Terms & Conditions

The legal bit

About these Terms & Conditions

Throughout these terms and conditions, when we mention “we”, “us”, “our” etc., we mean Down's Syndrome Scotland (DSS).  When we refer to “you”, we mean the user and/or browser of our website.

By accessing the site at www.wdsc2018.org.uk (the “site”) you are agreeing to the terms and conditions that appear below.  By accepting these terms and conditions they make a legally binding contract between us and you.  If you have any questions, please contact Down's Syndrome Scotland. These terms and conditions were last updated in May 2017.


This website is protected by copyright.  All material on the website belongs to Down's Syndrome Scotland.  Please note that material accessed through a link to any third party website will be protected by the terms and conditions of that third party site.  Permission is given for the downloading and temporary storage of one or more of the pages of the website for the purpose of viewing on a personal computer or monitor.  The reproduction, permanent storage, or re-transmission of the contents of this website is permitted for your personal, non-commercial use provided that you acknowledge the copyright owner.  For permission to reproduce any of the contents of this website for any other purpose please contact Down's Syndrome Scotland. 


Any links to third party websites are provided solely for the purpose of your convenience. We have no control over the content of such websites and accordingly make no representation concerning the content of those sites to you nor make any endorsement of any of them. We have not tested any content, software features or links found on any sites linked to and do not give any representation regarding the quality, safety, suitability or reliability of any of them or any of the material contained in them. Please also note that the right to reproduce any contents of these websites may also be restricted by the terms and conditions of the website.


Please note that telephone and other connection charges may apply to your use of this website. For details of such charges you should contact your telephone company and internet service provider.
The website is not guaranteed to be free from any so-called computer viruses and it is strongly recommended that you check for such viruses before down-loading it to your computer equipment.
The information and other contents of this website are designed to comply with Scots Law. This website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Scots Law and all parties irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts. If anything on this website is construed as being contrary to the laws applicable in any other country, then this website is not intended to be accessed by persons from that country. Any persons who are subject to such laws shall not be entitled to use this website unless they can satisfy us that such use would be lawful.

About use of Content on this Site

All material on the Site or made available via the Site and all material made available to you via e-mail (referred to in these Terms and Conditions as the “Content”) belongs to us or to third parties who have allowed us to use and display their material. You may retrieve and display Content from the Site on a computer screen, print individual pages on paper and store such pages in electronic form on disk (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) for your personal, non-commercial use provided that you acknowledge the copyright owner. Except as expressly set out above, you may not reproduce, modify or in any way commercially exploit any of the Content. 

About Our Liability to You

The Content is only for your general information and use and is not intended to address your particular requirements. The Site contains links to other World Wide Web sites provided by independent third parties (referred to in these Terms and Conditions as “Third Party Sites”), either directly or through frames (i.e. material which is taken from a third party site but which is shown as though it is part of the www.wdsc2018.org.uk Site). Where possible, we will make clear where such links are being made. We are not responsible for the availability or content of Third Party Sites and will not be a party to, or in any way be responsible for, any transaction concerning goods or services available from such Third Party Sites. Due to the number of sources from which we obtain Content and the nature of electronic distribution via the Internet, we do not give any warranties or make any representations in respect of the Site Services. In particular, the Site Services are provided on an “as is”, “with all faults” and “as available” basis. So far as lawfully possible, we exclude all liability to you in contract or delict (negligence) (other than where negligence by us gives rise to personal injury or death) including without limitation: (i) any implied conditions regarding the satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose of the Site Services; (ii) any express or statutory conditions relating to the Site Services; and (iii) any conditions or duties regarding accuracy, timeliness, completeness or performance of the Site Services.

Additionally, we make no representation that the Site Services are free from infection by viruses or anything else that has contaminating or destructive properties. Other than as specified in this paragraph entitled “About our liability to you”, we shall not be liable to pay any money to you by way of compensation for any loss suffered by you as a result of use of the Site Services and/or the Site including by way of example any loss of profits, loss of goodwill, or loss of anticipated savings.

About Making Payments on the Site

You may make payments for attending the congress on this site, using major credit or debit cards. Payments will be accepted and processed by a Barclay’s merchant account. In the event of non-authorisation of payment, we will contact you to advise you that this has happened. The system which we use for carrying out credit and debit card transactions over the Site, to transfer information from you to us is conducted through secure channels using encryption facilities to prevent access by parties other than those involved in the trading transaction. We do not accept liability to you for any losses or costs incurred or sustained as the result of the transmission of such information.

About Our Privacy Policy

We take the privacy of our users seriously and are committed to safeguarding their privacy. The Privacy Policy explains our data processing practices and only applies to this website.
The information that you provide to us about yourself will only be used by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

About the Law Relating to These Terms & Conditions

We are situated in Scotland and the law of Scotland shall govern any interpretation of these Terms and Conditions. The Scottish Courts shall decide any disputes between us.

Information Collected and the use of Cookies

We collect personal information from you through the use of registration forms. We also collect information automatically about your visit to our site. The information obtained in this way, which includes demographic data and appraising patterns, is only used in aggregate form. Cookies are small files that your Web browser places on your computer’s hard drive. They can be used for remembering user names and preferences, tracking click streams and for presenting members with personalised versions of the site. You have the option of setting your browser to reject cookies. More information on the use of Cookies can be found in our Privacy Policy.

Use of Personal Information and Disclosures

We process personal information collected for the purposes of processing your registration. We may disclose your information to our agents and other service providers for the purposes of you attending the WDSC2018 and getting information about future WDSC events including 2020. In order to serve you most efficiently, credit card transactions and order fulfilment are handled by reputable third party banking and distribution institutions. They receive the information needed to verify and authorise your credit card and to process your order. They are under strict obligations to keep your personal information private.  We also use information in aggregate form (so that no individual user is identified) to (a) audit usage of the site and provide statistical information and (b) to aid the planning and development of future WDSC events.


We may use your email address to contact you to tell you about any updates and/or changes to WDSC2018 or plans for future WDSC events.  Also, we may ask you to voluntarily complete surveys in order to improve our service to you.  Survey answers will only be shared with parties directly involved in planning and delivering WDSC2018 or future WDSC events.  If you do not wish to participate in a survey, you are free to decline.

Obtaining Information

You have the right to apply for a copy of the information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected (we reserve the right to make a small charge to cover the cost of providing you with a copy of the information which we hold about you).

Law Enforcement

We fully co-operate with the police in identifying those who use our service for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to the police any activities that we reasonably believe to be unlawful.