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Content disclaimer

Please read this disclaimer information carefully before using the information on this website. In proceeding to access this website you are deemed to accept the following terms and conditions.

General use of The Highland Council website: This website is intended to supply general information on a variety of subject matter to the public. In the preparation and maintenance of the website, reasonable efforts have been made to present accurate, current, correct, and clearly expressed information and data. The Highland Council, (its respective employees and their contractors, sub-contractors, agents and affiliates and the employees of such parties) cannot guarantee that the information, subject matter or content contained on, accessed from, linked to or distributed through this website is accurate.

The Highland Council does not warrant that this website will be uninterrupted or error free or that any information, software or other material available on or accessible through this website is free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other harmful components. You hereby acknowledge that by accessing this website you agree that The Highland Council will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages arising from your use of or inability to use this website or from any information, subject matter or content contained on, accessed from, linked to or distributed through this website. The Highland Council also reserves the right to make changes to or remove information, subject matter or content at any time on this site without notice, and or prior consultation.

Links to other sites

The Highland Council makes no representations whatsoever about any other website that may be accessed from this website. Furthermore, a link to a website from The Highland Council does not mean that The Highland Council endorses the information, content, proprietor or host organisation of that website. In sum, The Highland Council does not intend links on its website to be referrals or endorsements of the linked entities. The Highland Council accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, content or source of information found on any websites maintained by other organisations or the content of any file the user might choose to download from an other website that has been linked to from The Highland Council website. It is strictly your responsibility to take appropriate action to ensure that you protect yourself against viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other harmful components. When you access a web site from a link on The Highland Council website, please note that it is independent from The Highland Council, and that The Highland Council has no influence or authority over the information or content of that web site. The Highland Council welcomes links from other websites to The Highland Council website home page.

Copyright

Material featured on this site is subject to The Highland Council copyright protection unless otherwise stated. Apart from The Highland Council logo, copyright protected material may be reproduced free of charge in any format or media without requiring specific permission. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not being used in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context. Where material is being published or issued to others, the source and copyright status must be acknowledged.

The permission to reproduce material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

Privacy Statement

Information padlockThis statement explains how The Highland Council uses any information you give to us, and the ways in which we protect your privacy. We are committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We take appropriate security measures to safeguard your data and apply security standards & controls to prevent any unauthorised access to it.

When you visit this website, your IP address, browser and version, operating system and the site you came from are stored in a log file. This information is only used for statistical purposes to help improve this site. Log files do not contain any personal information

We do not use cookies for collecting personal information and we will not collect any information about you except that required for administration of the web server.

If you send us an e-mail message or complete an on-line form, we will use your e-mail/postal address and any information you provide to deal with and respond to your query or comments. This information may be disclosed to the appropriate office of the Council in order to deal with or respond to your message. Please note that this cannot be guaranteed as secure. Therefore, it is inadvisable to provide personal information by this method.

We may collect information that you give to us in consultations, surveys, competitions or questionnaires. Whenever we do this we will inform you of what your information will be used for and to whom it will be disclosed. We may share non-personal statistical, or summary information with organisations working in partnership with us, such as health authorities or other local councils.

We occasionally provide bulletin boards, message board and news group facilities. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose information about yourself.

This privacy statement applies only to websites belonging to and operated by The Highland Council. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of third party web sites that may be linked to our web pages.

Use of cookies

The Highland Council websites may seek to set and access small text files known as 'cookies' on your computer. For detailed information about our use of cookies, and ways in which you may choose to opt out of accepting them, please visit our Use of 'Cookies' page.

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