Follow Funding offers the Services as an online platform to allow an individual or entity who has made a donation on our platform to post a fundraising campaign known as a "Dreamscape" on the Site to accept monetary donations from donors. It is also available for "Donators" to make contributions to help fund the dreams, causes and inventions of linked causes of those using our platform.
There is a non-refundable $50 fee (the "Annual Fee") to post a Dreamscape campaign or post to multiple Dreamscape campaigns. The Annual Fee covers the administrative services rendered to users of our platform ("User(s)"). Only those Users who have made a donation to another user on our platform are eligible to pay the Annual Fee and to post a Dreamscape(s) of their own.
We are not a financial institution, creditor, charity, broker or a bank. The Services are an online administrative platform only. Follow Funding facilitates the Dreamscapes of Users and permits other Users to make donations to connected causes, but all financial transactions are handled by our third-party payment partner WePay™.
After making a donation, Users are then given the opportunity to post a Dreamscape of their own. In order to take this action, the donating participant agrees to pay the Annual Fee. If a User decides to make multiple donations to different Users' Dreamscapes they can post multiple Dreamscapes to fund additional causes, dreams or inventions, which will be covered by the same Annual Fee and administered through the same membership interface. If you wish to stop using the Services, you can do so by deleting your account using a link provided in your Follow Funding profile. If you do not cancel and continue use of the Services, you agree to be billed on the anniversary date of your first payment of the Annual Fee noted in your user profile. Failure to make payment on time will result in the temporary or permanent suspension of your Follow Funding account. In addition, although you can stop use of the service at any time, there are NO REFUNDS of any kind for annual service fees paid.
You must be at least 18 years of age to make or receive donations on our platform. However, if you are under the age of majority and considered a minor in your jurisdiction, which is typically 18 years of age, you may use the Services but only with the approval, oversight and express permission of your parent or legal guardian.
All examples of potential donations on the Site are for illustrative purposes only. If you decide to post a Dreamscape campaign on our Site, you're responsible for promoting and creating awareness for your campaign. As such, we are unable to guarantee you will receive any specific amount of donations resulting from your personal or leveraged based fundraising efforts.
By using this crowdfunding platform, you must accept the risk that received donation amounts will differ by individuals based on Personal Donation Qualification, promotional effort put forth by the participant and merits of the specific campaign as deemed by its viewers and potential donators.
It is your responsibility to determine what, if any, taxes apply to the donations you receive through your use of the Services. It is solely your responsibility to assess, collect, report or remit the correct tax, if any, to the appropriate tax authority.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, if any, and are fully responsible for any and all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify Follow Funding of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security by sending an email to email@example.com, and (b) sign out from your account at the end of each session when accessing the Services. Follow Funding will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the foregoing instructions.
By making a donation or by interacting with this platform in anyway, you agree that Follow Funding cannot be held liable for Dreamscapes that misrepresent or do not appropriate funds as described. Follow Funding does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, reliability or timeliness of any content provided by its users. The Users who control/own a Dreamscape are responsible for representing how they will use revenue gathered from this platform and are ultimately liable for its appropriation. You acknowledge that using any information accessed while interacting with this platform is being done at your own risk.
No content on Follow Funding is intended to provide financial, tax, legal or other professional advice. Before taking part on a Dreamscape as either a donor or a posting participant, you should consult your financial, tax, legal or other appropriate professional advisors.
While we want to encourage our member's to share their Follow Funding Dreamscape(s) with others, they must do so only in an ethical and legal manner. These include but are not limited to email correspondence conforming to the CAN-SPAM Act, as well as all telephone correspondence conforming to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
In addition, all campaigns and correspondence must not be deceptive or misleading. Any members found not complying will be subject to immediate termination and or legal action.
In addition, on our platform each WePay™ Account linked to an account must be in the direct control of a party ultimately appropriating the donation and we do not allow anyone to middleman a campaign. This means that on this platform, you can't take funds on a personal WePay™ account in the name of another person, organization or cause. It is acceptable to post a campaign on behalf of another individual or entity with permission, but all funds must be linked directly to a WePay™ account in direct control of the party funds are being appropriated to. This mandate is in place to mitigate fraudulent activity and to help ensure all funds are appropriated accurately. You also understand that all donations are subject to third-party processing fees from WePay™ per the terms disclosed at: https://go.wepay.com/terms-of-service
Follow Funding does not charge any platform fees outside of the $50 annual membership fee. Thus, the only fees charged per transaction are WePay™ processing fees as disclosed above. We do this in order to allow our participants to keep more of the funds they raise. In addition, all monies raise are funded directly to the participating members WePay™ account in accordance with their account settings.
You also agree that by making a "donation" to someone using this platform that you are by definition expecting nothing in return. You will not receive equity or merchandise and should also NOT expect every donation to be tax deductible because many of them may not meet the legal requirements for tax deductions. Please consult the "Donation History" tab in your Follow Funding profile to see if any of your donations were made to an entity that is considered tax exempt. If this is not the case, your donation in whole or in part, should be considered personal gifts and non tax-exempt donations. It is also your responsibility to determine what, if any, taxes apply to the donations you receive through your use of the Services. It is solely your responsibility to assess, collect, report or remit the correct tax, if any, to the appropriate tax authority. We cannot offer any tax advice and suggest that you consult your certified public accountant (CPA) or tax attorney for qualified tax advice.
Usage also confirms your understanding that Internet based platforms are subject to outages resulting from cyber-attacks and general grid related and connectivity problems outside the control of Follow Funding. Because of this, intermittent outages can and will be experienced over extended periods of time and should be expected.
With regard to all images or video used on your Dreamscape(s) you must comply with United States and international copyright law. You must own or hold all necessary copyright, permissions or other rights to your featured video and photos. You can post a video that you appear in or helped create as long as you have the necessary permissions from any and all copyright holders. No clips of movies, television, music, photography or any other third party copyrighted materials is permitted. In addition, no sexually explicit material or pornography is allowed.
No video or photography that is hateful or violates someone's privacy or include defamatory or discriminatory speech can be posted. In addition, no videos or photos that promote violent activity, self-harm or cruelty toward animals are permitted.
Under no circumstances will Follow Funding be liable in any way for any content or materials of any third parties (including Users and owners/organizers of Dreamscapes) or any User Content (defined below, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any such content. You acknowledge that Follow Funding does not pre-screen content, but that Follow Funding and its designees will have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse, remove, or allow any content that is available via the Services at any time and for any reason, with or without notice, and without any liability to you or to any third party for any claims, damages, costs or losses resulting there from.
With respect to the content, photos, videos, images, trademarks, logos, brands or other materials you upload or post through the Services or share with other users or recipients (collectively, "User Content"), you represent and warrant that you own all right, title and interest in and to, or otherwise have all necessary rights and consents to (and to allow others to) fully exploit, such User Content, including, without limitation, as it concerns all copyrights, trademark rights and rights of publicity or privacy related thereto. By uploading, sharing, providing, or otherwise making available any User Content, or any portion thereof, in connection with the Services, you hereby grant and will grant Follow Funding and its affiliated companies and Users a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty free, fully paid up, transferable, sub licensable, perpetual, irrevocable license to copy, display, upload, perform, distribute, store, modify and otherwise use your User Content in connection with the operation of the Services or the promotion, advertising or marketing thereof, in any form, medium or technology now known or later developed. Without limiting the foregoing, if any User Content contains your name, image or likeness, you hereby release and hold harmless Follow Funding and its contractors and employees, from (i) all claims for invasion of privacy, publicity or libel, (ii) any liability or other claims by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or other use or exploitation of your name, image or likeness, and (iii) any liability for claims made by you (or any successor to any claim you might bring) in connection with your User Content, name, image or likeness. You waive any right to inspect or approve any intermediary version(s) or finished version(s) of the results of the use of your User Content (including your name, image or likeness). Further, if any person (other than you) appears in your User Content, you represent and warrant that you have secured all necessary licenses, waivers and releases from such person(s) for the benefit of Follow Funding in a manner fully consistent with the licenses, waivers and releases set forth above. You further acknowledge that your participation in the Services and submission of User Content is voluntary and that you will not receive financial compensation of any type associated with the licenses, waivers, and releases set forth herein (or Follow Funding's exploitation thereof), and that the sole consideration for subject matter of this agreement is the opportunity to use the Services.
You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information about the Services ("Submissions"), provided by you to Follow Funding are non-confidential, and Follow Funding will be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
Follow Funding respects the intellectual property rights of others and asks that everyone using the Site do the same. Anyone who believes that their work has been reproduced on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement may notify Follow Funding's designated agent for copyright infringement claims in accordance with Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2) (the "Digital Millennium Copyright Act" or "DMCA"), by providing the following information:
Notices of copyright infringement or other intellectual property claims should be sent to Follow Funding's designated agent for copyright infringement claims as follows:
If you give notice of copyright infringement by e-mail, Follow Funding's designated agent for copyright infringement claims may, but is not required to, begin investigating the alleged copyright infringement; However, we must receive your signed statement by mail or as a signed attachment to your e-mail before we are required to take any action.
If you believe any content made available in conjunction with the Site violates any trademark or other intellectual property rights you possess, you may use the contact for copyright violations above to bring that issue to our attention as well.
Follow Funding does not permit any contests, competition giveaways, lotteries or sweepstakes linked to a User's Dreamscape. All donations made to a participating User must be made strictly to support a listed Dreamscape, cause or invention and are considered peer-to-peer donations.
Use of this platform acknowledges that Follow Funding is not obligated to retain data relating to any Dreamscape or User. Follow Funding reserves the right to delete data or to terminate accounts or Dreamscapes at any time and for any reason, with or without notice, and without any liability to you or to any third party for any claims, damages, costs or losses resulting there from.
You are in no way obligated to use Follow Funding for any designated length of time. You do however agree that NO REFUNDS of Annual Fees paid for the Services or donations provided to a User can or will be made. You can however cancel your service and eliminate future Annual Fees by clicking the cancellation button provided located in your profile. By taking this action, you will be instantly terminating access to your account and profile and eliminating any and all future service charges originating from Follow Funding.
By using this platform you agree you are solely responsible for your interactions with any other User in connection with Follow Funding and related services. Although this is the case, Follow Funding reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with disputes between you and any other Users of the platform. If you have a dispute you want our help resolving, please send details by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated: August 9, 2019
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We may collect personal and non-personal information from you in the course of using the Services. "Personal Information" is information you provide to us which personally identifies you, such as your name, physical address, email address, phone number, credit card number and type (but only where we are processing payments at your request), password, age/birthday, parent status, phone number, social media identifiers, and email or other contact addresses.
Aggregated Non-Personal Information is different from Personal information. "Aggregated Non-Personal Information" is information about our users, their computers or devices and/or use of a Service that are collected into groups so that it no longer reflects or references an individually identifiable user. This information may include, without limitation, information about use of a Service, Web pages viewed or used, Service content accessed or used, IP addresses and device identifiers, information about hardware or software used to access a Service, user location information, page views, app usage, customization settings relating to a Service, and other types of information we collect that cannot reasonably be used to identify you personally. Follow Funding may collect and use Aggregated Non-Personal Information to improve a Service or for any other reason, at its sole discretion.
For certain Services, you may be able to opt out of collection of Personal Information via customization options provided through the Service. Please review the documentation for the Service at issue to determine whether an opt out is possible and, where opt out is an option, to locate instructions for doing so.
Follow Funding receives, stores, and processes information that you provide. Examples include when you: (i) register for a Service, (ii) fill in any form on one of our websites, apps or devices, (iii) purchase goods through a Service, (iv) sign up for email or text alerts, (v) link your account to a third party website (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Amazon), (vi) post or share information on a Service, or (vii) contact us.
Follow Funding may obtain information about you from third parties. For example, when you interact with us through a social media function such as a plug-in (e.g., a Facebook "like" button) then you may be permitting us to have on-going access to some information from your social network profile (such as your name, email address, your friend list, photo, age, gender, location, birthday, social networking ID, current city, the people/sites you follow, and so forth), to the extent allowed by your settings with the third party platform or site. We may also obtain information about you from a third-party data aggregator, cookie technology operator, advertising network, or another type of data company.
The personal data that we may collect includes:
Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or to work more efficiently, and our site relies on cookies to optimize user experience and for features and services to function properly.
Most web browsers allow some control to restrict or block cookies through the browser settings. However, if you disable cookies you will find this affects your ability to use certain parts of our website or Services.
Follow Funding may use the information we collect about you for a variety of business purposes such as billing, identification, authentication, communication, and general research. For example, we may use that information to:
Follow Funding only retains personal information for as long as is necessary and we have strict review and retention policies in place to meet these obligations. We keep personal information for as long as is required by applicable law. We keep your account information, like your name, email address, and password, for as long as your account is in existence because we need it to operate your account. Once you have canceled your account with us, any personally identifying information that you have disclosed through our Service will be retained for a period of 3 years after which it will be deleted. We also keep information about you and your use of the Services for as long as necessary for our legitimate business interests, for legal reasons, and to prevent harm. Follow Funding may also de-identify data such that it is no longer associated with you and Follow Funding may keep this anonymized data for as long as it chooses, in its sole discretion.
Your password is the key to your account. Use unique numbers, letters and special characters, and do not disclose your password to anyone. Follow Funding will not contact you via email to ask for your username or password. If you do share your username and password or your Personal Information with others, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account. If your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify Follow Funding and change your password. Please do not save your password on any public computers and remember to log out of your account on any shared devices to ensure another user does not provide, or obtain access to, your Personal Information.
Information that you share in forums, message boards, reviews, and suggestions or on any portion of a Service designed to allow you to communicate with other users, may be publicly accessible. Accordingly, the information you share may be read, collected or used by others, including Follow Funding, for any purpose. Follow Funding is not responsible for any information you share through publicly accessible portions of a Service or for the use of such information.
If your jurisdiction provides you with the right to do so, and if you believe that we hold any incomplete or inaccurate data about you, you have the right to ask us to correct and/or complete the information and we will strive to do so as quickly as reasonably possible, unless there is a valid reason for not doing so, at which point you will be notified.
If you reside in a jurisdiction that allows you to request erasure of your personal data, to restrict processing, or to object to any direct marketing from us, we will do so at your request for any information we are not legally required to keep. Where applicable, you may also have the right to data portability of your information and the right to be informed about any automated decision-making we may use.
If we receive a request from you to exercise any of the above rights, we may ask you to verify your identity before acting on the request; this is to ensure that your data is protected and kept secure. Please direct all requests relating to obtaining copies of and/or deleting your personal data to support@FollowFunding.com.
We may use links on a Service to provide you with the opportunity to contact us via e-mail or through other means to ask questions, request information, register or provide comments and suggestions. We may send you an email or text message as part of the registration verification process or to assist you in recovering a password at your request. However, we will never contact you via email to ask you for credit card information, bank account numbers or other sensitive financial information.
Certain jurisdictions such as the European Union provide you with additional rights relating to your personal data. If your jurisdiction provides you with the right to do so, you may ask Follow Funding to provide you with access to the personal information that Follow Funding processes about you and to request information about:
We treat data as an asset that must be protected and use tools (secure socket layer (SSL) encryption, passwords, physical security, etc.) to protect your Personal Information against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, as you probably know, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and other users may abuse or misuse your Personal Information that they collect from a Service. We will use all commercially reasonable methods to keep Personal Information securely in our files and systems. Please note that with current technology, we cannot guarantee the security of your data from all possible attacks or intrusions on our servers or guarantee the security of your data as it travels over the Internet. Thus, you hereby release Follow Funding from liability for any such possible attacks or intrusions that might compromise the security of your data.
We do not use our Services to knowingly solicit data from or market to individuals under the age of 18. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at support@FollowFunding.com. After notification, we will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.
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Last Updated: July 30, 2019
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