This is an agreement (the "Agreement") between Classy Inc., a California corporation (referred to throughout as "us," "we," "our," etc.), and the party registering an account with the www.classy.org website (such party referred to throughout in the second person, "you," "your," etc.) entered into as of as of the date of registration.
A. We own and operate a software as a service fundraising platform for nonprofit organizations, accessible to subscribing organizations at www.classy.org.
B. You wish to purchase a license entitling your nonprofit organization to use our platform (a "Subscription Plan").
C. This Agreement governs your purchase of a Subscription Plan and your access/use of the www.classy.org website, any subdomains thereof, any API integrations or widgets we offer, and any other website, webpages, or related services which we own, operate, or make available to you (collectively, the "Website").
Term, Renewal, and Updates
1.0 Free Trial - We offer a thirty (30) day free trial that you may opt to take advantage of. During the free trial you will not be charged a subscription fee. In order to accept transactions through the Website during the trial, however, you must submit a valid credit card and setup a merchant account with our payments partner WePay. You will incur a three percent (3%) Classy transaction fee on top of any underlying credit card fees for transactions you process through the Website during the trial. If you have inputted your credit card during the free trial, you will automatically be billed for the entry level plan (see Plans Pricing Page) thirty (30) days after you initially signed up for the trial; thereafter you will remain subscribed to the entry level plan on a month-to-month basis, unless or until you upgrade or cancel your account.
1.1 Term - Unless otherwise terminated in accordance with its express terms, this Agreement shall remain in place either (i) on a month-to-month basis if you are paying monthly, or (ii) for an initial term of (1) year if you are paying upfront for a year. If you pay upfront for the year, this Agreement will automatically renew for successive one (1) year periods on the annual anniversary of the initial payment date unless it is terminated by either you or us; termination must be made in writing at least thirty (30) days prior to the annual anniversary of the initial payment date. All terminations of plans are prospective (they apply to the upcoming one month or one year renewal period, not the existing term). You authorize us to charge your credit card on the monthly or annual anniversaries of the initial payment date as applicable. The total period that this Agreement remains in place will be referred to throughout as the "Term."
1.2 Updates - We may update or change the terms of this Agreement from time to time. Amendments will only apply prospectively. A given amendment will not apply to claims arising before, or arising from facts occurring before, the point in time when that amendment was published to the Website. We will let you know that this Agreement has been updated or changed by publishing the date of the last amendment at the top of this page, or by posting notice to your account. You agree that either of these methods of notice is sufficient and that you will regularly check these Terms for updates or changes.
2.1 Subscription Plans - The Subscription Plans which we offer, and the associated monthly and transaction fees, are available on the Plans Pricing Page. We reserve the right to modify our pricing at any time. If you are an existing client, we will notify you if a change in pricing takes place. Such notification may take place by, but is not required to take place by, the sending of an email to one or more administrators of your account or by posting a message within your account on the Website. All notices will be deemed complete upon our sending/posting. If you have paid for your subscription annually then any change in pricing will take effect at the next annual billing date. If you have paid for your subscription monthly, then any change in pricing will take effect at the next monthly billing date.
2.2 Taxes - You understand and agree that you are responsible for paying any and all applicable taxes imposed by governmental entities, of any kind and including penalties and interest, which may be imposed on transactions you make through the Website, excluding any taxes based upon our net income. You are responsible for setting the receipting language for the receipts issued to persons you transact with through the Website. You understand this and accept full responsibility for truthfully and accurately characterizing the nature of each transaction you process through the Website.
3.0 Our Intellectual Property - You understand that the Website, its forward facing components (images, designs, text, arrangements of the foregoing, etc.), its various features, functionalities, and services, and all underlying software and code belong exclusively to us. You further understand that the Website and its component parts are protected by copyright law, trademark law, trade secret law, and other laws germane to the protection of intellectual property rights and that we are the exclusive owner of all such rights.
3.1 Limitations on Use Rights - You understand that your purchase of a Subscription Plan only provides you with a limited license to use the Website during the Term in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement. You understand that you cannot sublicense rights to use the Website or otherwise purport to grant an interest in, rent, sell, or lease rights to use the Website. You also understand and agree that your purchase of a Subscription Plan does not create in you any right, title, or interest in the Website. Your use of the Website, importing of information or content to the Website, or integration of any of your property into the Website (whether through our provision of customization work for you or by your input of custom CSS or HTML, as may be allowed with the purchase of a Subscription Plan) similarly does not create in you any right, title, or interest in the Website. You assign any modifications or improvements you may make to the Website, together with any suggestions, feedback, or ideas for improvements to us in full.
3.2 Prohibited Activity - You agree to use the Website and the features and services provided through the Website only as they are obviously intended to be used. All other uses are strictly prohibited. You agree not to (and not to encourage or permit a third party to) disassemble, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to discover, copy, or transmit, any source or object code underlying the Website or the software, features, or services provided therein. You agree not to disseminate information about your use of the Website to persons who may operate, or be affiliated with, competing businesses, and you agree not to grant access to your account to such persons. You agree to notify us immediately if you become aware that someone has engaged in any of the foregoing prohibited activities.
3.3 Donor Data - Any data you collect from persons you transact with through the Website will belong to you, subject to a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license that you hereby grant to us to use this data in order to administer your account and provide the features and services contemplated by the Website to you. We will not market to your contacts nor will we, share, rent or sell their information to any third parties. Unless one of your contacts independently subscribes to receive emails from us (by, for example, visiting our blog and filling out a contact form) we will only send them routine emails associated with your use of the Website (e.g. auto receipts for donations made). Notwithstanding the foregoing, you agree that we may aggregate non-personally identifiable statistical information concerning usage of our Website, which such statistical information may include data from persons you have interacted with through the Website, and that we may use this non-personally identifiable information in any manner we see fit.
3.4 Client Content - By posting, uploading, or transmitting content to, or through, the Website, or by creating content from within the Website you grant us a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license to copy, store, transmit, publish, publicly display, publicly perform, and otherwise use this content in order to provide the features and services contemplated by the Website. You agree not to upload or post content which infringes upon the rights of any third parties. You represent and warrant that all content you post or upload to the Website will be non-infringing and that you have the authority to grant the above-described license. You also agree that we may use your name and/or logo to promote the Website and our services.
3.5 Confidential Information - As part of your use of the Website we may share with you, from time to time, certain technical information, data, patent information, know-how, trade secrets, financial and strategic information, marketing and promotional information or data, and other private material relating to our products, projects or processes; any such information, will be considered "Confidential Information." Notwithstanding the foregoing Confidential Information shall not include information that (i) was in the public domain at the time we disclosed it to you, (ii) later became part of the public domain through no act or omission on your part, or on the part of your agents or employees, (iii) was lawfully disclosed to you by a third party having the right to disclose it, or (iv) was already known by the you, at the time of disclosure, as can be demonstrated by credible, written documentation in existence prior to your receipt of that information from us. You agree to hold Confidential Information in the strictest of confidence, and to only use such information in order to further the purposes of this Agreement. Your obligation of confidence shall be fulfilled by using the same degree of care with our Confidential Information as you use to protect your own confidential information, provided that you always use at least reasonable care to protect your own confidential information. This obligation shall exist while this Agreement is in force and shall continue indefinitely thereafter. You further agree to only disclose Confidential Information to those of your officers, directors, employees, and advisors who have a legitimate need to know such information and only if such person(s) have a legal obligation to keep the information confidential (in a manner consistent with the terms hereof). Following the expiration of the Term, you will, upon receipt of written request from us, return or destroy, all Confidential Information we have delivered to you in connection with this Agreement. You agree that irreparable damage would occur in the event that any of the provisions of this Section 3.5 were breached, and that we shall be entitled to an injunction or injunctions to prevent breaches of this Section 3.5 to enforce specifically the terms and provisions hereof, this being in addition to any other remedy to which we are entitled at law or in equity.
4.0 - By entering into this Agreement you represent, warrant, and irrevocably covenant that:
- You have the authority to enter into this Agreement.
- Your decision to enter into this Agreement and your use of the Website will not violate any applicable law, regulation, or ordinance.
- Your decision to enter into this Agreement and your use of the Website will not infringe the rights of any third parties.
- You will at all times supply truthful and accurate information to us and you will not misrepresent yourself to the public through your use of the Website.
- You will never use the Website, or any services we provide to you, in a manner that violates the law or the legal rights of a third party.
- You are a bona fide nonprofit organization organized under the laws of one of the fifty United States, the District of Columbia, or under the laws of the United States federal government.
- You understand and agree that we will not solicit on your behalf, nor will we act as a professional fundraising consultant to you.
6.0 Conduct Standards - You agree to abide by our Standards of Conduct, which may be viewed in full at www.classy.org/terms/conduct.
7.0 User Names and Passwords - You are solely responsible for safeguarding your organization’s user names and passwords to the Website. You should logout after each session with the Website. Do not share your login information with third parties. If you have any reason to suspect that the security of your account has been compromised, you agree to contact us immediately.
7.1 Email Lists - You agree not to upload email lists or contacts to the Website if they have been harvested from the Internet or purchased or rented from a third party.
7.2 Credit Card Data - You agree to abide by all relevant credit card association rules and security standards and to otherwise exercise reasonable care in your handling of cardholder data in connection with your processing of transactions through the Website.
7.3 Information Collection - The Website allows users to build certain custom form elements to capture data from donors, fundraisers, registrants etc. You agree that you will not to use these custom form elements to collect sensitive information such as credit card or payment information, medical information, or other regulated personal information. We disclaim any liability which may arise from your use of the Website to collect such information.
8.0 Waiver of Warranties - We disclaim all warranties, express, implied, statutory, or otherwise, concerning the Website to the fullest extent allowed by applicable law. This waiver includes, but is not limited to, all warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, and accuracy of information. We make no warranties concerning continuity of service, the security of the Website, or that the Website will be error free. We offer the Website and the features and services contained therein "AS IS" and "WITH ALL FAULTS."
9.0 Release - You hereby release us, our successors and assigns, our affiliates, and each of the foregoing's respective directors, officers, employees, and agents (collectively, the "Releasees") from any and all liability, costs, expenses, losses, damages (including damage to property or personal injury or death), and claims, whether known or unknown, which may arise from (i) you hosting, participating in, attending, or authorizing an event posted on the Website (including events you authorize your supporters to advertise on the Website) or (ii) from the acts or omissions of third parties you interact with through the Website (collectively the "Released Claims").
In furtherance of the forgoing, and only with respect to the Released Claims, you waive your rights under California Civil Code Section 1542 which states: "A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR."
9.1 Limitation of Liability - Neither we nor our officers, directors, employees and agents, will be liable to you for special, consequential, indirect, punitive, exemplary or incidental damages (including lost revenues or profits, or loss of goodwill), regardless of the cause, legal theory, or cause of action, even if we have been advised of the likelihood thereof. Our liability, together with the liability of our officers, directors, employees and agents, arising out of this Agreement and your use of the Website (when aggregated with all other claims against us arising out of this Agreement and your use of the Website), regardless of the type of claim(s) or the nature of the cause(s) of action, will not exceed the amount you have actually paid us in net subscription fees during the twelve (12) months immediately preceding the event giving rise to your claim(s). You acknowledge that the foregoing limitations are an essential basis of the bargain we have reached and that they will apply notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy.
9.2 Indemnification - You agree to indemnify, defend and hold the Releasees harmless from and against any and all third party claims, liability, losses, and expenses (including damage awards, settlement amounts, and reasonable legal fees) brought against any of the Releasees which or that arise out of or relate to (i) your use of the Website (including, but not limited to, derivative use by your supporters, fundraisers, donors etc.), or (ii) your breach of, or noncompliance with, the representations, warranties, and provisions contained within this Agreement. We reserve the right to join in defense with counsel of our own choosing at our own expense.
9.3 Third Party Extensions and Links - As part of your use of the Website you will have access to certain third party services and technical integrations (accessible through the "Extensions" tab in your Classy back office.). The decision whether or not to use those third party extensions is entirely up to you, and you agree that we will bear no liability for any harm caused to you by the acts or omissions of such third parties should you choose to use those features. During your use of the Website you may also gain access to third party links leading to websites which we do not own or operate. Such third party links may be placed by us, or they may be placed by someone else (e.g. a link placed on a fundraising page). You understand and agree that we have no control over the operation of sites accessible through third party links and that we will bear no liability for any harm caused to you by accessing such links.
Termination or Suspension
10.0 Suspension or Termination - Your use of the Website is expressly conditioned on your compliance with the terms of this Agreement and any other guidelines or rules we publish concerning permissible use of the Website (which such guidelines or rules shall not be inconsistent with the terms hereof). If you fail to comply with any of the foregoing, we may suspend or terminate your access to part, or all of, the Website. Any such suspension or termination will be in our sole discretion and may take place without prior notice. If we have reasonable grounds to believe that your use of the Website is causing harm to us, other users of the Website, or other third parties (for example, from a technical threat emanating from, or directed at, your website) we may terminate or suspend your access to part, or all, of the Website. We will not be liable to you for any action we take under this Section 10.0.
10.1 APIs - We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to limit, suspend or terminate your access to, or use of, our APIs, or to change any of the API specifications, protocols, or methods of access for any or no reason. We will not be liable to you for any actions taken under this Section 10.1.
11.0 Choice of Law - This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, as such laws are applied to agreements made between California residents and performed entirely within the State of California, and without regard to conflicts of laws principles.
11.1 Venue and Jurisdiction - The exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any disputes which may arise out of, or relate to, this Agreement or your use of the Website will be the state and federal courts located in San Diego, County California. You hereby expressly and irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts.
11.2 No Joint Venture - This Agreement does not create, and shall not be construed to create, a joint venture, partnership, or other formal business relationship between you and us. At all times we shall remain independent contractors with respect to one another.
11.3 Assignment - You have neither the right nor the power to assign your rights under this Agreement. Any purported assignment of your rights under this Agreement will be NULL AND VOID.
11.5 Modifications - Any modification to this Agreement must be made in writing and signed by you and us.
11.6 Severability - If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable, invalid, or illegal by a court of competent jurisdiction, this finding shall not render any other provision of this Agreement unenforceable, invalid, or illegal. We both agree that the court will have the authority to modify or replace the unenforceable, invalid, or illegal provision with a valid and enforceable provision that most closely represents our intentions with respect to the invalid, illegal, or unenforceable provision.
11.7 No Waiver - Any delay on your part, or on our part, to exercise a right or power granted under this Agreement will not be construed as a waiver of such right or power. All waivers must be in writing and a waiver of any particular breach will not be construed as a waver of any other breach, or any succeeding breach.
11.8 Survival - The provisions of Sections 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.0, 8.0, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 10.0, 10.1 and Sections 11.0 through 11.10 (inclusive) will survive termination of this Agreement.
11.9 Attorney’s Fees - If a dispute arises out of this Agreement or your use of the Website that we cannot resolve privately, then the prevailing party in any litigation will be entitled to recover all costs and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) incurred as a result of that litigation.
11.10 Headers - The headers contained within this Agreement are for convenience of reference only. They should not be interpreted to modify the plain meaning of the various provisions of this Agreement.