Terms and Conditions

Charitocracy Terms and Conditions ("Agreement")

This Agreement was last modified on September 1, 2016.

Please read these Terms and Conditions completely for using Charitocracy which is owned and operated by Charitocracy Corporation. This Agreement documents the legally binding terms and conditions attached to the use of the Site at ch-y.org.

By using or accessing the Site in any way, viewing or browsing the Site, or adding your own content to the Site, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

Use of the Site
The Site hosts a blog and a public forum, both of which are equipped with commenting facilities. While we invite donors to share your opinions and questions in this way, they must not be used to distribute spam messages, post commercial advertisements, or spread links to malicious or dangerous websites. We do retain the right to moderate any comment or other content submitted to the Site and to remove any content we deem to have violated our policies.

Not all of the content contained on the Site is edited, checked, or verified for accuracy. We cannot guarantee either its accuracy or the safety of any external links it might contain. Charitocracy Corporation, as well as its directors, employees, volunteers, affiliates, and contributing authors can therefore not be held responsible for any problems or damage that occurs as a result of making use of material contained on our Site.

Please refer to the Privacy Policy governing the Site.

Intellectual Property
The Site and all of its original content are the sole property of Charitocracy Corporation and are, as such, fully protected by the appropriate international copyright and other intellectual property rights laws. It is permissible to link to content from this Site as long as the original source is clearly stated, but the wholesale reproduction or partial modification of content is not permitted. Exceptions are granted only if you receive prior written consent from Charitocracy Corporation.

Certain activities on the Site, such as nominating and voting for causes, are only accessible to donors. Donors establish recurring donations of at least $13 per year, and collectively vote on which charitable causes should receive distributions from the pooled donation funds. Every donor has equal voting privileges regardless of how much is donated.

Charitocracy Corporation's operational costs as well as third-party transaction costs are first drawn from the pooled donation funds, and all remaining funds (the vast majority of the pooled donation funds) are distributed to elected charities at intervals throughout the year.

Charitocracy Corporation has absolute and ultimate authority regarding which charitable causes shall receive distributions.

Donors may cancel future recurring donations at any time, thereby forfeiting donor access to the Site once the current annual term has ended.

Refund Policy
You can easily cancel your recurring donations at any time. There are no cancellation fees, though no refunds are provided for prorated periods.

Charitocracy Corporation reserves the right to terminate your access to the Site, without any advance notice.

Links to Other Websites
Our Site does contain a number of links to other websites and online resources that are not owned or controlled by Charitocracy Corporation.

Charitocracy Corporation has no control over, and therefore cannot assume responsibility for, the content or general practices of any of these third party sites and/or services. Therefore, we strongly advise you to read the entire terms and conditions and privacy policy of any site that you visit as a result of following a link that is posted on our site.

Governing Law
This Agreement is governed in accordance with the laws of North Carolina, United States.

Changes to This Agreement
Charitocracy Corporation reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions at any time. We do so by posting and drawing attention to the updated terms on the Site. Your decision to continue to visit and make use of the Site after such changes have been made constitutes your formal acceptance of the new Terms and Conditions.

Therefore, we ask that you check and review this Agreement for such changes on an occasional basis. Should you not agree to any provision of this Agreement or any changes we make to this Agreement, we ask and advise that you do not use or continue to access the Site immediately.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Agreement, please feel free to contact us.