Terms of Service for Project Owners

  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 use of 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. If you are accessing the Website in order to create a Project, you agree to these Terms of Service both personally and on behalf of your Project as its authorised representative.
  4. These Terms of Service may change or be updated. JNF will post updates to the Terms of Service on the Website from time to time. You must check for updates whenever you access the Website. The latest version of these Terms of Service will govern any usage by you of the Website and its associated services from the date the revised version is posted on the Website.
  5. There are separate Terms of Service prepared and valid for Donors.
  6. All requests to set up a campaign for a Project are vetted by JNF prior to launch. Project Owners must provide full details of their status and their proposed Project, as well as any additional information and clarifications possibly requested by JNF.
  7. The acceptance of a Project for inclusion on the Website is at JNF's sole discretion. Submissions for Projects must meet certain qualifying criteria in order to be considered for listing on the Website. They must:
    1. reduce nutrient discharges, bind nutrients or remove them from the Baltic Sea;
    2. include the fundraising target (“Fundraising Target) and the expiry date of the campaign (“Fundraising Deadline”);
    3. include your name, email address and phone number;
    4. include a description of your Project and what you intend to raise funds for;
    5. include appropriate evidence of identity of the Project user account holder and details of the bank account to be used by the Project; and
    6. comply with the fundraising laws of Finland so that JNF can raise funds for the Project.
  8. When you submit a Project for listing on the Website, you represent the Project and warrant that you are authorised to agree to these Terms of Service on behalf of the Project Owner.
  9. JNF pays the Donations to a Project to a bank account given by the Project Owner.
  10. Fundraising Targets and Fundraising Deadlines may not be altered once a Project is submitted for approval. Once the Project campaign commences, you may edit the Content of your Project page, provided this does not alter the substance of the Project (to be determined by JNF in its sole discretion).
  11. Fundraising campaigns for Projects are limited in duration to a minimum of 1 day and a maximum of 365 days from the date the campaign goes live on the Website. JNF does not accept any responsibility for any Project not reaching its Fundraising Target by the expiry of the Fundraising Deadline.
  12. As a Project Owner, you must be aware that JNF is bound by the obligations of the Finnish Fundraising Act to control the spending of funds. JNF must see to it that fundraising complies with the Fundraising Act and with further provisions given by Government decree and Ministry of the Interior decree. Funds raised through campaigns must be used for the purpose laid down in the fundraising permit and the permit holder (i.e,. JNF) is obliged to draw up accounts of fundraising to the National Police Board.
  13. Apart from these Terms of Service, Project Owner must commit to any project-based terms stated by JNF e.g. in order to guarantee JNF necessary rights for information so that it can fulfil the above-mentioned obligations related to controlling the spending of funds. Commitment to these project-based terms is an indispensable condition for funding.
  14. As a Project Owner, you must:
    1. not use the Website to solicit or recruit real-life volunteers or employees for Projects and/or related voluntary work;
    2. promptly answer any questions or provide any information or evidence requested by JNF to ensure the quality of the campaign, or to verify any details of the Project or your status as a Project Owner;
    3. keep your Project page on the Website updated with accurate information during the campaign;
    4. inform JNF immediately if anything compromises the realisation or implementation of your Project;
    5. complete all Projects for which Donations are collected via the Website substantially in line with the budget plan set out on your Project page, or refund Supporters' Donations immediately in full to JNF, which will direct the funds to a similar or to a most cost-efficient Project;
    6. provide a minimum of two updates on the progress of your Project and about how Donations have been used on the Website at or around 1 and 6 months after the Funding Deadline, and a summary of results (including the realized nutrient reductions/removals) at the end of the Project;
    7. correctly calculate and remit all taxes (including VAT), levies or similar, if any, which are applicable to Donations made to you;
    8. comply with, and hold and use any information you hold about Supporters in accordance with the terms of the Nutribute Privacy Statement [link to the document], Finnish Data Protection legislation and relevant Community legislation. In particular, you must not to contact Supporters for marketing or promotional purposes unless you have their consent to do so;
    9. obtain and continue to maintain, any necessary licences, consents, approvals or other permissions required to create and run a Project (if any); and
    10. comply continuously with all laws, legislation, rules, regulations and industry standards applicable to you as a Project Owner.
  15. Offering of Perks, i.e. rewards, gifts or other types of compensation to Supporters, is prohibited.
  16. You must register and create a User account in order to create and run a Project, or to use certain other aspects of the Website.
  17. You must give your real name on the Website.
  18. It is your responsibility to ensure the safety and security of your user account and you are responsible for all activity that occurs under your user account. You must immediately notify JNF of any unauthorised use of your account or password, or other known account-related security breach.
  19. 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. You may submit Content to JNF for inclusion in a Project's campaign or publication as a comment on the Website. You agree that we may publish and communicate to the public any such Content. By submitting Content to JNF, you grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide and transferable licence to:
    1. display, reproduce, modify, add to, use, copy, publish, transmit, index, crawl, communicate and adapt such Content for any purpose and in any manner anywhere in the world, including (without limitation) on and in relation to the Website and its associated services, or any other services or products; and
    2. permit any other person, company or organisation to do any of the things referred to in (a) ("Licence").
  2. For the avoidance of doubt, the Licence will survive the termination of these Terms of Service. You agree to do everything necessary to give JNF the full benefit of the Licence.
  3. All intellectual property rights comprised in or relating to the Website (including the Nutribute logo and site design) and the name Nutribute (“IP”) belong to JNF or our licensors. Your use of any IP owned by third parties may be subject to a third party's terms and conditions of use. Nothing in these Terms of Service (or otherwise on the Website) constitutes a transfer or licence of any IP to you. You must not use any such IP without the express permission of JNF and, if applicable, the licensor of such IP. Use of third party IP without permission entitles JNF to terminate your User account immediately.
  4. You must not copy, transfer, rent, lease, distribute (including, without limitation, communicating to the public), modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Website.
  5. You personally represent and warrant to JNF that you are least 18 years of age.
  6. You represent and warrant to JNF, personally and on behalf of the Project Owner, that:
    1. you have the legal capacity and authority to agree to these Terms of Service and grant the Licence;
    2. you have obtained the consent of all individuals whose Personal Information is included in the Content to the use and disclosure of the Personal Information to JNF and you have also otherwise acted in accordance with the Nutribute Privacy Policy.
  7. You agree that you will not take any action or submit Content on the Website that:
    1. infringes any intellectual property right (including trade secrets), moral right, obligation of confidence, or otherwise breaches the rights of any other person or entity;
    2. breaches applicable laws, regulations or relevant industry codes, or is otherwise unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, obscene, tortious, offensive, or invasive of another's privacy;
    3. constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material ("spam"), chain letters, surveys, raffles, lotteries, contests, pyramid schemes or similar;
    4. disrupts, damages, limits, modifies, obtains unauthorised access to or otherwise interfere with the proper function of any security measures, software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or information of JNF or any third party (including submitting Content which contains software viruses, computer codes, files, or programs that are intended to have such an effect);
    5. is false, misleading, deceptive, or inaccurate, including by misrepresenting your identity or affiliation with any other person or organisation;
    6. imposes or may impose (as determined by JNF) an unreasonably large load on JNF’s or its third-party service providers’ technology infrastructure;
    7. uses manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to "crawl" or "spider" any page of the Website; or
    8. contains any link to any other website which contains information that would if included in the Content be in breach of any of these subclauses (a) to (g).
  8. Within the limits of the law, you agree to indemnify JNF and its affiliates from and against all losses, liabilities, claims, damage and expenses (including legal costs and expenses on a full indemnity basis) and penalties incurred or suffered by them that arise from or relate to:
    1. your use or misuse of, or wrongful access to, the Website,
    2. any act of fraud, breach of applicable law or wilful misconduct by you or on your behalf; and
    3. the publication or use of Content submitted by you or any third party using your account in accordance with the Licence in clause 22. including, without limitation, claims brought by any third party relating to defamation, negligent misstatement, injurious falsehood, contempt of court, right to privacy, copyright infringement, trade mark and other intellectual property infringement, disclosure of confidential information, passing off, and misleading or deceptive conduct.
    4. You agree to notify JNF of any matter(s) that could reasonably be expected to fall within clause 29. above as soon as possible after you become aware of such matter(s).
  9. If your misconduct as a Project Owner leads to a situation in which JNF or its payment providers are required to reverse a Payment made via the Website , you agree to indemnify JNF for all losses, costs and expenses it incurs as a result of a charge back associated with your Project (including all fees charged by our payment providers associated with that charge back). You agree that JNF may set-off the charge back amount against any amount owed to you by JNF, including from Donations held on your behalf in JNF's fundraising account.

The indemnities survive termination of these Terms of Service.

  1. 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.
  2. JNF may suspend or terminate your use of the Website and its associated services by giving written notice to you if you breach these Terms of Service and, provided that:
    1. your breach is significant or serious; and
    2. suspension or termination of access, as applicable, is justified by your breach.
  3. If you wish to terminate your User account, you may do so by following the instructions on the Website.
  4. Upon or at any time after termination of your user account for any reason, JNF will delete your Content except to the extent that JNF is required to retain it by law, or you consent for JNF to retain or use it. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have stored your Content elsewhere prior to cancelling or terminating your user account. JNF has no obligation to provide you with a copy of your Content and may remove and discard any data at any time from the date your user account is terminated.
  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, including your 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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