Welcome. Welcome to RipCharts.com ("RipCharts or Rip Charts"). Thank you for taking a moment to read our Terms and Conditions. By using our site, you implicitly agree to these Terms and Conditions. Please note that the Internet is constantly changing, and we reserve the right to modify the terms of this agreement at anytime. By continuing to use the site after we post any such changes, you accept the modified terms.

1. Proprietary Rights in Content on RipCharts.com. RipCharts owns and retains other proprietary rights in the RipCharts.com Site and the RipCharts.com Service. The Site contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of RipCharts.com, and its licensors. Except for information which you have been given permission, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.

2. Copyright Policy. You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the RipCharts.com service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information: an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the our Site; your address, telephone number, and email address; a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

3. Privacy. Keeping your personal information private is very important to us. We do not give your contact information to any third parties without your permission.

4. Disclaimers. RipCharts.com is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate Content posted on the Site or in connection with the RipCharts.com Service, whether caused by Users, Members or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Service, nor for the conduct of any User and/or Member of the RipCharts.com Service whether online or offline. RipCharts.com assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, User and/or Member communications. RipCharts.com is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line-systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to Users and/or Members or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the RipCharts.com Site and/or in connection with the RipCharts.com Service. RipCharts.com is not responsible for any problems, technical malfunctions, or data anomalies received from satellites that are in orbit, buoys in the ocean, receiving towers that receive data transmissions, or data centers which collect and process data. RipCharts.com has dependencies on national government resources and public/private science institutions and is not responsible if these institutions close, disolve, or undergo restructuring that may put dependencies in jepoardy. Under no circumstances will RipCharts.com be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from anyone's use of the Site or the Service and/or any Content posted on the RipCharts.com Site or transmitted to RipCharts.com Members. The Site and the Service are provided "AS-IS" and RipCharts.com expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. RipCharts.com cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Site and/or the RipCharts.com Service.

5. Limitation on Liability. Except in jurisdictions where such provisions are restricted, in no event will RipCharts be liable to you or any third person for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including also lost profits arising from your use of the Site or the RipCharts.com Service, even if RipCharts.com has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, RipCharts.com. liability to you for any cause whatsoever, and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you to RipCharts.com for the Service during the term of membership.

6. U.S. Export Controls. Software from this Site is further subject to United States export controls. No software from this site may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other Country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using the Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.

7. Disputes. If there is any dispute about or involving the Site and/or the Service, by using the Site, you agree that the dispute will be governed by the laws of the State of Texas without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree to personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts of the State of Texas, City of Houston.

8. Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold RipCharts.com, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Service in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of these Terms of Use and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.

9. Other. This Agreement, accepted upon use of the Site and further affirmed by becoming a Member of the RipCharts.com service, contains the entire agreement between you and RipCharts.com regarding the use of the Site and/or the Service. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

10. This site is NOT for Navigational Purposes. I agree to use this data for informational purposes only and understand it is NOT intended for navigational use. Although RipCharts tries to eliminate all errors, they cannot and do not warrant the accuracy of this data.

11. Only One User is Allowed Per Account. I agree that this account is for one user only and will not share my username and password with others.

12. Memberships are Non-Refundable. I agree that due to the unique nature of this product and the fact that the weather is unpredictable, satellite data results may not be readable/useable due to cloud cover; therefore RipCharts will not give refunds for bad weather conditions. Refunds may be given on a case by case basis due to unique circumstances; however the decision rests exclusively with RipCharts.

13. Ripcharts is a Service. I understand that Ripcharts does not own the satellites or the servers from which the data comes from, therefore has no control over when the data may be presented. Ripcharts makes every effort to present data as soon as it is available.

14. If it is cloudy, there may be limited data. I understand that satellites orbit above the atmosphere and cannot see through atmospheric impurities such as clouds, fog, smoke, industrial pollution, or steam. So, when it is cloudy, there may be limited data.

15. Eligibility. You must be at least eighteen years of age to register as a member of RipCharts.com or use this Site. Membership in the Service is void where prohibited. By using this Site, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

16. Term. This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the Site and/or are a Member of RipCharts.com. You may terminate your membership at any time; however you will not be refunded for the remainder of your membership. RipCharts may terminate your access to the Site for any reason. If RipCharts terminates your membership because you have breached the Agreement, you will not be entitled to any refund of any unused Subscription fees. Membership will begin the day you sign up and will end one year from that date.

17. Subscription Charges and Account Cancellation. I agree to pay the subscription charges associated with registered account. Upon completion of the trial period, fees will be billed automatically to the credit card designated during the registration process at the start of the annual period, and will auto-renew each year on the expiration date unless the membership is cancelled. Your subscription may be cancelled at anytime. Cancellations must be requested by contacting the RipCharts staff by phone or email.

18. Non-Commercial Use by Members. The RipCharts.com Site is for the personal use of individual Members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors. Illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Site, including unauthorized framing of or linking to the Site will be investigated, and appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.

Any violation of these rules is a US copyright violation and can result in civil and or criminal action along with cancellation of Membership rights and forfeiture of any membership fees paid to RipCharts. RipCharts is intended for determination of approximate sea surface temperatures, ocean color, and ocean height. This site should NEVER be used for navigation purposes. Data on the charts and software is approximate and may contain errors.

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