The RESET portal is a service made available by RESET gemeinnützige Stiftungs-GmbH. The use of all content, information and software provided on and through the web site constitutes agreement with the following terms and conditions.

RESET’s objective
RESET provides a platform for individuals and organisations wanting to invest in sustainable projects for a better world, and offers news as well as related background information geared towards that purpose. As a community-based web site, additionally fosters networking and collaboration opportunities between interested parties.

Presentations of selected projects which can be supported with financial donations or other resources and goods through our mediation framework form further pillars of RESET’s activities. Should a donor decide to contribute the donation to RESET and not directly to the recipient, RESET will forward the donation to the recipient without charging any additional fees. RESET does not exert any control over the way in which donations are utilized on the part of the recipient and thus cannot be held responsible for any possible misappropriation or misuse thereof.

RESET reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue the web site or any content in any respect. RESET shall have no obligation to take the needs of any user into consideration in connection therewith. RESET does not represent or guarantee that access to the web site will be uninterrupted or that there will be no failures, errors or omissions or loss of transmitted information, or that no viruses will be transmitted on this web site.

Registration is required in order to take full advantage of the RESET portal and partake in the community network—all registered users are herein referred to as “RESETTERS”. Registration on this portal constitutes consent with our privacy policy. Both guests and registered users must be over the age of 13 to use RESET. Registered users who are deemed to be younger may get their accounts revoked.

RESET reserves the right to deny in its sole discretion any user access to this web site or any portion thereof without notice.

Terms of donations
RESET enables donors to contribute donations in the form of money, time, goods or other services or benefits, according to the description of the project for which they are meant. Financial donations can consist of either a one-off payment or recurring contributions.

RESET solely provides the platform and thus establishes the contact between potential donors and recipients, and therefore merely facilitates communication. The transactions involving donations in kind, donations in time and miscellaneous donations take place exclusively between the donor and recipient without any participation of RESET itself. Therefore, each donor is himself responsible for obtaining information which he needs to make a decision about a specific project or donation. All available information provided on the part of RESET is to be found on the platform itself. Beyond that, RESET has no further data concerning projects or involved parties.

The donor commits to irrevocably provide the full amount of money without deductions for cost of bank transfer. A refund of a donation to the donor is precluded. Payments may be processed by means offered through the RESET platform. The specific terms of the respective service provider apply additionally.

The privacy policy, which is published on the RESET web site in its current version at all times, applies to the publication of donations as well. Additionally, the donor authorizes RESET to verify with the help of the recipient and/or the respective financial service provider, if and in which amount the promised donation was paid. Moreover, RESET is entitled to store this information to the extent required by mandatory national laws for the purpose of disclosure to public institutions, agencies or third parties.

If a donation receipt can be issued for certain projects or recipients, this is indicated on the RESET web site. Not each transaction between a donor and a recipient mediated by RESET is tax-privileged. A donation receipt will only be issued if the recipient is either a German recognized charity or the RESET gemeinnützige Stiftungs-GmbH itself. In each case, donation receipts will only be issued after the payment to the recipient was finalized.

The issuance of a donation receipt is precluded, if the:
recipient is not tax-privileged,
donation made is a donation in kind, donation in time or a miscellaneous donation, which is not a financial donation, either,
donation of money does not equal or exceed € 200.

If a donation receipt is issued or transmitted by RESET or the recipient, RESET does not vouch for an applicable tax privilege of the donation. In particular, the acknowledgement of donation receipts from foreign recipients does not suffice for tax deductibility purposes.

The donor guarantees that all data provided during registration, particularly with respect to the donor ‘s identity and full contractual capability, were given truthfully. The donor will execute all declarations essential and appropriate for the realization of its donation.

India-related information
The following information principally focuses on national all-India legislation governing not-for-profit organisations in India. State laws and regulations, often adapted from the national laws, are also important to this framework. Moreover, the Charity Commissions and Registrars are state entities, not national ones. Thus, regulation of not-for-profit organisations varies from state to state. For specific tax-related information beyond the scope of this basic overview, a donor should consult the responsible tax authorities.

Depending on their geographical location, donors can avail of the following tax benefits for
tax payers in India, up to fifty percent of a donation is deductible u/s 80G of the Indian Income Tax Act (IITA), if contributed to recipients registered u/s 12A of the IITA;
tax payers in the United Kingdom, there is no tax deduction on charitable donations; however, under the Gift Aid scheme, charities can reclaim an extra twenty-five percent in tax on every eligible donation by a UK tax payer provided that the donor completes a Gift Aid form, the UK Government supplements the donation with an amount representing the tax originally paid on that money, and in this way, UK donations supported by a Gift Aid form are increased by over twenty percent at no cost to the donor;
tax payers in the United States of America, donations to recipients registered according to § 501 (c) (3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (USIRC) are tax-deductible to varying degrees according to § 170 of the USIRC.

Indian recipients must be registered as not-for-profit companies (NPOs) u/s 25 of the Indian Companies Act (ICA), and u/s 6 (1) (a) of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), in order to be eligible to accept foreign donations.

Donors holding Indian citizenship are free to donate to any NPO registered in India. Resident and non-resident foreign donors can donate to NPOs that are registered under the FCRA, as listed above. In cases where an NPO is not not registered under the FCRA, the donor has to issue a letter of intention to donate a specified amount for a specific purpose/program of the NPO in question. The recipient needs to apply for prior permission under the FCRA attaching the donor ‘s letter of intention. Once prior permission is received by the NPO, the recipient is then eligible to accept the donation.

Rules of conduct
The user agrees not to post, email, or otherwise make available content:

that impersonates any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a RESET employee, or falsely states or otherwise misrepresents the user’s affiliation with a person or entity;

that is false, deceptive, misleading, deceitful, misinformative, or constitutes “bait and switch”;

that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party, or content that the user does not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;

that constitutes or contains “affiliate marketing”, “link referral code”, “junk mail”, “spam”, “chain letters”, “pyramid schemes”, or unsolicited commercial advertisement;

that constitutes or contains any form of advertising or solicitation if (1) posted in areas of RESET portal; or (2) emailed to RESETTERS who have requested not to be contacted about other services, products or commercial interests;

that includes links to commercial services or web sites;

that advertises any illegal services or the sale of any items the sale of which is prohibited or restricted by applicable law, including without limitation items the sale of which is prohibited or regulated by law;

that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

that disrupts the normal function of the site via an excessive number of messages (flooding attack) to the RESET portal, or that otherwise negatively affects other users’ ability to use the service; or

that employs misleading email addresses, or forged headers or otherwise manipulated identifiers in order to disguise the origin of content transmitted through the service.

Additionally, the user agrees not to:

contact anyone who has asked not to be contacted;

“stalk” or otherwise harass anyone;

collect personal data about other users for commercial or unlawful purposes;

transmit through the service any unlawful, harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature;

use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to download data from the service—exception is made for internet search engines (e.g. and non-commercial public archives (e.g. that comply with our robots.txt file;

purposefully post content in an irrelevant category or city, repeatedly post the same or similar content or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; or

attempt to gain unauthorized access to RESET’s computer systems or engage in any activity that disrupts, diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of, the service or RESET web site.

Any user-submitted content that violates the agreement will be removed from the site and additional penalties may be applied at the discretion of RESET’s staff. User accounts may be warned, suspended, or terminated at any time.

Grant of rights of use
By sharing content and information on the RESET portal, the user grants RESET a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that he posts on or in connection with RESET. This IP license ends when he deletes his IP content or his account unless his content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it. Should the user create databases within the scope of RESET’s services, RESET will be considered the author of said databases.

Content provided on this site is provided on an “as is” basis, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. RESET specifically disclaims any warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any such content. RESET periodically adds, changes, improves or updates the content on this portal without notice.

Limitation of liability
Under no circumstances shall RESET be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense incurred or suffered that is claimed to have resulted from the use of this web site, including, without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay with respect thereto. The use of this portal is at the user’s sole risk. Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall RESET be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, even if RESET has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

The user shall indemnify and hold RESET harmless from and against any and all liability, damage, expense and cost arising out of a legally justified claim against the user if the user fails to comply with the conditions in this agreement excluding, however, all liabilities, damages, expenses and cost, caused by any act or omission by RESET or any failure by RESET to comply with its obligations under this agreement.

The user specifically acknowledges and agrees that RESET is not liable for any conduct of any user.

Third party web sites
This site may produce search results or otherwise link you to other sites on the web. These other sites are not under the control of RESET and you acknowledge that RESET is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such sites. The inclusion of such a link does not imply endorsement of the site by RESET or any association with its operators.

No waiver by RESET of any provision of these terms and conditions shall be binding except as set forth in writing and signed by its duly authorized representative. Should one or more provisions in these conditions be or become ineffective, the validity of the remaining conditions is retained. The terms of service are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws.

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the RESET and the user with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter. If any inconsistency exists between the terms of this agreement and any additional terms and conditions posted on RESET, such terms shall be interpreted as to eliminate any inconsistency, if possible, and otherwise, the additional terms and conditions shall control.

If any provision of this agreement is held invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any respect:

such provision shall be interpreted in such a manner as to preserve, to the maximum extent possible, the intent of the parties;

the validity, legality, and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby; and

such decision shall not effect the validity, legality, or enforceability of such provision under other circumstances.

These terms of service are a translation of the legally binding German version. In the event of any conflict or ambiguity, the wording of the German version shall be legally binding. The RESET terms of service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with German law. Place of performance is Hamburg, Germany. The courts of Hamburg, Germany shall have exclusive jurisdiction, unless otherwise agreed upon otherwise; any applicability of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) shall be precluded.