1. Definitions

In the context of these terms and conditions, the following words shall have the following meanings:

"IMRF" means International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF), a charity registered under Company Registration Number: 4852596 - Charity Registration Number: 1100883, having its register office at: International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF), West Quay Road, Poole, BH15 1HZ, United Kingdom.

Our working office is at the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF), PO Box 80585, LONDON SW19 9RT, United Kingdom.

"The Website" means www.international-maritime-rescue.org (new window). “The Websites” are our other websites containing “imrf” in the URL, and all IMRF Websites fall under the responsibility of our office.

"The Material" means all of the information, data, text, graphics, links or computer code published on, contained or available on the Websites.

"User" means the individual, firm, company or organisation accessing this website, making a donation or placing an order.

2. Applicable Terms & Conditions

The Websites are owned by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF), and any use made of this site (including registrations and donations made via the Website), are subject to these terms and conditions. The IMRF may, at its sole discretion, modify or revise these terms and conditions at any time by updating the text of this page.

3. Use of the Website

Anyone is entitled to view any non-password protected parts of the Website and to use the information contained therein for their own purposes, provided that:

3.1  It is solely used for information purposes and reproduced for personal use only. It is not for reproduction on any other website without the IMRF’s permission, or for commercial gain. 
3.2 Any links created to the Websites are notified to and approved by the IMRF before they are created. 
3.3  No part of the Websites is copied, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means to any third party, without the written permission of the IMRF. 

4. Copyright & Trade Marks

4.1  Copyright in the Material is owned by the IMRF, or its content suppliers. Unauthorised use of the Material including reproduction, storage, modification, distribution or republication without the prior written consent of the IMRF or, where applicable, the respective copyright owner(s) is prohibited. 
4.2 The names and logos of the IMRF and all related product and service names, designs marks and slogans are the trade names, service marks or trademarks of the IMRF, and may not be used without the prior consent of the IMRF.
4.3  All works in the nature of databases attract database rights. 

5. Disclaimer

The Websites are intended to provide general information only and, as such, should not be considered as a substitute for advice covering any specific situation. Users should seek appropriate advice before taking or not taking any action based on information contained in the Websites So far as permissible by law, the IMRF does not accept any liability to any person relating to the use of any such information.

Whilst the IMRF has taken every precaution in compiling this site, neither it nor, any contributors to the site can be held responsible for any action (or the lack thereof) taken by any person or organisation, wherever they shall be based, as a result, direct or otherwise, on information contained in or accessed through these Internet sites. The sites offer useful rescue information and advice, but SHOULD NOT be seen as a substitute for seeking expert advice. For any queries, please contact the IMRF at [email protected]

6. Specific Audience

The Websites are intended for use by everyone in the world, and is focussed on Maritime Rescue, and other related topics and projects.

The IMRF does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via the Websites are accurate, complete or correct. The IMRF has no liability whatsoever in respect of any use, which you make of such information.

The information provided on the Websites have not been written to meet individual requirements and it is your sole responsibility to satisfy yourself prior to using the information in any way for your purposes. Before making any decisions based on the information contained on the Websites, you are strongly advised to refer to alternative, independent sources of information to substantiate the basis for your decision.

7. Warranty & Indemnity

The User warrants to the IMRF that it will not use the Website, the Material or any part thereof for any purpose that is in contravention of any applicable law or regulation or in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademarks, service marks or other intellectual property rights of third parties or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others or in any defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful manner. The User shall indemnify the IMRF, its employees and agents, harmless against all claims, liability, losses, damages and expenses including, without limitation, legal fees and costs arising out of or incurred as a result of any claims made, or litigation brought, against the IMRF, its employees and agents, as a result of the use by the User of the Websites, the Material or any part thereof for whatever purpose, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

8. Limitation of Liability

The IMRF hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to the Material and any goods or services supplied in relation to the Websites, whether express or implied or statutory (including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose). In no event shall the IMRF on be liable for any indirect, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damages whatsoever even if the IMRF has been advised of the possibility of damages including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the Websites, interruptions or delays to the Websites, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, Material, goods and services obtained through the Websites, or otherwise arising out of the use of the Websites, whether based on contract, tort or otherwise to the fullest extent permitted by law.

9. Third Party Websites

The Websites contain links to websites operated by parties other than the IMRF. Such links are provided for the User's convenience only. The IMRF does not control such websites and is not responsible for their content. The IMRF’s inclusion of links to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators. The User is solely responsible for evaluating the accuracy and completeness of any information contained on the third party websites, and also the value and integrity of any goods and services offered by such websites.

10. Privacy & Data Protection

Our Privacy Statement can be read in full here (new window).

11. Viruses

Whilst the IMRF makes all reasonable attempts to exclude viruses from the websites, it cannot ensure such exclusion and no liability is accepted for damage caused through the downloading of viruses. Therefore, you are recommended to take all appropriate safeguards before downloading information from the Websites.

12. Online Transactions

The IMRF reserves the right to vary event/competition registration fees and the prices of any goods or services listed without notice. All event/competition registrations and orders for goods or services are subject to availability and the IMRF reserves the right to refuse to accept any registration and to refuse to supply any goods or services to any individual.

13. Encryption

Although the Websites uses encryption security software in areas where online payment details are accepted, the security of information and payments transmitted via the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Any loss incurred or sustained by any User who transmits information by means of e-mail or other Internet links shall be borne solely and exclusively by such User and in no event shall any such loss, in whole or part, be borne by the IMRF or its agents.

14. Force Majeure

The IMRF shall not be held to be in breach of its obligations hereunder, nor liable to the User for any loss or damage, which may be suffered by another party due to any cause beyond its reasonable control, including without limitation any act of God, fire, storm, flood, lightening, disease, strike, trade dispute, act of terrorism, any act or omission of government or regulatory bodies or communications operators.

15. General

15.1  If any provisions of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected. 
15.2 These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between the IMRF and the User and supersede all other communications and proposals, whether electronic or written, between the User and the IMRF. 
15.3  Any failure of the IMRF to exercise or enforce any of its rights under these terms and conditions shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any such rights or operate, so as to bar the subsequent exercise or enforcement or any such rights. 

16. Jurisdiction

The terms and conditions and the use by the User of the Websites shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and the parties hereto submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in all disputes arising out of or relating to the Websites and/or any transactions made on the Websites, or these terms and conditions.

Company Registration Number: 4852596 - Charity Registration Number: 1100883

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This policy was last updated in March 2020.