• “Donor” or “End User” means any person who ultimately uses or is intended to ultimately use the YGive Platform.
• “Organization”, “Charity”, or “Donee” means any beneficiary organization listed on the YGive Services to which donors can make financial contributions.
• “Donation”, “Transaction”, “Financial Contribution”, or “Contribution” means any action which results in a financial contribution being made to a selected organization by a donor.
• “Content” means the end products of consulting, coordinating and creative services including concepting, design, copywriting and rich media. All products of these services, also referred to as Content; including assets, files, presentations, renderings and intellectual property originated by GHYMCA is the property of the organization.
• “Stripe” means Stripe, a provider of payment processing services.
• “Plaid” means Plaid Technologies, Inc., a provider of bank account authentication, identity validation, and payment detail and account balance capture services which support ACH transfers.
• “Spare Change”, “Round Up” or “Round Ups” means the amount of money donated based on the difference between an organic merchant credit or debit card charge and a full dollar amount of credit card or debit card charge selected by the Donor. For example, where the merchant’s credit or debit card charge for an item is $23.25, the Donor has directed the Service to round up to the nearest five dollars and donate the difference, the Round-Up is $1.75. Another example is where the merchant’s credit or debit card for an item is $11.22, the Donor has directed the Service to round up to the nearest dollar and donate the difference, the Round Up is $0.88.
• “Platform” means a technology or online service domain including but not limited to mobile and web applications, websites, and all related products and/or services
• “IRS” means Internal Revenue Service
Your donation is managed by YMCA of Greater Hartford, Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity, EIN 95-4335088. YMCA of Greater Hartford. (“GHYMCA”) makes every reasonable effort to respect the wishes of its donors. However, to comply with federal tax laws and Internal Revenue Service regulations, GHYMCA must retain the exclusive authority, discretion, and legal control over all donated funds. In the rare event that the charity you have advised does not satisfy GHYMCA’s criteria or otherwise enable GHYMCA to disburse your donation(s) (reasons for this include issues like: they do not or cannot accept donations, are not recognized by the IRS as a public charity, or are not in good standing with federal or state regulators, etc.), GHYMCA may select an alternate nonprofit organization to receive the donation or have the donation allocated to a fund maintained by GHYMCA and used solely for charitable purposes, including, but not limited to, mission-based activities and grants.
Receipt of Charitable Donation GHYMCA shall make a receipt of your charitable donations accessible to you so that you may be able to substantiate, as required by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, your charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. While GHYMCA will use its commercially reasonable best effort to provide the appropriate documentation for your contribution to qualify as a tax deduction, GHYMCA does not represent, warrant, or guarantee that you will receive such documentation or that the IRS will ultimately recognize your contribution as being tax deductible.
Permitted Uses by Organization Administrators
Any User who creates an account and receives financial contributions through the YGive Services is subject to the following specific terms.
By enrolling your Organization and raising funds through the YGive Services, you, as an organization administrator, represent and warrant that: (i) you are an authorized representative of the organization with the authority to solicit donations for the organization and are not impersonating any entity or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with an entity; (ii) any contributions collected through YGive Services will be used solely as described or implied in the materials or information you post or otherwise provide through YGive Services; (iii) all information you provide through YGive Services is complete, accurate, and is not designed to mislead, defraud, or deceive any user; (iv) you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations when you use the YGive Services and solicit funds through YGive Services; (v) the organization or charity you represent has and will maintain tax-exempt status under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code; (vi) if you do not have tax-exempt status at the time of your account creation, you must disclose to YGive Services, in an express written statement (in a conspicuous and easily recognizable format) that contributions to your organization are not deductible for federal income tax purposes as charitable contributions according to Section 6113 of the Internal Revenue Code. (vii) if you receive notice that your tax-exempt status has been revoked and you, the organization administrator, have previously created an account on YGive Services, you are subject to the requirements in section (vi) above. You must provide YGive Services with an express written statement as described in section (vi) above within 14 days of your notice of revocation. You may send such written statement to email@example.com so long as it is sent from your organization’s official email domain and is accurately signed with your name, job title, and telephone number included.
YGive Donor Services
GHYMCA authorizes its users to use our interactive platform to search, research, explore, and discover charities, to track and access your historical contributions (including one-time, recurring, and Round Up donations) made to selected charities, and to make financial contributions (via our third party payment gateway outside of the Application) to organizations listed on the YGive Platform. Commercially reasonable best efforts will be made to send your contributions to the charity you specify within the YGive Platform, and will be sent to a similar charity if contributions cannot be sent to your specific charity for any reason.
We are always working on new ways to improve our Services. We reserve the right to modify or change our Site, the Application or any of the Services, temporarily or permanently, with or without notice to you, and we are not obligated to support or update the Site, the Application or any Services. You acknowledge and agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party in the event that we exercise our right to modify, change or discontinue the Site, the Application or any Services. Prohibited Uses You may not use the YGive Site, Application or Services for any illegal or unlawful or malicious activities, or for activities that we deem improper for any reason whatsoever in our sole judgment, including, without limitation, the laundering of proceeds of any unlawful activity, the financing of terrorism, the commission of fraud or market manipulation, the harassing or making of disparaging comments to any user of the YGive Services, Site or Application. We reserve the right to take preventive or corrective actions to protect ourselves and our users. We reserve the right to disallow contributions to any charity if we determine the legality of their operations (as it relates to IRC 501(c)) is in question, their exempt status has been revoked, or if they will not accept contributions through the YGive Services. We make a good faith effort to only allow contributions to charities approved by the IRS and which maintain their status as a 501(c)(3) on a quarterly basis. If an organization is no longer a 501(c)(3) or does not accept contributions, we will send the contributions to a similar organization that is eligible or use for charitable purposes aligned with our charter. Types of organizations to which we allow contributions are subject to change. Your use of the Site, the Application and YGive Services is conditioned in part on your compliance with the rules of conduct provided herein, and your failure to comply may result in termination of your access to and use of the Site, the Application and YGive Services and liability for damages caused by your noncompliance. In addition to the foregoing, while using the Site, the Application and YGive Services, you may not, except as may be expressly set forth above under “Permitted Uses” (a) impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity, or use or provide any fraudulent, misleading or inaccurate information; (b) defame, abuse, harass, stalk, intimidate, bully, threaten or otherwise violate the rights of others, including without limitation others’ privacy rights or rights of publicity; (c) access or use (or attempt to access or use) another user’s account without permission, or solicit another user’s login information; (d) transmit any software or materials that contain any viruses, worms, trojan horses, defects, or other items of a destructive nature; (e) modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Site, Application or YGive Services ; (f) “frame” or “mirror” any portion of the Site, Application or YGive Services ; (g) use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, “data mine” or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site, Application or Services; (h) harvest or collect information about or from other users of the Site, Application or Services; (i) use the Site, Application or YGive Services for any illegal activity; (j) probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the YGive Services, Site or Application, or breach the security or authentication measures on the YGive Services, Site or Application or take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the YGive Services, Site or Application, including without limitation a denial of service attack; (k) send or otherwise post unauthorized commercial communications (such as spam); (l) engage in unlawful multi-level marketing, such as a pyramid scheme; (m) post content that is hateful, threatening or pornographic, incites violence, or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence; (n) access or use any portion of the Content if you are a direct or indirect competitor of the Company, or provide, disclose or transmit any portion of the Content to any direct or indirect competitor of the Company; (o) use or distribute any Content, including Content that has been verified or confirmed by you or anyone else, to directly or indirectly create or contribute to the development of any database or product; or (p) facilitate or encourage any violations of this Section. Outside of charitable rewards provided to donors and Organizations for the purpose of encouraging generosity, the YGive Platform shall not be used for quid pro quo arrangements whereby goods and/or services are provided in consideration of charitable gifts.
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