Terms of use

Last updated: 12/02/2021

wenature.earth is a neoecological commune enabled by Renature Ecology Pte Ltd (201723088D), registered with Singapore’s Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority on 15-08-2017 is a mission-driven impact enterprise to conserve natural resources, restore ecosystems, protect biodiversity, enable ecological resilience, and regenerate natural systems (hereinafter “RenatureEcology”). RenatureEcology owns, operates and makes available the website www.wenature.earth as well as subdomain websites and digital platforms (hereinafter “Website”/“Websites” and collectively “Digital Content”). RenatureEcology makes them available to the users of the Digital Content (individually “you” or “Visitor” and collectively “Visitors”) under the following Terms of Use:

 

1. Agreement to the Terms of Use

Digital Content may contain features including event offerings, community services, digital platforms and other applications that may be available from time to time. Please read these Terms of Use carefully before accessing to Digital Content. These Terms of Use contain conditions, disclaimers, and other provisions, some of which limit the RenatureEcology’s liability. By registering and accessing Digital Content you explicitly agree to be bound by these Terms of Use.

 

2. Account Registration

Before accessing Digital Content, you are required to create an account with us. You will need to provide certain information as part of the registration to access and use the features of the Digital Content as a Visitor. Information provided for registration must be accurate, correct and up-to-date. We reserve the sole right to verify and deny access where information you provide us is incomplete, incorrect, inappropriate and/or missing.

You agree to be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your passwords or other account identifiers which you choose and all activities that occur under your account. By registering you agree that:

(i) your account and password are personal to you and may not be used by anyone else to access the Digital Content;

(ii) you will not do anything which would assist anyone who is not a registered user to gain access to any registration area of the Digital Content; and

(iii) you will not create registration accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the site, or other users; nor will you seek to pass yourself off as another user.

You agree to notify us immediately if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or account identifiers by others.

 

3. Paid Communing Fee to Communeship

You may also access to advanced features and exclusive communal engagement on Digital Content (“Communeship”) that is subject to the communing fee indicated next to each type of engagement on this page https://wenature.earth/communeship. After registering and creating an account as per section 2 of these Terms, you will receive a Communeship confirmation email. The Communeship is available to all Visitors age between 14 to 75 years old. The different types (genus) of Communeship, features and related rates are available here: https://wenature.earth/communeship. Communeship will not renew automatically at the end of your confirmed Communeship tenure.

The RenatureEcology may change the price for the Communeship from time to time and will communicate any rate changes to you in advance and, if applicable, how to accept those changes. Rate changes will take effect at the start of the next Communeship tenure following the date of the rate change. If you do not agree with a rate change, you have the right to reject the change by cancelling any paid communing fee prior to the rate change going into effect.

The RenatureEcology uses third-party payment platform, Stripe, the Stripe API, and in conjunction, your Stripe account to process credit card transactions. By accessing Stripe you agree to be bound by Stripe’s Terms of Service https://stripe.com/sg/ssa. You are responsible for all transactions (one-time, recurring, and refunds) processed through Stripe. The RenatureEcology is not liable for any loss or damage when using your Stripe account, including errant or invalid transactions. This includes transactions that were not processed due to a network communication error, or any other reason. If you process a transaction, it is your responsibility to verify that the transaction was successfully processed.

 

4. Export control

When accessing paid subscription, you agree to comply with all applicable export control laws and economic sanctions programs as they relate to access to and use of the Communeship. You shall not access or use Communeship if you are located in any jurisdiction in which the provision of Communeship is prohibited under United Nations’ sanctions lists (a “Prohibited Jurisdiction”) and you shall not provide access to the Communeship to any government, entity or individual located in any Prohibited Jurisdiction. You represent, warrant and covenant that (a) you are not named on any United Nations’ sanctions list of persons, entities or countries; (b) you are not a national of, or a company registered in, any Prohibited Jurisdiction; (c) you shall not permit any third party to access or use the Communeship in violation of any or other applicable export embargoes, prohibitions or restrictions.

 

5. Termination and Suspension of Digital Content account

If you no longer accept these Terms of Use, or any future modification to these Terms of Use, you must cease using the Digital Content. Continued use of the Digital Content indicates your continued acceptance of these Terms of Use.

If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with these Terms of Use, we may, at our sole discretion, cancel your access to the Digital Content immediately and without prior notice. We may also terminate your account, at our sole discretion, by emailing you at the address you have registered stating that account has been terminated.

 

6. Privacy

Your privacy and the protection of your personal data are very important to us. The RenatureEcology works with Stripe to provide the payment service, and both the RenatureEcology and Stripe may collect or receive certain personal data about you. For more information about the RenatureEcology’s privacy practices, you should review our privacy policy: https://wenature.earth/terms-policy/, and for more information about Stripe’s privacy practices, you should review https://stripe.com/sg/privacy. Reviewing these policies will help you understand how we collect, use and safeguard the information you provide to us.

 

7. Appropriate Use

Visitors shall not use the Digital Content to (i) post, submit or otherwise distribute unlawful, defamatory, abusive, obscene or offensive materials (ii) attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer transformation maps, (iii) violate RenatureEcology’s or third party rights including, but not limited to intellectual property or privacy rights (iv) access or attempt to access the Digital Content using interfaces aside from the ones provided by the Digital Content, (v) limit or constrict the availability or quality of the Digital Contents’ features.

In case of violation of this Section 7, the RenatureEcology reserves the sole right to take any actions, including but not limited to preclude your access to the Digital Content.

 

8. Disclaimer

THE DIGITAL CONTENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITH NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND TITLE. THE RENATUREECOLOGY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR THE ACTS, OMISSIONS AND CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH OR RELATED TO VISITORS` USE OF THE SITE. VISITORS ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR USE OF THE SITE AND ANY LINKED SITES. IF THIS DISCLAIMER IS NOT ENFORCEABLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IT MAY BE MODIFIED AT THE RENATUREECOLOGY’S SOLE DISCRETION TO A FORM THAT IS ENFORCEABLE.

THE RENATUREECOLOGY DOES NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CORRECTNESS, COMPLETENESS, UP-TO-DATEDNESS OR QUALITY OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THE DIGITAL CONTENT. ESPECIALLY, THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THE CONTENT CONTAINED IN THE DIGITAL CONTENT ARE THOSE OF THE RESPECTIVE AUTHORS FOR THE DIGITAL CONTENT AS SHOWN. THEY DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE POSITIONS OF THE RENATUREECOLOGY. THE RENATUREECOLOGY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON IN RESPECT OF ANYTHING DONE OR OMITTED TO BE DONE WHOLLY OR PARTIALLY IN RELIANCE UPON THE CONTENTS OF THE DIGITAL CONTENT.

FURTHERMORE, THE RENATUREECOLOGY IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR CORRUPTION CAUSED BY VIRUSES (OR SIMILAR MECHANISMS SUCH AS WORMS, LOCK OUTS, METERING, OR SELF-DESTRUCT MECHANISMS) ON COMPUTERS OR OTHER TERMINAL EQUIPMENT IN CONNECTION WITH VISITING, USING AND/OR DOWNLOADING DATA OF ANY KIND FROM THE DIGITAL CONTENT. THE VISITORS ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR PROTECTING THEIR EQUIPMENT APPROPRIATELY FROM VIRUSES AND OTHER RISKS ON THE INTERNET.

 

9. Limitation of Liabilities

The RenatureEcology will not accept responsibility for any indirect, incidental, collateral, or punitive damages that may incur from usage of the Digital Content, even if the Forum is already aware of the potential risks. If your use of Digital Content results in any form of damage or loss, the complete and maximum liability that the RenatureEcology assumes shall not exceed the total amount of the communing fees of your communeship.

 

10. Intellectual Property Rights

The RenatureEcology publishes its own content as well as links, content, photographs, graphics, logos, and resources provided by third parties and content that has been specifically commissioned by the RenatureEcology for publication on the Digital Content.

The RenatureEcology is using the proprietary rights of third parties (including but not limited to the photographs and graphics). All proprietary rights relating to any third-party links, content, photographs, graphics, logos or resources published on the Digital Content remain with the original source or the author(s) of that material and where any content has been commissioned by the Forum for publication on the Digital Content, any proprietary rights in such content remain with the relevant author, unless otherwise agreed or specified.

For all other content published on the Digital Content, the RenatureEcology reserves all proprietary rights including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in and to all content on the Digital Content; this includes all text, graphics, photographs, logos and/or other items that appear on the Digital Content. The RenatureEcology also reserves its rights over the Digital Contents’ template, including its layout, image and structure.

For the avoidance of doubt, the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 does not apply to the wenature.earth’s name and logo, third-party materials, trademarks, names and logos, interface elements, graphic files (other than what is permitted specifically under this Section) and source code, photographs and videos or any content that is herein excluded from the terms of CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. The RenatureEcology reserves all rights which have not been expressly granted.

The RenatureEcology will retain all (including where applicable, ownership) rights of any comments, ideas, and feedback provided by Visitors in relation to the use of Digital Content (“Visitor’s Feedback”).

The wenature.earth’s name and logo are registered trademarks of the RenatureEcology. Visitors are not authorized to use the wenature.earth’s name, logo or likeness without prior consent.

 

11. Publications

Visitors may make use of the content of the Articles published to this particular feed only: under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 Unported License (“CC BY-NC-ND 4.0”). To view a copy of this licence please see https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode. All rights are reserved with respect to other Articles published in the Digital Content which are protected by copyright.

Under the CCPL license, Visitors may copy, distribute, and transmit the Articles, in any medium or format provided the work is properly attributed to the author and the RenatureEcology, that any such use is for non-commercial purposes and it is not altered, transformed or built upon.

That means (excerpt from https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/):

Attribution: Visitor must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse Visitor or their use of the work).

Noncommercial: Visitor may not use this work for commercial purposes.

No Derivatives: Visitor may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.

This CCPL shall not apply to the RenatureEcology name and logo, third-party materials, trademarks, names and logos, Digital Content interface elements, graphic files and source code, photographs and videos. The RenatureEcology reserves all rights which have not been expressly granted.

 

12. Links to other websites

Links in the Digital Content may connect Visitors to external or third-party websites that are not related to the RenatureEcology or under its control. The RenatureEcology is not responsible for the content of external or third-party websites that may be accessible or displayed through external links in the Digital Content. The presence of these external links does not represent the RenatureEcology’s endorsement of the views or content of these third-party websites. Navigating to external websites through links on the Digital Content is done at the sole risk of the Visitor, and the RenatureEcology expressly disclaims any liability for any content that appears on any external site.

 

13. Links to this Digital Content

The Visitor may link to the Digital Content provided the Visitor does so in a way that indicates that the link is to the RenatureEcology Digital Content and is fair and not misleading. Visitors may not integrate or make use of all or part of the Digital Content in ways that would confuse or mislead other Visitors as to the nature and origin of the Digital Contents’ content.

 

14. Amendments

The RenatureEcology may amend these Terms of Use at any time, and such amendments will be effective immediately upon notice being provided to the Visitor. Notice may be provided on the Digital Content itself, and after posting of the notice, the Visitor’s continued use of the Digital Content will be deemed as acceptance of the modified Terms of Use.

 

15. Waiver and Severability of Terms of Use

The failure of the RenatureEcology to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties` intention as reflected in the provision and the other provisions of these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect.

 

16. Applicable law

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the substantive laws of Singapore, under the exclusion of any international treaty and under exclusion of any conflicts of laws principles. Exclusive place of jurisdiction shall be Singapore.

 

17. Notices

All the notices to the RenatureEcology shall be sent to the e-mail address below (see under Contact).

 

18. Contact

For questions regarding these Terms of Use, please contact the RenatureEcology at [email protected].

Privacy Notice

Last updated: 26/01/2021

The Renature Ecology Pte Ltd (hereafter the “RenatureEcology”) is committed to complying with data protection laws and to the protection and confidentiality of the personal data of users of the digital content (hereinafter also referred to as “User”, “you” or “your”). In this Privacy Policy (the “Policy”), we explain how we collect, share and use personal data we obtain from you when you register, access or use our digital content (“Digital Content”) and how you can exercise your data privacy rights. The RenatureEcology wants you to be well informed of the gathering and use of your personal data. Please read this Policy carefully prior to entering your personal data and using our Digital Content. If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal data, then please contact us using the contact details provided at the bottom of this Policy.

 

What types of personal data do we collect?

The RenatureEcology may collect and process the following types of personal data about you:

Information that you provide voluntarily

Identification details (including your name, first name, or affiliation)

Contact details (including email address)

Information that we collect automatically

Specifically, the information we collect automatically may include information like your IP address, device type, unique device identification numbers, browser-type, preferences, broad geographic location (e.g. country or city-level location) and other technical information. We may also collect information about how your device has interacted with our Digital Content, including the pages accessed and links clicked.

 

How do we use your data and for what purposes?

The RenatureEcology processes your personal data for the following purposes:

To analyse and monitor general trends and patterns in the use of the Digital Content;

To improve the content, performance and organization;

To promote the RenatureEcology’s image and activities on our website or social media to a broader public;

To internal data analytics;

To send you information related to your Communeship, such as Communeship confirmation, or other Communeship-related communications;

To send you invitations to future activities or events;

To inform you about latest updates and special Communeship offers;

To communicate with you, i.e. to respond to your questions;

We will use the personal data we collect from you only for the purposes described in this Policy or for purposes that we explain to you at the time we collect your personal data. However, we may also use your personal data for other purposes that are not incompatible with the purposes we have disclosed to you (such as archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes, or statistical purposes) in accordance with Data Protection Law.

 

On what legal grounds do we process your personal data?

In general, we will process your personal data in order to manage our relationship with you and to execute the Terms of Use of the Digital Content. We may also be required to process your personal data in order to comply with local laws and regulations, Otherwise, we will process your personal data in order to carry out our business legitimate interests, where such interests do not override your fundamental rights and liberties. Where required, we will ask you to provide your consent for certain processing activities.

Where the provision of personal data is based on a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract, you are obliged to provide us with this personal data. If you refuse or do not allow us to process your personal data, you may not be able to benefit from all the service offered by the RenatureEcology.

 

Who do we share your data with?

The RenatureEcology may share your personal data with the following parties:

Renature Ecology Entities

The RenatureEcology may share your personal data with its RenatureEcology Entities (as defined below) in other locations around the world, for example, to answer your questions adequately.

Third Party Service Providers

The RenatureEcology shares your personal data with third-party service providers, e.g. to host your data or for security purposes. The RenatureEcology will ensure that third parties accessing the personal data of Users shall comply with the same data protection requirements as the RenatureEcology and that the personal data will be used exclusively for the purposes set out in this Policy.

Public authorities

The RenatureEcology may share your personal data with local authorities to the extent deemed necessary by the RenatureEcology for the purposes set forth in this Policy, in particular for security reasons or as required by mandatory laws and regulations.

 

How we protect your privacy

We will process personal data in accordance with this Policy, as follows:

Fairness: We will process your personal data fairly. This means that we are transparent about how we process personal data and that we will process it in accordance with Data Protection Law.

Purpose limitation: We will process your personal data for specified and lawful purposes and will not process it in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes.

Proportionality: We will process your personal data in a way that is proportionate to the purposes which the processing is intended to achieve.

Data accuracy: We take appropriate measures to ensure that personal data that we hold about you is accurate, complete and, where necessary, kept up to date. However, it is also your responsibility to ensure that your personal data is kept as accurate, complete, and current as possible by informing the RenatureEcology promptly of any changes or errors. You should notify us of any changes to the personal data that we hold about you (e.g. a change of email address).

Data security: We use appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect the personal data that we collect and process about you. The measures we use are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing your personal data. In particular, any personal data provided to the RenatureEcology by Users is handled with due care and security and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this Policy, or in any site/area-specific policies, or in ways that are not compliant with Data Protection Law. Furthermore, the RenatureEcology employs a range of technologies and security measures to protect the personal data maintained on systems from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Finally, all RenatureEcology employees who have access to and are associated with the processing of personal data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of all such personal data.

 

International data transfers

Personal data uploaded will be processed by the RenatureEcology in Singapore and Malaysia, and if applicable, in any other country where the RenatureEcology or its affiliates, subsidiaries or offices has its facilities (hereinafter jointly the “RenatureEcology Entities”).

The RenatureEcology takes steps to ensure that the data collected with regards to your sign-up is processed according to the provisions of Data Protection Law wherever the personal data is located. When the RenatureEcology transfers personal data from the Southeast Asian Economic Area to other countries, we use a variety of legal mechanisms in accordance with Data protection law, including contracts, to help ensure your rights and protections travel with your data.

If you want to obtain more information in this respect, please contact us by filling out the form at https://wenature.earth/helpdesk.

 

How long do we keep your personal data?

The RenatureEcology will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Policy.

For example, we may retain personal data we obtain from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with a service you have requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements).

 

Your data protection rights

You have the following data protection rights:

You may request access to and obtain a copy of your personal data.

You may also request that any personal data that is inaccurate or incomplete be rectified or completed.

You may request that your personal data be erased under certain legal conditions (for example, where the personal data is no longer needed to achieve the purposes for which the information was initially collected).

In addition, you may object to the processing of your personal data, ask us to restrict processing of your personal data or request portability of your personal data under certain legal conditions.

You have the right to opt-out of electronic marketing communications we send you at any time and free of charge. You can exercise this right by clicking on the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the marketing e-mails we send you. To opt-out of other forms of marketing (such as postal marketing or telemarketing), then please contact us using the contact details provided under the “How to contact us” heading below.

Similarly, if we have collected and process your personal data with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal data conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.

You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.

You may exercise any of the rights above at any time by contacting us as described under the “How to contact us” section below. We will respond to your request in accordance with applicable Data Protection Law.

 

Minors

Certain services we provide on the Digital Content are also available for individuals below the age of 18. Such access will be provided by the RenatureEcology on a case-by-case basis and a separate privacy policy will be provided accordingly.

 

Linking to other websites

The Digital Content may include links to other websites that are not operated or maintained by the RenatureEcology and are not covered by this Policy. The processing of personal data on these third-party websites including by use of cookies, is subject to these third party’s notices and terms and conditions. Please review the notices and terms and conditions of each website you visit.

We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third-party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

 

Updates to this Policy

We may update this Policy from time to time in response to changing legal, technical, or business developments. When we update our Policy, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make. We will obtain your consent to any material Policy changes if and where this is required by applicable data protection laws.

You can see when this Policy was last updated by checking the “last updated” date displayed at the top of this Policy.

 

How to contact us

If you have any questions or concerns concerning this Policy or the way we process your personal data, or if you wish to exercise your data privacy rights as described above, please contact us by filling out the form at https://wenature.earth/helpdesk.