These are the terms and conditions governing the use of
, (the "Website") and the agreement that operates between us and you (the
"Terms"). The Website is owned and operated by ChangeX International ("ChangeX")
and these Terms set out the rights and obligations of all users ("you"/"your")
in relation to your use of the Website.
Please read carefully these Terms and our
We may revise the Terms and information contained on the Website at any time and without notice. If you do not
We may revise the Terms and information contained on the Website at any time and without notice. If you do not
continuing to use the Site, you are deemed to have accepted any updates to these Terms.
2. Information about us
ChangeX is a platform of proven ideas for anyone who wants to strengthen their community. ChangeX allows people
to discover proven ideas and provides all the information and support they need to get these ideas up and
running in their local communities. On the Website people can sign up to use services we provide to make it
easier to get an idea up and running in a local community like connecting to a network of change makers, setting
up their own pages for their local projects, downloading guides to the promoted ideas, getting direct support
from the ChangeX team or posting questions and other content to the website. ChangeX International is an Irish
registered company with charitable status (Company number: 555232, Registered Charity number: 21264) and have
our registered office at Dogpatch Labs, CHQ Building, IFSC, Dublin Docklands, Dublin 1.
Labs, CHQ Building, IFSC, Dublin Docklands, Dublin 1
or at [email protected].
3. Accessing our Website
Access to our Website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the
service we provide on our Website without notice. We do not guarantee that our Website, or any content on it,
will always be available or be uninterrupted. We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide
on the Website without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or
for any period.
From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to users who have
registered with us.
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information
as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose
it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by
you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of
We offer users the option of using Facebook Login to access our Website. To avail of this option users agree to
supply us with personal information from their Facebook account including their name, email and profile picture.
please see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/facebook-login.
You are responsible for making all arrangement necessary for you to have access to the Website. You are also
responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of
these Terms, and that they comply with them.
4. Intellectual property rights
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Website (except where specifically
identified as third party content), and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by applicable
intellectual property and other laws around the world. All such rights are reserved.
In respect of all material that you submit to or post on the Website, you grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable,
non-exclusive, royalty free licence to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute such materials
in any media, together with the right to sub-license such rights solely for the purposes provided on the
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way,
and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from
any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on the Website must always be
You must not use any part of the materials on the Website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to
do so from us or our licensors.
the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials
you have made.
5. Reliance on information posted
Commentary and other materials posted on the Website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance
should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on
such materials by any visitor to the Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
We are not an investment company and we do not provide advice of any nature, including without limitation
investment, legal, accounting, finance, due diligence, acquisition or banking advice. You are responsible for
undertaking any investigation and due diligence into the nature of any matter, including without limitation any
investment, subscription or acquisition of the whole or part of any undertaking or asset, which may come to your
attention as a result of accessing our site.
6. Use by minors and user identity
The use of our Website by minors under the age of 18 is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We
advise parents, guardians or other responsible adults who permit children to use the Internet that it is
important that they communicate with children about their safety online.
ChangeX is a community that emphasises the open sharing of ideas with friends. To maintain a safe environment
for this, we require users to provide their real identity when creating a profile so that other users know who
they are sharing with.
However, it is impossible for us to determine with any degree of certainty whether any user is in fact the
person he or she represents to be. Accordingly, we accept no liability for the actual identity of any user. You
are solely responsible for verifying the actual identity of other users.
7. Our Website changes regularly
We aim to update the Website regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may
suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on the Website may be out of date at
any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
Statement and you should review these each time you access and use our Website to satisfy that you are happy
8. Our liability
The material displayed on the Website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its
To the extent permitted by law, we, and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:
- loss of income or revenue;
- loss of business;
- loss of profits or contracts;
- loss of anticipated savings;
- loss of data;
- loss of goodwill;
- wasted management or office time; and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether
caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.
Nothing in this Section 8 affects our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor
our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other
liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
9. Information about you and your visits to the Website
consent to such processing and you warrant that all information provided by you is accurate and that you have
the consent of all whose personal data have been disclosed, for such processing of their personal data.
10. Restricted uses
You may use our Website only for lawful purposes. You may not use our Website:
- In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
- In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
- For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
- To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our
Content Standards (see Section 12 below).
- To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material
or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
To transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs,
keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to
adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
You also agree:
- Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our Website in contravention of the
provisions of these Terms.
Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
- any part of our Website;
- any equipment or network on which our Website is stored;
- any software used in the provision of our Website; or
- any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party. You may report any
activities of any other user which violate applicable laws and/or these Terms by e-mailing
us at [email protected].
11. Transactions concluded through our site
Contracts formed through the Website or as a result of visits made by you are governed by the terms and
conditions of such contracts which shall solely be a matter between you and the other parties to such
contract(s) and we shall not any way be responsible for or warrant any matter concerning such contracts. The
desirability of entering into such contracts and the enforceability of such contracts shall solely be a matter
for you to decide.
12. Payment processing services
Payment processing services for users on ChangeX are provided by Stripe and are subject to the
Stripe Connected Account Agreement, which
Stripe Terms of Service
(collectively, the “Stripe Services Agreement”).
By agreeing to the Terms or continuing to operate as a user on ChangeX, you agree to be bound by the Stripe
Services Agreement, as the same may be modified by Stripe from time to time.
As a condition of ChangeX enabling payment processing services through Stripe, you agree to provide ChangeX
accurate and complete information about you and your business, and you authorize ChangeX to share it and
transaction information related to your use of the payment processing services provided by Stripe.
13. Content Standards
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our Website and to any interactive
services associated with them. You must comply with the spirit as well as the letter, of the following
standards. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
- Be accurate (where they state facts);
- Be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and
Comply with the applicable law in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
- Contain any material which is defamatory of any other person;
- Breach the data protection or privacy rights of any person;
- Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
- Promote sexually explicit material;
- Promote violence;
- Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or
- Infringe any patent, copyright, database right, trademark or other intellectual property right of
any other person;
- Be likely to deceive any other person;
- Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as contractual duty or a duty of
- Promote any illegal activity;
- Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless
- Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
- Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any
- Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or
- Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement
or computer misuse.
14. Uploading material to our site
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to the Website, or to make contact with
other users of the Website, you must comply with all applicable laws and the Content Standards set out at
Section 12. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with applicable laws and our Content Standards,
and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.
Any material you upload to our Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the
right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the
right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you
to the Website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by
you or any other user of the Website.
We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on the Website if, in our opinion, such material
does not comply with the Content Standards (see Section 12 above) and we shall inform you of any such removal
within a reasonable period of time.
15. Viruses, hacking and other offences
You must not misuse the Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs, keystroke
loggers, spyware, adware or any other material which is malicious or technologically harmful or similar computer
codes designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware. You must not attempt to
gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or
database connected to the Website. You must not attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a
distributed denial-of service attack.
By breaching this provision, you may be committing a criminal offence under the Criminal Justice (Theft and
Fraud Offences) Act 2001, the Criminal Damage Act 1991 and the Criminal Justice Act 2011 or any other applicable
legislation. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate
with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the
Website will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other
technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other
proprietary material due to your use of the Website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on
any website linked to it.
16. Suspension and termination
We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of the Terms through your use of our
Website. When a breach of the Terms has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate. Failure to
comply with the Terms constitutes a material breach of the terms upon which you are permitted to use our
Website, and may result in our taking all or
any of the following actions:
- Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our Website.
- Refusal to publish or post, or immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded
by you to our Website.
- Issue of a warning to you.
- Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not
limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
- Further legal action against you.
- Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary. We exclude
liability for actions taken in response to breaches of the Terms. The responses described in the Terms are
not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
You agree to indemnify us and keep us indemnified (including our directors, agents, servants and employees)
against all losses, costs, charges, demands, proceedings, damages, actions, expenses and claims howsoever
incurred by us as a result of your use of this Website or a breach by you of any of these Terms. In the event
that your contributions infringe any rights of any third party, you shall, at your own expense and at your
discretion, either obtain the right to use such contribution or render such contribution free of any
18. Linking to the Website
You may link to our Website via the home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not
damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any
form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
The Website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of the Website other
than the homepage. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which
you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out at Section 12. If you wish to
make any use of material on the Website other than that set out above, please address your request to Dogpatch
Labs, CHQ Building, IFSC, Dublin Docklands, Dublin 1 or
at [email protected].
19. Links from the Website
Where the Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are
provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept
no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
20. Refer-a-friend platform
We operate a platform that allows users of our Website to refer friends. To use this function a user must supply
the name and email address of the person whom they are referring. An email containing an invite to join the
Website will be generated by us and sent in the name of the referring user. The emails obtained in the course of
the referral process will only be used for the referral process and all personal information obtained shall be
processed in accordance with our
21. Mailing list
We operate a mailing list in accordance with our Privacy and Cookies Statement. By opting to be placed on the
mailing list, you agree to receive communications from ChangeX which may include newsletters and updates. You
may choose to unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time by contacting ChangeX directly at Dogpatch Labs, CHQ
Building, IFSC, Dublin Docklands, Dublin 1 or at [email protected].
If we fail to insist upon strict performance of any of our obligations under any of these Terms, or if we fail
to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which we are entitled under these Terms, this shall not constitute
a waiver of such rights or remedies and shall not relieve you from compliance with such obligations. A waiver by
us of any default shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default. No waiver by us of any of your
obligations under these Terms shall be effective unless it is expressly stated to be a waiver and is
communicated to you in writing.
23. Jurisdiction and applicable law
The Irish courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to the
Website although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your
country of residence or any other relevant country.
formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with
the law of Ireland.
If any of these Terms are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any
extent, such term, condition or provision will to the extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and
provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.
25. Contact us
If you have any concerns about material which appears on our Website, please contact us at Dogpatch Labs, CHQ
Building, IFSC, Dublin Docklands, Dublin 1 or
at [email protected].
Thank you for visiting our Website.