General Use

This website may contain proprietary notices and copyright information other than the site owner's, the terms of which must be observed and followed. Highlands and Islands Enterprise (hereinafter referred to as HIE) does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the information or content (collectively, the 'Materials') contained on, distributed through, or linked, downloaded or accessed from any of the services contained on this web site (the 'Service'), nor the quality of any information or other materials displayed, or obtained by you as a result of information in or in connection with the Service (the 'Products'). You hereby acknowledge that any reliance upon any Materials shall be at your sole risk. HIE reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without any obligation, to make improvements to, or correct any error or omission in any portion of the Service or the Materials.

The Service and the Materials are provided by HIE on an 'as is' basis, and HIE expressly disclaims any and all warranties, expressed or implied - including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to the Service or any Materials or Products. In no event shall HIE be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive or consequential damages - of any kind whatsoever - with respect to the service, the materials and the products.

Linking to third party sites

In linking to third party sites, HIE makes no representations whatsoever about any other website which you may access through this one. When you access a non-HIE website, please understand that it is independent from HIE, and that HIE has no control over the content on that web site. In addition, a link to a non-HIE web site does not mean that HIE endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such web site. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of such items as computer viruses, worms, trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.

Linking to HIE or other 'hie.co.uk' domain websites

HIE appreciates appropriate links in your own web pages to HIE or other 'hie.co.uk' domain websites. Permission is expressly granted to any person who wishes to place a link in his or her own page to HIE or other 'hie.co.uk' domain websites' home pages only. As a courtesy, if you link to, or include, HIE or other 'hie.co.uk' domain websites in an index, please let us know. However you must obtain special permission before placing a link in your own page to a portion of a HIE web page e.g. a graphic.

Links to third party organisations and associated third party services

In some sections section of its web sites, HIE may direct users towards third party organisations and their services. Please note: HIE cannot accept responsibility for these organisations' policies, service descriptions and service delivery. Businesses, groups and individuals approaching these third parties should make themselves fully aware of - and be prepared to comply with - these third party organisations' rules, terms and conditions.

Limitations of liability

In no event, will HIE be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special or other consequential damages for any use of this website, or on any other hyper-linked web site, including - without limitation - any lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or other data on your information-handling system or otherwise, even if we are expressly advised of the possibility of such damages.

HIE respects the rights (including the intellectual property rights) of others, and we ask our users to do the same. HIE may, in appropriate circumstances and at its sole discretion, terminate the accounts of users who infringe or otherwise violate such rights of others.

Copyright notice

Copyright 2000 by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Cowan House, Inverness retail and business park, Inverness IV2 7GF, Scotland, UK. All rights reserved.


The Highlands and Islands Enterprise logo, the logos of HIE's former local enterprise companies and those of other HIE-specific programmes such as 'HIE Learningworks' and 'HI-Energy' are all trademarks of Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Contacting HIE by email

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Further information

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