Terms and Conditions of Website Use

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This page sets out the terms and conditions for anyone who visits our website oceangeneration.org, and  highlights the appropriate use and access for anyone using our additional online offerings, products, and services.


Please read these terms and conditions carefully, these terms apply to you. By using our website, you confirm that you agree to comply with these terms and conditions. If you do not agree, please do not use the site.


www.oceangeneration.org is a site operated by Ocean Generation (formally Plastic Oceans UK). We are a registered charity in England and Wales under charity number 1139843. Our registered office is One, Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7BL.


For confirmation, the terms shall have the following meanings:


  • “Ocean Generation”, “we” or “our” means Ocean Generation,
  • “Material” means all of the information, data, text, graphics, links, computer code or other material published, contained or available on the website and additional online services;
  • “Website” means this particular site, as well as our additional online services and offerings;
  • “You” or “your” means the individual or organisation accessing the website or additional online services, requesting services, registering for events and/or making donations.


Use of our site and online offerings


You can view any parts of the website and use the material contained on the website for your own purposes as long as you:

  • Use it for personal use only, and you do not reproduce, duplicate, copy, or re-sell any part of the site onto another website or for commercial gain without obtaining written consent from us. Please send requests to use content from our site via our general enquiry contact form, or via email to hello@oceangeneration.org.
  • Do not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed or downloaded in any way. You must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences, or any graphics, separately from any accompanying text.
  • State our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on the website.
  • Do not print, copy, or download any part of the website in breach of these terms and conditions. If you do so, your right to use the website will cease immediately and you must, at our instruction, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.


We encourage you to link to any of our web pages, providing you do so responsibly. This means that:

  • If we ask you to remove or change a link to our websites, you action as soon as possible.
  • You do not build an impression that there is any association, approval, or endorsement with or by us.
  • You must ensure any links are used in a fair and reasonable manner and that their use will not damage our reputation or take unfair advantage of it (commercially or otherwise).
  • If anyone clicks on the link you provide to our website, it must open our website in a new page and not within a frame on your website.
  • Unless you obtain our express permission, you must not include more than 10 links to our website on any one of your web pages.
  • The website you are linking from must not include offensive, obscene, or defamatory material, and must not infringe anyone’s copyright, trademarks, or other similar rights.



Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights


We, Ocean Generation, are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights within the website, as well as the materials published within them.


The Ocean Generation name and logo are some of Ocean Generations’ registered trademarks. You are not to use Ocean Generation’s registered trademarks without the prior written consent from Ocean Generation.


Unauthorised use of the material (copyright) such as reproduction, storage, modification, distribution, and republication, without the prior written consent of Ocean Generation and/or the copyright holder(s) is not permitted.


Website Content


Ocean Generation makes all reasonable efforts to ensure our website information and content is accurate, complete, and up to date, yet we are unable to guarantee and make warranties.


Lawful and prohibited use


You may use the website only for lawful purposes. You may not:

  • in any way breach any applicable law or regulation;
  • infringe the copyright, trademarks or other intellectual property rights of third parties;
  • in any way be abusive, vulgar, obscene, unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, defamatory and/or or hateful to any person;
  • violate the privacy or other personal rights of others;
  • have the intention of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
  • knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree not to access without authority, interfere with, alter, damage, or disrupt:

  • any part of the website;
  • any equipment (including telecommunications equipment) or network on which the website is stored;
  • any software used in the provision of the website; or
  • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

If you fail to comply with these terms and conditions, you agree to compensate us for any loss that we suffer as a result.



Our Liability


Ocean Generation shall not be liable for any damages (direct, indirect, or consequential) whether based on contract, tort or otherwise, to the fullest extent permitted by law.


This includes without limitation, liability for: the use of the website; loss of data or profits; interruptions or delays to the website; the provision of or failure to provide services; any information, material, goods and services obtained through the website.


Third Party Websites


The website may contain links to websites which are operated by parties other than us. We provide these links for interest and convenience only. We have no control over the contents or availability of those sites, or any products or services offered through such sites.


We do not endorse and accept no responsibility any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. Any concerns regarding an external link shown on our website should be sent to us using our general enquiry contact form or by emailing hello@oceangeneration.org.


Donations made on our website


All payments and donations made through our website are to be made by credit or debit card. When you confirm that you wish to proceed with making a donation, your transaction will be processed by either Stripe (one-off donations) or GoCardless (recurring).


Before we can process a donation, you must provide us with (i) your name, address, and email address; and (ii) details of the credit or debit card that you wish to use to finance the donation. We will use this information to process your donation. It is your responsibility to ensure you have supplied us with the correct information.


When you submit your payment details, these details will be transferred to one of our payment providers, Stripe or GoCardless, and your payment data will be collected and processed securely by them. Please ensure you are familiar with their terms and conditions, which are different from our own, to make sure that you are comfortable with how they will manage your personal data before you donate.



If you choose to make a recurring donation, confirming that you wish to proceed authorises GoCardless to request the specified funds from your credit or debit card on the day selected each month. If you happen to make a mistake when making a donation, please contact us by emailing hello@oceangeneration.org. We collect your personal details in accordance with our privacy policy and we will not share your data with any other third party other than what is stated.



Access to Educational Resources and Downloads


Access to and use by you of all digital educational downloads and resources is subject to these terms and conditions.

  • While Ocean Generation endeavours to ensure that all resources are available 24 hours a day, we will not be liable if for any reason they are unavailable at any time and for any period.




While we take all reasonable attempts to safeguard our website and digital materials against viruses, other harmful components and ensure they are error-free, we cannot guarantee such elimination. You are also responsible to sure you are implementing appropriate and sufficient protections and checks. Please let us know if you come across such errors and report them to us via hello@oceangeneration.org.


Additional information


Ocean Generation processes personal information collected on our website, or that you provide to us in accordance with our privacy policy. To ensure an enhanced online experience when visiting our website, we use cookies. How we use cookies is also highlighted within our privacy policy.


Ocean Generation may vary any of our terms at any time but will only do so if these are necessary and reasonable. If we believe these are important to you, we will endeavour to tell you in advance.

English law shall apply to all our terms and conditions and any disputes must be heard in an English Court. Nothing in any of terms and conditions affect your legal rights.