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Terms and Conditions of Membership with Oceantemp™ Satellite Imaging

Chart Usage…

You agree that Chart products and online access purchased from Oceantemp™ are for the personal use of the purchasing member and cannot be shared, posted, republished, rebroadcast or resold without permission from Oceantemp™. You agree that your member username and password that allows admittance to Oceantemps website cannot be shared without permission from Oceantemp. Any violation of these rules is a US copyright violation and can result in civil and or criminal action along with cancellation of Membership rights and forfeiture of any membership fees paid to Oceantemp™.

Use Of Our Chart Products & Website

You agree that Oceantemps charts, chart products and online navigational interactive data display are intended for determination of approximate sea surface temperatures ONLY and for no other reason. You agree that our online and printed charts should NEVER be used as navigational charts, OR for navigation purposes, OR as aids to navigation under any circumstances.  Positional data on the charts and software is approximate and may contain errors. Use current NOAA navigational charts and NOAA certified navigation software for any navigation purposes. The interactive navigational interface is not intended to be, and is not a certified navigational aid. Navigational data displayed by the program may contain errors.

Your Privacy & Identity Protection

Oceantemp™ will never sell or share any of your personal information that we have on file including your e-mail address. For security and insurance purposes, we have elected to not ever see your full credit card number when an online purchase or transaction is made for one of our products.  We have absolutely no access to your credit card number once an online transaction is effected. Because our processor does not allow us access to your credit card number there are none of the usual worries about card information storage and hacking.  Very safe for both you and us. All online transactions are SSL triple encrypted and fully secure as per the highest standards available today.

 

Subscription Duration

Membership with Oceantemp™ Satellite Imaging for the North East as of Jan 1st 2014 is 12 months (365 days). Florida subscription is 365 days.

 

Yearly Down Time and Vacation  (Important--->READ!!!)

Satellite Oceantemp™ Satellite Imaging reserves the right to select any three weeks (21 days) between January 1st and April 30th specifically in which to take time off for maintenance, repairs, system upgrades, or any reason what-so-ever including vacation time for our selves and employees. The downtime may be consecutive or split into blocks at our discretion. During this time we will make every attempt to post at least one (1) chart set per day however some days there may be nothing posted especially if a complete system overhaul is being done.. We will attempt to notify all members at least a week prior to any downtime or vacation period.

 

Membership

As a member you are entitled to enter the members area to view and download current and archived. Members, however, are not entitled to share their logon information with other parties without the permission of Oceantemp.  Membership usage is not "unlimited" and does in fact have certain limitations that are fully explained in the following section below.

For Our Protection and Member responsibility

Oceantemp has employed the use of a built in "security system" for our protection against "unauthorized use". Our security system performs several functions including the recording of certain information such as user logon identity. location/address of the computer being used to log-in, number of times logged in within a defined period of time and number of times logged in from different computer locations along with address for those computers. As a member you agree to Oceantemps recording of this information. Information is never shared with any one under any circumstances.

The security system is preset by us to "trigger" and activate when certain parameters and conditions are exceded. In short, the system is set so that one person using the service, even from multiple locations, will have no problem. However, if logon information is shared by more then one person the system will eventually be activated and will not allow further logon access by the identity who activated or "tripped" the system. We will then have to manually reset your user information. In this respect usage is NOT unlimited.

Chart Products

The charts displayed on the sample charts are identical in scale and size to the actual real-time products. The actual real-time products however may have more or less clouds depending on the real time weather. The "North East Region" (NE) contains (3) separate included zones. The "Florida Region" includes the MA Region with (1) zone and (3) separate Florida zones.

Chart Set Update Frequency for the (NE region only)  from April 15 through Dec 15th (spring summer & fall)

Oceantemp™ will (weather permitting) update SST charts at least twice per day and once per day for Chlorophyll (Ocean Color) charts. Please note that in recent years were able to provide three SST updates per day as an "added value" feature only and this extra update is at our discretion. All updates are contingent upon clear weather within a region in order to get the satellite data needed to manufacture charts. If its 85% or 90% cloudy NO charts may be produced or posted what so ever.

Chart Set Update Frequency (NE Region only) Dec 16 through April 16th (Winter months)

Oceantemp™ will (weather permitting) update each region at least once per day for SST products plus once per day for Chlorophyll (Ocean Color) products (weather permitting). Multiple updates per day can occur during this time at our discretion. All updates are contingent upon clear weather within a region in order to get the satellite data needed to manufacture charts. If its 85% or 90% cloudy NO charts may be produced or posted what so ever.

Problems beyond our control and liability (last updated Jan 1st 2015)

Oceantemp™ depends on a chain of multiple sources and third parties for timely data content and data delivery including the NOAA satellites themselves, some of which are failing and not being replaced by NASA.  Although we have redundant equipment (on premises) and redundant 3rd party data sources which have proven to be dependable over the years, we still have no control over the mentioned (off premises) aspect of our business and you agree that we cannot be held responsible for intermittent or extended down time ,delays and/or periodic breaks in service caused by these third parties and data sources. If you feel that you cannot sustain any interruption of service we strongly recommend you subscribe to an "additional" service as a back up because some breaks and interruptions do occur. We strongly recommend that all commercial and "non recreational" customers follow this recommendation as well.  In addition, You agree that Oceantemp can™accept no liability for satellite malfunctions, delays or unavailability of data for any reason beyond Oceantemp's control. If Oceantemp Imaging cannot continue business or however unlikely, goes out of business because all of the METOP & NOAA satellites that are used fail -OR- the principal of the company (Oceantemp Imaging) dies -OR- is seriously ill, -OR- any other reason however unlikely, you agree that your subscription fee is therein forfeited and you agree NOT to hold Oceantemp responsible for your subscription fee or any damage what-so-ever resulting from any loss of service. You agree that Oceantemp's charts are NOT for navigation and for approximate ocean temperature & color data only.

Due to the unique nature of our type of service the membership fee is refundable for only 5 days from sign up. Other then that the fee is non refundable except at the express discretion of Oceantemp™ . Also, Oceantemp™ Satellite Imaging does not, and will not give refunds in the event of bad weather conditions that result in charts that are unusable due to cloud cover OR no charts being produced at all due to ongoing or extended poor or bad weather conditions. Our experience has shown that clouds and poor weather conditions can prevent us from getting usable satellite data for days and even weeks at a time! It has happened before and will happen again. In rare cases a refund may be granted for "other" non-weather related reasons however the decision rests exclusively with Oceantemp™.  That said.... If you have a problem, call us or e-mail us and we will do our best to resolve the issue.

 

 

IF YOU ACCEPT THESE CONDITIONS AND TERMS PLEASE HIT THE “I ACCEPT” BUTTON TO PROCEED WITH MEMBERSHIP OR YOU MAY LEAVE BY HITTING THE “RETURN” BUTTON.

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