Accessibility Statement

Archaeology Scotland is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.

Where possible, this website endeavours to conform to a least the level of Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the Web more user friendly for all people. This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for XHTML and CSS.

The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant XHTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly. Supported browsers include IE7 and above, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.  If you currently use an older version of Internet Explorer be upgrade to a modern browser.  If you are using Firefox, Chrome or Safari, please ensure your browser is up-to-date.

The site provides some of the data spatially using dynamic mapping.  We understand that, while this provides a useful tool for website users, it does not fully solve the problems encountered by sight-impaired users. Where mapping is used we also provide the same datasets in either a list and/or calendar view where the text can be read by screen readers.  With regards to the geographic location of data we provide alternative information such as address details, or coordinates.

Should you experience any difficulty in accessing the Archaeology Scotland website, please contact us.

Terms & Conditions

Terms of Use – Please read our conditions of use carefully as by using the Website you will be taken to have agreed to be bound by them. We reserve the right to vary the conditions of use at any time. You are advised to review the conditions of use on a regular basis, as you will be deemed to have accepted variations if you continue to use the Website after they have been posted.

Disclaimer – We take every care and precaution to ensure that information published on the Website is accurate when posted and regularly updated, but neither do we guarantee its accuracy. You are advised to verify the accuracy of any information before acting upon it. We may change the information at any time without notice.

We publish the Website “as is” without any warranty of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of our Website, the accuracy of the information or the products or services referred to on the Website (in so far as such warranties may be excluded under any relevant law). We shall not be liable for any losses or damage that may result from use of the Website as a consequence of any inaccuracies in, or any omissions from, the information, which it may contain.

Applicable Law – The laws of Scotland govern these conditions of use and you agree that the Scottish courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in any dispute.

Copyright Statement – All copyrights in this website are strictly reserved to Archaeology Scotland.

All copyrights in this website including illustrations, pictures, sound, scripts, animation and other material appearing on this website, otherwise known as “content” belong to Archaeology Scotland or third parties authorising Archaeology Scotland to use the copyright written permissions of Archaeology Scotland in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

In accessing the Archaeology Scotland Website, you agree that you will use the contents for your own private use. You may not make alterations, copy, store in any medium (including other websites), distribute, transmit any part of the website without the prior permission of Archaeology Scotland.

Accuracy – The information could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. We have made reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of inclusion. However, like any printed material, the information may be out of date at the time of access by the visitor. We shall not be liable for any error or omission in, or any failure to update, such information and any decisions based on the information are the sole responsibility of the visitor. We reserve the right to make changes to this Website at any time without notice.

Links to External Websites – Certain links on this Website lead to other Websites that will have separate privacy and data collection practices. We have no responsibility or liability for those third party policies.

Privacy Policy

Statement of Intent – This is the Archaeology Scotland website policy relating to the personal information that you may be asked to provide when using this website. This includes personal data, e-mail address and other pieces of specific personal data to you. We wish to express in this Privacy Policy, our respect for your privacy and have set out below our specific guidelines below to inform you of how we retain your information and for what purpose.

What Information do we collect?

The information we collect from you as part of an online service is exclusively for the use of Archaeology Scotland. This may include your email address and perhaps your first and last names. Under the Data Protection Act you have the right to request a copy of all personal information we hold for you. All such requests should be sent to, Suite 1a, Stuart House, Eskmills, Station Road, Musselburgh, EH21 7PB

An appropriate fee (£10.00) will be payable on the disclosure of this information. Should any of the data be incorrect or incomplete, a written statement should be sent to the same address where Archaeology Scotland will endeavour to amend the data promptly.

Site Statistics – We do gather non-personal data regarding site visitors to our website. This is provided to use statistical information on visits to pages, type of browsers being used to view the site, paths taken through the site and other general information. Under no circumstances can this be linked to a particular person.

Disclosure of Information – In addition to these safeguards, your personal data is protected in the UK by the Data Protection Act 1998. This provides amongst other things that the data we hold about you should be processed lawfully and fairly. It should be accurate, relevant and not excessive. The information should be kept up to date, where necessary, and not retained for longer than is necessary. It should be kept securely to prevent unauthorised access by other people. A copy of our Data Protection Policy is available on request.

Removing subscription to mailing lists – If at any time our site contains subscription mailing lists there will always be the option to remove you from the aforementioned list. Normally this, “unsubscribe” option will appear at the bottom of the most recently sent email newsletter.

Security – Archaeology Scotland is bound by the Data Protection Act 1998 and will comply with its requirements. Any details you give will remain completely confidential. Having gained access to the member’s area, we would strongly recommend that you do not divulge your username or password to anyone. Please always remember to log out of your account and close your browser window when you have finished using them. This ensures that others cannot access your personal data especially when using a shared, or public access computer terminal.

Changes to Privacy Policy – Archaeology Scotland reserves the right to modify and update the terms and conditions of this website. In continually striving to improve our service for our members we need to be able to enhance the site in ways deemed appropriate.

Further Information – For further information regarding any of these points please contact info@archaeology scotland.org.uk.

Cookies

EU Legislation

Under the EU Privacy Directive, visitors to Archaeology Scotland should be fully informed about cookies used by the site and be given the option to remove them from use. If you do not wish to give consent,  and acknowledge that elements of our site may not operate as designed, please see the Managing Cookies section below for help with changing your browser settings.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files written by a web server to your hard drive. They can only be read or edited by the web site that originally wrote them and are typically used to recognise you as the same person across each request you make to view a web page.

Cookies Categories

To assist you in understanding our use of cookies we have adopted the 4 cookie categories created by the International Chamber of Commerce. These are:

Category Description
Strictly Necessary These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided
Performance These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
Functionality These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located.

These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Targeting or Advertising These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

Managing Cookies

Archaeology Scotland has been designed to use cookies to enhance your browsing experience. If you would prefer, you can change your browser settings to remove and/or prevent the use of cookies however parts of Archaeology Scotland will no longer work as intended and browsing errors may occur. Find out more about managing your cookies.