Terms & Conditions

COMMON CENTS FUND (CCF) WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Introduction

These terms and conditions govern your use of this website. By using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.

This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to CCF’s use of cookies in accordance with the terms of CCF’s privacy policy.

Licence to use website

Unless otherwise stated, CCF and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights in this website and any material CCF publishes on this website. Subject to the licence below, all of CCF’s intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from this website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
  • sell, rent or sub-licence material from this website;
  • show any material from this website in public;
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose;
  • edit or otherwise modify any material on this website; or
  • redistribute material from this website (except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution).

Acceptable use

You must not use this website in any way that:

  • causes, or may cause, damage to this website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of this website;
  • is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful; or
  • in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without CCF’s express written consent.

You must not use this website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

Restricted access

Access to certain areas of this website is restricted. CCF reserves the right to restrict access to restricted areas of this website, or indeed this entire website, at CCF’s discretion.

If CCF provides you with a user ID and password to enable you access to restricted areas of this website or other content or services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential.

CCF may disable your user ID and password in CCF’s sole discretion without notice or explanation to you.

Adult Supervision

It is recommended that children under the age of 16 are supervised by an adult whilst using this website. CCF will not be held liable for any donation made without authorisation of the credit/debit card holder or without adult supervision.

Common Cents Fund Fees & Charges

CCF is a professional authorised for-profit fundraising organisation. Unlike many other fundraising organisations, CCF’s key operating principle is based on transparency and full disclosure. CCF deducts a 5% fee on donations in return for providing this fundraising platform to charities. A full breakdown of charges and merchant fees is provided in the table below. By donating via CCF charities will receive over 90c in the donated dollar. Fundraising laws in Australia state that professional fundraising organisations may charge charities up to 50% of the funds raised as their fee. CCF’s fee is one of the lowest cost fundraising models in the marketplace.

Fee Breakdown

Item Amount
Donation $100.00
CCF Fee – 5% -$5.00
GST – 10%* -$0.50 (+$0.50)
Braintree Payment Fee 2.4% + $0.30 -$2.70
Net Payment to Charity $92.30
*GST reclaimable by charity

CCF does not impose any annual fees or ongoing charges to charities for its hosting or fundraising services.

Use of Credit Card Details

CCF does not collect or store any financial information from donors. All payments are handled through secure payment gateways external to CCF.

Privacy

For more information on our privacy terms and conditions please refer to the Privacy Policy section of this website.

Partner Charities / Not For Profits

All the charities and not for profit organisations that appear on this website have entered into a contractual arrangement with CCF which lawfully authorises CCF to collect fundraising donations made on this website on their behalf. We cannot collect donations for a charity without the permission of that charity.

Some charities and not for profit organisations have similar names. It is your responsibility to ensure that the recipient organisation you have selected from this website is your intended recipient organisation.

Where a charity has selected an item for CCF to raise funds for, and where that item is not available once sufficient funds have been raised, the charity is entitled to use the funds towards an alternative item that is required for the charity’s cause.

Refunds

Refunds will only be available in the following circumstances:

The charity or organisation that is the nominated recipient of the donation ceases to exist in its capacity as such an organisation between the time of the donor contributing to the item and the charity receiving the funded item.

The supplier of the nominated item ceases to trade or becomes insolvent before the item is fully funded and the nominated charity or organisation does not request a replacement item.

The nominated item does not reach fully funded status and no other alternative item is requested or nominated for funding as a replacement item by the nominated charity or organisation.

User content

In these terms and conditions, “your user content” means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to this website, for whatever purpose.

You grant to CCF a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media. You also grant to CCF the right to sub-licence these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or CCF or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).

You must not submit any user content to this website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

CCF reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this website, or stored on CCF’s servers, or hosted or published upon this website.

Notwithstanding CCF’s rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, CCF does not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, this website.

No warranties

This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. CCF makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, CCF does not warrant that:

this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or

the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

Limitations of liability

CCF will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) for any loss or damages, whether direct or indirect, arising out of you use of, or inability to use, this website and the services provided by CCF.

Your use of this website and any information or materials provided on this website is solely at your own risk and CCF will not be liable to you or any third party as a result of your use of this website. It is your own responsibility to ensure that the information and material provided through this website meets your requirements and is suitable for your needs.

Exceptions

Nothing in these terms and conditions will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit CCF’s liability in respect of any matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for CCF to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.

Other parties

CCF has an interest in limiting the personal liability of its officers and employees. You agree that you will not bring any claim personally against CCF officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with this website.

Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, you agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in this website disclaimer will protect CCF officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and sub-contractors as well as CCF.

Unenforceable provisions

If any provision of these terms and conditions is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of these terms and conditions.

Indemnity

You indemnify CCF and undertake to keep CCF indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by CCF to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of CCF’S legal advisers) incurred or suffered by CCF arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.

Breaches of terms and conditions of use

Without prejudice to CCF’s other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, CCF may take such action as CCF deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to this website, prohibiting you from accessing this website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing this website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to this website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.

Variation

CCF may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

Assignment

CCF may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with CCF’s rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.

You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

Entire agreement

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and CCF in relation to your use of this website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws applicable in New South Wales, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales.

CCF’s details

Common Cents Fund Pty Ltd ABN – 11 165 781 359
1/149 Summer St Orange NSW 2800
PO BOX 290 Orange NSW 2800