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Website Terms of Use

This Agreement contains all of the terms and conditions between Charities Review Council (“The Council”) and you and governs the use of the service offered at the Council Website (the “Site”). Use of the Site constitutes an agreement with the Terms of Use (this “Agreement”). The Site enables individuals seeking information about charities to find accountability review results of charities that have participated in the Council’s Accountability Wizard and/or are registered with the Minnesota Attorney General to fundraise in the state of Minnesota (“charities”). The Council plays no role in the interaction between individuals and charities on the Site or otherwise, and does not recommend or suggest any particular charity to any individual. The Site and services are neither offered nor intended as a replacement for professional or legal advice.

READ BEFORE USE. If you wish to make use of the Site’s service (the “Service”), then please read this Agreement. By using this Site, you represent, warrant, understand, agree to and accept all terms and conditions contained herein. If you object to anything in this Agreement or the Council’s Privacy Policy, do not use the Site or the Service. The Terms of Use are subject to change at any time, effective upon posting on the Site, and your use of the Site or the Service after such posting will constitute acceptance by you of such changes. By accessing the Site or becoming a Member, you consent to have this Agreement provided to you in electronic form.

DISCLAIMER. The Council makes no representations about the suitability or, reliability of the charities or the services promoted or described by charities on the Site. The Council does not verify all statements made by charities on this Site, nor does it assume any responsibility for the information provided by charities on this Site. All users of the Site expressly agree not to hold the Council and Council officers, directors, and agents liable for any instruction, advice or services delivered which originated through the Site. Donors should not draw conclusions about charities not listed.

ELIGIBLE USERS. By using the Site, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into this Agreement. Our Site services are available only to adults who are United States citizens and/or any individuals who are legally in the jurisdiction of the United States and may legally work within its jurisdiction. Any misstatements and/or misrepresentations regarding the age, background, felonies, criminal offenses, experience and/or eligibility for employment in the jurisdiction of the United States of any charity or any other users of this Site are not the responsibility of The Council. Your account is for your sole, personal use. You agree not to authorize others to use your account, and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity.

RELEASE. Problems concerning the services received by individuals from Charities, or concerning payment due to a charity by an individual are not The Council’s responsibility. By using this Site, you represent, understand, and expressly agree to hold the Council harmless for any claim or controversy that may arise from any disputes between you and any other user(s) of the Site.

CONTENT. You are responsible for providing accurate, current and complete information in connection with your use of the Site. You are solely responsible for any content, messages, photos, reviews or profiles (collectively, “Content”) that you publish or display (hereinafter, “post”) on the Site, or transmit to other users of the Site. You agree that you will not post on the Site, or transmit to other users, any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, offensive, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, racially offensive, or illegal material, or any material that infringes or violates another party’s rights (including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, and rights of privacy and publicity). You understand and agree that the Council may review and delete any Content, that in the sole judgment of the Council violates this Agreement or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of users of the Site.

WEBSITE LINKS. The Site contains links to other websites and to material contained on other websites. The Council is not responsible for the content of such other websites and disclaims all liability in respect to such content and of any other websites or content which you may be able to access from the Site.

INDEMNIFICATION. By agreeing to the terms of this Agreement, users of the Site agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless The Council, its directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against any and all claim, loss, expense or demand of liability, including attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by the Council in connection with any claim by a third party (including an intellectual property claim) arising out of (i) materials and Content you submit, post or transmit through the Site, or (ii) use of the Site by you in violation of this Agreement or in violation of any applicable law.

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT. If you believe any materials accessible on or from the Site infringe upon your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from this Site by contacting the Council at info@smartgivers.org or 651-224-7030, or  2334 University Ave W, Ste.150 Saint Paul, MN 55114

CHOICE OF LAW AND VENUE. By using the Site, you agree that any dispute arising out of the Site and/or the Service shall be governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota, without regard to its conflict of law provisions, and you expressly agree and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the Minnesota State and Federal Courts, and the Ramsey County Courts, for the resolution of any such dispute.

NOT PARTNERS. Nothing in this Agreement makes either party the partner, joint venturer, agent, legal representative, employer, contractor or employee of the other. This Agreement will be binding on and will inure to the benefit of the legal representatives, successors and assigns of the parties hereto.