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Contribution terms and conditions

TMRM Ltd (“TMRM”), operating as AngelNews would like to provide an opportunity for AngelNews readers in the UK to make a financial contribution and thereby help us in our mission to provide news and information about the SME investment world.

Contributions will be used by TMRM to support its Editorial operations.

These Terms and Conditions govern the relationship between TMRM and each contributor, including the terms on which contributions may be accepted, refused, or returned by TMRM. Contributions will be accepted in the form of a one-off payment or recurring monthly or annual payments made directly to TMRM as described in these Terms and Conditions.

1. AGREEMENT

A contributor is defined as an individual or legal entity that elects to make a donation to TMRM Ltd (trading at AngelNews) to support its work in providing news and editorial content on the angel and VC investment markets in the UK.

By making a contribution, a contributor agrees and acknowledges that:

The contribution is provided to TMRM as an irrevocable gift, subject to any exercise of the contributor’s right to receive a refund as described below and TMRM’s right to return any contribution at its discretion;

The contribution will be used by TMRM to support its Editorial operations; and

The contribution is made subject to these Terms and Conditions, which shall constitute a legally binding agreement between the contributor and TMRM (the “Agreement”), entered into by each party in consideration of the other’s obligations under these Terms and Conditions. 

2. RECURRING CONTRIBUTION PAYMENTS

You agree to pay your selected contribution amount on a rolling monthly or annual basis.  A Direct Debit will be set up via GoCardless when you sign up.

You must provide us with complete and accurate payment information at the time you agree to pay a recurring monthly or annual contribution.

Your payments will be taken on a rolling basis and your recurring contribution will continue unless and until it is ended by either of us in accordance with the provisions of section 5 (Refunds and Cancellation of Contributions). 

We collect all payments via GoCardless. 

Please note VAT is included in the contribution. If you require a VAT invoice, please email modwenna@angelnews.co.uk.

3. CONDITIONS

Contributions will be accepted from individuals as well as any other legal entities.

Contributors who are individuals must be aged 18 or over.

4. ADMINISTRATION OF CONTRIBUTIONS 

All contributions to TMRM shall be made through the contributions page on https://www.angelnews.co.uk/.  Contributions will be accepted by TMRM for the period during which the contributions page is live on the AngelNews Website. 

Contributions to TMRM will be identifiable by a unique payment provider identification number and so are individually refundable.

From the moment the contribution is processed, TMRM will be legally and beneficially entitled to the full amount of the contribution and the contributor has no entitlement to the return of a contribution in any circumstances other than as specified in these Terms and Conditions.

The contributor shall receive no benefit in return for any contribution and shall have no rights to influence the editorial policy or output of TMRM. 

Contributions to TMRM are not charitable donations and contributors shall not be entitled to any tax relief in respect of their contributions nor are any contributions eligible for “gift aid”. 

5. REFUNDS AND CANCELLATION OF CONTRIBUTIONS 

TMRM reserves the right to refuse and return any contribution in its absolute discretion, including without limitation where it believes that accepting the contribution would conflict with the mission, values or interests of TMRM, and/or where, having regard to the source of the contribution or intentions of the contributor, TMRM considers that to accept the contribution could damage the independence or reputation of TMRM or adversely affect the relationship of TMRM with other contributors or stakeholders

Contributors shall be entitled to receive a refund of their contribution for up to 14 days after receipt of payment by notifying TMRM by email at website@angelnews.co.uk.  Any requests for a refund of a contribution received by TMRM following expiry of the 14 day period will be ineligible. 

Any refused and/or returned contributions shall be repaid into the account from which the contribution was made.  Recurring contributions can be cancelled at any time, simply email website@angelnews.co.uk.  [check whether they can login to GoCardless and cancel the direct debit] 

Cancellation requests will be confirmed within 48 hours. 

6. TRANSPARENCY OF CONTRIBUTIONS 

TMRM reserves the right to:

Request the full name and contact details of the contributor; 

Request from the contributor any other information that it considers to be necessary or desirable to determine the provenance of the contribution; 

Undertake any further investigations it deems fit to determine the provenance of the contribution.

If the contributor refuses to provide any information requested by TMRM, we may refuse and return the contribution to the contributor at its discretion.

7. CONFIDENTIALITY AND PUBLICITY

Contributors shall not be entitled to publicise their contribution or otherwise market themselves or any connected person or business in connection with their contribution, except with the prior written consent of TMRM. The aforementioned restrictions shall not apply to any options for publicising donations that TMRM may make available to contributors from time to time e.g. social sharing buttons on contributions pages. 

8. DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY

Information about how we handle your personal data is set out separately in the TMRM privacy policy, available at https://www.angelnews.co.uk/privacy/.    

9. EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY 

Neither TMRM nor any affiliated person, employee, agent, officer or director shall be liable for any loss suffered by any donor or other person arising out of or in connection with a contribution, whether direct or indirect, including loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of business or anticipated savings, loss of use, loss of goodwill, loss of data, and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, except in respect of any liability for death or personal injury or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

10. MISCELLANEOUS

A failure of TMRM to assert a right or provision under these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision. 

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, that provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions will continue in full force and effect.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the contributor and TMRM in respect of any contributions made by the contributor. 

These Terms and Conditions are not intended to confer any contractual benefit on any person pursuant to the terms of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

The Agreement and any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with it will be governed by English law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

11. CUSTOMER SERVICES 

If you have a query or complaint about your contribution, please contact us via website@angelnews.co.uk.

The terms below apply to any financial contributions you choose make to TMRM (trading as AngelNews) to support its editorial operations.

Please note that contributions are not charitable and will not be eligible for any form of tax relief.

1.    Eligibility 

TMRM currently accepts contributions from:

(i) individuals who are aged 18+ who are resident in the UK; and

(ii) UK-resident companies and LLPs.

 2.    Conditions 

Contributions are provided to TMRM as an irrevocable gift. TMRM does not provide any rights or benefits to contributors. 

3.    TMRM’s rights 

(a.) TMRM may ask such questions as it sees fit before accepting a contribution. Failure to provide any information requested may result in your contribution being rejected. 

(b.) TMRM may reject a contribution in its absolute discretion. In such circumstances, TMRM will refund the contribution to the account from which it was received. TMRM is not obliged to give reasons or enter into correspondence concerning such a rejection.

(c.) Upon acceptance of your contribution, TMRM will be legally and beneficially entitled to use the full amount for its editorial operations. 

4.   Recurring contributions?

Recurring contributions will continue indefinitely. However, you or TMRM may cancel a recurring contribution at any time. If you wish to do this, please write to website@angelnews.co.uk.  

5.    Liability 

TMRM will not be liable for any loss you may suffer in connection with a contribution, whether direct or indirect, including loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of business or anticipated savings, loss of goodwill, loss of data, and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, except in respect of any liability which cannot be excluded or limited by law.

These terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. You accept the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in relation to any dispute that may arise in connection with these terms. 

6.   Updates

TMRM may update these terms at any time and will notify any recurring contributors accordingly. If you do not wish to continue contributing, you may cancel by emailing website@angelnews.co.uk.