Terms of use


GreenCrowds.org is the website of the crowdfunding services platform and from now on we can refer to it as “the Web”. The GreenCrowds crowdfunding services will be referenced as “Services”.

The “Users” are all those who use our website.

The Small Grants Programme (PPD) creates the “Pages” of crowdfunding of GreenCrowds with the purpose of raising money to finance the initiatives onwards “Campaigns”.

The “User Content” refers to any information, including texts, images, videos, audio, software, data, writings and publications provided by the User to our services or any service associated with the use of this website, such as social network websites.

The terms defined above can be written in uppercase, lowercase or a combination.

GreenCrowds offers a crowdfunding service for the GEF-UNDP Small Grants Programme. Registered users raise money from “contributors” who provide financial support to help users’ campaigns. Depending on the number of “Registered Users”, these contributors will receive a prize or reward via e-mail or by postal mail in case it is a physical prize.

Please read the following Agreement before joining and start using GreenCrowds services. By using the services of this website you are accepting the Terms of this Agreement and its Privacy Policy (link).

Likewise, you agree that we modify said Terms of Agreement and the “Privacy Policies from time to time. Changes to this Agreement will be published on the web. The use of our services after publishing the changes of the Agreement supposes the acceptance of these.

By using this website both as a registered user, as a taxpayer or simply by clicking on any button to “register”, “start”, or “log in” to GreenCrowds, you are bound by all the terms of this agreement and our privacy policy.


The user certifies to GreenCrowds that if he/she is a natural person, he/she is over 18 years old and capable of being legally bound to the contract. If the user is under 18 years of age, written consent from their parents or legal guardians will be required.

The user will provide a valid email account. The user agrees to offer authentic and accurate information. The user should not impersonate another person or organization. The user will be responsible for any misrepresentation. GreenCrowds is not required to conduct any background checks or verify the identity of users of our services.

The user must register and create a password to be able to use the services of the web. You are fully responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of this password. Likewise, you are solely responsible for all activities that occur in your account, including any fees or commissions associated with payment by credit card or electronic payments in the contribution process. By accepting these terms, you also confirm that any funds used in the platform’s contribution process come from lawful sources and have been obtained legally.

You, the user, agree to notify GreenCrowds immediately if your account is being used by another person without your authorization. GreenCrowds is not responsible for any unauthorized use of your account or any other type of security problem. In addition, GreenCrowds is not responsible for any loss or damage you may suffer as a result of unauthorized use of your account. You may be held liable for losses suffered by GreenCrowds or any other party as a result of unauthorized use of your account.

User Content

You, the user, understand and accept that the User Content linked to your account (ideas, texts, images, videos, data, writings, publications, software) will be displayed on the GreenCrowds website www.greencrowds.org and in the database of the web.

You also understand and accept that only the campaigns approved by the SGP Ecuador are included in the web www.greencrowds.org and that GreenCrowds may use the information of the same for marketing and promotional purposes to generate exposure and knowledge of the Services and of the users.

The user understands that GreenCrowds does not own or control, endorse or verify the detailed information in the campaign, but works in conjunction with the Small Grants Programme Ecuador (SGP / GEF / UNDP), which monitors the quality and progress of the impact of the same. .

GreenCrowds reserves the right to deny and eliminate at its discretion and for any reason the User Content.

Prohibitions on use

You agree to enforce with all applicable laws, including local, national and international regulations. The following list offers examples of types of User Content or Funds that are not allowed and that you should not offer.

Note that the following list is “Nummerus Apertus” and only offers some examples of behaviors that are not allowed. So, we will not allow, among others:

  • Content or donations that impersonate the identity of another person, entity or organization.
  • Inaccurate, false and / or deceptive content.
  • Content or funds arising from the infringement of the regulation of trademarks, trade secrets, patents, copyrights or any other property right of any other person, entity or contractual agreement.
  • Content abusive, racist, harassing, defamatory, threatening, profane, sexual explicitly , with links to adult content, excessively violent, vulgar, obscene or contrary to the principles and values ​​of the United Nations.
  • Funds that come from illegal sources.
  • Content that involves financial pyramids, chain messages, spam, unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, lottery, gambling, sweepstakes and other similar content.
  • Use of malware, viruses or any type of code or potentially harmful action that could interfere with the operations of the Services.
  • Content that promotes any illegal service or product.
  • Content that promotes or supports criminal behavior.

Use of services

You accept to use the services according with the laws and regulations (local, governmental and international) and under this agreement. The user will be responsible of his/her actions in the GreenCrowds website.


GreenCrowds.org is a web platform created by the Ecuador Small Grants Programme.

The campaigns are left with the amount obtained, regardless of whether they have achieved the target or not. Of that amount raised, GreenCrowds, discounts 5% whether the goal has been met or not. All contributions to the campaigns are grouped into bank accounts of the Alliance for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEIE) in Ecuador and are transferred directly to the bank accounts of the Author of the campaign proposed by individuals or community associations in Ecuador. The transfer will be made once the period of the campaign has ended.

The campaign agrees to pay an initial fee of $ 150 for technical assistance in relation to its campaign published on the GreenCrowds platform. The user agrees to reject any future claim in relation to this fee when agreeing to receive advice from GreenCrowds on the use and methodology of the platform. The user also accepts that this fee will not be refunded, reimbursed or reinvested under any circumstance.

The breakdown of fees associated with platform operations and deductions before funds are transferred to the “Campaign Authors” is available upon request.

When a contributor pays by credit card or Paypal, the credit card companies or Paypal apply their standard processing fees. Check these rates with these companies.


The user is responsible for paying all applicable taxes, since the funds raised using the Service may be taxed as income. It is recommended that the user consult with a professional all the information related to the applicable tax laws.


GreenCrowds may employ methodologies and technological security, such as encryption, data backup, password protection and other reasonable measures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access.

GreenCrowds is based on third-party secure servers, such as Stripe and PayPal, when certain types of confidential, financial and personal identification information are transferred and received.

The information of a user’s credit card will only be used for this transaction on a third-party platform for secure online payments.

You are solely responsible for all purposes regarding the use and protection of the confidentiality of any username, e-mail verification and password that may have been delivered or selected by you for the use of the website. You must not share or transfer this information with third parties. You must notify us immediately at info@greencrowds.org in the case that you are giving unauthorized use of your information or in case of any other type of incident related to the security of the website.

Although we take all possible measures to protect your data, the issuance of such information to the public cannot be avoided 100%. For this reason we will not be responsible in case of involuntary leaks that may occur.

This website is as safe as we have been able to make it through the use of encrypted technology and adopting security and antivirus practices commonly used and adopted as a matter of good practice.

However, you must understand that all web pages and computers connected to the Internet, as well as all internet communications are susceptible to attacks by hackers and viruses. We will do everything possible to protect this website and the internet communications between you and us but we cannot assume responsibility for: any loss attributable to your negligence in not taking the necessary precautionary measures to prevent interceptions or interference with any communication , any loss arising from the failure to keep the firewalls and antivirus software updated on your own computer, any loss arising from the fraudulent or unauthorized use of your credit or debit card or other forms of payment. If you become aware that your card is being used fraudulently, or if it is lost or stolen, you must notify the card issuer.

Electronic communication

GreenCrowds will communicate with you electronically, either through publications on the website or by sending e-mails to the address provided in the registration. By using our services you agree that any agreement, notice, disclosure, receipt, confirmation or other communications provided to you electronically by GreenCrowds satisfy any legal requirement as it would be if they were in writing.

We are likely to send you information and updates related to your account, as well as periodic GreenCrowds news, updates and / or related products and services. We will keep minimum standards for these notifications. However, if you wish you can cancel your subscription at any time. We may also retain the content of your emails as long as they have been used to communicate with us.


  1. Greencrowds may terminate this Agreement, your account and / or access to services at any time. This finalization will be carried out through a notification that can either be published on the website or sent personally to your email.
  2. You, as a user, may also terminate this Agreement for any reason at any time. This termination may be carried out by I) ceasing to use our Services and the GreenCrowds website; II) Notifying us at info@greencrowds.org.

Transfer and modification rights

GreenCrowds will offer promotional offers from time to time, which may include special rates, the introduction of new services, prizes and contests. We will inform you of this by publishing the news on this website. However, such changes may or may not apply to you and this Agreement.

GreenCrowds reserves the right to assign, transfer or delegate in its sole discretion all or some of the rights and obligations contained in this Agreement to any company. In addition, GreenCrowds reserves the right to revise, change, modify, add and remove in its sole discretion any part of the Services or this Agreement at any time. Any changes in ownership, rights and obligations will be published on the GreenCrowds website.

 Right to content

The company does not claim any right of ownership of the content (in relation to the definition of User Content) presented by the user or associated or affiliated third parties.

Even after posting content on our website the user continues to maintain ownership rights over the published content.

By posting content on the GreenCrowds website, you give us unlimited access to use, modify, delete, add, publicly display, reproduce and distribute such content through GreenCrowds crowdfunding services. By using our Service, you understand and agree that your content is provided at your own risk.

  • The company’s website also includes User Content. You must not copy, disseminate, modify, distribute or sell user’s content that appears on the GreenCrowds website.
  • GreenCrowds website includes content from third-party entities that are not users. This content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent or other laws. Third entities will be mentioned as “associates” during the duration of the platform.


GreenCrowds reserves the right to report any illegal activity to any government agency when it finds out about it.

You agree to indemnify, defend and support GreenCrowds, your family members, descendants and affiliates, officers, partners and employees from any claim, claim, liability, expense and / or loss (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) that may arise as a consequence of the use or access of the website, of our Privacy Policy or of any violation of the Term of Use Agreement.

All content on the GreenCrowds website is provided “as it is” without warranty of any kind. Neither GreenCrowds nor any affiliated or related entity, including third parties, suppliers or anyone involved in the creation, production and distribution of the website, guarantees that the functions contained in this website are uninterrupted or error-free, nor that those errors are going to be corrected or that the server that allows the content to be available is free of viruses or other harmful components. We will not represent the “User” for any consequences that may derive from the use of this website, nor in terms of the reliability, accuracy, usefulness or accuracy of any content, service and / or merchandise acquired in accordance with your use of this website. You use this website at your own risk and responsibility.

Limitations of liability

You acknowledge that GreenCrowds offers a crowdfunding service to users, and that the products, services and gifts offered on the web are provided by independent creators and by third party advertisers or affiliates, and not by GreenCrowds.

The creators, the Small Grants Programme, the affiliates and the advertisers are not agents, partners or employees of GreenCrowds. GreenCrowds is not responsible, in any case, directly or indirectly, for the facts, omissions, errors, interventions, breaches, guarantees or negligence committed by any party and that have produced any type of personal injury, death, property damage or any other damage caused to the user, to an affiliated third party or to an advertiser.

We are committed to providing our Services with the necessary care.

We exclude all other terms, conditions, warranties, statements and express or implied endorsements with respect 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 site are accurate, but please note that all content, materials and information on our website are provided “as it is” and that you assume responsibility and the total risk of the use of our website and the use of all the information contained in it.

We do not accept any responsibility for any damage or for any loss of data, profits, income or business caused directly or indirectly, whatever may have been caused and even if it was foreseeable. Therefore, we will not pay for any loss damages that are not directly associated with an incident between you and us.

In the event that you suffer damages or losses caused or related to the display of your product, company, association or other group indicated (but not limited to) this document, the use or performance of our website or its content, no We accept no liability for such loss or damage if it is due to inaccuracy, error, omission or any other cause on the part of GreenCrowds or our servers, agents or any other person or entity.

If we are responsible for any reason, our liability will be limited to the amount of any contribution you have made to use our Services. This limit does not apply to any liability we may have for reasons of death or personal injury as a result of our negligence or our fraudulent use of misrepresentation.

You are responsible for ensuring that your computer systems have all the technical specifications necessary to use the website and that they are compatible with it. You also agree that we cannot guarantee that the material available for downloading is free of any infection, virus and / or other codes with contaminating and / or harmful properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and antivirus to meet the requirements for the protection of data entry and exit.

The limitations and exclusions in this clause do not affect your inalienable rights and will only be applicable in accordance with the law.

Litigation and arbitration

All disputes that arise within the framework of this Privacy Policy and this Terms of Use Agreement of the GreenCrowds website will be resolved exclusively under the arbitration procedure, which will be binding and confidential and will be carried out in the city of Quito- Ecuador.


Your privacy is very relevant to us. Please review our Privacy Policy to learn how we use and protect your personal information. By using this website you are accepting the terms of this Agreement and understand and agree to our Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

For any questions, comments or concerns regarding this Terms of Use Agreement, please contact us at: info@greencrowds.org