We may amend or modify this Agreement at any time by posting via the Cointributor Services or e-mail to you, and the revised Agreement shall be effective at such time. We may modify or discontinue any portion of the Cointributor Services, and/or suspend or terminate your access to the Cointributor Services at any time without notice to you. You automatically agree to the terms of affiliated third parties including Stripe, Plaid and Bstow, Inc.. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification or termination of the Cointributor Services, and/or suspension or termination of your access to the Cointributor Services.
• “Donor” or “End User” means any person who ultimately uses or is intended to ultimately use the Cointributor Platform.
• “Organization”, “Charity”, or “Donee” means any beneficiary organization listed on the Cointributor Services to which donors can make financial contributions.
• “Donation”, “Transaction”, “Financial Contribution”, or “Contribution” means any action which results in a financial contribution being made to a selected organization by a donor.
• “Content” means the end products of consulting, coordinating and creative services including concepting, design, copywriting and rich media. All products of these services, also referred to as Content; including assets, files, presentations, renderings and intellectual property originated by Utah Food Bank is the property of the organization.
• “Stripe” means Stripe, a provider of payment processing services.
• “Plaid” means Plaid Technologies, Inc., a provider of bank account authentication, identity validation, and payment detail and account balance capture services which support ACH transfers.
• “Spare Change”, “Round Up” or “Round Ups” means the amount of money donated based on the difference between an organic merchant credit or debit card charge and a full dollar amount of credit card or debit card charge selected by the Donor. For example, where the merchant’s credit or debit card charge for an item is $23.25, the Donor has directed the Service to round up to the nearest five dollars and donate the difference, the Round-Up is $1.75. Another example is where the merchant’s credit or debit card for an item is $11.22, the Donor has directed the Service to round up to the nearest dollar and donate the difference, the Round Up is $0.88.
• “Platform” means a technology or online service domain including but not limited to mobile and web applications, websites, and all related products and/or services
• “IRS” means Internal Revenue Service
Your donation is managed by Utah Food Bank, a 501(c)(3) public charity, EIN 87-0212453. Utah Food Bank. (“Cointributor”) makes every reasonable effort to respect the wishes of its donors. However, to comply with federal tax laws and Internal Revenue Service regulations, Cointributor must retain the exclusive authority, discretion, and legal control over all donated funds. In the rare event that the charity you have advised does not satisfy Cointributor’s criteria or otherwise enable Cointributor to disburse your donation(s) (reasons for this include issues like: they do not or cannot accept donations, are not recognized by the IRS as a public charity, or are not in good standing with federal or state regulators, etc.), Cointributor may select an alternate nonprofit organization to receive the donation or have the donation allocated to a fund maintained by Cointributor and used solely for charitable purposes, including, but not limited to, mission-based activities and grants.
Cointributor’s distributions to or for the benefit of your advised charity and/or purpose must not be used for the personal benefit of you, or any other donor advisor, or any other purpose conferring impermissible private benefit.
Donor Contribution Disclaimer
We use data from 4 different data sources to verify the good standing of all beneficiary organizations listed on the Cointributor Platform. Those sources are:
1. PandaSearch Database
2. IRS Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract (EO BMF): a list of organizations recognized as exempt by the IRS
3. IRS Publication 78: Exempt Organizations Select Check Database
4. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), in compliance with the USA PATRIOT Act.
Although we make a good faith effort to verify each organization listed on the Cointributor Services is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions, we do not guarantee, whether explicit or implied, the exempt status of any organization listed on the Cointributor Services to federal income tax or their eligibility to receive tax-deductible contributions. The verification of an organization’s eligibility to receive tax-deductible contributions and the determination of the extent to which your contribution(s) is deductible is fully the responsibility of you, the donor. We highly advise that you, as a donor, consult an attorney, accountant, and/or financial advisor before making any donation. Any donation made on the Cointributor Services is done so at your own risk.
Cointributor is not responsible for understanding or verifying how your money will be used by the charity. You are fully responsible for understanding such information prior to making a donation. We are not obligated to verify the accuracy of any information provided or posted by the charity, and we assume no responsibility to verify if your donation will be used in accordance with any fundraising purpose, or if any funds raised are used in accordance with any applicable laws.
Receipt of Charitable Donation
Cointributor shall make a receipt of your charitable donations accessible to you so that you may be able to substantiate, as required by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, your charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. While Cointributor will use its commercially reasonable best effort to provide the appropriate documentation for your contribution to qualify as a tax deduction, Cointributor does not represent, warrant, or guarantee that you will receive such documentation or that the IRS will ultimately recognize your contribution as being tax deductible.
Permitted Uses by Organization Administrators
Any User who creates an account and receives financial contributions through the Cointributor Services is subject to the following specific terms.
By enrolling your Organization and raising funds through the Cointributor Services, you, as an organization administrator, represent and warrant that: (i) you are an authorized representative of the organization with the authority to solicit donations for the organization and are not impersonating any entity or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with an entity; (ii) any contributions collected through Cointributor Services will be used solely as described or implied in the materials or information you post or otherwise provide through Cointributor Services; (iii) all information you provide through Cointributor Services is complete, accurate, and is not designed to mislead, defraud, or deceive any user; (iv) you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations when you use the Cointributor Services and solicit funds through Cointributor Services; (v) the organization or charity you represent has and will maintain tax-exempt status under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code; (vi) if you do not have tax-exempt status at the time of your account creation, you must disclose to Cointributor Services, in an express written statement (in a conspicuous and easily recognizable format) that contributions to your organization are not deductible for federal income tax purposes as charitable contributions according to Section 6113 of the Internal Revenue Code. (vii) if you receive notice that your tax-exempt status has been revoked and you, the organization administrator, have previously created an account on Cointributor Services, you are subject to the requirements in section (vi) above. You must provide Cointributor Services with an express written statement as described in section (vi) above within 14 days of your notice of revocation. You may send such written statement to [email protected] so long as it is sent from your organization’s official email domain and is accurately signed with your name, job title, and telephone number included.
You expressly authorize Utah Food Bank to collect a processing fee for carrying out its services, defined as a 0% processing fee on donations made via the Platform to Organizations that have supplied authorized direct deposit information. If an Organization has not supplied direct deposit information, Cointributor will collect a 0% processing fee to carry out the work of administering your donation. The processing fee shall not necessarily qualify charitable deduction. Fees are subject to change.
Power of Attorney
For as long as you are using the Cointributor Services, you give to Utah Food Bank (“Attorney-in-Fact”) a limited power of attorney and appoint Utah Food Bank as your true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent, with full power of substitution and re-substitution, for you and in your name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to (a) use any credit cards in your name which you have provided to Utah Food Bank and which you have selected to be used by the Cointributor Services, Site and/or Application; (b) make deposits and withdrawals from any banking, savings, or brokerage accounts in your name including certificates of deposit, which you have provided to Cointributor and which you have selected to be used by the Cointributor Services, Site and/or Application; (c) allow Utah Food Banks’s employees or independent contractors to review the information you have provided to Cointributor for its assistance in legal, tax, bookkeeping, financial, and housekeeping matters; and (d) make contributions and/or charitable gifts on your behalf using processes deemed most appropriate by Utah Food Bank, including but not limited to escrowing of funds meant for contribution and use of disbursement companies and payment gateways to deliver funds in a timely fashion, all as described above, with the full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in connection with the Cointributor Service, as fully to all intents and purposes as you might or could do in person. Once Utah Food Bank has actual knowledge that you wish to cease using the Cointributor Service as provided in this Agreement or as otherwise permitted in this Agreement and has a reasonable opportunity to act on such knowledge, this limited power of attorney is automatically revoked; provided, however, that any act done by Utah Food Bank in good faith before it has actual knowledge of termination by you shall be deemed to be authorized by you. To notify Utah Food Bank that you wish to discontinue using the Cointributor Service, you may send us an email as provided in this Agreement.
This limited power of attorney is given in compliance with the requirements of 12 Del. C. $ 49A-101 et.seq.. This limited power of attorney is given primarily for a business or commercial purpose and is given to facilitate a specified transfer or disposition of one or more assets, whether real, personal, tangible or intangible in accordance with 12 Del. C. $ 49A-103(a)(1) and (7).
You hereby revoke all prior Powers of Attorney that you may have previously executed to the extent that they contradict or nullify powers granted in this agreement (except for those for health care matters) and you retain the right to amend or revoke this Power of Attorney and to substitute other attorneys in place of the Attorney-in-Fact appointed herein by closing your account with Cointributor and deleting the Application from your mobile device.
The authority of your Attorney-In-Fact shall terminate if you become disabled or incapacitated once you or your personal representative, as applicable, provides actual notice to Utah Food Bank that this Power of Attorney is to be terminated. Notwithstanding the above, any act done by Utah Food Bank in good faith before it has actual knowledge of your death or incapacity shall be deemed to be authorized by you.
This Power of Attorney shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Utah. The powers granted to the Attorney-in-Fact shall stay in effect for either the principal’s entire life or until revoked by the principal (whichever occurs first).
This Power of Attorney is effective immediately upon registration with the Cointributor Services, Site and/or Application. By using the Cointributor Services, Site and/or Application, you agree to all terms and that you have entered into this agreement with appropriate number of witnesses according to laws of the state in which you reside and/or use the Cointributor Services, Site and/or Application.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WHEN UTAH FOOD BANK IS ACCESSING AND RETRIEVING INFORMATION FROM THE COINTRIBUTOR SERVICES, SITE, AND/OR APP, UTAH FOOD BANK IS ACTING AS YOUR AGENT. YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WHEN COINTRIBUTOR MAKES WITHDRAWALS OR DEPOSITS FROM ANY BANKING ACCOUNT, SAVINGS ACCOUNT, BROKERAGE ACCOUNT, CREDIT CARD, DEBIT CARD OR OTHER SIMILAR ACCOUNT WHICH YOU HAVE PROVIDED TO COINTRIBUTOR, UTAH FOOD BANK IS ACTING AS YOUR AGENT. YOU AGREE THAT UTAH FOOD BANK, ITS AFFILIATES AND PARTNERS SHALL BE ENTITLED TO RELY UPON THE FOREGOING AUTHORIZATION, AGENCY AND POWER OF ATTORNEY GRANTED BY YOU.
Links to Other Sites
The Site, Application and Cointributor Services contain links to other independent third-party websites, and we provide links to third-party websites as part of the Cointributor Services (in all cases “Linked Sites”). We are not responsible for and do not endorse the content of such Linked Sites, including any products, information or materials contained on such Linked Sites. Some of the content served by us will be from merchant sites, and sales through these sites may generate a commission payable to us.
Permitted Donor Uses
Utah Food Bank Donor Services
Utah Food Bank authorizes its users to use our interactive platform to search, research, explore, and discover charities, to track and access your historical contributions (including one-time, recurring, and Round Up donations) made to selected charities, and to make financial contributions (via our third party payment gateway outside of the Application) to organizations listed on the Cointributor Platform. Commercially reasonable best efforts will be made to send your contributions to the charity you specify within the Cointributor Platform, and will be sent to a similar charity if contributions cannot be sent to your specific charity for any reason.
We are always working on new ways to improve our Services. We reserve the right to modify or change our Site, the Application or any of the Services, temporarily or permanently, with or without notice to you, and we are not obligated to support or update the Site, the Application or any Services. You acknowledge and agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party in the event that we exercise our right to modify, change or discontinue the Site, the Application or any Services.
You may not use the Cointributor Site, Application or Services for any illegal or unlawful or malicious activities, or for activities that we deem improper for any reason whatsoever in our sole judgment, including, without limitation, the laundering of proceeds of any unlawful activity, the financing of terrorism, the commission of fraud or market manipulation, the harassing or making of disparaging comments to any user of the Cointributor Services, Site or Application. We reserve the right to take preventive or corrective actions to protect ourselves and our users. We reserve the right to disallow contributions to any charity if we determine the legality of their operations (as it relates to IRC 501(c)) is in question, their exempt status has been revoked, or if they will not accept contributions through the Cointributor Services. We make a good faith effort to only allow contributions to charities approved by the IRS and which maintain their status as a 501(c)(3) on a quarterly basis. If an organization is no longer a 501(c)(3) or does not accept contributions, we will send the contributions to a similar organization that is eligible or use for charitable purposes aligned with our charter. Types of organizations to which we allow contributions are subject to change. Your use of the Site, the Application and Cointributor Services is conditioned in part on your compliance with the rules of conduct provided herein, and your failure to comply may result in termination of your access to and use of the Site, the Application and Cointributor Services and liability for damages caused by your noncompliance. In addition to the foregoing, while using the Site, the Application and Cointributor Services, you may not, except as may be expressly set forth above under “Permitted Uses” (a) impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity, or use or provide any fraudulent, misleading or inaccurate information; (b) defame, abuse, harass, stalk, intimidate, bully, threaten or otherwise violate the rights of others, including without limitation others’ privacy rights or rights of publicity; (c) access or use (or attempt to access or use) another user’s account without permission, or solicit another user’s login information; (d) transmit any software or materials that contain any viruses, worms, trojan horses, defects, or other items of a destructive nature; (e) modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Site, Application or Cointributor Services ; (f) “frame” or “mirror” any portion of the Site, Application or Cointributor Services ; (g) use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, “data mine” or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site, Application or Services; (h) harvest or collect information about or from other users of the Site, Application or Services; (i) use the Site, Application or Cointributor Services for any illegal activity; (j) probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Cointributor Services, Site or Application, or breach the security or authentication measures on the Cointributor Services, Site or Application or take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the Cointributor Services, Site or Application, including without limitation a denial of service attack; (k) send or otherwise post unauthorized commercial communications (such as spam); (l) engage in unlawful multi-level marketing, such as a pyramid scheme; (m) post content that is hateful, threatening or pornographic, incites violence, or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence; (n) access or use any portion of the Content if you are a direct or indirect competitor of the Company, or provide, disclose or transmit any portion of the Content to any direct or indirect competitor of the Company; (o) use or distribute any Content, including Content that has been verified or confirmed by you or anyone else, to directly or indirectly create or contribute to the development of any database or product; or (p) facilitate or encourage any violations of this Section. Outside of charitable rewards provided to donors and Organizations for the purpose of encouraging generosity, the Cointributor Platform shall not be used for quid pro quo arrangements whereby goods and/or services are provided in consideration of charitable gifts.
Your reliance upon the information available on the Site or Application or located through utilization of the Cointributor Services and your interactions with third users identified through the Cointributor Services is solely at your own risk. Your interactions with other users or advertisers, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the other person or entity, and you agree that we will not be responsible for any loss or damages incurred as the result of any such dealing or with respect to any other person’s or entity’s use or disclosure of your personally identifiable information. If there is a dispute between you and any third party, we are under no obligation to become involved, and you agree that you will manage any such dispute or disagreement directly, and that you will not make any claims against us with respect to products or services purchased through your use of the Cointributor Services.
Limitation of Remedies
In no event shall the company be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages or any damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the Site, the Application or related Services, the provision of or failure to provide the Cointributor Services, or for any content, software, products and services made available or obtained through the Site, the Application, or their respective content, or otherwise arising out of the use or access of the Site, use of the Application or use of the Cointributor Services, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if the company has been advised of the possibility of damages, any services or content made available or obtained through the use of the Site or the Application, and all other use of the Site or Application, is done at your own discretion and risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results therefrom.
You agree to indemnify and hold Utah Food Bank, its affiliates, Service Providers, and each other their respective officers, directors, agents, joint venturers, employees, independent contractors and representatives, harmless from any claim or demand (including attorneys’ fees and any fines, fees, or penalties imposed by any regulatory authority) arising out of or related to: (a) your breach of this Agreement, (b) your use of the Cointributor Services, or (c) your violation of any law, rule or regulation, or the rights of any third party.
We prefer that you contact us by email at [email protected].