PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND
CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE OR THE APP
carefully before using this website or any the services, features,
tools, data or content supplied with any software and associated
media offered by GoPurpose ("We" or “us”).
sites owned and operated by us and all subdomains (collectively, the
“Site”), as well as the services, features, tools, data or content
supplied with any software and associated media offered by us
By using our Site or the App in
any manner, whether as a guest or a registered user, including, but
not limited to, accessing or browsing the Site or contributing
content, information or any other materials or services to the Site,
comply with and be bound by them. If you do not agree to these Terms
of Use, you must not use our Site or the App.
We recommend that you print a
1. INFORMATION ABOUT US
GoPurpose is a social awareness
network and a funding platform for certain users (“Project
Creators”) to raise money from other users (“Funders”) for social
enterprise startups, small businesses or project ideas whose purpose
is making a positive impact in this world.
We aim to create and promote
events and rewards in life that will bring you meaning and memorable
experiences for your life journey.
2. OTHER APPLICABLE TERMS
following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our Site
or the App, which are deemed to be incorporated into these Terms of
Use by this reference:
which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we
collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our Site or
the App, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all
data, including personal data, provided by you is complete and
- GoPurpose Help Centre
which sets out the rules and conduct which you agree to comply with
when using our Site or the App.
In addition, some services
offered through our Site or the App may be subject to additional
terms and conditions adopted by us. Your use of those services is
subject to those additional terms and conditions, which are
3. CHANGES TO THESE TERMS OF
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to revise or replace
next log onto http://www.gopurpose.com/
The new terms may be displayed on-screen and you may be required to
read and accept them to continue your use of our Site or the App.
4. CHANGES TO OUR SITE OR THE
We may update our Site or the App
from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However,
please note that any of the content on our Site or the App may be
out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to
update it. We do not guarantee that our Site or the App, or any
content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.
5. ACCESSING OUR SITE OR THE
We do not guarantee that our Site
or the App, or any content on it, will always be available or be
uninterrupted. Access to our Site or the App is permitted on a
temporary basis. We reserve the right to change, suspend, or
discontinue the Site (including, but not limited to, the
availability of any feature, database or content) at any time
without notice and for any reason. We may also impose limits on
certain features and services or restrict your access to part or all
of our Site or the App without notice or liability. We will not be
liable to you if, for any reason, our Site or the App is unavailable
at any time or for any period. You are responsible for making all
arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Site or the
You are also responsible for
ensuring that all persons who access our Site or the App through
applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.
The content on our Site or the
App is provided for general information only. It is not intended to
amount to advice on which you should rely. You may wish to obtain
professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from,
any action on the basis of the content on our Site or the App.
Although we make reasonable
efforts to update the information on our Site or the App, we make no
representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or
implied, that the content on our Site or the App is accurate,
complete or up-to-date.
6. ACCEPTABLE USE
The services on our Site or the
App are provided only for your own personal, non-commercial use,
except as expressly otherwise permitted allowed by these Terms of
Use (for example, under the provisions set out in the section titled
- in using our Site or the App and
any services offered on our Site or the App, comply with all
applicable local and international laws and regulations;
- not use the our Site or the App
including any services on our Site or the App in any unlawful
manner, for any unlawful purpose, or in any manner inconsistent
example, by hacking into or inserting or uploading any malicious
code, including viruses or harmful data to the Site;
- not infringe our intellectual
property rights or those of any third party in relation to your use
of the any service on our Site or the App, including the submission
of any material or content;
- not use the any service on our
Site or the App to transmit, upload or otherwise communicate any
material or content that is defamatory, offensive or otherwise
objectionable, or in a way that could damage, disable, overburden,
impair or compromise our systems or security or interfere with
- not collect or harvest any
information or data from any service on our Site or the App or
attempt to decipher any transmissions to or from the servers
running any service on our Site or the App;
- not interfere or attempt to
interfere with the proper working of our Site or the App or any
activities conducted on our Site or the App, or bypass any measures
which we may use to prevent or restrict access to our Site or the
App (including any accounts, computer systems or networks that
access our Site or the App);
- not impersonate, or attempt to
impersonate, any person or entity, including any our employees or
- not take any action that imposes
or may impose (as determined by us in our sole and absolute
discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our
Site or the App or our third-party providers’ infrastructure,
servers or systems.
to our Site or the App
You may link to our Site’s home page (http://www.gopurpose.com/
provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not
damage our reputation or take advantage of it. This includes,
without limitation, the following:
- You must not establish a link in
such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or
endorsement on our part where none exists.
- You must not establish a link to
our Site or the App in any website that is not owned by you.
- Our Site or the App must not be
framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of
our Site or the App other than the home page.
- The website in which you are
linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set
“Acceptable Use Restrictions”).
We reserve the right to withdraw
linking permission without notice.
If you wish to make any use of content on our Site or the App other
than that set out above, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
7. USER REGISTRATION
You may view content on the Site
without registering, but as a condition of using certain aspects of
our Site or the App, you may be required to register an account with
us by selecting a User ID and password
You represent and warrant that if
you are an individual, you are at least 18 years old and/or of legal
age in your jurisdiction to form a binding contract. We reserve the
right to ask you for your proof of age and to suspend your account
until satisfactory proof of age is provided. We may, in our sole and
absolute discretion, refuse to offer any services on our Site or the
App to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at
any time. This provision is void where prohibited by law and the
right to access any services on our Site or the App is deemed to be
revoked in those jurisdictions.
You shall provide accurate,
complete, and updated account registration information. Failure to
result in immediate termination of your account.
If you choose, or you are
provided with, a User ID, password or any other piece of information
as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information
as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.
You are solely responsible for
activity that occurs on your account and shall be responsible for
maintaining the confidentiality of your password for the Site. We
have the right to disable any User ID or password, whether chosen by
you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion
you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms
From time to time, we may also
request personal information from you for the purposes of
verification of your identity and for security purposes. If you fail
to provide us with the requested information or we have reasonable
basis for suspecting illegal or inappropriate activities associated
with an account, we reserve the right, in our sole and absolute
discretion, to immediately suspend or terminate your access to our
Site or the App and/or immediately suspend or terminate your account
(including any Projects (as defined below) associated with your
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows the password
associated with your User ID, any unauthorised use of your account
or other account-related security breach, you must promptly notify
us in writing at email@example.com
8. PROJECTS AND FUNDRAISING
By creating an event or a
fundraising project (“Project”) on GoPurpose, you as the Project
Creator are offering the public the opportunity to enter into a
contract with you. By funding a Project on GoPurpose, you as the
Funder accept the Project Creator’s offer and a contract between you
as a Funder and the Project Creator is formed. GoPurpose is not a
party to any such agreement between a Funder and a Project Creator.
By participating in any Project
(including attendance at any events as part of a Project), you agree
that GoPurpose shall not be responsible or liable for any loss,
damage, theft or injury to property or persons, whether in contract,
tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty or otherwise,
even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with such
participation, to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law.
Your participation in any events is considered “at your own risk”,
and you agree to comply with all applicable laws, regulations and
bye-laws, including any specific terms and conditions for a
particular Project as may be prescribed by GoPurpose and/or Project
Creator (subject to GoPurpose’s approval), and guidelines as may be
imposed or prescribed by a venue operator. You, as a participant,
further agree to indemnify GoPurpose for any loss or damage suffered
by GoPurpose arising from or in connection with your participation
in any event.
By creating a Project on
GoPurpose, you agree to be bound by the contract between you and the
Project Creator (if you are a Funder) or every Funder in relation to
your Project (if you are a Project Creator), including the following
- Funders agree to provide their
payment information at the time they pledge to a Project. The
payment will be collected by GoPurpose’s third-party payments
gateway operator at the time of the pledge. The amount that a
Funder pledges is the amount the Funder will be charged.
- Funders may not cancel or reduce
- Funders consent to GoPurpose’s
third-party payments partners authorising or reserving a charge on
their payment card or other payment method for any amount up to the
full pledge at any time between the pledge and collection of the
- Funders agree to have sufficient
funds or credit available at the time of their pledge to ensure
that the pledge will be collectible.
- GoPurpose and its third-party
payments partners do not offer refunds. Notwithstanding, in the
event that you (as a Funder) need to reverse any transaction (for
instance, due to lost or stolen credit card), please contact your
financial institution and GoPurpose’s third-party payments partners
directly. Upon instruction from GoPurpose’s third-party payments
partners that a Funder’s transaction has been reversed, GoPurpose
will levy a charge of 5% on the transaction amount on the Project
Creator, which shall be disbursed to the Funder.
- Funders and Project Creators agree
and acknowledge that international or cross-border transactions may
be charged additional fees by GoPurpose’s third-party payments
partners for foreign currency exchange. For more details on the
third-party payments gateway operator’s payment processing fees,
please contact the third-party payments gateway operator directly.
- Project Creators may cancel or
refund a Funder’s pledge at any time and for any reason, and if
they do so, the Project Creator shall not be required to fulfill
any reward. GoPurpose shall not, in any event, be responsible or
liable to fulfill any rewards offered by, or on behalf of, Project
- GoPurpose cannot guarantee that
Project Creators will receive the full amount pledged minus fees,
as there will be instances where Funders fail to fulfill their
pledges and to make payment. GoPurpose shall not be liable to pay
any unfulfilled pledged amounts to Project Creators.
- GoPurpose may allow the redemption
of rewards by Funders from the Reward Centre under certain
circumstances. Please refer to our Help Centre documentation (http://www.gopurpose.com/help.html)
for more details. Funders must comply with the guidelines as set
out in the Help Centre documentation fully, in order to be entitled
to redeem and receive rewards from GoPurpose. GoPurpose may not be
the manufacturer of any of the rewards offered. To inquire about a
manufacturer's warranty, please contact the manufacturer directly.
GoPurpose shall not be responsible or liable in any manner for
which any such rewards may be utilised. Funders agree and accept
that any such rewards offered by GoPurpose shall be on an “as is”
basis, and all express or implied warranties, including, but not
limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness
for a particular purpose are expressly disclaimed.
- GoPurpose reserves the right to
cancel a pledge at any time and for any reason. The cancellation of
a Funder’s pledge may affect such Funder’s ability to redeem
rewards from the Reward Centre.
- GoPurpose may require personal
information from Funders, such as a Funder’s mailing address, to
facilitate the delivery of rewards redeemed from the Reward Centre.
To receive any reward, Funders agree to provide the requested
information to GoPurpose within reasonable time. Funders agree and
accept that failure to provide any requested information within a
reasonable time may result in the Funder being unable to receive
any rewards. If a reward becomes unavailable (for instance, between
the time of a request for information and the receipt of the
requested information), GoPurpose reserves the right, in our sole
and absolute discretion, to replace or substitute the reward.
- Funders agree to bear all
applicable shipping, postage and/or delivery charges, as well as
such taxes as may be chargeable in connection with the rewards.
GoPurpose reserves the right to cancel, revoke, or otherwise
prevent the delivery of rewards in cases of mistake and in any
suspected case of unauthorised or fraudulent use or transaction.
Please refer to our Help Centre documentation (http://www.gopurpose.com/help.html)
for more details.
- GoPurpose reserves the right to
reject, cancel, interrupt, remove, or suspend a Project at any time
and for any reason. GoPurpose shall not be liable for any damages
or losses as a result of such rejection, cancellation,
interruption, removal or suspension. GoPurpose’s policy is not to
comment on the reasons for any of those actions.
- Project Creators should not take
any action in reliance on having their Project posted on the Site
or having any of the money pledged until they have the ability to
withdraw and spend the money. There may be a delay between a
successful pledge and access to the funds.
- Where Project Creators offer
rewards to Funders of their Projects, the Project Creator shall be
responsible for fulfilling the rewards that it offers. In the event
that Project Creators wish to cancel a Project or is unable to
fulfil any reward offered, GoPurpose will, upon notice of such
cancellation or unfulfilled reward from Funders, levy a charge of
8% on the total amount pledged by the affected Funders of the
Project, which shall be due and payable by the Project Creator to
- In the event that a Project gets
cancelled due to unforeseen reasons or for any reason whatsoever,
regardless of whether a fee has been paid or whether the event is
free of charge, the Project Creator shall indemnify GoPurpose for
any and all losses and damages incurred by GoPurpose arising from
such cancellation of the Project.
- Project Creators may require
personal information from Funders, such as a Funder’s mailing
address, to enable the Project Creator to deliver rewards. The
Project Creator shall request the information directly from the
Funders of their Projects. To receive the reward, Funders agree to
provide the requested information to the Project Creator within a
reasonable time. GoPurpose shall not be responsible or liable for
any rewards that are not fulfilled by Project Creators.
9. CANCELLATION POLICY
Notwithstanding any other provision in these Terms, all amounts paid shall be non refundable with No-Show attendance (defined as the ticket holder failing to be present at any part of the event) or within 5 days of the event start date. Any refunds by GoPurpose for a paid event shall be made within 7 days of the start of the event. The event creator reserves the right of an event venue change, and as long as the event is not cancelled by the event creator, the event creator reserves the right to change the venue due to privacy from uninvited press due to over exposed or unnecessary publicity.
10. FEES AND PAYMENT
Our Site and the App is made
available free of charge. However, we do charge fees for certain
services, which may include organising or attending certain events.
Some events will, however, be free-of-charge.
When you use a service (including
organising or attending an event) that has a fee you have an
opportunity to review and accept the fees that you will be charged.
Changes to fees are effective after we provide you with notice by
posting the changes on the Site. You are responsible for paying all
fees and taxes associated with your use of such services.
All payments are processed securely through a third-party payments
gateway operator, Yoopay (Yoopay.cn
(or such other third-party payments gateway operator as we may from
time to time partner with). We will not be responsible for any
additional service fees that may be levied or charged by such
third-party payments gateway operator(s).
The funds will be disbursed to
your organization at the expiry of funding period or such other time
as we may notify you from time to time.
11. THIRD PARTY LINKS AND
RESOURCES IN OUR SITE OR THE APP
Our Site or the App may contain
links to other independent third-party websites, such as the
websites of our third-party payments gateway operator (“Third-party
Where our Site or the App
contains links to other sites and resources provided by third
parties, these links are provided for your information only.
Third-party Sites are not under
our control, and we are not responsible for and do not endorse their
content or their privacy policies (if any). You will need to make
your own independent judgement regarding your interaction with any
Third-party Sites, including the purchase and use of any products,
services, data or content accessible through them.
Any information (including bank
details or credit card information) which you provide to third
parties through any Third-party Sites are at your own risk, and
GoPurpose assumes no responsibility or liability for any such
information provided to the operators of any Third-party Sites.
12. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
We are the owner or the licensee
of all intellectual property rights in any data, designs or other
material, including but not limited to any content, music or other
media on and/or in our Site or the App. Those works are protected by
copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are
You may print off one copy, and
may download extracts, of any page(s) from our Site or the App for
your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within
your organisation to content posted on our Site or the App. Use,
reproduction, modification, distribution, or storage of any content
for other than personal, non-commercial use is prohibited without
obtaining a licence to do so from us, our licensors and/or from the
relevant copyright holder. You shall not sell, license, rent, or
otherwise use or exploit any content for commercial use or in any
way that violates any third-party right.
You must not modify the paper or
digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded
in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs,
video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any
Our status (and that of any
identified contributors) as the authors of content on our Site or
the App must always be acknowledged.
If you print off, copy or
download any part of our Site or the App in breach of these Terms of
Use, your right to use our Site or the App will cease immediately
and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the
result in legal action being taken against you.
13. UPLOADING CONTENT TO OUR
SITE OR THE APP
Whenever you make use of a
feature that allows you to upload content to our Site or the App, or
to make contact with other users of our Site or the App, you must
particular, the provisions under “Acceptable Use Restrictions”)
You warrant that any such
contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be
liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. If
you are a consumer user, this means you will be responsible for any
loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.
Any content you upload to our
Site or the App will be considered non-confidential and
nonproprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and
disclose to third parties any such content for our Site or the App
or as part of the services on our Site or the App, or for any legal
By uploading content to our Site
or the App, or making contact with other users of our Site or the
App, you further agree to the following terms:
- We will not have any ownership
rights over your content. Any content you upload to our Site or the
App will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary.
However, you agree and acknowledge to grant us and our affiliates a
worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free,
sub-licensable, transferable right and license (and to allow others
acting on our behalf to): (i) use, edit, modify, prepare derivative
works of, reproduce, host, display, stream, transmit, playback,
transcode, copy, feature, market, sell, distribute, and otherwise
fully exploit your content and your trademarks, service marks,
slogans, logos, and similar proprietary rights (collectively,
“Trademarks”) in connection with (a) the Project on our Site or the
App, (b) our business and that of our successors and permitted
assigns, (c) promoting, marketing, and redistributing part or all
of our Site or the App (and derivative works thereof) in any media
formats and through any media channels (including, without
limitation, third-party websites); (ii) take whatever other action
is required to perform and market the Project on our Site or the
App; (iii) allow our users to stream, transmit, playback, download,
display, feature, distribute, collect, and otherwise use your
content in connection with the Project on our Site or the App; and
(iv) use and publish, and permit others to use and publish, your
content including any names, likenesses, and personal and
biographical materials of you and the members of your group, in
connection with the provision or marketing of the Project on our
Site or the App. The grant of this license grant to us does not
affect your other ownership or license rights in your content,
including the right to grant additional licenses to any other
- When you publish or upload any
content, you may be identified publicly by your name or User ID in
association with such content. We reserve the right to disclose
your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content
posted or uploaded by you to our Site or the App constitutes a
violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right
- You grant to each user of our Site
or the App a non-exclusive license to access your content as
uploaded or otherwise transmitted to our Site or the App, and to
use, edit, modify, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works
of, display and perform such content solely for personal,
- All information publicly posted or
privately transmitted through our Site or the App is the sole
responsibility of the person from which that content originated.
- We cannot guarantee the identity
of any other users with whom you may interact while using our Site
or the App.
- We will not be responsible, or
liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any
content posted by you or any other user of our Site or the App.
- The views expressed by other users
on our Site or the App do not represent our views or values.
- All content you access through our
Site or the App is at your own risk and you will be solely
responsible for any resulting damage or loss to any party.
- We reserve the right, in our sole
and absolute discretion, to remove any posting you make on our Site
or the App if, in our opinion, your post or any content you upload
does not comply with the content standards set out in these Terms
of Use (in particular, the provisions under “Acceptable Use
We may terminate your access to
our Site or the App, without cause or notice, which may result in
the forfeiture and destruction of all information, associated with
your account, including but not limited to any fees paid to us and
any benefits as may have been accrued to your account.
If you wish to terminate your
account, you may do so by following the instructions on the Site.
Any fees paid to us are non-refundable. All provisions of the Terms
of Use that by their nature should survive termination shall survive
termination, including, without limitation, the terms relating to
intellectual property rights, disclaimers, limitations of liability
and applicable law.
We do not guarantee that our Site
or the App will be uninterrupted, error-free, or free from loss,
corruption, attack, viruses, interference, hacking or other security
intrusion. For instance, we may from time to time carry out upgrades
or updates to the Site or the App which may cause disruption. You
are responsible for configuring your information technology,
computer programmes and platform in order to access our Site or the
App. You should use your own virus protection software.
You agree that, from time to
time, we may remove or disable our Site or the App (including any
services on our Site or the App) for indefinite periods of time, or
terminate our Site or the App, or the services on our Site or the
App, at any time, without notice to you.
The services on our Site or the
App are provided “as is” and “as available” and, to the maximum
extent permitted under applicable law, are provided without warranty
of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the
implied warranties of title, noninfringement, merchantability, and
fitness for a particular purpose, and any warranties implied by any
course of performance or usage of trade, all of which are expressly
disclaimed. We and our directors, employees, agents, suppliers,
partners and content providers do not warrant that: (a) our Site or
the App will be secure or available at any particular time or
location; (b) any defects or errors will be corrected; (c) any
content or software available at or through our Site or the App is
free of viruses or other harmful components; or (d) the results of
using our Site or the App will meet your requirements. Your use of
our Site or the App is solely at your own risk.
16. LIMITATION OF OUR
To the extent permitted by
applicable law, we exclude all conditions, warranties,
representations or other terms which may apply to our Site or the
App or any content on it, whether express or implied.
We will not be liable to any user
for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including
negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if
foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
- use of, or inability to use, our Site or the App; or
- use of or reliance on any content displayed on our Site or
If you are a business user,
please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:
- loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
- business interruption;
- loss of anticipated savings;
- loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation;
- any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
We will not be liable for any
loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service
attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect
your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other
proprietary material due to your use of our Site or the App or to
your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to
We assume no responsibility for
the content of websites linked on our Site or the App. Such links
should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked
websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may
arise from your use of them.
By using our Site or the App and
services on our Site or the App, you agree, to the maximum extent
permitted by applicable law, to indemnify and hold us and our
directors, partners, officers, employees, affiliates, agents,
contractors and licensors harmless in respect of any claims arising
the App or the services on our Site or the App, or any action taken
by us as part of our investigation of a suspected breach of these
18. APPLICABLE LAW
construed and interpreted in accordance with and governed by the
laws of Singapore, and you agree that any dispute arising from or
relating to the subject herein shall be governed by the exclusive
jurisdiction of the Singapore courts.
Each of the provisions in these
authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable,
the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.
We may transfer our rights and
this will not affect your rights or our obligations under these
rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean
that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that
you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a
default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not
mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.
20. CONTACT US
If you wish to contact us in writing, or if any provision in these
this to us by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will confirm receipt of this by contacting you in writing,
normally by e-mail.
If we have to contact you or give
you notice in writing, we will do so by e-mail to the address you
provide to us as part of your user account registration.
Thank you for using GoPurpose!
Effective Date: February 2014
Date updated: February 2014