Terms of Use

Welcome to Bridgely!

These Terms of Use (or “Terms”) govern your use of the Bridgely platform (“Bridgely”), which is owned and operated by OneChild Global, a Colorado nonprofit corporation, and provide information about the Bridgely Service (the “Service”), outlined below. When you create a Bridgely account or use Bridgely, you agree to these terms.

The Bridgely Service is provided to you by OneChild Global. These Terms of Use therefore constitute an agreement between you and OneChild Global.


The Bridgely Service

We agree to provide you with the Bridgely Service. The Bridgely Service includes the Bridgely application, features, services, technologies, and software that we provide to advance Bridgely’s mission: to unleash the power of healthy intercultural relationships and effective generosity to break the grip of poverty on a global scale — the poverty in all of us. The Bridgely Service includes the following:

  • Offering opportunities to connect, communicate, learn, discover, and share.
    We want you to build healthy intercultural relationships by giving you opportunities to connect with communities and people around the world that care about similar things as you do – battling poverty and building the body of Christ. That means we provide opportunities for you to share photos, videos, and post content for the purpose of connecting with those who share the same passion to end extreme poverty.
  • Fostering an encouraging and safe environment.
    We develop and use tools and offer resources to our community members that help make their experiences positive and keep them safe. Our partners also have teams that work to combat abuse and violations of our child protection, safeguarding vulnerable people, and community communication policies, as well as harmful and deceptive behavior. We use all the information we have, including your information, to try to keep our platform secure. If we detect a violation of our policies, we also may share information about misuse or harmful content with law enforcement.
  • Providing opportunities to you to support the causes you care about.
    Bridgely partners will provide opportunities for you to support their missions and causes within their hosted communities. When you donate through the Bridgely Service, your payment information is stored within a third-party payment processor. Therefore, Bridgely does not have access to your payment methods, or your payment information.
  • Ensuring access to our Service.
    To operate our global Bridgely Service, we must store and transfer data across our systems and Bridgely partner systems around the world, including outside of your country of residence. The use of this global infrastructure is necessary and essential to provide our Service. This infrastructure may be owned or operated by OneChild Global or Bridgely’s partners.

How Our Service Is Funded

By using the Bridgely Service covered by these Terms, you acknowledge that we charge a processing fee on all donations to cover the cost of the Bridgely Service.  Bridgely’s processing fee is withdrawn from your donation prior to granting funds to Bridgely’s partners. You can cover the cost of fees during the payment process if you would like.

Your Commitments

As a Bridgely Service customer, you make representations as to who you are, how you will use the Bridgely Services and the process you agree to follow in the event of a dispute.  Please read the following representations carefully, as they are your commitments to Bridgely.

Who Can Use Bridgely. We want our Service to serve those wanting to connect for the purpose of growing healthy intercultural relationships, poverty alleviation and furthering the mission of Christ, AND we also want it to be safe, secure, and in accordance with the law. Therefore,

  • You must be at least 13 years old.
  • You must not have had your account previously disabled for violation of law or any of our policies.
  • You must not be a convicted sex offender in any state or country.

How You Commit to Use Bridgely. Providing the Bridgely Service for a broad range of people necessitates that you:

  • Be yourself and tell the truth
    You agree to not impersonate anyone or create user accounts without an individual’s permission.
  • Don’t use Bridgely for personal gain.
    You agree not to promote your own business or causes. Bridgely connects cause communities on behalf of its partners. The purpose of a community is to engage with the partner’s shared vision.
  • Don’t do anything unlawful, fraudulent or for an illegal purpose.
  • Only post content that upholds the dignity of others.
  • Follow the community rules.
    Bridgely’s partners will post clear community rules. If you do not follow the community rules, a community moderator will remove your access for a limited or indefinite amount of time, as the community moderator and/or Bridgely determine in their sole and exclusive discretion.  Bridgely administrators and community ambassadors will remove content that infringes on the community rules or Bridgely guidelines stated in this document.  Removal of access to the community will not result in a return of any processing fees for any reason.

Consent from you to us. As part of our agreement, you also consent to:

  • Granting us a license to use the content you post.
    You own your content. However, we need legal permissions from you to provide the Service. When you share, post, or upload content (like photos or videos), you are making a representation that you own the content and that you are granting to us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, worldwide license to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate, and create derivative works of your content.
  • Permission to share your username, profile picture, and account information with the Bridgely partner who hosts the community(ies) you elect to join.
  • You agree that we can download and install updates to the Bridgely Service on your registered device.
  • Bridgely Commitments and Limitations Our Service is provided “as is,” and we can’t guarantee it will be safe and secure or will work perfectly all the time. BRIDGELY AND ITS PARTNERS DO NOT MAKE, AND HEREBY DISCLAIM, ALL OTHER REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS.  Neither Bridgely or its partners shall be liable for special, consequential, or incidental damages attributed to use of the Bridgely Service provided under this Agreement.
  • We also don’t control what people and others do or say. We aren’t responsible for the timing of when objectionable content is removed, and we aren’t responsible for any user’s actions or conduct (whether online or offline) or content (including unlawful, offensive, and erroneous content). We also aren’t responsible for services offered by our Bridgely partners or local field partners, even if you access them through the Bridgely Service.
  • Our responsibility for anything that happens while using the Bridgely Service (also called “liability”) is limited as much as the law will allow. If there is an issue with our Service, we can’t know what all the possible impacts might be. You agree that we won’t be responsible (“liable”) for any lost profits, revenues, information, or data, or consequential, special, indirect, exemplary, punitive, or incidental damages arising out of or related to these Terms, even if we know they are possible. This includes when we delete your content, information, or account. You further agree that our maximum liability arising out of or relating to these Terms will not exceed the greater of $100 or the amount you have paid us in the past twelve months.
  • You agree to defend (at our election), indemnify, and hold us harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including without limitation, reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with these Terms or your use of the Service. You will cooperate as required by us in the defense of any claim. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, and you will not in any event settle any claim without our prior written consent.

How We Handle Disputes.

  • Except as provided below, you agree that any cause of action, legal claim, or dispute between you and us arising out of, or related to, these Terms or your use of the Bridgely Services (collectively “claims”) must be resolved by arbitration on an individual basis. Class actions and class arbitrations are not permitted. You may bring a claim only on your own behalf and cannot seek relief that would affect other Bridgely users. If there is a final judicial determination that any claim (or a request for particular relief) cannot be arbitrated in accordance with this provision’s limitations, then only that claim (or only that request for relief) may be brought in court. All other claims (or requests for relief) remain subject to this provision.
  • Instead of using arbitration, you or we can bring claims in your local “small claims” court, if the rules of that court will allow it. If you don’t bring your claims in small claims court (or if you or we appeal a small claims court judgment to a court of general jurisdiction), then the claims must be resolved by binding, individual arbitration. The American Arbitration Association will administer all arbitrations under its Consumer Arbitration Rules. You and we expressly waive a trial by jury.The following claims don’t have to be arbitrated and may be brought in court: disputes related to intellectual property (like copyrights and trademarks), or efforts to interfere with the Bridgely Service or engage with the Bridgely Service in unauthorized ways (for example, automated ways). In addition, issues relating to the scope and enforceability of the arbitration provision are for a court to decide.This arbitration provision is governed by the Federal Arbitration Act.You can opt out of this provision within 30 days of the date that you agreed to these Terms. To opt out, you must send your name, residence address, username, email address, and phone number you use for your Bridgely profile account, and a clear statement that you want to opt out of this arbitration agreement, and you must send them here: OneChild Global. ATTN: Bridgely. 14575 Gleneagle Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80921.
  • Before you commence arbitration of a claim, you must provide us with a written Notice of Dispute that includes your name, residence address, username, email address or phone number you use for your Instagram account, a detailed description of the dispute, and the relief you seek. Any Notice of Dispute you send to us should be mailed to OneChild Global. Before we commence arbitration, we will send you a Notice of Dispute to the email address you use with your Bridgely profile account, or other appropriate means. If we are unable to resolve a dispute within thirty (30) days after the Notice of Dispute is received, you or we may commence arbitration.
  • For any claim that is not arbitrated or resolved in small claims court, you agree that it will be resolved exclusively in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado or a state court located in Denver County. You also agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of either of these courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim.
  • The laws of the State of Colorado, to the extent not preempted by or inconsistent with federal law, will govern these Terms and any claim, without regard to conflict of law provisions.

Revising These Terms

Our Service and policies may change, and we may need to make modifications to these Terms so that they truthfully reflect our Service and policies. We will notify you through our Service before we make changes to these Terms and give you a chance to review them before they go into effect. Then, if you continue to use the Service, you will be bound by the updated Terms. If you do not agree to these or any updated Terms, you can delete your account.

Published November 10, 2022