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These terms and conditions ("Terms"), including the BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER CONTAINED HEREIN, govern your access to or use of the CrowdRise website, mobile application, platform, and additional services made available by GoFundMe, Inc., which has developed a proprietary crowdfunding platform called CrowdRise that allows users to raise charitable donations ("CrowdRise", "we", or "our") (collectively, with any new features and services, the "Services") and the entirety of your relationship with CrowdRise. The Services shall include any and all services, features, or tools made available on or through the CrowdRise website or mobile application or otherwise provided by CrowdRise, including but not limited to any widget, form, or other tools for marketing, communications, social sharing, event registration, branding, donation, integration, customization or promotions. PLEASE READ THE TERMS THOROUGHLY AND CAREFULLY. BY USING OR ACCESSING THE SERVICES IN ANY WAY, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS. These Terms apply to you if you are a fundraiser, charity, donor, event organizer, event registrant or any other user of the Services (collectively, "Users" or "you"). If you are reviewing and agreeing to these Terms on behalf of an entity, you hereby represent and warrant that you are an authorized representative of such entity, with the authority to legally bind such entity and do hereby legally bind such entity to these Terms. If you choose to not accept these Terms, you cannot use the Services. Please contact us if you have any questions. In addition to reviewing these Terms, you should also read our Privacy Policy to better comprehend how we collect and use your information. Your use of the Services constitutes your agreement to our Privacy Policy.

These Terms do not govern your use of the GoFundMe branded website or services. Use of the GoFundMe services is subject to the GoFundMe Terms and Conditions.

USERS UNDER A SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT

Certain users may separately enter into an agreement with GoFundMe, Inc. providing different or additional terms regarding CrowdRise's Services, including but not limited to terms related to pricing or features (each, a "Services Subscription Agreement"). If there is a conflict between a provision in these Terms and a provision in the Subscription Agreement, the latter takes precedence with respect to the provision in conflict.

ADDITIONAL TERMS AND POLICIES

Please review the CrowdRise Privacy Policy, incorporated herein by reference, for information and notices concerning our collection and use of your information. Certain areas of and/or features or products on the Services may have different and/or additional terms and conditions posted or may require you to agree with and accept additional terms and conditions or policies. If there is a conflict between these Terms and the terms and conditions or policies posted for a specific area or feature, the latter take precedence with respect to your use of that area or feature and with respect to the provision in conflict.

Access to the Services from territories where the Services are illegal is strictly prohibited. Users are responsible for complying with all local rules, laws, and regulations regarding their use of the Services.

Overview


  1. Our role. The purpose of the Services is to help individuals, entities or organizations raise money, but we do not pick or endorse any such individuals, entities or organizations or any of their campaigns or causes. We merely provide a technology platform to allow fundraisers to connect with donors. The existence of the Services is not a solicitation of donations by CrowdRise, and CrowdRise does not engage in any solicitation activities, or consult on the solicitation of contributions from the public, on behalf of any individual, entity, or organization. By using the Services, you understand and agree that CrowdRise shall not be responsible for the use of your donations or the amount of funds raised for your charity, campaign, or event.
  2. Becoming a Member.
    1. To use the Services, you must: (1) be over the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which you live (i.e. at least 18, and in some cases 19 years old) or, if you are a minor over the age of 13, you may only use the Services with the permission and supervision of your parent or legal guardian; (2) be registered with us (to the extent required) and not have been previously restricted, suspended or terminated by us; and (3) not be using another User's account without her/his permission. 
    2. To use the Services, you will be asked to create an account (either "personal" or "non-profit"). Either type of account may be used to raise funds for a Charity (as defined herein), although you may only sign up for an account on behalf of an entity or organization if you have the legal authority to bind that entity or organization. You will be required to provide some information when you sign up, including an email address to receive any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail, along with other messages, including changes to features of the Services.
    3. You may need a username and password to use certain features of the Services and you may create certain URLs when you establish a profile, fundraiser, event, or charity page subject to these Terms. By selecting a user name and any particular URL, you agree that you will not select or use a name or URL: (a) of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (b) subject to the rights of any person without authorization; (c) in violation of the intellectual property rights of any person; or (d) that CrowdRise, in its sole discretion, deems inappropriate or offensive. You hereby expressly permit CrowdRise to identify you by your user name (which may be a pseudonym). You acknowledge and agree that you shall have no ownership or other property interest in your account, URL and/or user name, and you further acknowledge and agree that all rights in and to your user name and account are and shall forever be owned by and inure to the benefit of CrowdRise. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account information, and are responsible for all activities (whether by you or by others) that occur under your password or account. You will notify CrowdRise immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. CrowdRise assumes no liability for any loss or damage arising from any unauthorized use of your password or account by a third party. CrowdRise has the right to reclaim any user names or URLs for any reason.
    4. You agree to: (a) provide accurate information as prompted on the Services; and (b) maintain and update such information to keep it accurate. If you provide any information that is inaccurate, or CrowdRise has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is inaccurate, CrowdRise may suspend or terminate your use of the Services and/or decline to permit your continued use of the Services and future access to the Services.


Fundraisers


Any User who creates an account and raises funds through the Services ("Fundraiser") is subject to the following additional terms of these Terms that apply specifically to Fundraisers. 


Individuals or Entities Fundraising for Charities. By raising funds through the Services, you represent and warrant that: (a) you are raising money for a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization or registered charity (a "Charity") with a cause or activity that is legal under all applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial and local laws and regulations; and (b) all donated funds will be used solely for the purpose you have stated on the Services, and under no circumstances may you use the funds for any other purpose. You understand and agree you cannot specify or direct how a Charity may use funds raised. 

Charity Fundraising. If you are a Charity or an agent of such Charity using the Services to raise funds for such Charity, you agree that you will comply with all applicable state and provincial solicitation and/or fundraising laws, and you represent and warrant that such Charity: (a) has and will maintain tax-exempt status under sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or has and will maintain status as a registered charity under section 149(1) of the Income Tax Act (Canada); (b) is registered with the GuideStar database or, in Canada, is listed in the Canada Revenue Agency's database of registered charities; and (c) has authorized you to raise money on its behalf through the Services. If you create a campaign on behalf of a Charity, you represent and warrant that you: (a) are the authorized representative of the Charity with the authority: (i) to solicit Donations (as defined herein) for the Charity; and (ii) to bind the Charity to these Terms; and (b) are using your Donations only as you have described on the CrowdRise Platform.

If you would like to fundraise for a purpose other than a Charity, such as for an individual, please visit GoFundMe.com.

Creating and Posting a Fundraising Campaign. A Fundraiser may create and post a campaign to showcase and share certain information about the campaign and Charity and elicit financial contributions ("Donations") from other Users as follows:

  1. Create a campaign profile page and post a "Funding Request." You may be required to provide payment information depending on how Donations are made.
  2. Select a Charity to receive the Donations and ensure such Charity has an independent payment processor (the "Processor") to receive Donations.
  3. You may offer non-monetary rewards for Donations. You shall be solely responsible for providing any such non-monetary reward and ensuring such rewards comply with applicable law.
  4. A third party may choose to join your fundraising team and/or choose your campaign as one of its favorites and may add it to that third party's page or list on the Services. You may opt-out of this selection or remove individuals from your team through your settings.
  5. All Donations to a Charity will be made directly into the Charity's account.



Charities


  1. Pricing.  Charities may choose to have a Standard Account or a Subscription Account with CrowdRise. Standard Accounts, including the features and services described here, are subject to these Terms and to the pricing set forth on our Pricing page. Charities with Standard Accounts may also purchase additional services set forth here. Charities that choose a Subscription Account will receive all Standard Account features and will be subject to these Terms and to a separately executed Subscription Agreement, which shall set forth the transaction fees to be paid by the Charity and the pricing for any additional features and services. All donations are also subject to a credit card processing fee for each donation. Donors have the option to cover all the fees (including credit card fees) at checkout.
    1. All fees are non-refundable.  By using the Services, each Charity hereby authorizes us to charge the account and billing method on file for all applicable fees. Charity will be responsible for any applicable taxes based on their net income or gross receipts (if any).
    2. Chargebacks and Refunds. Occasionally, a Donor or Event Registrant may dispute a credit card charge for a Donation through the CrowdRise Services.
      1. If Donations are refunded to the Donor by Network for Good and Network for Good already remitted payment to the charity, Network for Good will deduct the chargebacks or refunds from future payments to the Charity, and if necessary, issue an invoice to the applicable Charity. The applicable Charity expressly agrees that it will be responsible to pay Network for Good the full amount of the refunded Donation. If such Donations were made through WePay, the Charity has control over the Donations and is responsible for issuing refunds and handling chargebacks.
  2. You acknowledge that certain data available or otherwise accessible on or by means of the Services concerning the list of United States-based 501(c)(3) charities to which you may make a Donation is provided by GuideStar USA, Inc. ("GuideStar"), a third party licensor of CrowdRise. For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged by you and CrowdRise, you acknowledge and agree that GuideStar (and its successors and assigns) is an intended third party beneficiary with full power and authority to enforce the provisions of these Terms only insofar as it relates to data provided by GuideStar. You agree that CrowdRise may share any information provided by you with GuideStar to the extent that GuideStar reasonably needs such data to enforce its rights related to your use of any GuideStar Data.
  3. If you are the authorized representative of a Charity, and you do not wish for your Charity to appear in CrowdRise's searchable database, you may contact us at support@crowdrise.com to request that your Charity be removed from our database. Your email should include your full name, title, and an email address and phone number associated with your Charity. Please note that if your Charity is removed from the CrowdRise database, it will not be eligible to receive contributions through the CrowdRise platform.
  4. Receiving Funds. As a Charity, receipt of Donations, minus any applicable transaction fees and credit card fees, is based upon and subject to the applicable Processor's procedures and terms and credit card processor's terms. Available Processors are described under "Payment Processors: Our Partnerships with Network for Good or WePay" below. CrowdRise is not a payment processor and does not hold funds.
  5. CrowdRise does not withhold funds for tax purposes or otherwise. Charities will be solely responsible for taxes based on applicable international, federal, state, local or any other taxes or levies.

Events


  1. Events. The Services enable Charities to offer and users to register for events, such as marathons, walks, rides, and other similar events (collectively, "Events") which may require a registration fee, as determined by the organizers of these events ("Event Organizers"). Event Organizers may establish a page on the Services that provides details about their Event and provides the ability to collect Event registration fees through the Services. Event Organizers shall be solely responsible for such Events, including but not limited to any participation requirements, obtaining any and all necessary permits and waivers, and ensuring such Event complies with applicable law. Event Organizers shall be solely responsible for determining the amount of Event registration fees and providing any associated any discounts, promotions or refunds.
  2. Fees. Event Organizers that use the Services to process Event registrations agree to pay CrowdRise a transaction fee for each Event registration as set forth in our Event Pricing Terms, unless separately agreed to in a Subscription Agreement with CrowdRise.
  3. Receipt of Registration Fees. Receipt of registration fees, minus any applicable transaction fees and credit card fees, is based upon and subject to the payment processor's procedures and terms and credit card processor's terms.
  4. CrowdRise does not withhold funds for tax purposes or otherwise. Event Organizers will be solely responsible for taxes based on applicable international, federal, state, local or any other taxes or levies.
    1. Chargebacks and Refunds. Occasionally, an Event Registrant may dispute a credit card charge for a Donation through the CrowdRise Services. All refunds for event registrations are handled by Event Organizers. CrowdRise is not responsible for handling or communicating an Event Organizer's refund policy or processing refunds, including without limitation for any errors processing a refund, the failure to provide a refund, the failure of an Event Organizer to communicate about a refund, or any chargebacks related to a refund. Donors should contact an Event Organizer concerning a refund. Event Organizers agree to deal exclusively with Event registrants concerning refunds.

Donors


Any individual, entity or organization that registers as a User and donates funds through the Services (“Donor”) is subject to the following additional terms of these Terms that apply specifically to Donors.

  1. Donor's Risk. All Donations are at your own risk. When you make a Donation to a campaign, Event, or Charity, it is your responsibility to understand how your money will be used. CrowdRise does not warrant that Donations will be used for any particular purpose and is not responsible for any misuse of the Donations. CrowdRise is not responsible for any rewards, promotions, Events, or any other offers or promises made by Charities or Event Organizers in exchange for Donations.
  2. No Gift Restrictions. Donors are not permitted to impose restrictions on the use of Donations by a Charity or Event Organizer. To the extent that a Donation is made in response to an appeal for a particular program of a Charity or Event Organizer, or to the extent that a Donor purports to direct the use of Donations by a Charity or Event Organizer, any such directions shall constitute non-binding recommendations only and the Charity or Event Organizer shall have full discretion to determine how all Donations will be used.
  3. Donor Commitments. By donating money through the Services, you represent and warrant that any Donation you make is legal in your jurisdiction and that you are authorized to use the payment method you have selected. Each Donor agrees and acknowledges that: (a) all Donations to Charities are made as unrestricted gifts and may not be restricted to any particular purpose; (b) designated Donations and registration fees and transaction fees will be charged to the credit or debit card or other payment method you use through Network for Good or WePay and CrowdRise does not collect or store your credit card information; (c) all Donations are final and non-refundable; (d) recurring monthly Donations continue until the Donor cancels such recurrence, and if the Donor chooses to cover the fees so that their Donation goes to the cause, those fees are based on the Charity's account pricing at the time of the first payment in that recurring series of payments and that the Charity’s fees may be subject to change without notice to the Donor, and (e) Event registration fees are subject to the Event Organizer's refund policy.
  4. Tax Deductions. CrowdRise makes no representation as to whether all or any portion of your Donations, including, if any, transaction fees, are tax deductible or eligible for tax credits. CrowdRise will have no liability for any claim by any federal, state, provincial, territorial, local or any other tax authority with respect to the characterization on any applicable tax return of any Donation by you, any CrowdRise User or any Charity. You should consult your tax advisor as to the amount of your Donation that is tax deductible or eligible for tax recognition, having regard to (among other things) the tax status of the recipient of any Donation in any relevant jurisdiction, and particularly if you are awarded a gift or prize in connection with your Donation.
  5. Donor information. Donors shall provide CrowdRise with such information as is required to enable the issuing of an official Donation receipt. Donor acknowledges and agrees that, in accordance with the Privacy Policy, certain of Donor’s personal information will be shared with the Charity to which such Donor makes a donation.

Canadian Charities


  1. Official Donation Receipts.  Charities in Canada have the option of appointing CrowdRise to issue official Donation receipts on the Charity's behalf for Donations to the Charity through the CrowdRise Services. Charities that do so understand and acknowledge that the Charity is responsible under the Income Tax Act to ensure that all receipts are issued in compliance with applicable law. A Charity may at any time rescind its appointment of CrowdRise in this capacity, at which time CrowdRise will immediately cease issuing receipts on behalf of the Charity.
  2. Required Information.  Charities in Canada that appoint CrowdRise to issue receipts on their behalf must provide CrowdRise with the following information, and must notify CrowdRise immediately of any changes to the information below:
    1. Current head office address as recorded with the Canada Revenue Agency;
    2. Name of representative duly authorized by the Charity to sign official Donation receipts;
    3. Reproducible .jpeg image of signature of authorized representative that can be affixed to official Donation receipts;
    4. A description and the fair market value of any and all prizes, rewards or other benefits provided to Donors in respect of Donations to the Charity through the CrowdRise Services, which shall be used to determine the eligible amount of the gift for receipting purposes. For greater certainty, the value of any such benefits shall be subtracted from the fair market value of property gifted to the Charity to determine the eligible amount of the gift.
  3. Representation of CrowdRise.  Subject to the obligations of the Charity set out herein and in particular paragraph 4 below, CrowdRise represents and warrants that it will issue tax receipts in accordance with the requirements of the applicable Canadian law.
  4. Reliance on Information Provided.  CrowdRise will rely wholly on the information provided by the Charity or its representatives in order to prepare official Donation receipts, as well as information supplied to it by Donors when making Donations. CrowdRise is not responsible to verify any information provided to it by the Charity, any representative of the Charity, or any Donor. The Charity acknowledges this and agrees that CrowdRise shall not be responsible for any incorrect information included on an official Donation receipt, or for any tax or regulatory consequences resulting from the provision of incorrect information by the Charity, any representative of the Charity, or any Donor.
  5. Records.  All Canadian registered charities are subject to record-keeping obligations under Canadian law. Each Canadian Charity is responsible to ensure that it maintains such records as are required under applicable law. This includes a requirement to maintain copies in Canada of all official Donation receipts issued and records to verify Donations received. A Canadian Charity can select to have CrowdRise copy the Charity on all emails sent to Donors on the Charity's behalf which contain an official Donation receipt. Each Charity can also access Donation reports and copies of all official Donation receipts issued on that Charity's behalf by logging on CrowdRise's secure Services, and can print these documents manually. Canadian Charities can also access reconciliation reports from WePay pursuant to WePay's Terms of Service.
  6. Form of Receipt.  A Charity on behalf of which CrowdRise issues official Donation receipts may at any time request a copy of the form of receipt being issued and may direct CrowdRise to revise the form of receipt as necessary to ensure compliance with applicable law.

Payment Processors: Our Partnerships with Network for Good and WePay.


CrowdRise has partnered with Network for Good and WePay to make raising money and donating to Charities easy and seamless. All Charities in the U.S. have the option of using Network for Good or WePay to process Donations made through the Services (Network for Good is the default choice). The manner in which transactions are processed is explained below. Currently, all Event registrations are processed through Network for Good or WePay, depending on which payment processors the Event Organizer has chosen to use. Charities in Canada are required to use WePay to process Donations.

  1. Network for Good, in technical terms, is treated as a "donor advised fund," a 501(c)(3) organization that collects contributions from Donors and distributes such contributions to 501(c)(3) organizations in good standing with the IRS as recommended by you, the Donor. Network for Good is not a pass-through organization. All Donations made through Network for Good's credit card processing go directly from the Donor to Network for Good, and then to the Charity as described below. In order to comply with federal tax laws and Internal Revenue Service regulations, Network for Good exercises exclusive legal control over the Donations it receives, and retains the exclusive authority and discretion to re-grant the funds to other charitable organizations as it sees fit. While it is highly unlikely, it is possible that you may recommend a charity that is not in good standing with the IRS or a state regulatory agency, or otherwise does not meet Network for Good's criteria. In that event, CrowdRise reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to select an alternate Charity to receive your Donation, or to ask you to recommend an alternate charity. Donations made through Network for Good are governed by the Network for Good privacy notice and Network for Good user agreement. When Network for Good processes a Donation through the Services, the Donation will be forwarded to the Charity of your choice, but Network for Good will appear on your credit card statement. For greater certainty, Canadian Charities cannot process Donations through Network for Good and Canadian Donors will not receive official Donation receipts for Canadian tax purposes for Donations to Network for Good.
  2. When WePay processes a Donation through the Services, the Donation will go directly from the Donor to the non-profit's WePay merchant account. Donations will appear on the Donor's credit card statement under the name of the non-profit to whom they contributed. See WePay Terms of Service for more information.

General Terms Applicable to Fundraisers, Charities, Donors and All Other Users


  1. Ownership of the Services. The Services and all technology underlying the same are expressly owned and operated by CrowdRise. Unless otherwise noted, the design and content features on the Services, including without limitation: information and other materials, illustrations, product layout and design, icons, navigational buttons, images, artwork, graphics, photography, text, data, audio sound, software, APIs, URLs, and the like, as well as the selection, assembly and arrangement thereof (collectively, the "Site Information"), are owned by CrowdRise or its affiliates, if any, or are licensed by CrowdRise from third parties. The Services, as a whole and in part, are protected by copyright, trademark, service mark, trade name, and other intellectual property and proprietary rights, and all other applicable rights are reserved.
    1. The trademarks, logos, and service marks ("Marks") displayed on the Services are registered trademarks of their respective owners, are the property of their respective owners, and/or are protected by U.S. and international trademark laws and/or common law. Their uses are restricted to programs, events, products or services that CrowdRise sponsors or with which we are otherwise affiliated. CrowdRise's trademarks may not be used for personal financial gain. Use of the Marks is prohibited without CrowdRise's express written consent except as permitted by applicable laws. Nothing contained on the Services should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use the Marks without CrowdRise's express written consent.
    2. No portion of the Services or Site Information may be reprinted, republished, modified, or distributed in any form without CrowdRise's express written permission. You may not, and these Terms do not give you permission to, reproduce, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, modify, transmit, sell, distribute, license or create derivative works with respect to the Services or any of the Site Information.
    3. You may not remove any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property or proprietary notice or legend contained on the Services, or the Site Information and you must retain all copyright, trademark, service mark and other proprietary notices contained on the Services or in the original Site Information on any authorized copy you make of the Services or the Site Information.
  2. Widgets. Our widgets are software tools that you may place on your website to permit your visitors to access our Website (each, a "Widget"). Subject to your compliance with the Terms, we hereby grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to use and display the Widget on your website for your own personal or internal business purposes. We reserve the right to discontinue providing any Widget at any time, or to direct you to cease displaying, or otherwise using, any Widget for any or no reason, without liability to you or any third party. You may not use the Widget for any other purpose without our prior written consent, and nothing in the Terms shall be deemed to grant you any right, title or interest in the Widget. In addition, you may not:
    1. with, any products or services for sale;
    2. Use the Widget (or any content displayed in connection with or through it) in any manner that would constitute an endorsement by us of any product, service, activity or brand contained on your website;
    3. Place the Widget on any website that includes content that is offensive, harassing, threatening, abusive, discriminatory, vulgar, pornographic, or otherwise inappropriate, as determined by us in our sole discretion; or
    4. Use the Widget in any manner that prevents the end users of your website from linking directly to the application page of our Services.
  3. Feedback. You agree that submission of any ideas, suggestions, documents, and/or proposals to CrowdRise through its suggestion, feedback, wiki, forum or similar pages ("Feedback") is at your own risk and that CrowdRise has no obligations (including without limitation obligations of confidentiality) with respect to such Feedback. You represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to submit the Feedback. You hereby grant to CrowdRise a fully paid, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, perform, display, distribute, adapt, modify, re-format, create derivative works of, and otherwise commercially or non-commercially exploit in any manner, any and all Feedback, and to sublicense the foregoing rights.
  4. Use of Services. To the full extent permitted by law, the Services and the Site Information are provided "as is" with all faults. Your use of the Services, and the Site Information is at your own risk. The Services or Site Information may contain errors or omission, or may be out of date. The Services or Site Information may, without prior notice, change, be deleted or updated at any time. As a condition of your use of the Services, you promise to:
    1. Use the Services in compliance with all laws, regulations, ordinances, directives, court orders and this Agreement local and applicable to your use of the Services;
    2. Use the Services so as not to damage, disable, overburden or impair the service, our networks or systems or not to interfere with any others' legal rights or use or enjoyment of the service; and
    3. Not engage in, or encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in, activities which, in our judgment and discretion: (1) are illegal; (2) result in the infringement of the intellectual property rights of others or libel or defamation of another person; or (3) harvest or otherwise collect information about others (such as e-mail addresses or other personally identifiable information) without their consent.
  5. Prohibitions. You also agree that you will not:
    1. Use another User's account or URL without permission, impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, misrepresent a Charity, Promotion, Event or campaign through the Services, or post User Generated Content (defined below) in any inappropriate category or areas on the Services;
    2. Use the Services in any way that is obscene, indecent, defamatory, libelous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing, or infringes any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy;
    3. create any liability for CrowdRise or cause us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our Internet Service Provider(s), web hosting company or any other vendors or suppliers;
    4. engage in any conduct that, in CrowdRise's sole judgment and discretion, restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Services;
    5. interfere with or disrupt any servers or networks used to provide the Services or their respective features, or disobey any requirements of the networks CrowdRise uses to provide the Services;
    6. gain unauthorized access to the Services, or any account, computer system, or network connected to this Services, by any unauthorized or illegal means;
    7. obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information not intentionally made available through the Services;
    8. use the Services to post, transmit or in any way exploit any information, software or other material for commercial purposes, or that contains advertising, except that using the Services for fundraising activities is expressly permitted;
    9. engage in advertising or commercial solicitation of any product or service without CrowdRise's written consent, except that using the Services for fundraising activities is expressly permitted;
    10. collect, harvest or publish any personally identifiable data including but not limited to names or other account information, from the Services, or use the communication systems provided by the Services for any reason not explicitly authorized by these Terms, including commercial solicitation purposes;
    11. post any identification documents or sensitive information about another person;
    12. create a fundraising campaign involving legal disputes or legal issues or child custody issues;
    13. use any automated system including but not limited to robots, spiders, offline readers, scrapers to access the Services or Site Information for any purpose without CrowdRise's prior written approval; provided, however, that the operators of public search engines may use spiders or robots to copy materials from the Services or Site Information for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such material (CrowdRise reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases);in any manual or automated manner copy copyrighted text, or otherwise misuse or misappropriate Services or User Generated Content including but not limited to, use on a mirrored, competitive, or third-party site;
    14. Transmit more request messages through the Services in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional online web browser;
    15. undertake any activity or engage in any conduct that is inconsistent with the business or purpose of the Services; or
    16. attempt to indirectly undertake any of the foregoing.
  6. Promotions. You are not permitted to offer any contest, competition giveaway, sweepstakes or similar activity (each, a "Promotion") on CrowdRise without our prior written consent. You may seek permission by sending an email to support@crowdrise.com and signing up for our service packages. If we consent, you take full responsibility for the Promotion, and you agree that: (a) such Promotion shall comply with all applicable laws; (b) you are solely responsible for all facets of the Promotion, including without limitation any prizes offered; (c) you may not use the Marks or any other CrowdRise intellectual property in the rules or any other materials relating to the Promotion without CrowdRise's express written permission; (d) such Promotion does not require making a Donation as the only way to enter; (e) such Promotion is not marketed to anyone under the older of the age of 18 or the age of majority for the jurisdiction in which you reside; and (f) such Promotion may not endorse, sponsor or promote anything related to gambling, alcohol, illegal or prescription drugs, medical devices, national health products, firearms, pornography, or tobacco. You will include the following provisions within your official rules for any Promotion that you choose to administer or publicize on the Services: (i) CrowdRise does not sponsor, endorse or administer the Promotion; (ii) each participant or entrant in the Promotion releases CrowdRise from any and all liability and (iii) all questions concerning the Promotion must be directed to you and not to CrowdRise.
  7. Content.  When you are using the Services, you may have the opportunity to post, stream, transmit or otherwise provide photos, videos, ideas, remarks, questions, data, graphics, opinions, designs, customizations, or other content (including information, if any, on message boards, friend feeds, comments or other forums on the Services (collectively "User Generated Content"). You alone, not CrowdRise, are responsible for all of your User Generated Content and you retain ownership to all User Generated Content. However, by submitting your User Generated Content to CrowdRise, you hereby grant CrowdRise a fully paid, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right (and waive all moral rights) and license to use, license, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform, publicly display, create derivative works of, derive revenue or other remuneration from, and communicate to the public, your User Generated Content (in whole or in part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any worldwide intellectual property right, including moral rights, that may exist in your User Generated Content.
    1. You warrant that the holder of any worldwide intellectual property right, including moral rights, in your User Generated Content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license stated above. In addition, you represent and warrant that you will not provide User Generated Content that is obscene, indecent, defamatory, libelous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing, or infringes any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy.
    2. CrowdRise shall have the right, but no obligation, to monitor User Generated Content and other features of the Services to determine compliance with these Terms and any other operating rules we establish. CrowdRise shall have the right in its sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted through the Services. We do not control any User Generated Content that you or other Users may provide. CrowdRise neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement on the Services or User Generated Content, whether it is provided by CrowdRise, our employees, or a third party.
    3. Under no circumstances will CrowdRise be liable for any loss or damage of any kind caused by reliance on information obtained through User Generated Content of the Services. CrowdRise is not responsible for any offensive, defamatory, obscene content or any other posting made through the Services. We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information we believe necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request, or to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that in CrowdRise's sole discretion is inappropriate, objectionable or in violation of these Terms. Any User who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged use the Contact us page or send an email to support@crowdrise.com.
    4. CrowdRise is a provider of an interactive computing service as set forth in the Communications Decency Act, 47 U.S.C. §230 and expressly reserves its rights to not be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider through the Services.
  8. Digital Millennium Copyright Act; Copyright Complaints. Digital Millennium Copyright Act; Copyright Complaints. CrowdRise respects the intellectual property rights of others and requires those that visit and use the Services to do the same. CrowdRise may, in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, remove or disable access to material on the Services that infringes upon the copyright rights of others. CrowdRise also may, at our discretion, remove or disable links or references to an online location that contains infringing material or infringing activity. In the event that Users of the Services repeatedly infringe on others' copyrights, CrowdRise may in its sole discretion terminate those individuals' rights to use the Services. If you believe that your work has been used on our Services in any manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify CrowdRise's copyright agent by written notice. The notice should include the following information:
    1. An electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright allegedly infringed;
    2. A description of the copyrighted work you claim has been infringed, including a copy of the copyrighted work or the web page address where the copyrighted work may be found;
    3. Identification of the location on the Services of the material you claim has been infringed, or the link or reference to another website that contains the material you claim has been infringed;
    4. Your name, address, telephone number and email address;
    5. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the material at issue is not authorized by the copyright owner, the agent of the copyright owner or the law; and
    6. A statement by you that the information in this notification is accurate and a statement, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner of the material allegedly infringed or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
    CrowdRise's copyright agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Services is Jon Frankel who can be reached at ZwillGen PLLC, 1900 M. Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20036, Jon@zwillgen.com, phone: 202-296-3585, fax: 202- 706-5298.
  9. Suspension or Termination of Your Use of the Services. These Terms will commence on the date you accept them (as described above) and remain in full force and effect until terminated in accordance with this section. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you used the Services prior to the date you accepted the Terms, you hereby acknowledge and agree that the Terms commenced on the date you first used the Services (whichever is earlier) and will remain in full force and effect while you use the Services, unless earlier terminated in accordance with the Terms. CrowdRise has the right to suspend or terminate any services provided to you at any time with or without reason. You agree that all terminations shall be made in CrowdRise's sole discretion and that CrowdRise shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account. If you want to terminate any Services provided by CrowdRise, you may do so by notifying CrowdRise at any time, with your notice sent, in writing, to our address: 855 Jefferson Avenue P.O. Box 1329, Redwood City, CA 94063, Attn: Corporate Counsel. Termination of any Service includes removal of access to such Service and barring of further use of the Service, provided that any Donations made prior to the effective date of termination will continue to be processed. All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive, shall survive termination of services, including without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitation of liability. You acknowledge and agree that any and all additional services purchased pursuant to a package will not commence until receipt of full payment for such package.
  10. No Endorsement of Links to Other Web Sites. Any links to other websites are provided as merely a convenience to you. The Services may provide links or references to other websites but CrowdRise has not reviewed all of these other websites, has no responsibility for the content of such other websites and shall not be liable for any damages or injury arising from the content from these other websites. You understand that, except for information, products or services clearly identified as being supplied by CrowdRise, we do not operate, control or endorse any information, products or services on the Internet in any way. CrowdRise does not endorse or make any representations about these other websites, or any information or other products or materials found on these other websites, or any results that may be obtained from using these other websites. If you decide to access any of these other websites linked to the Services, you do so entirely at your own risk.

Liability & Indemnification


  1. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold CrowdRise and its affiliates, if any, officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, costs, liabilities, losses, injuries, and damages of any kind (including attorney's fees) resulting from: (a) your use, misuse or abuse of the Services or the Site Information; (b) your User Generated Content; (c) your breach of any provision of these Terms; (d) any fundraising campaigns, Events, Promotions, or prizes; or (e) disputes between users (including but not limited to Fundraisers, Donors, Charities, and third parties). You will cooperate as fully as reasonably required in CrowdRise's defense of any claim. CrowdRise reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and you shall not in any event settle any matter without CrowdRise's written consent.
  2. DISCLAIMER. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE USING THE SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITE INFORMATION AND THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," AND TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, CROWDRISE, ITS AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES, IF ANY, AND ITS THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, SUPPLIERS AND VENDORS HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY, TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, CONDITION, GUARANTEE OR REPRESENTATION, WHETHER ORAL, IN WRITING OR IN ELECTRONIC FORM. CROWDRISE, ITS AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES, IF ANY, AND ITS THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, SUPPLIERS, AND VENDORS DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO THE SITE INFORMATION OR THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR THAT THERE WILL BE NO FAILURES, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS, OR LOSS OR SECURITY BREACH OF TRANSMITTED INFORMATION, OR THAT NO VIRUSES WILL BE TRANSMITTED THROUGH ACCESS TO OR USE OF SERVICES OR SITE INFORMATION. CROWDRISE ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TIMELINESS, DELETION, MIS-DELIVERY OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY CONTENT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY USER GENERATED CONTENT) OR USER COMMUNICATIONS.
  3. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY. EXCEPT FOR CONSUMER TRANSACTIONS BY RESIDENTS OF QUEBEC OR AS OTHERWISE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW, CROWDRISE, ITS AFFILIATES AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, IF ANY, AND ITS THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, SUPPLIERS, AND VENDORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THESE TERMS, ANY DONATIONS THROUGH THE SERVICES, YOUR ACCESS TO OR INABILITY TO ACCESS THE SERVICES OR THE SITE INFORMATION, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION FOR VIRUSES ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICES, YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE SERVICES, THE SITE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH THIRD PARTY SITES LINKED TO SERVICES, REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF CLAIM OR THE NATURE OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL CROWDRISE BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR MORE THAN FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00). YOU AND CROWDRISE AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE TERMS, THE SERVICES MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU RESIDE. IF YOU ARE FROM NEW JERSEY, THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS ARE INTENDED TO BE ONLY AS BROAD AS IS PERMITTED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY. IF ANY PORTION OF THIS SECTION IS HELD TO BE INVALID UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, THE INVALIDITY OF SUCH PORTION SHALL NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY OF THE REMAINING PORTIONS OF THE APPLICABLE SECTIONS.
  4. RELEASE. YOU HEREBY AGREE TO RELEASE CROWDRISE, ITS AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES, IF ANY, AND THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, SUPPLIERS AND VENDORS AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND DAMAGES (ACTUAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED AND UNSUSPECTED, DISCLOSED AND UNDISCLOSED (COLLECTIVELY, "CLAIMS"), ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES OR THE SITE INFORMATION. If you are a California resident, you hereby waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which states, "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.
  5. Security of the Services. CrowdRise maintains physical, technical, and administrative safeguards that are designed to help protect the Services, our systems and our volunteers', Fundraisers', Donors' and Charities' information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure. While CrowdRise strives to protect your information, it cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Arbitration and Class Action Waiver


PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY. IT AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT.

  1. Application. This Section is intended to be interpreted broadly and governs any and all disputes between us, including but not limited to claims arising out of or relating to any aspect of the relationship between us, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation or any other legal theory; claims that arose before these Terms or any prior agreement (including, but not limited to, claims related to advertising); and claims that may arise after the termination of these Terms. The only disputes excluded from this broad prohibition are the litigation of certain intellectual property and small court claims, as provided below. If residing in the United States, these Terms evidence a transaction in interstate commerce, and thus the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision (or, if applicable, the Arbitration Act (Canada)) and not any state arbitration law. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of these Terms. By agreeing to these Terms, you agree to resolve any and all disputes with CrowdRise as follows:
  2. Initial Dispute Resolution: Most disputes can be resolved without resort to litigation or arbitration. You can reach CrowdRise's support department at support@crowdrise.com. Except for intellectual property and small claims court claims, the parties agree to use their best efforts to settle any dispute, claim, question, or disagreement directly through consultation with the CrowdRise support department, and good faith negotiations shall be a condition to either party initiating a lawsuit or arbitration.
  3. Notice of Dispute: A party who intends to seek arbitration must first send to the other, by certified mail, a written Notice of Dispute ("Notice"). The Notice to CrowdRise should be sent to 855 Jefferson Avenue P.O. Box 1329, Redwood City, CA 94063, Attn: Corporate Counsel, with a copy by email to support@crowdrise.com ("Notice Address"). The Notice must (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (b) set forth the specific relief sought ("Demand"). If CrowdRise and you do not reach an agreement to resolve the claim within sixty (60) calendar days after the Notice is received, you or CrowdRise may commence an arbitration proceeding. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by CrowdRise or you shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator determines the amount, if any, to which you or CrowdRise is entitled.
  4. Filing a Demand. To start an arbitration, you must do the following: (a) Write a Demand for Arbitration that includes a description of the claim and the amount of damages you seek to recover (you may find a copy of a Demand for Arbitration at www.adr.org); (b) Send the Demand for Arbitration, plus the appropriate filing fee, to AAA, American Arbitration Association, Case Filing Services, 1101 Laurel Oak Road, Suite 100 Voorhees, NJ 08043.; and (c) Send one copy of the Demand for Arbitration to us at: 855 Jefferson Avenue P.O. Box 1329, Redwood City, CA 94063, Attn: Corporate Counsel.
  5. Binding Arbitration. If the parties do not reach an agreed-upon solution within a period of sixty (60) days from the time informal dispute resolution is initiated under the Initial Dispute Resolution provision above, then either party may initiate binding arbitration as the sole means to resolve claims, subject to the terms set forth below. Specifically, all claims arising out of or relating to these Terms (including the Terms' or Privacy Policy's formation, performance, and breach), the parties' relationship with each other, and/or your use of the Services shall be finally settled by binding arbitration conducted before one commercial arbitrator with substantial experience in resolving commercial contract disputes from the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") or Canadian Arbitration Association ("CAA"). As modified by the Terms, and unless otherwise agreed upon by the parties in writing, the arbitration will be governed by the AAA's Commercial Arbitration Rules (or CAA equivalent) and, if the arbitrator deems them applicable, the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively "Rules and Procedures"). The AAA Rules are available online at adr.org, by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879, or by writing to the Notice Address. The arbitrator is bound by the terms of these Terms. All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, including, but not limited to, issues relating to the scope, enforceability, and arbitrability of the arbitration provision. Unless CrowdRise and you agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings will take place in a reasonably convenient location in the United States for both parties with due consideration of their ability to travel and other pertinent circumstances. If the parties are unable to agree on a location, the determination shall be made by AAA. If your claim is for $10,000 or less, we agree that you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules. If your claim exceeds $10,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator shall issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based. CrowdRise will pay all AAA filing, administration, and arbitrator fees for any arbitration initiated in accordance with the AAA Rules. However, if you initiate an arbitration in which you seek more than $75,000 in damages, the payment of these fees will be governed by the AAA rules.

  6. Arbitrator's Powers. The arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve all disputes arising out of or relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, or formation of these Terms including but not limited to any claim that all or any part of these Terms is void or voidable, whether a claim is subject to arbitration, or the question of waiver by litigation conduct. The arbitrator shall be empowered to grant whatever relief would be available in a court under law or in equity. The arbitrator will not have authority to award damages in excess of the amount, or other than the types, allowed by these Terms. The arbitrator's award shall be written and shall be binding on the parties without appeal or review except as permitted by California law or United States federal law and may be entered as a judgment by any court of competent jurisdiction. Additionally, notwithstanding this agreement to arbitrate, either party may seek emergency equitable relief before the state or federal courts located in California, in order to maintain the status quo pending arbitration, and hereby agree to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the courts located within California for such purpose. A request for interim measures shall not be deemed a waiver of the right to arbitrate. The arbitral proceedings, and all pleadings and written evidence will be in the English language. Any written evidence originally in a language other than English will be submitted in English translation accompanied by the original or true copy thereof. The English language version will control.
  7. The parties understand that, absent this mandatory arbitration provision, they would have the right to sue in court and have a jury trial. They further understand that, in some instances, the costs of arbitration could exceed the costs of litigation and the right to discovery may be more limited in arbitration than in court. Arbitration may take place in the county where you reside at the time of filing, unless you and we both agree to another location or telephonic arbitration.
  8. Exception: Litigation of Intellectual Property and Small Claims Court Claims. Notwithstanding the parties' decision to resolve all disputes through arbitration, either party may bring enforcement actions, validity determinations or claims arising from or relating to theft, piracy or unauthorized use of intellectual property in state or federal court or in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to protect its intellectual property rights ("intellectual property rights" means patents, copyrights, moral rights, trademarks, and trade secrets, but not privacy or publicity rights). Either party may also seek relief in a small claims court for disputes or claims within the scope of that court's jurisdiction.
  9. Class Action Waiver. The parties further agree that the arbitration shall be conducted in their individual capacities only and not as a class action or other representative action, and the parties expressly waive their right to file a class action or seek relief on a class basis. ANY CLAIMS BROUGHT BY YOU OR CROWDRISE MUST BE BROUGHT IN THE PARTIES' INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING AND THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON'S CLAIMS, MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING, AND MAY NOT AWARD CLASS-WIDE RELIEF. If any court or arbitrator determines that the class action waiver set forth in this paragraph is void or unenforceable for any reason or that an arbitration can proceed on a class basis, then the arbitration provisions set forth above shall be deemed null and void in their entirety and the parties shall be deemed to have not agreed to arbitrate disputes.
  10. 30-Day Right to Opt Out: You have the right to opt out and not be bound by the arbitration and class action waiver provisions set forth above by sending (from the email address you use on CrowdRise) written notice of your decision to opt out to support@crowdrise.com with the subject line, "ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER OPT-OUT." The notice must be sent within thirty (30) days of your first use of the Services; otherwise, you shall be bound to arbitrate disputes in accordance with the terms of those paragraphs. If you opt out of these arbitration provisions, CrowdRise also will not be bound by them.
  11. Changes to This Section: CrowdRise will provide thirty (30) days' notice of any changes to this section by posting on the CrowdRise Terms website, sending you a message, or otherwise notifying you. Amendments will become effective thirty (30) days after they are posted on the CrowdRise Terms and Conditions website or sent to you. Changes to this section will otherwise apply prospectively only to claims arising after the thirtieth (30th) day. By rejecting any future change, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any dispute between us in accordance with the language of this provision. If a court or arbitrator decides that this subsection on "Changes to This Section" is not enforceable or valid, then this subsection shall be severed from the section entitled "Arbitration and Class Action Waiver," and the court or arbitrator shall apply the first Arbitration and Class Action Waiver section in existence after you began using the Services.
  12. Except as provided above, if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable, or illegal, or otherwise conflicts with the Rules and Procedures, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If for any reason, a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, the dispute shall be exclusively brought in state or federal court in California.
  13. Survival: This Arbitration and Class Action Waiver section shall survive any termination of your account or the Services. The provisions of this arbitration agreement shall only be in effect to the extent they are permitted under applicable laws. If the AAA Rules cannot be applied to an arbitration under applicable law, then the rules of the local governing arbitration body shall apply instead.

Miscellaneous


  1. Electronic Communications. When you visit or use the Services or send emails to CrowdRise, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from CrowdRise electronically. CrowdRise may communicate with you by email or by posting notices on the Services. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that CrowdRise provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. You may give notice to CrowdRise at the following address: 855 Jefferson Ave PO Box 1329, Redwood City, CA 94063, Attn: Counsel. Such notice shall be deemed given when received by CrowdRise by letter delivered by nationally recognized overnight delivery service or first class postage prepaid mail at the above address.
  2. Jurisdiction and Governing Law. The following limitations may not be applicable to consumer transactions by residents of Quebec or where otherwise prohibited or restricted by law. You agree that these Terms, for all purposes, shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to its conflicts of laws provisions.
  3. Services are for Use in the United States and Canada. The Services are hosted in the United States and is intended for users located in the United States and Canada. If you are user of the Services from outside of the U.S. and Canada, by visiting or using the Services and/or providing CrowdRise with any User Generated Content specifically or Content generally, you agree to comply with all federal, state and provincial laws governing the Services, online conduct and acceptable Content and User Generated Content. You further agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of data exported from the United States, Canada, or the country in which you reside. It is the express wish of the parties that the Terms and all related documents have been drawn up in English. C'est law volone expresse des parties que la presente convention ainsi que les documents qui s'y rattacent soient rediges en anglais.
  4. Conflict with Other Agreements. These Terms are in addition to, and do not nullify, any other agreement between you and CrowdRise or any other applicable Terms and conditions found on the Services. In the case of any direct conflict between these terms and any other agreement between you and CrowdRise, the provisions of such other agreement shall control but only to the extent applicable to the conflicting provisions. You agree to comply with all rules or restrictions that are posted on the Services. Notwithstanding the above, when you use Network for Good in order to make or receive a Donation, your use of that service is governed by the Network for Good Privacy Notice and Network for Good User Agreement. When you make or receive a Donation or registration payment through WePay, your use of that service is governed by the WePay terms of service.
  5. Modification of the Terms. In CrowdRise's sole discretion, we may unilaterally amend or modify these Terms or any other documents referenced herein at any time by posting on this website. The date of the most recent revision will appear at the top of this page. CrowdRise encourages you to review these Terms periodically for any updates or changes. Any amended or modified Terms will be effective upon posting. Continued use of the Services constitutes acceptance of any modified terms and conditions.
  6. Additional Terms. CrowdRise also reserves the right to post, from time to time, additional rules of usage that apply to specific parts of the Services, which may be posted in the relevant parts of the Services, and will be identified clearly and conspicuously. For example, CrowdRise may post additional rules to participate in a promotion. Your continued use of the Services constitutes your agreement to comply with these additional rules. Those terms will control in the event of any conflict with these Terms.
  7. Miscellaneous Other Provisions.
    1. In the event that one or more portions of these Terms shall, for any reason, be held to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect.
    2. The headings used throughout these Terms are solely for convenience of reference and are not to be used as an aid in the interpretation of these Term
    3. Any failure by CrowdRise to enforce any parts of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of such Term in whole or in part.
    4. These Terms make up the entire agreement between you and CrowdRise regarding the Services and supersede any prior agreements.
    5. These Terms do not confer any third party beneficiary rights.
    6. You will not assign or transfer any of your rights or responsibilities under these Terms to anyone without CrowdRise's express written permission.
    7. CrowdRise may, at any time, assign our rights or delegate our obligations hereunder without notice to you in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of equity or assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.
    8. Nothing in these Terms shall prevent CrowdRise from complying with the law.
    9. CrowdRise shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside its reasonable control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, war, terrorism, riots, embargos, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, strikes or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials.

If you have any questions about these terms, contact us at support@crowdrise.com.