Lemmy.zip Donation Policy - Last Updated 28th January 2024

Introduction

This policy aims to make clear how we collect and spend donations towards the upkeep of Lemmy.zip. We have created this policy to ensure we remain transparent about how we handle the finances of the site in line with our ethos for the operation of Lemmy.zip

How we collect donations

We have one primary source of donation collection, which is via OpenCollective. We do not currently accept any other forms of donation. If you recieve messages or links to other sites to donate, these have not come from us. Please report to an admin immediately.

We use OpenCollectiv\e because it has transparency built in at its core, which is something we strive for constantly.

How we spend donations

Donations are ring-fenced for site operation costs only. The funds will not be spent on any other services.

You can see how funds are spend on OpenCollective by going to the Expenses tab. All expenses have an invoice uploaded to show expenditure matches up with the reported amounts (give or take currency exchange rates).

Donation Perks

We offer some donation perks to donators. By donating to Lemmy.zip you acknowledge and agree to the following terms regarding donation perks:

  • Nature of Perks: The perks offered to donors are privileges extended at our discretion and do not constitute a legal right or entitlement. These perks are subject to change in nature or may be discontinued at any time without prior notice.
  • Modification and Withdrawal of Perks: We reserve the right to modify or withdraw these perks at any time. While we endeavor to notify donors of significant changes, this may not always be possible.
  • Abuse of Perks: Perks may be withdrawn from users who misuse them. “Abuse” is defined as (but not limited to) the misuse of the intended use of a perk, undertaking activites that break the laws of UK, EU and Germany using the perks, general harrasment or mistreating of other people using the perks, sharing unauthorised access to the perk with other people, and anything that breaks our Code of Conduct or Terms of Service. The determination of abuse is at our sole discretion.
  • Account Requirement: To access and benefit from these perks, a valid Lemmy.zip account is required. Perks may be withdrawn from users who are banned or have their accounts suspended on Lemmy.zip.
  • Refund Policy: Donations are generally non-refundable. In the event of perk modification or withdrawal, refunds will not be provided.
  • Acknowledgment: By accepting these perks, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to these terms and conditions.

You don’t need to be an ongoing donator for the below perks - a one-time donation of any amount will unlock the below perks for you.

You don’t need to accept the perks immediately, as long as they are available you can choose a perk at any time.

Current Perks

Currently we offer the following perks to donators:

  • Custom Emoji upload - You can choose a custom emoji to upload to Lemmy.zip that can be used by all users of the server. You can also choose the name and the short code (i.e. :cat:) too.
  • A me.lemmy.zip account. This is a LinkStack account hosted on Lemmy.zip that you can use to share links personal to you.

Contact us

If you have any issues with perks, or have a great idea for a new perk, please contact us on Lemmy or via email to [email protected]