Terms and Conditions

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE  

These terms tell you the rules for using our website - www.scotland.org

WHO WE ARE AND HOW TO CONTACT US

www.Scotland.org is a site operated by the Scotland is Now team. Scotland is Now is a new approach and partnership between the Scottish Government, VisitScotland, Scottish Development International (the international arm of Scottish Enterprise) and Universities Scotland. (”We”). 

Our partner agencies details are as follows:

The Scottish Government is the devolved government for Scotland and has its headquarters at St Andrew’s House, Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG. The Scottish Government’s VAT number is 888842551.

VisitScotland promotes Scottish tourism, and is a body established under the Development of Tourism Act 1969 and has its main office at Ocean Point 1, Edinburgh, EH6 6JH. VisitScotland’s VAT number is 945 6521 06.

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland's main economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government, having its headquarters at Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street, Glasgow G2 6HQ, United Kingdom. Scottish Development International is Scottish Enterprise’s international arm and is a joint venture between Scottish Enterprise and Highlands & Islands Enterprise. Scottish Enterprise’s VAT number is 556623428.

Universities Scotland is the representative body of Scotland’s 19 higher education institutions with a headquarters at Holyrood Park House, 106 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS. Universities Scotland’s charity number is SC029163.

To contact us, please email info@scotland.org

BY USING OUR SITE, YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS 

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.

THERE ARE OTHER TERMS THAT MAY APPLY TO YOU  

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site: 

WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THESE TERMS   

We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. [These terms were most recently updated on 31/07/2018] 

WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO OUR SITE  

We may update and change our site from time to time to reflect changes to our products, our users’ needs and our business priorities.

WE MAY SUSPEND OR WITHDRAW OUR SITE   

Our site is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal. 

HOW YOU MAY USE MATERIAL ON OUR SITE 

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. 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 use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content 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 content on our site must always be acknowledged. 

You must not use any part of the content 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. 

DO NOT RELY ON INFORMATION ON THIS SITE 

The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action based on the content on our site. 

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date. 

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEBSITES WE LINK TO 

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them. 

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU  

Whether you are a consumer or a business user: 

We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising because of the supply of any products to you, which will be set out in our Terms and conditions 

If you are a business user: 

  • We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our site or any content on it.
  • We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or about:
    • use of, or inability to use, our site; or
    • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.
  • We will not be liable for:
    • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
    • business interruption;
    • loss of anticipated savings;
    • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
    • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are a consumer user:

  • Please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
  • If defective digital content that we have supplied, damages a device or digital content belonging to you and this is caused by our failure to use reasonable care and skill, we will either repair the damage or pay you compensation. 

HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION 

We will only use your personal information as set out in our privacy statement.

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR VIRUSES AND YOU MUST NOT INTRODUCE THEM

We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. 

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software. 

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that 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. 

RULES ABOUT LINKING TO OUR SITE

You may link to our website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. 

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. 

You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you. 

Our site must not be framed on any other site. 

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. 

If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact info@scotland.org.

WHICH COUNTRY’S LAWS APPLY TO ANY DISPUTES? 

If you are a consumer, please note that these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by Scottish law. You and we both agree that the courts of Scotland will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of England and Wales, you may also bring proceedings in England or Wales. 

If you are a business, these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by Scottish law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.

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