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Pledgerunner FAQ

How can I help you?
My passion for Pledgerunner is just as great as my passion to help you.
- John Eric Arterberry - Founder & Developer


What Is This For?

The purpose of Pledgerunner is to let people do more with with their fitness applications and wearable devices. By doing more, it made sense to create a way for people to raise funds for charitable needs. That is the inspiration for Pledgerunner.


For everything Pledgerunner, use the Starting Line to select key areas of our platform. The three main areas are Events, Sync Activity and Review (Dashboard). You can also access this Help area.


Events

Here is where you can access all of our current charity events on Pledgerunner.

Sync

Navigate here to sync your activity from your wearable device or fitness app.

Review

You can review your history, review your latest pledge and access previously completed pledges.

Side Menu

You can also access each of the described areas from the side menu.

Head Menu

The head menu allows you to access your account settings, access fundraising tools and logout of Pledgerunner.


Side Notes

Pledgerunner is fully responsive, so feel free to use it from your tablet or smart phone.

When you are inactive on Pledgerunner for an hour or more, you are automatically logged out of Pledgerunner. You will need to login again to access the site.


Charity Events

Select a charity event from this page to support a fundraiser. Events are presented in two sections: Activity and Challenge events.


What are the different types of Events?

Activity events are fundraisers, presented at the very start of the Charity Events page. Consider an Activity event as a virtual marathon fundraiser, which you would pledge to run, walk, bike or swim to complete.

Challenge events are fundraisers that are designed to support activities that require a friendly challenge, which compliment the use of your favorite fitness app or wearable device. You can compete through a weight loss challenge, or challenge other fundraisers.


Selecting An Event

When you select an event, you are navigated to the fundraisers campaign page. On the fundraisers campaign page it is divided into two key sections. Those sections are Goals To Complete and Pledge Your Support




Goals To Complete provides the distance you must finish to complete the pledge. You are provided the number of kilometers and the equivalent of those kilometers in miles and estimated steps. You are also provided a reference of how many calories you may burn. Lastly, you can review the estimated time of completion, which is based on how long it will take to complete the distance if done casually.

Pledge Your Support includes more detail regarding the fundraiser campaign. You are provided a video (if added by the fundraiser). You are also given details regarding their mission statement or story behind the fundraiser. The fundraiser goal for each month is also presented. The fundraiser goal will either display a financial or activity goal - and is set per need by the fundraiser coordinator, each month. The Leaderboard is also provided, which displays leaders who are contributing the most funds or activities.


How To Make A Pledge?

You can make a pledge for a fundraiser by selecting any of the green "+" buttons located on the fundraiser page.



The pledge button is located at the top and bottom
of each fundraiser campaign page.


How do you use the pledge page?

On the pledge page, you simply fill all of the required fields, as presented. The required fields for Activity events are straightforward, and simply ask for your reason to help. The same required fields are provided on Challenge events as well. For example, a Weight Loss Challenge event will require your starting weight, etc.



Why do I need to share my pledge?

Next, you are asked to share your pledge on your social network. Spread the word, to encourage friends and family to join in and sponsor your efforts. They may even join you to support the cause. When you share your pledge, you are helping the fundraiser campaign spread the news of their cause.

Where is my pledge?

When you save your pledge, it is located on your dashboard. Also, your pledge will be shared directly from your dashboard.


Side Notes

You can only pledge support for one fundraiser at a time. You must complete your pledge before you can start another.

As Pledgerunner grows, we will actively seek business sponsors to help support active pledges and specific charity fundraising events.

Weight Loss Challenges (and other Challenge Activities) provide a similar set of Goals To Complete, with a slight variation. For example, a Weight Loss Challenge will include information regarding a Start and End Weight requirement, in addition to the required distance.


Since Pledgerunner has a variety of Charity Events, which have different distances (or activities) to complete, you can sync your activity periodically to honor your pledge.Pledgerunner allows you to sync data from your fitness application or wearable device


What can I sync with Pledgerunner?

Pledgerunner currenty supports the following fitness applications (from left to right) which are available for both your iPhone or Android:
Moves™ | Runkeeper™

Moves
Moves
Runkeeper
Runkeeper

Pledgerunner currently supports the following wearable devices (activity trackers):

Fitbit® | Jawbone UP® | Misfit™

Fitbit
Fitbit
Jawbone UP
Jawbone UP
Misfit
Misfit

Sync and review

Select the device or application you actively use. You will be prompted to sign in to their platform in order to share your data with Pledgerunner.

After you confirm your credentials, you will return to Pledgerunner and your latest and greatest activity will be displayed graphically.

You can proceed to complete your pledge with the data you have synced. If you don’t have enough miles or steps to complete the pledge, no worries - you will be allowed to save the data to use later to honor your pledge.


Next steps

If you do not complete your pledge, you can review your efforts so far from your dashboard or share your pledge with a friend - to perhaps make your pledge a team effort.


Side Notes

You can sync your data as you generate it. The goal is to complete your pledge within the expected time range, which is within reason.


What is on my dashboard?

Your dashboard is divided into three sections, which are My History, Current Pledge, and My Daily Archive.


My History displays a summary of your distance donated, in kilometers, miles and steps. It also provides a summary of the calories burned, and a total number of pledges completed, with a link to access and view those pledges.

Current Pledge provides your current pledge to complete.

My Daily Archive form is located at the bottom, and provides access to your activities in detail.


What is My Daily Archive?

A private section of your dashboard is called My Daily Archive, which requires a password to access. You can create that password from your Account settings.




My Daily Archive provides a daily review of your fitness activities, like a fitness data bank - which you can share with your personal fitness trainer, healthcare provider or insurance and wellness program representatives. The data is presented from a calendar, which you can navigate and select completed activities. The details of those activities (calories, distance, duration, etc.) are displayed in a simple graph. You can also download a comma separated file to import your fitness data into spreadsheets, or third party graphing tools.


How do I complete a pledge?

To complete a pledge, select the green “checkmark” buttons located at the top and bottom of your dashboard.


The complete pledge button is located at the top and bottom
of your dashboard page.




You can only complete a pledge if you have synced the required distance for the fundraiser event. This pledge completion requirement is applied to both Activity and Challenge events.

The pledge completion page also invites you to share your pledge on your social network, to share your accomplishment and again reach out to potential sponsors.

A review of your completion is presented in percentages. If you have completed your pledge, it will display 100% on your pledge completion page.


How do I remove a pledge?

You can remove a pledge by selecting the red “X” buttons located on the top and bottom of your dashboard.


The remove pledge button is located at the top and bottom
of your dashboard page.



Side Notes

Your dashboard is accessible from your own custom URL. You can create your URL from your Account settings.

My Daily Archive is useful for those who may have multiple fitness apps or wearables, that are supported on Pledgerunner. You can archive data from all of them and retain the fitness data for your historical reference.


Creating a fundraiser is simple and easy. As a coordinator, you can create an activity based fundraiser in a matter of minutes.


How do I access building a fundraiser?

You can access the Pledgerunner Fundraiser tools directly from the top menu.


How do I get paid?

Each month, funds are collected for distribution. You can receive your funds via PayPal or through check distribution.


By PayPal

If you select this method, your raised funds will be transferred to you immediately. The primary contact for the charity fundraiser must have a PayPal account and there are additional fees associated with this process. A $25 charge along with an associated fee per PayPal is determined at the time of the transaction.


By Check

Each month, a check is distributed to the primary contact of the fundraiser. Although a slower process, this effort is just as effective and does not incur any additional fees. Allow for 1 to 2 weeks for the delivery of the check.

All distributions are provided at the end of every month, during the life of the fundraiser.


What can I use to build a fundraiser?

There are four tools provided on the Fundraiser page, and they are Build, Goals, Review, and Settings.


Build

Define and build your fundraiser campaign from this editor, which allows you to update and save your campaign anytime.

Goals

Fundraiser goals can be financial or activity driven, and can be modified each month, or anytime, from this editor.

Review

A dashboard for your fundraiser is provided, to review activity and overall fundraising results for your campaign.

Settings

Modify and customize the settings for your fundraiser, such as your fundraiser URL, fundraiser page background, your icon image, video and more.


How do I build a campaign?

Using the Build tool, you can access the editor to customize your fundraiser campaign. The editor is divided into three main parts that you can navigate through. They are Campaign Type, Campaign Editor, and Campaign Review




Campaign Type

To start your fundraiser campaign, you will need to define what type of fundraiser you want to use. Currently, there are two types of fundraisers you can start with, and they are Activity and Weight Loss Challenge.
The definition of these fundraiser types are included in the fundraiser editor, providing details of how to best use these campaigns effectively.


Campaign Editor

The editor provides a form for campaign coordinators to define the essential details of your fundraiser, which include the name of your fundraiser, the financial goal, a mission statement, and your primary contact information.


Campaign Review

The final stage of your fundraiser campaign is to review the information you provided. The campaign process will not proceeed until all areas presented in the review are completed. Once requirements are met, you can save your information and return to this editor to update.


Side Notes

In order to build a fundraiser campaign, you must agree to the terms and conditions which will enable your Pledgerunner account to create and manage a fundraiser.

Coming Soon

The Business Sponsorship feature is being redesigned to support customer requested features.

If you have any issues - no matter how big, no matter how small - feel free to contact me directly.

John Eric Arterberry, Founder & Developer
Phone: (707) 430-2592
Email: arterberry@pledgerunner.org

Or ping Pledgerunner on social media...

You can also reach me by mail...

Pledgerunner, LLC.
P.O. Box 519
Benicia, CA 94510
Last modified: January 2, 2015

Our Privacy Policy is provided here to disclose the practices that Pledgerunner applies solely to information collected about you by this web site, our platform and through our variety of services.

Our Privacy Policy will provide you the following information:
- What information is collected from you and how your information is used?
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data?
- The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

What Information is collected and how it is used

The only information that Pledgerunner collects is what you voluntarily provide through our web site, our platform and our application related services. The information that is collected is used by Pledgerunner to help the Company provide services that directly improve your experience and use of our current and future product offerings.

Pledgerunner is the sole owner of the information collected. Pledgerunner will not sell or rent specific information about you to any third party service, organization or company. Pledgerunner uses internal metrics to improve product experience, which identify location usage, time of use statistics, user activities, pledge and sponsor demographics (e.g., amount per pledge), which do not include specific user information which identifies users by name, address, or any personal details voluntarily provided. In addition, Pledgerunner will use your information to respond to you, regarding any reason you require when contacting us. Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this policy.


Your Access to and Control over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting Pledgerunner by email address or phone number given on our website:

- See what data we have about you, if any.
- Change/correct any data we have about you.
- Have us delete any data we have about you.
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.


Security

Pledgerunner actively takes precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Sensitive information (such as credit card data) is collected through encrypted services via our third party service provider for financial services. In addition, any personal data that is voluntarily provided is transmitted securely through our website. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of our web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.


Privacy Policy Updates

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on https://pledgerunner.org/help#privacy

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately through the information provided below:

Pledgerunner
P.O. Box 519
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 430-2592
info@pledgerunner.org



Last modified: January 2, 2015
Welcome and thank you for using Pledgerunner

Pledgerunner is a service platform for activity based fundraising. An activity is an action that you do offline or online to support a pledge for a specific fundraiser. The activity can be sponsored by you or by others as a donation to a fundraiser or to a group of persons who created the fundraiser. Activities are tracked through third party products and services that you allow Pledgerunner to access, to account for and track your action. Once and after the activity is completed, your donations or the donations of others who are sponsoring your pledge, are processed through a secure third party service for Pledgerunner, who manages financial transactions between you and the charity organization or group of persons who created the fundraiser.


Definitions

In using the Pledgerunner website, referred to as a "platform" or "site", you are deemed to have read and agreed to the following terms of services ("services") as provided by Pledgerunner, LLC:

The following terminology applies to this Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and any or all Agreements: "Client", "You", "Users" and "Your" refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company's terms and conditions, as a registered Pledgerunner account. "Others" refers to persons that are not you, but are associated to you by use of the terms and services defined to use this website. The "Company", "Ourselves", "We" and "Us", refers to our company, Pledgerunner, LLC.

"Party", "Parties", or "Us", refers to both the Client and ourselves, or either the Client or ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner, whether by formal meetings of a fixed duration, or any other means, for the express purpose of meeting the Client's needs in respect of provision of the Company's stated services/products, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing Law. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.


Privacy Statement and Confidentiality

Pledgerunner is committed to protecting your privacy. Authorized employees within the company on a need to know basis only use any information collected from individual customers. We constantly review our systems and data to ensure the best possible service to our customers. There are specific laws of California and in the U.S.A, that our company will use if unauthorized actions against our computer systems and/or data is discovered. We will investigate any such actions with a view to prosecuting and/or taking civil proceedings to recover damages against those responsible. The laws of California, U.S.A., excluding California's conflict of laws or rules, will apply to any disputes arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services. All claims arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services will be litigated exclusively in the federal or state courts of Solano County, California, USA, and you and Pledgerunner consent to personal jurisdiction in those courts.

Client records are regarded as confidential and therefore will not be divulged to any third party, other than our service providers, if legally required to do so to the appropriate authorities. Clients have the right to request sight of, and copies of any and all Client Records we keep, on the proviso that we are given reasonable notice of such a request. Clients are requested to retain copies of any literature issued in relation to the provision of our services. Where appropriate, we shall issue Client's with appropriate written information, handouts or copies of records as part of an agreed contract, for the benefit of both parties.

WE WILL NOT SELL, SHARE OR RENT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO ANY THIRD PARTY OR USE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS FOR UNSOLICITED MAIL. ANY EMAILS SENT BY THIS COMPANY WILL ONLY BE IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROVISION OF AGREED SERVICES AND PRODUCTS.


Disclaimer Exclusions and Limitations

The information on this platform is provided on an "as is" basis. To the fullest extent permitted by law, this Company:

excludes all representations and warranties relating to this website and its contents or which is or may be provided by any affiliates or any other third party, including in relation to any inaccuracies or omissions in this website and/or the Company's literature;

and excludes all liability for damages arising out of or in connection with your use of this website. This includes, without limitation, direct loss, loss of business or profits (whether or not the loss of such profits was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or you have advised this Company of the possibility of such potential loss), damage caused to your computer, computer software, systems and programs and the data thereon or any other direct or indirect, consequential and incidental damages.

WHEN PERMITTED BY LAW, PLEDGERUNNER, AND PLEDGERUNNER'S SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, OR DATA, FINANCIAL LOSSES OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF PLEDGERUNNER, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, FOR ANY CLAIM UNDER THESE TERMS, INCLUDING FOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID US TO USE THE SERVICES (OR, IF WE CHOOSE, TO SUPPLYING YOU THE SERVICES AGAIN). IN ALL CASES, PLEDGERUNNER, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT IS NOT REASONABLY FORESEEABLE.


Making Donations and Financial Services

You may make a donation to a charity organization or to a group of persons who created a fundraiser presented on Pledgerunner. Each donation is managed by a third party financial service, so that funds raised are directly provided to the fundraiser, from you or your supporters.

At the time of this document, Pledgerunner financial transactions and donations made by you through the platform are facilitated by our third party financial service, WePay (www.wepay.com). WePay will accept and process donations directly and provide the charity organization or group of persons who created the fundraiser a payment through the platform. Pledgerunner donations are usually followed after an activity is marked as completed, but you or others supporting a pledge have the option to make a donation regardless of whether your activity is complete. Pledgerunner applies fees for financial processing to you or others supporting a pledge by you, via WePay and these fees are credit card processing and banking fees. WePay will remit funds to the charity organization or group of persons who created the fundraiser less fees and other payments of 4.8%, and this includes credit card processing and banking fees. To adhere to compliance, Pledgerunner may review fundraisers to determine if they meet eligibility requirements and/or follow the Terms of Service. Pledgerunner will also provide by e-mail, receipts for all donations to you or others supporting an activity pledge by you at a specific time and date.

You understand and accept:

All Pledgerunner fees are subject to change with or without prior notice to you.

You are responsible for notifying Pledgerunner of your activity status through a direct connection of your selected activity tracker or fitness application.

Pledgerunner is not liable for any donations not made as a result of you not providing an update of your activity.

Pledgerunner will not be held liable for the actions of you and the Company reserves the right to terminate your access or use of the platform at any time and for any reason.

The Company also reserves the right to remove a charity organization or group of persons who created the fundraiser from the platform at any time and for any reason. If you are found to be in violation of the terms of these Terms, the Company reserves the right to terminate your Pledgerunner account.

Others invited to sponsor you and support an activity pledge by you will be notified through the platform that your activity is terminated; no explanation or reason for the termination will be provided to the others.

The Company does not warrant any donated funds will be used for any particular purpose and is not responsible for any misuse of the funds by the charity organization or group of persons who created the fundraiser.

By using this platform you understand and agree that the Company shall not be responsible for any losses or damages incurred as a result of the fundraiser, your actions or others. In the event of a dispute between you (including but not limited to any charity organization or group of persons who created the fundraiser and third parties), you agree to release the Company, its employees, agents, affiliates, directors, officers, representatives, subcontractors, advisors and volunteers or anyone else who has participated in the creation development or delivery of this platform from all claims, damages and demands that may or may not be known, suspected or related to such disputes about our service.

THE COMPANY DOES NOT VERIFY, ENDORSE OR CONTROL ANY OF THE INFORMATION ON THE SITE WITH RESPECT TO ANY DONATIONS, CAMPAIGNS OR ANY OTHER MATERIALS ON THE SITE. THE COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS AND DOES NOT WARRANT THAT DONATIONS TO ANY PARTICULAR CAMPAIGN ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE. THE COMPANY HAS NO LIABILITY FOR ANY DONATIONS THAT ARE MADE IN VIOLATION OF APPLICABLE LAWS.

You may make donations through the platform using your credit card, bank account, or other payment method for the donations that you authorize on this platform. You are expressly agreeing that the Company is permitted to charge your credit card, bank account or other payment account for all donations that you make through the platform. Under no circumstances are any donations or any fees associated with those donations refundable to you.

The Company makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy of any information contained in your user profile. You use the platform entirely at your own risk. The Company does not warrant that the information listed in any Pledgerunner profile page is an accurate description of the user or a real person. The Company does not warrant that how you completed the activity is an accurate account of your activity. The Company does not warrant that the charity organization or group of persons who created the fundraiser have properly defined, or accurately provided a description, text or otherwise, their intended use of donations, or that the status of the fundraiser is accurate or truthful. The Company does not warrant that the charity organization or group of persons who created the fundraiser and receive donations will use the funds in a manner specified on the platform. If you have any reservations regarding the legitimacy of a particular fundraiser or charity organization or group of persons who created the fundraiser, do not donate, do not participate, and do not use this platform.


Rewards, Points and Eligibility

Pledgerunner Rewards ("Rewards") is a service of Pledgerunner, LLC that promotes a loyalty program and product promotion for the redemption of products or services from third party providers with points earned by Pledgerunner users.

In accepting Pledgerunner rewards, you have acknowledged and agreed to these Terms and Conditions that are defined as, but are not limited to:

Rewards are presented online and offline by Pledgerunner or by brands, manufacturers, retailers, and other third parties, as cleared by the company.

Rewards are retrieved by users who redeem their points through the platform to acquire a specific product or service.

Pledgerunner is not liable for any reward which is NOT provided by a brand, manufacturer, retailer, or third party after redemption of points, because of a discontinuation of the brand, manufacturer, retailer, or third party product or service on the platform, or offline. Pledgerunner will determine the proper method of resolution for users, as defined by the situation, which does not violate any terms and conditions.

Pledgerunner will not be held liable for any defective, unreliable, or unusable product or service redeemed through our rewards.

Pledgerunner reserves the right to terminate your access to rewards on the platform at any time and for any reason.

The Company reserves the right to remove any brand, manufacturer, retailer, or third party who created the reward on the platform at any time and for any reason. If you are found to be in violation of the terms of these Terms, the Company reserves the right to terminate your Pledgerunner account.


Points

Points ("Points") are earned by users through the platform once the user or others supporting the user complete their financial sponsorship of a pledged activity. The points are generated through a proprietary formula developed, defined and owned by the Company and is provided to support the rewards program.

Points are presented with the fundraisers on the platform, as generated by the company's proprietary formula.

Points and their value are subject to change at any time. Other restrictions and exclusions may apply

Earned points will be added to the user account equal to the amount of Points presented with the fundraiser

Points are deducted from the user account equal to the amount presented for the reward.

Points are not transferable. However, the Company will determine how points are distributed at any time.


Eligibility

The rewards and points service is open to individual Pledgerunner users who maintain a valid Pledgerunner account.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE, SHALL PLEDGERUNNER BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE PROGRAMS OR ANY SUCH OTHER PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, EVEN IF PLEDGERUNNER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.


Submissions to Pledgerunner

You are responsible for the information, opinions, messages, comments, photos, videos, graphics, sounds and other content or material that you submit, upload, post or otherwise make available on or through the platform and services provided or connected to this platform. You may not upload, post or otherwise make available on this platform any material protected by copyright, trademark, or any other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of such copyright, trademark or other proprietary right owned by a third-party, and the burden of determining whether any material is protected by any such right is on you. You shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trademarks, proprietary rights, violation of contract, privacy or publicity rights or any other harm resulting from any Submission that you make.

You have full responsibility for each Submission you make, including its legality, reliability and appropriateness.

Unless otherwise explicitly stated herein or in the Company Privacy Policy, you agree that any provided by you in connection with this Site is provided on a non-proprietary non-confidential basis. You hereby grant to the Company a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up, worldwide license (including the right to sublicense through multiple tiers) to use, reproduce, process, adapt, publicly perform, publicly display, modify, prepare derivative works, publish, transmit and distribute each of your Submissions, or any portion thereof, in any form, medium or distribution method now known or hereafter existing, known or developed, and authorize others to use the Submissions. We may modify or adapt your Submissions in order to transmit, display or distribute them over computer networks and in various media and/or make changes to the Submissions as necessary to conform and adapt them to any requirements or limitations of any networks, devices, services or media. The Company agrees to use any personally identifiable information contained in any of your Submissions in accordance with the Company Privacy Policy. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, damages and any other monies owing any person by reason of any Submissions posted by you to or through this Site.


Unauthorized Activity

When using this platform you agree not to:

Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.

Use racially, ethnically, or otherwise offensive language.

Discuss or incite illegal activity.

Use explicit/obscene language or solicit/post sexually explicit images (actual or simulated).

Post anything that exploits children or minors or that depicts cruelty to animals.

Post any copyrighted or trademarked materials without the express permission from the owner.

Disseminate any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, 'junk mail', 'spam', 'chain letters', 'pyramid schemes', or any other form of such solicitation.

Use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the platform.

Take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure.

Alter the opinions or comments posted by others on this platform.

Post anything contrary to our public image, goodwill or reputation.

This list of prohibitions provides examples and is not complete or exclusive. Pledgerunner reserves the right to (a) terminate access to your user account, your ability to post to this platform (or use our services) and (b) refuse, delete or remove any submissions; with or without cause and with or without notice, for any reason or no reason, or for any action that The Company determines is inappropriate or disruptive to this platform or to any other user of this site and/or Services.

The Company may report to law enforcement authorities any actions that may be illegal, and any reports it receives of such conduct. When legally required or at the Company's discretion, the Company will cooperate with law enforcement agencies in any investigation of alleged illegal activity on this Site or on the Internet.

Unauthorized use of any material on this platform or third party content contained on this platform may result in termination of your user account and the use of our platform and services. You agree to indemnify and hold the Company and its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, licensors, and business partners harmless from and against any and all costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys' fees and costs of defense) the Company or any other indemnified party suffers in relation to, arising from, or for the purpose of avoiding, any claim or demand from a third-party that your use of this platform or the use of this platform by any person using your user name and/or password (including without limitation, your participation in the posting areas or, your Submissions) violates any applicable law or regulation, or the copyrights, trademark rights or other rights of any third-party.


Proprietary Rights

The Company is a trademark of the Company in the United States. Other trademarks, names and logos on this Site are the property of their respective owners. Unless otherwise specified in these Terms, all information and screens appearing on this platform, including documents, services, site design, text, graphics, logos, images and icons, as well as the arrangement thereof, is the sole property of Pledgerunner, LLC. Copyright © 2014. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Except as otherwise required or limited by applicable law, any reproduction, distribution, modification, retransmission, or publication of any copyrighted material is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of the copyright owner or license.


Intellectual Property Infringement

The Company respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask you to do the same. The Company may, in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, terminate service and/or access to this Site for users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work is the subject of copyright infringement and/or trademark infringement and appears on our platform, please provide the Company's designated agent the following information:

A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Identification of the copyrighted and/or trademarked work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple works at a single online site is covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.

Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled on the platform, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the Company to locate the material.

Information reasonably sufficient to permit the Company to contact you as the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted.

A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright and/or trademark owner, its agent, or the law.

A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

The Company's agent for notice of claims of copyright or trademark infringement on this platform can be reached as follows:

Pledgerunner
P.O. Box 519
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 430-2592
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