BYCEPS distinguishes four scopes:
Each entity belongs to exactly one of these scopes.
The global scope is the outermost one.
Entities that belong to the global scope include users, roles, permissions, user badges, brands, and optionally snippets.
A brand is the identity of a series of parties.
Each brand is part of the global scope.
Entities that belong to the brand scope include orga flags, terms of service versions, news channels, boards, parties, and optionally snippets.
The party scope is for entities that belong to a single party (and are not better situated in the site scope).
Each party belongs to a brand.
Entities that belong to the party scope include orga teams, shops, tickets, seating areas, and sites.
The site scope is the innermost one.
Each site belongs to a party.
Entities that can belong to the site scope include snippets.