Terms and Conditions

Effective: July 21st, 2015

Parallel Public Works, Inc. (“Parallel”) runs a website called Canopy that allows you to collect donations via texting and/or via online forms and then displays donor recognition through different means (“Display”). There are no setup fees for our basic service. Platform fees are charged as a percentage of total donations received. Payment processing is handled by third party vendors such as Stripe. All credit card processing, refunds, and other financial transactions are the sole responsibility of our third party payment processors such as Stripe. Users of Canopy are required to manage their payment accounts according to the terms of services described by the third party payment service and not the terms and conditions describe herein. This includes, but is not limited to, refunds, payment processing errors and attempted credit card fraud.

Our service is designed to give you as much control over what goes into your Displays as possible. However, users of Canopy have the ultimate responsibility to all content displayed.

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the Canopy website and all content, services and products available at or through the Website. The Website is owned and operated by Parallel Public Works, Inc. (“Parallel”). The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Parallel’s Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by Parallel (collectively, the “Agreement”).

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services.

You must be at least 13 years of age to use this website.  By using this Website and by agreeing to these terms and conditions you warrant and represent that you are at least 13 years of age.

This Website uses cookies. By using this Website and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to Parallel's use of cookies in accordance with the terms of Parallel's privacy policy.

Your Canopy Account and Site.

If you create an account on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the account. You must not describe your donor display(s) in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and Parallel may change or remove any description that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause Parallel liability. You must immediately notify Parallel of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breaches of security. Parallel will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.

User accounts showing no user access activity for 2 months will lose exclusive use of all SMS numbers attached to the account.

Responsibility of Contributors.

By making a Display available, you represent and warrant that:

  • your Display is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
  • your Display is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your Display’s name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Parallel has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Parallel’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Parallel’s reasonable opinion, violates any Parallel policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Parallel’s sole discretion. Parallel will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.


  • General Terms. Payment will be automatically made as successful donations are made.
  • Refunds. Parallel does not offer refunds for Canopy fees.

Fund availability

Fund availability and deposit schedules will be the sole responsibility of Third Party Payment Processors such as Stripe. Parallel is not responsible for delays, errors, or financial loss after donations are cleared and accepted by Third Party Payment Processors.

Third Party Services

  • The Website integrates or interoperates with various third party products and services, like Stripe. We are not affiliated with or endorsed by the providers of such third party services.
  • Your use of Third Party Services through the Website is subject to the terms and conditions, privacy policies, and other policies and agreements applicable to such Third Party Services.
  • We have no control over any aspect of the Third Party Services, any modification, suspension, or termination of Third Party Services, or the use of any information shared with any Third Party Service. You use or rely on Third Party Services solely at your own risk.

Responsibility of Website Visitors.

Canopy displays material from individuals not associated with Parallel. Parallel has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the third party material displayed on the Website or any Canopy displays, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, Parallel does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. Parallel disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

License to use website

Unless otherwise stated, Parallel and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights in the Website and material on the Website.  Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages or data from the Website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions. 
You must not:

  • republish material from this Website (including republication on another website);
  • sell, rent or sub-license material from the Website;
  • show any material from the Website in public with the exception of your own Displays;
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this Website for a commercial purpose;
  • edit or otherwise modify any material on the Website; or
  • redistribute material from this website except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution such as Displays.

Copyright Infringement

As Parallel asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or displayed with Canopy violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Parallel. Parallel will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Parallel will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Parallel or others. In the case of such termination, Parallel will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Parallel.

Acceptable use

You must not use this Website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the Website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use this Website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without Parallel’s express written consent.

You must not use this Website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use this Website for any purposes related to marketing without Parallel’s express written consent.

Intellectual Property

This Agreement does not transfer from Parallel to you any Parallel or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Parallel. Parallel, Canopy, the Canopy logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with Canopy, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Parallel or Parallel’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Parallel or third-party trademarks.


Parallel reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. Parallel may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.


Parallel may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your Canopy account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The Website is provided “as is”. Parallel and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Parallel nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will Parallel, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Parallel under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Parallel shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control.

General Representation and Warranty

You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the Parallel Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights or copyright of any third party.


You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Parallel, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.


This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Parallel and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Parallel, or by the posting by Parallel of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington without regard to its conflict of law provisions. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Parallel may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Last Edited on 04-24-2015