Terms & Conditions

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (the “Society”) maintains this site (the “Site”) for your personal information, and communication.

Please feel free to browse the Site. You may download material displayed on the Site for non-commercial, personal use only provided you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. You may not, however, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, re-post, or use the content of the Site for public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio, and video without the Society’s written permission. Your access to and use of the Site is also subject to the following Privacy Policy, Data Protection Policy and terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) and all other applicable laws. By accessing and browsing the Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the terms of the Data Protection Policy and Terms and Conditions and acknowledge that any other agreements between you and the Society are superseded and of no force or effect.

Terms and Conditions

You should assume that everything you see or read on the Site is copyrighted unless otherwise noted and may not be used except as provided in these Terms and Conditions or in the text on the Site without the written permission of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Any unsolicited communication or material you transmit to the Site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or post may be used by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland or its affiliates as described in the Society’s “Privacy Policy”, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting. Furthermore, the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland shall be bound by its “Privacy Policy” in the use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to the Site for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, creating and marketing products using such information.

Images of people or places displayed on the Site are either and property of, or used with permission by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. The use of these images by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms and Conditions or specific permission provided elsewhere on the Site. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively called “Trademarks”) displayed on the Site, are Trademarks of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and others. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Site without written permission of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland or such third party that may own the Trademarks displayed on the Site. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on the Site, or any other content on the Site, except as provided in these Terms and Conditions, is strictly prohibited.

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland may at any time revise these Terms and Conditions by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current Terms and Conditions to which you are bound.

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity No SC010440

Privacy Policy

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (“Society of Antiquaries”, “the Society”, “we,” “us” or “our”) operates a Web site located at socantscot.org (the “Site”) from which users can gather information concerning news and services provided by the Society. This Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) covers our treatment of personally identifiable information (personal data) that we collect when you access the Site and when you use the our Services.

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland knows that you care how information about you is used and shared and we appreciate your trust in us to do that lawfully, carefully and sensibly. The Society complies with the eight basic Data Protection principles as laid out by the Information Commissioners Office. This notice describes the privacy policy of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland website socantscot.org. By visiting socantscot.org, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

Controllers of Personal Information
Any personal information provided to or to be gathered by this website is controlled primarily by the office of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, National Museums Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF.

What Personal Information About Customers Does the Society Gather?
The information we learn from customers helps us personalise and continually improve your experience at socantscot.org. We use the information to handle orders, deliver products and services, process payments, communicate with you about orders, products, services and promotional offers, update our records and generally maintain your accounts with us. In future it may be used to display content such as wish lists and customer reviews and recommend merchandise and services that might be of interest to you. We also use this information to improve our store and platform, prevent or detect fraud or abuses of our website and enable third parties to carry out technical, logistical or other functions on our behalf.

Here are the types of information we gather
Information You Give Us: we receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customising future shopping for you, improving our stores, and communicating with you.

Automatic Information: we receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many websites, we use “cookies” and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses socantscot.org. A number of companies offer utilities designed to help you visit websites anonymously. Although we will not be able to provide you with a personalised experience at socantscot.org if we cannot recognise you, we want you to be aware that these tools exist.

E-mail Communications: to help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from socantscot.org if your computer supports such capabilities. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please adjust your Customer Communication Preferences.

Information from Other Sources: we might receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information.

What About Cookies?
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognise your browser and to provide various features such as storage of items in your Shopping Basket between visits.

The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer. However, because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of socantscot.org’s essential features, we recommend that you leave them turned on. For instance, if you block or otherwise reject our cookies, you will not be able to add items to your Shopping Cart, proceed to Checkout, or use any socantscot.org products and services that require you to Sign in.

Does the Society share the Information it receives?
Information about our customers is an important part of our business and we are not in the business of selling it to others. Socantscot.org shares customer information only as described below:

Third Party Service Providers: We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analysing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), processing credit card payments and providing customer service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes. Further, they must process the personal information in accordance with this Privacy Notice and as permitted by the UK’s Data Protection Act.
Protection of the Society and Others: We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Conditions of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property or safety of socantscot.org, our users or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from customers for commercial purposes in a way that is contrary to the commitments made in this Privacy Notice.
With your consent: other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.

Whenever we transfer personal information to countries outside of the European Economic Area in the course of sharing information as set out above, we will ensure that the information is transferred in accordance with this Privacy Notice and as permitted by the applicable laws on data protection.

How Secure Is Information About Me?
We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.
We reveal only the last five digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order. Of course, we transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during order processing.

We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of personally identifiable customer information. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer

What About Third-Party Advertisers and Links to Other Websites?
Our site may include third-party advertising and links to other websites. We do not provide any personally identifiable customer information to these advertisers or third-party websites.

These third-party websites and advertisers, or Internet advertising companies working on their behalf, sometimes use technology to send (or “serve”) the advertisements that appear on our website directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (also known as action tags or single-pixel gifs), and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalise advertising content. We do not have access to or control over cookies or other features that they may use, and the information practices of these advertisers and third-party websites are not covered by this Privacy Notice. Please contact them directly for more information about their privacy practices. In addition, the Network Advertising Initiative offers useful information about Internet advertising companies (also called “ad networks” or “network advertisers”), including information about how to opt-out of their information collection.

Socantscot.org may also display targeted advertising based on personal information about users. Although socantscot.org does not provide any personal information to advertisers, advertisers (including ad-serving companies) may assume that users who interact with or click on a targeted advertisement meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad.

What Information Can I Access?
Socantscot.org gives you access to a broad range of information about your account and your interactions with socantscot.org for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information. This list will change as our website evolves.

What Choices Do I Have?
As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to make a purchase or to take advantage of such socantscot.org features.
You may be able to add or update certain information on certain pages. When you update information, we usually keep a copy of the previous version for our records.
If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please adjust your Preferences. (If you do not want to receive Conditions of Use and other legal notices from us, such as this Privacy Notice, those notices will still govern your use of socantscot.org and orders placed with socantscot.org, and it is your responsibility to review them for changes.)
The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer. However, because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of socantscot.org’s essential features, we recommend that you leave them turned on. For instance, if you block or otherwise reject our cookies, you will not be able to add items to your Shopping Cart, proceed to Checkout, or use any socantscot.org products and services that require you to Sign in.

Are Children Allowed to Use socantscot.org?
Socantscot.org does not sell products or display information that might be considered unsuitable for children or for purchase by children. However, our products are generally aimed at an adult audience. If you find content that you think may be unsuitable for children, please let us know.

Notices and Revisions
If you have any concern about privacy at socantscot.org, please e-mail us a thorough description and we will try to resolve the issue for you.

Our business changes constantly and our Privacy Notice and the Conditions of Use will change also. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our website frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.

Examples of Information Collected

Information You Give Us
You provide most such information when you search, buy, post, participate in a contest or questionnaire or communicate with customer service. For example, you provide information when you: search for a product; place an order through socantscot.org; make a purchase; provide information in Your Account (and you might have more than one if you have used more than one e-mail address when shopping with us); communicate with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise; complete a questionnaire or a contest entry form; compile Wish Lists or other gift registries, provide and rate Reviews; and employ other personal notification services such as such as Available to Order Notifications. As a result of those actions, you might supply us with such information as: your name; address and phone number; credit card information; people to whom purchases have been shipped (including addresses and phone numbers); content of reviews and e-mails to us; the personal description in your Fellows area; and financial information.

Automatic Information
Examples of the information we collect and analyse include: the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information such as browser type and version; operating system and platform; purchase history, which we sometimes aggregate with similar information from other customers to create features such as Top Sellers; the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our website (including date and time); cookie number; products you viewed or searched for; and any phone number used to call our customer service number. We may also use browser data such as cookies, Flash cookies (also known as Flash Local Shared Objects), or similar data on certain parts of our website for fraud prevention and other purposes. During some visits we may use software tools such as JavaScript to measure and collect session information, including page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.

Information from Other Sources
Examples of information we receive from other sources include: updated delivery and address information from our carriers or other third parties, which we use to correct our records and deliver your next purchase or communication more easily; account information, purchase or redemption information and page-view information from some merchants with which we operate co-branded businesses or for which we provide technical, fulfillment, advertising or other services; search results and links; and credit history information from credit bureaus, which we use to help prevent and detect fraud.

Information You Can Access
Examples of information you can access easily at socantscot.org include: up-to-date information regarding recent orders; personally identifiable information (including name, e-mail, password, communications preferences); payment settings (including credit-card information); e-mail notification settings (including Alerts, Available to Order notifications, Delivers, and newsletters); recommendations (including recent product-view history, prior-order history and Favourites); Wish Lists (including your product reviews, requests and recommendations, and your personal profile).

Co-Branded and Joint Offerings
In the future we may offer joint or co-branded products and services.

Cookie Policy

EU Legislation
Under the EU Privacy Directive, visitors to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland webpages should be fully informed about cookies used by the site and be given the option to remove them from use. If you do not wish to give consent, and acknowledge that elements of our site may not operate as designed, please see the Managing Cookies section below for help with changing your browser settings.

What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files written by a web server to your hard drive. They can only be read or edited by the web site that originally wrote them and are typically used to recognise you as the same person across each request you make to view a web page.

Cookies written by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland website
Cookies are written directly by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland website to manage the shopping process and to maintain your log-in details as a Fellow on our website and are required for that part of the site to operate as designed.

Managing Cookies
The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland website has been designed to use cookies to enhance your browsing experience. If you would prefer, you can change your browser settings to remove and/or prevent the use of cookies; however, parts of the Society website will no longer work as intended and browsing errors may occur.

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