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Your use of this website must at all times obey these conditions
of use. Using the site means that you agree to follow these
Conditions of Use. Access to the site will be entirely at the
discretion of the Scottish Health Council. We cannot guarantee
uninterrupted access to this website, or the sites to which it
links. We do not accept responsibility for any damages arising from
the loss or use of this information. You may not use the site to
distribute or store material which breaks any law or
Healthcare Improvement Scotland treats any personal information
you supply with the highest standards of security and
confidentiality. Our Privacy Statement explains more about how
we store information about you.
We ask you for information about yourself when you register to
use this website, and you must keep this information up-to-date.
Your personal information will be protected and will only be used
by us in limited ways, as explained below.
You must create an account in order to access certain parts of
our website, for instance for submitting a case study. We will ask
for information such as your name and contact details so that we
can get in touch with you about case studies you submit or other
information your provide, or to allow us to provide you with
information such as a forgotten password.
Our website has an optional service for people who wish to
subscribe to our electronic newsletter. If you register for this
newsletter, your email address will be held on our database for the
purpose of sending you a copy. When you initially register, you
will be sent an email to confirm that your details have been added
to our database. You can unsubscribe from the electronic newsletter
at any time, using the link at the bottom of every email.
Our website has an electronic feedback form through which you
can submit comments you may have about our site or the services we
provide. The name and email address you provide on the feedback
form will be used solely for the purpose of responding to your
comment or enquiry.
Our website uses software called Google Analytics to
help us find out how visitors use the site, and which parts of the
site they are most interested in. This information allows us to
improve and further develop our website.
The Google Analytics package uses "cookies". A cookie is a file
that stores information given by a website to a web browser (for
example, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari).
This means that your browser will remember certain pieces of
information about your visit to our site. The cookies used by the
Google Analytics package can monitor which pages of our website you
visited, whether you have followed a link from another site to get
to our site, or the length of time you stay on the site.
collected anonymously and cannot be used to identify you. However,
you can choose whether or not your browser accepts these cookies in
the first place by changing your browser settings.
The Scottish Health Council hopes that this website will be
useful to you, but we accept no responsibility and offer no
warranties for the content of the website or your use of it, as far
as the law allows us to exclude such liability.
While we have taken every care to compile accurate information
and to keep it up-to-date, we cannot guarantee its correctness and
completeness. The information provided on this site does not
constitute any form of professional advice, and is subject to
change. We do not accept responsibility for any loss, damage or
expense resulting from the use of this information.
All use of this website is subject to Scots law and the
jurisdiction of the Scottish courts and is subject to this
disclaimer. Any views given on the site are not necessarily those
of the Scottish Health Council or anyone connected with us.
Links to external websites are provided for information and
convenience only. We cannot accept responsibility for the sites
linked to, or the information found there, because:
Some external links may be to websites that also offer
commercial services. A link does not imply an endorsement of a
site; similarly, not linking to a particular site does not imply
lack of endorsement.
If you have any questions or comments about these terms and
conditions, please contact us.