Our terms of service describe what AcadaFund does for you and what we require of you as a user.
We may amend the terms and conditions of this Agreement from time to time. Amended terms will be posted on our Site. Except as stated in this Agreement, in a Policy, or as otherwise notified to you, all amended terms will automatically be effective immediately. Your continued use of the Service following the posting of any changes to the Terms and Conditions constitutes acceptance of those changes. If you do not agree with such changes to this Agreement (or any of our Policies), you must terminate your membership with AcadaFund. If, after any such changes to this Agreement or any of our Policies you continue to be a member of our Site, you will be considered by us to have accepted the varied terms as part of the Agreement.
In this Agreement where the context permits a reference to “you” includes anyone acting on your behalf or with your express or implied authority. A reference to this Agreement includes the Policies, unless stated otherwise.
In these Terms, we refer to those raising funds as “Campaign Owners” and to their fundraising campaigns as “Campaigns.” We refer to those contributing funds as “Contributors” or “Donors” and to the funds they contribute as “Contributions” or “Donations”. Campaign Owners, Contributors and other visitors to the Service are referred to collectively as “Users.”
AcadaFund is an online crowdfunding Platform for students and schools seeking to raise funds for projects in their school and to contribute to the Campaigns of others. AcadaFund is not directly involved in the transaction between campaign owners and campaign contributors. As a result, AcadaFund makes no representations about the quality, safety, morality or legality of any Campaign, or Contribution or the truth or accuracy of content posted on the Service. AcadaFund does not represent that Contributions will be used as described in the Campaign. AcadaFund cannot guarantee the true identity, age, and nationality of a member. You agree that AcadaFund is a Platform and as such is not responsible or liable for any content, for example, data, text, information, graphics, images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items, and links posted by you, other members, or outside parties on AcadaFund. Users use the Service at their own risk.
You are not eligible to use the Service without consent if you are under 18 years of age. If you are between the ages of 13 and 17, you can use the Service with the consent and supervision of your parent, legal guardian or school teacher who is at least 18 years old, provided that your parent, legal guardian or teacher also agrees to be bound by the Terms and agrees to be responsible for your use of the Service. You are not eligible to use the Service if you have previously been suspended from using the Service for any reason and we have not explicitly authorized you to resume using the Service. We reserve the right to refuse use of the Service to anyone and to reject, cancel, interrupt, remove or suspend a Campaign at any time for any reason without liability.
You are responsible for all of your activity in connection with the Service. You shall not, and should not permit any third party using your account to, take any action, or Submit Content, that:
•infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other right of any other person or entity, or violates any law or contract;
•you know is false, misleading, or inaccurate;
•is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libellous, deceptive, fraudulent, tortious, obscene, offensive, profane, or invasive of another’s privacy;
•constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material or any junk mail, spam, or chain letters;
•contains software viruses or any other computer codes, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, limit, or interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any system, data, password, or other information of the Company or any third party;
•is made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or
•impersonates any person or entity, including any employee or representative of the Company.
Additionally, you shall not: (i) take any action that imposes or may impose (as determined by the Company in its sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Company’s or its third-party providers’ infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any activities conducted on the Service; (iii) bypass any measures the Company may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service (or other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to the Service); (iv) run Maillist, Listserv, or any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Service; or (v) use manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to “crawl” or “spider” any page of the Site.
You shall not directly or indirectly: (i) decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Service, except to the extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction; (ii) modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Service; or (iii) copy, rent, lease, distribute, or otherwise transfer any of the rights that you receive hereunder. You shall abide by all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations.
Campaign Creators agree to not abuse other users’ personal information. Abuse is defined as using personal information for any purpose other than those explicitly specified in the Campaign Creator’s Campaign, or is not related to fulfilling delivery of a product or service explicitly specified in the Campaign Creator’s Campaign.
Your registration will be effective when you have followed the registration procedure described in this Agreement. You shall not use as a User ID, domain name, or project name any name or term that (i) is the name of another person, with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) is subject to any rights of another person, without appropriate authorization; or (iii) is offensive, vulgar, or obscene. The Company reserves the right in its sole discretion to refuse registration of or cancel a User ID, domain name, and project name. You are solely responsible for activity that occurs on your account and shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password for the Site. You shall never use another User account without the other User’s express permission. You will immediately notify the Company in writing of any unauthorized use of your account, or other known account-related security breach.
When you register for an Account or use our Services, any information you provide must be true, accurate and complete.
In certain circumstances, we may have legal obligations (such as under anti-money laundering laws) to check your identity before you can use our Services or to stop you using any of our Services (in whole or in part) temporarily or permanently. We will let you know we are doing so unless prevented by law from telling you.
You agree to provide any additional information which we may reasonably request and to answer truthfully and completely any questions we may reasonably ask you in order to verify your identity.
We grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to use the Service subject to your eligibility and your continued compliance with these Terms.
Campaign Owners are not permitted to create a Campaign to raise funds for illegal activities, to cause harm to people or property, or to scam others. If you know that your Campaign is claiming to do the impossible or it’s just plain phony, don’t post it. You must comply with all applicable laws and regulations in carrying out your Campaign, offering Perks and using Contributions.
Campaign Owners are not permitted to offer or provide any of the following as a Perk:
any form of capital, equity or other similar ownership interest in a company or venture;
any form of financial incentive;
alcohol or any other controlled substance;
weapons, ammunition, and related accessories;
any form of lottery or gambling;
items promoting hate, discrimination, personal injury, death, damage, or destruction to property; or
any item (a) prohibited by applicable law to possess or distribute, (b) that would cause you to violate applicable law if you were to distribute it, or (c) that would cause you to infringe or violate another person’s rights if you were to distribute it.
AcadaFund is not a place for hatred, abuse, disrespect, profanity, meanness, harassment, or spam. Do not:
use the Service to promote violence, degradation, subjugation, discrimination or hatred against individuals or groups based on race, ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity;
post images or videos that are sexually explicit or post links to sites that contain sexually explicit material or show people or animals being hurt or degraded;
spam the comments sections or other Users with offers of goods and services or inappropriate messages;
engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the proper working of the Service or any activities conducted on the Service; or take any action that imposes, in AcadaFund’s sole discretion, an unreasonable load on AcadaFund’s infrastructure.
We reserve the right to remove Campaigns and terminate User accounts for such activities.
As a Contributor, you are solely responsible for asking questions and investigating Campaigns to the extent you feel is necessary before you make a Contribution. All Contributions are made voluntarily and at your sole discretion and risk. AcadaFund doesn’t guarantee that Contributions will be used as promised, or that the Campaign will achieve its goals. AcadaFund does not endorse, guarantee, make representations, or provide warranties for or about the quality, safety, morality or legality of any Campaign, Contribution, or the truth or accuracy of content posted on the Service. You are solely responsible for determining how to treat your Contribution.
While using the Service, you may post photos, videos, text, graphics, logos artwork and other audio or visual materials (collectively, “User Content”). You grant AcadaFund and our users a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use, publicly display, publicly perform, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works, and distribute your User Content on or in connection with the Service and our related marketing and promotional activities. As between you and AcadaFund, you continue to hold all ownership interest in your User Content. You represent and warrant that your User Content and our use of your User Content will not infringe any third party’s intellectual property rights, proprietary rights, privacy rights, confidentiality, rights of publicity or otherwise violate these Terms or applicable law.
The Service may permit you to link to other websites or resources on the internet, and other websites or resources may contain links to the Site. When you access third-party websites, you do so at your own risk.
Those other websites are not under the Company’s control, and you acknowledge that the Company is not liable for the content, functions, accuracy, legality, appropriateness, or any other aspect of those other websites or resources. The inclusion on another website of any link to the Site does not imply endorsement by or affiliation with the Company. You further acknowledge and agree that the Company shall not be liable for any damage related to the use of any content, goods, or services available through any third-party website or resource.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless AcadaFund, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies, and their officers, directors, employees, contractors and agents from and against any and all claims, causes of action, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees and costs) and all amounts paid in settlement arising from or relating to your use of the Service, breach of these Terms or violation of any law. AcadaFund may assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you have agreed to indemnify AcadaFund and you agree to assist and cooperate with
AcadaFund in the defense or settlement of any such matters.
AcadaFund has no fiduciary duty to you. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
AcadaFund (INCLUDING ITS AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUBCONTRACTORS OR LICENSORS) IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OR, IN ANY EVENT, FOR DAMAGES EXCEEDING ONE HUNDRED NAIRA (₦100). THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SECTION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF AcadaFund HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
For jurisdictions that do not allow us to limit our liability: Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement, if your jurisdiction has provisions specific to waiver or liability that conflict with the foregoing, then our liability is limited to the smallest extent possible by law.
This Agreement, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by AcadaFund without restriction or consent.
Termination may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with your account.
Accessing the Service is prohibited from territories where the Content is illegal. If you access the Service from other locations, you do so at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
By using the Services, you consent to receive from AcadaFund all communications including notices, agreements, legally required disclosures, or other information in connection with the Services (collectively, “Contract Notices”) electronically. AcadaFund may provide the electronic Contract Notices by posting them on the Site. If you desire to withdraw your consent to receive Contract Notices electronically, you must discontinue your use of the Services.
Donors should only contribute payments to AcadaFund.com users they personally know and trust. There are no refunds, for any reason. Donors assume the full risk of investigating and determining whether to donate. Under certain circumstances AcadaFund.com may, but is under no obligation to, seek the refund of Project Funding if a User misrepresents the Project or misuses the funds. You acknowledge and agree that all Contributions are between the Donor, the User, and the Processor only, and that AcadaFund.com is not responsible for Contribution transactions, including without limitation any personal or payment information you provide to the Processor. You agree that AcadaFund.com has the right, but not the obligation, in its sole discretion, to delay funding, withhold funding, reverse funding or otherwise refund money to Donors on behalf of Users.
You understand and agree that any attempt to make any charge back or otherwise reclaim or obtain a refund of or a credit against any fees paid for the service without first having obtained prior written consent to refund shall entitle AcadaFund to deactivate your account unless and/or until such time as the fees are repaid or a credit or refund is agreed with AcadaFund. Deactivation will include all access to the service.
We will cooperate with law enforcement authorities as required by law. We will cooperate with law enforcement agencies in any investigation of alleged illegal activity regarding the use of the Service when requested.
AcadaFund may alter these Terms at any time, so please review them frequently. If a material change is made, AcadaFund may notify you in the Service, by email, by means of a notice on our home page, or other places we think appropriate. A “material change” will be determined at AcadaFund’s sole discretion, in good faith, and using common sense and reasonable judgment.
If you have any questions about these Terms, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Website or complaints, please contact us at contact@AcadaFund.com