The owner of this website https://tree-nation.com and its subdomains (the "Platform") is TREE-NATION ASBL. (hereinafter, "Tree-Nation", "we" or "us"), a company with a registered office at Avenue Louise 367, 1050, Brussels (Belgium), with Tax Identification Number BE0727828810.
Tree-Nation is dedicated to supporting reforestation, afforestation, and agroforestry projects around the world with the aim of improving the planet’s environmental, social, and economic conditions.
You can contact us through the following channels:
Tree-Nation allows citizens and businesses (hereinafter, “You” and collectively “Users”) to participate and help Tree-Nation to plant trees in a selected panel of reforestation, afforestation and agroforestry projects (hereinafter, "Projects").
The functionalities available on the Platform allow Users to visualise the positive effect of planting trees and further support Tree-Nation's mission by spreading the word to a wider audience.
You must be of legal age to use the Platform. Minors may only use the Platform with the express permission of their parents or legal guardians, who assume full legal responsibility for the minors’ use of the Platform.
Tree-Nation will make its best effort to monitor the Platform and protect all of its intellectual property rights diligently and all appropriate resources available under applicable law and reserves the right to pursue any and all available legal options.
The content of the Platform may be modified at our sole discretion including its configuration and presentation, without notice.
In this regard, you shall be fully responsible for User Content you submit or post on the Platform and you accept all legal responsibilities for any consequences thereof. Tree-Nation makes no representations or warranties, either express or implied, of any kind in connection with User Content posted on the Platform. Any User Content that you or any other User posts on the Platform or transmits through the Platform for any reason (including the use of the Platform as a means of transmission) will be treated as non-confidential.
You also accept and agree that, as a condition of your registration and Platform usage, Tree-Nation and its affiliates may freely use (including but not limited to copying, displaying, distributing, transmitting and modifying) the User Content published on the Platform, on a non-exclusive basis, without compensation, for any purpose worldwide, including advertising and marketing purposes, that helps Tree-Nation to fulfill its mission. Accordingly, by this license, you hereby permit Tree-Nation to use, reproduce, make available to all other Users participating in the Tree-Nation community, and modify or create derivative works of any of the User Content, either alone or in combination with other User Content or materials. However, we assure you that you will retain ownership of all rights, including intellectual property rights in the User Content.
We reserve the right to remove any User Content deemed inappropriate or for any reason, without prior notice and at our sole discretion. Tree-Nation is not responsible for any loss of data as a result of this action.
If you believe that the copyright of your User Content has been infringed and you wish to have it removed from the Platform, you must notify us and provide Tree-Nation with the following by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once we have received the above information, we will review and investigate the complaint and respond as quickly as possible. We do not guarantee any specific, fixed timeframe for responding to complaints received. If you feel that an excessive period of time has elapsed, you should resubmit the above information. In the unfortunate and unlikely event that the complaint is lost, we may ask you to resubmit the information provided for the copyright infringement complaint.
Upon review of the complaint, we may request a physical copy of the above information, in addition to a physical letter signed by you or the person authorized to act on your behalf. A copy of the relevant electronic documents may be sent to the person that the User or Tree-Nation believes is infringing the copyright of the respective materials.
If we consider your complaint to be justified, we will remove access to the disputed User Content. However, the person at the origin of the alleged infringement will have the opportunity to respond to such notification in the event that he or she considers that the disputed User Content does not infringe any third-party rights. The final deletion and/or restitution of the disputed User Content will be decided by Tree-Nation on the basis of the elements provided by the parties involved.
In connection with your use of the Platform, you are responsible for complying with the law when using the Platform and must always do so in good faith. The following is a non-exhaustive list of prohibited uses of the Platform:
You shall bear all legal responsibility for any damage or harm that may result to Tree-Nation's servers or security systems directly caused by your negligent intervention. In this regard, you must respect all the technical rules established by Tree-Nation in relation to the administration and development of the Platform and the services contracted therein.
Your Account is personal and non-transferable. You shall take all necessary steps to prevent knowledge, access, or use of your password by third parties, and you shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and all your Account activity. If you know or suspect that your password has been accessed or used by third parties, you must notify us as soon as possible and change your password.
The information you provide in the registration process must be truthful and accurate, and it is your responsibility to keep it up to date. All transactions carried out prior to the updating of personal data will be based on the information provided up to that point. You shall be solely liable for any false or misleading information, as well as for any damages that may arise from your provision of false or misleading information.
Tree-Nation Users can register and create an Account as a company or as a citizen ("Business Account" or "Citizen Account", respectively). Citizen Accounts are strictly for private individuals and Business Accounts are strictly for legal entities and organisations.
Companies (the "Company(ies)"), within their Business Account, have access to their Corporate Forest, where they can view and manage the Trees planted with their contributions, as well as Gift Trees and other Business Account specific functions.
In case you have signed a partnership agreement with Tree-Nation as a Project Owner, you will have access to a Project Owner account ("Project Owner Account") where you will be able to:
Tree-Nation makes no representations about, does not share, and neither shall be held liable for any opinions, comments or other statements posted to your Project Owner Account by Users.
The Project Owner will defend, indemnify and hold Tree-Nation harmless from and against any claims, damages or costs resulting from any infringement of third party intellectual property rights by the Project Content uploaded or published by the Project Owner on Tree-Nation Platform.
The Project Owner agrees to let Tree-Nation and its sponsors of the Plantation Project make reasonable use of such materials (e.g. frequent updates on the Plantation Project on Tree-Nation’s Platform and social media) in order to communicate on their sponsoring commitments.
Deleting your Project Owner Account will not remove the Project or the Project Content from the Platform, as it will be considered public information and is linked to our commitment to our Users. In this regard, you agree to the use of your company name, logo, and the Project Content indefinitely, even after the termination of the collaboration agreement with Tree-Nation to be used by Tree-Nation on the Platform for the sole purpose of reporting on the Projects where the Users' Virtual Trees have been planted.
You can request deletion of your Account at any time via the "Settings" tab in your profile.
In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we will delete your personal information from your Account upon request, except for information that we may need to comply with our legal obligations, for as long there are any liabilities for us.
Tree-Nation shall not be liable for any damages or losses that may arise from User Content provided by Users of this Platform. We assume no duty, obligation or liability with respect to the monitoring or verification of the information or User Content provided on the Platform by Users.
You are fully responsible for your use of the Platform. Tree-Nation, its affiliates and/or any other party involved in creating or operating the Platform shall have no liability for any direct, indirect, consequential, incidental, or punitive damages of any kind arising out of your use, access, ability or inability to use the Platform.
The information published on the Platform may not be complete and fully updated, so Tree-Nation assumes no liability for the lack of completeness, updating and accuracy of the data and information contained in the various pages that are part of the Platform, including content published by third parties outside Tree-Nation (including Users, Companies and Project Owners).
Tree-Nation does not guarantee that access to this Platform will be uninterrupted and error-free. Likewise, Tree-Nation does not guarantee that the content and software present on the Platform will not cause damage to the User's computer system (software and hardware). Tree-Nation shall not be liable for any loss, damage and harm of any kind arising from accessing, browsing, and using the Platform, including, but not limited to, those caused to computer systems and those caused by the introduction of viruses.
Tree-Nation reserves the right to shut down the Platform and access to any content on the Platform at any time for any reason, with or without notice. Tree-Nation shall not be liable for any damages and losses, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, consequential, incidental, and punitive damages and losses arising as a result of such action.
Tree-Nation is not responsible for the content of any sites linked to or coming from the Platform. Tree-Nation cannot assume responsibility for content appearing on such third-party sites, and disclaims any warranties, whether express or implied, as to the legality and validity of the content of such third-party websites. We are not liable for any damage or loss (direct or indirect) arising as a result of accessing such third-party websites. If you consider such content to be inappropriate or contrary to the purposes of Tree-Nation, you may bring it to our attention by contacting us via the contact methods set out above, so that we can take the appropriate measures.
THIS PLATFORM IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES IN ANY COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE.
If you find defects or errors in the Platform, you can report them to us, or contact Tree-Nation for any other reason, by sending an email to the following address: email@example.com.
In case of errors, you will need to attach graphic evidence, and Tree-Nation will inform you of the steps to be taken to solve the problem.