Terms & Conditions


Terms of use

Please read this agreement carefully before using the services. They represent the terms and conditions ("Terms") for using Historic Scotland Websites.  The Historic Scotland Conservation Group website is owned and run by Historic Scotland.

In using this site you are agreeing and are bound to the Terms as stipulated by Historic Scotland. If you do not agree to these, then do not use our Website. You are permitted to use our Website solely on the basis of these Terms. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to update and/or revise these Terms. Please check periodically for changes.


Disclaimer

Historic Scotland Websites and material relating to government information, Products and services (or to third party information, Products and services), is provided 'as is', without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security, completeness and accuracy.

We do not warrant or represent that the functions contained in the material available on this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy or reliability of the materials.

In no event will Historic Scotland be liable for any expense, loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any expense, loss or damage whatsoever arising from use, or loss of use, of data, or loss of profits, arising out of or in connection with the use of www.tcg.gov.uk or reliance on its content.

No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as totally secure.  Whilst we strive to protect such information, we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which you transmit to us.  Accordingly, any information which you transmit to us is transmitted at your own risk.


Registration & security


You must register to receive newsletters from the website. You must ensure that the details provided by you on registration or at any time are true, correct and complete in all respects. You agree not to impersonate any other person or entity or to use a false name or a name that you are not authorised to use. You must inform us immediately of any changes to your personal information by updating this as and when necessary.

This information is stored securely on our database, please read our Privacy Policy.

If you have chosen to opt-in to receive future communications from Historic Scotland, then your details will be held until such time as you choose to unsubscribe from the service. Users who no longer wish to receive our communications may opt-out by clicking unsubscribe option on any email communication received or the user may contact us to opt-out.


Intellectual Property and Right to use

You acknowledge and agree that all copyright, trademarks and all other intellectual property rights in all material or content supplied as part of the Website shall remain at all times vested in us or our licensors. You are permitted to use this material only as expressly authorised by us or our licensors.

You acknowledge and agree that the material and content contained within the Website is made available for your personal non-commercial use only and that you may (if necessary to make a Purchase) download such material and content onto only one computer hard drive for such purpose. Any other use of the material and content of the Website is strictly prohibited.

You agree not to (and agree not to assist or facilitate any third party to) copy, reproduce, transmit, publish, display, distribute, commercially exploit or create derivative works of such material and content.


Assignation

You may not assign or otherwise transfer any of your rights under these Conditions.


Indemnity

You agree fully to indemnify, defend and hold us, and our officers, directors, employees, agents and suppliers, harmless immediately on demand, from and against all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, arising out of any breach of the Conditions by you or any other liabilities arising out of your use of this Website, or the use by any other person accessing the Website using your details and/or your Personal Information.


Our rights


We reserve the right to:

  • modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, this Website (or any part thereof) with or without notice to you and you confirm that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification to or withdrawal of the Website;
  • change the Conditions from time to time, and your continued use of the Website (or any part thereof) following such change shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change.  It is your responsibility to check regularly to determine whether the Conditions have been changed. If you do not agree to any change to the Conditions then you must immediately stop using the Website;
  • remove or edit any materials or content on this Website.



Limitation of Liability

While we will use reasonable endeavours to verify the accuracy of any information we place on the Website, the Website is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis without any representation or endorsement and we make no warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, in relation to the Website, or any transaction that may be conducted on or through it including but not limited to, implied warranties of non-infringement, compatibility, security, accuracy, conditions of completeness, or any implied warranty arising from course of dealing or usage or trade.

We make no warranty that the Website will meet your requirements or will be uninterrupted, timely or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the Website. We will not be responsible or liable to you for any loss of content or material uploaded or transmitted through the Website.

We will not be liable, in contract or delict (except in the case of fraudulent or negligent misrepresentations) or otherwise out of or in connection with the Conditions for:

  • any economic losses (including without limitation loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings); or any loss of goodwill or reputation; or any special or indirect losses, suffered or incurred by that party arising out of or in connection with the provisions of any matter under the Conditions.
  • Nothing in the Conditions shall exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our servants, agents or employees.
  • Nothing in the Conditions shall limit or exclude our liability in respect of any fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation whether or not such has become a term of the Conditions.
  • We shall not be responsible for any breach of these Conditions caused by circumstances beyond our control. The provision of this Website does not include provision of computer or other necessary equipment to access the Website. To access it you will need an Internet connection and appropriate telecommunication links. For the avoidance of doubt, we shall not be liable for any telephone or other costs that you may incur.

Severance

If any part of the Conditions shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed to be severable from the Conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any of the remaining provisions of the Conditions.


Waiver

If you breach these Conditions and we ignore this, we will be entitled to use our rights and remedies at a later date or in any subsequent situation where you breach the Conditions.


Entire agreement

The Conditions in force at the date of despatch of your Product govern our relationship with you.  You confirm that, in accepting the Conditions, you have not relied on any representation save insofar as the same has expressly been made a term of these Conditions and you agree that you shall have no remedy in respect of any representation.


Law

The Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Scotland and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts.


Definitions

In these terms and conditions, unless the context otherwise requires, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings:

- “Conditions" means these terms and conditions;

- "Personal Information" means the details provided by you on registration;

- "Users" means the Users of the Website collectively;

- "we/us" means Historic Scotland acting on behalf of the Scottish Ministers;

- "Website" means the Website located at www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk or any subsequent URL that may replace it;

- "you" means a User of this Website and, where applicable, the party purchasing the Product.


Contact Us

If Users have any questions or suggestions regarding our Terms & Conditions, please contact us at:

Phone: 0131 668 8800
Email: hs.website@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Address: Web Team, Historic Scotland, Longmore House, Salisbury Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1SH
Website: www.tcg.gov.uk or www.historic-scotland.gov.uk


Crown Copyright

Re-using Crown Copyright material

You may use and re-use the information featured on this website (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence . We encourage users to establish hypertext links to this website.

Any enquiries regarding the use and re-use of this information resource should be sent to hs.websitescotland.gsi.gov.uk

Re-using third party material

Any material on this site which is identified as the copyright of a third party is not covered by Crown copyright. This is the case with some photographs. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned. The copyright status of items can be checked in advance of use by contacting hs.websitescotland.gsi.gov.uk

Linking to the Historic Scotland  website

Historic Scotland encourages users to establish links to the site. You don't have to ask for permission to do this.

Images, photography and video

Images and photographs on this site are subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated (see www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk for full terms & conditions on the reproduction of our images). You may re-use Crown copyright images subject to the conditions stated above. Images and videos on Historic Scotland’s Flickr site and Historic Scotland’s You Tube channel are subject to the licence restrictions shown on those sites, but are normally available to be re-used with attribution for non-commercial purposes only.

Further information

For further information on Crown copyright policy and licensing arrangements, see the guidance featured on OPSI's website.


Contact Historic Scotland Images at:

Phone: 0131 668 8647/8785

Email: hs.images@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Address:  Historic Scotland Images, Historic Scotland, Longmore House, Salisbury Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1SH

Website:  www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk

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