Project Finder Terms and Conditions

Important information about the Project Finder web pages

Please read all the information on this page before proceeding. This information is important and relates to the Project Finder web pages. To then continue to register with Project Finder, tick the 'Check to confirm acceptance of our terms and conditions' box on the registration page. This also indicates your acceptance of the terms and conditions of use.

Other Applicable Terms

These terms and conditions refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to use of these web pages:

Please refer to our Legal Statements

Please refer to our Privacy Policy and Cookies page for full details


The Project Finder web pages are contained on Scotland’s Environment Web website. The Partner Bodies involved in Scotland’s Environment Web are the Scottish Government, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, Food Standards Agency Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, James Hutton Institute, Marine Scotland, National Health Service Scotland, Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland, Scottish Environment, Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Scottish Natural Heritage and such other bodies as may be stated here from time to time.

The website is operated by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (“SEPA”) for and on behalf of Scotland’s Environment Web.

To find out more about the Project Finder web pages please go to the homepage.

In these terms and conditions where the context so admits or requires words and expressions defined in our Legal Statements shall have the same meanings given to them in the Legal Statements.

Changes to these Terms

We reserve the right to may make changes to these terms and conditions or the additional terms at any time. You will be legally bound by the amended or revised terms from the first time you use these web pages after the changes are made online. It is your sole responsibility to check whether any change has been made to these terms and conditions or the additional terms.

Changes to these Web Pages

We try to ensure that the information available on these web pages is accurate, but do not accept any liability for losses foreseen, unforeseen, unforeseeable, known, unknown or other, if any information on these web pages is not. Nothing on these web pages is to be taken as constituting specific legal or other advice about any of Our services.


We exclude any liability howsoever arising should these web pages be unavailable at any particular time or for any period. Access to these web pages may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.

Linking to other websites

We are not responsible and/or do not accept liability for the content of any linked website. Other websites link to these web pages at their own risk. We reserve the right to move or change the URL for these web pages at any time

You may link to these web pages. You may not provide a link which suggests a form of association, approval or endorsement on our part, unless we have expressly agreed to this in writing. You must not mislead any user of such link in any way, by, for instance, seeking to present information on Our web pages as being Your information. You must acknowledge Our intellectual property rights, including copyright. We reserve the right to withdraw any linking permission upon notice to you or by amending these terms and conditions and/or the additional terms.

Data Protection

You will be required to provide your name and an email address, which may contain personal data as part of the registration.

You agree not to use theses web pages in any way that constitutes a breach of the Data Protection Act 1998. Where you are using personal data, you should ensure that you have registered with the UK Information Commissioner and will only use personal data for the purposes set out in your notification as submitted to the Information Commissioner. Further guidance which is best practice to consider and apply to your data handling process is provided at the Information Commissioner’s website.

Further guidance for not for profit organisations can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website.

Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights

The legal rights in everything contained in these web pages is owned by Us unless otherwise indicated. All images contained in theses web pages are copyright the Scottish Environment Protection Agency or the copyright owner specified.

Uploading Content to these web pages

Whenever you upload content to these web pages by way of registration, you must comply with Our Legal Statements. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with these and you will be liable to Us and indemnify Us for any breach of that warranty. Any content you upload to these web pages will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and We have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such content for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to these web pages constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy. We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of these web pages. We have the right to remove any posting you make on these web pages if, in Our opinion, your post does not comply with Our Legal Statements. The views expressed by any users on these web pages do not represent Our views or values.

We will not be liable for any damage, loss, or injury suffered as a result of any content uploaded onto these web pages including but not limited to any events and/or projects outside Our control.

No Partnership or Agency

Nothing in these terms and conditions are intended to, or shall be deemed to establish any partnership or joint venture.

No Interference

Nothing within these terms and conditions interferes with any statutory rights or obligations.


These terms and conditions are governed by Scots law and in the event of any dispute you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts.

To continue to register with Project Finder, tick the 'Check to confirm acceptance of our terms and conditions' box on the registration page. This also indicates your acceptance of the terms and conditions of use.