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Customer understands that fees paid for services are for a single crowdfunding campaign appearing on any one crowdfunding platform. Customer agrees that access to the services they pay for will be available for up to six months.
Client acknowledges that they are entitled to one written press release distributed as advertised as well as daily social media on the platforms Crowdfund Buzz participates in, if applicable.
A) The materials and services offered on CrowdFund Buzz’s web site are provided “as is”. CrowdFund Buzz makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other guaranties, warranties or assurances including without limitation, implied performance outcomes or financial results, warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, CrowdFund Buzz does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials or services offered through its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.
B) Crowdfund Buzz does not warrant specific placement of any press release nor pick up by third parties of any news release on its wire, but will deliver a press release via online distribution methods to make such content available to be repurposed by third parties who discover the content at various Internet locations, both intended and unintended. Third parties solely determine, at their own discretion, the content they choose to publish or otherwise share with their respective audiences such as accompanying crowdfunding videos, pictures, quotes, social media links, etc. Further, we do not warrant or guarantee which TV or radio shows you will appear on, which TV or radio stations or shows will have you on as a guest, online and print media etc.
C) Crowdfund Buzz does not warrant that our combined audience of followers and fans on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Telegram will choose to act on any of the news we share with them as the actions, interests and decisions of individuals are entirely self-determined. We’ll get the news to them allowing our fans and followers to decide for themselves how they should act on this information.
D) While we realize “traffic” statistics, that is to say how many visitors we generated with related hits and engagements are important, the extent to which we provide statistics are limited to the Bitly link we will generate for your campaign when crowdfunding promotion begins. Due to the logistical nature of our operations, we are unable to implement any third party traffic tracking or reporting tools (e.g. Google Analytics, Crazy Egg, Kisasmetrics, etc.) except for the third-party Bitly link we use. Please note: We do not warranty, guarantee or promise any minimum amount of traffic beyond our CPC performance guarantee (see next paragraph) and do not guarantee any financial results, benefits or other outcomes as a result of whatever traffic is generated. In a similar vein, we do not warrant or guarantee or assure you, the client, that media exposure will automatically lead to you reaching your funding goal or raising any money at all; we share your message with the public and the public themselves decide if they will or will not back your campaign.
E) Traffic performance guarantee. Leveraging our extensive reach in social media and mainstream media circles we are confident in our ability to guarantee exceptional value for the payments we receive for our services. To that end we guarantee to be at least twice as cost effective as what one would expect from Facebook spending twice as much money on Facebook ads as spent with us. IN OTHER WORDS – If you pay us a hypothetical $1,000 for crowdfunding promotion we must deliver at least $2,000 in equivalent value relative to Facebook advertising. We determine this via industry-standard CPC (Cost Per Click) benchmarks for various industries as shown here:
At the end of the client’s campaign, the total CPC must end up being at least 50% of the average CPC in the client’s category (finance, food, hobbies, etc.) or the client will be entitled to a refund of 110% of what the client paid us. We calculate client CPC as the total dollar amount the client paid us divided by the number of clicks we ended up generating for their crowdfunding campaign or website.
F) Crowdfund Buzz endeavors to disseminate press releases and related news and information promptly and accurately. Any inadvertent errors by Crowdfund Buzz will be corrected promptly upon discovery, without additional charge, and such obligation to correct shall constitute the sole liability of Crowdfund Buzz in this regard. If press releases are not distributed within 7 days of the earlier of the (i) date on which you approve your press release or (ii) pay for our services and receive your press release draft(even if you have not yet provided us with final approval of your press release, for reasons other than a delay caused solely by Crowdfund Buzz), then Crowdfund Buzz’s service to you concerning such Submitted Material and/or payment shall be considered complete, and we shall have no further obligation to you regarding such Submitted Material or in relation to such payment.
G) Except as stated in this agreement, Crowdfund Buzz makes no warranty regarding services provided by Crowdfund Buzz or Crowdfund Buzz’s affiliates. Crowdfund Buzz hereby expressly disclaims any and all warranties, including without limitation, any warranties as to the availability and accuracy of content and any warranties against non-infringement.
All of our services are non-refundable. That’s because we can’t “undo” or “take back” all of the work we do that leads to articles that will be permanently published on the Internet. This is equally true for our Premier and Paramount clients who will appear on television and radio shows.
All guarantees published are guarantees of our performance in delivering media appearances (television, radio, print, online, etc.) and minimum levels of traffic but not guarantees of specific campaign or funding results. We cannot guarantee you will reach or exceed your funding goal by using our services. We do not guarantee success or any outcome for that matter. It’s entirely possible we can turn you into a rock star and get everybody talking about your campaign and you will still miss your funding goal.
Roughly 20% of our clients do not make their fundraising goals. This means that there is a chance you could purchase our services and we could fail to deliver a positive return on investment. However, we will not fail in delivering all of the services you paid us for as we help you in pursuit of reaching or exceeding your funding goal.
In no event shall CrowdFund Buzz 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 the Crowdfund Buzz Internet site, even if Crowdfund Buzz or a Crowdfund Buzz 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.
Prior to litigating any dispute arising out of this agreement, customer agrees to mediate and/or arbitrate said dispute through the dispute resolution program offered by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). By agreeing to submit any dispute arising out of this agreement, customer agrees that no dispute shall be submitted to arbitration prior to the exhaustion of informal grievance procedures traditionally used by the BBB. Customer further understands that the arbitrator’s decision is legally binding on all parties involved in the dispute.
4. Revisions and Errata
The materials appearing on Crowdund Buzz’s web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Crowdfund Buzz does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Crowdfund Buzz may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. CrowdFund Buzz does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.
Crowdfund Buzz has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Crowdfund Buzz of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.
Crowdfund Buzz reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions or its policies relating to our services at any time, effective upon posting of an updated version on the Service. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these terms and conditions. Continued use of our service after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.
7. Governing Law
This agreement shall be governed, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Nevada without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
8. Client Obligations
A) Client understands and acknowledges that the ability of Crowdfund Buzz to deliver services is directly related to the material, input and information provided by client. Our service delivery guarantees are in force and applicable only after client has provided sufficient information (such as but not limited to a final preview link of a project and any related media) which enables our company to deliver services. Client acknowledges and agrees that any and all performance guarantees made by Crowdfund Buzz shall only apply if and only if client has provided required details enabling Crowdfund Buzz to deliver the services agreed upon. Further, client agrees that if client withholds critical information necessary for Crowdfund Buzz to carry out its commitments to the customer, Crowdfund Buzz is blameless and that all guarantees are null and void including any basis of a refund. Client understands that our performance guarantees relate only to our commitment to deliver the services we have been paid to deliver and do not pertain to any guarantee of results such as number of investors or backers, dollar amounts raised or any traffic volume whatsoever.
B) Clients of Crowdfund Buzz understand and agree to reply to all communications received from CrowdfundBuzz.Com in a timely and professional manner. This is particularly important due to the sensitive nature of the work we perform in promoting crowdfunding campaigns. This is especially important with regard to client review, approval and possible editing of the draft of the press release we will write and send to you. Should you wish to see changes made to the press release prior to its submission to the newswires, you must edit the press release and send us the revised copy directly. Crowdfund Buzz reserves the right to distribute a customer press release without customer approval if customer has not communicated their intent within 72 hours after receiving their press release draft.
C) Client communications are conducted predominantly via email in the interests of streamlining our processes, disseminating information quickly, accurately and completely and keeping our costs low. Client understands and agrees to a limited amount of phone time on a purely as-needed basis which enables us to devote more of our resources to working for you instead of talking to you on the phone. Communications via text message or SMS are not acceptable; Crowdfund Buzz has no facilities to accommodate client communications via SMS or test message,
D) If client chooses to terminate their crowdfunding campaign prior to its predetermined end or if client chooses to terminate our services in promoting their crowdfunding project for any reason, client acknowledges and understands they will not be entitled to any sort of refund. If client’s crowdfunding project is terminated prior to its scheduled end for any reason by client’s crowdfunding platform, client shall not be entitled to a refund.
E) If client does not respond to any and all requests made by us in the delivery of our services and/or otherwise acts in an unprofessional manner, Crowdfund Buzz reserves the right to terminate all services for said client without the benefit of a refund.
F) Once engaged in one of our crowdfunding promotion programs, client cannot redirect promotional efforts (including press releases, social media promotion, etc.) to any site, webpage or Internet destination other than the original crowdfunding project client submitted at the time our services were purchased except in the case of a success reward crowdfunding campaign being transitioned to Indiegogo under their InDemand program.
G) Client acknowledges and agrees that additional work requested outside of the scope of work of our packages will be completed at the rate of $350 per hour unless a separate fee has been negotiated and agreed upon.
H) Client understands and agrees that Crowdfund Buzz is not a single source solution to reaching a crowdfunding goal. Customer understands that crowdfunding success is achieved in a multitude of ways via several different avenues not all of which are within the boundaries of services Crowdfund Buzz provides. Customer acknowledges and agrees to do any and all of the necessary work on their end to help their crowdfunding campaign achieve success in tandem with, in parallel to or in addition to the services we provide. Relevant examples of that can be found here.
9. Promotion Timeline Activities and Duration
Crowdfund Buzz commits to deliver all services paid for in a timely fashion at Crowdfund Buzz’s sole discretion as to which campaigns gain particular exposure on any given medium/platform at any given time. Our sole discretion is based on our professional assessment of current market forces, prevailing news cycles and other factors present in various communications channels. Our goal is to get our clients noticed through all possible public attention at the best possible moment. We will never launch a PR initiative “ASAP” if there is a chance our clients’ message ignored, overlooked or sometimes even dead on arrival. As with so many things in life, timing is everything.
Pioneer clients. Crowdfunding marketing is delivered 30 days at a time via monthly subscription which can be canceled at any time. When canceled, services for the current subscription period will continue to be delivered as scheduled for the remainder of the term but will not be renewed.
Preferred, Premier and Paramount clients. In accordance with established crowdfunding industry standards, our activities in promoting crowdfunding campaigns shall run for up to 180 days before, during and/or after the launch of the crowdfunding project starting from the date the crowdfunding promotion services were paid for by client.
10. Testimonials and Success Stories
In the event you reach or exceed your crowdfunding goal after hiring us to assist you in promoting your crowdfunding project, you acknowledge and agree that CrowdfundBuzz.Com has the right to share your success story on any webpage and all webpages on our website. In appreciation of any and all kind words and kudos you give us via email we thank you for your permission in authorizing us to share your positive feedback on our testimonials page. Naturally, we will not disclose any private or personal information that you gave us exclusively in confidence.
11. Refunds and Cancellations
There are absolutely no refunds for any reason at any time. Refunds are not possible due to the fact Crowdfund Buzz starts delivering services within minutes of receiving an order. That’s because we get right to work in helping you promote your crowdfunding campaign immediately because we know every minute counts in helping your crowdfunding project succeed. The labor-intensive nature of the work we do on initiating your social media promotional campaign, talking to show producers, editors, reporters and other members of the media, press release writing and distribution as well as continual ongoing effort in advertising your crowdfunding project makes refunds impossible.
Should client cancel their crowdfunding campaign on any crowdfunding platform or if client cancels their order with us or if the crowdfunding platform itself cancels the client project, a refund will not be issued.
12. Mutual Non-Disparagement
Customer agrees that he or she will not, at any time, make, directly or indirectly, any oral or written public statements that are disparaging of the Company, its products or services, and any of its present or former officers, directors or employees. The Company (limited to its officers and directors) agrees that it will not, at any time, make, directly or indirectly, any oral or written public statements that are disparaging of customer.
No right or license is granted to use the Crowdfund Buzz tradename without written permission.
You shall not hold yourself out in any way as sponsored by, affiliated with, or endorsed by Crowdfund Buzz or its affiliates unless you are an approved affiliate of Crowdfund Buzz. You agree not to (i) defame or disparage Crowdfund Buzz, its trademarks or service marks, or the Service; or (ii) adapt, translate, modify, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer the Service or any software or programs used in connection with the Service.
You consent to receive communications from Crowdfund Buzz concerning the Service electronically by email to the email address you provided in connection with your account. You also consent to receive communications by telephone or by postal mail sent to the postal address you provided in connection with your account. You may change the email or postal address to which Crowdfund Buzz sends communications by notifying us in writing.
By registering for any of our services or submitting materials related to your crowdfunding project, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you are entering into this agreement on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind such entity to these terms and conditions. Should you violate these terms and conditions or any other rights of Crowdfund Buzz, we reserve the right to pursue any and all legal and equitable remedies against you, including, without limitation, terminating any and all user accounts and services delivered.