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Terms & Conditions

Using Health Scotland websites
Intellectual Property
Hyperlinks Policy
Virus Protection
Governing laws

Using Health Scotland websites

Health Scotland websites are maintained for your personal use and viewing. Access and use by you of Health Scotland websites constitutes acceptance by you of these Terms and Conditions, which take effect from the date of first use.


All the documents that have been scanned and appear in portable document format (pdf) on this website were requested by the House of Commons Health Select Committee (as part of their 1999 investigation into the UK tobacco industry) from advertising agencies with UK tobacco industry accounts. These materials are already in the public domain and are covered by parliamentary privilege.

Health Scotland websites are provided 'as is', without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

The information contained on Health Scotland websites is provided as general information only and does not constitute advice to you.

We do not warrant that the functions within material contained on Health Scotland websites will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy or reliability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of Health Scotland websites.

Intellectual property

The names, images and logos identifying Health Scotland are proprietary marks of NHS Health Scotland. Copying of our logos and/or any other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from the relevant copyright owner.

Requests for permission to reproduce our logo should be directed to:-

The Head of Publishing
NHS Health Scotland
Woodburn House
Canaan Lane
EH10 4SG

Tel: 0131 536 5500;
Fax: 0131 536 5501;

Tell us how and why your wish to use our logo(s). Please include your contact details name, address, telephone number, fax number and email.


NHS Health Scotland owns the copyright for the information and images available on Health Scotland websites, unless otherwise indicated. The Health Scotland copyright protected material (other than the Health Scotland logo) may be reproduced free of charge for educational purposes in any format or medium, provided it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. The use of any image or text for commercial gain is strictly prohibited. Where any of the Health Scotland copyright items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.

Any enquiries should be addressed to The Head of Publishing at Health Scotland (above).

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

Hyperlinks policy

Hyperlinking to Health Scotland websites

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on Health Scotland websites, as we do not object to you linking directly to the information that is held there. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. Health Scotland pages must load into the user's entire window.

Hyperlinking by Health Scotland websites

We are not responsible for the content or reliability of websites linked to by Health Scotland websites. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time, and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.

Governing Laws

The terms and conditions of use of Health Scotland websites shall be governed by the laws of Scotland.

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