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Terms of Use

Terms of JFCoM website use of materials (the "Terms")

Welcome to Journal of Fisheries and Coastal Management Online. This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms on which you may:

  1. use the Journal of Fisheries and Coastal Management Online website at www.jfcomonline.com (the "Site");
  2. register as a user of the Site;
  3. make use of the Materials.

Please read these Terms carefully before you start to use the Site, upload material or content, and/or before ordering any Materials from Us via the Site. You should understand that by using the Site, uploading any material or content and/or ordering any Materials you signify your acceptance of the Terms and that you agree to be bound by them. If you do not agree to these Terms, please refrain from using or visiting the Site.

Part I - Using the Site

1. Information about Us

The Site is owned and operated by the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at the University of Cape Coast ("DFAS-UCC," "We," or "Us") whose registered office is at 3rd Floor, College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, University of Cape Coast. We are registered in Ghana under company number 1072954.

2. Site structure and the Materials

The content on the Site consists of "Free Materials": all content that is made available by Us for free. This may include specific content made available: (i) to an individual through a periodic offer allowing free access for a limited period of time using either an access token or (for one session only) a session token; (ii) to the general public as free access content; or (iii) to an individual through referrer access from a relevant third party referring website;

If you register on the Site, this allows you to personalise the service we provide to you in relation to the Materials. Registration is required in order to access Free Materials using an access token.

Accessing the Site

Use of the Site is restricted to those aged 18 or over only. Anyone under the age of 18 may only use the Site if accompanied by an adult. In addition to these Terms, use of and access to registered user areas and subscription areas is subject to any applicable registered user or subscription agreement.

Whilst We endeavor to ensure that the Site is normally available 24 hours a day, access to the Site is provided on a temporary basis, and We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service We provide on the Site without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

We aim to update our site regularly, and may from time to time change the Materials as well as the type of subscription/registration needed to access any of the Materials. If the need arises, We may suspend access to the Site, or close it indefinitely.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Site and the Materials, including the arrangement and acquisition of software, hardware, and any necessary Internet connection and telecommunications equipment. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Site through your Internet connection are aware of these Terms and that they comply with them and you also understand that you and not Us are responsible for all electronic communications and content sent from your computer to Us.

Viruses, hacking, and other offenses

You must not misuse the Site by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs, or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site or any part of it, the server on which the Site is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Site. You must not attack the Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service-attack.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data, or other proprietary material due to your use of the Site or due to your downloading of any material posted on it, or any website linked to it.

Linking to the Site

You may link to our home page, a journal home page or an article page using the sharing tools provided by Us provided you do so for non-commercial purposes and in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval, or endorsement on our part where none exists or in a way that makes material or content available to a third party who would not otherwise have free access to it (for example, by making subscription-only content freely available to a non-subscriber).

The Site must not be framed on any other site. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

Links from the Site

Where the Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are for your Information only. We have no control over the contents of these sites or resources and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Third party advertisements

Certain parts of the Site contain third party provided advertisements or ‘banner ads’. These ads are managed and provided to us by a third party advertising broker. Our display of advertisements for, or links to, any other company or site does not signify our endorsement of such company or site (or the contents of that site). We accept no liability or responsibility for the content of third party advertisements, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy contained in them, or for any loss or damage that may arise from such advertisements.

Our liability

The Site and the Materials are provided on an “as is” basis. Subject to the below, DFAS-UCC excludes all liability whether in contract, tort (including liability for negligence), or otherwise for the suitability, accuracy, or fitness for any purpose of the Site and any Material and limits its liability for any other liability under these terms or any related agreement to the fees payable by you for the element of the Site or the Material found to be in breach of these terms.

Subject to the below We exclude all liability for loss of business revenue or profits, anticipated savings, or wasted expenditure, corruption, or destruction of data or for any indirect or consequential loss whatever.

DFAS-UCC does not limit or exclude its liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or any other liability the limitation or exclusion of which is prohibited by law.

Save as expressly permitted in these terms, all warranties, conditions, or other terms implied by statute, common law, or otherwise are excluded by DFAS-UCC to the fullest extent permitted by law.

The Materials may be out of date at any given time, and while We may from time to time update the Materials We are under no obligation to do so.


You agree to indemnify DFAS-UCC against any costs, claims, damages, or expenses arising from any use by you (including by Authorized Users as defined in paragraph 11 below) of the Materials under these Terms which are brought or threatened against DFAS-UCC by another person.

Information about you and your visits to the Site

We process Information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy. By using the Site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.