Charity Participation Agreement Program Policies

Updated: April 27, 2018.

These ShoppingGives Foundation (“ShoppingGives Foundation”) Program Policies (these “Policies”) are part of the Operational Documentation incorporated into the Participation Agreement that governs your participation in the Program, and capitalized terms used in these Policies and not otherwise defined here will have the definitions provided there. These Policies describe requirements and restrictions applicable to you as a Program participant.

We reserve the right to modify these Policies at any time and in our sole discretion as set forth in Section 9 of the Participation Agreement.

A. Advertising ShoppingGives

  1. You may not promote or link to the ShoppingGives Site in a way that is misleading or confusing to customers or that does not accurately represent the ShoppingGives Site or the Program (for example, by expressing or implying that we have entered into a partnership with you, that we sponsor or endorse you or any other cause or that we support your position on any issue).
  2. You will not bid on or purchase keywords, search terms, or other identifiers (including any trademark of ShoppingGives or its partners or its affiliates or variation or misspelling thereof) or otherwise participate in keyword auctions on any search engine, portal, or other search or referral service, directly or indirectly, in order to drive traffic to the ShoppingGives Site (including by including a link that sends users directly or indirectly to the ShoppingGives site in any such ad).

B. Interaction with ShoppingGives Site and Customers

  1. You will not modify, redirect, suppress, or substitute the operation of any button, link, or other feature of the ShoppingGives Site.
  2. You will not take any action that could reasonably cause any customer confusion as to our relationship with you, or as to the site on which any functions or transactions (for example, search, browse, or order) are occurring.
  3. Customers who buy products on the ShoppingGives Site are customers of Niche Interactive Media, Inc. d/b/a ShoppingGives, its affiliates, or partners with respect to all activities they undertake in connection with the ShoppingGives Site. Orders for Products placed by customers on the ShoppingGives Site may be rejected for any reason and rejected orders will not be eligible for donations.
  4. In accordance with our Privacy Policy, you may also receive such customer information.

C. Unacceptable Practices

  1. You will not include on your Site, display, or otherwise use Links or Content in connection with any spyware, malware, virus, worm, Trojan horse, or other malicious or harmful code, or any software application not expressly and knowingly authorized by users prior to being downloaded or installed on their computer or other electronic device.
  2. You will not use Content or Links on, or link to the ShoppingGives Site from, any application (for example, a software component, toolbar, or plug-in), or use any such application to artificially increase Qualifying Purchases in respect of your charitable organization.
  3. You will not frame the ShoppingGives Site, or any part of it, within your Site. However, displaying a Link on your Site in accordance with the Participation Agreement will not be considered framing the ShoppingGives Site. You may promote your Program participation and Link through social media and email so long as it is in accordance with Section A(1) above.
  4. You will not post or serve any Links or other content promoting the ShoppingGives Site within any pop-up or pop-under windows, transitional page ads, or layer ads around or in conjunction with the display of any site that is not your Site.
  5. You will not include any Links in any content that you place on the ShoppingGives Site or any other ShoppingGives site (for example, in connection with any advertising service available through the ShoppingGives Site or in a customer review, forum, post, guide, or any other customer-generated context available on the ShoppingGives Site).
  6. You will not cloak, hide, spoof, or otherwise obscure the URL of your website containing Links (including by use of a redirecting page) such that we cannot reasonably determine the website from which a customer clicks through such Link to the ShoppingGives Site.

From time to time, we may request information from you in order to verify your compliance with the Participation Agreement or any Operational Documentation, including whether you meet, or continue to meet, the definition of an Eligible Organization. You agree to cooperate with us and promptly satisfy such requests. Upon our request, you will provide us with written certification, in substantially the form requested by the ShoppingGives Foundation, or one of our affiliates, that you have complied with the Participation Agreement, including all Operational Documentation. In addition, you consent to us monitoring your Site to verify your compliance with the Participation Agreement, and you will provide copies of Content on offline versions of your Site upon request. You also consent to us monitoring and using information about our customers in connection with their use of the Links and the ShoppingGives Site.