Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Saturday September 20, 2014

Kickstarter Updates Its Terms Of Use

Kickstarter has updated its terms of use page to outline what creators must do to satisfy backers in the event that they are unable to complete their project.

If a creator is unable to complete their project and fulfill rewards, they’ve failed to live up to the basic obligations of this agreement. To right this, they must make every reasonable effort to find another way of bringing the project to the best possible conclusion for backers. A creator in this position has only remedied the situation and met their obligations to backers if:

  • they post an update that explains what work has been done, how funds were used, and what prevents them from finishing the project as planned;

  • they work diligently and in good faith to bring the project to the best possible conclusion in a timeframe that’s communicated to backers;

  • they’re able to demonstrate that they’ve used funds appropriately and made every reasonable effort to complete the project as promised;

  • they’ve been honest, and have made no material misrepresentations in their communication to backers; and

  • they offer to return any remaining funds to backers who have not received their reward (in proportion to the amounts pledged), or else explain how those funds will be used to complete the project in some alternate form.