1. Donation: any asset, including any monetary amount, donated by a Donor to American Friends of The Ocean Cleanup (“AFTOC”), by means of electronic authorization through the website of AFTOC or otherwise.
  2. Donor: a natural or legal person who donates, has donated or will donate a Donation to AFTOC.
  3. Goal: AFTOC is committed to preserve and protect the natural ocean environment for the benefit of the public including (i) promoting, developing and performing the environmentally friendly, large-scale and efficient extraction and removal of waste from oceans, seas and other waste areas, and (ii) promoting, developing and performing the environmentally friendly recycling of such waste. AFTOC: American Friends of The Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit non-stock Delaware corporation and a public charity under section 170(c)(2)(b) and section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.


  1. These Terms and Conditions apply to every Donation, and by making a Donation, the Donor agrees to be bound to these Terms and Conditions.
  2. AFTOC uses the personal data of each Donor to process its Donation in compliance with applicable laws. The Privacy and Cookie Notice on the website applies to the processing of this personal data by AFTOC.


  1. By making a Donation, Donor agrees that AFTOC can use such Donation domestically or internationally, at its own discretion, but only within the scope of the Goal. Donations may be transferred in full or in part to other foundations, institutions, and/or other third parties, domestically or internationally, to the extent AFTOC has reasonably assured itself, that such Donations will be used within the scope of the Goal.
  2. A Donation is irrevocable.
  3. Recurring donations can be canceled upon request by the Donor, by contacting us through our website contact form.
  4. AFTOC will provide a Donor with a donation confirmation for single donations of at least $250. For Donations under $250, a donation confirmation will be made available upon request, by contacting us through our website contact form.
  5. AFTOC is qualified under U.S. Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). Donations to AFTOC are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law in the United States. For other countries, please check with your local tax adviser regarding tax deductions of charitable contributions to AFTOC.


  1. All disputes and controversies arising out of or relating to Donations, these Terms and Conditions, or the relationship between Donor and the AFTOC shall be finally and bindingly resolved under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association in front of a sole arbitrator. The place of arbitration shall be New York, New York. The language of the arbitration shall be English.
  2. New York law applies to a Donation and these Terms and Conditions, and governs the relationship between Donors and AFTOC.