Terms and conditions
Terms and conditions
Please note the following in regard to this website
The Scottish Government seeks to ensure that the information published on its website is up-to-date and accurate.
However, the information on the website does not constitute legal or professional advice and the Scottish Government cannot accept any liability for actions arising from its use. The Scottish Government cannot be held responsible for the contents of any pages referenced by an external link.
Any personal data collected through this website will be treated as confidential in line with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.
Cookies and website traffic analysis
When users enter the Positive About Science website their computers will automatically be issued with 'cookies'. Cookies are text files which identify users' computers to the Positive About Science 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. Many websites do this to track traffic flows, whenever users visit those websites.
The Positive About Science website uses third-party cookies 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.
For this purpose, the Positive About Science uses visual science real-time analytics to measure and analyse usage of the website. The information collected will include IP Address, pages visited, browser type and operating system. 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.
Log files will allow the recording and analysis of users' use of the website. Log files do not contain any personal information.
The information and publications on the Positive About Science website are subject to Crown Copyright. Material may be reproduced without formal permission or charge for personal or in-house use only. For other use or if in doubt, further information is available from the Office of Public Sector Information website.
Guidance notes on publishing and copyright, including those from the Queen's Printer for Scotland, are available at the Office of Public Sector Information copyright page.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, the Scottish Government are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.