Terms and conditions

1. Preliminary note

Pro Ocean is a brand of Life e.V. Life e.V. offers you the opportunity to contribute to the reduction of plastic waste in the ocean. To do this, it invests in suitable environmental protection projects that remove ocean-bound plastic. Life e.V. tests and certifies the ocean plastic removed in the process.

Depending on the amount of your donation, you contribute to a certain volume of removed ocean plastic. You have the option to base your contribution directly on the annual volume of waste generated by an average German household. For this purpose, Pro Ocean has calculated the average waste volume of a German household, this may differ from your actual waste volume generated.

2. Use of your contributions

Although only projects whose operators are deemed trustworthy are selected, a certain success in the trash cleanup by Life e.V. cannot be guaranteed. Should the audit reveal that a project is not able to remove plastic waste from the ocean as agreed, Life e.V. will. will use your donation for another environmental protection project. To avoid misinvestment, Life e.V. enters into appropriate legal agreements with project operators. Life e.V. reserves the right to withdraw funding for projects that do not comply with their monitoring or other contractually agreed obligations.

If, due to unforeseen obstacles such as increasing project costs with the amount paid by the donor less marketing and administrative costs, it is not possible to remove ocean-bound plastic, in the amount specified by the donor or to the standards specified above, Life e.V. will take appropriate action from an environmental perspective and report on this in the annual reports.

Life e.V. will publish an overview of the total donations received and the waste cleanup achieved with them at regular intervals, at least in their annual report. Upon request, it will grant access to the audit evidence of the
actually cleaned up plastic waste from the ocean. There are no further claims to information regarding individual business transactions.

3. Ocean plastic waste cleanup certificate

The project auditors certify the volume of plastic removed from the ocean and issue you with the corresponding certificates. Life e.V. archives the evidence coming from the projects.

4. Disclaimer

Life e.V. is not liable for the correctness of the information made available to you by the certification organization or the project operators and the information in brochures regarding the emissions caused and the emission reductions achieved and other project information.

5. Legal choice

German law applies to all legal relationships between you and Life e.V. resulting from your donation for the promotion of nature conservation.

6. Copyrights

These documents contain copyrighted material. You may not edit, transform, publish, distribute, broadcast, exhibit, participate in the sale or transfer of, imitate, or otherwise commercially exploit the entire contents of this material, in whole or in part.

You may only make one (1) copy of the copyrighted material for your personal use.

7. Tax deductibility

Life e.V. is recognized as a non-profit organization and can issue tax-recognized donation receipts.

Therefore, payments received after this are deductible as a special expense from your taxable income and consequently have an income tax-reducing effect.

8. Severability clause

There are no further agreements between you and Life e.V. beyond these Terms and Conditions. All other statements in the documents given or made available to you are directly related to these Terms and Conditions, explain them, but without changing or supplementing them. Should any provision of these terms and conditions be invalid, this shall not affect the remaining provisions, which shall be supplemented in such a way that the intention of the parties expressed in the invalid provision is realized in the best possible way.