Playing for the Cause

Connecting Musicians and Fans with Causes that Matter

Welcome to the official Web site of Playing for the Cause, a pending 501(c)3 non-profit organization headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Playing for the Cause’s online properties are comprised of, but not limited to, all pages found under www.playingforthecause.org.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING ANY OF THE PLAYING FOR THE CAUSE websites. By using the pages on this site, you signify your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use the Playing for the Cause sites. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these terms at any time. Please check these terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of these sites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

  1. OWNERSHIP AND RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MATERIALS
    1.  Unless otherwise noted, all materials, including images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, and written and other materials contained on any Playing for the Cause site (collectively, the "Contents") are copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, and/or other intellectual properties owned or controlled by Playing for the Cause.
    2.   The Contents of all Playing for the cause owned sites are intended solely for personal, noncommercial use by the users of our site. You may view, copy, and print the Contents displayed on this site subject to the following conditions:
      1. you use the material for noncommercial use only,
      2. you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices,
      3. you make no modifications to any materials,                 
      4.  you do not use the materials in a manner that suggests an association with any of our products, services, or brands, and
      5.  you do not download quantities of materials to a database that can be used to avoid future downloads from the Playing for the Cause site.
    3. For purposes of these terms, the use of any such material on any other Web site or computer environment is prohibited. No right, title, or interest in any downloaded Contents or software is transferred to you as a result of any such downloading or copying. You may not reproduce (except as noted above), publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, any of the Contents, the site, or any related software.
       
  2. COMMUNICATIONS AND PRIVACY
    Visitors to playingforthecause.org are required to provide their name and a valid email address to participate in activities on the website, including when making a donation and/or signing up for e-mail correspondence. Playingforthecause.org collects this data to provide appropriate acknowledgement documentation to the donor and for the purpose of providing the donor with a valid tax-deductible receipt. If, however, visitors wish to, they may remain anonymous (opt out) to the nonprofit organization to which they are directing their donation. Your privacy is important, and if you request to remain anonymous, your information will not be shared with other organizations.
    1.  USPS: playingforthecause.org may periodically use regular mail to contact users of playingforthecause.org. However, our primary method of communication is via email, social media, and website announcements.
    2.  Email: As a participant in the activities of playingforthecause.org you will receive an electronic via email acknowledging your donation. Playingforthecause.org may periodically contact its visitors about new projects and/or initiatives. Playing for the Cause does not share the contact information it receives from visitors and donors, except with the nonprofit organization that donor has chosen to give to and/or with the band that solicited the gift. Playing for the Cause is not responsible for the privacy policy of these organizations. Any donor may choose to remain anonymous to the organization they have given to. Playing for the Cause will never share, sell or rent its list of WeGive.org participants to any other organization, not addressed herein.
    3. Opt In/Opt Out: When participating in playingfothecause.org activities, visitors are asked to provide their names and email addresses.  Playing for the Cause collects this information to provide appropriate acknowledgements to donors and to provide donors with valid tax-deductible receipts. If, however, visitors wish to they may remain anonymous (opt out) to the nonprofit organization to which they are directing their donations. Your privacy is important, and if you request to remain anonymous, your information will not be shared with organizations. To opt out of non-essential emails from Playing for the Cause, notify us by either calling 314-229-1607 or by e-mailing [email protected]
    4. Surveys: Occasionally Playing for the Cause will ask visitors and participants to engage in surveys. Participation is completely voluntary. The information collected will be used to better the website performance, gauge donor satisfaction, and support the goals of Playing for the Cause.
    5. Links: Our website contains links to other websites. Please be aware that while we put these links up with good faith that the information provided on these sites is accurate, we are not responsible for the privacy policy of these other sites.
    6. Changes to Our Privacy Policy: Playing for the Cause reserves the right to change this policy whenever deemed necessary and without prior notification. Should changes be made, they will be posted on this Privacy Notice with the date of revision.
    7.  How to Contact Us: Should you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please call us at 314-229-1607 or contact us at [email protected]
       
  3. RESPONSIBILITIES
    1. User Responsibilities: In accordance with terms and conditions contained herein, by accessing the Playing for the Cause, you agree to:
      1. be bound by the terms and conditions set forth herein,
      2. comply with the Privacy Policy in the form set forth in the communications and privacy section of this document;
      3. comply with any technical specifications, rules of operation or security procedures set forth by Playing for the Cause from time to time on the Service. From time to time we may revise or modify these terms and conditions by posting the revised terms and conditions through a link on our Site. While we will endeavor to provide notice to you of any changes to the pricing or other financial terms of these terms and conditions, whether or not we provide notice to you, you will be bound by the revised terms and conditions for all subsequent uses of this Service after such modifications have been made. If you do not agree to any of the terms and conditions set forth herein, you may not use this Service.
    2. Playing for the Cause’s Responsibilities to Users: In accordance with terms and conditions contained herein, if you are a User, Playing for the Cause will perform, and You authorize Playing for the Cause to provide as Your agent and on Your behalf, the following services (the Services). Playing for the Cause will:
      1. be paid and process online donations (online Donations) made by individuals or entities (Donors) through the Playing for the Cause Service;
      2. comply with the Privacy Policy in the form set forth in the communications and privacy section of this document;
      3. hold the funds received through online Donations in a non-operating bank account;
      4. remit funds to the designated nonprofit by check or electronically to the bank account the online Donations, less (A) a service fee of 15% of online donations collected via the Playing for the Cause service, These fees above are inclusive of all credit card processing and banking fees; these fees are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Playing for the Cause and;
      5. send a thank you email and transaction receipt to Donors. FirstGiving will make available to nonprofit partners, online reports identifying, where available, the name, address, email and transaction accounting details of the individuals or entities that have made online Donations to their organization along with amount of the online Donation.
         
  4. INDEMNIFICATION; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
    1. INDEMNIFICATION; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: User agrees to protect, indemnify, defend and hold harmless Playing for the Cause, its parent company (if any), subsidiaries (if any), affiliates, and their respective officers, managers, directors, employees, shareholders, members and agents from and against any and all losses, suits, claims, causes of action, fines, penalties (whether criminal or civil), judgments, liabilities, damages, assessments, costs and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and legal expenses) directly or indirectly arising out of or resulting from this Agreement and any acts or omissions of User or Playing for the Cause  hereunder; provided, however, User shall not be obligated to indemnify Playing for the Cause to the extent Playing for the Cause is found to have been grossly negligent or to have engaged in intentional misconduct in performing its obligations hereunder. In no event shall Playing for the Cause be liable under or in connection with this Agreement under any theory of tort, contract, strict liability, or other legal or equitable theory for lost profits, special, incidental or consequential damages.  
    2. GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE.  This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with, and governed by, the internal laws of the State of Missouri, except that conflict of interest law provisions shall not be invoked in order to apply the laws of any other State or jurisdiction.  In the event formal legal action arises out of this Agreement, venue in State courts shall be exclusively set in St. Louis County, Missouri, and in the Federal courts in the State of Missouri.
    3. ATTORNEYS’ FEES.  In the event of litigation between the parties which arises out of this Agreement, whether in State or Federal Court, the prevailing party shall be entitled to receive from the other party, reimbursement for reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in all phases of litigation, including both trial and appellate level matters.  This includes attorneys’ fees involved in the collection of any past due invoices.
    4. FORCE MAJEURE.  Neither party shall be liable to the other party for any delay or nonperformance resulting from Acts of God, severe weather conditions, strikes by employees of either party, war, riots, civil disorder, any law or requirement by any governmental agency, or any condition or occurrence whatsoever beyond either party’s control.