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Are you a donor or charitable partner?

What we do

We are a christian organisation that aims to link churches, charities and NGO’s (our partners) across the developing world with the broadest possible network of online donors so that anyone, anywhere can donate easily to a cause of their choice. We aim to leverage our partner organisations to validate the need and manage effective use of the money given.

Through GlobalCaritas, anyone can donate, online or through mobile technology, to a wide range of registered charities and churches, easily and securely. GlobalCaritas charges our partner a flat fee of 10% on each donation made online or via mobile technology. This amount is deducted before the donation is sent to the charity.  This fee covers the transactional costs associated with banks and payments platforms, marketing support to the partners and the operation of the GlobalCaritas platform.

Donors can search for a worthy cause through our search facility, and make a once-off donation or set up a monthly debit order donation. You decide who to support, how much to give, and when to give.

Our Terms Of Use

  • By accessing, browsing, and/or using our Website, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this our Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policy and that you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • You may view, download, and retain copies of this Website, for your personal, non-commercial use only.
  • You may not claim that any type of relationship exists between GlobalCaritas and you.
  • Whilst GlobalCaritas makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the information provided through the Website is current and accurate, it makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of such information.
  • GlobalCaritas owns all rights, title and interest in the Website and you acquire no interest therein.
  • Certain links on this Website lead to other websites that are independent parties over whom GlobalCaritas has no control. Use of any linked site is entirely at your own risk.
  • You agree to use the Website, Linked Sites and services available on or through the Website and Linked Sites for lawful purposes only and in a manner consistent with local, national or international laws and regulations.
  • You understand and agree that use of the website is at your sole risk.
  • To the extent permitted by law, in no event shall GlobalCaritas be liable for any damages arising out of or related to this policy, use of the website or any linked site.

Donors

In these terms and conditions, “we” “us” and “our” refers to GlobalCaritas.com.  Your access to and use of all information on this website including purchase of our services is provided subject to the following terms and conditions.

We reserve the right to amend this Notice at any time and your use of the website following any amendments will represent your agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions as amended.  We therefore recommend that each time you access our website you read these terms and conditions.

Registered Users

1. 1.     In order to access the services provided on this website, you must become a registered user.  You must complete registration by providing certain information as set out on our registration page or payment page.  Please refer to our Privacy Policy linked on our home page for information relating to our collection, storage and use of the details you provide on registration.

2. 2.     You agree to ensure that your registration details are true and accurate at all times and you undertake to update your registration details from time to time when they change.

3. 3.     On registration, we provide you with a password.

4. 4.     On registration you agree to pay for our services as set out on our website.

5. 5.     We reserve the right to terminate your registration at any time if you breach these terms and conditions.

Charitable Project Donations

6. 6.     Our services are for sale to adults over the age of eighteen (18) years.  By proceeding to donate to a cause or purchase through our website, you acknowledge that you are over 18 years of age.

7. 7.     Our registered charity partners upload their own projects on the GlobalCaritas site. We strive to ensure that the projects and other services are described as accurately as possible on our website, however we do not warrant that the description is accurate.  Where we become aware of any misdescription, we reserve the right to correct any error or omission.

8. 8.     Images have been provided for illustrative purposes only and we do not guarantee that any image is a true representation of the project.

9. 9.     When you donate to a cause, we require you to provide your name, your email address, and credit card details. Where the charity is offering a physical reward for generous donors we will additionally collect delivery and contact information. We undertake to take due care with this information; however in providing us with such information you accept that we are not liable for its misuse due to error in transmission or virus or malware.

Fees, payment and accountability

  1. 10.  GlobalCaritas charges a flat fee of 10% on each donation. This amount is deducted before the donation is sent to the charity.
  2. 11.  After securely processing your donation online, GlobalCaritas will pay the charity the amount you donated (net of the fee of 10%) by the 15th working day of the month following the month in which you made the donation, through the MyGate Payments Gateway or PayPal, in South African Rands.
  3. 12.  You may at any time and for whatever reason, cancel a once-off or monthly donation. GlobalCaritas will, on demand, refund any donations made and not yet paid to your charity, less the 10% fee, within 7 working days.
  4. 13.  Once GlobalCaritas has paid over the donated funds, it will not be responsible in any way to account for the use of the funds by the receiving charity.

Site Access

  1. 14.  When you visit our website, we give you a limited licence to access and use our information for personal use.
  2. 15.  You are permitted to download a copy of the information on this website to your computer for your personal use only provided that you do not delete or change any copyright symbol, trade mark or other proprietary notice.  Your use of our content in any other way infringes our intellectual property rights.
  3. 16.  Except as permitted under the Copyright Act 1978 you are not permitted to copy, reproduce, republish, distribute or display any of the information on this website without our prior written permission.
  4. 17.  The licence to access and use the information on our website does not include the right to use any data mining robots or other extraction tools.  The licence also does not permit you to metatag or mirror our website without our prior written permission. We reserve the right to serve you with notice if we become aware of your metatag or mirroring of our website.

Hyperlinks

  1. 18.  This website may from time to time contain hyperlinks to other websites.  Such links are provided for convenience only and we take no responsibility for the content and maintenance of or privacy compliance by any linked website.  Any hyperlink on our website to another website does not imply our endorsement, support, or sponsorship of the operator of that website nor of the information and/or products which they provide.
  2. 19.  You may link to our website.  Any such linking will be entirely your responsibility and at your expense.  By linking, you must not alter any of our website’s contents including any intellectual property notices and you must not frame or reformat any of our pages, files, images, text or other materials.

Intellectual Property Rights

  1. 20.  The copyright to all content on this website including applets, graphics, images, layouts and text belongs to us or we have a licence to use those materials.
  2. 21.  All trade marks, brands and logos generally identified either with the symbols TM or ® which are used on this website are either owned by us or we have a licence to use them. Your access to our website does not license you to use those marks in any commercial way without our prior written permission.
  3. 22.  Any comment, feedback, idea or suggestion (called “Comments”) which you provide to us through this website becomes our property.  If in future we use your Comments in promoting our website or in any other way, we will not be liable for any similarities which may appear from such use.  Furthermore, you agree that we are entitled to use your Comments for any commercial or non-commercial purpose without compensation to you or to any other person who has transmitted your Comments.
  4. 23.  If you provide us with Comments, you acknowledge that you are responsible for the content of such material including its legality, originality and copyright.

Disclaimers

  1. 24.  Whilst we have taken all due care in providing the information on our website, we do not provide any warranty either express or implied including without limitation warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
  2. 25.  To the extent permitted by law, any condition or warranty which would otherwise be implied into these terms and conditions is excluded.
  3. 26.  We also take all due care in ensuring that our website is free of any virus, worm, Trojan horse and/or malware, however we are not responsible for any damage to your computer system which arises in connection with your use of our website or any linked website.

Limitation of Liability

  1. 27.  To the full extent permitted by law, our liability for breach of an implied warranty or condition is limited to the supply of the services again or payment of the costs of having those services supplied again.
  2. 28.  We accept no liability for any loss whatsoever including consequential loss suffered by you arising from services we have supplied.

Indemnity

  1. 29.  By accessing our website, you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from all claims, actions, damages, costs and expenses including legal fees arising from or in connection with your use of our website.

Force Majeure

  1. 30.  If a Force Majeure event causing delay continues for more than Thirty (30) days, we may terminate this Agreement by giving at least Thirty (30) days Notice to you.  “Force Majeure” means any act, circumstance or omission over which we could not reasonably have exercised control.

Jurisdiction

  1. 31.  These terms and conditions are to be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of South Africa and any claim made by either party against the other which in any way arises out of these terms and conditions will be heard in South Africa and you agree to submit to the jurisdiction of those Courts.
  2. 32.  If any provision in these terms and conditions is invalid under any law the provision will be limited, narrowed, construed or altered as necessary to render it valid but only to the extent necessary to achieve such validity.  If necessary the invalid provision will be deleted from these terms and conditions and the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.

Privacy

  1. 33.  We undertake to take all due care with any information which you may provide to us when accessing our website. However we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which you may provide to us.  Information you transmit to us is entirely at your own risk although we undertake to take reasonable steps to preserve such information in a secure manner.
  2. 34.  Our compliance with privacy legislation is set out in our separate Privacy Policy which may be accessed from our home page.

Charitable Partners

Charitable Partners include charities, churches and NGO’s.

In these terms and conditions, “we” “us” and “our” refers to GlobalCaritas.com.  Your access to and use of all information on this website including purchase of our services is provided subject to the following terms and conditions.

We reserve the right to amend this Notice at any time and your use of the website following any amendments will represent your agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions as amended.  We therefore recommend that each time you access our website you read these terms and conditions.

Registered Users

1. 1.     In order to access the services provided on this website, you must become a registered user.  You must complete registration by providing certain information as set out on our registration page or payment page.  Please refer to our Privacy Policy linked on our home page for information relating to our collection, storage and use of the details you provide on registration.

2. 2.     You agree to ensure that your registration details are true and accurate at all times and you undertake to update your registration details from time to time when they change.

3. 3.     On registration, we provide you with a password.

4. 4.     On registration you agree to pay for our services as set out on our website.

5. 5.     We reserve the right to terminate your registration at any time if you breach these terms and conditions.

Projects promoted on the website

6. 6.     As a registered partner you will use the templates provided on the website to upload any projects you want donors to support. You will provide all written content that describes the project and why donors should donate to each project, the amount required and set any minimum hurdles for such funds.

7. 7.     You will define the parameters of each project (the need, amount to be raised, time frames to raise the funds, the donation categories and price points (e.g. buy a bed at R500 for an orphanage).

8. 8.     You will enhance your profile and those of your projects with images, logos, photographs, videos and links to your website. All copyright in such images, etc. will be shared with GlobalCaritas.

9. 9.     GlobalCaritas will provide you with certain guidance and support to assist with uploading and marketing projects.

  1. 10.  GlobalCaritas will update a project’s status as and when any donation is made through the payments platform.  If you receive a donation to the project through some other platform you will immediately inform GlobalCaritas so that the project status can be updated on the platform.
  2. 11.  Donors accept that should a project not raise the required funding, where the charity has set hurdles, the funds will still be used by the charity, in its discretion. You undertake to inform the donor how you applied the funds in such a case.

Building ongoing relationships with donors and donor communication

  1. 12.  You shall include your contact information in your profile, to enable interested donors to make contact, for verification and other purposes.
  2. 13.  You will verify the accuracy of all information uploaded onto the GlobalCaritas website and fully indemnify GlobalCaritas against incorrect or misleading information, as more fully set out in indemnity clauses of this agreement.
  3. 14.  Unless a donor wants to remain anonymous, GlobalCaritas will provide charities with the contact information of donors, to acknowledge receipt of donations. Under no circumstances will GlobalCaritas provide this information to third parties.
  4. 15.  You will upload quarterly updates of each project, still current on the platform, to inform donors. These updates will be emailed to the appropriate donors by GlobalCaritas, automatically.
  5. 16.  To promote your fundraising initiatives, on your own website/s you shall provide a link to the GlobalCaritas website. You also undertake to market the GlobalCaritas website to your supporters in the normal course of its marketing activities (online and otherwise).
  6. 17.  You agree to contribute relevant content to the GlobalCaritas blog to build awareness of your projects and of the charitable work that you do.
  7. 18.  GlobalCaritas reserves to itself the right to remove any content that a charity may upload, or donors or charities may post on its website that, in its discretion, is offensive, inappropriate or damaging to GlobalCaritas or any of its partners.

Fees, payment and accountability

  1. 19.  All prices are in South African Rands (ZAR) and are inclusive of VAT where applicable.
  2. 20.  You must provide GlobalCaritas with such proof of your bank information and registration status as it may reasonably require.
  3. 21.  GlobalCaritas charges a flat fee of 10% on each donation made online or via mobile technology. This amount is deducted before the donation is sent to the charity.
  4. 22.  If the donor gives to the charity directly, there will be no fee. In this event, you will advise GlobalCaritas, to allow it to update the project status,
  5. 23.  After securely processing your donation online, GlobalCaritas will pay you the amount donated (net of the fee of 10%) by the 15th working day of the month following the month in which the donation was received by GlobalCaritas, through the MyGate Payments Gateway or PayPal, in South African Rands.
  6. 24.  A donor may at any time and for whatever reason, cancel a once-off or monthly donation. GlobalCaritas will, on demand, refund any donations made and not yet paid to your charity, less the 10% fee, within 7 working days.
  7. 25.  Once GlobalCaritas has paid over the donated funds, it will not be responsible in any way to account for the use of the funds by the receiving charity.
  8. 26.  You undertake that you will use the received funds only for the purposes advertised on the GlobalCaritas website (unless the donor agrees otherwise). You fully indemnify GlobalCaritas against its failure to do so, as more fully set out in clause 10 below.
  9. 27.  If any donors wish to make donations that do not relate to a specific project, there is an option for them to do so, on the GlobalCaritas website. In that event GlobalCaritas will disburse the funds to a charity or charities of its choice, in its sole discretion.

Site Access

  1. 28.  When you visit our website, we give you a limited licence to access and use our information for personal use.
  2. 29.  You are permitted to download a copy of the information on this website to your computer for your personal use only provided that you do not delete or change any copyright symbol, trade mark or other proprietary notice.  Your use of our content in any other way infringes our intellectual property rights.
  3. 30.  Except as permitted under the Copyright Act 1978 you are not permitted to copy, reproduce, republish, distribute or display any of the information on this website without our prior written permission.
  4. 31.  The licence to access and use the information on our website does not include the right to use any data mining robots or other extraction tools.  The licence also does not permit you to metatag or mirror our website without our prior written permission. We reserve the right to serve you with notice if we become aware of your metatag or mirroring of our website.

Hyperlinks

  1. 32.  This website may from time to time contain hyperlinks to other websites.  Such links are provided for convenience only and we take no responsibility for the content and maintenance of or privacy compliance by any linked website.  Any hyperlink on our website to another website does not imply our endorsement, support, or sponsorship of the operator of that website nor of the information and/or products which they provide.
  2. 33.  You will link to our website on registration as a partner charity / church.  Any such linking will be entirely your responsibility and at your expense.  By linking, you must not alter any of our website’s contents including any intellectual property notices and you must not frame or reformat any of our pages, files, images, text or other materials.

Intellectual Property Rights

  1. 34.  The copyright to all content on this website including applets, graphics, images, layouts and text belongs to us or we have a licence to use those materials.
  2. 35.  All trade marks, brands and logos generally identified either with the symbols TM or ® which are used on this website are either owned by us or we have a licence to use them. Your access to our website does not license you to use those marks in any commercial way without our prior written permission.
  3. 36.  Any comment, feedback, idea or suggestion (called “Comments”) which you provide to us through this website becomes our property.  If in future we use your Comments in promoting our website or in any other way, we will not be liable for any similarities which may appear from such use.  Furthermore, you agree that we are entitled to use your Comments for any commercial or non-commercial purpose without compensation to you or to any other person who has transmitted your Comments.
  4. 37.  If you provide us with Comments, you acknowledge that you are responsible for the content of such material including its legality, originality and copyright.

Disclaimers

  1. 38.  Whilst we have taken all due care in providing the information on our website, we do not provide any warranty either express or implied including without limitation warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
  2. 39.  To the extent permitted by law, any condition or warranty which would otherwise be implied into these terms and conditions is excluded.
  3. 40.  We also take all due care in ensuring that our website is free of any virus, worm, Trojan horse and/or malware, however we are not responsible for any damage to your computer system which arises in connection with your use of our website or any linked website.

Limitation of Liability

  1. 41.  To the full extent permitted by law, our liability for breach of an implied warranty or condition is limited to the supply of the services again or payment of the costs of having those services supplied again.
  2. 42.  We accept no liability for any loss whatsoever including consequential loss suffered by you arising from services we have supplied.

Indemnity

  1. 43.  By accessing our website, you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from all claims, actions, damages, costs and expenses including legal fees arising from or in connection with your use of our website.

Force Majeure

  1. 44.  If a Force Majeure event causing delay continues for more than Thirty (30) days, we may terminate this Agreement by giving at least Thirty (30) days Notice to you.  “Force Majeure” means any act, circumstance or omission over which we could not reasonably have exercised control.

Jurisdiction

  1. 45.  These terms and conditions are to be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of South Africa and any claim made by either party against the other which in any way arises out of these terms and conditions will be heard in South Africa and you agree to submit to the jurisdiction of those Courts.
  2. 46.  If any provision in these terms and conditions is invalid under any law the provision will be limited, narrowed, construed or altered as necessary to render it valid but only to the extent necessary to achieve such validity.  If necessary the invalid provision will be deleted from these terms and conditions and the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.

Privacy

  1. 47.  We undertake to take all due care with any information which you may provide to us when accessing our website. However we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which you may provide to us.  Information you transmit to us is entirely at your own risk although we undertake to take reasonable steps to preserve such information in a secure manner.
  2. 48.  Our compliance with privacy legislation is set out in our separate Privacy Policy which may be accessed from our home page.