Terms of use

The Scottish Parliament website is managed by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB). This page tells you the terms on which you may use the Scottish Parliament website.  Please read these terms of use before you start to use the Scottish Parliament website. By using the Scottish Parliament website, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them.


You may access and use the Scottish Parliament website for any lawful purposes. You agree not to use the website in such a way that disrupts, interferes with or restricts the use of the website by other users.  Use of the website is subject to the SPCB’s Acceptable Use Policy

Intellectual Property Rights

You may print off copy, or download material from the Scottish Parliament website provided this is done in accordance with the SPCB’s Copyright Policy.

Information about you and your visit to the website

The SPCB may process information about you but this will be done fairly and lawfully in accordance with the SPCB’s Privacy Policy. 


The SPCB will use reasonable endeavours in accordance with its internal technical standards and procedures to minimise any errors or potential risks to users of the Scottish Parliament website. However files available to download may contain errors and some areas of the website or content may be unavailable, due to technical problems or otherwise. The SPCB will not be liable if for any reason the Scottish Parliament website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

Material posted on the Scottish Parliament website is not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed and the SPCB will not be liable for any reliance placed on such materials by any user of the website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

To the extent permitted by law, the SPCB expressly excludes all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute or common law and the SPCB excludes any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with the Scottish Parliament website or in connection with the use, inability to use, or the results of the use of the Scottish Parliament website, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it. This does not affect the SPCB’s liability for death or personal injury arising from its negligence, fraudulent misrepresentation or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Linking to the Scottish Parliament website

The SPCB welcomes and encourages other websites to link to any of the pages on the Scottish Parliament website, provided you do so in a way that does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, and you may not frame the Scottish Parliament website on any other website.

Links from the Scottish Parliament website

Where the Scottish Parliament website contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.  The SPCB has no control over the contents of those websites or resources, and accepts no responsibility for them. 


The SPCB may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page and you should check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes which have been made. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the Scottish Parliament website.

Thank you for using the Scottish Parliament website.

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