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Tracking rainforest mammals from the sky

Deforestation and our strong mammal friends We’ve heard it from FernGully to Avatar: humans destroy the environment. However, we definitely don’t give enough credit to the nature that survives. Let’s talk about the trees that grow back,…

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  • £341.00 Funded
  • 29 Days to Go
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How does rising CO2 affect UK waters?

What are you trying to discover through your research? The shells and skeletons of marine organisms are crucial to their survival, and perform important tasks such as providing protection from predation.…

  • 2% Funded
  • £395.00 Funded
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Walacea Terms and Conditions

  1. Terms of Agreement
    1. The following Terms and Conditions constitute a legally binding agreement between Walacea and Walacea’s members.
    2. This agreement outlines the terms and conditions that govern member use as a Campaign Owner, Campaign Funder or third party and includes anyone acting on the Campaign Owner or Campaign Funder’s behalf or with the Campaign Owner or Campaign Funder’s express or implied authority of our services at www.Walacea.com (”Walacea”).
    3. It is the member’s responsibility to read and comply with these Terms and Conditions and Walacea’s Privacy Policy before the member registers, launches a campaign or funds a campaign.
    4. The member’s use of Walacea is contingent upon Walacea’s Privacy Policy and these Terms and Conditions.
    5. Use of Walacea will be considered acceptance of Walacea’s Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.
    6. Walacea reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions and/or Privacy Policy from time to time without notice.
    7. Walacea’s Privacy Policy may be accessed on our website
    8. Amended Terms and Conditions and/or Privacy Policy will be effective immediately and the member’s continued use of Walacea will constitute acceptance of such changes.
    9. The member also undertake to familiarise them self with Campaign Owners and Campaign Funders must also agree and comply with the Stripe Acceptable Use Policy and the terms and conditions on other websites operated by Walacea and its related and affiliated companies, to the extent that the member uses those websites.
    10. Nothing in this Agreement creates a partnership, employment relationship or agency between the member and Walacea.
    11. This Agreement may not be assigned in whole or in part, to any third party without Walacea’s prior written consent, and any attempt to do so will be invalid.
    12. Should any part of this Agreement be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion will be construed consistent with applicable law and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect.
    13. Failure by Walacea to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not be considered a waiver of the right to enforce such provision and Walacea’s rights under this Agreement will survive any termination of this Agreement.
  1. Member usage
    1. Members warrant that Campaigns listed and information provided to Walacea or other members in the registration or listing process, in any public message area (including the discussion boards and in feedback) or through any email feature are true and correct.
    2. Members are solely responsible for the information that they provide on Walacea.
    3. Members warrant that they are 18 years of age and have capacity to enter into a legally binding contract and accept these terms and conditions.
  1. Definitions
    1. “Campaign” means scientific research proposal, issues or causes as registered on Walacea by the Campaign Owner.
    2. Campaign Deadline” means the period in which Walacea decides that the Campaign Owners fundraising period expires;
    3. “Campaign Owners” means individuals, groups and organisations (as approved by Walacea moderators) who have registered a Campaign on Walacea.
    4. “Campaign Funders” means individuals, groups and organisations that fund Campaign Owners campaigns in exchange for Rewards.
    5. “Campaign Reward” means items, experiences or services offered by Campaign Owners to Campaign Funders in exchange for Campaign Funders funding Campaigns.
    6. “Walacea” means the Walacea website platform and software and includes Walacea’s agents, employees, subcontractors and suppliers.
    7. “Walacea moderators” means a moderator approved by Walacea to decide which Campaigns are eligible to raise funds on Walacea.
    8. “Walacea’s service” means the service provided by Walacea to provide an online platform for Campaign Owners to raised funds for their Campaign;
    9. “Copyright” means Copyright as per the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth);
    10. “Funds” means the funds raised by the Campaign Owner as provided by the Campaign Funder
    11. “Force Majeure” means the occurrence of any event or circumstance beyond the reasonable control of Walacea.
    12. “VAT” refers to tax
    13. “the member” means the Campaign Owner, Campaign Funder or third party and includes anyone acting on the behalf of a Campaign Owner or Campaign Funder or with express or implied authority.
    14. “Intellectual Property Rights” means patents, Trademarks, service marks, design rights (registrable or otherwise) applications for any of the foregoing, Copyright, database rights, trade or business names and other similar rights or obligations whether registrable or not in any country (including but not limited to Australia);
    15. “Trust Account” means the trust account held by the Nominated body that will hold the funds raised by the Campaign Owner from the Campaign Funders.
  1. Walacea’s Service
    1. Walacea is an online crowdfunding service and acts as a venue to allow members who comply with Walacea’s Terms and Conditions and Policies to raise funds for their scientific proposals, or to contribute funding to scientific proposals.
    2. Walacea allows approved Campaign Owners to list Campaigns and raise funds through offering Rewards to new and existing Campaign Funders.
  1. Walacea has limited liability
    1. Walacea is not directly involved in the transaction between Campaign Owners and Campaign Funders. As a result, Walacea will not be liable for the control, quality, safety, morality or legality of any aspect of the Rewards listed or the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of Campaign Owners to sell Rewards or the ability of Campaign Funders to pay for Rewards.
    2. Walacea cannot ensure that a Campaign Funder or a Campaign Owner will actually complete a transaction and is not liable for any loss to the Campaign Funder or Campaign Owner.
    3. Walacea does not transfer legal ownership of Rewards from the Campaign Funder to the Campaign Owner and is not liable for any failure by the Campaign Owner to provide a Reward to the Campaign Funder.
    4. Walacea cannot guarantee the true identity, age, and nationality of any member.
    5. Walacea is not responsible or liable for any content (data, text, information, graphics, images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items, and links) posted by members or third parties on Walacea. Walacea does not take any responsibility for any loss caused to the Campaign Owner or Campaign Funder arising directly or indirectly from any failure or delay caused by the Campaign Owner or Campaign Funder or by reason of any event or circumstance outside of the reasonable control of Walacea or due to Force Majeure.
    6. It is the responsibility of the Campaign Owner/Campaign Funder to take precautions to ensure that whatever computer equipment and/or software used is free from viruses, worms, Trojans and other items of a destructive nature.
    7. Walacea shall not be liable for the interactions with any organisations and/or individuals found on or through the Walacea service. This includes, but is not limited to, delivery of goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with listings on Walacea.
    8. .Walacea cannot be held liable for the actions of a Campaign Owner; Campaign Owners are wholly responsible for fulfilling obligations both implied and stated in any campaign listing they create.
    9. Walacea does not oversee the performance or punctuality of Campaigns.
    10. Walacea reserves the right to cancel a campaign listing and cancel all pledged payments at any time for any reason.
    11. Walacea reserves the right to remove a campaign listing from public listings for any reason.
    12. Walacea is not responsible for any damage or loss incurred as a result of any dealings on the Walacea platform.
    13. Walacea is under no obligation to become involved in disputes between Campaign Funders and Campaign Owners, or between site members and any third party. In the event of a dispute, you release Walacea employees, partners and successors in rights from claims, damages and demands of every kind, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and our service.
    14. Walacea cannot guarantee the performance or reliability of the STRIPE online payment service. Additionally, because of occasional failures of some credit cards, Walacea cannot guarantee the full receipt of the total funds pledged to a Campaign Owner’s campaign.
    15. Walacea cannot guarantee the full receipt of pledged funds Campaign Funders due to occasional failures when capturing funds from debit and credit cards.
    16. While Walacea may provide basic moderation to listed Campaigns, Walacea is under no obligation to do so, and Campaign Funders are responsible for due diligence before pledging any funding to Campaign Owners.
    17. This limitation of liability section shall prevail over any conflicting or inconsistent provision contained in these Terms and Conditions.
  1. How Campaigns Work
    1. Campaign Owners register as members on Walacea.
    2. Campaign Owners register their Campaign on Walacea for approval by Walacea.
    3. Walacea moderators assess the Campaign.
    4. If Walacea moderators accept the Campaign Owners Campaign, Walacea will register the Campaign and open the Campaign to receive funds from Walacea in exchange for Rewards as provided to Campaign Funders by the Campaign Owners (if applicable).
    5. All funds are collected for Campaign Owners from Campaign Funders through the Stripe online payment service.
    6. Campaign Funds are then transferred into the Campaign Owner for the Campaign Owner to then transfer into their Nominated Account in line with their university policy.
    7. Walacea collects and transfers these pledged funds to the Campaign Owner at the Campaign Deadline if the campaign goal has been reached.
  1. Prohibited Use Of Walacea

1. Walacea staff and appointed members may moderate campaigns and other content (data, text, information, graphics,   images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items, and links) on the Walacea platform.

2.The member is solely responsible for the member’s conduct and activities on the Walacea venue and any and all data, text, information, graphics, images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items, and links (together, “Content”) that are submitted, posted, and displayed on the Walacea venue.

3. The member’s content and use of Walacea shall not:

  1. be false, inaccurate or misleading;
  2. be fraudulent or involve the sale of illegal, counterfeit or stolen items
  3. infringe upon any third-party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary or intellectual property rights or rights of publicity or privacy.
  4. violate this Agreement, any site policies, any site guidelines, or any applicable laws, statute, ordinance or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising)
  5. contain items that have been identified by your local government as hazardous to consumers and therefore subject to a recall
  6. be defamatory, libellous, unlawfully threatening, unlawfully harassing, or impersonate or intimidate any person (including Walacea staff or other users), or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent affiliation with any person, through for example, the use of similar email address, nicknames, or creation of false account(s) or any other method or device
  7. be obscene or contain pornography, child pornography or explicit content;
  8. contain or transmit any code of a destructive nature that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information
  9. modify, adapt or hack Walacea or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with Walacea;
  10. appear to create liability for Walacea or cause Walacea to lose (in whole or in part) the services of Walacea’s ISPs or other suppliers
  11. link directly or indirectly, refer or contain descriptions of goods, experiences or services that are prohibited under this Agreement, the Privacy Policy, or other policy documents as posted on Walacea.
  12. Members must not list any Reward on Walacea (or consummate any transaction that was initiated using Walacea’s service) that, by paying to Walacea the transaction or fee, could cause Walacea to violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation, or that violates these Terms and Conditions.
  13. Walacea reserves the right to terminate a member’s access to Walacea if Walacea suspects, after investigation, that they have misused the Walacea service, violated the terms of this Agreement, or have otherwise used the Walacea service to conduct any fraudulent or illegal activity or breached Walacea’s Terms and Conditions.
  14. In the event an account is suspended or terminated for breach of this Agreement (in each case as determined in Walacea’s sole discretion), Walacea may suspend or terminate the                           account associated with such breach and any or all other   accounts held by you or your affiliates, and your breach shall be deemed to apply to all such accounts.
  1. Campaign Owner and Campaign Funder Obligation
    1. By launching a Campaign on Walacea, the Campaign Owner agrees that all funds raised will be used for conducting the research proposed in their campaign.
    2. If more funds are raised than the goal specified, the Campaign Owner must use the funding for conducting related research or refund the excess to the backers.
    3. As a Campaign Owner, Campaign Funder or member you accept and agree that Walacea is not responsible for the transfer of funds after Walacea has transferred funds to the Campaign Owner.
    4. Walacea is under no obligation to become involved in disputes between backers and researchers or between site members and any third party
    5. Walacea does not oversee the performance or punctuality of projects.
    6. Walacea cannot be held liable for the actions of a researcher, researchers are wholly responsible for fulfilling obligations both implied and stated in any project listing they create.
    7. [Funders] It is solely your choice to contribute to a project and contributing to a project does not give you any rights in or to that project
    8. [Funders] Any perks offered to you are between you and the researcher only and Walacea does not guarantee that they will be of satisfaction to you.
  1. Campaign Rewards
    1. By listing a Reward on Walacea the Campaign Owner warrants that all aspects of the Reward comply with Walacea’s published policies.
    2. The Campaign Owner warrants that the Reward may be legally sold.
    3. The Campaign Owner must accurately describe the Rewards and all terms of sale in the Campaign Description and the Reward Description.
    4. Reward Descriptions may only include text descriptions, graphics, pictures, videos, photographs and other content relevant to the sale of that Reward.
    5. Rewards must accurately and completely describe the item(s) or experiences on offer. If the available quantity of the Reward is more than one or unlimited, all items and/or experiences listed in that Reward tier must be identical.
    6. Each unique Reward must have its own listing as a new Reward.
    7. All Campaign Owners are urged to outline seller policies for their Campaigns. These policies may include, for example, shipping, returns, payment and selling policies.
    8. Campaign Owners must create reasonable policies in good faith and must abide by such policies. All seller policies must comply with Walacea’s site-wide policies.
    9. Campaign Owners are responsible for enforcing their own reasonable seller policies.
    10. Walacea reserves the right to request that a Campaign Owner modify a seller policy.
    11. All Reward sales are binding on the Campaign Owner.
    12. The Campaign Owner is wholly responsible for meeting any obligation or Reward stated or implied in their campaign. Walacea is not responsible for the delivery of Rewards stated in campaigns. Campaign Funders should contact the Campaign Owner if the delivery terms are not clearly stated in the project description.
    13. The Campaign Owner is obligated to provide the Reward(s) or otherwise complete the transaction with the Campaign Funder.

10. Fees Payable to Walacea

    1. Registering as a member and setting up a Campaign on Walacea is free.
    2. Walacea charges fees to Campaign Owners at the conclusion of the campaign or whenever the Campaign Owner chooses to collect the pledged funds. Funds can only be collected once the campaign has reached its goal.
    3. Walacea will initiate a capture of all funds from Campaign Funders and transfer the funds to the Campaign Owner (minus the Walacea fees).
    4. Walacea charges a service fee of 5%, which is deducted from the total amount of funds raised at the end of the campaign.
    5. Walacea charges a transaction fee for Credit / Debit Card on Walacea 2% + 30p per transaction (UK) to cover costs incurred from the stripe payment gateway.
    6. There is a 7 – 10 business day processing period (after the end of a Campaign) in which supporters who have had their pledges declined are invited to resubmit their pledge.
    7. Walacea may change fee policies and the fees for services.
    8. Walacea may choose to temporarily change our fees policy and the fees for our services for promotional events (for example, free service days) and such changes are effective when we post the temporary promotional event.
    9. If Walacea introduces a new service, the fees for that service are effective at the launch of the service.
    10. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in the currency of the project.
    11. The member is responsible for paying all fees associated with using our services and all applicable taxes (including any goods and services or value added taxes, which will be added to amounts billed to you, if applicable).
    12. The member should consider Walacea fees when determining the funding goal of Campaigns.
    13. The campaign owner is responsible for paying any taxes that may be required e.g. if the funding is paying for salaries.

11. Stripe

    1. Campaigners and contributors must agree to comply with Stripe Terms and Conditions.

12. Refunds

  1. Funds collected through the Walacea platform are non-refundable and Walacea is not responsible for issuing refunds to Campaign Funders.
    1. Walacea transfers the funds to the Campaign Owner after the campaign deadline.
    2. Campaign Funders may initiate refunds at their own discretion.
    3. If, for any reason, Walacea is required to refund monies to Campaign Owners, the Campaign Owner will fully compensate Walacea for the amount refunded as well as any associated costs, including but not limited to transaction or administrative costs.
    4. The member agrees that any attempt to obtain a refund without first having obtained prior written consent to refund shall entitle Walacea to deactivate the member’s account unless and/or until such time as the fees are repaid or a credit or refund is agreed with Walacea.

13. Communications with Walacea

    1. Communications between the Member and Walacea are to be in electronic form.
    2. The member consents to receive communications and notice from Walacea electronically and agrees that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that Walacea satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were in writing.

14. Tax and legal compliance

    1. In addition to these terms and conditions the member must familiarise them self with, and comply with the Policies, domestic laws (including common law), country legislation, international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding use of Walacea  services including listing and supporting Campaigns.
    2. Campaign Owners should be aware that funds raised using Walacea could be taxable income. It is the Campaign Owner’s responsibility to declare the funds and comply with local tax laws.
    3. Campaign Owners alone, and not Walacea, are responsible for ensuring that the campaign listing and any other activities conducted on the Walacea website are lawful.
    4. Campaign Owners must ensure that they comply with all applicable laws in UK and all other countries.
    5. Campaign Owners must also ensure that they strictly comply with these term and conditions and the policies, which form part of the agreement.

15. Dispute Resolution

    1. The member shall attempt to resolve all disputes arising out of these Terms and Conditions in a spirit of cooperation without formal legal proceedings.
    2. Any dispute which cannot be resolved and other than injunctive relief shall be subject to mediation upon written demand of the member to Walacea and any notice of dispute shall be provided within seven (7) days of the dispute arising.

16. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

    1. These terms and conditions are governed in all respects by the laws of the United Kingdom and any action arising under them or in any way connected with the Walacea service may be brought only in a court in the United Kingdom, subject to any law, which is expressly inconsistent with this.
    2. The members irrevocably agree that the courts of United Kingdom are to have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes which may arise.

17. Third Party Site

    1. The site may permit [campaigners] to link to other website or resources on the internet and other third party websites. Walacea is not responsible for the content, functions, accuracy, privacy policy, legality, appropriateness or any other aspect of any external links or sited resources.
    2. Walacea is not responsible or liable directly or indirectly for any claims, demands, damages against Walacea arising from or in connection with any damage or loss caused or alleged by on in connection with your use of or reliance on any such contect, goods or services available through any external links or resources