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Terms and conditions

Using the Maternal and Early Years website

The Maternal and Early Years website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. Access and use by you of this website constitutes acceptance by you of these Terms and Conditions, which take effect from the date of first use.


This website is provided 'as is', without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

We do not warrant that the functions within material contained on this website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy or reliability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Intellectual property

The names, images and logos identifying Maternal and Early Years and NHS Health Scotland are proprietary marks of Maternal and Early Years and NHS Health Scotland. Copying of our logos and/or any other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from the relevant copyright owner.

Requests for permission to reproduce our logo should be directed to nhs.healthscotland-earlyyears@nhs.net. Tell us how and why your wish to use our logo(s). Please include your contact details name, address, telephone number, fax number and email.


NHS Health Scotland owns the copyright for the information and images available on this website, unless otherwise indicated. The Maternal and Early Years copyright protected material (other than the Maternal and Early Years header) may be reproduced free of charge for educational purposes in any format or medium, provided it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context.

The use of any image or text for commercial gain is strictly prohibited. Where any of the Maternal and Early Years copyright items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.

The permission to reproduce Maternal and Early Years protected material does not extend to any material on this site that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned unless otherwise clearly stated.

Hyperlinks policy

Hyperlinking to this website

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted by NHS Health Scotland, as we do not object to you linking directly to the information that is held there. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. Maternal and Early Years pages must load into the user's entire window.

Hyperlinking by Maternal and Early Years

We are not responsible for the content or reliability of websites linked to this website. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time, and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.

Governing laws

The terms and conditions of use of the Maternal and Early Years website shall be governed by the laws of Scotland.