Legal Policy

THESE TERMS OF USE (THESE “TERMS OF USE”) DEFINE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN I HEART MY HBCU, INC (THE “COMPANY” OR “WE” OR “US”) AND YOU, THE PERSON DOWNLOADING OUR MOBILE APPLICATION (THE “APPLICATION”) AND/OR REGISTERING FOR OUR SERVICES (“YOU” OR “YOUR”). YOU MAY USE THE SERVICES (DEFINED BELOW) ONLY IF YOU CAN FORM A BINDING CONTRACT WITH US AND ARE NOT A PERSON BARRED FROM RECEIVING SERVICES UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OR OTHER APPLICABLE JURISDICTION. IF YOU ARE ACCEPTING THESE TERMS OF USE ON BEHALF OF A COMPANY, ORGANIZATION, GOVERNMENT, OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO DO SO. IF YOU CANNOT CONFIRM THE FOREGOING, THEN YOU MUST NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS OF USE AND MAY NOT USE THE SITE, THE APPLICATION OR SERVICES. YOU MAY USE THE SERVICES ONLY IN COMPLIANCE WITH THESE TERMS OF USE AND ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

We may amend these Terms of Use at any time by posting the revised Terms of Use on the Application. We may terminate these Terms of Use at any time by suspending or terminating access to the Application and/or Services and/or notifying you. You can see when these Terms of Use were last revised by referring to the “Updated” legend above. Your continued use of the Application or Services after we have posted revised Terms of Use signifies your acceptance of such revised Terms of Use. No amendment or modification of these Terms of Use will be binding unless in writing and signed by our duly authorized representative or posted to the Site and Application by our duly authorized representative.

Binding Arbitration

ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE OR CONTROVERSY OF WHATEVER NATURE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OF USE SHALL BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCESS DESCRIBED IN THE SECTION TITLED “BINDING ARBITRATION AND APPLICABLE LAW” BELOW. PLEASE READ THE SECTION TITLED “BINDING ARBITRATION AND APPLICABLE LAW” CAREFULLY.

Services

By using the Application, you can use our interactive platform to donate money to various Historically Black Colleges and Universities (collectively, the “Services”). Our Services allow you to open an account to participate that we will manage at your direction. We reserve the right to modify or change the Application or any of the Services, temporarily or permanently, with or without notice to you, and we are not obligated to support or update the Application or any Services. You acknowledge and agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party in the event that we exercise our right to modify, change or discontinue the Site, the Application or any Services. IF YOU DECIDE TO OPEN AN ACCOUNT IN THE PROGRAM, YOU ARE ENTERING INTO AN I HEART MY HBCU USER AGREEMENT.

Promotions and Referrals

We may, at our sole discretion, make available promotions with different features to any users or prospective users of our Application or Services. These promotions, unless made to you, shall have no bearing whatsoever on your relationship with us. From time to time, we may offer you with incentives to refer new users to our Application or Services. These incentives may come in the form of reward shares, and we may set or change the incentive types, amounts, terms, restrictions, and qualification requirements for any incentives at our sole discretion. We reserve the right to withhold or deduct reward shares or other benefits obtained through a promotion the event that we determine or believe that the receipt of the reward or benefit was in error, fraudulent,illegal, or in violation of these Terms of Use or an applicable referral agreement or program agreement. The term of these Terms of Use will continue for as long as we allow you access to and use of the Application and/or Services. Questions? Contact us at support@iheartmyhbcu.com

Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?

  • We collect information from you when you register on the site, make a donation, enter a contest or sweepstakes, respond to a survey or communication such as e-mail, or participate in another site feature.
  • When donating or registering, we may ask you for your name, e-mail address, mailing address, billing address, phone number, credit card information or other information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously
  • Like many websites, we use “cookies” to enhance your experience and gather information about visitors and visits to our websites. Please refer to the “Do we use ‘cookies’?” section below for information about cookies and how we use them.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a donation, enter a contest or promotion, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize your site experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
  • To quickly process your transactions.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
  • If you have opted-in to receive our e-mail newsletter, we may send you periodic e-mails. If you would no longer like to receive promotional e-mail from us, please refer to the “How can you opt-out, remove or modify information you have provided to us?” section below. If you have not opted-in to receive e-mail newsletters, you will not receive these e-mails

How do we protect visitor information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. When you make donations or access your personal information, we offer the use of a secure server. All sensitive/credit information you supply is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our databases to be only accessed as stated above.

Do we use "cookies"?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you won’t have access to many features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly. However, you can still place orders over the telephone by contacting customer service.

Do we disclose the information we collect to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice, except as described below. The term “outside parties” does not include I Heart My HBCU, Inc. It also does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

In an attempt to provide you with increased value, we may include third party links on our site. These linked sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these linked sites (including if a specific link does not work).

Changes to our policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page. Policy changes will apply only to information collected after the date of the change. This policy was last modified on August 16, 2017.

Questions and feedback

We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about privacy. Please send us any and all feedback pertaining to privacy, or any other issue.

Online Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our app and not to information collected offline.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.

Your consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.