Terms & Conditions: Data Protection, Disclaimer and Copyright

Ushare enables teachers, lecturers, learners and training providers to share learning and teaching content.

The following terms of use supplement SQA’s general terms of use and privacy and cookies policy for www.sqa.org.uk, and set out the rules for contributors and users of Ushare. On this page, these terms are together referred to as the “terms of use”. Your use of Ushare means that you accept and agree to abide by the terms of use. If you do not agree to the terms of use then you should not use Ushare.

Using Ushare

Ushare provides a platform for users to share user generated content. Content is submitted to Ushare by teachers, learners and other users of Ushare, not SQA.

Content available on Ushare (“content”) may comprise comments posted by users and hyperlinks to websites, documents, videos and other relevant materials hosted on third party websites.

Whilst SQA may moderate posts before they are published on Ushare, publication on Ushare does not mean that SQA has approved or endorsed the content, or checked that it is accurate, relevant, complete or up to date, or whether your access to or use of the content may infringe the rights of any third party. Any rating attached to any content reflects the votes cast by users of Ushare, not the opinion of SQA or its staff.

Content linked to from Ushare is located on websites owned or operated by third parties, over which SQA has no control. Accordingly, you understand that access to and any reliance on content posted on Ushare will be entirely at your own risk. To the extent permitted by law, SQA expressly excludes its liability for any loss or damage caused by the inaccuracy or incompleteness of any content, or that may arise from your use of any content on or linked to from Ushare.

You should always review the terms of use or licence terms applying to third party websites and content before using, downloading or distributing that content.

Reporting inaccurate or inappropriate content

If you think that any content contained in any post, or linked to from Ushare is inaccurate, or out of date, or otherwise inappropriate, you should contact the SQA at marketing@sqa.org.uk

Registration, your account and password

In order to contribute to Ushare you must register as a user. You must be aged 12 or over to create a Ushare user account.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat that information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

SQA has the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by SQA, at any time, if in the SQA’s reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the terms of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify the SQA at marketing@sqa.org.uk.

If the SQA determines that your use of Ushare is in breach of the terms of use, the SQA may suspend or terminate your account, and take such other action as SQA considers appropriate.

Contributing to SQA’s Ushare website

The following section applies to any and all material that you submit to Ushare (a “contribution”).

By submitting any contribution to Ushare, you agree to the following:

  • You have taken reasonable steps to check whether you are permitted to post or link to that content on Ushare before submitting your contribution.
  • SQA may share your contribution, free of charge, via Ushare on a free-of-charge basis throughout the world. You acknowledge that SQA may moderate or edit your contribution. SQA may remove any contribution that does not comply with the terms of use, or which SQA otherwise considers is inappropriate.
  • If your contribution is published, SQA will publish your user name with your contribution.
  • You will not harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
  • You will not give the impression that your contribution originates from the SQA or any other person.

If you do not want to grant SQA permission to use your content in accordance with these Terms of Use, please do not submit it to Ushare.


Submitted content will be moderated using the following guidelines:

  • is not defamatory, obscene, offensive, hateful, discriminatory, inflammatory or unlawful.
  • does not infringe anyone else’s privacy rights, intellectual property rights or other rights, or be made in breach of any duty of confidence or any other legal duty owed to any other person.
  • does not unfairly promote or further any business activities and has not been contributed for commercial gain.
  • advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
  • will not otherwise bring SQA and Ushare into disrepute.
  • comments must relate to the original post in terms of quality/ usefulness to area of study.


Any personal information that you submit to SQA will be used by SQA in accordance with the terms of the SQA’s Privacy and Cookies Policy. You acknowledge that SQA may need to contact you for administrative or verification purposes in relation to your contribution, or in relation to particular projects.

Availability of Ushare and amendments to these terms

You acknowledge that SQA may withdraw Ushare at any time and without notice. Ushare is provided by SQA on an “as is” and “is available” basis.

SQA may alter the terms of use from time to time and post a new version on the website. Any amended version of the terms of use will take effect immediately on being posted. Your continued use of Ushare means that you accept and agree to abide by the amended terms of use.

Governing law

These terms of use shall be governed by Scots law, and subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts.