Welcome to (the “Site”). Please review the following Terms carefully as they govern your use of the Site.

Who we are and how to contact us

The Site is operated by Dow Investments PLC (“we”, “us”, “our”). We are registered in Scotland under company number SC125363 and have our registered office at 16 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 4DF.

To contact us, please e-mail

By using the Site you accept these Terms

Please note that your use of our Site constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by these Terms.

If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use this Site.

We may make changes to these Terms

We amend these Terms from time to time. Every time you wish to visit the Site, please check these Terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

These Terms were most recently updated on 31 August 2018.

Site content and materials

The information contained in the Site is provided on an “as is” basis.

Some of the content has been provided by Scottish Local Authorities as responses to freedom of information requests made by us, and this is indicated by the use of folder headings referring to the appropriate Local Authority that provided the information.

The content of the Site does not constitute legal advice.

Nothing in this Site is intended to be, nor should it be, construed as being an offer to enter into a contractual relationship with you or any third party.

To the extent permitted by law, all such representations and warranties whether expressed or implied are excluded by us in relation to the Site, and its content and materials.

How you may use Site content and material

The content on the Site is for personal use only and not for commercial exploitation.

You may not decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, rent, lease, loan, sell, sublicense, or create derivative works from the Site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including legal fees, arising from or related to your use of the Site and / or any content on the Site.

Rules about linking to the Site

You may link to the Site’s home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

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.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

Links on the Site to other web sites

Where the Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse the Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site, the server on which the Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Site.

Exclusion of liability

We accept no liability for any loss or damage howsoever arising, whether direct or indirect, special or consequential, which may be suffered by any person arising under or in connection with the use of, or inability to use the Site, accessing, downloading, using or relying on any information or other materials contained in this Site.

In particular and without limitation, we will not be liable for loss of profits, sales, business or revenue; business interruption; loss of anticipate savings; loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation.

Nothing in these Terms however, shall restrict or exclude our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or liability which we are otherwise not permitted by law to exclude or restrict.

Personal data

We do not collect personal data directly via the Site, other than if you contact us using the details noted above with a query. In this case, we will collect your contact details and use these to reply to your query. This is on the basis of our legitimate interests of answering your query.

We will not share your contact details or transfer these outside the European Economic Area without informing you beforehand.

We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other requirements.

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.

You have certain rights in relation to your personal information. You can exercise your rights by contacting us using the details noted above.

  • Request access to your personal data.
  • Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
  • Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it.
  • Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms.
  • Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in certain scenarios:
  • Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data.
  • You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues ( We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.


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Which country’s laws apply to any disputes?

These Terms, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by Scots law.

We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.