Our Terms and Conditions
So, with that point of view in mind, here they are.
- B1G1 BUSINESS FOR GOOD™ SUBSCRIPTIONS AND MEMBERSHIP RIGHTS
The Business Member account features of the Site and Services are made available for use only by businesses holding currently-valid Business Member status under the B1G1 Business for Good™ Programme. Your user status, as well as the expiry and renewal dates for your membership, are listed on your account. If you do not hold a current Business Member account, or if you are not a Designated Representative of a Business Member, then your use of these features is unauthorised.
Business Members may hold a Monthly, Annual or Lifetime Partner Account. The use of business features and B1G1 Business for Good™ branding are authorised to you throughout your B1G1 Business for Good™ membership term. However, if you have a Monthly or Annual Account:
- Payments are due as stated on your account page; if your payment is overdue by 30 days or more, B1G1 will: (i) suspend the business account and your use of all the business features and branding, and (ii) suspend the availability of any individual features made available to your employee users. However, these suspensions can be released when the payment resumes at any point of time in the future.
- Your membership term lasts until the expiry date stated on your account page, and can be renewed at that time at the then-current membership rate for an identical period of time.
- You may cancel your account at any time. Any such cancellation will take effect on the date B1G1 receives written notice of cancellation from you. For Annual Accounts which have been pre-paid for one year, you can request a full refund within the first one month following the payment date should you wish to cancel the membership. For Monthly Accounts, no fees will be refunded in the event of cancellation.
- B1G1 may revise its Monthly and/or Annual Account membership rates at any time; in that event, the revised rates will take effect on the next-occurring renewal date for your account.
If you have a Lifetime Partner Account, it has no expiry or renewal date; your account shall be kept active for the lifetime of your company or the lifetime of the B1G1 Business for Good™ programme, whichever is shorter. However, if you default on your Lifetime Partner instalment payments when due, B1G1 will: (i) suspend the business account and your use of all the business features and branding, and (ii) suspend the availability of any individual features made available to your employee users. These suspensions will be lifted if you resume making payments to complete the full amount due on your account. Refunds of amounts paid for a Lifetime Partner Account are completely within the discretion of B1G1.
Each B1G1 Business for Good™ membership belongs to the Business Member identified in the account page, and it may not be sold or transferred to another individual or entity without the prior written consent of B1G1, which will not be unreasonably withheld.
- PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
The Site and Services and other information and materials made available through or used in connection with providing the Site and Services are and shall remain the property of B1G1 and its licensors (including Site users) and suppliers, and are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and/or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly provided herein or as authorised in advance by B1G1 in writing, you agree not to reproduce, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works based in whole or in part on any element of the Site or Services, including without limitation the Site itself or any of its content, or other materials made available through the Site or Services.
Trade names, trademarks and service marks of B1G1 or its licensors include without limitation, Buy1GIVE1, B1G1, B1G1 Giving Society, B1G1 Business for Good, and any associated logos. All trademarks and service marks on the Site not owned by B1G1 are the property of their respective owners. The trade names, trademarks and service marks owned by B1G1, whether registered or unregistered, may not be used by you in connection with any product or service that is not ours. Nothing contained in the Site or Services should be construed as granting, by implication, any license or right to use any of our trade names, trademarks or service marks without our prior written consent, which we may withhold in our absolute discretion.
- USE OF B1G1 BUSINESS FOR GOOD™ BRANDING
B1G1 grants to you, for so long as your Business Member account remains valid and your payments are not in arrears, a limited, revocable, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to use the B1G1 Business for Good™ logo or other graphic and textual information stating that your company is a part of the B1G1 Business for Good™ Programme. You are required to remove the logo and any associated contents and resources from your website and any other marketing materials within one month (30 calendar days) of the expiry of your membership status. You may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for special situations where this time frame is not feasible for you.
- CUSTOMER DATA
- CONTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT
Contributions you make through the Site and Services are managed by B1G1 Giving in these terms:
- We ensure that 100 per cent of contribution amounts received by us for a designated Worthy Cause will be transmitted directly to the Worthy Cause member. Specifically, when the accumulated amount of contributions for a Worthy Cause reaches $500 USD (or a higher amount, if requested by the Worthy Cause and agreed to by B1G1), the funds are transferred to the Worthy Cause member in the following month, accompanied by a remittance advice with a list of dedicated projects. Unless special arrangements are made, amounts smaller than $500 USD will be held in B1G1 Giving’s account in Singapore in order to avoid the high bank charges for small transactions. If funds held by B1G1 Giving in a Worthy Cause’s account for 12 months are less than $500, then B1G1 Giving will take one of the following actions: (a) if the account balance is less than $500, but greater than the cost of the bank transfer, then B1G1 Giving will remit the amount to the Worthy Cause; or (b) if the account balance is less than the cost of bank transfer, then B1G1 Giving will close the Worthy Cause’s account, and remit the remaining funds to a selected charity organisation.
- B1G1 ensures that 100% of any contribution amounts received by us for a designated Worthy Cause is forwarded to the designated charity organisation, and the accounts record documenting this practice is made public.
- The charity organisations that are listed on the B1G1 site as beneficiaries are approved charity organisations that met criteria set by the Board of B1G1 Giving. These criteria are posted on the Site and are regularly reviewed and, as needed, revised to ensure that the approved charity organisations continue to meet our high integrity standards.
- Refund of an amount contributed can only be made before those funds have been remitted to the designated charity organisation. If the contributed amount has already been forwarded, it cannot be refunded by us.
- When a charity organisation that has been listed on the Site or Services is no longer active or approved for further contributions, and if there is any unremitted balance on its account, the board of B1G1 Giving has the right to forward the contributions to an alternative organisation after contacting the affected Donors at least once. If there is no alternative organisation that could deploy the funds to achieve substantially similar intended benefits, the funds will be refunded to the Donors.
We may update or otherwise modify the Site and/or Services at any time for any reason in our sole discretion. We may shut down the Site or Services for maintenance and development work whenever we deem it necessary. You acknowledge that you are familiar with the Site and Services’ functions, and that they are sufficient without modification to meet your requirements. You agree that we have no obligation whatsoever to customise, modify or improve the Site or Services.
- RULES OF CONDUCT
You acknowledge and agree that:
- You will not use the Site or Services in connection with pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).
- You will not publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any materials that violate any legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity, intellectual property rights, or any other legal rights) of others, or otherwise violate any such rights using the Services.
- You will not publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, image, material or information.
- You will not publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any topic, name, material or information that incites discrimination, hate or violence towards one person or a group because of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or national origin, or that insults the victims of crimes against humanity by contesting the existence of those crimes.
- You will not upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer or property of another.
- You will not download any file or information that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
- You will not falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
- You will not restrict or inhibit any other authorised User from using and enjoying the Site and Services.
- You will not violate any applicable laws or regulations.
- You will not create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.
The content on or otherwise related in any way to the Site or Services, or any third party sites or services linked to from the Site or Services or otherwise accessed by you, is provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy, completeness, availability, security, compatibility and non-infringement. We do not warrant that any content will be error-free, that access thereto will be uninterrupted, that defects will be corrected, or that the site or the servers that make such content available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Moreover, you assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction. We do not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of any content. You hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to content and any content you provide to third party sites (including credit card and other personal information).
The Site and Services include online help functions and a “Frequently Asked Questions” section to assist you in the use of the Site and Services. We currently make customer support and related services available at no cost to you, via telephone and email on weekdays between 9:00AM and 6:00PM Singapore time, excluding holidays that are recognised by us. However, the provision of such customer support and services is subject to change at any time without notice, in our sole discretion.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall we, our licensors or licensees, or any of the foregoing entities’ respective resellers, distributors, service providers or suppliers, be liable to you or any other person or entity for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages including lost profits, personal injury (including death) and property damage of any nature whatsoever, that result from (a) the use of, or the inability to use, the Site or Services, or (b) the conduct or actions, whether online or offline, of any User of the Site or Services or any other person or entity, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event shall our total liability to you for all damages, losses and causes of action whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, exceed the amount paid by you, if any, or $100 (whichever is less) for accessing or participating in any activity related to the Site or Services.
Moreover, under no circumstances shall we, our licensors or licensees, or any of the foregoing entities’ respective resellers, distributors, service providers or suppliers, be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from an act of force majeure or causes beyond our or their reasonable control.
- GENERAL PROVISIONS
Any dispute arising out of, or in connection with this Agreement, including any question regarding its existence, validity or termination, shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration in Singapore in accordance with the then-current Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC Rules”), which are deemed to be incorporated by reference in this Agreement. The Tribunal shall consist of a single arbitrator, and all proceedings shall be conducted in English.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties pertaining to the matters set forth herein and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, representations, and understandings of the parties.