Disclaimer

NHS National Services Scotland [the common name for the Common Services Agency (CSA)] operates this web site under the auspices of the Scottish Government Health Directorate (SGHD) to allow information on the National Health Service in Scotland to be freely available. Any information appearing on this website is issued as general information and does not constitute a warranty by the CSA or any other health organisation, nor should it be taken as advice. No responsibility can be accepted by the CSA or any other health organisation for action or inaction as a result of information contained on this website. Readers should take specific advice in respect of specific situations.

The use and access of pages of the Hepatitis C Scotland website is subject to the terms and conditions set out below and by the disclaimer above. By using or accessing this website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

Copyright

For details of copyright please see our Copyright policy

Links to other Websites

Sites to which Hepatitis C Scotland links are outwith the control of HPS and as such no warranties are made for any site which is linked to on the Hepatitis C Scotland website. However, we do endeavour to ensure that we only link to high quality Internet information sources.

Warranties

The resources contained on the Hepatitis C Scotland website, including all files that are authorised for public and password-protected download or access, are provided on an "as is" basis and without any warranties. Although files are virus checked these cannot guarantee that files are free from computer viruses and no warranty is given that files downloaded or accessed from this website are free of computer viruses. No warranties are made as to fitness for purpose, quality or completeness of information. Health Protection Scotland excludes any liability for any errors in or omissions in information provided on or linked to from this website.

Reliability of information

Health Protection Scotland uses its best efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of information on its websites in accordance with the policies defined for Scottish Health on the Web (SHOW). However, no guarantees are made that the information contained on THIS WEBSITE or associated, or linked to websites is accurate, complete and current at any given time. Information presented on this website or associated sites may be changed at any time. The resources made available on this website are intended to assist users in Scotland in their use of the National Health Service and are for information only. This website is not intended in any way to replace the advice of your doctor. Nothing on this website is intended to constitute advice to you. Specific advice should be sought in specific situations from a properly qualified health worker. Content on this website is governed by a number of policies and guidelines. Users of this website agree to inform the SHOW service providers if they should come across any material contained which they consider to be potentially in breach of any of the published SHOW policies or of any relevant legislation in order for the appropriate remedial action to be taken.

Availability of the HPS website

Although this website has been tested and should work correctly under normal circumstances there are many factors both within and outside of the control of Health Protection Scotland which may prevent the website from being available to users of the world-wide-web. No responsibility is accepted by Health Protection Scotland for any losses that may arise from an inability to access resources on this site. Where a user finds a specific error in the coding of a web page, or where he/she considers a page to be in breach of accessibility or other published policies of the this website, it is a condition of use of this site that the HPS Web Team be notified in order that appropriate action may be taken.

Governing laws

The terms and conditions of use of the HPS website as provided by the Common Services Agency of the National Health Service in Scotland shall be governed by the laws of Scotland.

Privacy statement

Health Protection Scotland fully respects your right to privacy when using our website. On this page you will find details of our privacy practices in connection with this website and what we do to maintain your right to privacy.

Data Protection

Any personal information which you supply to Health Protection Scotland, will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, in strict accordance with the Data Protection Act, 1998.

Health Protection Scotland, through its parent body NHS National Services Scotland (NHS NSS) is registered under the legal name Common Services Agency for NHS in Scotland. NHS NSS has an entry in the Information Commissioner's Register of Data Controllers (accessible from the Information Commissioner's website at http://www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk/) which lists the types of personal information we process, our purposes for processing the information and the people and organisations with whom we share personal information.

Further information on data protection in the NHS NSS can be found on the NHS NSS website.

Collection of personal information through web site

Health Protection Scotland, does not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from information that you volunteer, either by emailing us or by using the online registration and enquiry forms.

Use of personal information collected through website

Any information, which you provide via this website is not made available to any third parties. Any information provided would only be used by Health Protection Scotland for the purpose for which you provided it.

Collection and use of technical information

Technical details in connection with visits to this website are logged, collected and used by Health Protection Scotland.

User Tracking

HPS will make no attempt to identify individual users. You should be aware, however, that access to web pages will generally create log file entries in the systems of your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or network services provider. These entities may be in a position to identify the client computer equipment used to access a page. Such monitoring would be done by the provider of network services and is outwith the responsibility or control of SHOW.

Copyright

NHS National Services Scotland [the common name for the Common Services Agency (CSA)] operates this web site under the auspices of the Scottish Government Health Directorate (SGHD) to allow information on the National Health Service in Scotland to be freely available. Any information appearing on this website is issued as general information and does not constitute a warranty by the CSA or any other health organisation, nor should it be taken as advice. No responsibility can be accepted by the CSA or any other health organisation for action or inaction as a result of information contained on this website. Readers should take specific advice in respect of specific situations.

The use and access of pages of the Hepatitis C Scotland website is subject to the terms and conditions set out below and by the disclaimer. By using or accessing this website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

Content on this website is © copyright NHS National Services Scotland for the NHSScotland and its agents unless otherwise stated.

News organisations may copy, quote, publish and broadcast material from this website without payment and without approval provided they observe the conditions below. Other users may copy or download material from this website for private research and study without payment and without approval provided they observe the conditions below.

Copyright waiver

The conditions of the waiver of copyright are that users observe the following conditions:

  • To quote the source as the Hepatitis C Scotland website
  • Not to use the material in a misleading context or in a derogatory manner;
  • To provide Health Protection Scotland a complimentary copy of a print publication; and the URL address of a website using copied material (except Press Releases).

The following material may not be copied and is excluded from the waiver:

  • The NHSScotland logo
  • Photos

Any other use of copyright material belonging to NHS National Services Scotland and its agents requires the formal permission of National Services Scotland.

Copyright enquiries

  • By writing to: Publications Manager, Health Protection Scotland, Clifton House, Clifton Place, Glasgow G3 7LN
  • By email to: HPS Web Team

Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Publication Scheme for Health Protection Scotland is published on the National Services Scotland (NSS) Freedom of Information Website.

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