TERMS and CONDITIONS

 

About us

Ocean Blue Planet Green is one of the initiatives of the ORCA Foundation that focuses on actively making a difference to the health of the planet by encouraging people to purchase trees to offset their carbon emissions.

Visit www.orcafoundation.com for more info on The ORCA Foundation.

1. Background to this agreement

1.1. This website is provided by Ocean Blue Planet Green , with the specific aim of creating awareness and helping to make reductions in CO 2 and other greenhouse gas concentrations in order to reduce climate change. Your use of this web site and all calculators contained therein constitutes your agreement to the terms and conditions shown below, which may be subject to change from time to time. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions then you are not authorized to use this Web site, and specifically not the calculators provided within.

1.2. You (the Purchaser) wish to offset greenhouse gas emissions. By pressing the ‘Make Purchase' button, you are entering into an agreement with Ocean Blue Planet Green to provide services to offset the emissions calculated using the information you have provided.  

1.3 'Purchase' in this document means financial contribution towards the growing of a tree or trees and does not constitute any receipt of any goods or right to or any claim on any goods.

 1.4 You will receive a non-transferable certificate, sent by email, to demonstrate that the emissions will be offset by the planting of trees. The certificate does not evince carbon neutrality or anything other than the retirement/extinguishment of the specified kilograms of carbon . You will not receive title to the trees planted by Ocean Blue Planet Green.

1.5 Ocean Blue Planet Green 's emissions calculations are based on best available information and are used to determine an appropriate amount of CO 2 for carbon offset purposes.

1.6 The calculations are subject to regular annual review to reflect best practice at the time and may include any new information on the greenhouse gas emissions from air travel or other sources of emissions. If this information changes, Ocean Blue Planet Green holds no liability to offset any further emissions from previous transactions.

1.7 Ocean Blue Planet Green offsets emissions based solely upon figures provided by you and is not responsible for the offset of any CO 2 emitted from products, services or processes outside the scope of those agreed or as a result of errors in your reporting or calculations.

Use of Site

You may only use this site to browse the content, make legitimate purchases and shall not use this site for any other purposes, including without limitation, to make any speculative, false or fraudulent purchase. This site and the content provided in this site may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed. 'Deep-linking', 'embedding' or using analogous technology is strictly prohibited. Unauthorized use of this site and/or the materials contained on this site may violate applicable copyright, trademark or other intellectual property laws or other laws.

Disclaimer of Warranty

The contents of this site are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a purpose and non-infringement.

The owner of this site, the authors of these contents and in general anybody connected to this site in any way, from now on collectively called "Providers", assume no responsibility for errors or omissions in these contents.

The Providers further do not warrant, guarantee or make any representation regarding the safety, reliability, accuracy, correctness or completeness of these contents. The Providers shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, general, special, incidental or consequential damages (including -without limitation- data loss, lost revenues and lost profit) which may result from the inability to use or the correct or incorrect use, abuse, or misuse of these contents, even if the Providers have been informed of the possibilities of such damages. The Providers cannot assume any obligation or responsibility.

The use of these contents is forbidden in those places where the law does not allow this disclaimer to take full effect.

Our Rights

We reserve the right to:

1. Modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, the Website (or any part of) with or without notice to you and you confirm that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification to or withdrawal of the Website; and/or
2. Change these Conditions from time to time, and your continued use of the Website (or any part of) following such change shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is your responsibility to check regularly to determine whether the Conditions have been changed. If you do not agree to any change to the Conditions then you must immediately stop using the Website.
3. We will use our reasonable endeavours to maintain the Website. The Website is subject to change from time to time. You will not be eligible for any compensation because you cannot use any part of the Website or because of a failure, suspension or withdrawal of all or part of the Website due to circumstances beyond our control.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy policy applies to all the web pages related to this website.

All the information gathered in the online forms on the website is used to personally identify users that subscribe to this service. The information will not be used for anything other that which is stated in the Terms & Conditions of use for this service. None of the information will be sold or made available to anyone.

The Site may collect certain information about your visit, such as the name of the Internet service provider and the Internet Protocol (IP) address through which you access the Internet; the date and time you access the Site; the pages that you access while at the Site and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site. This information is used to help improve the Site, analyze trends, and administer the Site.

We may need to change this policy from time to time in order to address new issues and reflect changes on our site. We will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose that information to anyone. Please refer back to this policy regularly. If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please send us an E-mail.

By using this website, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site. Your continued use of the website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.

Cookie/Tracking Technology

The Site may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the Site, and understanding how visitors use the Site. Cookies can also help customize the Site for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology; however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.

Third Party Links

In an attempt to provide increased value to our Users, we may provide links to other websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for the privacy practices or the content (including misrepresentative or defamatory content) of such websites, including (without limitation) any advertising, products or other materials or services on or available from such websites or resources, nor for any damage, loss or offence caused or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with, the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on such external sites or resources.

Product availability

We are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damages suffered due to unavailability of item/s purchased but not yet paid for.

Delivery Policy

When you click to make a purchase with us legal obligations arise and your right to refund of monies charged to your credit card or paid in any other way agreed by us, are limited by our terms & conditions. You must not make any purchase through this site unless you understand and agree all our terms and conditions. Once payment is made for the purchase, it is deemed that you have read and understood the terms and conditions for such purchase. If you have any queries please contact us before making any purchase for any service through this website.

Shipping

Shipping does not apply, as the product remains in one of the areas designated by Ocean Blue Planet Green .

Undeliverable packages

The concept of an undeliverable package does not apply, as the product remains in one of the areas designated by Planet Green, Ocean Blue.

Order processing

Order processing will not begin until we receive a confirmed order and full payment.

Refunds/returns Policy

Should you for any reason wish to cancel your purchase after having made payment you will be liable for a 15% handling fee. You must advise us in writing of your cancellation within 48 hours of purchase being made and any such cancellation must be signed by the person who made the original purchase. No refund will be possible after the trees have been planted, minimum of 14 days after payment has been recieved .

Payment Options and Pricing

All transactions will be processed in South African Rands (ZAR).

Credit Card

Credit card payment will be accepted.

EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer)

One of the most widely used ways of sending money online. Once you have added enough items to your shopping cart, proceed to "Checkout" and follow the order processing instructions. Once you have received a confirmation of your order with shipping costs you will then have to load Ocean Blue Planet Green as a beneficiary on your internet banking and use the unique order number in the reference line for your payment. This should ensure speedy processing and delivery of your selected products. 

Banking Details:

Bank : FIRST NATIONAL BANK, PLETTENBERG BAY, SOUTH AFRICA
Branch No. : 210514
Account Name : Planet Green Ocean Blue
Account No. : 62184840116
Account Type : current

Direct Deposit

You may pay for your products through a direct deposit. It's exactly the same as doing an EFT payment, except you'll have to go into your bank and physically make your direct deposit there. Please fax through your deposit slip to us on +27(0)44 533-5083 to ensure your payment is confirmed and order shipped as quickly as possible. 

Banking Details:

Bank : FIRST NATIONAL BANK, PLETTENBERG BAY, SOUTH AFRICA
Branch No. : 210514
Account Name : Planet Green Ocean Blue
Account No. : 62184840116
Account Type : current

For more information about how to order, special order requirements and other payment options, please contact our Support Team on Phone +27(0)44 533-5083 or email bookings@orcafoundation.com .

Security Policy

Will apply once online credit card processing is enabled

Virtual Card Services process all credit card transactions. All credit card transactions are 128 bit Secure Socket Layers (SSL) encrypted. The company registration documents and the site's registered domain name are checked and verified by Thawte, ensuring the cardholder and merchant that nobody can impersonate VCS to obtain confidential information.

Virtual Card Services is committed to providing secure online services. All encryption complies with international standards. Encryption is used to protect the transmission of personal information when completing online transactions. Virtual Card Services Internet servers are protected by firewalls and intrusion detection systems.

The Merchant does not have access to credit details.

Virtual Card Services continually reviews and enhances its security in line with technological changes.

Monitoring

We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any activity and content associated with the Website. We may investigate any reported violation of these Conditions or complaints and take any action that we deem appropriate (which may include, but is not limited to, issuing warnings, suspending, terminating or attaching conditions to your access and/or removing any materials from the Website).

Law

The Conditions will be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of South Africa whose Courts will have exclusive jurisdiction in any dispute, save that we have the right, at our sole discretion, to commence and pursue proceedings in alternative jurisdictions.

Updating of these Terms and Conditions

We reserve the right to change, modify, add to or remove from portions or the whole of these Terms and Conditions from time to time. Changes to these Terms and Conditions will become effective upon such changes being posted to this Website. It is the User's obligation to periodically check these Terms and Conditions at the Website for changes or updates. The User's continued use of this Website following the posting of changes or updates will be considered notice of the User's acceptance to abide by and be bound by these Terms and Conditions, including such changes or updates.

Consent

I understand that all the designs and trademarks are registered to Planet Green, Ocean Blue and hereby accept the terms and conditions. I undertake not to copy/duplicate the trademarks and designs directly or indirectly in anyway and understand the legal implications thereof. Should I be found to be in violation of this agreement I understand that I will be held liable for all legal costs incurred by Planet Green, Ocean Blue for any civil action or any legal action deemed necessary against me.

Contact Details

PO Box 1741 , Plettenberg Bay 6600
bookings@orcafoundation.com

+27 44 533 5083

A copy of the ECT Act is available at http://www.polity.org.za/pol/acts/2002 .

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