Bidder Terms or Service

This Agreement describes the terms and conditions applicable to your use of the Cause4Auction web site, services and software (collectively, the “Services”). By using the Services, you accept the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you are not authorized to use the Cause4Auction web site (the “Web Site”) or Services.

Use of Services

The Services are available only to individuals who are at least 18 years of age and able to form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Cause4Auction may refuse our services to anyone at any time, in our sole discretion. As long as you remain in compliance with these Terms of Service, Cause4Auction grants you the right to use the Services. You agree that the Services constitutes a valuable property and trade secret of Cause4Auction and that Cause4Auction retains all intellectual property rights thereto (and to any related materials, information and processes). You agree not to modify, copy, disclose, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble or create derivative works from the Services or disclose or provide access to the Services to any unauthorized party. You agree not to remove or modify any of Cause4Auction’s copyright and other proprietary notices included with the Services. If you violate any of these Terms of Service, your permission to use the Services automatically terminates and you must immediately cease your use of the Services.

Use of Materials

The contents of the Web Site, such as text, graphics, images, downloadable and other material (“Materials”), are protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Unauthorized use of the Materials may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws and is prohibited. Cause4Auction authorizes you to view and download the Materials solely for your use in determining whether to place a bid. Special rules may apply to the use of certain features and services and other items provided on the Web Site. Any such special rules are listed as Legal Notices on the Web Site and are incorporated into this Agreement by reference. If you violate any of these Terms of Service, your permission to use the Materials automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the Materials.

No Liability


Bidding Terms

  • When you place a bid on an online auction item, you are entering into a legally binding contract to purchase the item from the seller if you are the winning bidder. You are the winning bidder if your bid is the highest bid at the close of the auction (“Auction Close”) and your bid is accepted by the seller.
  • If you are the winning bidder, you agree to pay the seller the full amount of your winning bid plus any applicable sales or use tax on your purchase, as well as any applicable shipping or delivery charges.
  • When you place a bid on an online auction item, you are agreeing to any specific terms and conditions imposed by the seller and included by the seller in the item’s description (except in the case that such terms would violate the law or conflict with these Terms of Service).
  • You are solely responsible for compliance with any federal, state or local tax laws governing your purchase. It is your responsibility to report and pay any applicable taxes. We suggest you consult a professional tax advisor.

Fixed-Price Sales Terms

  • When you purchase a fixed-price item: you enter into a legally binding contract to purchase the item from the seller; you agree to pay the seller the full amount of the purchase price plus any applicable sales or use tax on your purchase, as well as any applicable shipping or delivery charges; you agree to any specific terms and conditions imposed by the seller and included by the seller in the item’s description (except in the case that such terms would violate the law or conflict with these Terms of Service).
  • Once you have confirmed a purchase, your purchase is final and can not be canceled (except in the case that the completion of the transaction would violate the law or these Terms of Service).
  • You are solely responsible for compliance with any federal, state or local tax laws governing your purchase. It is your responsibility to report and pay any applicable taxes. We suggest you consult a professional tax advisor.

Links to Other Sites

The Web Site may contain links to third party web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by Cause4Auction of the contents on such third-party web sites. We are not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and do not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party web sites. If you decide to access linked third-party web sites, you do so at your own risk.


In order to use the Services, you need the equipment necessary to connect to the World Wide Web, and the Internet connection necessary to access it. You are responsible for any fees associated with such connection or access (such as those charged by an Internet Service Provider (ISP) or other online service). You will also need an appropriate computer, related equipment, and software (your “Computer”). You are responsible for installing, maintaining, and operating your Computer. Cause4Auction is not responsible for any problems caused by your Computer, including any virus or related problems associated with your use of the Services on your Computer. We do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our services, and operation of the Web Site and Services may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control.

Password and Security

Upon registration, you will choose a User Name and Password. You are responsible for keeping your User Name and Password confidential. We recommend you memorize this information, and not write it down. You are responsible for all activity occurring through use of your account and/or password. You agree to immediately notify Cause4Auction of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of your account or password. Cause4Auction will not be responsible for any loss to you arising from your failure to comply with the above. You agree to use software produced by third parties, including, but not limited to, “browser” software that supports a data security protocol compatible with the protocol used by Cause4Auction. Until notified otherwise by Cause4Auction, you agree to use software that supports the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol or other protocols accepted by Cause4Auction and follow Cause4Auction’s log-on procedures. You acknowledge that Cause4Auction is not responsible for notifying you of any upgrades, fixes or enhancements to any such software or for any compromise of data transmitted across computer networks or telecommunications facilities, including, but not limited to, the Internet. You acknowledge that it is possible that electronic communications may be accessed by unauthorized third parties when communicated between you and Cause4Auction using the Internet, other network communications facilities, telephone or any other electronic means.

No Warranty

The Materials, including information obtained from independent suppliers not affiliated with Cause4Auction, is believed to be reliable, but may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. We make no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, sequence or timeliness of the Materials or about the results obtained from using the Web Site, the Services or the Materials. The use of the Web Site, the Services and the Materials is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to the Web Site and may be made at any time. Cause4Auction DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEB SITEWILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE WEB SITE AND ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSESAND OTHER HARMFUL GOODS. IF YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE OR THE MATERIALS RESULTS IN THE NEEDFOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, Cause4Auction IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FORTHOSE COSTS. WE AND OUR SUPPLIERS PROVIDE THE WEB SITE AND THE SERVICES “AS IS” ANDWITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTEDBY LAW, WE AND OUR SUPPLIERS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, FITNESSFOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. Cause4Auction AND ITSSUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE MATERIALS, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, ANDLINKS. Some states do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, so the foregoing disclaimer may not apply to you. In such states, Cause4Auction’s liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state to state.

Cause4Auction’s Role

Cause4Auction’s role is to facilitate non-profit fundraising events. We are not involved in the actual transaction between sellers and buyers, and, as such, we have no control over the delivery, quality, safety or legality of the items advertised, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of sellers to sell items or the ability of buyers to pay for items. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that two parties will actually complete a transaction. As an intermediary, we will not and cannot be involved in dealings between buyers and sellers. In the event that a dispute arises between a buyer and a seller, you release Cause4Auction (and our officers, directors, employees and agents) from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code §1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.” For legal reasons, we cannot nor do we try to control the information provided by other users which is made available through our system. By its very nature, other people’s information may be offensive, harmful or inaccurate, and in some cases will be mislabeled or deceptively labeled. We expect that you will use caution – and common sense – when using the Web Site.

Registration Data

Your registration information includes any information you provide to us during the registration process (“Registration Data”). The Registration Data is subject to our Privacy and Security Policy. In consideration for your use of the Web Site, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete Registration Data, and to maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.

User Submissions

You are solely responsible for any communication which you post to the Web Site, including communications posted to your organization’s private site on the Web Site (“User Submissions”) and we act as a passive conduit for your online distribution and publication of your User Submissions. However, we may take any action with respect to User Submissions we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion if we believe it may create liability for us or may cause us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our ISPs or other suppliers. You agree that your User Submissions: (a) shall not be fraudulent; (b) shall not infringe any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; © shall not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation; (d) shall not be defamatory, trade libelous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing; (e) shall not be obscene or contain child pornography; (f) shall not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information; and (g) shall not link directly or indirectly to or include descriptions of services that are prohibited under this Agreement. In order to enable Cause4Auction to use and display the User Submissions you supply us with, including any endorsements or testimonials regarding the Web Site and services, you agree to grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers) right to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the User Submissions alone or as part of other works in any form, in any media now known or not currently known. We do not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any communications posted by other users or endorse any opinions expressed by users. You acknowledge that any reliance on materials posted by other users on the Web Site will be at your own risk.

System Integrity

You may not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Web Site. You may not take any action which imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure. You may neither disclose your password to nor share your password with any third parties or use your password for any unauthorized purpose.


We may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your account, and remove any information you place on the Web Site if you breach this Agreement or if we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us.

General Compliance with Laws

You shall comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Services.


You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Cause4Auction, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from (a) your use of the Services or Materials (b) your breach of the terms of this Agreement © any activity (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any person in your organization (or acting on your organization’s behalf) in connection with your use of the Services or Materials. Cause4Auction shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding.


Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices to Cause4Auction shall be given by email to the support email address provided on the Cause4Auction web site and any notices to you shall be given by email to the email address you provide to Cause4Auction during the registration process. Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give you notice by certified mail, postage prepaid and return receipt requested, to the address provided to Cause4Auction during the registration process. In such case, notice shall be deemed given 3 days after the date of mailing.

Privacy Policy

By accepting these Terms, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and accepted Cause4Auction’s Privacy and Security Policy. Cause4Auction may change its Privacy Policy at any time upon notice to its users.


Cause4Auction reserves the right to change these Terms of Service at any time upon notice to users. Your continued use of the Services following a change notice shall be deemed to be acceptance of any such modification. If you do not agree to any modification of these Terms of Service, you must immediately cease your use of the Services.


This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of California, without respect to its conflicts of laws principles. You and Cause4Auction agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of San Diego, California. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof.