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Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Legal Statement

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Welcome to the website of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (“the Site”). The Site is provided to you on the following terms and conditions (“the Terms”). Please read and accept the Terms before accessing the Site. By using the Site you are deemed to have accepted the Terms. If you do not accept the Terms you must exit the Site immediately.

Legal Identity

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland is a company limited by guarantee and registered in Scotland (registered number SC129114, VAT number 789844743).

The registered office is:

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
Head Office
Third Floor
Rosebery House
9 Haymarket Terrace
EH12 5EZ

We are also recognised by the Inland Revenue as a Scottish Charity (registered number SC018761).

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©Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland. The copyright in the Site is owned by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland and protected by United Kingdom and International copyright laws. You are entitled to copy any such information for your own personal use but you may not re-publish, store or re-produce any such information in any manner, including without limitation electronic reproduction by “uploading” or “downloading”, without the prior written consent of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland. Any unauthorised downloading, re-transmission or other copying or modification of any of the contents of the Site may be in breach of statutory or common law rights which could be the subject of legal action. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland disclaim all liability which may result from any unauthorised reproduction or use of the information on the Site. All rights not expressly granted are reserved by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.

The Site must not be accessed, monitored or copied by any manual process or by any robot, spider or other automated device.

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Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland are committed to protecting your privacy, whether you are a first time visitor to the Site or a regular user. Any personal data we collect through the Site will be treated as confidential in line with the principles of good commercial practice and the applicable law including the Data Protection Act 1998 and all codes of practice issued by the Information Commissioner and, in particular, shall ensure we maintain our notification to/registration with the Information Commissioner.

We may collect information about you (such as your name and email address):

• for internal audit purposes;

• to help improve the content of the Site and the service provided by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland; and

to provide you with information regarding updates or additional services available on or through the Site; and

in order to respond to queries and provide you with up-to-date information from Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.

We may provide your personal information to organisations directly involved in the update and/or maintenance of the Site, including Site designers and technical consultants. This information will be used by such organisations only to perform their functions and / or to provide the service you have requested and for no other purpose. We will not provide any further organisations with your details or information provided to us via the Site, unless required to do so by law or with your prior consent.

We will aim to ensure that the information we hold is accurate and up-to-date. You can check the information we hold on you by emailing us at the contact details at the foot of these Terms. If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct them promptly. You have the right to advise us at anytime if you do not wish to receive information from Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (again, at the contact details given below).

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland produces statistics about Site traffic but these statistics include no personally identifying information.

The Site is protected by industry standard physical and electronic security systems.

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland will hold personal information only for as long as is reasonably necessary to provide the most efficient service you.

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'Cookies' are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that organisation to recognise the user when you next visit. The Site does have a small number of cookies at present.


The contents of the pages on the Site are provided for information only as a convenience to visitors and should not be considered as a substitute for advice covering any specific situation. Such information is subject to change at any time without notice.

You bear all risk in relation to the use of the Site and should not rely on any content (“Content”) or materials of whatsoever nature displayed on or accessible from the Site when making (or not making) any specific decision or in taking (or not taking) any specific course of action. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland will not be liable for any reliance including inter alia any action taken thereon as the Content in any manner whatsoever.

The Site is provided “as is” and Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland assumes no responsibility for, inter alia,

(1) any service disruptions or interruptions;

(2) unavailability of particular features or services;

(3) the inability to access the Site;

(4) the deletion of any Content

(5) invalid destinations or transmission errors in, corruption of, or the security of information carried over telecommunications carriers’ or other providers’ facilities and

(6) faulty or interrupted communication links.

If you believe that Content infringes your right(s) you should contact us immediately via the e-mail address at the foot of these Terms.

Whilst we use all reasonable efforts to ensure that the Content on the Site is current, accurate and complete at the date of publication, no representations or warranties are made (express or implied) as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of such information.

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland will not be liable for any direct or indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages including any loss of profits, business, revenue or goodwill arising from the use of or access to or inability to use or access, interruption or availability of the Site, its operation or transmission, computer viruses/worms/Trojan horses, loss of data or otherwise in respect of its use or the downloading or use of any software, including pdf files, made available by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland on the Site. You shall indemnify Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland from and against all claims, expenses, losses or liabilities (including professional fees and expenses) in connection with any claim by a third party relating to the use or downloading of any software or data or arising from such use or downloading.

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You understand and agree that:

• your use of the Site is at your sole risk. The Site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement to the extent permitted by law. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you through or from the Site shall create any warranty by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland;

• Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland makes no warranty that

(1) the Site will meet your requirements;

(2) the Site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error free;

(3) any information that may be obtained from the use of the Site will be accurate or reliable; and

any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through your use of the Site is obtained and used at your sole risk and discretion and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.

Reference to any products and services on the Site does not imply that Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland make any form of recommendation for suitability of any such products and services for your needs.

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Third Party Websites

The Site contains links to websites operated by organisations other than Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (“Linked Sites”). Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland does not control Linked Sites or any change or update to any Linked Sites and is not responsible or liable for the content of Linked Sites or for web casting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. You link to such sites at your own risk and you are responsible for taking your own precautions to ensure that such sites are free from errors, defects, viruses, worms, trojan horses or other malicious programs or macros. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland's inclusion of links to Linked Sites does not imply any endorsement of Linked Sites or the material on Linked Sites or any association with their operators and you undertake and agree Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly for any damage or loss caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any material displayed on a Linked Site.

Trade Names

Certain names, words, titles, phrases, logos, icons, graphics and designs displayed on the Site constitute trade names or registered or unregistered trade marks or service marks of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland. The display of any trade names or registered or unregistered trade marks or service marks on the Site does not imply any licence has been granted to any third party in respect of the same. All rights not expressly granted are reserved by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.

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Changes To The Terms

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland reserves the right to make changes to any part of the Site and due to its policy of updating and improving the site Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland may wish to change the Terms. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland reserves the right to modify these Terms relating to the use of and access to the Site without prior notice. The amended Terms shall become effective immediately upon the posting of the amended Terms on the Site and your use of the Site on or after any such effective date shall constitute acceptance of such amended Terms.

You agree that Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, in its sole discretion, may terminate your ability to use the Site, and remove and discard any Content, for any reason whatsoever, including, without limitation, for infringing these Terms. You agree that any termination of access to the Site may be immediate and without prior written notice.

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Governing Law

The Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Scotland and if you intend to take legal action in relation to the Terms and/or the Site you agree that the Scottish courts shall have jurisdiction.


If any provision of the Terms is found to be invalid the validity of that provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Terms which shall remain in full force and effect.

You may not assign, sub-licence or otherwise transfer any of your rights under the Terms.

If Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland or you fail to exercise any right or remedy available under the

Terms such failure does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy.

The headings in the Terms are for convenience only and will have no legal meaning or effect.

Contact Details

Should you wish to contact us at any time, you can do so by e-mailing us at or by sending us a letter to Third Floor, Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5EZ or by telephoning us on 0131 225 6963.

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© Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland 2014 | Page last updated on Monday 11th August, 2014