Terms and Conditions

The Disclaimer, License and Privacy Policy for the Ardgrain website

Please be aware that there is nothing untoward intended in any of the legal text below. We just want to document the way this website is managed, to prevent any confusion. Our frequently asked questions page may better answer more general questions, and you can also contact us directly with any questions, comments or queries.

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The Ardgrain website (collectively www.ardgrain.co.uk, www.ardgrain.com and www.aberdeenshireguide.com) is privately owned and maintained on an information-only basis, and all information on the Ardgrain website is provided free of charge.

This disclaimer governs your use of the Ardgrain website; by using the Ardgrain website, you accept this disclaimer in full.  

If you disagree with any part of this disclaimer, do not use the Ardgrain website.


Intellectual property rights & ownership

Unless otherwise stated, we own the intellectual property rights and all material on the Ardgrain website. Subject to the license below, all intellectual property rights are reserved.

License to use the Ardgrain website

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the Ardgrain website, provided that:

(a) You must not republish material from the Ardgrain website (including republication on another website), or reproduce or store material from this website in any public or private electronic retrieval system[1];  

(b) You must not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, visit, or otherwise exploit our website or material on our website for a commercial purpose, without our express written consent;

(c) You must not edit or otherwise modify any material on the Ardgrain website.

[1] The exceptions are our webcam and wallpaper images:

An image from the Ardgrain webcam pages can be included on a webcam directory, or similar page, providing a link to the Ardgrain website is always included. Please note that continual streaming of webcam images or duplicating any webpage(s) within a 3rd party framed window is expressly prohibited.

you may download a wallpaper image without charge for private use, provided that the image is not in any way resold or otherwise exploited for a commercial purpose.

Images or text from the Ardgrain site may freely appear on commercial search engines.

Limitations of liability

The information on the Ardgrain website is provided free-of-charge, and you acknowledge that it would be unreasonable to hold us liable in respect of this website and the information on this website.

Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on the Ardgrain website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we not commit to ensuring that the Ardgrain website remains available or that the material on the Ardgrain website is kept up-to-date.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill).

Our liability is limited and excluded to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law. We will not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage arising under this disclaimer or in connection with our website, whether arising in tort, contract, or otherwise – including, without limitation, any loss of profit, contracts, business, goodwill, data, income, revenue or anticipated savings.

However, nothing in this disclaimer shall exclude or limit our liability for fraud, for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.


We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

(a) Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website.

(b) Information relating to any correspondences between you and us on or in relation to this website;

(c) Any other information that you choose to send to us.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified in this privacy policy, we may disclose information about you:

(a) To the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b) In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;

(c) In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights;

(d) To the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling.

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Please remember that data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve adverts to this website. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our visitors based on visits to this site and other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

The Ardgrain website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

We will not sell or forward your e-mail address to a third party.

Where an individuals surname is used in Ardgrain website articles, the use, in the same context, has been already available elsewhere in the public domain. Note that this does not apply to content in the Aberdeenshire Guide or Guestbook.


Unless stated within any correspondence, it is taken that you do not object to correspondence (or part of) being included in the Ardgrain guestbook.

All efforts will be made to only use only first names in the guestbook, to maintain your privacy.

Text from guestbook submissions may occasionally be slightly edited for readability, while ensuring the main text remains true to the original.

Aberdeenshire Guide

By submitting or requesting an advert in the Aberdeenshire Guide you also agree to the following:

We reserve the right to refuse publication of any advert on the Ardgrain website, and we can remove your advert at any time and without prior consultation.

You agree we can publish all information you send for inclusion, including contact details, names, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses. We may use e-mail hiding techniques in an attempt to mask your e-mail from e-mail harvesting companies, but you should be aware that there are always risks involved when publishing personal information on the internet. Only submit information that you are happy to disclose to the public.

You can request at any time to have your advert removed or its content modified.


We may revise the disclaimer, terms and conditions and privacy policy from time-to-time. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

Entire agreement

This disclaimer, terms and conditions and privacy policy constitutes the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of the Ardgrain website, and supersedes all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

Law and jurisdiction

This notice will be governed by and construed in accordance with UK (Scottish) law, and any disputes relating to this notice shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.

Our contact details

This website is maintained and owned by Rae Younger, and you can contact me through the Ardgrain contact page.


(Last updated 22nd March 2009) 

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