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The Website Owner, including subsidiaries and affiliates (“Website” or “Website Owner” or “we” or “us” or “our”) provides the information contained on the website or any of the pages comprising the website (“website”) to visitors (“visitors”) (cumulatively referred to as “you” or “your” hereinafter) subject to the terms and conditions set out in these website terms and conditions, the privacy policy and any other relevant terms and conditions, policies and notices which may be applicable to a specific section or module of the website.

Terms and Conditions of Use

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

SankalpTaru Foundation (hereinafter referred as ST) offers services to its users which are subject to acceptance of following policy terms. ST reserves the right to revise, amend or modify the policies entailed in this disclaimer at any time and in any manner as it may deem fit. Any change or revision so effected will be posted on the site. We welcome you to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern ST’s relationship with you in relation to this website. The term ‘ST’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is Gandhi Nagar, Badrish Colony, Lane No. 1, Near Uttaranchal Public School, PO Nehrugram Dehradun 248001. Our NGO registration number is 368/211 – 2012 and is registered in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  • Neither we, nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • All trademarks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website. Unauthorized use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  • You may not create a link to this website from another website or document without [business name]’s prior written consent.
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of India or other regulatory authority.

(A) SankalpTaru Services Description

SankalpTaru Foundation is an NGO registered under Societies Act 21, 1860. It aims to create greenery on Earth with the contribution from corporate organizations, their employees, individuals, environmental agencies and funding entities. ST gives its users an opportunity to select a site from listed options to plant trees. We use internet and associated information technology enabled processes to ensure transparency and visibility. We issue a certificate as a token of appreciation to planters and also post the same on social networks if the user opts for the same. In lieu of our services following points should be noted:

  1. ST runs the tree plantation and rural livelihood program in association with our NGO partners. We follow a strict due diligence process to select sites for plantation and we do a detailed scrutiny in order to select NGO partner to be responsible for carrying out the plantation in selected locations
  2. We leverage services from various environmental agencies and independent experts to select plant species
  3. ST and its affiliates (including our NGO partners) adopt best practices to plant trees and make best efforts to maintain trees post plantation. However, ST shall not be responsible for any harm to planted trees which may occur due to reasons beyond our control (fire, flood, earthquake, drought, diseases and land acquisition by government authorities). We also enforce fencing and protection mechanism to ensure planted trees are intact and safe however ST shall not be responsible for the harm occurring from illegal felling or grazing of trees
  4. Sometimes it may be possible that we may tag already planted tree to your virtual tree. This is done only under the circumstances wherein we feel that actual plantation is not possible due to unforeseen conditions. We maintain a separate lot to meet the aforementioned eventuality. However, ST never tags trees which have already been tagged to other planters
  5. As soon as a virtual tree is planted on ST portal, we arrange for plantation of the real tree at the location chosen by the planter. However whenever weather conditions do not allow timely plantation there might be a delay in plantation (to a maximum extent of one year) and ST will notify planters about the delay. Subject to weather conditions there might be change in location of actual tree plantation, ST however will notify about the actual location of plantation
  6. Wherever contributors/planters are interested to visit plantation sites they are encouraged to do so on their own expenses
  7. ST follows strict audit processes to track post plantation growth and survival of planted trees, it also plants extra number of trees (buffer trees) to minimize effect of mortality rate that might occur due to unavoidable circumstances or reasons mentioned earlier. We have implemented best technology system to track and map individual trees however there might be minor deviation due to unavailability of GPS signals at few places/under few weather conditions
  8. Planters do not own trees or any products derived from the trees planted by them

“We as a merchant shall be under no liability whatsoever in respect of any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly out of the decline of authorization for any Transaction, on Account of the Cardholder having exceeded the preset limit mutually agreed by us with our acquiring bank from time to time”

(B) User License

ST is a unique initiative and the developed system and processes are first one of its kind in the world. Few of these components are pending for patent; therefore, adherence to our user license policy is of utmost importance.

  1. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on ST’s website for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
    • Modify or copy the materials
    • Use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (other than non-commercial)
    • Attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on ST’s web site
    • Remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials
    • Transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server
  2. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by ST at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

(C) Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by ‘ST’ and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of ST. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, ST takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

(D) Limitations

In no event shall ST or its partners be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on ST’s Internet site, even if ST or a ST authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

(E) Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on ST’s website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. ST does not warrant that any of the materials on its website are accurate, complete, or current. ST may make changes to the materials contained on its website at any time without notice. ST does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

(F) Links

ST has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by ST of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.

(G) Shipping & Delivery Policy (Services)

Delivery of our services will be confirmed on your mail ID as specified during registration. As soon as a virtual tree is planted on ST portal, we arrange for plantation of the real tree at the respective location chosen by the planter who is also notified about these processes through his/her mail ID. However, whenever weather conditions do not allow timely plantation, there might be a delay in plantation (to a maximum extent of one year) and ST will notify planters about the delay. Subject to weather conditions there might be change in location of actual tree plantation, ST however will notify about the actual location of plantation.
For any issues in utilizing our services, you may contact our helpdesk on +91 740 9999111.

(H) Refund and Cancellation Policy

You acknowledge the fact that services provided by ST are irreversible i.e. trees once planted can’t be uprooted and this action would be against our work ethics. Therefore, once the order is placed we do not entertain any refund or cancellations.

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