Terms & Conditions

Terms of Use Agreement

By accessing this website, you are agreeing to the Terms of Use Agreement (“Agreement”), below. If you do not agree with and accept this Agreement, please cease from accessing TheDemocracyFund.ca. If you can’t access this Agreement or any link provided as part of it, please contact us.

Acceptable Use of This Website

As a condition of your use of our Website, TheDemocracyFund.ca (“the Website”), you agree that you will not use the site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by this Agreement or any applicable laws. Specifically, you agree that you will not:

  • interfere with or disrupt this Website or any of our computer systems, servers, networks, databases, software, hardware or equipment used by or for this Website;
  • interfere with the use or enjoyment of this Website by others;
  • introduce code which is disruptive or harmful;
  • attempt to gain unauthorized access to our computer systems, servers, networks, databases, software, hardware or equipment, including to: user-restricted areas of this Website; logins and passwords of others; or personal information and personal accounts of others


If you provide any personal information to us through this Website, we will handle it as outlined in our Privacy Policy.


Many Websites, including ours, employ the use of cookies. By using our Website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.


Donations made through the Website and to The Democracy Fund (“TDF”), or through third parties or business partners, are legally made to TDF, a charity registered with the Canada Revenue Agency (Registration Number: 779176676 RR 0001), and TDF issues the official tax receipt. To facilitate communication in this regard, donors consent to receive communications from TDF and these other parties. In the case where insufficient information is provided by a donor to TDF such that an official tax receipt cannot be issued to the donor, TDF will make reasonable efforts to remedy the deficiency by attempting to contact the donor. TDF determines the allocation of funds at our own discretion. (Unless otherwise stated on a specific campaign page.)

Surplus Donations for Specific Initiatives

Donations raised for a specific initiative are allocated to that initiative. Where specific donations exceed the cost of a specific initiative, surplus donations are applied to TDF’s other charitable work. 

Monthly Donations

Monthly donations will automatically renew every fourth week commencing from your donation date. You must cancel your monthly donation before the renewal date to prevent the next charge to your credit card.

You may cancel your monthly donation at any time by contacting TDF using the Contact Us form on our website.

Refunds of Donations

TDF follows CRA guidelines for donation refunds and does not perform refunds of donations except under circumstances that TDF deems appropriate and at its sole discretion. If a refund is issued, TDF will cancel the original donation receipt issued to the donor.


All content on this Website (including, without limitation, text, design, graphics, logos, icons, images, video and audio clips, downloads, interfaces, code and software) is the exclusive property of and owned by TDF, its licensors or its content providers and is protected by copyright, trademark and applicable laws.


As indicated above, unless otherwise stated, TDF and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on TheDemocracyFund.ca. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may view and/or print pages from TheDemocracyFund.ca, and its corresponding web pages, for your own personal use, subject to restrictions set in this Agreement and Privacy Policy.

You must not:

  1. Republish material from TheDemocracyFund.ca under any circumstances unless otherwise approved by TDF via its prior written permission;
  2. Sell, rent or sub-license material from TheDemocracyFund.ca;
  3. Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from TheDemocracyFund.ca; or,
  4. Redistribute content from TDF or TheDemocracyFund.ca (unless content is specifically made for redistribution and is so specified)

Links to Other Websites and Social Media Platforms

TDF may link to third party websites and other social media. The fact that TDF links or provides a link to other websites does not mean that TDF endorses or recommends them to you. Although TDF is prudent and responsible when it does so, TDF cannot guarantee that these links are reliable, appropriate or useful to you since these links are controlled by other parties. Therefore, TDF cannot take responsibility for the links or content. By clicking on a link, you agree not to hold TDF responsible for any resulting harm that may occur.

Frames and Metatags

You may not frame the content of this Website. You may not use metatags or any other "hidden text" that incorporates TDF trademarks or the TDF name without TDF’s express written consent.

Warranty Disclaimer

Use of this Website and its contents is at your own risk. This Website and all its content are provided "As Is". You must not rely on any content published on or linked to this Website without first making your own enquiries to verify it is accurate, current and complete. TDF does not make, and expressly disclaims, any representations, warranties, covenants and conditions, express or implied, arising out of the operation of law, course of performance, course of dealing, usage of trade or otherwise, including any express or implied warranties and conditions of: merchantability; merchantable quality; fitness for a particular purpose; non-infringement; safety; quality; freedom from defects or that defects will be corrected; uninterrupted, virus-free or error-free use of this Website; or accuracy, currency, reliability, completeness or appropriateness relating to the content of this Website.

Limitation of Liability

Although TDF takes reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of digital viruses, worms, trojan horses or other destructive digital material to this Website, we do not guarantee or warrant that the Website or materials that may be downloaded from the Website are free from such destructive digital material. TDF is not liable for any damages or harm attributable to such features.

In addition, you agree that TDF is not liable for any claim, loss, or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies in the Website, nor for any claim, loss or injury that results from your use of the Website or a breach by TDF of any provision of this Agreement.

Termination and Change of Terms

TDF reserves the right to modify or terminate this Website and this Agreement at any time without notice for any reason, including, in the case of the Agreement, for your violation of any of its provisions. The Limitation of Liability and Governing Law Sections of this Agreement survive any such termination.

Governing Law

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and deemed to be entered into by you in the Province of Ontario.