Last Updated: Jun 2011
Terms and Conditions
Welcome to ChallengeMeNow.com, a web service provided by ChallengeMeNow LLC. These terms of service govern your access to and use of this website. ChallengeMeNow offers you a variety of tools and services that will facilitate the achievement of personal/community goals and online fundraising. You should read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using this website or any of ChallengeMeNow’s tools and services. In order to become a ChallengeMeNow user, you must agree and accept all the terms and conditions listed below. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, you may not use this website or the ChallengeMeNow tools and services.
This website and the tools and services accessible through this website are owned and operated by ChallengeMeNow LLC. Whenever these Terms of Service refer to “we,” “our,” or “us”, we are referring to ChallengeMeNow LLC and/or ChallengeMeNow as a webpage sole owned by ChallengeMeNow LLC. We reserve the right to modify these Terms and Conditions at any time and without prior notice. Your continued use of this website indicates that you have read and accepted the most recent changes made in this document.
ChallengeMeNow Participant, Sponsor and Beneficiary Account Creation
We make this website available to the general public, subject to these Terms of Service. When you enter a challenge, sponsor a participant or make a donation to a charity organization, you will be asked for your name and email address, unless you are making an anonymous donation. You will be given the option to create a ChallengeMeNow account. In order to access and use our tools and services aside from making a donation, you must complete the account creation process. Access to and use of password-protected and secure areas is restricted to users who have created an account. Any attempt to access restricted areas without authorization is prohibited.
When you create an account with ChallengeMeNow, your user ID will be the email address you provided. Also you will need to choose a password to access the ChallengeMeNow tools and services. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. Keep your password in a secure place and do not allow any unauthorized persons access to your password. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or other security breach, notify ChallengeMeNow immediately.
For a more effective communication between participants and sponsors, you agree to have your name and/or email address listed in the header and/or subject of certain communications, such as invitations to sponsors, comments, and any other type of informative email.
In order to register a challenge, the participant must define the challenge; choose a beneficiary among registered beneficiaries or else create a new beneficiary. If the participant chooses to create a new beneficiary, the following contact details must be provided: Legal Name, Legal Address, Legal Country, Contact Name, Contact Title, Contact Telephone and Contact E-mail. Once the beneficiary is included, the participant can define and invite the sponsors to formalize the challenge.
NOTE: In case a new beneficiary is created, ChallengeMeNow.com will contact the Beneficiary within 3 working days to verify the information provided and to request relevant bank account information. If the Beneficiary is not in agreement to be mentioned in this website and/or to be part of the Challenge, we will request the Challenger to select another Beneficiary. This change will subsequently be informed to those sponsors that have realized a donation.
Information Provided Through Our Website
Any information, ideas or opinions posted by users of the ChallengeMeNow tools, services or website do not necessarily reflect our views. We do not assume responsibility for the accuracy of any information; ideas or opinions posted by users and are not liable for any claims, damages or losses resulting from such information, ideas or opinions.
Donations to Charities; Our fees
You are solely responsible for ensuring that you have selected the correct organization to raise funds for or to donate to. All donations to charities are made as unrestricted gifts and may not be specified for any particular purpose. The amount of donations to the charity designated by you are charged via an independent credit card processor and paid to, and processed by, ChallengeMeNow.com or its affiliates on such charity’s behalf. Any payments of donations are final and non-refundable. The donations will be held in a separately managed bank account until such time as ChallengeMeNow.com forwards the donations to the charity. ChallengeMeNow.com forwards donations to the charity at intervals as determined by ChallengeMeNow.com and the charity. It is as frequently as weekly but no less frequently than quarterly. Your donations to the charity designated by you will be net of fees totaling 7.5% [plus applicable card processing charges]. This fee structure is subject to change from time to time at the sole discretion of ChallengeMeNow.com.
Unauthorized card use
You agree not to use an invalid or unauthorized credit card. Once a donation is made, the transaction is final and not subject to dispute unless unauthorized use of your payment card is proved. If you become aware of fraudulent use of your card, or if it is lost or stolen, you must notify your card provider in accordance with its reporting rules.
Tax Information; Disclaimer
ChallengeMeNow is not an accounting, taxation or financial advisor, and you should not rely on information given on this website to determine the accounting, tax or financial consequences of making donations to charity. ChallengeMeNow makes no representation as to whether or not all or any portion of the donations to any charity is tax deductible. We strongly recommend that you consult your own advisor/s about any accounting, taxation or financial consequences that may affect you. ChallengeMeNow shall have no liability for any claim by any federal or state tax authority with respect to your characterization of any donations through this website on your federal or state tax returns.
All content on the ChallengeMeNow website is owned by ChallengeMeNow LLC. No use of the website’s content is permitted without the express prior permission of ChallengeMeNow, and, where applicable, the copyright holder. Inquiries and permission requests may be sent to info@ChallengeMeNow.com
You must at all times use this website and the ChallengeMeNow tools and associated services in a responsible and legal manner. You agree that you will comply with all applicable local, state and federal laws, statutes and regulations regarding use of this website and ChallengeMeNow tools and services.
Age and Responsibility
If you use this website, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the personal account information you submit. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account. You represent that you are of sufficient legal age to use this website. You understand that you are financially responsible for all uses of this website by you and those using your personal information.
Changes to the service
ChallengeMeNow reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, suspend or discontinue all or any part of the services or tools at any time with or without prior notice to you. Unless specifically exempted, any new features, services or software applications introduced will be subject to these Terms of Service.
Failure to comply with these Terms of Service
ChallengeMeNow may terminate your right to use this website and any of the ChallengeMeNow tools and services at any time and without prior notice. We will terminate your right to use our website and any of the ChallengeMeNow tools and services if you violate any of these Terms of Service or any other policy posted on our website, if you use or attempt to use this website, the tools or the services for fraudulent purposes, or if we become aware that you are infringing any copyright or other intellectual property right.
Limitation of Liability; Disclaimer of Warranties
To the maximum extent permitted by law, ChallengeMeNow disclaims liability for any loss or damages, whether direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential (even if ChallengeMeNow has been advised of the possibility of such damages) arising out of (i) your use of the ChallengeMeNow tools, website or services or your inability to do so (ii) your reliance on any content provided on the website or through the services and/or (iii) goods and services in any way associated with the website and services.
Your use of this website and the ChallengeMeNow tools and services is at your sole risk. ChallengeMeNow provides the tools, the website and the services on an “as is,” “as available” basis. ChallengeMeNow makes any warranties or representations as to the quality, reliability or validity of the charities on the website and assumes no liability or responsibility therefore. In the event you are dissatisfied in any way with the website, the services or the tools, your sole and exclusive remedy will be to discontinue any further use of such items.
These Terms of Service are governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Florida, without regard to its principles of conflicts of law. These Terms of Service, and any agreements incorporated by reference herein, set forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter of these Terms of Service.