Conditions générales d'utilisation

These are the terms and conditions of World of Crowdfunding (hereinafter WCF). These apply when you use WCF's website and / or its services. This document will inform you about your rights, as well as your obligations, when you use the WCF platform. Please read terms and conditions carefully before using WCF.

Using the WCF's website or its services, means you agree with terms and conditions mentioned in this document.

Great care has been taken in the compilation of these texts. Errors (whether in text or data) cannot always be prevented. In view of this and because of the rapid IT developments, we recommended you to obtain the necessary information.

Except for willful misconduct or gross fault on its part, WCF shall recline any responsibility or liability for (the accuracy of) data derived from this website.

General Terms and Conditions

What is World of Crowdfunding (WCF)?

World of Crowdfunding (hereinafter WCF) is an Internet company that offers a crowdfunding platform for personal crowdfunding. This means that anyone can use the platform to raise funds for financing a project, as well as it facilitates supporters to choose from available projects and makes it possible for them to make donations.
World of Crowdfunding uses the abbreviation WCF. There is no difference between ‘World Of Crowdfunding’ and ‘WCF’. Both are identical. WCF is just shorter and at times it is easier to use.

Definitions

The following terms are defined in this document as:

  • Service or platform: this website, www.worldofcrowdfunding.com, with the associated services / opportunities
  • User or project manager or project initiator: a person or group who creates an account on the website in order to use WCF services
  • Supporter / donor: a person who financially contributes to the project.
  • Account holder: a registered user or donor.
  • Terms and conditions: in this document also called terms of use.
  • Posting / posts: posting content (text, pictures, graphics, comments, updates, ...) on the website.
  • Project Page: place on the website where users post their project

General use guidelines

Worldofcrowdfunding.com is an online service that makes it possible for users to raise money for a specific purpose or project. As a WCF user, your personal project pages will be publicly available on the Internet. This means that everyone, including search engines such as Google, will be able to view the page. Your project is always publicly accessible.

As a donor with WCF, you have the option to show or hide your donation. To make anonymous donation, leave name and first name blank.
You are solely responsible for complying with all applicable laws and regulations, related to the use of WCF's services, regardless of the purpose of that use.

In addition, you must adhere to these terms.

As a user / donor, you agree to the following provisions:

  1. You are of age and of full capacity to exercise rights
  2. You are bound by all applicable laws and regulations
  3. You will only use the funds that are collected for the project purpose as described on the project page
  4. You will not use any sexually explicit content, obscene content, copyrighted material or aggressive, hate speech on the WCF website
  5. You will not use your account for illegal practices
  6. You will not disseminate information that is not complete or accurate
  7. You will not attempt to avoid or circumvent the payment options, as provided on the WCF platform.
  8. You will inform WCF about any form of unauthorized use of your account and / or any form of unauthorized use of the WCF platform by other users
  9. You agree that WCF analyzes certain user information to optimize their services

WCF is not involved in any fund raising of its own. All projects are organized by our users and done so on their own initiative. If you are concerned of a possible violation of, or conflict with, certain regulations, please do not hesitate to contact WCF. We will undertake immediate action to clarify the situation.

WCF reserves the right to unilaterally remove content such as posts, images, comments, ... and / or to block certain users / accounts that conflict with the WCF’s Terms and Conditions.

WCF does not refund donations.

WCF will not check all the content that is posted on worldofcrowdfunding.com.

On worldofcrowdfunding.com you are fully responsible for protecting your project page from offensive, harmful content that can be posted by another user.

On worldofcrowdfunding.com you are fully responsible for preventing any damage to equipment (pc, mobile device) that might result from a visit to the web site.

WCF’s electronic communications will be sent to users to inform them of events / activities / notices, new projects and general WCF’s services.
You agree that worldofcrowdfunding.com will send the before mentioned communications to your email address.
You acknowledge that you are responsible for all communications sent to possible supporters / donors for your project. This communication includes, but is not limited to, "share" emails sent via worldofcrowdfunding.com, but also the communication sent independently to / regardless of the WCF-platform.

Royalty

Worldofcrowdfunding.com always does everything to be compliant with all regulations. Despite all our efforts, errors can not be ruled out.
If you believe that your copyrights have not been observed, please contact us and supply the following information:

  • Your name
  • The name of the person whose copyright or trademark is not respected - if this were not your own name
  • The name and description of what was not respected
  • The place on our website where the material is located

You can send this information to info@worldofcrowdfunding.com

After receiving the notice concerning copyright, we will remove the material in question as soon as possible and urgently request a response from the person responsible for posting it.

Your rights and obligations

If you visit and/or use the WCF platform, you shall behave as expected from a responsible and careful Internet user. You are not permitted to use the (content of) the website for acts that are in violation of the law and / or disturb public order or morality.
More specifically, the following actions and / or behavior are not permitted:

  • Infringing or acting contrary to the intellectual property rights of WCF and / or third parties;
  • Making infringing, unlawful or misleading statements;
  • Distributing legally prohibited material;
  • Avoiding or removing the security of (parts of) the website.

Without the prior written permission of WCF, you are not permitted to copy, modify, distribute, disseminate, "reverse engineering", decompile or use and / or exploit otherwise the available online material.
Only if WCF has given you its prior written permission, you are allowed to place a hyperlink. (A technical command that refers to the site of WCF). Requests for placing a hyperlink can be directed to info@worldofcrowdfunding.com
If you do not adhere to the above restriction, WCF reserves the right to recover from you any damages resulted from your unauthorized use.
WCF has the right to remove your material, if it is illegal, causes problems or when it is in breach of these Terms and Conditions, any law and / or its policies.

Prohibited Activities

You may not use the WCF service for activities that:

  1. violate any regulation whatsoever
  2. relating to:
    • The sale of narcotics, drugs, steroids, other illegal substances or products that pose a risk to the safety / health of consumers
    • Items that encourage people to participate in, or encourage illegal activity
    • Items that promote hate, violence, crime, oppression and racism
    • Items considered obscene / vulgar
    • Items that might infringe regulations associated with ownership: copyright, trademark, publicity, privacy, ...
    • Certain sexually oriented materials, proposals or services
  3. relating to transactions that are:
    • Showing the personal information of third parties, in violation of the applicable regulations
    • Pyramid schemes, matrix programs, other "get rich quick" plans or layered forms of marketing programs
    • associated with investments, profit sharing, equity participation, financial transactions, transactions for debt (re) finance (debt) mediation services, credits, ...
  4. Relating to the sale of potentially fraudulent products or services
  5. Relating to gambling, sports betting, horse or greyhound racing, lottery tickets and / other gambling opportunities

Liability and Indemnification

WCF does all possible to deliver a good service, but cannot always guarantee it.
Except for willful misconduct or gross failure from its side, WCF is not liable for the acts listed below:

  • WCF is not liable for promised benefits to performance incentives (reward levels) which are offered via the WCF platform by a third party (usually project owners). For example the failure to deliver a promised good or only partially fulfill the expected return.
  • WCF is not liable for unauthorized projects or charities that later turn out to be fraudulent.
  • WCF is not liable for any form of negligence or lack of service in the processing of payments by partners.
  • Except for gross error WCF is not liable for damage resulting from the use of the contents of its website or websites linked to the WCF website by hyperlinks and/or meta tags.
  • WCF is not liable for damage arising out of or in connection with the use or impossibility of use of material that is available on its website, or obtained via cookies.
  • WCF is not liable for damage resulting from the use of services, content and information from third parties that are offered.
  • WCF will not involve in the event of a dispute between donors and users arising from the use of the WCF website.
  • WCF is not liable for damage resulting from the use of electronic means for communication with the website, nor for damage resulting from failure or delay of electronic messages, interception or manipulation of electronic messages by third parties or by software / hardware used for electronic communication and transmission of viruses.
  • WCF does not warrant that the information offered on the website and material is always up to date, complete and / or accurate, nor can it guarantee that the information is free from errors and / or omissions.
  • When in doubt about the (in)accuracy of the information provided, we urge you to contact the person presenting the information in question (this is usually the project owner).
  • Of course, you can also report any (in)accuracies to the WCF team.
  • WCF is not liable for damage incurred directly or indirectly from the use of the information obtained from WCF.
  • You indemnify WCF against all third party claims for damage that they (claim to) as a result of:
    • the use of information on the WCF website by you or on your behalf acting (legal) person is placed;
    • related in a different way with or arising out of your use of the WCF website.

WCF can not be held responsible for any damage resulting from not complying with the terms of this agreement. If the above provisions are in conflict with any legal provisions, WCF's liability is limited to the absolute minimum determined by relevant laws.

Which law applies to these terms and conditions?

These general conditions are governed by Belgian law. A dispute on these will be submitted to the competent court.

Which are the general terms and conditions?

These general conditions apply to all agreements, all offers, all service and WCF services, unless otherwise indicated. Deviations from these general conditions are valid only if agreed upon in writing. 

Violations of these terms and conditions

We encourage everyone to report any doubt or suspicion regarding possible violations of the terms and conditions, to WCF immediately. If you suspect, or have questions about, any transaction being in conflict with our terms and conditions, please do not hesitate to contact WCF: info@worldofcrowdfunding.com.

How does WCF use your personal information?

For more information please refer to our Privacy Disclaimer and Cookie Policy. Here you can read that WCF uses the information collected about you on this website and how you can change or delete this data.

Fee

WCF charges a fee of 6% including VAT, excluding transaction costs on all donations received.

Transactions can be made via:

  • All major Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express)
  • PayPal
  • iDEAL
  • Mister Cash
  • Bank transfer

Please also keep in mind that the various aforementioned agencies may charge transaction fees. These transaction fees are determined by the agencies. WCF does not participate in these profits.

All fees are automatically deducted from every transaction. You will never receive a separate invoice for these costs.

WCF and the different payment agencies are in no way related and operate independently from each other. WCF has no say in their committees and has no say about the amount of their fees. They can adjust their fees without our permission. WCF follows these developments closely, and will inform you about any change in fees, so you always have the correct information.

All donations go to the project owner. WCF fee of 6% and other related transaction fees are automatically deducted from the donations made. The total of donation shall be transferred to the project owner at the conclusion of the project and when WCF has received all funds. This may take up to several weeks.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

VOF World of WoW

Egemstraat 20
9420 Erpe-Mere
België
info@worldofcrowdfunding.com

BTW: BE 0643.593.713
Tel.: +32 (0)485 / 47 43 22

These terms and conditions are modified on May 30, 2016

These terms and conditions have been translated from Dutch into English on June 15, 2014