Terms & Conditions

2. The Services we provide

Our mission is to  give people who are generous the power to build communities where generosity is the foundation of creativity and joy. To help advance this mission, we provide the Products and services described below to you:

– Provide a personal experience for a happy life.

Your experience on Begener is unlike anyone else’s and nowhere else’s: from the donations, your generosity story in posts or telling it in video, stories, FundRaising, and other content you see in Begener Activity Feed or  profile of your donors and search. For example, we use data about the donations you make, the Sponsorship and settings you select, and what you share and do on and off our features – to personalize your experience generosity together with your donees-donors.

  • Empower you to express your generosity beyond a cash donation
  • Connect you with people and organizations you care about:
  • Help you find people, content, resources to get you ahead in life. 
  • Promote the safety, security, and integrity of our services, combat harmful conduct and keep our community of users safe.

3. How our services are funded

4. Your Account

You may need to create an account to use some of our Services. You are responsible for safeguarding your account, so use a strong password and limit its use to this account. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above.

You can control most communications from the Services. We may need to provide you with certain communications, such as service announcements and administrative messages. These communications are considered part of the Services and your account, and you may not be able to opt-out from receiving them. If you added your phone number to your account and you later change or deactivate that phone number, you must update your account information to help prevent us from communicating with anyone who acquires your old number.

5. Your commitments to Begener and our community

We provide these services to you and others to help advance our mission. In exchange, we need you to make the following commitments:

A.Who can use Begener

  1. As a platform that accepts monetary donations from donors and some of these donations will be used to create opportunities for our creators,  our community must be safer and more accountable. For this reason, you must:
  • Provide for your account the same name that you use in everyday life.
  • Provide accurate information about yourself.
  • Create only one account (your own) and use it for personal purposes.
  • Not share your password, give access to your Begener account to others, or transfer your account to anyone else (without our permission).
We try to make Begener broadly available to everyone, but you cannot use Begener if:
  • You are under 16 years old.
  • You are a convicted sex offender.
  • We’ve previously disabled your account for violations of our Terms or the  Community Standards, or other terms and policies that apply to your use of Begener. If we disable your account for a violation of our Terms, the Community Standards, or other terms and policies, you agree not to create another account without our permission. Receiving permission to create a new account is provided at our sole discretion, and does not mean or imply that the disciplinary action was wrong or without cause.
  • You are prohibited from receiving our products, services, or software under applicable laws.

B. What you can share and do on Begener: 

We want people to use Begener to express themselves and, to help one another,  to share content that is important to them, but not at the expense of the safety and well-being of others or the integrity of our community. You therefore agree not to engage in the conduct described below (or to facilitate or support others in doing so):
 
a. You may not use our services to do or share anything:
  • That violates these Terms, the Community Standards, or other terms and policies that apply to your use of our services.
  • That is unlawful, misleading, discriminatory or fraudulent (or assists someone else in using our services in such a way).
  • That you do not own or have the necessary rights to share.
  • That infringes or violates someone else’s rights, including their intellectual property rights (such as by infringing another’s copyright or trademark, or distributing or selling counterfeit or pirated goods), unless an exception or limitation applies under applicable law.
b. You may not upload viruses or malicious code, use the services to send spam, or do anything else that could disable, overburden, interfere with, or impair the proper working, integrity, operation, or appearance of our services, systemes, or Products.
 
c.  You may not access or collect data from our Products using automated means (without our prior permission) or attempt to access data you do not have permission to access.

d. You may not proxy, request, or collect Product usernames or passwords, or misappropriate access tokens.

e. You may not sell, license, or purchase any data obtained from us or our services, except as provided in the Platform Terms.

f. You may not misuse any reporting, flagging, dispute, or appeals channel, such as by making fraudulent, duplicative, or groundless reports or appeals.

g. You must not use another person’s credit card to make donations without permission.A

We can remove or restrict access to content that is in violation of these provisions. We can also suspend or disable your account for conduct that violates these provisions, as provided in Section 4.B.

If we remove content that you have shared in violation of the Community Standards, we’ll let you know and explain any options you have to request another review, unless you seriously or repeatedly violate these Terms or if doing so may expose us or others to legal liability; harm our community of users; compromise or interfere with the integrity or operation of any of our services, systems or Products; where we are restricted due to technical limitations; or where we are prohibited from doing so for legal reasons. For information on account suspension or termination, see Section 4.B below.

 To help support our community, we encourage you to Report content or conduct that you believe violates your rights (including intellectual property rights) or our terms and policies, if this feature exists in your jurisdiction.

C. The permissions you give us

We need certain permissions from you to provide our services:

  1. Permission to use content you create and share: Some content that you share or upload, such as photos or videos, may be protected by intellectual property laws.

You retain ownership of the intellectual property rights (things like copyright or trademarks) in any such content that you create and share on Begener and other Begener company services you use. Nothing in these Terms takes away the rights you have to your own content. You are free to share your content with anyone else, wherever you want.

However, to provide our services we need you to give us some legal permissions (known as a “license”) to use this content. This is solely for the purposes of providing and improving our Products and services as described in Section 1 above.

Specifically, when you share, post, or upload content that is covered by intellectual property rights on or in connection with our Services, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, and worldwide license to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate, and create derivative works of your content (consistent with your privacy and application settings). This means, for example, that if you share a photo on Begener, you give us permission to store, copy, and share it with others (again, consistent with your settings) such as Begener Products or service providers that support those products and services. This license will end when your content is deleted from our systems.

You can delete individual content you share, post, and upload at any time. In addition, all content posted to your personal account will be deleted if you delete your account. Learn more about how to delete your account. Account deletion does not automatically delete content that you post as an admin of a page or content that you create collectively with other users, such as photos in Shared Albums which may continue to be visible to other album members.

It may take up to 90 days to delete content after we begin the account deletion process or receive a content deletion request. If you send content to trash, the deletion process will automatically begin in 30 days unless you chose to delete the content sooner. While the deletion process for such content is being undertaken, the content is no longer visible to other users. After the content is deleted, it may take us up to another 90 days to remove it from backups and disaster recovery systems.

Content will not be deleted within 90 days of the account deletion or content deletion process beginning in the following situations:

    • where your content has been used by others in accordance with this license and they have not deleted it (in which case this license will continue to apply until that content is deleted);
    • where deletion within 90 days is not possible due to technical limitations of our systems, in which case, we will complete the deletion as soon as technically feasible; or
    • where immediate deletion would restrict our ability to:
      • investigate or identify illegal activity or violations of our terms and policies (for example, to identify or investigate misuse of our Products or systems);
      • protect the safety, integrity, and security of our Products, systems, services, our employees, and users, and to defend ourselves;
      • comply with legal obligations for the preservation of evidence, including data Meta Companies providing financial products and services preserve to comply with any record keeping obligations required by law; or
      • comply with a request of a judicial or administrative authority, law enforcement or a government agency;
      1. in which case, the content will be retained for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it has been retained (the exact duration will vary on a case-by-case basis).
        In each of the above cases, this license will continue until the content has been fully deleted.
  1. Permission to use your name, profile picture, and information about your actions with Fundraising, and sponsorship or campaign content: You give us permission to use your name and profile picture and information about actions you have taken on Begener next to or in connection with donation, Fundraising, and other sponsorship or campaign content that we display across our Products, without any compensation to you. For example, we may show your donors that you are interested in a fundraising event or have made a donation to a Fundraising created by a donee.
  2. Permission to update software you use or download: If you download or use our software, you give us permission to download and install updates to the software where available.

D. Limits on using our intellectual property

If you use content covered by intellectual property rights that we have and make available in our Products (for example, images, designs, videos, or sounds we provide that you add to content you create or share on Begener), we retain all rights to that content (but not yours). You can only use our copyrights or trademarks with our prior written permission. 

6. Additional provisions

1. Updating our Terms

We work constantly to improve our services and develop new features to make our Products better for you and our community. As a result, we may need to update these Terms from time to time to accurately reflect our services and practices, to promote a safe and secure experience on our Products and services, and/or to comply with applicable law. Unless otherwise required by law, we will notify you before we make changes to these Terms and give you an opportunity to review them before they go into effect. Once any updated Terms are in effect, you will be bound by them if you continue to use our Products.

We hope that you will continue using our Products, but if you do not agree with our updated Terms and no longer want to be a part of the Begener community, you can delete your account at any time.

2. Account suspension or termination
We want Begener to be a place where people begin taking greater advantage of the abundant benefits of generosity, we need to shift our worldview.

If we determine, in our discretion, that you have clearly, seriously or repeatedly breached our Terms or Policies, including in particular the Community Standards, we may suspend or permanently disable your access to Meta Begener Products, and we may permanently disable or delete your account. We may also disable or delete your account if you repeatedly infringe other people’s intellectual property rights or where we are required to do so for legal reasons.

We may disable or delete your account if after registration your account is not confirmed, your account is unused and remains inactive for an extended period of time, or if we detect someone may have used it without your permission and we are unable to confirm your ownership of the account. Learn more about how we disable and delete accounts.

Where we take such action we’ll let you know and explain any options you have to request a review, unless doing so may expose us or others to legal liability; harm our community of users; compromise or interfere with the integrity or operation of any of our services, systems or Products; where we are restricted due to technical limitations; or where we are prohibited from doing so for legal reasons.

You can learn more about what you can do if your account has been disabled and how to contact us if you think we have disabled your account by mistake.

If you delete or we disable or delete your account, these Terms shall terminate as an agreement between you and us, but the following provisions will remain in place: 3, 4.2-4.5.

3. Limits on liability

We work hard to provide the best Products we can and to specify clear guidelines for everyone who uses them. Our Products, however, are provided “as is,” and we make no guarantees that they always will be safe, secure, or error-free, or that they will function without disruptions, delays, or imperfections. To the extent permitted by law, we also DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. We do not control or direct what people and others do or say, and we are not responsible for their actions or conduct (whether online or offline) or any content they share (including offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful, and other objectionable content).

 We cannot predict when issues might arise with our Products. Accordingly, our liability shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and under no circumstance will we be liable to you for any lost profits, revenues, information, or data, or consequential, special, indirect, exemplary, punitive, or incidental damages arising out of or related to these Terms or the Begener Products (however caused and on any theory of liability, including negligence), even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Our aggregate liability arising out of or relating to these Terms or the Meta Products will not exceed the greater of $100 or the amount you have paid us in the past twelve months.
4. Disputes

We try to provide clear rules so that we can limit or hopefully avoid disputes between you and us. If a dispute does arise, however, it’s useful to know up front where it can be resolved and what laws will apply.

You and Begener each agree that any claim, cause of action, or dispute between us that arises out of or relates to these Terms or your access or use of the Begener Products shall be resolved exclusively in the U.S. District Court for the State of New York or a state court located in Rockland County. You also agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of either of these courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim, and that the laws of the State of New York will govern these Terms and any claim, cause of action, or dispute without regard to conflict of law provisions. Without prejudice to the foregoing, you agree that, in its sole discretion, Begener may bring any claim, cause of action, or dispute we have against you in any competent court in the country in which you reside that has jurisdiction over the claim.

5. Other
  1. These Terms (formerly known as the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities) make up the entire agreement between you and Begener Platforms, Inc. regarding your use of our Products. They supersede any prior agreements.
  2. Some of the Products we offer are also governed by supplemental terms. If you use any of those Products, supplemental terms will be made available and will become part of our agreement with you. To the extent any supplemental terms conflict with these Terms, the supplemental terms shall govern to the extent of the conflict.
  3. If any portion of these Terms is found to be unenforceable, the unenforceable portion will be deemed amended to the minimum extent necessary to make it enforceable, and if it can’t be made enforceable, then it will be severed and the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect. If we fail to enforce any of these Terms, it will not be considered a waiver. Any amendment to or waiver of these Terms must be made in writing and signed by us.
  4. You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms to anyone else without our consent.
  5. You may designate a person (called a legacy contact) to manage your account if it is memorialized. If you enable it in your settings, only your legacy contact or a person who you have identified in a valid will or similar legal document expressing clear consent to disclose your content to that person upon death or incapacity will be able to seek limited disclosure  of information from your account after it is memorialized.
  6. These Terms do not confer any third-party beneficiary rights. All of our rights and obligations under these Terms are freely assignable by us in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.
  7. We may need to change the username for your account in certain circumstances (for example, if someone else claims the username and it appears unrelated to the name you use in everyday life).
  8. We always appreciate your feedback and other suggestions about our products and services. But we may use feedback and other suggestions without any restriction or obligation to compensate you, and we are under no obligation to keep them confidential. 
  9. We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you.

Date of Last Revision: July 26, 2022