Terms and conditions

Introduction

This User Agreement and Privacy Policy (“Agreement”) governs each website, mobile site, application, and/or other service (together, the “Service”) provided by thedotgood, its parent, subsidiaries and/or affiliates (“we,” “us,” or “our”), regardless of how distributed, transmitted, published, or broadcast, that links to this Agreement. This Agreement is binding on all those who access, visit and/or use the Service, whether acting as an individual or on behalf of an entity, including you and all persons, entities, or digital engines of any kind that harvest, crawl, index, scrape, spider, or mine digital content by an automated or manual process or otherwise (collectively, “you” or “your”).

Please read this Agreement carefully. You can access this Agreement any time in the footer of the Service’s home page or initial screen. Your access, visitation and/or use of the Service, including without limitation any registration on any aspect of the Service, will constitute your agreement to these Terms. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you are not authorized to access, visit and/or use the Service.

The Agreement may be modified from time to time; the date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page, so check back often. Continued access of the Service by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Agreement.

If you violate or act inconsistently with the rules, restrictions, limitations, terms and/or conditions that apply to the Service, whether listed in this Agreement, posted at various points in the Service, or otherwise communicated to users of the Service, we may terminate, suspend, and/or restrict your account/profile, your ability to access, visit, and/or use the Service or any portion thereof, and/or the Agreement, including without limitation any of our purported obligations hereunder, with or without notice, in addition to our other remedies. In addition, we may restrict or refuse to provide you with any future access, visitation, and/or use of the Service. We reserve the right, in addition to our other remedies, to take any technical, legal, and/or other action(s) that we deem necessary and/or appropriate, with or without notice, to prevent violations and enforce the Agreement and remediate any purported violations. You acknowledge and agree that we have the right hereunder to an injunction without posting a bond to stop or prevent a violation of your obligations under the Agreement.

In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and any rules, restrictions, limitations, terms and/or conditions that may be posted at various points in the Service or otherwise communicated to users of the Service, we shall determine which rules, restrictions, limitations, terms and/or conditions shall prevail in our sole discretion, and you waive any right to dispute such determination.

Among other things, the Agreement governs all text, articles, photographs, images, graphics, illustrations, artwork, video, audio, music, podcasts, ringtones, games, trademarks, trade names, service marks, and other brand identifiers, designs, plans, software, source and object code, algorithms, data, statistics, analysis, formulas, indexes, registries, repositories, and all other content, information, and materials (collectively, “Content”) available on or through the Service, whether posted, uploaded, transmitted, sent or otherwise made available by us, our licensors, vendors, and/or service providers, or by you, and/or other users or third parties, including any such Content uploaded manually or bookmarked by you and/or other users.

Description of website and Service

The service allows users to (i) learn generally about social good organizations (SGOs) and (ii) access and share information about such organizations and, when properly registered, either (iii) create a profile for an SGO as a representative of that organization, or (iv) gain exclusive access to full site content, including employment opportunities and contact information for all SGOs with a profile on the Website. Users interested in submitting an SGO for inclusion in our scoring procedure may do so only if they comply with requirements set forth in this Agreement, as well as the information set forth here and here. We may, in our sole discretion and at any time, update, change, suspend, make improvements to, or discontinue any aspect of the Service, temporarily or permanently.

Monitoring

We strive to provide an enjoyable online experience for our users, so we may monitor activity on the Service, including in the social, community and public discussion areas, photo and video galleries, bulletin boards, forums, chats, blogs, personal/job search, and other classified ads, and elsewhere, to foster compliance with the Agreement. You hereby specifically agree to such monitoring. Nevertheless, we do not make any representations, warranties, or guarantees that: (1) the Service, or any portion thereof, will be monitored for accuracy or unacceptable use, (2) apparent statements of fact will be authenticated, or (3) we will take any specific action (or any action at all) in the event of a challenge or dispute regarding compliance or non-compliance with the Agreement. We generally do not pre-screen Content before it is posted, uploaded, transmitted, sent, or otherwise made available on or through the Service by users, so you may be exposed to Content that is opinionated, offensive, and/or inappropriate, including Content that violates the Agreement.

Registration Information

 We may at times require that you register for certain products and/or services, and/or to make purchases, or register and/or set up an account/profile to access, visit and/or use certain portions of the Service, or the Service as a whole, in which case you may be provided, or required to choose, a password and/or User ID, and you may provide a credit, debit, or charge card number, or other payment information, as well as your name, telephone number(s), email and/or street address, and other personally identifiable information. Other information such as your age, gender, an avatar, and the number for your mobile or other device may also be requested. In addition, you may be asked to send us similar information via messaging (e.g., email, SMS, MMS, or other technologies). All such information shall be referred to in the Agreement as your “Registration Information.” We may use and share your Registration Information as described in our Privacy Policy.

    You agree, represent, warrant, and guarantee that all Registration Information provided by you is true, accurate, complete, up-to-date, and solely yours. You may not impersonate, imitate, or pretend to be somebody else when registering and/or setting up an account/profile on the Service. If any of your Registration Information changes, you must update it promptly by using the mechanism or contact information on the Service that allows you to change or update your Registration Information, if available. If no such mechanism or contact information is available on the Service, please notify thedotgood as described in our Privacy Policy. WE AND OUR INDEMNITEES (AS DEFINED BELOW) SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH OR ARISING FROM YOUR FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR UP-TO-DATE REGISTRATION INFORMATION, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR FAILURE TO RECEIVE CRITICAL INFORMATION. NEITHER WE NOR OUR INDEMNITEES SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING YOUR REGISTRATION INFORMATION.

    We reserve the right, at any time, with or without notice, to remove or require a change to or repossess any password and/or User ID that has been provided to you, any avatar you may be using, or other Registration Information, or otherwise change the access means or methods for portions of the Service, the Service as a whole, or certain products and/or services.

    You will be solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Registration Information. You may not authorize or permit anyone else to access and/or use your Registration Information, or access, visit, and/or use the Service by use of your account/profile and/or Registration Information. You may not access and/or use anyone else’s Registration Information, or access, visit, and/or use the Service by use of anyone else’s account/profile and/or Registration Information. You may not sub-license, transfer, sell, rent, or assign your Registration Information to any third party without our written approval. Any attempt to do so will be null and void and shall be considered a material breach of the Agreement.

    You are solely responsible for all access or visitation to, usage of, or activity on your account/profile, including, but not limited to, use of the account/profile by any person who uses your Registration Information, with or without authorization, or who has access to any computer, mobile or other device on which your account/profile resides or is accessible.

    If you have reason to believe that your account/profile is no longer secure (for example, in the event of a loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure or use of your Registration Information), you must immediately change the affected Registration Information by using the mechanism or contact information on the Service, if available, and/or close the account/profile. If no such mechanism or contact information is available on the Service, please immediately notify us as described in our Privacy Policy.

Fees and Payments; Refunding Policy

See here for more. This other section is fully integrated and part of thedotgood Terms and Conditions and are part of your consent and approval when visiting or signing in to thedotgood’s Website.

Rules of Usage

Description of the user:

We provide exclusive content to visitors, readers, bloggers, and representatives of registered organizations in our platform. “Visitors” are users who do not register with the Service, including users who voluntarily enter their email in our database, and users who simply, as implied in the term “visitor,” visit our platform. “Readers” are users who create a login and pay to access our Content. “Representatives of registered organizations in our platform” are users who are accredited by their organization to represent the organization by means of good faith. These users may create a login and profile for their organization and are entirely responsible for any information provided in their account or on the organization profile. thedotgood reserves the right to verify the credentials of a user claiming to be a representative of a registered organization. Until an organization’s account is claimed by a representative of that organization, thedotgood assumes the role of author for this account.

Use of Content Supplied by the user:

To learn about our use of information about you and your computer, mobile or other device that may be collected in connection with your access, visitation, and/or use of the Service, please see our Privacy Policy.

Except as expressly provided otherwise in the Agreement, you or the owner of any Content you post, upload, transmit, send, or otherwise make available on or through the Service retains ownership of all rights, title, and interests in such Content. However, by posting, uploading, transmitting, sending or otherwise making available Content, registering for the Service, entering a sweepstakes or contest, or engaging in any other form of communication with us (on or through the Service or otherwise), you irrevocably grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide right and license to copy, reproduce, modify, edit, crop, alter, revise, adapt, translate, enhance, reformat, remix, rearrange, resize, create derivative works of, move, remove, delete, erase, reverse-engineer, store, cache, aggregate, publish, post, display, distribute, broadcast, perform, transmit, rent, sell, share, sublicense, syndicate, or otherwise provide to others, use, or change all such Content and communications, in any medium (now in existence or hereinafter developed) and for any purpose, including commercial purposes, and to authorize others to do so. Among other things, this means that we may use any ideas, suggestions, developments, and/or inventions that you post, upload, transmit, send, or otherwise make available in any manner as we see fit without any compensation or attribution to you. In any event, you should make copies of or otherwise back-up any and all Content, personal data or communications you post, upload, transmit, send, or otherwise make available on or through the Service that you may wish to retain.

Please be aware that Content you disclose in publicly accessible portions of the Service may be available to other users, so you should be mindful of personally identifiable information and sensitive Content you may wish to post. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF CONTENT OR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION YOU POST, UPLOAD, TRANSMIT, SEND OR OTHERWISE MAKE AVAILABLE ON THE SERVICE.

Editing, Additions and Deletions

We reserve the right, but undertake no duty, in our sole discretion, with or without notice, to review, edit, move, add, delete, or otherwise change any features, functionality, and/or Content available on or through, or downloadable from, the Service, including without limitation any Content in your account/profile, or any of your messages, posts, or threads. This includes updates or upgrades to Content, automatic or otherwise. You agree to accept and to take no action to interfere with automatic upgrades or updates. Any changes to the Service may not be consistent across all platforms, computers, or devices. If you do not refresh the Service after each such change or download the update(s) or upgrade(s), your experience may not reflect the most recent features, functionality, and/or Content, for which we and our Indemnitees disclaim all responsibility and liability. If any changes require you to obtain new, additional, or different equipment, hardware, software, and/or telephone, mobile, wireless, Internet and/or other services, you are solely responsible for any additional expense. Even after Content is removed from your account/profile, your messages, post(s), and/or threads, regardless of whether such removal or deletion is by you or by us, copies of that Content may be retained and/or remain viewable by us, our licensors, vendors, service providers, and/or other third parties, including other users.

Copyright Complaints:

We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. We may, in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, in addition to our other remedies, terminate, discontinue, suspend, and/or restrict the account/profile or ability to access, visit, and/or use the Service of users who infringe the copyright rights of others, and we may choose to remove, delete, erase, or disable access to Content deemed to be infringing. It is our policy to terminate the access of repeat infringers.

If you have reason to believe that your Content has been copied and/or is accessible on the Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that the Service contains links or other references to another site, application, destination, or service that contains Content or activity that infringes your copyright rights, you may notify us by providing a document via first class mail or e-mail that includes the following information:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at the Service are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at the Service.
  • Identification of the copyrighted work that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate such copyrighted work.
  • Information reasonably sufficient to enable us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an email address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted work in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

 

IMPORTANT: MISREPRESENTATIONS MADE IN A NOTICE CLAIMING THAT CONTENT OR ACTIVITY IS INFRINGING VIOLATES SWISS COPYRIGHT LAW AND MAY EXPOSE YOU TO LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES (INCLUDING COSTS AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES). COURTS HAVE FOUND THAT YOU MUST CONSIDER COPYRIGHT DEFENSES, LIMITATIONS OR EXCEPTIONS BEFORE SENDING A NOTICE. ACCORDINGLY, IF YOU ARE NOT SURE WHETHER CONTENT RESIDING ON OUR SERVICE INFRINGES YOUR COPYRIGHT, WE SUGGEST THAT YOU FIRST CONTACT AN ATTORNEY. IN ADDITION, PLEASE DETERMINE WHETHER THE CONTENT YOU ARE SENDING A NOTICE ABOUT IS ACTUALLY RESIDING ON OUR SERVICE BEFORE SENDING THE NOTICE.

For communications on other matters, please contact us through the means described on the Service as described in our Privacy Policy.

PLEASE NOTE: THE INFORMATION WE PRESENT HERE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE.

Termination or Suspension of the Service, Your Use of the Service, and/or the Agreement:

We reserve the right, in addition to our other remedies, to terminate, discontinue, suspend and/or restrict the Service, your account/profile, your ability to access, visit, and/or use the Service or any portion thereof, and/or the Agreement, including without limitation any of our purported obligations hereunder, for any or no reason, with or without notice. In the event of any termination or discontinuation of your account/profile, your ability to access, visit, and/or use the Service or any portion thereof, and/or the Agreement, we reserve the right, in addition to our other remedies, to reassign and/or allow another user to use your password and/or User ID.

Even if the Service, your ability to access, visit, and/or use the Service or any portion thereof, and/or the Agreement is terminated, discontinued, suspended, or restricted, by you or by us, we have no obligation to but may at our discretion remove any Content you may have posted, uploaded, transmitted, sent, or otherwise made available on or through the Service. Therefore, copies of all information regarding your account/profile and/or Content you may have posted, uploaded, transmitted, sent, or otherwise made available on or through the Service may be retained and/or remain viewable by us, our licensors, vendors, service providers, and/or other third parties, including other users. Nevertheless, we have no obligation to retain, store, or provide you with any information regarding your account/profile and/or Content you may have posted, uploaded, transmitted, sent, or otherwise made available on or through the Service. All provisions of the Agreement shall survive the termination or expiration of the Agreement and/or your account/profile.

Communications with the user

The communications between you and us will usually take place via electronic means, whether you access, visit, or use the Service or send us messages, or whether we post notices on the Service or communicate with you via messaging. For contractual purposes, you (a) consent to receive communications from us in electronic form; and (b) agree that all notices, documents, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if they were in writing. You consent to receive communications and do business electronically and your agreement to do so applies to all your interactions and transactions with us.

You understand and agree that joining the Service may include receiving certain communications from us, such as transactional, relationship messages, and/or messages about your account/profile, and that these communications are considered part of your account/profile and you may not be able to opt out of receiving them without ceasing to be a registered user of the Service.

Disputes and Jurisdiction

The Service is based in Switzerland. Those who choose to access, visit, and/or use the Service do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. We make no representation, warranty, or guarantee that the Service, or any merchandise, products, services, and/or Content available on or through the Service are appropriate, available, or legal in any geographic location.

In any dispute between us, your sole remedy is to stop using your account/profile and/or the Service, including without limitation canceling any Fee-based services. This includes any dispute related to or arising out of: (i) rules, restrictions, limitations, terms, and conditions that apply to the Service, whether listed in this Agreement, posted at various points in the Service, or otherwise communicated to you, including our enforcement, non-enforcement, or application of any such rules; (ii) any of our policies and/or practices, including our enforcement, non-enforcement, or application of any such policies and/or practices; (iii) any Content available on or through the Service, or any edits, deletions, additions, or other changes thereto; (iv) your ability or inability to access, visit, and/or use portions of the Service, or the Service as a whole, or features, functionality, and/or Content available on or through the Service; or (v) the amount, type, and/or basis for determining any Fees, any changes thereto, or additional Fees.

You agree that in the event of any dispute between us, you will first contact us and make a sustained effort of good faith to resolve the dispute before resorting to more formal means of resolution, including without limitation any court action.

You agree that, regardless of where you access, visit and/or use the Service, all issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of the Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Switzerland and Geneva Canton State & Republic, without regard to any principles of conflict of laws. Any disputes that result in court action will be resolved exclusively by court located in Geneva.

If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of the Agreement, or portion thereof, to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision or portion will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible to affect the intent of the parties, and the remainder of the Agreement will continue to be valid and enforceable in full force and effect.

Updates and Adds-on

We reserve the right to post, from time to time, additional rules that apply to certain portions of the Service, or the Service as a whole. Such additional rules will be posted in the relevant portions of the Service and are hereby incorporated into the Agreement by this reference. Your continued access, visitation, and/or use of the Service constitutes your agreement to comply with these additional rules.

The rules, restrictions, limitations, terms, and conditions that apply to the Service, whether listed in this User Agreement and Privacy Policy, posted at various points in the Service, or otherwise communicated to you, constitutes the Agreement and entire understanding between the parties, and supersedes prior agreements between the parties, whether oral or written, with respect to the subject matter hereof. Unless explicitly stated in writing by us, any new or additional features, functionality, or Content that augment or enhance the Service, including the release of updates, upgrades, or new products and/or services, shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the Agreement.

Any delay or failure by us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Agreement will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. No waiver by us shall have effect unless such waiver is set forth in writing, signed by us; nor shall any such waiver of any breach or default constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach or default.

We may sub-license, transfer, sell, or assign the Agreement, and/or any of our purported obligations hereunder, at any time to any person or entity, with or without notice. You may not sub-license, transfer, sell, or assign the Agreement at any time to any person or entity, and any attempt to do so will be null and void.

Last updated May 19, 2022