Terms and Conditions

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THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS GOVERN YOUR USE OF OUR PLUSTREES WEBSITE (THE `PLUSTREES SITE`) AND THE PAYMENTS TO PLUSTREES FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFORESTING, ACQUIRING LAND, AND ECOSYSTEM CONSERVATION. PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEB SITE. YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE CONFIRMS YOUR UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT USE THIS WEB SITE.

Who we are. Agro2, SA. (as `PlusTrees`) is registered in Panama with a registered office at Calle 76, Plaza Caesar,0823-02620, Panama City, Panama.

PlusTrees is not a NGO, therefore your purchase will not give you the tax benefits which are related to donations of NGOs in general. However, PlusTrees is in the process of obtaining a NGO status in the US, UK and Panama. In the meantime, PlusTrees will do everything in its power to manage its PlusTrees operations in line with the NGO standards.

Registration. You must ensure that the details provided by you for registration on the PlusTrees Site at any time are correct and complete. You must inform us immediately of any changes to the information that you provided when registering by updating your personal details in the Customer Login on the PlusTrees Site or by calling 1-800-491-7025 (US) in order that we can communicate with you effectively.

Our program and products are offered in the United States, United Kingdom and most European countries. PlusTrees accepts legal residents from above mentioned countries/region who, at the time of entry, are residents of, and are physically present in these countries/region mentioned and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the start date of the subscription or in case of younger than eighteen (18) years having parental approval. Residents from other countries are also welcome, please read more information in these terms and conditions.

When you register to use the PlusTrees Site you will be sent a password by e-mail. In order to prevent fraud, you must keep this password confidential and must not disclose it or share it with anyone. If you know or suspect that someone else knows your password you should notify us by contacting us at support@plustrees.org immediately.

If we have reason to believe that there is likely to be a breach of security or misuse of the PlusTrees Site, we may require you to change your password or we may suspend your account.

Payments. Payments received for the planting of trees or conservation of rain forest will be used to fund all PlusTrees (and its partners`) activities and projects related to reforesting waste lands, conserving critical ecosystems, investing in communities and preventing deforestation in Central America. The trees planted and the rainforest conserved will be for at least a period of 20 years.

PlusTrees is not offering any land or biomass for sale. People who buy trees with PlusTrees will not receive title to land or to the ‘emissions reductions’ achieved by any of PlusTrees projects.

Your credit or debit card details will be encrypted to minimize the possibility of unauthorized access or disclosure. Authority for payment must be given at the time of placing your order.

Payments will be taken in either US, GPB or EUR dollars depending on your location. International payments outside the US, UK and non EURO countries will be converted to the US dollar value at the exchange rate of the Deutsche Bank at the date of the payment.

What you receive. With your payment trees will be planted or rain forest will be conserved in specific, predefined areas in Central America. For each payment we receive, at least one tree will be planted (depending on the package/product), guaranteed. After your registration and payment you will receive an email confirming the transaction and your PlusTrees membership. The confirmation email sent to you is only to acknowledge your transaction and to welcome you as a member. It does not place any liability upon PlusTrees and does not constitute or imply a contract.

After your purchase you can download your personalized certificate after logging in on the member area, which you can keep yourself or give as a present to someone else.

We make every effort possible to obtain high resolution images of the sponsored reforestation area but can not guarantee that images are always available. If possible, the sponsored land will be shown on Google Earth through a link together with the GPS coordinates which will be sent by email.

Our members will each month receive an edition of the PlusTrees Newsletter unless unsubscribed or otherwise defined.

The member agrees and accepts that their name may appear, along with the names of other sponsors listed in bulk on a sign at the sponsored reforestation area and at the project.

Pricing & Product Description. Please find in the table below the products with pricing and other information:

pricing
The impact mentioned in the table is the minimum impact you will have with PlusTrees. We are doing everything we can to plant more trees and/or to conserve bigger area for the same money. For about each $16 or $19.99 payment (depending on the package/product), we will plant, maintain and conserve at least 1 native tree including 20 year maintenance and conservation. In case of our product Buy to Protect, for each payment at least 50m2 of rain forest will be conserved and protected for at least 20 years.

  • The subscription periods are starting on the date of subscription and are ending on the day of unsubscription by the member or the defined end of subscription period.
  • You can unsubscribe for any of our products at any time by emailing to support@plustrees.org or call our support number. (See also `Unsubscription`)
  • In case of the monthly recurring packages/products, the rebilling date will be 30 days after the initial billing date or last re-billing date.
  • Any charges of PlusTrees will be stated on your statement with: www.plustrees.org and the amount. If you see charges on your statement implying that it is a PlusTrees charge without mentioning www.plustrees.org please contact our support immediately on support@plustrees.org or by calling 1-800-491-7025 (US).
  • If any other charges applicable, such as but not limited to shipping cost, extra options or products, the charges will be clearly communicated before your credit card will be charged.
  • PlusTrees keeps the right to change the pricing of the products for any reason at any time. The new prices will be communicated through the website and the underlying Terms & Conditions. Price changes will not have any affect on the existing members.

Refunds & Charge Backs. We take great pride in what we do and want you to be pleased with your support (which is very appreciated by us). We believe in offering the very best value, quality and selection to our supporters. Customers can receive a refund in three cases:

  • When there was a technical failure with the service or our website
  • When a customer tried to unsubscribe with but couldn’t unsubscribe. Then the customer gets a refund from the date he or she tried to unsubscribe.
  • In case you are not satisfied with our service and/or tree planting program.

A refund needs to be requested by email or through our support number within 30 days after the billing date on your creditcard statement. In other words, we will not refund any amount with a billing date on your creditcard statement older than 30 days. In case of complaints, we will look at it case by case.

In case of a refund, a credit will appear on your statement within 15 to 20 business days.

Unsubscription. If you want to unsubscribe and wish not longer to plant trees, you can do this by logging in with the provided login information at subscription and click Unsubscribe. Another way is by sending an e-mail to support@plustrees.org or by calling our Customer Service Department on 1-800-491-7025 (US). You will be unsubscribed within 24 hours.

Advertising and Sponsorship. Part of the PlusTrees Site may contain advertising and sponsorship. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the PlusTrees Site complies with relevant laws and codes. We will not be responsible to you for any error or inaccuracy in advertising and sponsorship material.

Shipping Limitations. In case we ship a welcome gift, this gift will be shipped to an address designated by the buyer as long as that shipping address is compliant with the shipping restrictions contained on the PlusTrees Site. Risk of loss and title for items as part of your purchase will pass to you upon delivery of the items to the carrier. You are responsible for filing any claims with carriers for damaged and/or lost shipment.

PlusTrees is not able to ship outside the US, Canada, UK and Europe.

Domestic Use & Export Restriction. We make no representation that the PlusTrees Site or its content (including, without limitation, any products or services available on or through the PlusTrees Site) are appropriate or available for use in all locations. Users who access the PlusTrees Site from outside the UK, US and Europe, do so on their own initiative and must bear all responsibility for compliance with local laws, if applicable. Further, the export control laws prohibit the export of certain technical data and software to certain territories.

Land. You agree that the purchase of trees on the PlusTrees Site is classified as a novelty and in no way represent an investment or security and that you have no right or claim of ownership of the land. You bought trees with PlusTrees solely for protection, reforestation and conservation purposes, and you agree that you have not acted for any other reason, legal or illegal.

As a customer/member of PlusTrees you do not own any rights to underground minerals beneath the reforested land.

You acknowledge the fact that PlusTrees, in case land is not available or not feasible, might use land of third parties for reforestation. In such a case land will be `locked` by long term lease or partner agreements.

You waive any other right or incoming regarding the reforested land or trees bought.

You agree to non-warranty of land condition: we will make every effort to acquire or use parcels of land that are suitable for planting native trees, but cannot guarantee that each parcel of land is 100% suitable since some land may contain a mixture of trees already, rocky soil or other vegetation.

As a customer/member you acknowledge that the trees you may purchase will not be planted directly after the purchase, but these will be planted in the right season which might not match the date of purchase,

You hold PlusTrees and its partners harmless against loss due to planted trees being affected by an act of God or nature including, but not limited to the following: forest fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, drought, tsunami, wars, or other disasters.

Administration and other overhead cost. We estimate that less than 10% of its revenue will be required to cover administrative or other overhead costs.

Cancellation. You may cancel payments made by debit or credit card payment to us at any time prior to payment being transferred from your bank or credit card account to PlusTrees. There may be a charge from your own bank or card provider for doing this.

The PlusTrees Site. The design of the PlusTrees Site and all text, graphics, information, content, and other material displayed on or that can be downloaded from the PlusTrees Site are protected by copyright, trademark and other laws and may not be used except as permitted in these Terms and Conditions or with prior written permission of the owner of such material. The software and other technology components of the PlusTrees Site are © 2011, PlusTrees or its affiliates and suppliers. The contents of the PlusTrees Site are © 2011, PlusTrees or their respective affiliates and suppliers. All rights reserved. You may not modify the information or materials displayed on or that can be downloaded from the PlusTrees Site in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform, or distribute or otherwise use any such information or materials for any public or commercial purpose. Any unauthorized use of any such information or materials may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, laws of privacy and publicity, and other laws and regulations.

Certain trademarks, trade names, service marks and logos used or displayed on the PlusTrees Site are registered and unregistered trademarks, trade names and service marks of PlusTrees and its affiliates. Other trademarks, trade names and service marks used or displayed on the PlusTrees Site are the registered and unregistered trademarks, trade names and service marks of their respective owners, including its affiliates. Nothing contained on the PlusTrees Site grants or should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademarks, trade names, service marks or logos displayed on the PlusTrees Site without the written permission of PlusTrees or such other owner.

Linking to the PlusTrees Site. Creating or maintaining any link from another Web site to any page on the PlusTrees Site without our prior written permission is prohibited. Running or displaying the PlusTrees Site or any information or material displayed on the PlusTrees Site in frames or through similar means on another Web site without our prior written permission is prohibited. Any permitted links to the PlusTrees Site must comply will all applicable laws, rules and regulations. We encrypt all linking codes to prevent fraudulent activity.

Third Party Links. From time to time, the PlusTrees Site may contain links to Web sites that are not owned, operated or controlled by PlusTrees or their respective affiliates. All such links are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the PlusTrees Site. Neither we nor any of our respective affiliates are responsible for any content, materials or other information located on or accessible from any other Web site. Neither we nor any of our respective affiliates endorse, guarantee, or make any representations or warranties regarding any other Web sites, or any content, materials or other information located or accessible from any other Web sites, or the results that you may obtain from using any other Web sites. If you decide to access any other Web sites linked to or from the PlusTrees Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.

Inappropriate Material. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, defamatory, libelous, obscene, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. In addition to any remedies that we may have at law or in equity, if we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have violated or are likely to violate the foregoing prohibitions, we may take any action we deem necessary to cure or prevent the violation, including without limitation, the immediate removal of the related materials from the PlusTrees Site. We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order or subpoena requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting such materials.

You will be responsible for our losses and costs resulting from your breach of any of the above.

All features, content, specifications, products and prices of products and services described or depicted on the PlusTrees Site are subject to change at any time without notice. Certain measures and descriptions are approximate and are provided for convenience purposes only.

We attempt to ensure that information on the PlusTrees Site is complete, accurate and current. Despite our efforts, the information on the PlusTrees Site may occasionally be inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. We make no representation as to the completeness, accuracy or correctness of any information on this Site. In addition, we may make changes in information about price and availability without notice. While it is our practice to confirm sponsoring and payments by email, the receipt of an email confirmation does not constitute our acceptance of a payment.

We make all effort to provide representative photo material of the actual projects and area, but for sake of clarity it may occur that general photo material has been or will be used.

Availability of the PlusTrees Site. Although we aim to offer you the best service possible, we make no promise that the services at the PlusTrees Site will meet your requirements. We cannot guarantee that the service will be fault-free. If a fault occurs in the service you should report it to us at support@plustrees.org and we will attempt to correct the fault as soon as we reasonably can.

Your access to the PlusTrees Site may be occasionally restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new facilities or services. We will attempt to restore the service as soon as we reasonably can.

Suspension or cancellation of your registration. We may suspend or cancel your registration immediately at its reasonable discretion or if you breach any of your obligations under these terms and conditions.

You can cancel your registration at any time by informing us in writing at support@plustrees.org stating your name, address and email address or by calling 1-800-491-7025 (US). If you do so, you must stop using the PlusTrees Site.

In case of suspension or cancellation you will not be entitled anymore to receive the PlusTrees newsletter. It might occur that you receive a magazine or newsletter after suspension or cancellation from the PlusTrees Site, in case the processing of the suspension or the cancellation took place just before, during or just after sending the newsletter.

The suspension or cancellation of your registration and your right to use the PlusTrees Site shall not affect either party’s statutory rights or liabilities.

User Information & Data Protection. Other than personally identifiable information, which is subject to the PlusTrees Privacy Statement, any material, information, suggestions, ideas, concepts, know-how, techniques, questions, comments or other communication you transmit or post to the PlusTrees Site in any manner (”User Communications”) is and will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. We and our respective affiliates and our or their designees may use any or all User Communications for any purpose whatsoever, including, without limitation, reproduction, transmission, disclosure, publication, broadcast, development, manufacturing and/or marketing in any manner whatsoever for any or all commercial or non-commercial purposes. We may, but are not obligated to, monitor or review any User Communications. We will have no obligation to use, return, review, or respond to any User Communications. We will have no liability related to the content of any such User Communications, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. We retain the right to remove any or all User Communications that includes any material we deem inappropriate or unacceptable.

DISCLAIMERS. YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR RISK. THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE PLUSTREES SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. NEITHER PLUSTREES, NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS OR SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE PLUSTREES SITE OR SERVICES. THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE PLUSTREES SITE MAY BE OUT OF DATE, AND NEITHER PLUSTREES, NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES MAKES ANY COMMITMENT OR ASSUMES ANY DUTY TO UPDATE SUCH INFORMATION, MATERIALS OR SERVICES. THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES DO NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY LAW. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY SUCH PROHIBITIONS.

ALL PAYMENTS ON OR THROUGH THE PLUSTREES SITE ARE SUBJECT ONLY TO ANY APPLICABLE WARRANTIES OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PARTNERS, IF ANY. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES LISTED OR PARTICIPATED IN ON OR THROUGH THE PLUSTREES SITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, WE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR DEFECT OR FAILURE, CLAIMS THAT ARE DUE TO MISINTERPRETATION, ABUSE, SERVICE MODIFICATION, IMPROPER SELECTION, NON-COMPLIANCE WITH ANY CODES, OR MISAPPROPRIATION. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES TO THOSE DEFINED AS “CONSUMERS” IN THE MAGNUSON-MOSS WARRANTY-FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION IMPROVEMENTS ACT. THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES DO NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY LAW. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY SUCH PROHIBITIONS.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY. PlusTrees assumes not any responsibility, or will be liable, for any damages to, or any viruses that may infect, your computer, telecommunication equipment, or other property caused by or arising from your access to, use of, or browsing the PlusTrees Site, or your downloading of any information or materials from the PlusTrees Site. IN NO EVENT WILL PLUSTREES, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, NOR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION OR TRANSMISSION OF THIS WEB SITE, BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF THIS WEB SITE, ANY WEB SITES LINKED TO THIS WEB SITE, OR THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION OR SERVICES CONTAINED ON ANY OR ALL SUCH WEB SITES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY DO NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY LAW. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY SUCH PROHIBITIONS.

IN THE EVENT OF ANY PROBLEM WITH THIS WEB SITE OR ANY CONTENT, YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO CEASE USING THIS WEB SITE. IN THE EVENT OF ANY PROBLEM WITH THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT YOU HAVE PURCHASED ON OR THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE REMEDY, IF ANY, IS FROM THE MANUFACTURER OF SUCH PRODUCTS OR SUPPLIER OF SUCH SERVICES, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH MANUFACTURER’S OR SUPPLIER’S WARRANTY, OR TO SEEK A RETURN AND REFUND FOR SUCH PRODUCT OR SERVICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RETURNS AND REFUNDS POLICIES POSTED ON THIS WEB SITE.

Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold PlusTrees and our parents, affiliates (and their franchisees and licensees), and subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, successors and assigns, harmless from any claim, loss or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the PlusTrees Site, your connection to the PlusTrees Site, your violation of these Terms and Conditions, or your violation of any rights of another party. This indemnity survives termination of these Terms and Conditions.

Amendments. We may update these terms and conditions from time to time for legal or regulatory reasons or to allow the proper operation of the PlusTrees Site. You should visit this page from time to time to review the then current Terms and Conditions because they are binding on you. Certain provisions of these Terms and Conditions may be superseded by legal notices or terms located on particular pages of the PlusTrees Site.

If you do not wish to accept the new terms and conditions you should discontinue use of the PlusTrees Site. If you continue to use the PlusTrees Site after the date on which the changes comes into effect, your use of the PlusTrees Site indicates your agreement to be bound by the new terms and conditions.

General. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision by us. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of our Terms and Conditions remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the PlusTrees Site or our Terms and Conditions must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

Miscellaneous. You may not transfer any of your rights under these terms and conditions to any other person. We may transfer our rights under these terms and conditions to another business where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.

If you breach these terms and conditions and PlusTrees chooses to ignore this, PlusTrees will still be entitled to use its rights and remedies at a later date or in any other situation where you breach the terms and conditions.

PlusTrees shall not be responsible for any breach of these terms and conditions caused by circumstances beyond its reasonable control.

Applicable Law. These Terms and Conditions supersede any other agreement between you and PlusTrees to the extent necessary to resolve any inconsistency or ambiguity between them. These Terms and Conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Panama, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. Any action seeking legal or equitable relief arising out of or relating to the PlusTrees Site will be brought only in courts of the United Kingdom. A printed version of these Terms and Conditions will be admissible in judicial and administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms and Conditions to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

International Use. We make no promise that materials on the PlusTrees Site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States, United Kingdom or Europe, and accessing the PlusTrees Site from territories where its contents are illegal or unlawful is prohibited. If you choose to access this site from locations outside the above mentioned countries/regions, you do this on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Additional Assistance. If you do not understand any of the foregoing Terms and Conditions or if you have any questions or comments, we invite you to contact us at PlusTrees, Calle 76, Plaza Caesar,0823-02620, Panama City, Panama, Attn: Privacy Manager or e-mail us at privacyconcerns@plustrees.org. Alternatively, you may call us toll-free at 1-800-491-7025 (US).

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