Historic Scotland

Terms and Conditions

Terms of use

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

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


Historic Environment 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 these sites 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 Environment 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 our websites 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 apply online for Historic Environment Scotland vacancies. To register for this service, you must be sixteen years of age or over (note: applicants must be eighteen years of age or over for vacancies involving the sale of alcohol). You must ensure that the details provided by you on registration or at any time are true, correct and complete in all respects. You must stipulate a bona fide contact address. Please note that PO box numbers, hotels and accommodation addresses are not acceptable. 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 Environment 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 logging in to their account and disabling the subscription 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.

Privacy policy

We recognise the importance of protecting the privacy of the users of our websites. Any personal data collected through this website will be treated as confidential in line with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

The Data Protection Act

Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.

Collection and use of personal information

Historic Scotland is the sole owner of the information collected on this website. Historic Scotland processes personal data for the purposes of providing the service that you have signed up for.

What information do we collect?

We collect two kinds of information from visitors: your details (through registration) and site usage information, using cookies and page tagging techniques.


When you visit this website, we will ask you to input and will collect personal information from you such as your name, e-mail address and a password. We may also collect information such as where you are on the internet, your browser type, the country you accessed the site from and the pages of our website that were viewed during your visit.

We confirm that any personal information which you provide to us and any user information, from which we can identify you, is held in accordance with the registration we have with the Information Commissioner's Office. We will use your information only for the following purposes:

  • Statistical purposes to improve this website and its services to you;
  • Servicing website content and
  • Administering this website.

Historic Environment Scotland also maintains an opt-in policy in regard to sending promotional ecommunications. When you are contacted by email, you will be told how to opt out of hearing from us if you wish. Users who want to be removed from our database can also contact us directly.

Site usage - cookies and Website Traffic Analysis

When users enter the Historic EnvironmentScotland website their computers will automatically be issued with 'cookies'. Cookies are text files which identify users' computers to Historic Environment Scotland’s server. The website then creates "session" cookies to store some of the preferences of users moving around the website, e.g. retaining a text-only preference.

Cookies in themselves do not identify individual users but identify only the computer used and they are deleted on departure from the website.

Cookies enhance our website performance in a number of ways including providing a secure way for us to measure use of the website including number of visitors, how frequently pages are viewed, and the city and country of origin of users. This helps to determine what is popular and can influence future content and development.

Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user.

For this purpose, the Historic Environment Scotland uses a web traffic analysis package to measure and analyse usage of the website to help us improve our service to you. The information collected by Historic Environment Scotland will include IP address, pages visited, browser type and operating system.

Log files

We store log files on our web server to allow the recording and analysis of users' use of the website. Log files do not contain any personal information.

We will take all reasonable care, in so far as it is in our power to do so, to keep the details of your order and payment secure, but in the absence of negligence on our part we cannot be held liable for any loss you may suffer if a third party procures unauthorised access to any data you provide when accessing or ordering from this website.

Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our website.

Third Party Intermediaries

We use an outside contractor to host our user database. This company do not retain, share or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

Notification of changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

Contact us

If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:

Phone: 0131 668 8800
Email: hs.website@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Postal address: The web team, Historic Environment Scotland, Longmore House, Salisbury Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1SH

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.website@scotland.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.website@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Linking to the Historic Scotland website

Historic Environment 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

Phone: 0131 668 8647/8785
Email: hs.website@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Address: Historic Scotland Images, Historic Environment Scotland, Longmore House, Salisbury Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1SH
Website: www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk


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