Terms of Service

Welcome to Crewter! These Terms and Conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of our website, located at www.crewter.com.

Crewter is an online platform designed to foster a vibrant community of yacht crew members, facilitating the sharing of experiences, reviews, and insights to help improve the yachting industry. Our platform is dedicated to enhancing transparency and openness in the industry, while also ensuring the respect and confidentiality of our users.

By accessing and using Crewter, you accept and agree to be bound by the terms and provision of this agreement. In addition, when using these particular services, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services. Any participation in this service will constitute acceptance of this agreement. If you do not agree to abide by the above, please do not use this service.

This agreement is in effect as of the date of your first use of the site. We reserve the right to change these conditions from time to time as we see fit, and your continued use of the site will signify your acceptance of any adjustment to these terms.

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using our website. If you have any questions about these terms, please contact us.

Acceptance of Terms

Your access to and use of Crewter is conditioned upon your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms and Conditions. These Terms apply to all visitors, users, and others who wish to access or use our Service. By accessing or using the Service, you agree to be bound by these Terms.

By using Crewter, you affirm that you are at least 18 years of age and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms and Conditions, and to abide by and comply with these Terms and Conditions.

Please be aware that these Terms and Conditions may change from time to time. If we make changes to these terms, we will provide notice of such changes, such as by sending an email notification, providing notice through the Services, or updating the “Last Updated” date at the end of these Terms. Your continued use of the Service will confirm your acceptance of the revised Terms.

If you do not agree to the amended terms, you must stop using the Services and deactivate your Crewter account. We encourage you to frequently review the Terms and Conditions to ensure you understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Services.

If you violate these Terms and Conditions, we reserve the right to deactivate your account or ban your IP address without notice. We do not tolerate inappropriate behavior on Crewter, and our decisions are final.

By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you represent and warrant that you are legally competent to enter into this agreement.

Registration and User Responsibilities

In order to use certain features of the Services, you may be required to create a Crewter account. When you register for an account, you may be required to provide us with some information about yourself, such as your email address or other contact information. You agree that the information you provide to us is accurate and that you will keep it accurate and up-to-date at all times.

As a registered user, you have certain responsibilities in order to maintain the safety and integrity of the Service. These responsibilities are as follows:

  1. Account Security: You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account password. You are also responsible for all activities that occur in connection with your account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account. We reserve the right to close your account at any time for any or no reason.
  2. Content Accuracy: You are responsible for any information, data, text, photographs and other content that you post, upload, link to or otherwise publish (“Content”) on Crewter. By posting Content, you represent and warrant that you have all necessary rights to distribute such Content and that such Content does not infringe or violate any third party rights.
  3. Appropriate Behavior: You are expected to conduct yourself respectfully and professionally while using the Service. Harassment, bullying, defamation or any other form of disrespectful or unprofessional behavior is strictly prohibited.
  4. Legal Compliance: You agree to comply with all local, national, and international laws and regulations applicable to your use of the Service. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with these laws and ensure your compliance.
  5. Respecting Privacy: You must respect the privacy of other users. Do not disclose the personal information of others without their express consent. This includes, but is not limited to, physical or email addresses, social security numbers, credit card numbers, and any other non-public information.

By registering an account with Crewter, you accept these responsibilities and agree to abide by the above rules. Failure to comply with these responsibilities may result in immediate termination of your account and legal action where necessary.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is of utmost importance to us at Crewter. This section explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information when you visit our website and use our services. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not access or use the site or our services.

  1. Collection of Your Information: We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect includes:
    • Personal Data: We collect personally identifiable information, such as your name, email address, and contact details when you register for an account or update your account details.
    • Usage Data: We collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g., IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
  2. Use of Your Information: We use the information we collect about you to:
    • Provide, maintain, and improve our services.
    • Personalize and improve your experience on our website.
    • Communicate with you about our services, promotions, and updates.
    • Carry out other purposes described to you at the time of collection.
  3. Disclosure of Your Information: We may share your information in the following circumstances:
    • When required by law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request.
    • To enforce our terms and conditions, including the investigation of potential violations.
    • To protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of Crewter, our users, or the public as required or permitted by law.
  4. Protection of Your Information: We have implemented appropriate data collection, storage, and processing practices, and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information, and data stored on our site.
  5. Cookies and Tracking Technologies: We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track activity on our service and store certain information. Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. They are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device.
  6. Your Choices About Your Information: You can review, change, or terminate your account at any time.
  7. Changes to This Privacy Policy: We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes.

By using our services, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by all of the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use our services.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [contact information].

Intellectual Property Rights

The intellectual property provisions outlined herein regulate the use of the intellectual property made available through our website and services.

  1. Ownership and Content: The Crewter website, our services, and all content therein, including but not limited to all text, graphics, logos, images, audio clips, digital downloads, software, and any other materials (collectively, “Content”) and all intellectual property rights related to said Content are the exclusive property of Crewter or our licensors or content providers, and are protected by national and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
  2. License: Subject to your compliance with these terms, Crewter grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferrable, non-sublicensable license to access and use our services and the Content. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of our services, in the manner permitted by these terms.
  3. Restrictions: You may not copy, modify, distribute, sell, or lease any part of our services or included software, nor may you reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source code of that software, unless laws prohibit those restrictions or you have our written permission. The rights granted to you in these terms are subject to the following restrictions: (a) you shall not license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, host, or otherwise commercially exploit our services or Content; (b) you shall not modify, make derivative works of, disassemble, reverse compile or reverse engineer any part of our services; (c) you shall not access our services in order to build a similar or competitive service.
  4. Infringement: Any use of the Crewter website or our services not expressly permitted by these terms is a breach of these terms and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide us with the following information at [contact email].
  5. Modifications: Crewter reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the services (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Crewter will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the services.

Your use of our services, including our website and any Content, must be solely for personal, non-commercial use. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Crewter.

Crewter provides various services that enable you to post and share content, which may include but is not limited to text, photos, videos, and other types of materials (collectively referred to as “User Content”). When using these services, you agree to the following:

  1. User Content Responsibility: You are solely responsible for the User Content you post or share via our services. You warrant that you have all necessary rights to such content and that it does not infringe any third-party rights, including intellectual property rights, privacy rights, or rights of publicity.
  2. User Content License: By posting or sharing User Content, you grant Crewter a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, sublicensable, perpetual license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content in any media. This includes the right to use your content for promotional purposes.
  3. User Content Conduct: You agree not to post or share any User Content that is illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, or infringing of intellectual property rights. You also agree not to post or share User Content that constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.
  4. User Content Removal: Crewter has the right but not the obligation to monitor, edit or remove any activity or content. Crewter takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content posted by you or any third party.
  5. User Content Feedback: If you provide Crewter with any feedback or suggestions regarding our services, you hereby assign to Crewter all rights in the feedback and agree that Crewter shall have the right to use such feedback and related information in any manner it deems appropriate.
  6. User Content Disputes: You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of our services and any disputes that arise from those interactions. Crewter reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with these disputes.

Remember, by using our services, you acknowledge and agree that internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. You understand that any message or information you send to the site may be read or intercepted by others, even if there is a special notice that a particular transmission (for example, credit card information) is encrypted.

Limitations of Liability

  1. Disclaimer of Warranties: Your use of our services is at your sole risk. The services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Crewter expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
  2. No Guarantee: Crewter makes no warranty that (i) the services will meet your requirements, (ii) the services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the services will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the services will meet your expectations, or (v) any errors in the software will be corrected.
  3. Damage Limitations: In no event shall Crewter or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Crewter’s website, even if Crewter or a Crewter authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage.
  4. Jurisdiction Limitations: Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

By using Crewter, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Crewter, its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees), resulting from or arising out of a) your use and access of the service, by you or any person using your account and password; b) a breach of these Terms, or c) content posted on the service.

The above disclaimers, waivers and limitations do not in any way limit any other disclaimer of warranties or any other limitation of liability in any other agreement between you and Crewter. Crewter reserves the right to amend its liability at its sole discretion.

Modifications to the Terms

  1. Right to Modify: Crewter reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms at any time without any prior written notice to you. It is your responsibility to review these Terms periodically for updates or changes. Your continued use of the website following the posting of changes will mean that you accept and agree to the revisions. As long as you comply with these Terms, Crewter grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited privilege to enter and use the website.
  2. Effective Date: Changes to the Terms will be effective as soon as they are posted unless we notify you otherwise. If you do not agree to the modified terms, you should discontinue your use of the website.
  3. Prior Notice: If the modifications materially alter your rights or obligations hereunder, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you of the change. For example, we may send a message to your email address, if we have one on file, or generate a pop-up or similar notification when you access the website for the first time after such material changes are made.
  4. Acceptance of Changes: Your use of the website following the date that any such change becomes effective constitutes your agreement to be bound by the modified Terms. If you do not agree to the modified terms, your only recourse is to cease using the website.
  5. Archival: Each version of these Terms of Use will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date, and we will also keep prior versions of these Terms of Use in an archive for your review.

Governing Law

  1. Jurisdiction: These Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of South Africa without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. The exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these Terms shall be under the state or federal courts located in South Africa and each of the parties hereto waives any objection to jurisdiction and venue in such courts.
  2. Dispute Resolution: You agree to first attempt to resolve any dispute related to these Terms or our Services through final and binding arbitration in South Africa. If arbitration is not possible, you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of South Africa for the purpose of litigating all such claims or disputes.
  3. Global Applicability: If you access or use our Services from other jurisdictions, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
  4. Enforceability: If any provision of these Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these Terms or our Services, please contact us:

  1. Email Address: You can also reach out to us via email at support@crewter.com
  2. Website Contact Form: Alternatively, you can submit your queries through the Contact Us form available on our website.

Please note that communications made via email or the website contact form are not encrypted. As such, we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.

Crewter is committed to addressing your concerns in the most efficient and prompt manner possible. If you’re contacting us about a specific order or user experience, please include any relevant details such as an order number, user name, and date of the event in your correspondence to help us provide a quicker response.