Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
Acceptance of Terms
PlantYourTrees is a social venture that wants to benefit the planet. Strictly, we are not a nonprofit organization.
PlantYourTrees facilitates users to plant trees for the purpose of gifting or counterbalance carbon emissions, through its planting partners and sends e-certificates to acknowledge the same (the "Service"). Users can choose to purchase trees in advance and save them in a tree nursery until such time that he/she chooses to use them for gifting or counterbalancing Carbon Emissions.
PlantYourTrees only issues a maximum of one certificate per tree planted; .You can choose to send the certificate to a recipient of your choice or to yourself. To the extent, possible trees will be planted at about the time of your transaction on our website. However, given that planting may not be possible in certain seasons, PlantYourTrees reserves the right to fund the planting of trees up to twelve months after the date of your transaction. PlantYourTrees can sell trees that have been planted in anticipation of orders. PlantYourTrees will never sell a single tree twice.
PlantYourTrees planting partners will make their best efforts to ensure the survival of all trees. They are one of the best and having immense experience in planting trees and most of them having awards in recognition of this. However, PlantYourTrees cannot be held responsible for trees that die through disease, flood, drought and other such events. PlantYourTrees cannot be held responsible for trees that are illegally felled or are destroyed by grazing in spite of the best efforts made by our planting partners to prevent this. Some of our planting partners also replant trees that do not survive, so that the specified number of trees will actually grow.
Third party independent auditor will visit the planting sites to verify that trees have been planted by planting partners as instructed.
You are not the owner of the tree, which you planted at our sites, and we do not arrange site visits. However, we would be happy to provide you the information of the tree (place where your tree planted), so you can visit the site with your own efforts. PlantYourTrees do not provide carbon credits.
PlantYourTrees does not use its limited resources to track an individual tree to a specific user; although we allow each user to choose, the project and location where his/her tree will be planted.
In consideration of your use of the Service, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of India or other applicable jurisdiction. You also agree to-
- All registration and other information you submitted is truthful and accurate in Registration Data, and
- Maintain the accuracy of any information you provide promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete or PlantYourTrees has a reasonable ground to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, PlantYourTrees has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any or all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof).
- Your use of this Website does not violate any applicable law or regulation.
Member Account & Security
When you sign up to become a Website Member, you may also be asked to choose a password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You agree not to use the account, screen name, or password of another Website Member at any time or to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to notify Provider immediately by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account or access to your password. You are solely responsible for any or all use of your account. PlantYourTrees cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure.
Conduct of Member
You are solely responsible for the photos, profiles, messages, notes, text, information, music, video, advertisements, listings, and other content that you upload, publish or display on or through the Service or the Site, or transmit to or share with other users. This means that you, and not PlantYourTrees, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Service. PlantYourTrees does not control the Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will PlantYourTrees be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred because of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service. You represent, warrant and agree that no materials of any kind submitted through your account or otherwise posted, transmitted, or shared by you will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary rights; or contain libelous, defamatory or otherwise unlawful material.
In addition, you agree not to use the Service or the Site to:
- harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other users from the Service or the Site by electronic or other means for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications;
- Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
- use the Service or the Site in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could harm minors in any way;
- Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a PlantYourTrees official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
- Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;
- Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
- Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party;
- Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation;
- Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
- Interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;
- Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law;
- defames, harasses or threatens others; and/or
- Collect or store personal data about other users in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth in paragraphs a through l above.
PlantYourTrees and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the terms of conditions or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any Content created by PlantYourTrees or submitted to PlantYourTrees, including without limitation information in PlantYourTrees Message Boards and in all other parts of the Service.
You acknowledge, consent and agree that PlantYourTrees may access, preserve and disclose your account information and Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to:
- Legal process compliance;
- Term of service enforcement;
- respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties;
- respond to your requests for customer service; or
- Protect the rights, property or personal safety of PlantYourTrees, its users and the public.
You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content, may involve
(a) Transmissions over various networks; and
(b) Changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
You understand that the Service and software embodied within the Service may include security components that permit digital materials to be protected, and that use of these materials is subject to usage rules set by PlantYourTrees and/or content providers who provide content to the Service. You may not attempt to override or circumvent any of the usage rules embedded into the Service.
Administrative Communication with members
You understand and agree that the Service may include certain administrative communications from PlantYourTrees, which are necessary for satisfactory completion of the Service. Such administrative communication may also be sent as part of PlantYourTrees membership, which you may/may not opt for. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augments or enhances the current Service, including the release of new PlantYourTrees properties, shall be subject to the Terms of services.
You understand and agree that the Service is provided "as-is" and that PlantYourTrees assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings. You are responsible for obtaining access to the Service, and that access may involve third party fees (such as Internet service provider or airtime charges) for which you are responsible for those fees, including those fees associated with the display or delivery of advertisements. In addition, you must provide and are responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Service.
Special Admonitions for International Use
As Internet is having a global nature, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from India or the country in which you reside.
Content submitted or made available for inclusion and your contribution on the service
PlantYourTrees does not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service. However, with respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Service, you grant PlantYourTrees the following worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive license(s), as applicable:
With respect to Content, you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of PlantYourTrees, the license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Content on the Service solely for the purposes of providing and promoting PlantYourTrees. This license exists only for as long as you elect to continue to include such Content on the Service and will terminate at the time you remove or PlantYourTrees removes such Content from the Service.
By submitting ideas, suggestions, documents, and/or proposals ("Contributions") to PlantYourTrees through its suggestion or feedback webpages, you acknowledge and agree that:
- Your Contributions do not contain confidential or proprietary information;
- PlantYourTrees is not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Contributions;
- PlantYourTrees shall be entitled to use or disclose (or choose not to use or disclose) such Contributions for any purpose, in any way, in any media worldwide;
- PlantYourTrees may have something similar to the Contributions already under consideration or in development;
- Your Contributions automatically become the property of PlantYourTrees without any obligation of PlantYourTrees to you; and
- You are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from PlantYourTrees under any circumstances.
You agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless PlantYourTrees and its affiliates, officers, agents, employees, partners and licensors from any claims, loss or damages arising out of or related to reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the Terms of services, your violation of any rights of another, negligence, strict liability of other tort.
No Resale of Service
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service (including your PlantYourTrees ID), use of the Service, or access to the Service.
You understand that the Service includes real world actions where reversal would harm the environment. You understand that all sales are final. There is no refund on trees.
General Practices Regarding Use & Storage
You acknowledge that PlantYourTrees may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Service, including, the maximum number, size of gift messages that may be sent from or received by an account on the Service, maximum disk space allotted on PlantYourTrees servers on your behalf, and the maximum number of times and duration you may access the Service in given time. You agree that PlantYourTrees has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Content maintained or transmitted by the Service. You acknowledge that PlantYourTrees reserves the right to log off accounts that are inactive for an extended period. You further acknowledge that PlantYourTrees reserves the right to modify these general practices and limits from time to time.
You agree that PlantYourTrees may, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, immediately terminate your PlantYourTrees account, any associated email address, and access to the Service. Cause for such termination shall include, but not be limited to,
(a) Breaches or violations of the Terms of services or other incorporated agreements or guidelines,
(b) Requests by law enforcement or other government agencies,
(c) A request by you (self-initiated account deletions),
(d) Discontinuance or material modification to the Service (or any part thereof),
(e) Unexpected technical or security issues or problems,
(f) Extended periods of inactivity,
(g) Engagement by you in fraudulent or illegal activities, and/or
(h) Non-payment of any fees owed by you related to Services.
Termination of your PlantYourTrees account includes
- removal of access to all offerings within the Service, including but not limited to PlantYourTrees Trees
- Deletion of your password and all related information, files and content associated with or inside your account (or any part thereof), and
- Barring to use the website Services.
Further, you agree that all terminations for cause shall be made in PlantYourTrees sole discretion and that PlantYourTrees shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account, any associated email address, or access to the Service.
Third Party Links
This website may contain links to other third-party internet web sites for the convenience of users. PlantYourTrees is not responsible for examining or evaluating, and does not warrant the offerings of, any of these businesses or individuals or the content of their web sites. These sites are maintained by organizations over which PlantYourTrees exercises no control, and expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for the content, the accuracy of the information, the security of information provided to any third-party sites, and the quality of products or services provided by or advertised on these third-party site. You further acknowledge and agree that PlantYourTrees shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource. You should carefully review the privacy statements and other conditions of use for any third-party material.
Proprietary Rights in Content on the Website
You acknowledge and agree that the Service and any necessary software used in connection with the Service ("Software") contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information provided to you through the Service or advertisers are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly permitted by applicable law or authorized by PlantYourTrees or advertisers, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or the Software, in whole or in part.
You expressly understand and agree that:
- Green Future Private Limited and its subsidiary, group organization, affiliates, third party content providers or licensors and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, licensees and agents do not make any representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, authenticity, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, competition, campaign, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose nor does provider make any warranty that the website will be uninterrupted or error free or as to the results that may be obtained from use of the website or the information contained therein. Any reliance you place on such information/service/products/ graphics and/or the website is therefore purely and strictly at your own risk and consequences.
- In no event, PlantYourTrees be liable for any loss or damage, including without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive loss or damages or any loss or damage whatsoever arising out of the use of or inability to use the website or any service contained therein. Through this website, you are able to link to other websites, which are not under the control of PlantYourTrees. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites or the services/products provided. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
- No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from PlantYourTrees, from the services creates any warranty not expressly stated in the terms.
- Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. PlantYourTrees takes no responsibility and will not be liable for the temporarily unavailability or technical issues in website, which are beyond its control.
Limitation of Liability
Whilst we endeavor to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up-to-date.
You expressly understand and agree that PlantYourTrees and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners and licensors will not be liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage arising under these terms and conditions or in connection with this website, whether arising in tort, contract, or otherwise. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing exclusion, we will not be liable for any loss of profit, contracts, business, goodwill, data, income, revenue or anticipated savings arising under terms and conditions or in connection with this website, whether direct or indirect, and whether arising in tort, contract, or otherwise resulting from:
- The use or the inability to use the service;
- unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data;
- Statements or conduct of any third party on the service; or
- Any other matter related to the service.
No Third Party Beneficiary
You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in this terms of services, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to this agreement.
All trademarks, logos, and service marks identifying the products and services (collectively the “trademarks”) displayed on this site, are registered and unregistered trademarks of PlantYourTrees. Misuse of the trademarks displayed on the site, or any other content on the site, without prior permission is strictly prohibited
Intellectual Property Infringement
PlantYourTrees respects the intellectual property of everyone else, and we expect from our users to do the same. Under no circumstances will PlantYourTrees be liable in any way for any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service by users that infringes the intellectual property rights of others.
If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been violated, please provide the following information to PlantYourTrees through e-mail (email@example.com):
Please specify the type of infringement at issue and the notice must include the following information:
- A signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or intellectual property right that has been allegedly infringed upon (signatures may be provided electronically by typing your name);
- Site description or address where the material you claim is infringing is located;
- Contact information, including the name of the intellectual property owner, the name and title of the person contacting PlantYourTrees on the owner's behalf, the address, telephone number and email address;
- A written statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided is accurate and the notifying party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the intellectual property or copyright owner.
PlantYourTrees will consider the details provided and at its discretion to remove such Content. It will make reasonable attempts to inform the Member of the removal, the reason for the removal and in appropriate circumstances disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may be repeat infringers
The Terms and the relationship between you and PlantYourTrees shall be governed by the laws of the India, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. While PlantYourTrees uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up to date information in the Site, makes no warranties or representations with respect to the content of the Site, which is provided "as is". PlantYourTrees accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever arising from or in any way connected with the use of this Site or its content. In particular, PlantYourTrees will not be liable for the accuracy, completeness, adequacy, timeliness, or comprehensiveness of the information contained on the Site. PlantYourTrees also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the Site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from the Site. PlantYourTrees reserves the right to interrupt or discontinue any or all of the functionality of its Site. PlantYourTrees accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any interruption or discontinuance of any or all functionality of its Site, whether the result of actions or omissions of an entity of PlantYourTrees or a third party. This Agreement shall be governed by and constructed in accordance with the laws of India. PlantYourTrees may revise these Terms and Conditions anytime by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions; therefore, you should periodically visit this page to review the current Terms and Conditions to which you bound.
Last Updated: October 16, 2014