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The SafeBuy Assurance Scheme assures online consumers that e-commerce sites are safe and trustworthy. The Scheme, amongst other things, requires web retailers to:
- Adhere to the terms of the Sale of Goods Act, the EU Distance Selling Regulations and the EU Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications
- Conform to the Data Protection Act 1998
- Provide security for the processing of credit card transactions
- Include physical location and contact details for themselves on their website
- Display the total price consumers must pay for goods including delivery costs and provide a clear explanation of the delivery procedures
- Advise the consumer if ‘cookies’ are required for the processing of data
- Not use ‘spam’ for marketing purposes
You can find out more about how you are protected when purchasing from websites that are Safebuy accredited by reading more from their website.
What is SafeBuy?
With over 20 million domestic PCs in the UK, the vast majority on broadband, and web sales reaching around 8% of all retail sales at the start of 2008, the standards required in the SafeBuy Scheme are a springboard to retailers who wish to differentiate themselves from less reputable or secure operations.
Unlike other web retailer schemes, SafeBuy is not designed to be a shopping directory. SafeBuy vets all sites prior to accreditation and continuously carries out ‘mystery shopper’ exercises to check that retailers are adhering to the Scheme.
In the event of a consumer purchasing problem, SafeBuy has a mediation service, at no cost to the consumer or retailer, which can be referenced via the contact tab. The consumer has a further right of redress through the SafeBuy arbitration scheme run by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators at www.idrs.ltd.uk/safebuy.
Software Research have been evaluating high-tech products and services in the UK since 1987 and independently reporting to subscribers and report purchasers. It produced the 800-page Corporate PC Millennium Report for the Sunday Times and published the Good Software Guide for 18 years. It has no connection with any manufacturer or service provider and does not take any advertising or sponsorship. The SafeBuy scheme is funded by charges on retailers.