By connecting with like minded seafarers we can DISCOVER more about each other and how to live life to the full at sea.
We can help each other PROSPER by sharing tips, advice, photos, experiences and stories.
We don’t use bad language, we use words that inspire and motivate each other
We don’t post adverts of any kind unless permission is given by the my Ocean Life Team (firstname.lastname@example.org)
my Ocean Life App End User License Agreement (EULA)
This End User License Agreement (“Agreement”) is between you and my Ocean Life and governs use of this app made available through the Apple App Store. By installing the my Ocean Life App, you agree to be bound by this Agreement and understand that there is no tolerance for objectionable content. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you are not entitled to use the my Ocean Life App.
In order to ensure my Ocean Life provides the best experience possible for everyone, we strongly enforce a no tolerance policy for objectionable content. If you see inappropriate content, please use the “Report as offensive” feature found under each post.
This Agreement is between you and my Ocean Life only, and not Apple, Inc. (“Apple”). Notwithstanding the foregoing, you acknowledge that Apple and its subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of this Agreement and Apple has the right to enforce this Agreement against you. my Ocean Life, not Apple, is solely responsible for the my Ocean Life App and its content.
my Ocean Life may collect and use information about your usage of the my Ocean Life App, including certain types of information from and about your device. my Ocean Life may use this information, as long as it is in a form that does not personally identify you, to measure the use and performance of the my Ocean Life App.
my Ocean Life grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to use the my Ocean Life App for your personal, non-commercial purposes. You may only use the my Ocean Life App on Apple devices that you own or control and as permitted by the App Store Terms of Service.
By using the my Ocean Life App, you represent and warrant that (a) you are 18 years of age or older and you agree to be bound by this Agreement; (b) if you are under 18 years of age, you have obtained verifiable consent from a parent or legal guardian; and (c) your use of the my Ocean Life App does not violate any applicable law or regulation. Your access to the my Ocean Life App may be terminated without warning if my Ocean Life believes, in its sole discretion, that you are under the age of 18 years and have not obtained verifiable consent from a parent or legal guardian. If you are a parent or legal guardian and you provide your consent to your child’s use of the my Ocean Life App, you agree to be bound by this Agreement in respect to your child’s use of the my Ocean Life App.
Objectionable Content Policy
Content may not be submitted to my Ocean Life, who will moderate all content and ultimately decide whether or not to post a submission to the extent such content includes, is in conjunction with, or alongside any, Objectionable Content. Objectionable Content includes, but is not limited to: (i) sexually explicit materials; (ii) obscene, defamatory, libelous, slanderous, violent and/or unlawful content or profanity; (iii) content that infringes upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary right, or that is deceptive or fraudulent; (iv) content that promotes the use or sale of illegal or regulated substances, tobacco products, ammunition and/or firearms; and (v) gambling, including without limitation, any online casino, sports books, bingo or poker.
my Ocean Life disclaims all warranties about the my Ocean Life App to the fullest extent permitted by law. To the extent any warranty exists under law that cannot be disclaimed, my Ocean Life, not Apple, shall be solely responsible for such warranty.
Maintenance and Support
my Ocean Life does provide minimal maintenance or support for it but not to the extent that any maintenance or support is required by applicable law, my Ocean Life, not Apple, shall be obligated to furnish any such maintenance or support.
my Ocean Life, not Apple, is responsible for addressing any claims by you relating to the my Ocean Life App or use of it, including, but not limited to: (i) any product liability claim; (ii) any claim that the my Ocean Life App fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) any claim arising under consumer protection or similar legislation. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed an admission that you may have such claims.
Third Party Intellectual Property Claims
my Ocean Life shall not be obligated to indemnify or defend you with respect to any third party claim arising out or relating to the my Ocean Life App. To the extent my Ocean Life is required to provide indemnification by applicable law, my Ocean Life, not Apple, shall be solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any claim that the my Ocean Life App or your use of it infringes any third party intellectual property right.
The Service comprises a suite of online services provided by my Ocean Life, including but not limited to:
an online my Ocean Life Community Directory
the Community Messaging Service emailer,
Life-Long Email Forwarding Address service (“LEFA”),
a User-to-User Community Messaging service, and
the my Ocean Life Community groups service.
1. Copyright; Rules for Submission of Content.
You retain ownership of all of your intellectual property rights in any content created, posted, or shared by you, on or through the Service and any personal data, (the “UserContent”). my Ocean Life does not claim ownership of your User Content.
2. Rules of Conduct.
You may not post violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful, disturbing, pornographic, or sexually suggestive photos or other content via the Service.
You may not defame, stalk, bully, abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate people or entities and you must not post private or confidential information via the Service, including, without limitation, your or any other person’s credit card information, social security or alternate national identity numbers, non-public phone numbers or non-public email addresses.
You may not use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You agree to comply with all laws, rules and regulations (for example, federal, state, local and provincial) applicable to your use of the Service and your User Content, including but not limited to, copyright laws.
You must not interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers, or networks connected to the Service, including by transmitting any worms, viruses, spyware, malware or any other code of a destructive or disruptive nature.
You must not create accounts with the Service through unauthorized means, including but not limited to, by using an automated device, script, bot, spider, crawler or scraper.
You may only make non-commercial uses of the Service and Service Content. Use of Service or the Service Content for any commercial, public or political purpose is strictly prohibited. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to: (1) activities that are illegal or fraudulent; (2) use that inaccurately implies endorsement, approval, or sponsorship by my Ocean Life (or any individual officer or employee of my Ocean Life); (3) use that can be confused with official communications of my Ocean Life or its officers or employees;
and (4) print or electronic mass mailings (sometimes known as “spamming”), solicitations for commercial services.
Certain areas of the Service provide tools for the exchange of ideas and information between users, including in the form of direct messaging. my Ocean Life is not responsible or liable for any content, including User Content, that is posted or distributed pursuant to such user to user exchanges. The views and opinions expressed by users are theirs alone, and are not endorsed by, and should not be ascribed to my Ocean Life. You are solely responsible for all User Content you post, and you assume all risks relating to its use by others and others’ reliance on its accuracy.
3. Privacy; Confidentiality.
4. Limitation of Liability; Indemnification.
THIS SERVICE AND ALL ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
MY OCEAN LIFE DOES NOT APPROVE OR ENDORSE ANY USER CONTENT.
MY OCEAN LIFE IS NOT LIABLE TO USERS OR VISITORS FOR ANY DAMAGES
OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SERVICE, SERVICE CONTENT, OR USER CONTENT REGARDLESS OF WHETHER MY OCEAN LIFE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.
5. User Accounts; Account Termination Policy.
Links to Other Services. my Ocean Life may provide links to websites operated by third parties, including but not limited to, websites operated by my Ocean Life, as a convenience for our users. my Ocean Life does not endorse or accept responsibility for the content or the use of third-party websites. If you use third-party sites, you do so solely at your own risk. Links do not imply that my Ocean Life is affiliated or associated with any linked site.
The Company offers a Seafaring network platform: including a life feed, maritime news, discussion, jobs, events, stories and specialist groups (hereafter, the “Platform”) to its users which have subscribed on the Platform and as such have a user account (hereafter, the “Users”). The Platform is available at the following url address myoceanlife.com
The Company uses a solution and app, which enables the import and export of user lists and data, the management of content and events, the organisation of emailing campaigns and opportunity research and sharing as well as the management of funds and contributions of any kind.
In this regard, as data controller, the Company is particularly aware and sensitive with regard to the respect of its Users privacy and personal data protection. The Company commits to ensure the compliance of the processing it carries out as data controller in accordance with the applicable provisions of the “Loi n°78-17 dated January 6, 1978, relative à l’informatique, aux fichiers et aux libertés” and the EU Regulation EU 2016/679 regarding data protection dated April 27, 2016.
ARTICLE ONE – COLLECTED PERSONAL DATA
When subscribing on the Platform
When subscribing on the Platform, the User is informed that its following personal data may be collected:
Name, Email, Mobile, Address;
Information regarding Seafaring Experience and Education e.g. resume;
Banking details – if applicable;
The User commits to only provide accurate, exhaustive, and regularly updated data regarding its identity, its content and any information in general. Under no circumstances shall the Company be liable for any data that is illegal contrary to public order provisions.
In the event the User does not consent to the collection of the above-mentioned date, it shall be informed that it cannot have access to the Platform.
During use of the Platform
The User may validly publish, at its own initiative, any content on the Platform which shall be kept by the Company:
The User commits not to publish any content which contains, including but not limited to, any remarks/images/pictures, contrary to application legislation and regulations, to public order and good morals, or affecting the rights of third parties, including but not limited to:
Identity fraud of a third person;
Remarks/publish pictures or images that are violent, defamatory, offensive, malicious, obscene, inciting to discrimination or hatred, racist, xenophobic, anti-Semitic, condoning or approving war crimes, inciting to committing a crime, offense, act of terrorism, or contrary to the security of minors;
Counterfeiting the intellectual property rights of a third person;
Commercial canvassing or elements that could be qualified as unfair competition.
In any event, the Company shall not be liable for the content, accuracy, or up-to-date state of the information freely published by the User.
The User consents that, following the publication of the content, its information will become public on the Platform and that as such, same information will be published, modified, translated, reproduced in any form and accessible, saved and reproduced by other Users and the Company.
In most cases, Users post contents without previous moderation from the Company. The Company does not alter the content or information of the User, except under exceptional circumstances. The Company reserves its right to freely delete or amend the content or information of the User, without prejudice to the Users.
The User is informed that the Company does not collect any particularly sensitive data within the meaning of applicable legislation and regulations.
The Company informs the User that the my Ocean Life app, as well as its subcontractors, uses a tracking technology on its terminal such as cookies.
A cookie is a message that, subject to the User settings, is sent to its terminal when the User navigates on a website. The aim is to collect data regarding the internet navigation of the User to send tailor-made services to its terminal (computer, mobile phone or tablet).
ARTICLE TWO – THE PURPOSE OF THE DATA PROCESSING
The Company and its subcontractors collect, process and host personal data that are freely transferred by the User when accessing the services proposed by the Platform.
When subscribing on the Platform:
Username, First name, Last name, Email, Password, Profile and resume information including but not limited to: Mobile number, Maritime Sector, Interests, Location and Resume work experience details.
Purpose of the processing
Access to the Platform;
Creation of a user account;
Access for the User to all functionalities of the Platform;
Management of requests to access, amend, delete, limit and oppose.
Data collected when using the Platform
Direct messaging users
Storing documents / digital media
Contributing content to:
Live Feed; Jobs;
Companies, Local Services, Ports
Purpose of the processing
The use and feeding of the Platform;
Management of payments and contributions through the Platform – if applicable;
Sending invitations for events organised by the Company or other Users, if the User has accepted to receive such invitations;
Sending offers jobs / commercial offers – if applicable from the Company or its partners if the User has accepted to receive such offers.
Data collected by cookies and trackers
Add to calendar
Keep active session
The user/admin ID
User first connection
Stripe #1, #2
Paypal, 13 cookies
Identify the user session
Google analytics #1, #2, #3.
Purpose of the processing
Improve the quality of the services proposed by the Platform;
Improve the usage functionalities of the Platform;
Create statistics regarding the effective use of the Platform;
Enable the User not to have to reconnect to the Platform for every new navigation on the Platform;
Invite the User to events organised by the Platform;
Create statistics regarding the different levels of activity on the Platform. The cookies cannot allow to identify the User;
The Company only collects and processes the User’s personal data for the purpose for the optimal implementation and use of the Platform that is put at its disposal.
ARTICLE THREE – USER’S CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION OF DATA
The Company informs the User that no personal data within the meaning of applicable legislation and regulations shall be collected without the prior explicit consent of the User.
The Company and its subcontractors commit to a lawful and fair collection of the User’s data, in full transparency and in compliance with the rights conferred to the User pursuant to applicable legislation and regulations.
ARTICLE FOUR – LENGTH OF DATA RETENTION
The Company informs the User that the data is retained only during the length of the User’s subscription on the Platform.
Following the termination of said subscription, the data collected upon the subscription as well all other personal data shall be deleted after a period of 6 months.
The Company informs the User that it uses payment service providers that offer full guarantees of security.
In accordance with application legislation, cookie data will be automatically deleted thirteen (13) months following their placing on the User’s terminal.
ARTICLE FIVE – OBLIGATIONS OF THE COMPANY
As data controller and in accordance with applicable legislation and regulations, the Company commits to:
Keep a processing register;
Put in place all necessary technical and organizational appropriate measures in order to ensure the security, confidentiality, integrity, availability and the resilience of the process systems and services;
Increase awareness and train staff members regarding the processing of personal data;
Guarantee to the Users their rights regarding the access, portability, erasure, rectification and opposition in relation to the collection and processing of their data;
Notify the competent supervisory authority of any security breach presenting a serious risk regarding the rights and liberties of the Users within 72 hours of the occurrence of such a breach;
proceed with the deletion of the Users’ personal profile data in the event of an absence of any contact with the Company for a period of three (3) years;
Only subcontract the processing of the Users’ data to my Ocean Life’s “Plug Ins” which, as subcontractors, have put all necessary technical and organisational measures in order to guarantee the security, confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of the processing systems and services.
The User is duly informed that it disposes at any time, meaning prior to, during or following the processing of data, to a right to access, copy, rectify, oppose, port, limit and delete its data.
The User can exercise its rights by sending an email to the following address Team@myoceanlife.com provided that the User justifies its identity.
In addition, in the event the User considers that its rights have not been respected, the User of which the personal data is collected can file a reclamation before the competent supervisory authority. For any additional information, you can review your rights on the websites of the competent authorities.
ARTICLE SEVEN – HOSTING OF THE USERS’ PERSONAL DATA
Nature of the hosting: Hosting of all data and content produced / provided by the User, as well as images, profile pictures and backups
ARTICLE EIGHT – DATA BREACH
In case of breach of its systems, or theft, deletion, loss, alteration, disclosure, unauthorised access, or any other malicious act, the Company commits, in the event the said breach presents a serious risk regarding the rights and freedoms of the Users, to notify the Users, within a period of seventy two (72) hours as of the occurrence of the breach, of (i) the nature of the breach, (ii) the probable consequences of the malicious act, (iii) the appropriate measures proposed to remedy the malicious act.
The malicious act presenting a serious risk regarding the rights and freedoms of the Users shall be notified to the competent supervisory authority. The User is duly informed that the Company shall not be liable in case of breach of IT security which can cause damages to computer equipment, as well as in case of breach or malicious act by a third party targeting the system or the Platform.
ARTICLE NINE – COOKIE MANAGEMENT CONFIGURATION AND OTHER DATA
The User is informed that the cookies and trackers will be automatically deleted following a period of thirteen (13) months.
The User may at all times configure its navigator in order to prevent the creation of cookie files.
However, certain functionalities of the services proposed by the Platform may not function properly without cookies. In addition, even if most navigators are configured by default and accept the creation of cookie files, the User has the possibility to choose to accept the creation of all cookies other than the functional cookies or to systematically decline them or to choose the cookies it accepts depending on the issuer by configuring the settings in their browsers.
In order to configure the data settings, please find below the recommendations of the Company:
Data Collected for the following purposes:
General data enabling the proper functioning of the Platform and the improvement of the services proposed by the Platform. Settings :data that is essential for the provision of services by the Company, non-configurable.
Data regarding the management of payment services proposed by the Platform, delinquencies and litigation. Settings: Data that is essential for the provision of services by the Company, non-configurable
Data enabling the creation of User files; Mailing of commercial offers, advertisements or newsletters of the Company and/or its commercial partners if this has been accepted by the User. Settings: Management by the User in its login area; Unsubscribing to newsletters / commercial offers by clicking on the appropriate link; Users can request to be deleted from the data base of the Company by writing to the following address email@example.com and subject to providing a proof of identity.
Compilation of statistics with the purpose of improving the functioning of the Platform notably by analysing the traffic of the Platform (modules which are more or less consulted, preferred routes, level of activity depending on the day of the week et hour of the day, etc.) and by adapting the Platform according to the needs and tastes of the Users (recognition of the User when it accesses the Platform). Settings: Clearance of cookie history in the navigator pursuant to the browsers instructions; Using the “incognito mode” whilst navigating; Users can request to be deleted from the data base of the Company by writing to the following address firstname.lastname@example.org and subject to providing a proof of identity.
Management of requests to access, rectify, delete, limit and oppose. Settings: Users can request to be deleted from the data base of the Company by writing to the following address email@example.com and subject to providing a proof of identity.
ARTICLE TEN – PERSONS AUTHORISED TO ACCESS THE USERS’ DATA
The personal data of the Users are accessible only to the persons duly authorized to do so by the Company for the purposes of the Platform’s functions as outlined in Article 2 and if applicable, in order to enforce the rights exercised by the Users regarding their data (in particular the right to access, rectify, oppose, port and to be forgotten).