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Ownership of the Site and its Contents
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Use of the Site
The Site and the OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM Content are intended for customers of OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM . You may not use the Site or the OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM Content for any purpose not related to your business with OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM . You are specifically prohibited from: (a) downloading, copying, or re-transmitting any or all of the Site or the OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM Content without, or in violation of, a written license or agreement with OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM ; (b) using any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (c) manipulating or otherwise displaying the Site or the OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM Content by using framing or similar navigational technology; (d) registering, subscribing, unsubscribing, or attempting to register, subscribe, or unsubscribe any party for any OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM product or service if you are not expressly authorized by such party to do so; (e) reverse engineering, altering or modifying any part of the Site or the OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM Content; (f) circumventing, disabling or otherwise interfering with security-related features of the Site or any system resources, services or networks connected to or accessible through the Site; (g) selling, licensing, leasing, or in any way commercializing the Site or the OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM Content without specific written authorization from OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM ; and (h) using the Site or the OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM Content other than for its intended purpose. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws luding without limitation copyright and trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and applicable communications regulations and statutes. You represent and warrant that you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, luding, without limitation, those relating to the Internet, data, e-mail, privacy, and the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
Copyright Infringement Policy
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable laws, OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM ‘ sole discretion, account holders who infringe the intellectual property rights of OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM or any third party.
If you believe that any material on the Site infringes upon any copyright that you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with our Designated Agent as set forth below:
OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM Legal Department
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You may not use a OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM logo or other proprietary graphic of OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM to link to the Site without the express written permission of OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM . Further, you may not frame any OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM trademark, logo or other proprietary information, luding the OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM Content, without OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM ‘ express written consent.
OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, directly or indirectly, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party websites accessible by hyperlink from the Site, or websites linking to the Site. Such sites are not under the control of OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM and OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the lusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave the Site, you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, luding privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Site.
Your participation, correspondence or business dealings with any third party found on or through the Site, regarding the payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage or other matters of any sort urred as the result of any such dealings.
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OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM (or third parties acting on its behalf) may collect data related to use of the Embedded Viewer and embedded OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM Content, and reserves the right to place advertisements in the Embedded Viewer or otherwise monetize its use without any compensation to you.
Forums & Other Interactive Services or Areas
The Site may lude discussion forums or other interactive areas or services, luding blogs, chat rooms, bulletin boards, message boards, online hosting or storage services, or other areas or services in which you or third parties create, post or store any content, messages, comments, materials or other items on the Site (“Interactive Areas”). You are solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas and use them at your own risk. By using any Interactive Areas, you agree not to post, upload, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Site any of the following:
Any message, comment, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, graphics, code or other material (“User Content”) that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, harmful to minors, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;
User Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law, luding, without limitation, the regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or any rules of a securities exchange such as the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ;
User Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or contract right of any party. By posting any User Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to transmit, distribute and reproduce such User Content;
User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;
Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or solicitations;
Private information of any third party, luding, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;
Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and
User Content that, in the sole judgment of OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM , is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or the Site, or which adversely affects the availability of its resources to other users (e.g., excessive shouting, use of all capital letters, or flooding continuous posting of repetitive text), or which may expose OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM or its users to any harm or liability of any type.
Further, you agree not to delete or revise any User Content posted by any third party. OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content posted, stored or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto, nor is OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. Your use of Interactive Areas is at your own risk. As a provider of interactive services, OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM is not liable for any statements, representations or User Content provided by its users in any public forum, personal home page or other Interactive Area. Although OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the User Content posted in any Interactive Area, OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit any User Content posted or stored on the Site at any time and for any reason without notice. You are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Site at your sole cost and expense. Any use of the Interactive Areas or other portions of the Site in violation of the foregoing violates these Site Terms and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or the Site. You acknowledge and agree that OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM may access, use or disclose any information about you or your use of this Site, luding without limitation any User Content to comply with the law or any legal process; protect and defend the rights or property of OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM ; or to protect the safety of our company, employees, customers or the public. If you post User Content to the Site, unless we indicate otherwise, you grant OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Content throughout the world in any media. You grant OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM and its affiliates and sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that (a) you own and control all of the rights to the User Content that you post or you otherwise have the right to post such User Content to the Site; (b) the User Content is accurate and not misleading; and (c) use and posting of the User Content you supply does not violate these Site Terms and will not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity.
Registration Data and Account Security
In consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to: (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Site (“Registration Data”); (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to Company, to keep it accurate, current and complete; (c) maintain the security of your password and identification; (d) notify OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or other breach of security; (e) accept all responsibility for any and all activities that occur under your account; and (f) accept all risks of unauthorized access to the Registration Data and any other information you provide to Company.
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Third-Party Financial Information. OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM may provide links to third-party websites or services that contain financial or investment information about OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM . Access to such websites and the information contained therein is provided as service to those interested in the information. OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM neither regularly monitors nor has control over the content of third parties’ statements or websites. Accordingly, OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM does not endorse or adopt these websites or any information contained therein, luding, without limitation, analyst’s reports and stock quotes. OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM makes no representations or warranties whatsoever regarding the accuracy or completeness of the content, information, or opinions of third-party websites or other third-party information that is identified on the Site. Users visit these websites and use the information contained therein at their own risk.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM , its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, employees, agents, third party information providers and independent contractors against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (luding, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to any User Content that you download, purchase or otherwise transmit through the Site, your conduct, your use or inability to use the Site, your breach or alleged breach of the Site Terms or of any representation or warranty contained herein, your unauthorized use of the OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM Content, or your violation of any rights of another. By agreeing downloading pre-purchased or website purchased photos on this site, you waive your right to the pictures taken as intellectual property, or personal property and hold OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM and the BOSS tour innocent of other people downloading and using your pictures posted on the website. You also hold OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM and it’s affiliates faultless in any misuse of the photos on this site from paid users and others who may get these images illegally. You waive all rights to these images and hold OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM and the BOSS Tour blameless for any unauthorized download of your photo.
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Limitation of Liability
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Applicable Law and Venue
Any dispute relating in any way to your use of the Site or the OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM Content shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Seattle, Washington, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM ‘ intellectual property rights, OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the State of Washington, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Arbitration under this provision shall be conducted by a single arbitrator under the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Provision. The arbitrator’s award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to the Site Terms, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.
Notwithstanding any of these Site Terms, OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your account and/or to block your use of the Site.
Any waiver of any provision of the Site Terms will be effective only if in writing and signed by OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM . If any clause in these Site Terms is found to be unenforceable, wherever possible this will not affect any other clause and each will remain in full force and effect. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
Changes to Site Terms
OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM reserves the right to change any of the terms and conditions contained in the Site Terms or any policy or guideline of the Site, at any time and in its sole discretion. When we make changes, we will revise the “last updated” date at the top of the Site Terms. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes. We encourage you to review the Site Terms whenever you visit one of our websites.
Questions and Contact Information
Questions or comments about the Site or Site Terms may be directed to OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM at email@example.com
REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY
– For cancellations notified 30 days or more prior to activity date Ocean Connections Water Sports will provide a full refund minus a 10% booking fee;
– For cancellations notified more than 7 days (but less than 30 days) prior to activity date Ocean Connections Water Sports will provide a 50% refund;
– For cancellations notified less than 48 hours prior to the activity date there will be no refund offered.
– If you do not attend at the agreed date, time and place you may not be entitled to any refund. We reserve the right, when necessary, to alter routes, vehicles/vessels and times.
– If cancellation is due to an unforeseen or unpreventable circumstance and can be verified through a doctor’s note or other validation please contact the operations manager to discuss options.
– If a tour is cancelled for any reason including for safety reasons or unsuitable weather conditions, this will be at the discretion of the dive boat captain and/or dive operations manager. We will endeavor to notify you as soon as possible, you will be offered an alternative date or a shop credit.
– Shop credit can/must be used within one calendar year from date of intended activity and cannot be extended.
– All divers certified and uncertified will be required to complete and sign a Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Agreement as well as a Standard Safe Diving Practices Statement of Understanding. Failure to complete these forms correctly will result in you not being able to take part in any in water activities.
– If you are a certified diver you will be required to produce your certification card prior to the tour commencing. Failure to do so will result in you not being able to take part in any diving activities. If you have lost your certification card, please contact us prior to booking.
– If it has been over 6 months since your last dive we request you complete a SCUBA Review prior to your trip. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or the shop phone +504 9901-3646 to discuss your requirements.
Dive Course Specific Policy
Refunds on courses follow our standard refund policy minus any consumables that have been supplied prior the commencement of the course e.g. E-learning pass, text books etc. Consumable costs are as follows:
Open Water – $200
Advanced – $150
Rescue – $150
All students completing courses with Ocean Connections Water Sports must complete a RSTC Medical Statement prior to booking. Any student who answers YES to having ANY of the medical conditions on the RSTC Medical Statement MUST obtain a Diving Medical PRIOR to commencement of the course. Please note that The Cornerstone Hyperbaric Chamber and Clinic located within the Anthony’s Key Resort is the only acceptable option for a diving medical here on Roatan. Diving medicals can be done prior to your arrival but it must be completed by a recognized doctor of undersea and hyperbaric medicine.
Ocean Connections Water Sports strongly recommends Open Water students have a diving medical as it may uncover conditions or issues you may not be aware of, for example ear, nose and throat, or lung function issues, which could expose you to risk of serious injury or death while diving.
No refunds will be offered for any student changing their mind about a course unless they are deemed medically unfit to dive by a diving doctor.
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By using this site, you understand and agree to the terms of this policy. This site is owned by OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM and may be accessed in the United States and abroad. For data protection purposes, OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM is the controller and, unless otherwise noted, is also the processor of data. Information collected may be retained, and may be stored, processed, accessed, and used in jurisdictions whose privacy laws may be different and less protective than those of your home jurisdiction.
Collection of Your Personal Information
OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM collects certain kinds of information, such as the website that referred you to us, your IP address, browser type and language, and access times. We also may collect navigational information, including information about the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions taken in connection with the site.
We may combine your visit and navigational information with personal information that you provide. You may always choose not to provide personal information, but if you so choose, certain products and services may not be available to you. Personal information (e.g., your username and password, your name, your mailing address, email address, and phone number) is collected when you register. Additional personal information (e.g., your credit card number and billing address) is collected to process transactions or to provide you with products and services.
Limited demographic information, such as industry you work in, is sometimes collected and may be linked to your personal information.
Use of Your Personal Information
OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM collects and uses your personal information to operate and improve our sites, to process your transactions, to provide customer service, to perform research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and technologies, and to display content that is customized to your interests and preferences.
We also use your personal information to communicate with you. We may send transaction-related communications such as welcome letters, billing reminders, and purchase confirmations. We may also send you surveys or marketing emails to inform you of new products or services or other information that may be of interest. If you do not wish to receive marketing emails, you may adjust your “Personal Information Preferences” as described below or follow the “unsubscribe” instructions included within each email communication.
Personal information collected by OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM or its affiliates, subsidiaries, contractors or agents maintain facilities, and by using our sites or services, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM ’ certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/. If you would like to exercise any of your data protection rights (including the right to have your personal information deleted), please contact us using the “Contact Information” below.
Sharing of Your Personal Information
We may share your personal information within our corporate group, including with our subsidiaries and divisions, all of whom may use your information for the purposes disclosed herein.
We may share your personal information with service providers who perform services on our behalf. For example, we may hire other companies to handle the processing of payments, to provide data storage, to host websites, to fulfill orders and shipments, to assist in direct marketing, to conduct audits, etc. Those companies will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to provide the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.
We reserve the right to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, respond to claims, or protect the rights, property or safety of our company, employees, customers, or the public.
Accessing Your Personal Information
If you would like to review or revise information that you previously provided to us, you may access your information in the “My Account” section of the website. Your Account Executive can also assist you in making any changes, as well as in exercising your right to have your personal information deleted. If you need additional assistance, please contact us at email@example.com You can expect a response from us within 10 calendar days. Please be advised that you cannot change your username without re-registering.
Personal Information Preferences
OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM respects your right to make choices about the use and disclosure of your personal information. If at any time you decide that you do not want to receive marketing emails from us, please let us know by: (1) checking or unchecking the appropriate box on your online registration form or the “My Profile” page of the website; (2) contacting your Account Executive; or (3) sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you choose not to receive marketing emails, please be advised that you may continue to receive transactional or account emails (e.g., purchase confirmations and account balance statements).
OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM uses “cookies” to enable you to sign in to our services and to help personalize and improve your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive or device. Cookies contain information, including personal information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. The information that cookies collect includes the date and time of your visit, your registration information, and your navigational and purchase history.
Cookies offer you many conveniences:
They allow us to identify registered users when they return to the site so that they can retrieve previous image search results, access Lightboxes and shopping carts and view their previous invoices.
Cookies save you time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information.
Cookies allow us to deliver personalized content to you, including search results and targeted advertising.
Cookies help to protect your security by checking your login details and may help prevent fraud.
Cookies remember your preferences when using the site.
Cookies also identify particular customers in the event such customer would like assistance from a live, online customer service representative.
We strive to make this site user-friendly and relevant. Our goal is to deliver more personalized products and services to you.
Measure and analyze aggregate usage and volume statistical information from our users on our site. Information gathered may include, but is not limited to the following: activity of the user browser when the user is visiting the site, the site path of users, general information regarding the visitor’s internet service provider and host, and the time users come to the site.
Remember our users’ previous search of products and services, and dynamically display more relevant content to them.
Record users’ behavior on our site, such as pages visited, emails clicked, forms completed and products and services purchased to create customized advertisements and communications that better meet your needs.
Evaluate user traffic and behavior on the site to compile activity reports for our internal use only.
Conduct research and diagnostics to improve our products and services.
Identify users arriving at the site via a referral from an affiliate website or sponsored link.
In addition to cookies, we may use other technologies, including single-pixel gifs (also known as web beacons) on our websites and in promotional e-mail messages or newsletters. These tiny electronic images assist us in determining how many users have visited certain pages or opened messages or newsletters. We do not use these single-pixel gifs to collect personal information.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies. Please be aware that the site is optimally designed to operate with cookies enabled in your internet browser. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of our sites and services that depend on cookies. This may negatively impact your experience of the site.
Security of Your Personal Information
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to help protect your personal information. For instance, when you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer (SSL) technology. No method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If a password is used to protect your account and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential.
Forums & Other Interactive Services
Our websites may include discussion forums or other interactive areas or services, including blogs, chat rooms, bulletin boards, message boards, online hosting or storage services, or other areas or services in which you or third parties create, post or store any content, messages, comments, materials or other items on the sites (“Interactive Areas”). If you use an Interactive Area, you should be aware that these areas are open to the public and any personal information you post or provide at registration may be viewable by others. We are not responsible for personal information you submit in connection with the Interactive Areas, nor are we responsible for how others might use that information, including to send you unsolicited messages. Interactive Area postings may be retained indefinitely. If at any time you would like to remove a posting, please email us at email@example.com. Keep in mind that removal of a posting from an Interactive Area does not mean that the posting will be deleted from our systems.
If you choose to use our email referral services to tell a friend about our products or services (including images in your Lightbox, promotional campaigns, new websites, job postings, etc.), we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will use that information to send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site and review the product or service you have selected. We may use a third-party provider to administer this function, but any such third party provider may only use the information submitted to facilitate this one-time email. Neither OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM nor any third-party provider stores this information after the email is sent.
We do not intend to solicit or collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are under 18, you should not use or enter information on this site, including without limitation, any Interactive Areas of the site.
We may link to websites, including those of our third-party content providers, that have different privacy policies and practices from those disclosed here. We assume no responsibility for the policies or practices of such linked sites, and encourage you to become acquainted with them prior to use.
You can contact OCEAN-CONNECTIONS.COM Sales by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org