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Terms of use

Understanding these Terms of Use

  What we mean: To ensure that the meaning of these Terms of Use is clear, we have listed below some of the words which we use which have specific meanings:

"Web Account"

an online account which provides access to the Service.

the "Service"

the Premium Sheep and Goat Health Scheme online service provided by us via this website.

"we", "our" and "us"

the joint providers of the Service, being The Scottish Agricultural College (a company limited by guarantee, incorporated in Scotland with registered number SC103046, having its registered office at SAC, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG and registered as a charity in Scotland with registered number SC003712) and SAC Commercial Limited (a limited company incorporated in Scotland with registered number SC148684 and having its registered office at Peter Wilson Building, King's Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG.)


you, the person who accesses and uses this website and/or the Service.

"Your Business"

a sole trader, partnership or company which you own or otherwise work for.

2. Creating and accessing a Web Account

  How to apply: In order to access and use the secure areas of the Service, a Web Account must first be created. The process for setting up an account are as follows:

o    Your email address must be in your Membership contact details.

o    Visit the website at and click on the logon link in the right hand top corner of the page.

o    Under the login fields, click on the link called “Activate membership area”.

o    Enter the email address you provided to in your membership details as mentioned above.

o    An email will be sent to this address containing a password.

o    Retreive the password from your email and use it to login.

o    You will be prompted to change your password to something memorable.

o    You are now able to view your details by clicking the “View Details” button on the top right of your page.

  Refusal: We reserve the right, at our discretion, not to accept an application to create a Web Account.

  Formation of a contract: If we accept an application for the creation of a Web Account, we will confirm this by email and at that point a legally binding contract relating to use of the Service will be created between Your Business and us. If you apply for a Web Account to be created, you must therefore ensure that you are authorised to enter into this contract for and on behalf of Your Business. The contract will be concluded in the English language and the provisions of these Terms of Use shall govern our agreement with Your Business and with you.

  Accessibility: We support the Web Accessibility Initiative and are committed to making our site as accessible as possible to everyone. We welcome your comments and suggestions about how to make the Service and this website more accessible. If you are unable to access the information you require from this website, please contact us for assistance.

3. Your obligations

  Restrictions on use: You must:

o    Own account: only access the Web Account which has been allocated to you;

o    Business use: use the Service (including any materials obtained from this website) only on behalf of Your Business and solely for its legitimate business purposes connected with the Premium Sheep and Goat Health Schemes, relating to Your Business' livestock.

  Prohibited conduct: You must not:

o    Disruption: do anything which could reasonably be expected to damage, disable, overburden, or materially impair the Service or our website generally or which is likely to interfere with any other party's use of the Service;

o    Unauthorised access: use the Service for the purpose of accessing any content which you should reasonably suspect you are not authorised to access; nor

o    Dispute IP: question or dispute our ownership of the intellectual property rights in the Service and this website.

  Prohibited material: You are prohibited from submitting any material to us or any of the contacts displayed via the Service or otherwise which is or which links to or refers to any material which:

o    Objectionable: is threatening, abusive, malicious, defamatory, obscene, indecent, pornographic or otherwise sexually explicit, blasphemous, profane, intended or likely to incite racial or religious hatred, or is otherwise objectionable or offensive in any way in terms of standards prevailing from time to time in the United Kingdom;

o    Illegal: is unlawful or which encourages the commission of a criminal offence;

o    Infected: contains a virus, worm, trojan or other hostile computer program; or

o    Breaches rights: infringes any intellectual property rights or data protection rights of any third party.

  Security: Your Business is ultimately responsible for administering and safeguarding any passwords created to control access to its Web Accounts: please keep any password issued to you secure.

4. Your data

  Ownership of your data: Your Business retains ownership of any copyright, database rights or other intellectual property rights it has in any data transmitted using the Service: ownership of its rights in this data is not transferred to us.

  Our right to use and share your data: By transmitting any data using the Service, you and Your Business grant an irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to allow us to:

o    Service provision: use the data for the provision of the Service (and share the data with our service providers, the veterinary practices and consultants selected by Your Business and authorised staff of Your Business for this purpose);

o    Disease control: share your data with The Scottish Government and other public authorities for use in relation to official disease control purposes (but we will only do this if we determine that we are compelled to do so on public policy grounds or by law);

o    Legal requirements: share your data with any third parties where we are required to do so by law.

  Personal data: For information about use of personal information about you, please see our Privacy Policy, below

5. Our data

  Ownership of our data: All copyright, database rights, trade marks and other intellectual property rights in the Service and in this website generally are either owned by or licensed to us and nothing in these Terms of Use shall transfer any ownership rights to you or to Your Business.

  Your right to use our data: You are permitted to retrieve and display content from this website on the device from which you initially accessed or downloaded it solely for the purpose of using the Service in accordance with these Terms of Use or for the purpose of assessing whether to obtain such services from us (and you may print copies of such content solely for these purposes.)

  Restrictions on use of website content: You may not (and may not permit others to):

o    Modification: modify any documents or related graphics obtained via this website in any way (unless we grant you written permission to do so);

o    Ownership notices: remove, obscure or otherwise disassociate any of our copyright or trade mark notices from any copies of this website's content; nor

o    Unauthorised: otherwise use any of the content from this website in any manner not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use (and for the avoidance of doubt, you must not distribute nor publicly display any content from his website for any purpose not connected with animal health planning).

  Linking to this website: You may only create a link to our website homepage on the condition that you do not do any of the following:

o    Framing: create a frame or any other browser or border environment around this website;

o    False endorsement: in any way imply that we are endorsing any products or services other than our own;

o    Misrepresentation: misrepresent your relationship with us nor present any other false information about us; or

o    Unsuitable: create a link from a website which contains content that is distasteful, offensive or controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

You may not create any link to any other page of this website, nor frame it, without our prior written consent, nor may you restrict or inhibit the use of it by anyone else.

6. Closing and suspending Web Accounts

  Closure by us without cause: We reserve the right to close any Web Account for any reason, by giving one weeks' notice. We may also discontinue any feature of the Service immediately without notice.

  Suspension while breach is investigated: If we reasonably believe that your Web Account is being used in any way which is not permitted by these Terms of Use, we reserve the right to suspend your access to the Service immediately, until the issue has been resolved to our reasonable satisfaction.

  Closure on breach: If you (or any of Your Business' other personnel who have access to the Service) fail to abide by these Terms of Use, we reserve the right to immediately cancel Your Business' Web Account(s) without notice. We may also permanently ban Your Business from accessing and using the Service. Upon closure of Your Business' Web Account(s), you must promptly destroy all materials obtained via the Service, save where retention is required by law.

8. Disclaimer and your liability to us

IMPORTANT: This section restricts the extent to which we are liable for any losses which may be suffered in connection with your use of the Service. It also requires Your Business to compensate us for any loss we suffer as a result of your failure to comply with these Terms of Use.

  What you are liable for: You and Your Business shall be held jointly and severally liable for any reasonable costs and expenses incurred by us as a result of breach of these Terms of Use by you.

  What we are liable for: We do not restrict our liability (if any) for:

o    personal injury or human deaths resulting from our negligence;

o    fraud committed by us; nor

o    any other matter which it would be illegal to limit or to attempt to restrict.

  Exclusion of our liability: You use this website and the Service entirely at your own risk. We exclude all other liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage arising in connection with the Service or the website generally (even if we have been advised of their possibility.) For the avoidance of doubt:

o    Errors: The information on this website is not intended to constitute professional advice. We exclude all liability for errors or omissions from information, materials or functions in or of the Service.

o    Service standard: The Service is provided "as is". We make no guarantee that the Service will be suitable for your intended use, neither do we guarantee that it will be error-free, timely, reliable, entirely secure, virus-free or available, especially since we are dependent on the reliability of the Internet and your use of your own computer to access the Service.

o    Disruptions: We will try to keep disruptions to a minimum but we may suspend the Service from time to time to carry out maintenance and support work and to investigate unauthorised use. We exclude all liability for business interruption resulting from the use or inaccessibility of the Service.

o    Third parties: We exclude liability relating to information provided by other users of the Service which you rely on or otherwise make use of. We exclude liability for misuse by third parties of information provided to other users of the Service. We also exclude liability relating to your collaboration with any third party as a result of using the Service or connected with any hyperlink on this website.

o    Indirect damage: In no event will we be liable to you for loss of profit, indirect or consequential damages.

o    Implied terms: We exclude liability for breach of any conditions implied by law (including without limitation any conditions of accuracy, security, completeness, satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose, non-infringement of proprietary rights outside the United Kingdom and the use of reasonable care and skill) which but for these Terms of Use might have effect in relation to the Service.

  Time limit on claims: In the event that our liability cannot be excluded, where permitted, we shall not be liable for any claims which you fail to notify us of within 12 months of Your Business' first Web Account being created.

9. General legal matters

  Entire agreement: These Terms of Use describe the entire agreement between you, Your Business and us regarding the Service, and supersede any prior understandings or agreements. The headings are for convenience only and shall not affect the construction or interpretation of these Terms of Use.

  Changes to this contract: We reserve the right to change these Terms of Use from time to time and therefore we may impose new or different Terms of Use on your use of the Service. These additional terms will be posted here on this website and will be effective immediately. Your continued use of the Service will be deemed to constitute acceptance by Your Business and you of all of the new terms. These Terms of Use may not otherwise be changed without our written consent.

  Unsolicited email: You agree not to send unsolicited e-mails for the purposes of advertising or market research to the e-mail addresses provided on this website.

  Transfer of rights & obligations: We shall be entitled to transfer our rights and/or obligations under these Terms of Use to another party. Neither you nor Your Business may transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms of Use without our written consent.

  Waiver and severability: If either you or we ignore any breach of these Terms of Use, it doesn't mean that any further breach cannot be enforced. Similarly, if any part of these Terms of Use turn out to be invalid or unenforceable for some reason, then it will be replaced with a provision which, as far as possible, achieves the same purpose as the original, and the remainder of the agreement will still be binding.

  Resolving disputes: These Terms of Use shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with Scots law. If any party wants to take court proceedings in relation to the Service, it must do so in Scotland. You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you use or otherwise access the Service.

We recommend that you print out a copy of these Terms of Use for your future reference.


Privacy Policy

Important Information

  About Us: In this Privacy Policy, references to "we", "our" and "us" are to the joint providers of the Animal Health Planning System, being The Scottish Agricultural College (a company limited by guarantee, incorporated in Scotland with registered number SC103046, having its registered office at SAC, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG and registered as a charity in Scotland with registered number SC003712) and SAC Commercial Limited (a limited company incorporated in Scotland with registered number SC148684 and having its registered office at Peter Wilson Building, King's Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG.)

  Updates: Our Privacy Policy is regularly reviewed to make sure that we continue to serve your privacy interests. We reserve the right to modify or otherwise update this Privacy Policy and these changes will be posted on our website. We encourage you to visit this page from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any changes we have made.

  Important legal information: For information about using the Premium Sheep and Goat Health Scheme online service, please read our Terms of use, above.

  How to find out more: If you have privacy questions which are not answered by this Privacy Policy or any other concerns about how we use your personal information, please contact us.

What Information We Collect And How

  Information volunteered by you: The information we collect via this website may include any personal details you type in and submit (such as your name, address, email address, etc.) and the contents of any correspondence you send to us.

  IP addresses: The information we collect via this website may also include your IP address (this is the individual identification number that is assigned to your computer when connected to the Internet) and website browser details, both of which are automatically logged by our web server. This information is collected on our behalf by our website service providers in the UK.

  Our cookies: This website collects data which allows us to recognise you, your preferences and how you use this website. This information is collected by 'session cookies' and 'persistent cookies'. Cookies are small strings of data stored in your device's temporary memory when you navigate around our website. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser but persistent cookies are not. Our cookies do not store your email address or other personal information.

What We Do With Your Information

  Statistical analysis: Your IP address and the other details we collect about your use of our website may be used by us to perform technical diagnosis of our website's performance and to analyse traffic data (so as to gauge interest in the Animal Health Planning System and to measure the use of the pages and features on this website).

  Recognising you: We may use cookies to recognise you in order to increase the efficiency of this website by, for example, tailoring the website to meet your preference and saving you from having to re-enter text.

  Keeping you informed: If you give us your consent, we may send you information by email from time to time which we believe may be of interest to you, such as our newsletters and information concerning our current promotions.

  Sharing your personal data: In order to facilitate operation of the Sheep and Goat Health Scheme online service, we may share information about you with our service providers and your selected veterinary practices. We may also share your personal data with The Scottish Government and other public authorities for official disease control purposes - but we will only do this if we determine that we are compelled to do so on public policy grounds or by law.

  Other disclosures: We may also share your information with others where: we have your permission; we have to do so or are allowed to do so by law; we have a duty to the public to reveal the information; or our legitimate interests mean we must share the information. We reserve the right to cooperate with law enforcement officials in the investigation of alleged unlawful activities.

  Other websites: This Privacy Policy only covers personal data collected via this website. While we carefully select the websites to which we link, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of third party websites.

Your Rights

  Access: You have the right to request a copy of personal information we hold about you. To do this, simply write to us at Premium Sheep And Goat Health Schemes, PO Box 5557, Inverness, IV2 4YT , enclosing a cheque for £50 payable to 'The Scottish Agricultural College' to cover our administration costs.

  Stop direct marketing: You may unsubscribe from our direct marketing list at any time by emailing or writing to us.

  Rejecting cookies: For information about cookies and how to set your Web browser to reject cookies used by this website, please visit the website set up by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (Europe) at: You may not be able to access parts of this website if 'cookies' are disabled.

  More information: You can find detailed information about your rights under UK Data Protection legislation on the UK Information Commissioner's website: