Our Terms and Conditions
So, with that point of view in mind, here they are.
- 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.
- LOGO AND BRAND USAGE
B1G1 grants to you, for so long as your Worthy Cause membership remains in effect, a limited, revocable, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to use all the standard logos and marketing materials supplied by us. You agree to the following basic logo usages: a) display of the logo as provided, unmodified; and b) whenever a B1G1 logo or business name is added to an electronic document such as a website or an email auto signature, insertion of an active link to www.b1g1.com. You are required to remove the logos and any associated contents and resources from your website and any other marketing materials within one month (30 calendar days) of the termination of your Worthy Cause membership status. You may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for special situations where this time frame is not feasible for you.
- CUSTOMER DATA
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.
- TRANSPARENCY AND INTEGRITY
Upon approval of your Worthy Cause’s membership, information you provide will be uploaded on the B1G1 website. You are required to list each project and its required funding with accurate figures to ensure the delivery of the specified activities with the funding received from B1G1 Business Members and other Donors. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the correct and accurate information listed on the B1G1 website, and to update the information in accordance with Section 11 below. Once you have received the funding for your projects from us, you must deliver the funded Worthy Cause activities within 12 months from the date of receipt of the contributions, unless special arrangements are agreed to in advance, in writing, with us. We reserve the right to request the audited accounts of each Worthy Cause member and a summary of its annual activities in order to conduct due diligence for B1G1 Business Members, and you hereby agree to submit such information promptly upon request. You are also required to make the information available for the contributing Business Members upon request. Failure to submit such information to us within 30 days from the date of a request will result in the termination of the Worthy Cause membership, unless we have agreed in advance, in writing, to an extension of the time for submission.
- UPDATING OF INFORMATION
It is the Worthy Cause member’s responsibility to ensure that their contact, organisational, banking and project details are kept up to date. We shall not be liable for any loss of funds or excess bank charges incurred as a result of incorrect banking information provided by you. Project costs must be reviewed at least annually and updated to reflect current costs; provided that you must update project costs and other information promptly, whenever you know or have reason to believe that the information previously supplied is no longer accurate and complete. Every project must by accompanied by a photo. If projects are not complete, they will not be displayed on our website. Incomplete project information, or project information which we in good faith believe may be inaccurate, may be removed without notice.
- FUNDING NOT GUARANTEED
We do not guarantee any partnerships or funding supports. Your membership only entitles your Worthy Cause to be listed on our Worthy Cause list, which B1G1 Business Members and others visit to find the causes of their choice. However, we may provide advice to help improve the listing if a Worthy Cause does not receive any funding for a prolonged period of time. We reserve the right to remove any specific listings for which insubstantial contributions, in our judgment, are being made.
- 100% TO WORTHY CAUSE
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.
- PROVISION OF RECEIPTS
When you receive donations directly from any B1G1 Business Member, you must provide a copy of receipt to B1G1 Giving within 30 days of the receipt of the funds. Funds remitted from B1G1 Giving also require notifications (acknowledging the receipt of funds) and tax receipts to be issued to the B1G1 Business Member, if requested.
- RESTRICTION ON SOLICITATIONS
B1G1 Giving operates as a facilitator of contributions from businesses and individuals to approved Worthy Causes. Many of our members prefer to simply work with B1G1, rather than to receive solicitations from a multitude of individual organisations seeking financial support. In consideration of the inclusion of your Worthy Cause in the B1G1 Business for Good programme, you agree not to directly contact B1G1 members, whether they are businesses or individuals, to solicit their involvement in your activities or contributions to your organisation. Failure to adhere to this restriction may result in the termination of your participation as an approved Worthy Cause under our programme.
- NON-DISCRIMINATION BY WORTHY CAUSES
We recognise and respect the fact that certain Worthy Cause members operate faith-based organisations. However, all Worthy Cause members agree that programs and benefits listed on our website will be provided to beneficiaries without any requirement that they espouse or adhere to any particular religious belief or practice.
- TRANSFER & CANCELLATION OF MEMBERSHIP
A Worthy Cause membership cannot be transferred to another organisation without the prior written approval of B1G1 Giving, which it may withhold in its absolute discretion. Cancellation of the membership must be requested in writing, and will take effect 10 working days after receipt of such notice by B1G1 Giving.
- OUR RIGHT TO TERMINATE MEMBERSHIP; TRIAL MEMBERSHIP
In certain circumstances, B1G1 and a potential worthy cause member (“Trial Member”) may agree that the parties should enter into a trial membership to assess whether the cause is likely to attract sufficient contributions to make the arrangement beneficial from the standpoint of both parties. In such cases, B1G1 Giving will initiate a 6-month membership (a “Trial Membership”) with the worthy cause. At the end of the 6-month period, at B1G1 Giving’s discretion, the Trial Membership may be: (a) converted to a customary one-year membership as described in these Terms and Conditions; (b) terminated; or (c) extended for one or more additional 6-month periods, except that the total duration of all such Trial Membership periods taken together shall not exceed two years.
- 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.