Terms and Conditions

The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS), a Division of NHS National Services Scotland (NHS NSS), operates this web site under the auspices of the Scottish Government Health Directorates (SGHD) to allow information on SNBTS to be freely available. No responsibility can be accepted by SNBTS or any other health organisation for action or inaction as a result of information contained on this website. Readers should take specific advice in respect of specific situations.

Terms and Conditions
The use and access of pages of the SNBTS website is subject to the terms and conditions set out below and by the disclaimer above. By using or accessing this website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

The resources contained on the SNBTS website are provided on an "as is" basis and without any warranties. Although files are virus-checked these cannot guarantee that files are free from computer viruses and no warranty is given that files downloaded or accessed from this website are free of computer viruses. No warranties are made as to fitness-for-purpose, quality or completeness of information. SNBTS excludes any liability for any errors in or omissions in information provided on or linked to from this website.

Reliability of information
SNBTS uses its best efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of information on its website in accordance with the policies defined for Scottish Health on the Web (SHOW). However, no guarantees are made that the information contained on this website, or associated or linked-to websites, is accurate, complete and current at any given time. Information presented on this website or associated sites may be changed at any time. The resources made available on this website are intended to assist users and are for information only. This website is not intended in any way to replace the advice of your doctor. Specific advice should be sought in specific situations from a properly qualified health worker. Content on this website is governed by a number of policies and guidelines. Users of this website agree to inform the SHOW service providers (by email: NSS.SHOWTeam@nhs.net) if they should come across any material contained which they consider to be potentially in breach of any of the published SHOW policies or of any relevant legislation in order for the appropriate remedial action to be taken.

Availability of the NHS National Services Scotland website
Although this website has been tested and should work correctly under normal circumstances there are many factors both within and outside of the control of SNBTS which may prevent the website from being available to users of the World Wide Web. No responsibility is accepted by SNBTS for any losses that may arise from an inability to access resources on this site. Where a user finds a specific error in the coding of a web page, or where he/she considers a page to be in breach of accessibility or other published policies of this website, it is a condition of use of this site that the SNBTS web team be notified in order that appropriate action may be taken.

Governing laws
The terms and conditions of use of the NHS National Services Scotland website as provided by the Common Services Agency of the National Health Service in Scotland shall be governed by the laws of Scotland.

Links to third party internet sites
The provision on the SNBTS website of a link to another website does not constitute any authorisation to access material held at that location. Links to sites are provided for information purposes only and no responsibility is accepted for the quality of resources to be found on such websites. The contents and material made available on linked sites are completely out with our control and as such no liability is accepted for any damages resulting from accessing or failing to access these sites. No endorsement is expressed or implied by the presence of a link on this website. The contents of a linked-to website may change without our knowledge and, as a result, links may break or may terminate on pages which were not the original targets of a link. No responsibility or liability for the privacy of personal information is accepted for linked-to websites, as these are beyond our control.

The SNBTS website is hosted by Scottish Health On the Web (SHOW). Learn more about the SHOW links policy.

Disclaimer and Terms, Conditions and SHOW Link Policy enquiries may be made in writing to:

Senior Public Affairs Officer
Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service
25 Shelley Road
G12 0XB

Or via our enquiry form.

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