If you are an individual entering into this Agreement "you" refers to you the individual. If you are entering into this Agreement on behalf of an organization or company you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind the organization or company to this Agreement, in this instance, "you" shall refer to the organization or company.
Catchafire offers a number of "Service(s)", including: a service for volunteers ("Volunteer Service"), a service for nonprofits and social enterprises ("Nonprofit Service"), a service that assists foundations, organizations, and enterprises in sponsoring non-profits ("Strategic Partnership Service") and a service that assists corporations and organizations in developing employee volunteering ("Talent Solutions Service"). Catchafire may offer additional services and revise any of the Services offered or the Site as needed.
What this means: You are entering into an Agreement with Catchafire that governs your use of our Site and any Services offered. We may make changes to this Agreement from time to time; please check back when you get a chance.
What this means: You must be at least 13 years old, and if you register for an organization you must be authorized to do so.
When using our Site and Service, we have a couple of rules you’ll need to follow, you agree that:
What this means: There are a number of rules you must follow while using our Site and Service.
Any posted information will be owned by you. However, by posting information or content to the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to Catchafire, an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully-paid, worldwide license to use, reproduce, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such information and content, and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sub-licenses of the foregoing.
What this means: Any information you submit to us is owned by you, but you give us a license to use that information.
Our Site and Service may have links to third party websites. Generally, most third party websites are safe; however, we do not edit, endorse, screen, monitor or control these websites. Please exercise caution when visiting a third party site.
What this means: Third party links may be accessible through our Site, please use caution when visiting any third party sites.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Catchafire, its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees, affiliates and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from:
You also agree that you have a duty to defend us against such claims and we may require you to pay for an attorney(s) of our choice in such cases. You agree that this indemnity extends to requiring you to pay for our reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs, and disbursements. In the event of a claim such as one described in this paragraph, we may elect to settle with the party/parties making the claim and you shall be liable for the damages as though we had proceeded with a trial.
What this means: You agree to indemnify us for your use of the Site and Service and for any claims that your actions harmed a third party.
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY SINCE IT LIMITS THE LIABILITY OF CATCHAFIRE, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, OR AGENTS. EACH OF THE SUBSECTIONS BELOW ONLY APPLIES UP TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. NOTHING HEREIN IS INTENDED TO LIMIT ANY RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE WHICH MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY LIMITED.
THE SITE AND SERVICES ARE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THERE ARE RISKS IN USING THE SITE OR SERVICES AND YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK.
CATCHAFIRE AND ITS AFFILIATES MAKE NO CLAIMS OR PROMISES ABOUT THE CONDUCT OF OTHERS. ACCORDINGLY, CATCHAFIRE AND ITS AFFILIATES ARE NOT LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT MIGHT ARISE FROM THEIR ACTIONS.
CATCHAFIRE AND ITS AFFILIATES MAKE NO CLAIMS OR PROMISES ABOUT THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR LEGALITY OF ANY USER-PROVIDED CONTENT OR CONTENT PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE VOLUNTEER OR NONPROFIT RATINGS AND REVIEWS, THE SKILLS AND ABILITIES OF THE VOLUNTEERS, OR THE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES. ACCORDINGLY, CATCHAFIRE IS NOT LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT MIGHT ARISE FROM RELIANCE ON USER-PROVIDED CONTENT OR CONTENT PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES. IT IS SOLELY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, AND USEFULNESS OF ALL INFORMATION YOU ACCESS OR OBTAIN THROUGH THE SITE AND/OR SERVICES.
CATCHAFIRE IS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN USERS. CATCHAFIRE CANNOT GUARANTEE A SUCCESSFUL OR SATISFACTORY OUTCOME OF ANY PROJECT OR ENDEAVOR INITIATED WITH ANOTHER USER. IF YOU HAVE A DISPUTE WITH ANOTHER USER, YOU AGREE THAT CATCHAFIRE IS NOT REQUIRED TO ASSIST YOU IN THE DISPUTE.
CATCHAFIRE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES AND THE SITE, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. CATCHAFIRE MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, CURRENT, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT THE RESULTS OBTAINED BY USE OF THE SITE AND/OR SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE RIGHT AND REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO ANY DEFECT IN OR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE AND/OR SERVICES OR ANY OTHER GRIEVANCE SHALL BE YOUR DISCONTINUATION OF ACCESS TO, OR USE OF THE SITE AND/OR SERVICES.
CATCHAFIRE'S MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES THAT YOU SUFFER IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE AND/OR SERVICES OR THIS AGREEMENT ARE LIMITED TO $200.
CATCHAFIRE DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR, AND YOU HEREBY AGREE THAT CATCHAFIRE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY (1) INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, RELIANCE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, (2) LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO REPUTATION OF YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, (3) LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA, (4) USE, INABILITY TO USE, INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, OR TERMINATION OF THE SITE OR SERVICES, (5) LINK PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE OR SERVICES, (6) DELETION, MISDELIVERY, FAILURE, OR UNTIMELINESS IN POSTING OR STORING ANY INFORMATION, OR (7) MATTERS OTHERWISE RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES.
What this means: Our Site and Service are offered as-is and we limit our liability as much as legally allowed. Please read the whole section as the provisions may affect your rights.
This Agreement becomes effective once you use our Site or register for our Service, and will remain in effect until this Agreement is terminated by us. If you wish to terminate your account send us an email at email@example.com. However, we reserve the right to remove your account at any time, for any reason.
What this means: This Agreement becomes effective once you begin using our Site or Services.
What this means: When you use our Volunteer Service there will be specific guidelines controlling your use of the Volunteer Service.
What this means: When you use our Nonprofit Service there will be specific guidelines controlling your use of the Nonprofit Service.
What this means: When you use our Talent Solutions Service there will be specific guidelines controlling your use of the Talent Solutions Service.
What this means: When you use our Strategic Partnership Service there will be specific guidelines controlling your use of the Strategic Partnership Service.
Last Updated: Aug 18, 2014
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE ARE ARBITRATION PROVISIONS WITHIN THIS AGREEMENT.
What this means: We are a volunteer matching service that helps You meet Volunteers that you may wish to work with.
When used in this Agreement with the initial letters capitalized, in addition to terms defined elsewhere in this Agreement, the following terms have the following meanings:
“Account” means all Catchafire accounts or instances created by or on behalf of You or its Users within the Service.
“Catchafire” means Catchafire, Inc., a Delaware corporation. In this Agreement, Catchafire may also be referred to through the use of “We”, “Our”, or “Us”.
“Confidential Information” means information that is marked “confidential” or “proprietary” or information that a reasonable person would understand to be confidential.
“Client Content” means all materials, designs, copyrighted works, content or products provided by You to Catchafire or Matched Volunteer.
“Form” means any Catchafire generated service order form executed or approved by You with respect to Your subscription to the Service, which form may detail, among other things, the number of Projects you may be matched on at any time under Your subscription to the Service and the Service Plan applicable to Your subscription to the Service.
“Matched Volunteer” means a volunteer that has been matched with You through the Catchafire Service and who has agreed to undertake a Project for You.
“Organization” means a nonprofit organization, charity, for-profit social enterprise, or other organization.
“Project” means a volunteer engagement with a pre-defined scope and deliverables.
“Project Completion Issue” means a failure on the Matched Volunteer’s part to complete the Work Product agreed to at the start of the Project despite reasonable best efforts made by You to manage the Matched Volunteer. Reasonable best efforts with respect to volunteer management include but not are limited to: (i) timely responses and communication throughout the life of the Project, (ii) appropriate behavior towards the Volunteer, and (iii) not materially changing the scope of the Project after it begins.
“Service” means the Catchafire volunteer matching service and tools provided by Catchafire, which may include creating Project listings, assisting you in finding a Matched Volunteer, and providing Project support post-match. Any new or modified features added to or augmenting the Service or updates or enhancements to the Service (“Updates”) are also subject to this Agreement and We reserve the right to deploy Updates at any time.
“Service Plan” means the service plan and the functionality and services associated herewith (as detailed on the Site) for which You subscribe.
“Site” means www.catchafire.org
“Software” means software provided by Catchafire through the internet that allows You to use any functionality in connection with the Service.
“Volunteer” means any prospective volunteer(s) who may wish to work with You.
“Users” means Your employees, representatives, consultants, contractors or agents who are authorized to use the Service through Your Account as an agent and/or administrator as identified through a unique login.
“Work Product” means any services or material created by the Matched Volunteer for You, including but not limited to copyrightable works, tools, systems, strategic plans, marketing plans, business assessments, implementations, services, advice, consultations.
“Work Product Issue” means a failure on the Matched Volunteer’s part to deliver a Work Product of sufficiently high quality despite reasonable best efforts made by You to manage the Matched Volunteer. Reasonable best efforts with respect to volunteer management include but not are limited to: (i) timely responses and communication throughout the life of the Project, (ii) appropriate behavior towards the Volunteer, and (iii) not materially changing the scope of the Project after it begins.
What this means: We have some definitions that you’ll need to understand in order to read through this Agreement.
Catchafire agrees to perform all services on a commercially reasonable efforts basis. However, the final provision of any services called for in this Agreement are provided by Catchafire on an “as is” basis. You understand that because of the uncertain nature of recruitment efforts, Catchafire makes no guarantees as to the effectiveness of its services or the reliability of any Matched Volunteers introduced to You. However, Catchafire will not knowingly provide unsuitable Matched Volunteers to You. Furthermore, no change or increase in the scope of services shall be valid unless agreed to in writing by the Parties to this Agreement.
What this means: We will use commercially reasonable efforts in an attempt to provide services to you. However, all services are offered “as-is”, although we will not knowingly match you with unsuitable Volunteers.
You may access all Project information by logging into Your Catchafire profile.
What this means: All project information can be accessed online.
5.1 Following the termination or cancellation of Your subscription to the Service and/or Account, We reserve the right to delete all Your Data in the normal course of operation. Your Data cannot be recovered once Your Account is cancelled.
5.2 Catchafire reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Service (or any part thereof), Your Account or Your and/or Your Users’ rights to access and use the Service, and remove, disable and discard any of Your Data if We believe that You or Your Users have violated this Agreement. Unless legally prohibited from doing so, Catchafire will use commercially reasonable efforts to contact You directly via email to notify You when taking any of the foregoing actions. Catchafire shall not be liable to You, Your Users, or any other third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuation of Your rights to access and use the Service. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive, or illegal activity by You, Agents or End Users may be referred to law enforcement authorities at Our sole discretion.
What this means: You may terminate this Agreement by sending us written notice. Catchafire may terminate this Agreement by providing written notice.
Credits for Project Completion Issue(s) or Work Product Issue(s). If You suffer either a Project Completion Issue or a Work Completion Issue on an individual Project, Catchafire agrees, at its discretion, to use its reasonable best efforts to find you a new Matched Volunteer to complete the Project (or a different Project of your choosing).
What this means: If you experience a Project Completion Issue or Work Product Issue, Catchafire will try to find you a new Matched Volunteer.
You represent, warrant, and covenant to Catchafire that: (1) You own all rights, title, and interest in any Client Content provided to Catchafire or Matched Volunteer (2) the Client Content does not infringe on the rights of any third party; (3) You are the owner or has written authorization from the owner for all Client Content provided to Matched Volunteer or Catchafire; (4) You grant to Catchafire and Matched Volunteer a non-transferable limited license during the terms of this Agreement to use the Client Content in accordance with this Agreement; and (5) You, where you represent yourself as a certain class of entity (a nonprofit organization, for example) is complying with any laws which define that class of entity. You agree to indemnify Catchafire for all claims, threats, damages, costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees incurred by Catchafire as a result of any infringement(s) from use of Client Content, as well as any court costs, disbursements, and other expenses. For any Client Content, You grant Catchafire a non-exclusive, irrevocable license, to use, broadcast, transmit, display, prepare derivative works or otherwise promote the Catchafire Service. Catchafire may, but is not obligated to, create its own advertising materials using Client Content. Catchafire may at its option stop using Client Content upon termination of this Agreement; however termination of this Agreement does not obligate Catchafire to do so. Furthermore, Catchafire is not required to transfer any materials using such Client Content to You upon cancellation or termination of this Agreement.
What this means: You agree that you own or have paid for all Client Content provided to Catchafire or any Volunteers.
For any Work Product delivered to You by a Matched Volunteer, You agree to grant the Matched Volunteer an irrevocable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable license from You to Volunteer to use Work Product for Matched Volunteer’s portfolio, to advertise Volunteer’s services, or for non-commercial purposes. Matched Volunteer will not otherwise resell, prepare derivative works, re-license, lease, assign, loan or use the Work Product for any other commercial purposes. All Work Product created by a Matched Volunteer shall be deemed a “work for hire” as defined by US Copyright Law. Additionally, upon completion and delivery of any Work Product, You shall receive all title, right, or ownership of the Work Product, as arranged separately between You and Matched Volunteer. You shall be solely responsible for any fees or costs associated with transfer or assignment of any Work Product. Failure to pay for such fees or costs in their entirety may cause You to forfeit any rights or future interests in the Work Product.
What this means: For any Work Product delivered to you, you agree to provide Volunteers a license to use that Work Product subject to certain conditions.
You agree that the Catchafire matching program is an integral part of the Catchafire service and once You have begun using the Catchafire matching service for any Projects, You will not attempt to circumvent the service by contacting any Volunteers offline or by other means outside of the services provided by Catchafire. You shall notify Catchafire immediately if any Volunteers, Matched or un-Matched, attempt to circumvent the matching process. Failure to abide by this provision is a material breach of this Agreement. You further acknowledge that failure to abide by this provision will cause harm to Catchafire and may result in cancellation or suspension of Your account and access to Catchafire.
What this means: You agree not to attempt to circumvent our service once you have registered. You agree to contact us if a Volunteer is attempting to circumvent our Service.
You agree not to disclose any Confidential Information received from Catchafire unless compelled to by a court of law.
What this means: You agree that you will not disclose Confidential Information received from Us.
CATCHAFIRE DOES NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES OR ANY PRODUCTS PROVIDED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT RESTRICTED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREES THAT YOU ARE PURCHASING THE SERVICES “AS IS” WITH ALL FAULTS AND DEFECTS. CATCHAFIRE MAKES NO CLAIMS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THAT YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL FINANCIALLY OR EXPERIENCE INCREASED VOLUNTEER PARTICIPATION AS A RESULT OF USING CATCHAFIRE AND RELATED SERVICES. THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE PAYMENT TO CATCHAFIRE IS NOT CONTINGENT ON A VOLUNTEER BEING MATCHED WITH YOU EXCEPT IN CASES WHERE SUCH MATCHING IS REQUIRED. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE MATCHED VOLUNTEER IS SOLELY ASSUMED BY YOU.
What this means: Our service is offered “as-is” and we disclaim all express and implied warranties.
IN NO EVENT SHALL CATCHAFIRE OR ANY OF ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE SERVICES OR ANY PRODUCTS PROVIDED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, EVEN IF CATCHAFIRE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. CATCHAFIRE DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR, AND YOU HEREBY AGREE THAT CATCHAFIRE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY (1) INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, RELIANCE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, (2) LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO REPUTATION OF YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, (3) LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA, (4) USE, INABILITY TO USE, INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, OR TERMINATION OF THE SITE OR SERVICES, (5) CLAIMS THAT A MATCHED VOLUNTEER CAUSED DAMAGE OR HARM TO YOU, (6) DELETION, MISDELIVERY, FAILURE, OR UNTIMELINESS IN POSTING OR STORING ANY INFORMATION, OR (7) MATTERS OTHERWISE RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES. Catchafire's liability to You for actual damages for any cause whatsoever, regardless of the form of the action, will be strictly limited to $200 in the aggregate. Subject to the foregoing, If any applicable provisions of law prevent Catchafire from limiting its liability as described in the previous sentence, Catchafire’s liability shall be the minimum applicable liability established by law. You acknowledge and agree that the Service is not guaranteed, the Service may not produce the results desired by You, or the Service may cause undesirable results or ramifications that may result in substantial financial liability to You and/or its affiliates. You agree not to hold Catchafire liable for any changes which may occur to Your reputation as a result of the provision of the Services.
What this means: We limit our liability to the greatest extent possible.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Catchafire, its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from:
i. Your use and access to the Catchafire Service.
iii. Your violation of any laws or regulations of the United States.
iv. Any claim that Your actions caused harm or injury to a third party.
You also agree that it has a duty to defend Catchafire against such claims and Catchafire may require You to pay for an attorney(s) of Catchafire’s choosing. Catchafire agrees that this indemnity extends to requiring You to pay for Catchafire’s reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs, and disbursements. In the event of a claim such as one described in this paragraph, Catchafire may elect to settle with the party/parties making the claim and You shall be liable for the damages as though the claim had proceeded with a trial.
What this means: You agree to indemnify us for your use of the Catchafire Service and for any claims that your actions may have harmed a third party.
The validity, construction, and the enforceability of this Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the internal laws of the State of New York of the United States of America, without giving effect to principles of conflicts of laws. Each Party agrees that any suit, action or proceeding brought by such Party against any other party in connection with or arising from this Agreement for damages under $3000 USD shall be brought solely in the court of competent jurisdiction in or nearest to New York County, New York. Any other disputes and claims arising under, or with respect to, this Agreement exceeding $3000 that are not resolved by the affected Parties informally after good faith attempts to do so for ten (10) business days shall be resolved by arbitration before one (1) arbitrator in New York, New York in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”). The appointing agency shall be the AAA and the arbitrator shall apply New York law to both interpret this Agreement and fashion an award, except with respect to the issue of disputes regarding the scope of disputes or claims that are subject to this Arbitration provision, in which case a three (3) arbitrator panel that does not include the original arbitrator shall be empowered to resolve such disputes regarding the scope of arbitration. Any Party to this Agreement may apply to the arbitrator to seek injunctive relief until an arbitration award is rendered or the controversy is otherwise resolved. Any Party to this Agreement also may, without waiving any remedy under this Agreement, seek from any court having jurisdiction seek from any court having jurisdiction any interim or provisional relief that is necessary to protect the rights or property of that Party, pending the appointment of the arbitrator. The decision or award of the arbitrator shall be final and binding upon all Parties. Any arbitral award may be entered as a judgment or order in any court of competent jurisdiction.
What this means: You agree to jurisdiction in the county of New York, NY for all claims and disputes. For any claims of $3000 or greater you agree to arbitration through the AAA.
All notices to be provided by Catchafire to You under this Agreement may be delivered in writing (i) by nationally recognized overnight delivery service (“Courier”) or US mail to the contact mailing address provided by You on any Form; or (ii) electronic mail to the electronic mail address provided for Your Account owner. You must give notice to us in writing by (i) email addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org or (ii) Courier or US Mail to the following address: Catchafire, Inc., Attn: Legal Department, 31 E 32nd St #1001, New York, NY 10016. All notices shall be deemed to have been given immediately upon delivery by electronic mail, or if otherwise delivered upon receipt or, if earlier, two (2) business days after being deposited in the mail or with a Courier as permitted above.
What this means: Catchafire may provide You notice, and You may provide Catchafire notice by email or through regular mail.
16.2 Severability. If any provision in this Agreement is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected. If any provision is held invalid or unenforceable with respect to particular circumstances, it nevertheless shall remain in full force and effect in all other circumstances.
16.3 Modification. The failure of Catchafire to enforce strictly any term, right or condition of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of such term, right or condition. No provision of this Agreement shall be deemed waived, amended, or modified by either Party unless such waiver, amendment, or modification is in writing and signed by the Party against whom enforcement of the waiver, amendment or modification is sought to be enforced. This Agreement shall become effective on the date it is executed by both Parties.
16.4 Assignment. Neither Party may assign this Agreement or all or any portion of its rights herein without the prior written consent of the other Party; provided, however, that in the event of a sale of the Catchafire’s business in whole or in part, the Catchafire has the right to transfer or assign its rights hereunder to the acquiring party the extent the obligations under this Agreement are assumed by the assignee of such this Agreement.
16.5 Survival. Any provision that would reasonably be expected to survive the termination of this Agreement shall survive and remain in full force.
16.6 “What It Means” clarifiers. The “What It Means” clarifiers are only intended to help assist in the readability of this Agreement. The “What It Means” provisions are not part of the Agreement, are not intended to clarify or assist in interpreting any provision in this Agreement, and do not impart any binding or contractual obligations or responsibilities to either Party.
What this means: You agree to the miscellaneous provisions listed within this section.
Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to being transparent about how and why we collect, use, and share your information.
This policy covers users who have registered accounts on our Site (“Members”) and non-registered users who visit our Site or engage with any of our Services (“Visitors”).
Throughout this policy, the term “Users” refers to both Members and Visitors, and the terms “Catchafire”, “we”, “our”, and “us” refer to Catchafire, Inc.
Our Services include the specific features offered on our Site, as well as off-Site activities including customer support, nonprofit advisor services, in-person events, information sessions, and other similar activities that support our mission of connecting skilled individuals with nonprofits and social good organizations for mutually meaningful and impactful volunteer experiences.
We only collect information about you that we need in order to provide our Services. We never have, and never will, collect information about you that is not related to our ability to provide our Services.
What this means: We collect certain personal information from you in order to provide our Services. We want you to understand how we collect your information, and what we do with it.
We collect two types of information from Users: personally identifiable information ("PII"), and non-personally identifiable information ("Non-PII").
PII consists of personal information that can be used by itself to identify you specifically as an individual. For example, you may submit and we may collect your name, email address, ZIP code, phone number, or similar information through our Site or Services.
Non-PII consists of information that cannot by itself be used to identify you specifically as an individual. Examples of Non-PII that we may collect on our Site include, but may not be limited to, your browser type, pages viewed, length of time spent, and the content with which you engaged on our Site. This information helps us improve your experience with our Site and Services.
The following section describes how we collect and use your information.
What this means: The information we collect about you on our Site and via our Services is used to provide our Services and improve your user experience. Only some of this information is considered PII, which means it could be used on its own to identify you specifically as an individual.
When you create an account with Catchafire (i.e., when you register and become a Member) you may provide personal information about yourself, such as your name, email address, phone number, ZIP Code, job title, profile image, and work experience.
If you register as a staff member of an organization, you may also provide information about your organization and your role at the organization, such as your organization’s cause area, number of staff members, operating budget, and other similar information. We may use this additional information to personalize and enhance your user experience on our Site and with any of our Services, and to help match you with the best possible volunteer for your needs. In addition, if you are registering as an organization you may be required to provide credit card information in order to pay for your organization’s membership. Please note that organizations registering for a foundation or corporate partnership program are not required to provide any payment or credit card information.
If you register as a volunteer, you may also provide information about yourself such as cause areas you are passionate about, your professional skills, your work experience, and any biographical information that you wish to share. We may use this additional information to personalize and enhance your user experience on our Site and with any of our Services, and to help match you with the best possible volunteer opportunity.
Some of the personal information we collect, including your name, email address, and phone number, is required in order to create an account and use our Site. Other personal information is optional, but not required. You may also choose how much detail to provide to us. For example, Users who register as volunteers must provide at least one current or prior work experience or academic program, but may choose to provide their full academic and professional experience. Providing more detail enhances your experience with our Site and Services.
When you use our Site or any of our Services, we may also collect information about what you do on our Site, such as which projects you post or apply to, testimonials you write for volunteers or organizations you have worked with, and which other Members you interact with. We may use this information to enhance your user experience and to personalize our Services. An example is that when you contact customer support, we may look up your recent activity in order to better assist you.
Certain personal information of Members, such as last name and contact details, is only made available to other Members, and only when required to provide our Services. For example, in order to facilitate a match between a volunteer and an organization for the purpose of completing a volunteer project or phone consultation, we provide each Member with the contact information of the other Member.
Limited personal information of Members may be available to Visitors. For example, information such as your first name, organization or employer name, professional skills, work experience, and profile image may be displayed publicly on our Site so that organizations and volunteers can understand how the Site and Services work.
Volunteer opportunities posted by organizations on our Site may be also displayed on other Authorized Third Party websites, such as LinkedIn or, under certain circumstances, via other affiliated organizations that have partnered with us to provide skilled volunteer opportunities. We enable these integrations in order to provide our Services, and in support of our mission of providing individuals with the opportunity to use their skills and talents for the greater good.
We only ask for, collect, and share the personal information that we need in order to provide our Services, and we take all reasonable actions to keep your personal information secure.
We do not share your PII with third-party advertisers, and we do not display third-party advertisements to you anywhere on our Site or through any of our Services.
You can change or remove your personal information at any time by logging into your account and following the prompts to modify your profile, or by contacting us at email@example.com. You can also deactivate your account at any time by contacting us.
What this means: You provide personal information in order to create your account and to take full advantage of our Site and Services. We may share some of this information with other registered Members for the sole purpose of providing our Services. We may also share limited personal information about you with non-registered Visitors.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can configure your browser to stop accepting new cookies, to notify you when you a new cookie is received, and to delete existing cookies. If you choose to disable cookies in your browser, however, you may be unable to take full advantage of all the Site’s features.
When you are using our Site, we also gather basic information (log files) from your browser, which may include your IP address, browser type, ISP, and date/time stamps. We may collect these data in order to analyze trends, administer the site, identify bugs, and gather broad demographic information. We do not and will not share log files externally.
What this means: We collect data through cookies and similar technologies so that we can improve our Services and enhance your user experience.
When associating your Catchafire account with other Authorized Third Parties you have an account with, we will collect any information that you make available from those accounts. We collect this information to improve our Services and your user experience on the Site. For example, you can choose to connect your LinkedIn account so that you can import your work experience and profile image to your Catchafire profile, instead of entering it in manually.
What this means: We collect information from your accounts with Authorized Third Party websites and companies when you choose to associate those accounts with your Catchafire account. Our supported integrations with Authorized Third Parties, such as LinkedIn, are designed to enhance your experience with our Site and Services.
Without your affirmative consent, we will not share your PII with other third parties, except in specific circumstances where we contract with an Authorized Third Party provider (described in this section), and unless required as described under the Required Disclosures section below. In the case of posting a volunteer opportunity and accepting a volunteering match, we regard this as affirmative consent and will disclose your PII, which includes your full name and contact information, with the matched party.
At times we may outsource one or more aspects of our Site or Services to a supplier or service provider who performs services according to our requirements, and these Authorized Third Parties may have access to your PII. For example, in order to facilitate phone calls between Members, we may contract with a third party communications provider, and that provider would require the Member’s phone number in order to perform the required service.
Although we endeavor to select only reputable companies who share our commitment to privacy and will restrict how they use or disclose the PII to which they have access, we are in no way responsible for Authorized Third Parties or their activities. When you use our Site or any of our Services you agree to allow us to share your information, which may include your PII, with Authorized Third Party suppliers and service providers when it is necessary in order for us to provide our Services to you.
Due to factors beyond our control, we cannot fully ensure that your information will not be disclosed to Unauthorized Third Parties. For example, Unauthorized Third Parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access your information. Certain information that you provide to us through the registration process (such as name, location, and profile image) could be accessible and made public through syndication programs, search engines, crawlers, and other similar programs.
What this means: We will never share your PII without your affirmative consent, except in cases where we contract with Authorized Third Party providers in order to provide our Services, or in cases outlined in the Required Disclosures section below. And although we do our very best to protect your data, we can’t guarantee that your information will never be accessed unlawfully by Unauthorized Third Parties.
We make every reasonable effort to preserve your privacy, but we may need to disclose your information when required by law, or if we believe that such action is necessary to:
You authorize us to disclose any information about you to law enforcement or government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe is necessary or appropriate, in connection with any investigation of illegal activity or that may expose us to liability.
What this means: We may need to share your personal information when it is required by law, as part of a major corporate transaction, or to help protect the rights and safety of you, us, or others.
You can control the information you provide to us in various ways. You can change your personal profile information at any time by logging in to your account and editing your profile. You can, for example, modify your name, email address, profile image, and other personal information. You can also contact us for assistance with changing or removing any of your information, or to request a copy of your information.
If you are registered as a volunteer, you may also control when your profile information is displayed to other Members in the context of recommending you for a specific volunteer opportunity by changing your status, which you can do by logging in to your account and modifying your profile settings.
To deactivate your account, send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org from the email address that is currently associated with your account.
What this means: You can change or remove your personal information at any time, and you can deactivate your account by sending an email to email@example.com.
Our Site and Services are not directed to individuals under 18. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If we become aware that a child under 18 has provided us with personal information, we will take steps to delete such information. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What this means: Catchafire is not intended for individuals under the age of 18.
When you register for our Site or Services, we require an email address that can be used for communications between you and us, and between you and other Members.
Email messages may contain code that helps our systems track your usage of these emails, including which links were clicked. If you would rather not receive promotional emails from us, please see the "Choice" section below.
We may also contact you by telephone in connection with our Site or Services. Your telephone number may also be used to facilitate phone calls between you and another Member. Your phone number is only provided to another Member with your express consent.
By providing your cell phone number to Catchafire, you consent to receiving informational text messages regarding your Catchafire account. Please be aware that you may opt out of the text messages by notifying Catchafire at email@example.com or through the text message itself.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
What this means: We use the email address and phone number you provide to us to communicate with you directly, and to facilitate communication between you and other Members. If you give us your cell phone number then you may receive informational text messages from us regarding your account and our Services.
You can opt-out of email notifications by changing your preferences in the Communications section of your account profile. You will also have the ability to opt-in in the event that we request to share your information with third-party organizations for their marketing or promotional uses, or for various other programs or features.
If you wish to be removed from any other communications, such as promotional emails or newsletters, simply respond to the link provided in the email, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also choose to deactivate your account at any time, or modify the data in your personal profile.
What this means: You may opt-in or out of emails from us, and you can modify your information or deactivate your account at any time.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting profile access. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.
The Site has reasonable safeguards to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. As our Site and some of our Services are provided via the internet, however, we can make no guarantees that your information will be 100% safe. For this reason we recommend that you take appropriate measures to maintain your data security, such as protecting your passwords, using firewalls, and using anti-virus software on your devices.
If we learn of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically through our Site or by email so that you can take appropriate protective steps.
By using our Site or providing personal information to us through any of our Services, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Site.
What this means: We monitor for and try to prevent security breaches on our Site, and it is up to you to keep your account password secure and protect your personal devices from security breaches.
The Site is hosted in the United States. All information that is submitted by you is stored and processed within the US, which may not have the same data protection and privacy laws as your country. For your personal information, you agree to:
Please be aware that your information may also be processed by us in the country where it was collected as well as other countries where laws regarding processing of information may be less stringent than the laws in your country.
What this means: Your information may be stored or processed in the US.
What this means: We don’t plan on selling or merging with another company, but in the event that we do, your information will be transferred to the new owner of our Site and Services.
What this means: If you live in California you are entitled to certain disclosures. Contact us if you have any questions.
What this means: We want to hear from you! Please contact us if you have any questions.
Last Updated: May 24, 2018