Terms & Conditions.
1. Preliminary remarks
The non-profit organization Global Climate Changer GmbH provides the opportunity to contribute directly to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. For this purpose, it invests in carefully selected climate protection projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The reductions affected by these projects are verified on behalf of Global Climate Changer GmbH and its partners. Global Climate Changer GmbH obtains the official certificates (Certified Emission Reductions (CER)), according to art. 12 of the Kyoto Protocol. These additionally meet the voluntary so-called “CDM Gold Standard” of the international environmental NGOs. Depending on your donation and selected project categories, you contribute to a certain amount of emission reduction in a climate protection project.
2. Utilization of your donations
After deducting marketing and administrative expenses, Global Climate Changer GmbH uses your donations to achieve emission reduction in the selected projects.
Despite the fact that Global Climate Changer GmbH only selects projects whose partners are regarded as trustworthy, a partner’s definite success in reducing emissions can not be guaranteed by Global Climate Changer GmbH. If it turns out that a project fails to effect emission reductions as agreed, Global Climate Changer GmbH will use your donation for investment into another project. Global Climate Changer GmbH will stop supporting projects that fail to comply with their obligations, e.g. the Gold Standard. In order to avoid the loss of money, Global Climate Changer GmbH will conclude contracts to these effects with the project developer. The validation and verification of the projects are affected by UN-accredited monitoring organizations (operational entities, such as the German TÜV) for whose activities Global Climate Changer GmbH is not liable.
The validation of the projects is carried out by UN-accredited auditing organizations (Designated Operational Entities, DoE) such as the German TÜV. By accepting donations, Global Climate Changer GmbH commits itself to offset the exact amount of greenhouse gases as set by the donor through climate change mitigation projects under CDM and Gold Standard.
Global Climate Changer GmbH processes the formal evidence of successful CO2 savings through CDM projects by the cancellation of the DoE verified emission units in the official registry of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Should, due to unforeseen obstacles such as increasing project costs, the offsetting of the agreed-upon amount of greenhouse gases with the specific donation minus marketing and administration costs or under the above mentioned standards be not possible, the Global Climate Changer GmbH will take appropriate measures from a climate protection point of view and shall state it in the annual reports.
Global Climate Changer GmbH will regularly publish an overview of the overall donations received and the overall savings affected, at least in its annual report. Rights to information with regard to individual business transactions beyond this level do not exist.
3. Certificates of emission reduction, no personal claim to the receipt of certificates
The credits for emission reduction issued by the project partners constitute certificates in terms of emission trading. A personal claim to receive or purchase personal emission reduction certificates from Global Climate Changer GmbH or to use them in any other way does in no way exist by making your donation.
Global Climate Changer GmbH is not liable for the correctness of information provided to you by the monitoring organization (operational entities) or the project partners and declarations with regard to produced emissions and achieved reductions of emissions as well as other project information. Neither it is liable for the advent of reduction of a definitely provable amount of greenhouse gas emissions but contributes to the reduction of emissions within the scope of the projects described in number 1. The responsibility for the proof of the emissions savings lies ultimately with the accredited operational entities.
5. Choice of law
German law applies to all legal relationships between you and Global Climate Changer GmbH resulting from your donation to the promotion of climate protection.
The documents distributed to you contain copyrighted material. You are in no way allowed to edit, rearrange, publish, distribute, send, exhibit, copy these documents neither on the whole nor in parts, to participate in their disposal or transfer to economically utilize them in any other way. You are authorized to make one (1) copy of the protected material for private use only.
7. SEPA direct debit
If the customer pays by SEPA direct debit, Global Climate Changer GmbH will normally withdraw the money from the stated bank account after five days or within the three up-following days.
Since 1 November 2019, Global Climate Changer GmbH is acknowledged as a non-profit organization and has the right to issue recognized donation receipts. Thus, donations made after this date are deductible from your taxable income at German tax offices and as a consequence decrease your income tax.
9. Severability clause
Beyond these terms and conditions, there are no further agreements between you and Global Climate Changer GmbH. All residual statements in the documents distributed or made accessible to you are directly related to these terms and conditions or explain them, but without changing or complementing them. The inefficacy of one regulation of these terms and conditions does in no way affect the residual ones; they are to be complimented in the way that the intention of the parties expressed in the non-effective regulation is realized at best.