Note from Founders:
As a nonprofit, we strive to be as upfront and transparent as possible with the Activist platform. We do not want to hide anything deep in our Terms of Service. These are necessary for your protection and ours – for your protection against misuse and for our protection from the very few that will try to find any loophole to abuse the system. Please email us if you have any questions regarding the terms below, we’d be glad to offer any support or guidance in fully understanding the Activist platform.
In operating as a nonprofit organization, we hold ourselves to the highest of standards. Our goal is not to make money, it is to raise money. If you feel at any time we are acting out of line with our mission and values, please contact our Board of Directors.
Team Activist Board of Directors
20915 Monarch Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92663
Terms of Service are often overwhelming. Here is a summary of our Terms:
And the full Terms of Service:
Team Activist, Inc.
Team Activist provides member-based services (“Services”) on the Site. When you register to use these Services, you may be required to provide certain personally identifiable information about yourself. In providing such personally identifiable information, you agree to provide true, accurate and complete information about yourself, and to update the information when it changes. If you provide any information that is untrue or inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, or if Team Activist suspects that your information is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, then Team Activist may, in its sole discretion, suspend, terminate, or refuse future access to your membership in these Services.
By entering a donation amount (“Donation Amount”) and email address (if no account is already created) and selecting the Quick Pledge (“Quick Pledge”, “QuickPledge”, “QuickSupport” or “Quick”) button, you are agreeing to fulfill a donation equal to or greater than the Donation Amount upon completion of the associated Activist goal . A QuickPledge can be completed at any time before an Activist Goal is completed by providing all necessary payment information, at which point your pledge becomes a Full Pledge (“Full Pledge”, “FullPledge”, or “Full”). You agree to pay for all charges and fees incurred in connection with your QuickPledge.
By entering a donation amount (“Donation Amount”), and email address (if no account is already created) and selecting the Quick Pledge (“Quick Pledge”, “QuickPledge”, or “Quick”) button, you are agreeing to fulfill a donation equal to or greater than the Donation Amount upon successful completion of the associated Activist goal . A QuickPledge can be completed at any time before an Activist Goal is completed by providing all necessary payment information, at which point your pledge becomes a Full Pledge (“Full Pledge”, “FullPledge”, or “Full”). You agree to pay for all charges and fees incurred in connection with your Full Pledge and QuickPledge.
Supporter Membership – Being a Philanthropist
If you choose to upgrade your supporter status to become a member that provides consistent support (a “Philanthropist”), your credit card will be kept on file. This is to allow for Quick Pledging without later action. Any pledges made, Quick or Full, will trigger to donations when the supported Activist Goal is completed and your credit card will be charged for your pledge amount. You agree to pay for all charges and fees incurred in connection with your username and password for the Team Activist Philanthropist account. All donations are final. No refund will be given. A receipt of your donation will be provided after successful payment processing and a year-end receipt will be provided for your tax deduction purposes.
Team Activist, Inc. currently offers two methods of fulfilling a pledge. The first option is to send a check made out Team Activist, Inc. and sent to:
Team Activist, Inc.
20915 Monarch Lane
Huntington Beach, Ca 92646
You are responsible for supplying the envelope and paying postage. Team Activist, Inc. will deposit all checks within 7 days from receiving the donation. Zero fees are associated (beyond sending donation) with this payment method.
Team Activist, Inc. also offers using credit card as as a method to fulfill your donation. Team Activist, Inc. uses BrainTree to process all credit card payments. BrainTree offers a nonprofit rate of 2.7% + $0.30 per transaction. By using the Site, you agree to all of BrainTree Terms of Service. Team Activist, Inc. will not keep on record any credit card numbers unless instructed to do so (See Supporter Membership above).
Increasing Donation Total to Cover Fees
When completing a pledge, an option to increase your total donation to cover payment processing fees will be offered. If selected, your donation amount will increase to a higher amount (“New Donation Amount”) so that after payment processing fees have been removed, your final donation will be your full pledge amount. Team Activist receives these additional funds. Example: If you pledge to donate $100 and choose to use credit card to pay and select to increase your donation total to cover payment processing fees, your fully tax-deductible donation amount will be $103.08. The formula used to calculate this higher amount is as follow:
$X = New Donation Amount
$Y = original donation amount
$X = ($Y + $0.30) / 0.973
All donations completed using the Activist platform are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by US law.
8¢ for All Charity
Team Activist retains 8¢ of every dollar donated. This covers all payment processing fees. This operating capital is used to develop the Services (Activist platform) and pay for anything related to offering the Services. Additional donations are accepted and much appreciated. Team Activist is required by law to make public all 990 filing. We, as an organization, choose to make public ALL filings, beginning with our Articles of Incorporation. You can find them on our transparency page.
Donation Aggregation and Disbursing
Team Activist, Inc. collects all donations pertaining to a given Activist goal and send one collective donation to the charity selected in a given Activist goal 30 days after the goal completion date. A receipt of donation will be provided at this time.
Profile Data; Account Security
In consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any profile forms on the Site (“Profile Data”); (b) maintain the security of your password and identification; (c) maintain and promptly update the Profile Data, and any other information you provide to us, to keep it accurate, current and complete; and (d) be fully responsible for all use of your account and for any actions that take place using your account.
Proprietary Rights in Site Content; Limited License
Trademarks, Logos, and Images
The trademarks, logos, images, and service marks (collectively the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Site are registered and unregistered Trademarks of Team Activist and others. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Site without the written permission of Team Activist or such third party that may own the Trademarks displayed on the Site (such third parties consisting of, but not limited to, partner charities). Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on the Site, or any other content on the Site, except as provided in these Terms of Service, is strictly prohibited. You are also advised that we will aggressively enforce our intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including seeking of criminal prosecution.
The Services and the Site are available to you for your personal, non-commercial use only. You represent, warrant and agree that no materials of any kind submitted through your account or otherwise posted, transmitted, or shared by you on or through the Services will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary rights or contain libelous, defamatory or otherwise unlawful material.
In addition, you agree not to use the Services or the Site to (i) harvest or collect contact information of other Users from the Services or the Site for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications; (ii) upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or any other form of solicitation; (iii) register for more than one User account, register for a User account on behalf of an individual other than yourself, or register for a User account on behalf of any group or entity; (iv) impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your age or your affiliation with any person or entity; (v) upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make publicly available on the Site any private information of any third party; (vi) solicit personal information from anyone under 18 or solicit passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes; (vii) use the Services or the Site in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Site; or (viii) upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that, in the sole judgment of Company, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Site, or which may expose Company or its Users to any harm or liability of any type.
User Content Posted on the Site
When you post User Content to the Site, you authorize and direct us to make such copies thereof as we deem necessary in order to facilitate the posting and storage of the User Content on the Site. By posting User Content to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. Team Activist will ask for your explicit permission before doing any of the above in this section. You may remove your User Content from the Site at any time. If you choose to remove your User Content, the license granted above will automatically expire, however you acknowledge that the Company may retain archived copies of your User Content. Team Activist does not assert any ownership over your User Content; rather, as between us and you, subject to the rights granted to us in these Terms, you retain full ownership of all of your User Content and any intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights associated with your User Content.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others and we prohibit Users from uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting on the Site or Services any materials that violate another party’s intellectual property rights. When we receive proper Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement as described below, we promptly remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material and terminate the accounts of repeat infringers as described herein in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If you believe that any material on the Site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may send a written notification of such infringement to our Designated Agent. Please see below for more information on how to report infringement of your copyright.
Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement
If you believe that your own copyrighted work is accessible on the Site or Services in violation of your copyright, you may provide our Designated Agent with a written communication as set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), 17 U.S.C. ? 512(c)(3) that contains substantially the following information:
You may submit your Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement by sending it to our Designated Agent by mail, or E-Mail as set forth below:
Team Activist Designated Copyright Agent
20915 Monarch Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92663
Please note that you may be liable for damages, including court costs and attorneys fees, if you materially misrepresent that content on the Site and/or Services is copyright infringing. Filing a false form on this page constitutes perjury.
Upon receiving a proper Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement as described in this Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement section we will remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material and promptly notify the alleged infringer of your claim. We also will advise the alleged infringer of the DMCA statutory Counter Notification procedure described below in Repeat Infringer Policy by which the alleged infringer may respond to your claim and request that we restore this material.
Repeat Infringer Policy
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law, Company has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at Company’s sole discretion, members who are deemed to be repeat infringers. Company may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Site and/or terminate the memberships of any Users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
Third Party Websites and Content
The Site contains (or you may be sent through the Site or the Services) links to other web sites (“Third Party Sites”) as well as articles, photographs, text, graphics, pictures, designs, music, sound, video, information, applications, software and other content or items belonging to or originating from third parties (the “Third Party Applications, Software or Content”). We do not investigate, monitor or review such Third Party Sites and Third Party Applications, Software or Content, and we are not responsible for any Third Party Sites accessed through the Site or any Third Party Applications, Software or Content posted on, available through or installed from the Site, including the content, accuracy, offensiveness, opinions, reliability, privacy practices or other policies of or contained in the Third Party Sites or the Third Party Applications, Software or Content. Inclusion of, linking to or permitting the use or installation of any Third Party Site or any Third Party Applications, Software or Content does not imply approval or endorsement thereof by us. If you decide to leave the Site and access the Third Party Sites or to use or install any Third Party Applications, Software or Content, you do so at your own risk and you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Site or relating to any applications you use or install from the site. We reserve the right in our sole discretion and without notice to: (i) terminate any and all links to this Site from any Third Party Site, (ii) terminate any and all links from this Site to any Third Party Site and/or (iii) terminate any Third Party Site made available or accessible via this Site and remove any online posting thereof.
Offer of Rewards/Gifts
From time to time, we or third parties may offer rewards or gifts (“Rewards”). These rewards are available exclusively for residents of the continental United States and are not available to residents of Hawaii, Alaska or foreign countries. The Rewards are discretionary, and we or any third party offering Rewards has the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Rewards, in whole or in part for any reason, at our sole discretion. We or any third party may, among other things: (a) increase or decrease the threshold required to redeem a specific Reward; (b) withdraw, limit, modify, or cancel any Reward; (c) limit the Rewards available; or (d) change conditions of participation, rules for earning, redeeming, retaining, or forfeiting Rewards, or rules governing the use of specific Rewards.
You agree that we will not be liable to you or any third-party for (a) our or any third party’s participation in or withdrawal from the Site that may result in cancellation of a Reward, nor (b) any modification or discontinuance of the Rewards, in whole or in part. If we terminate your membership for any reason, you will become ineligible to receive any Rewards from us or a third party and any pending shipments of Rewards will be cancelled.
In case of fraud or abuse involving Rewards, we or any third party will have the right to take appropriate administrative and/or legal action, including but not limited to revocation/cancellation of the Reward and/or termination of your membership with us. The awarding of Rewards is void where prohibited by law.
Acceptance of Rewards/Gifts
By accepting Rewards, you agree to release us from any and all liability for injury, accident, loss, claim, expense or damages sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, or use of any Reward received. We are not responsible for any actions you take which violate third-party rules or regulations that may prohibit you from receiving a Reward through this Site. It is your responsibility to read applicable governing body rules, such as those promulgated by the NCAA or your local school district, to determine whether or not your receipt of a Reward will violate any rules or regulations applicable to you. For the sake of explanation, NCAA Division I Rule 12.1.2 states: “An individual loses amateur status and thus shall not be eligible for intercollegiate competition in a particular sport if the individual: (a) Uses his or her athletics skill (directly or indirectly) for pay in any form in that sport…” If you are a Division 1 athlete we recommend that you speak with your university’s governing athletic body to determine whether acceptance of a Reward through the Site violates NCAA Division 1 rules.
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Activist Users. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users.
Team Activist is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate User Content or Site Content posted on the Site or in connection with the Services, whether caused by Users of the Site or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Services.
Team Activist is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any User of the Site or Services.
The Services may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. Team Activist assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, communications. Team Activist is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to Users and/or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the Site or the Services. Under no circumstances will Team Activist be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from anyone’s use of the Site or the Services, any Site Content or User Contest, or any interactions between Users of the Site, whether online or offline. THE SITE, THE SERVICES AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS”. TEAM ACTIVIST DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. TEAM ACTIVIST CANNOT GUARANTEE AND DOES NOT PROMISE ANY SPECIFIC RESULTS FROM USE OF THE SITE AND/OR THE SERVICES.
Limitation on Liability
Except in jurisdictions where such provisions are restricted, in no event will Team Activist be liable to you or any third person for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including lost profits arising from your use of the site or the services, even if Team Activist has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, Team Activist’s liability to you for any cause whatsoever, and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the amount donated, if any, by you to Team Activist for the services during the term of membership.
Governing Law; Venue and Jurisdiction