1. Welcome to StriveThru, Incorporated as Come Debate Me Inc.

This page explains our terms of use. When you use StriveThru you’re agreeing to all the rules below. Some of them need to be expressed in legal language, but we’ve done our best to offer you clear and simple explanations—hence the brief summaries in these blue boxes, which are not part of the official legal terms.

By using this website (the “Site”) and services (together with the Site, the “Services”) offered by StriveThru, you’re agreeing to these legally binding rules (the “Terms”). You’re also agreeing to our Privacy Policy, and agreeing to follow any other rules on the Site, like our Community Guidelines and rules for creating StriveThru invites and participating in StriveThrus.

We may change these terms from time to time. If we do, we’ll let you know about any material changes, either by notifying you on the Site or by sending you an email. Users based in the European Union will be notified of material changes at least 15 days before they go into effect. New versions of the terms will never apply retroactively—we’ll tell you the exact date they go into effect. If you keep using StriveThru after a change, that means you accept the new terms.
StriveThru is for your personal, non-commercial use, except as explained in section 4 and 5 below.

2. About Creating an Account

You must be 18 or over to sign up for a StriveThru account. You’re responsible for your account and all the activity on it.

You can browse StriveThru without registering for an account. But to use some of StriveThru’s functions, you’ll need to register, choose a username, and set a password. When you do that, the information you give us has to be accurate and complete. Don’t impersonate anyone else or choose names that are offensive or that violate anyone’s rights. If you don’t follow these rules, we may cancel your account.

You’re responsible for all the activity on your account, and for keeping your password confidential. If you find out that someone’s used your account without your permission,
you should report it toinfo@strivethru.com
To sign up for an account, you need to be at least 18 years old, or old enough to form a binding contract where you live. If necessary, we may ask you for proof of age

3. Things You Definitely Shouldn’t Do

This section is a list of things you probably already know you shouldn’t do—lie, break laws, abuse people, steal data, hack other people’s computers, and so on. Please behave yourself. Don’t do this stuff.

Different types of people use StriveThru. We expect all of them to behave responsibly and help keep this a place that fosters civil discourse. Don’t do any of these things on the Site:

  • Don’t break the law .Don’t take any action that infringes or violates other people’s rights, violates the law, or breaches any contract or legal duty you have toward anyone.

  • Don’t lie to people. Don’t post information you know is false, misleading, or inaccurate. Don’t do anything deceptive or fraudulent.

  • Don’t victimize anyone. Don’t do anything threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, tortious, obscene, profane, or invasive of another person’s privacy.

  • Don’t spam. Don’t distribute unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material, or any junk mail, spam, or chain letters. Don’t run mail lists, listservs, or any kind of auto-responder or spam on or through the Site.

  • Don’t harm anyone’s computer. Don’t distribute software viruses, or anything else (code, films, programs) designed to interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or equipment on the Site (whether it belongs to StriveThru or another party).

  • Don’t abuse other users’ personal information. When you use StriveThru — and especially if you create a StriveThru invite.

We also need to make sure that the Site is secure and our systems function properly. So don’t do any of these things—most of which boil down to “don’t mess with our system.”

  • Don’t try to interfere with the proper workings of the Services

  • Don’t bypass any measures we’ve put in place to secure the Services.

  • Don’t try to damage or get unauthorized access to any system, data, password, or other information, whether it belongs to StriveThru or another party.

  • Don’t take any action that imposes an unreasonable load on our infrastructure, or on our third-party providers. (We reserve the right to determine what’s reasonable.)

  • Don’t use any kind of software or device (whether it’s manual or automated) to “crawl” or “spider” any part of the Site.

  • Don’t take apart or reverse engineer any aspect of StriveThru in an effort to access things like source code, underlying ideas, or algorithms.

4. How Creating a StriveThru Invite Works

StriveThru provides a funding platform to foster debates and conversations (called StriveThru’s). When a StriveThru registered user creates a StriveThru invite, they’re either inviting an individual to debate or have a conversation with them, or two individuals to have a debate or conversation with each other. They then share the StriveThru invite on social media encouraging people to back the invite by pledging money. The more money pledged the greater the chances that the participants invited will agree to the invite to have debate or conversation.

Here are the terms that the creator of each StriveThru agrees to:

  • They will not use profanity in their StriveThru invite

  • They will not infringe or violates other people’s rights

  • They will not break any existing laws

5. How Backing and Funding Works

This section goes over the details of backing StriveThrus—things like how money gets collected, and whether pledges can be changed or canceled.

These are the terms that apply when you’re backing a StriveThru

  • You’re only charged if the StriveThru happens. You’ll provide your payment information when you pledge, but you won’t be charged. Your payment will only be collected if the participants successfully complete the StriveThru prior to the countdown timer running out on the StriveThru invite page. The exact amount you agree to when pledging, is the amount StriveThru will charge you for. If the StriveThru never happens, you won’t be charged, no will be collected, and no money will change hands.

  • You can change or cancel your pledge at any time before the project’s funding deadline (with one exception). You can increase, decrease, or cancel your pledge at any time while the StriveThru invite is active, with one exception. When the participants have both agreed, but the StriveThru has not happened yet, you can’t decrease or cancel your pledge, as that action would drop the pledge below the amount that got the participants to agree.

  • StriveThru doesn’t offer refunds. All charges are final after the StriveThru has occurred.

6. Stuff We Don’t Do and Aren’t Responsible For

We don’t mediate disputes between users. StriveThru isn’t liable for any damages related to your use of the Services. We don’t become involved in disputes between users, or between users and any third party relating to the use of the Services. We don’t endorse any content users submit to the Site or positions and opinions participants share during StriveThrus. When you use the Services, you release StriveThru from claims, damages, and demands of every kind—known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed—arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and the Services. All content you access through the Services is at your own risk. You’re solely responsible for any resulting damage or loss to any party.

7. Fees Charged

If the StriveThru you have backed is successfully completed, the following fees will be collected from your donation: StriveThru’s 7% fee, and a payment processing fee of 2.9% + $.30 per transaction. If the StriveThru doesn’t happen, there are no fees.

8. Non Profits

Approved non profits must have an active 501(3)(c) status with the IRS and provide services to help feed those in need

($1.00 = a minimum of 3 meals). Credit card payment processing services to direct funds to approved non profits are provided by Stripe, Inc. (“Stripe”) and are subject to the Stripe Connected Account Agreement, which includes the Stripe Terms of Service (collectively, the “Stripe Services Agreement”). As an approved non profit, you agree to be bound by the Stripe Services Agreement, as may be modified by Stripe from time to time. As a condition to StriveThru enabling credit card payment processing services through Stripe, approved non profits agree to provide Stripe and StriveThru accurate and complete information about their organization, as well as authorize the sharing of transaction information between Stripe and StriveThru related to use of the Stripe payment processing services.

9. What about the tax deductibility of transactions on StriveThru?

StriveThru can’t advise on the tax deductibility of contributions made. Please talk with your tax advisor or legal counsel about what amount, if any, of a contribution if considered tax deductible.

10. Your Intellectual Property

We don't own the content you post on a StriveThru invite page that you created, but we do have your permission to use or copy it however we need. We generally use it to promote invites and showcase them to our community. Ultimately, you're responsible for the content you post on a StriveThru invite page, and you're vouching to us that it's ok to use.

StriveThru doesn’t own content you submit to us (your “Content”). But we do need certain licenses from you in order to perform our Services. When you submit a StriveThru invite for review, you agree to these terms:

  • We can use the Content you’ve submitted. You grant to us, and others acting on our behalf, the worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable right to use, exercise, commercialize, and exploit the copyright, publicity, trademark, and database rights with respect to your Content. In general, we use this Content to promote projects and showcase our community on the website. When we use the Content, we can make changes, like editing or translating it. You grant us the right to edit, modify, reformat, excerpt, delete, or translate any of your Content.

  • You won’t submit stuff you don’t hold the copyright for (unless you have permission). Your Content will not contain third-party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third-party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material, or you are otherwise legally entitled to post the material (and to grant StriveThru all the license rights outlined here).

  • Any royalties or licensing on your Content are your responsibility. You will pay all royalties and other amounts owed to any person or entity based on your Content, or on StriveThru’s hosting of that Content.

  • You promise that if we use your Content, we’re not violating anyone’s rights or copyrights. If StriveThru or its users exploit or make use of your submission in the ways contemplated in this agreement, you promise that this will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including (without limitation) any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.

  • You’re responsible for the stuff you post. All information submitted to the Site, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from whom that Content originated.

  • We’re not responsible for mistakes in your Content. StriveThru will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any Content.

11. StriveThru’s Intellectual Property

The content on StriveThru is protected in various ways. You do have the right to use it for certain personal purposes, but you can’t use it for anything commercial without getting permission first.

StriveThru’s Services are legally protected in various ways, including copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, and other rights and laws. You agree to respect all copyright and other legal notices, information, and restrictions contained in any content accessed through the Site. You also agree not to change, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of the Service.

If you participate in a StriveThru debate or conversation, StriveThru owns the rights to the video and audio recording, in whole or in part, in perpetuity, and can monetize such recording through any and all channels. If you want to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, or store any of this content for a commercial purpose, you need prior written permission from StriveThru or the relevant copyright holder. A “commercial purpose” means you intend to use, sell, license, rent, or otherwise exploit content for commercial use, in any way.

13. Deleting Your Account

You can delete your account at any time, but doing so won’t automatically remove some content you’ve already posted.

You can terminate your account at any time through your account settings. We may retain certain information as required by law or as necessary for our legitimate business purposes. All provisions of this agreement survive termination of an account, including our rights regarding any content you’ve already submitted to the Site. (For instance, if you’ve were invited or participated in a StriveThru, deleting your account will not remove you from the Site.) You can contact us at info@strivethru.com for additional information.

14. Our Rights

To operate, we need to be able to maintain control over what happens on our website. So in this section, we reserve the right to make decisions to protect the health and integrity of our system. We don’t take these powers lightly, and we only use them when we absolutely have to.

To protect the health and integrity of our system and to help ensure that creators and backers enjoy a safe and secure environment, Town Sircle reserves these rights

  • We can make changes to the StriveThru Site and Services without notice or liability.

  • We have the right to decide who’s eligible to use StriveThru. We may in limited circumstances impose restrictions or limitations on accounts, or—for particularly significant or repeated violations of our Terms or any other rules on the Site, like our community guidelines, we may cancel accounts or decline to offer our Services. We can change our eligibility criteria at any time. If these things are prohibited by law where you live, then we revoke your right to use StriveThru in that jurisdiction.

  • We have the right to cancel any pledge to any StriveThru, at any time and for any reason.

  • We have the right to reject, cancel, interrupt, remove, or suspend any project at any time and for any reason.

StriveThru is not liable for any damages as a result of any of these actions.

It is our general policy not to comment on the reasons for any such action. However, if we impose restrictions on or limit a verified account holder’s access to any of our Services or if we intend to cancel a verified account, we will let the account holder know the reasons for this action and how they can remedy any issues (where appropriate), unless we’re prohibited from doing so by law or in the interest of safety. For account cancelations, we will let the account holder know the reasons for this action at least 30 days in advance, unless we’re canceling for reasons related to illicit or inappropriate content, the safety of a good or service, counterfeiting, fraud, malware, spam, data breaches, other cybersecurity risks, or the suitability of a good or service for minors.

15. Warranty Disclaimer

We work hard to provide you with great services, but we can’t guarantee everything will always work perfectly. This site is presented as-is, without warranties.

You use our Services solely at your own risk. They are provided to you “as is” and “as available” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied.

16. Indemnification

If you do something that gets us sued, or break any of the promises you make in this agreement, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless from all liabilities, claims, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and other legal costs) that arise from or relate to your use or misuse of STRIVETHRU. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to this indemnification clause, in which case you agree that you’ll cooperate and help us in asserting any defenses.

17. Limitation of Liability

If something bad happens as a result of your using StriveThru, we’re not liable (beyond a small amount).

To the fullest extent permitted by law, in no event will StriveThru, its directors, employees, partners, suppliers, or content providers be liable for any indirect, incidental, punitive, consequential, special, or exemplary damages of any kind, including but not limited to damages (i) resulting from your access to, use of, or inability to access or use the Services; (ii) for any lost profits, data loss, or cost of procurement or substitute goods or services; or (iii) for any conduct of content of any third party on the Site. In no event shall StriveThru’s liability for direct damages be in excess of (in the aggregate) one hundred U.S. dollars ($100.00).

18. Dispute Resolution and Governing Law

We’re located in California, and any disputes with us have to be handled in California under California State law.

We at StriveThru encourage you to contact us if you’re having an issue before resorting to the courts. Email info@strivethru.com so so that one of our support team agents can personally reply to you and attempt to resolve your issue. These resources are easily accessible and free.

19. The Rest

These are our official terms and our rules for how things work. You can verify any confusing or conflicting information you see elsewhere by referencing what we’ve explained on this page.

These Terms and the other material referenced in them are the entire agreement between you and StriveThru with respect to the Services. They supersede all other communications and proposals (whether oral, written, or electronic) between you and StriveThru with respect to the Services and govern our future relationship. If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid under the law, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms otherwise will remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The failure of either you or StriveThru to exercise any right provided for in these Terms in any way won’t be deemed a waiver of any other rights.

These Terms are personal to you. You can’t assign them, transfer them, or sublicense them unless you get StriveThru’s prior written consent. StriveThru has the right to assign, transfer, or delegate any of its rights and obligations under these Terms without your consent. StriveThru will provide you notice via email, written notice, or by conspicuously posting the notice on our Site.