Terms of Service
Last Revised: September 25, 2012
Terms of Service
Shop for your Cause believes that using our Site should be easy. Registration is strictly optional, but if selected by a User, allows for enhanced features, including:
- Tracking your contributions. (Please note: As Amazon.com only provides us with aggregate information for each Cause, we're unable to include Amazon.com purchases in your transaction history.) However, Amazon.com donation amounts will be tallied at the charity level.
- Storing preferences, such as the Cause you are shopping for, so they don't need to be reset if you happen to clear your browser cookies or access the Site from another computer.
- Receiving optional emails alerting you to opportunities for exceptionally high donations and special discounts offered to Shop for your Cause users.
Upon registration, you represent that you are an individual who is at least 13 years old and that you are a U.S. citizen or reside in the United States or its territories.
Your participation is purely voluntary and either you or Shop for your Cause may terminate your participation in the Shop for your Cause online shopping mall at any
Username and Password
When registering with Shop for your Cause, you are required to create a username and password. We may refuse to grant you a username for any reason in our sole discretion, including in the event that we determine that such user name impersonates someone other than yourself, is vulgar, offensive, illegal, or is protected by trademark or other proprietary rights law, or otherwise may cause confusion.
Tracking Your Transactions
Registered users can view their transactions in the "Causes" section of the Site to keep track of donations
and to ensure that merchants have properly reported purchases to Shop for your Cause. (Please note:
Amazon.com's reporting does not allow for user-level tracking, and therefore any Amazon purchases will
not be reflected in this section. These purchases will be reflected in the total charity donations.
The money from Amazon.com will be sent to your cause, they just won't
allow us to report it at the individual level.)
Transactions typically post within three business days of payment, though some merchants take longer. If you are a Registered User and notice a missing or inaccurate transaction that is not corrected within 15 business days after your payment has been processed, please contact us. We will contact the merchant and try to resolve the issue. Please remember, Amazon.com purchases will not show up under Your Account.
When contacting us to resolve a transaction error, please include the information found on your receipt, including the name of the merchant, purchase date, order number, items purchased, total price, and your contact information as you provided it to the merchant (name, address, phone number, and email address).
Payment to Causes
Shop for your Cause pays Causes by check quarterly. Payments are made approximately 90 days after a transaction occurs. This period allows merchants to credit returns and pay Shop for your Cause. A $25 minimum balance is required for payment to a Cause. Smaller balances will accrue until the next quarter.
Participation by Nonprofits
As is stated in the "Causes" section of the website. Participation in the Services is subject to Shop for your
Cause prior approval. Shop for your Cause reserves the right to refuse participation to any organization,
including churches, nonprofits, or schools, at any time in its sole discretion.
In instances where a purchase is made and the cause that was designated no longer exists at the time when the proceeds are to be distributed the proceeds will be used to fund general operations at Shop for your Cause. For instances where a purchase is made and there is an issue with matching the reporting to the organization, every effort will be made to find where said user wanted their funds to go. If this cannot be determined after legitimate effort, the proceeds will go to fund general operations.
Organizations are solely responsible for providing and maintaining accurate contact and payment information associated with their account. Any bank fees related to returned or cancelled checks due to a contact or payment information error or omission may be deducted from the newly issued payment. Organizations agree to pay all applicable taxes or charges imposed by any government entity in connection with their participation in the Program. If you dispute any payment, you must notify Shop for your Cause in writing within thirty (30) days of any such payment; failure to inform Shop for your Cause shall result in the waiver by you of any claim relating to any such disputed payment. Payment shall be calculated solely based on records maintained by Shop for your Cause. No other measurements or statistics of any kind shall be accepted by Shop for your Cause or have any effect under this Agreement.
Trademarks, Copyrights and Restrictions
This Site, and materials on the Site, including, but not limited to, images, illustrations, posts, audio clips, and video clips are the property of Shop for your Cause and its affiliates and are protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination by copyrights that are owned or licensed by Shop for your Cause and by copyright law, trademark law, international conventions and other intellectual property laws. All company or non-profit logos or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. You may not reproduce, perform, create derivative works from, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute in any way whatsoever any Materials from www.shopforyourcause.com, without our prior written permission. Nothing contained on this Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use this Site or any information displayed on this Site, throughout the use of framing or otherwise, except: (a) as expressly permitted by these terms or (b) with the prior written permission of Shop for your Cause or such third party that may own the trademark or copyright of information displayed on this Site.
To be eligible for a contribution through the online shopping program, you must begin your online shopping session at www.shopforyourcause.com one of our affiliated URL's or via the shopping reminder. If you initiate a purchase but complete it after a different session, or if you click on other links to other webpages before completing the purchase, then your purchase may not be an eligible purchase. Items returned after purchase will invalidate part or all of the original eligible purchase.
Fraud and Abuse
You will not, and will not knowingly permit other persons to, engage in any fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity in connection with your shopping via Shop for your Cause. You will also not knowingly ask us to donate your proceeds to an illegal organization.
Compliance with Laws
You agree that while shopping via Shop for your Cause you shall comply at all times with all applicable federal, state, provincial and foreign laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, orders, judgments and decrees.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL SHOP FOR YOUR CAUSE OR ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS
BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL,
EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING FOR ANY LOST
PROFITS OR LOST DATA ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE, ANY APPLICATIONS
OR ANY OF THE SITE CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS ON, ACCESSED THROUGH OR
DOWNLOADED FROM THE SITE, EVEN IF THE COMPANY IS AWARE OR HAS BEEN ADVISED
OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE
CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, SHOP FOR YOUR CAUSE'S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY
CAUSE WHATSOEVER, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL IN NO
CASE EXCEED $1000. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU SHALL BE LIMITED TO INJUNCTIVE
RELIEF ONLY, UNLESS OTHERWISE PERMITTED BY LAW, AND SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED
TO DAMAGES OF ANY KIND FROM COMPANY, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us, our affiliates, distributors, partners, licensors, advertisers and sponsors, and our and their directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents and other representatives, harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees) and other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from (a) your breach of these Terms; (b) your Content submissions; and/or (c) your activities in connection with the Services (including, without limitation, any and all purchases).
Consent to receive email and how your e-mail address will be used
As a user of Shop for your Cause, it is important that we be able to communicate with you. You hereby consent to the receipt of all communications from us electronically through either (i) access to your account on our website or (ii) the email address that You provide to us in your account information. You also consent that if you choose to have a donation made to certain non-profits, we may send a portion of your e- mail address to that non-profit for analysis purposes. Said non-profit will not be allowed to communicate with you and will only have access to a certain set amount of characters of your e-mail address.