Marine Knowledge Network (MKEN) Database – Terms and Conditions of Use

Introduction

These terms and conditions govern your use of this website; by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. Your continued use of this website implies your acceptance of these terms and conditions.

This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to our MKEN's use of cookies in accordance with the terms set out in MKEN’s privacy policy.

Intellectual Property

Unless otherwise stated, MKEN and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights for content and material on the website. Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

You must not, unless otherwise and by prior agreement:

Acceptable use

You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without MKEN’s express written consent.

Restricted Access

Account registration is required to access the features of the MKEN Database. MKEN reserves the right to restrict access to areas of this website, or indeed this entire website at any time.

When registered, you are required to ensure that your user ID and password are kept confidential.

User Content

In these terms and conditions, “your user content” means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to this website, for whatever purpose.

You grant to MKEN a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media. You also grant to MKEN the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or MKEN or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).

You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

MKEN reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this website, or stored on MKEN’s servers, or hosted or published upon this website.

Notwithstanding MKEN'S rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, MKEN does not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, this website.

No Warranties

This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. MKEN makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, MKEN does not warrant that:

Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind.

Limitations of liability

MKEN will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:

These limitations of liability apply even if MKEN has been expressly advised of the potential loss.

Exceptions

Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit MKEN's liability in respect of any fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of MKEN; or matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for MKEN to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.

Reasonableness

By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable.

If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.

Other Parties

You accept that MKEN has an interest in limiting the personal liability of its officers and employees. You agree that you will not bring any claim personally against MKEN’s officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website.

Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, you agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in this website disclaimer will protect MKEN’s officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and sub-contractors as well as MKEN.

Unenforceable Provisions

If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.

Indemnity

You hereby indemnify MKEN and undertake to keep MKEN indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by MKEN to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of MKEN’s legal advisers) incurred or suffered by MKEN arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.

Breaches of these Terms and Conditions

Without prejudice to MKEN’s other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, MKEN may take such action as it deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.

Variation

MKEN may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time and without any prior notice. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

Assignment

MKEN may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with its rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent. You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

Severability

If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

Entire Agreement

These terms and conditions, together with MKEN’s Privacy Policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and MKEN in relation to your use of this website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England.

Contacting MKEN

The full name of and contact details of MKEN is:

Marine Knowledge Exchange Network.
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich
Norfolk, NR4 7TJ
England

mken@uea.ac.uk

+44 (0) 1603 456161

Marine Knowledge Network (MKEN) Database – Privacy Policy

What is this Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy is for this website [db.marineknowledge.org.uk] and served by Marine Knowledge Exchange Network (MKEN) and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations and requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user's computer / device.

Cookies are small files saved to the user's computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user's interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

Google Analytics

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. The data collected are valuable to MKEN as it enables the ongoing refinement and making of improvements to the overall website usability. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website. Such data collected will include the Operating System, browser Vendor and version, screen resolution, broad geographic location. It will not store, save or collect any personal information. You can read Google's privacy policy here for further information http://www.google.com/privacy.html.

You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and installing Google’s opt out browser add-on.

Contact and Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure submission process but advise users using such processes that they do so at their own risk.

MKEN will only use any information submitted to generate analytics relating to the content searched and/or contributed. This will involve using your user details in combination with location in the compilation of statistics, including search terms, items browsed and resource links clicked.

MKEN will send service related e-mails to users and this would include messages to do with changing passwords and service status. Additionally, MKEN may, and only with your prior consent, contact you to discuss your searches and use of the database. You can to opt out of such communication (excluding service related emails) at any time by unticking the communication box within your profile or by directly contacting MKEN. Any statistics which are published in the public domain are first anonymised and will not include any identifiable information. MKEN will not transfer any personal information to third parties or make any commercial use of it.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

MKEN cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.