Terms of website use and privacy policy

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website www.shopitize.com (our site), whether as a guest or a registered user. Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the site. By using our site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our site.

Information about us

www.shopitize.com is a site operated by Shopitize Limited ("We"). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 07445751 and have our registered office at Office 36, 88-90 Hatton Garden, Holborn, London, EC1N 8PN. Our main trading address is Shopitize, LF.2.4 Leathermarket, 11/13 Weston Street, London, SE1 3ER. Our VAT number is 111514371. We are a limited company.

Accessing our site

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it with the exception of any third party trade marks or logos that we may reproduce on the site from time to time. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Our site changes regularly

We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Our liability

The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

  • All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
  • Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
  • loss of income or revenue;
  • loss of business;
  • loss of profits or contracts;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of data;
  • loss of goodwill;
  • wasted management or office time; and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.


This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

You acknowledge that we are an agent for any third party providers of services through our site. Any claims regarding any failure or breach with respect to the third party services offered through our site are limited to claims against the relevant third party service provider.

Information about you and your visits to our site

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Uploading material to our site

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our site (“Uploaded Material”), or to make contact with other users of our site, you warrant that any such contribution does not infringe copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person, is not likely to deceive any person and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

In the case of you uploading a copy of a receipt to our site you also warrant that you are the owner of the receipt.

Any material you upload (including receipt data) to our site (save for personal data which will be processed in accordance with our privacy policy) will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.

We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards referred to above.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Linking to our site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to shopitize@shopitize.com.

Links from our site

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Jurisdiction and applicable law

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.


We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact shopitize@shopitize.com.

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Will 2013 see the end of paper couponing fraud?

The launch of Shopitize’s mobile couponing service this month enables brands to save £150 million in paper couponing fraud each year.

Dr Alexey Andriyanenko, joint managing director and co-founder of Shopitize, says mobile couponing has the capacity to be virtually 100% fraud-free.

Mobile shopping innovator Shopitize says the misredemption and malredemption of paper coupons is costing retailers and brands £150 million each year but will become less and less of a problem in the UK as mobile couponing takes hold of the shopping market.

The UK’s £500million voucher and coupon market is vital to both manufacturers and retailers as they struggle to attract customers in these tough economic times. However, although paper couponing is seen as a valuable marketing tool, it is estimated that around 30% of all coupons used are subject to fraud.

The misredemption and malredemption of coupons is a growing social problem. Many shoppers see little wrong in buying invalid goods with coupons, or using out-of-date coupons if they can get away with it. It has also become commonplace to share a discount code with friends, or through social media sites so everyone can cash-in.

However, it is not just the individual who is playing the system, as paper coupon fraud is now big business. Internet sites are full of coupon bundle offers that have been collected wholesale from newspapers and magazines. Photocopying or digital manipulation is also widespread. All of this is causing major rifts between retailers and brands as they argue over who pays the bill.

Andriyanenko explains: “It is extremely difficult to try and come up with a solution that prevents paper couponing being subject to fraud. Attempts have been made, either by training retail staff to be more vigilant or by introducing more sophisticated bar-coding, but ultimately mis/malredemption still takes place which greatly increases the costs for any brand running a campaign.

“What’s clear is there is no desire by any side for the coupon industry to be abandoned, rather a solution needs to be found to protect it. This is one of the main reasons why paper couponing is now being complemented by new digital and mobile solutions. Like everything, couponing has evolved and the transition to mobile couponing is inevitable. Not only does it make the coupon experience simpler and faster for both the consumer and the retailer, but it makes the whole process much safer.

“The most obvious advantage of mobile couponing is there is no paper involved, thus making it free from forgery. Now couponing has become an automated process which gives consumers relevant coupons as a result of their purchase history. Entitlement is key. We can tell exactly who is entitled to a coupon and who is not by verifying their shopping receipts. Therefore, we have the exact numbers of who should be using their m-coupons and who should not. We also have the option for manual verification if we suspect anything untoward is taking place.”

Mobile couponing

“Mobile couponing also does not rely upon the retailer to authorise the coupon, so human error is eliminated. A busy, tired, cashier no longer has to manually verify countless paper coupons at the checkout. Now it is done via our automated ecosystem, not at the check-out, thus preventing queue bottlenecks.

“It is very difficult to say that anything is 100% safe from fraud, but this is certainly what we are aiming for. What we can guarantee is that our mobile couponing service has the capability to dramatically reduce the level of coupon fraud in the UK which in turn will save retailers and manufacturers a substantial amount of money.”

Shopitize’s free mobile couponing app was launched for both android and iPhone earlier this month. It enables big name brands such as Kellogg’s and United Biscuits to send exclusive deals on their products direct to the consumer’s smartphone. Users simply visit any supermarket or shop to buy a featured product, use the app to check the promoted products’ barcodes and snap their paper receipts, the image is automatically uploaded to the mobile ecosystem and once validated, they claim cashback.


Hugh Paterson CEO Whoosh PR
Juliet Chen Marketing Manager