Terms of Service for Supporters

  1. Nutribute (the "Website") and its associated services have been developed and are operated by John Nurminen Foundation (Business ID 0895353-5, hereinafter "JNF"). These terms ("Terms of Service") govern your donations via the Website.
  2. The Website is an online platform where people and organisations ("Project Owners") can campaign and raise funds for projects to benefit the Baltic Sea ("Projects") and where Supporters can donate money ("Donation") to support those Projects.
  3. Fundraising is based on money collection permits RA/2016/682 and ÅLR 2017/2278.
  4. You can donate to a Project with either a fixed or a flexible campaign target. A fixed target means that the project is realised only if the fundraising target is met. If the target is not met, the collected funds will be directed to a similar project or to a most cost efficient project. A flexible target means that the project is scalable and can be realised even though the original fundraising target is not met (or it can be scaled up if the fundraising target is exceeded). The collected funds are directed to the project even though the original fundraising target is not reached.
  5. Making a Donation does not entitle a Supporter to any interest in, or benefit from, the Project.
  6. You make a Donation to JNF, who will support the Project. Donations can be made via PayPal or Paytrail. All Donations are processed by PayPal and Paytrail under the terms of your agreement with PayPal and Paytrail. Donations can also be made offline by contacting JNF.
  7. Donations are subject to a minimum of EUR 10.00 per Donation. Donations will be processed in the currency which is indicated on the campaign and payment pages. If a donation is made in a different currency, conversion fees may apply, and may be charged to you by your financial institution. Donations can be made at any time from the start of a campaign up to the Funding Deadline or achievement of the fundraising target. Once the Funding Deadline expires, no more Donations can be made via the Website.
  8. Donations will be charged to your PayPal account or credit or debit card at the time you make your Donation, deposited on JNF PayPal or fundraising account and maintained for the duration of the campaign and for 5 - 15 days after the Fundraising Deadline. Thereafter, the Donations will be paid to the Project Owner.
  9. You cannot change or cancel a Donation. If you wish to increase your support for a Project after your Donation has been processed, you must make a further Donation. However, no Donations can be accepted for a Project once its Funding Deadline has passed. The ending of a campaign is announced on the Project page.
  10. JNF or the Project Owner may cancel or refund a Supporter’s Donation at any time at their discretion and for any reason. If they do so, the Project Owner is not required to continue with the Project.
  11. If the Project is not realised, JNF will direct the collected funds to a similar or to a most cost efficient Project using its own discretion.
  12. Supporters may give their name/ pseudonym and email address on the Website. If you agree to do so, JNF will publish your name/ pseudonym on the Website and give your email address to the Project Owner so that he/she can report on Project progress. However, the donation can be made anonymously and it is not mandatory to give an email address.
  13. Supporters may be invited by a Project Owner or by JNS to assist in promoting a Project online e.g., by spreading the word on Facebook, Twitter or email or by word of mouth. If you choose to do so, you must comply with all lawful instructions, guidelines and requirements imposed by the Project Owner when doing so.
  14. The Website is not currently able to, or intended to, offer real-life volunteering opportunities with Project Owners. Requests for volunteers on a Project page should be reported to JNF immediately.
  15. JNF takes no responsibility for the acts, omissions and communications of Users in promoting or engaging with a Project.
  16. When you Donate to a Project, JNF may ask you to make a contribution to Website development and maintenance. This contribution is completely voluntary.
  17. You must be 18 years or older to register with and to use the Website and its associated services.
  18. JNF reserves in its sole discretion the right, at any time and without notice:
    1. cancel, reject, or suspend a campaign or user account;
    2. cancel or reverse a Donation made to a Project; and
    3. remove, edit, or modify any content, including, but not limited to, any user submission,

for non-compliance with these Terms of Service, and in cases where JNF suspects fraud or error, or for any other good reason.

  1. JNF reviews Project Owners and Projects prior to the publication of their campaigns and tries to, by possible means, ensure of the accuracy of their identity and contact details and the feasibility and qualifications of a Project. JNF does not, however, guarantee:
    1. the identity, contact details or bona fides of the Project Owner, or the accuracy of any statements made on Project pages;
    2. the realisation or success of a Project;
    3. that the Project Owner will use your Donation for the Project in accordance with the statements on its Project page;
    4. the Project Owner's capacity or willingness to carry out a Project; nor
    5. that the full amount of Donations collected or pledged on the Website will be received in full and without deduction by a Project Owner in all circumstances (for example, Donations may be reversed where a fraudulent transaction is proven, or may not be collected if a Supporter does not have sufficient funds available or has had their credit or debit card cancelled at the time PayPal or PayTrail attempts collection).
  2. To the fullest extent permitted by law, JNF excludes all liability to you for any damages or loss suffered by you (including, without limitation, loss of profits, economic loss, loss of data or for direct, indirect, consequential or incidental loss) and however caused, in connection with:
    1. your use of, or reliance on, the Website (or any information contained on or linked to the Website) and/or its continued availability;
    2. any dealing you have with any charity, not-for-profit, entity, organisation or individual who uses the Website;
    3. JNF's exercise of its above-mentioned rights; and
    4. the failure by a Project Owner to meet its obligations under these Terms of Service.
  3. All your Content and your personal information is held in accordance with the Nutribute Privacy Statement (link). Please review this document carefully to ensure you understand it before accepting these Terms of Service.
  4. The Website may contain links to third party websites, and third party websites and resources may contain links to the Website. The inclusion on another website of any link to the Website does not imply endorsement by, or affiliation with, JNF. When accessing third party websites, you do so at your own risk.
  5. JNF reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue all or any part of the Website and its associated services at any time with or without notice. JNF does not guarantee that any content will be available through the Website at all or specific times.
  6. These Terms of Service are governed by the laws of Finland and the competent court is the Helsinki District Court.


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