Last updated: 4th August 2022
Donation Terms & Conditions
Virtual Items: In-game items from the video game, Team Fortress 2 (TF2).
Cash Donation Tracker (“Tracker”): our system to facilitate monetary donations. The Tracker can be viewed at donate.blapature.org.
the Charity: refers to the UK registered charity SPECIALEFFECT.ORG.UK LIMITED (“SpecialEffect”), charity no. 1121004, who we raise money for.
All financial donations go directly to the Charity. No staff member, volunteer or associate of Blapature Co. can ever view or access your financial information or monetary funds which you donate. The associated email of the Charity that receives the donations is [email protected] When donating via the Tracker, you should also receive a donation receipt from [email protected]
We publish the date/time, supplied nickname, and amount of any donation made on our website (https://donate.blapature.org/latestdonations) and on our live broadcast (https://twitch.tv/essentialstf). When donating with money, you can choose to donate anonymously which will mark your supplied nickname as “Anonymous”. You can still sign in with Steam to receive a medal reward while staying anonymous as we do not publish SteamID details publicly.
If you wish to change your donation status to “Anonymous” when previously not opted to do so, please email [email protected] with your relevant donation information so we can amend our records as per your request.
- are tax-deductible
- cannot be refunded
- do count towards an in-game medal reward
- can be made anonymously
Donations that go towards donation incentives/challenges/bids are only valid through our Tracker. PayPal is currently the only means of donating with money. If you do not have a PayPal account you can still donate through PayPal with a credit or debit card.
Virtual Item Donations
- are not tax-deductible
- cannot be refunded
- do count towards the in-game medal reward
- are not anonymous
Virtual Item Donations are made on our Scrap.TF fundraiser page and sold for cash on MarketplaceTF. The sale price of the item is then donated to the Charity. The listed value of the item is added to our donation total as soon as the donation transaction has completed – we do not wait until the item has been sold on MarketplaceTF. Virtual Item Donations cannot be put towards donation incentives/challenges/bids.
We offer in-game (Team Fortress 2) medal rewards to donors who give at least $10 USD or more (Backer) with Monetary and/or Virtual Item donations. A higher reward is given to donors who give at least $20 USD or more (Supporter). An even higher reward is given to donors who give at least $30 USD or more (Benefactor), and the highest reward is given to donors who give at least $50 USD or more (Advocator).
Please note these rewards are not cumulative, for example: a Benefactor level donor (between $30 to $49.99 USD total donations) will only receive the Benefactor rewards; they will not receive the Advocator, Supporter, or Backer level rewards. However a donor may donate more money to receive a higher tier of medal, for example a $10 donation can later be followed by another $10 donation to receive the Supporter level reward instead of the Backer level reward.
The exception to the the non-cumulative rule is the Advocator level. By donating at least $50 USD and providing your SteamID, you will receive the Advocator medal reward and additionally receive the Backer, Supporter, and Benefactor medal rewards a bonus reward for the Advocator level.
- Backer: $10 or more (monetary and/or virtual items)
- Supporter: $20 or more (monetary and/or virtual items)
- Benefactor: $30 or more (monetary and/or virtual items)
- Advocator: $50 or more (monetary and/or virtual items) + Backer, Supporter, and Benefactor in-game medals
When donating with money on our Tracker, donors must sign in through Steam to have their cash donations count towards the medals. Without signing in through Steam, the medal cannot be awarded and your donations cannot be combined to reach higher tiers.
Medals will be distributed within 30 days from when the medals are added in TF2 by Valve, or the event ending; whichever is later. We will announce when medals have been distributed via our Twitter page @blapatureco and in our Discord server.
If you feel you should have received a medal and did not after 48 hours of our announcement, please first open the Team Fortress 2 game while logged into Steam with the corresponding account from your donation and check for any new item notifications. If no notification is shown with the expected medal and you cannot see the medal in your TF2 Inventory/Backpack, please email [email protected] or contact @blapatureco on Twitter with the email address you donated under (if you donated with cash via the tracker) along with your SteamID64.
To find your SteamID64, please use https://steamid.io/lookup.
The in-game medals cannot be traded or transferred between Steam user accounts and hold no monetary value.
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