PROJECTS FOR GOOD, INC.
TERMS OF SERVICE
Last Updated: March 13, 2019
Welcome to Projects for Good! Projects for Good is a unique funding and project management platform designed to help individuals promote and advance social good.
These terms of service (these "Terms") form a contract between you and Projects for Good, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("PFG", "we", "us", or "our") that governs your access and use of (i) the PFG proprietary platform that allows users to initiate, facilitate, manage and maintain any type of project with a social cause; and (iii) any written or electronic use or features guides or other documentation provided or made available by PFG (the "User Guides") (collectively the "Service(s)").
If you are using the Services on behalf of an organization, you are agreeing to these Terms on your own behalf and on behalf of that organization and promising to PFG that you have the authority to bind that organization to these Terms (in which case, "you" and "your" will refer to you individually and that organization. You may use the Services only in compliance with these Terms and only if you have the power to form a contract with PFG and are not barred under any applicable laws from doing so. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, YOU MUST NOT USE THE SERVICES. Should you have any questions concerning this Agreement, please contact us at [email protected]
Please note that PFG does not provide warranties for the Services. These Terms also limit our liability to you. See Sections 15 (NO WARRANTY) and 17 (LIMITATION OF LIABILITY) below for details.
1. CHANGES TO THESE TERMS
We reserve the right to revise these Terms from time to time. We will date and post the most current version of these Terms on the PFG website. Any changes will be effective upon posting the revised version of these Terms on www.projectsforgood.com (the “Site”) (or such later effective date as may be indicated at the top of the revised Terms). If in our sole discretion we deem a revision to these Terms to be material, we may notify you via the Service and/or by email to the email address associated with your account. We encourage you to check the date of these Terms whenever you visit the Site to see if these Terms have been updated. Your continued access or use of any portion of the Service constitutes your acceptance of such changes and the revised Terms. If you don't agree to any of the changes, we're not obligated to keep providing the Service, and you must cancel and stop using the Service.
2. USER ACCOUNTS
You may browse the Service, including the Projects, without becoming a Registered User; however, to use or obtain access to certain Services, you will be required to obtain an account with PFG (in which case you will become a "Registered User"), by completing a registration form and designating a user ID and password. Anybody involved in or wishing to get involved in a Project, must become a Registered User. Specifically, you must register to become one of the following types of users within the Service:
(An individual can be one or more of these types of users across different Projects over time.)
Until you apply for and are approved for an account you will not be able to become a Project Owner, Donor or Service Provider and your access to the Service will be limited to the areas of the Service, if any, that PFG makes available to the general public.
When registering with PFG and accessing the Services, all Registered Users must: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about themselves as requested by the Service's registration form (such information being the "Registration Data"); (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete at all times thereafter, and (c) strictly comply at all times with these Terms. PFG may deny approval or withdraw such approval at any time in its sole discretion, with or without cause.
Only you, or persons or entities designated by you, may use your PFG account. All Registered Users must keep their user IDs and passwords confidential and PFG will not have any responsibilities to you for third parties that you allow to access or use the Service on their or your behalf. PFG will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from any unauthorized use of your account(s).
If a third party such as an employer or customer provided you with access to its account, that party has rights to the account and is authorized to: manage your access, reset your password, or suspend or cancel your access; view your usage and profile data, including how and when the account is used; and read or store Content in the account.
These Terms apply to all users – Project Owners, Donors and Service Providers.
3. USE OF THE SERVICE; CREATING AND MANAGING PROJECTS
You may use the Service only in strict compliance with these Terms and all applicable laws.
3.1 Creating a Project for Social Good
To create and manage a project for social good (a “Project”) a user must open an account and provide us with certain personal information as well as information specific to the Project needed to accurately post your Project to and within the Service. When a Project is posted on the Service, the Project Owner (as further defined below) is inviting others to help finance and further the intent of the Project by entering into a contract with said Project Owner. Anyone who finances or helps a Project Owner with a Project is accepting that offer and forming a binding contract with the Project Owner.
Before being posted to the Service, PFG will review and must approve the Project as one that will benefit society. This determination will be made in PFG’s sole discretion and any rejection of a Project will not create any liability whatsoever for PFG.
3.2 Managing a Project
Each Project Owner acknowledges and agrees to the following:
4. FUNDING A PROJECT
Donors are responsible for funding Projects by making contributions through the Service. PFG is using a third party payment process to process and store all funds in a beneficiary account for the Project Owner (the “Project Account”). PFG will not have access to the Project Account.
Project Owners are not offering and Donors are not receiving any equity in the Project. Therefore, Projects and contributions to Projects are not covered by securities laws.
Project Owners acknowledge and agree that they may not be able to collect all the funds that Donors have contributed or agreed to contribute. PFG currently allows for three different funding models for its Projects (which are chosen by the Project Owner at the time of creation of the Project). These are:
Donors acknowledge, accept and agree to the funding and pay-out terms of each of the foregoing funding models. If a Donor does not agree to these terms, Donor must not make any donations to a Project.
Donors acknowledge and agree to pay a service fee to PFG of up to 5% of the total amount pledged to a Project (the “Service Fee” which is charged to Donor at the time of donation) to help PFG provide, expand and improve the Service. The Service Fee does not include any payment processing fees that may be charged by PFG’s third party payment processor.
PFG is not responsible for providing any receipts for donations. Providing IRS-approved receipts for tax-deductible donations is between Project Manager and Donor.
5. FACILITATING A PROJECT
PFG offers the unique opportunity for Project Owners to collaborate with Service Providers so that each can use their talents and leverage their passions to complete Projects that are important to them. There is no employment or contractor relationship between PFG and Project Owners and Service Providers (regardless of any agreement executed between Project Owners and Service Providers).
Project Owners are free to engage with Service Providers on mutually agreeable terms. PFG is merely providing a platform for Project Owners and Service Providers to meet, engage and collaborate and PFG is therefore not a party to any transaction or agreement between Project Owners and Service Providers. As a result, PFG is not responsible for resolving any disputes between Project Owners and Service Providers nor is it liable for any actual or alleged damages arising out of the interaction or relationship between Project Owners and Service Providers. By using the Service, Project Owners and Service Providers expressly acknowledge PFG’s limitation of liability in this regard and agree to defend, indemnify and hold PFG harmless, including attorneys’ fees and costs, from and against any and all actual or alleged damages related to our arising out of the interaction or relationship between Project Owners and Service Providers.
PFG is not acting as a fiduciary to Project Owner, Donors, Service Providers or anybody with respect to any Project, the facilitation of any Project or the funding of any Project.
6. CONSENT TO ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND SOLICITATION
Except for material that we license to you, we don't claim ownership of any data or content that is uploaded, transmitted, stored, or processed in connection with the Services (collectively, “Content”). We also don't control, verify, or endorse the Content that you and others make available on the Service.
If you enable any features that allow you to share the Content with others, anyone you've shared Content with may have access to your Content.
You hereby grant PFG and its agents the right to transmit, use and disclose your Content solely to the extent necessary to provide the Services, as otherwise permitted by these Terms, or to comply with any request of a governmental or regulatory body (including subpoenas or court orders), as otherwise required by law, or to respond to an emergency.
You represent and warrant that: (a) you have all the rights in the Content necessary for you to use the Services and to grant the rights in this Section; and (b) the collection, storage, use, or transmission of the Content doesn't violate any law or these Terms.
You will: (a) be solely responsible for the nature, quality and accuracy of the Content; (b) ensure that the Content (including the collection, storage, use, and transmission thereof) complies with these Terms and any and all applicable laws and regulations; (c) promptly handle and resolve any notices and claims relating to the Content, including any notices sent to you by any person claiming that any Content violates any person's rights, such as take-down notices pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and any other notices; and (d) maintain appropriate security, protection and backup copies of the Content, which may include, your use of additional encryption technology to protect the Content from unauthorized access. FPG will have no liability of any kind as a result of the deletion of, correction of, destruction of, damage to, loss of or failure to store or encrypt any Content.
You must immediately notify PFG in writing of any unauthorized use of: (a) any Content, (b) any account, or (c) the Services that comes to your attention. In the event of any such unauthorized use by any third party that obtained unauthorized access through you, you will take all steps necessary to terminate such unauthorized use. You will provide PFG with such cooperation and assistance related to any such unauthorized use as PFG may reasonably request.
8. CONTENT STORED IN THE UNITED STATES
The Services are provided from the United States. By using and accessing the Services, you understand and consent to the storage and processing of the Content and any other personal information in the United States. In the case of users located outside the United States, PFG reserves the right to store and process Content, including without limitation personal information, outside of the United States. PFG complies with the requirements of the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and the US-Swiss Privacy Shield Framework. Any questions on storage or processing of the Content should be sent to [email protected]
9. SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION OF USE OF THE SERVICES
We reserve the right to temporarily suspend or terminate your access to the Services at any time in our sole discretion, with or without cause, with or without notice, and without incurring liability of any kind. For example, we may suspend or terminate your access to or use of the Services for: (a) the actual or suspected violation of these Terms; (b) the use of the Services in a manner that may cause PFG to incur legal liability or disrupt others' use of the Services; (c) the suspicion or detection of any malicious code, virus or other harmful code transmitted by you or in your account; (d) scheduled downtime and recurring downtime; (e) use of excessive storage or processing capacity or bandwidth; or (f) unplanned technical problems and outages. If, in PFG's determination, the suspension might be indefinite and/or PFG has elected to terminate your access to the Service, PFG will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify you through the Service and/or by email to the email address associated with your account. You acknowledge that if your access to the Services is suspended or terminated, you may no longer have access to the Content that is stored within the Services.
Upon termination by PFG for reasons other than cause, you may request access to your Content, which we will make available for an additional fee. You must make such request with thirty (30) days following termination. Otherwise, any Content you have stored in the Services will not be retrievable, and we will have no obligation to maintain any Content you have stored in the Services.
In addition to other termination provisions, we at our discretion may terminate your account if: (a) you do not engage in any activity in your account within sixty (60) days after becoming a Registered User; or (b) you do not engage in any activity in your account for any period of one hundred and twenty (120) consecutive days. In the event of such termination, any Content you may have stored will likely be lost.
10. ACCEPTABLE USE
You must not use the Services to harm others or the Services. For example, you must not use the Services to harm, threaten, or harass another person, organization, or PFG and/or to build a similar service, application or website. You must not: damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Services (or any network connected to the Services); resell or redistribute the Services or any part of them; use any unauthorized means to modify, reroute, or gain access to the Services or attempt to carry out such activities; or use any automated process or service (such as a bot, a spider, or periodic caching of information stored by PFG) to access or use the Services. In addition, you promise that you will not and will not encourage or assist any third party to:
We will make all judgments concerning the applicability of these guidelines in our sole and exclusive discretion. We reserve the right to determine whether and what action to take in response to each such instance, and any action or inaction in a particular instance will not dictate or limit our response to a future instance. We will not assume or have any liability for any action or inaction with respect to any Content.
11. UPDATES TO THE SERVICES
PFG reserves the right to make necessary unscheduled deployments of changes, updates or enhancements to the Services at any time. We may add or remove functionalities or features, and we may suspend or stop a Service altogether.
If you receive Software from us, its use is governed in one of two ways: 1) If you are presented with license terms that you must accept in order to use the Software, those terms apply; 2) if no license is presented to you, these Terms apply. We reserve all other rights to the Software that may exist or arise outside of these Terms or a license.
Any Software is licensed, not sold. Unless we notify you otherwise, the Software license ends when your subscription ends or when any other right to use the Services ends. You must then promptly uninstall the Software, or we may disable it. You must not work around any technical limitations in the Software.
The Software is subject to applicable U.S. export laws and regulations. You must comply with all domestic and international export laws and regulations that apply to the Software. These laws include restrictions on destinations, end users, and end use. Without limitation, you may not transfer the Software or Services without U.S. government permission to anyone on any U.S. government exclusion lists. You represent and warrant that you are not on any such lists or under the control of or an agent for anyone on any such lists.
13. THIRD PARTY SERVICES AND CONTENT
All transactions using PFG’s Services are between the transacting parties only. The Services may contain features and functionalities linking you or providing you with certain functionality and access to third party content or services, including Web sites, directories, servers, networks, systems, information and databases, applications, software, programs, products or services, and the Internet as a whole. Similarly, some features and functionalities of the Services may be provided by third parties, and the use of such features and functionalities may require you to provide your Content to such third parties. We may also provide information regarding third parties (including third party websites) and some third party content to you as part of the Services. We are not, however, responsible for anything on a third party site or any third party content you may gain access to when using the Services, and you irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such sites and third party content. PFG shall have no liability, obligation or responsibility for any correspondence, purchase or promotion between you and any third party. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any third party. Should you incur any potential or actual liability resulting from your use of any third party services (which are not required to use the Services), or should you suffer data loss or other losses as a result of problems with any of your other service providers or any third party services, we will not be responsible unless the problem was the direct result of our negligence or the breach of any agreement between us and you.
At the time of the latest version of these Terms, PFG is using Stripe to process payments between the users of the Service. To learn more about the terms and conditions of Stripe’s payment processing, please visit: https://stripe.com/us/legal.
14. PROJECT FOR GOOD’S PROPRIETARY RIGHTS; CONFIDENTIALITY
14.1 Proprietary Rights
As between PFG and you, PFG or its licensors own and reserve all right, title and interest in and to the Services and all hardware, software (including the Software) and other items used to provide the Services, other than the rights explicitly granted to you to use the Services in accordance with these Terms. No title to or ownership of any proprietary rights related to the Services is transferred to you pursuant to these Terms. All rights not explicitly granted to you are reserved by PFG. In the event that you provide comments, suggestions and recommendations to PFG with respect to the Services (including, without limitation, with respect to modifications, enhancements, improvements and other changes to the Services) (collectively, "Feedback"), You hereby grant to PFG a world-wide, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual license to use any Feedback in connection with the Services.
You acknowledge that you may obtain proprietary information of PFG] (“Proprietary Information”). Such Proprietary Information shall belong solely to PFG and includes, but is not limited to, trade secrets, know-how, inventions (whether or not patentable), techniques, processes, programs, ideas, algorithms, schematics, testing procedures, software design and architecture, computer code, internal documentation, design and function specifications, product requirements, problem reports, analysis and performance information, benchmarks, software documents, and other technical, business, product, marketing and financial information, plans and data. In regard to this Proprietary Information:
You shall not use (except as expressly authorized by these Terms) or disclose PFG’s Proprietary Information without our prior written consent unless such Proprietary Information becomes part of the public domain without breach of these Terms.
You agree to take all reasonable measures to maintain the Proprietary Information in confidence.
If you are an organization, you will disclose the Proprietary Information only to those of your employees and consultants as are necessary for the use expressly and unambiguously authorized hereunder, and only if such employees and consultants are bound by confidentiality obligations no less restrictive than those herein. You shall not, without our prior written consent, disclose or otherwise make available any of the Proprietary Information or copies thereof to any third party.
We retain the right to block or otherwise prevent delivery of any type of file, email or other communication to or from the Services as part of our efforts to protect the Services, protect our customers, or stop you from breaching these Terms.
16. NO WARRANTY
PFG PROVIDES THE SERVICES "AS IS", "WITH ALL FAULTS" AND "AS AVAILABLE". TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, PFG MAKES NO (AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL) REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR FREE OF HARMFUL COMPONENTS; THAT THE CONTENT WILL BE SECURE OR NOT OTHERWISE LOST OR DAMAGED; OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT; AND ANY WARRANTY ARISING OUT OF ANY COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS. IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, THE DISALLOWED EXCLUSION WILL NOT APPLY SOLELY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, you will defend PFG against any cost, loss, damage, or other liability arising from any third party demand or claim that any Content provided by you or your use of the Service in breach of these Terms: (a) infringes a patent, trademark, or copyright of a third party, or misappropriates a trade secret (to the extent that such misappropriation is not the result of PFG's actions); or (b) violates applicable law or these Terms. PFG will reasonably notify you of any such claim or demand that is subject to your indemnification obligation.
18. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL PFG, ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR (A): ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, COVER OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, REVENUE, GOODWILL, USE OR CONTENT) HOWEVER CAUSED, UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CONTRACT, TORT, WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF PFG HAS BEEN ADVISED AS TO THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF PFG AND ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS RELATING TO THE SERVICES WILL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THREE (3) MONTHS OF YOUR SERVICE FEE FOR THE SERVICES OR ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). THE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS ALSO APPLY IF THIS REMEDY DOES NOT FULLY COMPENSATE YOU FOR ANY LOSSES OR FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES. IN SUCH AN EVENT THIS LIMITATION WILL NOT APPLY TO YOU TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
19. GOVERNING LAW; LOCATION FOR RESOLVING DISPUTES
The laws of the State of California govern the interpretation of these Terms and apply to claims for breach of these Terms, without reference to or application of conflicts of law principles. The parties specifically exclude from application to these Terms the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act. You and we irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of San Francisco County, California for all disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms. Any and all disputes involving PFG will be resolved through binding arbitration pursuant to AAA commercial rules. Each party acknowledges and agrees to waive its right to a jury or bench trial. PFG may assign this contract to another entity at any time with or without notice to you.
PFG does not provide any dispute resolution services as between the Project Owner, Donors and Service Providers and PFG bears no responsibility (financial or otherwise) if a Project is deemed to be unsuccessful. PFG does its best to vet Projects but has no ability to refund or provide legal services to help Project Owners, Donors or Service Providers. PFG may provide a dispute resolution feature on the platform but that is used by Project Owner or Service Provider exclusively. PFG may merely provide these feature but will not be involved in any dispute resolution.
We may send you, in electronic form, information about the Services, additional information, and information the law requires us to provide. We may provide required information to you by email at the address you specified when you signed up for the Services or by access to a website that we identify. Notices emailed to you will be deemed given and received when the email is sent. If you don't consent to receive notices electronically, you must stop using the Services.
21. FEES & PAYMENTS
The Service Fees will be made available to you at the time of a donation. The Service Fees exclude all taxes and charges, unless stated otherwise. You are responsible for any taxes and for all other charges incidental to using the Services (for example, data charges and currency exchange settlements).
We'll notify you in advance, either through the Services or to the email address you have most recently provided to us if we change the Services.
You must be authorized to use the payment method (such as credit card, ACH, wire transfer or any other available payment method - collectively, “Payment Method”) that you enter when you create a billing account. You authorize us to charge you for the Services using your Payment Method and for any paid feature of the Services that you choose to sign up for or use while these Terms are in force. We may bill: (a) in advance; (b) at the time of purchase; (c) shortly after purchase; or (d) on a recurring basis for subscription Services. We may automatically renew your Service and charge you for any renewal term. All paid accounts are due the date the invoice is posted on your account. Except as specifically set forth in this Section, all Services, including account renewals, are prepaid for the period selected (monthly, yearly or otherwise) and are non-refundable.
If applicable, you must keep all information in your billing account current. You may change your Payment Method at any time.
22.1. Severability; Entire Agreement
These Terms apply to the maximum extent permitted by relevant law. If a court holds that we cannot enforce a part of these Terms as written, you and we will replace those terms with similar terms to the extent enforceable under the relevant law, but the rest of these Terms will remain in effect. This is the entire contract between you and us regarding the Services. It supersedes any prior contract or oral or written statements regarding your use of the Services.
22.2. Assignment and transfer
We may assign, transfer, or otherwise dispose of our rights and obligations under these Terms, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. You may not assign this contract or transfer any rights to use the Services.
22.3. Independent Contractors; No third-party beneficiaries
PFG and you are not legal partners or agents; instead, our relationship is that of independent contractors. This contract is solely for your and our benefit. It is not for the benefit of any other person, except for permitted successors.
You must bring any claim related to these Terms or the Services within one year of the date you could first bring the claim, unless your local law requires a longer time to file claims. If it isn't filed in time, the claim is permanently barred.
The failure of either party to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any of the provisions of these Terms or to exercise any rights or remedies under these Terms will not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of such party's right to assert or rely upon any such provision, right or remedy in that or any other instance; rather, the same will remain in full force and effect