Raise it Up User Agreement and Service Terms
Issued September 26, 2012- SUBJECT TO CHANGE
THE FOLLOWING USER AGREEMENT AND SERVICE TERMS APPLIES TO RAISE IT UP CLIENTS AND OUTLINES THE TERMS ON WHICH RAISE IT UP ALLOWS YOU ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR SERVICES.
Disputes between you and Raise it Up regarding our services may be reported to Customer Support by going to Contact Us.
Welcome to the user agreement (the “Agreement”) for Raise it Up.
A. General. This Agreement describes the terms and conditions applicable to your use of our services and resources available under the domain, sub-domains, and API integrations available at or through raiseitup.com (the “Site”), including but not limited to Raise it Up, the online crowdfunding service, and the general principles for the web sites of any subsidiaries. If you do not agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you may not use or access our services or the Site. We advise you to review the Agreement in advance of utilizing Raise it Up or the Site. If you have questions or are uncertain of the import of this Agreement, consult an attorney or do not utilize Raise it Up.
An “item” refers to anything that can be bought or sold on the Site, including but not limited to demographic data.
“Raise it Up,” “We” and “Our” refer to Raise it Up, an online web-based service operated by SupaLive Media LLC.
“You” and “Your” refers to you or you personally in your role as Administrative Contact for the authorized business entity for which you represent that you have the authority to bind the entity to this Agreement.
The “Site” refers to the domain raiseitup.com and all subdomains and API integrations thereof.
“Your Customer” refers to any person or entity that utilizes a Raise it Up Site to provide an item of monetary value to You. This includes (but is not limited to) donations and pledges that are processed on the Raise it Up Site at your direction.
“Your Information” refers to any information you provide to us or other users in connection with your use of the Site.
C. Questions. If you have any questions, please contact us at www.raiseitup.com/contactus
E. Other sites. We strongly recommend that, as you read this User Agreement, you also access and read the information contained in the other pages and Web sites referred to in this document, as they may contain further terms and conditions that apply to you as a Raise it Up user.
By accepting this User Agreement, you also agree that your use of other Web sites will be governed by the User Agreements and Privacy Policies posted on those websites.
A. Raise it Up amendments. Raise it Up reserves the right to amend this Agreement at any time by posting the amended terms on the Site. Except as stated below or in the amendment, all amended terms shall automatically be effective seven (7) days after they are initially posted on the Site unless stated otherwise.
B. User amendments. This Agreement may not be otherwise amended except in a writing signed by you and Raise it Up.
C. Effective date. This agreement is effective upon acceptance in registration for new registering users, and is otherwise effective on the date of access or use of the Site for all users.
A. Availability. Our services are available only to, and may only be used by individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Our services are not available to children (persons under the age of 18, 13 with a parent or guardian permission), the mentally incompetent, or to temporarily or indefinitely suspended Raise it Up members.
B. Collection of Client Information and Account Approval Process. Prior to receiving access to a Raise it Up Seed account, you will be required to provide information regarding yourself the business entity that you are authorized to represent. Upon collection of this information, Raise it Up and/or Raise it Up partners will conduct a Client Approval process to validate your submission and the information provided about your business entity and / or yourself.
Upon completion of the Client Approval process, Raise it Up will notify you that your account is in good standing and that you are authorized to process transactions, or that Raise it Up has not approved your fundraising account request. Raise it Up reserves the right to not approve account requests for any reason without notice in its sole discretion.
C. Minors. If you are a under the age of 18, you can use this service only in conjunction with, and under the supervision of your parents or guardians. If you do not qualify, please do not use our Site.
D. Transferability. Further, you may not transfer or sell your Raise it Up account and/or User ID, if any, to another party. If you are registering as a business entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind the entity to this Agreement.
4. FEES AND SERVICES
A. General Fees. Joining Raise it Up is free. However, we do charge fees for certain services, including raising money with a Seed on the Site to raise money. When you use a service that has a fee you will be deemed to have accepted the fees that are assesses. 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. You hereby give us a security interest in any Funds received by you through this site to satisfy your fees.
B. Funds pledged by Your Customers are collected by Paypal. Raise it Up is not responsible for the performance of Paypal.
C. Fee Changes. We in our sole discretion may charge a fee, or may change the fees (or associated terms and conditions) charged, for any goods or services provided on the Site, and unless otherwise stated the changes are immediately effective upon posting on the Site. We may in our sole discretion change some or all of our services at any time.
D. New Services. In the event we introduce a new service, the fees for that service are effective immediately upon the launch of the service.
5. YOUR INFORMATION, RESTRICTED ACTIVITIES, YOUR LICENSE AND THE RIGHTS OF YOUR CUSTOMERS
A. Responsibility For Your Information. Raise it Up does not accept any responsibility for any information appearing on the Site except that prepared by Raise it Up and its representatives. You are solely responsible for Your Information, and we act as a passive conduit for your online distribution and publication of Your Information. Raise it Up does not endorse Your Information or any statements, opinions, recommendations, or advice expressed therein, and Raise it Up expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with Your Information or the information o.
B. Restricted Activities. At Raise it Up, we recognize that our community is only as strong as the quality and sanctity of the material which populates the Site. As a result, we have strict community standards which we enforce to ensure that all of Your Information and activities on the Site are appropriate and in line with our community standards. Your Information and your activities on the Site shall not:
• be false, inaccurate or misleading;
• involve cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, tobacco, drugs, alcohol, or drug paraphernalia, or items that may represent these uses including bath salts and psychotropic herbals;
• be fraudulent or involve the sale of counterfeit or stolen items;
• infringe any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy;
• relate to the purchase or sale of automobiles or real estate;
• violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing elections, political advertising, campaign contributions, export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, antidiscrimination or false advertising);
• be defamatory, trade libelous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing;
• be obscene or contain pornography or, if offer adult services such as escort services. Cam-girls, or other material or services adult in nature or harmful to minors;
• impersonate another person or organization;
• offer digital currency or online money;
• include buyers or discount clubs
• be used as a vehicle for the delivery or dissemination of Spam;
• contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, easter eggs or other computer programming routines that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personally identifiable information;
• create liability for Raise it Up or cause us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our ISPs, suppliers or other related parties;
• Any illegal act; or
• Any other items or services not deemed appropriate by us in our sole discretion.
D. Rights of Your Customers. By agreeing to these Terms of Service and by using the Raise it Up Site to process transactions, you agree to be bound by all federal, state and municipal rules related to the processing of financial transactions for the purposes of which the site is provided to you as applicable for Your nexus, the nexus of Your Customer, and the State of Georgia.
In particular, you agree that all transactions processed on your behalf through the site shall be reversible by Your Customer through the exercise of routine contractual or statutory rights. This includes your customer contacting you directly, contacting Raise it Up, contacting their banking institution, or contacting their credit card company to reverse a transaction.
6. ACCESS AND INTERFERENCE
A. Access. Raise it Up hereby grants each person who accesses this Site permission to use the Site as set forth in this Agreement, provided that: (i) you will not reproduce, copy or distribute any part of the Site in any medium without Raise it Up’s prior written authorization; (ii) you will not alter or modify any part of the Site other than as may be reasonably necessary to use the Site for its intended purpose; and (iii) you will otherwise comply with This Agreement. Additionally, you agree that you will not copy, reproduce, distribute, republish, frame, download, transmit, modify, adapt, create derivative works based on, rent, lease, loan, sell, assign, distribute, display, perform, license, sublicense, reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, translate, download or otherwise appropriate all or any part of the Site or the information not owned by you hereon except as expressly authorized herein. By accessing the Site, you agree that you will use the information on the Site for the states purpose of the Site only, and you will not to misappropriate or use in a manner that is competitively disadvantageous to our Clients the information or media supplied on Site Seed pages.
As a condition of access to the Site and its services, Raise it Up may require you to become a Member and establish a membership account with Raise it Up. You may never use another’s account without permission.
If any Services provide password-restricted access to Your Contents, then by accessing or using this Site and setting up a password-restricted account for such Services, you consent to Raise it Up’s display of such information via such Services and accept all risks of unauthorized access to such information. Raise it Up reserves the right to establish different levels or durations of periods of membership, to charge for membership, access to the Site, content or services available through the Site, or any other use of the Site, to prohibit or limit membership, and to modify or revise the terms of membership, the duration of any period of membership at any level, or the amount or nature of any charges, at any time without notice. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account. Although Raise it Up will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of Raise it Up or others due to such unauthorized use.
Raise it Up, in its sole discretion, may (but has no obligation to) monitor or review your use of the Site at any time. Raise it Up may at any time without notice and in its sole discretion: (a) terminate a service or an area of the Site; and (b) disclose any information related to your use of the Site, or the substance of Your Information, as Raise it Up deems necessary to comply with applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. You agree that you will not disclose any personally identifiable information about any child under the age of 13 years. You agree to use extra care when disclosing any personally identifiable information about yourself or any child over the age of 13 years.
Raise it Up reserves the right to discontinue or cease operation, permanently or temporarily, intentionally or unintentionally, of the Site, or any aspect thereof, at any time for any reason or none at all. Raise it Up may block, restrict, disable, suspend or terminate your access to all or part of the Site, including but not limited to Your Information, at any time in Raise it Up’s sole discretion, without prior notice to You and without liability to You, whether or not you have paid for services or the membership.
B. Interference. The Site contains robot exclusion headers. Much of the information on the Site is updated on a real time basis and is proprietary or is licensed to Raise it Up by our users or third parties. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not:
• take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
• copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute or publicly display any content (except for Your Information) from the Site without the prior expressed written permission of Raise it Up and the appropriate third party, as applicable; and
• interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site;
• bypass our robot exclusion headers or other measures we may use to prevent or
• restrict access to the Site.
Without limiting other remedies, we may limit your activity and/or temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to provide our services to you if;
• you breach this Agreement or the documents it incorporates by reference;
• we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us; or
• we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us.
8. PRIVACY, STORAGE AND LICENSE OF YOUR CUSTOMER DATA
9. NO WARRANTY
RAISE IT UP, OUR SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND OUR SUPPLIERS PROVIDE OUR WEB SITE AND SERVICES “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. RAISE IT UP, OUR SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND OUR SUPPLIERS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE CONTINUOUS, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE ACCESS TO OUR SERVICES, AND OPERATION OF THE SITE MAY BE INTERFERED WITH BY NUMEROUS FACTORS OUTSIDE OF OUR CONTROL. Some states do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, so the foregoing disclaimer may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other legal rights that vary from state to state.
10. LIABILITY LIMIT
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE, OUR SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR OUR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR LOST PROFITS OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH OUR SITE, OUR SERVICES OR THIS AGREEMENT (HOWEVER ARISING, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE).
OUR LIABILITY, AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND SUPPLIERS, TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF (A) THE AMOUNT OF FEES YOU PAY TO US IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACTION GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY, AND (B) $500.00. Some States do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
You agree to indemnify and hold us and (as applicable) our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement or the documents it incorporates by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party. Your indemnity obligation under this paragraph includes, without limitation, the obligation to reimburse reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses incurred in connection with any governmental action or investigation relating to your use of the Site.
12. LEGAL COMPLIANCE
You shall comply with all applicable state, federal, domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of our services.
13. NO AGENCY; EXCEPTION
You and Raise it Up are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement; provided, however, Raise it Up will be acting solely on your behalf as your agent to the extent Raise it Up receives and holds funds obtained from your Customers. Raise it Up will not be initiating payment transfers or receiving or holding funds on behalf or as agent or contractor for your Customers in connection with Raise it Up’s services under this Agreement.
Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices pertaining to Raise it Up shall be given by postal mail to
Raise it Up, Attn: Legal Department
3535 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30326
or in Your case the e-mail address you provide to Raise it Up during the registration process or otherwise. Notice shall be deemed actionable twenty-four (24) hours after e-mail is sent, unless the sending party
is notified that the e-mail address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give you notice by certified mail, postage prepaid and return receipt requested, to the address provided to Raise it Up during the registration process or otherwise. In such case, notice shall be deemed actionable three (3) days after the date of mailing.
15. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT/DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT (“DMCA”).
Raise it Up does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on the Site, and Raise it Up reserves the right to take all appropriate measures to prevent infringing activities on the Site, including but not limited to removing or disabling access to items and/or terminating access to the Site by repeat infringers, i.e. someone who has been notified of infringing activity more than twice and/or has had items removed from the Site more than twice. Raise it Up will remove or disable access to an item if properly notified that the item infringes on another’s intellectual property rights. The person who has supplied the allegedly infringing item may then supply a counter-notice including (i) a physical or electronic signature of the user; (ii) identification of the material that has been removed, or to which access to has been disabled, and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled; (iii) a statement under penalty of perjury that the person has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the material; and the person’s name, address and telephone number and a statement that the person consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court for the judicial district in which the person’s address is located, or if the person’s address is located outside the United States, for any judicial district in which Raise it Up is located, and that User will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
If Raise it Up’s Designated Agent receives a counter-notice, a copy of the counter-notice will be sent to the original complaining party informing that person that it will replace the removed material or cease disabling it within 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the user, the removed material will be replaced, or access to it restored, within 14 business days after receipt of the counter-notice.
Submit claims of infringement to Raise it Up’s Designated Agent in the following ways:
c/o Raise it Up
3535 Peachtree Rd
Atanta, GA 30326
16. ADDITIONAL TERMS
The following policies are incorporated into this Agreement by reference and provide additional terms and conditions related to specific services offered on the Site:
This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Georgia as such laws are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within Georgia between Georgia residents. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced with full effect. You agree that this Agreement and all incorporated agreements may be assigned by Raise it Up, in our sole discretion, Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof. Sections 4 (Fees and Services) with respect to fees owed for our services, 5C (License), 6 (Access and Interference), 9 (No Warranty),10 (Liability Limit), 11 (Indemnity) and 15 (Copyright Infringement/DMCA) shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.
The services hereunder are offered by Raise it Up, located at 3535 Peachtree Road, Suite 520-132, Atlanta, GA 30326.
Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. § 230(d), as amended, we hereby notify you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protections is available at Get Net Wise, www.getnetwise.org, Safety.com, www.safety.com or by using Google or other search engine to find Websites with the search phrase “parental control.” Please use these services to protect your children.