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Re-using Crown copyright material
You may use and re-use the information featured on this website (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence
Any enquiries regarding the use and re-use of this information resource should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Re-using third party material
Any material on this site which is identified as the copyright of a third party is not covered by Crown copyright. This the case with some photographs. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned. The copyright status of items can be checked in advance of use by contacting email@example.com.
Linking to the Scottish Government website
The Scottish Government encourages users to establish links to the site. You don’t have to ask for permission to do this.
Images, photography and video
Images and photographs on this site are subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. You may re-use Crown copyright images subject to the conditions stated above. Images and videos on the Scottish Government’s Flickr site and Scottish Government’s You Tube channel are subject to the licence restrictions shown on those sites, but are normally available to be re-used with attribution for non-commercial purposes only.
For further information on Crown copyright policy and licensing arrangements, see the National Archives guidance.
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Office of First Minister website (live from February 27, 2015)
Design and development, including logo £15,402.50 + VAT
Technical testing £4,370 + VAT
SSL security certificate £1,198 + VAT
Hosting £390 per month + VAT
Domain £80 for two years + VAT
The total cost of promoting the website on Google is £3,462.33 (costs up until 31 October 2015).
* This does not include the cost of Scottish Government staff time because staff are not required to record what proportion of their time is spent on the Scottish Government’s web presence, including the Office of First Minister website. This work is regarded as part of a civil servant’s normal duties and there is no business reason to record this separately.