the individual user of the iGive.com service, not advertisers, sponsors,
or causes. An individual who signs up with iGive.com becomes a member
and enters willingly into this agreement. Members list causes for their
own use, and for the use of other members.
Monies are earned by members and are credited to members' accounts, and
then disbursed from their accounts to their selected cause(s). iGive.com
is providing a service to its members, not to causes. Any taxes on
this are the responsibility of the member.
The member understands
that iGive.com uses its commercially reasonable best efforts to present
various online merchants to the member, and enables the member to designate
a commission specified on the iGive.com site on purchases from the iGive.com
merchants to the member's account, for later disbursement to the member's
selected cause. ("iGive.com merchants" are defined as any merchant currently
participating as a merchant in the Mall at www.iGive.com.) An iGive.com
member understands that to earn that rebate on purchases, the member must
start their shopping at the Mall at www.iGive.com or through an iGive.com
Newsletter. The member also understands that iGive.com seeks to find
paying advertisers who wish to reach the member for the purpose of showing
the member ads or selling merchandise. The member agrees that the advertised
proceeds resulting from their donation-generating activities will be delivered
by iGive.com to the member's account, for later disbursement to a qualified
organization designated by the member or the member themselves. iGive.com
will never deduct commissions or fees from the advertised donation rates.
Alternatively, advertisers may use iGive.com as an agent to forward donations
to the member's selected cause. iGive.com makes no representations
as to its success or failure in these endeavors.
iGive.com is commissioned
by the member; the terms of the commission may change upon thirty days notice
to the member. This agreement lasts for 99 years, and is cancelable
upon 30 days notice by either party. You must remain a member (which
includes providing us a valid e-mail address at which we're allowed to contact
you) for at least 2 months after signing up for a sign up "bonus"
(if any) to be paid to your selected cause. See active member below.
iGive.com will not
disclose "personally identifiable" information regarding its members
to any third party without the member's explicit permission, except as may
be required by law or action of a court of competent jurisdiction.
Notice to members may
be made by posting information on the iGive.com Web site or via e-mail.
Members may give notice to iGive.com by e-mailing: info@iGive.com
the right to refuse any membership, advertiser, advertisements, or recipient
iGive.com or an advertiser
may limit the number of ads a member may get credit for viewing during any
given time period. This limit may change without prior notice, and
it will be posted in this paragraph.
that the economic basis of iGive.com is delivering real transactions, and/or
real persons viewing real ads to advertisers. Any action by the member
that undermines that basis may disqualify the member and his or her viewing
activity. All of a member's earnings or rebates may be disqualified,
at the sole discretion of iGive.com, if the member attempts (1) to use iGive.com
through any means other than through participating sign-up pages; (2) to
disrupt iGive.com or circumvent the terms and conditions of this Agreement;
(3) to use automated means to create entries/registrations; (4) register
on behalf of another person; (5) provide false or unverifiable information
to iGive.com; or (6) sign up multiple times. And, if any of the above
or other attempts to defraud advertisers or iGive.com occur, iGive.com reserves
the right to remedy any such action, disruption or circumvention in a manner,
determined solely by iGive.com, that is fair and equitable to other members,
advertisers, and nonprofits. iGive.com may not give notice in such an instance.
All information posted and received is subject to final audit.
Member may take advantage
of the Mall at iGive.com (the Mall). Member understands that iGive.com will
use its best efforts to collect a rebate from the Mall merchants, and remit
any and all advertised proceeds resulting from the member's donation-generating
activities to the member's account, for later disbursement to a selected
cause or to the member. Payment to the selected cause or to the member is
contingent on receipt of payment from the merchant.
An iGive.com member
must be at least 13 years old.
Being an active iGive.com member is important, because that generates the
revenues that allow us to funnel money to our members' favorite causes.
iGive.com defines an active member as a member who a) receives our weekly
e-mail newsletters or visits the iGive.com site (Home page) at least twice
a month (in two different weeks), and/or b) has made a purchase from an
iGive.com merchant at least once in the last 60 days. A member must
remain active for at least 60 days after his or her initial registration
for any initial donation or promotion to become effective.
iGive.com performs a service for its members, and is not qualified to offer
tax advice on the deductibility of any donation made by the member.
This service allows the rebate provided by the merchant to the member to
meet the structural qualifications of the IRS code, so that if donor and
donee are qualified, the donation may be taken by the member. The rebate
(of monies paid by the member to the merchant) provided by the merchant
transfers to the control of the member, and the member voluntarily determines
whether or not to donate that money, and whether or not to donate it to
an organization to which donations are "deductible", as defined
by the Internal Revenue Service under code 170.
Donations made by iGive.com or the member as a result of activities other
than purchasing are not deductible.
Your registration bonus and other members' bonuses are prepayments of any
money we might owe your cause from members' shopping and other activities.
Amounts you earn for your favorite cause from your shopping or other activity
at iGive.com will first be used to pay us back for those prepayments, then
sent to your cause. You must remain both an active iGive.com member
for at least 60 days after your initial registration in order for any initial
donation or registration bonus to become effective. See point 11 for
the active member definition.
Using iGive. Using iGive
is defined as the member having our software download (the iGive Toolbar, Shopping Window, or iGive
Button) installed on the computer(s) they use to purchase goods and services on the
Internet and the software is successfully connecting with the iGive servers.
Successfully connecting means that the software is receiving updates, and
correctly responding to the member's internet surfing activity.
This document was last edited on 1/28/11.