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Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions for the TRAVAX website

Public Health Scotland operates this website under the auspices of the Scottish Government to allow information on the NHS in Scotland to be freely available. Any information appearing on this website is issued as general information and does not constitute a warranty by Public Health Scotland or any other health organisation, nor should it be taken as advice. No responsibility can be accepted by Public Health Scotland or any other health organisation for action or inaction as a result of information contained on this website. Readers should take specific advice in respect of specific situations.

The use and access of pages of the TRAVAX website is subject to the terms and conditions set out below and by the disclaimer above. By using or accessing this website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.


For details of copyright please see our Copyright policy


The resources contained on the TRAVAX website, including all files that are authorised for public and password-protected download or access, are provided on an "as is" basis and without any warranties. Although files are virus checked these cannot guarantee that files are free from computer viruses and no warranty is given that files downloaded or accessed from this website are free of computer viruses. No warranties are made as to fitness for purpose, quality or completeness of information. Public Health Scotland excludes any liability for any errors in or omissions in information provided on or linked to from this website.

Reliability of information

Public Health Scotland uses its best efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of information on its websites in accordance with the policies defined for Scottish Health on the Web (SHOW). However, no guarantees are made that the information contained on this website or associated, or linked to websites is accurate, complete and current at any given time. Information presented on this website or associated sites may be changed at any time. This website is not intended in any way to replace the advice of your doctor. Nothing on this website is intended to constitute advice to you. Specific advice should be sought in specific situations from a properly qualified health worker. Content on this website is governed by a number of policies and guidelines. Users of this website agree to inform the SHOW service providers (by email nss.showteam@nhs.scot) if they should come across any material contained which they consider to be potentially in breach of any of the published SHOW policies or of any relevant legislation in order for the appropriate remedial action to be taken.

Availability of the TRAVAX website

Although this website has been tested and should work correctly under normal circumstances there are many factors both within and outside of the control of Public Health Scotland which may prevent the website from being available to users of the world-wide-web. No responsibility is accepted by Public Health Scotland for any losses that may arise from an inability to access resources on this site. Where a user finds a specific error in the coding of a web page, or where he/she considers a page to be in breach of accessibility or other published policies of the this website, it is a condition of use of this site that phs.webmaster@phs.scot be notified in order that appropriate action may be taken.

Governing laws

The terms and conditions of use of the TRAVAX website as provided by Public Health Scotland shall be governed by the laws of Scotland.

Links to third party internet sites

The provision on the TRAVAX website of a link to another website does not constitute any authorisation to access material held at that location. Links to sites are provided for informational purposes only and no responsibility is accepted for the quality of resources to be found on such websites. The contents and material made available on linked sites are completely outwith our control and as such no liability is accepted for any damages resulting from accessing or failing to access these sites. No endorsement is expressed or implied by the presence of a link on this website. The contents of a linked-to website may change without our knowledge and, as a result, links may break or may terminate on pages which were not the original targets of a link. No responsibility or liability for the privacy of personal information is accepted for linked-to websites, as these are beyond our control.

Public Health Scotland is hosted by Scottish Health On the Web (SHOW). Learn more about the SHOW links policy.

Use of The Suitcase in TRAVAX

The provision of The Suitcase in TRAVAX allows TRAVAX Users to email travel health information to their travellers. 

The source of the travel health information is fitfortravel, the NHS public access website providing travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK.

The traveller receives an email because they have provided their email address to a TRAVAX User and the TRAVAX User may retain a copy of this email in the traveller's medical records.

Public Health Scotland takes no responsibility for insecure email transmission, this is the responsibility of the data controller, i.e., the TRAVAX User.

The TRAVAX User may include free text within their email to the traveller; Public Health Scotland is not responsible for the accuracy or content of this additional information.

Contact us

Disclaimer, terms and conditions and link policy enquiries relating to this website may be made by email to phs.webmaster@phs.scot