The NHSScotland Photo Library seeks to ensure that the information published on its website is up to date and accurate. However, the information on the website does not constitute medical, legal or professional advice and NHSScotland Photo Library cannot accept any liability for actions arising from its use. NHSScotland Photo Library cannot be held responsible for the contents of any pages referenced by an external link.


The images, information and publications on the NHSScotland Photo Library website are subject to Crown Copyright. Images are for the exclusive use of NHSScotland, its constituent boards and Scottish Government staff in accordance with the terms and conditions and data protection statements on this site.

General guidance notes on publishing and copyright for Crown Copyright material, including those from the Queen's Printer for Scotland, are available at http://www.hmso.gov.uk/guides.htm


Any personal data collected through this website will be treated as confidential in line with the principles of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, and the UK Data Protection Acts of 1984 and 1998. Please refer to our Privacy Notice.

Cookies and Website Traffic Analysis

The NHSScotland Photo Library website uses third-party cookies to measure use of the website including number of visitors, and how frequently pages are viewed. This helps to determine what is popular and can influence future content and development. The information collected by the NHSScotland Photo Library will include IP Address, pages visited, browser type and operating system. The data will not be used to identify any user personally.

Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time.

Log files

Log files stored on the NHSScotland Photo Library web server allow the recording and analysis of users' use of the website. Log files do not contain any personal information.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

The NHSScotland Photo Library is the sole owner of the information collected on https://nhss.uat.captureweb.net. The NHSScotland Photo Library processes personal data for the purposes of aiding its work to improve the health and well-being of the people of Scotland.


A user must register to use the NHSScotland Photo Library website, and may receive news, information and updates via email.

The registration information we require to allow a user to register is full name, job title, organisation name, full postal work address, contact telephone number and NHSScotland or Scottish Government email address.

This information is stored securely on our database until such time as a user chooses to unsubscribe. Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletters and other updates may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking the unsubscribe option on any email communication received or the user may contact us to opt-out.


Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.

Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether or not they should proceed with services that require an outside party.


This Website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, the NHSScotland Photo Library, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Website.


From time-to-time our site may request information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Such information will not be shared with any third parties unless we give prior notice and choice. Though we may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys or contests, they may not use users' personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information

If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as postal code, phone, email or postal address), we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate users' personally identifiable information. This can be done via our Feedback Form.

Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, and the UK Data Protection Acts of 1984 and 1998, individuals registering for news and information from the NHSScotland Photo Library have the right to make a subject access request for their personal data processed by the NHSScotland Photo Library for those purposes.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy notice, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

If, however, we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email or by posting a notice on our website for 30 days.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us via our Feedback Form which you'll find under Contact Us.