By using PetFunding, you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions.
We run and maintain a website that processes donations on behalf of the campaigns featured on it. For this service and support we provide to them, we charge a flat fee of 7% on all payments collected. All donations will go towards the chosen fund raising campaign; even if the fundraising target is not achieved. We regret that no refund will be provided.
Our service works with PayPal internationally to ensure that all donations go directly to the chosen recipient automatically – and in real time. In addition to PetFunding’s 7% fee, users are also agreeing to a PayPal charge of 2.9% and £0.20p per donation. Read PayPal’s Terms & Conditions. All fees are deducted from each transaction automatically so you’re never billed for anything. PetFunding is not the same company as PayPal and their fees and commissions are subject to change without notice from us.
As a PetFunding user, you are using PetFunding for the sole purpose of advertising genuine campaigns for sick and injured pets in need of help. You agree that the money raised is exclusively for the campaign you have advertised and you must not misrepresent your campaign in any way. Any wrong doing or breach of this policy will result in a formal investigation and a possible criminal offence.
When creating a new campaign you can save and edit your campaign at any time before you publish it. On clicking publish, your campaign will get sent to PetFunding for review before it is officially listed on the site. Once published you can no longer edit your campaign but you can add messages, updates and any progress information to the “Updates” section from the front end of your campaign (you must be logged in to do so.) If for any reason you need to edit the written content in the campaign then please Contact Us.
When creating an account for a new campaign, users must submit their PayPal email address for receiving payments in the “Funding Details” section of their profile page. It is your responsibility to make sure you submit the correct PayPal email address for receiving payment. We are not held responsible for incorrect account details once payment is sent.
The online donation page you publish will be publicly available on the internet, for all to see, including search engines like Google and Yahoo. There are no private or hidden PetFunding donation pages. Your activity is public.
Please remember PetFunding is for everyone. We’ll remove offensive content on the rare occasions when we find it – and we may terminate membership as a result. Please also make sure that the content you upload to the site, especially pictures, is not copyright-protected.
As a donor to a PetFunding campaign, your donation will be public and on display for all to see. Including search engines like Google and Yahoo.
About the campaigns
This Website allows you to donate and raise funds for any of the causes listed on the Website which could include raising money for; adoption fees, animal care, animal rescue, animal shelters, pet surgery, relocation, vet bills and other animal causes that are listed.
Every Cause featured has an agreement with PetFunding that their campaign is for the sole purpose of advertising genuine campaigns for sick and injured pets in need of help.
You should read the description of campaigns carefully and be happy that they are genuine and suitable to receive your donation. Different campaigns can have similar names: it is your responsibility to check that you are donating to the Cause you intended.
Use of your donation
Donations initially get sent to PetFunding using PayPal or Debit/Credit card. Once the campaign has finished, the fees will be deducted and the money will be sent straight to the recipient of the intended campaign through PayPal. A campaign may state that they will use donations only for specific purposes, however PetFunding cannot guarantee that they will use it for such purpose. If you have any doubts as to how the money will be spent then you should contact the person running the campaign directly to seek reassurance. It is your sole responsibility, as a user of the Website, to ensure that the campaign stated is one that you wish to support.
Unauthorised card use
When a donation is made on the Website and charged to your card the transaction is final and not disputable. If you become aware of fraudulent use of your card, or if it is lost or stolen, you must notify your card provider in accordance with its reporting rules.
Protecting your password
When you register with PetFunding and choose a password to protect your secure account, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. If you become aware of any unauthorised use of your password, we recommend that you change your password immediately or Contact Us.
You must at all times use the Website in a responsible and legal manner:
- You must not upload offensive, misleading or deceptive content, including photographs, on to the Website or its associated services. PetFunding does not actively edit the Website but reserves the right to remove or edit any content posted on the Website. If you notice any such content, please Contact Us.
- If you build a fundraising page on PetFunding, you must ensure that any information you provide to the public is accurate and not misleading. It is your responsibility to ensure that the content you are uploading on your page, in particular the photograph, is not copyright-protected. If it is, you must obtain the copyright owner’s written consent to use it. PetFunding reserves the right to remove any pictures, photographs or copy from campaigns, at its sole discretion and without notice if their copyright status is in any doubt. If you suspect a breach of copyright on the Website, please Contact Us.
- Other than in relation to your own PetFunding fundraising page, you may not remove or change anything on the Website.
Changes to the service
PetFunding will make every effort to ensure that the Website is available continuously, but reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue all or any part at any time with or without notice.
Failure to comply with these Terms and Conditions
In the event that you commit a breach of these Terms and Conditions PetFunding reserves the right at its sole discretion to immediately and without notice suspend or permanently deny your access to all or part of the Website and associated services.
You may discontinue use of the Website and associated services at any time. These Terms of Service will continue to apply to past use by you.
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
You agree that your use of the Website is at your sole risk. PetFunding does not guarantee uninterrupted or secure access to our services and operation of the Website and associated services may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control. PetFunding shall undertake general maintenance and upkeep of the Website. During these periods, the Website may not be available for use. In exceptional circumstances, the Website and associated services may also become unavailable at other times. PetFunding may change the format and content of the Website and its associated services from time to time. You should refresh your browser each time you visit the Website to ensure that you download the most up to date version of the Website, including the latest version of these Terms and Conditions. It remains your responsibility to access and check these Terms and Conditions whenever you access the Website.