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PRIVACY POLICY FOR WILDLIFE INSIGHTS SERVICE (BETA VERSION)

 

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The Wildlife Insights web site and platform (collectively, the “Service”) are currently in a beta testing period. The Privacy Policy below applies to the Service during this beta period. After the beta period, when the Service will have general public availability, a revised version of the Privacy Policy will apply. That revised version will be published on the Service, and an email containing a link to it will be sent to each registered beta Service user prior to its date of effectiveness. Each registered beta Service user will be able to elect whether to (1) continue as a registered Service user under the revised Privacy Policy or (2) terminate its Service registration and have all of the Data (as defined in the Service’s Terms of Use) provided to the Service by such user during the beta period deleted from the Service, except where applicable law requires retention or use of such Data. Any Data so retained or used would be retained or used only as necessary to comply with applicable law and not for general use by or on the Service. Notwithstanding Section 5(B) of the Privacy Policy below, no amendment to the Privacy Policy will have effect against a registered Service user, with respect to the beta testing period, unless such user has specifically agreed to such amendment.

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This Privacy Policy describes how the information that you or the entity or organization you represent (collectively, “you” or “your”) provide or make available to the Wildlife Insights web site and platform (collectively, the “Service”) located at https://wildlifeinsights.org will be treated. Wildlife Insights (“WI”) is a network of institutions and individuals who support the mission of the Service. WI is led by its core members, who are listed at https://wildlifeinsights.org/about (the “WI Core Members”), and also consists of associate members who support WI’s goals and participate in its committees or provide services to it (“WI Associate Members”). WI Core Members and WI Associate Members are referred to collectively in this Privacy Policy as “WI Members”. The Service is operated by Conservation International Foundation (“CI”, “we” or “our”), a WI Core Member, on behalf of all the WI Core Members. This Privacy Policy, along with the Wildlife Insights Terms of Use located at https://wildlifeinsights.org/terms-of-use (the “Terms of Use”), applies to end users of the Service (“Users”) who use or access the Service from any location from which such use or access is authorized under the Terms of Use. By registering on the Service, using the Service, accessing the Service or any data, information or other content thereon (collectively, “Content”) or submitting Content to the Service, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

 

1. Processing of Personal Information.

 

A. What Personal Information do we collect?

Personal information means any information about a living individual from which that individual can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data). All personally identifiable information about you is referred to in this Privacy Policy as “Personal Information”. If you wish to use the Service, you must register and, in doing so, provide Personal Information about yourself. This may include your name, email address, location, age, username, password and password recovery identification information selected by you.

We will also collect information about the computer or device you use to access the Service, including location data such as GPS data and mapped WiFi access points, IP addresses, browsers or hardware or software types and versions, and use such data to provide and personalize the Service to you. Additionally, we may collect, process and use your computer or device content, metadata and connection data as necessary to provide the Service to you, to detect, contain and rectify errors or faults on your computer, device or communication network or to discover, investigate or prevent fraud or criminality.

We may use and process your Personal Information only as described in this Privacy Policy.

 

B. What do we do with your Personal Information?

We will use your Personal Information to provide the Service to you, including personalization of the Service for you, and to communicate with you. We will make your name and email address available to other Users to facilitate communication among Users. We will share your Personal Information in other manners or with other parties only as set forth in this Privacy Policy. We may combine your Personal Information with other information and use such information in combined form, but in all cases only as described in this Privacy Policy. If we wish to share your Personal Information with others for any other reason or in any manner not authorized under this Privacy Policy, we will first request and obtain your separate consent.

We will use your Personal Information as described above on lawful bases, including for the legitimate purposes outlined above, and on the basis of your consent, which you have provided us by registering on the Service. Our processing of your Personal Information as described does not outweigh your rights and freedoms and you have the right at any time to withdraw your consent.

As described in the Terms of Use, we may use third-party service providers, such as hosting services or information processors, to help us operate the Service. WI Members are eligible to serve in that capacity. In the case of all such service providers, we will require the provider to agree to adhere to this Privacy Policy regarding any Personal Information it obtains from you. The service provider will be authorized to use your Personal Information only for the limited purpose of the services provided by it to us. In addition, if CI delegates any Service operations to another WI Member as described in the Terms of Use, the foregoing restrictions will apply as well. We will not provide your Personal Information to any WI Member solely because of its identity as a WI Member.

We may disclose your Personal Information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or other judicial, legislative or administrative process, in response to a government request for information or if we believe that disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, protect our operations or security or investigate or report fraud or criminality relating to CI or to the Service or its mission. In the event of a merger, acquisition or sale of all or a portion of CI or the Service or the replacement of CI as the operator of the Service on behalf of the WI Core Members, we may transfer Personal Information to the successor organization, in which case we will announce the event on the Service, as well as describe any choices you may have regarding your Personal Information. We will not give or sell your email address to any persons or entities other than as described in this Privacy Policy, although we may use your email address to communicate with you ourselves.

 

C. Do we use cookies or other technologies in connection with Personal Information?

We will place our “cookies” on your device to digitally personalize your Service use. Cookies track your preferences, login credentials and traffic and browsing patterns, and may be permanent or temporary. We may also use other technologies (e.g. web beacons) to track your use of the Service. We will not share any Personal Information we obtain via cookies other than as described in this Privacy Policy. You are not required to accept our cookies, and you can change your computer, device or browser settings to disable them, but functionality of the Service may be limited if you do not accept our cookies.

 

D. Does the Service contain advertising?

The Service is not an advertising-based service. However, the Service may display the names, logos, linked URLs and announcements of CI, WI, the WI Members and other organizations involved in or supporting the development or maintenance of the Service. No Personal Information will be collected from you on the Service by any organization other than CI, and no information of yours will be given to any of such organizations by CI, except as described in this Privacy Policy.

 

 

2. Processing of Non-Personal Information.

A. What non-personal information does the Service collect?

We collect all of the wildlife monitoring and other data that you submit or make available to the Service during your use of the Service but that is not Personal Information, including the specific pages, features or Content you access within the Service, the length of time you use specific Service features and the third-party web pages or applications from which you are referred to the Service (collectively, “Non-Personal Information”).

 

B. What do we do with your Non-Personal Information?

We may process, reproduce, translate and otherwise use your Non-Personal Information for the purpose of administering the Service, providing the Service to you, customizing your Service use experience, analyzing the use of the Service, maintaining the security of the Service and improving or updating the Service. We may combine your Non-Personal Information with other information and use such information in combined form, but in all cases only as described in this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use. In addition, as authorized under the Terms of Use, we may use your Non-Personal Information, alone or with third-party sublicensees, to develop or improve computer vision models for the purpose of advancing technology related to conservation, including training relating to the use of such models. In the case of such uses with a third-party sublicensee, the sublicensee will be authorized to use your information only for such purpose. You can access certain limited portions of the Service without registering and providing Personal Information, but you cannot use the Service’s data sharing platform without registering. If you use portions of the Service without registering, we may still collect web browsing information, which is not assigned to a specific individual. We use web browsing information for technical administration in an anonymized form to administer and improve the Service, analyze trends and maintain the security of the Service.

 

C. Do we perform web site and other analytics within the Service?

We may perform analytics regarding the use of the Service, to improve the performance of the Service and to troubleshoot problems. If we perform such analytics through the use of third-party sublicensees (e.g. Google Analytics), the sublicensee will be authorized to use your information only for such purpose.

 

 

3. Management and Protection of Information.

A. How do we protect Personal Information?

We maintain appropriate and reasonable administrative, physical, and technical measures to protect your Personal Information. We restrict access to only those persons who need to know the Personal Information in question to provide the Service to you and any other persons that you have authorized to have access to your Personal Information. We use Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) encryption on all Service web pages where Personal Information is collected. You must use an SSL-enabled browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Chrome) or device to submit Personal Information to the Service or to CI via the web. If you transmit information to CI via email, please remember that communications sent by email are normally not encrypted. So, if you wish to reduce transmission risk, we recommend that you communicate to CI via the Service or via another encrypted method. We cannot promise that your communications with CI or the Service will not be intercepted by others. You agree that we are not liable for damages to you from any loss of privacy occurring in such communications. The internet is a global environment. By using the Service, you consent to trans-border and international transmissions of your Personal Information to servers located anywhere in the world, including but not limited to the United States.

 

B. What about third-party postings and links?

As authorized under the Terms of Use, CI may post Content you submit to the Service to social media accounts for the Service. Your Personal Information will not be posted by CI to social media accounts for the Service. If other Content you submit to the Service is posted by CI to social media accounts for the Service, the use of such Content thereon will be governed by the terms, conditions and privacy policies of the respective social media platforms. The Service may include links to third-party web sites. Any such links are provided only as a convenience and do not imply CI’s endorsement of such sites. Please read the terms, conditions and privacy policies of such third-party web sites. CI is not responsible for the privacy, information or other practices of any third parties operating web sites to which the Service links. You are responsible for any Personal Information, Non-Personal Information, content, data or other information that you post outside the Service.

 

C. What is our policy concerning minors?

As described in the Terms of Use, the Service is intended for use by individuals age 18 or over (or, if higher, the age of majority in the jurisdiction of your use of the Service). We do not solicit or knowingly collect information from Users under age 18.

 

D. How long do we retain information?

We delete your Personal Information and Non-Personal Information as soon as the information is no longer necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, unless we retain the information to comply with applicable law or retain a copy of the information following disclosure of it as permitted under Section 1(B) hereof. Except for Personal Information we retain for the foregoing reasons, we will delete your Personal Information upon your request made on our “Contact Us” page at https://wildlifeinsights.org/contact or via email to [email protected]. Please note that, as described in the Terms of Use, fulfilling the purposes for which your information was collected may include retention and certain uses of such information even after your User account is terminated.

 

 

4. California Service Users.

For California (USA) Service Users Only: CI does not track Users over time and across third-party web sites to provide targeted advertising and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track signals. We do not authorize the collection of Personal Information through advertising technologies without separate User consent. We do not disclose Personal Information to third parties for direct marketing by or on behalf of such third parties.

 

 

5. EU and UK Service Users.

For European Union and United Kingdom Service Users Only: In accordance with applicable law, you are entitled to know what Personal Information we hold about you and you may ask us to make any necessary corrections to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. Under applicable law, you also have the right to request deletion of your Personal Information or to object to the processing of your Personal Information. If you wish to exercise your rights, please use our “Contact Us” page at https://wildlifeinsights.org/contact or send an email to [email protected]. You may also have a right to complain to your data protection authority. CI is based in the United States.  Please be aware that if you submit Content or information to us, it may be stored on servers outside the EU or UK, including in the United States.

 

 

6. Additional Help.

A. How can you correct errors in your Personal Information?

You can modify your User registration data through the Service’s profile settings. If you need help or would like us to correct your information, please use our “Contact Us” page at https://wildlifeinsights.org/contact or send an email to [email protected].

 

B. How might this Privacy Policy be amended or updated?

We may amend or update all or any portion of this Privacy Policy at any time. Please check the Service periodically for possible amendments or updates. If we make material revisions, we will post an announcement on the Service or inform you in an email. The current version of the Privacy Policy, with the date of last revision, can be found at https://wildlifeinsights.org/privacy-policy. A revision to this Privacy Policy is binding on you unless you terminate your User account and stop using the Service. You may terminate your User account at any time as described in the Terms of Use; provided, however, that as described therein and in this Privacy Policy, CI may retain and make certain uses of your information even after your User account is terminated. If you object to a revision in this Privacy Policy, CI may terminate your right to use the Service. Continued use of the Service by you after the effective date of the revision constitutes acceptance of the revision by you. For any revision of this Privacy Policy, we will not use Personal Information you supplied to us prior to the revision in a manner that would not have been permitted prior to the revision, unless you specifically consent to such new use.

 

C. How can you communicate with us regarding this Privacy Policy?

For all communications with CI regarding this Privacy Policy, please send a message in English from our “Contact Us” page at https://wildlifeinsights.org/contact or send an email in English to [email protected].

 

© 2019 Conservation International, 2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 500, Arlington, Virginia 22202, USA, on behalf of Wildlife Insights and the WI Core Members

Date of last revision of this Privacy Policy: July 10, 2019