1. About us
2. By using our site you accept these terms
3. Other terms that may apply
4. Donations and payment processing
5. You must keep you account details safe
6. Site availability and changes
7. How you may use material on our site
8. Third party sites and links
9. Our liability to you
10. Linking to our site
This site www.globalreturnsproject.earth (our “site“) is brought to you by the Global Returns Project Limited (“we”, “us” and “our”). Our mission is to empower individuals to fund not-for-profit climate solutions – take a look at our ‘About us’ page for further details.
We are a not-for-profit limited company registered in England and Wales with company number No.11882899, and we are registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales with number 1186683. Our registered office is at 50 Winchester Street, London, United Kingdom, SW1V 4NH.
To contact us, please email [email protected]
We recommend that you print or save a copy of these Terms for future reference.
Please also see our Privacy Notice, which sets out how we collect and use your personal data.
When you support our Project, you have the opportunity to choose which charity or charities you would like your funds to go to (the “Beneficiaries”). We guarantee that 100% of your donation will go to your chosen Beneficiaries (subject to any future changes to the Beneficiaries that we support as set out below) and will be split equally between them.
We may change the Beneficiaries we support from time to time. If we stop working with one of your chosen Beneficiaries, we will notify you as soon as we can. Unless you tell us otherwise, we will split your future donations equally between your chosen Beneficiaries (if any remain), and if not, your donation will be split equally between all of our partner Beneficiaries. If you choose for your donation to be shared equally between all of the Beneficiaries that we support, such donation and all future donations shall be split equally between each of the Beneficiaries that we support at the time such donation is received by us.
We use iATS and SmartDebit to take donations and payments through our site (so we never have access to your card or bank information). These are third party services and they each have their own terms and conditions, so please make sure you are comfortable before using them. We have no responsibility or liability for any act or omission of third party payment processors, or for their terms of service or privacy policies.
You warrant that you have all necessary authorities to use the payment cards or bank details you provide.
Please note that we will appear on your card or bank statement as the recipient of your donations. We hold your donations on behalf of the Beneficiaries for a short time, to allow the funds to clear, then we pass 100% of your donations along at the end of the month in which they have cleared. For iATS transactions, payment is deposited for all types of credit cards 3-4 business days after processing. For SmartDebit transactions, payments are collected on the 1st of each month, and payment is deposited on the 7th of each month. Working like this means that we can claim Gift Aid on your donations (where you opt to do so), and the Gift Aid enables us to support our Project, cover our operating expenses and meet the transaction fees associated with your donations. You can also opt to pass all Gift Aid onto your Beneficiaries.
All Direct Debit payments are protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee.
If you create an account on our site and are asked to choose a user name, password or any other log-in details, you must keep them confidential. You must not disclose them to any third party. If you do share this information, we won’t be liable for any loss to you as a consequence.
We have the right to disable any log-in details, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your log-in details, you must notify us as soon as possible by emailing us at [email protected]
We may update and change our site, and amend these Terms, from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these Terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. The updated version of these Terms will be indicated by the “last updated” date at the end of these Terms and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. You are responsible for reviewing these Terms to stay informed of any updates and your continued use of the site represents that you have accepted such changes.
Our site is made available free of charge.
Our aim is to keep this site up and running, but we do not guarantee that this site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for operational reasons. We will try to give you notice of any suspension or withdrawal.
You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these Terms, and that they comply with them.
Our site is directed to people residing in the United Kingdom. We do not represent that content available on or through our site is appropriate for use or available in other locations.
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site and in the material published on it (together, the “Content“). The Content is protected by intellectual property laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any Content for your personal use. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of the Content must always be acknowledged on any printed or downloaded materials.
You must not:
• copy any of the Content (other than as expressly permitted by these Terms);
• disseminate or distribute copies of the Content, whether in hard or soft copy (including by re-posting any of the Content on any other site or platform);
• use any part of the Content on our site for commercial purposes;
• modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way; or
• use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text;
• without our (and, where applicable, our licensors’) prior written consent. We reserve the right to withhold our consent at our sole discretion.
If you use, print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these Terms, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. Where necessary, we will take steps to enforce our rights in the Content.
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.
We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
Our site is made available “as is”. Except as expressly provided in these Terms, we disclaim, to the maximum extent permitted by law, all warranties, representations, guarantees and conditions, whether express or implied, in respect of this site and the Content. Without prejudice to this, but subject to the paragraph below, you expressly agree that we shall not be liable for any:
• loss of profit;
• loss of goodwill;
• loss of use;
• loss of opportunity;
• loss of data; or
• loss of anticipated savings;
(in each case whether direct or indirect), nor
• for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from any matter relating to our site or the Content.
We do not restrict our liability for fraud, death or personal injury caused by our negligence, nor any other liability which we are not permitted to restrict or exclude as a matter of applicable law.
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact us at [email protected]
We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
These Terms and the relationship between you and us shall be governed by the laws of England without regard to any conflict of law provisions of any jurisdiction. You and we agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts, except that the Global Returns Project may seek injunctive relief in any jurisdiction in order to enforce our rights under these Terms.
No person other than you shall have any rights under these Terms, save that our third party licensors may take action against you to enforce their intellectual property rights or other rights.
The Global Returns Project’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, you and we agree that the court should endeavour to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms remain in full force and effect.
You agree that these Terms represent the entire understanding between you and us in relation to this site and our Content. These Terms supersede any previous agreements between you and us including any previous version of these Terms.
These terms were last updated on 15 February 2022.