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Welcome and thank you for visiting Our Isles and Oceans!

This website is run by the Our Isles and Oceans team at Our Isles and Oceans SCIO. This website allows UK and international visitors to access news and information about the Our Isles and Oceans SCIO campaign, as well as its partners and ambassadors. In addition, this website hosts an application form for those wishing to join the campaign and take part in the funded courses on offer. The website also hosts the latest news blog and provides a contact form for visitors to ask questions about the campaign and how they can get involved.

This site and the products on the site are provided under the following Terms and Conditions.

This site is owned and operated by Our Isles and Oceans SCIO. If you have any questions or queries about the following terms and conditions you can contact us at info@ourislesandoceaans.org.uk

These terms and conditions of use are a contract entered into by and between you and Our Isles and Oceans SCIO. The Terms describe your rights and responsibilities with regard to the use of all Our Isles and Oceans SCIO websites and applications, and all content and services contained therein.

These Terms apply to all visitors, users, and others who access any of the Service. By using, accessing, or registering with the Service, you agree to be bound and abide by these Terms and all applicable laws and regulations.

Overview: Our Isles and Oceans SCIO is a campaign aimed at creating opportunities for young people in Scotland. The campaign’s foundation is a partnership with Our Isles and Oceans LTD to offer people exciting opportunities to join funded programmes with Clipper Venture training and sailing on ocean racing yachts. The website is the recruitment portal for the training programme and is also used to spread news and information about the Our Isles and Oceans SCIO campaign.

Provision of Service: We may, without prior notice, change the Service; stop providing the Service or features of the Service; or create usage limits for the Service. If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with these Terms, we may, at our sole discretion and without liability, permanently terminate or temporarily suspend your access to the Service immediately and without prior notice. If you believe your account has been terminated or suspended in error, please contact us at info@ourislesandoceans.org.uk

Updating the Terms: We may, in our sole discretion, modify or update these Terms from time to time. When we make changes to the Terms, we will update the ‘last modified’ date at the op of this page, so you should review this page periodically. Your continued use of the Service after any such change constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms. If you do not agree to any of these Terms or any future Terms, then please contact us at info@ourislesandoceans.org.uk


Code of Conduct. In your use of the Service, you agree to act in a lawful and respectful manner toward us and toward all other Users. We reserve the right to remove or refuse to post any content that we, in our sole discretion, determine to be disrespectful or illegal.

Notices. By providing an email address and your personal data, you consent to Our Isles and Oceans SCIO using the data to send you notices related to the Service and/or special offers. You may choose to opt out of messages (to the extent the messages are not required by law). Opting out may prevent you from receiving important notices regarding updates, improvements, or offers. The personal data you provide is collected by Our Isles and Oceans and kept for recruitment purposes.

Prohibited Activities. You may not: (i) use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Service; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper operation, system integrity, or security of the Service; (iii) attempt to circumvent the Service and associated Commissions (as defined below); (iv) use the Service to advertise or promote a competing website, product, or service; (v) copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, or publicly display any part of the Service or any Content that is not your own; (vi) collect or harvest any personally identifiable information from the Service.

Communications. To prevent direct or indirect attempts to circumvent the Service and associated Commissions, Our Isles and Oceans SCIO has the right, but not the obligation, to prevent Users from including email addresses, phone numbers, and other personal and identifying information in communications sent via the Service.


Our Isles and Ocean’s SCIO Intellectual Property. You acknowledge that the Service and all software, images, text, graphics, illustrations, logos, patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, photographs and other content within the Service, and all intellectual property rights in the foregoing, are the exclusive property of Our Isles and Oceans SCIO and its licensors. Except as expressly provided herein, nothing in these Terms shall be deemed to create a license to use Our Isles and Ocean’s SCIO Content. Use of Our Isles and Oceans SCIO’s Content for any purpose not expressly permitted by these Terms is prohibited.

Our License to You. Subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms, we grant you a limited, non-transferable, and revocable license to use the Service, including accessing and viewing Our Isles and Oceans SCIO Content, as expressly permitted by the features of the Service. Our Isles and Oceans SCIO may terminate this license at any time for any reason or no reason. Except for the rights and licenses expressly granted, Our Isles and Oceans reserves all other rights and no other rights are granted by implication or otherwise.


Our Isles and Oceans SCIO is committed to respecting others’ intellectual property rights, and we ask our Users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement on the Service, please send a written notice of claimed copyright infringement to info@ourislesandoceans.org.uk


The Service may contain links to third-party websites, advertisers, services, special offers, or other events or activities that are not owned or controlled by Our Isles and Oceans SCIO. Our Isles and Oceans SCIO do not endorse or assume any responsibility for any such third-party sites, information, materials, products, or services. If you access a third-party website from the Service, you do so at your own risk, and you understand that neither these Terms nor Our Isles and Ocean’s Privacy Policy apply to your use of such sites.


Limitation of Liability. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, neither we, our licensors, nor our third-party service providers shall be liable to you or any User for any special, indirect, consequential, incidental or punitive damages arising out of or related to these Terms or the Service, including but not limited to: loss of profits, loss of business opportunities, or loss of goodwill, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.


If you wish to report a violation of the Terms, have any questions, or need assistance, please contact Our Isles and Oceans SCIO customer support at info@ourislesandoceans.org.uk