RSS Feed - Terms and Conditions

By downloading a Public Contracts Scotland RSS Feed ( "RSS Feed") from Public Contracts Scotland ("The Owners") you agree to be bound by the terms set out below (the "Standard Licence Terms"). These Standard Licence Terms may be updated by us from time to time. Please review these Standard Licence Terms each time you download a Public Contracts Scotland RSS Feed.
Your download and/or use of a Public Contracts Scotland RSS Feed indicates your agreement to these Standard Licence Terms.

1. Licence

1.1 Subject to the terms of this Agreement The Owners grant you a non-transferrable, non-sublicensable, royalty free non-exclusive licence to display on your website ("Site") the headlines, active links or other source identifiers and other information or materials that you specifically select to receive from this site via the Public Contracts Scotland Feed ("RSS Feed Content").

1.2 All title, ownership rights and intellectual property rights in and to the Public Contracts Scotland Feed shall remain the property of The Owners .

1.3 Nothing in these Standard Licence Terms grants you any right to use any trademark, images or symbols on your Site or elsewhere.

2. Use of Public Contracts Scotland Content

2.1 You may not use the RSS Feed or display any RSS Feed Content on any Site that is a web site that is excluded by The Owners (The list of excluded sites is available on request and may be amended from time to time).

2.2 You must ensure that all RSS Feed Content on your site has an accreditation to The Owners in accordance with our accreditation guidelines.

2.3 You may not directly or indirectly charge users specifically for accessing this RSS Feed Content or otherwise commercialise such content, nor attempt to re-sell the RSS Feed Content in any way.

2.4 Where possible you must create a functional link back to the news story on this site. If you are displaying the RSS Feed where a functional link back to this site is not possible, you must display on-screen the URL from which the full content can be obtained (scroll down to the accreditation section below.) You may not directly or indirectly change, edit, add to or produce summaries of the RSS Feed Content or any content on this website nor place any full-story content from this site in an HTML frame-set.

2.5 You may not directly or indirectly suggest any endorsement or approval by The Owners of your Site or any product or content or any views expressed within your site or service.

2.6 You acknowledge that the The Owners has absolute editorial control over all RSS Feed Content and you accept that The Owners are editorially independent and that the editorial integrity of the RSS Feed Content is the sole responsibility of The Owners.

2.7 Should you receive any enquiries which relate to the RSS Feed Content you should promptly refer such enquiries to The Owners

3. Warranties & Liability

3.1 You warrant to The Owners that:

(i) you have fully complied with, and shall continue to comply fully with, all applicable laws and regulations;
(ii) the Site shall contain no material which is libellous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or which brings The Owners into disrepute, or which is in breach of any third party intellectual property rights; and
(iii) users of the Site shall be required to comply with terms that are equivalent to the Standard Licence Terms in relation to their use of the RSS Feed Content.

3.2 The RSS Feed is made available by the The Owners on an "as is" and "as available" basis and The Owners gives no warranty of any kind in relation to the RSS Feed, the RSS Feed Content, or any content on the this website. The Owners disclaims all implied warranties, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, and accuracy regarding the RSS Feed Content, the RSS Feed and this website and any content thereon.

3.3 To the maximum extent permitted by law The Owners excludes all liability to you for any loss or damage howsoever arising out of or in connection with this agreement, including but not limited to any liability arising in relation to the RSS Feed, the RSS Feed Content or any content on this website, any virus or other contamination or any unavailablity of this site.

3.4 Each provision of this Clause 3 operates separately in itself and survives independently of the others.

4. Indemnity

4.1 You hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend The Owners in respect of all damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and litigation expenses, arising out of or as a result of any breach of the Standard Licence Terms or otherwise in connection with your use of the RSS Feed (including the RSS Feed Content).

5. Termination

5.1 You may terminate this Agreement and the licence granted herein at any time by destroying or removing all copies of the RSS Feed (including the RSS Feed Content) from your Site, all hard drives, networks and other storage media.

5.2 The Owners may restrict, suspend or terminate the RSS Feed, this Agreement, the licence granted herein or your access to the RSS Feed at any time without liability. You agree to destroy all copies of the RSS Feed (including the RSS Feed Content) upon receiving notice of termination from The Owners.

5.3 Clauses 3, 4 and 6 shall survive termination of this Agreement.

6. General

6.1 Neither party may assign, charge, sublicense or otherwise deal with its rights or obligations in this Agreement in whole or in part to any third party.

6.2 This Agreement supersedes all prior agreements, arrangements and understandings between the parties concerning its subject matter. Each of the parties acknowledges that it has not relied on any statement made by the other in the course of entering into this Agreement.

6.3 Any failure or delay by either party in exercising its rights under any provisions of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of those rights at any time now or in the future.

6.4 This Agreement shall be governed by, construed and take effect in accordance with Irish law and the Irish courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any claim or dispute which may arise out of or in connection with this Agreement.

Excluded Websites

The Owners RSS feeds and any RSS Feed content contained in The Owners RSS feeds may only be displayed on websites that do not fall into any one or more of the categories listed below. A site will be deemed to fall within one of the following categories where there is a material and prominent section of the Site that falls within such category.

1. Sites that incite hatred whether based on race, religion, gender, sexuality or otherwise, or promote encourage or facilitate anti-social behaviour
2. Sites that promote, encourage or facilitate violence
3. Sites that promote, encourage or facilitate terrorism or other activities that risk UK national security
4. Sites that discriminate against any specific social group or otherwise exploit vulnerable sections of society
5. Sites that promote, facilitate or encourage illegal activity
6. Sites which are misleading, pornographic, defamatory, or that contain illegal, or otherwise actionable content under UK law
7. Sites which infringe individual privacy

Accreditation Guidelines

Any RSS feed or RSS Feed content on your site must incorporate an attribution (credit) to The Owners in one of the following forms:

  • "From Public Contracts Scotland News" , or
  • "This content / article is from Public Contracts Scotland website"

If you are displaying a the RSS feed in a context where a functional link back to the article on this website is not possible then you must use the following attribution (credit)

  • From Public Contracts Scotland /news

You may not use any of The Owners logos or other trade marks without signing a trade mark licence agreement.