Special Provisions for Donors
Terms and Conditions of your donation through ioby.org:
Thank you for your interest in making a donation to through ioby.org (“Donor”), either to a Project, to ioby, or both (by adding an optional donation to ioby when donating to a Project). By clicking the “Submit order” button during the process to send ioby your donation, the following additional terms of the UA apply:
By applying to become a Donor, you promise that:
- You are a U.S. citizen at least 18 years old or if under 18 years old are acting with parental consent and under parental supervision;
- All information you provide to ioby is accurate, and you will update the information to keep it accurate; and
- Any donation you make is legal in your jurisdiction.
You will be responsible for the use and maintenance of the confidentiality of your username and password (which you will receive upon completing the process of registering) for access to Donor-restricted portions of the Sites, and shall not share your username and password with anyone else. You agree not to use the account, username, or password of another Donor or Project at any time or to disclose your password to anyone else. You agree to exit from your account at the end of each session and to immediately notify ioby of any unauthorized use of your password or account. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account and for any actions that take place using your account. All suggestions and comments you provide become the intellectual property of ioby.
In addition to the rights of ioby described elsewhere in this UA, you agree that descriptions of the proposed activity, the photographs and the thank-you notes, and other materials that ioby may send you regarding each Project that you fund are solely for your personal, non-commercial use and may not be distributed, displayed or copied in any way. Recognizing the critical importance of these restrictions in protecting the rights and privacy of the participants, you agree that any breach by you of any of these restrictions may cause ioby and others to suffer irreparable loss, damage and harm in an amount not easily ascertained, and therefore agree that ioby may immediately seek an injunction against you to stop your distribution, display, or copying of any such materials and you waive any objection to the scope or venue of such an action.
Procedures related to Donations
For each donation, 100% of the amount given through ioby.org goes directly to fund the Project to which it was given, unless the Donor includes an optional, additional amount intended expressly to be used for ioby’s operational purposes. After reading the Project description and proposed budget, the Donor may choose the project to which they donate, but, after donating, retains no advisory privileges over the use of the donated funds.
Included in the "budget" (the price of the Project exclusive of any donation intended to support ioby’s operations) are: shipping charges, sales tax, credit card and bank processing fees (regardless of payment method), and the cost of postage and processing for donor thank-you packages.
All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. When available in May 2010, you may view a copy of our annual financial statements and federal tax return online by clicking on the posted links or you can obtain them by writing to: ioby, 540 President Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11215.
We take reasonable steps to protect the privacy of any personal and financial information you may provide to us when you donate through the Site
Services Provided by ioby
We review, verify and calculate the cost of each Project before we post it on the Sites for visitors, Donors or Volunteers to view. Our efforts include, but are not limited to, screening the proposed project for compliance with the ioby.org eligibility requirements, communicating with project applicants to create the best project possible and determining the appropriate budget for the application. Whenever practical, we arrange to the best of our ability for a letter, photographs of the Project activity and/or thank-you notes to be sent to the Donor(s) after completion of the funded activity. Additionally, we provide assistance to Project groups in posting content to their unique Project profile.
We take reasonable steps to protect the privacy of any personal and financial information you may provide to us when you donate through the Site.
ioby reserves the right to exclude any Donor from use of the Sites, in ioby's sole discretion. All directions and requirements stated on the Sites regarding Donors or donations shall apply to any donation offered or made by you.
When a partially funded project does not reach complete funding within 7 (seven) months of the date it was posted on ioby.org, ioby makes every effort to reapply the donations to a project similar in size, type, and location. We will inform the donor of this change; the choice is at ioby’s sole discretion.
If, for any other reason, a project cannot move forward (i.e., the Project group goes out of existence, no longer requires the requested materials, or for circumstance beyond ioby’s control will not be able to carry out the proposed Project, or the Project is no longer in good standing with ioby, etc.), ioby will follow the procedure outlined above.
ioby cannot be responsible for the success of any proposed or funded projects or for the activities (or lack thereof) of the Projects, Donors or Volunteers participating in any proposed or funded projects.
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