Terms of Service
YouthCause.org (Platform or Website or Service or We, hereafter) is a platform provided in affiliation with WFUNA, for students to share articles, activities, user created video clips and other information relevant to Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. YouthCause.org also provides opportunities for student recognition by presenting certificates issued by the Platform.
YouthCause.org is free of charge. We promote the sharing of activities and awareness for social issues, for the benefit of all students.
The following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”) define the rules you must abide by when you (User or Member) use YouthCause.org, including all content and services offered on the Platform.
1) Rights of YouthCause.org
YouthCause.org reserves all rights to withdraw or make changes to this Platform at any point it is deemed necessary for any service or material on the Platform at our sole discretion without prior notice. We will not be held liable if any or all parts of the Website are unavailable at any point in time. We reserve the right to restrict access to users, including but not limited to registered members based on our sole discretion.
You are responsible for keeping any and all information you provide, including but not limited to user name, password, and other secure information confidential, and not share with any unauthorized third party.
You are not permitted to allow any other user, aside from yourself, to access the Platform using your account. If grant such access, we will not be held liable for any damages or changes made to your account, nor be held responsible for any actions or liabilities that arise from such use. You must notify us immediately if you find any signs of irregular activities or unauthorized access. You are responsible for logging out of the account securely, especially when using our Platform in a public place. YouthCause.org reserves all rights to disable your account if any suspicious activity is detected on your account.
YouthCause.org claims all rights to the Platform’s contents and operational structure. You are prohibited from copying, reproducing, distributing, modifying, downloading or using any material found on the Platform for commercial purposes. By failing to abide by our Terms of Service, you may be in violation of copyright, trademark and other laws.
We may revise and update our Terms of Service at our sole discretion whenever it is deemed necessary. Any and all changes are effective immediately, from the time they are posted on the Website. If you find any changes to be unacceptable, you may stop using the Platform. If you continue use of the Platform after the revisions to Terms of Service are posted, it will be automatically be deemed that you are in acceptance and agreement to the changes that are made.
YouthCause.org holds trademark and/or intellectual property rights to its name, YouthCause and all other slogans, titles, names, and descriptions on the Platform. We reserve the right to take legal action, such as reporting to the necessary authorities or law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use or activities detected on the Platform.
You understand that YouthCause.org has a responsibility to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities to disclose any and all information that is legally required, including but not limited to the identity or information of the Platform’s Users. You waive your right to make any claims against YouthCause.org and/or any of our affiliates regarding the consequences of such investigation(s) if it (they) takes place.
2) Shared Information Provided by Users
Creating your account and profile means that you (Student and/or user) guarantee the authenticity of all information you provide. You must be the creator of any and all content uploaded onto the Platform, and we hold no responsibility in regards to the authenticity of your work.
You agree that YouthCause.org has an exclusive royalty-free license to use any Content posted by you for the purposes including but not limited to distribution, modification, publishing, and displaying. You consent that the users of the Platform will be able to freely find and view your name, location, school/grade info, achievements accumulated on Platform, and all content you’ve posted.
You agree that you will not send or post any content that may be considered offensive or harmful to the Users, particularly minors. This means that any content you send or post cannot contain any information or material that could be construed as sexually explicit, promoting violence or discrimination of any kind, or infringing copyright or intellectual property laws. If it is concluded that you have posted or sent any material containing such prohibited content, your access to the Platform will immediately be terminated and the content will be removed from the Website. Also, any actions taken to cause harm or intend to cause harm to the Platform, including but not limited to impersonating YouthCause.org’s personnel, implanting viruses, using the Platform for commercial purposes, or posting malicious comments about the Platform, will be subject to immediate termination of access and/or membership to the Platform. You agree that YouthCause.org has the right to remove any and all content deemed to be inappropriate based on our sole discretion, and that you will not raise any objection(s) or hold the Platform liable for any content deleted by us. You agree that you take full legal responsibility for the content you post on the Platform, and that YouthCause.org is NOT legally liable for any consequences and/or actions that arise as a result of your posts.
You guarantee that any and all information you post on the Platform must be based on facts. Furthermore, YouthCause.org is NOT liable for the accuracy or validity of the information that you post on the Platform.
3) Regarding Content
YouthCause.org is NOT responsible and CANNOT guarantee the accuracy of any and all content that appears on the Platform. We provide no warranty that the information accessible from the Website is accurate, up-to-date or complete. You are responsible for independently verifying the Information, if you intend to rely upon or use it in any way. Also, we are not responsible for any emotional or physical distress and/or damages that may arise or that you claim to have experienced by any or all content on the Website. If you are concerned that any content on the Platform may be bothersome or cause emotional distress, you should simply choose not to sign up as a User. Once again, any and all viewing or use of our content is at your own discretion as we are not liable for any of the consequences it may produce, nor are we responsible for the accuracy of the posted information and content. You use all Information at your own risk.
We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties on the Website.
4) Regarding Interactions Between Users
YouthCause.org CANNOT guarantee the authenticity of all Users’ identity and we are NOT responsible for and nor do we guarantee our User’s background information to be accurate. Therefore, you are responsible for the consequences of interactions between you and other Users of our website. Once again, you must proceed with caution and your own discretion when interacting with other Users of the Platform.
YouthCause.org is not responsible for the conduct of any Member. In no event shall YouthCause.org, its affiliates or its partners be liable (directly or indirectly) for any losses or damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental, arising out of or relating to the conduct of you or anyone else in connection with the use of the Website or Platform including, without limitation, death, bodily injury, emotional distress, and/or any other damages resulting from communications or meetings with other Members or persons you meet through the Service. You agree to take all necessary precautions in all interactions with other Users, particularly if you decide to communicate off the Website or meet in person, or if you decide to send money to another User.
5) Certificates Issued on YouthCause.org
YouthCause.org issues the following certificate, only available online to be viewed on Platform or printed by you. You understand that we will NOT be able to print and/or deliver physical certificates to you.
The certificates we issue on our Platform are as below:
Certificate of Recognition for
-YouthCause Student Ambassador: Post five or more content of any type
-YouthCause Student Reporter: Post three or more article
-YouthCause Student Director: Post three or more User created video clips
-YouthCause Activity Leader: Post three or more activity related posts
Certificate of Excellence for
-Outstanding Student Ambassador Award: Get any three posts selected by YouthCause
-Outstanding Student Reporter Award: Get three articles selected
-Outstanding Student Director Award: Get three User created video clips selected
-Global Activity Leader Award: Get three activity related posts selected
Some certificates will be given to users via an algorithmic selection process, while other certificates will be given based on our own evaluation. The evaluations are based on our own criteria and our own discretion. Platform reserves the right to reward and/or cancel any certificate on the website. You agree that you will not raise any objections or issues regarding the receiving, cancellation, and evaluation process of certificate(s) given/not given/retracted to or from you.
You acknowledge and agree that neither YouthCause.org nor its affiliates and third party partners are responsible for and shall not have any liability, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, as a result of or alleged to be the result of (i) any incorrect or inaccurate Content posted on the Website or provided in connection with the Service, whether caused by Members or any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Website or Service; (ii) the timeliness, deletion or removal, incorrect delivery or failure to store any Content, communications or personalization settings; (iii) the conduct, whether online or offline, of any Member; (iv) any error, omission or defect in, interruption, deletion, alteration, delay in operation or transmission, theft or destruction of, or unauthorized access to, any user or Member communications; or (v) any problems, failure or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to Members or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the Internet and/or in connection with the Service. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOUTHCAUSE.ORG PROVIDES THE WEBSITE AND THE SERVICE ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND GRANTS NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE OR THE WEBSITE (INCLUDING ALL CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN), INCLUDING (WITHOUT LIMITATION) ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOUTHCAUSE.ORG DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, SECURE OR THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS ON THE WEBSITE OR IN THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED.
ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR WEBSITE IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR AND HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION WITH RESPECT TO ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, INTERNET ACCESS, DOWNLOAD OR DISPLAY DEVICE, OR LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA THAT RESULTS OR MAY RESULT FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO DOWNLOAD OR OBTAIN ANY MATERIAL THROUGH THE SERVICE OR WEBSITE.
From time to time, YouthCause.org may make third party opinions, advice, statements, offers, or other third party information or content available on the Website and/or through the Service. All third party content is the responsibility of the respective authors thereof and should not necessarily be relied upon. Such third party authors are solely responsible for such content. THE COMPANY DOES NOT: (I) GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY THIRD PARTY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE, OR (II) ADOPT, ENDORSE OR ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE, OR STATEMENT MADE BY ANY PARTY THAT APPEARS ON THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE PLATFORM OR ITS AFFILIATES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM YOUR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OR OTHER CONTENT POSTED ON THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE, OR TRANSMITTED TO OR BY ANY MEMBERS.
In addition to the preceding paragraph and other provisions of this Agreement, any advice that may be posted on the Website or through the Service is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not intended to replace or substitute for any professional financial, medical, legal, or other advice. The Platform makes no representations or warranties and expressly disclaims any and all liability concerning any treatment, action by, or effect on any person following the information offered or provided within or through the Website or Service.
You agree to indemnify and hold YouthCause.org, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and its and their officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of or failure to comply with this Agreement (including any breach of your representations and warranties contained herein), any postings or Content you post on the Website or as a result of the Service, and the violation of any law or regulation by you. The Platform reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with the Platform in connection therewith.
You agree that, as a Member, you will not raise any legal issues against YouthCause.org. However, in the event of a legal dispute, these Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the parties agree to submit themselves to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Hong Kong Courts. All your inquiries should be directed to support@YouthCause.org.