Service Availability

While we shall endeavour to make this site available at all times, Hamilton College will not be liable if, for any reason, the site is unavailable for any period of time.

Access to this site may be suspended at any time without prior notice being given.


Hamilton College is not liable for any damages arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use this site or any material contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using the site.

Content of this site is subject to change without notice.

Neither we, nor any third parties, provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

The materials on this site comprise Hamilton College’s views; they do not constitute legal or other professional advice. You should consult your professional adviser for legal or other advice.

This site offers links to other sites thereby enabling you to leave this site and go directly to the linked site. Hamilton College is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link in a linked site. Hamilton College is not responsible for any transmission received from any linked site. These links are provided to assist visitors to Hamilton College's site and the inclusion of a link does not imply that Hamilton College endorses or has approved the linked site.

On many of the pages on our site you will see ‘social buttons’. These enable you to share or bookmark pages on our site. These may include buttons for: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or other social features. In order for us to implement these buttons on our site and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts that are executed from domains owned by third-parties and outside of our control. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the Internet, including on our site. So if you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information. In some cases these sites will be registering the fact that you are visiting our site, and the specific pages you are on, even if you don’t click on the button but are already or automatically logged into their services, like Google and Facebook.

We recommend that you check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your personal information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such personal information.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted from our site and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your personal information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. We apply a ‘Privacy by Design’ approach to protecting your personal information in order to promote privacy and data protection compliance from the start.

Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of this website is subject to the law in Scotland.

Data Collection

When you visit our site we may collect information about you, including your IP address, which pages you have visited (including date and time) which services and pages you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, files downloaded, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from a page.  The purpose of this information is to allow us to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, improving our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer, and as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure.

When you visit our site for the first time you will see a pop-up directing you to our Privacy Notice and Cookie Policy. By clicking or selecting the “Continue” button, you are acknowledging that you have read this message.  If you do not click or select the “Continue” button, this does not change the behaviour of the site.  If, having seen the pop-up and read the Privacy Notice and related policies, you do not agree with anything, please close and cease using the site.

If you do not see a pop-up on your screen then you may have already seen it and clicked “Continue”. You may also be using a pop-up blocker or similar tool(s) that could prevent this notice from being brought to your attention. Please ensure that any pop-up blockers are disabled when you use our site.  We cannot be held liable if you use pop-up blockers or similar tools that prevent us from complying with our obligations under the legislation.

Parents and Pupils

If you are a parent of a pupil who attends our school, a member of staff, or a pupil at the school who is 12 years or older, your use of this site is subject to the conditions of all of our data protection policies, including the Privacy Notice, Information Security Policy and any relevant Acceptable Use Policies. These other policies would have been brought to your attention separately, however, if you are unsure then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Your use is also subject to the conditions of any contract you may have signed with the school.