International Shiping Network Values

We are building International Shiping Network to make the world of maritime professionals more open and transparent, which we believe will create a better business enviroment. International Shiping Network promotes direct connection between maritime professionals. We therefore establish these values as the foundation of the rights and responsibilities of those within the International Shiping Network Service application.

Freedom to Share and Connect
Maritime professionals should have the freedom to share whatever information they want, and have the right to connect online with any person, organization or service, as long as they both consent to the connection.

Ownership and Control of Information
Maritime professionals should own their information. They should have the freedom to share it with anyone they want and take it with them anywhere they want, including removing it from the International Shiping Network Service. Maritime professionals should have the freedom to decide with whom they will share their information, and to set privacy controls to protect those choices. Those controls, however, are not capable of limiting how those who have received information may use it, particularly outside the International Shiping Network Service.

Free Flow of Information
Maritime professionals should have the freedom to access all of the information made available to them by others. Maritime professionals should also have practical tools that make it easy, quick, and efficient to share and access this information.

Fundamental Equality
Every organization, or other entity - should have access to distribution and information within the International Shiping Network Service.

Brand Value
Maritime professionals should have the freedom to build trust and reputation through their identity, and should not have their presence on the International Shiping Network Service removed for reasons other than those described in International Shiping Network's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.

Open Platforms and Standards
Maritime professionals should have programmatic interfaces for sharing and accessing the information available to them. The specifications for these interfaces should be published and made available and accessible to everyone.

Common Welfare
The rights and responsibilities of International Shiping Network and the those who use it should be described in a Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, which should not be inconsistent with these Principles.

One Maritime World
The International Shiping Network Service should transcend geographic and national boundaries and be available to everyone, related to maritime, in the world.