September 27, 2021

Chat for Impact Global Bootcamp Terms and Conditions

Chat for Impact Global Bootcamp Terms and Conditions

Thank you for registering for the Chat for Impact Global Bootcamp (the “Chat for Impact Bootcamp” or “Program” or “Bootcamp”). The Program is managed by Praekelt Foundation NPC (“”), and offered with the support of WhatsApp LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California, U.S.A. 94025 (“WhatsApp”) and Praekelt PBC, Benefit Corporation (“”) provides the platform for hosting the Chat for Impact Bootcamp as well as access to the subsidized WABA license., together with WhatsApp and, will hereinafter be known as the Program Entities.


Chat for Impact Bootcamp Overview

The Chat for Impact Program is designed to provide tools, training and resources to help organizations around the world that are actively driving social progress through the use of WhatsApp’s messaging services to expand their impact and further their social justice goals. Up to 100  Qualifying organisations (“the Successful Registrant/s”)  will be able to participate in a one day virtual Bootcamp, on a first-come first-serve basis. All necessary information and the benefits of the Bootcamp are more fully described in the Program website.

A. Program Eligibility and Application Evaluation

To be considered as a Successful Registrant, your organization must meet the eligibility requirements as described in the Program website and under the FAQs on the Program website. Potentially eligible Program Registrants will be evaluated by the Program Entities and eligibility and participation decisions will be made at the sole discretion of the Program Entities. By agreeing to be considered as a Successful Registrant, you represent and confirm that:

  1. you are at least eighteen (18) years of age and the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence;
  2. you have the authority to enter into these Terms and Conditions as the authorised representative of the organization for which you are submitting an application and the authority to enter into any further agreements with the Program Entities to manage Program Participation and Receipt of Benefits as set out under B. below.
  1. you understand and agree that these Terms and Conditions are binding on you, individually, and your organization;
  1. you understand that the success of your registration will include a focus on your organization’s proposed use case which means your proposed use case for the WhatsApp Business Solution, and which may include use of chatbots, and integrations with the WhatsApp Business Solution that further your organization’s mission. You confirm that should your organization’s proposed use case be accepted by the Project Entities, you and your organization agree and warrant that this use case will not be changed or amended and that this is a condition of acceptance;
  1. you warrant that your organization has full knowledge of your actions and has consented thereto;
  1. you are not a current government official or a family member of a government official (as defined below);
  1. the organization for which you are submitting an application is not a government entity, government/state-owned/controlled (e.g., executives, boards of directors), a non-profit organization that represents a government, a private service provider to government/s nor is it publicly funded out of state funds; and
  1. You warrant that your organization organization is actively driving social progress in the regions where the Bootcamp is being offered and impacts people living in the regions where the Bootcamp is being offered  Your organization (if based outside the regions where the Bootcamp is being offered) is not located in a country that is subject to comprehensive sanctions nor are you included on any denied party listing published by U.S. or EU governmental authorities. “Government Official” shall refer to any official or employee of any multinational, national, regional, or local government in any country, including any official or employee of any government department, agency, commission, or division; any official or employee of any government-owned or -controlled enterprise; any official or employee of any public educational, scientific, or research institution; any political party or official or employee of a political party; any candidate for public office; any official or employee of a public international organization; and any person acting on behalf of or any relatives, family, or household members of any of those listed above. 

You agree to: 

  • Attend one day of intense, hands-on training, happening online. As well as one follow-up session. (The training day will have between 2-5 hours of online sessions.) 
  • Complete all pre-work assignments. It should take 1-2 hours to complete.

You furthermore agree to: 

  • Sign-up for a WhatsApp Business API Account (“WABA”) afterwards. However, as part of the Bootcamp your organization may be granted a subsidised license to manage your WABA through’s BSP for up to 6 months (thereafter further use of the WhatsApp Business API will result in monthly fees and/or messaging fees).
  • Launch your live WhatsApp service within 3 months from the conclusion of the Bootcamp.

You agree to be bound by the decisions of the Program Entities and any judges, compliance committees, selection committees or other Program officials appointed by the Program Entities relating to the Program, which are final and binding in all respects. The Program Entities may update these Terms from time to time, and your continued participation in the Program and/or use of or access to the Services constitutes your acceptance of our amended Terms. If you breach any of these Terms, your participation is VOID and you must immediately forfeit any and all benefits, if any have been provided to you.

Organizations domiciled in a jurisdiction where the laws of the United States or local law prohibits participating or receiving benefits in connection with a program such as this one or in which the United States has embargoed goods or services are not eligible to participate (including, without limitation, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria and any other area or jurisdiction designated by the United States Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control). 

Employees, officers, members, managers, or representatives of WhatsApp LLC, Facebook, Inc. or or Praekelt PBC, Public Benefit Corporation, as well as the immediate family members and members of the same household (whether or not related) of any such person, are not eligible to participate. The Program is void where prohibited by law.

B. Program Participation and Benefits

Benefits: - Provided that you, as a Successful Registrant, onboard and launch a WABA within three (3) months of the final Summit, you will receive the following benefits (up to a maximum value of $3000):

  1. A WhatsApp Business Solution WABA helpline phone number;
  2. A six (6) month license to the Platform that is integrated with the WhatsApp Business Solution to help manage and automate your WhatsApp service; and
  3. Free messaging for your WhatsApp Business Solution chatbot until February 28, 2022.

Participation: - Your participation in the Program is at the Program Entities’ sole discretion and without recourse to you and may be subject to termination. The Program Entities reserve all their rights in this regard. 

Your participation in the Program is contingent upon your continued position as a representative of the organization on whose behalf you are accepting these Terms; should you no longer hold that position you are required to immediately give notice of this to the Progam Entities at the following email:, your continued participation in the Program is at the Program Entities’ sole discretion and may be subject to termination. 

Your organization’s participation in the Program, attempted or actual use of or access to related benefits, and use of other WhatsApp products and services are all governed by the WhatsApp Business Terms of Service, including all terms, conditions, and policies incorporated in them (collectively, the “TOS”), and are deemed part of “Business Services” as defined under the TOS. The TOS is incorporated into these Terms by this reference. These Terms are in addition to (and not in lieu of) the TOS.

You affirm and represent that you comply with and will continue to comply with these Program Terms and that you have committed no fraud or deception in applying to the Chat for Impact Bootcamp. You agree that the Program Entities may disqualify you from the Program if they  have reason to believe, as determined in their sole discretion, or learn of any act, offense, violation, or crime on your part involving moral turpitude, or which may bring a Program Entity into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule, or which may insult or offend the Program, the community, or any employee, agent, or affiliate of a Programme Entity, or which may injure a Program Entity’s reputation in its sole judgment.

You agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your involvement in the Program and any content and materials provided therein. 

General Terms

The Program Entities may use the information, images, video, copy, data and any other materials (collectively, the “Materials”) you submit in connection with your application for the Chat for Impact Bootcamp or with other participation in the Program to evaluate your application, manage your participation in the Program, and as described in the WhatsApp Business Policy. You acknowledge and explicitly consent to the export of the information you submit, including, without limitation, personal information to the United States and its use there for purposes of administering this Program. Information you submit in connection with your application will be stored for as long as necessary for the purposes of administering the Program.  For any and all Materials you provide or post in connection with your application, use of benefits, or any other aspect of participation in the Program, you agree and represent that you have all rights and permissions necessary to provide, share, describe, or reference the Materials, and doing so does not violate any applicable laws, rules, or regulations. You understand and agree that your contact information may be made available within the Program Facebook groups. You understand that Program Entities may request that you sign a separate Marketing Release for the use of your Materials for purposes beyond those set forth in these Terms.

In connection with your participation in the Program, you may acquire information that is confidential or proprietary in nature. You agree to use such confidential information only in connection with your participation in the Program and agree to hold in confidence and to not disclose confidential information to any person or entity without the prior written consent of WhatsApp. You agree to keep confidential and secure any and all log in and other information used to access the Program benefits. You understand and agree that a violation of this confidentiality obligation may result in immediate termination from the Program, among other remedies that may be sought by and available to WhatsApp. All of the foregoing confidentiality obligations apply to and are binding upon all Program participants.

You understand that any waiver of any term of the Program Terms in a particular instance will not be a waiver of such term for the future. You agree that the invalidity or unenforceability of any part of the Program Terms will in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any other part hereof. 

You acknowledge and agree that the Program Entities cannot guarantee that your participation in the Programme will ensure that your organisation will be able to successfully expand its impact and further its social justice goals. The Program Entities make no representation in this regard. You and your organisation will be solely responsible for making all decisions and taking actions related to your business, including compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and Participant hereby waives and covenants not to sue the Program Entities or their employees, agents, contractors, or other representatives for any claim related to such matters. 

You and your organisation agree to indemnify, defend and hold the Program Entities, our partners, agents, officers, directors, employees, subcontractors, successors, assigns, third party suppliers of information and documents, attorneys, advertisers, product and service providers, and affiliates harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense, including reasonable attorney's fees, related to your violation of these Terms or your participation in the Program.

In case the instance where you are granted the right to and agree to use the subsidized WhatsApp line, you agree to indemnify and hold and and their subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, agents, or other partners and employees harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of content that you submit, post to or transmit through the WhatsApp line. 

Any award to your organization of the status of Successful Registrant is not transferable or assignable under the Program.


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