LEGAL

Introduction

The information on this page relates to the entirety of this website: both Oceanographic Magazine and the Ocean Photography Awards. For information regarding the specific terms and conditions for entry into the Ocean Photography Awards, please scroll down this page to the heading ‘Ocean Photography Awards T&Cs’. Thank you.

Terms

This website is operated by CXD MEDIA Ltd. The terms ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our’, used throughout this site, make reference to CXD MEDIA Ltd. We offer this website – inclusive of all information, tools and services – available to you, the user, on acceptance of all terms and conditions.
By visiting our site and/or purchasing something from us, you engage in our ‘service’ and agree to be bound by respective terms and conditions. These terms apply to all users, including – but not limited to – browsers, customers, merchants, and/or contributors.
Please read our terms and conditions before using this site. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by our terms. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, you should desist from using the website or our services.
Any new features, tools or services added to the current website shall also be subject to relevant terms, viewable on this page. We reserve the right to update or change our terms by posting amendments to our website. It is the user’s responsibility to check for changes. Continued use of the website after changes constitutes acceptance of said changes.

General

You may not use our products for illegal or unauthorised purposes. This includes – but is not limited to – the infringement of copyright laws. Reproduction, duplication, copying, selling, reselling or exploitation of any of our services and products is strictly prohibited. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, for any reason, at any time, or to terminate services already provided should terms be breached.

Privacy

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When you buy or subscribe through our shop, we collect the necessary personal information to process the transaction – your name, address and email address, for example. And the usual browsing information, such as IP address, is collected when users interact with our site.

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Changes to privacy policy

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Accuracy of content

Content on this site is provided for general information only. Reliance on this content is at your own risk. Views and information offered by contributors are reflective of their own opinions, not those of CXD MEDIA Ltd, its owners or its employees.
This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our site.

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Optional tools

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Use is at your own discretion.
Any new services and/or features added through the website are subject to these terms.

Links

Links on this site may direct you to third-party websites. We are not responsible for the content or accuracy of those sites and accept no liability for any materials, products or services detailed or offered on third-party sites, including those seen or purchased by consumers.

User comments

We may, at any time and without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use any comments or copy sent to us. We are under no obligation maintain the sender’s confidence or pay them.
We reserve the right to remove content we determine to be unlawful, offensive, threatening, libellous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these terms.
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Personal Information

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Errors, Inaccuracies and Omissions

Information on our site (including service) may occasionally contain errors, inaccuracies or omissions.
We reserve the right to correct errors, inaccuracies or omissions at any time, without notice, including post-order submission.

Prohibited Use

You are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.

Copyright

All materials used on this site are the copyright of CXD MEDIA Ltd or individual authors/photographers where stated. Users are strictly prohibited from copying content or using elsewhere without permission from Atlas Publishing Ltd.

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Governing law

These terms – and any separate agreements whereby we provide you services – are governed by UK Law.

Returns

While we operate a non-refundable, non-returnable policy, we are happy to discuss your individual case, provided you are able to return your magazine unused, in its original condition and packaging. Return requests should be accompanied by a receipt of purchase. Responsibility for return shipping payments may lie with the customer.

Contact information

Legal queries should be sent to: info@oceanographicmagazine.com.

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ocean photography awards t&C’S

The Ocean Photography Awards™ is an international photography competition aimed at showcasing the beauty and fragility of this planet’s blue spaces. It also offers significant opportunity for ocean photographers to have their work publicly showcased across a range of media and public spaces, bringing significant exposure to their work.
The Ocean Photography Awards™ (www.oceanphotographyawards.com) is a trademarked competition run by the publishers of Oceanographic Magazine™, CXD MEDIA Ltd referred to throughout this page as “we” or “us” or the “Competition”.
By entering the Ocean Photography Awards™, you agree to the following terms and conditions. Please read the following carefully before entering.

GENERAL

Regarding site usage, users of the Ocean Photography Awards™ agree to the terms of use set out in Oceanographic Magazine’s legal page on account of the Ocean Photography Awards™ being an extension of the Oceanographic Magazine site.
By entering the Ocean Photography Awards™ you agree:

  • You will not post any inappropriate or malicious material.
  • You will not break any laws.
  • You will not infringe on any third-party rights or policies.
  • You will not copy and/or use any Ocean Photography Awards™ content – taken directly from the site or otherwise – without the written consent from us.
  • You permit the Ocean Photography Awards™ to use your submission(s) as it sees fit, including for promotional, commercial and editorial purposes related to the Awards.

THE COMPETITION

  • The Ocean Photography Awards is officially partnered with not-for-profit ocean conservation organisation, SeaLegacy. 100% of entry fees to the Competition go directly to SeaLegacy to support its ocean work. Each entry fee comes with membership to The Tide. A minimum donation of USD$5 is required, cancellable at any time. Oceanographic Magazine will match all entry fee donations up to and including £10,000.
  • Entry to the Competition is strictly via the official submission form on this website. Emails will not be accepted. Successful entrants, including winners, runners-up and those highly-commended will be contacted following the judging panel’s decision. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
  • The judging panel’s decision is final.
  • It is the responsibility of each entrant to have read the Competition T&Cs and Entry Rules prior to entering. Should these T&Cs be breached, the entrant will be liable to the Competition owners with regards to any losses or damages incurred.
  • Photographers must hold all required permissions and permits for images submitted. These must be made available on request by the Competition owners.

ENTRY RULES

  • All submissions must be original photographs.
  • All entries must be received by midnight on June 30, 2020.
  • All submissions must have been created by the photographer entering.
  • Entrants can enter as many categories as they wish.
  • One to five images can be entered into each category, bar the Collective Portfolio Award, which requires ten.
  • Post-processing of images is acceptable.
  • Images that have already won a recognised award prior to January 1, 2020 should NOT be entered. This does not include Collective Portfolios submissions, which can include award-winning images.
  • 50MB upload limit per image.
  • Images should be free of watermarks.
  • Image file names should be a short description (roughly 10 words) of the photograph’s subject.
  • Manipulation of the natural world is NOT acceptable. All entrants confirm that all images were taken naturally, without interference with wildlife.
  • Entrants into the Young Ocean Photographer of the Year must be 18 years of age or under on June 30, 2020. There are no age restrictions on all other categories.
  • Each entrant must make a donation to SeaLegacy (via membership to The Tide). Minimum donation is $5, cancellable at any time. Each entrant must complete membership sign-up after their first category entry (we will email you a link once you have uploaded your images). Subsequent entries are not chargeable, though we do encourage larger donations for photographers who enter multiple categories. If you do not complete your entry submission donation, your images will not be considered for the Awards.

CATEGORIES

  • The following categories will be awarded:
    1. The Ocean Photographer of the Year (overall winner)
    2. The Ocean Conservation Photographer of the Year
    3. The Ocean Exploration Photographer of the Year
    4. The Ocean Adventure Photographer of the Year
    5. The Collective Portfolio Award
    6. The Young Ocean Photographer of the Year
    7. The Community Choice Award
  • Submissions for Awards 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be welcomed. Awards 1 and 7 will be chosen from submissions into the other five categories.
  • Awards categories are deliberately broad and open to interpretation. The Awards are about the emotional connection of photography and the ability of each photographer to communicate a story to the viewer. They are not about technical ability or the use of particular equipment. If you feel your image tells a conservation story, enter it into the Ocean Conservation Photographer of the Year; if it invokes a sense of exploration, submit it for consideration in the Ocean Exploration Photographer of the Year, etc.

PRIZES

  • Cash prizes are provided by Oceanographic Magazine. Payment method is strictly by bank transfer. Any associated fees regarding each winner’s transfer – domestic or international – will be deducted from each individual cash prize total.
  • Third-party prize offerings will be fulfilled by those third parties. Competition entrants give the Competition permission to pass on all required personal details to ensure prizes can be fulfilled in full and in a timely manner.
  • All parties offering prizes – including but not limited to the Competition owners and SeaLegacy – reserve the right to alter, amend or cancel any prizes offered as part of the Competition, at any time and without notice.
  • The Competition owners reserve the right to disqualify any entrants they deem to have breached the Competition rules, even after the Awards have been allocated. Disqualification does not have to be explained, or the reasons for it proven. Disqualification comes with the forfeit of any associated Award(s) and prize(s). If prizes (including cash) have already been delivered prior to disqualification, the Competition reserves the right to reclaim.

RIGHTS / AGREEMENTS / GDPR

  • All images submitted to the Competition may be used by the Ocean Photography Awards, Oceanographic Magazine and selected affiliates and partners for exhibitions, events and tours directly related to the Competition, including – but not limited to – the winners’ gala at City Hall and the public exhibition beside the River Thames. This image usage includes online, offline, digital and in print, and extends to advertising, publicity and any other reasonably permittable forms provided the usage is related to the Ocean Photography Awards.
  • Image credits will always be provided to the copyright owner.
  • Copyright of submitted images is maintained by the photographer. Usage of the images – by the Competition owners or any partners and affiliates – in instances unrelated to the Ocean Photography Awards is strictly prohibited.
  • Competition entrants agree to join the GDPR-compliant Ocean Photography Awards mailing list as part of their submission so that they can be contacted regarding final submission steps, including membership to The Tide and their associated donation.

QUERIES

If you have any queries relating to the Ocean Photography Awards, please email submissions@oceanphotographyawards.com.

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