Photo Journal of Events and Activities in Scotland

Terms

Site usage terms and conditions.

Privacy policy

We will never sell or share your personal information unless required to do so by law. Information that you supply via any facility on this website will only be used to deal with your requirements.

Data is safely stored digitally for archival and business purposes. While every effort is made to maintain the security of this website and the data stored on it (not least for the sake of the site), no liability can be accepted should any violation occur. We fully comply with EU Data Protection legislation where any specific matter is drawn to our attention.

No email or other method will be used to contact you other than what is essential to deal with requirements. However, by registering with the site or by submitting information via the contact page you are giving permission for us to contact you via any details provided, should we wish to do so.

Making a comment or sending a message via the Contact page does not register or subscribe you to any newsletter or any other direct or indirect marketing lists.

Newsletter Registration

By registering to be added to the newsletter/mailing list you are giving permission to be contacted with a validation email indicating your wish to receive further emails with news or other valid information. This is a “double opt in” system and you may easily unsubscribe at any time, if desired.

The newsletter is facilitated through a trusted & respected specialist agency.

Having obtained your validated permission to be included in a newsletter/mailing list you will receive periodic emails with news or other information relevant to the topics of this website.

Site Registration Cancellation

The software does not provide an automatic way to cancel website registrations but legitimate requests made to delete a user via the contact page would be honoured.

Moderation

Comments or other materials submitted as potential site content are moderated and we reserve the right to publish them in part, whole or not at all, entirely at our own discretion, without obligation or explanation.

No SPAM please

Do not send unsolicited advertising, aka SPAM to this website via any channel. It just wastes everyone”s time, will be deleted outright and certainly not published.

Photography Policy

There is generally no law against photographing people, property or anything else in public places within the UK, unless it can be shown there is intent to use the images for malicious or criminal activity.

There is also no law that would prevent publication of photographs by the media.

Exceptions to these might be where there is a national security concern or where an interdict has been issued on behalf of a person. Unless there are legal signs up prohibiting photography or the existence of an interdict has been made clear, there is no prohibition to take photographs in any place accessible by the public so any subject matter is technically acceptable.

People have a reasonable right to privacy in their own homes or private places and we seek to respect that. Political correctness indicates it is unwise to engage in any activity that would constitute harassment or photograph minors without parental consent, especially around schools or other play areas.

Recognisable images of people can only be used for commercial purposes where written permission or a “model release” has been obtained so as a general rule we normally attempt to minimise the inclusion of people within photographs as it restricts how they may be used.

In the process of shooting in public places or at events that are open to the public, it is frequently extremely difficult or impossible to entirely eliminate people from all photographs. While in such cases these would not be used as commercial images, this website as a digital media publication may use photographs where people are incidental to the prime subject or purpose of the image, just as any conventional newspaper or magazine publication would.

Photographs of performers or people involved in newsworthy situations are legitimate subjects for inclusion.

Having said all that, should there be any photographic or other content published on this website that you consider inappropriate, inaccurate, misleading, misrepresentative or unfair in some way, please get in touch via the “contact” page and make it known. If you can make a good reasoned argument, it will at least be considered.

Copyright & Licences

All the photographs, images, graphics and other types of content on this website are copyright of the original author/creator of the work. Please do not violate copyright either of this website or any other website or medium.

Aspects of this website”s functionality and coding are used under various licences, including purchased commercial licences and open source licences (GNU open source licences) . Copying or otherwise replicating any functionality or coding in this website may be in breach of the licensing agreements and anyone attempting to do so may be breaking laws in the Scotland, the UK, the EU zone and/or other countries.

Where material submitted to this site for publication is found to be in violation of copyright, the content will remain unpublished or be removed.

By submitting any material to the site you are giving unreserved royalty free permission for the material to be published on this site without recompense unless otherwise agreed in writing.

Liability

The comments and opinions submitted and published on this website that have been authored by third parties are their own. The owners and operators of this website do not necessarily endorse or support them

We do not endorse or guarantee the content, suitability, products or services of any sites linked to this one or of the affiliate advertisements included in this website.

Cookies

Cookies may be used to facilitate the optimum operation of this website and certain functions.

The only cookies used directly by this website are with respect to users who register, login or submit comments.

The owners and operators of this website have no interest in storing, monitoring or retaining any information relating to these cookies apart from website functionality and anonymous statistical analysis.

By visiting this website a third party ‘Google Analytics’ code is included to facilitate statistical analysis. With respect to the owners and operators of this website, this is completely anonymous. This information is used to monitor how many visitors there are to the website, the pages they visit and for how long each page is viewed. This helps the website developer to gauge how interesting or useful the content is. Additionally the best ‘keywords’ visitors use to find the website can be determined, along with characteristics of the devices being used to browse the site, such as screen size, browser types, etc. These things help the developer tailor the content provided to match the most popular visitor’s requirements.

Cookies are used by third party sponsored/affiliate adverts over which the owners and operators of this website have no control. These cookies would only be used if you click on the sponsored/affiliate adverts and would be issued from the third party websites. Any data collected by them is the responsibility of the third parties to operate within the law and respect the rights of website visitors. While we aim to only work with reputable enterprises, some of them many not operate from within the UK or EU zone and may not be compliant with the relevant laws or directives.

Note that affiliate adverts mean that the content on this website is freely available to see. Blocking cookies or advertisements denies the owners a revenue stream and could jeopardise the economic viability of the website.

IP Addresses are Logged for Security

Site access IP addresses are logged along with the date, time and some other bits of information available within the statistics system but these are of no interest apart from anonymous visitor behaviour analysis. Should this website or any related interests be subject to any malicious or otherwise suspicious behaviour the log could be accessed for the purpose of tracing the culprit(s).

Affiliate Marketing & Advertising

The owners and operators don”t knowingly associate with anything or anyone deemed unsafe, however it is impossible to completely vet or verify everything, so no warranty is offered or liability accepted for site content, products, services or information supplied by third parties or external links.

Accuracy of Information

Every effort is made to ensure that the information provide by this site or via other communications methods is accurate, but no liability is accepted for any losses or damages which may occur through your use of any information, products or services which you obtain through this website, any affiliated websites, links or affiliate advertisements.

As in all matters related to your well-being, you should consult a lawyer (attorney), accountant, financial advisor or other relevant professional before making any decision or taking any course of action which could adversely affect you.

Liability

Liability accepted by the owners and operators of this website under any circumstances is strictly limited to, at maximum, a refund of any money paid to them against the specific item relating to the issue.

Modification of these Terms

We reserve the right to modify these terms at any time.

Jurisdiction

We are owned and operated in Scotland and are subject to Scots Law. Where applicable UK and EU laws are observed, however the primary jurisdiction is in Scotland.

Ad infinitum

Cannot think on anything else. If there is something unclear or missing in this list, please do let me know.

 
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