Terms of Use Policy







These terms of use (together with the various documents referred to in it – which

together are referred to as the “terms” throughout this document) set out the terms of

use on which you may make use of our website www.oceanova.com and any services

provided through it (the “Website”). Use of the Website includes accessing it, perusing

it, or using any of the functionality or services offered via it.

Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the Website, and/or

the services provided through it. They represent a binding legal agreement and you

will be bound by their terms during your use of either or both parts of the Website. We

recommend that you print a copy of the terms for future reference.

By using the Website, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you

agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use the Website.


These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use

of the Website:

 Our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal

data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using the Website, you

consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is


 Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on the Website.


The Website is operated by Oceanova. We are registered in England and Wales under

the company number 10021355 and have our registered office at 4 Cam Road, 6th

Floor, Stratford, London. United Kingdom, E15 2SM.


While we may post notice of substantive changes to the terms on the Website, please

be aware that we reserve the right to revise or amend these terms of use at any time

by amending this page.

Please return to this page from time to time in order to check whether any changes

have been made to these terms.


We may update the Website from time to time and may change the content featured

on it at any time.

We do not guarantee that the Website, or any content on it, will be free from errors or

omissions, nor do we undertake to regularly update the Website or to ensure that

content on it is up to date or current.

We do not offer professional advice of any kind via the Website and you should not

treat any content featured on it as professional advice of any kind, and should always

obtain appropriate specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any course of

action on the basis of the content of the Website.

In particular, we do not offer employment or compliance advice of any kind, nor is use

of the Website a substitute for any type of professional qualification or membership of

any professional body. Where the Website features comment or opinion from

individuals please be aware that these are general statements which represent their

own personal opinions, they do represent or contain specific individual guidance and

the advice contained therein may not be appropriate for your personal circumstances.


We do not guarantee that the Website, or any content on it, will always be available or

that access to it will be uninterrupted. Access to the Website is permitted on a

temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of

the Website without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason the Website is

unavailable at any time or for any period.

You accept that you are responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the

Website via internet connections controlled by you are aware of these terms of use

and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them. You agree

that you shall be responsible for the actions of all such individuals and that we are not

responsible for preventing such individuals from accessing the Website via your

internet connection.

The Website is directed at individuals residing in the United Kingdom. We do not

represent that content available on the Website is appropriate or localised for other

locations. We may limit the availability of the Website or any service or product

described on the Website to any person or geographic area at any time. If you choose

to access the Website from outside the United Kingdom, you do so at your own risk

and accept that you are wholly responsible for your own compliance with local laws.


The way that we collect and use your personal data is set out in our Privacy Policy.

However, please be aware that if an entity such as your employer creates an individual

user account for you to use the Website, that personal data which you submit to the

Website relating to your career and training may be shared with that entity for the

purpose of enabling to manage your account and your use of the Website.

Please note that if you give Oceanova your permission to contact you with direct

promotional communications, that we may contact you about any/all of our services

that we believe may be of interest to you.


We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights inherent in the

Website, and in the material published on it. Unless specifically stated otherwise,

nothing in these terms or on the Website shall give effect to any transfer of such

intellectual property rights from us to you.

Your sole right to use the intellectual property inherent in the Website is a nonexclusive

licence to make use of such content only as is strictly necessary to enable

you to access the Website and to peruse its contents.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from the

Website for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your

organisation to content posted on the Website.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off

or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video

or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on the

Website must always be acknowledged.

All content on the Website is provided for educational purposes and you must not use

any part of the content on the Website for commercial purposes without obtaining a

licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of the Website in breach of these terms of

use, your right to use the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option,

return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.


Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury

arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other

liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations

or other terms which may apply to the Website or any content on it, whether express

or implied.

We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort

(including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable,

arising under or in connection with:

 use of, or inability to use, the Website; or

 use of or reliance on any content displayed on the Website.

 loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;

 business interruption;

 loss of anticipated savings;

 loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or

 any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-ofservice

attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer

equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of

the Website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on the Website. Such

links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will

not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.


Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to the Website,

or to make contact with other users of the Website, you must comply with these terms

of use.

You warrant that you will not upload any content which is unlawful, false, misleading,

defamatory, libellous, unlawful, pornographic, violent in nature, or which is racist,

homophobic, or otherwise promotes hatred, nor will you upload any content or any

pattern of content which constitutes harassment, or which might otherwise bring us or

our business into disrepute.

You warrant that you will not use the website in any way which is unlawful, fraudulent

malicious, or which is designed to harass, intimidate, defame or imitate any other user.

You agree that you will be liable to us and that you shall indemnify us for any breach

of the warranties set out above.

If any aspect of the Website enables you to communicate with any other users you

warrant that you will use such features responsibly and that you will not engage in any

kind of communication that is unlawful, offensive or unprofessional. You acknowledge

that all communications which may feature on the Website represent the personal

opinions of other users and that they are not necessarily reflective of our views or

endorsed in any way by us.

Any content you upload to the Website will be considered non-confidential and nonproprietary.

You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required

to grant us and all other users of the Site an irrevocable, worldwide, royalty free licence

to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third

parties as we, and other users, see fit.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that

any content posted or uploaded by you to the Website constitutes a violation of their

intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy, or to any lawful authority that may

otherwise compel us to disclose it (such as the police, or parties in possession of a

court order).

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of

any content posted by you or any other user of the Website.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on the Website if, in our opinion,

we consider that it breaches these terms of use or that its content might bring us or our

business into disrepute.

You acknowledge that any views or opinions expressed by users of the Website may

not represent our views or values, and accordingly you agree that we shall not be liable

for those views or opinions or for any consequences of the expression of those views

or opinions.

You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

We are not responsible for any disputes between users of the Website, nor for any

arrangements which they may enter into between themselves using it. Such

arrangements are private transactions for which we accept no responsibility.


We do not guarantee that the Website or any aspect of it will be secure or free from

bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer

programmes and platform in order to access the Website. You should use your own

virus protection software.

You must not misuse the Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms,

logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must

not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the

Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website. You

must not attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of

service attack. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement

authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to

them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Website will cease



You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and

does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association,

approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to the Website in any website that is not owned by you.

The Website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any

part of the Website other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.


The Website may contain links to other sites and/or resources provided by third parties,

such links are provided for your information only.

We have no control over the contents of third party sites or resources and accept no

liability in respect of their contents or the actions of their owners/operators/users.


If you are a consumer, please note that these terms of use, its subject matter and its

formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree to that the courts of

England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.

If you are a business, these terms of use, its subject matter and its formation (and any

non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the

exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.