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Terms and Conditions

By accessing this website you accept and agree to the following terms and conditions:

Definitions

The University of St Andrews is situated in Fife, Scotland in the United Kingdom. The term 'the University of St Andrews' or 'the University' shall include, without limitation, its faculties, schools, research centres and administrative units.

'University network' means any resources which are used for the transmission or reception (either wholly or in part) of any data (including voice, email, video, Web content or any other types or formats of data), which are owned or operated by or on behalf of the University.

'University services' means any and all services provided by the University or on its behalf for use by its community and members by means of, or relating to the use of, access to or interaction with, the University network. This includes the provision of any applications, information, services or facilities (either accessed directly or indirectly via the University network), email, Web applications, computing facilities (including but not limited to workstations, access services for personal systems such as dial up, VPN, wireless, etc.).

Accessibility

The University is committed to making its website as easily and widely accessible as possible, irrespective of the browser or platform you are using. Our central website has been designed to conform to Section 508 and W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) standards.

Copyright

Unless stated otherwise, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in all text, images and other material on this website are owned by the University of St Andrews or its licensors and may not be reproduced without prior written permission.

See also pages on Copyright and Electronic Copyright.

Trademarks

The University crest, logos and trade marks used and displayed on our website are the University's registered and unregistered trade marks, or those of others. You may not use these trade marks without our prior written consent, or that of the relevant owner.

Disclaimer

By their nature, websites are subject to constant change. While all reasonable efforts are made to ensure that the content of the University's website is accurate and up-to-date, all content, services and materials are provided "as is" and the University reserves the right to amend, add to or remove these at any time without notice.

Nothing on this website constitutes any part of a contract unless otherwise expressly stated. The University makes no warranty about the content of this website, including (but not limited to) the accuracy or completeness of any content.  The University permits its students and staff to maintain personal pages on the website. Any views expressed on these pages do not necessarily represent the views of the University. The University may alter these terms and conditions from time to time and post the new versions on this website, following which all use of this website will be governed by that new version.

Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by law, the University will not be held liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage arising out of the use, reliance upon content, delay, variation or failure in the provision of information held on these pages.

The University takes all reasonable steps to ensure that the University services and the University network are error and virus free, every effort is made to ensure downloadable content is free from viruses. The University accepts no liability for damages resulting from virus infection.

Governing law and jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Laws of Scotland and any disputes that may arise will be subject to the jurisdiction of the Scottish courts.

You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you are accessing this website.

If any provision of these terms shall become or be declared illegal, invalid or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be divisible and shall be deemed deleted from these terms.

Access

Some areas of the website, University Network and University Services are available only to University staff, University students, University alumnae, alumni and/or other authorised University users. The use of this website is subject to the University's Computer and IT Support Computer and IT Support.

While the University tries to make these services (including the website) available 24 hours a day, it reserves the right to suspend or withdraw access, without notice, to either the whole or part of these services, for any reason.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures then you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. For more information about your computer account see Computer and IT support (staff and students).

Use of content

All text, images and other content on this website is copyright of the University unless explicitly stated otherwise. You may only download or copy it for the purposes of teaching, administration and research within the University, or for personal, non-commercial use. You are required to seek written permission from the University for any other use or purpose. Contact the Universities digital team at digitalteam@st-andrews.ac.uk.

You may link to any page on the website. You are not permitted however, to frame or page-jack the website (that is, copy keywords, meta tags, content or code from this website and place it on another website causing users or search engines to be redirected to that other site). You are not permitted to use any robot, spider, other automatic device or manual process to monitor or copy the website or the content expressed herein, other than for search engine indexing. Such search engines are expected to comply with the 'Robots Exclusion Protocol' as set out in any robots.txt files on the website.

External websites

Any links to external websites provided by this website have been included for convenience only.

The provision by the University of a link to another website does not constitute any authorisation by the University to you to access materials or services held at that location.

The University of St Andrews is not responsible for the content, availability or quality of any material contained on external websites and links to external sites should not be taken as an endorsement by the University of opinions expressed or services offered by those sites.

Hosting

The University operates this website from St Andrews, Scotland and makes no representation that the information contained herein is appropriate or available for use in other locations outside the United Kingdom. You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you are accessing the website.

Enquiries

If you have any enquiries about any aspect of these terms and conditions please contact the Universities digital team at digitalteam@st-andrews.ac.uk.