Please read the following information regarding our Terms of Use Agreement carefully. By continuing to use or visit www.anticanceralliance.com, you are accepting and consenting to the practices outlined in our Privacy Policy & our Terms of Use Agreement.

We reserve the right to modify our Terms of Use Agreement & Privacy Policy at any time and without prior notice or consent. Any changes we may make to our Terms of Use Agreement or Privacy Policy will be dated and noted on this page.

 

 

1. DEFINITIONS

The Anti Cancer Alliance (“we” “us”) is a network that aims to facilitate and encourage innovative oncological research through crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. www.anticanceralliance.com (“our website”) is a completely free resources, we do not charge any fees for any of the Services provided. The Anti Cancer Alliance does not function as a charity and we do not accept any donations.

“User” “you” “your” refers to any party that is visiting or using our website, both registered & unregistered. “Content” refers to any content that may be contributed by the User through posts, Projects, Crowdfunding Campaigns, forums, groups, comments, file uploads or any other means of Public communication while visiting our website. For information on what part of interaction is intended to be Public or Private, see our Privacy Policy. “Researcher/Project Creator” refers to any User submitting a Project to the Anti Cancer Alliance website, “Contributor” refers to any User that makes a financial contribution to any Project on the Anti Cancer Alliance website.

 

 

2. REGISTRATION

A User must be registered in order to browse the Anti Cancer Alliance website.

Upon registration, the User warrants that all of the registration details provided are current and accurate.

Upon completion of the initial registration process, the User is free to browse the Anti Cancer Alliance website but will not be able to interact with the website or other Users prior to authenticating their account.

In order to authenticate the account, the User must follow the “Complete Registration” link under the “Account” button and submit the necessary documents to prove the User’s identity, diagnosis (if applicable) and any claimed affiliations or employment.
The submitted documents will be completely deleted off our servers within 48 hours of authenticating the User’s account.

The User is solely responsible for all activity on the User’s account and all Content submitted to the Anti Cancer Alliance by the User.
The User must not disclose his or her password to any other party.
If the User suspects that someone may have gained unauthorized access to their account, the User is obligated to contact the Anti Cancer Alliance immediately.

The User must be at least 18 years of age in order to register with The Anti Cancer Alliance.

The Anti Cancer Alliance reserves the right to refuse the use of our Services to anyone and to reject, suspend or remove the User’s account and any Content associated with it.

 

 

3. THE ANTI CANCER ALLIANCE DOES NOT OFFER MEDICAL ADVICE

No part of Content that may be found on the Anti Cancer Alliance website is intended to be or should be taken as medical advice. All posts, hypotheses, discussions, Project descriptions, forum posts, comments, uploaded documents & private communication between Users are for informational purposes only and are not endorsed by The Anti Cancer Alliance. A User shall never rely on any Content found on the Anti Cancer Alliance website when making a desicion regarding their health or medical treatment. Always consult with your health care provider in regard to anything that may be related to your health or medical treatment.

 

 

4. TERMS OF WEBSITE USE

A User shall not use The Anti Cancer Alliance website in any way that breaches any local, national or international law or regulation.

A User shall only post Content that the User owns the copyright to and shall not post Content that is inaccurate, misleading, infringes any patent, copyright, trademark or any other proprietary right.

A User shall not post content that violates right to privacy or any other right of any 3rd party.

A User is solely responsible for all activity on the User’s account and all Content submitted to the Anti Cancer Alliance by the User.

A User shall not disclose his or her password to any other party. If the User suspects that a 3rd party may have gained unauthorized access to their account, the User is obligated to contact the Anti Cancer Alliance immediately.

A User shall never attempt to gain access to any private area or file that the User was not personally granted access or invited to.

A User shall never access without authority or interfere with any part of The Anti Cancer Alliance website.

A User shall never post Content or upload files containing viruses, worms, spiders or anything that is intended to gain unauthorized access to any part of The Anti Cancer Alliance website, distrupt operation or damage the website.

A User shall not post any Content that is abusive, hateful, defamatory or in any other way harmful to other Users.

A User shall never attempt to offer medical advise to another User.

 

 

5. SUBMITTING CONTENT

The Anti Cancer Alliance is an open community platform and as a result, any Content that is submitted to the Anti Cancer Alliance (e.g. through forums, posts, comments, surveys, projects, discussions, recorded videos) is intended for public viewing & sharing. Such content may include but is not limited to: health information, side effects, treatment information, clinical protocols, clinical experiences, research ideas, & opinion. All content is submitted at the User’s own risk & the User shall not hold the Anti Cancer Alliance liable for any damage that may come as a result of having posted Content on the Anti Cancer Alliance website.

The User accepts full responsibility for any Content submitted by the User to the Anti Cance Alliance website & will not hold The Anti Cancer Alliance liable for any issues with securing grants, publishing of study results in journals, intellectual property rights or issues with applications for patents that may arise as a result of having submitted Content to The Anti Cancer Alliance website. It is the User’s responsibility to refrain from submitting any Content that may prevent the User from protecting his or her intellectual property or from publishing in journals.

A User shall only post Content that the User owns the copyright to and shall not post Content that is inaccurate, misleading, infringes any patent, copyright, trademark or any other proprietary right.

A User shall not post content that violates right to privacy or any other right of any 3rd party.

The Anti Cancer Alliance shall not be held liable for any Content posted on our website. We encourage Users to inform of any Content that may be unlawful, inaccurate, misleading, infringes any patent, copyright, trademark or any other proprietary right.

The Anti Cancer Alliance reserves the right to remove any Content posted on our website at our own disrection and without prior notice.

 

5.1 SUBMITTING CONTENT – PRIVATE AREAS

The Anti Cancer Alliance offers private discussion and file sharing areas for Users. A User shall never attempt to gain access to a private area that the User was not personally granted access or invited to.

Any Content (including uploaded files) submitted within private areas (e.g. private groups, virtual labs) of the Anti Cancer Alliance website should be expected to be potentially shared with other Users or individuals outside of the Anti Cancer Alliance website without prior notification or consent. We advise all Users to refrain from submitting any Content within the private areas that may lead to any damages if such Content was made public. The original creator of the private area is at complete liberty to invite other Users to join without prior consent from existing Users. The Users of the private areas are not legally bound to keep the Content shared within the private areas confidential. The Anti Cancer Alliance staff shall never share the Content submitted within the private areas, except when required by the law.

The Anti Cancer Alliance takes steps to ensure the security of the private discussion and file sharing areas, we cannot however guarantee privacy or security against any unauthorized access or hacks. The Anti Cancer Alliance shall not be held liable for any damages that may arise as a result of having posted Content in a private discussion or file sharing areas if such content was accessed and made public by any unauthorized party.

We strongly urge the Users to never use The Anti Cancer Alliance website to post Content or upload files that may be damaging to the User if such content or file was accessed or made public by an unauthorized party. Any Content or file posted on the Anti Cancer Alliance website is posted at the User’s own risk.

 

 

5.2 SUBMITTING A PROJECT

A Project may be posted on The Anti Cancer Alliance website with any of the following aims:

To gain online presence and generate awareness of the Researcher’s work.
To generate feedback from The Anti Cancer Alliance Community of stakeholders
To present the Project to potential funding partners as well as connect to any possible funders within our network
To use our crowdfunding application as a means to generate funds for the Project

In order to submit a Project the User must be registered as a Researcher or Medical Professional with a verified status. Only researchers affiliated with recognized institutions may submit a Project. For more details on registration see section 1.

For more information on submitting Projects, please see here

The Anti Cancer Alliance reserves the right to reject, suspend or remove a Project at our discretion and we shall hold no liability to the Researcher or any other User.

The Researcher accepts full responsibility for any Project information submitted to the Anti Cancer Alliance & will not hold The Anti Cancer Alliance liable for any issues with securing grants, publishing of study results in journals, intellectual property rights or issues with applications for patents that may arise from having posted a Project on The Anti Cancer Alliance website. The Researcher accepts that submitting a Project to the Anti Cancer Alliance website could prevent the Researcher from being able to protect his or her intellectual property.

 

 

6. USING THE ANTI CANCER ALLIANCE AS A CROWDFUNDING APPLICATION

 

6.1 PROCEDURE FOR RESEARCHERS

 

A Project must be online for a minimum of one month before the Project can be eligible to run a Crowdfunding Campaign.

Upon submitting the crowdfunding application, the Researcher must confirm that all of the previously submitted Project information is current and accurate. Any modifications can be submitted during this time.

The Researcher must provide a PayPal and/or Stripe account that will serve as the receiving account for all contributions for the Project.

The PayPal/Stripe account must belong to a recognized institution that will be receiving and holding the funds on behalf of the Researcher. The Anti Cancer Alliance will contact the institution to verify all information or claims made by the Researcher.

The following information must be submitted to be stated publicly on the Project Crowdfunding Campaign page:

– a crowdfunding target goal and campaign end date (see section 6.2 for details)

– current status of the Project in regard to regulatory approval and any other liceases that the Project study may require prior to launching. The Researcher must select a crowdfunding model based on the current status of the Project (see section 6.2 for details)

– an outline of guidelines of conduct and steps that shall be taken by the Researcher in the event that the Researcher is not able to meet the obligations to the Contributors (see section 6.7 for details) due to any unforeseen circumstances following the collection of funds. Such guidelines may include the issuing of refunds and a time frame within which the refunds may be issued (see section 6.6 for details on refunds).

– approximate Project Study launch period following the collection of funds intended to cover the Project Study operational costs (see section 6.2 for details)

– the institution that will be receiving and holding the funds on behalf of the Researcher

– the frequency of updates on the Project Study that the Researcher commits to submitting to The Anti Cancer Alliance Community following the launch of the Project Study.

The Anti Cancer Alliance takes steps to verify the Researcher’s credentials. The Anti Cancer Alliance cannot guarantee to the Contributors or any User that the Researcher is who he or she claims to be or that the Researcher will fulfill all obligations in regard to the Project. All contributions are made at the Contributor’s own risk.

The Anti Cancer Alliance reserves the right to reject, suspend or remove a Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign at our discretion and we shall hold no liability to the Researcher or any other User of the Anti Cancer Alliance website.

 

 

6.2 CAMPAIGN GOALS, END DATES & FUNDING MODELS

Funding Models
The Anti Cancer Alliance utilizes both “All or Nothing” and “Immediate Delivery of Funds” models of crowdfunding.

If the Project study had not yet been granted regulatory approval and acquired all permissions and licences that may be necessary for the Project Study to launch, we require that the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign is handled in a two-step process. This approach ensures transparency and ensures that no obligations are taken on by the Researcher prior to having reasonable certainly that the obligations can be met.

Pre-approval (step 1) If at the time of submitting the Project’s crowdfunding application the Project Study had not yet been granted regulatory approval and acquired all of the permissions and licences that may be necessary for the Project study to be launched & conducted, the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign must run with the aim to only cover the cost of all or partial regulatory approval expenses using the “Immediate Delivery of Funds” model of crowdfunding.

“Immediate Delivery of Funds” means that all contributions are processed immediately and made available to the Researcher.
The Researcher may or may not use these funds while the campaign is still live & accepting contributions.
The Contributors are made aware that these funds will be spent on the Project Study attempting to gain regulatory approval and any other permissions or licenses that may be required for the Project study to launch.
The Contributors are also made aware that at this stage, the Researcher makes no obligation in regard to launching, conducting or completing the Project Study other than the obligation to make their best possible effort for the Project Study to be granted regulatory approval.

Crowdfunding campaigns utilizing the “Immediate Delivery of Funds” model are not required to set a campaign end date and can run until the campaign target goal is reached.

Post-approval (step 2) Once the Project study had been granted regulatory approval and acquired all permissions and licences that may be necessary for the Project Study to launch, the Project becomes eligible to run a crowdfunding campaign with the aim to cover the operational costs of the Project Study. At this stage, the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign is required to use the “All or Nothing” model of crowdfunding.

“All or Nothing” means that each contribution is “pledged” but not processed until the Project Campaign meets the target goal.
No charges will be made to the Contributors’ accounts until the Campaign target goal is reached.

On occasion, the Researcher may be permitted to run a Crowdfunding Campaign to cover the operational costs of the Project study while still awaiting regulatory approval if all regulatory expenses have already been covered and if the Researcher can count on receiving a response from the regulatory authorities before the maximum campaign time limit runs out (1 year). In the event that the response from the regulatory authorities is negative or no response is yet received at the passing of 1 year counting from the moment of the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign going live, the Crowdfunding Campaign must be cancelled with no charges made to the Contributors accounts and no funds received by the Researcher. If the Researcher is still awaiting a response from the regulatory authorities, it is possible to reset the campaign at the request of the Researcher and The Anti Cancer Alliance will make the best effort to inform all Contributors via e-mail that their pledges have been cancelled due to the time limit on the Campaign running out & to ask the Contributors to resubmit the pledges to the updated campaign. The Contributors are not obligated to resubmit their pledges.

The Researcher understands that because the contributions made under the “All or Nothing” model of crowdfunding are pledged but not processed by the Payment Processor until the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign target goal is met, the total amount pledged that is reflected on the Project’s Crowdfunding application may not be the actual total that will be available once the pledged funds are processed.
Neither the Payment Processor nor The Anti Cancer Alliance checks for availability of funds and thus it cannot be guaranteed that the pledged funds will be available upon the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign reaching the target goal. In the event of unavailable funds, The Anti Cancer Alliance will attempt to contact the Contributor with the aim to make other payment arrangements.
The Contributors shall make every possible effort to ensure that the pledged funds will be available but cannot be held liable for unavailable funds.
The Anti Cancer Alliance shall not be held liable for unavailability of funds due to any failure on the side of the Contributor or the side of the Payment Processor.

Important: It is possible to run the pre-regulatory approval campaign under the “All or Nothing” model of crowdfunding at the request of the Researcher.

 

Setting a Campaign target goal
The maximum possible Campaign target goal is currently 1,000,000 USD

The Researcher is free to select a target goal that may or may not be the final total that is required to cover a. the regulatory process or b. operational costs of the Project Study.

We advise that the Researcher sets the target goal to reflect the complete and most current Project Study funding needs unless the Researcher can be reasonably certain that remaining funds will be secured by other means and that the selected partial goal will be sufficient for the Project Study to a. seek regulatory approval or b. to cover operational costs of the Project Study.

In the event that the Researcher secures funding through any other means during the time that the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign is live and accepting contributions, the Researcher must update the target goal of the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign and edit it in a way that the target goal reflects the updated & most current Project funding needs.

The Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign target goal can be both increased and decreased during the time that the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign is live & accepting contributions except for the last 24 hours of the Campaign.

 

Setting a Campaign end date
The maximum possible campaign length for the “All or Nothing” model of crowdfunding is 1 year. Contributions can be made from the moment that the Campaign is live up to the selected Campaign end date.

If the Campaign end date had been previously set to under the 1 year limit, the end date can be increased to 1 year counting from the moment of the Campaign going live.

The Campaign end date can be both increased and decreased during the time that the Campaign is live & accepting contributions as long as the 1 year limit had not been reached counting from the date of the Campaign going live.

 

“All or Nothing” Campaign end – successful Campaigns
If the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign meets the target goal prior to the Campaign time running out, the Researcher must request for The Anti Cancer Alliance to process the pledged funds by contacting us via email or phone. The Anti Cancer Alliance will contact the Researcher if the request to process the pledged funds is not received within 48 hours of the Campaign reaching the target goal.
By requesting to process the pledged funds, the Researcher warrants that there are no known obstacles that may prevent the Project Study from being launched and conducted in accordance with all of the details outlined on the Project description page and the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign page.

Once the Researcher receives the funds, the Researcher is obligated to the Contributors to conduct the Project Study to the best of their ability and to fulfil all procedures and guidelines of conduct that the Researcher outlined on the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign page at the time of submitting the Crowdfunding Application.

The Anti Cancer Alliance shall not be held liable for the Researcher failing to meet any obligations to the Contributors. The agreement to submit and accept a contribution are only between the Contributor and the Researcher. The Anti Cancer Alliance will not participate in any disputes between Users.

The Researcher must not instruct for the Anti Cancer Alliance to process the pledged funds under the “All or Nothing” model of crowdfunding if he or she cannot be reasonably certain that the Project Study is able to be launched and conducted with the available resources and that there are no other known obstacles that may prevent the Project Study from launching.

In the event that the Researcher cannot be reasonably certain that the Project Study is able to be launched and conducted at the time of the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign reaching the target goal, the Researcher is required to take one of the following steps:

– If the Project campaign target goal was partial and under 1,000,000 USD, the Researcher can increase the target goal provided that the campaign time limit of 1 year had not yet been reached. This step shall be taken in the event that the Researcher failed to secure other funds that the Researcher took into account when originally selecting the Project campaign target goal.

– If the Campaign end date had been previously set to under the 1 year limit, the end date can be increased to 1 year counting from the moment of the campaign going live. This step shall be taken if the Researcher requires more time to ensure that the Project Study is able to be launched and conducted.

– If the campaign time limit of 1 year had been reached, the campaign must be cancelled by the Researcher or The Anti Cancer Alliance. No pledged funds shall be processed or received by the Researcher in this case. The Anti Cancer Alliance will make the best effort to inform all Contributors via e-mail that all pledges to the Project had been cancelled due to the time limit on the Campaign running out & to ask the Contributors to resubmit the pledges if the Researcher requests for the campaign to be reset. The Contributors are not obligated to resubmit their pledges.

In the event that the Researcher is not able to meet the obligations to the Contributors following the collection of funds, it is the Researcher’s responsibility to act in accordance with the guidelines of conduct outlined by the Researcher when submitting the Project’s Crowdfunding Application. These guidelines can be found on the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign page. The Anti Cancer Alliance shall not be held liable in the event that the Researcher fails to meet the obligations or fails to act in accordance with the guidelines of conduct outlined by the Researcher.

 

“All or Nothing” Project campaign end – unsuccessful Campaigns
If the Campaign end date had been previously set to under the 1 year limit, the end date can be increased to 1 year counting from the moment of the Campaign going live. This step shall be taken if the Researcher feels that the the Campaign may meet it’s target goal with an extended time frame.

In the event that the target goal is not met at the 1 year limit, the Campaign will be cancelled by The Anti Cancer Alliance. No payments shall be processed or received by the Researcher in this case. The Researcher must never count on the pledged funds to be available or hold The Anti Cancer Alliance liable for any damages that may arise as a result of the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign being cancelled.

It is possible to reset the Campaign at the request of the Researcher and The Anti Cancer Alliance will make the best effort to inform all Contributors via e-mail that their pledges had been cancelled due to the time limit on the Campaign running out & to ask the Contributors to resubmit the pledges to the updated Campaign. The Contributors are not obligated to resubmit their pledges.

 

Processing of Payments

By using our Payment Processor to collect funds, the Researchers agrees to be bound by the terms specified by the Payment Processor (Stripe, Paypal). Please read the Payment Processor’s Terms of Use & Privacy Policy agreement, which may be updated ocassionally.

The Researcher agrees to provide truthfully and accurately any information that may be required by the Anti Cancer Alliance or the Payment Processor.

The current payment processing rate is 2.9% + 30c as charged by the Payment Processor.

For more information on Processing Payments, please see section 6.4

 

 

6.3 PROCEDURE FOR CONTRIBUTORS

There is no limit to the number of Projects that the User can support.

Potential Contributors can select any specific Project that they may wish to support. The User can support the Project by following the “Support the Project” tab on the Project page and selecting the “Crowdfunding Tool” that will direct the User to the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign page.

The User is required to carefully read all of the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign details provided by the Researcher & The Anti Cancer Alliance on the Project’s Crowdfundiing Campaign page prior to clicking on the “Support Now” button and submitting any payment or pledge.

The Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign will outline the model on which the current Campaign is running (see section 6.2 for Funding Models), guidelines of conduct outlined by the Researcher in case of any unforeseen circumstances shall prevent the Researcher from meeting the obligation to the Contributor and any other details that may be available.

The User shall not make any contribution to the Project if unsatisfied with the information provided. The User is encouraged to contact the Researcher & ask questions about the Project or the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign prior to submitting a contribution.

If the User decides to support the Project, the User may do so by following the “Support Now” button on the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign page which will prompt the User to select the desired contribution amount & then direct to the payment processing page where the transaction can be completed securely.
The minimum contribution is 1.00 USD. Each User is limited to a total contribution of 1,000 USD per Campaign. If a User wishes to make a contribution that exceeds 1,000 USD, the User may make separate arrangements that shall be handled outside of the Anti Cancer Alliance website with the Researcher by contacting the Research Team via the contact form on the Project page.

The Anti Cancer Alliance holds no liability for any transactions that may take place between the Contributor and the Researcher within or outside of the Anti Cancer Alliance website. Each contribution is made at the Contributor’s own risk.

The Researcher reserves the right to increase or decrease the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign target goal and end date while the Crowdfunding Campaign is live & accepting contributions.

The target goal cannot exceed 1,000,000 USD and the end date cannot exceed 1 year counting from the date of the Campaign going live.

The Contributors shall make every possible effort to ensure that the pledged funds will be available for collection on the day of the Project Campaign reaching the target goal but cannot be held liable for unavailable funds.

 

 

6.4 PROCESSING OF PAYMENTS

Contributions can be made in a number currencies from territories supported by the Payment Processor.

Contributions made to Campaigns that utilize the “Immediate Delivery of Funds” model of crowdfunding are processed immediately.
The Contributor accepts that these funds are made available to the Researcher immediately and may or may not be spent during the time that the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign is live and accepting contributions.

Contrubutions made to Campaigns that utilize the “All or Nothing” model of crowdfunding are pledged but not processed until the Campaign target goal is reached and the Researcher has instructed for The Anti Cancer to process the pledged funds.
Once the “All or Nothing” Campaign target goal has been reached & the Researcher has instructed for the funds to be processed, the Payment Processor will charge each Contributor’s account to the amount pledged. The Contributors shall make every possible effort to ensure that the pledged funds will be available for collection on the day of the Campaign reaching the target goal but cannot be held liable for unavailable funds.

The Anti Cancer Alliance will contact all Contributors via email 24 hours prior to attempting to collect the pledged funds.

The Receiver that the Contributors will see on their banking statements will reflect the receiving account that will be holding the funds on behalf of the Researcher. The receiving account may belong to a hospital, university or a charitable organization. This information will be available on the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign page.

The current payment processing rate is 2.9% + 30c as charged by the Payment Processor. In the event where refunds must be issued by the Researcher, the refunds will be issued subtracted the processing fee charged by the Payment Processor (see section 6.6 for information on refunds)
The Anti Cancer Alliance does not charge any fees or commission on the contributions.

The Anti Cancer Alliance or the Payment Processor (PayPal, Stripe) reserve the right to decline a contribution at any point and for any reason.

The Anti Cancer Alliance shall not be held liable for unavailability of funds due to any failure on the side of the Contributor or the side of the Payment Processor.

 

 

6.5 TERMINATION OF CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGNS

The Anti Cancer Alliance reserves the right to reject, suspend or cancel any Crowdfunding Campaign at any point at our own discretion. The Anti Cancer Alliance shall not be held liable by the Researcher or any other User for any damages that may arise as a result of a Crowdfunding Campaign being suspended, rejected or cancelled.

 

 

6.6 REFUNDS

Contributions made to Projects utilizing the “Immediate Delivery of Funds” model of crowdfunding cannot be refunded. The Contributor understands that the funds acquired by the Researcher may be spent while the Campaign is still live & accepting contributions.

A pledge made under the “All or Nothing” model of crowdfunding can be cancelled at any point prior to the Campaign meeting the target goal, except for the last 24 hours of the campaign. The Contributor must contact the Anti Cancer Alliance & inform us of their wish to cancel a pledge.
Once the Campaign target goal is reached, it is no longer possible to cancel a pledge & refunds cannot be issued.

In the event that the Researcher is not able to meet obligations to the Contributors for any reason, refunds may be issued subtracted the Payment Processor fees. The guidelines of conduct that cover such events will be outlined by the Researcher on the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign page and the User must not submit any contribution to the Project if unsatisfied with the information provided. If no reference to refunds is made on the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign page, the Contributor must assume that refunds cannot and will not be issued.

The Anti Cancer Alliance shall not be held liable in the event that the Researcher fails to meet the obligations or fails to act in accordance with the guidelines of conduct outlined on the Project Crowdfunding Campaign page.

In the event that The Anti Cancer Alliance or the Payment Processor suspects that a Contributor or any other party may be involved in money laundering or any other illegal activity, The Anti Cancer Alliance shall instruct the Payment Processor to hold any contributions or refunds until all suspicions are cleared. All website Users are required to provide any information that the Anti Cancer Alliance or the Payment Processor may request.

 

 

6.7 RESEARCHER’S OBLIGATIONS TO THE CONTRIBUTORS AND THE ANTI CANCER ALLIANCE

The Researcher running a Crowdfunding Campaign on the “Immediate Delivery of Funds” model that is designated to cover the costs of gaining regulatory approval for the Project Study, has the obligation to make their best possible effort for the Project Study to be granted regulatory approval and any other permissions or licenses that may be necessary for the Project Study to launch. The Researcher makes no obligation in regards to launching, conducting or completing the Project Study at this stage.

The Contributor accepts that these funds are made available to the Researcher immediately and may or may not be spent during the time that the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign is live and accepting contributions.
Accepting a contribution at this stage does not imply that the Researcher is able to guarantee that the Project Study will be granted regulatory approval or that the Project study will be able to launch even if regulatory approval is granted.

The Researcher running a Crowdfunding Campaign on the “All or Nothing” model of crowdfunding has the obligation to not request for the pledged funds to be processed even if the Campaign target goal has been reached if the Researcher cannot be reasonably certain that all resources that are necessary for the Project Study to be conducted have been acquired and that there are no other known obstacles that may prevent the Project Study from being launched and conducted.

The Researcher that receives the funds to cover the Project’s operational costs has the obligation to launch and conduct the Project Study to the best of their ability and in accordance with everything that is outlined on the Project page and the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign pages.

The Researcher is obligated to not use the acquired contributions for any purpose other than those outlined on the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign page. Some deviations from the Study Protocol, which may or may not be described on the Project page, are possible at the Researcher’s own discretion.

The Researcher must not make any financial obligations taking into account any of the pledged contributions under the “All or Nothing” model of crowdfunding. The Researcher understands that some of all of the pledged funds may be unavailable for collection. The Researcher must not hold the Anti Cancer Alliance or the Contributor liable for any damages that may arise as a result of any pledged funds being unavailable.

 

 

6.8 CONTRIBUTOR’S OBLIGATIONS TO THE RESEARCHERS AND THE ANTI CANCER ALLIANCE

The Contributor agrees to:

– Read the Project description page and the Project’s Crowdfuding Campaign page carefully and to make sure that they are in agreement and satisfied with all of the information and guidelines of conduct that are provided by the Researcher and the Anti Cancer Alliance.

– Contact the Researcher with any questions or concerns prior to submitting a contribution

– Accept that any transactions & agreements made between the Contributor and the Researcher are solely between the Contributor and the Researcher, regardless of whether the transaction was made outside of or within The Anti Cancer Alliance website.

– Accept that The Anti Cancer Alliance cannot be held liable for the Researcher failing to meet obligations or act in agreement with the guidelines of conduct outlined by the Researcher on the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign page.

– Accept that any processed contributions cannot be refunded unless in circumstances specifically outlined on the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign page. If no reference to refunds is made, the Contributor must assume that refunds cannot and will not be issued (for information on how and when the contributions are processed, see section 6.4)

– Accept that launching and conducting a clinical study is a complex process where a variety of factors can affect the Researcher’s ability to launch, conduct or complete the Project Study. The Contributor agrees to not hold the Researcher liable for failing to meet any obligation except in the event that the Researcher knowingly, intentionally and without just cause fails to act in a way that is honest and in accordance with the guidelines of conduct outlined by the Researcher.

– Accept that the Anti Cancer Alliance shall not be held liable for the Researcher failing to meet any obligations to the Contributors or failing to act in accordance with the guidelines of Conduct outlined on the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign page.

– Accept that some deviations from the Study Protocol, which may or may not be described on the Project page, are possible at the Researcher’s own discretion.

The Contributor is obligated to make the best possible effort to make sure that the pledges made to Project Campaigns running on the “All or Nothing” model of crowdfunding will be available for collection by the Payment Processor at the time of the Project’s Crowdfunding Campaign reaching the target goal. The Anti Cancer Alliance will contact all Contributors via email 24 hours prior to attempting to collect the pledged funds. The Anti Cancer Alliance will attempt to contact the Contributor in case the payment cannot be processed due to unavailable funds and will attempt to make other payment arrangements. Neither the Contributor nor The Anti Cancer Alliance cannot be held liable for any unavailable funds.

 

 

7. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

We do not own any part of the content posted on the Anti Cancer Alliance website.

The User accepts full responsibility for any Content submitted by the User to the Anti Cance Alliance website & will not hold The Anti Cancer Alliance liable for any issues with securing grants, publishing of study results in journals, intellectual property rights or issues with applications for patents that may arise as a result of having submitted Content to The Anti Cancer Alliance website. It is the User’s responsibility to refrain from submitting any Content that may prevent the User from protecting his or her intellectual property or from publishing in journals.

The User accepts that submitting Content to the Anti Cancer Alliance website could prevent the User from being able to protect his or her intellectual property.

 

 

8. OUR LIABILITY TO USERS

The Anti Cancer Alliance can only be held liable for knowingly, intentionally and without just cause failing to direct any contribution to the account specified by the Researcher as the receiving account for the Project Study.

The Anti Cancer Alliance cannot be held liable for a Researcher, Contributor or any other User of the website failing to meet their obligations to other Users of The Anti Cancer Alliance website.

All agreements,obligations and transactions made outside of or within the Anti Cancer Alliance website between the Users are solely between the Users and we will not participate in any disputes between the Users.

The Anti Cancer Alliance does not participate in planning of the Projects and does not oversee the Projects at any stage of the process. We do not endorse any of the Content posted on the Anti Cancer Alliance website and we cannot be held liable for any information, claims, guarantees or obligations made by any User of the Anti Cancer Alliance website.

The User accepts full responsibility for any Content submitted by the user & will not hold The Anti Cancer Alliance liable for any issues with publishing of study results in journals, with intellectual property rights or issues with applications for patents that may arise as a result of having posted Content on The Anti Cancer Alliance website.

No part of Content posted on the Anti Cancer Alliance website should be taken as medical advice.

When you use The Anti Caner Alliance website, you release The Anti Cancer Alliance from any claims, damages, and liability of any kind – known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed that may arise as a result of using our website, our crowdfunding application or any of our Services. All interaction with the Anti Cancer Alliance website is at the User’s own risk. The User is solely responsible for any damage or losses to any party.

 

 

9. NO WARRANTY

The Anti Cancer Alliance has no fiduciary duty to any User. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT USER’S OWN RISK.

 

 

10. TERMINATION OF ACCOUNTS & SUBMITTED CONTENT

The Anti Cancer Alliance reserves the right to terminate any User account and any Content associated with it at any time, at our discretion & without prior notice.

The User may request for his or her account to be terminated at any time, the Anti Cancer Alliance is not obligated to remove any Content previously submitted by the User.

 

 

11. PRIVACY POLICY

The Anti Cancer Alliance (“we” “our” “us”) are committed to protecting the privacy of the Users of www.anticanceralliance.com ( ”our website”), both registered & unregistered. “User” “you” “your” refers to any party that is visiting or using our website. “Information” refers to any information that you (the User) may submit to the Anti Cancer Alliance upon registration or upon any interaction with our website. “Content” refers to any content that may be contributed by the User through posts, Projects, Crowdfunding Campaigns, forums, groups, comments, file uploads or any other means of Public communication while visiting our website. For information on what part of interaction is intended to be Public or Private, see the sections below.

Please read the following information regarding our Privacy Policy carefully & make sure you understand how we treat your personal information. By continuing to use or visit www.anticanceralliance.com, you are accepting and consenting to the practices outlined in our Privacy Policy & our Terms of Use Agreement.

We reserve the right to modify our Privacy Policy at any time and without prior notice or consent. Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy will be dated and noted on this page.

 

Information we collect & what we do with it:

 

Automatically Collected Information:

Certain information is automatically collected upon visiting the Anti Cancer Alliance website. Such information includes, but is not limited to: operating system and platform, browser information, Internet Protocol (IP) address, time zone, website activities, most frequented pages, length of visits to pages, searchers, error logs.

 

Public Information
Some of the information that Users submit to the Anti Cancer Alliance may be shared with other Users of the Website, whether registered or unregistered.

 

Registration & Profiles

Because of the open nature of the Anti Cancer Alliance community, some of the information that Users provide upon registration is intended for public viewing. Such information includes but is not limited to:

If registering as an industry professional (funder, medical professional, researcher, private sector, patient advocate, charitable organization): user name, full name, affiliations/employment, biographical information, areas of interest, location (country), gender, photograph and web URL.

If registering as a patient or care giver: user name, public name (patients and care givers are not required to make the full name public but may choose to do so), location (country), gender, age, photograph, diagnosis, biographical information, areas of interest & web URL.

 

Submitting Content

The Anti Cancer Alliance is an open community platform and as a result, any content that is submitted to the Anti Cancer Alliance (e.g. through forums, posts, comments, surveys, projects, discussions, recorded videos) is intended for public viewing & sharing. Such content may include but is not limited to: health information, side effects, treatment information, clinical protocols, clinical experiences, research ideas, & opinion. All content is submitted at the User’s own risk & the User shall not hold the Anti Cancer Alliance liable for any damage that may come as a result of having posted Content on the Anti Cancer Alliance website.

 

Submitting Content – Private Areas

Any Content (including uploaded files) submitted within private areas (e.g. private groups, virtual labs) of the Anti Cancer Alliance website should be expected to be potentially shared with other Users or individuals outside of the Anti Cancer Alliance website without prior notification or consent. We advise all Users to refrain from submitting any content within the private areas that may lead to any damages if such content was made public. The original creator of the private area is at complete liberty to invite other Users to join without prior consent from existing Users. The Users of the private areas are not legally bound to keep the content shared within the private areas confidential. The Anti Cancer Alliance staff shall never share the content submitted within the private areas, except when required by the law.

 

Projects & Crowdfunding Campaigns

All information that is submitted upon the creation of a Project or upon the creation of a Crowdfunding Campaign is intended to be made public. Such information may include but is not limited to: complete project description in text, audio or video format, funding goals, amount funded, current project status, project updates, project backers and any other details that may be submitted to the Anti Cancer Alliance website in regard to the Project or the Crowdfunding Campaign. Upon the creation of a Crowdfunding Campaign, the Project Creator is required to make public the institution that will be accepting & holding the funds on behalf of the Project Creator (such institution may be a hospital, a university or a recognized charitable organization).

 

Supporting a Project

When making a financial contribution to a Project, the Contributor’s username, public profile & the amount contributed may be available for public viewing.

A list of created Projects & a list of Projects that the User had contributed to, may also be available for public viewing.

 

Private Information

Some of the information that Users submit to the Anti Cancer Alliance is not intended for public viewing. Such information includes but is not limited to: private email communication, telephone number, email address, password, mailing address, private messages, any supporting documents that may be submitted as part of Registration & any additional information contained within such documents unless the information is otherwise submitted by the User on a separate occasion as part of Public Information (e.g. through registration, profile or submitted Content)

Credit card & payment details are made available to the Anti Cancer Alliance staff, the Receiver (the institution that will be accepting & holding the funds on behalf of the Project Creator/Researcher, such institution will be stated on the Crowdfunding Page of the Project and may be a hospital, university or a recognized charity) & payment gateways (Stripe, PayPal).

 

How Information Is Used

The Anti Cancer Alliance reserves the right to use All User Information (both Public & Private) internally as deemed necessary by Us in order to provide or improve our Services (e.g. to improve security, for troubleshooting, research, statistics & data analysis).

The Anti Cancer Alliance may use the User’s private contact information if a need to contact the User shall arise (e.g. in the event of a failed payment, security concern or any other issue)

The Anti Cancer Alliance may use the User’s email address for any communication or updates from the Anti Cancer Alliance website.

The Anti Cancer Alliance may use third party services or hire third party companies that may perform certain functions on our behalf (e.g. data analytics, sending emails). Certain User information may be shared with such companies in order to enable them to perform the required functions.

The Anti Cancer Alliance reserves the right to provide and/or sell User Information in both individual and aggregate format to third parties (e.g. for the purpose of scientific research). Such information includes but is not limited to: website traffic information, website searches, location (country/province/state only), and any information submitted by the User as part of Content (e.g. clinical experiences, health information). In such cases, any information that may identify the User is removed.

 

How Public Information Is Used

All information specified under the Public Information section may be open for viewing by other Users of the Anti Cancer Alliance website, both registered & unregistered. Information may be available in individual format or through aggregated reports.

 

How Private Information Is Used

The instances where the User’s Private Information may be used or provided to third parties include, but are not limited to:

The Anti Cancer Alliance may provide the User’s Private information to the authorities if required to do so by the law or in order to protect our rights, protect safety of our Users, enforce our Terms of Use Agreement or to reduce the risk of fraud. This may require us to share certain Private Information of the Users with third party organizations.

In the event that the Anti Cancer Alliance merges with or is acquired by another organization or company, both Public & Private Information may be transferred. The Users will be notified in the event of such changes.

If registering as an industry professional (funder, medical professional, researcher, private sector, patient advocate, and charitable organization) the full name & all claimed affiliations will be considered Public Information & therefore will be available for public viewing.

When making a financial contribution a Project, all information included under your account (including your email address, credit card & payment details) are made available to the Anti Cancer Alliance staff, the Receiver (the institution that will be accepting & holding the funds on behalf of the Project Creator/Researcher, such institution will be stated on the Crowdfunding Page of the Project and may be a hospital, a university or a recognized charity) & the payment gateway of your choice (Stripe, PayPal).

The Anti Cancer Alliance reserves the right to provide and/or sell User Information in both individual and aggregate format to third parties (e.g. for the purpose of scientific research). Such information includes but is not limited to: website traffic information, website searches, location (country/province/state only), and any information submitted by the User as part of Content (e.g. clinical experiences, health information). In such cases, any information that may identify the User is removed.

 

Storage of Information & Submitted Documents

The Anti Cancer Alliance stores all information submitted by the Users, including private email communication. Any supporting documents that are submitted as part of the Registration process are permanently deleted off our servers within 48 hours of account activation. Such documents are never shared with third parties and all records are to be deleted prior to any part of the Anti Cancer Alliance website merging with or being acquired by another organization or company.

 

Security & Other Concerns

The Anti Cancer Alliance cannot guarantee complete security of any Information (both Public & Private) that may be submitted by the User to the Anti Cancer Alliance. Although we take steps to ensure website security & the security of the User’s Private Information, we cannot guarantee such security and may not be able to prevent unauthorized access to our website or to the User’s Private Information. We urge all Users to refrain from submitting any information that may lead to damages if made public. By using the Anti Cancer Alliance website, you release the Anti Cancer Alliance from any liability for any damages that may arise as a result of using the Anti Cancer Alliance website. All Information & Content submitted is at the User’s own risk.

The Anti Cancer Alliance cannot guarantee that the information provided by the Users is accurate & that the User is who he or she claims to be.

No part of Content (discussion forms, project descriptions, comments, private messages or any other Content) that may be found on the Anti Cancer Alliance website is intended to be or should be taken as medical advice. Please consult with your health care provider prior to making any decision regarding your health.

All Content submitted to the Anti Cancer Alliance is submitted at the User’s own risk.

The User accepts that submitting Content to the Anti Cancer Alliance website could prevent the User from being able to protect his or her intellectual property.

The User accepts full responsibility for any Content posted & will not hold The Anti Cancer Alliance liable for any issues with securing grants, publishing of study results in journals, intellectual property rights or issues with applications for patents that may arise from having posted Content on The Anti Cancer Alliance website.

By using the Anti Cancer Alliance website, the User accepts full responsibility for any submitted Content and agrees to not hold the Anti Cancer Alliance liable for any damages, legal issues or discrimination (e.g. insurance companies or employers) that may arise as a result of having submitted Content to the Anti Cancer Alliance website.

 

Links

You may occasionally find links to other websites within the Anti Cancer Alliance website. By following any such links, you acknowledge that the Anti Cancer Alliance does not endorse any content or opinion that may be found on another website. You also acknowledge that neither the Anti Cancer Alliance’s Privacy Policy nor the Terms of Use Agreement apply when visiting another website. We advise you to always read the Terms of Use Agreement & the Privacy Policy prior to using any website.

 

Cookies

A cookie is a small data file sent by the Internet server to the User’s browser & may be stored on the User’s hard drive. Cookies make it possible to save certain preferences when browsing websites, to authenticate users upon logging in and to allow us to monitor general website usage. Cookies do not store any personal information and are automatically issued by the Anti Cancer Alliance website. All cookies can be blocked by accessing the settings on your browser; however, doing so may prevent the website from functioning correctly.