Terms of service
We Encourage does its best to select reliable small-scale fundraisers and NGOs to the fundraising platform. We Encourage is not responsible for the possible misuse of collected money, but we do our best to monitor and evaluate that the money collected goes where it should.
Fundraisers in the We Encourage Fundraising platform are subject to Finnish Fundraising Act.
We Encourage Oy Ltd (registration number 3019530-4) is a company with limited liability incorporated under the laws of Finland. We Encourage Oy Ltd’s mission is to build a peer-to-peer impact platform to help private individuals in need. We Encourage Oy Ltd provides a platform between donors and fundraisers such as impact makers, small-scale fundraisers, Non-Government Organizations, partner companies, and private individuals.
We Encourage Oy Ltd charges a predetermined percentage from each donation made through its platform.
The use of the platform provided by We Encourage Oy Ltd requires that the user accepts without modification all the terms, conditions, and notices set forth below (collectively, the ”Terms”).
By accessing or using the platform the user acknowledges and agrees to have read, understood and agreed to be legally bound by these Terms.
We Encourage Oy Ltd uses Charity Wall and Uphold Inc as a payment provider. The users are subject to the terms and conditions of Charity Wall and Uphold Inc.
Donor = a user who uses the Platform to donate money
Fundraiser = Non-Government Organization, private individual or any other legal entity who uses the Platform to raise money
Platform = the digital solution, website, where the fundraising is happening
Payment provider = the technological system through which the donation is given, operated by Stripe or Charity Wall
Terms = the terms, conditions, and notices set forth in this document
User = anyone who uses the platform or services provided by We Encourage Oy Ltd
3. Changes to the terms
We Encourage Oy Ltd may amend these Terms from time to time to comply with any regulatory requirements or due to changes in its business practices. The user should check these terms every time accessing or using the platform to ensure the understanding of the Terms that apply at the time. The use of the platform is subject to the most recent version of the Terms available on the platform.
4. Use of the Platform
The Fundraiser for the platform has to be at least 18 years of age and has to possess the legal authority to create binding legal obligations. The platform is allowed to be used only in accordance with these Terms. The platform shall not be used to violate any laws or legal obligations.
We Encourage Oy Ltd retains the right at its sole discretion to deny access to the platform to anyone, at any time and for any reason, including, but not limited to, for violation of these Terms.
The Fundraiser must register before using the Platform. The Fundraiser must supply correct information among registration and all times when using the Platform or when contacting We Encourage Oy Ltd. The Platform must not be used in violation of any laws or legal obligations that govern or are applicable to the Fundraiser.
5. Donor Obligations
The Donor must supply correct information among registration and all times when using the Platform or when contacting We Encourage Oy Ltd.
The Platform must not be used in violation of any laws or legal obligations that govern or are applicable to the Donor.
We Encourage Oy Ltd does not provide any advice regarding taxation and/or other legal matters. The Donor must acknowledge all possible taxation and/or other legal regulation that is subject to its actions.
We Encourage Oy Ltd does not refund donations.
7. Fundraiser´s Obligations
The Fundraiser must have all necessary licenses and announcements for its operations. In Finland the Fundraisers are subject to the Finnish Money Collecting Act (255/2006). We Encourage Oy Ltd does not provide any legal counseling to the Fundraiser. It is solely on the Fundraiser responsibility to make sure its fundraising and other operations are in accordance with any law and/or other legal obligations that it is subject to. It is solely on the Fundraiser responsibility to have all the necessary licenses for its fundraising and/or other operations.
The Fundraiser must provide correct information about the use of the donations.
8. Intellectual Property Rights
We Encourage Oy Ltd owns all intellectual property rights in its platform such as but not limited to the content and infrastructure of the Platform. The User agrees not to modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, reproduce, license, publish, perform, create derivative works, transfer, sell or re-sell any information, products, software or services obtained from or through this platform.
9. Privacy and Personal Information
The company acts as a registrar of the personal information we collect when necessary in connection with the company’s operations, such as online donations and newsletter registration. The controller shall be responsible for the processing of personal data provided to them. Privacy is about trust, and protecting your privacy and your personal information is paramount to the company. Therefore, we will only collect your personal information to the extent that we need it to maintain and manage our relationship with our clients, including: An IP address for Google Analytics. We Encourage Oy Ltd follows the GDPR regulations.
The User of the platform has to comply with applicable legislation in the jurisdiction in which they are domiciled and/or resided. We Encourage Oy Ltd does not provide any advice to the users regarding tax and/or legal matters.
We Encourage Oy Ltd provides tools and processes to help the Fundraiser to run its operations in an efficient way. We Encourage Oy Ltd does not acknowledge or accept any liability for damage or losses that might occur in the operations of the Fundraisers.
We Encourage Oy Ltd uses Charity Wall and Stripe as a payment provider. We Encourage Oy Ltd does not acknowledge or accept any liability for damage and/or losses to the user or to a third party which might occur on payments or on using the Charity Wall Platform or Stripe.
We Encourage Oy Ltd does not acknowledge or accept any liability for damage and/or losses to the user and/or to a third party caused directly or indirectly by using the Platform for donation purposes. In the event of We Encourage Oy Ltd being found liable in any way by a court of law and/or similar authority with legal competence and/or jurisdiction over We Encourage Oy Ltd, then the We Encourage Oy Ltd´s liability is limited to the amount of the particular donation made by the User.
The User of the platform must be aware of all legal obligations and/or limitations that apply to the User. The Platform must not be used in violation of any laws and/or legal obligations and/or limitations that apply to the User. We Encourage Oy Ltd does not acknowledge or accept any liability for any unlawful and/or criminal use of the Platform.
11. Dispute Resolution
These Terms shall be interpreted in accordance with and be governed by the laws of Finland.
Any dispute, controversy, or claim arising out of these Terms and/or in connection with these Terms and/or with using the Platform shall be settled via amicable negotiations. If the negotiations fail to reach an agreement, the dispute shall be resolved Helsinki district court. The governing law shall be the laws of Finland.