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Terms and Conditions of Website Usage
The term “Swiis” or “us” or “we” refers to the owners of the site, Swiis Foster Care Scotland Ltd, a company registered in Scotland with company number SC273400. We have our registered offices at Glenelvan House, Carnegie Campus South, Enterprise Way, Dunfermline, Scotland, KY11 8PY.
The term “you” refers to the users or viewer of our site.
Other Applicable Terms
Our Acceptable Use Policy sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our site. When using our site, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.
Information about us
Swiisfostercarescotland.co.uk (“Site”) is a website operated by Swiis Foster Care Scotland Ltd. We are an independent foster care agency, recruiting, training and supporting foster carers and placing looked after children in the care of local authorities with them.
We are a private limited company regulated by the Care Inspectorate.
Changes to these terms
Changes to our website
We may update our Site from time to time, and may change the content at any time without notice.
Your account and password
If you choose, or are provided with, a user identification code, password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No reliance on information
The content on our Site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. Your use of any information or materials on this Site is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this Site meet your specific requirements.
You should obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content of our Site.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our Site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our Site is accurate, complete or up-to-date or as to the completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offended on our Site for any particular purpose. We are also under no obligation to update it. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law. Any photos are staged and not real unless stated otherwise.
Accessing our site
Our site is made available free of charge.
We do not guarantee that our Site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our Site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our Site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Site.
Linking to our Site
You may not create a link to our Site from another website or document without our prior written consent. To obtain such consent, please contact email@example.com.
If we provide you with such consent to create a link to our Site, the website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
Intellectual Property Rights
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our Site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our Site.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our Site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the content on our Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
Uploading Content to our Site
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our Site such as our forums or chat-rooms, or to make contact with other users of our Site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.
Any content you upload to our Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such content for any purpose.
We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our Site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of our Site.
We have the right to remove any posting you make on our Site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
The views expressed by other users on our Site do not represent our views or values.
We do not guarantee that our Site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our Site. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our Site by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Site, the server on which our Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 act/or any other laws that supersedes such Act. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Site will cease immediately.
Limitation of our Liability
To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our Site or any content on it, whether express or implied.
We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
- use of, or inability to use, our Site; or
- use of or reliance on any content displayed on our Site.
If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:
- loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue; or
- punitive or consequential loss or damages; or
- business interruption; or
- loss of anticipated savings; or
- loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
- loss connected in any way to business interruption,
in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of the Site including on account of your access to, use of, browsing, or your downloading of any material from the Site that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary content. For the avoidance of doubt, any links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites (unless such link related to the business of a company within our group). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website of third parties. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
These terms shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and each party agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of England and Wales.
All registered and unregistered trademarks produced on this website are our property unless otherwise stated.
All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.
To contact us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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