Welcome to RedBasket.org. Red Basket, Inc. (“Red Basket”) requires that all donors (“Donors”), fundraisers or beneficiaries (“Fundraisers”), “Advocates” when asking upon behalf of another individual , non-profit organizations and/or governmental agencies (“Trusted Partners”) and all other visitors (collectively known as “users”) to its site (“the Site”) agree to these Terms and Conditions. You should review carefully the following terms and conditions. BY USING THE SITE, YOU INDICATE YOUR ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND AGREEMENT TO THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, YOU MAY NOT USE THE SITE. As used in this Agreement, “we,” “our” and “us” means Red Basket unless otherwise indicated.
Red Basket is a non-profit micro-philanthropy corporation headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Red Basket is a tax exempt corporation described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. RedBasket.org is a product of Red Basket, Inc.
Red Basket exists to help individuals to achieve financial independence and improve communities through volunteerism.
We’re remodeling community outreach efforts by making giving more personal and transparent. Red Basket is about individuals helping other individuals in their communities. We provide a place for donors and volunteers to meet people who are in need of help. Red Basket allows you to direct your charitable efforts into something you care about in the way that you want.
Our online fundraising tools allow individuals and nonprofit organizations an easy way to raise money in times of need or for community improvement projects they care about. Each Fundraiser, Trusted Partner, or Advocate creates an online account and then submits a proposal for a cause or activity (“Application or Project”). Through the submission and publication process, the Fundraiser, Trusted Partner, or Advocate is able to post stories, photos, and videos about their need. All visitors to Red Basket.org can search through all our active Projects and choose to donate to the ones that interest them.
Red Basket, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
When using the Site, you will be subject to any additional posted policies or rules applicable to specific media, services, and features, which may be posted from time to time (“the Policies”). All such Policies are hereby incorporated by references into these Terms and Conditions.
The Site may change or discontinue media, features or services available within the site at any time and without notice. Red Basket makes every effort to ensure current media and services; however, Red Basket makes no commitment to update these materials on the site.
If you choose to create an account, you authorize Red Basket to provide the following services (the “Red Basket Service” or “the Service”) on your behalf. Red Basket will (a) review each individual or community improvement project Application for compliance with the Red Basket eligibility and validity requirements; (b) accept and process online donations made by individuals or entities through Red Basket.org; (c) hold the funds received through online donations in an account; (d) remit funds via one-time payment to the designated Beneficiary by ACH transfer or check after the Project is closed by reaching a predetermined funding goal or deadline; (f) provide an electronic receipt to the Donor for each donation at time of donation via e-mail.
At the close of a Project, Red Basket will notify the Beneficiary and, if applicable, the Advocate and the Trusted Partner regarding the planned distribution of funds.
Each Fundraiser, Advocate, Trusted Partner, Volunteer must create an account by completing all required fields on the applicable account set-up web page and must have an email account to verify access. As part of the registration process, you agree to provide: (a) information about yourself that is truthful, current, complete, and accurate; and (b) update this information so as to maintain its accuracy. A Donor can either create an account or donate as a Guest. If a Donor chooses to donate as a Guest, then the Donor must provide a valid email address in order to receive a tax receipt. In no instance will Red Basket reproduce tax receipts or donor history for Donors who donate as a Guest.
If you choose to register by creating an account, you are responsible for all activities occurring under your email address and for keeping your password secure.
When you create an account, you may opt out of receiving email news and updates from Red Basket other than transactional activity. You may also opt out of permitting Red Basket to share your name and contact information with third parties to receive communications from the third party. You may also opt out of permitting Red Basket to share your email address and name with third parties to receive communications from the third party. You may unsubscribe by changing your profile options (account holders only) or by using the link found on the email message to unsubscribe.
You may choose to remain anonymous, but if you do not choose to remain anonymous, your display name will default to your first name unless you enter a different display name.
a) Guest Checkout
A Donor can either create an account or donate as a Guest. If a Donor chooses to donate as Guest, then the Donor must provide a valid email address in order to receive a tax receipt. In no instance will Red Basket reproduce tax receipts or donor history for Donors who donate as a Guest.
WoodmenLife Member Match is not available through Guest checkout.
Any individual, entity, or organization that submits an Application is subject to the following additional terms of these Terms and Conditions that apply specifically to Fundraisers, Advocates, and Trusted Partners.
By submitting an Application as a Fundraiser or on behalf of an individual as an Advocate or Trusted Partner, you warrant and represent that:
(a) You are a U.S. Citizen, and not a minor; (b) All information you provide to Red Basket is truthful, current, complete, and accurate and you will update the information to maintain its accuracy; (c) You are raising money for a Project that complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations; (d) You understand and agree that information identifying you (other than contact information) and the Project will be published on RedBasket.org to promote the core need you have identified; (e) You will use all donated funds solely for the Project you have identified, and under no circumstances may you use the funds for any other purpose; (f) You agree to provide clearly identifiable documentation (receipts, bills, insurance statements, hospital statements, invoices, bids, work orders, bills of sale, etc.) that substantiates the proper usage of the funds within one year and one day of initial disbursement; (g) You will provide updates with the progress and outcome of your Project through use of Red Basket.org Project updates; (h) If you are a nonprofit organization you: (i) have tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; (ii) are registered with the GuideStar database, (iii) agree that all proceeds must be used for the published individual, family, or community improvement Project and that no proceeds will be used for the organization’s general expenses.
Additionally, you understand and agree that upon request, you may be required to provide supplementary information about yourself or your organization as a condition of continued use of the Service.
You understand and agree that there is no guarantee or expectation that Red Basket will be able to meet your goal in full. The success of your Project relies solely on the generosity of others. Red Basket retains the sole power and ability to direct, redirect, or otherwise distribute funds in a manner deemed appropriate by Red Basket, in its sole discretion, and in furtherance of its nonprofit status.
On occasion, seed funds may be granted to newly published Projects when a sufficient pool of funds exists. Seed funds are granted as available and on a first come, first served basis and are not guaranteed to all Projects. Seed funds may be withheld if a minimum amount of donor provided funds are not raised.
If the Fundraiser is a natural person, you understand and agree that, in the event you die at or before the Project has completed by reaching a predetermined funding goal or deadline, the funds will be paid to your beneficiary. The beneficiary is your spouse, if living, otherwise your surviving children in equal shares, otherwise your estate.
Depending on the type of request you submit, you may need to provide additional information, authorizations, or documentation at the discretion of Red Basket, including, but not limited to, the following:
Advocates must submit a signed Advocate Designation form, which authorizes the Advocate to act on behalf of the Fundraiser to disclose the information regarding their situation, as necessary for publishing and vetting on RedBasket.org.
If Fundraiser is deemed legally incompetent or incapacitated, then signed permission from legal guardian or power of attorney, as well as proof of legal guardianship or power of attorney authority will be required in order for an individual to apply on behalf of another.
A Trusted Partner must sign a Trusted Partner Agreement and receive authorization by Red Basket to act as a Trusted Partner. Trusted Partners must submit a signed Trusted Partner Designation form, which authorizes the Trusted Partner to act on behalf of the Fundraiser to disclose the information regarding their situation, as necessary for publishing and vetting on Red Basket.org. If Fundraiser is deemed legally incompetent or incapacitated, then signed permission from legal guardian or power of attorney, as well as proof of legal guardianship or power of attorney authority will be required in order for an individual to apply on behalf of another.
Any individual, entity, or organization that registers for a Donor account, volunteers or donates as Guest is subject to the following additional terms of these Terms and Conditions that apply specifically to Donors and Volunteers.
(a) You are a U.S. Citizen, and not a minor; (b) all information you provide to Red Basket is truthful, current, complete, and accurate and you will update the information to maintain its accuracy; (c) Any donation you make is legal in your jurisdiction. Red Basket will not be held liable for any loss or damages due to non-compliance; (d) Red Basket indemnifies itself of any and all liability from injury, loss, or damage of personal and public property that may result from any donation or volunteer effort. All volunteers, Fundraisers, and Trusted Partners agree to indemnify and hold harmless Red Basket, its employees, directors, and any other affiliates.
You choose what information you provide, including contact and personal information, interests and causes. You control the sharing of information by selecting whether or not you prefer to remain anonymous on your profile. However, volunteer names, contact information, and other volunteer information except any financial information will be provided to Fundraisers. This information may also be publicaly available via RedBasket.org.
Red Basket serves as an intermediary between Donors, Volunteers, and Fundraisers. After a Project has been completed by reaching a predetermined funding goal or deadline, Red Basket remits donated funds to the Fundraiser. Donations made through Red Basket are nonrefundable. After Red Basket transfers funds to the Fundraiser, all further dealings are solely between the Donor and such organizations and individuals.
You acknowledge that you are making a non-conditional donation to Red Basket, a nonprofit corporation. Red Basket will make every attempt to honor your request in its distribution of the funds you have donated. Red Basket retains the sole power and ability to direct, redirect, or otherwise distribute funds in a manner deemed appropriate by Red Basket, in its sole discretion, and in furtherance of its nonprofit status.
Red Basket makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy of any information contained in the profile and Project pages. You use the Site entirely at your own risk. Red Basket does not warrant that a User who receives donations for a Project will use the funds in a manner specified in their Project description or use volunteers in the manner described. If you have any reservations regarding the legitimacy of a particular Fundraiser or fundraising event, DO NOT DONATE.
Red Basket is a Section 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code. Your donation qualifies as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. Consult with your tax advisor or the IRS for tax advice. When you provide a valid email address, Red Basket will provide you with an electronic receipt at the time of your donation for your personal accounting and tax purposes, as you determine appropriate.
If you are a good standing member of Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society (“WoodmenLife”), you may be eligible to qualify for a limited matching donation grant. Matching grants are limited to an annual amount of $25.00 for each Donor who donates $25.00 or more. The matching grant is administered at the sole discretion of WoodmenLife. Red Basket does not guarantee payment of matching grants for donations. The WoodmenLife Member Match is not available through Guest checkout.
THE SITE IS NOT FOR PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 13. If you are under 13 years of age, do not use the Site.
You understand and agree that Red Basket may monitor and delete any content that we, in our sole and absolute discretion, believe violates the terms of these Terms and Conditions.
As a condition of your use of the Site, you will not use the Site for any purpose that will violate applicable federal, state, or local law or regulation or is otherwise unlawful or prohibited by these Terms.
In connection with your use of the Site, you further agree:
You own all your trademarked materials provided by you in connection with your use of the Red Basket Service. By using the Site, you grant to Red Basket a nonexclusive, royalty-free transferable, fully paid-up worldwide license to use, copy, display, transmit, publish, and distribute your trademarked materials for the sole purpose of providing the services described in these Terms and Conditions. You also grant Red Basket the right to include your name and logo in press releases as well as other announcements on the Site. Red Basket obtains no other right, title, or interest in your trademarked materials except as set forth herein.
Red Basket, Inc., Red Basket, RedBasket.org, the Red Basket logo, and any other product and service names that we may present on the Site are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red Basket, Inc. Other trademarks, service marks, or logos that appear on the Site may be the property of third parties, and are likely to be registered trademarks and subject to restrictions as to their use. Your use of the Site does not grant you a right or license to use or reproduce any Red Basket or third-party trademarks without first receiving the express permission of both Red Basket and the Trademark owner.
Red Basket makes no warranties regarding the safety of the Site and the accuracy of the content on the site. Red Basket retains the right to restrict the use of the Site for any reason and at any time.
Except as otherwise expressly provided, all content, information, services, and tools on this Site are provided on an “As Is”, “As Available” basis. Use of this Service is solely at your own risk. RED BASKET EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM STATUTE, COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE. RED BASKET MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE CONTENT AND SOFTWARE ARE ACCURATE, TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED, VIRUS-FREE, OR ERROR-FREE. To the extent permissible by law, Red Basket expressly disclaims any and all other warranties. Red Basket shall have no liability for any claim by any federal or state tax authority with respect to any characterization by you or any user on any applicable federal or state tax return.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL RED BASKET AND ITS AFFILIATES, ITS LICENSORS, OR ITS SUPPLIERS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF RED BASKET HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LIABILITY. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RED BASKET’S LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
You agree at your expense to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Red Basket and its affiliates from any and all loss, damage, or liability including reasonable attorney’s fees arising from any third-party claim, action, or allegations of infringement based on your use or misuse of the Site. Red Basket reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with Red Basket in asserting any available defenses.
The Site may provide links to third-party websites or services and may link you automatically to sponsor’s or third-party’s websites or services. Red Basket provides such links solely as a convenience to you. Red Basket does not maintain, review, endorse, or take responsibility for the content, products, services, or other materials of linked sites. You understand and accept that you take full responsibility for your use of third-party websites or services.
You are solely responsible for the content you post on the Site including but not limited to photos, text, videos, graphics, and personal profiles. Information, ideas, or opinions posted by users of the Site do not necessarily reflect our views and Red Basket does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of any information, ideas, or opinions posted by users. Red Basket shall not be liable for any damages or losses resulting from such information, ideas, or opinions.
Disbursement of funds will be made when the Project is closed. Although Red Basket does not charge Donors or Fundraisers for the organization’s administrative expenses, any interest earned on the balance of funds donated prior to disbursement of the funds to the Fundraiser will be used to offset Red Basket’s administrative expenses.
Beneficiaries have full responsibility for all applicable taxes for funds paid.
You agree that Red Basket, in its sole discretion and for any or no reason, may terminate your use to all or part of the Site and any account (or any part thereof) you may have at the Site, and may remove and discard all or any part of your profile and account or any Project at any time without notice. Any funds a Project has received and that have not been transferred to the Fundraiser will be forfeited and the Red Basket These remedies are in addition to any other remedies Red Basket may have at law or in equity.
You agree that Red Basket shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any such termination. Red Basket reserves the right to withhold and/or cancel donations to Fundraisers prior to termination.
We take protection of copyrights very seriously. Pursuant to Title 17, United State Code, Section 512(c), notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent in writing to Red Basket’s designated agent whose contact information appears directly below:
Inquiries not relevant to claims of copyright infringement will not receive a response.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of the state of Nebraska. You agree that any disputes or claims arising out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions shall be adjudicated in Douglas County, Nebraska. YOU AND RED BASKET AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED
Any controversy or claim arising out of, or relating to, these Terms and Conditions, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by BINDING ARBITRATION in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules then in effect of the American Arbitration Association, and judgment upon the award rendered may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in Douglas County, Nebraska. The award of the arbitrator shall be binding and final on all parties. Any and all legal, accounting and other costs and expenses incurred by the prevailing party shall be borne by the non-prevailing party.
Except as explicitly stated otherwise, legal notices shall be served on the Site’s registered agent, or to the email address you provide to the Site as part of the user account. Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid.
If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect.
These Terms and Conditions constitutes the complete and entire understanding and agreement between Red Basket and you in connection with your use of this Site, hyperlinks to the Site, the content and software displayed on the Site, and supersedes any prior agreements, proposals, or understandings between you and Red Basket including prior versions of these Terms and Conditions.
The services hereunder are offered by Red Basket, Inc., 1700 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68102 - 2007.