Terms & Conditions

Welcome to the small print that nobody reads! We realise it's may be boring but it makes clear your rights when using our website.

Please read this information carefully before accessing or using this site.

By accessing or using this site you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth below.  We, The Scottish Crofting Federation, may modify this agreement at any time and such modifications shall be effective immediately. You agree to review these terms periodically to be aware of such modifications. Your continued access or use of the site shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified agreement.

Privacy policy

When you visit this site, it is done so anonymously, unless you leave a comment. We do not track your activity in such a way that identifies you personally. All personal information, like email address, telephone number, postal address or other details disclosed through communication with the Gaining Ground Network will always remain private.

Commenting on content

When you make a comment on the website, you must provide at least a first name and email address (along with your comment of course). Your email address is never displayed publicly on the website. 


When you subscribe to any of our newsletters we request at least a first name and email address. You will only receive newsletters that you have chosen to receive.

Dealings with third parties

Your participation, correspondence or business dealings with any third party found on or through this site, regarding the payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that The Scottish Crofting Federation shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage or other matters of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings.


While we endeavour to provide accurate and factual information in all our published content, we recommend that you seek further information before relying or making important decisions based on what you have read on our site.


We may provide links to non-related sites or resources.  Because The Scottish Crofting Federation has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that The Scottish Crofting Federation is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that The Scottish Crofting Fedeartion shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

Cookie policy

When you visit our site we may need to use cookies to bring you the best possible experience. A cookie is a small text file that is saved to your computer by your web browser, and in that text file is some simple data, like your current session identifier. We never store information in a cookie which could be used to identify you personally.

You can manage cookies yourself and learn more about them in this article: Internet browser cookies – what they are and how to manage them

Cookie types

There are two types of cookies to look out for:

  1. First-party Cookies - the cookies we set to make the site work
  2. Third-party Cookies - the cookies set by third-parties, like Google and Facebook, to track your usage of their services

We don't set any first-party cookies. However, you'll find four cookies set by Google,which are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Copyright, licenses and idea submissions

Domestic and international copyright and trademark laws protect the entire contents of this site. The owners of the intellectual property, copyrights and trademarks are The Scottish Crofting Federation, its affiliates or other third party licensors. YOU MAY NOT MODIFY, COPY, REPRODUCE, REPUBLISH, UPLOAD, POST, TRANSMIT OR DISTRIBUTE, IN ANY MANNER, THE MATERIAL ON THE SITE, INCLUDING TEXT, GRAPHICS, CODE AND/OR SOFTWARE.

You may print and download portions of material from the different areas of this site solely for your own non-commercial use provided that you agree not to change or delete any copyright or proprietary notices from the materials. You agree to grant to The Scottish Crofting Federation a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, sub licensable, perpetual license, with the right to sub-license, to reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, publicly display and publicly perform any materials and other information (including, without limitation, ideas contained therein for new or improved products and services) you submit to any public areas of this site (such as bulletin boards, forums and newsgroups) or by email to The Scottish Crofting Federation by all means and in any media now known or hereafter developed, unless you explicitly opt-out on submission. You also grant to The Scottish Crofting Federationthe right to use your name in connection with the submitted materials and other information as well as in connection with all advertising, marketing and promotional material related thereto. You agree that you shall have no recourse against The Scottish Crofting Federation for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your communications to The Scottish Crofting Federation.

Indemnification and reservation of rights

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless The Scottish Crofting Federation, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers and any third party information providers to this site from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including legal fees, resulting from any violation of this agreement (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or your use and access of this site.

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