ShopItForward.com.au allows online shoppers to raise money when shopping online at their favourite stores by clicking on affiliate links on the Shop It Forward site. Whenever a purchase is successfully tracked via the link, the member will raise money for the charity nominated. If a shopper is not a member the money raised will go to the Shop It Forward nominated charity of the month.
Terms and Conditions
In these Terms and Conditions “we” and “us” mean the trust (the owner and operator of Shop It Forward) ABN 81 933 742 307 of Emerald Beach, NSW 2013 Australia, and “you” means you the charity, referral partner, member or user of ShopItForward.com.au. The term “Charity” can refer to, but is not limited to, a charitable or not for profit (NFP) organisation, community group or school. These Terms and Conditions cannot be varied unless we agree to vary it in writing or by email.
ShopItForward.com.au is a website that assists charities and Not for Profit organisations (NFPs) raise money through online shopping. Shop It Forward works with a large network of partner stores that agree to pay us for sales that are referred from the ShopItForward.com.au website. Customers nominate the charity they want to support on the Shop It Forward website and are referred via a click to the stores where they want to shop. A successful purchase that has been tracked as being referred by the Shop It Forward website will raise money for the customer’s nominated charity or NFP.
Shop It Forward is not qualified to provide tax deductibility for any donations to charities and Not for Profit organisations (NFPs)
When you register with Shop It Forward you are giving us permission to email you. We will send our email newsletter biweekly. Contents of the newsletter will contain, but not be limited to information regarding new merchants, coupons, voucher codes and current world events. In the event you no longer wish to receive our newsletter you will be able to unsubscribe at any time.
Website Content and Intellectual Property
You must not use the Shop It Forward website for any unlawful purpose.
You agree that you will not circumvent the Website’s security features, corrupt any Content or files on or obtained from the Website, interfere with or in any way disrupt Shop It Forward services or servers, or networks connected to Shop it Forward service or servers or otherwise violate any applicable law or regulation or these Terms and Conditions.
In the event of your breach of these conditions, your membership will be cancelled and you may be prosecuted for damages or expenses arising directly or indirectly out of your actions.
Supply of Products
We refer you to 3rd party online retail stores who supply products you can purchase. We do not sell or supply any products directly to consumers.
Delivery of Products
Deliveries are controlled and fulfilled by the stores we partner with. These stores are separate physical and legal entities from us and we are not responsible for them delivering their orders. Your transaction for the purchase of goods is with the store and not with Shop It Forward.
We do not accept payments for products through the Shop It Forward website. All payments for goods are made on external 3rd party websites. A link from our website does not constitute an endorsement of, or responsibility for, the content, products, prices or services that are offered by a 3rd party company.
Under the Australian Consumer Law, consumer guarantees apply. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions nullifies the application of those guarantees. If you are interested in more information about your rights as a consumer, see the Australian Consumer Law website. We do not sell any products on our site, so if you have an issue with an online store, you will need to address your grievance directly with them.
If you want to return goods or services, please contact the online store from which you purchased the goods. We cannot process returns as we did not sell you any goods. If you return any product or service to receive a refund your nominated charity will not receive a contribution as the order has been cancelled. In the event exchanges are made the new product may not be tracked to assign a contribution to your nominated charity. In such instances we will make every effort to ensure that the contribution is paid to the charity, but we cannot be held liable or responsible if a contribution is not paid because we receive no referral payment from our partner store.
Warranty terms are supplied by the company you purchase from. Warranty claims are not fulfilled by us – you must contact the company from whom you purchased the product.
We have paid referral relationships with the partner stores listed on the Shop It Forward website. We refer you to our partner stores via a link. These links may be found within partner logos, partner names or shop online buttons. By clicking the links you acknowledge that we have referred you to the partner store. When you purchase a product or complete an agreed transaction, we are paid a referral fee by the partner store. When we are paid the referral fee, we pass on the advertised portion to the charity you have nominated.
The presence of a Charity, NFP, Amateur Sport Organisation or School (the “organisation(s)” referred to on the Shop It Forward website does not indicate an endorsement by Shop It Forward of the organisations, the content and opinions incorporated in the organisations landing pages or the fundraising activity promoted by it. It is your responsibility to check that you are supporting the organisation and cause that you intend. Shop It Forward does not accept any responsibility for your organisation selection or the use of any money raised thru the Shop It Forward website by the organisation.
In the unusual situation that a Shop It Forward partner does not make an agreed payment, we will make every reasonable effort to receive payment from them. Once payment has been received by us, funds will be paid to the nominated charities. In the case that no funds are forthcoming from the partner, we will be unable to pass on contributions to the nominated charities. We will immediately terminate our relationship with the partner store in question. In the case that a lower amount of funds are received from the partner than expected, the nominated charities will receive a reduced amount that is proportionate to that received. Upon receipt of the expected balance, we will pay the nominated charities the remaining amount that was advertised.
Changes to Contribution Amounts
We reserve the right to alter the contribution amount to charities from time to time. We will use our best efforts to update these changes on the Shop It Forward website in a timely manner, however if the contribution amount is incorrect for a period, any purchases submitted during this time will be subject to a contribution based on the current agreement we have with our retail partner. In some cases this may be a higher contribution amount, in other cases it may be a lower contribution amount.
Limitation of Liability
To the extent permitted by applicable laws, we do not accept any liability for:
1. loss of income, loss of profits, loss of contracts, loss of data or for any indirect or consequential loss or damage of any kind howsoever arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise.
2. any damage or injury of any nature caused by the use or misuse of products purchased after having been referred by Shop It Forward;
3. errors, mistakes or inaccuracies on the Shop It Forward website;
4. you acting, or failing to act, on any information contained on or referred to on the Shop It Forward website and/or any linked website;
5. any unauthorised access to or use of our secure servers and/or personal information and/or financial information stored on those servers;
6. any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the Shop It Forward website; and/or
7. any bugs, viruses, trojan horses or other harmful code or communications which may be transmitted to or through the Shop It Forward website by any third party.
Payments to Charities and NFPs
We will only make payments to charities and NFPs once referral fees have been received from our partners into our bank account. Typically charities will receive payments within 90 days of the referred purchase transaction. Once commissions are received we pay causes quarterly on amounts of $25 or greater. If the amount is less than $25 the amount rolls over until the account exceeds $25.
We make no promises or representations about the amount of money a charity or NFP will receive from Shop It Forward. This will depend on the efforts of the charity and their supporters and on the nature and amount of products bought after having been referred from the Shop It Forward website. We will not be liable or held responsible if a charity or NFP does not receive the amount of money they were hoping to or expecting to.
If a charity or NFP does not provide the financial details necessary for Shop It Forward to provide payment within 90 days of notification of available funds, the funds will be deemed unclaimed. Shop It Forward will nominate the unclaimed funds to the Charity of the Month. The charity or NFP, in not providing details within 90 days, forfeits all future rights and claims to unclaimed funds.
If a charity or NFP submits incorrect payment details (such as incorrect BSB or account number), we cannot be held responsible for payments that are made into the wrong account. If you notice that payments are not being received into the correct account, please contact us immediately and we will endeavour to have the payments reversed. If there are bank fees involved in reversing transactions, we reserve the right to subtract these fees from payments made to charities.
Copyright and Trademarks
All of the images, logos, text, content, and unique method of assisting charities fundraise at ShopItForward.com.au are copyright. The Shop It Forward trademark and logo are trademarks of the Trust. All Content is protected by Australian and international copyright and trademark laws. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners, who are not associated with us.
You must not download, upload to a third party, copy, modify, reproduce, republish or otherwise in any way deal with this Content in any way except for your personal non-public and non-commercial use in exactly the same form or as specifically permitted in writing by the Trust or any relevant third party. The information contained on our website is subject to change without notice.
You shall not assign any rights and obligations under these Terms and Conditions whether in whole or in part without our prior written consent. Any unauthorised assignment shall be deemed null and void.
If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held by any competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, the validity of the other provisions of these Terms and Conditions and the remainder of the provisions in question shall not be affected thereby.
Neither our failure nor your failure to enforce any Term or Condition constitutes a waiver of such Term or Condition. Such failure shall in no way affect the right to later enforce such Term or Condition.
We reserve the right to change the Terms and Conditions of Shop It Forward at any time.
No employee or agent of the Brian Cork Trust has the authority to vary any of the Terms and Conditions of using the Shop It Forward website
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New South Wales and shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales, Australia.