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We encourage you to thoroughly read this Policy, however here is a short summary of the key points for your convenience:
When you use Scrooge — even for a simple product search — we receive non-identifying information about you, like your IP address or your device type. Furthermore, by choosing to create a Scrooge account you share your e-mail address, your cellphone number and other elements of a public profile — such as a profile picture — with us.
We use this information to keep your account secure and to contact you about matters relating to your account.
Scrooge is also a platform for public communications: shop and product reviews and discussions are public and visible to anyone visiting Scrooge, along with the author's username and profile picture.
When you post a shop or product review, we may ask you for a proof of purchase — which we will not publish — in order to verify the review.
Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or remarks regarding this Policy.
Some of our services require additional data to operate. For instance, you need a Scrooge account to save products into. We collect the following data you choose to share with us and use it to operate our services.
You don't need to register to use Scrooge, however you can choose to do so in order to use some of our additional services, such as our "Favourites" system, or to write a product review. When doing so, we will ask for your e-mail address and a username of your choice. The username will be visible along with your public activity, such as discussions and shop or product reviews. We will use your e-mail to reach out for you and to send notifications. You can adjust your notification options using your preferences.
We may ask for your cellphone number in order to verify your account. We will never publish this number.
Finally, you can choose to share some optional information with us, such as your age or sex, to help us understand our user base better.
You may choose to publish information through Scrooge, either in the form of a shop or product review, or through our discussions platform. This information will be available to Scrooge visitors, as well as visitors of affiliate pages that embed Scrooge content.
You may choose to share a location with us to help you choose the suitable product or shop, by e.g. calculating postage. This location need not be accurate and will not be used for any other purpose.
You may choose to save your favourite products in your account. We may kindly ask you to write a review for some of the products you own, or notify you about changes you may be interested in. You can manage your favourites and change you notification settings at any time.
When you use our services or visit affiliate sites that embed Scrooge content, we may receive information about you. We use this information — along with information you share with us — to operate our services.
All internet services have access to information sent by your device while using them. In our case, we receive data when you browse Scrooge and when you interact with the rest of our services, even if you are not logged in. This includes, for instance, when you visit a page at Scrooge, when you see a product through our mobile app or when you visit an affiliate site that embeds our content. We call this data set your Browsing Activity.
Your Browsing Activity contains information such as your IP address, your device's type and make, your browser and operating system version, the page you are visiting, the page that referred you to us, the search terms you use and your cookies.
We use this information to make sure our services operate in a secure and fast manner, to improve the content we display and to assess Scrooge's efficiency. We may also use this information, along with data you share with us, to display personalized content that may be closer to your interests.
Scrooge is build to improve your e-commerce experience. In general we don't share your personal data with anyone. When we do, we will do so with your consent, or because it is necessary in order to operate our services, or to comply with the law.
We may share your personal data with any of our sister companies, always respecting this Policy.
We use third-party services in order to operate our own services. We receive services from a number of companies in the EU and the USA. For instance, we are using Google Analytics and Inspectlet to help us better understand how are users use our services. We also use third-party data networks to connect our infrastructure to the internet. We may share data related to your use of Scrooge with some of these service providers, always complying with this Policy and only under the provision that the data will be used only pursuant to our instructions.
We also share your payment card data with payment service providers in order to complete financial transactions or to facilitate a dispute.
In order to secure your data, we are using strong encryption throughout our site.
Some of our pages include 3rd-party content from Google Ads. When you view these pages, Google may receive information about you. For more information, please see the Google Ads Policy.
We may store, use or share your personal data if we deem that this is required in order to comply with the law, or a legal process or governmental request; to protect the safety of any person; to protect the integrity of our service against spam or abuse; to address fraud.
The data you share with us remains in possession of our company. You can request deletion or modification at any time by e-mail at email@example.com.
We share non-personalised information such as statistical or aggregate data about popular products, shops or product categories with the shops listed in Scrooge. We also share data such as the total visitors redirected to each shop and the total clicks our advertisement campaigns received, without sharing any identifying data.
You can access, amend and/or delete your data at any time through your user profile page. You can also request deletion of your account. Furthermore you can choose to be excluded from certain types of processing.
If you are a registered user, you can access, amend and/or delete your personal data through your profile page at any time.
You can request deletion of your account by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For administrative and technical reasons, your Browsing Activity will be retained for up to 60 days after your account has been deleted.
You can use your account settings to exclude your data from certain types of processing. For instance, you can disable notifications.
The data controller responsible for your personal data is:
Ref: Data Protection Officer
Alekou Panagouli 91, Nea Ionia, 142 34 Greece
Scrooge's services are not directed to children. You must be at least 16 to use our services.
We may update this Policy from time to time, however the most recent version will always be available at https://www.scrooge.co.uk/privacy.
If we deem an update important enough, we will notify you via e-mail using the address associated with your account, if any.
By using our services you accept this Policy and are bound by its terms.
This Policy was last updated on May 24, 2018 and is effective May 25, 2018.