Terms and Conditions of Use

Welcome to Ko-fi.com. This page tells you the terms on which you may use our website and platform Ko-Fi.com, whether as registered user or guest. Please read carefully before use. By using the site, you accept the terms and agree to obey them. If you don't accept them, please don't use the site.

Ko-fi.com ‘we’, ‘us’ ‘Ko-fi’ is operated by Ko-Fi Labs Limited, a UK Limited company registered in England under company number 11087704.

 

Terms

In a Nutshell

Description of Service

Ko-fi.com is a platform, it is not a financial institution, merchant, creditor, charity, advisor or broker of any kind. Ko-fi is designed to allow a Creator to register and customise a page such as www.ko-fi.com/PageName. The creator can customise the page with images, text and video and use the page to facilitate the acceptance of monetary donations and messages from Supporters. Supporters can use Ko-fi to facilitate donations and messages of support to Creators.

 

We develop a community for creators to receive messages and donations from supporters.

 

Acceptance of Terms

By accessing this platform, you are agreeing to be bound by these platform Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this platform are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

 

 

By using Ko-fi.com you agree to these terms.

Disclaimer

The materials on Ko-Fi's platform are provided "as is". Ko-Fi makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Ko-Fi does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet platform or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site. Ko-fi does not accept responsibility for the accuracy or correctness of user generated content. Ko-Fi does not explicitly or implicitly condone or support any message or claim made by any of its users.

 

 

If you use Ko-fi.com it is at your own risk.

Acceptable Use for Creators

A Creator is defined as someone who registers a Ko-fi page or uses the Ko-fi platform in any way to solicit donations, messages and post content. As a Creator you are solely responsible for all text, images, videos, links and other Content that you upload, post, publish or display using Ko-fi.

 

To register a ‘Creator’ account you must be a minimum of 13 years of age.

 

You are prohibited from using the Ko-fi platform, service or page in connection with any of the following;

·        Any activity that violates any law or governmental regulation industry requirements or money laundering regulation, including from payment providers connected to the platform such as PayPal Inc;

·       Content that is fraudulent, misleading, inaccurate, dishonest, impossible or imitating any other person, page or entity including page squatting (whether on the Platform or not)

·       Abuse of any kind targeting any individual, group or institution;

·       Funding a ransom, human trafficking or exploitation, vigilantism, bribes or bounty;

·       Transactions for the sale of items or goods with the purpose of avoiding paying taxes;

·       Products or services that directly infringe or facilitate infringement upon the trademark, patent, copyright, trade secrets, or proprietary or privacy rights of any third party;

·        Any other activity that Ko-fi may deem in its sole discretion to be unacceptable.

 

Only use Ko-fi.com in legal, genuine and positive ways.

Supporter Specific Terms

A Supporter is defined as any person or entity providing payments, donations or messages to a Creator page. Ko-fi does not guarantee that any Creator page, goal, post, message or content of any kind is legitimate, accurate, truthful or lawful. It is always the responsibility of the Supporter to determine if they wish to support a Creator and they should only do so after seeking the appropriate financial, legal, tax or other professional advice where appropriate.

 

To register a ‘Supporter’ or use the Ko-fi platform in any way you must be a minimum of 13 years of age.

 

Some activity such as supporter messages is by default public and may be used by Ko-fi across the internal platform or other external websites, social media pages or other entities. To keep messages of support private you must choose the option marked ‘Private’ when using the Ko-fi support service. Even when ‘Private’ is chosen, personal details may still be shared by the Payments provider between the buyer and the seller depending upon the type of account held with the Payments provider. Find out more here

 

You are prohibited from using the Ko-fi platform, service and any page in connection with any of the following;

·        Any activity that violates any law or governmental regulation industry requirements or money laundering regulation, including from payment providers connected to the platform such as PayPal Inc;

·       Abuse of any kind targeting any individual, group or institution;

·       Activity purposefully designed to harm the creator in any way including financial harm with tactics such as chargebacks or fraudulent disputes;

·       Transactions for the sale of items or goods with the purpose of avoiding paying taxes;

·       Products or services that directly infringe or facilitate infringement upon the trademark, patent, copyright, trade secrets, or proprietary or privacy rights of any third party;

·        Any other activity that Ko-fi may deem in its sole discretion to be unacceptable.

Ko -fi will not investigate or be held liable in any way for donations given in error, refund requests or disputes of any kind.

 

 

Send donations and messages to Ko-fi creators at your own risk.

Payments

Ko-fi are not a Payments provider and take no fee from Payments facilitated using Ko-fi. Payments are made directly from Supporters to Creators externally to Ko-fi using a Payments provider e.g. PayPal Inc.

 

By using Ko-fi you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of any payment providers associated with the Platform such as PayPal Inc.

 

Payment providers such as PayPal may display the personal details of your payments account depending upon your account type even when a donation is marked ‘Private’. You should consult the payment provider directly and prior to using Ko-fi should you have any questions or concerns about the information displayed when making a payment.

 

 

Ko -fi do not handle or take a fee from the transaction.

 

You will be bound by PayPal terms too

Taxes

It is your responsibility to determine what, if any, taxes apply to the Donations you receive through your use of the Services. It is solely your responsibility to assess, collect, report or remit the correct tax, if any, to the appropriate tax authority.

 

 

Taxes are your responsibility

Linking to the Site and Scraping

You may not scrape content from this site and repost such content, either manually or automatically, without Ko-fi’s prior written consent. This site must not be framed on any other site without our prior written permission. We reserve the right to withdraw linking, scraping and framing permission without notice. If you wish to make any use of material on this Site other than that set out above, please address your request to info@ko-fi.com. Linking to this site should only be for the purpose of promoting a specific page as a Creator and should follow the Creator Specific Terms outlined above.

 

 

 

Don’t steal or scrape our data. Not cool!

Links to External Sites

Ko-Fi has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet platform and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Ko-Fi of the site. Use of any such linked platform is at the user's own risk.

 

 

Click links from Ko-fi.com to other sites at your own risk.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall Ko-fi or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Ko-fi's Internet site, even if Ko-fi or a Ko-fi authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

 

 

You can’t claim damages from us if any part of the site is unavailable or changes for any period of time .

Trademarks and Copyright

Ko-fi, Ko-fi.com and other Ko-fi graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of Ko-fi Labs Limited. Ko-fi’s trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of Ko-fi. The images, icons and scripts created using the Ko-fi button creator may only be used in connection with providing appropriate links to the Ko-fi site and platform pages.

 

 

Please do not abuse or steal our brand.

Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on Ko-fi's platform could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Ko-fi does not warrant that any of the materials on its platform are accurate, complete, or current. Ko-fi may make changes to the materials contained on its platform at any time without notice. Ko-fi does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

 

 

Some content on Ko-fi will be incorrect, but we aren’t responsible for that.

Termination

Ko-fi may terminate or suspend any and all Services and/or your Ko-fi Creator or Supporter account immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms. Upon termination of your account, your right to use Ko-fi.com will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your Ko-fi.com account, you may simply discontinue using the Services. All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

 

 

We can decide to stop providing the service to you or to everyone if we decide to.

Changes to Terms

Ko-Fi may revise these terms of use for its platform at any time without notice. By using this platform you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

 

 

We can decide to change our terms whenever we decide to update them.

 

Governing Law

Any claim relating to Ko-Fi's platform shall be governed by the laws of the United Kingdom without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

 

Any legal matters will be dealt with in the United Kingdom under UK Law.

 

 

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.

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