Terms and conditions

Thank you for your interest in the “Lamprey Watch” project. This page explains the terms and conditions associated with this project and how any personal information collected in the process of signing up and submitting data to this project will be stored and used.

Data and privacy policy

Creating an account

In order to submit records to the Lamprey Watch project you will need to create an account.  This is a quick and easy process which will enable you to log into the project website in order to edit and keep track of all of your records.  At sign-up you have the option of using an Open Authentication method (i.e. using an existing Twitter, Google, Facebook account) or creating a new account.  If you choose to create a new account this is done directly on our backend system, Coreo.

Whichever method you choose, we will receive your email address.  All records you submit will be linked with this email address (assuming you continue to use the same login method).  We will only utilise your email address to:

  • validate your account
  • contact you if there is a query or comment regarding the verification of a record
  • send you occasional relevant information about the project

Your details will not be passed on to any 3rd parties outside the project.

Records submitted by you

Submitted records will be stored on a secure server where the partner organisations can access them for verification and quality assurance. Once verified, records without personal information may be accessed publically via the project’s website.  Additionally, where applicable, data will also be passed on to relevant organisations for analysis and/or addition to their own systems. 

How long will my data be stored?

Your submitted records will be stored indefinitely.

Who will have access to my personal data?

No one outside of the partnership organisations will have access to your email address. Unless required by law, personal data will not be made available to any 3rd parties unless:

  • They are directly related to the project; and
  • We have obtained your permission to do so.

Third parties may include researchers and professional scientists from outside the partnership.

Use of submitted images 

By submitting a photograph via this website you:

  • Give the project and its partners permission to publish the image on their respective websites and to use the image in any publicity materials they produce.
  • Grant the project and its partners a non-exclusive, worldwide licence to republish the photograph in any format including, without limitation, in print and electronic formats.

By submitting a photograph you warrant that the photograph is entirely your own work and has not been copied in whole, or in part, from any 3rd party and does not infringe any 3rd party intellectual property rights.

You waive all moral rights in, and arising from, your photograph(s), but retain ownership of the copyright in your photograph(s) as its author.

Where possible you will receive credit for the reproduction of your work on, or next to your photograph, although we reserve the right to exclude a direct attribution where this affects the aesthetic of the reproduction.

Deleting your account

If you wish to delete your account at any time please contact us at info@natural-apptitude.co.uk giving us your name and associated email address.  Note that any records you have submitted up to that point will not be deleted.

Health, Safety and Good Practice

By participating in the Lamprey Watch project, you acknowledge that you are responsible for your own health and safety when gathering and submitting data, and that the project partners cannot be held liable for any injury or loss that arises from you taking part in the project.

Please do not enter watercourses, stand near fast flowing or deep water, attempt to climb up and down steep or eroded riverbanks, attempt to climb on the publicly inaccessible parts of river crossing structures (e.g. the underside of bridges), or carry out any other similar dangerous practice in order to obtain a better view of Lamprey spawning activities.

Please respect private property, and do not cause damage to farmland or crops, disturb livestock, or damage fences, hedges and walls in order to gain access to watercourses.

Please do not disturb any Lampreys that you see (or any other wildlife), and try not to damage waterside vegetation.

Please do show consideration for other people around you, for example anglers.

The Scottish Outdoor Access Code provides further detailed guidance on these responsibilities.

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