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By using this website, you consent to these terms and conditions. If you have any queries regarding security and privacy, please email info@doit4charity.co.za.

Terms and conditions of usage

General
You may use this site to browse content, raise funds for a charity of individual, or make donations. No misuse of the website will be tolerated and Doit4Charity reserves the right to cancel without notice the service to any individual or charity that does not comply with these terms and conditions.

No part of this site and its content may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed without permission. 'Deep-linking', 'embedding' or using analogous technology is strictly prohibited. Unauthorized use of this site and/or the materials contained on this site may violate applicable copyright, trademark or other intellectual property laws or other laws.

Disclaimer
The owner of this site, the authors of these contents and in general anybody connected to this site in any way, assume no responsibility for errors or omissions in these contents.

The contents of this site are provided 'as is' without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a purpose and non-infringement. We reserve the right to modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, the website (or any part of it) without notice.

In an effort to assist our users, we may provide links to other websites or sources. We are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Privacy Policy
You can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. However, you should be aware that anonymous visitor information such as your IP address, browser type, referring pages and pages visited on the website may be automatically collected for statistical analysis of web traffic patterns.

Our web pages utilise "cookies" and other technologies which serve to recall personal information previously given by a Web user. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them.

Disclosure Policy
If you do give us personal information – such as your name, home address or email address – in order to register or to make an online donation, we promise not to share these details with any third parties, other than those necessary to record and process your registration or donation.

If you register to set up a fundraising profile, your personal details will be passed on to your beneficiary charity.

If you make an online donation to a charity, your personal details will be passed on to your beneficiary charity.

If you make an online donation in support of a fundraiser, your personal details will be passed on to the fundraiser you supported and the beneficiary charity. Your credit card details are not recorded on this website.

We may from time to time send e-mail announcing new events and giving feedback to supporters. Other than this, Doit4Charity will not send you e-mail that you have not agreed to receive. You may opt-out of receiving these emails at any time, by clicking the link supplied in the email.

Security policy
All online credit card transactions are processed by Virtual Card Services, which complies with and is 'Verified by Visa' and 'Mastercard Securecode'. Data is secured during transmission by using up to 256bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software, certified by Thawte.

VCS servers are hosted behind multiple layered electronic firewalls to protect transactional and banking information against unauthorised access from third parties, loss and fraud. For more information, please visit www.vcs.co.za.

All transactions are processed in South African Rand [ZAR].

Refunds
Should you wish for any reason to cancel your online donation, you may do so within seven (7) days and receive a full refund (less bank charges). Kindly notify us of any refund required by emailing info@doit4charity.co.za. Please note that no requests for refunds will be entertained after such donations have been paid to the nominated charity.

Fees
There is no charge for charities or fundraisers to use Doit4Charity. Our expenses are covered by a handling fee of 10% of the value of all donations made via the site. This fee is deducted before the balance is paid to the charity concerned, and includes all bank fees and credit card settlement fees.

Charities receive a lump sum payment directly into their bank account on or around the 15th day of the month following the month in which the donation was received.

Charities & charitable causes

  1. This website is intended primarily as a service to bona fide non-profit organisations, registered in South Africa; however, trusts, schools and indivuals wanting to raise funds for charitable puposes within South Africa are also permitted to register.
  2. Registered non-profits are required to provide verification of bank account details in the form of copy of the organisation's bank statement. This may be emailed to info@doit4charity.co.za. No payments will be made until such verification is provided.
  3. Registration is free and there is no minimum contract period. You may cancel at any time.
  4. All donations made through Doit4Charity attract a total fee of 10% of the value of the donation. This inlcudes all bank/credit card processing fees.
  5. Fees may be adjusted from time to time. In the event of an increase in fees, one month's notice in writing will be given to you.
  6. Lump sum payments are made monthly by EFT into the bank account specified on the registration form, on or around the 15th day of the month following the month in which the donation was received.
  7. Requests for refunds from donors are granted automatically, provided they are made within 7 days of date of donation, and will be deducted from the total amount payable to you, less any fees payable.
  8. Contact details of fundraisers and sponsors supporting your organisation or cause are available to you by logging into the Admin section of the website. Please do not share these personal details with any third parties. Doit4Charity will never share details of 'your' supporters and fundraisers with any other charity/individual using the website.
  9. Doit4Charity makes web pages available to your supporters in good faith, and will remove content deemed unacceptable for any reason without notice. Individuals posting content that is deemed to be harmful, threatening, unlawful, defamatory, abusive, obscene, hateful, racist or otherwise objectionable, are liable to prosecution.
  10. Notwithstanding our right to remove content, Doit4Charity cannot be held responsible for any such content that may be posted on supporters' web pages.
  11. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that our website is accessible 24/7, Doit4Charity is not liable for interruptions in the service for whatever reason, and cannot be held responsible for donations not made as a result of the website being offline.
  12. Doit4Charity reserves the right to cancel this service at any time for any reason.

Fundraisers

  1. You may only set up a fundraising profile on this website for the purpose of encouraging donations to a charity or charitable project within South Africa.
  2. You may not post or upload text and photographs that you did not create or that you do not have permission to use.
  3. You may not post personal information of any third party, including addresses, phone numbers or email addresses.
  4. You may not use this website to advertise or promote any commercial business or service.
  5. You may not use this website to appeal for funds to be paid directly into your own or your organisation's bank account, or post links to other donation processing websites.
  6. You may not falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your age or your intention to participate in a specific event in order to raise money for a worthy cause.
  7. Doit4Charity will remove content deemed unacceptable for any reason without notice. Individuals posting content that we deem to be harmful, threatening, unlawful, defamatory, abusive, obscene, hateful, racist or otherwise objectionable, are liable to prosecution.
  8. All funds that you raise will be paid direct to your charity or charitable project (less our fee). Doit4Charity is not responsible for how the money is ultimately used by the charity or charitable project. Any dispute in this regard is directly between you and the organisation or individual concerned.
  9. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that our website is accessible 24/7, Doit4Charity is not liable for interruptions in the service for whatever reason, and cannot be held responsible for donations not made as a result of the website being offline.
  10. Doit4Charity reserves the right to cancel this service for any reason at any time.

Donors

  1. Although every effort is made to verify the credentials of charities registered on our site, Doit4Charity does not guarantee or endorse their work and will not be held responsible for how the money is used by the charity or charitable project. You are advised to be especially cautious when supporting individual charitable projects and ensure that you are comfortable that your donation will be used for the purpose advertised. Any dispute regarding the subsequent use of any donation made on this site is directly between you and the organisation or individual concerned.
  2. Donations made in support of fundraisers participating in sporting or other events, who fail to complete (or even start) the race are non-refundable.
  3. Doit4Charity is not a Section 18A entity and does not issueTax Certificates, nor do we guarantee that donations to charities will be tax deductible. Please contact the charity concered should you require a tax certificate.
  4. Should you make a donation in error you may request a refund by emailing info@doit4charity.co.za within 7 days. Refunds cannot be made once monies have been paid to the charity or individual concerned.
  5. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that our website is accessible 24/7, Doit4Charity is not liable for interruptions in the service for whatever reason, and cannot be held responsible for donations not made as a result of the website being offline.
  6. Doit4Charity reserves the right to cancel this service for any reason at any time.