Terms and conditions

Access to and use of this website, under the domain name www.seabird.org (“our site”), is provided subject to the following terms and conditions together with the documents referred to therein (all together “the conditions”). Use of any part of our site constitutes your acceptance of all the conditions. Please read the conditions carefully before you access any other pages of our site. If you do not accept the conditions in full you must cease to use this site immediately.

The site is operated by Scottish Seabird Centre, a company limited by guarantee (Company Number SC172288) incorporated under the Companies Acts (and being a Scottish Charity registered number SC025837) and having their registered office at The Scottish Seabird Centre, The Harbour, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 4SS (“we” or “us”).


Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.


You agree to use our site for lawful purposes only and we reserve the right, at our sole discretion to deny any user access to all or part of our site, without notice. We reserve the right to change or revise all or any part of the conditions at any time by posting changes on-line. By your continued use of our site after changes to the conditions are posted, you will be deemed to have accepted any changes made.


All intellectual property rights in our site (including but not limited to copyright, database rights and trade marks) are owned by or licensed to us. You may view or download one copy of any part of our site for private use only, but otherwise you may not reproduce, store, distribute or transmit all or any part of the content of our site without our prior written consent, save where expressly permitted to do so under the conditions. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way.


Our site and its contents are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and we make no, and expressly exclude all, representations, conditions or warranties of any kind with respect to our site or its contents, or any content on or accessed through our site, including, without limitation, fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy, timeliness or completeness. This disclaimer is without prejudice to any disclaimers that may appear from time to time on our diet sheets or other literature.

We, including all directors, other office holders, employees or other representatives exclude to the fullest extent permitted by law: -

  • All conditions, warranties, representations and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statue, common law or the law of equity.
  • Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for (direct or indirect):
  • •    loss of income or revenue;
  • •    loss of business;
  • •    loss of profits or contracts;
  • •    loss of anticipated savings;
  • •    loss of data;
  • •    loss of goodwill;
  • •    wasted management or office time; and
  • •    any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by delict (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim any and all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Information about you and your visits to our site

We process any information about you that we have in accordance with our privacy policy . By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Transactions concluded through our site

Contracts for the supply of goods formed through our site or as a result of visits made by you are governed by our terms and conditions of supply.

Linking to our site

You may link to our homepage, 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 such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the homepage. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please contact us.

Linking from our site

Links to third party websites are provided for information only. We do not accept any responsibility for such websites or their contents or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Enforceability and jurisdiction

If any of the conditions should be determined illegal or unenforceable then to the extent it is illegal or unenforceable it shall be deleted and the remaining conditions shall survive in full force and effect. The conditions and any relationship established with you via this site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Scots Law and any disputes arising shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts.


We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made as they are binding on you.

Statutory rights

For the avoidance of doubt, the conditions do not affect your statutory rights.