Last Updated: March 28, 2023
These Terms are entered into by you and EVF and govern your access to and use of the EVF Sites. Please read these Terms carefully before you access or use the EVF Sites. As used in these Terms, "you" means the individual user or visitor to the EVF Sites and "EVF", "we", "us", and "our" means Effective Ventures Foundation, Trajan House, Mill Street, Oxford, OX2 0DJ, United Kingdom, Effective Ventures Foundation USA Inc, 2443 Fillmore St., #380-16662, San Francisco, CA 94115, United States, and all of their parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, which own, operate, or control any of the EVF Sites.
By accessing or using any of the EVF Sites, you confirm that you accept these Terms and all policies referenced in them and you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms and all other policies referred to in them, then you must not access or use any EVF Sites.
We amend these Terms and any policies referred to in these Terms, from time to time. Every time you wish to use any EVF Sites, please check these Terms (and any policies referred to in these Terms) to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. These Terms were most recently updated on 26 November 2022.
If you have an Account (defined below) with us, we will try to give you reasonable notice of major changes through your Account or the contact information associated with your Account.
Before you make any donations on or through the EVF Sites or to EVF, or upload, post, share, or otherwise make available any of Your Content (as defined below), please check this page for any updates or changes. All changes are effective immediately from when we publish new terms and any new terms will apply to any continued access to and use of the EVF Sites. If you continue to use the EVF Sites, including your Account, following any changes to these Terms (whether posted on the EVF Sites, sent via your Account or Account contact information, or other reasonable means) you confirm you accept and agree to the changes. If you do not agree to the changes, you must not use the EVF Sites or your Account.
2.1 Age Restrictions. You must be 18 years or older to access or use the EVF Sites or create an Account. By accessing or using the EVF Sites, including creating an Account, you confirm you are at least the age of majority (meaning not classed as a minor) in your jurisdiction.
2.3 Rules of Use or Guides. When you use, or have previously used, a feature that allows you to make contact with other users (if applicable); and/or when you have previously uploaded, posted or shared, or in the future upload, post, or share, any content like essays, articles, comments, graphics, etc. (including your personal information) ("Your Content") to the EVF Sites, you must comply with any rules of use or guides on the EVF Sites. If there is any conflict between such rules of use or guides and these Terms, these Terms will apply.
2.4 Support. We may provide you with technical support to use the EVF Sites, or create an Account, but we do not have to provide such support and may stop providing this support at any time.
2.5 Applicable Law. The EVF Sites are directed to people residing in the UK and the USA. We do not represent that content available on or through our site is appropriate for use or available in other locations. If you access or use the EVF Sites outside the UK or USA, you are responsible for complying with all laws applicable to you wherever you are located (each, a "Law").
You may be required, or given the option, to register an account on EVF Sites ("Account"). You agree that your Account and any passwords associated with your Account are personal to you and you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party. You agree to notify us if you know or suspect anyone other than you is using your Account or passwords. We have the right to disable your Account and passwords, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms.
5.1 Your Representations and Warranties. You represent and warrant that: (a) any donations you make through the EVF Sites or to EVF will not violate any Law or any rights of any third parties; (b) you own or have permission to use and grant the licenses contained in these Terms, to all of Your Content, including as described in Section 6 (Your Content); and (c) Your Content will comply with any rules of use or guides, any Intellectual Property Rights (as defined below), rights of publicity, any other rights of any third party and any applicable Law. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.
5.2 Acknowledgements. You understand and agree that: (a) you may be required to have an Account to make donations or to upload, post, share, or make available any of Your Content on or to the EVF Sites; (b) any of Your Content that you upload, post, share, or make available on or to the EVF Sites will be visible and accessible to EVF and other visitors to the EVF Sites; and (c) that all Your Content is subject to the licenses and restrictions described in these Terms.
5.3 Linking to EVF Sites: You may link to an EVF Site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
6.1 Your Content will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in Your Content, but you are required to grant us and other users of our site a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties. The rights you license to us are described in this section.
6.2 License to Your Content. When you create an Account, or upload or post Your Content to any of the EVF Sites, you grant to us, our third-party service providers (including our Content Management Provider (as defined below)), and our other visitors and users, a royalty-free, perpetual irrevocable, worldwide, nonexclusive, non sub-licensable, license to exercise the Licensed Rights in Your Content to reproduce and share Your Content, in whole or in part, for NonCommercial purposes only and to produce, reproduce and share Adapted Material for NonCommercial purposes only. You also irrevocably waive any "moral rights" or other rights with respect to attribution of authorship or integrity of materials for Your Content. When we make public use of Your Content, we will, where practical, use good faith efforts to credit you as the original author of Your Content. (Licensed Rights, NonCommercial and Adapted Material are as defined in the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License).
6.3 Feedback. Any feedback, suggestions, testimonials, reviews, questions, comments, ideas, notes, concepts, and other similar information that you provide to us in any form or media that relates to us, our third-party service providers (including our Content Management Providers), our visitors or users, or the EVF Sites (collectively, "Feedback") will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary to you. For the avoidance of any doubt, you hereby grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, transferable, nonexclusive, non sub-licensable license to exercise the Licensed Rights (as defined in the CC BY-NC 4.0) in such Feedback for any purpose. We are not obligated, to (a) use your Feedback in any way; (b) maintain any Feedback in confidence; (c) pay any compensation for any Feedback; or (d) respond to any Feedback. The term "Feedback" does not include any personally identifiable information, and all Feedback we request from you will be collected on an anonymous basis.
6.4 Monitoring. We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove Your Content that we determine violates these Terms (including Section 7 (Restrictions)), the Intellectual Property Rights of any person, any applicable Law, or any rules of use or guides. Our policies and procedures concerning our monitoring, editing, and removal practices are further explained in the Guides to the Norms on the EA Forum.
6.5 Limited Liability. You agree you (and not EVF) are responsible for Your Content and any Feedback, including the legality, reliability, accuracy, and appropriateness of Your Content. You warrant and agree that by sharing any of Your Content on EVF Sites, Your Content shall not breach the rights of any third party and shall comply with Section 8 (Intellectual Property Rights; Limited License). The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.
We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.
7.1 Prohibited Content. In connection with your access to or use of the EVF Sites, You agree not to upload information or other content or materials, including any of Your Content, that:
(a) is obscene, pornographic, violent, or otherwise offensive, or contains nudity;
(b) is abusive, insulting or threatening, discriminatory or that promotes or encourages racism, sexism, hatred, or bigotry;
(c) is aimed at harassing, upsetting, embarrassing, alarming, or annoying any other person;
(d) encourages or facilitates any illegal activity; or
(e) is defamatory, libelous, or untrue.
7.2 Prohibitions on Use and Access. You may use the EVF Sites only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms. You agree that you will use not use, and are expressly prohibited from using, the EVF Sites:
(a) in any way that violates any applicable Law;
(b) for the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm anyone, including by threatening to expose their personally identifiable information;
(c) to infringe upon or violate our Intellectual Property Rights or those of others, or to store or transmit infringing, libelous, or otherwise unlawful, or tortious content or material in violation of third-party privacy or publicity rights;
(d) to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use, or re-use any material that does not comply with these Terms, including any content or materials available on the EVF Sites, whether such content or materials constitute Your Content, or our, or any third-parties' content or materials;
(e) to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any charities (including Eligible Charities, Funds, or Recommended Fund Recipients) or any other person or organizations;
(f) in any way that suggests you are a representative of EVF;
(g) to engage in any other conduct that restricts anyone's use or enjoyment of the EVF Sites, or which, we think may harm us, visitors to or users of the EVF Sites, or to expose any of the above parties to any liability.
77.3 Technical Restrictions. In addition to the other prohibitions provided for in these Terms, you agree that you shall not:
(a) sell, resell, sublicense, transfer, or distribute the EVF Sites, including any of our related Intellectual Property Rights;
(b) provide or obtain or attempt to gain or facilitate unauthorised access to the EVF Sites or any server or device connected to the EVF Sites;
(c) disable, overburden, damage, or impair our or our service providers' servers or networks, including via a denial-of-service or similar attack;
(d) use or copy the EVF Sites in order to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, or engage in similar acts, including to impersonate or attempt to impersonate EVF, any of EVF's or its parents', subsidiaries' or affiliates' employees, another visitor or user, or any other person or entity;
(e) interfere with or circumvent the security features of the EVF Sites or any related website;
(f) introduce into the EVF Sites or use the EVF Sites to store or transmit any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, spyware, or other malicious code that will or may be used in any way to affect the functionality or operation of the EVF Sites or any related websites, hardware, firmware, software, or equipment;
(g) reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to discover the source code or underlying structure, ideas, know-how, or algorithms related to any portion of the EVF Sites, except to the extent any such restriction is not permitted by applicable law;
(h) modify, translate, or create derivative works based on any portion of the EVF Sites, except as expressly permitted by these Terms;
(j) remove, delete, alter, or obscure any trademarks or any copyright, trademark, patent, or other Intellectual Property Rights notices on the EVF Sites; or
(k) otherwise interfere or attempt to interfere with the security, integrity, or performance of the EVF Sites in any way.
7.4 Violations of Prohibitions or Restrictions. In line with and in addition to any other termination rights in these Terms, if we consider or suspect, that you or any person or entity using your Account, has violated this Section 7 (Restrictions), we may terminate your access to or use of the EVF Sites and your Account.
7.5 If you become aware of any material that could comprise or be connected to child sexual abuse or exploitation or that could comprise terrorist content or be connected to terrorism, please contact us immediately on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to complain about any other content, please contact us on email@example.com.
8.1 Our Intellectual Property Rights. The EVF Sites and all their features and functionality, including all software, displays, images, video, audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement, are protected as Intellectual Property Rights. You agree that EVF and its licensors (excluding you, but including any Content Management Providers) own all right, title, and interest in and to the EVF Sites, including all related Intellectual Property Rights. ("Intellectual Property Rights" means any and all patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret rights, any and all other intellectual property or proprietary rights of any kind, and any and all applications, renewals, extensions, and restorations thereof, now and later existing worldwide.)
8.2 Use of EVF Trademarks. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, slogans, designs, logos, and trade dress appearing on or in connection with the EVF Sites are the property of their respective owners, including, in some instances, us and/or our licensors, visitors and users, Content Management Providers, or third party service providers. Specifically, the EFFECTIVE VENTURES FOUNDATION name and the terms EFFECTIVE VENTURES, EFFECTIVE ALTRUISM FORUM, "GIVING WHAT WE CAN," "EFFECTIVE ALTRUISM GLOBAL" and "80,000 HOURS", are trademarks and service marks of EVF or its affiliates or licensors in the UK, US, and other countries. No license to, or right in, any such trademarks, trade names, service marks, slogans, designs, logos, trade dress, or other Intellectual Property Rights of EVF or other parties is given to you. You must not use any such Intellectual Property Rights without the prior written permission of EVF, except to the extent any such restriction is not permitted by applicable Law.
8.3 Enforcement Rights. EVF can enforce its Intellectual Property Rights to the fullest extent possible under Law, including seeking monetary damages, civil penalties, injunctive or other equitable relief, and criminal prosecution.
8.4 Limited License. Subject to you complying with these Terms, we hereby grant to you a royalty-free, revocable, non-assignable, non-sublicensable, non-transferrable, and non-exclusive limited right and license to use the EVF Sites only in accordance with these Terms. Your use of the EVF Sites shall be only for your personal, non-commercial benefit, and not for providing third parties, directly or indirectly, with their own access to or use of the EVF Sites. Other than as expressly granted in these Terms, no right, title, or interest in or to the EVF Sites or any content on the EVF Sites is transferred to you, and we reserve all rights not expressly granted in these Terms. Any use of the EVF Sites not expressly permitted under these Terms is a breach of these Terms and may violate copyright, trademark, and other applicable Laws. We can terminate this limited license at any time and for any reason, with or without notice to you.
9.1 Third Party Sites. Where the EVF Sites contain links to other sites and resources provided by third parties ("Third Party Sites"), these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
9.2 Third Party Content. The EVF Sites may include information and materials uploaded by other users, including to social media pages, video-sharing sites, bulletin boards and chat rooms ("Third Party Content"). Your Content and Third Party Content has not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by you and other users on our site do not represent our views or values.
9.3 Content Management Provider. You accept that certain content management services for the EVF Sites are provided by Contentful or another third party provider ("Content Management Provider"). Your access to and use of the EVF Sites is subject to the Content Management Provider's terms and conditions, as updated from time to time. You agree all such terms and conditions. We are not responsible or liable for, and make no representations or warranties concerning, the availability, maintenance, or support of the EVF Sites offered by such Content Management Provider. More information on the Content Management Provider can be found on its website, available at: https://www.contentful.com/.
9.4 No Liability. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for: (a) Third Party Sites, Your Content or Third Party Content; (b) our Content Management Provider's terms and conditions applicable to your access to or use of the EVF Sites; or (c) our Content Management Provider's or our third party service providers' acts or omissions. You use or rely on Third Party Sites, Third Party Content, and EVF Sites at your own risk.
10.1 DMCA Notice. We respect the Intellectual Property Rights of third parties and require others to do so as well. If you believe that your copyrighted work is, or other Intellectual Property Rights are, being used on the EVF Sites in a manner that infringes your work, you must notify us as described in this Section. We will investigate notices of claimed copyright infringement and other Intellectual Property Rights violations that we receive and will take necessary actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") regarding any asserted or actual copyright infringement. To report such a claim, email our designated "DMCA Agent" at firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject line "DMCA Takedown Request". You may also contact our DMCA Agent at: DMCA - Takedown Request, 2443 Fillmore Street #380-16662 San Francisco CA 94115 United States. This notice must be written and must contain the following information:
(a) An electronic or physical signature of the person authorised to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other Intellectual Property Right infringed;
(b) A description of the copyrighted work or other Intellectual Property Right that you claim has been infringed;
(c) A description of the content or material that you claim is infringing and the location where the infringing material resides on the EVF Sites (such as a link to such material on the EVF Sites);
(d) Your street address, telephone number, and email address;
(e) A statement that you have a good faith belief that the asserted infringing use is not authorised by the copyright or other Intellectual Property Rights owner, its agent, or the Law; and
(f) A statement from you, made under penalty of perjury, that all of the information in your notice is accurate and complete and that you are the owner of the copyright or Intellectual Property Right or that you are authorised to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other Intellectual Property Right.
10.2 Counter Notice. You may submit a "Counter-Notification" to our DMCA Agent if you believe that Your Content was the subject of a DMCA notice, which we removed from the EVF Sites, but that Your Content is not infringing (or is otherwise authorised by Law) and was improperly removed. To submit this notice you must provide to us, in writing:
(a) Your physical or electronic signature;
(b) Identification of which of Your Content was removed and the location at which it appeared before its removal (such as a link to the location where the material had appeared on the EVF Sites before removal);
(c) A statement that you have a good faith belief that Your Content was removed as a result of a mistake or misidentification;
(d) Your street address, telephone number, and email address; and
(e) A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for the federal judicial district in San Francisco, California, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the DMCA notice or an agent of such person.
10.3 DMCA Notice Procedures. The DMCA allows us to restore the removed content if the party filing the original DMCA notice does not file a court action against the party to which the notice relates, within ten (10) business days of receiving a copy of the Counter-Notice. Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that any material on the EVF Sites is infringing or that any material on the EVF Sites was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.
We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights or of their right to privacy.
10.4 Termination for Repeat Infringement. In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable Law, we have adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and in our sole discretion, visitors or users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. We may also, in our sole discretion, limit access to the EVF Sites, including the Accounts, for any visitors or users who infringe any Intellectual Property Rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
11.1 Term. These Terms are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us.
11.2 Your Termination Rights. You may terminate these Terms in relation to the relevant EVF Site(s) at any time by terminating your relevant Account with us. Terminating your Account will not affect the EVF Sites (or parts of the EVF Sites) where you have no Account, or the EVF Sites where you have not terminated your Account, nor the availability of Your Content that you uploaded, posted, shared, or made available on the EVF Sites before termination and Your Content will still be subject to these Terms (unless separately agreed with you). You are solely responsible for securing and backing up Your Content.
11.4 Effect of Termination. Once your Account is terminated for any reason, your rights under these Terms will immediately terminate, and you must immediately stop using the EVF Sites and your Account. The parties' rights and obligations under Sections 5 (Your Obligations), 6 (Your Content), 7 (Restrictions), 8 (Intellectual Property Rights; Limited License), 9 (Third Party Sites, Content, and Service Providers), and 11 (Term; Termination), through 16 (Your Comments and Concerns) and Section 2 of the Schedule (Refunds on Donations), will survive the expiration or termination of these Terms for any reason. These Terms apply to any rights or obligations of either party for as long as you are accessing and using the EVF Sites and shall continue for any claims arising out of such access or use.
12.1 Changes to the EVF Sites. We may suspend, discontinue, update, or change all or any part of the EVF Sites for you or any or all other visitors or users, at any time, with or without notice, and for any reason. We will not be liable to you for the effect that any such changes or other actions may have.
12.2 Service Availability. Due to maintenance, security, or capacity issues, or force majeure events, the EVF Sites may be temporarily suspended, slow, or otherwise adversely affected. We will not be liable to you for any such issue.
12.3 Mobile Access. Access to the EVF Sites, including the ability to make donations through the EVF Sites or to EVF or to upload, post, share, or make available Your Content on the EVF Sites, and the ability to browse the EVF Sites, may be available through your mobile device. To the extent that you access or use the EVF Sites, including your Account, through a mobile device, your wireless service carrier's standard charges, data rates, and other fees may apply. We are not responsible and accept no liability for any such charges, data rates, or fees.
13.1 Whether you are a consumer or a business user, we do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
If you are a business user:
13.2 We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our site or any content on it.
13.3 We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with use of, or inability to use, our site; or use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.
13.4 In particular, we will not be liable for loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue; business interruption; loss of anticipated savings; loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
If you are a consumer user:
13.5 Please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
Except to the extent prohibited by law, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the EVF Parties from and against any claims, demands, actions, suits, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, penalties, fines, and settlements (including reasonable attorneys' and experts' fees) arising out of or relating to: (a) your violation of these Terms; (b) your use of, or activities in connection with, the EVF Sites; (c) your donations through the EVF Sites or to EVF; (d) Your Content; or (e) your violation of any Law or the rights of a third party, including Intellectual Property Rights. You may not settle or otherwise compromise any claim, demand, action, or suit covered by the above indemnification without EVF's prior written consent, not to be unreasonably withheld.
15.1 Governing Law and Jurisdiction. If you are a consumer, please note that these Terms, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.
15.3 Electronic Communications Notice. Sending us emails and completing online forms are considered electronic communications. You agree to receive electronic communications, and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications we provide to you electronically, via email, the EVF Sites or through your Account, satisfy any legal requirement that such communication be in writing. To retain copies of any electronic communications, you must have a printer or data storage device. If you have a printer, you may print paper copies of any such communications for your own use. YOU AGREE TO THE USE OF ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES, CONTRACTS, ORDERS, AND OTHER RECORDS, AND TO ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF NOTICES, POLICIES, AND RECORDS OF TRANSACTIONS INITIATED OR COMPLETED BY US OR VIA THE EVF SITES OR YOUR ACCOUNT. You waive any rights or requirements under any statutes, regulations, rules, orders, treaties, or other laws in any jurisdiction that require an original signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, or to payments, donations, or the granting of credits by any means other than electronic means.
15.4 We may transfer our rights and obligations under these Terms to another organisation. We will tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract.
16.1 All legal notices to us, must be in writing and must reference these Terms. In the case of notices from you to EVF, these may be sent to us by post at Effective Ventures Foundation, Trajan House, Mill Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 0DJ or by email at email@example.com.
16.2 All inquiries concerning donations, including changing allocations, cancelling recurring donations, notifications of payment errors, or questions about Gift Aid, should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
16.3 All other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications from you relating to the EVF Sites or these Terms may be submitted to email@example.com or you may reach out by telephone to 01865241188.
16.4 In the case of notices given by EVF to you, they may be sent by post or email, at EVF's discretion, using the most recent contact details provided by you to EVF.
1.1 Donations can be made to EVF online via the EVF Sites, by way of bank transfer or cheque, or through Payroll Giving (as defined below).
1.2 Donors to EVF may make recommendations to EVF, on how EVF should spend the funds. Recommendations may include: asking EVF to donate to the specific charities which it has listed on the EVF Sites ("Eligible Charities"), or asking EVF to use their donation for the specific pool of donations which will be used for charities working in a particular area ("Funds").
1.3 EVF will consider Supporters' preferred Eligible Charities or Funds when determining any grant to, or allocation of donations between, the Eligible Charities and Funds (as applicable), but each Supporter agrees that EVF's decision on the allocation or grant of all donations, including any associated Gift Aid, is final and may be made in EVF's sole discretion. If EVF does not grant or allocate a donation to a Supporter's chosen Eligible Charities or Fund(s), EVF will pass the relevant donation to an alternative Eligible Charity or Fund(s), or EVF may retain the funds. In either case, EVF will use all donations in a manner that furthers its charitable objectives.
1.4 Donations through the EVF Sites. If a Supporter is making a donation online through the EVF Sites, such Supporter must provide requested information, which may include: (a) their name and email address; (b) the Eligible Charities or Funds they would like to support; (c) if relevant, desired allocations; and (d) if applicable, a Gift Aid declaration, in accordance with Section 3 (Gift Aid). The Supporter may then make their donation using any of the payment methods permitted on the EVF Sites.
1.5 Donations through Bank Transfers or Cheques. If a Supporter is making a donation through a bank transfer or cheque, the Supporter must provide the information requested, following which an email containing a 'payment reference' will be generated. The Supporter should quote the payment reference as a reference if making a bank transfer, or include the payment reference with any cheque, to allow EVF to identify the allocations specified.
1.6 Donations through Payroll Giving. If a Supporter is making a donation through any process whereby their employer automatically deducts certain donation amounts from the employee's salary through payroll before the deduction of tax ("Payroll Giving"), the Supporter may need to provide the following details (in addition to any other information that may be requested) to their employer or to the relevant HMRC approved agency that collects Payroll Giving donations from employers and distributes such donations to relevant charities ("Payroll Giving Agency"): (a) charity name: Effective Ventures Foundation; (b) charity number: 1149828; and (c) charity address: Trajan House, Mill Street, Oxford, OX2 0DJ When completing a Payroll Giving application, a Supporter may indicate their chosen Eligible Charities or Funds and, if relevant, the amounts they would recommend that EVF donates to each Eligible Charity or Fund..
1.7 Recurring Donations. A Supporter may choose to set up a recurring donation to EVF in support of their chosen Eligible Charities or Funds through any of the methods described in this Section. If a Supporter has setup a recurring donation, they may change their chosen Eligible Charities or Funds and, if relevant, allocations by emailing EVF (see Section 16 (Your Comments and Concerns; Legal Notices)). If certain Eligible Charities or Funds cease to qualify as such while a recurring Donation is ongoing (e.g. for no longer meeting EVF's diligence requirements), then: (a) EVF will use reasonable efforts to contact the Supporter, to give the Supporter an opportunity to recommend alternative Eligible Charities or Funds for their recurring donation; and (b) if EVF is unable to contact the Supporter or does not receive a response from the Supporter within ten (10) business days, a recurring donation shall be allocated according to the General Procedures above. Recurring donations will continue until the Supporter cancels the donation by cancelling the relevant recurring payment method or contacting EVF using methods described in Section 16 (Your Comments and Concerns; Legal Notices).
1.8 EVF's Rights to Refuse Donations. EVF may refuse to process any transactions (made through the EVF Sites or otherwise) for any reason it decides is appropriate, including if, EVF considers: (a) a transaction is unlawful or related to fraudulent activities (and EVF will report any unlawful or fraudulent activity to the appropriate authorities); (b) relevant persons have not properly authorised the transactions; (c) the information provided to EVF is untrue or incorrect; or (d) EVF is not satisfied that the funds donated, or to be donated, are being or will be spent to further EVF's charitable objectives.
1.9 No Fees. EVF does not charge fees for its activities. After EVF has decided to send donations to any Eligible Charities or Funds, EVF may first need to allocate a small part of the donor's original donation to EVF's general charitable activities. This would be done in order to cover EVF's own bank transaction fees when making the donation to the Eligible Charities or Funds.
Supporters are responsible for ensuring their donations are made in the intended amounts. EVF will only be required to provide refunds of donations where required under applicable Law. If you become aware of any payment error, please contact us as soon as possible (see Section 16 (Your Comments and Concerns; Legal Notices)).
3.1 Applicability. This Section applies only to Supporters that are UK taxpayers.
3.2 Gift Aid Declaration. A Supporter must make a Gift Aid declaration with respect to their donation(s) so EVF can claim Gift Aid on such donation(s). Supporters are responsible for making accurate Gift Aid declarations and EVF is not responsible for any false or inaccurate Gift Aid declarations made by Supporters. When Supporters make a donation to EVF they may be asked to confirm the following statement as a Gift Aid declaration:
"I am a UK taxpayer and I would like all donations I make to Effective Ventures Foundation, until I notify you otherwise, to be treated as Gift Aid donations. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference. I understand that you will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give."
3.3 In addition, Supporters must provide their full names and home addresses (i.e., as a minimum, the home number or home name (as applicable) and full postcode) in their Gift Aid declarations. Without this information EVF cannot claim Gift Aid.
3.4 Donations Ineligible for Gift Aid. The following types of donations are not eligible for Gift Aid (and a Gift Aid declaration should not be given for such donations): (a) cash collections donated to EVF; (b) money donated on behalf of someone else, or a group of people; and (c) money donated by a company or other organization.
3.5 HMRC Rejection. If HMRC rejects a Supporter's Gift Aid declaration or EVF is made aware that a Gift Aid declaration is invalid (e.g. because the Supporter has not paid sufficient UK Income Tax in the relevant tax year), before EVF claims any Gift Aid on the relevant donation(s), then EVF will not claim any Gift Aid on such donation(s) till the Supporter makes a valid Gift Aid declaration.
3.6 Gift Aid Amounts; More Information. EVF will claim 25p in Gift Aid for every £1 donated on qualifying donations (subject to HMRC's guidelines). EVF typically receives Gift Aid claimed from HMRC within four (4) to six (6) weeks of the date the claim is granted. To learn more about how Gift Aid works, please contact your local tax office or visit the www.gov.uk website. Supporters should contact EVF if they: (a) want to cancel a Gift Aid declaration; (b) change their name or home address; or (c) no longer pay sufficient UK Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax.