TERMS OF USE

Welcome to CausePick! The CausePick website and services are provided by NewsHero, LLC and the Fund More Good Foundation EIN#47-4096632 DBA The CausePick Fund (“CausePick”, “we” “us” or “our”). These terms of service (these “Terms of Service”) govern your (“you” or “your”) access to and use of the CausePick.org web site (the “Website”) and all services provided by CausePick via the Website and Emails including without limitation our free monthly charity donation service (collectively, the “Services”).

CausePick provides a free subscription that allows you to make a donation to a different organization representing a cause each month. By subscribing to the CausePick community, you will make an automatic monthly contribution to a 501c3 nonprofit organization. CausePick identifies approximately three organizations (a “Charity”) representing philanthropic causes for you to select which one will receive your donation (“Your Charity”) each month. If you do not select a Charity to donate your monthly contribution to within 7 days of receiving your monthly pick email, CausePick will automatically donate your contribution to the Charity from your Picks that is trending among other community members of CausePick. Access to the Website, use of the Services, and donations to charities are subject to these Terms of Service and the CausePick Privacy Policy available on the Website.

Acceptance of Terms
By using our Website or subscribing to our Services, you indicate your unconditional acceptance of the following Terms of Service. Please read them carefully, as they may have changed since your last visit. The most recent version of these Terms of Service may be viewed at CausePick causepick.org/terms  

Scope of Service
CausePick maintains this Website as a service to the user community that visits the Website subject to these Terms of Service. You are responsible for obtaining any equipment and Internet service necessary to access our Website and for paying any fees for the equipment and service you select. We may alter, suspend, or discontinue this Website or the Services in whole or in part, at any time and for any reason, without notice. The Website may also periodically become unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment or for other reasons.

Website Content
Users have a personal, non-transferable, non-exclusive right to access and use the Content of this Website subject to these Terms of Service. The term “Content” means all information, text, images, data, links, software, or other material accessible through the Website or Services, whether created by us or provided by another person for display on the Website or through the Services.

The Content may contain typographical errors, other inadvertent errors or inaccuracies. We reserve the right to make changes to document names and content, descriptions or specifications of products or services, or other information without obligation to issue any notice of such changes.

You may view, copy, download, and print Content that is available on this Website or through the Services, subject to the following conditions:

  1. The Content may be used solely for internal informational purposes. No part of this Website or its Content may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording for any other purpose.
  2. The Content may not be modified.
  3. Copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices may not be removed.

Nothing contained on this Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use this Website or any Content displayed on this Website, through the use of framing or otherwise, except: (a) as expressly permitted by these terms of use; or (b) with our prior written permission or the permission of such third party that may own the trademark or copyright of material displayed on this Website.

Registration and Membership
In order to start your ongoing CausePick monthly subscription, you must register as a member on our Website. To register you will be asked to provide your name, email address, your billing information including your address, and your valid email address and password to create your login profile. For your convenience as a CausePick member, all information that you provide to CausePick is subject to CausePick’s Privacy Policy. You are responsible for keeping your registration information up to date through the account page on the Website.

As a registered user of CausePick, you agree to receive emails promoting any special offer(s), including third party offers. We may from time to time send you our CausePick newsletter. You may opt-out from receiving special promotions or our newsletter by emailing support@causepick.org or selecting to unsubscribe as may be provided in the applicable email correspondence.

Monthly Donation
In your role as a CausePick subscriber, each month we will transfer your Donation to one of the Charities based on your selection. If you fail to select a Charity within the 7 day “Pick Window”, your Donation will automatically be selected to go to the trending Cause from the selection you were offered that month. Each month of your subscription, the selection of Charities is expected to change.

BY SUBSCRIBING YOU AGREE TO PAY THE DONATION AMOUNT TO A CHARITY EACH MONTH OF YOUR SUBSCRIPTION. We’ve partnered with the Fund More Good Foundation a tax-exempt, 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation which is administering The CausePick Fund. The Fund More Good Foundation will disburse the funds collected monthly to the Causes on our platform.

Transaction Fees When Using CausePick
CausePick does not take any Transaction Fees to help to cover the cost of running CausePick.  When you use the Website to make Donations through CausePick, 2.9% + $0.30 will be automatically deducted from your donation by our credit card processing service (Stripe). The rest of your donation will go directly and in-full to the charity you select each month.

Donation Payments through CausePick
All information that you provide to register with CausePick including your credit card information is subject to CausePick’s Privacy Policy. You will automatically be charged each month for your Donation. We encourage you to update your payment method information as needed or cancel your account should you wish to discontinue your subscription and monthly Donation.

International Access
This Website may be accessed from countries other than the United States. This Website and the Services may contain products or references to products that are only available within the United States and U.S. territories. Any such references do not imply that such products will be made available outside the United States. If you access and use this Website outside the United States you are responsible for complying with your local laws and regulations.

Subscription Cancellations
We work hard to build a community to fund worthy charities; however, you may cancel your ongoing membership through the account page on the Website. You must update your account on the Website three days prior to your monthly subscription transaction date in order to cancel your Donation for that month. If you do not cancel prior to 3 days before your transaction date, your Donation will be charged for that month, but after which your subscription will be canceled.

We may terminate your subscription, without notice, for conduct we believe violates these Terms of Service or our policies, is harmful our business interests or the Charities that we provide access to our Website, or for an inactive account.

Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL CAUSEPICK OR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO ANY USER OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF USE, OR COSTS OF OBTAINING SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES) ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OR MISUSE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREON, WHETHER BASED UPON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES.

YOU AGREE CAUSEPICK’S TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THE WEBSITE, THE CONTENT, OR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICES WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE CONTRIBUTIONS, IF ANY, YOU PAID TO CAUSEPICK IN THE THEN-PRIOR CALENDAR YEAR.

Indemnification
By using this Website, our Services, you agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend CausePick from any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, and all costs and expenses of defense, including but not limited to, attorneys’ fees, resulting directly or indirectly from a claim by a third party that arises in connection with use of this Website, Services, or Products by you or any other person accessing the Website using your member login account.

Content Submitted by Users

    1. Accuracy. You may use this Website (but not subscribe to our Services) without volunteering personally identifiable information. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for additional information on our practices for handling personally identifiable information. However, if you choose to provide information to register for or participate in a service, event, or promotion on this Website or to use our Services, you agree that you will provide accurate, complete, and up to date information as requested on the screens that collect information from you.
    2. Liability. We are not responsible or liable for the conduct of users or for any views, opinions and statements expressed in Content submitted for public display through our Website, such as through an online discussion forum or chat room. We do not prescreen information posted to online discussion forums or chat rooms, if any. With respect to such forums and chat rooms, we are acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and are not responsible for Content. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information in Content expressed or made available by users of an online discussion forum or chat room are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of CausePick. We neither endorse nor guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any such Content. You are responsible for ensuring that Content submitted to this Website is not provided in violation of any copyright, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of another person or entity. You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights, or any other harm resulting from your uploading, posting or submission of Content to this Website.
    3. Monitoring. We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor Content submitted to our Website through an online discussion forum or chat room, to determine compliance with these Terms of Service and any other applicable rules that we may establish. We have the right in our sole discretion to edit or remove any material submitted to or posted in any online discussion forum or chat room provided through this Website. Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to remove any material that CausePick, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of these Terms of Service or otherwise objectionable, and you are solely responsible for the Content that you post to this Website.
    4. Lobbying Federal law restricts lobbying activities by tax-exempt organizations. “Lobbying” includes certain activities intended to influence legislation. Content posted by users does not constitute lobbying by CausePick, but may constitute lobbying by you or an organization that you represent. You are responsible for complying with any applicable lobbying restrictions.

Prohibited Conduct
By accessing our Website or any chat room, online discussion forum, or other service provided through our Website, you agree to abide by the following standards of conduct. You agree that you will not, and will not authorize or facilitate any attempt by another person to use our Website or any related chat room or online discussion forum to:

    1. Transmit any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, offensive, obscene, pornographic, lewd, lascivious, or otherwise objectionable, as determined by CausePick.
    2. Use a name or language that CausePick, in its sole discretion, deems offensive.
    3. Post defamatory statements.
    4. Post hateful or racially or ethnically objectionable Content.
    5. Post Content which infringes another’s copyright, trademark or trade secret.
    6. Post unsolicited advertising or unlawfully promote products or services.
    7. Harass, threaten or intentionally embarrass or cause distress to another person or entity.
    8. Impersonate another person.
    9. Promote, solicit, or participate in any multi-level marketing or pyramid schemes.
    10. Exploit children under 18 years of age.
    11. Engage in disruptive activity such as sending multiple messages in an effort to monopolize the forum.
    12. Introduce viruses, worms, Trojan horses and/or harmful code to the Website.
    13. Obtain unauthorized access to any computer system through the Website.
    14. Invade the privacy of any person, including but not limited to posting personally identifying or otherwise private information about a person without their consent (or their parent’s consent in the case of a child under 13 years of age).
    15. Solicit personal information from children under 13 years of age.
    16. Violate any federal, state, local, or international law or regulation.
    17. Encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal or civil offense.

Submitted Content
CausePick does not claim ownership of any materials you make available through the Website. With respect to any materials you submit or make available for inclusion on the Website, you grant CausePick a perpetual, irrevocable, non-terminable, worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive license to use, copy, distribute, publicly display, modify, create derivative works, and sublicense such materials or any part of such materials. You hereby represent, warrant and covenant that any materials you provide do not include anything (including, but not limited to, text, images, music or video) to which you do not have the full right to grant CausePick the license specified above. You further represent, warrant and covenant that any materials you provide will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material. CausePick will be entitled to use any content submitted by you without incurring obligations of confidentiality, attribution or compensation to you.

Minors
CausePick services are available only to, and may only be used by, individuals who are 18 years and older who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Individuals under the age of 18 can use this service only in conjunction with and under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. In this case, the adult is the user and is responsible for any and all activities, subscribers and purchasers.

Intellectual Property Rights
Unless otherwise noted, all Content contained on this Website is the property of CausePick and/or its affiliates or licensors, and is protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination by United States copyright law, trademark law, international conventions and other intellectual property laws. Product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

We do not claim ownership of Content submitted by users without compensation by CausePick and with the expectation that such Content will be made publicly accessible through our Website. By submitting such Content, however, you agree to grant us a world-wide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, create derivative works from, and publicly perform or display such Content. This license shall remain in effect until we delete the Content from our systems.

Copyright Infringement; Notice and Take Down Procedures
If you believe that any materials on this Website infringe your copyright, you may request that they be removed. This request must bear a signature (or electronic equivalent) of the copyright holder or an authorized representative and must include the following information: (1) identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed, including a description of the work and, where possible, a copy or the location of an authorized version of the work; (2) identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location, including a description of the material, its Website location or other pertinent information that will help us to locate the material; (3) your name, address, telephone number, and email address; (4) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (5) a statement that the information in your claim is accurate; and (6) a statement that “under penalty of perjury,” you declare that you are the lawful copyright owner or are authorized to act on the owner’s behalf. Our agent for copyright issues relating to this Website is: CausePick Copyright Agent, 4647 Kingswell Avenue, Suite #148, Los Angeles, CA 90027.

In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, we maintain a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of users of this Website who are repeat infringers.

Security
When you register to participate in CausePick services on this Website, you may be required to establish a login identifier and a password. You are responsible for protecting your login and password from unauthorized use, and you are responsible for all activity that occurs on your account (including without limitation financial obligations). You agree to notify us immediately if you believe that your login or password has been or may be used without your permission so that appropriate action can be taken. We are not responsible for losses or damage caused by your failure to safeguard your login and password.

Disclaimer of Warranty
YOU SHOULD MAKE WHATEVER INVESTIGATION YOU FEEL NECESSARY OR APPROPRIATE BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH ANY ONLINE OR OFFLINE DONATION WITH ANY CHARITIES OR THIRD PARTIES. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING IF THE CHARITIES ARE AUTHENTIC AND OPERATE AS THEY REPRESENT. WHILE WE USE GOOD FAITH EFFORTS TO CONFIRM THAT EACH CHARITY IS WORTHY OF DONATIONS BEFORE PROVIDING THAT CHARITY WITH ACCESS TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS ON OUR WEBSITE, WE ARE NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE ANY ASSURANCES REGARDING THE TRUSTWORTHINESS OF THE CHARITIES OF THE INFORMATION THEY PROVIDE VIA OUR WEBSITE.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED AS THE RESULT OF ANY SUCH DONATIONS OR DEALINGS WITH CHARITIES OR THIRD PARTIES OR BY YOUR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION IN ANY CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY ARISING FROM OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO ANY DONATION SHALL BE BY RECOVERY THROUGH THE CHARITY.

EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN, ALL TEXT, IMAGES, AND OTHER INFORMATION ON OR ACCESSIBLE FROM THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, CAUSEPICK DOES NOT WARRANT THAT: (i) THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE IS FREE OF ERRORS; (ii) THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ARE NOT DEFECTIVE; (iii) THE FUNCTIONS OR SERVICES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO MECHANISMS FOR THE DOWNLOADING AND UPLOADING OF CONTENT) PROVIDED BY THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR FREE OF ERRORS; (iv) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR (v) THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

Assumption of Risks
YOU AGREE THAT BY MAKING A MONTHLY DONATION THROUGH THE WEBSITE, CAUSEPICK IS ACTING AS AN AGENT TO COLLECT YOUR DONATION AND REMIT IT TO THE DESIGNATED CHARITY. YOUR DONATION IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE WHEN YOU DONATE THROUGH CAUSEPICK. YOU AGREE THAT CAUSEPICK SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY SORT INCURRED AS THE RESULT OF ANY SUCH DONATIONS ONLINE OR OFFLINE TO ORGANIZATIONS LISTED ON CAUSEPICK. IF THERE IS A DISPUTE BETWEEN USERS OF THIS WEBSITE, OR BETWEEN A USER AND ANY THIRD PARTY, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT CAUSEPICK IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO BECOME INVOLVED AND IS NOT SUBJECT TO ANY LIABILITY.

Exclusions
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Links to Third-Party Websites
This Website may contain links to third party Websites that are provided to you as a convenience. Any outside Website accessed from our Website is independent from CausePick, and we have no control over the content of such Websites. We are not responsible for the content of any linked Website or for any loss or damage incurred in connection with your use such links or dealings with the operators of such third party Websites.

No Implied Endorsements
In no event shall any reference to any third party or third party product or service be construed as an approval or endorsement by CausePick of that third party or of any product or service provided by a third party. Likewise, a link to any third party Website does not imply that we endorse or accept any responsibility for the content or use of such a Website. CausePick does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any product or service offered by any third party through an online discussion forum or chat room accessible through this Website and will not be a party to or in any way monitor any transaction involving any third party providers of products or services. As with the purchase of a product or service through any medium or in any environment, you are responsible for exercising appropriate judgment and caution.

Jurisdictional Issues
We make no representation that information on this Website, or the Products or Services we provide, are appropriate or available for use outside the United States. Those who choose to access this Website from outside the United States do so on their own initiative and at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

Termination
We may terminate any user’s monthly subscription or access to our Website or Services, including access to any online discussion forum or chat room, in our sole discretion, for any reason and at any time, with or without prior notice. It is our policy to terminate users who violate these terms and conditions, as deemed appropriate in our sole discretion. You agree that we are not liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to our Website or Services.

Enforcement
These Terms of Service shall be governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the Republic of California, United States of America, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law.

All disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms of Service shall be finally resolved by arbitration conducted in the English language in Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A. under the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. The parties shall appoint as sole arbitrator a retired judge who presided in the Republic of California. The parties shall bear equally the cost of the arbitration (except that the prevailing party shall be entitled to an award of reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred in connection with the arbitration in such an amount as may be determined by the arbitrator). All decisions of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on both parties and enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we shall be entitled to seek injunctive relief, security, or other equitable remedies from federal and state courts located in the State of New York or any other court of competent jurisdiction. Under no circumstances shall the arbitrator be authorized to award punitive damages, including but not limited to federal or state statutes permitting multiple or punitive damage awards. Any purported award of punitive or multiple damages shall be beyond the arbitrator’s authority, void, and unenforceable.

Indemnification.
You shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless CausePick, its affiliates and each of its, and its affiliates employees, contractors, directors, suppliers and representatives from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, that arise from or relate to your use or misuse of, or access to, the Site, Service, Content or otherwise from your User Submissions, violation of the Terms of Service, or infringement by you, or any third party using the your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. CausePick reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will assist and cooperate with CausePick in asserting any available defenses.


Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL CAUSEPICK, NOR ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS OR CONTENT PROVIDERS, BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE (I) FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, DATA LOSS, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES (HOWEVER ARISING), (II) FOR ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE (REGARDLESS OF THE SOURCE OF ORIGINATION), OR (III) FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF (IN THE AGGREGATE) ONE-HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS ($100.00). SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.


International
Accessing the CausePick platform is prohibited from territories where such Content is illegal. If you access this service from other locations, you do so at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.


Electronic Delivery/Notice Policy and Your Consent
By using the CausePick platform, you consent to receive from CausePick all communications including notices, agreements, legally required disclosures or other information in connection with the Services (collectively, “Contract Notices”) electronically. CausePick may provide such electronic Contract Notices by posting them on the CausePick Site. If you desire to withdraw your consent to receive Contract Notices electronically, you must discontinue your use of the CausePick Site and Services.

Governing Law
These Terms of Service (and any further rules, policies or guidelines incorporated by reference herein) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law, and without application of the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act or the United Nations Convention of Controls for International Sale of Goods. You agree that the company (and all Services) is deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over CausePick or its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers or shareholders, either specific or general, in any jurisdiction other than the State of California. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms, or your use or non-use of the Services, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Los Angeles County in the State of California and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. You hereby irrevocably waive any right you may have to trial by jury in any such dispute, action or proceeding.

Integration and Severability
The Terms of Service are the entire agreement between you and CausePick with respect to the Service and use of the Site, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and CausePick with respect to the Site. If any provision of the Terms of Service is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms of Service will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder.

Miscellaneous
CausePick shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond Entity’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation (including “line-noise” interference). The Terms of Use are personal to you, and are not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with Entity’s prior written consent. Entity may assign, transfer or delegate any of its rights and obligations hereunder without consent. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment relationship is created as a result of the Terms of Use and neither party has any authority of any kind to bind the other in any respect. In any action or proceeding to enforce rights under the Terms of Use, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover costs and attorney’s fees. All notices under the Terms of Use will be in writing and will be deemed to have been duly given when received, if personally delivered or sent by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested; when receipt is electronically confirmed, if transmitted by facsimile or e-mail; or the day after it is sent, if sent for next day delivery by recognized overnight delivery service.

Severabilit
If any part of these Terms of Service is held to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

Entire Agreement
These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein. We may, at our sole discretion and without notice, revise these terms at any time by updating this posting.

For Additional Information
If you have any questions about these Terms of Service, please contact support@causepick.org.

Copyright 2017, CausePick Foundation, All Rights Reserved.
Version: April 15, 2017

PRIVACY POLICY

Overview
Welcome to CausePick. The CausePick website and services are provided by CausePick (“CausePick, “we” “us” or “our”). At CausePick, we respect and protect your privacy and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly.

This Privacy Policy provides details about how your personal information is collected and used for the www.causepick.org web site (the “Website”). CausePick provides a free subscription that allows users to make a donation to a different cause every month. Access to the Website is provided pursuant to the Terms of Service accessible at our web site.

This privacy policy covers only information that is collected through the Website and does not cover websites to which we link.

Notice of Information We Collect And How We Use It.
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our service to make your experience safer and easier. We only collect personal information about you that we consider necessary for achieving this purpose.

In general, our collection and use of information is as follows:

  • CausePick will not sell or disclose your name, credit card information, or email address to third parties without your explicit consent, except as specified in this privacy policy.
  • When you subscribe to CausePick, we will collect personal information such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address and credit card information. We use a third party payment service in lieu of directly processing your credit card information. All matters regarding your payment information is subject to the third party payment service provider’s privacy policy; the current versions of can be found at https://stripe.com/us/privacy.
  • CausePick automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookies, and the pages you request.
  • CausePick uses information for the following general purposes: products and services provisioning, billing, identification and authentication, services improvement, contact, research, and anonymous reporting. IP addresses are automatically reported by your browser each time you view a web page. Your IP address is stored in CausePick’s user registration databases when you register with CausePick. IP addresses may be used for various research purposes, and/or delivering unique functionality to our service.

Information We Collect About Anonymous Visitors.
We automatically track certain information based upon your use of the Website. We use this information to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand, protect and serve you and our community.

Log Files
Like many Web sites, we automatically gather certain information about our Website traffic and store it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the Website, to track users’ movements around the Website and to gather demographic information about our user base. We do not link this automatically collected data to personally identifiable information. We may use a third-party tracking service that uses log files to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors to the Website in the aggregate. This service capture’s usage and volume statistics to monitor and track any illicit behavior on the Website.

Cookies
We use cookies expressly for managing user’s browser and mobile sessions for the convenience of the user. Some of our business partners (e.g., advertisers) may also use cookies. We have no access to or control over cookies used on third party sites or links. See “Third Party Advertisers” below. The acceptance and storage of cookies can be managed through your browser’s security settings. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site, such as contests or surveys, will be limited.

Information We Collect To Respond To Your Choices and Requests

Registration.
In order to use some features of this Website, you must first subscribe to the CausePick service. During registration you are required complete the registration form and create a user name and password and are required to give truthful contact information (such as name and email address) in accordance with our terms of use http://www.causepick.org/privacy. We use this information to contact you about the services on our site in which you have expressed interest.

Orders.
If you make a donation through our Website, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact information (such as name, email, and mailing address) and financial information (such as a credit card number and expiration date).

We use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.

We collect information about your commercial behavior. We also collect other users’ comments about you in our feedback area.

If you establish a credit account with us to pay the fees we charge, we may collect some additional information, such as tracking information from checks or money orders.

Application Forms for Financial Products or Services.

If you subscribe to make a monthly donation on our Website, we require that you provide certain personally identifiable information, including your name, address, phone number and credit card number. This information is necessary to process your application and to contact you.

Surveys or Contests.
We may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and mailing address) and demographic information.

We use this information to notify contest winners and award prizes, to monitor site traffic, or to personalize the site (in the case of anonymous information collected in surveys).

We may partner with third parties to offer you surveys, contests, products and services on our Website or through our services. When you participate in such surveys or contests, or purchase such products and services, you authorize us to share information about you, including personally identifiable information, with such third parties. If you have any questions or concerns regarding how such third parties use your information, please consult the applicable third party’s privacy policy. You agree that we will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage incurred in connection with our partnership with such third parties, their activities on our Website, and the sharing of your information with such third parties.

Tell-A-Friend.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. CausePick does not store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program.

Your friend may contact us at support@causepick.org to request that we remove this information from our database.

Forums.
If you choose to post messages in our chat rooms or other public message areas or leave feedback for other users, we will collect the information you post. We retain this information as necessary to resolve disputes, provide customer support and troubleshoot problems as permitted by law. We reserve the right to terminate the accounts of visitors who use these services in a manner inconsistent with the terms of use.

Communication from Us or the Website

Special Offers and Updates.
We will occasionally send you information on products, services, special deals, and promotions. You can sign up for these emails from us on our registration page.

Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications. Please see the “Choice and Opt-out.”

Newsletters.
If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe. Please see the “Choice and Opt-out” section.

Service-Related Announcements.
We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email.

Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account.

Customer Service.
Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, we will send you a welcome email. We will communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or telephone, in accordance with your wishes. You may contact customer service at support@causepick.org.

ID and Address Verification.
We use a third party to verify your identity and address for mailing purposes.

Conditions Under Which We Share Information

Aggregate Information (Non-Personally Identifiable).
We share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our partners and advertisers. This information does not identify individual users.

We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information.

Personally Identifiable Information Except as discussed below, we do not share Personally Identifiable Information with Third Parties.
Agents.
We use an outside credit card processing company to bill you for your donation. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other purposes.

Third Party Advertisers.
The ads appearing on this Website are delivered to users by our advertising partner. We share web site usage information about users with our advertising partner for the purpose of targeting our Internet banner advertisements on this site.

Our advertising partner may use cookies and clear GIFs on the Website, which allow it to recognize a user’s cookie when a user visits the Website. The information that our advertising partner collects and shares through this technology is not personally identifiable.

For more information about our third-party advertiser, or to learn more about the choices available to you regarding this anonymous information, please contact support@causepick.org.

Legal Disclaimer.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights; to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us or the Website; or in connection with an actual or proposed corporate transaction or insolvency proceeding involving all or part of the business or asset to which the information pertains.

Choice/Opt-out.
We provide you the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information. For example, if you purchase a product/service but do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, you can indicate your preference on our order form.

If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing us at support@causepick.org.

Links to Other Websites.
The Website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by CausePick. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy policies of such other sites.

We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Website and to read the privacy policies of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.

This privacy policy applies only to information collected by the Website.

Access to Personally Identifiable Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete or deactivate it by making the change on our member information page or by emailing our Customer Support at support@causepick.org or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.

Security
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We use a third party payment service in lieu of directly processing your credit card information. The payment service adheres to strict industry standards for payment processing, including:

  • 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for secure Internet Protocol (IP) transactions.
  • Industry leading encryption hardware and software methods and security protocols to protect customer information.
  • Compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can email us at support@causepick.org

Changes in this Privacy Policy
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post changes to this privacy policy and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make changes that materially affect our uses or disclosures of personally identifiable information that we have previously collected, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.

Electronic Communications
Privacy Act Notice (18USC 2701-2711): ENTITY MAKES NO GUARANTY OF CONFIDENTIALITY OR PRIVACY OF ANY COMMUNICATION OR INFORMATION TRANSMITTED ON THE SITE OR ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO THE SITE. Entity will not be liable for the privacy of email addresses, registration and identification information, disk space, communications, confidential or trade-secret information, or any other Content stored on Entity’s equipment, transmitted over networks accessed by the Site, or otherwise connected with your use of the Service.

PRIVACY
We respect your right to privacy. We will not give your name or personal information to third parties. WePay / PayPal  processes all of the transactions on CausePick. No one sees your credit card information besides Stripe, not even us.

Email
We won’t bombard you with emails and keep them to a minimum, but sometimes, we’ll need to give you important information. We will send you email relating to your personal transactions.

You will also receive certain email notifications and newsletters (forwarded messages, etc.) which you may opt-out. We may send you service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so.

Technology
CausePick uses cookies to help (anonymously) recognize you as a repeat visitor and to track traffic patterns on our site. We use this information to make CausePick more user-friendly.

CausePick may obtain IP addresses from users. We will use this information to monitor and prevent fraud, diagnose problems, and (anonymously) estimate demographic information. We use a variety of security measures, including encryption and authentication tools, to maintain the confidentiality of your personal information.

Your personal information is stored behind firewalls and is only accessible by a limited number of people who are required to keep the information confidential. When you place orders we use a secure server. To the extent you select the secure server method and your browser supports such functionality, all credit card information you supply is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. Regardless of these efforts by us, no data transmission over the public Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Voluntary Disclosure
Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose in public areas becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by other users. You should exercise caution before disclosing your personal information in these public venues.

Final Note
CausePick reserves the right to update this privacy policy at anytime. Updates to our privacy policy will be sent to the email address that you have provided us or posted prominently on the website.

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law). To modify or delete any or all of the personal information you have provided to us, please log in and update your profile.

People under 18 are not permitted to use CausePick on their own, and so this privacy policy makes no provision for their use of the site.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at: support@causepick.org Effective Date: April 15, 2017.