These Terms must be read together with any Terms and Conditions specific to a particular event (Event Terms) which are located on the fundraising page for that event. If there is any conflict between these Terms and any Event Terms, then these Terms will prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.
The Platform is an online fundraising facility. ST-IF acts as agent of the Not-For-Profit Organisations (NFPs) and other users of the Platform facilities (Other Clients) (Other Clients and NFPs together and each a Beneficiary) with limited authority adequate to facilitate the collection, accounting and payment of funds raised. ST-IF is limited to the delivery of online services and consequential accounting. Beneficiaries and Users are given access to functionality that enables them to create fundraising campaigns, build web pages and contact their networks. All such actions are the actions of the relevant Beneficiary or User. As a general proposition, ST-IF accepts no liability whatsoever for the actions of Beneficiaries or Users on the Platform.
ST-IF accepts no liability for ensuring that any Beneficiary applies the proceeds received from a donation in any particular way. If a User is dissatisfied with a Beneficiary's use of any donation the User makes through the Platform, the User should contact that Beneficiary directly.
ST-IF offers flexible fee options. Under the standard fee arrangement, ST-IF charges a one-off registration fee of $25, and a service fee between 15-20% (depending on the plan of the Beneficiary and where donation is facilitated) for its services. The fee is deducted from gross donations collected on behalf of the Beneficiary.
ST-IF also recovers credit card processing fees from the gross donations. These are currently at the market rate of 1.1% (inc gst) + $0.20 (inc gst) per transaction for Visa & Master Card, and 1.98% (inc gst) for American Express and 2.1% for Paypal (GST exempt). These fees are subject to change without notice. Transactions to multiple organisations in a transaction may incur an additional $0.20 fee per beneficiary.
If ST-IF provides services additional to the collection of donations through the Platform at the request of a Beneficiary, then fees for those specific services apply.
Any donation, purchases or other transactions made through the Platform by a User inserting that User’s credit card details is final and not disputable. Where there has been an unauthorised use of a User’s credit card, and the unauthorised nature of that use is proved on the balance of probabilities, then the donation will be refunded unless it has already been credited to the relevant Beneficiary.
You may use the platform anonymously without registering. When you do this some information such as your IP address, location and site usage may be collected.
You must keep Your personal login information safe, private and secure at all times. This extends to:
Users who have registered with ST-IF may establish a fundraising page or pages (Personal Page) on the Platform to fundraise for a Beneficiary. All external funds raised by a User with a Personal Page must be donated exclusively through the Platform except for funds collected off-line.
Where a registered User builds a personal fundraising page or Event in favour of a Beneficiary, the Beneficiary must be first registered on the Website. The creation by a User of a Personal Page, Event or Microsite in no way implies the endorsement of the fundraising or other activity promoted on the page by ST-IF or the Beneficiary.
ST-IF reserves the right to delete, close or suspend a Personal Page, and/or Event at its discretion. Also if a Beneficiary or Event Organiser gives ST-IF written notice that it deems a fundraising activity promoted on a Personal Page or Event to be inappropriate or unnecessarily dangerous or not desirable, ST-IF will use its discretion to take appropriate action.
Where a User builds a Personal Page on the Platform, the User must ensure that the data, including without limitation all text, pictures, graphics, audio, video, images and other data or information uploaded to the Personal Page does not:
By creating this Fundraising Page You also agree abide by the Authorised Fundraiser's Code of Conduct (COC) or Fundraising Guidelines, which may also be located in Your "My Fundraising Page" area. If You are unaware of what these are then please contact Your Authorised Fundraiser for a copy. If You do not agree to abide by these conditions then You must not create a fundraising page, or if You have already created the page, delete it immediately.
ST-IF reserves the right to reject a registration application or terminate use of the Platform by a registered User without cause or any obligation to discuss the matter with that User. Without limiting the rights reserved in this clause, We may terminate the use of the Platform by a User if:
ST-IF will make reasonable commercial efforts to maintain the performance of the Platform and continue to deliver services to Users. Despite this clause, the User acknowledges and agrees that ST-IF cannot and does not guarantee continuous operation of the Platform or the integrity of the data stored or transmitted in or through the Platform or the public Internet. The disclaimer of warranties in this clause replaces all other representations or warranties, whether statutory, express or implied that may have been made by ST-IF or be found in these Terms or in the relationship between ST-IF and Users and all such representations and warranties that may be excluded at law are excluded.
The laws of the United Kingdom govern these Terms and Conditions.
If any provision in these Terms and Conditions is held invalid, then such provision (to the extent it is invalid) is deemed severed from these Terms and Conditions and the remainder will not be affected.
All prices are in United States Dollars.
Terms & Conditions updated March 2020