Terms and Condition
Niche Media Interactive Holdings d/b/a ShoppingGives (“ShoppingGives”) operates a website located at www.Shopping.Gives or www.shoppinggives.com (collectively with any other website or application operated by ShoppingGives, “Site”). ShoppingGives allows Organizations (as defined below) to create a custom portal to share with their Supporters (as defined below) and earn cash back for purchases. It is designed to promote fundraising efforts year-round by turning purchases of Supporters into cash contributions to Organizations with which they have an interest (“Intended Purpose”). Partnering merchants pay a commission to ShoppingGives. ShoppingGives keeps a small percentage of commissions from each purchase and reverts a portion as a donation to the applicable Organization. Commissions are labeled. ShoppingGives may reject a fundraiser or User for any reason, at any time, in its sole discretion.
ShoppingGives may update this Agreement in its sole discretion, at any time, in whole or in part, without prior notice. User’s continued use of the Site after changes are posted will constitute User’s acceptance of such changes. If User
ShoppingGives also reserves the right to post, from time to time, additional rules of usage that apply to specific parts of
In order to use the Site as an Organization, Admin, or Team Member, such User must set up an account (“Account”) and Supporters may set up an Account or provide a
Any use of the Site or ShoppingGives Information other than as specifically authorized herein, without our prior written consent, is strictly prohibited. Without limiting the
User shall not (and User shall not permit any other person to):
- Restrict or interfere with another User’s ability to use or enjoy the Site.
- Overburden ShoppingGives’ infrastructure in any manner or otherwise damage or impair the functioning of the Site.
- Attempt to access any portion of the Site that is not public or override any security measures that are in place.
- Introduce any virus, Trojan Horse, worm or other similarly harmful programming routines or automated systems, including, “robots” or “botnets,” that that flood the system with information at an unreasonable rate.
- Impersonate any other person or entity or use any misleading or false information or statements for any purpose, including but not limited to, gaining access to another User’s Account.
- Sell, resell, copy, reproduce, redistribute or display publicly the Site or content on the Site other than expressly permitted by ShoppingGives
- Modify content on the Site in any way, such as the removal of any proprietary rights notices or markings.
- Create a link to the Site from another website or document without prior written consent.
ShoppingGives reserves the right to suspend, terminate, or revoke User’s Account access at any time without notice and for any reason, including upon any violation of this Agreement.
The Site and its content are copyrighted by ShoppingGives, all rights reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents of the Site, including but not limited to text, graphics, images, photographs, videos, illustrations, trademarks, trade names, service marks, trade dress, logos, slogans, and proprietary technology currently used or which may be developed and/or used in the future in any form is prohibited. As between the parties, ShoppingGives and its licensors are the sole owner of: (i) the Site and ShoppingGives information; (ii) any data or metadata created, aggregated, or generated thereby; and (iii) all of its source code, object code, software, content, copyrights, trademarks, patents, improvements, enhancements, derivatives, and any other intellectual property rights related to (i) and (ii) or included therein.
The Site contains material which is owned by or licensed to ShoppingGives or to which ShoppingGives otherwise has permission to use.
Content provided by Users (“User Content”) is the property of that User. User hereby
If you choose to submit any questions, comments, ideas, suggestions, inventions, or other information (“Feedback”) to ShoppingGives, such Feedback is non-confidential and will become the sole property of ShoppingGives. ShoppingGives will be able to use any Feedback for any purpose including the developing, creating and/or marketing of products or services and you acknowledge ShoppingGives will give no credit or compensation to you and you have no rights to the same
Third party Content
ShoppingGives may provide access to content provided by third parties, including, without limitation, information, dialogue, opinions, stories, advice, statistical data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, and other materials, whether publicly or privately posted to or emailed or otherwise transmitted through the Site or services (“Third Party Content“). The third party from whom or which any such Third Party Content originates is solely responsible for it and ShoppingGives assumes no responsibility to verify, has no control or influence over, makes no representations regarding, and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of any Third Party Content. Accordingly, ShoppingGives has no liability of any kind to User or any third party for any Third Party Content. Statements of opinion and commentary in Third Party Content are those of the third party and, not necessarily those of ShoppingGives.
As stipulated in this Agreement, ShoppingGives does not exert any control over any merchants, retailers, commercial ventures or other third parties, and as such is not liable or responsible for any actions taken or omitted to be taken by any such third party. ShoppingGives may, from time to time, contain hyperlinks (“Link”) to other websites operated and maintained by third parties. Such Links are provided for reference and convenience only. ShoppingGives does not control and is not responsible for the contents, availability, or policies of any website or application accessed via a Link. ShoppingGives has made no attempt to verify any information contained in any such articles. Furthermore, ShoppingGives is not a party to or responsible for any access, use or transactions you may engage in with third parties, even if you learn of such parties from ShoppingGives. User’s visits via Links are at User’s own risk and User acknowledge and agree that ShoppingGives is not liable, and User’s sole remedy.
Should you believe anything on the Site infringes on any copyright that you own or the copyright of others, you may notify the compliance department at email@example.com. Please include in your notice the following information: (i) signature (physical or electric) of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (ii) description of the copyrighted work that is claimed to be infringed upon; (iii) description of where the material that is claimed to be infringed upon is located on the Site; (iv) information reasonably sufficient to permit contact (e.g., an address, telephone number, and an e-mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted); (v) statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) statement by the complaining party, made under penalty of perjury, that complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the intellectual property owner of the right that is allegedly infringed.
Cash Back Donations
When purchases are made after linking from an Organization’s shopping portal, a predetermined percentage of that sale will be given to the Organization as a donation (“Cash Back Donation”) for driving a sale for that merchant, referred to on the site as “Cash Back Donation Value.” The Cash Back Donation value may be modified at any time and only the then current value at the time a purchase clears will be in effect for such purchase. Some merchants may exclude a limited number of products from being eligible for Cash Back Donations. Cash Back Donations are only earned if the purchase is made during the same shopping session after clicking a link from an organization’s shopping portal. In general, you will not earn cash back for any portion of your purchase paid for with coupons, store credit, online currency, gift certificates, loyalty points, or rewards points or purchases made with other companies displayed on a retailer’s website. If a Supporter visits other sites before finalizing a purchase or uses a coupon not provided from ShoppingGives, a Cash Back Donation may not be eligible. Taxes, shipping
By using the Site to directly donate money to an Organization or purchase a
User agrees to indemnify, defend and hold ShoppingGives and its affiliates, if any, officers, directors, employees, representatives, and agents, harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, costs, liabilities, losses and damages of any kind (including attorney’s fees) resulting from: (a) User’s use, misuse or abuse of the Site; (b) User Generated Content (as defined below); or (c) User’s breach of any provision of the Agreement.
USER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT USER IS USING THE SITE AT USER’S OWN RISK. THE
LIMITATION ON LIABILITY.
SHOPPINGGIVES, ITS AFFILIATES AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, IF ANY, AND ITS THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, SUPPLIERS, RETAILERS, AND VENDORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO USER OR ANY THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THIS E AGREEMENT, ANY DONATIONS THROUGH THE SITE, USER’S ACCESS TO OR INABILITY TO ACCESS THE SITE OR ITS SERVICES OR THE SHOPPINGGIVES’ INFORMATION, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION FOR VIRUSES ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICES, USER’S USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE SERVICES, SHOPPINGGIVES’ INFORMATION OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH THIRD PARTY SITES LINKED TO THE SITE, REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF CLAIM OR THE NATURE OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL SHOPPINGGIVES BE LIABLE TO USER FOR MORE THAN FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00). USER AND SHOPPINGGIVES AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE AGREEMENT, THE SITE OR SHOPPINGGIVES INFORMATION MUST COMMENCE WITHIN 6 MONTHS AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO USER IN SUCH LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCE. USER MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY DEPENDING ON WHERE USER RESIDES.
USER HEREBY AGREES TO RELEASE SHOPPINGGIVES, ITS AFFILIATES
Security of the Site.
ShoppingGives does not ensure or warrant the security of any User Generated Content or User information that User transmits to us, and User does so at User’s own risk.
Mandatory Agreement to Arbitrate on an Individual Basis
Any and all controversies, disputes, demand, counts, claims, or causes of action (including the interpretation and scope of this clause, and the arbitrability of the controversy, dispute, demand, counts, claim, or cause of action) (collectively “Actions”) between User and ShoppingGives or ShoppingGives’s employees, directors, officers, agents, successors, or assigns, shall exclusively be settled through binding and confidential arbitration, except that User or ShoppingGives may take claims to small claims court if the dispute qualifies for hearing by such a court. In addition, each party retains the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of a party’s copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, or other intellectual property rights. In all such cases, any Actions must be commenced within one year after the cause of action arises.
There is no judge or jury in arbitration and arbitration procedures are simpler and more limited than rules applicable in court. USER ACKNOWLEDGES, AGREES, AND UNDERSTANDS THAT, APART FROM THE NARROW EXCEPTIONS ABOVE, SHOPPINGGIVES AND USER ARE EACH WAIVE YOUR RESPECTIVE RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT, INCLUDING RIGHTS TO RECEIVE A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT, CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY-GENERAL ACTION, OR ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
If ShoppingGives and User cannot reach a written settlement agreement within thirty (30) days of User’s initially raising the controversy or claim (or within a time period as otherwise agreed to by both User and Site ShoppingGives ShoppingGives and User shall submit any controversy or claim arising out of, or
User and ShoppingGives must abide by these rules: (a) the arbitration shall be conducted on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action and the arbitrator shall not award class-wide relief; (b) the arbitrator may award any individual relief or individual remedies that are permitted by applicable law; and (c) each side pays his, her or its own attorneys’ fees and costs unless the claim(s) at issue permit the prevailing party to be paid its fees and litigation costs, and in such instance, the fees and costs awarded shall be determined by the applicable law.
With the exception of subpart (a) in the paragraph above, if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed invalid, unenforceable or illegal, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, or illegal provision were not contained. If, however, subpart (a) in the paragraph above is found invalid, unenforceable or illegal, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, the dispute shall be exclusively brought in state or U.S. federal court in Illinois.
Governing Law & Venue
These Terms and your access to and use of ShoppingGives and services will be governed by the State of Illinois, without regard to conflict of law rules or principles that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction. Any dispute between the parties that is not subject to arbitration or cannot be heard in small claims court will be resolved in the state or federal courts sitting in Cook County, Illinois.
By use of ShoppingGives, you consent to receive electronic communications from ShoppingGives (e.g., via email or by posting notices on ShoppingGives). These communications may include notices regarding User’s Account, such as payment authorizations or password changes, and are part of your relationship with ShoppingGives. Should User cancel User’s Account or relationship with ShoppingGives, User may continue to receive promotional electronic communications from ShoppingGives unless User elects to opt-out of receiving those communications and notifies us of the same.
Payouts (for Organizations Only)
Subject to the minimums set forth in this Agreement, Organizations that have registered for an Account will receive payment of Cash Back Donations as long as User’s Account is active and has all required information established for payments or the one-time payment form has been properly completed. ShoppingGives requires a valid e-mail address, legal name, Organization information, and a valid postal address for
User’s may be able to select an Organization that has not registered for an Account, as long as the Organization is listed on CharityNavigator.org and meets ShoppingGives eligibility criteria, which it may modify from time to time at ShoppingGives discretion. If an Organization has not
Minimum amount eligible for payout is $50. A fundraiser will have the opportunity to move funds accrued under $50 to a new fundraiser in an effort to raise more. In the event an Account becomes inactive and there is less than $50 in such account, the User forfeits such amount and ShoppingGives will retain such amount. ShoppingGives reserves the right to hold a $50 minimum in any dormant or inactive account for server maintenance and upkeep. Please reach out to finance@ShoppingGives with any questions. Payouts for Cash Back Donation is generally 30 days following the end of each calendar quarter. Transaction closing times vary from merchant to merchant.
Last Updated: 2/8/2018
For users with accounts created prior to February 8, 2018
The new Terms and Conditions will go into effect February 19, 2018.
ShoppingGives (“Shopping.Gives, Shoppinggives.com, ShoppingGives, “SG” Company”) allows Organizations to create a custom shopping portal to share with their Supporters and earn cash back for purchases. It is designed to promote fundraising efforts year-round by turning purchases Supporters are already making into cash contributions to Organizations with which they have a vested interest. ShoppingGives never charges an Organization to create an account or set up their own portal to share with Supporters. Partnering merchants pay a commission ranging from 1% – 50% for referrals that end in a purchase. ShoppingGives keeps a small percentage of commissions from each purchase. Commissions are clearly
By using ShoppingGives and any affiliated applications you have agreed to the Terms and Conditions as stated in this agreement (Agreement). Organizations (Organizations), Admins (Admins), Earners (Earners), and Supporters (Supporters) agree to not use ShoppingGives in a fraudulent or illegal way. ShoppingGives reserves the right to suspend accounts (Accounts, Account) and hold all monies earned. ShoppingGives may update this Agreement at any time, in whole or in part, without prior notice. By signing up you agree that when shopping or donating to a fundraiser, the organization admin and other affiliated organizations from that fundraiser will receive your full name, email address, and contribution value. ShoppingGives may reject or terminate a fundraiser for any reason in its sole discretion.
Cash Back Donations
When purchases are made by linking from an organization’s shopping portal, a predetermined percentage of that sale will be given to the organization as a commission for driving a sale for that merchant, referred to on the site as “Donation Value.” Some merchants may exclude a limited number of products from being eligible for Cash Back Donations. Cash Back Donations are only earned if the purchase is made during the same shopping session after clicking a link from an organization’s shopping portal. If a supporter visits other sites before finalizing a purchase or uses a coupon not provided from ShoppingGives, a Cash Back Donation, may not be eligible. If a supporter is shopping in a “Private Browser” or “Incognito” or if cookies have been disabled in any way for a browsing session, Cash Back Donations will not authenticate or be tracked properly.
By using ShoppingGives to directly donate money to an Organization using StripeTM, each donor represents that any donation you make is legal in your jurisdiction and that the donor is authorized to use the payment method that the donor has selected. As a donor, it is agreed that (i) Transaction Fees will be charged to the credit or debit card used through Stripe™; (ii) all donations are final and non-refundable.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold ShoppingGives and its affiliates, if any, officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, costs, liabilities, losses
1. DISCLAIMER. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE USING THE SITE AND THE SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITE, THE SITE INFORMATION
2. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY. SHOPPINGGIVES, ITS AFFILIATES AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, IF ANY, AND ITS THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, SUPPLIERS, AND VENDORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THESE TERMS, ANY DONATIONS THROUGH THE SITE, YOUR ACCESS TO OR INABILITY TO ACCESS THE SITE OR ITS SERVICES OR THE SITE INFORMATION, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION FOR VIRUSES ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICES, YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE SERVICES, THE SITE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH THIRD PARTY SITES LINKED TO SITE, REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF CLAIM OR THE NATURE OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL SHOPPINGGIVES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR MORE THAN FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00). YOU AND SHOPPINGGIVES AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE TERMS, THE SITE OR SERVICE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU RESIDE.
3. RELEASE. YOU HEREBY AGREE TO RELEASE SHOPPINGGIVES, ITS AFFILIATES
4. Security of the Site. ShoppingGives maintains reasonable safeguards and personnel policies that are designed to guard the site, the services, our systems and our volunteers’, fundraisers’, donors’ and Charities’ information. For example, for the security of your online visit to the site, ShoppingGives may make use of firewall barriers, encryption techniques and/or authentication procedures. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure. As a result, while ShoppingGives strives to protect your information, it cannot ensure or warrant the security of any Content you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. In the event of a breach of the confidentiality or security of your personal information, ShoppingGives will notify you as necessary so you can take appropriate protective steps. Unless you indicate otherwise, we may notify you under such circumstances using the email address you provided to us when you registered with the site.
You and ShoppingGives must abide by the following rules: (i) ANY CLAIMS BROUGHT BY YOU OR SHOPPINGGIVES MUST BE BROUGHT IN THE PARTIES’ INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING; (ii) THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S CLAIMS, MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING, AND MAY NOT AWARD CLASS-WIDE RELIEF; (iii) in the event that you are able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to costs of litigation, ShoppingGives will pay as much of your filing and hearing fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive as compared to the cost of litigation; (iv) ShoppingGives also reserves the right in its sole and exclusive discretion to assume responsibility for all of the costs of the arbitration; (v) the arbitrator shall honor claims of privilege and privacy recognized at law; (vi) the arbitration shall be confidential, and neither you nor we may disclose the existence, content or results of any arbitration, except as may be required by law or for the purposes of enforcement of the arbitration award; (vii) the arbitrator may award any individual relief or individual remedies that are permitted by applicable law; and (viii) each side pays its own attorneys’ fees and expenses unless there is a statutory provision that requires the prevailing party to be paid its fees and litigation expenses, and then in such instance, the fees and costs awarded shall be determined by applicable law. The arbitral proceedings, and all pleadings and written evidence will be in the English language. Any written evidence originally in a language other than English will be submitted in English translation accompanied by the original or true copy thereof. The English language version will control. The arbitrator shall issue a written award and statement of decision describing the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based, including the calculation of any damages awarded. The arbitrator will not have authority to award damages in excess of the amount, or other than the types, allowed by these terms. Judgment on the award of the arbitrator may be entered by any court of competent jurisdiction. The arbitrator also shall be authorized to grant any temporary, preliminary or permanent equitable remedy or relief it deems just and equitable and within the scope of the Terms, including, without limitation, an injunction or order for specific performance. The arbitration award shall be final and binding upon the parties without appeal or review except as permitted by Illinois law or United States federal law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either you or ShoppingGives may bring an individual action in small claims court. Further, claims of defamation, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and infringement or misappropriation of the other party’s patent, copyright, trademark, or trade secret shall not be subject to this arbitration agreement. Such claims shall be exclusively brought in the state or federal courts located in Illinois. Additionally, notwithstanding this agreement to arbitrate, either party may seek emergency equitable relief before the state or federal courts located in Illinois, in order to maintain the status quo pending arbitration, and hereby agree to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Illinois for such purpose. A request for interim measures shall not be deemed a waiver of the right to arbitrate. Modification of the Terms. In ShoppingGives’ sole discretion, we may unilaterally amend or modify these terms or any other documents referenced herein at any time by posting on the site. The date of the most recent revision will appear at the top of this page. If ShoppingGives has a working email contact for you and the changes to the terms are material, ShoppingGives may notify you of such changes by sending you an email to the address you have provided to us. ShoppingGives encourages you to review these terms periodically for any updates or changes. Any amended or modified terms will be effective upon posting, at the time set forth in an email notice to you or as otherwise decided in ShoppingGives’ sole discretion and as posted to the site. Continued use of the site constitutes acceptance of any modified terms and conditions. Additional Terms. ShoppingGives also reserves the right to post, from time to time, additional rules of usage that apply to specific parts of the site, which may be posted in the relevant parts of the site, and will be identified clearly and conspicuously. For example, ShoppingGives may post additional rules to participate in a promotion. Your continued use of the site constitutes your agreement to comply with these additional rules. Those terms will control in the event of any conflict with these terms.
Organizations will receive payment of Cash Back Donations as long as your account is active and has all required information established for payments. We require a valid e-mail address, Legal Name, organization information, and a valid postal address for