Simple version

greenApes is a digital platform created with the aim of promoting sustainable practices via the sharing and exchange of sustainable ideas, actions and experiences. Specifically its purpose is to incentivise environmentally friendly behaviours, by also facilitating contacts between stakeholders who care about the planet and providing greater satisfaction to people who contribute to a more sustainable future.

  • Don’t be a bad ape. Don’t harass other apes, don’t post offensive pictures or content, don’t post things that you don’t own. The jungle law is: “be cool and kind”.
  • The jungle is a public space. • Consider public anything you post to the Jungle and greenApes in general (just like on Twitter). Typically your actions will only be visible to other apes using the apps and accessing the greenApes website, but in some occasions the best green actions will be shared on our website or our social media channels to provide eco-friendly inspiration to a greater audience.

  • You can be an anonymous ape. • Even if the content is public, nobody needs to know who you are. Call yourself “JohnBanana” and nobody will know who you are. We will never reveal your Facebook identity if you don’t want: it’s an ape promise.

Official Terms of Use

By accessing or using the greenApes website, the greenApes service, or any applications (including mobile applications) made available by greenApes (together, the "Service"), however accessed, you agree to be bound by these terms of use ("Terms of Use"). The Service is owned and controlled by greenApes S.r.l. Benefit Corporation ("greenApes"), registered in Italy. By registering you authorize greenApes to transparently and lawfully treat and store any shared data, in compliance with the General Regulation on Data Protection (EU Regulation 2016/679).

These Terms of Use affect your legal rights and obligations. If you do not agree to be bound by all of these Terms of Use, do not access or use the Service.

Basic terms

  1. You must be at least 16 years old to use the Service.
  2. You may not post nude, partially nude, or sexually suggestive photos or content.
  3. You must not abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other users of the Service.
  4. You may not use the greenApes service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. International users agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
  5. You are the sole responsible for your conduct and any data, text, information, screen names, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, links ("Content") that you submit, post, and display on the Service.
  6. You must not modify, adapt or hack greenApes or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with the Service or greenApes.
  7. You must not crawl, scrape, or otherwise cache any Content from the Service including but not limited to user profiles and photos.
  8. You must not post content on greenApes with a commercial purpose, unless explicitly authorized by the greenApes team, who will ensure that your content and activity on the platform is beneficial to the rest of the community. For additional information contact [email protected]
  9. You must not use domain names or web URLs in your username.
  10. You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
  11. You must not, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
  12. You must not create accounts with the Service through automated devices and/or softwares (scripts, bots).
  13. Violation of these Terms of Use may, in greenApes’ sole discretion, result in termination of your greenApes account. You understand and agree that greenApes cannot and will not be responsible for the Content posted on the Service and you use the Service at your own risk. If you violate the letter or spirit of these Terms of Use, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure for greenApes, we can stop providing all or part of the Service to you.
  14. In some regions and/or times of the year, eco-friendly rewards offered by greenApes or its partners might be available, being listed in a dedicated section of the app. Such Rewards are an additional benefit to promote sustainable consumption but shall not be considered a funding element of the Service. The mechanics and conditions to access and claim such rewards, as well as their availability, may vary over time and without warning.
  15. While accessing the service you might explicitly choose to allow greenApes to import specified data from external sources such as third party apps or services, related to sustainable living (e.g. bike-sharing, renewable energy providers, carpooling). By enabling such connections you authorize greenApes to process and store such data in accordance with these Terms of Use and greenApes Privacy Policy.

General conditions

  1. We reserve the right to modify or terminate the greenApes service for any reason, without notice at any time.
  2. We reserve the right to alter these Terms of Use at any time. If the alterations constitute a material change to the Terms of Use, we will notify you via e-mail and/or while accessing the web/mobile apps. What constitutes a "material change" will be determined at our sole discretion, in good faith and using common sense and reasonable judgement.
  3. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
  4. We reserve the right to force forfeiture of any username that becomes inactive, violates trademark, or may mislead other users.
  5. We may, but have no obligation to, remove Content and accounts containing Content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, commercially-driven or otherwise objectionable or violates any party's intellectual property or these Terms of Use.
  6. We reserve the right to reclaim usernames on behalf of businesses or individuals that hold legal claim or trademark on those usernames.
  7. You agree that you are responsible for all data charges you incur through use of the Service.
  8. We prohibit crawling, scraping, caching or otherwise accessing any content on the Service via automated means, including but not limited to, user profiles and photos (except as may be the result of standard search engine protocols or technologies used by a search engine with greenApes express consent).
  9. We commit to a lawful, safe and transparent process and our best effort for the protection of all the non-public data you provide. The expression “non-public data” refers to all the information you share with greenApes but not make publicly available (e.g. by publishing it on your visible profile or by sharing it explicitly with the users community).
  10. greenApes stores and records your personal data for the only purpose of engaging you (and other users) in improving your sustainable lifestyle (e.g. via playful metrics, challenges, temporary rewards), according to greenApes mission and providing you an efficient and intuitive service. Data is stored and processed as indicated in the Privacy Policy. Your email address will be used to confirm the claiming of rewards (when/where applicable) and to communicate activities and initiatives related to the platform, with the purpose of enhancing your experience and satisfaction. greenApes does not sell or otherwise transfer personal data collected through the Service. In some specific cases, which will be in case listed and updated at the following address (https://www.greenapes.com/data-agreements), greenApes might export aggregated and fully anonymized data for specific research purposes determined by public-projects or agreements intercurring with third parties, such as Public Administrations, Universities, or other organisations operating in the sustainable consumption field.  
  11. You can at anytime request a full copy (in digital format) of your data stored by greenApes during your access to the Service. This right of access implies that you can anytime ask for rectification, integration or cancellation of all your stored personal data.

Proprietary rights in content on greenApes

  1. greenApes does NOT claim ANY ownership rights on the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, applications, or any other materials (collectively, "Content") that you post on or through the Service. By displaying or publishing ("posting") any Content on or through the Service, you hereby grant to greenApes a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, worldwide license to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce and translate such Content, including without limitation distributing part or all of the Site in any media formats through any media channels, for the purpose of operating the Service and promoting it.
  2. greenApes does NOT force you to publicly display your real name, reveal your real identity nor your validation account used for registration (e.g. Facebook account, telephone number). While greenApes does record and store internally the association between your greenApes account and your Facebook account for the purpose of operating the service, your public identity on greenApes can be totally anonymous. We will NOT display or reproduce the Content in a way that associates it with your real identity, unless explicitly authorized by you, for instance (but not limited to) using one of the following options available in the Service: (i) you can choose to publicly display your Facebook account (and thus your real identity) as an option in your profile; (ii) you can choose to post your actions on your Facebook diary / wall.
  3. You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the Content posted by you on or through the greenApes Services or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this section, (ii) the posting and use of your Content on or through the greenApes Services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, intellectual property rights or any other rights of any person, and (iii) the posting of your Content on the Site does not result in a breach of contract between you and a third party. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person by reason of Content you post on or through the greenApes Services.
  4. The greenApes Services contain Content of greenApes ("greenApes Content"). greenApes Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws, and greenApes owns and retains all rights in the greenApes Content and the greenApes Services. greenApes hereby grants you a limited, revocable, non-sublicensable license to reproduce and display the greenApes Content (excluding any software code) solely for your personal use in connection with viewing the Site and using the greenApes Services.
  5. The greenApes Services contain Content of Users and other greenApes licensors. Except as provided within this Agreement, you may not copy, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any Content appearing on or through the greenApes Services.
  6. greenApes performs technical functions necessary to offer the greenApes Services, including but not limited to transcoding and/or reformatting Content to allow its use throughout the greenApes Services.
  7. Although the Site and other greenApes Services are normally available, there will be occasions when the Site or other greenApes Services will be interrupted for scheduled maintenance or upgrades, for emergency repairs, or due to failure of telecommunications links and equipment that are beyond the control of greenApes. Also, although greenApes will normally only delete Content that violates this Agreement, greenApes reserves the right to delete any Content for any reason, without prior notice. Deleted content may be stored by greenApes in order to comply with certain legal obligations and is not retrievable without a valid court order. Consequently, greenApes encourages you to maintain your own backup of your Content. In other words, greenApes is not a backup service. greenApes will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the greenApes Services, or the loss of any Content.

greenApes received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 732947 sub-grant agreement 003. greenApes was supported by the EU under the FP7: CHEST project (grant agreement 611333) FIWARE frontierCities accelerator programme (grant agreement 632853-022).
The contents published on greenApes and its communication channels are the sole responsibility of the authors and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.
greenApes © 2016