Terms and conditions

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  1. Definitions

 

a. “appreciate-me”, “Platform”, “Website”, “Our” or “Us”- APPRECIATE-ME.COM SRL, a company organized and functioning under the laws of Romania, headquartered at Bucharest, Avionului Street no. 26, District 1, Romania, registered with the Trade Registry under no. J40/66/2016, sole registration code 35378751 and email address contact@appreciate-me.com;

b. “User”- an individual or non-profit or company which created an account through the platform;

c.Campaign Owner” - an individual or non-profit or company which created a project to raises funds through platform;

d. “Charity Campaign Owner” – an individual or non-profit or company which created a project to raise funds for charity through the platform;

e. “Campaign”- fundraising through the platform;

f. “Supporter”, “Donor” or “Contributor”- an individual or non-profit or company which supports a fundraising campaign;

g. “Donations of funds”- an individual or non-profit or company which donates funds to support a project or for a charitable campaign; 

h. “Rewards” – refers to the things offered in exchange for donations/contributions;

i. “Charity Funds”- refers to the charitable funds set up by the platform in order to support charity campaign;

j. “Refunds”- backers contribute to campaign owners, to creators, not to us, however, appreciate-me is able to refund your contribution under certain circumstances (check our Refund Policy);

k. “Content” - all information on the platform that can be visited, viewed or otherwise accessed by using digital equipment;

l. “Personal Data”- any information regarding an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”); in principle, it represents personal data: name and surname of the person, address, email address, CNP, telephone number,
customer identification codes / online identifier, location data, medical data, etc.;

m. “Services”- refers to the services provided on the platform;

n. “Newsletter” – refers to information, exclusively electronic, news regarding the platform’s services;

 

  1. Applicability of the Terms and Conditions

 

2.1. The terms and conditions for the website www.appreciate-me.com (hereinafter referred to as the “Terms and Conditions” or “Term of Use”) regulate the legal relations between the registered users (hereinafter referred to as the “User” or “You”) of the website and appreciate-me.Com SRL, located in Bucharest, Avionului Street no. 26, District 1, Romania, registered with the Trade Registry in Bucharest under no. J40/66/2016, sole registration code 35378751, e-mail:contact@appreciate-me.com (hereinafter the “appreciate-me” or “Platform”).

2.2. IMPORTANT The platform can only be used if you accept these Terms of Use in ADVANCE, agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy and agree to follow any other rules on the Platform.

2.3. In case you do not agree with any of the provisions mentioned in this document, please stop any access / use of the platform and if necessary do not create / delete the created user account.

2.4. We reserve the right to change these terms from time to time without a prior notice. Any new version of the terms will never apply retroactively, we will inform you about the exact date they go into effect. By accessing our Platform you will find the latest version of the Terms of Use.

 

  1. About appreciate-me

 

3.1. appreciate-me is an online platform that brings users together and allows users to seek to raise funds for their own campaigns and to contribute to the campaigns of others (company/natural person/non-profit organization/blogger/musician etc.) or donate to support charity campaigns.

3.2. Campaign owners can offer rewards to contributors as a sign of appreciation for the contributors’ support of funds, but it is not mandatory, the user notifies this in advance.

3.3. IMPORTANT The platform appreciate-me does not have the status of an investment services company or a credit institution.

3.4. A fundraising campaign will take place over a period of maximum 45 days, but, in case you selected the option “The Campaign keeps open on end”, it will continue for an additional 15 days.

3.5. A fundraising campaign in the Creators section can be carried out for an indefinite period.

 

  1. Registering a user account to access our services

 

4.1. The registering of a user account is mandatory for the use of platform appreciate-me, but you can browse our platform appreciate-me and view content without registering for an account. Please note that, through the appreciate-me, the payment is very easy, without the need to register an account.

4.2. To register an account, the User shall provide all the data and information required in the registration procedure, but information you provide us must be accurate and complete.

4.3. In addition, we mention that every time changes occur, you must update your account, as it is needed to keep the information accurate and complete.

4.4. The appreciate-me Platform does not oblige any person to provide these data and information but it reserves the right to do not provide the user account in the absence of providing the requested information and do not allow the access and use of the appreciate-me Platform, also we may cancel your registering account.

4.5. The User understands and accepts that he is exclusively and fully responsible for the information provided in the procedure of registering the user account, both to appreciate-me and to any other third party that could be harmed.

4.6. The User is solely and fully responsible for any activity carried out within the Platform through the user account, as well as for any damages caused as a result of its use by both him and third parties.

4.7. Also, the User agrees (i) to immediately notify appreciate-me of any unauthorized use of the password or account or any other breach of security, and (ii) sign out from the account at the end of each session when accessing the Platform. appreciate-me will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.

4.8. If you are under the age of 18, you are not authorized to use the Services, with or without registering. In addition, if you are under the legal age of majority in your jurisdiction (typically the age of 18), you may use the Platform, with or without registering, only with the approval of your parent or legal guardian.

4.9. Please note that the platform reserves the right to request a proof of age whenever it has doubts about the age of a user or by a survey. Also, your account may be suspended until you provide a proof of age and appreciate-me has the right to refuse the use of the platform of any person or entity and to change its eligibility criteria at any time.

4.10. Any user can open a charity campaign or crowdfunding project (but following the campaign opening rules). Once the campaigns are opened (draft or launched), the user has the possibility to see and modify them (according to the rules) on his profile page, My campaigns section. If someone else creates a campaign and adds a user to the Team Members section, they can see the campaigns they belong to as a team member in the Teams section.

 

  1. How Projects section works

 

5.1. Platform appreciate-me is a venue for fund-raising. appreciate-me allows users (“Campaign Owners”) to list projects and raise funds from other users (“Contributors/Supporters Users”).

5.2. Please note that, users can choose to offer rewards to the contributors; the rewards can consist in: discounts on products, free products, if an application is developed, free access can be granted etc., but it is not mandatory, the user notifies this in advance.

5.3. If you want to upload a project to the platform, you must keep in mind that you need the following information:

    • Campaign title;

    • Goal amount;

    • Project category – the categories are predefined; the user can select just one category;

    • Start date/End date;

    • Background image/ Featured images;

    • Project short description;

    • Team members;

    • You can choose the charity campaign you want to support;

    • Set the percentage that will go to the Charity Fund (minimum 5%);

    • You can choose the number of rewards to give in return of contributions.

 

  1. How Creators section works

6.1. Platform appreciate-me is a venue for fund-raising for people (“Campaign Owners”) to raise funds for their activity or to list projects from other users (“Contributors/Supporters Users”).

6.2. Practically, in the Creators section you can find all the accounts registered on the platform. These can be sorted by: Newest, Trending (most appreciated in the last 48 hours), Most appreciated (most appreciated in the last 30 days).

6.3. Also, user profiles can be filtered by their category / function: Artist; Musician/band; Public Figure; Entertainer; Creator; Gamer; Sportsperson; Trainer/Educator; Human; Entrepreneur; Scientist; Innovator; Business; Organization or Institution; Brand or Product; NGO; Cause or Community.

6.4. By registering an account on the appreciate-me platform, a user will be able to receive donations/cash appreciations from other users of the platform (registered and/or unregistered).

6.5. Please note that, a user can receive money directly on his profile by simply clicking the APPRECIATE button and filling in the payment form. Usually, YouTube content creators, influencers, vloggers, players, artists of all kinds, freelancers, etc. involves large communities of people, the public, groups of subscribers/followers and can benefit from donations from them.

6.6. IMPORTANT Through the appreciate-me platform, the payment is very easy, there is no need to register an account.

6.7. A user registered on appreciate-me has the possibility to customize his profile by adding the profile picture and background, he can connect his accounts on the platforms where he works (YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn). Also, a user can share on his profile page his work, such as videos from YouTube or Instagram, pictures, text, gifs.

6.8. appreciate-me users are commissioned in accordance with the provisions of art. 9.1. and art. 9.2 of this agreement.

6.9. A user who has donated to a charity campaign can promote that campaign on their profile page. Also, on their profile page the amount that is redirected to the Charity Fund is displayed (E.g. if you selected a percentage of 10% of the received donations to go to the Charity Fund and received 100 euros, 10 euros will be displayed on the profile).

6.10. Please note that, users can choose to offer rewards to contributors, rewards that can consist in: concert tickets or discounts; access to a new free course; a free photo shoot etc.

6.11. If you want to upload a project to the platform, you must keep in mind that you need the following information:

    • Campaign title;

    • Goal amount;

    • Project category – the categories are predefined; the user can select just one category;

    • Start date/End date;

    • Background image/ Featured images;

    • Project short description;

    • Team members;

    • You can choose the charity campaign you want to support. Please note that, users will only be able to select one of the charity campaigns they have supported (donated to). These will be displayed in the "Select a Featured Charity" list;

    • Set the percentage that will go to the Charity Fund (minimum 5%);

    • You can choose the number of rewards to give in return of contributions.

 

  1. How Charity section works


7.1. Platform appreciate-me is a venue for charity campaigns. appreciate-me allows users (“Campaign Charity Owners’’) to list a charity campaign and raise funds for them or other people.

7.2. People donate small amounts to achieve the wider funds goal of a specific charity project and may receive rewards in return, but it is not mandatory.  

7.3. In order to initiate a charity campaign, the user must send, in addition to the data to confirm the identity and necessary information about the exposed case (for example: a person who needs money for a medical intervention must present a medical diagnosis file, etc.).


7.4. If you want to upload a project to the platform, you must keep in mind that you need the following information:

    • Campaign title;

    • Goal amount;

    • Start date/End date;

    • Background image/ Featured images;

    • Project short description;

    • Team members (if applicable).

7.5. Please note that, a user who has donated to a charity campaign can promote that campaign on their profile page and you agree with that.

 

  1. Charity Fund


8.1. It is the fund that collects 5% (five percent) of any transaction made for Creators and Projects on the platform. The fund can collect up to 90% (ninety percent) of the transactions of users who select such a percentage. You can also donate directly to the charity fund by clicking the donate to fund button directly on the Charity Fund page.

8.2. Please note that, the charity fund aims to help charity campaigns that did not achieve their goal in that month. Basically, the monthly fund will be distributed to charity campaigns that are eligible for the fund and are better ranked.

8.3. To become eligible, a charity campaign must meet the following criteria:

    • the user/users initiating the Campaign to have a verified profile;

    • the campaign has been approved after verification;

    • the campaign must have entered the last 10 days of activity;

    • the campaign must have raised at least 30% of the funds;

    • the campaign should not have reached its "goal".

8.4. Please note that, once the Campaign becomes eligible, it will appear in a ranking of eligible campaigns. A campaign that is voted (on the campaign page) receives 1 scoring point for each vote received

8.5. IMPORTANT  A Campaign that is selected as Featured Charity by a user receives 10 points for scoring. Users can vote as many charity campaigns as they want, but OUR recommendation is that users do not vote for more than 5 charity campaigns in 30 days.

8.6. The points collected by each campaign form a ranking. At the end of the month, the campaigns that will have ended that month and were at the top at the time of completion, will receive the money needed to complete the target, then the second highest ranked will receive money from the charity fund, until the completion of the amount collected that month.

8.7. A user agrees that on his profile page is displayed the amount that is redirected by it to the charity fund (e.g. if the user selected a percentage of 10% of the donations received to go to the charity fund and received 100 euro, a contribution of 10 euro will be displayed on the profile).


  1. Fees and Payment Services


9.1. appreciate-me charges a 5% (five percent) platform fees on all funds raised for your campaign for section “Project” and “Creators”.

9.2. In addition, to the fees provided under art. 8.1., appreciate-me also charges a 5% (five percent) of any transaction made in the "Projects" and "Creators" sections, if the user does not choose a higher percentage amount to be redirected to the Charity Fund. If a user wishes, it can redirect up to 90%  (ninety percent) to the charity fund.

9.3. Fees are calculated and deducted from the funds you raise (not the goal amount you set).

9.4. Please note that, our payment processor also charges a processing fee composed of a flat fee of 0.30 EUR + 3% of the amount, automatically calculated at checkout. As an example, if a user would like to appreciate someone with 10 EUR, they will have to pay a final amount of 10.60 EUR, where taxes are calculated as follows: 0.30 EUR + 3% of 10 EUR. The final amount to be payed (including the fees) is always displayed at checkout for transparency and appreciate-me shall not charge more of this Final Amount displayed at checkout.

9.5. Please note that, for the Charity Champaign section, appreciate-me does not charge any fees, except for bank delivery fees and the payment fees described at 9.4.

9.6. IMPORTANT  Please note that, we recommend that before setting a Goal, users understand and consider these fees.



  1. General Rights and Obligations of the User:

 

10.1. In addition to other obligations set forth in the Terms and Conditions, a User shall be obliged:

    • Not to use the platform for illegal transactions or activities, including fraud, money laundering or other similar activities, and to be polite and respectful towards other Users and appreciate-me;

    • To not use language of rude / insulting expressions, which incite hatred, discrimination or social revolts, or, as the case may be, of language with pornographic content;

    • To use the Platform through a web browser intended for general purposes and not through programs that send automatic queries to the Platform for whichever purpose. It is forbidden to use, including but not limited to, robots and other automatic data entry and processing devices. The users are forbidden to perform any activities that disturb, or hinder platform’s intended by the administrator of platform or other users, including refraining from overloading the platform’s computer network and servers;

    • To send only truthful data and information upon registering the user account. If the User discloses unverified or uncertain data or information during the usage of platform, the user shall be obliged to indicate it upon disclosing such data or information;

    • To inform the administrator of platform immediately about transferring or losing the data and the devices that enable logging in to the user account to third parties and the usage of the platform by the third parties, and about the risk of unauthorized use of the user account that may occur respectively;

    • To keep the data and devices necessary for logging in to the user account of the platform, respectively passwords and user IDs and authentication devices in a manner that prevents third parties from gaining possession of them. However, if a third party enters the platform through user’s account, any and all provision arising from the Terms and Conditions shall apply;

    • To inform the administrator of the platform as soon as possible of any changes in the data submitted upon opening the user account at email address: contact@appreciate-me.com. Until the administrator of the Platform is informed of the changes in the data, the Platform administrator shall consider the data submitted by the user upon opening the user account as valid data of the user;

10.2. In addition to other right set forth in the Terms and Conditions, a registered User shall have the right to:

    • enter the platform by using its functionality, which is secured by the necessary measures determined at the platform administrator’s discretion;

    • provide feedback regarding the services offered by the platform and respond to surveys, including the service quality assessments, carried out by the platform administrator;

    • initiate a fundraising campaign in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.



  1. Campaign Owner Obligations/Rights

 

11.1 In addition, to the other obligations set forth in the Terms and Conditions or art. 9, the Campaign Owners shall be obliged: 

    • To not use the data of the contributors for a purpose other than the stated one or to make a public recognition of the name of the supporters/contributors (if the supporter/contributor wishes); 

    • to keep the contributors informed about the evolution of the project and to deliver the products as a reward for support;

    • to undertake to use the funds obtained through the campaigns on the Platform for the stated purpose and to fulfill their obligations to their supporters regarding the implementation and completion of the project and the delivery of the rewards on time. In this sense, the Campaign Owners are solely responsible for the delivery and fulfillment of obligations to backers as they have been assumed;

    • to immediately inform the contributors if there are impediments or delays caused by various reasons;

    • to think carefully, set an estimated delivery for reward and the contributors feel confident they can communicate with campaign owners about any changes; 

    • to comply with all applicable laws and regulations in the use of funds and delivery of rewards;

    • To comply with national and international requirements regarding the protection of personal data;

    • To pay all states fees in accordance with the applicable legal provisions as a result of fundraising through the platform appreciate-me;

    • The campaign owners due their contributors a high standard of effort, honest communication, and a dedication to bringing the project to life;

    • to grant free of charge to the Platform all rights for hosting and exploiting the information and materials uploaded by the User within the Platform, including for the promotion of the Platform. At the same time, the Platform will ensure that in all situations it will respect the copyright of the User and that it will not harm his interests.



11.2 In addition to other obligations set forth in the Terms and Conditions or point 9, the Campaign Owners shall have the right to: 

    • receive the amount collected following the campaign in their bank account in the time frame agreed by contract;

    • receive the amount collected during the campaign, regardless of whether all or part of the requested amount has been raised;

    • may request a refund to a contributor, in which case the contributor will no longer be required to receive a reward for this amount. The campaign owner will announce and motivate this decision privately to the respective contributor, and the appreciate-me will be notified of this change.

 

11.3 Campaign Owners are not guaranteed to receive Donations of funds made to a Campaign, even after the Campaign has ended and the fundraising goal has been reached. There may be a delay between the end of a Campaign and Our remittance of Donations of funds to a Campaign Owner for a number of reasons including, but not limited to, refunds, chargeback disputes, fraud, Terms or other policy violations, or any other situation. For example, appreciate-me may withhold Donations of funds made to a Campaign if the Campaign Owner violates any Terms (as determined by appreciate-me in its sole discretion). Additionally, appreciate-me may withhold funds during the pendency of any investigation appreciate-me may undertake into your account. If you do not provide information within the requested time or are not able to substantiate claims made in your Campaign, appreciate-me may terminate your Campaign and account and avail itself of any remedies available to it under this Agreement or applicable law. appreciate-me may also withhold funds from Campaign Owners for any other breach of this Agreement. appreciate-me may also seek reimbursement from a Campaign Owner by any other lawful means, including by using third-party collection services. This is also applicable to the Creators section, as well as for fund-raising which was submitted directly to a user using the Appreciate button from his profile page.



11.4 Refunds

    • appreciate-me offers a limited refund to Contributors in accordance with Our Refund Policy. Refunds outside of Our Refund Policy must be handled by the Campaign Owner and appreciate-me has no obligation to provide any refunds or become involved with any dispute between a Campaign Owner and Contributor. appreciate-me reserves the right to terminate User Accounts and remove Campaigns for any abuse of the Refund Policy. appreciate-me reserves its right to issue refunds at its own discretion outside of the Refund Policy.

    • Please note that as a Campaign Owner, you are solely responsible for fulfilling the obligations of your Campaign and delivering Rewards. If you are unable to perform on this, or any of your other legal obligations, you may be subject to legal action by Contributors.

 

 

  1. When you contribute to a Campaign

 

12. 1 When you are backing a Campaign, you shall understand that:

    • the Platform does not respond if the campaign owners do not fulfill their obligation to award rewards to contributors;

    • all contributions are made voluntary and at your risk;

    • the contributors understand that appreciate-me does not guarantee the campaign will succeed and appreciate-me does not guarantee they will receive rewards;

    • you are solely responsible for your interactions with any other user in connection with services and appreciate-me will have no liability or responsibility with respect thereto;

    • appreciate-me reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with disputes between you and other user;

    • contributors bear the sole responsibility for determining how to treat their contributions and receipt of any rewards for tax purposes. appreciate-me does not offer any advice or take any responsibility for how contributors treat their contributions or for any financial consequences arising for backing a campaign;

    • contributors must understand that they’re not buying something when they back a project and they’re helping to create something new, not ordering something that already exists. There may be changes or delays, and there’s a chance something could happen that prevents the campaign owner from being able to finish the project as promised;

    • you can withdraw or change the amount paid during the Campaign, within 5 working days from the payment but no later than 48 hours before the end of the campaign. In this situation, the contributors will send a written request to the appreciate-me at email address: contact@appreciate-me.com, in which the Contributors will expressly request the modification or return the amount paid. The contributors will attach, upon request, proof of payment of this amount of money for the project. But the contributors understand and accept that from the amount that will be refunded, the bank transfer fees will be withheld. In order to avoid any doubts, given that the funds have been withdrawn by the campaign owner, any withdrawal or modification of the amount paid can no longer be made through the platform.


  1. Liability


13.1. Although appreciate-me shall take all measures to ensure correctness and reliability of information published on the Platform, the Platform shall not be liable for publishing incorrect or misleading information in the Platform, or for a violation committed or being continuously committed through the Platform, or consequences thereof, of which the Platform is not aware or for which it has taken measures for correcting the information, ending a violation or eliminating consequences thereof.

13.2. The Platform shall not be liable for the correctness and completeness of information received from third parties if the Platform forwards or discloses it in the Platform in the same format as it was forwarded or made available to the Platform in any other manner. If a User discovers incorrectness of information contained in the Platform, they shall be obliged to inform the Platform administrator as soon as possible.

13.3. The Platform shall not be liable for the information, opinions and any other content published on websites belonging to third parties to which the Platform directly or indirectly refers or to the links have been published in the Platform.

13.4. The Platform shall not be liable to other Users or third parties, if a User violates an obligation set forth in the Terms and Conditions, any other agreement concluded with the Platform, legal act or agreement concluded between Users. The Platform shall be liable for the obligations arising from a transaction concluded through the Platform only if the Platform is a party to a specific transaction.

13.5. If a User causes damages to the Platform by violating any of the obligations, the User shall be obliged to fully compensate the respective damages to the administrator of Platform at first request.

13.6. The Platform shall not be liable for the damages that were caused to a User or third parties in relation to the fact that the Platform used their legal remedies (e.g. removed information from the Platform or limited access to it, limited or restricted User’s access to their User Account or Platform), if it was necessary due to a complaint submitted regarding User’s violation, Platform’s suspicion of violation or suspicion of unauthorized use of a User Account or directly due to the fact that information or a User’s conduct is violating the Terms and Conditions or legal acts. In such case the Platform shall not be liable for the damages caused even if a complaint or suspicion was unfounded or it later appears that the case did not constitute a violation.

13.7. The Platform shall not be liable for the temporary interruption of the access to the Platform or its functionality.

13.8. The Platform shall not be liable for settling disputes between the Users that arise from using the Platform but reserves the right to interfere in such disputes at their own discretion if necessary, and in case of violation of the Terms and Conditions, apply, including other possibilities of liability.

    

  1. Duration of Use of the Platform and Termination of Use

 

14.1. The User Accounts in the Platform are opened with no term. If a User has no valid agreements concluded via the Platform or ongoing fundraising campaign and User no longer wishes to use the Platform, User may close the User Account and terminate the agreement concluded with the Platform without any previous notice. For that purpose, they need to click on the respective field in the settings of the User Account of the Platform or send the respective application to the appreciate-me to the e-mail address contact@appreciate-me.com.

14.2. In order to avoid any doubt, in the situation where the User has ongoing projects or funds not withdrawn, the User will not be able to delete the account.

14.3. At the same time, even if you deleted the account, the transactions performed and the campaigns that were active will remain in our database in accordance with the legal requirements applicable in Romania.

14.4. The Platform shall have the right to limit or cancel a User’s right to use the Platform and close a User Account, as well as to terminate an agreement concluded with a User at any time without a prior notice if it appears that:

    • The User violates or has violated the Terms and Conditions or any other User’s obligations;

    • The User does not accept the new Terms and Conditions upon first logging into the Platform after the new Terms and Conditions have been made available in the Platform;

    • The User has submitted to the Platform or to other Users data and/or information that is incorrect, misleading and/or inaccurate;

    • The User behaves upon using the Platform in bad faith, without dignity, illegally or in contradiction with the society’s moral standards;

    • The Platform discovers a circumstance based on which there may be a suspicion that third parties have gained possession of the data and devices which allow logging into the User’s account and using the Platform and the account could be used by an unauthorized person.

14.5. Also, upon closing the Platform or in cases set forth in Articles 13.1. and 13.2.  (if the User can no longer use the Platform):

    • The transactions made through the Platform shall remain in force under the terms and conditions set forth therein;

    • after the expiry of the right to use the Platform, the Platform shall not be responsible for making or receiving payments on behalf of the Users);

    • The Platform shall inform the Users who have valid transactions made through the Platform with a User who has no longer the right to use the Platform;

14.6. IMPORTANT  The Platform shall pay the funds raised in the account, deducting the amount payable to the Platform, to the bank account of the User within 15 (fifteen) working days after the Campaign is over, but only in compliance with art. 14.8.

14.7 The funds cannot be withdrawn until after the end of the campaign, except for funds raised by users in the Creators section that can be withdrawn at any time (the money available at that time), but only in compliance with art. 14.8 and 14.9.

14.8. However, the platform pays the funds only after the user becomes verified: to become a verified user you must send an email to verify@appreciate-me.com entitled “Please verify me” with certain documents established by a separate contract.

14.9.  Also if  the user wants to receive the money faster than the 15 days, the user must send an email to the address: withdraw@appreciate-me.com entitled "I urgently need funds", however, it is up to the platform to transfer the funds earlier than 15 days.

14.10. In the situation where a user does not request the verification of his account within a period of 90 days from the end of the campaign according to art. 14.8., appreciate-me reserves the right to transfer the full amount to the charity fund. Also, in case of death of a user, dissolution or cessation of the activity of a user-company, appreciate-me reserves the right to assess from case to case what will happen with the amount raised through the platform (e.g. the amount raised can go to the charity fund or can be transferred to heirs or associates).

 

  1. Processing of personal data

 

15.1. The processing of your personal data as a User of appreciate-me.com is carried out in accordance with the legal provisions on the protection of personal data. For a complete information on appreciate-me.Com SRL's data processing activity, as a data operator, we invite you to consult the Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy.

15.2. appreciate-me undertakes to comply to the principles provided by the applicable data protection legislation. For the purpose of this Agreement, the data that is processed may refer to:

    • data of the parties' representatives for section “Projects” - name and surname, e-mail address;

    • data of the people for section “Creators”- name and surname, e-mail address;

    • data of the people who request for arising funds from section “Charity Campaign” name, surname, e-mail address, health information, personal data regarding the bank account of the person requesting the funds;

    • data of contributors – name, surname, e-mail address, personal data regarding the bank account.

15.3. The processing may not be extended to other purposes, unless the parties expressly agree or there is a legal obligation that entitles either party to process the data.

15.4. appreciate-me undertakes to prevent incidents such as destruction, inappropriate use, unauthorized access, disclosure or alteration of personal data.

15.5. Upon termination of this agreement, appreciate-me undertakes to cease processing of the data, except where there is a legal obligation that requires further processing of data or the exercise of certain rights in court and / or in front of public authorities with control duties.

15.6. Please note that, in accordance with the general terms and conditions of use of the platform, appreciate-me will only send newsletter messages to the users who have expressly subscribed to this tool.

15.7. Also, email messages to project supporters will be exclusively related to the stated purpose of the campaign.

 

  1. Intellectual Property Rights

 

16.1. All the content of www.appreciate-me.com, such as, but not limited to: images, photos, illustrations, texts, video and audio clips, drawings, icons, logos, trademarks, scripts, source coding and software, are property of appreciate-me.Com SRL and therefore they are protected by Romanian and international copyright laws.

16.2. Downloading and copying the materials is only allowed for personal, non-commercial purposes; any other use of the information and material from the site, such as reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display or performance, other than your own private, non-commercial, use, without the express written acceptance of appreciate-me.Com SRL is completely forbidden and punished according to the existing laws.

16.3. appreciate-me brand and logo are trademarks and property of appreciate-me.Com SRL.

16.4. appreciate-me.Com SRL shall not be liable for any use of or any content of internet websites that this site provides links to, neither shall we be liable for the use or content of any websites from which are linked to this site.

16.5. appreciate-me provides you with the ability to upload your content to the Platform. appreciate-me will not have any ownership rights in your content, however, the Platform needs your consent to perform the Service.  

16.6. You hereby grant to appreciate-me the worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, right to (and to allow others acting on its behalf to):

    • use, host, display, and otherwise perform the Service on your behalf (e.g., use, host, stream, transmit, playback, transcode, copy, display, feature, market, sell, distribute and otherwise exploit the content, along with all associated copyrightable works, including without limitation photographs, graphics, and descriptive text in connection with the Service);

    • allow other users to - stream, transmit, playback, download, display, feature, distribute, collect, and otherwise use the content;

    • use and publish, and permit others to use and publish, the name(s), trademarks, likenesses, and personal and biographical materials of you and the members of your group, in connection with the provision of appreciate-me.

16.7. Also, appreciate-me may provide the Users with the ability to add, create, upload, submit, distribute, collect, or post content, videos, audio clips, written forum comments, data, text, photographs, software, scripts, graphics, or other information to the platform.

 

  1. Integration and Severability


17.1. The Terms of Use are the entire agreement between you and appreciate-me with respect to the service and use of the platform and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and appreciate-me with respect to the Platform.

17.2. Please note that, if any provision of the Terms of Use is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms of Use will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.

17.3. Also, the failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder.

17.4. Also, for any necessary clarification of this agreement, we ask you to send an email to the address contact@appreciate-me.com entitled “Clarifications”: and we will return as soon as possible with answers, maximum 15 days, from the date of sending the email by the user.

 

  1. Force majeure and litigation

 

18.1. Neither contracting party shall be liable for non-performance of its contractual obligations if such non-execution is due to a force majeure event. Force majeure is the unpredictable event beyond the control of the parties and that cannot be avoided.

18.2. This Agreement is subject to Romanian law, in accordance with article 3 of the Regulation no. 593/2008 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 June 2008 on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I).

18.3. Any disputes between the User and the appreciate-me will be settled amicably, and if no agreement is reached in this way, the parties shall notify the Romanian competent courts of the appreciate-me’s headquarters.

18.4. In order to refer a potential issue, please send us an e-mail at contact@appreciate-me.com with subject "Reconciliation" and we will contact you as soon as possible, but no later than 15 days from the date of sending the email to appreciate-me.

 

 

 

Version published on May 31st 2021

 

 

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