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TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd trading as TheGivingMachine™

Definitions:
Giver: An internet shopper who uses TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd to purchase goods via featured retailers on TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd website and supports their chosen beneficiaries.
Anonymous Giver: A giver who does not open an account, thereby remaining anonymous on TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd.
Account: Each Giver has their own account which only stores the basic information TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd needs to be able to match donations to beneficiaries and identify the Giver via a unique email address.
Active Beneficiary: A beneficiary that has registered themselv es via TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd's beneficiary application process.
Non-Registered Beneficiary: A beneficiary that has been supported by a giver but has not yet provided full details to receive payments.
Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions for Givers
  • As a Giver or Anonymous Giver using TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd (The Website) you agree to abide by the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions you are required to stop using TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd immediately. By registering as a Giver, you are automatically opted into the regular newsletter from TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd. If for some reason you wish not to receive regular newsletters from us, you can change your preferences by editing your Account details.

Membership

  • As a Giver or Anonymous Giver, by using TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd you will earn donations for your chosen charities and schools, when you make qualifying purchases.
  • TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd reserves the right to refuse membership or terminate accounts without notice at any time.

Transactions

  • You must be logged into the TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd website in order to earn donations for your chosen beneficiaries.
  • Any transactions for goods or services are made directly with the merchants you purchase from and not with TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd
  • In order for your purchases to qualify for donations, it is essential that you click through the link on The Website. Reaching a merchant by any other means will not result in any donations from that purchase.
  • Donations are not payable on refunded or reversed sales.
  • All transactions are electronically logged and reported back by the retailer. TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd makes every effort to ensure that retailers are correctly reporting their sales however it cannot be held responsible should the retailers fail to report back your sale. (In the rare case that this does occur TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd will make every effort to negotiate the commission from the retailer on your behalf; however the retailer's decision is final). If for some reason, a donation cannot be matched to a particular Account, TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd will make best efforts to select the most likely Account and make the donation on that basis.
  • Should a retailer delay or cancel payment for any reason or cease trading then we will attempt to recover the donations but TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd cannot be held responsible for lost donations as a result of errors or changes made by a retailer or its trading condition.
  • Unless otherwise stated, donations payments are only available on purchases completed online. No donations will be paid on order by phone or post. Orders placed online that are later completed or revised by phone are also not eligible for donations. If this occurs you are advised to cancel the order and place a new order online if you wish to earn a donation from your transaction.
  • Each offer is governed by individual terms and conditions. Please check with the merchant concerned for full details. TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd reserves the right to remove or amend any offer at any time without notice.
  • The individual donation values shown have been rounded to two decimal places for display purposes. As many as eight decimal places may be present in the actual donation. The donation totals are calculated using the actual values, rather than the displayed values.

Your Responsibilities

  • TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd relies on your computer allowing cookies; it is your responsibility to ensure that you have cookies turned on.
  • If your account is seen to be dormant and showing no transactions for 6 months or more, we reserve the right to terminate your account.

TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd Responsibilities and Rights

  • TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd reserves the right to modify any of the terms and conditions in this list, at any time. In this case we will notify TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd community of any changes by posting the revised agreement on the TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd website.
  • TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd Website includes links to third party websites that are controlled and maintained by others. Any link to other websites is not an endorsement of such websites and you acknowledge and accept that we are not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites.
  • The contents of the TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd website is not intended to be taken as advice and should not be relied upon in making any decision.
  • We will not pass your details onto any unnecessary third parties. Our privacy policy outlines exactly how we handle your account information and the steps we take to ensure your privacy. We do, however, reserve the right to allow your chosen beneficiaries to contact you via TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd periodically (e.g. to say thank you).
  • This agreement will be governed by the laws of the United Kingdom, without reference to rules governing choice of laws.
  • All copyright, trademarks and all other intellectual property rights in The Website and its content (including without limitation the website design, text graphics, all software and source codes connected with The Website) are owned by or licensed to TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd or otherwise used by TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd as permitted by law.
  • The Website is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
  • In accessing The Website you agree that you will access the content solely for your personal, non-commercial use. None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder. This excludes the downloading, copying and/or printing of pages of The Website for personal, non-commercial home use only.
  • To the extent permitted by law, TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of The Website.
  • TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd cannot be held responsible under any circumstances for damages of any character (including but not limited to, direct or indirect damages resulting from the loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use or inability to use this website and associated programs and applications.
  • TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd cannot guarantee that The Website, associated programs and applications will be error free, that defects in them will be corrected or that they or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.
  • In the event of war, invasion, act of foreign enemy hostilities (whether war has been declared or not) civil war, rebellion, revolution, insurrection, or military or usurped power, then TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd shall be relieved of any and all liabilities incurred under this contract.
  • If any of these terms and conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Term or Condition shall be severed and the remaining terms and conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

Terms & Conditions for Beneficiaries

  • As an Active Beneficiary, you agree to appoint TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd as a non-exclusive licensee to use your name and logo in connection with the TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd website and related promotional materials, programs and applications. The territory focus will be the United Kingdom.
  • As a Non-Registered Beneficiary we will track donations generated for you until you convert to be an Active Beneficiary.  To convert to be an Active Beneficiary we will need correct bank details and a contact name and email address.  We reserve the right to cancel your account and transfer any donations to our charity of the year – currently Cancer Research UK.
  • TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd undertakes with all Beneficiaries that it shall:
    • promote the awareness of the website throughout the territory to the best of its abilities
    • be responsible for the production, promotion, marketing and publications of the website and to that end may enter into such reasonable agreement as it shall think fit so as to fulfil its obligations under this agreement
    • ensure that the website shall be of good quality and complies in all respects with all relevant statutory standards and shall contain the statement:
    • make regular payments to all Beneficiaries with a balance greater than £15 who has provided BACS details.  TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd is unable to pay any Beneficiary who has not provided BACS details and will withhold payments until these details are received by post.
    • abide at all times with Part II of the Charities Act 1992 and in particular will state on all notices, advertisements and other documents soliciting funds for a beneficiary which is a charity the fact that the charity is a registered charity and its registered charity number
  • and with Active Beneficiaries that it shall
    • not bring the name or the logo into disrepute in any way whatsoever and that none of its activities or those of any subsidiary or holding company are or will be inimical to the activities of the beneficiary.
    • include all active beneficiaries in the list from which random beneficiaries are selected where a giver chooses this method of selecting beneficiaries to support

Obligations of Active Beneficiaries
Each Active Beneficiary undertakes with TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd that it shall:

  • provide a link from its website to TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd's website.
  • actively promote the use of TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd to reach the its own fund raising goals via this agreement.
  • allow TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd to share Beneficiary comments and endorsements via social media channels.
  • acceptable use of TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd's "email your givers" facility should be restricted to communications relating to TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd, usage by your givers (to say thank you for example) or to mention fundraising events. We respectfully ask that you do not use this free facility to promote companies other than those affiliated with TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd, that would be unfair.

Obligations of Supported Beneficiaries
Each Supported Beneficiary which has agreed to accept donations undertakes with TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd that it shall:

  • allow its name to be included in the list of beneficiaries for Givers to support on The Website and associated programs and applications.

Payments to Beneficiaries
TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd shall pay to Beneficiaries the royalty on income received via affiliate payments to TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd. These are calculated based on the monthly summation of specific affiliate payments to the TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd noting the following criteria:

  • A maximum of 25% of the affiliate income matched to specific Givers will be retained by TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd to cover costs.

TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd's Giveaway Raffle

Introduction
TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd's Giveaway Raffle is a series of free prize draw competitions. Givers who have joined TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd can nominate their friends and family to win prizes in each of the free weekly prize draws and of course, these same friends can nominate them in return too. Our aim is to encourage and celebrate more giving and have some fun with that too. .
Thank you to all the shops who kindly donate prizes to this event.

The Dates
Please see specific GiveAway Raffle web pages and our blog for dates
Prize Draw Rules & Conditions of Entry

  • By entering TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd's Giveaway Raffle, you agree to the provisions of these Terms and Conditions and to comply fully with them.
  • The TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd's Giveaway Raffle is open to UK residents aged 16 or over excluding employees of TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd, their families, agents, affiliates, or anyone involved in running the TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd's Giveaway Raffle.
    To be entered TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd's Giveaway Raffle, you must be nominated for a prize via a another person who has completed a prize nomination at www.TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd.co.uk
  • Only Givers who have joined TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd can nominate others to win any of the prizes in the weekly prize draws. Joining is free.
  • Every Giver can nominate someone (a nominee) else to win any of the prizes in each weekly draw. In order to nominate someone else, a correct email address, first name and their county of residence have to be supplied via TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd website.
  • A nominee can only be entered once in each weekly draw. You can't nominate the same person to win every prize in any one week. That would be unfair.
  • Automated entries, bulk entries or third party entries will be disqualified!
  • All those who have nominated others in each weekly draw will be entered into the weekly big prize draw. Each prize nomination will count as an entry.
  • TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd accepts no responsibility for any entries that contain details that are incorrect or are unable to establish contact with nominees for any reason.
  • Open to UK & Isle of Man residents only
  • Prizes can only be sent to a valid UK or Isle of Man address.
  • Winners will be chosen at random from all valid entries.
  • Winners will be contacted via email addresses provided and their names, along with their location (county only) will be displayed on our website.
  • The Judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to.
  • Any unclaimed prizes 21 days after drawer will be re-raffled at a later date.
  • TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd is compliant with the data protection act. Our policy is such that we will not pass on details provided to any third party without their prior consent.
  • Nominees do not have to join TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd to win but we hope that they would join in and enjoy giving for free.
  • Prize winners will be contacted by TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd to arrange delivery of their prizes.
  • Prizes are provided as is and are not refundable, cannot be exchanged, are non-transferable and winners cannot request any alternative prize (cash or otherwise).
  • To the maximum extent permitted by law, TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd excludes its liability for any loss, damage, injury, cost or expense suffered by you, whether directly or indirectly and howsoever caused, in connection with the TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd's Giveaway Raffle and use of any prize.
  • You agree to indemnify TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd and keep TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd indemnified against any loss, damage, injury, cost or expense suffered by
  • TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd as a result of your entry in the TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd's Giveaway Raffle, including (but not limited to) any claim of infringement of intellectual property rights made by any third party.

 

TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd Daily Mail Promotion 2013 Terms and Conditions

Introduction
TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd's Daily Mail Promotion 2013 enables Givers who join and fully complete their registration via a customised link from the Daily Mail website to be eligible to win £50 of gift vouchers to spend with Amazon UK. It is a single, free prize draw competition.

The Dates
This promotion will be launched on Wednesday the 6th November 2013 until the end of 2013 or the requisite number of referrals have been recorded.

Prize Draw Rules & Conditions of Entry

  • By entering TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd's Daily Mail Promotion 2013, you agree to the provisions of these Terms and Conditions and to comply fully with them.
  • The TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd's Daily Mail Promotion 2013 is open to UK residents aged 16 or over excluding employees of TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd, their families, agents, affiliates, or anyone involved in running the TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd's Daily Mail Promotion 2013.
  • Only Givers who have joined TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd via the designated external link qualify for entry. Joining is free.
  • Automated entries, bulk entries or third party entries will be disqualified!
  • TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd accepts no responsibility for any entries that contain details that are incorrect or are unable to establish contact with entrants for any reason.
  • Open to UK & Isle of Man residents only.
  • Prizes can only be sent to a valid UK or Isle of Man address.
  • Winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries.
  • Winner will be contacted via email address provided and their names, along with their location (county only) may be displayed on our website.
  • If contact with winner cannot be made within 21 days, then TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd reserves the right to reselect a winner.
  • The Judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to.
  • TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd is compliant with the data protection act. Our policy is such that we will not pass on details provided to any third party without their prior consent.
  • Nominees do not have to join TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd to win but we hope that they would join in and enjoy giving for free.
  • Prize winner will be contacted by TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd to arrange delivery of their prizes.
  • Prizes are provided as is and are not refundable, cannot be exchanged, are non-transferable and winners cannot request any alternative prize (cash or otherwise).
  • To the maximum extent permitted by law, TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd excludes its liability for any loss, damage, injury, cost or expense suffered by you, whether directly or indirectly and howsoever caused, in connection with the TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd's Daily Mail Promotion 2013 and use of any prize.
  • You agree to indemnify TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd and keep TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd indemnified against any loss, damage, injury, cost or expense suffered by.
  • TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd as a result of your entry in the TheGivingMachine Systems Ltd's Daily Mail Promotion 2013, including (but not limited to) any claim of infringement of intellectual property rights made by any third party.


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