SportCoups Terms & Conditions
Terms & Conditions
1.establish or contribute to any Fundraiser with the implicit or express purpose relating to any of the following:
a. any activity that violates any law or governmental regulation;
b. content or fundraisers that are fraudulent, misleading, inaccurate, dishonest, impossible or imitating any other person or fundraising fundraiser (whether on the Platform or not);
c. illegal drugs, narcotics, steroids, controlled substances or other products that present a risk to consumer safety or any related paraphernalia;
d. knives, explosives, ammunition, firearms, or other weaponry or accessories;
e. annuities, investments, equity or lottery contracts, lay-away systems, off-shore banking or similar transactions, money service businesses (including currency exchanges, check cashing or the like), debt collection or crypto-currencies;
f. gambling, gaming and/or any other activity with an entry fee and a prize, including, but not limited to casino games, sports betting, fantasy sports, horse or greyhound racing, lottery tickets, other ventures that facilitate gambling, games of skill or chance (whether or not it is legally defined as a lottery) or sweepstakes;
g. the promotion of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, terrorism, or intolerance of any kind relating to race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, sex, gender or gender identity, or serious disabilities or diseases;
h. activities with, in, or involving countries, regions, governments, persons, or entities that are subject to U.S. and other economic sanctions under applicable law, unless such activities are expressly authorized by the appropriate governmental authority;
i. ransom, human trafficking or exploitation;
j. pornography or other sexual content;
k. offensive, graphic, perverse or sensitive content;
l. the defense or support of anyone alleged to be involved in criminal activity;
m. offering monetary rewards or favors;
n. transactions for the sale of items before the seller has control or possession of the item;
o. collection of payments on behalf of merchants by payment processors or otherwise; or
p. credit repair or debt settlement services.
2. transmit or otherwise upload any content that (i) infringes any intellectual property or other proprietary rights of any party; (ii) you do not have a right to upload under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; (iii) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (iv) poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person; (v) constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, commercial activities and/or sales, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” “contests,” “sweepstakes,” or any other form of solicitation; or (vi) in the sole judgment of SportCoups, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Services, or which may expose SportCoups or its users to any harm or liability of any type; or
3. interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Services; or
4. harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other users from the Services by electronic or other means.
Donations: In order to contribute to a Fundraiser, you agree that a certain minimum Donation amount may apply and that all Donation payments are final. All Donors are directed to a third-party payment processing portal. All Donations are processed by a third party payment processor. SportCoups has no access to any Donor or Fundraiser Organizer payment information at any time. Fees: There is a SportCoups Service Fee of $3.28, which is included in each donation amount. That means the donor pays a total of $23.28 to cover the service fee per donation. Covering the fee allows the Student Athlete to receive the entire $20 donation. This SportCoups Service Fee includes a credit card processing, ACH fee, platform fee, merchant and coupon fee, and SportCoups coverage for further research, development, and marketing. We reserve the right to change the SportCoups Service Fee pricing from time to time. If SportCoups does change its Fees, SportCoups will provide advance notice of the change on the Platform or an email to you, at SportCoups’ option. Your continued use of the Services after the Fee change becomes effective constitutes your acceptance of the updated Fees. All Fees referred to in these Terms of Service are exclusive of Value Added Tax, Goods and Services Tax and any other taxes, where applicable. Refund Policy: All donations are final and non-refundable. Please make sure you know the Student Athlete you are donating to and confirm their identity before donating. We recommend that you do not donate to an athlete that you do not know. Account Holds: From time to time, SportCoups may place a hold on a Fundraiser account (a “Hold”), restricting collections (defined herein) by a Fundraiser Organizer. Some of the reasons that we may place a Hold on a Fundraiser Account include the following: (i) if we have reason to believe (in our sole discretion) that information provided by a Fundraiser Organizer is false, misleading, or fraudulent, or that funds are being used in a prohibited manner, (ii) if the funds available should be provided directly to a person other than the Fundraiser Organizer (such as a legal beneficiary or person entitled by law to act on behalf of a Fundraiser Organizer), (iii) if we have reason to believe that a Fundraiser or Fundraiser Organizer has violated these Terms of Service, or (iv) if required in order to comply with a court order, subpoena, writ, injunction, or as otherwise required under applicable laws and regulations. If you have questions about a Hold we may have placed on your Fundraiser account, or need information about how to resolve the Hold, please contact us at support@Sportcoups.com. Intellectual Property Rights Services Content, Software and Trademarks: You acknowledge and agree that the Services may contain content or features (“Services Content”) that are protected by copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by SportCoups, you agree not to modify, copy, frame, scrape, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Services or the Services Content, in whole or in part, except that the foregoing does not apply to your own User Content (as defined below) that you legally upload to the Services. In connection with your use of the Services you will not engage in or use any data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods. If you are blocked by SportCoups from accessing the Services (including by blocking your IP address), you agree not to implement any measures to circumvent such blocking (e.g., by masking your IP address or using a proxy IP address). Any use of the Services or the Services Content other than as specifically authorized herein is strictly prohibited. The technology and software underlying the Services or distributed in connection therewith are the property of SportCoups, our affiliates and our partners (the “Software”). You agree not to copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by SportCoups. The SportCoups name and logos are trademarks and service marks of SportCoups (collectively the “SportCoups Trademarks”). Other company, product, and service names and logos used and displayed via the Services may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners, who may or may not endorse or be affiliated with or connected to SportCoups. Nothing in these Terms of Service or the Services should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of SportCoups Trademarks displayed on the Services, without our prior written permission in each instance. All goodwill generated from the use of SportCoups Trademarks will inure to our exclusive benefit. Third-Party Material: Under no circumstances will SportCoups be liable in any way for any content or materials of any third parties (including users and Fundraiser Organizers), 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 SportCoups does not pre-screen content; provided, however, SportCoups and its designees will have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that is available via the Services. Without limiting the foregoing, SportCoups and its designees will have the right to remove any content that violates these Terms of Service or is deemed by SportCoups, in its sole discretion, to be otherwise objectionable. User Content Transmitted Through the Services: With respect to the content, photos, 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 rights, title and interests 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 any User Content, you hereby grant and will grant SportCoups and its affiliated companies 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 SportCoups and its contractors and employees harmless 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 SportCoups 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 SportCoups ‘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 SportCoups are non-confidential and SportCoups will be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you. You acknowledge and agree that SportCoups may preserve content and may also disclose content if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with legal process, applicable laws or government requests; (b) enforce these Terms of Service; (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of SportCoups, its users or the public. Copyright Complaints: SportCoups respects the intellectual property of others and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, you should notify SportCoups of your infringement claim in accordance with the procedure set forth below. SportCoups will process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws with respect to any alleged or actual infringement. A notification of claimed copyright infringement should be emailed to SportCoups‘ Copyright Agent at support@Sportcoups.com (Subject line: “DMCA Takedown Request”). You may also contact us by mail or facsimile at: SportCoups Copyright Agent: SportCoups LLC Attn: Corporate Counsel, 260 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA 01867 To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information:
• an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
• a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
• a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Services, with enough detail that we may find it on the Services;
• your address, telephone number, and email address;
• a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law;
• a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
Counter-Notice: If you believe that User Content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to upload and use the content in your User Content, you may send a written counter-notice containing the following information to the above-listed Copyright Agent:
• your physical or electronic signature;
• identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled;
• a statement that you have a good-faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and
• your name, address, telephone number, and email address, and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, SportCoups will send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party, informing that person that it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at our sole discretion. Repeat Infringer Policy: In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, SportCoups has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at SportCoups ‘s sole discretion, users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. SportCoups may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Services and/or terminate the memberships of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement. Third Party Websites/Services The Services may provide or facilitate, or third parties may provide, links or other access to other sites, services and resources on the Internet. SportCoups has no control over such sites, services and resources and SportCoups is not responsible for and does not endorse such sites, services and resources. You further acknowledge and agree that SportCoups will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, events, goods or services available on or through any such site, service or resource. Any dealings you have with third parties found while using the Services are between you and the third party and you agree that SportCoups is not liable for any loss or claim that you may have against any such third party. Indemnity and Release You agree to release, indemnify on demand and hold SportCoups and its affiliates and their officers, employees, directors and agents harmless from any from any and all losses, damages, expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs, awards, fines, damages, rights, claims, actions of any kind and injury (including death) arising out of or relating to your use of the Services, any Donation or Fundraiser, any User Content, your connection to the Services, your violation of these Terms of Service or your violation of any rights of another. Disclaimer of Warranties YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. SPORTCOUPS AND ITS AFFILIATES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM AND EXCLUDE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS AND REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SPORTCOUPS AND ITS AFFILIATES MAKE NO WARRANTY OR CONDITION THAT (I) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (II) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (III) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR (IV) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS. Limitation of Liability YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER SPORTCOUPS NOR ITS AFFILIATES WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY (A) INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, (B) DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, (C) DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, (D) DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, (E) LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, OR (F) OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF SPORTCOUPS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, RESULTING FROM (I) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (II) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (IV) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (V) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL SPORTCOUPS ‘S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES (INCLUDING CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STATUTORY LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE) OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID SPORTCOUPS IN THE LAST SIX (6) MONTHS, OR, IF GREATER, ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100). SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICE OR WITH THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICES. Dispute Resolution by Binding Arbitration: PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY AS IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS. Most user concerns can be resolved quickly and to the user’s satisfaction by emailing SportCoups support at support@Sportcoups.com. In the unlikely event that our user support team is unable to resolve a complaint you may have (or if SportCoups has not been able to resolve a dispute it has with you after attempting to do so informally), we each agree to resolve those disputes through binding arbitration, mediation, or small claims court instead of in courts of general jurisdiction. Arbitration, which is often cheaper, faster and less formal than a lawsuit in court, uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury. Arbitrators can award the same damages and relief that a court can award. Also, in any arbitration under this arbitration provision in which you seek less than $750 in damages, SportCoups will pay reasonable attorneys’ fees should you prevail. SportCoups will not seek attorneys’ fees from you. However, if you initiate an arbitration in which you seek more than $750 in damages, the payment of attorneys’ fees will be governed by the AAA Rules (as defined below) or the rules of the local governing arbitration body in the case AAA Rules are not available. Any arbitration under this Agreement will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class actions are not permitted. Arbitration Agreement SportCoups and you agree to arbitrate all disputes and claims between us. This agreement to arbitrate is intended to be broadly interpreted. It includes, but is not limited to:
• claims arising out of or relating to any aspect of the relationship between us, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation or any other legal theory;
• claims that arose before this or any prior agreement (including, but not limited to, claims relating to advertising);
• claims that are currently the subject of purported class action litigation in which you are not a member of a certified class; and
• claims that may arise after the termination of these Terms of Service.
SportCoups complies with the Children’s Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) as it pertains to minors using the SportCoups platform.
Student Athlete Warranty:
By registering as a Student Athlete, I pledge to use the donations made to me through the SportCoups platform for my sports-related financial needs.
I agree that if I am 13 or under, my parent or guardian has registered me as a Student Athlete on my behalf and has provided their bank account and routing number, so Donations made to me can go directly into their account on my behalf. I agree that I have been informed that SportCoups cannot deposit Donations directly into my personal bank account if I am under the age of 14.
I also agree that if I am between the ages of 14 to 17, I have my parent or guardian’s consent to use SportCoups and also have their consent to use their bank account and routing number for my Donations, unless I have my own personal bank account and routing number. I also agree I have also been informed if I am 18 years old or older and have my own bank account, I can simply register and use SportCoups without parent or guardian permission.