What is a cause?
According to M. Susser “a cause is something that makes a difference”.
According to Wikipedia a cause is a “goal, aim or principle, especially one which transcends purely selfish ends”.
For us a cause is a combination of these definitions. Moreover, a cause has to have as a consequence an effect.
Wehug.org will accept projects that have the following characteristics:
– Projects that have a clear and definite cause
– Projects with ethical, social, educational, environmental cause
– Projects from registered Charities and NGO’s
– Projects from local authorities, councils and governments
– Projects from entrepreneurs with innovative ideas
– Projects from social entrepreneurs
– Bi-communal projects
– Projects from individuals with creative ideas
– Projects with a humanitarian scope
– Projects with a cause to help other people
– Projects related to activism
– Any project with the aim to make our world a better place to live!
– Projects that promote racism, discrimination, hatred or any other unethical, immoral cause.
– Projects for personal economic gain.
– Offensive material, pornographic or hate speech is not allowed.
– Anything related with alcohol, tobacco and drugs is not allowed.
– Pyramid schemes, network marketing, ponzi schemes etc are not allowed.
– Weapons or material/equipment related to weapons are not allowed.
– Contests, lottery etc are not allowed.
– Genetically modified food or organisms are not allowed.
– Projects that infringe intellectual property or copyrights of others are not allowed.
– Projects related with Gambling activities of any nature are not allowed.
– Projects giving rewards which are not created by the project or the creators themselves.
PayPal as our payment service provider has the following restrictions (which apply also at wehug.org) for activities that:
- Violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation.
- Relate to transactions involving (a) narcotics, steroids, certain controlled substances or other products that present a risk to consumer safety, (b) drug paraphernalia, (c) items that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity, (d) stolen goods including digital and virtual goods (e) items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime, (f) items that are considered obscene, (g) items that infringe or violate any copyright, trademark, right of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right under the laws of any jurisdiction, (h) certain sexually oriented materials or services, (i) ammunition, firearms, or certain firearm parts or accessories, or (j) ,certain weapons or knives regulated under applicable law.
- Relate to transactions that (a) show the personal information of third parties in violation of applicable law, (b) support pyramid or ponzi schemes, matrix programs, other “get rich quick” schemes or certain multi-level marketing programs, (c) are associated with purchases of annuities or lottery contracts, lay-away systems, off-shore banking or transactions to finance or refinance debts funded by a credit card, (d) are for the sale of certain items before the seller has control or possession of the item, (e) are by payment processors to collect payments on behalf of merchants, (f), are associated with the sale of traveler’s checks or money orders, (h) involve currency exchanges or check cashing businesses, or (i) involve certain credit repair, debt settlement services, credit transactions or insurance activities.
- Involve the sales of products or services identified by government agencies to have a high likelihood of being fraudulent.
- Violate applicable laws or industry regulations regarding the sale of (a) tobacco products, or (b) prescription drugs and devices.
- Involve gambling, gaming and/or any other activity with an entry fee and a prize, including, but not limited to casino games, sports betting, horse or greyhound racing, lottery tickets, other ventures that facilitate gambling, games of skill (whether or not it is legally defined as a lottery) and sweepstakes unless the operator has obtained prior approval from PayPal and the operator and customers are located exclusively in jurisdictions where such activities are permitted by law.
If you are not sure if your project fits our project guidelines please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to hear from you! ☺