Green Crowds may be referred to herein as 'GC', 'the Company',
GreenCrowds.org is the web platform for crowdfunding services and
may be referred to herein as the 'Site', 'US', OR 'WE'. The Company's
crowdfunding services is referred to as the
'Users' are anyone that uses our web platform.
The Small Grants Program (SGP) creates Green Crowds crowdfunding
'pages' for the purpose of raising money to fund a project or idea herein
called a 'Team' or 'Project.'
'Team or Project
Contributors' and 'Team or Project Supporters' are the same–people and /
or organizations that make financial donations to Teams.
'User Content' is defined as any information, including but not
limited to, text, images, video, audio, software, data, scripts, posting,
provided by the User of our services or any services associated with usage of
the site, such as social media sites. The above aforementioned defined terms
may be written in uppercase, lowercase, or a combination.
Green Crowds offers a crowdfunding service for GEF-UNDP The
Small Grants Program. Registered users create 'Teams' and raise money from
'Contributors' who pledge financial support to the User's Team.
prior to joining and using Green Crowd's services. By using Green Crowds
(the 'Site') services (the 'Service') you (the 'User') agree to the terms of
time. Changes to this agreement will be posted on this site. Use of our service
after the posting of any amendments to this Agreement acknowledges acceptances
of new terms.
BY USING THIS SITE AS EITHER A Team CREATOR OR
A CONTRIBUTOR TO A Team AND / OR CLICKING ON ANY 'SIGN UP',
'START' OR 'LOGIN' BUTTON ON Green Crowds, BINDS YOU TO ALL THE TERMS OF
User certifies to the Company that if User is an individual
(i.e., not a corporation) user is at least 18 years of age and able to form a
legally binding contract. If the user is under the age of 18 years he /
she will need the consent of a parent or legal guardian.
User provides a valid email address. User agrees that all
registration information he / she submitted is truthful and accurate. User
shall not impersonate a real person, or existing legal organization. User will
be held liable for any misrepresentation. The Company is not required to
perform background investigation or verify the identity of Users of the
User is required to register and create a password in order
to use the 'Services'. You are entirely responsible for maintaining and keeping
the confidentiality of your password. You are solely responsible
for any and all activities that occur under your account, including any taxes
and fees associated with your use of credit card or electronic payments in the
donation process. In accepting to these terms, you also confirm that any funds
used in the platform donation process come from licit sources and have been
obtained through legally accepted modes of earning these funds.
You the User agree to immediately notify the Company of
unauthorized use of your account. The Company will not be liable for any
unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security.
Furthermore, the Company will not be held liable for any loss, or damage that
you may incur as a result of unauthorized use of your account. Moreover, you
could be held liable for losses incurred by the Company or another party as a
result of unauthorized use of your account.
You the User understand and agree that all Users' Content
related to your account (ideas, text, images, video, data, scripts, posting,
software) will be displayed on the Company's web site located at www.GreenCrowds.org and web
You also understand and agree that only projects curated by SGP
Ecuador are included in www.greencrowds.org and that the Company may use the information from the projects in
its marketing and promotional initiatives to generate exposure and awareness of
the Services and User Teams.
User understands that the Company does not own, control, endorse,
or verifies information related to the project Teams, but does work
closely with SGP Ecuador, which monitors the quality and progress of the
Furthermore, the Company reserves the right to deny and / or
remove any User Content at its discretion, for what ever reason if deems
necessary to do so.
You agree to adhere to all applicable laws, including, but not
limited to local, domestic, national and international laws and
regulations. The following list provides examples of the type
of User Content or Funds that is not allowed and that you will not provide.
This list is only an example of types of user content that is
not allowed, as we cannot possibly list all prohibited content. We will
- Content or
donations that impersonate a real person, entity, or organization.
- Content that
is inaccurate, false, deceptive, and / or misleading.
- Content or
funds that proceed from infringement upon trademarks, trade secrets,
patents, copyrights, or any other proprietary rights of any other person
or entity or contractual agreement.
- Content that
is abusive, racist, harassing, defamatory,
threatening, profane, libelous, sexually explicit, links to adult
content, excessive violence, vulgar and obscene or contrary to the
principles and values of the United Nations.
- Funds that
come from illicit sources.
- Content that
involves pyramid schemes, chain letters, spam, unsolicited or unauthorized
advertising, lottery, gambling, sweepstakes, and other similar content.
- Use of
malware, viruses or any type of potentially disruptive codes or action
that could interfere with the operations of the Services.
- Content that
promotes any illegal services or products.
- Content that
endorses or encourages criminal conduct.
Our platform is suitable for all types of Teams as long as the Team
and / or content is not prohibited as outline in this here TOU and is compliant
with all applicable local, domestic, national, and international laws and
regulations. Users of GreenCrowds.org agree to fundraise for the
objective of contributing to charitable needs and the only acceptable
transaction towards Teams is that of donations.
You agree not to use the Services in any way that will violate
the law and regulations (local, state, national and international) or this
Agreement. User will be responsible for all his / her actions with use of the
GreenCrowds.org is a web platform created by Allied
Crowds exclusively for SGP-funded projects, which use our services to raise
money for your cause.
Unlike other crowdfunding sites, 'Teams' and 'Projects' get to
keep the money they've raised regardless of whether they've reached their
target fundraising goal or not. All donations to projects are pooled together
in Allied Crowds bank accounts in the United Kingdom and are then transferred
directly to the bank accounts of the community-based associations in Ecuador
once the campaign period ends.
A breakdown of fees associated with the
operations of the platform, and deductions before funds are transferred to the
'Projects' are available upon request.
When a Contributor pays by credit card or
PayPal, the credit card company and PayPal standard
processing fees apply. Check with PayPal and credit card processors for
Third-party fees do not apply for refunded
User is responsible for paying all applicable taxes, as funds raised using the Service could be taxable as income. User is
advised to consult with a tax professional for more information on your local
Green Crowds may employ methodologies and technological
security, such as encryption, back up data, password
protection, and other reasonable measures to help protect your personally
identifiable information from unauthorized access.
The Company relies on third-party secure servers, such as Stripe
when certain types of sensitive data and information is transferred and
received, such as financial and personally identifiable information.
The credit card information from a User that
will only be used for this transaction on a secure third-party
online payment platform.
Even though we take every known precaution to secure your data,
no data transmission over the public internet can be
guaranteed to be 100% secure.
You are solely responsible in all respects for all
use of and for protecting the confidentiality of any username, email verification
and password that may be given to you or selected by you for use on our
website. You may not share these with or transfer them to any third parties.
You must notify us immediately of any unauthorised
use of them or any other breach of security regarding our website that comes to
your attention, at email@example.com .
This site is as secure as we can
reasonably make it using encryption technology and adopting security and
anti-virus practices routinely used and adopted as a matter of good practice.
However, you should understand that every internet
site, and any computer that connects to the internet, as well as all internet
communication, is susceptible to attack by computer hackers and viruses. We
will do all we reasonably can to protect this site and all internet
communications passing between us and you, but we cannot be held responsible
for: any losses fairly attributable to your failure to take reasonably
precautions to prevent interception of or interference with any such
communications (including, without limitations) failure to use and keep up to
date firewalls and anti-virus software on your own computer; or any losses
arising from fraudulent or unauthorised use of your
credit or debit card or other forms of payment. If you become
aware of fraudulent use or your card, or if it is lost or stolen, you should
notify your card issuer.
The company will communicate with you the user via
electronically, either by posting notice on the Web site or sending electronic
mail (email). By using our Services You agree that any agreements,
notices, disclosures, receipts,
conformations, or other communications provided to you by the Company
electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would
satisfy if they were in writing.
We may send you information and updates pertaining to your
account, in addition to periodic Company news, updates and / or related product
or services. We will keep this a minimum. However, you may opt-out at any
time by unsubscribing. We may also retain the content of your email
messages used to correspond with us.
- The Company may terminate this
Agreement, your account, and / or access to the Services during any
time. Such termination may be proceeded by
a termination notice either posted on the company's web site or emailed to
- You the user may terminate this
Agreement for any reason at any time by either, i.)
discontinuing to use the Service and the
company's web site; ii) providing us notice to close your account.
The Company will from time to time offer promotional deals,
which may include special rates, introducing
new services, rewards, and contests. We will advise you of this by
posting any new changes on this site. However, such changes may or may
not apply to you and this agreement.
The Company reserves the right to assign, transfer or delegate
all or any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement to any Companies
at its sole discretion. Furthermore, the Company
reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to revise, change, modify,
add, or remove any portion of the Service or this Agreement, in whole or in
part, at any time. Any changes in ownership, rights, or obligations will be
posted on the Company's web site.
The Company does not claim any ownership rights to content
(refer to definition of user content) submitted by the user and third-party
partners and / or affiliates.
Even after posting content to our site the user continues to
retain any such rights that he / she may already have.
By posting content to the Company's web site you give us a
limited license to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly perform, publicly
display, reproduce, and distribute such content through or in connection with
the Company's crowdfunding services (except if the Team is marked 'private' we
will not be distributing outside your GreenCrowds.org crowdfunding network).
By using our Service, you understand and agree that your content is provided at
your own risk.
- The Company's web site
contain content of Allied Crowds ('Allied Crowds Content'). Allied Crowds Content is protected by copyright, trademark,
patent, trade secret and other laws, and the Company owns and
retains all rights to Allied Crowds Content and the Allied Crowds
- The Company's web site also contains
User Content. You may not copy, broadcast, modify, distribute, sell or
otherwise use any User Content that appears on the Company's web site.
- The Company's web site contains
content of third party entities, that are not
Users. Third-party content is protected by
copyright, trademark, patent and other laws.
The funds collected for Teams through the use of our
crowdfunding Service are nonrefundable. Team supporters' contributions are
transferred to the account of the Team Creator as soon as the Team reaches its
The Company will not be responsible for issuing refunds to Team
Supporters. If in certain rare circumstance that a refund is due back to a Team
Supporter, and the Company decides to refund the Team Supporter, the Team
Creator must comply and immediately reimburse the Company for the entire amount
refunded, plus any associated costs.
A Team Creator can always refund
a Team Supporter at their own discretion.
The Company reserves the right to report any unlawful activity,
to any applicable government agencies when we become aware of it.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold the Company, its
parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, partners, and employees, harmless
from any claim, demand, liability, expense, or loss, including reasonable
attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of, or in any
your violation of our TOU agreement.
All content on the Company's web site is provided 'as is' and
without warranties of any kind. Neither we, or affiliated or related
entities, including third-parties, nor the service providers, nor any person
involved in the creation, production, and distribution of this web site,
warrant that the functions contained in this web site will be uninterrupted or
error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the server that makes the
content available will be free of viruses or other harmful components. We do
not warrant or make any representations regarding the result that may be
obtained from the use of this web site, or as to the reliability, accuracy,
usefulness, or currency of any content, service and / or merchandise acquired
pursuant to your use of this web site. You use this web site at your own risk.
You acknowledge that the company offers a crowdfunding service
to users, and the actual providers of products, services, gifts, featured on
the site are offered by the independent Team creators, and third-party
advertisers or affiliate, and not the Company.
The Team creators, SGP, affiliate, and advertisers are not
agents, partners or employees of the Company. The Company shall not be
liable, in any event, be it direct or indirect, for the acts, omissions,
errors, representations, breaches, warranties, or negligence of any such party
or for any personal injuries, death, property damage, or any other damages or
expenses resulted to a Team, third-party affiliate, or advertiser.
We promise that our Services will be provided with reasonable
skill and care.
We exclude all other express or implied terms, conditions,
warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever with regard to our
Services, our website or any information provided through our website.
We will do our best to ensure that all materials and information
published on our website are accurate, but please note that all content,
materials and information on our website are provided on an 'as
is' basis and you assume total responsibility and risk for your use of our
website and use of all information contained within it.
We accept no liability for any indirect or consequential loss or
damage, or for any direct or indirect loss of data, profit, revenue or business
in each case, however caused, even if foreseeable. This means that we will not
pay damages for any losses that are not directly associated with an incident
that causes you to claim against us. In circumstances where you suffer loss or
damage arising out of or in connection with the viewing, use or performance of
our website or its contents, then we do not accept any liability for this loss
or damage whether due to inaccuracy, error, omission or any other cause and
whether on the part of GreenCrowds or our servants,
agents or any other person or entity.
If we are liable to you for any reason, our liability will be
limited to the amount of any donation you have made using the Services. This
limit does not apply to any liability we may have for death or personal injury
resulting from our negligence or for our fraudulent misrepresentation.
You are responsible for ensuring that your computer system meets
all relevant technical specifications necessary to use our website and is
compatible with our website. You also understand that we cannot and do not
guarantee or warrant that any material available for downloading from our
website will be free from infection, viruses and/or other code that has
contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing
sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security
checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input
The limitations and exclusions in this clause do not affect your
non-excludable statutory rights and only apply to the extent permitted by
All disputes arising out of this Policy and our TOU or use of
the Company's Web Site shall be exclusively resolved under confidential binding
arbitration held in the state or federal courts located in London, UK.
Your privacy is very important to us. Please review our
information. By using this site you agree to the terms of this agreement
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any