Website Terms of Use

In these Website Terms of Use (“Terms”) the University of the West of Scotland is referred to as the ‘University’, ‘our’, ‘we’ or ‘us’. The term “you” means you, as the person using or viewing our website. By using the website, you are indicating that you accept these Terms and agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms you should leave the website immediately.

We have the right to change and update the Terms of at any time and your continued use of the website will indicate that you accept the updated or amended Terms.


Your account and password

If you are provided with, a user ID or password to allow you access to the website then you must keep such information confidential and not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user ID or password, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with these Terms.


We make all reasonable efforts to make sure that the content of the website is accurate and up-to-date. However, we do not accept responsibility for mistakes or omissions in the website. 

All content is provided ‘as is’ and we make no warranties, representations or undertakings about any of the content on the website, for example in relation to quality, accuracy, completeness or fitness for any particular purpose of such content.

Every effort is made by us to keep the website available and running smoothly. However, we take no responsibility for and will not be liable for the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues.

Every effort is made by us to ensure the website and any downloadable content is free from viruses but we cannot guarantee this. You are responsible for configuring your computer or other information technology equipment in order to access the website. You should use your own virus protection software because we do not accept liability for damages resulting from virus infection.


Unless otherwise indicated, all copyrights in this website including text, images, graphics, designs and other content belongs to the University. All rights are reserved.

You may download any part of this website for personal, non-commercial use only, such as reference. If you wish to use any content for any other purpose you should get permission from our Department of Marketing & Communications,

External websites links from this website

Where our website contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, those links are provided for information only and does not imply any endorsement by us of these sites unless it is specifically stated. We have no control over the content of those third party sites or resources and so accept no responsibility for your use of them.

Linking to our website

You may link to our website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in a way that implies any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

Nothing in these Terms requires us to maintain the existence of or the content within any URL you may link to.

Privacy Notice and Cookie Policy

The following additional terms, will also apply to your use of our website:

  • Our Privacy Notice, which sets out how we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us.

  • Our Cookies Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on our website.

Uploading material to the website

If you are posting or transmitting material via our website you must not post or transmit any material:

  • that is threatening, defamatory, indecent, offensive or abusive

  • for which you have not have all necessary licences and/or approvals

  • which constitutes or encourages conduct that could be considered a criminal offence

  • which is technically harmful (for example, contains computer viruses, corrupted data or other malicious software)

Limitation of Liability

In no event will we be liable for any direct, indirect, special, or consequential losses or damages of whatsoever kind arising out of access to, or the use of the website or any information contained in it, including loss of profit or loss of data, whether or not this was contemplated by you or by us and whether based on breach of contract, delict (including negligence), product liability or otherwise, even if we were advised of the possibility of such damages.

Nothing in these Terms excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that we cannot exclude or limit under Scots law.

Applicable Law

The laws of Scotland govern these Terms and you agree that the Scottish courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in any dispute.

Last updated: 11/08/2017