights we have to make decisions to protect the status and integrity of our site.

Sponsor4Change maintains these rights below:

Sponsor4Change can alter the site and services without notice or liability.

We have the right to decide who’s eligible to use the site. Our eligibility criteria can change at any time. If these things are prohibited by law where you live, then we revoke your right to use Sponsor4Change in that jurisdiction. We can cancel any pledge to any project, at any time and for any reason. Sponsor4Change has the right to reject, cancel, interrupt, remove, or suspend any project at any time and for any reason. If we find out that fraudulent activity has been committed by you we will definitely remove you from our site. Sponsor4Change will 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.

Warranty Disclaimer

Sponsor4Change can’t guarantee everything will always work perfectly on this site. This site is presented as-is, without warranties.

When you use our services they are solely at your own risk.

Sponsor4Change 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. Information oral or written that is obtained by you from Sponsor4Change will not create any warranty.

Coverage

If you are responsible for getting Sponsor4Change sued you have to help defend us.

If we end up getting sued due to something you were a part of, or if you break any of the terms you make in this agreement, you agree to defend, indemnify, and you will hold us harmless from all liabilities, claims, and expenses including reasonable attorneys’ fees and other legal costs that come from or relate to your use or misuse of this site. 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.

Limitation of Liability

Sponsor4Change will not be held liable if you do something negative on the site.

Sponsor4Change, its directors, employees, partners, suppliers, or content providers be liable for any indirect, incidental, punitive, consequential, special, or exemplary damages of any type, including but not limited to damages resulting from your ability to access, use, or inability to access or use the services; for any lost profits, data loss, or cost of procurement or substitute goods or services; or for any conduct of content of any third party on the Site. In no event shall Sponsor4Change’s liability for direct damages be in excess of in the aggregate one hundred U.S. dollars ($100.00) by someone’s actions.

Dispute Resolution and Governing Law

We’re located in Southern California, and any disputes with us have to be handled in Southern California.

We encourage you to contact us if you’re having an issue before taking legal action. If an 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 United States of America.

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 Sponsor4Change and its services are deemed a passive website that does not give rise to jurisdiction over Sponsor4Change or its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers, or shareholders, either specific or general, in any jurisdiction other than the State of California.

Under these terms you agree that any action as far as law or in equity arising out of this site, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of California. You hereby agree and submit to the personal jurisdiction of these courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Here you irrevocably waive any right you may have to trial by jury in any dispute, action, or proceeding.

Lastly

These are our official terms for the site. Always refer to this for proper guidance. If you made it to the end of these terms thank you for reading them, and for using Sponsor4Change continue to be a change agent that the world needs!

These terms and the other material referenced in them are the entire agreement between you and Sponsor4Change with respect to the services. Terms of Use hold the most power over all other communications and proposals whether oral, written, or electronic between you and Sponsor4Change with respect to the services.

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 Sponsor4Change to exercise any right provided for in these Terms in any way won’t be deemed a waiver of any other rights.

You can’t assign these terms, transfer them, or sublicense them unless you get Sponsor4Change’s prior written consent. Sponsor4Change has the right to transfer, or delegate any of its rights and obligations under these terms without your consent. Sponsor4Change will provide you notice via email, or by conspicuously posting the notice on our Site.

These terms have gone into effect at the date of launch for this site.