Terms and Conditions

Bring It Local's General Terms and Conditions and Acceptable Use Policy

Bring It Local does not charge any fee for it's crowdfunding services. We rely exclusively on gratuities offered by crowdfunding donors on a strictly optional basis. The service currently works only with PayPal to ensure that all donations go directly to you automatically – and in real-time.

Bring It Local is not the same company as PayPal and their fees and commissions are subject to change without notice from us.

As a Bring It Local user, your online campaign page you publish will be publicly available on the internet, for all to see, including search engines like Google and Yahoo. There are no private or hidden Bring It Local donation pages. Your activity is public.

As a donor to a Bring It Local campaign page you have the option to publicly display your donation for all to see, including search engines like Google and Yahoo. To hide your donation, including your name, comment and/or Facebook photo from others visitor and search engines alike, simply click the ‘Private’ checkbox during the donation process.

You are independently responsible for complying with all applicable laws in all of your actions related to your use of Bring It Local’s services, regardless of the purpose of the use. In addition, you must adhere to the terms of this Acceptable Use Policy.

A SPECIAL NOTE TO REGULATORY AGENCIESWe do not engage in any solicitation activities; such activities are carried out by our users on their own initiative.

If your agency has any concerns that a law is being violated by our users, please report it to us immediately and we will work to address your concern.

Tax & Legal RepresentationsAs a condition of using our service, you represent to us that:

(a) The funds you obtain through the methods on our website will be used solely for the purposes described in the materials that you post;

(b) You will comply with all relevant local, state, and federal laws applicable to you when you solicit funds, particularly but not limited to the laws relating to your marketing and solicitation for your project.

Prohibited ActivitiesYou may not use the Bring It Local service for activities that:
violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulationrelate to sales of (a) narcotics, steroids, certain controlled substances or other products that present a risk to consumer safety, (b) drug paraphernalia, (c) items that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity, (d) items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime, (e) items that are considered obscene, (f) items that infringe or violate any copyright, trademark, right of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right under the laws of any jurisdiction, (g) certain sexually oriented materials or services, or (h) ammunition, firearms, or certain firearm parts or accessories, or (i) certain weapons or knives regulated under applicable lawrelate to transactions that (a) show the personal information of third parties in violation of applicable law, (b) support pyramid or ponzi schemes, matrix programs, other “get rich quick��? schemes or certain multi-level marketing programs, (c) are associated with purchases of real property, annuities, investments, equity or lottery contracts, lay-away systems, off-shore banking or transactions to finance or refinance debts funded by a credit card, (d) are for the sale of certain items before the seller has control or possession of the item, (e) are by payment processors to collect payments on behalf of merchants, (f), are associated with the following Money Service Business activities: the sale of traveler’s checks or money orders, currency exchanges or check cashing,or (g) provide certain credit repair or debt settlement servicesinvolve the sales of products or services identified by government agencies to have a high likelihood of being fraudulentviolate applicable laws or industry regulations regarding the sale of (a) tobacco products, or (b) prescription drugs and devicesinvolve gambling, gaming and/or any other activity with an entry fee and a prize, including, but not limited to casino games, sports betting, horse or greyhound racing, lottery tickets, other ventures that facilitate gambling, games of skill (whether or not it is legally defined as a lottery) and sweepstakes unless the operator has obtained prior approval from Bring It Local and the operator and customers are located exclusively in jurisdictions where such activities are permitted by law.
Violations of the Acceptable Use Policy

We encourage you to report violations of this Acceptable Use Policy to Bring It Local immediately. If you have a question about whether a type of transaction may violate the Acceptable Use Policy, you can email Bring It Local’s Compliance Department at: compliance@bringitlocal.com

In this document the following phrases are defined as:

Service: This web site, Bring It Local.
User: An individual or entity that registers an account for the service.
Donor: An individual or entity that donates to a fund or posts a comment to a fund.
Introduction
These Terms and Conditions may only be modified by an authorized executive of Bring It Local

Terms and Conditions will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
Bring It Local processes payment transactions through 3rd-party payment solutions such as PayPal. Bring It Local is not a chartered banking entity. All funds that are not part of a fee paid to Bring It Local are paid directly to 3rd-party payment solutions.

You will not hold Bring It Local liable or responsible for any funds or tax obligations on those funds paid to 3rd-party payment solutions.

Donors and Users agree not to involve Bring It Local in any litigation that occurs due to using the website. Bring It Local will not be held liable for any loss or damage due to failure to comply to the terms of this agreement.

Disclaimer of Warranties
WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE MERCHANTABILITY OF OUR SERVICE OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE RELEASING US FROM ANY LIABILITY THAT WE MAY OTHERWISE HAVE TO YOU IN RELATION TO OR ARISING FROM THIS AGREEMENT OR OUR PRODUCTS, FOR REASONS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, FAILURE OF OUR SERVICE, NEGLIGENCE, OR ANY OTHER TORT. TO THE EXTENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW RESTRICTS THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY, YOU AGREE THAT WE ARE ONLY LIABLE TO YOU FOR THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF DAMAGES THAT THE LAW RESTRICTS OUR LIABILITY TO, IF SUCH A MINIMUM EXISTS.YOU AGREE THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR OFFERS MADE BY THIRD PARTIES THROUGH OUR WEBSITE. THIS INCLUDES ANY FAILURE OF ANY GOODS OR SERVICES TO MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY THIRD PARTY CHARITABLE OFFERS THAT MAY TURN OUT TO BE FRAUDULENT, IRRESPONSIBLE, OR OTHERWISE ADVERTISED IN BAD FAITH.
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FAILURES ON THE PART OF OUR THIRD PARTY PAYMENT PROCESSORS.
WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY FAILURE OF THE GOODS OR SERVICES OF OUR COMPANY OR A THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING ANY FAILURES OR DISRUPTIONS, UNTIMELY DELIVERY, SCHEDULED OR UNSCHEDULED, INTENTIONAL OR UNINTENTIONAL, ON OUR WEBSITE WHICH PREVENT ACCESS TO OUR WEBSITE TEMPORARILY OR PERMANENTLY.
THE PROVISION OF OUR SERVICE TO YOU IS CONTINGENT ON YOUR AGREEMENT WITH THIS AND ALL OTHER SECTIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. NOTHING IN THE PROVISIONS OF THIS “REPRESENTATIONS & WARRANTIES��? SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO LIMIT THE GENERALITY OF THE FIRST PARAGRAPH OF THIS SECTION.
For Jurisdictions that do not allow us to limit our liability: Notwithstanding any provision of these Terms, if your jurisdiction has provisions specific to waiver or liability that conflict with the above then our liability is limited to the smallest extent possible by law. Specifically, in those jurisdictions not allowed, we do not disclaim liability for: (a) death or personal injury caused by its negligence or that of any of its officers, employees or agents; or (b) fraudulent misrepresentation; or (c) any liability which it is not lawful to exclude either now or in the future

IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF A JURISDICTION THAT REQUIRES A SPECIFIC STATEMENT REGARDING RELEASE THEN THE FOLLOWING APPLIES. FOR EXAMPLE, CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS MUST, AS A CONDITION OF THIS AGREEMENT, WAIVE THE APPLICABILITY OF CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH STATES, “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.��? YOU HEREBY WAIVE THIS SECTION OF THE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY SIMILAR PROVISION IN LAW, REGULATION, OR CODE THAT HAS THE SAME INTENT OR EFFECT AS THE AFOREMENTIONED RELEASE.

Bring It Local Service
Bring It Local is a service that enables Users to collect money into their own PayPal accounts for a specific purpose. Upon becoming a User through the Registration process, or a Donor through either the Donation process or comment process, you agree that Bring It Local may, in our sole discretion, modify the terms of this Agreement by updating the modified terms to the Bring It Local website. By continuing to use the product after registering you are accepting the modified Terms and Conditions of Service.By using the Bring It Local service you agree to the following:

1) You are at least 18 years of age.
2) You will comply with all local, state/provincial, regional & national laws in your area of residence.
3) You are to alert the Bring It Local service staff about any unauthorized use of your User or Donor accounts.
You agree to allow Bring It Local to use anonymous aggregate data to enable Bring It Local to offer a better service in the future.


Indemnification
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Bring It Local, Bring It Local employees, and Bring It Local LLC agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, costs, and disbursements, arising out of your use of the Web site, including but not limited to, out of your violation of any representation or warranty contained in these Terms and Conditions. In the event of a claim such as one described in this paragraph, we may elect to settle with the party/parties making the claim, and you shall be liable for the damages as though we had proceeded with a trial.
Bring It Local Accounts
Bring It Local reserves the right to delete User or Donor accounts at our discretion.
You are fully responsible for any content you post as a User or a Donor. You agree by becoming a User or Donor that you will not:
1) Use sexually explicit content, obscenities, copyrighted material, or abusive/hateful language in any area of the site
2) Use your Bring It Local account for any illegal purposes.
3) Provide information that is not complete and accurate.
4) Attempt to bypass or otherwise circumvent the designated method of payment as provided by Bring It Local.


Bring It Local has the right to, though will not be obligated to, in Bring It Local’s sole discretion, to remove any content or block any individual or entity for any reason.

Bring It Local will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.
Bring It Local does not and can not review all the material posted to the Bring It Local system.

By visiting Bring It Local you are responsible for protecting yourself from content that is offensive or harmful that may have been posted on the website by another user.
By visiting Bring It Local you are responsible for protecting your equipment (computer, etc.) from any harm resulting from a visit to the website.

Choice of Law
These Terms and Conditions and our provision of services to you shall be governed by the laws—state, federal, or otherwise—applicable in the State of California.

Forum of Dispute
Any dispute arising from or relating to these Terms and Conditions or our provision of services to you must be resolved in a court of competent jurisdiction in the State of California.If you fail to bring a dispute in compliance with these “Forum of Dispute��? provisions, we may make a motion to dismiss your claim, which you must consent to, and you will be responsible for all of our reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs, and disbursements involved in making such a motion.Additionally, the successful party in any dispute will be entitled to receive from the unsuccessful party all of its reasonable attorneys’ fees, cost, and disbursements.CommunicationsElectronic communications from Bring It Local will be sent to Users to inform them of a variety of events that inform them about the state of their fund. You agree to allow Bring It Local to send these communications to your email address. You also agree that Bring It Local is not liable for any user generated content that is sent to you as a part of these communications.You agree that you are liable for any communications you send to potential Donors promoting you Fund site. These communications include, but are not limited to, “share��? emails sent through the Bring It Local and communications sent outside of the Bring It Local system.
Copyright InfringementIf you believe your copyright has been infringed, please send us a notice that contains:
Your name.
The name of the party whose copyright or trademark has been infringed, if different from your name.
The name and description of the work that is being infringed.
The location on our website of the infringing material.
A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted work described above is not authorised by the copyright owner (or by a third party who is legally entitled to do so on behalf of the copyright owner) and is not otherwise permitted by law.
A statement that you swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information contained in this notification is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or have an exclusive right in law to bring infringement proceedings with respect to its use.

If the DMCA notice is properly formed, we will act quickly to take down the complained-about material and request a response from the person responsible for posting it. Please note that sending a false DMCA notice is not only a criminal act, but also enables the victim of the notice to sue you.

Severability
In the event that a provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be unlawful, conflicting with another provision of the Terms and Conditions, or otherwise unenforceable, the Terms and Conditions will remain in force as though they had been entered into without that unenforceable provision being included in it. If two or more provisions are deemed to conflict with each other’s operation, Bring It Local,LLC shall have the sole right to elect which provision remains in force.

Amendments
We may amend this Agreement from time to time. When we amend this Agreement, we will update this page and indicate the date that it was last modified. You may refuse to agree to the amendments, but if you do, you must immediately cease using our website and our service. You must visit this page each time you come to our website and read and agree to it if the date it was last modified is more recent than the last time you agreed to the Agreement.