We may change these Terms from time to time. If we do, we’ll let you know about any material changes by notifying you on the Site. If you keep using Pursu.it after a change, that means you accept the new Terms.
Pursu.it is for your personal, non-commercial use, except as explained below.
About Creating a Campaign
To sign up for a Pursu.it account and create a fundraising campaign, you need to be 18 or over, or have a parent or legal guardian’s consent and supervision. You’re responsible for your account and all the activity on it.
You can browse Pursu.it without registering for an account (“Account”), but to create a fundraising campaign (“Campaign”) you’ll need to register, create an Account and set a password. When you do that, the information you give us has to be accurate and complete. Don’t impersonate anyone else or choose names that are offensive or that violate anyone’s rights. If you don’t follow these rules, we may cancel your Account.
You are responsible for all the activity on your Account, and for keeping your password confidential. If you find out that someone has used your Account without your permission, you should report it to
To sign up for an Account, you need to be at least 18 years old, or have the consent and supervision of a parent or legal guardian. We reserve the right to ask you for proof of age at any time, either before or after you have created an Account.
Things You Definitely Shouldn’t Do
This section is a list of things you likely know you shouldn’t do — lie, break laws, abuse people, steal, hack, and so forth. Please behave yourself. Don’t do this stuff.
The following is a list which includes, but is not limited to, things you are not to do while using the Services:
For everyone who uses the Services:
Don’t break the law.
Don’t take any action that infringes or violates other people’s rights, violates the law, or breaches any contract or legal duty you have toward anyone.
Don’t victimize anyone.
Don’t do anything threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, tortious, obscene, profane, or invasive of another person’s privacy.
- Don’t harm anyone’s computer. Don’t distribute software viruses, or anything else (code, films, programs) designed to interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or equipment on the Site (whether it belongs to Pursu.it or another party).
Don’t try to interfere with the proper workings of the Services. Don’t bypass any measures we’ve put in place to secure the Services. Don’t try to damage or attain unauthorized access to any system, data, password, or other information, whether it belongs to Pursu.it or another party. Don’t take apart or reverse engineer any aspect of Pursu.it in an effort to access things like source code, underlying ideas, or algorithms.
Don’t do things which diminish the Services for others.
Don’t take any action that imposes an unreasonable load on our infrastructure, or on our third-party providers. (We reserve the right to determine what’s reasonable.) Don’t use any kind of software or device (whether it’s manual or automated) to “crawl” or “spider” any part of the Site.
Don’t lie to people.
Don’t post information you know is false, misleading, or inaccurate. Don’t do anything deceptive or fraudulent.
Don’t offer prohibited items.
Don’t offer any Givebacks that are illegal, violate any of Pursu.it’s policies, rules, or guidelines, or violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance, or regulation.
Don’t abuse other users’ personal information.
When you use Pursu.it — and especially if you create a successful Campaign — you may receive information about other users, including things like their names, email addresses, and postal addresses. This information is provided for the purpose of participating in a Campaign: don’t use it for other purposes, and don’t abuse it.
Don’t distribute unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material, or any junk mail, spam, or chain letters. Don’t run mail lists, listservs, or any kind of auto-responder or spam on or through the Site.
How Campaigns Work
between Athletes and Supporters
of Campaigns, and who’s responsible for what. This is what you’re agreeing to when you create or back a Campaign.
Pursu.it provides a funding platform for athlete and sport Campaigns. When an athlete (“Athlete”) posts a Campaign on Pursu.it, they are inviting other people to form a contract (“Contract”) with them and support their athletic financial needs. Anyone who backs a Campaign with financial support (a “Supporter”) is accepting the Athlete’s offer (the “Giveback”), and forming that Contract. Pursu.it is not a part of this Contract — the Contract is a direct legal agreement between Athletes and their Supporters. Here are the terms that govern the Contract:
When a Pledge or donation to a Campaign has been made, (and a giveback has been requested),
the Athlete must complete the Campaign obligations and fulfill each Giveback.
- Throughout the process, Athletes owe their Supporters a high standard of effort, honest communication, and a dedication to bringing the Campaign to life. At the same time, Supporters must understand that when they back a Campaign, they are helping to support athletic goals. There may be changes or delays, and there’s a chance something could happen that prevents the Athlete from being able to complete the Campaign as promised.
The Athlete may need to send you questions about your Giveback.
To deliver Givebacks, the Athlete might need information from you, like your mailing address or t-shirt size. To receive the Giveback, you will need to provide the information in a reasonable amount of time.
The estimated delivery date is the Athlete’s
The date listed on each Giveback is the Athlete’s estimate of when they will provide the Giveback — not a guarantee to fulfill by that date. The schedule may change as the Athlete works on the Campaign. We ask Athletes to think carefully, set a date they feel confident they can work toward, and communicate with Supporters about any changes.
If an Athlete is struggling to complete their Campaign and fulfill Givebacks, they risk failing to live up to the basic obligations of the Contract. To right this, they must make every reasonable effort to find another way of bringing the Campaign to the best possible conclusion for Supporters. An Athlete in this position must:
- post an update that explains what work / training / competition etc. has been done, how funds were used, and what prevents them from finishing the Campaign as planned;
- work diligently and in good faith to bring the Campaign to the best possible conclusion in a timeframe that is communicated to Supporters;
- demonstrate that they have used funds appropriately and made every reasonable effort to complete the Campaign as promised;
- have been honest, and have made no material misrepresentations in their communication to Supporters; and
- offer to return any remaining funds to Supporters who have not received their Giveback (in proportion to the amounts pledged), or else explain how those funds will be used to complete the Campaign in some alternate form.
- The Athlete is solely responsible for fulfilling the Givebacks offered in their Campaign. If they are unable to satisfy the terms of this Contract, they may be subject to legal action by Supporters.
How Funding Works
This section goes over the details of creating and backing Campaigns — things like how money gets collected, whether pledges can be changed or cancelled, and how Athletes can contact Supporters to provide Givebacks.
These are the Terms that apply when you’re
creating a Campaign:
You are not charged to set up your Pursu.it Campaign.
There is no initial charge to submit a draft Campaign on Pursu.it for approval.
The cost of running a Campaign on Pursu.it
is the percentage listed on the Site under the Pursu.it Playbook. Pursu.it reserves the right to adjust this amount from time to time but will not do so retroactively.
You can refund individual pledges if you want.
During your Campaign, you can notify Pursu.it to cancel and refund a Supporter’s pledge at any time. If you do so, you have no further obligation to that specific Supporter, and no Contract exists between you and the Supporter.
We will charge our fees before putting funds into your account.
Pursu.it and its payment partners will subtract fees before transmitting the proceeds of a Campaign. An explanation of our fees can be found on the About page of the Site.
Some pledges can’t be collected, which might reduce the amount of funding you get.
We can’t guarantee that the amount of funding you receive will be exactly equal to the full amount pledged minus fees. If a payment can’t be collected for any reason — for instance, when a Supporter’s credit card expires before funding ends — then you will not receive the uncollected amount of the pledge.
Launching, collecting and spending may not occur instantly.
Don’t assume you will be able to launch your Campaign when you want - there could be a reason we are not able to accept it, or a problem that takes time to resolve. Don’t assume you will be able to immediately collect your funding - there may be a delay between the end of a successful Campaign and your access to the funds.
Don’t take any actions in reliance on collecting any of the money Supporters have committed until you actually have the ability to withdraw it from your account and spend it.
These are the Terms that apply when you’re
supporting a Campaign:
Payment will be processed immediately upon submission of a pledge.
Pursu.it takes a fee out of your pledged amount.
A percentage of the pledged amount is retained by Pursu.it for this purpose of operating the platform and support services. Pursu.it’s fees are explained in the About section of the Site. Pursu.it reserves the right to adjust this amount from time to time but will not do so retroactively.
Pursu.it doesn’t offer refunds.
Responsibility for finishing a Campaign lies entirely with the Campaign Athlete. Pursu.it doesn’t hold funds on Athletes’ behalf, cannot guarantee Athletes’ work, and does not offer refunds.
Stuff We Don’t Do and Aren’t Responsible For
We don’t oversee Campaigns’ performance, and we don’t mediate disputes between Athletes and Supporters.
Pursu.it isn’t liable for any damages or losses related to any Contract. We don’t become involved in disputes between Athletes and Supporters, or between Athletes, Supporters and any third party relating to the Contract. We don’t oversee the performance or punctuality of Campaigns, and we don’t endorse any content Athletes submit to the Site.
When you use the Services, you release Pursu.it from claims, damages, and demands of every kind — known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed — arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and the Services. All content you access through the Services is at your own risk. You are solely responsible for any resulting damage or loss to any party.
There are fees associated with running a campaign on Pursu.it.
Creating an Account on Pursu.it is free. The fees of running a Campaign are listed on our Site under the Pursu.it Playbook page. If our fees ever change, we’ll announce that on our Site.
Some funds pledged by Supporters are collected by payment providers (such as Stripe). Each payment provider is its own company, and may charge its own fees above what Pursu.it charges to run the Campaign.
The Supporter is responsible for paying any additional fees or taxes associated with their use of Pursu.it. This includes, but is not limited to, fees related to the delivery of Givebacks and additional banking charges you incur in supporting a Campaign.
If you follow a link to another website, what happens there is between you and them — not us.
Pursu.it may contain links to other websites. (For instance, Campaign pages, user profiles, and payment processing sites.) When you access third-party websites, you do so at your own risk. We don’t control or endorse those sites. If you use the services on another site, such as a payment processor, you are also agreeing to that site’s terms of service.
Your Intellectual Property
We don’t own the stuff you post on Pursu.it. But when you post it, you’re giving us permission to use or copy it however we need in order to run the Site, or show people what’s happening on it. (We generally just use this to promote Campaigns and showcase our community on the Site.) You’re responsible for the content you post, and you’re vouching to us that it’s all okay to use.
Pursu.it doesn’t own content you submit to us (“Your Content”). But we do need certain licenses from you in order to perform our Services. When you submit a Campaign for review, or launch a Campaign, you agree to these Terms:
We can use Your Content.
You grant to us, and others acting on our behalf, the worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable right to use, exercise, commercialize, and exploit the copyright, publicity, trademark, and database rights with respect to Your Content.
When we use Your Content, we can make changes, like editing or translating it.
You grant us the right to edit, modify, reformat, excerpt, delete, or translate any of Your Content.
You won’t submit stuff you don’t hold the copyright for (unless you have permission).
Your Content will not contain third-party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third-party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material, or you are otherwise legally entitled to post the material (and to grant Pursu.it all the license rights outlined here).
- Any royalties or licensing on Your Content are your responsibility.You will pay all royalties and other amounts owed to any person or entity based on Your Content, or on Pursu.it’s hosting of Your Content.
You promise that if we use Your Content, we’re not violating anyone’s rights or copyrights.
If Pursu.it or its users exploit or make use of Your Content in the ways contemplated in this agreement, you promise that this will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including (without limitation) any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
You’re responsible for the stuff you post.
All information submitted to the Site, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from whom Your Content originated.
We’re not responsible for mistakes in Your Content.
Pursu.it will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any of Your Content.
Pursu.it’s Intellectual Property
The content on Pursu.it is protected in various ways. You do have the right to use it for certain personal purposes, but you can’t use it for anything commercial without getting permission first.
Pursu.it’s Services are legally protected in various ways, including copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, and other rights and laws. You agree to respect all copyright and other legal notices, information, and restrictions contained in the Content that we provide through the Services we offer (“Our Content”). You also agree not to change, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of Our Content.
Pursu.it grants you a license to reproduce Our Content from the Services for personal use only. This license covers both Our Content and user-generated content on the Site (all together, the “Content”). (This license is worldwide, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, and non-transferable.) If you want to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, or store any of the Content for a commercial purpose, you need prior written permission from Pursu.it or the relevant copyright holder. A “commercial purpose” means you intend to use, sell, license, rent, or otherwise exploit Content for commercial use, in any way.
How We Deal with Copyright Issues
We comply with the Copyright Act.
RSC 1985, c C-42 lays out a system of legal requirements for dealing with allegations of copyright infringement. Pursu.it complies with the Copyright Act, and we respond to notices of alleged infringement if they comply with the law. We reserve the right to delete or disable content alleged to be infringing, and to terminate accounts for repeat infringers. We do this when appropriate and at our sole discretion.
Terminating your Account
You can delete your Account at any time. Deleting your Account won’t make Your Content that you’ve already posted go away.
You can terminate your Account and/or Campaign at any time. All provisions of this agreement survive termination of an Account, including our rights regarding any of Your Content. We will do our best to remove your Campaign from the Site in a timely fashion (at our sole discretion).
In the event that an Account is terminated, the Athlete remains contractually obligated to complete their Givebacks pursuant to their Contracts in accordance with the provisions contained in the “How Campaigns Work” section of these Terms.
To operate, we need to be able to maintain control over what happens on our Site. So in this section, we reserve the right to make decisions to protect the health and integrity of our system. We don’t take these powers lightly, and we only use them when we absolutely have to.
Pursu.it reserves the following rights:
- We can make changes to the Services without notice or liability.
- We have the right to decide who’s eligible to use Pursu.it. We can cancel Accounts or decline to offer our Services at our sole discretion and for any reason. We can change our eligibility criteria at any time. If these things are prohibited by law where you live, then we revoke your right to use Pursu.it in that jurisdiction.
- We have the right to cancel any pledge to any Campaign, at any time and for any reason.
- We have the right to reject, cancel, interrupt, remove, or suspend any Campaign at any time and for any reason.
Pursu.it is not liable for any damages as a result of any of these actions, and it is our policy not to comment on the reasons for any such action.
We work hard to provide you with great services, but we can’t guarantee everything will always work perfectly. This Site is presented as-is, without warranties.
You use our Services solely at your own risk. They are provided to you “as is” and “as available” and
without warranty of any kind,
Pursu.it SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR USAGE OF TRADE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION (ORAL OR WRITTEN) OBTAINED BY YOU FROM Pursu.it SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.
If you do something on Pursu.it that winds up getting us sued, you have to help defend us.
Limitation of Liability
If something bad happens as a result of your using Pursu.it, we’re not liable (beyond a small amount).
To the fullest extent permitted by law, in no event will Pursu.it, its directors, employees, partners, suppliers, or content providers be liable for any indirect, incidental, punitive, consequential, special, or exemplary damages of any kind, including but not limited to damages (i) resulting from your access to, use of, or inability to access or use the Services; (ii) for any lost profits, data loss, or cost of procurement or substitute goods or services; or (iii) for the conduct of any third party on the Site. In no event shall Pursu.it’s liability for direct damages be in excess of (in the aggregate) one hundred Canadian dollars ($100.00).
Dispute Resolution and Governing Law
We’re located in Halifax, and any disputes with us have to be handled in Halifax, NS under Canadian law.
We at Pursu.it encourage you to contact us if you’re having an issue before resorting to the courts. In the unfortunate situation where legal action does arise, these Terms (and all other rules, policies, or guidelines incorporated by reference) will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Nova Scotia and Canada, without giving effect to any common law or statutory principles of conflicts of law. You expressly agree that any action arising out of or relating to your use of the Services shall be filed in a court in the Province of Nova Scotia and that you attorn to the jurisdiction of that court.
These are our official Terms and our rules for how things work. (So if you ever see confusing or conflicting information about any of this stuff, just check these Terms — they’re the last word.) Thanks so much for reading them, and for using Pursu.it!
These Terms and the other material referenced in them are the entire agreement between you and Pursu.it with respect to the Services. They supersede all other communications and proposals (whether oral, written, or electronic) between you and Pursu.it with respect to the Services and govern our future relationship. If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid under the law, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms otherwise will remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The failure of either you or Pursu.it to exercise any right provided for in these Terms in any way won’t be deemed a waiver of any other rights.
These Terms are personal to you. You can’t assign them, transfer them, or sublicense them unless you get Pursu.it’s prior written consent. Pursu.it has the right to assign, transfer, or delegate any of its rights and obligations under these Terms without your consent. Pursu.it will provide you notice via by conspicuously posting the notice on our Site.