Terms and Conditions
We work hard to make sure all information provided to PaymentTree is as accurate as possible. However, this information is presented without warranty, either express or implied, as to its accuracy, timeliness or completeness, and is not intended to replace any official versions of that information, where applicable, such as information provided by a candidate or government office.
We provide links to other web sites, but we can’t control what those sites say or do. In particular, websites to which we link may request your personal and/or financial information. PaymentTree is not responsible for other sites’ content, information collection practices, or use of the information they collect. PaymentTree’s links to other web sites do not constitute an endorsement of those sites or their content, owners, or posters.
PaymentTree encourages third parties and individuals to link to PaymentTree.com and content posted herein. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by PaymentTree of these third-party web sites or their content, owners, or posters.
Campaign Finance Laws
Political contributions are governed by campaign finance laws. PaymentTree makes its best efforts to ensure that all contributions made on the PaymentTree site are in accordance with these laws. Nonetheless, you have the final responsibility for ensuring your own compliance.
For example, PaymentTree will not permit users to make donations larger than $2,800 to any federal candidate. However, PaymentTree does not track users’ contributions through other avenues (e.g. fundraisers, candidates’ websites). Therefore you (and not PaymentTree) are responsible for ensuring that your total contributions through these different avenues do not exceed your contribution limits. If you are in a position to make these kinds of large contributions, please be careful and don’t give these campaigns’ accountants any more headaches than they already have.
Donations to charities (501(c)(3) organizations) and social welfare groups (501(c)(4) organizations) are not subject to any contributions limits. You may make unlimited donations to these groups on the site. PaymentTree cannot be responsible for your treatment of these donations on your tax returns. Charitable donations are tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes. Social welfare donations are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions. We will do our best to provide you with all relevant information regarding the tax treatment of donations to the entities on our site, such as what percentage of your donation might be used for lobbying activities (check your receipt). However, it is your responsibility to report your donations accurately as required and to pay your taxes. We recommend consulting your tax adviser or tax preparer if you have any questions.
PaymentTree does everything we can to accommodate requests for refunds. We do our best to honor refunds requested for reasons such as input error when a contributor accidentally donates twice or enters the wrong donation amount. PaymentTree will not consider refunds for other reasons such as a change in political or personal opinion or the cancellation of an event. PaymentTree reserves the right to refuse a refund request for these or other reasons.
All refund requests are subject to the availability of the contribution funds. Because PaymentTree forwards contributions to the candidate, cause, or committee to whom you choose to contribute, PaymentTree will only refund a contribution if we still have the funds or can recover the funds from the recipient. For this reason, it is of the utmost importance that you make your request for a refund as soon after contributing as possible.
All refunds issued by PaymentTree will be credited back to the card used to make the contribution. In all cases where we are not able to accommodate a refund request, we will be happy to refer you to the recipient of your contribution so that you may request a refund directly from them.
Our state-of-the-art fraud detection software constantly monitors the site for fraudulent activity using stolen cards. When our software identifies a fraudulent transaction, the contribution will be refunded automatically regardless of whether a refund has been requested.
If you are with a campaign, committee, or organization that has received a contribution through PaymentTree and would like to request that we refund that contribution, please contact us at info@PaymentTree.com and we will do our best to assist you.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
This site is provided by PaymentTree on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Paymenttree makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, whether based upon the nature of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise, as to the operation of this site, or the accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of information, content, materials, or services included on this site. You expressly agree that your use of this site and any information contained herein is at your sole risk.
PaymentTree will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.
Certain state laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you, and you might have additional rights.