General terms and conditions: Tree Sponsorship

This stipulates the tree sponsorships at CFC Tree & Forest Foundation.

Tree sponsors can be natural as well as legal entities. The contact person is the CFC Tree & Forest Foundation / Kemp House / City Road 160 / EC1V2NX London / UK

CFC Tree & Forest Foundationn decides on the tree species and the location of the tree / trees. Requests are taken into account as far as possible. Care and maintenance are carried out by CFC Tree & Forest Foundation.

Sponsorship of an existing or a new tree can be acquired by anyone who undertakes to pay for a tree sponsorship in accordance with the online portal.


ART. 4.1.1 Contract duration
The contract is limited to 5 years and can be extended

ART 4.1.2 Prices
Current prices can be found on the online portal

ART 4.1.3 Fulfillment of contract
CFC Tree & Forest Foundation undertakes to send the corresponding certificate including the relevant geo-coordinates by email within one month. Attaching a badge or other sign is not feasible for ecological reasons. The first name is noted on the forest map created by CFC Tree & Forest Foundation, so everyone can also inspect their tree using geocoordinates, if desired.

If it is necessary to cut down a tree, a replacement planting is usually carried out in the same place (however, CFC Tree & Forest Foundation does not plant a tree but at this moment 3 new trees). CFC Tree & Forest Foundation informs those affected at the last email address they provided. Without a counter report within 3 weeks, it is assumed that the sponsorship will also be taken over or continued for the trees planted as an alternative, an additional charge will not be charged.

Any public law requirements authorize CFC Tree & Forest Foundation to adapt / supplement the agreed provisions.

General terms and conditions: tree planting

The CFC Tree & Forest Foundation (hereinafter referred to as the seller) offers customers (hereinafter referred to as the buyer) the following service package:

ART. 1 Placing a tree
or several trees in the forests either under management or owned by CFC Tree & Forest Foundation with clear geo-coordinates transmission. The seller will plant a tree after receiving an order (in the best season to plant trees). The tree is planted as a seedling. Generally there is no right to have a certain tree species or a certain seedling size planted. Each seedling is assigned to the buyer using geo-coordinates. The geo coordinates are sent to the buyer by email with a PDF certificate.

ART. 2 Providing land for this purpose
The seller provides property in his possession or property within Europe. The part of the property that is planted is used for reforestation. The property remains in the possession of the seller. The planting distance between several trees is at least 2.00 m. That means a tree has 2.00m space on all sides; liability for minor measurement errors when planting or for deviations due to the nature of the ground (stone boulders or moisture build-up in the earth) is excluded.

ART. 3 Guarantee for correct growth of the tree within 2 years from the date of planting
The seller is through regular maintenance work, which is ensured by its own employees, that the seedling grows correctly. To do this, weeds that arise around the tree must be removed regularly. No chemical products are used for this, only mechanical cutting tools such as machete or brushcutter will be used. If the tree dries up within the 2 years, a new tree will be planted free of charge, which should be the same size as the original tree if possible. The buyer can track this exchange using photos on the Internet and does not need to be explicitly informed about it. When replacing the tree, there is no right to plant the same tree species. Damage caused by force majeure (earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, storms, nuclear accidents, etc.) are excluded from the guarantee. The buyer does not incur any further costs due to tree care or a possible replacement of the tree.

ART. 4 Guarantee that the tree or trees are neither felled by the seller nor given to third parties for felling, so that a forest with very old trees can develop
If the seller notices an illegal logging while checking the forest stock, he will file a complaint with the police, help with the investigation and cooperate with the regulatory authorities.

ART. 5 Regular photo updates
The seller undertakes to provide the buyer with a digital photo of his tree regularly (at least once a year). The resolution of the image is at least 600 × 800 pixels, or 800 × 600 pixels at min. 5 megapixels. These photo updates start with the planting of the tree and end on the 5th planting anniversary of the tree. During this time, photos of the entire forest are also published once a year. After that, photo updates only take place from the forest as a whole up to the 11th planting anniversary. The buyer does not incur any further costs.

ART. 6. The buyer has the right to inspect the tree created by the tree planting he has commissioned at any time in the respective forest
The costs for the journey to the tree, as well as for meals and accommodation are to be borne by the buyer.

ART. 7 The buyer receives a personalized sponsorship certificate
The sponsorship certificate is generated by the buyer himself and sent via PDF email. The order is placed exclusively via the web shop on the Internet. There the buyer can determine the desired amount of trees and make the payment directly.

ART. 8 gift option
During the purchase process, the buyer can specify a recipient of the tree (gift recipient). For this purpose, a free text field “Information to the seller” was implemented during the purchase process, where the information about the recipient should be added to the order (the following information must be added: name, reason, email address).

ART. 9 planting date
In order to guarantee automated planting, only a certain number of orders are planted. In addition, the season must be observed, since planting in the low-rain months from January to April inclusive would have little chance of success. However, the planting takes place as soon as possible after receipt of the order and does not exceed the period of 8 months. The buyer will be informed electronically immediately after planting and can be there during the planting. The costs for the journey to the tree, as well as for meals and accommodation are to be borne by the buyer.

ART. 10 Conclusion of contract and right of return
The contract is concluded when the buyer presses the “Pay” button after completing his personal data on the website and initiates payment. After this, the seller has a duty to take care of tree planting staff and seedlings. The tree is planted as soon as possible according to point 9. The maximum purchase amount is limited to 50 trees per person.

ART. 11 offer
All offers are free and non-binding. We also reserve the right to make changes, improvements, errors and spelling and transmission errors.

ART. 12 Data storage
At the start of correspondence and placing an order, the data necessary for the business relationship are recorded, stored and used only in an admissible manner in compliance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act. For more details, please see the privacy policy. All offers are free and non-binding. We also reserve the right to make changes, improvements, errors and spelling and transmission errors.

ART. 12 Data storage
At the start of correspondence and placing an order, the data necessary for the business relationship are recorded, stored and used only in an admissible manner in compliance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act. For more details, please see the privacy policy.


ART. 13 references and links
In the case of direct or indirect references to external websites (“hyperlinks”) that lie outside the author’s area of ​​responsibility, a liability would only come into force if the author was aware of the content and it was technically possible and reasonable for him to prevent use in the event of illegal content. The author hereby expressly declares that at the time of linking, no illegal content was discernible on the linked pages. The author has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design, content or authorship of the linked pages. He therefore hereby expressly distances himself from all content on all linked / connected pages that were changed after the link was created. This statement applies to all links and references set within the company’s own website as well as to third-party entries in guest books, discussion forums, link directories, mailing lists and all other forms of databases set up by the author, the content of which can be accessed externally. For illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and in particular for damage resulting from the use or non-use of information provided in this way, the provider of the page to which reference is made is solely liable, not the one who merely refers to the respective publication via links.

ART. 14 Copyright and trademark law
The author endeavors to observe the copyrights of the images, graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts used in all publications, to use images, graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts created by himself or to use license-free graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts . All brands and trademarks mentioned on the website and possibly protected by third parties are subject without restriction to the provisions of the applicable trademark law and the ownership rights of the respective registered owner. The mere mention does not mean that trademarks are not protected by the rights of third parties! The copyright for published objects created by the author remains solely with the author of the pages. Duplication or use of such graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the express consent of the author.

ART. 15 right of withdrawal
For more details, please see the privacy policy. RIGHT OF WITHDRAWAL

ART. 15 Severability clause
Should individual provisions of this contract be ineffective or unenforceable or become ineffective or unenforceable after the conclusion of the contract, the remaining validity of the contract remains unaffected. The ineffective or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by the effective and feasible regulation, the effects of which come closest to the economic objective that the contracting parties have pursued with the ineffective or unenforceable provision. The above provisions apply accordingly in the event that the contract proves to be incomplete.

London, April, 2020