Terms of use conditions

All content, information, text, materials, names, images, illustrations and visual representations (including, without limitation, from our partners, affiliates, contractors, employees and representatives) appearing on our website or made available by us in any format (“Content”) is protected by intellectual property (“IP”) laws and may not be used, republished, retransmitted, reproduced, downloaded or otherwise used (except for downloading for private and non-commercial use) without the express written consent of the Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) and/or the relevant IP owner. This also extends to all trade marks appearing on the site, including the SOSF logo.

By accessing or using the Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) website – including all sites within the saveourseas.com domain – hereinafter referred to as “The Website”, you are acknowledging that you have read, understand, and agree, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. 

Amendments to these Terms and Conditions will be posted at this URL and will be effective when posted. Your continued use of this Website following the posting of any amendment, modification or change shall constitute your acceptance thereof.

The Save Our Seas Foundation reserves the right to block access to the Website from a particular Internet address or block of Internet addresses.

We take your privacy seriously. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for information on how the Save Our Seas Foundation collects, uses and discloses personally-identifiable information from its users.

While we attempt to be as accurate and reliable as possible with the information presented on the Website, we do not warrant that the content is always accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. If you have any concerns about the accuracy of any information on this Website please contact us and where possible these concerns will be addressed. SOSF makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, regarding the use of the material appearing on this site with regard to their correctness, reliability, accuracy, or otherwise. Neither SOSF nor its affiliated or related entities or its content providers shall be responsible or liable to any person, firm, or corporation for any loss, damage, injury, claim, or liability of any kind or character based on or resulting from any information contained on this site.

Unless otherwise indicated, all content and other materials on the Website are the proprietary property of the Save Our Seas Foundation, licensors or users and are protected by international copyright and other intellectual property laws. Unless expressly permitted by an authorised person in writing, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works from, transmit or in any way use or exploit any part of the website’s content except that you may make use of the content for educational and non-commercial purposes only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices posted, note the source of the content, and provide a link to the Save Our Seas Foundation Website.

The trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed on the Website are the registered and unregistered marks of the Save Our Seas Foundation and protected by American, Swiss and international trademark laws. All other Trademarks not owned by us, our affiliates, our partners or our licensors that appear on the Website are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by us.

This site contains content and other materials which does not originate from the Save Our Seas Foundation, whether such content is posted by users or otherwise. We aim to provide a platform for our funded project leaders and other select scientists, researchers, educators and stakeholders to express their views. Such views expressed in this content may not represent the views of the Save Our Seas Foundation. The Save Our Seas Foundation will not be responsible or liable for any such content.

Any links to the Website or any other SOSF-affiliated site may not suggest or imply SOSF’s endorsement or approval of any product, position, entity or individual, or portray SOSF in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner, and the linking site may not contain any adult or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable.

This Website contains links to third party websites (“External Websites”) not under the control of SOSF, and SOSF is not responsible for their content or links contained in such External Websites. SOSF does not intend links on this Website to be referrals or endorsements of the External Website providers, or their products or services, and are provided for convenience only. Your use of the External Websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of their providers.

In no event shall the Save Our Seas Foundation, its licensors, affiliates, directors, officers and employees be liable to you for any direct, incidental or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation, loss of use, loss of income, loss of actual or anticipated profits, loss of business, loss of contracts, loss of goodwill or reputation, loss of anticipated savings, loss of, damage to or corruption of data, whether in an action in contract, tort (including but not limited to negligence) or otherwise, arising out of or in any way connected with the use of this website, the services, the materials contained in or accessed through this website, including without limitation any damages caused by or resulting from reliance on any information obtained from SOSF.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless for any loss, damages or costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any third party claim, action, or demand resulting from your use of the Website. You also agree to indemnify us for any loss, damages, or costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from your use of software robots, spiders, crawlers, or similar data gathering and extraction tools, or any other action you take that imposes an unreasonable burden or load on our infrastructure.

With respect to any dispute regarding the Website, your rights and obligations and all actions contemplated by these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of Geneva, Switzerland as if the Terms and Conditions were a contract wholly entered into and wholly performed within Geneva. If any term or provision of this Agreement is for any reason held to be invalid, such invalidity shall not affect any other term or provision, and this Agreement shall be interpreted as if such term or provision had never been contained in this Agreement. This Agreement contains the entire understanding of SOSF and user with respect to its subject matter.

You acknowledge and agree that these Terms and Conditions, together with our Privacy Policy, constitute the complete and exclusive agreement between us concerning your use of the Website, and supersede and govern all prior proposals, agreements, or other communications.

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting the changes on the Website. Any changes are effective immediately upon posting to the Website. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your agreement to all such terms and conditions. We may, with or without prior notice, terminate any of the rights granted by these Terms and Conditions. You shall comply immediately with any termination or other notice, including, as applicable, by ceasing all use of the Website.

If you have any questions regarding these Terms and Conditions, please contact us.