1. DEFINITION OF TERMS
GOOD ANGEL SYSTEM - A Charitable Humanitarian System of Civil Financial Assistance, targeting voluntary donors across the Czech Republic, who are willing to make regular monthly contributions to families with children, where the mother, father, or a child is fighting cancer, or where a child suffers from other serious and long-term illness (for more information, please see below), and where the family is in financial distress as a result of the disease.
GOOD ANGEL is an endowment fund, with its registered office at Holečkova 3331/37, 150 00 Prague 5, Identification No. 24161501.
DONOR, GOOD ANGEL (the “Donor”) - An individual or legal entity who has decided, of their own accord, to assist people suffering from illness and their families by way of a monetary donation within the meaning of the Civil Code.
BENEFICIARY OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (the “Beneficiary”) - An individual (or their statutory representative) suffering from an oncologic or other serious and long-term pediatric illness, who is registered in the System. The Beneficiary receives a donation given in the form of regular monthly payments by Donors through the GOOD ANGEL System.
COOPERATING MEDICAL SPECIALIST - A medical specialist who helps select Beneficiaries.
GOOD ANGEL PERSONAL ACCOUNT (the “Personal Account”) - An account on the website www.dobryandel.cz, which is opened for each Donor so that they can check when their financial aid is credited to the GOOD ANGEL System and when and to whom it is subsequently allocated.
ANGEL ID - A unique identification number for each Donor, which, in addition to a password, enables the Donor to access their Personal Account. If contributions are made by payment order, the Angel ID is also used as a variable symbol in order to match the contributions to the Personal Account.
2. CORE PRINCIPLES OF GRANTING FINANCIAL AID
The GOOD ANGEL System provides regular humanitarian financial assistance to people without regard for ethnicity, religion or political affiliation. The assistance is intended for families with children who are in financial distress because a member of the family has become ill with an oncologic illness or a child is suffering from another serious and long-term illness (for more information, please click below).
Donors regularly credit an amount of their choosing to the account of the GOOD ANGEL System each month. At the end of each calendar month, the computer system automatically redistributes all of the financial contributions received to the Beneficiaries, so that each Beneficiary receives an approximately equal amount.
The three Pillars of the GOOD ANGEL System:
1. The money collected is allocated to the ill down to the last “penny”
The money from the thousands of Donors, Good Angels, received in a given month is allocated by the GOOD ANGEL System equally to hundreds of families down to the last “penny” as early as the first business day of the following month. All operating costs of the non-profit organization GOOD ANGEL are funded by the founders, or by Donors who specify that their contributions are to solely be used for the operation of the System.
2. The donor always knows exactly who they are helping
Each Donor, Good Angel, has their own Angel ID and password, enabling them to access their Personal Account on the website www.dobryandel.cz, where they can check the actual amount of their contributions. In addition, the Donor will find there the names, addresses, and life stories of the people who receive their contribution through the GOOD ANGEL System.
3. Help is provided regularly each month
The GOOD ANGEL System enables thousands of Donors, Good Angels, to provide regular financial aid each month to hundreds of families in financial distress, where the mother, father, or a child has cancer, or a child suffers from another serious and long-term illness.
3. SELECTION OF BENEFICIARIES
Beneficiaries of financial assistance are selected with the assistance of Cooperating Medical Specialists and social workers in hospitals, who receive Applications for Financial Assistance both in printed and electronic form (the “Application”) from the GOOD ANGEL System. A patient who is selected by a Cooperating Medical Specialist and who meets the below-specified criteria is automatically placed among the Beneficiaries of Financial Assistance without any further review, once the patient has completed the Application in full and after the Cooperating Medical Specialist has signed the Doctor’s Recommendation, which forms a part of the Application.
Ill patients may also apply for financial assistance directly with the GOOD ANGEL System in writing via its mailing or e-mail address. In such a case, the patient will receive a printed Application by mail, the eligibility of which will be confirmed by a Cooperating Medical Specialist.
Families with children may receive financial aid as of the month following the month in which the GOOD ANGEL System received their Application confirmed by the doctor. Regular financial assistance is discontinued once the patient has been cured or if the patient passes away. In the latter case, if a family has suffered financial distress in the final months of the patient’s life, they may be provided with financial aid by the GOOD ANGEL System for sixth months after the patient’s death.
The following families with dependent children are identified as eligible for the humanitarian system:
– Families in financial distress as a result of the disease, or
– Families in which the father or mother has an oncologic illness and is incapable of working or is granted a disability pension, or
– Families in which a dependent child under care has an oncologic illness, or where the time after the termination of treatment has not exceeded 2 years, or
– Families in which a child of up to 18 years of age suffers from another serious and life-threatening illness (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and worse, Cystic Fibrosis, Epidermolysis Bullosa, Acute Kidney Failure, Crohn’s Disease, serious inherited metabolic disorder, or another serious illness) and meets other criteria.
If a Beneficiary no longer meets the specified criteria for aid, they shall be excluded from the system.
4. ALLOCATING BENEFICIARIES TO DONOR’S FINANCIAL AID
The key goal of the GOOD ANGEL System is to secure the regular and equal distribution of financial aid, so that each month all Beneficiaries receive an approximately equal amount. Each month, the computer system automatically allocates Donor contributions to the Beneficiaries. Donors are entitled to request that their contributions continue to be allocated to the same Beneficiary.
5. FINANCIAL AID PAYMENT METHODS
All financial contributions received in the GOOD ANGEL System in a given month are allocated among the Beneficiaries on the first business day of the following month. For example, contributions to the GOOD ANGEL System credited to the bank account of GOOD ANGEL by August 31st will be identified as “August contributions”, and will be distributed among the Beneficiaries and sent to them on the first business day in the month of September.
A Donor may make contributions by way of direct deposit to the account of the GOOD ANGEL System by one-time payment orders or by standing orders with their bank, postal money orders (PMO, Type A), and through mobile phone operators. In making payment orders or in completing a PMO, it is necessary to specify the Angel ID as the variable symbol. If the variable symbol is not specified in the payment order or PMO, or it is specified incorrectly, the Donor will not see such contribution in their Personal Account. Any contribution lacking a variable symbol will still be allocated among the Beneficiaries, but within the GOOD ANGEL System it will be recorded as a contribution from an anonymous Donor. Contributions in the Personal Accounts of Good Angels on the website www.dobryandel.cz will be displayed with a time delay, depending on the length of time it takes for the interbank transfers or PMOs to be completed and for the contributions to be processed and credited to the account within the GOOD ANGEL System.
There is no minimum or maximum amount of the regular monthly contribution, so it is entirely at the Donor’s discretion. By remitting the first contribution or by completing the GOOD ANGEL Application, the Donor undertakes no obligation to make such contribution for any specific time period. The amount of the contribution from the Donor may differ each month. Regular monthly contributions may be discontinued, terminated, or resumed at any time.
To prevent significant fluctuations in the financial contributions received by the Beneficiaries of Financial Aid in individual months, the GOOD ANGEL System is entitled to redistribute single-payment contributions exceeding CZK 20,000 within the System over time, in particular, in 12 allocations within the period of 12 months after receipt of such amount.
6. PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION
By remitting the first contribution, and by completing the Application for Financial Assistance, the Donor and the Beneficiary, respectively, have granted their consent to the processing of their personal data by the GOOD ANGEL System pursuant to Act No. 101/2000 Coll., the Act on Personal Data Protection, as amended, in order to maintain the transparent and personal character of the entire Financial Assistance System, with such processing to be performed until such person requests in writing that they be excluded from the System, and subsequently for two years after such request. The above-specified persons have also granted their consent to the processing of their personal data to the full extent to companies providing postal services, and to other companies and individuals with which the GOOD ANGEL System will cooperate in respect of the provision of financial assistance.
The Beneficiary grants their consent of their own will to the disclosure of the data and information that the Beneficiary provided in the Application for Financial Assistance, and to the photograph that the Beneficiary attached to the Application being displayed, but solely to people contributing money to the Beneficiary. The Beneficiary represents that close relatives pictured in the photograph have also granted their consent to the disclosure of such photo to persons contributing money to the Beneficiary.
The Donor undertakes to keep confidential any information received and related to people to whom their contributions will be allocated. Should the Donor send their first financial contribution without completing the GOOD ANGEL Application, such Donor will be specified in the GOOD ANGEL System as a Donor who wishes not to be entered on the public List of Donors, Good Angels, and who does not wish for their name and surname or e-mail address to be disclosed to the Beneficiary, and who does not insist on allocating their financial contributions to the same Beneficiary each month.
7. FINAL PROVISIONS
By remitting the first financial contribution, or by completing and signing the Application for Financial Aid, the Donor and the Beneficiary, respectively, represent that they have thoroughly acquainted themselves with the Rules for the Provision of Financial Assistance and consent to the same.
The Beneficiary represents that the information specified in the Application for Financial Assistance by the Beneficiary is complete and true. In addition, the Beneficiary agrees to being provided with the financial assistance pursuant to the Rules for the Provision of Financial Assistance. The Beneficiary acknowledges that the same has no legal title to the financial assistance. Further, the Beneficiary acknowledges that if they withdraw their consent to the processing of their personal data or to the disclosure of their personal data to the people whose financial contribution they will receive, the Beneficiary cannot be provided with the financial aid.
The Beneficiary acknowledges that the same may be excluded from the System if they fail to report in a timely manner any significant changes that may have an effect on the distribution of assistance (address, telephone number, bank account, change in the state of health, change in diagnosis, and the like), or if they cease to communicate with the GOOD ANGEL System, or if they neglect the healthcare of the person in respect of whom they were included in the System.
These Rules for the Provision of Financial Aid are effective as of October 1, 2011, and the updated effective wording (last updated on April 11, 2013) is available at www.dobryandel.cz.
Schedule - More Detailed Information on Use of Individual Methods of Remittance of Financial Assistance
When making a payment order, completing a PMO, or making a payment by card, it is necessary to specify the Angel ID as the variable symbol. If the variable symbol is not specified in the payment order or PMO, or it is specified incorrectly, the Donor will not see such contribution in their Personal Account. Any contribution lacking a variable symbol will still be allocated among the Beneficiaries, but within the GOOD ANGEL System it will be recorded as a contribution from an anonymous Donor.
Contributions in the Personal Accounts of Good Angels on the website www.dobryandel.cz will be displayed with a time delay, depending on the length of time it takes for the interbank transfers or PMOs to be completed and for the contributions to be processed and credited to the account within the GOOD ANGEL System.
Card payments may be made as one-time or standing payments. VISA (VISA, VISA Electron) and MasterCard (MasterCard, Maestro) payment cards are accepted.
When making a payment, you will be requested to enter your Angel ID. Once you have entered it, your contribution will be displayed in your Personal Account. If you wish to make an anonymous contribution, please enter 11111111.
After entering your Angel ID, or, as the case may be, after entering the number 11111111 for anonymous contributions, you will be requested to specify the amount of the contribution. You may then specify whether you wish to send that amount repeatedly or just once (regular monthly contributions are defined as the default setting, so if you prefer a one-time payment, please change the setting in the Main Options).
Standing payments by card will be performed as specified by the Donor at all times as of the 20th day of the month (if such day falls on a non-business day, the payment will be made on the business day immediately following), with the exception of the first month in cases in which the Donor already made the initial payment in the given month using the same card (with the decisive day being the day on which the Donor approved the first transaction, rather than the day on which such payment was cleared by the bank). Standing payment may be cancelled by the Donor by sending an e-mail from the e-mail address registered to their Personal Account to the e-mail address email@example.com. Standing payment will be cancelled no later than as of the 1st day of the month following delivery of such e-mail to the specified e-mail address of GOOD ANGEL. The Donor will be informed by e-mail of the cancellation.
Contributions received by means of card payment will be displayed in your Personal Account in the month in which the payment is credited to the account of the GOOD ANGEL System. Such month may differ from the month in which your bank initially blocked the sum (up to one week may pass between the blocking and crediting of the payment).
The contributions so received, together with other Contributions, will be distributed among the Beneficiaries in the month following the month in which the payment was received in accordance with the general rules. Just as in the case of other Contributions, also in this case, the GOOD ANGEL System always allocates 100% of the value of the payment received in its bank account.
Payment already performed may only be refunded or corrected by the end of the calendar month in which the payment was received in the account of the GOOD ANGEL System (after which the money has already been sent to the Beneficiaries). A refund request is only valid when sent by e-mail from the e-mail address registered to the Donor’s Personal Account, and delivered to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org at least 5 business days before the end of the respective month. Anonymous contributions cannot be refunded or corrected.
Prague, July 15, 2012, last updated on April 11, 2013