Terms and Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Use of the Site and the products and services offered (referred to collectively as the “Services”), is subject to the following legal terms and conditions (“Terms”), which are effective and binding between you and the Entrepreneurship Foundation, Inc. (“EF”).

This website is provided by EF’s third party service provider, Sponsorcraft Ltd (creator of Hubbub.net), which has no contractual relationship with you, except in relation to any third party rights which Sponsorcraft Ltd may enforce under this contract. Your attention is drawn to the paragraphs entitled “Fund-raising” and “Payments and fees.”

DEFINITIONS.

  • “Creator” means any registered user involved in a Project.
  • “Project” means any Project approved by a participating organization and posted on the Site.
  • “Sponsor” means any entity or individual contributing financially to a Project.
  • “Content” means any content, including (but not limited to) videos, audio clips, text, software, pictures and other features and information uploaded to the Site in accordance with the Terms.
  • “Site” means https:// EF.hubbub.net.
  • “Affiliate” means any NGO, college, university, business incubator, accelerator, or an association or other affinity group licensed and authorized by EF to offer the Crowdfunding Services to its members.
  • “Administrator” means the individual authorized by an Affiliate to act as its representative to EF and to curate the Affiliate’s pages on the Site.

ACCEPTANCE.

By using the Site, you (Affiliate, Administrator, Creator, Sponsor, or other user of the Site) confirm that you accept the Terms and that you agree to comply with them.

ADMINISTRATOR AUTHORITY.

Affiliates and their Administrator(s) shall have the right to a unique page and subdomain (e.g. – http://EF.Hubbub.net/Oxford) where all Projects sanctioned by the Affiliate will be posted. Affiliates and Administrators may add their own filters and eligibility criteria for Creators and Projects, and shall enjoy the same rights as EF to reject, edit or remove Projects from the pages it curates.

ELIGIBILITY TO USE THIS SITE.

The Services are available only to individuals who are at least 18 years old. You represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract, and that all registration information you submit is truthful and correct.

EF reserves the right to a) refuse the Services to anyone at any time without notice and for any reason; and (b) change its eligibility criteria at any time without notice and for any reason.

CONDUCT.

You agree to use the Site and all Services responsibly and legally. Under the Terms you are prohibited from taking any action in relation to your use of the Services which:

  • infringes any patent, trade mark, copyright, or right of any other person or entity;
  • is false, misleading or inaccurate;
  • is obscene, offensive, or unlawful in any way;
  • results in software viruses, worms or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access the Site. You are responsible for using virus protection software.

REGISTRATION.

In order to use parts of the Services, you are required to register and select a password and “User name”.

FUND-RAISING.

EF shall not be liable for your interactions with any organizations, Sponsors or individuals. This includes, but is not limited to, delivery of goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with listings on the Site.

EF does not exercise control over the timings or performance of Projects in any way; does not warrant that Sponsors’ pledges will be used for any particular purpose; and is not responsible for any misuse of Sponsors’ pledges.

EF is not responsible for any damage or loss incurred as a result of any such dealings in relation to the Projects or otherwise.

EF is under no obligation to become involved in disputes among Sponsors, Creators and Administrators, or any third party. In the event of a dispute, you agree not to pursue EF, its officers, employees, agents, Sponsorcraft Ltd or successors in relation to any claims arising out of or related to such disputes and agree that EF, its officers, employees, agents, Sponsorcraft Ltd and successors are exempt from and not subject to such claims.

Creators are solely responsible for fulfilling obligations both implied and stated in any Project they create. EF reserves the right to remove a Project from the Services and cancel all associated Sponsors' pledges at any time for any reason. Creators may initiate refunds at their own discretion. Neither EF nor Sponsorcraft Ltd is responsible for issuing refunds for funds that have been collected by Creators.

PAYMENTS AND FEES. All funds are collected for Creators via PayPal. Neither EF nor Sponsorcraft Ltd is responsible for the performance or fairness of PayPal. Given the occasional failures of some credit cards, neither EF nor Sponsorcraft Ltd can guarantee the full receipt of the funds raised.

EF will transfer to Creators sponsorship monies collected, less a processing fee of 6% + $.30 per transaction, in a timely manner following the conclusion of the fundraising period.

Affiliates may elect to have all net Sponsor proceeds remitted to the Affiliate entity, for redistribution to individual Creators. A possible reason for doing this may be that the Affiliate requires a Creator to meet additional criteria, such as opening a commercial bank account or establishing an LLC or other legal entity. If an Affiliate chooses to distribute Sponsor proceeds to Creators, this should be clearly indicated on the Affiliate’s own website and curated page of the EF.Hubbub.net page, along with the supplemental accomplishments that must be met (to satisfaction of Administrator) for funds to be released to a Creator.

In the event that EF, PayPal, the participating organization, or any other relevant entity such as a court of law deems that a chargeback is necessary, the Creator assumes the responsibility for all fees and chargebacks as appropriate and will deal directly with PayPal in such cases as required to ensure the issue is resolved.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES.

The Services may contain links to other websites or resources on the Internet. You acknowledge that EF is not responsible or liable for the content or any aspect of such third party websites and you use them at your own risk.

CONTENT.

You acknowledge that all Content which you may have access to as part of, or through your use of, the Services are the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated.

You should be aware that Content presented to you as part of the Services may be protected by intellectual property rights which are owned by those who provide Content (or by other persons or companies on their behalf). You may not modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on this Content (either in whole or in part) unless you have been specifically told in writing that you may do so by the owners of that Content.

By using the Services you may be exposed to Content that you may find offensive, indecent or objectionable and that, in this respect, you use the Services at your own risk.

LICENSE.

EF gives you a personal, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the Services in the manner permitted by the Terms. Use, reproduction, modification, distribution or storage of any part of the Services (including any Content) is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from EF.

You may not (and you may not permit anyone else to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, decompile or otherwise attempt to extract the source code of any part of the Services.

You may not assign (or grant a sub-license of) your rights to use the Services, or otherwise transfer any part of your rights to use, or obligations in relation to, the Services.

CONTENT LICENSE FROM YOU.

You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying the Content you give EF a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on, or through, the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling EF to display, distribute and promote the Services.

You agree that EF, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Services to our users, may make such changes to your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to the technical requirements of connecting networks, devices, services or media.

You confirm and warrant to EF that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the above license.

COPYRIGHT ISSUES.

It is EF's policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable international intellectual property law and to terminate the accounts of infringers.

You must not reproduce our logo or intellectual property without our express written permission.

If you wish to make an inquiry or report a copyright infringement, you can do so by contacting us either by post to do so by contacting us at Entrepreneurship Foundation Inc.. 425 Katona Drive, Fairfield CT 06824-4048 or Roer@EntrepreneurshipFoundation.org.

INDEMNIFICATION.

In the event that any action you take in relation to the Services constitutes an infringement by you or anyone else using your account of any intellectual property rights whatsoever, or constitutes defamation or the abuse of another user’s privacy, or if you are a Creator and you fail to make any refund which should be made resulting in EF or Sponsorcraft Ltd suffering reputational or other damage, and such action results in claims, liabilities and expenses relating to such action, you shall defend, indemnify and hold unaccountable EF, its employees, directors, Sponsorcraft Ltd and all other parties associated with EF from such claims, liabilities and expenses.

GOVERNING LAW.

The laws of the State of Connecticut and the United States.

Each of the paragraphs of the Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.

Where the words "in writing" appear in the Terms, this includes email.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2016