Access to and use of this site ('Shetland Community Portal') is provided by Voluntary Action Shetland (VAS) subject to the following terms:

Use of Site:

VAS authorises you to upload materials to the sub-site created for your organisation within the Shetland Community Portal.
If you fail to keep your access password confidential for any reason VAS will not be liable for any loss claim or damage arising as a result of that omission and VAS reserves the right at all times to withdraw your access to services.
You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this site any unlawful, threatening, libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or other material that would violate any law.

User Chatrooms:

VAS may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review any areas on the Shetland Community Portal where users transmit or post communications or communicate solely with each other, including but not limited to chat rooms, bulletin boards or other user forums, and the content of any such communications. VAS, however, will have no liability related to the content of any such communications, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise.

Links to Other Websites:

If you create links within your sub-site to third party web sites, these must be viewed in new browser windows.


The materials and services provided at this site are provided "as is" without any warranties of any kind including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property. VAS further does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the materials and services at this site. VAS may make changes to the materials and services at this site at any time without notice. The materials at this site may be out of date, and VAS makes no commitment to update the materials at this site.
VAS does not warrant that functions contained in the Shetland Community portal website content will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Shetland Community Portal or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.

Limitation of Liability:

In no event will VAS, its suppliers, or other third parties mentioned at this site be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, those resulting from lost profits, lost data or business interruption) arising out of the use, inability to use, or the results of use of this site, any websites linked to this site, or the materials or information contained at any or all such sites, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory and whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages. If your use of the materials or information from this site results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment or data, you assume all costs thereof. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

Intellectual Property:

The names, images and logos identifying VAS or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trade marks of VAS and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any licence or right to use any trademark, patent, design right or copyright of VAS or any other third party.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you own the copyright to any material published on your sub-site or have obtained the prior permission of the copyright owner to any material uploaded to your sub-site. VAS may at its discretion require you to provide evidence of copyright or owners permission to use copyright material to any material uploaded to your sub-site within the Shetland Community Portal. In the event of a breach of copyright by you in your sub-site the Limitation of Liability stated above will apply.

The Shetland Community Portal Rules:

You agree to use the Shetland Community Portal (including Message Boards) in accordance with the following Rules.

About your upload of materials to your sub-site:

  • Materials must be civil and tasteful
  • No disruptive, offensive or abusive material is allowed.
  • Unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable.
  • You are prohibited from displaying third party advertising material on your sub-site

Posts to any discussion forum or guestbook:

You must monitor contributions to your discussion forum to ensure that they conform to the following rules:

  • Contributions must be civil and tasteful
  • No disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour: contributions must be constructive and polite, not mean-spirited or contributed with the intention of causing trouble.
  • No unlawful or objectionable content: unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable.
  • Any contributions which do not conform to acceptable standards must be removed promptly by you.

Email Facility:

You are prohibited from using the bulk email facility for spamming.
It is your responsibility to ensure that any personal information obtained by you via your sub-site is gathered and maintained within the rules of the Data Protection Act 1998

If you breach these Terms of Use:

If you fail to abide by these conditions when using the Shetland Community Portal facilities to publish your sub-site, you will be sent an e-mail which informs you why you have breached these conditions. This e-mail will also include a warning that continuing to breach the rules may result in action being taken against you and/or your organisation. This action may include a temporary or permanent suspension of your ability to participate in any or all of the Shetland Community Portal website facilities.
VAS reserves the right to delete any content, on any sub-site, at any time, for any reason.

Applicable Laws:

VAS makes no representation that materials at this site are appropriate or available for use outside the United Kingdom, and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use or export or re-export the materials at this site or any copy or adaptation in violation of any applicable laws or regulations including without limitation UK export laws and regulations. If you choose to access this site from outside the UK, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. These terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with Scottish law, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.


VAS may revise these terms at any time by updating this posting. You should visit the Shetland Community Portal website page where these terms are published from time to time to review the then-current terms because they are binding on you.

Privacy Policy:

Data Protection Privacy Statement