Terms & Conditions

 

 

All visitors to Scottish Land & Estates Limited Website and Blog are deemed to accept the following Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to these Terms & Conditions then please leave the Website and/or Blog immediately. Any individual in breach of these Terms and Conditions will be denied future access to this Website and Blog. Scottish Land & Estates reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions without notice and at any time.

Copyright Policy

Scottish Land & Estates owns and controls all rights relating to this Website.

Visitors to this Website can legally view, copy and print documents for their personal use only.

Written permission from Scottish Land & Estates must be sought prior to reproducing or transmitting any features of this Website or documentation that is not intended for personal or in-house use.

Viewed, copied, or printed documents must not be altered in any way, and the content must not be quoted out of context.

Visitors are not permitted to alter, deface, or reproduce the Website design, graphics or text, including its appearance and features.

Disclaimer

Scottish Land & Estates seeks to ensure that the information found on this Website is accurate and up to date, though neither the Organisation nor its employees are legally liable for any inaccuracies, mistakes, or omissions regarding this information.

Scottish Land & Estates and its employees, agents and contractors are not liable for any losses or claims arising from an inability to access the Website, or from using the information available on the Website and does not warrant that functions contained in the Website content will be uninterrupted or error free.

Scottish Land & Estates reserves the right to change, improve, substitute, or remove any material stored on this Website without notice and at any time.

Scottish Land & Estates reserves the right to suspend, restrict, or terminate the accessibility of this Website without notice and at any time.

Visitors should not assume that Scottish Land & Estates agrees with the views of other organisations referred to on this site through external links or other means.

Visitors are personally responsible for their behaviour while on the Website and Blog and agree to indemnify Scottish Land & Estates and its employees from and against any loss, damage, liability, costs or expense of any kind that may be incurred in relation to a third party claim or otherwise in relation to use or access of the Website and Blog and violation of these Terms & Conditions.

Any downloaded material and the operation of these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by, construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Scotland. Any dispute transpiring from these Terms and Conditions shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts.


Blog - Commenting and Moderation

We moderate all comments on the Scottish Land & Estates Blog to protect users against any content that we consider to be offensive, defamatory or liable to cause alarm. Comments will be reviewed prior to publication and will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken any of the rules below.

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays and on a part-time basis outside of those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not published instantly.

Scottish Land & Estates cannot guarantee that all content can be published. We will publish as many comments as possible without editing.

The Rules

We want to encourage constructive debate and discussion on the Scottish Land & Estates Blog, we have therefore created a number of rules to ensure that all users are properly protected and that nobody abuses the forum.

Don't hide behind a pseudonym

Use your real name (first name and surname) and a valid email address (your email address won’t be published) and do not impersonate others as this is strictly prohibited.

Be relevant

Your comment should relate to the article concerned and to the inherent issue(s) and do not make an unreasonably large number of comments. We want to hear from as many different people as possible, thus participants should keep their number of contributions per debate to a reasonable level.

Intelligent debate means just that

We won't post comments that in our view aren't adding to the debate. In particular any sweeping generalisations about an individual, another organisation or society in general won't be posted.

Keep it clean

Sexism, ageism, homophobia, religious bigotry and racism won't be tolerated. Comments using vulgar or abusive language won't be posted.

Be considerate

Robust debate is encouraged, but personal attacks, designed to put down or insult others and trolling designed to deliberately anger or provoke, are not permitted. Any material that we consider to be abusive, defamatory, inflammatory, obscene, profane or otherwise offensive in any way will be deleted. Threads may be closed at the discretion of the moderators.

Limit your links

We can't check the content or robustness of other websites, therefore we'd prefer you didn't litter your posts with lots of live links. Official sites, such as those run by Governments or councils, are acceptable. However, links to websites we consider to be unsuitable will be removed, including those with racist material, pornographic or sexually explicit material, potentially defamatory material and anything which encourages illegal activities.

Direct any complaints

If you have a specific issue that you want to raise, or you would like to report something which you think has slipped through moderation and been posted, please contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

No Spam

No spamming by posting of the same (or very similar) messages to lots of conversation threads and no flooding by posting over and over again the same (or very similar) message to the same conversation.

No advertising is allowed within the postings on the Blog.

Please don't spam the Blog with promotions for your business, no matter how legitimate. They won't go live.

Language

All postings and comments are to be in English language only.

Parental Guidance

If you are under the age of 16 please get your parent or guardian’s permission before taking part in a conversation on the Blog.

Transgressions

Scottish Land & Estates reserves the right to refuse or block particular email addresses where a serious breach of the rules has been deemed to have taken place and prohibit any future postings.

 

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