Terms of Use

​Welcome to the Ekipi website (the “Website”), operated by Ekipi (“we” or “us”). We are a 501(c)(3) public charity nonprofit that facilitates physical activity and sporting opportunities for the underprivileged youth.

By accessing the Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

 

Privacy Policy: We value and respect your privacy. If you use the Website, you agree that your activities are covered by our Privacy Policy

Use of Publications, Trademarks, and Logos: We provide information and resources on physical activity, sports, programs, constituents, and organizations, including articles, press releases, photographs, stories and case studies, reports, newsletters, video broadcasts, e-newsletters, quarterly updates, our annual reports, and interviews with personnel, corporate and community partners, clients, and volunteers (collectively, “Publications”). Unless otherwise expressly stated, all content provided on the Website is intellectual property that belongs to us. You are permitted to download information from the Website for your own personal informational use. You may also copy, distribute, adapt, and transmit content from this Website solely for not-for-profit or educational purposes, provided that the use contains the following attribution: “Reproduced with permission of Ekipi”. You may not suggest any other relationship, endorsement or affiliation with us unless you obtain express written permission. For any other use, you must obtain express written permission from us. You may not use or duplicate any of our logos or trademarks without express written permission from us. To request permission for use of copyrighted material, trademarks, or logos, send an email to connect@ekipi.org.

 

Links to Other Websites: Links on the Website that lead to outside services and resources are provided for convenience only. We do not control the accuracy or availability of those outside services and resources. We do not endorse those organizations or the information provided by other organizations. Any concerns regarding any such service or resource, or any link, should be directed to the particular service or resource.

 

​Third Party Content: We respect copyright and trademark laws. Third-party material may appear on our site, and those creators retain all rights to their works, except where noted.

 

No Guarantees: Though we strive to keep the information available on the Website current and accurate, errors can and do occur. We provide the information on the Website with no representations or guarantees of accuracy, completeness, or timeliness. We will not be liable to you or any other person for any damages that result from the use or inability to use the Website, or as a result of any content, information, services, or resources made available through the Website.

Indemnification: You agree to indemnify and hold harmless each of us, our affiliates, officers, directors, employees and volunteers from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to, arising out of, or related to your use of this Website, the violation of these Terms of Use by you, or the infringement by you of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

 

About These Terms – General Provisions: If we do not immediately take action to address a violation of these Terms of Use, we are not waiving our rights to take action in the future. If any particular provision of these Terms of Use is found to be unenforceable, that provision will be severable and will not affect any of the other provisions. This Website is owned and operated by us from our offices in North Carolina. Your use of the Website, and any related legal action, will be governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina, without regard to conflict of laws principles. The sole jurisdiction for any litigation arising out of your use of or inquiries to the Website will be an appropriate federal or state court located in Charlotte / Raleigh, North Carolina.

 

Changes to the Terms of Use: We reserve the right to make changes to any information or services on the Website, including these Terms of Use, without notice to you. The most current Terms of Use will be posted here on the Website and will be effective upon posting. The Effective Date will be posted with the most current Terms of Use. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of these Terms of Use.

 

Effective Date: January 13, 2020

 

Privacy Policy

Ekipi (“we”, or “us”) respects the privacy of our constituents. In order to better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected when you visit ekipi.org (the “Website”). This Privacy Policy works in conjunction with the Terms of Use

 

Information We Collect and How We Use It: In the course of using the Website, we may collect your email addresses for our email list, payment information for donations, and certain personal information when you sign up to get involved. We may also aggregate non-personal information about how the Website is used. We use IP addresses (which are not linked to personal information of any individual user) to analyze trends, administer our website, track volume of usage, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use; this information helps us measure the number of visitors to various sections of this website and to help make the website more useful. 

 

We do not sell names or other personal information about our Website users and subscribers to mass marketers or any other entity, nor do we engage in exchanges of such information. We do not share donor information with other organizations. Online credit card donations are processed through a third party service provider and we do not retain, store, sell or share any of your credit card, payment-related, or other personal information. 

 

We protect our database by means of various technical and procedural measures, and we restrict access to your information by unauthorized persons. We require our third party service providers to comply with confidentiality requirements and to not use your personal information for marketing purposes without your consent. 

 

We reserve the right to use personal information to protect the security or integrity of our Website; to protect against a threat to personal safety or destruction of property; to protect against legal liability; or to cooperate with government officials or parties in litigation, or as otherwise required by law. We may also share personal information with our successors and assigns in accordance with law.

 

Privacy of Children: We are pleased when youth visit our Website to learn more about us and how we facilitate physical activity and sporting opportunities for underprivileged youth. However, we do not knowingly solicit data from children or knowingly reach out to children under the age of 18. 

 

Links to Other Websites: The Website may provide links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy or security practices of other websites (including security, collection of personal information, or use of cookies) or practices of other organizations and individuals.

 

Anti-Spam Policy and Your Opt-Out Rights: We are committed to permission-based communication and preventing the spread of spam or other forms of unsolicited emails. If you have received an email in error, you may remove your information from our database by requesting to unsubscribe at connect@ekipi.org.

 

Commitment to Data Security: We take precautions to host and maintain a secure website and to safeguard data from unauthorized use. We undertake a range of security practices, including measures to help restrict web access to or inappropriate use of sensitive data.

 

Your Consent and Questions: By submitting personal information through this Website, you give your consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of such information as described in this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or requests about the status and correctness of data you have provided to us, please email to connect@ekipi.org.

 

Changes to the Privacy Policy: We review our privacy practices from time to time, and these practices are subject to change. Any change will be effective immediately upon posting on our Website and by changing the effective date below. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this Privacy Policy.

 

Effective Date: January 13, 2020

Trademark

 

All product and company names are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.

 

Acknowledgement

Our free virtual phone number is provided by Ninja Number.

 

State Disclosure

CALIFORNIA

Applied for registration with California Attorney General - Registry of Charitable Trusts .

NORTH CAROLINA

Registered with North Carolina Secretary of State - Charitable Solicitation Licensing Division. Meet the qualifications for exemption from the provisions of the Charitable Solicitation Act, N. C. Gen. Stat 131F-1 et seq.

Financial information about Ekipi, the charitable organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the State.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Registered with South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Public Charities. Compliant with the registration requirement of the “South Carolina Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act.”

 

In-kind Donation Policy

  • Ekipi solicits and accepts gifts / in-kind donations that are consistent with its mission and that support its core programs, as well as special projects.

  • Donations and other forms of support will generally be accepted from individuals and organizations.

  • Ekipi is best equipped to receive donations of sports gear, apparel, and accessories. Other types of donations will only be accepted upon approval of the Board that governs Ekipi.

  • Ekipi urges all prospective donors to seek the assistance of personal legal and financial advisors in matters relating to their gifts, including the resulting tax and estate planning consequences.

  • Ekipi will assign a fair market value to donated items for its own accounting and reporting purposes. Ekipi is not obligated to share this value with donors.

  • Ekipi recommends donors to refer to IRS Publication 561, Determining the Value of Donated Property and discuss any tax implication with their tax consultants.

  • Ekipi does not accept undergarments, inner apparel, socks, large items, and items in not usable condition. etc. Ekipi reserves the right to reject a donation based on these or other conditions.

  • If Ekipi is not able to distribute donations via its program, it reserves the rights to sell and utilize the proceeds as cash funding. In some cases, Ekipi might in turn donate them to other organizations.

  • Ekipi thoroughly reviews and cleans donated items, before distributing them via its programs. Anytime during the process, Ekipi can determine that specific items cannot be used in its mission and reject such item.

 

Ekipi is a 501(c)(3) public charity, registered in North Carolina, USA. EIN: 84-4276131  |  © 2021 by Ekipi. Created by Ekipi team