The Hope.MD Foundation ("Hope.MD") was founded as a legally and fiscally autonomous non-profit organization. Hope.MD has a corporate EIN and a formal 501c(3) tax-exempt IRS certification as a non-profit foundation. Any donor contributions, including labor and equipment expenses, are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law under IRS regulations. The Hope.MD Foundation gives no remuneration of any kind to any staff, board members, volunteers, or participating third parties.

Hope.MD is committed to operating independently from any economic, religious, or political interests. Hope.MD was built to implement humanitarian relief efforts that connect University physicians with children who need help. Put simply, our goal is to create "patients without borders" to enable children throughout the world to receive the care they need.

 

Our core policies are as follows:

  • Humanitarian Relief
  • Hope.MD will only function in regions where our efforts are in accordance with host nation wishes. Our decision to select or enroll children is strictly independent of any economic, religious, or political interests. Host community leadership can work with independent Hope.MD clinical providers to select cases based on current resource availability. The decision to enroll a child is based solely on clinical parameters.

  • Terms of Use
  • Use of Hope.MD services, products, and website is strictly on an "as is" basis without any warranty, expressed or implied. Users, patients, and family guardians (collectively, "users") indemnify Hope.MD from any liability associated with use of its products. Users indemnify Hope.MD and enrolled clinical providers from any liability associated in rendering charitable medical care. Users indemnify Hope.MD from any liability from adverse clinical outcomes, adverse events during travel to or return from receipt of care, or other complications associated with participating in the program. Website registered users expressly acknowledge they are subject to US jurisdiction and hereby consent to monitoring of all messaging conducted through the website to prevent predatory online behavior or inappropriate exchanges with minors.

    Hope.MD gift card services and retailer rewards programs are offered on an "as is" basis. Although we make every effort to fulfill gift card credits in a timely fashion, Hope.MD is not responsible for cards that are lost, lost in transit, delayed, stolen, or otherwise compromised. Hope.MD fulfills gift card orders through UnitedScrip.com wholesale distributor and all sales and shipment are subject to terms and conditions set by UnitedScrip.com. Instant $5 Amazon.com® Gift Cards* sent via email require a $7 minimum donation to cover administrative costs associated with the transaction. Hope.MD cannot fulfill custom gift requests, or discontinued inventory. International shipments require additional postage that is paid from earned credits in the user account. International users will not be eligible to receive the $25 gift card until they have reached a minimum of $30 in referral credits in order to cover additional shipping and handling fees. International orders are only shipped to participating countries where customs regulations authorize gift card transit and where participating retailers operate. Offer is void where prohibited. Members cannot redeem online credits for cash value. The following terms and conditions apply to each retailer as specified:

    Amazon.com®
    *Amazon.com is not a sponsor of this promotion. Amazon, Amazon.com, and the Amazon.com logo are registered trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Amazon.com Gift Cards (“GCs”) may be used only for purchases of eligible goods on Amazon.com. GCs cannot be redeemed for purchases of gift certificates or cards; from some third party sellers; or at Amazon.com Auctions. GCs cannot be reloaded, resold, transferred for value, redeemed for cash or applied to any account. Amazon.com is not responsible if a GC is lost, stolen, destroyed or used without permission. See www.amazon.com/gc-legal for complete terms, restrictions and exceptions. GCs are issued and © 2008 by ACI Gift Cards, Inc., a Washington corporation.

    Gap® Inc. Brands
    Gift Card Redeemable at Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, GapKids and BabyGap stores nationwide. Can be used for purchases at The Gap Online Store at www.gap.com (1 per online transaction). Cards CANNOT be used for Gap charge card payments.

    Hollywood Video®
    Gift cards may be applied toward the cost of any eligible merchandise sold or rented at participating stores in the United States. Your purchase or use of this card constitutes acceptance of the complete terms and conditions. For complete terms and conditions (including the complete arbitration agreement) and other questions visit www.hollywoodvideo.com or www.gamecrazy.com or call 1-877-612-7490. Visit a store location to reload this card. Unless required by law, this card will not be redeemed for cash and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. You agree that any controversy, claim, or dispute arising out of or relating in any way to your purchase, use, or ownership of this card shall be settled exclusively by binding arbitration governed by the Federal Arbitration Act and administered by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under its rules for the resolution of consumer-related disputes, including its Consumer Due Process Protocol. Because this method of dispute resolution is personal, individual and provides the exclusive method for resolving such disputes, you further agree that you will not participate in a class action or class-wide arbitration for any claims covered by this agreement. You further understand and agree that this class action waiver is an essential part of this agreement and cannot be severed from the agreement.

    Lowe's®
    Gift Card Redeemable at Lowe's stores nationwide. Lowe's prepaid cards CANNOT be used to pay charge account balances. Cannot be redeemed or exchanged for cash. Also redeemable at Eagle Hardware and Garden Center. Cannot be used with a Contractors discount.

    Orvis®
    Gift Card Redeemable at all Orvis stores, by phone, or at www.orvis.com. To order an Orvis catalog, dial 888-235-9763.

    Shutterfly®
    Gift card can be applied toward any purchase made at www.shutterfly.com. The card cannot be replaced if lost or stolen, may not be exchanged for cash, and may not be transferred. Any unused balance will be stored for future purchases and can be checked on the web site.

    Talbots®
    A gift card redeemable for purchases at any Talbots store, including Talbots Kids and Talbots Men's. Also redeemable at www.talbots.com, or by calling 1-800-TALBOTS (1- 800-825-2687). Gift cards are redeemable for merchandise only, cannot be replaced if lost or stolen, and never expire with the exception of Gift Cards held by Oklahoma residents, which have a one-year expiration date. Gift Cards are not redeemable for payment on Talbots charge accounts. For gift card balance, go to www.talbots.com or call 1-800-825-2687.

  • Privacy
  • Hope.MD values its users privacy and will not sell or distribute any user information to third parties. Hope.MD stores website registered user information in encrypted databases using industry grade 128-bit secure socket layers (SSL). Hope.MD does not store credit card information in any form. Online messages exchanged between members and minors are subject to U.S. jurisdiction and oversight to prevent online predatory behavior. Hope.MD reserves the right to contact its list of registered users via email for important communications. Such communications will contain an unsubscribe link to enable users to opt out of any future communications. Users who do opt-out have all records removed from the registered user database. Hope.MD reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to remove users who participate in unsolicited email distributions, or spam, of any kind. See fiscal transparency and accountability section for details on OFAC compliance and SDN contribution audits. Please contact legal@hope.md if you have any privacy questions or concerns.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Hope.MD believes that comprehensive corporate social responsiblity lies at the foundation of long term shareholder value. It is not an afterthought, it is the most important thought. Our first public fundraising initiatives focused on what happens when a disconnect develops between fiduciary responsibility and social responsiblity in the communities where multi-national corporations decide to do business. Hope.MD holds itself to the same standards and works tirelessly to function in a manner that is consistent with the social mores and ethics of host nations where we operate. Our corporate officers disclose annual fundraising results and expenses in keeping with our commitment to open source budgetary principles. Questions about our commitment to corporate social responsiblity can be directed to legal@hope.md.

  • Fiscal Transparency and Accountability
  • The Hope.MD Foundation maintains full compliance with IRS, OFAC, FINCEN, and Treasury directives IAW the CFR and other relevant federal statutes. Donor contributions are subject to periodic review and audit to maintain full compliance with legally required supporting documentation. Hope.MD currently maintains a full listing of all contributions on its website and will continue to do so all long as practical. Should the listing become excessively lengthy, a compiled .PDF annual report will be publicly available at the same website location. Hope.MD is committed to open source budgeting principles to maintain full, transparent accountability for the use of all funds. No members of the board of directors receive any compensation of any kind for services rendered. All payments are made to registered organizations such as embassies, customs, and airlines that are registered in states that maintain OFAC compliance.


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