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Scotlist.biz – Terms and Conditions of Use

Privacy Policy, Data Policy and Website Terms and Conditions

We value your visit to our website today, your membership, your custom and your privacy so we want you to understand the choices and the control that you have over your information on Scotlist.biz. We have always taken data protection seriously and we want you to know you can trust us to respect your privacy and to keep your personal information safe. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected in a professional manner and have recently updated our privacy policy, data policy and website terms and conditions to provide more clarity for website visitors and our members.

This latest version includes an updated privacy policy section and a new data policy section to comply with modern data protection regulations and takes effect from 31st July 2018.

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Privacy Policy & Cookies Policy

This website uses cookies to store site specific operational information on your computer.  Some cookies on this website are essential to provide you with the best user experience. By using Scotlist website services you indicate that you agree to our use of Cookies, Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions found herein.

We and our third party partners who operate globally use cookies for analytics, functional operation and for advertising. Without cookies the site will not operate as intended. Cookies are set when you browse the pages on this website, see an advert, submit a form or comment, login or interact with the website when making a purchase.

Cookie Specific Information

Cookies are small files that websites place on your computer as you browse the web. They are used to help the website operate as it is intended and to help discover how you are interacting with a website. The information gathered using cookies is used to help improve our services and to make them work better for you in the future. We explain below how we and our partners and other third parties use these technologies. Cookies placed in local storage on your computer or other device is an Internet based industry-standard technology that allows a website to store information locally.

Why does our website use this technology?

We use cookies in local storage to enable the website to operate correctly and to customize what you see based on your interactions with our website. Our website uses this technology to deliver, measure, and improve our services in various ways as described below.

Cookies on Scotlist.biz are used to…

  • Log you into the website Scotlist.biz
  • Provide you with the ability to interact and contribute to the website.
  • Permit you to view your personal profile or information relating to you or your business.
  • Record information used for website analytics, in particular to count the number of views certain pages have received.
  • To protect products and services

Third Party Cookies are used throughout the website to…

  • Protect our website against spam and other types of abuse.
  • Serve adverts, cookies help our advertising partners’ to deliver adverts, measure their performance, and make adverts more relevant to you. Third party partners use criteria like your activity and visits to our website and your activity on their advertising network partners websites to deliver adverts that they compute or think may be more relevant to you.
  • Record information used for website analytics, this includes information about your computer or mobile device, web browser and your physical location as defined by your IP address. This information helps us to understand how people use our services and to improve our services.

Third Party Cookie Purpose

PayPal

PayPal uses cookies to process any purchase you make on the Scotlist.biz website using the Paypal payment system.

Google

Google Ads, Google Doubleclick & Google Adwords
Adverts from unrelated 3rd party websites may appear on our website when they are served by the Google Ads system. You should be aware that the Google Ads system may place cookies on your computer when you see adverts on our our web pages. Generally each individual advertiser uses its own tracking cookie to analyze the adverts performance. For more information on Google cookies you can visit the website https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites you can control the types of adverts you see and change settings about the information they collect at https://adssettings.google.com/ To see the info they collect it’s best to login to Google and then visit the link.

Social Media Websites

Facebook.com, Twitter.com, Pinterest, Google+ Plus, Youtube, LinkedIn and other social media websites.
If you are logged into your social media account/s when you browse our website and share our content you may be sent cookies from the social media website. Further the cookie may track and analyze your behavior while using your internet connected device in order to accumulate information about your online browsing behavior. We cannot control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest that you check the information that each individual social media website attempts to collect directly with the social media site/s that you use. More information about their cookies and how to manage them can be found by checking each social media websites privacy and cookies policy.

Privacy Options

What are my privacy options?

You have a number of options to control or limit how we and/or our third party partners use cookies.  In particular you have the options outlined below.

  • You may use our service with the use of cookies, as described in the above section.
  • You may use our service without the use of cookies by turning off or blocking the use of cookies in your web browser settings.
  • You may adjust the settings of third party advertisers by following the instructions they provide in their privacy policy.
  • You may modify the settings of third party social media sites by following the instructions they provide in their privacy policy or log out of social media when you visit.
  • You may stop using Scotlist.biz at any time and clear both your browser cache and cookie cache to remove all cookies placed on your computer by your use of this website.

All recent versions of popular Internet web browsers give users a level of control over cookies. You (the web browser and website user) should know that users can set a browser to accept or reject cookies, all cookies or individual cookies. You (the web browser and website user) can also modify your browser settings to prompt you each time a cookie is offered. The instructions for changing your cookie settings vary for each type and version of Internet web browser.

Instructions on how to disable or change the settings of cookies on your web browser can usually be found by visiting the help page for your web browser or the browser vendors website.

If cookies aren’t enabled on your computer your experience on our website will be limited to browsing and you will not be able to make any type of purchase.

Scotlist.biz is not responsible for cookies placed on your computer by external third party websites that you may find through the Scotlist.biz website. Your continued use of the Scotlist.biz website indicates that you agree, accept and consent to our use of Cookies, Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions found herein.

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Data Policy

We do not disclose data to any third parties unless disclosure is necessary for the fulfillment of a service or at such times that we have a legitimate reason to disclose data to comply with a valid legal request, we will never sell your data. The types of data we collect and the instances in which data is disclosed to third parties are outlined below.

Legal

Our legal position for processing personal data is as follows…

  • Legal – we are obliged to process some personal data to comply with the law. If you place an order with us we must retain some personal data to comply with the commerce laws.
  • Contract – we sometimes need to collect and process your personal data in order to fulfill a contract with you, for example when you make a purchase or when you sign up to a newsletter.
  • Consent – the actions you take when you visit our website, sign up to anything on our website, become a member,  make a purchase or place an advert give us consent to process and deliver products or features that you have signed up to.
  • Legitimate business interests – we collect and process some personal data to pursue our legitimate business interests in a ways you would reasonably expect as part of running our business.

Data

Scotlist.biz uses the minimum of voluntarily provided personally identifiable information (data) that is necessary to provide you with a service. We also use data you voluntarily provide to operate, administer and improve this website. We do not collect sensitive personal information relating to confidential medical facts, bio-metrics, health, gender, sexuality, racial or ethnic origins, moral, political, philosophical or religious beliefs. The services provided by Scotlist.biz are not directed at children under the age of 16 and we do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 16.

Depending upon your interaction with us, we may collect and process some or all of the following information about you personally or your business:

  • Name
  • Business Name
  • Position in Organization
  • Business Description
  • Business Services
  • Business Products
  • Address details
  • Location
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Marketing preferences
  • Financial information
  • Order history
  • Activity on our website
  • Computer IP address

By voluntarily providing this information you agree to and consent to this information being collected, used, disclosed, and stored by us in the ways described by our Privacy and Cookies Policy , Data Policy and general Website Terms & Conditions of use.

 

Communications Data

Communications data is created and stored when you communicate with us or when we communicate with you. For example when you sign up for and use the services on Scotlist.biz, consult with our customer support and sales team, send us an email, leave comments on our blog, communicate with us in any other way the information you provide may include your name,  details about your business, email address,  physical address,  phone number, location, purchase history and IP address. By voluntarily providing this information you agree to and consent to this information being collected, used and stored by us, as described in this Data Policy, Privacy Policy and our general website terms of use.

Questions – If you are simply asking us a question voluntarily we will not use your data for any purpose other than to provide you with an answer.

Memberships General – When you voluntarily sign up and become a member of the website your actions give us consent to send you information that is relevant to the interests of our members, this may be interest based marketing information or information that we think will be generally interesting to you.

Paid Memberships and advertising – If you voluntarily sign up and become a paid member of the website or place an advert on the website for your business you give us consent to send information to you that is relevant your advert or business listing, this may be important operational information or it may be important information relating to your advert or listing.  From time to time we may send you interest based marketing information or information that we think will be of generally interesting to you.

Newsletters and circulars – When you voluntarily sign up to a news letter, circular or other information disseminating feature of our website your actions give us consent to send you that particular publication or material connected to the newsletter, circular or list. You may opt by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the newsletter communication.

You may withdraw consent by opting out of any communication at any time by contacting us and letting us know that you wish to opt out.

 

Casual Browsing Data

If you are casually browsing this website your IP address will be recorded for statistical analytics software running on the web server. No other information is recorded. This type of information collection is not protected anywhere on the Internet unless you personally take physical steps to conceal it using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) and block all relevant cookies. We use IP address data to analyze the amount of visitors and their location. When you are browsing casually we do not record any of the other information about you that is listed above. You should however be aware that if you are logged into any of the advertising or social media websites that use cookies (mentioned above) they may still be tracking your Internet based behavior.

Financial Transaction Data

The entire checkout process for Scotlist.biz is handled by the PayPal financial system which uses a secure server system for transferring your financial data. You voluntarily give us consent for this step when you agree place an advert or add a business listing and tick the box to agree to these terms and conditions. The transaction data you provide is input and collected by the PayPal system during the PayPal login process and after you have logged into PayPal, the information collected is essential to process and complete the transaction.

Publicly Available Business Data

Data that appears in your business advert, business listing or featured blog post is data that is required to be made publicly available in order to publish, serve and promote your business details for publicity and advertising purposes, essentially this is an advert for your business. Data that is to be made publicly available is handled entirely by Scotlist.biz web server.  You voluntarily give us consent to do this when you place an order for an advert or add a business listing and tick the box to agree to the terms and conditions you find herein.

 

Sharing your Personal Data

Sometimes we need to share your personal data with trusted third parties. In these instances your data will only be used for the exact purpose we specify and it will be transferred and stored securely. The data will be controlled by the third parties privacy policy so it may be necessary to contact the third party if you wish to delete any data they may know about you.

Communications Data

  • We will never share your information data or e-mail address with anyone else.
  • We will never sell your information data or e-mail address to anyone else.

Casual Browsing Data

  • Third party advertising companies who show you personalized adverts may have access your IP Address.
  • Third party advertising companies who show you personalized adverts may have access your more than your IP Address if you are logged in elsewhere for example on a social media website.
  • Individual browsing data is not specifically shared by us but it is used to compile statistical information about Scotlist.biz which may later be shared as a report.

Financial Transaction Data

  • PayPal payment processing service
  • Customer service management systems

Publicly Available Business Data

  • By design this is shared globally via our website to generate publicity to promote your business or product.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and may change from time-to-time in line with our business processes. Please be assured that with the exception of publicly available business data shared globally for advertising your business or product,  we will only ever share your information with trusted parties who adhere to modern data protection laws and standards.

 

How long we keep your data

We will only keep your data for as long as it is required. After that it will be deleted completely or rendered anonymous by removing personal information. If you make a purchase from us we’ll keep your data for six years in order to comply with legal regulations. After six years we will remove your data unless you have consented to our marketing.

Your rights over your personal data

Your data belongs to you so at any time you have the right to:

  • access your personal data, free of charge
  • have your personal data updated if it is out of date or incorrect
  • have your personal data deleted, unless that would conflict with our legal obligations
  • withdraw consent for us to use personal data, if you have previously given consent
  • ask us to stop us using your personal data for direct marketing purposes

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, you should contact us and clearly state what you would like us to do. In addition you may stop using Scotlist.biz at any time and clear both your browser cache and cookie cache to remove all cookies placed on your computer by your use of this website.

Protecting your personal data

We protect your personal information using technical, electronic and administrative security measures to reduce the risk of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure and alteration. Some of the safeguards we use are firewalls, data encryption, physical access controls in our data centers and information access authorization controls.

How to stop us using your data for direct marketing

You can stop us marketing to you via email in the following ways:

  • By clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of any marketing email we send
  • By contacting us directly and asking to opt out from marketing

Please note, you may continue to receive marketing e-mails from us for a short time after opting out.

 

Questions about your data

You may contact our Data Protection Officer at any time via support@scotlist.biz or use the  contact us page, if required we will attempt to clarify the information and/or answer any questions that you may have concerning this data policy.

 

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General Website Terms and Conditions

Disclaimer of Warranty

The information found in this website is provided by Scotlist.biz “as is” and to the maximum extent permitted by law, we disclaim all implied warranties with regard to the information, services and materials contained on this website. Whilst we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of the website or the information, products, services, or graphics contained within. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. All such information, services and materials are provided “as is” and “as available” without any warranty of any kind.

The use of this website enables you to link to other websites which are not under the control of Scotlist.biz the nature of the internet means we have no control over the the content, suitability or availability of any third party website accessed via Scotlist.biz. The inclusion of any listing or link in the directory does not imply any recommendation or endorsement. We do not guarantee any increase in web traffic or web based business transactions or any kind of results.

Scotlist.biz – Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to website owners who are considering adding a listing to the Scottish directory Scotlist.biz, and to those who are considering registration and to all other users of the website.

By using this website you agree to these terms and conditions of use and further you agree that these terms and conditions may be changed by Scotlist.biz at any time.

Submission Guidelines for Inclusion

  • Choose a relevant category. Your listing may be delayed if you submit it to the wrong category.
  • It is important to write a brief summary of what your web site offers to let the visitor know why your site might be useful to them.
  • Sites must have their own domain.
  • Sites must be in the English language (or have an English version available).
  • Sites must be up and running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Directory list spamming is not tolerated and will result in your site/s being banned.
  •  Sites containing only banners or excessive pop ups or pop unders will not be accepted.

Note Our editors may move your submission to the most relevant category and modify mismatched site title and description text.

Listing options You may choose options  ranging from FREE listing through to our best value fully featured listing, more details can be found on the Add URL page. Please explore the site prior to adding your listing and identify the best categories for your listing,  choose the most relevant subcategories.

Free Listings and reciprocal link rules
Pending approval, we publish free listings as soon as they are added. We  review all listings within after they are published, and any free listing not adhering to the following guidelines will be removed from our directory immediately

  • If you submit a free listing we require that you a link back to our directory.
  • Your link to our site must be on a page already indexed by Google
  • Your link to our site must be on a page with less than 100 outbound external links
  • Your link to our site must be active at all times. If your link is removed, that is flagged automatically by automated spider checks.
  • Your link to our site must be from a page belonging to the domain name you are adding as a listing.

If any of the above free listing rules are not followed, your free listing will be removed.

Basic Listings Business owner must add appropriate amount of text and at least 1 photo / logo in order to be listed in as basic. If you fail to add text and minimum amount of photos we will be unable to promote your listing fully on social media.

Featured Listings Business owner must add appropriate amount of text and at least 3 photos / pictures in order to be featured. If you fail to add text and minimum amount of photos we will be unable to feature your listing or promote your listing fully on social media.

Acceptable Use
You may only use this website in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and, in any event, for lawful and proper purposes which includes complying with all applicable laws, regulations within the UK or other jurisdiction from which you are accessing this website.

In particular, you agree that you will not:

  • post, transmit or disseminate any information on or via this website which is or may be harmful, obscene, inappropriate, defamatory or otherwise illegal;
  • use this website in a manner which causes or may cause an infringement of rights of any person or organization;
  • take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on this website or related infrastructure;
  • use any software, routine or device to interfere or attempt to interfere electronically or manually with the operation or functionality of this website including but not limited to uploading or making available files containing corrupt data or viruses by whatever means;
  • deface, alter or interfere with the front end ‘look and feel’ of this website or the underlying software code;
  • obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorized access to any data that is confidential.

We reserve the right to deny you access to this website where we believe that you are in breach of any of these Terms and Conditions.

Exclusions – Scotlist.biz will not accept websites that

  • are not available in the English language
  • have little or no content
  • contain non-unique content or content that is not original
  • are not relevant to this directory
  • have no contact information anywhere
  • promote adult oriented 18+ content, media or equipment
  • promote  illegal activities, drugs, hate, terrorism, objectionable material
  • are not genuine

We will use our discretion when considering each site for inclusion to the directory.

Note:  Is your listing appropriate? We have all ages of viewers so you must keep your listings clean, as a guide anything rated for family viewing or the UK PG standard will be acceptable.  We do not approve inappropriate websites of any kind, any listing considered inappropriate will be removed. If this happens to be a paid listing no refund will be given.

Voucher Codes
Voucher codes must be applied to your account before or during the “add listing” process, as such they are not available after you have added your listing.

 

Limitation of Liability

While every effort is made to keep Scotlist.biz running smoothly we take no responsibility for and are not liable for the website being temporarily unavailable or permanently unavailable due to technical issues or any other circumstances beyond our control.

In no event will Scotlist.biz or it’s representatives be liable for any direct, in-direct, special, punitive, exemplary or consequential loss or damage resulting from the use of  this website, including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage including any loss or damage arising from loss of financial gain, data or profit, whether or not in the contemplation of the parties based on breach of contract, tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

Privacy Policy

This website uses cookies to store site specific operational information on your computer.  Some cookies on this website are essential to provide you with the best user experience. Without cookies the site will not operate as intended. Cookies are set when you submit a form, login or interact with the site by doing something that goes beyond clicking on simple links. Scotlist.biz is not responsible for cookies placed on your computer by external third party websites that you may find through the Scotlist.biz website. By using Scotlist.biz you accept the terms of this privacy policy.

Content

Content you post may include copyright protected , trademark protected or other proprietary materials, by using Scotlist.biz you grant Scotlist.biz permission to publish this information and grant Scotlist.biz a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free right to exercise any and all copyright, trademark, publicity, database and any other associated rights you have in the content, in any media known now or in the future. Ownership of content does not transfer it remains your (the content owners) property and it is your responsibility to manage and you may remove it at any time.  You also agree to post  accurate and up-to-date information  you (the content owner) are fully responsible  for your listings and for ensuring the accuracy of your listings, you warrant that you will not include misleading information and only post content that belongs to you or your business. If you are acting as an agent you warrant that you will only post content that has been approved by your client. By posting content on Scotlist.biz you accept that the content will be available in the public domain and therefore available to anyone to freely download or use. You revoke all and any liability for the security of the content and agree that Scotlist.biz cannot be held liable for misuse of any type including but not limited to identity theft or fraudulent actions undertaken by others who may find and use the content you post without your permission. (This content clause is required so that we can legally publish the information that you post.)

Copyright and trade marks

Scotlist.biz is a trade mark and brand trading name of  S.S.E. this website is operated by or on behalf of S.S.E. All accessible material content found on this website is copyright © Scotlist.biz (SSE) All rights reserved. Material content includes text,  images, music, video, source code and any other type of material content used to create the finished website product. No part of this website may be reproduced in any material form (including storing it in any medium by electronic means) without the written permission of the copyright owner.

User listings, text, images, trademarks are the property of and copyright of their respective owners, permission to reproduce any individual listing must be sought from the listing owner and Scotlist.biz.

Copyright exception:  All material may be printed for personal or business use in a read only paper medium, any printed materials may not be reproduced for the purpose of financial gain.  No alterations or additions may be made to any printed materials.

Governing Law

The Scotlist.biz website is based in Scotland and governed by the laws of Scotland and the United Kingdom any dispute or action arising in connection with this site will be determined in accordance with the laws of these countries.

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