By adding observations to the Geese.org database, observers agree to the terms and conditions of Geese.org. That is, they give permission for the use of their observations for scientific and applied research by the project-coordinators. The conditions for the use of observations and ring data stored in the Geese.org database are described in a Data Use Agreement between the managers of Geese.org and the individual project-coordinators (the persons or organizations responsible for the projects that ring goose and swan species or populations).
Observers are registered persons submitting observations of marked geese or swans to the Geese.org database. Observers can enter, edit and -until one month after entering- remove their own observations. Observers may view the ringing data and all reported observations of the individual geese or swans they have submitted to Geese.org at all times.
Observers agree that:
- Sightings entered by them are visible to the administrators of Geese.org, to the coordinators of the ring projects to which these observations are related and to other observers of the same individual geese and swans.
- Observations that have been added to the database of Geese.org and that can be linked to a participating project may be used by the project-coordinators and managers of geese.org for scientific or applied research.
- Observations that have been added to the database of Geese.org and that can be linked to a participating project can be made available to third parties including commercial enterprises.
- Any use of observations requires consent of the project-coordinators of the ring projects to which these observations are related. The managing parties of Geese.org shall maintain a record of the use of data for scientific research and applied research.
- Geese.org managers and project-coordinators are responsible for ensuring that observations and / or ring data are not misused and have the right to not allow use of data by third parties.
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