Agreement between user and www.VerticalRaise.com (Vertical Raise, LLC)
Welcome to www.VerticalRaise.com. Vertical Raise provides a fundraising software platform that allow users to effectively manage their fundraiser, collect donations, and process fundraiser sales for their school, team, event, or organization (the “Service”). The www.VerticalRaise.com website (the “Site”) is comprised of various web pages operated by Vertical Raise The existence of the Site or any donation web page created by a school, team, organization or individual member of a school, team or organization does not constitute a solicitation of donations by Vertical Raise; Vertical Raise does not engage in any solicitation activities on behalf of any school, team, event or organization. www.VerticalRaise.com is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the “Terms”). Your use of www.VerticalRaise.com constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference.
We provide this Service to teams, groups, and organizations conducting fundraisers that have been authorized by Vertical Raise. Authorized groups and individuals will receive an account code that must be input in order to provide further access. Any attempt to gain unauthorized access is prohibited.
No unlawful or prohibited use/Intellectual Property
All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of Vertical Raise or its suppliers and protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.
You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. Vertical Raise content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of Vertical Raise and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of Vertical Raise or our licencors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
Electronic Check Processing
When you donate to the fundraiser by check, you authorize us to electronically process your check using the information on your check. If we electronically process your check instead of depositing your check, the electronic debit to your checking account may be on the same day we receive the check by transmitting the amount of the check, routing and transit number and check number to your bank. Electronically processing your check makes us better stewards. During the duration of the fundraiser, Vertical Raise has the right to deposit checks or electronically process checks that are written to the fundraiser payee name, fundraiser name, team name, school name, or booster club name on behalf of the fundraiser.
Vertical Raise allows teams, groups, and organizations to receive and process donations for their fundraiser via our online software platform, campaign fundraiser coach, and Vertical Cash Back App. A service fee will be charged by Vertical Raise in exchange for the Vertical Raise service. The service fee includes all labor, programming, marketing material, advertising, corporate sponsorship’s, and telemarketing costs.
Service Fee depends on type of fundraiser.
Vertical Raise will hold any funds received through online donations and mobile fundraiser sales in a non-operating “TRUST” bank account for the duration of the fundraiser. Vertical Raise will thereby remit funds to the designated group, team, or organization by check or electronic bank transfer upon the conclusion of the fundraiser campaign, less a percentage service fee of all donations. Vertical Raise service fee will be contractually agreed upon with organizations prior to the start of the fundraiser. This service fee will be withheld from all donations by Vertical Raise in exchange for services rendered. If donors choose to cover the transaction fees, Vertical Raise will keep that portion of the donation to help off set the cost of transaction fees, credit card fees, and charge backs.
By doing a fundraiser on our Vertical Raise Platform, organizations grant us the right to accept online donations, mobile check upload donations, paper check donates, and employer matched donates on behalf of the organization. This grants us the right to deposit checks written to the organization and process the donation on behalf of that organization.
If the fundraiser that you have donated to has ended Vertical Raise will not be able to process a refund. If the fundraiser you donated to is still active and the donation amount was made in error then Vertical Raise will be able to process a refund. Users agree that they will not use an unauthorized credit card in making transactions on the Vertical Raise site. Transactions are only subject to dispute if unauthorized use of the donor’s payment card is proved. If you become aware of fraudulent use of your card, please notify your card provider immediately.
Vertical Discount App Purchase and Subscription
- Scope and use of the subscription
The Vertical Discount App & Verticaldiscounts.com are owned by Vertical Raise, LLC. When purchasing a Vertical Discounts Digital Discount Card, you are purchasing a subscription. By purchasing one, you are consenting to a 11-12 month subscription that supports the fundraiser specified. The Vertical Discounts App subscription or membership grants the legal entity that has taken out the subscription (the “Customer”) the right to use Vertical Discounts App’s system and services (the “Services”). The subscription may not be used by other people or organizations.
- Acceptance of the subscription
Vertical Discounts App subscription terms are agreed by the Customer by purchasing the Vertical Discounts App subscription online.
- Duration and termination of the subscription
The subscription runs for 12 months from the fundraiser start date. The subscriptions have a renewal term. At the end of the period, the subscription will automatically renew for another 12 month period unless terminated by the Customer.
Subscriptions may be terminated inside of the Vertical Discounts app under “Subscription Management”, By clicking cancel on the renewal text, or by emailing [email protected], at least one week before the expiry of the subscription. The agreement cannot be terminated for a period of subscription already initiated and the Customer will not be entitled to a refund for that subscription period.
- Price and payment terms
Price for the Vertical Discount App and subsequent renewal are $25. The customer can include an additional donation for the team, group, or school. Vertical Discounts App guarantees that no price increases will be applied for the Services ordered at the time of commencement of the subscription other than those due to increases in the Retail Price Index or increases applied by the cloud computing supplier, currently Amazon Web Services.
Vertical Discounts App will not be responsible for any loss, damage, costs, expenses or other claims of the Customer or any third party resulting from the suspension of the Services.
The Customer agrees to use e-mail and text communication of transmission of the Vertical Discounts app purchase and renewal. The customer must provide an accurate email and cell phone number.
Visiting www.VerticalRaise.com or sending emails to Vertical Raise constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
Links to third party sites/Third party services
www.VerticalRaise.com may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Vertical Raise and Vertical Raise is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site.
Vertical Raise is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Vertical Raise of the site or any association with its operators. Certain services made available via www.VerticalRaise.com are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the www.VerticalRaise.com domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that Vertical Raise may share such information and data with any third party with whom Vertical Raise has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of www.VerticalRaise.com users and customers.
Vertical Raise does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to www.VerticalRaise.com (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Vertical Raise Site or our associated services (collectively “Submissions”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Vertical Raise, our affiliated companies and necessary sub-licenses permission to use your Submissions in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submissions; and to publish your name in connection with your Submissions. Vertical Raise is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Vertical Raise’s sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submissions you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submissions as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions. You represent and warrants that the your Submissions do not infringe the copyright, trademark, publicity/privacy right or other intellectual property or proprietary of any third party.
User agrees that the user’s Submissions to Vertical Raise you will not: defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others; and user further agrees that the user’s Submissions will not include any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Vertical Raise does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Vertical Raise specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Vertical Raise has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Vertical Raise reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Vertical Raise reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
Vertical Raise is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We aim to comply with all applicable standards, including WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards up to level AA. If you experience any difficulty in accessing any part of this website, please feel free to call us at 888-853-0355 or to email us at [email protected]. We will work with you to provide the information, item, or transaction you seek through an alternate communication method or one that is accessible for you consistent with applicable law (for example, through telephone support).
Text Message Opt-In
Vertical Raise provides communication for its customers and their users and constituents for their fundraiser. By creating a login at verticalraise.com and opting-in to the text message notifications, you agree to receive text message updates about your fundraiser. Also, by participating in a fundraiser you agree to only send text message invites to people that have opt-in and have agreed to received a text from you.
When you opt-in to a notification service you will receive a message that is confirming the action. (Message and data rates may apply.)
You may opt-out of all communication at any time by texting ‘STOP‘. You will receive a final message to confirm you have been unsubscribed.
By opting-in to a campaign, you agree to any charge incurred from your cellphone provider for sending or receiving text messages. Message frequency varies by customer. If you have questions about the services provided by our text message services, send an email to [email protected].
Any form of scraping or data mining, either manual or automated, is prohibited on this site and vraise.org.
The use of automated systems or software to extract data from this website or www.vraise.org for any purpose, (‘screen scraping’) is prohibited unless the third party has directly concluded a written license agreement with Vertical Raise.
You may not develop, support or use software, devices, scripts, robots, or any other means or processes (including crawlers, browser plugins and add-ons, or any other technology) to scrape our fundraiser pages or any other data on our site;
You may not use bots or other automated methods to access the Services and Site, add or download information, send or redirect messages;
You may not copy, use, disclose or distribute any information obtained from the Services and Site, whether directly or through third parties (such as search engines & scraping sites like Scrapinghub.com), without the consent of Vertical Raise;
You may not override any security feature or bypass or circumvent any access controls or use limits of the Service or Site(such as caps on keyword searches or profile views);
You may not deep-link to our Services or Site for any purpose other than to promote your fundraiser or donate, without Vertical Raise’s consent.
You may not access our site via a VPN (Virtual Private Network)
Third Party Accounts
You will be able to connect your Vertical Raise account to third party accounts. By connecting your Vertical Raise account to your third party account, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your privacy settings on those third party sites). If you do not want information about you to be shared in this manner, do not use this feature.
Video Upload and YouTube API
In addition to the normal procedure for deleting stored data, users can revoke that access to their data via the Google security settings page at https://security.google.com/settings/security/permissions
The Service is controlled, operated and administered by Vertical Raise from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the content accessed through www.VerticalRaise.com in any in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.
To the extent allowed by law, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Vertical Raise, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any Submissions made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. Vertical Raise reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Vertical Raise in asserting any available defenses to the extent allowed by law.
Vertical Raise reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Idaho and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Idaho in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Vertical Raise as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. Vertical Raise’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Vertical Raise’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by Vertical Raise with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.
Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Vertical Raise with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Vertical Raise with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish of the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.
User Request for Account and Data Deletion
User may request that their account and all of their data be deleted by emailing [email protected] and requesting such deletion. Please include your username and if you want all your data deleted. We will verify the account before deletion by sending a verification email to the users email address. The request will be processed with in 48 business hours.
Changes to Terms
Vertical Raise reserves the right, in its sole discretion; to change the Terms under which www.VerticalRaise.com is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. Vertical Raise encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.
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