Terms of Service for Give Today

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Welcome to Give Today, a Community Interest Company (CIC) dedicated to connecting donors with charities to directly purchase and deliver essential items needed by those charities. These Terms of Service (“Terms”) govern your access to and use of the Give Today website, services, and any associated services provided by Give Today (collectively, the “Service”). By accessing or using the Service, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree with these Terms, you may not access or use the Service.

1. Use of the Service

a. Eligibility

You must be at least 18 years old to use the Service. By agreeing to these Terms, you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years old.

b. Account Registration

To use certain features of the Service, you may need to register for an account. You agree to provide accurate, current, and complete information during the registration process and to update such information to keep it accurate, current, and complete.

2. Donations

a. Making Donations

The Service allows you to donate items directly to charities listed on the platform. All donations are made at your discretion. You understand that your contributions are made directly to the charity and not to Give Today.

b. Tax Deductions

You are responsible for determining the tax-deductible status of any donation you make through the Service. Give Today does not offer tax advice and strongly encourages you to consult with a tax professional.

3. Charities

a. Registration and Compliance

Charities must provide proof of their charitable status and agree to use donations as specified on their Give Today profile. Charities are responsible for complying with all applicable laws and regulations regarding fundraising and the use of donations.

b. Use of Donations

Charities agree to use donations received through the Service solely for the purposes specified in their Give Today profile.

c. Profile Maintenance

Listing on the Give Today platform is offered free of charge to charities and organisations. These entities are responsible for maintaining accurate and current information on their profiles, including needed items, contact details, and delivery preferences. Delivery issues occurring due to incorrect or inaccurate information known by Give Today and it’s team will not be the responsibility of Give Today.

d. Bulk Purchases and Campaigns

Charities may incur agreed-upon costs for bulk purchases or specific campaign deliveries facilitated by Give Today. These costs will be transparently discussed and agreed upon in advance. 

4. Service Overview

Give Today operates as a CIC, focusing on the public good rather than private profit. As such, our operations are designed to directly benefit the charitable causes we support, with any profits reinvested into the platform, its development, and the broader community we serve.

a. Donations and Deliveries

  • Delivery Commitment: We strive to deliver the exact items purchased by donors to the charity’s chosen address, unless an alternative arrangement has been agreed upon. However, the brands, colors, and sizes shown in images are representative and not guaranteed unless explicitly stated in the product description.

  • Substitution and Equal Value Donations: In cases where delivery to the charity is hindered by factors beyond our control, we will ensure the donation of equal monetary value is made to the charity. This is made to allow them to purchase items as initially intended by the donor.

  • Pricing and Processing Costs: Item pricing reflects current supplier costs, with an additional charge of up to 50p per item to cover processing expenses, including transaction fees, delivery, price variability, and operational costs. We reserve the right to adjust prices, pack quantities, or substitute brands based on supplier availability. The quantity of items delivered will always meet or exceed the number purchased by the donor, ensuring no more than 10% of the total donation amount is used for processing costs.

  • Discrepancies: Give Today commits to ensuring timely and complete deliveries. Charities are responsible for verifying received items against their expectations. Any discrepancies or issues must be reported within one week of the expected delivery date, or within one month of the donation date if the delivery date was not specified.

b. Contributions and Fees

  • Platform Support Contributions: Contributions made during checkout are allocated towards the operational expenses and further development of the Give Today platform and its initiatives.

  • Corporate Donations: Corporate bulk donations are subject to a processing fee of up to 10%, varying with the specifics of the donation and the associated logistical requirements. For more details on corporate donations, please contact us at [Contact Information].

5. Content and Intellectual Property

a. User Content

Users retain ownership of the content they submit to the Service. By posting content, users grant Give Today a license to use, display, and distribute this content in connection with the Service.

b. Service Content

Except for User Content, all content on the Service is the property of Give Today or its licensors and is protected by copyright and intellectual property laws.

6. Disclaimers, Limitation of Liability and Termination

The Service is provided “as is” without any warranties of any kind. Give Today shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages resulting from your use of the Service. Give Today reserves the right to terminate your account or restrict access to the Service for any reason, including violation of these Terms.

7. General Terms

a. Modification of Terms

Give Today reserves the right to modify these Terms at any time. Your continued use of the Service after any modification constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms.

b. Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the jurisdiction in which Give Today operates, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

c. Dispute Resolution

Any disputes arising from these Terms will be resolved through final and binding arbitration, except as otherwise stated in these Terms.

8. Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at [Contact Information].