Ethics & Legal


SITE ETHICS


  1. Death/Scent’s priority is to provide readers with information and recommendations, presented as accurately and unbiased as possible; in a genuine manner, with the purpose to inform and engage on the topic of olfactive art in world cultures, with a focus on death practices.
  2. D/S is a death awareness blog and seeks to present an aspect of death education in a gentle and engaging manner.
  3. D/S will bridge academic interest in the subject with relatable content while neither “talking down” nor getting into “academic-speak” with the audience. Whenever possible we will provide links to additional sources, citations, and open-source scholarly works to support our positions or provide further information on the subject discussed.
  4. It is our stance to be fully engaged with our readers and cultivate an environment for everyone to contemplate and consider olfaction, death, and culture.
  5. It is important that Nuri as the primary writer and any guest writers be aware of latent cultural bias, cultural simplification, and cultural relativism when discussing communities that are not their own. Efforts to interview or collaborate with community members will be pursued, whenever possible.
  6. To fulfil our first ethical directive, any attempts to monetize or profit from the site must be done in such a way that does not interfere with our first ethical directive to provide accurate and unbiased information or our second, to promote death education.

PRIVACY POLICY (LAST UPDATED 02/09/21)


Death/Scent is committed to safeguarding your privacy and ensuring that your personal data is protected. This privacy policy applies to our websites deathscent.com (the “websites”) and to personal data collected about you by Death/Scent also known as (“we”, “us” or “our”).

By using the Site, you are agreeing to the terms of this privacy policy. If you do not agree with any term in this policy, please do not use the Site.

INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU

In this privacy policy your “personal data” means information or pieces of information relating to you or that could allow you to be directly or indirectly identified. We may collect personal data about you from different sources, including collecting personal data: (i) from you directly; (ii) when you visit the Site; and (iii) from other sources.

The types of personal data we may collect from you directly include your:

Name

Location

Email address

Age

The types of personal data we collect when you visit the websites (cookies)

We use cookies and similar technologies to collect data about you when you visit our websites (SEE FULL COOKIE NOTICE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS). We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our websites. Your browser will have the option to prevent websites from using cookies (your browser’s help screen or manual will tell you how to do this) but please note that this may reduce the functionality of this and other websites.

The types of data we may collect from you when you visit the websites include:

Information about the type of browser you use

Details of the web pages you have viewed

Your IP address

The hyperlinks you have clicked

WHY WE PROCESS YOUR DATA

We may collect personal data from you directly when you provide us with personal data so that you can register for prize draws or competitions, receive information or mailings, buy a product or service from us, complete a survey, make a comment or enquiry, contact our customer services or for a variety of other reasons. We may also process your data to comply with legal obligations to which we are subject or for other legitimate purposes consequent to any contract you may have with us.

Please be assured that we will not collect any personal data unless you provide this information voluntarily. You are not obliged to provide us with your personal information, however, if you do not we might not be able to carry out the services you have requested of us.

HOW WE USE YOUR DATA

Subject to your prior consent where required under applicable Data Protection Laws, we may use your personal data:

To process your application

To provide the services

To respond to your queries or comments

For the purposes of promotion, prize draws or competitions that you have entered

To evaluate the use of our websites, products and services and understand your browsing and shopping habits

To make product recommendations to you

To carry out analytics and market research

To analyse the effectiveness of our advertisements

To prevent or detect fraud or other crimes and/or verify your identity

MARKETING MESSAGES

We may send you emails of products, services, special offers, promotions and other information that we think may be of interest to you based on your previous interactions and information you have given to us. From time to time we may also contact you for customer research purposes. You may unsubscribe from such communications at any time, via the unsubscribe link that you will find at the bottom of every  email we send or by contacting customer relations by email at hello@deathscent.com. However, if you do unsubscribe you may miss out on the site’s posts.

SHARING YOUR DATA

We may share your personal data with third parties which directly support our activities and websites administration. We may use third parties to help us store, process and analyse your personal data, to give us insights that we can use to improve our products and services and to track the effectiveness of a particular promotion or campaign. Any such suppliers or third parties are not authorised by us to use your personal data in any other way and will be required by us to implement measures to protect your personal data. Please note that we may need to disclose your personal data if we are required to do so by law, or by a warrant, subpoena or court order.

DATE RETENTION

We will delete your personal data when there has been no activity on your account for 3 years, unless we are required by law to retain your data for a longer period.

PROTECTING YOUR DATA

We maintain appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect the personal data you provide to us against accidental, unlawful or unauthorised destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use and other unlawful forms of processing.

CHANGES IN OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We may change this privacy policy from time to time by posting the updated version of the privacy policy to our websites. We encourage you to visit this area frequently to stay informed.

YOUR RIGHTS AND WHO TO CONTACT

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, comments or concerns about this privacy policy. You have the right to tell us if you:

don’t want to be contacted in the future by us;

would like a copy of the personal data which we hold about you;

would like us to correct or update your personal data in our records; or

wish to report any violations of the privacy policy.

Where we process your data solely on the basis of your consent, you are entitled to withdraw your consent at any time. This will not affect the lawfulness of our processing before the withdrawal.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commissioner at any time.

You can exercise your rights by sending an email to hello@deathscent.com


COOKIE NOTICE  (LAST UPDATED 02/09/21)


This Cookie Notice applies to Death/Scent and its affiliates, which you have a contract with or which provide services to you, (collectively or individually, as applicable, referred to as “we”, “our”, “us”) and the Death/Scent websites and applications at or linked to from http://www.deathscent.com (“Websites”). This Cookie Notice explains how we use cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit our websites and use our web applications. It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Where required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent before we place any cookies on your device that are not strictly necessary for the functioning of our Websites.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Death/Scent) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third-party cookies”. Third-party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

WHY DO WE USE COOKIES

We use first-party and third-party cookies for several reasons. Our first-party cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our website to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other first and third-party cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our website. Third parties also serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes.

The types of first and third-party cookies served through our websites and the purposes they perform are described below. Please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific website you visit.

“Strictly necessary” cookies, which are first-party cookies that must be set to allow us to deliver the website to you and to provide specific services that you request from us. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. The services offered by our website that require cookies in order to function include: account log-in and comments/blog features.

“Performance” cookies, which are first-party cookies that help us to collect information about how visitors use our site and help us with site analysis and improvements. Performance cookies will remain on your computer after you close your browser. We use all information collected by these cookies in aggregated form, rather than linking it to individual website users. Where permitted by applicable law, we will deploy first-party performance cookies automatically when you visit our website. If you opt-out of, or do not allow, these cookies (as applicable), we will not know when you have visited our website.

“Functionality” cookies, which allow our site to remember your choices or preferences, such as information on online forms. These cookies allow us to offer you a personalized experience while using the website. They are not used to track your browsing activity on other websites. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

“Targeting” cookies, which are third-party cookies set through our Website by our advertising partners. Death/Scent currently does not allow advertising and does not have targeting cookies in place. However, this is subject to change without notice so it is best to review this Notice regularly for changes to this policy.

HOW DO WE USE GOOGLE ANALYTICS ON OUR WEBSITE?

Our Website makes use of cookies provided by Google Analytics to better understand how visitors use them. Google Analytics makes use of first-party performance and targeting cookies placed through our website to provide us with information about users of our website. Google or its affiliate DoubleClick may recognize cookies placed through our website when you visit other websites and applications. Personal information generated by these cookies about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our website on our behalf and will compile reports on your activity for us.

For more information about how Google collects, uses, and shares your information collected through Google Analytics, including information collected through our website, please visit the Google Privacy Policy – Partners website at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ or see Google’s own Privacy Policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy.

HOW CAN I CONTROL COOKIES?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies.

You can amend your cookies choices at any time by changing your web browser controls. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.

BROWSER CONTROLS

Most browsers will allow you to see what cookies you have and delete them on an individual basis or block cookies from particular or all sites. Be aware that any preference set will be lost if you delete all cookies, including your preference to opt-out from cookies as this itself requires an opt-out cookie to have been set.

If you are visiting this site using a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet, please also refer to the manufacturer’s instructions on how to manage cookies.

If you want to opt-out of Google Analytics, you can download and install the opt-out browser add-on developed by Google for your web browser. For more information about Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs, please see https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

UPDATES TO THIS COOKIE NOTICE

We may update this Cookie Notice from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please, therefore, re-visit this Cookie Notice regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

WHERE CAN I GET FURTHER INFORMATION?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please contact customer service at hello@deathscent.com.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS (LAST UPDATED 02/09/21)


TERMS OF SERVICE OVERVIEW

This website is operated by Death/Scent. Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us”, “our”, and “D/S”, refer to Death/Scent a subsidiary of ATROPOS Parfums. Death/Scent offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.

By visiting our site you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/ or contributors of content.

Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.

Any new features or tools which are added to the current site  shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.

PRESENTATION OF THE SITE

Under Article 6 of Law No. 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 on confidence in the digital economy, it is clear to users of the site deathscent.com, the identity of the various stakeholders in the context of its realization and its follow-up:

Owner: ATROPOS Parfums  via Death/Scent

Creator: ATROPOS Parfums via Death/Scent

Publication Manager: The publication manager is a natural person or a legal person.

Contact: hello@deathscent.com

Host: WordPress Inc.

ONLINE SITE TERMS

By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).

You must not transmit any worms, viruses or code of a destructive nature.

A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Service.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

We reserve the right to refuse Service to anyone for any reason at any time.

You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to the technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the Service is provided, without express written permission by us.

ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND TIMELINESS OF INFORMATION

We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or timelier sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk.

This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our site.

MODIFICATIONS TO THE SERVICE

We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time.

We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

PRODUCTS OR SERVICES (if applicable)

Certain products or services may be available exclusively online through the website. These products or services may have limited quantities and are not subject to return or exchange.

We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colours and images of our products that appear at the site. We cannot guarantee that your computer monitor’s display of any colour will be accurate.

We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit any sales of our products or services to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any products or services that we offer. All descriptions of products or product pricing are subject to change at any time without notice, at the sole discretion of us. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time. Any offer for any product or Service made on this site is void where prohibited.

We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.

ACCURACY OF BILLING AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION (if applicable)

We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers or distributors.

You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made at our store. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.

OPTIONAL TOOLS

We may provide you with access to third-party tools over which we neither monitor nor have any control nor input.

You acknowledge and agree that we provide access to such tools “as is” and “as available” without any warranties, representations or conditions of any kind and without any endorsement. We shall have no liability whatsoever arising from or relating to your use of optional third-party tools.

Any use by you of optional tools offered through the site is entirely at your own risk and discretion and you should ensure that you are familiar with and approve of the terms on which tools are provided by the relevant third-party provider(s).

We may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall also be subject to these Terms of Service.

THIRD-PARTY LINKS

Certain content, products and services available via our Service may include materials from third-parties.

Third-party links on this site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third-parties.

We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party’s policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party.

USER COMMENTS, FEEDBACK AND OTHER SUBMISSIONS

If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, ‘comments’), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments.

We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libellous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.

You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary rights. You further agree that your comments will not contain libellous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus, worms, or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Your submission of personal information through the store is governed by our Privacy Policy.

ERRORS, INACCURACIES AND OMISSIONS

Occasionally there may be information on our site or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).

We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.

PROHIBITED USES

In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

We assume no liability or responsibility to any physical conditions, including allergic reactions that may occur as a result of direct or indirect use of any of our products or services. It is the consumer’s full responsibility to use our products and services properly and safely.

We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.

We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service will be accurate or reliable.

You agree that from time to time we may remove the Service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the Service at any time, without notice to you.

You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the Service is at your sole risk. The Service and all products and services delivered to you through the Service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.

In no case shall ATROPOS Parfums, Death/Scent, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the Service or any products procured using the Service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the Service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the Service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless ATROPOS Parfums, Death/Scent, and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, Service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.

SEVERABILITY

In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

TERMINATION

The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.

These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Service, or when you cease using our site.

If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Service (or any part thereof).

ENTIRE AGREEMENT

The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to The Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).

Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.

GOVERNING LAW

These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of The State of Israel.

20. CHANGES TO TERMS OF SERVICE

You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to us at hello@deathscent.com.