Kreosus is a project by Evrim Ağacı. Evrim Ağacı is the largest popular science organization in Turkey. Both Kreosus and Evrim Ağacı are trademarks of TREE OF EVOLUTION LLC. TREE OF EVOLUTION LLC is a company that resides in 5613 Grinnell Street Unit B Lubbock / Texas, USA 79416. We do not have any other locations or branches.
Terms like “We”, “ours”, “us” veya “the company” are used for Kreosus, Evrim Ağacı, and therefore, TREE OF EVOLUTION LLC. The use of the term “Kreosus” in this document means the website of Kreosus and all the services that are provided by us.
In this document, “content creators”; are people or companies that create content in digital or real world. These individiuals and companies include but are not limited to scientists, writers, journalists, musicians, artists, painters.
In this document, “supporters” are any individual who uses the services of Kreosus to support creators monetarily.
Kreosus is a platform that brings creators and their audience that are willing to support those creators. Kreosus is a portal that facilitates the monetary transactions between creators and their supporters. To accomplish this, Kreosus website provides a technical tool to allow creators to communicate with their supporters, supporters to communicate with each other, creators to present their creations and share documents and information about their work. Kreosus does not contribute to the contents of any communication in between the creators and their supporters. Kreosus is not a side, supporter, warrantor, or does not bear any responsibility to any legal transactions or contracts between the users of Kreosus. Creators and supporters are fully responsible from all the transactions that they will conduct using Kreosus. Kreosus is not responsible from or can be held responsible by any means regarding the promises and/or creations of the creators, the quality of these creations, or the timeliness or legality of any content.
This contract document may be updated from time to time. Kreosus reserves the right to change the way its website is used; convert actions that do not require an account to actions that requires login, change, alter, or remove any or all services provided by Kreosus. Ifthese changes will impact your use of Kreosus in a significant way, we will let you know via e-mail before these new terms go into action. If you choose to continue using Kreosus after these changes are in action, you will be considered to have read, understood, and agreed to all the changes.
When you register to Kreosus, we will ask you a series of questions. You must answer these questions honestly and your answers must reflect the truth. If we find out that your answers are not real, we may close your account and you may never regain access to your account.
You must be at least 15 years old to register to Kreosus. However, you must be at least 18 years old to support a creator or crowdfund your own creations. If you are older than 15 years old, but younger than 18 years old, you can continue using Kreosus for monetary purposes by obtaining writter permission from your parents or legal guardians. You must be able to show this proof to us, if we ask you to.
If you know someone who uses Kreosus even if they are not older than 15 years of age, please report them by e-mailing us.
You are fully responsible from keeping safe the information we give you (username, password, etc.) from third parties and their access to your account. If third parties gain access to your user information, Kreosus is not responsible from any damages arising from these third party activities. If you believe your account is stolen, contact us immediately.
You are fully responsible from what you do with your Kreosus account. If you do something unnacceptable, illegal, or generally bad, we will remove your account. Here are some examples of unacceptable behavior for Kreosus:
This is not an exhaustive list of what we consider “unacceptable” on Kreosus. We may update this list at any time.
As a supporter, you can support any creator monetarily. This support is not a donation for charity. You pledge to a creator so that they can continue doing what they do. Therefore, you should not expect anything in return.
Content creators may reward you or make promises to you for certain levels of support. However, it is not our goal at Kreosus to promote these rewards or promises. Our goal is to create a platform to increase the sustainability of content creation. Therefore, these rewards and promises are purely for encouragement purposes and not an integral part of Kreosus. Kreosus is not a marketing or e-commerce platform.
As Kreosus, we do our best to ensure the legality and accuracy of the information and content provided by the creators on our platform. However, our control is limited to the information provided to us and since it is impossible for us to check the legal background of each claim on Kreosus, we are not promising and guaranteeing any results. Therefore, Kreosus users are responsible from the legality and the accuracy of the claims of a creator before pledging monetary support to them. Kreosus is not responsible from any losses that may be incurred due to fraudulent or misleading claims by creators on the Kreosus platform. You agree to not suing Kreosus or seek legal compensation from Kreosus for such losses..
As a supporter, all you need to do is to create a Kreosus account to start supporting creators. You do not need to enter your financial information (e.g. credit card information) to create an account. This information will be asked only when you decide to support a creator.
There are two main types of support on Kreosus: One-Time and Monthly (Recurrent). You are allowed to choose one of these two options during your pledge.
If you choose to pledge one-time, the amount that is left after fees and cuts by us and our third party providers will be added to the Kreosus balance of the creator you choose to support. You will be charged only once. After this charge, you will not be charged again unless you choose to do so.
If you choose to pledge monthly, the amount you choose to pledge will be transacted on that same day, regardless of the time of the month. After that, the same amount will be transacted on the first day of each month until you cancel your monthly pledge. The amount that is left after fees and cuts by us and our third party providers will be added to the Kreosus balance of the creator you choose to support, every month. If your transaction fails on the first day of the month, we will retry two more times, once on the ninth day and once on the sixteenth day of the month. Once your transaction is successful, no reattempts will be made for that month. If your monthly pledge fails for three consecutive times in three consecutive months, we will automatically cancel your pledge and no reattempts will be made again. You will be informed via e-mail for these transactions.
You may cancel your pledge or change the amount you pledge to a creator at any time.
Depending on your location, some banks may charge extra fees (usually around 3% of the pledge). This charge is added by your bank and we have no control over this fee. Please contact your bank for questions regarding this charge.
If you are living in a European Union country, we will add Value Added Tax on your transactions. This will be shown at your summary.
As Kreosus, we can process refunds only in very rare cases and under extreme circumstances. You must seek refunds from the creator and not from Kreosus.
Kreosus is not responsible from the quality, timeliness, or legality of the rewards distributed by creators. Kreosus cannot refund you if a creator fails to provide you with the reward promised. However, we are taking action to identify and remove accounts that conduct in fraudulent activity on Kreosus. If you identify a fraudulent account on Kreosus, please report them here.
Content creators are individuals or companies that create content digitally or in real life. These individuals or companies includes but are not limited to scientists, authors, journalists, musicians, artists, painters.
These individuals or companies do not make their living by the guidance of a single individual or another organization; instead, they make a living (or supplement their income) through the monetary support of many individuals who already follow these individuals' or companies' work. Kreosus does not guarantee the minimum wage standards of a creator. Kreosus is a platform where creators can supplement their income to sustain their hobbies, work, passions, etc.
Without the requirement of supporting any other creator, any individual or company that owns a Kreosus account may create one or more creator accounts. These parties can create a separate creator account for different lines of work, or they can create an all-compassing creator account to cover all different types of lines of work they conduct.
The sole relationship between Kreosus and the creators is the role of Kreosus to collect the monetary support the supporters pledge to the creators, store these payments for certain periods of time in the accounts of Kreosus or its business partners, pay the creators timely and periodically as long as they hit certain thresholds, and be an intermediary to the payment from a supporter to a creator. As an intermediary, Kreosus does not own the payment made from a supporter to a creator. Therefore, if a payment does not make it to your bank account, you should not contact the supporter, but you should contact Kreosus. As Kreosus, we are working diligently to grant you access to your funds; however, your access to your funds may be delayed, limited, or prohibited at times due to conditions that are not within our control. Moreover, if we suspect that you are not following the rules outlined here in this document or our Community Guidelines, or due to reasons related to taxation, we may delay, limit, or prohibit your access to these funds. We will promptly communicate with you if your payments are delayed or prohibited. In order to protect our creators, we may prevent some or all payments to a creator if we suspect fraud or theft; however, we do not guarantee nor can be held responsible from the reasons or goals of a supporter.
In order to continue our service, we have a 4% cut on payments processed. This amount is deducted from every single transaction, separately. Moreover, the card processing companies implement a certain amount (usually 2.9% + $0.30) of fees to each transaction, separately. In order to lower your fees, we group the payments from a supporter to multiple creators. Additionally, you may see a small fee added to each transaction depending on your country (usually around 3%). This fee is added by your bank and we have no power or control over this fee. Please contact your bank for any questions that may be related to this additional fee. Finally, once we are transferring your funds to your bank, there will be a transfer fee that will be taken out of your Kreosus balance. These transfer fees are also out of our control, even if we try to lower them by actively communicating with our partners.
Kreosus is not responsible from most taxation processes. Therefore, it is your responsibility to report your income to the proper organizations and branches of your respective governments. Kreosus cannot and does not offer tax consultation.
The only tax Kreosus currently collects is the Value Added Tax collected on your behalf in some countries. This tax is collected from some European Union member countries. Kreosus will pay the collected VAT to the tax office of the respective country. The amount collected is shown on the Kreosus Support Module during each transaction.
Kreosus does not allow certain creators to be on its platform. On Kreosus, you are strictly prohibited from conducting the following acts:
If your supporters are below 18 years of age, they need writter permission from their parents to be able to support them. It is your responsibility to collect these permissions. Any person below the age of 15 cannot open a Kreosus account.
Kreosus is not a party to any agreement between you and your supporters. If your supporters ask for a refund, we can only refund payments on very special, extremely limited cases. You will be charged in your next payment for the amount of refund.
Kreosus is a platform which brings content creators and their supporters together. Beyond this limited role, Kreosus does not track or analyze any communication or agreement between the creators and their supporters. If you encounter any content that violates our terms, please report it to us. Upon investigation, we may remove these content from our platform and choose to punish our creators.
However, we do not take the decision of removing a content lightly. We investigate the reports, verify their validity, and take our time to reach to an appropriate conclusion. If need be, we may contact local and federal authorities.
In order to serve our Kreosus our features, we provide them with an HTML code that can be added to their websites. In these websites, a Kreosus Support Module will become visible where users can see and use. In order to use Kreosus, you are not required to use this module. Creators may use the links to their Kreosus profiles to collect support. The HTML codes we provide collects data using cookies in order to function properly. We use this data to improve our services and do not share this information with third parties.
We do not install or send any other software, code, script, add-on, etc. that may interfere or facilitate the use of Kreosus, except for the aforementioned HTML code.
We are testing and experimenting on new features that we believe further the goals of Kreosus. In this process, we may add, remove, or alter features that are available on Kreosus. Sometimes we may experiment with new features that are available to only a certain portion of our users. We may test features without granting global access to those features. If we beliece that these new features will alter your use of Kreosus considerably, we will communicate this with the group(s) that will be affected from this change ahead of time.
After receiving your written permission, we may provide information to other websites or services in order to verify your information, obtain advertisements, or do promotional offers. These permissions will be asked to you clearly while you are editing our profile. The informatin you share may include the creators you support, the total amount you pledged, the length of your Kreosus membership, the length of your pledge to a certain creator, etc. By choosing to use Kreosus, you are agreeing to the amount that will be shared with third parties, determining these amounts ahead of time, and once this information is delivered to these third parties you can no longer request a change in that information or hold Kreosus liable for any damage that may occur due to the use of your data by these third parties.
As Kreosus, we are taking all technologically possible precautions that are up to the current standards in order to protect you from any malware or malicious access to your accounts. However, even after all these precautions, Kreosus cannot be held liable for data breaches. By continueing to use Kreosus, you are agreeing to not holding Kreosus liable for such breaches.
If we choose to do so, we may terminate your Kreosus account at any time. Moreover, we can terminate, cancel, and/or refund any pledges and payments.
These terms will be valid even after you terminate your account.
We do not ask the rights of any content hosted on our platform by our creators. However, you agree to permit us to host and share any content you host on Kreosus.
By sharing content on Kreosus, you are granting us the right to share those without any royalty payments, perpetually, irreversibly, and with no boundaries, including licensing some of our content to third parties. We may recreate these content, distribute, exhibit, or create derivative products. This license is required in order for Kreosus to continue its basic services, advertise on multiple platforms and exhibit your content on Kreosus. Do not worry about us stealing or maliciously using your contents; your intellectual property is our top priority.
You cannot share anything that is copyrighted by someone else.
Supporters cannot use, distribute, sell, or create derivative products that they obtained from creators.
The content we create on Kreosus is protected by copyright laws. All the posts on our website, our logos, and our code are protected. We allow you to use the Kreosus logo to promote your Kreosus account.
Outside this purpose, you may not use, distribute, copy, sell, exhibit, or create derivative products of our content. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us.
If a content is violating your copyright on Kreosus, please write to us at the following address:
TREE OF EVOLUTION LLC
5613 Grinnell Street Unit B
Lubbock, Texas USA 79416
Similarly, you can contact us via e-mail. You need to include the following information in your letter or e-mail:
If we face any legal consequences, monetary losses, or debts incurred (including legal fees), you are responsible from paying these. If we are required to defend ourselves in a matter protected by this article, we remain the right to defend ourselves and you are responsible from helping us defend our case.
It is technically impossible to achieve 100% accessibility. As Kreosus, we are showing utmost effort to keep Kreosus accessible at all times. We are taking all the precautions that are industry standards to keep our operations ongoing. However, especially due to maintanence, security, or capacity issues, Kreosus may be inaccessible for certain periods of time, and even indefinitely. Some other reasons that may cause this may include but are mnot limited to public network and communication errors, electrical outages, war, strikes, natural disasters.
By accepting these terms of service, you are agreeing to not requesting any payments due to accessibility issues. This article also covers our partners and third party providers.
Kreosus is not responsible from paying any of your losses within the borders of laws. If the laws force us to pay you, the payments we will make to you will be limited to the maximum amount that was actually paid out to you. We are especially not responsible from problems arising from you not following through your promises, do not distribute rewards timely, not meeting the expectations of your supporters.
Additionally, we are not responsible from minor negligences that may arise from your use of your Kreosus. If a major negligence is proven, Kreosus will only pay for the portion that is relevant to this major negligence.
Kreosus uses hyperlinks only to refer to other websites; therefore, Kreosus is not responsible from or can be held liable from the content in other websites. Users of our website understand that they will be out of the coverage of these terms by clicking on external links. Kreosus cannot be held liable from the losses that may arise from your use of other websites.
Kreosus will use its databases to store all the information you give to us. We will keep these information private. This does not include the legal requirements that would force us to disclose information to government authorities. Kreosus or its managers cannot be held liable from the instances in which this information is distributed to third parties without the knowledge or power of Kreosus.
Please feel free to contact us in any matter that you are having difficulty with. We will do our best to help you with these issues. However, if the issue is not resolved after our communication, we may try to resolve it by arbitration.
Arbitrations may only take place on an individual basis. No class arbitrations or other grouping of parties is allowed. By agreeing to these terms you are waiving your right to trial by jury or to participate in a class action or representative proceeding, we are also waiving these rights.
This clause does not limit either party’s ability to seek injunctive or other equitable relief for disputes relating to intellectual property or proprietary data.
Texas law, excluding its conflict of law provisions, governs these terms and all other Patreon policies. If a lawsuit does arise, both parties consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts located in Lubbock, Texas.
These terms and any referenced policies are the entire agreement between you and us, and supersede all prior agreements. If any provision of these terms is held to be unenforceable, that provision is modified to the extent necessary to enforce it. If a provision cannot be modified, it is severed from these terms, and all other provisions remain in force. If either party fails to enforce a right provided by these terms, it does not waive the ability to enforce any rights in the future..