Terms of Use

SearchScene is a charitable search engine that donates 95% of its profits to charity. Here are our Terms of Use...


Acceptance of Terms

The following terms and conditions refer to your use of SearchScene.com. Our Terms of Use also include our Privacy Policy and our Cookie Policy. By continuing to use SearchScene, you agree to be bound by these terms of use.


Acceptance of any Changes to Terms and/or Website

We may change our terms of use, privacy policy or cookie policy at any time and without warning (although we aim to announce any major changes to our terms and/or functionality prominently on the site). By continuing to use our website, you accept that our terms of use and/or website may change from time to time and without warning and you agree to be bound by any and all such changes.


Website Access

It is our intention that SearchScene will be accessible 24/7, however this is something that we cannot guarantee. We may also need to restrict access to visitors from some countries for financial or other reasons. We will not be held liable for any reason if all or part of our website is unavailable to any persons or to any geographical regions for any period of time whatsoever.


Privacy

As outlined in our privacy policy, we do what we can to safeguard your privacy. However, we will not be liable for any breach of your privacy as a result of using this website.


Charitable Donations

As a charitable search engine, SearchScene donates 95% of its profits to charity. The charities we support and the amount we donate to each charity may vary. We reserve the right to remove or add charities at our sole discretion. If we remove a charity then we will aim to donate any money raised for that charity to a similar, well-known charity instead. Failing that, the amount raised for that charity will be divided up evenly between all the remaining charities that we support. We aim to be as transparent as possible regarding our charitable donations and aim to publish receipts of all our donations on our website in due course. For this reason, we will only donate to charities that agree to supply us with a receipt for our donations.

You may choose to support any number of charities from our list by clicking the heart-shaped charity icon at the top right of any page. Each search you make counts as a vote and your vote will be divided between your chosen charities, as explained on our charity voting page. If you do not select any charity, then your votes will be split across all charities in the same way as if you selected them all.

No contract, partnership, agreement, endorsement or other similar relationship should be implied from our support of the various charities we have listed. These charities have not endorsed or otherwise given their approval of SearchScene.com or our company Cyberscape Media Ltd. Similarly, no endorsement by SearchScene.com of the charities we have listed should be implied.


Third-Party Content & Links

In order to provide you with the latest search results, including rich content, such as images, videos, news stories, streaming video content, etc., we may need to provide content from trusted third-party sites and services. Whilst we do our best to vet the third-party sites and services we use, we cannot be held responsible for all the content they may serve for every search query. We also do our best to display all our search results in a logical way that makes sense to our users. However, with such a variation in the search results we receive from the third-party sites and services we use, we cannot be held responsible if we sometimes get things wrong in the way in which we assemble and display that information. As such, SearchScene.com will not be held responsible for any offensive, misleading, inaccurate or inappropriate content that you may find within our search results.

Our search results obviously contain links to other third-party sites. We are not responsible for the content of these sites or the titles of the links or image thumbnails that may lead to these sites, nor are we responsible for the snippets of text that appear beneath or next to each of our links. You can choose to moderate the content of your search results by clicking on "Search Tools" in the navigation bar at the top of the search results pages and then clicking on "Safe Search". Three options are available for safe search: Off (don't filter adult content); Moderate (no explicit images or videos); and Strict (no adult content). These filters are used by our search provider Bing to serve up content according to your safe search filter options. We cannot be held responsible if this filter fails to stop any adult content or otherwise inappropriate or offensive content from appearing in your search results.


Viruses & Malware

Our search results come from Microsoft Bing, Wikipedia, Amazon and other third-party sites and services. Whilst these sites and services have a policy of eliminating any security threats from appearing in the content they provide to SearchScene.com, occasionally security threats can occur. Similarly, whilst we do our best to safeguard our own website and servers, security threats can occur. You are responsible for having your own virus protection software installed on your computer or other device used to access this site and to ensure that you have installed and configured it properly. We will not be held liable for any security threat, malware, virus, trojan, or otherwise, that infects your computer or mobile device through the use of SearchScene.com, either by clicking on any of our search results or otherwise through the use of our website.

You must not attempt to hack or install any type of malware onto SearchScene.com or any of our partner sites. You must not attempt to attack our site with a Denial of Service (DoS) attack, a Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS) or any other form of attack. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our website, the server on which our website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our website. To do any of these things is a criminal offence and we will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities to bring you to justice.


Copyright, Intellectual Property Rights and Use Guidelines

The website SearchScene.com and all its original content, functionality and features are copyright Cyberscape Media Ltd. All rights are reserved. You may not copy or reproduce SearchScene.com in whole or in part. To do so breaches our copyright. The SearchScene logo is owned and copyright Cyberscape Media Ltd., and shall not be copied or reproduced elsewhere in whole or in part without express written permission.

The wallpaper images and videos used by SearchScene are copyright by various third-parties and are used under license. Wherever possible, the copyright holder is listed in the "Image info" popup window at the bottom of the homepage. We will not be held accountable if this copyright information is missing or incorrect. If you notice us using an image or video on our homepage that you believe violates your copyright then please get in touch using our contact form and we will investigate the matter.

The search results displayed on SearchScene.com come from Bing, Wikipedia, Amazon, and other third-party sources. These search results are used under license. These search results may contain third-party trademarked names, as well as text snippets, images, videos and/or other content from third-party websites, which may be copyright.


Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitations of Liability and Indemnification

Your use of SearchScene.com is at your sole risk. The website is provided "as is" and "as available". We disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. We are not liable for damages, direct or consequential, resulting from your use of SearchScene.com, and you agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless from any claims, losses, liability costs and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from your violation of any third-party's rights. You acknowledge that you have only a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the website.


Governing Law & Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising out of or related to them, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule.


Waiver and Severability

Any failure on our part to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The Terms of Use constitutes the entire agreement between you and SearchScene.com and govern your use of the service, superseding any prior agreements (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Use). If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.


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