Effective January 1st, 2024
Untonne provides its customers the opportunity to make a positive ecological impact on the planet by purchasing carbon offsets or funding projects with the potential to reduce future emissions.
The purpose of this document is to clarify the obligations of the customer and Untonne, LLC with respect to enrolling in an Untonne product.
Carbon Reduction Projects
When you enroll in an Untonne product through its website Untonne.com or with an Untonne representative you fund projects that reduce emissions.
Untonne seeks to drive the implementation of carbon reduction projects that not only result in fewer CO2e emissions but also yield significant humanitarian and ecological co-benefits, such as helping to alleviate extreme poverty and reducing harmful indoor air pollution, while keeping native forest ecosystems intact.
Untonne strives to meet or beat the estimated carbon savings associated with each member’s plan. Carbon reductions include carbon dioxide or carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) reduction or removal. Estimated carbon reductions are calculated in units of carbon offsets, where one carbon offset is equal to one metric ton (or tonne) of emissions reduction or removal. There are a variety of project types that can accomplish the objective or CO2e reduction or removal; Untonne focuses primarily on clean cooking projects in developing countries at this time.
fund projects that have the potential to yield emission reductions equal to your agreement. This is the fundamental agreement between the customer and Untonne. This agreement shall continue until such time as either party terminates the agreement as outlined in the cancellation policy, or until Untonne updates this agreement as outlined under the Agreement, Price & Product Changes section of these Terms and Conditions.
Carbon Offset Measurement
The methodology for measuring carbon reductions and resulting carbon offset production will be specific to the project. Untonne strives to follow best practices to ensure real emission reduction is happening. Because clean cookstove projects are often implemented by small developers, third-party verification and third-party certification under a globally recognized brand such as Verra or Gold Standard is often financially infeasible. As a result, Untonne carbon reductions may come from either small, uncertified projects or larger third-party certified projects. In either case, Untonne seeks product partners that demonstrate sufficient evidence of carbon reduction through a combination of lab testing, field testing, and other verification protocols.
Over the course of any calendar year for which you are enrolled, Untonne will make commitments to either a) purchase and retire carbon offsets from existing projects equal to your subscription amount, or b) invest in the development of projects with the potential to reduce emissions equal to your purchase amount in the future. For example, under scenario a), if you signed up for a plan to offset 20 metric tonnes of emissions annually, Untonne may choose to buy carbon offsets from projects that have already reduced emissions equal to your plan amount. These projects assume future carbon funding to make them viable. Under scenario b), Untonne will invest in projects that have the potential to reduce emissions equal to your subscription amount over the life of the project. This methodology funds new projects, and estimates of carbon emissions savings will in most cases be for the first five years of the project. In both cases, Untonne will seek to work with the project developer to verify use and realized benefits of the project, including but not limited to carbon reduction. These purchases and investments will occur throughout the year, and no later than December 31st of the year following your purchases made in the previous calendar year.
Billing and Payment
Your subscription charge will be collected on a monthly basis through the payment method you provided upon enrollment. You will receive an electronic receipt sent to the email you used to enroll for your first month’s participation.
All payment and payment information is contained within a secure, third-party application. Customers agree to release Untonne from all liability associated with any breach of information that is the fault of third party payment platforms.
Agreement, Price & Product Changes
In the event there is a change of price for the Untonne product you are enrolled in or a change to the quantity of product you receive at the same price you will be notified no less than 30 days in advance of such change at the email address on file for your account. Such notification will include information about how to contact Untonne about your plan. Your participation will automatically continue without interruption in the event of such change if no action is taken.
Participants agree to receive additional relevant materials through regular communications (e.g. monthly newsletter) to the email on file, and may opt out of receiving non-mandatory material at any time.
You will remain enrolled with Untonne unless you provide notice that you wish to cancel your enrollment. You may cancel at any time, for any reason, without penalty. To cancel, please call 03-894-6255. Untonne may cancel this Agreement at any time for any reason without penalty.
If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback regarding Untonne or any of these Terms and Conditions, or would like to contact us for any reason, including changes to your enrollment status, please contact us at email@example.com or 503-894-6255.
All matters affecting the interpretation of these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed according to the laws of the State of Oregon. There are no warranties or representations other than those expressly set forth in these Terms and Conditions, and no others shall be honored. Should any part of these Terms and Conditions be declared invalid for any reason, such decision shall not in any manner affect the validity of the remaining portion of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect as if the part determined to be invalid had not been contained herein at the time they became effective. Untonne may update these Terms and Conditions at any time, and at such time will provide notice to customers that they have been updated.