Legal Notice

Legal notice

Notice for users of this website

Consultation or use of this site involves the full acceptance of the general conditions set out below.


This website and its content is copyright of European Ship Suppliers Organization

© European Ship Suppliers Organization (OCEAN) 2020. All rights reserved.

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

  • You may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only.
  • You may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material.
  • You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

Protection of personal data

OCEAN attaches great importance to respecting the right to privacy. The policy on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies is thus based on Regulation (EU) No. 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016.

'Personal data' means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an email address, an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his or her identity. In principle access to the information available on or via the website of the OCEAN does not require any personal data to be supplied by the user.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

Regarding the data sent via the online form, the data are processed by the OCEAN secretariat.

The data collected on this website via cookies are processed by the website operator Sharkness Media GmbH & Co. KG, Patronatsstraße 23,48165 Münster, Germany. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website (cookies). These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyse how visitors use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted at An informal email making this request is sufficient. You can contact us at any time at if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

In Belgium, as from 25 May 2018, the Belgian Commission for the Protection of Privacy (the "Privacy Commission") will be replaced by the Data Protection Authority, "Gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit"/"Autorité de protection des données":

Commission de la protection de la vie privée

Site Internet (link is external)

Rue de la Presse 35

1000 Bruxelles

Numéro de téléphone: 02 274 48 00

02 274 48 79 (Pour une aide de première ligne)

Fax: 02 274 48 35


Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behaviour. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis by contacting OCEAN secretariat at

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and OCEAN privacy policy: Click HERE.


We employ appropriate technical security measures to protect your personal information and ensure that it is not accessed by unauthorised persons.

The prevention measures taken should prevent from any breach of your data. Nevertheless, in case of breach, an information procedure will be put in place.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Information storage is on secure computers in a locked information centre and information is encrypted wherever possible. Our security procedures also provide that we may request proof of identification before we will release personal information to you. We undergo periodic reviews of our security policies and procedures to ensure that OCEAN systems are secure and protected.

This site may contain links to third party websites. OCEAN assumes no responsibility for the contents of these sites and OCEAN can’t be held responsible for consequences arising from your use of these other sites.

The information posted on OCEAN’s site is checked and updated on a regular basis. However, the OCEAN cannot be held liable for direct or indirect damage which may result from use of this site. We take all possible steps to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. Some data or information on this site may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free. We cannot in such cases guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. The OCEAN accepts no responsibility in case of defective transmission of data due to the various networks of the internet or to incompatibilities due to the user's web browser.

Contents of the website

OCEAN pays a great deal of attention to the accuracy of the data published on its sites.

Should you nevertheless find any errors or incorrect information on one of our pages or if the contact details change for one of the associations or organisations listed on our site, we would be very grateful if you could inform us at


The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by European Ship Suppliers Organization (OCEAN) and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of European Ship Suppliers Organization (OCEAN). We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, European Ship Suppliers Organization (OCEAN) takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.