The Chat for Impact Program (“the Program” or “Chat for Impact”) was initiated by Turn.io, a Social Impact WhatsApp Business Solution Provider, to support and accelerate the work that social impact organizations are doing to provide vulnerable, disempowered and minority communities with easy and secure access to vital information and support via WhatsApp. The initiative includes events such as bootcamps, an Accelerator Program and a Summit, as well as ongoing engagement activities with the 1000+ Chat for Impact community and the Chat for Impact forum members.
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 goals.
Thank you for participating in the Chat for Impact Program. The Program is managed by Praekelt Foundation NPC (“Praekelt.org”), and offered with the support of WhatsApp LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California, U.S.A. 94025 (“WhatsApp”) and Praekelt PBC, Benefit Corporation (“Turn.io”) provides the platform for hosting the Chat for Impact Bootcamps as well as access to the subsidized WABA license. Praekelt.org, together with WhatsApp and Turn.io, will hereinafter be known as the Program Entities.
By agreeing to be considered as a Successful Program Registrant (whether for a Bootcamp or the Accelerator Program), you represent and confirm that:
You agree to be bound by the decisions of the Program Entities and any judges, compliance committees, selection committees or other Chat for Impact 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 Chat for Impact Program including the Bootcamp 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).
Your participation in the Chat for Impact 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 Program Entities at the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org, your continued participation in the Chat for Impact Program is at the Program Entities’ sole discretion and may be subject to termination.
Your organization’s participation in the Chat for Impact 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 Chat for Impact Program Terms and that you have committed no fraud or deception in applying to the Chat for Impact Program. 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 Chat for Impact Program and any content and materials provided therein.
The Program is void where prohibited by law.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE CHAT FOR IMPACT PROGRAM TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY ASPECT OF THE PROGRAM .
The Chat for Impact Bootcamp is one of the Chat for Impact Program training tools designed to 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 goals. An organization that has successfully registered (“the Successful Bootcamp Registrant/s”) will be able to participate in one of the monthly virtual Bootcamps. As a Successful Bootcamp Registrant, you will be eligible to register for more than one monthly Bootcamp (subject to availability). All necessary information and the benefits of the Bootcamp are more fully described in the Bootcamp Program website,
To be considered as a Successful Bootcamp Registrant, in addition to the general eligibility requirements listed above, your organization must meet the eligibility requirements as described in the Bootcamp Program website under the FAQs on the Program website. Potentially eligible Bootcamp 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 Program Bootcamp Registrant, you represent and confirm that:
You confirm and understand that in order to be accepted at a Chat for Impact Bootcamp you will be required to: -
You confirm and agree to:
You furthermore agree to:
Bootcamp Program Benefits and Participation
Benefits: - Provided that you, as a Successful Bootcamp Registrant, onboard and launch a WABA within three (3) months of the Bootcamp you will receive the following benefits (up to a maximum value of $2,500.00):
Participation: - Your participation in the Bootcamp Program is at the Program Entities’ sole discretion and without recourse to you and may be subject to termination on notice to you. The Program Entities reserve all their rights in this regard.
B. ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
The Accelerator Program is a Chat for Impact subprogram hosted by the Program Entities for a select number of organizations. 20 organizations are invited to participate in the Accelerator Program with the primary goals being: -
(i) the ability to expedite their growth and impact through the Accelerator Program, which will provide guidance on chatbot performance and access to industry experts and/or mentors; and
(ii) create unique use cases for the WhatsApp Business solution, as facilitated by the Accelerator Program, which may include use of chatbots, and integrations within the WhatsApp Business Solution that further a participating organization’s mission.
The Accelerator Program consists of 6 weeks intensive mentoring, training and support:-
To be considered as a Successful Accelerator Participant, in addition to the general eligibility requirements listed above, your organization must meet the eligibility requirements as described in the Accelerator Program website under the FAQs on the Accelerator website. Potentially eligible Bootcamp 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 Accelerator Registrant, you represent and confirm that you will by the 20th of September 2022 have: -
The Program Entities will select 20 successful Applicants as the Accelerator Participants of the Program. They will enter into a Participation and Grant Agreement (“the Agreement”) with the relevant Program entity to receive grant funding for the purpose of accelerating the Accelerator Participant’s development and launch of the Accelerator Participant’s Proposed Use Case. Each Accelerator Participant will be able to access the following additional Accelerator Program benefits:
Participation: Accelerator Participants are required to participate fully in the 6 week accelerator program, to the satisfaction and determination of the Program Entities in their sole discretion and in accordance with an agreed timetable and schedule for such engagement. Failure to do so will result in the Program Entities determining, in their sole discretion, to terminate the Accelerator Participant’s involvement in the Program and all rights to any benefits without notice and without any liability or obligation to provide you with any substitute benefit or other compensation this includes the right to require you to discontinue using and return any and all benefits immediately, unless it specifies a different timeframe.
All Accelerator Participants will be entitled to utilize the services of any WhatsApp’s authorized Business Solution Providers when utilizing the subsidized WhatsApp line during the Accelerator Program.
Each Accelerator Participant selected to receive Grant Funding agrees not to use Grant Funding in any way, directly or indirectly, in any way that would violate applicable laws, including, without limitation, in any manner that would constitute bribery, an illegal kickback, an illegal campaign contribution, or any other violation of applicable anti-corruption, political activity, economic sanctions, or other laws.
The Program Entities may terminate the Program or any of the benefits at any time without notice and without any liability or obligation to provide you with any substitute benefit or other compensation. If your participation in the Chat for Impact Accelerator discontinues for any or no reason, the Program Entities reserve the right to require you to discontinue using and return any and all benefits immediately, unless it specifies a different timeframe.
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 Program 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 organization will be able to successfully expand its impact and further its goals. The Program Entities make no representation in this regard. You and your organization 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 organization 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 Praekelt.org and Turn.io 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 or Participant is not transferable or assignable under the Program.
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