Terms of Use

Copyright and other property rights

Unless otherwise indicated, all of the content or information featured, contained, or displayed on this Site, including, but not limited to, design, text, articles, trademarks, logos, graphics, public service announcements, illustrations, photographs, images, data, video, moving images, sound, audio, software and applications are the property of the Oceano Azul Foundation and are legally protected under the general terms of the law and by the national and international legislation for the protection of Intellectual Property. The term “Site” includes all websites and Web pages within www.oceanoazulfoudation.org The user shall not show, reproduce, distribute, modify, broadcast, this website, or otherwise use the materials in any way for any public or commercial purpose without the prior, express, written consent of the Oceano Azul Foundation.

However, users may prin for their own personal, non-commercial use any material on the website provided no modifications are introduced and the source and copyrights are explicitly displayed.

The contents of this website are protected by the Copyright and Related Rights, Industrial Property Rights and by the Computer Crime Law.

Some website pages may display images subject to third parties’ copyrights (as, for instance, photos from the image bank).

Although the personal data supplied to us are protected under the terms of our Privacy Policy, any information or material the user may transmit to this site, either by email, messages to focus groups (comments), file transfer or otherwise, will be considered as non-confidential and non-reserved. When uploading material into this site, the user automatically grants the Oceano Azul Foundation all exclusive rights over that material and agrees with its free and unequivocal use.

Contents and guarantees

The information displayed in this website is based in good faith and serves exclusively as general information, its use being at the sole risk of the user.

The Oceano Azul Foundation expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind with respect to this website, whether express or implied, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement of third party rights and fitness for a particular purpose. Similarly, there is no guarantee that access to this site will be uninterrupted, error free, free of viruses or other harmful material, or that the information contained on this website is complete, accurate or timely.

The Oceano Azul Foundation reserves the right to make changes and corrections, suspend or discontinue the website when deemed appropriate and without notice to any member or entity.

The Oceano Azul Foundation does not filter or monitor contents previously transmitted to this website by third parties and is not liable for that. If notified, the Oceano Azul Foundation may investigate an alleged violation of infringement of the present Terms and Conditions by those contents, and determine their removal.

The Oceano Azul Foundation assumes no responsibility or liability for any actions or content transmitted by or between the user or any third party within or outside of this website.

However, the user agrees not to transmit to this website any unlawful, threatening, libellous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, pornographic or profane material or any other content that could constitute or encourage conduct that would violate any law. The Oceano Azul Foundation will fully cooperate with all relevant authorities to enforce the law court order requesting or directing it to disclose the identity or help identify or locate any individual who may be responsible for such contents.

Responsibility, use and risk

Neither the Oceano Azul Foundation nor any of its legal representatives, directors, employees, agents, nor any other party involved in the creation, production, maintenance or implementation of this website shall be liable to any user for any harm, damage or injury (including any loss of earnings and loss of moral damages, indirect, incidental or consequential loss) that may result from the correct or incorrect use of this site and its contents, the access to the user’s computer or computer system by third parties, viruses, etc.

This Site contains links to third-party web sites. These links are provided solely for the convenience and accessibility of the user, The Oceano Azul Foundation does not endorse the content of any of these third party sites and is not responsible for the content of any of these websites. Access and visit to any of those third party websites are conducted entirely at the user’s risk.

It is expressly forbidden to use this website for illegal purposes or any other purposes that may be considered unworthy of the Oceano Azul Foundation’s image. Misuse, counterfeiting, use of misused or counterfeited contents, illegitimate identification and unfair competition are subject to legal proceedings.

The user is not allowed to introduce in this site any types of viruses or programmes that may damage or contaminate it, nor advise others to do so. Offenders will be criminally prosecuted.

Image Credits

The Oceano Azul Foundation expresses its gratitude and refers to the following entities for the use on this website of photographs and images that are copyrighted.

. Emanuel Gonçalves
. Nuno de Sá
. NOAA Photos . Website