CrowdfundingBlog.com Terms of Service
1) CHANGES TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE
2) USING THE SERVICE
a) Permission to Use the Service: We grant you permission to use the Service subject to the restrictions in these Terms of Service. Your use of the Service is at your own risk, including the risk that you might be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, objectionable, or otherwise inappropriate.
b) Site Availability: The Service may be modified, updated, interrupted, suspended or discontinued at any time without notice or liability.
c) Advertising: CrowdfundingBlog.com may publicly display advertisements and other information adjacent to or included with articles, listings, or other content. You are not entitled to any compensation for such advertisements. The manner, mode and extent of such advertising are subject to change without specific notice to you. Furthermore, many of the listings themselves may be paid for by the crowdfunding site, platform, or portal; in other words, we reserve the right to ask for a fee from these sites in order to be listed on CrowdfundingBlog. Some of these advertisements are in the form of “affiliate” commissions, so we receive a fixed fee or commission from the crowdfunding platform if you, the user, sign up for, visit, and/or use that crowdfunding platform. You acknowledge and fully understand that this may be true of any piece of content on the website, so do not consider any piece of content on this website as an endorsement. CrowdfundingBlog.com is a blog for informational purposes only.
We also participate in revenue-generating ad and affiliate programs, including those offered by Google (Adsense) and Amazon (the Amazon Affiliate Program). These are generally, but not always, randomly generated and contextual ads. We make no guarantees or representations about the products or services mentioned or advertised in these ads.
Crowdfunding listings on CrowdfundingBlog.com may consist of any one or more of the following:
a) a paid listing whose information is provided to us by an individual claiming to be an owner, employee, or associate of the that particular business;
b) a free listing whose information is provided to us by an individual claiming to be an owner, employee, or associate of the that particular business;
c) a free or paid listing where we, CrowdfundingBlog.com, gather publicly available information and present it on CrowdfundingBlog.com, either directly from the crowdfunding site’s website, or paraphrased in some way;
d) a listing whose information is provided to us by a third party completely unaffiliated with that particular crowdfunding site.
** Many of the listings on CrowdfundingBlog.com are unilaterally added by us without any notice or permission given by the sites’ owners or employees. We do our best to make sure the information is accurate, and this is usually done by gathering information directly from their websites. However, we make no guarantee as to the accuracy of this information and may not check to see if this information has changed over time. We use the phrase “crowdfunding” in its broad, everyday meaning of raising funds from large groups of people. It is your responsibility to thoroughly investigate on your own every crowdfunding site, portal, or resource that you see on our website and decide to pursue. Prices, locations, features, deals, and any other characteristics of crowdfunding sites and portals may constantly change; we make no guarantee that the information you see on CrowdfundingBlog.com is accurate. It is simply our goal to make visitors aware of the existence of crowdfunding sites, portals, projects, campaigns, charity causes, and similar resources and to serve as a bare starting point; in other words, everything presented on this site is for informational purposes only. We are not a broker-dealer, registered, accredited, licensed, or in any way involved in actually raising funds; CrowdfundingBlog.com is a blog and directory. Just because a platform/portal is listed on our site does not mean that it’s legal to use in your area, nor that the platform is licensed, trustworthy, or effective. Sometimes crowdfunding projects fail or turn out to be outright scams (unfortunately that is the reality of the world — and often more so over the internet). Always do your due diligence and research.
Like most websites and businesses, it is in our interest to track user behavior, including, but not limited to, user location, IP address, specific pages visited, length of time per visit, and referring websites, search engines, or other referrers. By using CrowdfundingBlog.com, you grant us permission to track your behavior across the Site in any way we choose. We use publicly available tools, including but not limited to, Google Analytics, WordPress Stats, and Clicky (real time analytics). We cannot specifically see your name or address, but the anonymous information is still very helpful to us for adding features, and creating content and promotions. When creating an account or crowdfunding listing, whether a Business Account or regular Visitor Account, you are required to provide us with your name and email address. This information will not be sold to any third parties. If you are a paid business owner and provide us with business information, we will not sell this information to any third parties without your permission. However, by default we will include all of the information that you provide to us in your public listing. If you provide us with this information but later decide that you don’t want it published, you will generally be able to edit the listing by logging into your account, or if that option is not available, by emailing us. If this does not work, and we make no guarantees that it will, you can send us an email to contact[at]crowdfundingblog.com and we will make a reasonable effort to remove this information. Your decision to remove your listing from the Site does not entitle you to any refund. We reserve the right in our own discretion to provide pro-rata refunds on a case-by-base basis for advertisers who would like to discontinue their listing on CrowdfundingBlog.com.
Notwithstanding the aforementioned disclosure policy, we may disclose information about you to third parties if we have a good faith belief that such a disclosure is reasonably necessary to (i) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (ii) enforce or apply our Terms of Service; (iii) comply with legal process or other government inquiry, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on us; or (iv) protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public. If you use the Service outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.
5) COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK DISPUTES
On notice, we will act expeditiously to remove content on the Site that infringes the copyrights of others. If you believe that the Site contains elements that infringe your copyrights in your work, please contact us by emailing: contact[at]crowdfundingblog.com
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9) GOVERNING LAW
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