GVN FOUNDATION FUNDRAISING PLATFORM - LEGAL TERMS OF SERVICE

Please read this website legal information notice carefully before using this site.


By using this site, you signify you have read and accepted these terms of use. 

Parties:
GVN Foundation - A registered 501(c)(3) organization in the United States.
Participant - The individual fundraiser who is participating in the GVNF's Global Youth Ambassador Program.

The materials in this site are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind either expressed or implied. To the fullest extent permissible and subject and pursuant to applicable law, GVNF disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

GVNF do not warrant or make any representations regarding the correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise of the materials in this site or the results of their use.

GVNF reserves the right to update the Terms of Service at any time.

GVNF reserves the right to use feedback from fundraisers for website material.

GVNF is not liable for any errors or mistakes made by partner organizations. 

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

GVNF, its Board, Executive Director, staff or associates are not liable to the full extent of the law, for any and all funds raised on this platform or the content of the website/platform. This site is presented solely for the purpose of fundraising for GVNF services.

a. Website/Fundraising Platform Liability
This site is controlled and operated by GVNF from its offices in Chicago, USA. GVNF makes no representation that materials in the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

The Participant is responsible for the content of their individual fundraising campaign/webpage. GVNF reserves the right to block and close any fundraising campaign which contains objectionable and/or misleading content. Any funds raised through a blocked or closed campaign will be disbursed by GVNF as GVNF deems appropriate.

b. Financial Liability
All funds donated on this platform are transferred to GVNF for allocation and distribution as specified in Section 2 of the Legal Terms of Service. GVNF, its Board, CEO, staff or associates are not liable to the full extent of the law, for any funds raised on this platform or the content of the website/platform.

c. Program Liability
All liability of the program you are participating in will be in accordance with the GYAP Terms of Service 

We do not guarantee or warrant that our site or materials that may be downloaded from our site are free from such destructive features. We are not liable for any damages or harm attributable to such features. We are not liable for any claim, loss or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies on our site, nor for any claim, loss or injury that results from your use of this site or your breach of any provision of these Terms of Service.

GVNF Global Youth Ambassador Program

Participants in the GVNF Global Youth Ambassador Program launching a fundraising campaign on the GVN Foundation Fundraising platform do so with the understanding, acknowledgement, and acceptance that all funds raised on this platform will be allocated in the following order:

  • i. USD $1,995 or $2,295 - International project visit and leadership development
  • ii. Donations received above the fundraising amount will be donated to GVNF partner projects (optional for fundraisers)

* There may be opportunities for Global Youth Ambassadors to visit a different project, however this may incur additional costs.

Are donations refundable?

Once donations have been received by GVN Foundation we are bound by law to ensure they are used for charitable benefit: returning them to a private citizen is not allowed.

Are Scholarships transferable?

Scholarships are non-transferable to a) other participants, or b) to other GVNF programs (outside of the Global Youth Ambassador Program).

Charitable Donation Receipts

Donors will be emailed a receipt. The GVN Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization in the United States. Receipts can be used for tax purposes in the United States only. Donors from other countries will need to check the rules and regulations of their country. By proceeding you agree with the refund policy as stated above.

Other Information

Partner Project Donation

All Partner Project donations will be allocated and distributed by GVNF on behalf of the fundraiser.

Participants should be aware that GVNF is only able to distribute funds to certain partner programs and GVNF reserves the right to determine the destination of funds. Grants are only made on a quarterly basis so may not be transferred during your placement.

Platform Fees

The GVNF Fundraising Platform is hosted by Classy. In using this platform the Participant understands Classy charge a one percent (1%) fee on all donations paid to your fundraiser. Donations are also subject to relevant credit card fees deducted by the payment gateway WePay.

Termination

We reserve the right to terminate the Site and this User Agreement at any time without notice for any reason, including, in the case of the User Agreement, for your violation of any of its provisions. The Limitation of Liability Section of this User Agreement shall survive any such termination.

Governing Law

This User Agreement will be governed by the laws of the United States of America applicable to contracts made and performed there without regard to its conflicts of law principles. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts sitting in New Zealand and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.

Payments Made Through the Website

Banking Regulations mean we must inform you of where this website is hosted, what Credit Cards we accept, and WePay logo.

Copyright

Copyright in this Site and the materials included in it, unless otherwise indicated, is owned by GVNF, and we reserve all rights. You may copy or distribute the text materials contained in this Site but only for personal, non-commercial use, provided that you include the following copyright notice on all copies: "© The GVN Foundation. All rights reserved." The text materials contained in this Site may not be modified or altered in any way. You may not copy or distribute any photograph, illustration, artwork or other graphic material contained on this Site for any use without first obtaining the permission of the GVN Foundation (at info@gvnfoundation.org) and the copyright owner.

Except for the foregoing, you may not copy, distribute, enter into a database, display, perform, create derivative works of, transmit, or in any way exploit any part of our Site, including computer programs and other coding.

Except for the foregoing, you may not copy, distribute, enter into a database, display, perform, create derivative works of, transmit, or in any way exploit any part of our Site, including computer programs and other coding.

Trademarks

GVN Foundation logos and any other trademarks on our Site ("Our Trademarks") are trademarks of GVNF in the United States and other countries. You may not use Our Trademarks for any product or service that does not belong to us, nor in any manner that is likely to cause confusion about whether we are the source, affiliated with, sponsor of or endorser of any product or service. In addition, you may not use Our Trademarks in any manner that disparages or discredits us.

Links, Frames and Metatags

You may link to the home page of our Site as long as the link does not cast us in a false or misleading light. GVNF prefers advance notice of at the address listed below. You may not frame the content of our Site. You may not use metatags or any other "hidden text" that incorporates Our Trademarks or our name without our express written consent.

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