Welcome to www.muirfield.org.uk, the Website.

We, The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers Limited (we/our/us) want you (the member or person who is using our Website) to have the best experience possible when using our Website. To ensure that this is the case and to protect you and others please read the Website terms and conditions (the Rules).

The Rules are a legal document so please make sure you read the Rules carefully and can agree to be bound by the Rules before using our Website.

1.1 Rules of Website use

By using our Website, you confirm that you accept these Rules and that you agree to comply with them. If you cannot agree to comply with these Rules then please do not use this Website.

We may revise these Rules at any time without notice and if you continue to use our Website you will be deemed to have accepted the changes.

1.2 Other important documents

These Rules refer to the following additional terms which also apply to you when you use our Website:

  • Our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our Website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
  • Our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out how you and other users may use the Website. When using our Website, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies we use on our Website.

1.3 Contact us

We would like to hear from you if you have any questions about our Website or any suggestions as to how it could be improved. Please also get in touch if unfortunately you have a complaint. Contact us.

1.4 Accessing our Website

Our Website is made available free of charge.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our Website, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express of implied, that the content on our Website is accurate, complete or up-to-date or that it will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our Website without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

1.5 Access to the secure Member’s Area

In order to access the secure Members’ Area of the Website, you will need to complete the online registration process. [You will have received your Member ID and default password by [post]. If you have not done so please contact us.] For security reasons, we recommend that you change the default password the first time that you log in to the Members’ Area by [clicking on the Options tab] [Drafting note: considering inserting details of how a user can do this].

You must keep your user name and password confidential and not share that information with anyone else. If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user name or password, you must promptly notify us at/by .

We have the right to disable any member account at any time if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Rules or if you cease to be a member of the club. [Drafting note: Please note that when a member leaves the club their details should be removed as soon as possible and that they would no longer have access to the Members’ Area.]

1.6 Our liability

We exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our Website or any content on it, whether express or implied to the extent permitted by law.

We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • use of, or inability to use, our Website; or
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our Website; or
  • any use by a member or a third party of the information contained in the Members’ Area.

Please note that we only provide our Website for club purposes in accordance with the Acceptable Use Policy. You agree not to use our Website for any commercial or business purposes.

You agree that you will not use any of the information contained in the Members’ Area of our Website for anything other than club-related purposes as further detailed in our Acceptable Use Policy.

You also agree that you will not disclose any information contained in the Members’ Area to anyone else.

Nothing in these Rules excludes or limits any liability that cannot be excluded or limited by Scottish law.

1.7 Intellectual property rights

All intellectual property rights in our Website and, to the extent applicable, in the material we publish on it, shall remain our property including all copyright, patents, trade marks, service marks, trade names and designs (including the “look and feel” and other visual or non-literal elements of our Website) whether registered or unregistered.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our Website for your personal use.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our Website must always be acknowledged.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our Website in breach of these Rules, your right to use our Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

1.8 Viruses

We do not guarantee that our Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our Website. You should use your own virus protection software. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

You must not do anything that would constitute a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Website will cease immediately.

1.9 Links

You are not permitted to establish any links to our Website in any form whatsoever, except with our prior written consent.

From time to time, this Website may include links to other websites which do not belong to us (Third Party Sites). Links to Third Party Sites are provided for your convenience only. We are not responsible for the management and control of Third Party Sites and do not necessarily endorse, support or recommend the views expressed in them. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of such Third Party Sites.

1.10 Severability

If any court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Rules to be void or unenforceable for any reason, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the other provisions of these Rules which shall remain in full force and effect.

1.11 Governing law

These Rules and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Scottish law.

The courts of Scotland will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to our Website.

Thank you for visiting our Website. This Website is operated by The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers Limited. We are registered in Scotland with company number SC243324 and have our registered office at Fourth Floor, Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EN.