Summary of Service
Volunteer Forever is an online platform for users (“Volunteers”) to find an opportunity to volunteer overseas and/or run campaigns to raise money from other users (‘Donors”) to fund meaningful travel projects to include, but not limited to mission trips, volunteer trips, eco tours, educational trips (study abroad, language courses, etc), and any other travel with a service or learning component. These trips may have international or domestic destinations. Furthermore, Volunteer Forever enables non-profit and for-profit volunteer placement organizations to create organization profiles detailing their opportunities. Through the Site, email, websites, and other media, the Service makes accessible various content, including, but not limited to, videos, photographs, images, artwork, graphics, audio clips, reviews, articles, comments, data, text, software, scripts, projects, other material and information, and associated trademarks and copyrightable works (collectively, “Content”). Volunteers, Donors, and other visitors and users of the Service (collectively, “Users”) may have the ability to contribute, add, create, upload, submit, distribute, facilitate the distribution of, collect, post, or otherwise make accessible ("Submit") Content. “User Submissions” means any Content Submitted by Users.
Acceptance of Terms
Additionally, you shall not:
(i) take any action that imposes or may impose (as determined by the Company in its sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Company’s or its third-party providers’ infrastructure;
(ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any activities conducted on the Service;
(iii) bypass any measures the Company may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service (or other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to the Service);
(iv) run Maillist, Listserv, or any form of auto-responder or "spam" on the Service; or
(v) use manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to "crawl" or "spider" any page of the Site.
You shall not directly or indirectly:
(i) decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Service, except to the limited extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction;
(ii) modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Service; or
(iii) copy, rent, lease, distribute, or otherwise transfer any of the rights that you receive hereunder. You shall abide by all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations. The Company does not guarantee that any Content will be made available through the Service.
The Company has no obligation to monitor the Service or Content. The Company reserves the right to, at any time, for any reason, and without notice:
(i) cancel, reject, interrupt, remove, or suspend a fundraising campaign;
(ii) remove, edit, or modify any Content, including, but not limited to, any User Submission;
(iii) remove or block any User or User Submission;
You shall not use as a User ID, domain name, or fundraising campaign name any name or term that
(i) is the name of another person, with the intent to impersonate that person;
(ii) is subject to any rights of another person, without appropriate authorization; or
(iii) is otherwise offensive, vulgar, or obscene.
The Company reserves the right in its sole discretion to refuse registration of or cancel a User ID, domain name, and project name. In lieu of creating a User ID and password for Volunteer Forever, users are permitted to register with the Site using pre-approved social networking accounts. You are solely responsible for activity that occurs on your account and shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password for the Site. You shall never use another User account without the other User’s express permission. You will immediately notify the Company in writing of any unauthorized use of your account, or other known account-related security breach. You may not register, access, or use the Site if you are a competitor of ours or if we have previously banned you from the Site or closed your account.
Campaigns: Fundraising and Commerce Volunteer Forever is a platform where Volunteers run campaigns to fund meaningful travel projects by soliciting donations from Donors. Volunteers are also permitted to offer rewards or perks in exchange for donations. By creating or donating to a fundraising campaign, you agree to be bound by this entire Agreement, including the following terms:
Donors agree to provide their payment information at the time they donate to a campaign; the payment will be processed at the conclusion of the fundraiser’s (aka project creator aka volunteer) campaign. The amount that the Donor donates is the amount they will be charged.
Donors consent to Volunteer Forever and its payments partners authorizing a charge on their payment card or other payment method for any amount up to the full pledge at any time between the donation and collection of the funds.
Donors agree to have sufficient funds or credit available at the time of donation to ensure that the donation can be processed.
Donors agree that all donations are final and that they are not guaranteed a refund should the Volunteer’s campaign not reach its goal or be cancelled for any reason.
Donors and Project Creators agree to abide by the PayPal Acceptable Use policy, which can be found at: https://cms.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=ua/AcceptableUse_full Donors and Project Creators must be residents of a country supported by PayPal.
Fundraisers (aka Project Creators) and donors agree that fundraisers are responsible for all refunds and chargebacks. Volunteer Forever provides an intermediary service and is therefore not responsible for any refunds or chargebacks. For all campaigns, Volunteer Forever gives to the Volunteer each Donor’s User ID and pledge amount, except where the Donor has expressed a desire to remain anonymous.
Volunteers may cancel or refund a Backer’s pledge at any time and for any reason, and if they do so, are not required to fulfill the reward.
Volunteer Forever and its payments partners will remove their fees before transmitting proceeds of a campaign. Fees may vary depending on region and other factors.
Volunteers agree to create no more than five fundraisers per year on Volunteer Forever
Volunteers will not engage in any kind of equity or debt-based crowdfunding on Volunteer Forever.
Volunteer Forever reserves the right to cancel a donation at any time and for any reason.
Volunteer Forever reserves the right to reject, cancel, interrupt, remove, or suspend a campaign at any time and for any reason. Volunteer Forever is not liable for any damages as a result of any of those actions.
Volunteer Forever’s policy is not to comment on the reasons for any of those actions. Fees and Payments There are no account set-up or maintenance costs to use Volunteer Forever. However, the Company charges fees for certain services. When you use a service that has a fee you have an opportunity to review and accept the fees that you will be charged. Changes to fees are effective after we provide you with notice by posting the changes on the Site. You are responsible for paying all fees and taxes associated with your use of the Service. Donations donated by Donors are collected by PayPal. Volunteer Forever is not responsible for the performance of PayPal. Third-Party Sites The Service may permit you to link to other websites or resources on the internet, and other websites or resources may contain links to the Site. When you access third-party websites, you do so at your own risk. Those other websites are not under the Company's control, and you acknowledge that the Company is not liable for the content, functions, accuracy, legality, appropriateness, or any other aspect of those other websites or resources. The inclusion on another website of any link to the Site does not imply endorsement by or affiliation with the Company. You further acknowledge and agree that the Company shall not be liable for any damage related to the use of any content, goods, or services available through any third-party website or resource. Note: Volunteer Forever is not responsible for verifying or guaranteeing the accuracy of any information posted by its users to include Volunteers, Donors, Advertisers, or Volunteer Organizations. Any decision to utilize a third-party’s service (to include volunteer organizations) is done at YOUR OWN RISK. Content and License You agree that the Service contains Content provided by the Company and its partners and Users and that the Content may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, or other rights and laws. You shall abide by and maintain all copyright and other legal notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Service. The Company grants to each User of the Service a worldwide, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable and non-transferable license to use and reproduce the Content, solely for personal, non-commercial use. Use, reproduction, modification, distribution, or storage of any Content for other than personal, non-commercial use is prohibited without prior written permission from the Company, or from the copyright holder.
You shall not sell, license, rent, or otherwise use or exploit any Content for commercial use or in any way that violates any third-party right. Intellectual Property of Users By Submitting User Submissions on the Site or otherwise through the Service, you agree to the following terms:
The Company will not have any ownership rights over your User Submissions. However, the Company needs the following license to perform and market the Service on your behalf and on behalf of its other Users and itself: You grant to the Company the worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable right to (and to allow others acting on its behalf to) (i) use, edit, modify, prepare derivative works of, reproduce, host, display, stream, transmit, playback, transcode, copy, feature, market, sell, distribute, and otherwise fully exploit your User Submissions and your trademarks, service marks, slogans, logos, and similar proprietary rights (collectively, the "Trademarks") in connection with (a) the Service, (b) the Company’s (and its successors' and assigns’) businesses, (c) promoting, marketing, and redistributing part or all of the Site (and derivative works thereof) or the Service in any media formats and through any media channels (including, without limitation, third-party websites); (ii) take whatever other action is required to perform and market the Service; (iii) allow its Users to stream, transmit, playback, download, display, feature, distribute, collect, and otherwise use the User Submissions and Trademarks in connection with the Service; and (iv) use and publish, and permit others to use and publish, the User Submissions, Trademarks, names, likenesses, and personal and biographical materials of you and the members of your group, in connection with the provision or marketing of the Service. The foregoing license grant to the Company does not affect your other ownership or license rights in your User Submissions, including the right to grant additional licenses to your User Submissions.
You are publishing your User Submission, and you may be identified publicly by your name or User ID in association with your User Submission.
You grant to each User a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Service, and to use, edit, modify, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such User Submissions solely for personal, non-commercial use.
The use or other exploitation of User Submissions by the Company and Users as contemplated by this Agreement will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including without limitation any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
The Company shall have the right to delete, edit, modify, reformat, excerpt, or translate any of your User Submissions.
All information publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Site is the sole responsibility of the person from which that content originated.
The Company will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any Content.
The Company cannot guarantee the identity of any other Users with whom you may interact while using the Service.
Capacity to Enter into Agreement You represent and warrant that (a) you are over the age of eighteen (18); (b) have the full power and authority to enter into and perform this Agreement; and (c) the execution and performance of this Agreement does not violate, conflict with, or result in a material default under any other contract or agreement to which you are a party, or by which you are bound. Headings The section headings appearing in the Agreement are inserted only as a matter of convenience and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section or in any way affect such section.