What Is Shortage.Global?
At Shortage (“Shortage”, also referred to as “we”, “us,” “our” and other similar pronouns), our mission is to fulfill the needs of nonprofits with requested goods. The Shortage website is an online portal for individuals, institutions, and companies (collectively, the “Donors”) to purchase goods and donate them to partnered nonprofit organizations.
The information provided about Shortage is subject to change and neither Shortage nor its corporate partners can accept any liability in respect to the information provided by a user or for the activities they undertake.
Donations & Payment Processing
All payments to Shortage ( excluding fees of the third parties) will be used to buy requested goods for the benefit of our partnered nonprofit organizations with a mission to fulfill the needs of Donees with product donations.
All in-kind donations via Shortage ( excluding fees of the third parties) will be used for the benefit of our partnered nonprofit organizations with a mission to fulfill the needs of Donees with product donations.
Use Of The Site
Site users may not utilize the Site for the following activities:
- “harvesting” (or collecting) information from the Site using an automated software tool or manually on a mass basis. This includes, for example, information about other users of the Site and information about the offerings, products, and services available on the Site;
- using automated means to access the Site, or gaining unauthorized access to the Site or to any account or computer system connected to the Site;
- obtaining, or attempting to obtain, access to areas of the Site or our systems that are not intended for access by you;
- “flooding” the Site with requests or otherwise overburdening, disrupting or harming the Site or its systems;
- circumventing or reverse engineering the Site or its systems;
- violating any law, statute, ordinance or regulation;
- disseminating or posting anything unlawful, harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable or using any material that could result in any of these;
- transmitting any material that encourages conduct constituting a criminal offence, or otherwise breaches any applicable laws, regulations or code of practice;
- interfering with any other person’s use or enjoyment of the Site;
- advertising or soliciting business;
- creating, transmitting or storing electronic copies of materials protected by another’s intellectual property rights without the permission of the owner; or
- any other purpose that is unlawful or likely to harm or bring Shortage into disrepute.
You also must comply with all applicable laws and contractual obligations when you use this Site.
Ownership Of Site Content And Submissions
If you submit or post any materials or content to this Site, you grant us a royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, assignable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use such materials and content, including alterations thereof, for our business purposes, in any form, in any media, and via any technology we choose, whether it exists now or is created in the future. You represent that any materials and content posted or otherwise submitted by you to the Site is original to you and that you have the right to grant us these rights. Furthermore, you understand that when you submit or post material to a public area of our Site, you are allowing all users of the Site to access and repost such materials or content.
Please do not send us your ideas for our business. We are always thinking and creating, and we may have similar ideas of our own. To avoid any disputes between us relating to ideas that you have submitted to us you agree that, if you send us your ideas, you are giving us the right to use them, and you waive and release us from claims that we have used your ideas without your permission.
Responsibility For Public Postings And Content
Responsibility for what is posted in public areas of our Site lies with each user – you alone are responsible for the material you post or otherwise make available in public areas of our Site. You alone are responsible for assessing the credibility of other user postings. We do not control the material that you or others may post or otherwise make available in such areas, and you understand that we have no obligation to monitor any such material or to edit or delete it. However, we reserve the right do so. We are not a publisher of user posts, and we are not responsible for their accuracy or legality.
Site Registration And Log In
To access certain features or areas of this Site, you may be required to provide personal and/or demographic information as part of a Site registration or log-in process. In addition, certain features of our Site are only available to our registered users, and to access those areas of the Site you will be required to log in using your username and password.
You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the applicable registration or log-in form, and you are responsible for keeping such information up-to-date (this includes your contact information, so that we can reliably contact you). The information you submit must describe you (you may not impersonate another person or entity), and you may not sell, share or otherwise transfer your account information.
You are responsible for all activity occurring when this Site is accessed through your account, whether authorized by you or not. Therefore, if you create an account, be sure to protect the confidentiality of your account password. We are not liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your password or account information.
The communications between you and us via this Site use electronic means, whether you visit this Site or send us an email, or whether we post notices on this Site or communicate with you via email. For contractual purposes, you consent to receive communications from us in an electronic form, and you agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were in writing. The foregoing does not affect your non-waivable rights.
By making a payment to Shortage, Donors agree to have their email address added to our house email list, which they may unsubscribe from at any time by sending an email to [email protected] indicating their desire to unsubscribe, or clicking “unsubscribe” in the footer of the email. Please note, there are some circumstances (e.g., organizational audits) when we will need to contact a user even if they unsubscribe. Users also agree to be contacted in this case even if they have unsubscribed.
While we welcome links to this Site, Shortage is not responsible for the links shared on social media that link back to our Site nor are we responsible for the content of those pages. We encourage individuals to practice safe social media practices online and use caution when identifying themselves. We reserve the right to revoke your right to link to this site upon notice. If you receive such a notice from us, you agree to discontinue your link to the site.
Children Under The Age Of 13
This Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age. Shortage does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.
Disclosure Or Transfer Of Data In Connection With Organization Change
We may disclose personal information that we collect or a user provides to any buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us about our Site users is among the assets transferred.
Copyright Infringement Notices
Changes To This Site
We reserve the right to make changes to, or to suspend or discontinue (temporarily or permanently), this Site or any portion of this Site. You agree that we will not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance.
Suspension Or Termination Of Access
We control and operate this Site from our facilities in the United States of America, and unless otherwise specified, the materials displayed on this Site are presented solely for the purpose of promoting products and services available in the United States, its territories, possessions, and protectorates. We do not represent that materials on this Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you choose to access this Site from other locations, you are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
Applicable Law; No Waiver; Severability
While we endeavor to protect the security and integrity of sensitive personal information collected via this Site, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that any information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.
If you correspond with us by e-mail, text message, or using Web forms and LifeChaton on our Site, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure. A third party could view the information you send in transit by such means. We will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.
If you create an account on our Site, you are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account password, and you shall be responsible for any activity that occurs using your account credentials, whether or not you authorized such activity. Please notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security.
If we believe that the security of your personal information in our care may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we will endeavor to notify you as promptly as possible under the circumstances. If we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail.You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification.If you prefer for us to use the U.S. Postal Service to notify you in this situation, please e-mail us at [email protected].
Disclaimer Of Warranties
WE PROVIDE THIS SITE ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT). THIS MEANS THAT WE MAKE NO PROMISES THAT:
- THE SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME,
- THE SITE WILL MEET ANY PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS OR PROVIDE ANY PARTICULAR RESULTS,
- THE INFORMATION ON THE SITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR UP-TO-DATE,
- THE SITE OR THE INFORMATION TRANSMITTED TO OR FROM IT OR STORED ON IT WILL BE SECURE FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS,
- INFORMATION AND MATERIALS THAT YOU STORE IN YOUR ACCOUNT OR ON THIS SITE WILL REMAIN RETRIEVABLE AND UNCORRUPTED, OR
- THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED.
WE LIKEWISE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ORDERED OR PROVIDED VIA THIS SITE. ANY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ORDERED OR PROVIDED VIA THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT, IF AT ALL, OTHERWISE SET FORTH IN A SEPARATE AGREEMENT ENTERED INTO DIRECTLY BETWEEN YOU AND A THIRD PARTY PROVIDER OF SUCH PRODUCT OR SERVICE. You hereby waive any claims against us arising from products or services donated by Donors and release us from any such claims.
YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALTHOUGH WE TRY TO ENSURE THAT THE INFORMATION POSTED ON THIS SITE IS ACCURATE AND UP-TO-DATE, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR MAKE CORRECTIONS TO ANY OF THE INFORMATION AT ANY TIME, including for example, pricing. WE CANNOT, AND DO NOT, GUARANTEE THE CORRECTNESS, TIMELINESS, PRECISION, THOROUGHNESS OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY OF THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE, NOR WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INACCURACY OR OMISSION CONCERNING ANY OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS SITE. NO ADVICE, RESULTS OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. WE HEREBY DISCLAIM, AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE, ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS MADE IN WEBSITE DOCUMENTATION, FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS DOCUMENTS, SUPPORT DOCUMENTATION, BY OUR PERSONNEL, AND OTHERWISE ON THE SITE OR IN CORRESPONDENCE WITH US OR OUR AGENTS. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTENT OR MATERIALS POSTED TO OUR SITE BY USERS, NOR FOR DISPUTES BETWEEN USERS, OR BETWEEN USERS AND THIRD PARTIES.
THESE DISCLAIMERS APPLY TO US AND OUR RELATED COMPANIES AS WELL AS THIRD PARTIES THAT ARE INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF THE SITE, AND THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, AND ANY OF THEIR EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS.
Limitations Of Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR ANY OF our volunteers, directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents, service or content providers, representatives, DONORS, OR OTHER USERS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING FROM, OR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO, THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE (OR THE CONTENT, MATERIALS AND FUNCTIONS PROVIDED AS PART OF THIS SITE), WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR STRICT LIABILITY, EVEN IF WE KNEW, SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OR HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY AND THE LIABILITY OF our volunteers, directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents, service or content providers, representatives, DONORS, OR OTHER USERS, IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.