Terms of use

About the Terms

1. Acceptance of the Terms of use

  • Access and the use of fengarion.org, fengarion.net, fengarion.ch and fengarion.com is provided by Fengarion, an association based in Geneva, Switzerland which is the owner and editor of this website.
  • By registering and using the Internet sites of fengarion.org, fengarion.net, fengarion.ch and fengarion.com (hereafter “Fengarion”) you agree to be bound by these terms of use and conditions, which take effect immediately on your first use of Fengarion. If you do not agree to all of the following terms, please do not register with us.
  • We reserve the right to modify the terms and conditions so please check these terms regularly. Your continued use of Fengarion will be deemed as acceptance of the updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using this website. If there is any conflict between these conditions and specific local conditions appearing elsewhere on Fengarion then the latter shall prevail.

2. Aims

  • The aim of Fengarion is to connect donors with non-profit organizations committed to the promotion of the core values and fundamental rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • To change the relationship between donors and organizations.
  • To increase the communication and transparency between donors and organizations.
  • To increase society's interest in altruism and to increase satisfaction from altruistic actions.

3. Privacy for donors

When you register with Fengarion, you provide personal data, such as your name, your address and your email. You may also add a few personal comments, which you would like to share with other users of Fengarion.

You may choose between three privacy options below:

  • Option 1: Your profile is private which means accessible only to you, but if you post a comment then your name will appear as the author of the comment.
  • Option 2: Your profile is semi-private which means accessible to all visitors of Fengarion. Your name, your country, your city, your comments and projects you support with donations will be visible. However, the amounts of your donations remain confidential.
  • Option 3: Your profile is public which means that your personal data is visible as in the second option as well as the amounts of your donations made for each project.
  • Although you set the privacy options that limit access to your pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.
  • Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your pages on the website will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the website. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of your pages may remain viewable in cached and archived pages.
  • When you login to Fengarion, your IP address is registered. This is done for security and statistical reasons.

4. Use of information collected by Fengarion

  • Information is used exclusively on Fengarion and according to the privacy settings you have chosen.
  • However when you make donations, then your full address is visible to the organization to which you donate.
  • Although each organization adhering to Fengarion is committed to respect our terms and conditions for keeping your personal data confidential, we are not responsible for any misuse of your data by organizations. We strongly recommend you to visit the organizations' websites and familiarize yourself with their privacy policies prior making any donations.
  • Your personal data will not be shared with any other third party or used for commercial purposes.
  • Your personal data is not shared with any other third party with the exception of organizations to which you make donations and any legal authorities such as courts, government officials, or other third parties if legally required.

5. Deleting your profile: provisions applicable to donors

  • You can delete your profile at any time. If you have made donations, they will appear as from an anonymous donor on the organization public pages on Fengarion.

6. Privacy for organizations

  • All data you register is visible to visitors with the exception of administrative data such as the address of the organization and the name, phone number and email of the contact person.

7. Deleting your profile: provisions applicable to organizations

  • In principle, you cannot delete your profile. However if you have not collected any donations through Fengarion then your profile can be deleted if requested.

8. Registration, account security and posting

By using Fengarion, you agree to accept the following conditions such as:

  • Not to collect users’ information, or otherwise access Fengarion, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers).
  • Not to upload spams, viruses or other malicious codes.
  • Not to solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else.
  • Not to bully, intimidate, or harass any user.
  • Not to use Fengarion to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory.
  • Your content on the Site must not be disruptive, offensive or abusive, unlawful, harassing, defamatory, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented or racially offensive, for religious purposes or propaganda.
  • Your content must be civil, tasteful, constructive and polite.
  • Fengarion users provide their real names and information.
  • You must not provide any false personal information on Fengarion, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission.
  • You must not use Fengarion if you are under 18 without parental permission.
  • You must keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date.
  • You must not share your password, let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account.
  • You must not transfer your account to anyone without first getting our written permission.

9. Donations

  • Donations are made directly to an organization by ways indicated on the organization's web page. It is also possible for organizations to give payment instructions on their Fengarion donation page.
  • Money for your donation does not transfer through Fengarion.
  • Fengarion does not take any commission on donations.
  • Prior to payment donors register the amount of donation. This generates the donation code and that donation appears in the "donation in process" sections of both the organization and the donor.
  • When making a donation, donors need to indicate the donation code.
  • Organization payment instructions need to allow for the donation code introduction.
  • Donation code serves for donation identification.
  • Organizations must confirm received donations on the "donation in process" page.

10. Obligations for any user of Fengarion

1) Protecting other people’s rights

  • You must not post contents or take any action on Fengarion that infringes someone else's rights or otherwise violates the laws in force.
  • We can remove any content you post on Fengarion if we believe that it violates this statement.
  • We can terminate your profile and access to Fengarion to any user who violates other people’s rights and does not respect the below-mentioned conditions of the terms of use

2) Intellectual property rights and copyright

  • If you repeatedly infringe other people’s intellectual property rights, we will disable your account and terminate your profile.
  • You must not use our copyrights including Fengarion and the Fengarion logo without our written permission

3) Publicity

  • Fengarion must not be used for advertising or promoting purposes.

4) Links and web addresses

  • Fengarion may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for neither the content nor the privacy practices of other web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.

5) Source of funds

  • The source of funds provided by donors must be honorable. Donations from illegal sources are not allowed.

11. Obligations for Organizations

  • Organizations adhering to Fengarion must respect and actively promote the provisions of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • Religious organizations acting for religious purposes will not be admitted.
  • Organizations having political goals will not be admitted.
  • Organizations adhering to Fengarion make no discrimination of any kind neither internally nor externally. For example, no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs or opinions on and outside Fengarion.
  • Organizations adhering to Fengarion make no discrimination of any kind neither internally nor in outside work. For example; no discrimination as to nationality; race; religious beliefs or opinions.
  • Organizations adhering to Fengarion are committed to transparency in respect to their financial sources, internal structure, mission, policies and activities. Organizations actively communicate on these subjects with concerned parties and provide information to the public.
  • Organizations adhering to Fengarion are committed to the highest level of ethics within internal and external activities
  • Organizations decide which projects are registered on Fengarion for fundraising and they explain how the donations will be used by reporting on their progress.
  • Organizations adhering to Fengarion are committed to use the donations exclusively for the projects selected by the donors on Fengarion and not for other means.
  • Organizations communicate other sources of financing of the projects posted on Fengarion.
  • The source of funds provided by donors must be honorable. Donations from illegal sources are not allowed.

12. Technical Problems

Fengarion is not responsible for any temporary disruptions due to its website malfunctioning. Naturally, Fengarion will undertake actions to resolve problems and recover any lost information.

13. Applicable law and jurisdiction

The laws of the State of Switzerland shall govern the terms of use of Fengarion. Any claim or dispute shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Geneva, Switzerland.