Terms & Conditions
In everyday terms: At PayBud Cares, we aim to provide individuals, campaign organizers and charitable organizations a new way to fundraise. We want everyone, everywhere to be able to raise money for the things that matter to them most. These terms and conditions help ensure that our approved projects, project initiators, backers and the PayBud Cares team stay happy, safe and can focus on what’s important – raising money for life-changing causes, projects and events.
PayBudCares.org (PayBud Cares) operates as a USA based, nationally recognized, 501c(3) non-profit organization. State and Federal registration documentation will be furnished upon request. PayBud Cares is an intermediary service (Service) that enables project initiators, backers and individuals to utilize the reward network offered by PayBud.com (PayBud) to earn reward points (Rewards) that can then be donated to a PayBud Cares approved cause or charity.
PayBud Cares can then purchase said donated Rewards for cash, at a negotiated rate from PayBud, and then donate the cash, on behalf of the project initiators, backers and individuals to those specific causes or charities that received the donated PayBud Rewards.
Whether you are a Project Initiator, Backer or Individual who wishes to partake in the opportunity provided by PayBud Cares, you must first sign up as a PayBud member and agree to the Terms and Conditions of Service as outlined on the PayBud.com website.
By utilizing the PayBud Cares service and donating Rewards from your PayBud account to an approved PayBud Cares cause or charity, you agree to the following:
> You will comply with all local, state/provincial, regional & national laws in your area of residence.
> You are to alert PayBud Cares administration about any unauthorized use of your project’s representation on our website.
> You agree to abide by all our terms and condition as outlined here. <
Here’s what we don’t allow on PayBud Cares and will not endorse as an approved charitable cause:
> Sexually explicit material
> Adult services or products
> Pornography of any kind
> Content associated with hate groups or terrorist organizations
> Underage consumption or abuse of alcohol, tobacco, or narcotics
> Drug abuse, products or paraphernalia
> Offering equity or return-on-investment
> Pyramid or Ponzi schemes, “get rich quick” schemes
> Purchases of annuities, investments, equity or lottery contracts
> Offshore banking or currency exchanges
> Betting, gambling, raffles, or sweepstakes
> Offering monetary rewards, including gift cards
> Non-medical or violent bodily mutilation
> Non-prescribed drug use or purchase
> Hurtful or hateful language
> Violent or hateful material
> Supporting or inciting treasonous behavior
> False, misleading, dishonest statements
> Funding or planning an assassination, suicide, or assisted suicide
> The purchase, transfer, or exchange of weapons of any kind including guns, knives, explosives and ammunition
> Campaigns in support of rebel groups, militias, gangs, or any organized violence
Electronic communications from PayBud Cares will be sent to Project Creators, Backers and/or Individuals who to inform them of a variety of events about the state of their fund. You agree to allow PayBud Cares to send these communications to your email address. You also agree that PayBud Cares is not liable for any user generated content that is sent to you as a part of these communications. You can unsubscribe for email notifications at any time.
Rules and Conduct
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you shall not (and shall not permit any third party to) either (a) take any action or (b) upload, download, post, submit or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any content on or through the Service, including without limitation any User Submission, that:
> Infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity or other right of any other person or entity or violates any law or contractual duty;
> You know is false, misleading, untruthful or inaccurate;
> Is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, obscene, offensive, or profane;
> Constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material or any junk mail, spam or chain letters;
> Contains software viruses or any other computer codes, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, limit or interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any system, data, password or other information of PayBud Cares or any third party; or
> Impersonates any person or entity, including any employee or representative of PayBud Cares.
Additionally, you shall not: (i) take any action that imposes or may impose (as determined by PayBud Cares in its sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on PayBud Cares’ (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 PayBud Cares 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, 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.
You are independently responsible for complying with all applicable laws in all your actions related to your use of PayBud Cares’ services, regardless of the purpose of the use.
Projects: Fund-Raising and Commerce
PayBudCares.org (“PayBud Cares”) is a vehicle for individuals and/or fundraising organizers (“initiators”) to submit causes/projects (“causes”) that they are wanting to raise funds for. PayBud Cares will evaluate all projects submitted, and if approved, these projects will be submitted to PayBud.com (“PayBud”) for their members to see and provide them the option to donate reward points towards a particular cause.
PayBud Cares shall not be liable for your interactions with any initiator(s) found on or through the PayBud Cares service. This includes, but is not limited to, delivery of goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with causes listed on PayBud or your membership with PayBud. PayBud Cares does not oversee the performance or punctuality of any project it may review, approve or submit for listing on PayBud. PayBud Cares is not responsible for any damage or loss incurred as a result of any such dealings and can make no guarantee that funds raised and donated are spent as the initiator(s) set out. All dealings are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. PayBud Cares is under no obligation to become involved in disputes between PayBud members, the causes listed on PayBud’s app/website, or between site visitors and any third party. In the event of a dispute, you release PayBud Cares, its officers, employees, agents, board of directors and successors in rights from claims, damages and demands of every kind, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and our service.
Though PayBud Cares cannot be held liable for the actions of any initiator(s) found on or through the PayBud Cares service, initiator(s) are nevertheless wholly responsible for fulfilling obligations both implied and stated in any project they represent. PayBud Cares reserves the right to terminate its services as it relates to its purchasing of reward points from PayBud for a cause(s) at any time for any reason. PayBud Cares reserves the right to request PayBud remove a project listing from its public website/app at any time for any reason.
PayBud Cares makes no guarantees regarding the performance or fairness of the PayBud membership service.
PayBud Cares is not responsible for issuing refunds for funds that have been sent to initiator(s) Creators. All donations are non-refundable.
PayBud Cares reserves the right to cancel, interrupt or suspend the listing of a cause(s) at any time for any reason.
Fees and Payments
Currently, working with PayBud Cares and PayBud is free. Unlike similar fundraising platforms or services, PayBud Cares does not charge a fee to those who elect to use our service.
Future changes to our Fee and Payment Policy are effective after we provide you with notice by posting the changes on our website. We may choose to temporarily change the fees for our services for promotional events or new services, and such changes are effective when we post the temporary promotional event or new service on our website.
In the event of a chargeback, you, as an initiator, agree to be liable for any associated costs or repayment of funds in the case that money has been sent to you by us.
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.
These other websites are not under PayBud Cares’ control, and you acknowledge that PayBud Cares is not responsible or liable for the content, functions, accuracy, legality, appropriateness or any other aspect of such websites or resources. The inclusion of any such link does not imply endorsement by PayBud Cares or any association with its operators. You further acknowledge and agree that PayBud Cares shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such website or resource.
Content and License
You agree that the Service contains Content specifically provided by PayBud Cares or its partners and that such Content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights and laws. You shall abide by and maintain all copyright notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Service.
PayBud Cares grants each user of the Site and/or Service a worldwide, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable and non-transferable license to use, modify 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 expressly prohibited without prior written permission from PayBud Cares, or from the copyright holder identified in such Content’s copyright notice. 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.
Third Party Intellectual Property — Copyright Notifications
PayBud Cares respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. PayBud Cares may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, terminate any current arrangement or listing(s) of users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others. PayBud Cares will remove infringing materials in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act if properly notified that content infringes copyright.
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide PayBud Cares with a written notification containing at least the following information (please confirm these requirements with your legal counsel, or see Section 512(c)(3) of the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3), for more information):
> An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
> A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
> A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the PayBud Cares Site, enough for PayBud Cares to locate the material;
> Your address, telephone number, and email address;
> A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
> A statement by you that the above information in your notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
If you believe that your work has been removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, please provide the PayBud Cares’ Copyright Agent with a written counter-notification containing at least the following information:
> A physical or electronic signature of the subscriber/user of the Services;
> Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
> A statement made under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
> You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all the aforementioned notice requirements, your notification or counter-notification may not be valid, and that PayBud Cares may ignore such incomplete or inaccurate notices without liability of any kind.
Intellectual Property Rights — Initiator(s)
The Service provides you with the ability upload your content to PayBud Cares in the form of email, webform submissions, etc. PayBud Cares will not have any ownership rights in your content; however, PayBud Cares needs the following license to perform the Service.
You hereby grant to PayBud Cares the worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, right to (and to allow others acting on its behalf to) (i) use, host, display, and otherwise perform the Service on your behalf (e.g., use, host, stream, transmit, playback, transcode, copy, display, feature, market, sell, distribute and otherwise host (“Represent”) the content, along with all associated copyrightable works or metadata, including without limitation photographs, graphics, and descriptive text (“Artworks”) in connection with the Service); (ii) (and to allow other users to) stream, transmit, playback, download, display, feature, distribute, collect, and otherwise use the content and Artworks; and (iii) use and publish, and to permit others to use and publish, the name(s), trademarks, likenesses, and personal and biographical materials of you and the members of your group, in connection with the provision of the Service.
To enable PayBud Cares to Host your content pursuant to the above provisions, you hereby grant to PayBud Cares the worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable right to use, reproduce, copy, and display your trademarks, service marks, slogans, logos or similar proprietary rights (collectively, the “Trademarks”) solely in connection with the Service.
Intellectual Property Rights — Users
The Service may provide users with the ability to add, create, upload, submit, distribute, collect, or post (“Submitting” or “Submission”) content, videos, audio clips, written forum comments, data, text, photographs, software, scripts, graphics, or other information to the Site (collectively, the “User Submissions”). By Submitting User Submissions on the Site or otherwise through the Service, you:
> Acknowledge that by Submitting any User Submission to the Site, you are publishing that User Submission, and that you may be identified publicly by your name in association with any such User Submission;
> By Submitting any User Submissions through the Site or the Service, you hereby do and shall grant PayBud Cares a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid, sublicensable and transferable license to use, edit, modify, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, perform, and otherwise fully exploit the User Submissions in connection with the Site, the Service and PayBud Cares’ (and its successors and assigns’) business, including without limitation for promoting 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). You also hereby do and shall grant each user of the Site and/or the Service a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Site and 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. For clarity, the foregoing license grant to PayBud Cares does not affect your other ownership or license rights in your User Submission(s), including the right to grant additional licenses to the material in your User Submission(s), unless otherwise agreed in writing;
> You agree to pay all royalties and other amounts owed to any person or entity due to your Submission of any User Submissions to the Service;
> That the use or other exploitation of such User Submissions by PayBud Cares and use or other exploitation by users of the Site and Service 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; and
> Understand that PayBud Cares shall have the right to delete, edit, modify, reformat, excerpt, or translate any materials, content or information submitted by you; and that all information publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Site is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated and that PayBud Cares will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any content; and that PayBud Cares cannot guarantee the identity of any other users with whom you may interact in the course of using the Service.
> PayBud Cares will review each submission and forward it to PayBud as it sees fit, but PayBud Cares does not endorse any User Submission. PayBud Cares cannot guarantee the authenticity of any data which users may provide about themselves. You acknowledge that all Content accessed by you using the Service is at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss to any party resulting therefrom.
PayBud Cares has no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to you. You acknowledge that PayBud Cares has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gains access to the Site; what Content you access via the Site; what effects the Content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the Content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content. You release PayBud Cares from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Site. The Site may contain, or direct you to websites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. PayBud Cares makes no representations concerning any Content contained in or accessed through the Site, and PayBud Cares will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Site or the Service.
THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” AND IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE, ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. GO GET FUNDING, AND ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS AND CONTENT PROVIDERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT: (A) THE SERVICE WILL BE SECURE OR AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; (B) ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; (C) ANY CONTENT OR SOFTWARE AVAILABLE AT OR THROUGH THE SERVICE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR (D) THE RESULTS OF USING THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Electronic Communications Privacy Act Notice (18USC 2701-2711): PAYBUD CARES MAKES NO GUARANTY OF CONFIDENTIALITY OR PRIVACY OF ANY COMMUNICATION OR INFORMATION TRANSMITTED ON THE SITE OR ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO THE SITE. PayBud Cares 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 PayBud Cares’ equipment, transmitted over networks accessed by the Site, or otherwise connected with your use of the Service.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL PAYBUD CARES, NOR ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, 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.
Accessing the Service is prohibited from territories where such Content is illegal. If you access the 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 Services, you consent to receive from PayBud Cares all communications including notices, agreements, legally required disclosures or other information in connection with the Services (collectively, “Contract Notices”) electronically. PayBud Cares may provide such electronic Contract Notices by posting them on the PayBud Cares Site. If you desire to withdraw your consent to receive Contract Notices electronically, you must discontinue your use of the PayBud Cares Site and Services.
Integration and Severability