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General Terms of Use

Read, Write, Count is a service provided by The Scottish Government.

These Terms of Use form an agreement between you and The Scottish Government. They will inform you of your rights and obligations in using this website. By using the site you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use.

The Terms of Use may change from time to time. Regularly reviewing these pages ensures you are always up to date. It will also ensure you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

Please contact us if you have any questions about these Terms of Use.


The Scottish Government seeks to ensure that the information published on this website is up to date and accurate. However, the information on the website does not constitute legal or professional advice and is not a substitute for professional consultation with a qualified expert or practitioner. The Scottish Government cannot accept any liability for actions arising from its use.

The Scottish Government cannot be held responsible for the contents of any pages referenced by an external link. If you use another site linked from this site you do so at your own risk and acknowledge that you will no longer be subject to the Terms of Use of this site but may be subject to the Terms of Use of the linked site.

You are responsible for ensuring that your computer system meets all relevant technical specifications necessary to use the site and is compatible with the site. You also understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that any material available for downloading from the site will be free from infection, viruses and/or other code that has contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy our particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.

These Terms of Use are subject to Scots Law and the jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts.


The Scottish Government reserves all intellectual property rights, including copyright and trade marks on the Read, Write, Count website. You may print single copies of any pages of this website for your own personal and non-commercial use but must not otherwise reproduce any material on this website in any form without prior written permission.

Modifications to offering

The Scottish Government reserve the right to alter, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the site or the services provided through it, including your access to it. Unless explicitly stated any new features on the site shall be subject to these Terms of Use.


We have a firm commitment to safeguarding your privacy. Please review our Privacy Policy the terms of which are incorporated into, and considered part of, these Terms of Use.