Disclaimer & Terms and Conditions of Use of and Access to the Additional Support for Learning Website

The use of and access to pages of this website is subject to the disclaimer and terms and conditions of use and access set out below. By using or accessing this website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.


NHS Lothian operates this website to allow information and resources to be freely available. NHS Lothian uses its best efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of information on this website. However, no guarantees are made that the information contained on this website or associated, or linked, websites is accurate complete and current at any given time. Information presented on this website or associated websites may be changed at any time. Any information appearing on this website is issued as general information and is not warranted by NHS Lothian or any other health organisation, nor should it be taken as advice for any particular set of circumstances or in respect of any individual's physical condition or well-being. No responsibility can be accepted by NHS Lothian or any other health organisation for action or inaction as a result of information contained on this website.

This website is not intended in any way to replace the advice of a doctor or other health adviser where such advice is appropriate.

Information on this website may be changed or updated without notice. NHS Lothian may also make improvements and/or changes in the products and/or services and programmes described in and provided via this website at any time without notice.

Links to other Websites/Third Party Details

As our website may provide links to third party websites, users should review the privacy policies of those websites to learn more about what, why and how they collect and use personally identifiable information. The provision on this website of a link to another website or of details regarding a third party or third party's services or products does not constitute any authorisation to access material held at a particular website or location, or any endorsement by NHS Lothian of those third parties or the services or products they may offer. Links to websites are provided for information purposes only and no responsibility is accepted for the quality of resources to be found on such websites.

The contents and material made available on linked websites and otherwise made available by third parties are completely outwith the control of NHS Lothian and as such no liability is accepted for any damage resulting from accessing or failing to access these websites, or contacting any third parties or using or receiving any third party services or products. No endorsement is expressed or implied by the presence of a link or the presence of other third party details or information on this website. No responsibility or liability for the privacy of personal information is accepted for linked websites, as these are beyond the control of NHS Lothian.


No warranty is given that files downloaded or accessed from this website or any linked third party websites are free of computer viruses. No warranties are made as to fitness for purpose, quality or completeness of information. NHS Lothian excludes any liability for any errors in or omissions in information provided on or linked to from this website.

Terms and Conditions of Use and Access


Content on this website including all text and images is copyright © of NHS Lothian and its agents or third party contributors unless otherwise stated. You may download material for private research, study or in-house use only. Any other use of copyright material on this website requires the formal permission of NHS Lothian. You must not copy or publish any material from this website nor distribute it for commercial gain.

Availability of the Website

Although this website has been tested and should work correctly under normal circumstances there are many factors both within and beyond the control of NHS Lothian which may prevent the website from being available to users of the world-wide-web. No responsibility is accepted by NHS Lothian for any losses that may arise from an inability to access resources on this site.


NHS Lothian is committed to protecting the privacy of the users of this website. We want to provide a safe, secure user experience. We will use our best efforts to ensure that any information you may submit to us remains private, and is used only for the purposes as set forth herein.

In general, we gather information about all of our users collectively, such as what areas users visit most frequently and what services users access the most. We only use such data in the aggregate. This information helps us determine what is most beneficial for our users, and how we can continually create a better overall experience for our users.

We do not disclose information about your individual visits to this website to any outside parties, except when we believe the law requires it. NHS Lothian do not store any information that would on its own allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Any cookies that may be used by NHS Lothian are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Cookies are not shared with any third parties.

In the case of all users, NHS Lothian reserves the right to attempt to identify and track any individual who is reasonably suspected of trying to gain unauthorised access to NHS computer systems or NHS resources. As a condition of use of this site, all users must give permission for NHS Lothian and/or its agents to use its access logs to attempt to track users who are reasonably suspected of gaining or attempting to gain unauthorised access.


Any changes to the Disclaimer and/or the Terms and Conditions of Use of and Access will be effected by way of an update to this page.

Governing Law

The terms and conditions of use of this website shall be governed by the laws of Scotland.