Legal Disclosure

Aminata Soumou, 8, writes on a black board at the school in Mali. Photo credit: Joshua Roberts

Aminata Soumou, 8, writes on a black board at the school in Mali. Photo credit: Joshua Roberts

Save the Children developed and maintains www.savethechildren.org to provide our network of donors, service providers, volunteers and constituents with information about our work and our mission. Access to and use of Save the Children’s website, linking to the Save the Children’s website as well as downloading Save the Children materials and content is subject to terms and conditions set forth in this Terms of Use agreement. Your use of Save the Children’s website constitutes your agreement to these terms and conditions. Please note that Save the Children reserves the right to alter or amend this Terms of Use at any time for any reason and without notice.

Please click on the following links to review specific policies on privacy, legal disclosure and our code of ethics.

Legal Disclosure

Information concerning Save the Children Federation, Inc., including financial, licensing or charitable purposes(s) may be obtained, without cost, by calling 1-800-728-3843, writing to Save the Children Federation, Inc. at 54 Wilton Road, Westport, Connecticut 06880, or sending an email to twebster@savechildren.org.

In addition, residents of the following states may obtain financial and/or licensing information from their states, as indicated. Registration with these states, or any other state, does not imply endorsement by the state.

Florida: A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. FLORIDA REGISTRATION # CH 502.

Maryland: Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis MD 21401, (410) 974-5534.

Mississippi: The official registration and financial information of Save the Children Federation, Inc. may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167. Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement by the Secretary of State.

New Jersey: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING (973) 504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/ocp.htm#charity. REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT.

New York: A copy of the most recent financial report is available from the Office of the Attorney General, Charities Division, The Capitol, Albany, New York 12224-0341.

North Carolina: Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.

Pennsylvania: The official registration and financial information of Save the Children Federation, Inc., may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Virginia: A copy of the financial statement is available from the Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Section, 900 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219 or call 1-804-786-2042.

Washington: The registration required by the charitable solicitation act is on file with the Office of the Secretary of State. Financial and other additional information can be obtained from the Office of the Secretary of State by calling 1-800-332-4483.

West Virginia: West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capital, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement. Contributions to Save the Children are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

(Rev July 2012)

Mobile Donations in the United States
Legal Disclosure from the Mobile Giving Foundation, Save the Children's text-to-donate vendor

Effective March 1, 2009:

By electing to give a donation in response to a Mobile Giving Foundation campaign, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree to be bound or cannot comply with any of the terms and conditions, do not continue the donation.

Terms of your gift:
Thank you for contributing to a Mobile Giving Foundation campaign. Your donation is to the Mobile Giving Foundation (MGF), a 501c(3) public charity, which re-grants your donation to the charity(ies) you designated through your text message donation. Your donation will appear as Mobile Giving Foundation on your wireless statement. Per our agreement with all organizations, and in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service, the MGF has the exclusive legal control over all donation amounts. If an organization fails to comply with the MGF Standards for Participation, the MGF reserves the right to disseminate donation amounts to a complementary organization.

Please consult your tax or financial advisor for specific questions about your gift. All MGF approved organizations qualify for 501c(3) status and donations should be tax deductible. Please save your wireless operator bill or print a donation receipt at mobilegiving.org/taxreceipt. Your donation is immediate and irrevocable. Accordingly, the MGF cannot refund or cancel your donation. Please check with your wireless operator for operator specific refund policies.

Payment to Designated Organization:
The MGF collects donations paid by you from your wireless operator. In some instances, your donation will be deducted from your pre-paid balance with your wireless operator. The wireless operators remit 100% of your donation to the MGF. Within 30 days of the MGF’s receipt of collected donations from the wireless operator, the MGF grants 100% of the donation to the designated organization. (There may be some designated organizations that have permitted the MGF to grant 5-10% of each donation to the MGF to cover administrative costs associated with the MGF’s mission.)

Donation Types:
$5 Donations
A donation of $5.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. In addition to your $5.00 donation, standard text messaging and/or data rates may apply. All donations must be authorized by the account holder. Please contact your wireless operator for additional information. All charges are billed by and payable to your wireless operator.

$10 Donations
A donation of $10.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. In addition to your $10.00 donation, standard text messaging and/or data rates may apply. All donations must be authorized by the account holder. Please contact your wireless operator for additional information. All charges are billed by and payable to your wireless operator.

$20 Donations (trial)
A donation of $20.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. In addition to your $20.00 donation, standard text messaging and/or data rates may apply. All donations must be authorized by the account holder. Please contact your wireless operator for additional information. All charges are billed by and payable to your wireless operator.

$25 Donations (trial)
A donation of $25.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. In addition to your $25.00 donation, standard text messaging and/or data rates may apply. All donations must be authorized by the account holder. Please contact your wireless operator for additional information. All charges are billed by and payable to your wireless operator.

Recurring Donations
The Mobile Giving Foundation does not provide for recurring text donations at this time.

Help, Cancellation and Additional Information:
If you would like to receive help, please text “HELP” to the applicable short code (20222, 25383, 27722, 40202, 40579, 41010, 41518, 52000, 464329, 501501, 864233).

If you would like to Opt-Out, please text “STOP” to the applicable short code (20222, 25383, 27722, 40202, 40579, 41010, 41518, 52000, 464329, 501501, 864233).

For support please email support@mobilegiving.org or call 866-810-1203.

Service, Warranties and Liability:
This service is available through the following wireless operators: AT&T, Nextel, Sprint, T-Mobile USA, U.S. Cellular, Cricket Communications, Cincinnati Bell, Cellular South and Verizon Wireless.

The MGF is not liable for any delays related to the transmission of any text messages, donations, alerts, etc. Delivery is subject to and dependent upon the applicable network operator. All services are provided “as is” with no warranties by the MGF or its agents, licensors, business partners, charities and/or suppliers (collectively the “MGF Parties”). The MGF Parties expressly disclaim to the fullest extent permitted by law all express, implied, and statutory warranties, including without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of proprietary rights. Data obtained from you in connection with this SMS service may include your cell phone number, your carrier’s name, and the date, time and content of your messages. We may use this information to contact you and to provide the services you request from us. You understand and agree that you use the services and/or donate through the MGF at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damages to your mobile phone, mobile phone service or computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material or data.

When making a donation through the MGF service, a variety of personal information will be collected and shared with the organization to which you have designated your donation. The MGF and designated organization may send you additional messages. If at any time you wish to discontinue such messages, you may opt-out in accordance with these terms.

EXCEPT FOR THOSE WARRANTIES EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THIS AGREEMENT, THE MGF DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, AS TO ANY MATTER WHATSOEVER RELATING ALL MESSAGES, MATERIALS, CONTENT, SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTATION, TECHNOLOGY, SERVICES, AND DELIVERABLES PROVIDED BY ONE PARTY TO THE OTHER PARTY HEREUNDER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY (IF ANY) IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OF REASONABLE CARE OR WORKMANLIKE EFFORT, OF RESULTS, OF LACK OF NEGLIGENCE, OF A LACK OF VIRUSES OR ERRORS, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, OR OF ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF RESPONSES, ALL WITH REGARD TO ALL MESSAGES, MATERIALS, CONTENT, SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTATION, TECHNOLOGY, SERVICES, AND DELIVERABLES PROVIDED BY ONE PARTY TO THE OTHER PARTY HEREUNDER. THERE IS NO WARRANTY OF TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, QUIET POSSESSION, CORRESPONDENCE TO DESCRIPTION, AUTHORITY, OR NONINFRINGEMENT WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATERIALS, CONTENT, SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTATION, TECHNOLOGY, SERVICES, AND DELIVERABLES PROVIDED HEREUNDER.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the MGF and its agents, employees, representatives, licensors, affiliates, parents and subsidiaries from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, causes of action and other proceedings arising from or concerning your use of the service (collectively “Claims”), and to reimburse them on demand for any losses, costs, judgments, fees, fines and other expenses they incur (including attorneys’ fees and court costs) as a result of any Claims.

MGF’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ACTUAL DAMAGES FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER WILL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF $5 OR THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE SERVICE AND/OR CONTENT THAT CAUSED SUCH DAMAGE.

(USA ONLY) SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OF CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.

THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY ARE INTENDED TO APPLY TO ALL ASPECTS OF THESE TERMS.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE MGF OR THE MGF PARTIES, AS APPLICABLE, BE LIABLE FOR ANY UNAUTHORIZED USE OF THE SERVICE.

PRIVACY:
For additional information regarding the use of information collected in connection with the service, please refer to the privacy policy at Privacy.
General:
Promotions and Advertising. The MGF and/or its business partners may present advertisements and promotional materials on or through the service. Your participation in any promotional event is subject to the terms and conditions associated with that event. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, any third-party advertisers on or through the service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third-party. You agree that neither the MGF nor its business partners shall be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such third parties on the service.

These terms shall be governed by the internal laws of the State of Colorado, without giving effect to principles of conflict of laws. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state courts sitting in Denver County, Colorado or the United States Federal District for the District of Colorado to resolve any disputes arising under this Agreement.

These terms contain the complete agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements or understandings, whether oral or written. You agree that any varying or additional terms contained in any purchase order or other written notification or document issued by you in relation to the services hereunder shall be of no effect. The failure or delay of the MGF to exercise any of its rights under these terms or upon any breach of this agreement shall not be deemed a waiver of those rights or of the breach.

If any provision of these terms shall be held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the remaining provisions of these terms will remain in full force and effect.

The enumeration and headings contained in these terms are for convenience only and are not intended to have any substantive significance in their interpretation.

Any correspondence, notice or request permitted to be given under or in connection with these terms and conditions or the subject matter hereof shall be sent by prepaid, certified, first class mail, or courier service with receipt of delivery obtained directly to the MGF addressed as follows:

Email: support@mobilegiving.org
Phone: 866-810-1203
US Mail:
Mobile Giving Foundation
371 NE Gilman Blvd.,
Issaquah, WA 98027
Attn: General Counsel

The MGF may modify or terminate its services from time to time, for any reason, and without notice or liability to you, any other user or any third party. We reserve the right to revise these terms by updating this posting. Please review these terms from time to time so that you will be apprised of any changes. Use of this service following a change to the terms constitutes agreement to the new terms. If you cannot comply with the amended terms, your only remedy is to cease any future donations.

 

Last Updated September 2013