- 2.0: Digital greeting cards and Good Gift / Monetary donations
- 2.1: The Determined Price of Digital Greeting Cards
- 2.2: Donation to charity
- 2.3: Email Addresses
- 2.4: Message
- 2.5: Orders
- 2.6: Cancellations
- 2.7: Refunds
- 2.8: Security
- 2.9: Payment & Payment Security
Terms & Conditions
These are the Terms & Conditions for CharityGreetings.com. Please read these terms and conditions carefully, as they should cover any questions you may have. Alternatively, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terms & Conditions / General Information
These are the terms that govern any contract between you, the customer, who is the purchaser, and us, The Hartz Company Ltd t/a CharityGreetings.com, who administers the CharityGreetings.com website. These terms are subject to change. If the terms do change you will be notified on this page. Please note it is your responsibility to read these conditions carefully and to correctly insert all relevant information for your digital greeting card to be completed as requested.
CharityGreetings.com is a division of The Hartz Company Ltd (Registered in England No. 3848015; Registered Office: 6th Floor, Remo House, 310-312 Regent Street, London W1B 3BS), a company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales.
The Hartz Company Limited
3 Opulens Place
Tel: +44 (0)1923 827770
Fax: +44 (0)870 052 2285 (calls charged at national rate)
Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. GMT
Please consult your telephone provider for the cost of a call when telephoning us.
At present this website is only intended for fundraising on behalf of UK based registered charities.
Any contract or agreement between us will be governed by English law and will be subject to the jurisdiction of the English Courts.
Digital greeting cards and Good Gift / Monetary donations
The Determined Price of Digital Greeting Cards
The price of digital greeting cards and Good Gift / Monetary donations will be calculated in UK Pound Sterling. When you complete your order it will be shown as a total cost at the bottom of the Shopping Basket page. Subject to our obligation to supply digital greeting cards at the price stated in accepted orders, we reserve the right to increase or decrease the list price of digital greeting cards at any time, subject to the increase or decrease appearing on the website.
Donation to charity
Each digital greeting card costs £1.99 (UK Pound Sterling). The charity selected receives £1.00; 33p is value added tax (VAT Registration No. 853 9099 84);
If paying by credit card: 7p is for card processing and anti-fraud charges.
59p goes towards running the website, paying artists, processing donations and fulfilling our guarantee.
If paying by debit card: 35p is for card processing and anti-fraud charges.
31p goes towards running the website, paying artists, processing donations and fulfilling our guarantee.
If paying by PayPal: 27p is for PayPal processing and anti-fraud charges.
39p goes towards running the website, paying artists, processing donations and fulfilling our guarantee.
All Good Gift / Monetary donations are passed on to the selected Charity subject to a transaction fee of 10% plus VAT of the gross donation including Gift Aid reclaimed and payment processing charges. If a Gift Aid declaration has not been made, then a fee of 5% plus VAT and the payment processing charge (as mentioned above) is deducted from the gift donation with the balance going to the Charity.
Good Gifts are real examples of the Charity’s requirements; however Good Gifts may only be indicative of the type of work funded through your donation. When purchasing a Good Gift from CharityGreetings.com, you are making a donation to support the Charity’s vital work and all donations are allocated wherever the need is greatest.
The charities are paid monthly, four weeks in arrears via online banking, subject to a minimum remittance of £10.
It is your responsibility to insert a correct/valid email address of the recipient. If the Charity Greetings email is returned as undelivered or is blocked by a firewall or spam filter, we will endeavour to contact you for an alternative email address and we will resend the Charity Greetings email. Please note we cannot refund a digital greeting card once it has been sent. In the case of constant undelivered emails, the charity selected will still receive your £1.00 donation and, if applicable, your Good Gift / Monetary donation. Please note free email accounts such as Hotmail and Yahoo, etc may direct the Charity Greeting email into a ‘junk’ folder.
The message you write in your digital greeting card is your responsibility. Please check your message carefully as we do not check your messages and correct spelling mistakes, etc. The digital greeting card will be sent exactly as submitted and cannot be altered after transaction is complete.
Once an order has been placed, you will receive a confirmation email from our payment gateway service provider, WorldPay. Do not assume your order has been accepted if a confirmation email has not been received. The digital greeting card will be sent immediately if requested for that day or at 2.00 a.m. GMT on the morning of the scheduled delivery date.
Once an order has been placed and the transaction has completed, the digital greeting card(s) cannot be cancelled.
If a digital greeting card has not been sent as requested due to an error beyond our control, and you have exercised your right to a refund, we will process the refund owed to you within 30 days. This does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.
Security is taken very seriously. CharityGreetings.com complies with the strict security procedures set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 with regards to the storage and disclosure of any data to prevent any unauthorised access. We use encryption, firewalls and other technology and security procedures to help protect the accuracy and security of your personal information and prevent unauthorised access or improper use.
Payment & Payment Security
CharityGreetings.com accepts VISA Credit Card, MasterCard, JCB and American Express credit cards, as well as VISA Electron, VISA Debit Card (formerly known as VISA Delta), Debit MasterCard and UK Maestro (formerly Switch) debit cards. Payments by PayPal are also accepted.
We use WorldPay as our secure online payment service provider. Your credit/debit card/PayPal details are transmitted directly to the payment service provider using their first-class security. No employees of CharityGreetings.com see or have access to your credit/debit card/PayPal details, as all payments are processed directly on WorldPay’s secure server.
For more information about WorldPay please click here to view the WorldPay website.
For more information about PayPal please click here to view the PayPal website.
After your payment has been accepted, you will then receive an email from WorldPay confirming your transaction.
Copyright Statement & Intellectual Property
The information, text (copy), logos, trade marks, graphics, site design, codes and all other intellectual property rights you view on CharityGreetings.com are protected by Copyright © 2004 - 2011 The Hartz Company Ltd. All charity logos, trade marks and charity descriptions are copyright by the specific affiliated charity. All rights are reserved. You are not permitted to use any of the material on this website for any purpose other than to access and view the website and electronically copy and/or print in hard copy to complete your Charity Greetings order and as a record of your transaction with us. Any other use of the material without written consent from us is strictly prohibited.
We would appreciate you notifying us if you have experienced any technical difficulties. Please email our technical team with the description of the problem and if possible the name and version of the browser you are using at email@example.com. In addition, any feedback regarding CharityGreetings.com will always be appreciated.
If you have any complaints please contact us in writing by:
Fax: +44 (0)870 052 2285 (calls charged at national rate)
Alternatively, you can write to us at:
3 Opulens Place
Any complaints must be forwarded to us in writing within 14 (fourteen) days of the problem arising. Your complaint will be handled in a professional manner. We will acknowledge your complaint within 3 (three) working days (i.e. Monday to Friday) of receipt, and offer a likely time scale in dealing with your complaint in a competent manner. You will be notified on a regular basis on the progress of your complaint and please be assured we will do everything in our power to provide a constructive outcome.
Every effort is made to keep all information, copy, images, external third party links, codes, website design, data and charities completely accurate. However, CharityGreetings.com will not accept liability for any loss, damage, or inconvenience arising as a consequence of any use using this website or for any reason the site is unavailable for a period of time, or if a user is not contactable.
CharityGreetings.com accepts no liability for:
- An affiliated charity discontinuing
If a charity discontinues, before the digital greeting card has been sent, the charity will still receive the donation. Please note, all charities listed on this website have a UK Charity Registration number.
- For the content on third party websites
We link to a charity's website in order to promote their good cause to our users. We do not check all the content of our third party linked websites and do not necessarily agree with their policies/actions/comments/politics, etc. If you find any comments or images abusive that we link to, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The descriptions of our affiliated charities
It is the responsibility of our affiliated charities to supply an accurate description of their charity.
- Content of the messages
CharityGreetings.com is not responsible for the content of messages sent and received. We do not look at the content (copy) of the digital greeting card, however, we can investigate a user if they are writing obscene copy. To report any obscene copy, please email email@example.com.
- Content of customer uploaded images
CharityGreetings.com is not responsible for the content of uploaded images used as profile pictures and fundraising events by registered users. We do have the right to remove any images that we believe is inappropriate in any way whatsoever and will investigate a user if they continue to upload such images after being warned. To report any obscene images, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Emails and attachments
Whilst all reasonable care has been taken to ensure that all email messages sent by us and any attachments therein are virus free, it is the responsibility of the recipient to ensure that no viruses are contained. We accept no responsibility for any loss or damage arising in any way from its use.
If for some reason which is beyond either of our control, either of us are unable to comply with these conditions, that party will not be liable to the other or be deemed to be in breach of the agreement between us. Such reasons shall include, but not be limited to, war, riots, fire, explosion, flood, insurrection, embargo, industrial action and acts or omissions of governments.
CharityGreetings.com is a professional charity fundraising service. We will endeavour to fulfil your order in an effective manner. We work in partnership with our affiliated charities to help maximise their donation revenue. All accounts and payments are monitored by a third party accountant (Heywards, 6th Floor, Remo House, 310-312 Regent Street, London W1B 3BS). For any questions or enquiries please email email@example.com.