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NPO Terms of Service

1. Acceptance of Terms

DonorsResource.org™ provides online resources, including free donation postings, and various search, email and information posting services, (referred to hereafter as “the Service”) subject to the following Terms of Use (“Terms”), which may be updated by DonorsResource.org from time to time. DonorsResource.org will provide notice of materially significant changes to the Term by posting notice on DonorsResource.org site. You can review the most current version of the Terms at Terms of Service. By using the Service in any way, you are agreeing to comply with these Terms. In addition, when using particular DonorsResource.org services, you agree to abide by any applicable posted guidelines for all DonorsResource.org services, which may change from time to time. Should you object to any term or condition of these Terms, any guidelines, or any subsequent modifications thereto or become dissatisfied with DonorsResource.org in any way, your only recourse is to immediately discontinue use of DonorsResource.org.

2. Content

You understand that all postings, messages, text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, or other materials (“Content”) posted on, transmitted through, or linked from the Service are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. More specifically, you are entirely responsible for all Content that you post, email or otherwise make available via the Service. You understand that DonorsResource.org does not control, and is not responsible for Content made available through the Service, and that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. Furthermore, DonorsResource.org site and Content available through the Service may contain links to other websites, which are completely independent of DonorsResource.org. DonorsResource.org makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information contained in any such site. Your linking to any other websites is at your own risk. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, that you may not rely on said Content, and that under no circumstances will DonorsResource.org be liable in any way for any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed or otherwise made available via the Service. You acknowledge that DonorsResource.org does not pre-screen or approve Content, but that DonorsResource.org shall have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse, delete or move any Content that is available via the Service, for violating the letter or spirit of the Terms or for any other reason.

3. Privacy and Information Disclosure

DonorsResource.org has established a Privacy Policy to explain to users how their information is collected and used, located at Privacy Policy. Your use of DonorsResource.org website or the Service signifies acknowledgement of and agreement to our Privacy Policy. You further acknowledge and agree that DonorsResource.org may, in its sole discretion, preserve or disclose your Content, as well as your information, such as email addresses, IP addresses, timestamps, and other user information, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: comply with legal process; enforce these Terms; respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of DonorsResource.org, its users or the general public.

4. Membership Process

Membership in DonorsResource.org’s NPO Directory is open to any organizations that meet the requirements of the IRS for tax exempt status under section 501 (c)(3) of the tax code. To apply for membership, your organization must fill out DonorsResource.org’s initial online application. A DonorsResource.org Service Coordinator will verify your organizations tax exempt status in the IRS Publication 78 database before you will be invited by confirmation email to complete your profile information.

5. Conduct

You agree not to post, email, or otherwise make available Content:

Additionally, you agree not to:

Lastly, if your NPO profile reflects any status other than “This location takes drop-off donations. It does not offer pick up service.” your NPO is participating in DonorsResource.org’s donation matching and reservation system. As a participating entity, the contact email listed in your NPO profile will receive email notifications of donations that match the “Item Categories” you have selected in your profile. If you reserve a donation from one of these emails you agree to:

Failure to do these things will be considered a Terms of Service(TOS) violation.

To have your profile reflect a status of “This location takes drop-off donations. It does not offer pick up service.”, you must only select the check box that says “Takes Drop offs”. Any other combination of check boxes, including checking none, will show your NPO as participating in DonorsResource.org’s donation matching and reservation system.

6. No Spam Policy

You understand and agree that sending unsolicited email advertisements to DonorsResource.org email addresses or through DonorsResource.org computer systems, which is expressly prohibited by these Terms, will use or cause to be used servers located in Oregon. Any unauthorized use of DonorsResource.org computer systems is a violation of these Terms and certain federal and state laws. Such violations may subject the sender and his or her agents to civil and criminal penalties.

7. Limitations on Service

You acknowledge that DonorsResource.org may establish limits concerning use of the Service, including the maximum number of days that Content will be retained by the Service, the maximum number and size of postings, email messages, or other Content that may be transmitted or stored by the Service, and the frequency with which you may access the Service. You agree that DonorsResource.org has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any Content maintained or transmitted by the Service. You acknowledge that DonorsResource.org reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice, and that DonorsResource.org shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

8. Termination of Service

You agree that DonorsResource.org, in its sole discretion, has the right (but not the obligation) to delete or deactivate your account, block your email or IP address, or otherwise terminate your access to or use of the Service (or any part thereof), immediately and without notice, and remove and discard any Content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, if DonorsResource.org believes that you have acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the Terms. Further, you agree that DonorsResource.org shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service. Further, you agree not to attempt to use the Service after said termination. Sections 2, 5, 7 and 10-14 shall survive termination of these Terms.

9. Dealings with Organizations and Individuals

Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Service, including arrangement and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. You agree that DonorsResource.org shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings.

If there is a dispute between participants on this site, or between users and any third party, you understand and agree that DonorsResource.org is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users, you hereby release DonorsResource.org, its officers, employees, volunteers, agents and successors in rights from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and / or our service. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”

10. Proprietary Rights

The Service is protected to the maximum extent permitted by copyright laws and international treaties. Content displayed on or through the Service is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to copyrights laws, and international conventions. Any reproduction, modification, creation of derivative works from or redistribution of the Sites or the collective work is prohibited. Copying or reproducing the sites or any portion thereof to any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution is prohibited. You further agree not to reproduce, duplicate or copy Content from the Service, and agree to abide by any and all copyright notices displayed on the Service. You may not decompile or disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover any source code contained in the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any aspect of the Service. All portions of the DonorsResource.org.org site are copyright 2009 by DonorsResource.org. Although DonorsResource.org does not claim ownership of content that its users post, by posting Content to any public area of the Service, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to DonorsResource.org an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute said Content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, said Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses (through multiple tiers) of the foregoing.

11. Disclaimer of Warranties

YOU AGREE THAT USE OF DONORSRESOURCE.ORG SITE AND THE SERVICE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. DONORSRESOURCE.ORG SITE AND THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” OR “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DONORSRESOURCE.ORG DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, ACCURACY, AND PERFORMANCE OF DONORSRESOURCE.ORG SITE AND THE SERVICE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DONORSRESOURCE.ORG DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR OTHER SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR POSTED ON DONORSRESOURCE.ORG SITE OR THE SITES OR SERVICE, OR ACCESSED THROUGH ANY LINKS ON DONORSRESOURCE.ORG SITE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DONORSRESOURCE.ORG DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS IN CONNECTION WITH DONORSRESOURCE.ORG SITE OR THE SERVICE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties. In such jurisdictions, some of the foregoing disclaimers may not apply to you insofar as they relate to implied warranties.

12. Limitations of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL DONORSRESOURCE.ORG BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (EVEN IF DONORSRESOURCE.ORG HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM ANY ASPECT OF YOUR USE OF DONORSRESOURCE.ORG SITE OR THE SERVICE, WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM USE OR MISUSE OF DONORSRESOURCE.ORG SITE OR THE SERVICE, FROM INABILITY TO USE DONORSRESOURCE.ORG SITE OR THE SERVICE, OR THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, MODIFICATION, ALTERATION, OR TERMINATION OF DONORSRESOURCE.ORG SITE OR THE SERVICE. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF OTHER SERVICES OR PRODUCTS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED IN CONNECTION WITH DONORSRESOURCE.ORG SITE OR THE SERVICE OR ANY LINKS ON DONORSRESOURCE.ORG SITE, AS WELL AS BY REASON OF ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED IN CONNECTION WITH DONORSRESOURCE.ORG SITE OR THE SERVICE OR ANY LINKS ON DONORSRESOURCE.ORG SITE. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In some jurisdiction, limitations of liability are not permitted. In such jurisdictions, some of the foregoing limitation may not apply to you.

13. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold DonorsResource.org, its officers, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, directors, officers, agents, service providers, suppliers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney fees and court costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post or make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your violation of the Terms, your breach of any of the representations and warranties herein, or your violation of any rights of another.

Rating system:

Only the members involved in a transaction may post a rating. Rating system is associated with a specific gifting transaction. You agree to accurately describe and be truthful in your transaction. You may at no time be slanderous, rude, vulgar or otherwise derogatory of another member. DonorsResource.org is not responsible for user-generated content. Ratings are limited to a non-textual checkbox for show / no show as applies to the intended recipient of an item or service.

14. General Information

The Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and DonorsResource.org and govern your use of the Service, superceding any prior agreements between you and DonorsResource.org. The Terms and the relationship between you and DonorsResource.org shall be governed by the laws of the State of Oregon without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and DonorsResource.org agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Clackamus, Oregon. The failure of DonorsResource.org to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

15. Feedback

Feel free to contact us anytime at susan@DonorsResource.org

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