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Acceptable Use Policy

This AUP defines the terms between the account holder, or user, and OCEANUSLive under which you may use OCEANUSLive.org (the ‘Site’). It is applicable to all users of, and visitors to, the Site.


By using this Site you accept and agree to abide by this AUP. If you do not accept this AUP then access or use of this Site is declined.


This Site is operated by ForbesWallace Ltd (Company Number 7191912) in partnership with Polymorph Ltd (‘ForbesWallace’, ‘Polymorph’, ‘OCEANUSLive’, ‘Our’, ‘We’, ‘Us’).


In this AUP, reference to ‘Content’ includes (without limitation) any and all materials uploaded or contributed to Our Site, inclusive of images uploaded, contributions posted to a collaboration room, any comments made or materials sent, or discussions within the forum (Community) areas.


Changes to AUP

We reserve the right to alter this AUP at any time by amending this page. Changes will be notified to the Site and to which user’s attention will be drawn. All changes become in force within 7 days of being published. Your acknowledgement and acceptance is indicated by the continued use of the Site.

Use of Collaboration Rooms, Community Areas and File Exchange

OCEANUSLive.org provides collaboration rooms to allow members of the Site to communicate and exchange security and safety information, relating to a particular region or Group, exchange views with other members within the Community areas, and receive security and/or safety Alerts. The intent is to ensure an environment of trust, accuracy and constructive discourse in the information posted.

You are permitted to view, download and copy (including print) Content solely in the context of the authorised use of the Community areas and collaboration rooms, be the posting, sending and viewing of information. Whilst the use of an alternative name may be used in the Community area, you are to ensure compliance with this AUP and are not to impersonate any other user or person, or entity, or misrepresent an affiliation with anyone else.

Responsibility for Content

The collaboration rooms, including private collaboration rooms, are moderated by OCEANUSLive Watchkeepers or company-nominated administrators; however, the Community area is not moderated. We are not responsible as authors, editors or publishers of any Content submitted to the Community area.


Where We become aware of Content in the Community area that is in breach of the terms of this AUP, We reserve the right to remove or deny access to such Content.

The Community area Content is submitted by other members and We do not control the Content of any material posted therein, nor do We monitor the area as a matter of course, but will maintain an overview as We deem necessary.


Our right to remove Content does not place any obligation on Us to delete inappropriate Content or to monitor the use of the Community area or otherwise take editorial control over any posts made, transmitted in or on the Community area.


Accuracy of the Content sent or posted to collaboration rooms by members is their responsibility. You acknowledge your responsibility for all statements which you make and the information which you send or upload to the Site, and that We act as the moderator, or nominate a moderator dependent upon the collaboration room status, in respect of the publication and distribution of the information.


The removal of any Content by Us is without prejudice to any other right or remedy that We may have against the user under the agreement with Us. We will not be liable for the removal of any Content.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy, integrity and quality of any Content, as moderated by Us, you should apply your own judgement and common sense when sending or posting information.


Occasionally, the Community area will have posts from industry, welfare, humanitarian or news organisations. We are, however, not responsible for the Content of such material or do We necessarily endorse any statements that are made by these organisations.


By submitting Content to the Site it shall be deemed that We are automatically granted perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to use the material in a reasonable manner which we so choose. In accordance with the Terms and Conditions, you are to ensure that any Content submitted does not infringe any copyright, trademark, database right or intellectual property right of any other person. The submission of Content to the Site means you are warranting that you have the right to use the Content and to grant Us a licence to use the Content as stated above. We will not provide third parties with overall data that may be used to conduct shipping or business analysis without prior consultation.


If you are not able to grant Us such licence, then you are not to submit Content to the Site.


By way of example, and not as a limitation, you shall not (and shall not permit any third party to) either (a) take any action or (b) upload, download, post, submit or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any Content on or through the Site, including without limitation any User Submission, that:


·         infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity or other right of any other person or entity or

·         violates any law or contractual duty;

·         you know is false, misleading, untruthful or inaccurate;

·         is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libellous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, tortious,

·         obscene, offensive, or profane;

·         constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail ("spamming");

·         involves commercial activities and/or sales without OCEANUSLive prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter,

·         advertising, or pyramid schemes;

·         contains software viruses or any other computer codes, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, limit or interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any system, data, password or other information of OCEANUSLive or any third party; or

·         Impersonates any person or entity, including any employee or representative of OCEANUSLive.


You shall not (directly or indirectly): (i) decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Site, except to the limited extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction, (ii) modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Site, or (iii) copy, rent, lease, distribute, or otherwise transfer any of the rights that you receive hereunder. You shall abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations.


You may browse the Site home page and view free Content without registering, but as a condition to using certain aspects of the Site, you are required to register with OCEANUSLive and select a password and screen name ("User ID").  You shall provide OCEANUSLive with accurate, complete, verifiable and updated registration information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of the Terms & Conditions, which may result in immediate termination of your OCEANUSLive account. You shall not (i) select or use as a User ID a name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) use as a User ID a name subject to any rights of a person other than you without appropriate authorisation; or (iii) use as a User ID a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene. OCEANUSLive reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel a User ID in its sole discretion. You are solely responsible for activity that occurs on your account and shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your OCEANUSLive password and the Content therein. You shall never use another user's account without such other user's express permission. You will immediately notify OCEANUSLive in writing of any unauthorised use of your account, or other account related security breach of which you are aware.

Breach of This AUP

We determine, at our discretion, where it is deemed that a breach of this AUP has occurred through your use of the Site. We may take action as considered appropriate and which may result in all or any of the following:

·         immediate withdrawal, either temporarily or permanently, of your right to use the removal of any material or post uploaded, either temporarily or permanently

·         publication of a warning to you

·         legal proceedings against you for full reimbursement of all cost incurred by Us as a result of the breach

·         further legal action against you

·         information disclosure to law enforcement authorities as deemed reasonable and necessary (including where posted Content is carried out under a pseudonym)

·         downgrade of your membership to deny post to Community areas or to contact other members of the Site.


You shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless OCEANUSLive, its affiliates and each of its, and its affiliates employees, contractors, directors, suppliers and representatives from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including reasonable solicitor’s fees, that arise from or relate to your use or misuse of, or access to, the Site, Service, Content or otherwise from your User Submissions, violation of this AUP, or infringement by you, or any third party using your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. OCEANUSLive reserves the right to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will assist and cooperate with OCEANUSLive in asserting any available defences.


Complaints about any Content posted on the Site may be submitted through email to support@oceanuslive.org, directly to OCEANUSLive administrators or watchkeepers online, or write to Us via the registered office 16, The Mall, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 4EQ England.

Content will be reviewed and a decision made as to whether it complies with this AUP. Content which in Our opinion violates this AUP will be addressed as stated above and the outcome or Our review will be published within a reasonable timescale of receiving your complaint.