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Server Donations: Guide and Benefits
« on: May 19, 2019, 11:17:37 AM »
Donations

Running MCNR and the website and forums isn't free, and we rely on donations to keep things running.

If you are able to donate, we would really appreciate it. We don't get paid, this is just a hobby, and it's our own personal money that goes into this server for everyone's enjoyment.

Why donate
- Help pay for the mikescnr.com domain
- Help pay for the website hosting
- Help pay for the server hosting
- Help pay for the SA-MP hosted tab listing
- Help pay for hardware/software needed for development*
- Help pay for the time spent developing and maintaining MCNR
- Get donator status in-game, on the forums, and on Discord
- Get donator rewards (see below)

* I've had to buy two new HDDs during MCNR development, and they aren't cheap! We also use other paid software such as GitHub.

Donator bonuses
Donators of £5 or more will get access to a couple of bonuses on the server as a sign of gratitude:
- Access to story-mode character skins such as Big Smoke, Sweet and Ryder.
- A free vehicle of your choice (purchase for free from a dealership).
- $10,000 in-game cash per £1 donated.
- Send colored chat messages.
- Server/forum/Discord donator status.
- Discount on vehicle recovery fees
- more to be added in the future, see below

How to donate
For now only PayPal donations are accepted. It is not feasible to set up any other donation methods as 99% of people can access PayPal. Please click the button below in order to donate, and thank you! Once you have donated, please check out the reply post below for instructions on how to verify your donation.

Donations MUST be sent as GBP (Great British Pounds) or else PayPal will not only take a conversion fee, but also donating $10 is not the same value as £10. If you donated $10 you'd be donating around £8. We do not round donations up, nor do we support other currencies. If you donate £8 you'll get the bonuses for donating £5 or more, and $30,000 extra in-game cash (8 - 5 = 3). Please bare this in mind. It's also not possible to 'make up' for a past donation to get the bonuses from two separate donations.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please read and understand these Terms and Conditions carefully before donating:
- Donations subject to verification process. This may take up to 48 hours but we aim to complete this within 24. If we fail to verify your donation within 48 hours you should contact us to notify us of this, or you may request a refund.
- Once you have donated you MUST fill out the donation verification form. Failure to do so will leave us unable to verify and process your donation status and rewards. We will not refund the donation but will try to contact the donator via the e-mail used to donate.
- We reserve the right to deny rewards for invalid or reversed donations (e.g. chargebacks), or any other reason we see fit.
- Donation rewards cannot be transferred to another player/account in any circumstance including if banned.
- If you lose access to your in-game account and cannot prove your identity, we can only transfer your donator status if you can verify your e-mail that the donation came from. Losing access to this email account means we will NOT be able to recover your donator status.
- Donations are non-refundable and will not be refunded for any reason even if the account is banned or the player leaves.
- If a donation is paid but PayPal 'holds' the payment, we cannot verify your donation status until the payment clears. The 48 hour verification guarantee begins when they payment clears.
- Players that abuse their donator status/rewards (e.g. constantly spamming colored text in chat) may have these rewards revoked and/or their donator status and all rewards revoked.
- Reward claiming is subject to availability. For example if you donated to get more house slots and there are no free houses to buy on the server, this is not something we can do anything about. Similarly, if you are unable to access your account to use your donator rewards (PC issues, banned account etc.) we do not refund the donator status.
- Donations can be sent on behalf of another player, you just need to fill out the form correctly.
- Donations of less than £5.00 will only give cash/score rewards.
- Donation amounts are cumulative - if you donate £5.00 twice, you'll now have £10.00 in donations on your account and get the relevant rewards for that donation tier.
- Donations must be in Great British Pounds (GBP - £). Donating in another currency may incur a charge and the final donation we receive may be less. In these circumstances we won't be able to verify your full donation amount (you may top it up though).
- PayPal takes a small percentage from us when you donate, e.g. if you donate £20.00 we actually only get £19.00 or around that. This does not affect your donation rewards - we will always credit you for the full amount you sent (in GBP). Please bear this in mind and consider donating more to cover these costs we have to incur.
- GDPR/Privacy: For all donations we receive, we log the e-mail address the donation came from, and that player's in-game account ID/name, forum ID/name, and Discord ID. This information is only visible to Mike and no other staff. We do not log any credit card details etc. (these are not provided by PayPal). If you wish us to remove this information to comply with GDPR/Data Protection Act 2018 please contact Mike and this request can take up to 48 hours. We will also have to revoke your donator status in-game/forums/Discord.
- You will never be contacted by MCNR staff other than Mike to verify your donation. If any other staff contact you please report this to Mike.
- You will never be asked for your password by MCNR staff (even Mike). If a member of staff requests your password (in-game/forum/Discord etc.) please report this immediately to Mike.
- We reserve the right to remove donator features in future script updates. Donators will be given notice of this, and we may implement a replacement reward to go in it's place.
- Future donator rewards which are added to the script will likely be awarded retrospectively to past/existing donators, however this is not a guarantee.

Submitting a donation to MCNR implies you have read, understood, and agreed to these terms and conditions in full.



Again, once you have donated, please check out the reply post below for instructions on how to verify your donation.

IMPORTANT
If you are donating on behalf of another player, each player's gift donation must be submitted in the form separately.
For example, if you wish to donate £15 and give £5 as a gift to 3 players, donate £15 through PayPal, but fill out the form below 3 diferent times. Failure to do so may invalidate the donation and result in it not being verified to the correct account.

Donator list
Here is a list of everyone that has donated before, thank you everyone that has donated regardless of the amount - every penny helps run MCNR!
http://mikescnr.com/forum/index.php?action=groups;sa=members;group=13

Future donator bonuses
Please note that donator features are currently not finished and currently only the bonuses listed above are given to donators. More  bonuses are coming soon and all previous donators will get them retrospectively, including:
- Free weapon and/or full ammo for one weapon.
- Lifetime discount on vehicles, weapons, properties, vehicle mods and more.
- More not yet thought of.

Currently donations do not need to be made monthly in order to keep bonuses, however this may be so in the future.

We also plan to implement a 'tiered' donator system, whereby the more you donatate the more cool things you get as a reward. These tiers (e.g. Bronze, Silver, Gold and so on) will be applied retrospectively to past donators also.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2020, 06:02:52 PM by Mike »
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Re: Server donations
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2020, 04:55:48 PM »
If you have donated, thank you very much.

In order for us to verify your donation, please fill out the below form.


If you cannot see this form, you may access it directly here: https://forms.gle/FRKZ7xA2FMgaAFkdA

NOTE: It can take up to 24 hours for donations to be processed. Please do not enquire until this time has passed.

Thank you!
« Last Edit: May 24, 2020, 09:02:26 PM by Mike »
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Re: Server donations
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2020, 05:40:10 PM »
Can I give a donation in Indian Rupees?
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Re: Server donations
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2020, 09:23:32 PM »
Can I give a donation in Indian Rupees?
I'm not 100% familar with how PayPal works in that sense, but from what I understand they will charge you a fee to convert it into GBP. You just need to make sure you select GBP and then enter the amount when you donate.
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Re: Server donations
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2020, 11:08:41 PM »
Can I give a donation in Indian Rupees?
It instantly changes currency, before donating to the server.

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Re: Server donations
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2020, 09:31:11 PM »
@Mike how do I get PayPal transaction ID?

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Re: Server donations
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2020, 09:39:13 PM »
@Mike how do I get PayPal transaction ID?
I just need to know the e-mail you donated from. The e-mail you use here, the same as you put in the form, I have no donation from that e-mail.
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