Terms of Service

1. Terms
This website is owned and operated by Vessel Documentation Portal. By accessing the website at https://usvesseldocumentation.org, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of service, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

2. Use License
Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Vessel Documentation Portal website for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not modify or copy the materials; use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial); attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Vessel Documentation Portal website; remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Vessel Documentation Portal at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Disclaimer
Vessel Documentation Portal is NOT a government entity. We are NOT the United States Coast Guard or the National Vessel Documentation Center. We are a document preparation service that forwards documents to the NVDC for the purposes of Documentation with the United States Coast Guard.
The information on Coast Guard Documentation Services’ website is provided on an ‘as is’ basis. Vessel Documentation Portal makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties including, without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights.
Further, Vessel Documentation Portal does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

4. Refunds
Due to the time-sensitive nature of Vessel Documentation filings, we are only able to provide a refund for requests cancelled within three days of the original transaction date. We are unable to provide refunds beyond the three-day period as an applicant’s request will have officially begun the process for submission to the US Coast Guard via the National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC). A processing fee of 15% will be deducted for any requests for Documentation that are refunded due to failure to provide accompanying documents required to process the request with the National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC).

5. Limitations
In no event shall Vessel Documentation Portal or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Vessel Documentation Portal’s website, even if Vessel Documentation Portal or a Vessel Documentation Portal authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

6. Accuracy of materials
The materials appearing on Vessel Documentation Portal’s website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Vessel Documentation Portal does not warrant that any of the materials on its website are accurate, complete or current. Vessel Documentation Portal may make changes to the materials contained on its website at any time without notice. However Vessel Documentation Portal does not make any commitment to update the materials.

7. Links
Vessel Documentation Portal has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Vessel Documentation Portal of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user’s own risk.

8. Modifications
Vessel Documentation Portal may revise these terms of service for its website at any time without notice. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these terms of service.

9. Governing Law
These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Delaware and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in that State or location.