Use of data by retail partners
Personal information we may collect from you
If you wish to purchase a product listed on Sccope Mobile you may make an order request. In doing so you will be required to register with us. To do so you will need to set up a username and password, provide your mobile number, name, email address and postal address.
We shall also provide you with a separate page, operated by a third party payment processing company (currently Pay-Thru Limited), for you to enter your credit or debit card details. Unless you order alerts, updates or enhanced content directly from Sccope (see following paragraph for details), we at Sccope will not have access to your credit or debit card information – they will be collected and used by our payment processing company and the retailer.
We may also allow you to register for updates relating to the fluctuation in price of products you are interested in by way of RSS feeds, emails, SMS messages, push technologies to mobile devices or in some other manner (as you may select) for which we may or may not charge you a fee. If you register to receive updates or enhanced content we may charge you a fee for which your consent will be obtained in advance. We shall retain copies of the details you submit when you register with us for the purpose of sending you updates and shall process any charges for such update services using the card details you have provided the third party payment processing company.
We may ask for similar information at other times, such as when you reply to surveys, or enter promotions.
How your information will be used
We will use the information you provide to: (a) enable us to process your registration and to provide you with the services and information offered through Sccope Mobile and which you request; (b) confirm receipt of any order request you make/or enhanced product content (such as independent reviews); and (c) provide and charge you for any update alert or enhanced content service which you request.
We may use the information you provide to: (a) carry out internal research on how Sccope Mobile is used (such as the age and location of our users); and (b) send you promotional SMS and emails, where you consent to receiving them. See MySccope Settings for how to unsubscribe from Sccope promotional communications.
Cookies and other non-personal information
When you visit Sccope Mobile, we may automatically collect non-personal information about you, such as product search which is automatically recognised by our servers. You cannot be identified from this information and it is only used to assist us in providing an effective service through Sccope Mobile and to collect broad demographic information for aggregate use.
Although we do not at present, we may in the future decide to use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. If we do, these companies may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) and other technologies to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and action tags is completely anonymous.
Disclosing any of your personal data to third parties
Partners, advertisers, sponsors and other third parties: We may disclose aggregate statistics about visitors to Sccope Mobile to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, sponsors and other reputable third parties and for other lawful purposes, but these statistics will include no personal information.
Third party service providers: Under protection of confidentiality agreements, we may use third parties to provide services and manage our WAP site and applications and relationships with you. These may include purchase and order fulfilment, credit card processing, and other customer services. Third-party processors and providers will be given access only to that information needed to perform their support functions, and are prohibited from using it for other purposes.
Reorganisation: In the event that we undergo re-organisation or are sold to a third party, you agree that any personal information we hold about you may be transferred to that re-organised entity or third party.
Legal issues We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or order of the court or if we believe that such action is necessary to prevent fraud or cyber crime or for the purpose of, or in connection with, any legal proceedings (including prospective legal proceedings) or for the purposes of obtaining legal advice or to protect us, our affiliates, our website or the rights (including the rights of privacy, confidentiality and reputation), property or personal safety of any person.
MySccope settingsYou can tell us not to contact you with information regarding our products and services or to share your details with third parties so that they can send you information regarding their products and services, either at the point such information is collected through Sccope Mobile (by checking or un-checking (as directed) the relevant box), or by amending your preferences in the "MySccope" section of Sccope Mobile where this feature is available or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com
We place great importance on the security of our users personal information. We have security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of personal information under our control. Whilst we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of information will never occur, we use all reasonable efforts to prevent it. You should bear in mind that submission of information over the Internet or mobile networks is never entirely secure.
Users 16 and under
If you are aged 16 or under, you must get your parent/guardian's permission before you upload personal information to Sccope Mobile. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information. Please note that, if you are aged 16 or under, we will not share your personal details with third parties, unless your parent/guardian has expressly consented to this disclosure. If you are under 12 then please do not use or submit information to Sccope Mobile.
IMPORTANT: Sccope Mobile allows you to search for and compare listed products from your mobile device. At no point will you enter into a contract for any product with Sccope. Instead, as set out below, you may submit an order request to purchase a product listed on Sccope Mobile directly from the listed retailer. The retailer must accept your order request for a contract to be entered into.
1. The Services
The services we provide through Sccope Mobile include but are not limited to search functionalities using key words or product categories, content, ratings, price history, and other tools (the “Service(s)”) to allow you to locate, compare and receive offers for purchasing products offered on the websites of various third parties (the “Retailers”). We may also allow you to register for automatically issued updates to your mobile device relating to price fluctuations in products or MyOffers (see below) or enhanced content by way of RSS feeds, emails, SMS messages or in some other manner offered by Sccope from time to time.
IMPORTANT: there is a law called the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000, which would normally allow you to cancel an order for Sccope alerts, notifications and enhanced content (usually within seven days). However, you agree in this case that you will not be able to cancel your order in this way once delivery of the alert, notification or enhanced content is first available to you.
We may, in our sole discretion, modify the Service at any time for various reasons including to deal with changes in law, improvements, development or any other reason which we may deem valid at any time.
Searching for products
When you search for a Retailer’s product using Sccope Mobile you will be presented with a list, or grid, of results. These results do not represent prices for all product offerings available on the Internet, and are derived from data compiled by us from selected Retailers. The manner in which the results will be presented may depend on the type of search carried out.
- If you carry out a search via the search box, the offerings from all Retailers listed on Sccope Mobile may appear and, in addition to the price paid, other criteria are taken into account in the default classification of offerings: popularity, relevance of the data of the Retailers listed in relation to your query or the response time of the Retailers’ website.
The data on which the results are based is refreshed at intervals, depending on its type: this interval varies according to the Retailers and compliance with our technical requirements. We work hard to ensure that the pricing accurately represents pricing available on Retailers’ sites, however, it is possible that cheaper prices can be found elsewhere.
If you wish to buy the listed product you have selected on Sccope Mobile you will be transferred to the retailer’s site. In this way we only act as an introducer and we are neither acting as agent for such Retailers nor selling, reselling nor licensing any listed products. We will not be party to any transaction or contract with any Retailers that you may enter into for the purchase of listed products. The Retailer may decide at their entire discretion whether to accept your offer to purchase the listed product for that price (for instance they might be out of stock).
As we are not party to any completed transaction we have no liability in respect of listed products or any failure or delay by a Retailer. You should contact the Retailer or seller of the products directly in relation to questions, complaints or disputes you have in respect of any products.
2. Who we are
The Services are operated by Cogenta Systems Limited, trading as Sccope, a company registered in England, and whose registered address is 51 Queen Anne Street, London W1G 9HS (“Sccope”, “we” and “us”).
3. What you are allowed to do
You may retrieve and display content from Sccope Mobile on your mobile device or a computer screen, print and copy individual pages and store such pages in electronic form for your own personal use only. If you do so, you must not remove any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right notices from the original content.
You are allowed to share links and references to pages on Sccope Mobile and the Sccope website on third party sites, blogs and social media sites for non-commercial use.
4. What you are not allowed to do
Although we do not at present, we may in the future decide to permit user reviews of products to improve Sccope Mobile for all our users. If we do, we need people to be sensible about how they use this facility and comply with the provisions set out below.
You must not post or send anything which:
- (a) is or may be:
- (i) defamatory, derogatory, fraudulent, degrading, abusive, hateful, false, misleading, inaccurate, untrue, malicious, offensive, harassing, threatening or racist;
- (ii) obscene, vulgar, indecent, pornographic or of a sexual nature;
- (iii) a violation of another person’s privacy;
- (iv) a breach of confidentiality;
- (v) a computer viruses or other malicious or harmful code;
- (vi) identifiable information about living people without their consent, or, in the case of people under 16, the consent of their parent or guardian. This includes (but is not limited to) a person’s full name, location and contact information;
- (b) causes or is likely to cause anyone:
- (i) alarm, annoyance, anxiety, embarrassment, offence or distress;
- (ii) incitement to racial or religious hatred;
- (c) infringes any intellectual property rights, such as copyright and trademarks. This means generally that you must own the rights in everything you post or must obtain permission from the rights owner to post the information;
- (d) could prejudice any active legal proceedings of which you are aware;
- (e) is unlawful or promotes or teaches unlawful activity;
You must not:
- (a) impersonate anyone else or otherwise misrepresent your identity or status;
- (b) hold yourself out as an employee or representative of Sccope or any retailer;
- (c) stalk or harass or make persistent or regular contact with other users without their consent or encouragement or after any consent or encouragement has, expressly or impliedly, been withdrawn;
- (e) use Sccope Mobile in a way that might damage our name or reputation or that of any of our affiliates;
- (f) use Sccope Mobile for any illegal activity or provide material which promotes or teaches illegal activity.
We do not screen, moderate or monitor any content either before or after it is posted or sent. However, we may remove or edit any of your content, and suspend or terminate your ability to post reviews and take such other action in our complete discretion.
To report issues, abuse or concerns regarding content please click on the [Report Abuse] link that will appear when you hover over the relevant piece of content.
You must not copy or store electronically all or part of Sccope Mobile or its contents (except as set out under “What you are allowed to do” above), or make available, distribute, sell or offer to sell all or any part of Sccope Mobile, or download content and data from the Website or members contact directory to make or populate another database, website or other materials or resource for any purpose.
5. Suspending and terminating your registration or subscription
Where we suspend, terminate or prevent your registration, you must not attempt to re-register or submit content (e.g. using someone else’s registration), without our permission. The period of any suspension depends on all the circumstances.
6. Our content
Sccope Mobile contains software, trademarks, graphics, information, data, editorial and other content (“Content”).
Except where we say otherwise, we are the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in and to Sccope Mobile and all Content. All such rights are reserved.
You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, record, transmit, commercially exploit, edit, communicate to the public or distribute in any way the services, web pages or materials on Sccope Mobile or the computer codes of elements comprising Sccope Mobile other than for your own personal use. Subject to the above, you may download insubstantial excerpts of this content to your hard disk for the purpose of viewing it provided that no more than one copy of any information is made.
7. Your personal information
8. Our liability
We are not responsible if you cannot access Sccope Mobile properly or at all because of your mobile device, its signal, mobile networks, the Internet generally or your browser software is inadequate or functioning badly, or if your mobile device maker or the mobile network operator with whom you have a contract suspends or terminates their service to you, or because of any other event outside our control.
Making the Service enjoyable means we need to fix bugs, install updates and do general diagnosis and maintenance of Sccope Mobile. We will try to do scheduled maintenance during what we anticipate will be relatively low levels of use. We also need to be able to do emergency maintenance and/or suspend access to the servers where, in our reasonable discretion, we see the need to do that. We will try to have Sccope Mobile available again as soon as we think it is safe to do so.
Where Sccope Mobile contains links to other websites and third party products or services, these links are provided for your information only. We are not responsible for the content of these websites or products or services.
We provide various information on Sccope Mobile relating to products (pricing information, reviews, product information, price history, rating etc.) Often this information is provided by Retailers and its inclusion is for informational purposes only and does not imply any endorsement of the product listed. Whilst we use all reasonable endeavours to correct any errors or omissions as soon as practicable once they have been brought to our attention, we do not warrant that Sccope Mobile will be free from errors or omissions and we accept no liability for any inaccuracies or mistakes in any of the information.
If you believe that any of the information available on Sccope Mobile infringes your intellectual property rights or wish to complain about the content, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org specifying the product in question or the information you are complaining about.
You are permitted to use Sccope Mobile and the Services if you are 16 years of age or over. If you are aged 13-16, you must get your parent/guardian’s permission in advance of using Sccope Mobile and the Services. By accessing Sccope Mobile and/or using the Services, you represent and warrant that you are at least 16 years old or that you are aged 13-16 and have your parent/guardian’s permission. We have the right to block or terminate your access to Sccope Mobile or Services in the event that we become aware that you are under the age of 16 and do not have the permission of your parent/guardian’s. If you are under 12 then please do not use Sccope Mobile and/or the Services.