Terms & Conditions

ScARF Website Use Policy

On this website you can post text and images which will remain publicly viewable by others using the site. These comments are governed by the website use policy, to ensure that they remain within the law and appropriate to this site. As a result, all text and images posted to this site may be moderated in order to ensure these rules are followed:

1. When making a contribution please ensure it is civil, considerate and relevant.
2. If you disagree with something please add your own comment to the discussion.
3. All contributions posted are personal views and are not endorsed or validated by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
4. If you use the site in a way which we consider to be inappropriate, the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland reserves the right to suspend or terminate your account.

As a rule, we want to encourage you to discuss and comment freely using this site, however any content submitted by site users may be edited, moved, merged or deleted at any time entirely at the discretion of the moderators.

Content likely to have this happen to it includes;
1. Personal or confidential information relating to yourself or others, such as address, etc.
2. Threats or incitement to violence.
3. Duplicate or similar content to that already existing on the site.
4. Spam or content advertising commercial products, services or events without permission.
5. Obscene content such as pornography, gore or content otherwise likely to alarm or offend.
6. Any other content liable to violate the law, such as libel or copyright infringement.

In addition to moderating content, moderators reserve the unrestricted right to temporarily or permanently ban any user from the site, including banning by IP address or range. Such bans will normally only ever take place for severe or repeated breaches of this website use policy. Moderators reserve the right to forward any potentially unlawful comments to the appropriate bodies.

Reuse of ScARF material

All content of the ScARF website is protected by copyright, database and other intellectual property rights, which generally remain with the contributors, including comments posted on this website. Specific copyright holders are identified in the appropriate pages and sections, including captions for images. In all other instances, copyright is retained by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Images of people, places, artefacts or others displayed on the ScARF website are either property of, or used with permission by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. The use of these images by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms and Conditions or specific permission provided elsewhere on the ScARF website. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

You may retrieve and display the content of the ScARF website on a computer screen, store such content in electronic form on disk (but not any server or other storage device connected to a network) or print one copy of such content for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you keep intact all and any copyright and proprietary notices.

You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, copy, distribute or use for commercial purposes any of the materials or content on the ScARF website without our prior written permission and the placement of a direct link back to the ScARF website.

You may use the RSS feed to allow for free access to information on your own website, on the understanding there is no commercial gain taken from provision of the information.

This website uses cookies to track sessions across individual page requests. You agree to our web site writing a session cookie with a unique code to allow us to recognise each of your page requests and customise the site accordingly.

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland may at any time revise these Terms and Conditions by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current Terms and Conditions to which you are bound.