User Content and Conduct Policy

MarineCentral is a marketplace that enables business people from diverse backgrounds all over the world to exchange business contacts, start conversations, share experiences and collaborate on projects. Our policies play an important role in maintaining a positive experience for our users on the products listed below (collectively referred to as the “Services”). Please follow these policies as you:

  1.       1. Use MarineCentral, including comments on other products such as MarineCentral Store

  2.       2. Send messages to users

  3.       3. Share content by link or print content through MarineCentral

We depend heavily upon users to let us know about content that may violate our policies. After we are notified of a potential policy violation, we may review the content and take action, including restricting access to the content, removing the content, refusing to print the content and limiting or terminating a user’s access to MarineCentral. Note that we may make exceptions to these policies based on artistic, educational, or documentary considerations, or when there are other substantial benefits to the public from not taking action.

We occasionally modify these policies, so please check back here for any updates. Beyond the policies listed below, note that several products and features may have additional policies and terms — please check the links provided for those additional requirements.

1.    Illegal Activities

  1. Do not use our Services to engage in illegal activities or to promote activities that are dangerous and illegal, such as the sale of illegal drugs or human trafficking.

  2. We may also remove content that violates applicable local laws.

2.    Malicious and Deceptive Practices

  1. Do not transmit viruses, malware, or any other malicious or destructive code. Do not distribute content that harms or interferes with the operation of the networks, servers, or other infrastructure of MarineCentral or others. Do not use our Services for phishing scams.

3.    Hate Speech

  1. MarineCentral is a platform for professional uses. We do not support content that promotes or condones violence against individuals or groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, political, nationality, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity, or whose primary purpose is inciting hatred on the basis of these core characteristics. This can be a delicate balancing act, but if the primary purpose is to attack a protected group, the content crosses the line.

4.    Harassment, Bullying, and Threats

  1. Do not engage in harassing, bullying, or threatening behaviour, and do not incite others to engage in these activities. Anyone using our Services to single someone out for malicious abuse, to threaten someone with serious harm, to sexualise a person in an unwanted way, or to harass in other ways may have the offending content removed or be permanently banned from using the Services. In emergency situations, we may escalate imminent threats of serious harm to law enforcement. Keep in mind that online harassment is also illegal in many places and can have serious offline consequences for both the harasser and the victim.

5.    Personal and Confidential Information

  1. Do not distribute other people’s personal and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, confidential national ID numbers, or account passwords, without their permission. Do not post or distribute images or videos of minors without the necessary consent from their legal representatives.

6.    Child Exploitation

  1. Do not upload or share content that exploits or abuses children. This includes all child sexual abuse imagery (even cartoon images) and all content that presents children in a sexual manner. We will remove such content and take appropriate action, which may include disabling accounts and reporting to the local authorities and law enforcement. Note that this policy may additionally apply to any content uploaded or transmitted through our Services.

  2. If you find any content that you think exploits children in this manner, please flag the content through the ‘Report Abuse’ link.

7.    Spam

  1. Do not spam, including by sending unwanted or unrelated promotional or commercial content, or unwanted or mass solicitation.

  2. Do not aggressively send invitations, be nice

8.    Ranking Manipulation

  1. Do not manipulate ranking or relevancy using techniques like repetitive or misleading keywords or metadata.

9.    Sexually Explicit Material

  1. Do not distribute sexually explicit or pornographic material. Do not drive traffic to commercial pornography sites.

  2. Note that your profile photo cannot include mature or offensive content. For example, do not use a photo that is a close-up of a person’s buttocks or cleavage.

10.    Violence

  1. It's not okay to post violent or gory content that's primarily intended to be shocking, sensational, or gratuitous. If posting graphic content in a news, documentary, scientific, or artistic context, please be mindful to provide enough information to help people understand what's going on. In some cases, content may be so violent or shocking that no amount of context will allow that content to remain on our platforms. Lastly, don't encourage others to commit specific acts of violence.

11.    Impersonation

  1. Do not use our Services to mislead or confuse users by pretending to be someone else or pretending to represent an organization you do not represent.

12.    Copyright Infringement

  1. No part or parts of the Platform, or any Materials may be reproduced, reverse engineered, decompiled, disassembled, separated, altered, distributed, republished, displayed, broadcast, hyperlinked, mirrored, framed, transferred or transmitted in any manner or by any means or stored in an information retrieval system or installed on any servers, system or equipment without our prior written permission or that of the relevant copyright owners.

  2. Permission will only be granted to you to download, print or use the Materials for personal and non-commercial uses, provided that you do not modify the Materials and that we or the relevant copyright owners retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the Materials.

13.    Account Hijacking

  1. Do not access another user’s account without their permission.

14.    Use of Multiple Accounts

  1. Do not create or use multiple accounts to evade our policies or bypass blocks or otherwise subvert restrictions placed on your account. For example, if you’ve been blocked by another user or suspended for abuse, don’t create a replacement account that engages in similar activity.

15.    Terrorist Content

  1. We do not permit terrorist organisations to use MarineCentral for any purpose, including recruitment. MarineCentral also strictly prohibits content related to terrorism, such as content that promotes terrorist acts, incites violence, or celebrates terrorist attacks.

About our Policies and Terms

These policies apply generally to the content you post on our Services. Some services have their own separate policies that can be found within those services and apply to your use of them. All MarineCentral products and services are governed by their applicable terms of service.

Reporting Potential Issues

If you encounter content or a user that you believe violates the above policies, please report it to us using the “Report Abuse” link.