Effective as of: May 4, 2020
"Ecompensate" is the trading name of Ecompensate OÜ (company registration: 14941841, registered address: Männimäe/1, Pudisoo küla, 74626, Estonia)
"Company" , "we", "us", or "our" refers to Ecompensate OÜ.
"Customer", "you", or "User" refer to the users of the Ecompensate Website and/or Services.
"Website" refers to the website owned by Ecompensate accessible from https://www.ecompensate.org.
"Services" refer to the services provided by Ecompensate as described in the Website.
"Calculator" refers to the Carbon Footprint Calculator which is a free-to-use tool provided in our Website for our customers and all visitors to approximately estimate their CO2 and other GHG emissions.
"Carbon Offsetting" refers to the voluntary action of compensating for (or cancelling out) ones CO2 emissions by purchasing an equivalent amount of carbon credits generated by climate projects elsewhere.
"Carbon Credits" (also referred to as carbon units, emission reductions, or carbon offsets) refer to the equivalent of tonnes of CO2 avoided, reduced, or removed from the atmosphere. Ecompensate provides its customers with high-quality carbon credits verified by the United Nations' Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) or third-party internationally recognised accreditors such as the Gold Standard (GS) and Verra (VCS).
"Carbon Offsetting Service" refers to the online service offered in the Ecompensate Website (located at https://www.ecompensate.org/carbon-offsetting-for-individuals) for individual users to compensate their emissions by purchasing an equivalent amount of carbon credits generated by climate projects elsewhere, thus balancing out their carbon footprint. We then remove these carbon credits from the market (i.e. by retiring them through the relevant registry) so that they cannot be resold and double-counted, and provide our users with a so-called "cancellation certificate" (a proof of cancellation of carbon credits).
"Projects", "Climate Projects" or "Project Portfolio" refer to the carbon offsetting projects presented in our Website that users can support by purchasing carbon credits. These can be Nature-based, Renewable Energy or Community-based projects all aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and verified against strict, international standards.
2. Use of Our Website and Services
We reserve the right to terminate or restrict your use of our Website and/or Services for violating any of the foregoing or for any other reason.
5. Copyrights and Intellectual Property
Unless otherwise stated, the Services and all materials therein or transferred thereby, including, without limitation, images, text, graphics, logos, patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, and all Intellectual Property Rights related thereto, are the exclusive property of Ecompensate and/or its licensors. Except as explicitly provided herein, nothing in these Terms shall be deemed to create a license in or under any such Intellectual Property Rights, and you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works thereof, unless approved by Ecompensate.
Any suggestions, feedback, ideas, improvements or comments (collectively, "Submissions") provided by you to us shall remain our exclusive property. We shall be free to use your Submissions in any way or for any purpose without being subject to any credit or compensation to you.
7. Payment and Purchase Terms
We provide a Carbon Offsetting service through the Ecompensate Website where all our customers and visitors can offset their emissions by purchasing the corresponding volume of carbon credits that our projects generate. When online payment is completed, a confirmation email will be sent to you (the Purchaser). As soon as we have retired the purchased quantity of carbon credits, we will send you a cancellation certificate via email (typically within 3-5 working days). According to the payment methods, payments can be made either via credit/debit card or PayPal. For credit/debit card payments, our online payment gateway provider is Stripe.
When purchasing Carbon Offsets through the Ecompensate Website, you agree that: (a) you are responsible for reading the full project listing before making a commitment to pay by confirming an order; (b) you enter into a legally binding contract with Ecompensate and you have an obligation to pay Ecompensate for the carbon offsets you have selected and confirmed; (c) Ecompensate will retire the corresponding volume of carbon units purchased via the relevant registry on your behalf; (d) in the event that the selected project fails to deliver the requested quantity, Ecompensate reserves the right to fulfill its obligations by retiring the same quantity of reasonably comparable carbon units from a similar type of project that meets the same quality and Standard criteria; (e) no rights on or legal ownership of the retired carbon units will be transferred to you; (f) all confirmed orders are non-refundable; (g) we reserve the right to update our project portfolio and prices at any time without prior notice.
8. Third-Party Services
9. Liability and Disclaimer
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Ecompensate, be liable for any indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including without limitation, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses, arising out of or relating to the use of, or inability to use, the Ecompensate Website and/or Services.
We do not warrant that your use of our Website and Services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free. You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the Website and Services is at your sole risk. The Services delivered to you through our Website are (except as expressly stated by us) provided 'as is' and 'as available' for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of fitness for a particular purpose, title, accuracy and non-infringement.
12. Entire Agreement
13. Updates to Our Services
We may from time to time change or update our Services and the way those are provided through our Website. Updates may change or even delete certain features or functionalities of the Services. We reserve the right to update, discontinue or suspend any of the Services (partially or fully) without prior notice or any obligation.
16. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
Last updated: January 10, 2021