Terms of Use

Welcome to BECA, a non-profit corporation (together with its employees, directors, and partner schools, collectively “BECA”). This Terms of Use Agreement is a contract between you and BECA and governs all transactions between you and BECA, as well as your use of the BECA.org website (the "Website"). By using the Website, you agree to be bound by this Agreement, whether or not you become a sponsor or participate in BECA’s “Sponsor a Student” program (the “Program”). If you wish to become a Sponsor, or participate in the Program, you must read all of the terms and conditions in this Agreement (including the Privacy Policy). 

1. Participation in the Program BECA manages the Website, which matches you and other persons (each, a "Sponsor") with Nicaraguans who live in poverty (each, a "Becado") in need of scholarship. By participating in the Program, you hereby acknowledge and agree that BECA makes no guarantee that any donation you give will result in student graduation or success. Sponsor Disbursement. You understand that BECA identifies and partners with existing technical centers (each, a "Partner School") in Nicaragua. Any donation made by you or any other Sponsor will be disbursed to Partner Schools to cover the tuition and materials of each Becado you have selected for receipt of a sponsorship. BECA passes 100% of these donated funds to the Partner School(s) to cover the tuition and materials for Becados selected for sponsorship on the Website. Partner Schools are responsible for screening Becados, and BECA (a) expressly disclaims any responsibility to screen any Becado, and (b) shall have no liability whatsoever and you shall hold BECA harmless from, any and all liabilities with respect to, or resulting from such screenings. Tax Deductibility. At the present time, you are eligible to receive a tax deduction in the United States and in Canada. BECA is qualified as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 in the United States, as amended from time to time. In Canada, BECA is a registered Canadian charity (83338 2609 RR0001). 

2. Proprietary Rights "BECA" and the "BECA" logo are trademarks and service marks of BECA. BECA owns and retains all proprietary rights in the Program, the Website and all material and information posted thereon ("Content"). The Website contains the copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information of BECA. Except for that information that is in the public domain or for which you have been given express written permission, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.

3. Acceptable Use The Website is for use in connection with the Program and may not be used by you in connection with any commercial endeavors except as previously approved in writing by BECA. Use of the Website and participation in the Program shall be in strict compliance with this Agreement, BECA's Privacy Policy, all other procedures and guidelines set forth on the Website and applicable law.

4. Disclaimers BECA is not responsible, and shall have no liability, for any incorrect or inaccurate Content posted on the Website or any liability, cost or expense you may incur in connection with the Program, whether caused by any Partner School, Becado or other Person or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Program.

5. Limitation of Liability You understand that any and all decisions made by you with respect to the Program are yours alone. BECA shall not be responsible, or have any duty or obligation to, or liability for decisions or interactions resulting (directly or indirectly) from participation in the Program

6. Indemnity You agree to indemnify and hold BECA harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made or incurred by any third party due to or arising (directly or indirectly) out of your use of the Website or participation in the Program or arising from a breach of this Agreement.

7. Term; Termination This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the Website or participate in the Program. If your participation in the Program is terminated by BECA, you agree not to use the Website any further.

8. Entire Agreement; Severability This Agreement, accepted upon use of the Website, contains the entire agreement between you and BECA regarding the use of the Website or the Program. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. Please contact us with any questions regarding this Agreement.

About BECA

BECA is a non-profit organization that facilitates technical school scholarships for Nicaraguan high school graduates who cannot afford to continue their education, but are serious about doing so.

Corporate Partners

The sustainability of BECA depends upon the cultivation of mutually beneficial corporate partnerships and strategic alliances.