All access to and use of these web pages (the Website) is subject to the following Terms. Entry to and any use of the Website constitutes your agreement to abide by these Terms as amended from time to time. If you do not agree to all of the Terms, please leave the Website immediately.

The following terms apply to all access to and use of the Website. Please read them carefully. You may print a copy for your records by clicking on the printer icon on your browser.


1. Parties

These Terms, and your acceptance of them, form a contract between you (You) and the Scottish Rugby Union plc, a company incorporated in Scotland (number SC132061), having its registered office at BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh EH12 5PJ (Scottish Rugby).


2. Copyright

© Scottish Rugby Union plc 2000-2015. The copyright in any material on the Website is owned by Scottish Rugby or used by Scottish Rugby under licence and is protected by the copyright laws of the United Kingdom, international copyright treaties and all other applicable copyright and intellectual property laws. You are entitled to copy any information for your own personal use but may not remove any product identification, copyright notices or legends or other notices or proprietary restrictions from any of the material or information contained on the Website, except with the prior written consent of Scottish Rugby.

Any unauthorised use, downloading, retransmission, or other copying or modification of any of the content of the Website may be in breach of statutory or common law rights which could be the subject of legal action. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Scottish Rugby and Scottish Rugby’s licensors.


3. Trade marks

The Scottish Rugby logo is a trade mark of Scottish Rugby which may or may not be registered in the jurisdiction from which you are accessing the Website. In addition, certain names, words, titles, phrases, logos, icons, graphics or designs to the pages of the Website may constitute trade names or unregistered trade marks of Scottish Rugby.

The display of any of the above trade names or trade marks on the Website does not imply that any licence or right has been granted to any third party in respect of the same.

All other product or company names and devices, logos, icons, graphics or designs referred to on the Website are or may be trademarks of their respective owners and are exhibited only in such a manner as is intended to be for the benefit of such trade mark owners and Scottish Rugby intends no infringement of such trade marks.

The appearance or absence of products, services, companies, or organisations, or advertising of third parties on the Website does not imply any endorsement or non-endorsement thereof by Scottish Rugby. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Scottish Rugby and Scottish Rugby’s licensors.


4. Content (No Warranty)

The information, materials and functions contained in the Website including text, graphics, links or other items are provided on an "as is" basis.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Scottish Rugby disclaims all warranties, representations and undertakings whatsoever, express or implied, specifically including but not limited to warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from computer viruses and non-infringement of third parties' rights.

Scottish Rugby reserves the right at any time and without notice to change, amend or otherwise vary these Terms and the Website or any part thereof.


5. Your Information, Data Protection & Privacy

Scottish Rugby is committed to protecting and respecting Your privacy when using the Website.

This clause sets out the basis upon which Your personal data or sensitive personal data collected through the Website will be processed by Scottish Rugby. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), Scottish Rugby is the data controller.

Scottish Rugby may collect and process the following information about You through the Website

  • information you submit or provide through your use of the Website, this includes information provided during any registration process such as Your name, address, telephone number, date of birth, email address, race, religion and sexual orientation.
  • information collected when You report a problem with the Website.
  • information collected when You contact Scottish Rugby.
  • details of your visits to the Website including traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data.

Scottish Rugby may transfer and store the information it collects about You outside the European Economic Area (EEA). It may also be processed by staff working for Scottish Rugby suppliers outside the EEA, but they will be subject to obligations to process Your information in compliance with the same safeguards that Scottish Rugby deploys.

Your information will be stored on secure servers. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and although Scottish Rugby will do its best to protect your personal data and sensitive personal data, it cannot guarantee the security of such data provided through the Website; the provision of such information through the Website is at Your own risk. Once Scottish Rugby receives Your information, it will use procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.    

Scottish Rugby may use Your information:

  • for record keeping purposes;
  • to improve the content, efficiency and quality of the Website;
  • to measure and improve activity on the Website;
  • to provide You with information and services that You request from Scottish Rugby;
  • t o carry out Scottish Rugby’s obligations arsing form any contracts entered into between You and Scottish Rugby;
  • to allow You to participate in interactive features of the Website, when You chose to do so; and
  • to notify You of changes to the Website or related services.

Scottish Rugby may pass Your information:

  • to third parties for the purposes set out above or where it is necessary to comply with legal obligations, court orders, law enforcement, to enforce the terms under which You contracted with Scottish Rugby, or to protect the rights, property or safety of Scottish Rugby, users of the Website or others;
  • to any other Scottish Rugby group company; and
  • to other organisations whose services Scottish Rugby needs to use to host or maintain Scottish Rugby systems and the Website.  

Scottish Rugby will only share Your information with third parties for the above purposes where such third parties are subject to obligations to process Your information in compliance with the same safeguards that Scottish Rugby deploys.

The Act gives You the right to access certain personal information held by Scottish Rugby about You. This right can be exercised in accordance with the Act but may be subject to a fee to meet Scottish Rugby’s reasonable costs in providing You with such information. You can obtain information on what data is held about You by contacting Scottish Rugby at the address below.  

By submitting information through the Website, You are consenting to the above use. For certain purposes You may be asked to provide additional consent before Scottish Rugby can process Your personal data or sensitive personal data.


6. IP Addresses & Cookies

Scottish Rugby may use Your IP address or other information about Your computer for the purposes of system administration, to help diagnose server problems, to administer the Website or to help identify You and gather broad demographic information about You. This information may also be used to assist in the detection and prevention of crime and Scottish Rugby shall be entitled to pass this information to the police if necessary. 

Cookies are small files containing data, which are stored on your computer when you browse some websites. At Scottish Rugby, we use cookies to help us to understand how we can improve our website and make it easier to use. They also allow us to provide extra features, such as remembering your login details.

The Website may place a "cookie" in Your browser file. The cookie allows Scottish Rugby to provide certain information to You and to store information while You are using the Website.

When you visit the Website, Scottish Rugby sends you a cookie. Cookies may be used:

  • to help Scottish Rugby recognise you as a unique visitor (just a number) when you return to the Website and to allow Scottish Rugby to tailor content to You; AND 
  • to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use the Website and to help Scottish Rugby improve the structure of the Website. Scottish Rugby cannot identify you personally in this way.

Two types of cookies may be used on the Website:

  • session cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of Your browser until you leave the Website; and
  • persistent cookies, which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).

You can prevent the use of cookies by configuring your web browser, but please note that this may hinder some of the Website’s functionality. You can easily delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. For example, if you are using Microsoft Windows Explorer:

1. Open 'Windows Explorer'

2. Click on the 'Search' button on the tool bar

3. Type "cookie" into the search box for 'Folders and files'

4. Select 'My Computer' in the 'Look in' box

5. Click 'Search now'

6. Double click on the folders that are found

7. 'Select' any cookie file

8. Hit the 'delete' button on your keyboard

If You are not using Microsoft Windows Explorer, then you should select "cookies" in the "Help" function for information on where to find your cookie folder.


7. Liability

Scottish Rugby shall not be liable for any direct or indirect, special, incidental or consequential loss or damage whatsoever or for loss of profits, contracts, data, goodwill, work stoppage or computer failure resulting from the use of or inability to use, interruption or availability of the Website, its operation or transmission, computer viruses or otherwise in respect of the use of the Website and howsoever caused even if Scottish Rugby has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Scottish Rugby excludes any liability for any errors or omissions from information, materials and functions included in the Website except to the extent that such liability may not be lawfully excluded under the applicable law. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law Scottish Rugby disclaims all such liability arising from its or its employees', agents or subcontractors' negligence.

Scottish Rugby operates the Website from Edinburgh, Scotland and makes no representation that the information contained on the Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations outside the United Kingdom.


8. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Scotland. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts. You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you are accessing the Website.

Scottish Rugby Union plc
BT Murrayfield
Edinburgh
EH12 5PJ

Email:  feedback@sru.org.uk

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