Terms of use

Welcome to Sailor'sKnot!

Our mission is to connect ship crew worldwide and to enable them to meet, exchange ideas, learn, find opportunities, work, and make decisions in a network of trusted relationships and groups, which will all together facilitate their future professional endeavors and assure it to be more productive and successful.

To achieving this purpose, we encourage our users to share truthful and accurate information that are not in violation of the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties.

By registering or accessing our website, you are becoming Sailor’sKnot‘ User and are agreeing to these Terms of Use.

If you are using Sailor’sKnot on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you are nevertheless individually bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not want to register an account and become a Sailor’sKnot‘ User, do NOT click “Sign Up” and do not access, view, download or otherwise use any Sailor’sKnot webpage, information or services. By clicking “Sign Up,” you acknowledge that you have read and understood the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use and that you agree to be bound by all of its provisions. By clicking “Sing Up,” you also consent to use electronic signatures and acknowledge your click of the “Sign Up” button as one.

Use of the services

Our services can be used only as permitted by the law, and they cannot be misused in any manner.
The use of our services can be suspended in respect to specific user should he/she fail to comply with our Terms or Policies, or if we are investigating suspected misconduct.

The use of our services does not constitute any intellectual property rights in respect to our services or the content User is accessing.

The content from our services cannot be used prior to written approval given by its owner, or if its use is otherwise permitted by Law.

The services provided by www.sailorsknot.com may display some content of third parties, in which case the content represents the sole responsibility of the entity that makes it available. Our team may review this content to determine whether it is illegal or violates its policies, and we may remove or refuse to display content that we reasonably believe violates our Policies or the Law. To avoid any uncertainty, our team has the right, but not the obligation, to review the content of third parties.

SailorsKnot offers various forums where User can post his/her observations and comments on designated topics. SailorsKnot also enables sharing of information by allowing users to post updates, including links to news articles and other information such as job opportunities, and other content to their profile and other parts of the site.

SailorsKnot users can create SailorsKnot Groups for free, however, we may close or transfer or remove content from them if the content violates these Terms of Use or others’ intellectual property rights.
Please note that ideas User posts and information User shares may be seen and used by other users, and SailorsKnot cannot guarantee that other users will not use the ideas and information that you, as our User, share on SailorsKnot. Therefore, if User has an idea or information that he/she would like to keep confidential and/or doesn’t want others to use, or that is subject to third party rights that may be infringed by User’s sharing it, please refrain from posting it to any SailorsKnot Group, or elsewhere on SailorsKnot. SAILORSKNOT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR A THIRD PARTIES MISUSE OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION USER HAVE POSTED IN ANY SAILORSKNOT COMMUNITY FORUMS OR ANYWHERE ELSE ON THE SITE.

User is solely responsible for his/her interactions with other users. SailorsKnot may limit the number of connections User may have to other users and may, in certain circumstances, prohibit User from contacting other users through use of the services or otherwise limit User’s use of the services. SailorsKnot reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between User and other members and to restrict, suspend, or close User’s account if SailorsKnot determines, in our sole discretion, that doing so is necessary to enforce these Terms of Use.

Sailor’sKnot may include links to third party web sites on www.sailorsknot.com and elsewhere. User is responsible for evaluating whether he/she wants to access or use a third party web site. User should review any applicable terms and/or privacy policy of a third party web site before using it or sharing any information with it, because User may give the operator permission to use his/her information in ways we would not. Sailor’sKnot is not responsible for and does not endorse any features, content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from third party web site. Accordingly, if User decides to access third party web site, he/she does so at its own risk and agrees that these Terms of Use does not apply to User’s use of any third party web site.

The User is not granted to use any branding or logos used in our services.

In connection with User’s use of the services, our team may send User service announcements, administrative messages, and other information. User may opt out of some of those communications. For purposes of delivering to the User service messages and notices about the services, Sailor’sKnot may place a banner notice across its pages to alert the User to certain changes such as modifications to these Terms of Use. Alternatively, notice may consist of an email from Sailor’sKnot to an email address associated with User’s account, even if we have other contact information. User also agrees that Sailor’sKnot may communicate with him or her through User’s Sailor’sKnot account or through other means available about User’s Sailor’sKnot account or services associated with Sailor’sKnot. User acknowledges and agrees that Sailor’sKnot shall have no liability associated with or arising from User’s failure to maintain accurate contact or other information, including, but not limited to, User’s failure to receive critical information about the service.

Your Sailor’sKnot account

In order to be able to use our services you, as our User, will need to Sign Up, and by doing so User agrees to:

(1) keep its password secure and confidential;
(2) not permit others to use its account;
(3) refrain from using other users’ accounts;
(4) refrain from selling, trading, or otherwise transferring your Sailor’sKnot account to another party;
(5) refrain from charging anyone for access to any portion of Sailor’sKnot, or any information therein;

Further, User is responsible for anything that happens through its account until User closes down its account or proves that its account security was compromised due to no fault of its own.

If User learns of any unauthorized use of his/her password or account, User should follow these instructions.

Service Eligibility

To be eligible to use our services, User must meet the following criteria and represent and warrant that he/she:

(1) is 18 years of age or older;
(2) is not currently restricted from the services, or not otherwise prohibited from having a Sailor’sKnot account;
(3) is not using the services for reasons that are in competition with Sailor’sKnot;
(4) will only maintain one Sailor’sKnot account at any given time;
(5) will not violate any rights of Sailor’sKnot, including intellectual property rights such as copyright or trademark rights;

Indemnification

User indemnifies us and holds us harmless for all damages, losses and costs (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) related to all third party claims, charges, and investigations, caused by


(1) User’s failure to comply with these Terms of Use, including, without limitation, User’s submission of content that violates third party rights or applicable laws;
(2) any content User submits to the services;
(3) any activity in which User engages on or through Sailor’sKnot;

Privacy and copyright protection

In the section Privacy policy our treatment of User’s personal data is stipulated as well as the manner of protection of User’s privacy when he/she use our services. By using our services, User agrees that Sailor’sKnot can use such data in accordance with our privacy policies.

Please note that certain information, statements, data, and content (such as photographs) which User may submit to Sailor’sKnot, or groups User chooses to join might, or are likely to, reveal User’s gender, ethnic origin, nationality, age, and/or other personal information. User acknowledges that his/her submission of any information, statements, data, and content to us is voluntary on User’s part.

User acknowledges, consents and agrees that we may access, preserve, and disclose its registration and any other information User provides if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary in our opinion to:
(1) comply with legal process, including, but not limited to, civil and criminal subpoenas, court orders or other compulsory disclosures;
(2) enforce these Terms of Use;
(3) respond to claims of a violation of the rights of third parties, whether or not the third party is a User, individual, or government agency;
(4) respond to customer service inquiries;
(5) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of SailorsKnot, our users or the public;

Our team provides information to help copyright holders manage their intellectual property online. If somebody is violating User’s copyrights, the User may notify us on [email protected]
We encourage the User to read carefully our full Privacy policy before deciding to become a User.

User’s content in our services

The User may submit its content in respect to some of our services, whereby the User will retain sole ownership of any intellectual property rights that he may hold in that content.

User owns the information that he provides Sailor’sKnot with under these Terms of Use, and may request its deletion at any time, unless User has shared information or content with others and they have not deleted it, or it was copied or stored by other users. Additionally, User grants Sailor’sKnot a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, sublicenseable, fully paid up and royalty-free right to us to copy, prepare derivative works of, improve, distribute, publish, remove, retain, add, process, analyze, use and commercialize, in any way now known or in the future discovered, any information User provides directly or indirectly to Sailor’sKnot, including, but not limited to, any user generated content, ideas, concepts, techniques or data to the services, or User submits to Sailor’sKnot, all without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to User or to any third parties.

By providing information to us, User represents and warrants that he/she is entitled to submit the information and that the information is accurate, not confidential, and not in violation of any contractual restrictions or other third party rights. It is User’s responsibility to keep its Sailor’sKnot account information accurate and updated.

Payments

If User purchases any services that we offer for a fee, either on a one-time or subscription basis, User agrees to Sailor’sKnot storing his/her payment card information. User also agrees to pay the applicable fees for the said services) as they become due plus all related taxes, and to reimburse us for all collection costs and interest for any overdue amounts. User’s obligation to pay fees continues through the end of the subscription period during which User cancels its subscription.

Safety

SailorsKnot cannot guaranty users safety, but commits to make reasonable effort in securing it.

In order to keep SailorsKnot safe User commits not to:

post unauthorized commercial communications (such as spam) on SailorsKnot;

collect users' content or information, or otherwise access SailorsKnot, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without our prior permission;

engage in unlawful multi-level marketing, such as a pyramid scheme, on SailorsKnot;

upload viruses or other malicious code;

solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else;

bully, intimidate, or harass any user;

post content that: is hate speech, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence, or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence;

develop or operate a third-party application containing alcohol-related, dating or other mature content (including advertisements) without appropriate age-based restrictions;

use SailorsKnot to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory;

do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working or appearance of SailorsKnot, such as a denial of service attack or interference with page rendering or other SailorsKnot functionality;

facilitate or encourage any violations of these Terms of Use;

Modifying and terminating our services

Sailor’sKnot is constantly changing and improving its services.

We may modify, replace, refuse access to, suspend or discontinue Sailor’sKnot, partially or entirely, or change and modify prices for all or part of the services for you or for all our users in our sole discretion. All of these changes shall be effective upon their posting on our site or by direct communication to User unless otherwise noted. Sailor’sKnot further reserves the right to withhold, remove and or discard any content available as part of your account, with or without notice if deemed by Sailor’sKnot to be contrary to these Terms of Use. For avoidance of doubt, Sailor’sKnot has no obligation to store, maintain or provide User a copy of any content that you, as our User, or other users provide when using the Services.

The User can stop using our services at any time. Termination of User’s SailorsKnot account includes disabling User access to SailorsKnot. SailorsKnot may restrict, suspend or terminate the account of any User who abuses or misuses the Services. Misuse of the services includes but not limits to inviting other users with whom you, as our User, do not know to connect; abusing the SailorsKnot messaging services; creating multiple or false profiles; using the Services commercially without SailorsKnot’s authorization, infringing any intellectual property rights, or any other behavior that SailorsKnot, in its sole discretion, deems contrary to its purpose. The terms of these Terms of Use shall survive any termination.

Our warranties and disclaimers

OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN THESE TERMS, NEITHER SAILOR’SKNOT NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR DISTRIBUTORS MAKE ANY SPECIFIC PROMISES ABOUT THE SERVICES OR ANY COMMITMENTS ABOUT THE CONTENT WITHIN THE SERVICES, THE SPECIFIC FUNCTION OF THE SERVICES, OR THEIR RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, OR ABILITY TO MEET YOUR NEEDS. WE PROVIDE THE SERVICES “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. WE DO NOT CONTROL OR VET USER GENERATED CONTENT FOR ACCURACY. WE DO NOT PROVIDE ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, ACCURACY OF DATA, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IF USER IS DISSATISFIED OR HARMED BY SAILORSKNOT OR ANYTHING RELATED TO SAILORSKNOT, USER MAY CLOSE HIS/HER SAILORSKNOT ACCOUNT AND TERMINATE THESE TERMS OF USE AND SUCH TERMINATION SHALL BE HIS/HER SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.

SAILORSKNOT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE, AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES FOR THE DELIVERY OF ANY MESSAGES (SUCH AS INMAILS, POSTING OF ANSWERS OR TRANSMISSION OF ANY OTHER USER GENERATED CONTENT) SENT THROUGH SAILORSKNOT TO ANYONE. IN ADDITION, WE NEITHER WARRANT NOR REPRESENT THAT USER’S USE OF THE SERVICE WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES. ANY MATERIAL, SERVICE, OR TECHNOLOGY DESCRIBED OR USED ON THE WEBSITE MAY BE SUBJECT TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OWNED BY THIRD PARTIES WHO HAVE LICENSED SUCH MATERIAL, SERVICE, OR TECHNOLOGY TO US.

SAILORSKNOT DOES NOT HAVE ANY OBLIGATION TO VERIFY THE IDENTITY OF THE PERSONS SUBSCRIBING TO ITS SERVICES, NOR DOES IT HAVE ANY OBLIGATION TO MONITOR THE USE OF ITS SERVICES BY OTHER USERS OF THE COMMUNITY; THEREFORE, SAILORSKNOT DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR IDENTITY THEFT OR ANY OTHER MISUSE OF USER IDENTITY OR INFORMATION.
SAILORSKNOT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS, CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR DATA OF THIRD PARTIES, AND USER RELEASE US, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY CLAIM USER HAVE AGAINST ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES.

Liability for our services

SAILORSKNOT DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICES IT PROVIDES WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERRORS IN FUNCTIONING. IN PARTICULAR, THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICES MAY BE INTERRUPTED DUE TO MAINTENANCE, UPDATES, OR SYSTEM OR NETWORK FAILURES.

SAILORSKNOT DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY ANY SUCH INTERRUPTION OR ERRORS IN FUNCTIONING. FURTHERMORE, SAILORSKNOT DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY MALFUNCTIONING, IMPOSSIBILITY OF ACCESS, OR POOR USE CONDITIONS OF THE SAILORSKNOT SITE DUE TO INAPPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT, DISTURBANCES RELATED TO INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS, TO THE SATURATION OF THE INTERNET NETWORK, AND FOR ANY OTHER REASON.
WHEN PERMITTED BY LAW, SAILOR’SKNOT, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, OR DATA, FINANCIAL LOSSES OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES.

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF SAILOR’SKNOT, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, FOR ANY CLAIM UNDER THESE TERMS, INCLUDING FOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT USER IN MATTER PAID US TO USE THE SERVICES (OR, IF WE CHOOSE, TO SUPPLYING THE SAID USER THE SERVICES AGAIN). APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO THE USER IN MATTER. IN SUCH CASES, SAILORSKNOT 'S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

IN ALL CASES, SAILOR’SKNOT, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT IS NOT REASONABLY FORESEEABLE, EVEN IF WE WERE ADVISED ON SUCH POSSIBILITY AT SOME POINT.

Business uses of our services

If the User is using our services on behalf of a business, that business accepts these terms. It will hold harmless and indemnify Sailor’sKnot and its affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from any claim, suit or action arising from or related to the use of the services or violation of these terms, including any liability or expense arising from claims, losses, damages, suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys’ fees.

About these Terms

These Terms of Use may be modified in order to e.g. reflect changes to the law or changes to our services, in respect to which our team will in timely fashion post notice of modifications to these terms on this page. Changes will not apply retroactively and will become effective no sooner than eight days after they are posted. However, changes addressing new functions for a service or changes made for legal reasons will be effective immediately. If the User does not agree to the modified terms for a service, he/she should discontinue its use of that service.

If there is a conflict between these terms and the additional terms, the additional terms will control for that conflict.

These terms control the relationship between Sailor’sKnot and the User. They do not create any third party beneficiary rights.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction or arbitrator to be illegal, void, or unenforceable, the unenforceable provision will be modified so as to render it enforceable and effective to the maximum extent possible in order to effect the intention of the provision; and if a court or arbitrator finds the modified provision invalid, illegal, void or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use will not be affected in any way.

Our failure to act with respect to a breach of these Terms of Use by User or others does not waive our right to act with respect to that breach or subsequent similar or other breaches. Except as expressly and specifically contemplated by the Terms of Use, no representations, statements, consents, waivers or other acts or omissions by any SailorsKnot shall be deemed legally binding on any SailorsKnot affiliate, unless documented in a physical writing hand signed by a duly appointed officer of SailorsKnot.

 

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