Terms and conditions

1. Preliminary remarks

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 this end, it invests in suitable environmental protection projects that remove ocean-bound plastic. Life e.V. tests and certifies the ocean plastic removed here. Depending on the amount of your donation you contribute to a certain volume of removed ocean plastic. You have the opportunity to make your contribution directly to the annual waste volume generated by an average German household. For this Pro Ocean has calculated the average waste volume of a German household, which can deviate from your actual waste volume.

2. Utilisation of your donations

Although only projects are selected, whose operators are considered trustworthy, a certain success cannot be guaranteed with the garbage cleaning by Life registered association. Should it turn out during the examination that a project is not able to remove the plastic garbage from the ocean, as agreed upon, the Life e.V. will be informed. Your donation will be used for another environmental project. In order to avoid bad investments, Life e.V. concludes suitable legal contracts with the project operators. Life e.V. reserves the right to withdraw funding for projects that do not meet their monitoring or other contractual obligations.

If, due to unforeseen obstacles such as increasing project costs with the amount paid by the donor less marketing and administration costs, the removal of ocean-bound plastic, in the quantity specified by the donor or to the standards specified above, is not possible due to the amount paid by the donor, Life e.V. will take appropriate measures from an environmental point of view and report on these in the annual reports.

Life e.V. will publish an overview of the total donations received and the resulting waste disposal at regular intervals, at least in its annual report. On request, it shall grant access to the test certificates for the actually cleaned plastic waste volume from the ocean. There are no further claims for information regarding individual business transactions.

3. Certificate for the clean-up of ocean plastic waste

The project inspectors certify the volume of plastic removed from the ocean and will issue the appropriate certificates. The Life e.V. archives the proofs coming from the projects.

4. Disclaimer of liability

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

5. Choice of law

German law applies to all legal relationships between you and Life e.V. resulting from your donation to promote environmental conservation.

6. Copyrights

These documents contain copyrighted material. You may not edit, redesign, publish, distribute, transmit, display, participate in the sale or transfer, imitate, or otherwise make commercially useful, in whole or in part, any of the contents of these materials. It is only permitted to make one (1) copy of the protected material for private use.

7. Tax deductibility

Life e.V. is recognised as a non-profit organisation and can issue donation receipts recognised for tax purposes. Therefore, after incoming payments are deductible as a special edition from your taxable income and therefore have income tax-reducing effect.

8. Severability clause

There are no other agreements between you and Life e.V. other than these Terms and Conditions. All other statements made in the documents provided or made available to you are directly related to these Terms and Conditions and explain them without modification or amendment. Should any provision of these Terms and Conditions be invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions, which shall be amended so as to best achieve the intent of the parties expressed in the invalid provision.