Crowdzu is an online marketplace platform where users can participate in certain curated business activities in the areas of crowdfunding, crowdsourcing of creative services, brand integration, licensing and/or sale of products and digital goods, and sourcing of creative jobs. Through the Website, email, websites, and other media, the Service makes accessible various content, including, but not limited to, videos, photographs, images, artwork, graphics, audio clips, comments, data, text, software, scripts, projects, other material and information, and associated trademarks and copyrightable works (collectively, "Content"). Campaign Owners, Campaign Supporters, Contest Holders, Creatives and other visitors to and users of the Service (collectively, "Users") may have the ability to contribute, add, create, upload, submit, distribute, facilitate the distribution of, collect, post, or otherwise make accessible ("Submit") Content. "User Submissions" means any Content Submitted by Users.
The Service is available only to individuals who are at least eighteen (18) years old. You represent and warrant that if you are an individual, you are at least eighteen (18) years old and of legal age to form a binding contract, and that all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful. The Company may, in its sole discretion, refuse to offer the Service to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time. This provision is void where prohibited by law and the right to access the Service is revoked in those jurisdictions.
Additionally, you shall not: (i) take any action that imposes or may impose (as determined by the Company in its sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Company’s or its third-party providers’ infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any activities conducted on the Service; (iii) bypass any measures the Company may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service (or other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to the Service); (iv) run Maillist, Listserv, or any form of auto-responder or "spam" on the Service; or (v) use manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to "crawl" or "spider" any page of the Website.
You shall not directly or indirectly: (i) decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Service, except to the limited extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction; (ii) modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Service; or (iii) copy, rent, lease, distribute, or otherwise transfer any of the rights that you receive hereunder. You shall abide by all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations.
The Company does not guarantee that any Content will be made available through the Service. The Company has no obligation to monitor the Service or Content. The Company reserves the right to, at any time, for any reason, and without notice: (i) cancel, reject, interrupt, remove, or suspend a Campaign, Contest, Job listing, Project, Product or other Content; (ii) remove, edit, or modify any Content, including, but not limited to, any User Submission; and (ii) remove or block any User or User Submission. Crowdzu reserves the right not to comment on the reasons for any of these actions.
Joining Crowdzu is completely free. However, we do charge a fee for the successful use of certain services as well as transaction fees levied by our partners. When you use a service that has an associated fee and transactional fees you have an opportunity to review and accept these fees. Changes to fees are effective after we provide you with notice by posting the changes on the Website. You are responsible for paying all fees and taxes associated with your use of the Service. All fees are clearly delineated in our Fees schedule.
All incoming payments are made by credit, debit or charge cards and collected by Stripe, Inc. All funds, prizes and other payments will be paid out by Crowdzu through one of the following entities: Stripe, PayPal, Skrill, Payoneer, or Western Union. In order to receive payments, Users may be required to create or use an existing account with the payment processor assigned to the transaction.
The Service may permit you to link to other websites or resources on the internet, and other websites or resources may contain links to the Website. When you access third-party websites, you do so at your own risk. Those other websites are not under the Company's control, and you acknowledge that the Company is not liable for the content, functions, accuracy, legality, appropriateness, or any other aspect of those other websites or resources. The inclusion on another website of any link to the Website does not imply endorsement by or affiliation with the Company. You further acknowledge and agree that the Company shall not be liable for any damage related to the use of any content, goods, or services available through any third-party website or resource.
You agree that the Service contains Content provided by the Company and its partners and Users and that the Content may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, or other rights and laws. You shall abide by and maintain all copyright and other legal notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Service.
The Company grants to each User of the Service a worldwide, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable and non-transferable license to use and reproduce the Content, solely for personal, non-commercial use. Use, reproduction, modification, distribution, or storage of any Content for other than personal, non-commercial use is prohibited without prior written permission from the Company, or from the copyright holder. You shall not sell, license, rent, or otherwise use or exploit any Content for commercial use or in any way that violates any third-party right.
By Submitting User Submissions on the Website or otherwise through the Service, you agree to the following terms:
The Company will not have any ownership rights over your User Submissions. However, the Company needs the following license to perform and market the Service on your behalf and on behalf of its other Users and itself. You grant to the Company the worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable right to (and to allow others acting on its behalf to) (i) use, edit, modify, prepare derivative works of, reproduce, host, display, stream, transmit, playback, transcode, copy, feature, market, sell, distribute, and otherwise fully exploit your User Submissions and your trademarks, service marks, slogans, logos, and similar proprietary rights (collectively, the "Trademarks") in connection with (a) the Service, (b) the Company’s (and its successors' and assigns’) businesses, (c) promoting, marketing, and redistributing part or all of the Website (and derivative works thereof) or the Service in any media formats and through any media channels (including, without limitation, third-party websites); (ii) take whatever other action is required to perform and market the Service; (iii) allow its Users to stream, transmit, playback, download, display, feature, distribute, collect, and otherwise use the User Submissions and Trademarks in connection with the Service; and (iv) use and publish, and permit others to use and publish, the User Submissions, Trademarks, names, likenesses, and personal and biographical materials of you and the members of your group, in connection with the provision or marketing of the Service. The foregoing license granted to the Company does not affect your other ownership or license rights in your User Submissions, including the right to grant additional licenses to your User Submissions.
You are publishing your User Submission, and you may be identified publicly by your name in association with your User Submission.
You grant to each User a non-exclusive license to access and view your User Submissions through the Service and to share links to your Submission on external websites for promotion of your Submission.
You further agree that your User Submissions will not contain third-party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third-party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material or you are otherwise legally entitled to post the material and to grant Crowdzu all of the license rights granted herein.
The use or other exploitation of User Submissions by the Company and Users as contemplated by this Agreement will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including without limitation any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
The Company shall have the right to delete, edit, modify, reformat, excerpt, or translate any of your User Submissions.
All information publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Website is the sole responsibility of the person from which that Content originated.
The Company will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any Content.
The Company cannot guarantee the identity of any other Users with whom you may interact while using the Service.
All Content you access through the Service is at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any resulting damage or loss to any party.
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), Crowdzu has adopted a policy of, in appropriate circumstances, terminating User accounts that are repeat infringers of the intellectual property rights of others. Crowdzu also may terminate User accounts even based on a single infringement.
Crowdzu will remove infringing materials in accordance with the DMCA if properly notified that Content infringes copyright. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify Crowdzu in writing. Your notice must contain the following information (please confirm these requirements with your legal counsel, or see the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3), for more information):
If you believe that your work has been removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, please notify Crowdzu in writing. Your counter-notice must contain the following information (please confirm these requirements with your legal counsel or see the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §512(g)(3), for more information):
Under the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material is infringing or was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.
If you fail to comply with these notice requirements, your notification or counter-notification may not be valid.
Our mailing address for notice of alleged copyright infringement is:
1483 York Avenue
P.O. Box 20412
New York, NY 10021
The Company has no special relationship with or fiduciary responsibility to you. You acknowledge that the Company has no duty to take any action regarding any of the following: which Users gain access to the Website; what Content Users access through the Website; what effects the Content may have on Users; how Users may interpret or use the Content; or what actions Users may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content. The Company cannot guarantee the authenticity of any data or information that Users provide about themselves or their campaigns and projects. You release the Company from all liability for your having acquired or not acquired Content through the Website. The Website may contain, or direct you to websites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. The Company makes no representations concerning any Content on the Website, and the Company is not liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained on the Service.
The Service is provided "As Is" and "As Available" and is without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose, and any warranties implied by any course of performance or usage of trade, all of which are expressly disclaimed. The Company, and its directors, employees, agents, suppliers, partners, and content providers do not warrant that: (a) the Service will be secure or available at any particular time or location; (b) any defects or errors will be corrected; (c) any content or software available at or through the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components; or (d) the results of using the Service will meet your requirements. Your use of the Service is solely at your own risk. Some states or countries do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
Electronic Communications Privacy Act Notice (18 usc §2701-2711): the Company makes no guarantee of confidentiality or privacy of any communication or information transmitted on the Website or any website linked to the Website. The Company will not be liable for the privacy of email addresses, registration and identification information, disk space, communications, confidential or trade-secret information, or any other Content stored on the Company’s equipment, transmitted over networks accessed by the Website, or otherwise connected with your use of the Service.
The Company shall not be liable for any delay to the extent arising out of a cause beyond its control and without its fault or negligence. Such causes may include, but are not limited to fires, floods, earthquakes, strikes, unavailability of necessary utilities, blackouts, failure of third party suppliers or service providers, acts of God, acts of declared or undeclared war, acts of regulatory agencies, or national disasters. The only remedy available to Users is that the Company, at its sole discretion, may extend the length of campaigns active at the time of loss of service by the number of hours of the outage when service is restored.
In no event shall the Company, nor its directors, employees, agents, partners, suppliers, or content providers, be liable under contract, tort, strict liability, negligence, or any other legal or equitable theory with respect to the Service (i) for any lost profits, data loss, cost of procurement of substitute goods or services, or special, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever, substitute goods or services (however arising), (ii) for any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like (regardless of the source of origination), or (iii) for any direct damages in excess of (in the aggregate) one hundred U.S. dollars ($100.00). Some states or countries do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.
Accessing the Service is prohibited from territories where the Content is illegal. If you access the Service from other locations, you do so at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
By using the Service, Users consent to receive from the Company all communications including notices, agreements, legally required disclosures, or other information in connection with the Service (collectively, "Contract Notices") electronically. The Company may provide the electronic Contract Notices by posting them on the Website. If you desire to withdraw your consent to receive Contract Notices electronically, you must discontinue your use of the Service.
To facilitate the resolution of any controversy related to this Agreement, Users and the Company agree to first attempt to resolve any dispute informally for at least thirty (30) days before initiating any arbitration or court proceeding. Dispute resolution may be completed through a customer service mechanism. If this fails, additional informal discussions begin upon written notice from Users or the Company. The Company will send its notice to the email address you have provided to us and may also provide a copy to a physical address if one is on file. Users will mail a notice to Crowdzu Inc. Attn: Legal Department, 1483 York Avenue, P.O. Box 20412, New York, NY 10021.
If Users and the Company are unable to resolve a dispute through informal discussions, either Users or the Company may elect to have the dispute finally and exclusively resolved by final binding arbitration. USERS UNDERSTAND THAT ABSENT THIS PROVISION, USERS WOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A JURY TRIAL. The arbitration shall be performed under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”). Users' arbitration fees and Users' share of arbitrator compensation shall be governed by these AAA rules. The arbitration may be conducted in person, through the submission of documents, by phone or online as allowed by the AAA rules. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, Users and the Company may litigate in court to compel arbitration, stay proceeding pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator.
Users and the Company agree that any arbitration shall be limited to the dispute between the Company and Users individually. To the full extent permitted by law no arbitration or other dispute resolution proceeding shall be joined with any other or decided on a class-action basis.
Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions regarding this Agreement.
Updated December 2015
You can launch or donate to crowdfunding campaigns from anywhere in the world
You can crowdsource your creative needs including graphic design, photography, music, video and fashion
You can find brand integration/product placement deals in film, online videos and television
You can buy or sell licences to creative digital assets
You can find or post creative job openings
Find out more about crowdsourcing and crowdfunding via the Crowdzu Marketplace.