Terms and Conditions of use.

Last updated 15 January 2009

Users of this site must note the following:

1. Copyright

Plans, drawings and other material submitted to a ECU or DPEA are protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You may only use material which is downloaded and/or printed for consultation purposes, to compare current applications with previous schemes and to check whether developments have been completed in accordance with approved plans. Any other proposed use of the material is subject to the prior permission of the copyright owner.

The information and publications on the Scottish Government's website are subject to Crown Copyright. Material may be reproduced without formal permission or charge for research, private study or internal use within an organisation, subject to the source and copyright status being acknowledged. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. For other use or if in doubt, further information is available from www.hmso.gov.uk/copyright.htm. Guidance notes on publishing and copyright, including those from the Queen's Printer for Scotland, are available at www.hmso.gov.uk/guides.htm.

The permission to reproduce Crown copyright protected material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party.

Ordnance Survey maps, and maps created from Ordnance Survey material are subject to Crown copyright. Information on Ordnance Survey map licensing can be found on their web site www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/

2. Data Protection

We endeavour to ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Thus we remove personal e-mail addresses, personal telephone numbers and signatures before publication to the internet and we will remove most documents from the site 12 weeks after the decision is made. We aim to ensure that anything that is abusive, indecent, unlawful or defamatory is not displayed. However, individuals must take personal responsibility for the comments they submit.

To raise an issue or complain about the handling of your personal data, request access to your personal data or raise any other issue about ECU please contact us using the details on our Contact page.

3. Data accuracy

Any person wishing to rely on the information published on this web site should satisfy themselves that the data is both complete and accurate. Every effort is made to ensure that the information published is up to date and correct but the Government can not be held liable for any inaccuracies.