Terms & Conditions

Terms of Agreement

Please read this section carefully. By accessing bloop you are agreeing to the Terms that appear below. If you have any questions, please contact info@bloop-web.com.

These Terms of Agreement ("Agreement") set forth the legally binding terms for your use of the bloop Services (the "Services"). By using the Services, you agree to be bound by this Agreement, whether you are not registered (“Guest”) or you are a registered user ("Member"). The term "User" refers to both Guests or Members. You are only authorized to use the Services if you agree to abide by all applicable laws and to this Agreement.

This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Services or are a Member. You may terminate your Membership at any time, for any reason, by following the instructions on the Site. bloop may terminate your Membership if you are found in breach of these Terms.

bloop reserves the right, at its discretion, to make changes to any part of the Site. Due to its policy of updating and improving the Site, bloop may wish to change these Terms. When Terms are changed, they will be made effective by posting them on the Site. If you use the Services after bloop has posted or notified you of the changes, you are agreeing to be bound by those changes.

The Services

These Services are owned and operated by Media Match, Inc., registered in California, USA.

The bloop Services are hosted in the USA, and provided for use in their entirety to subscribing institutions, facilities, organizations or departments ("Subscribers"). The Services are provided as-is and as available, and bloop expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.

bloop cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Services.

The Services are for the personal use of Members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by bloop. Illegal and/or unauthorized use of the Services, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of Members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email is prohibited.

We agree to use our reasonable endeavors to ensure that the Website is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (the "Service"). In the event that this is not possible we shall endeavor to rectify any problem as soon as reasonably practical, holding ourselves internally accountable to 99.99% uptime.

There are three categories of Usage described below. bloop reserves the right to expand or amend these categories at its sole discretion. By accessing bloop all Users are agreeing to these terms.

Diver/Boat Operator
You are entitled to enter, in prescribed form, your account, certification, equipment, plan, log, project, emergency contact and other information (the "Information") on to a Web Page on our Website (the "Website").

  • Your authorization to dive/operate a boat is visible, in addition to the Dive Safety Officer and their deputies ("Administrators"), to Principal Investigators, lead divers and others submitting plans or schedules where you are included on a plan or project.
  • If any component of your dive/operator authorization has lapsed or expired, the system will indicate that you are 'not current'
  • Currency is comprised of having (but not limited to) for example, valid, in-date medical authorization to dive, equipment test and servicing, appropriate number of recent, qualifying dives/hours underway, appropriate depth dives, and liability waivers.
  • You acknowledge that bloop's indication of currency may enable other users of the system to make certain inferences about you.
  • Detailed or categorized certification, equipment and medical information is only ever visible by the Administrators. The medical information you supply to the Administrators via bloop should only ever constitute a 'fit / unfit for dive duties' determination by a physician. Test details and results should not be submitted.
  • Use of bloop requires you giving permission for your currency status to be visible to other users of your institution's bloop platform. Your permission is understood to have been granted by your use of the system.

Each Subscriber shall nominate at least one Administrator. Administrators have global access to all Users' Information affiliated with that Subscriber, and to Information of a User transferred, temporarily or otherwise to Subscriber via AAUS-sanctioned processes (e.g. LOR/VOT). Administrators warrant that they adhere to Subscriber's internal policies regarding access to, and use of, User Information with respect to Privacy and Confidentiality.

AAUS Data Administrator
The American Academy of Underwater Sciences collates anonymized, aggregated statistical information from Organizational Members for analysis and reporting purposes. bloop provides a dedicated portal for coordinating and accessing this information. The AAUS Administrator does not have access to any personally-identifiable information of divers or boat operators.

User Content

You shall not upload to, distribute to, or otherwise disseminate through the Site, any material or information of any kind that is libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive or otherwise violates any law or infringes or violates any rights of any other person or entity, or contains a solicitation of funds, advertising, or a solicitation for goods or services.

Despite the best efforts of bloop, information provided by other Members may contain such material, and bloop assumes no responsibility or liability for this material. If you become aware of misuse of the Services by any person, please contact bloop.

bloop reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting (including private messages) by you, or to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability.

By using the Services, you represent and warrant that all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; you will maintain the accuracy of such information; you are 16 years of age or older; and your use of the Services does not violate any applicable law or regulation.

You acknowledge that bloop reserves the right to charge Subscribers for the Services and to change its fees from time to time at its discretion. If bloop terminates your Membership because you have breached the Agreement, your Subscribing institution shall not be entitled to the refund of any unused portion of subscription fees.

When you become a Member, you will be asked to choose a password. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your password and account. You agree not to use the account, username, or password of another Member at any time or to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to notify bloop immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account or access to your password.
bloop stores User passwords in encrypted format and maintains inustry-standard techniques to protect and safeguard all User information. In the event of any data breach or incursion, bloop will inform affected Users, Members and Subscribers as soon as it becomes aware of the breach, and not more than 72 hours after such.

bloop does not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, or any other materials ("Content") that you post on the Site. After posting your Content , you continue to retain all ownership rights in such Content, and you continue to have the right to use your Content in any way you choose. By posting any Content on or through the Site, you hereby grant to bloop a limited license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Content solely on and through the Site. bloop is not required to pay you for the use of your content on the Site.

You warrant that::

  • You own the Content posted by you on or through the Services or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this section.
  • The posting of your Content on or through the Site does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person.
  • You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person by reason of any Content posted by you to or through the Services.
  • bloop assumes no responsibility for the Content posted by Users. Nonetheless, bloop may delete any Content that in the sole judgement of bloop violates this Agreement or which may be offensive, illegal or violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of any person. bloop is under no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of the User submitting any such Content.
  • You are solely responsible for the Content that you post on or through any of the Services, and any material or information that you transmit to other Members and for your interactions with other Users. bloop does not endorse and has no control over the Content. Content is not necessarily reviewed by bloop prior to posting and does not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of bloop. bloop makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the Content or to the accuracy and reliability of the Content or any material or information that you transmit to other Members.
  • You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights.
  • You grant permission to bloop to aggregate, average, compile or merge data you supply to Site, in anonymized form, free of any personally-identifiable information, and permission to to use such aggregated data and statistics however it so choses, including, but not limited to, sharing that data with third parties for commercial purposes.
    • bloop Content

      In addition to the Content posted by Members, the Site contains Content by bloop ("bloop Content"). bloop Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws, and bloop owns and retains all rights in respect of this Content and the Services. The bloop Content is solely for your personal use in connection with viewing the bloop Website and using the bloop Services.

      Except for Content posted by you, you may not copy, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any Content appearing on or through the Services.


      bloop does not warrant or represent, and excludes all warranties or representations, that the material and information, including advertising material, on the Website is accurate, true or complete or that it is free of viruses or that it does not contain any material which is defamatory, obscene or illegal in any way. In no circumstances will bloop be liable to you or any other third parties for any loss or damage (whether direct or indirect, including loss of profits, loss of opportunity or any consequential loss) resulting from or in any way connected with your use of the Website or its content, whether caused by negligence, misrepresentation, breach of any statutory duty, or breach of contract or otherwise.


      You agree to indemnify and to keep bloop indemnified from and against any costs, claims, demands, expenses and liabilities suffered or incurred by bloop arising from or which is directly or indirectly related to your access to and/or use of the Site and/or any other person or entity's use of the Site where such person or entity was able to access the Site using your password.

      Advertising and Sponsorship

      Part of the Site may contain advertising and sponsorship. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the Site complies with international and national law. bloop will not be responsible for any error or inaccuracy in advertising material.


      This Agreement is accepted upon your use of the Site or any of the Services and is further affirmed by you becoming a Member. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and bloop regarding the use of the Services. The failure of bloop to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision.

      bloop reserves the right to assign or transfer all or any of its rights and obligations under these Terms and Conditions to any of its group companies or to any other third party. In the event of assignment or transfer, notification will either be given to you by email or posted on the Website. These terms are governed by and will be interpreted in accordance with California law. The California courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any claim or dispute which may arise out of or in connection with these terms and conditions. The Services use cookies as described in the Cookie Policy

      Please contact bloop with any questions regarding this Agreement.