Disclaimer and Privacy statement
By adding observations to the Geese.org database, observers agree with general terms and conditions of Geese.org. This means that 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 administrators of Geese.org and individual project coordinators (the persons or organizations responsible for ringing individual geese and swans of a certain species or population).
Observers are registered persons who enter observations of tagged geese or swans in the Geese.org database. Observers can enter their own observations, improve them and delete them within one month after entry. Observers can view the ringing data and the other observations of geese and swans observed by them at all times.
Observers agree that:
- Observations made by them are visible to the administrators of Geese.org, project managers of the color ring projects to which these observations relate and for other observers of the same individual geese and swans.
- Observations that have been added to the Geese.org database by observers and that can be linked to one of the participating projects, can be used by the project owners and geese.org administrators for scientific or applied research.
- Observations that have been added to the Geese.org database by observers and which can be linked to one of the participating projects, can be made available to third parties including commercial institutions.
- For each use of observations, permission is requested from the project managers of the color ring projects to which these observations relate. The administrators of Geese.org keep an overview of the use of data for scientific research and applied research.
- Administrators of Geese.org and project owners ensure that observations and / or ring data are not used improperly and have the right not to allow use by third parties.
For more information please send an email to the coordinator of this website.
Geese.org also works under the responsibility of Wageningen University and Wageningen Research Foundation (WUR). In this respect, WUR is the controller in the sense of the General Data Protection Regulation and in that sense has ultimate responsibility for the processing of personal data via Geese.org.
Personal data, purpose, basis and storage period
Geese.org processes personal data from observers. Observers are registered persons who enter observations of tagged geese or swans in the Geese.org database. The personal data include name, first name and e-mail address and any other personal data provided by the observer himself.
The personal data provided by the observers are used exclusively for conducting scientific research with the data in the database of Geese.org and maintaining this database.
The personal data of observers are retained for as long as they are necessary for maintaining the Geese.org database. In principle, that is for an indefinite period of time.
Sharing of data
Geese.org can provide the personal data - as far as possible in an anonymous form - to the administrators of organizations working in Geese.org, namely WUR, SOVON Bird Research, NIOO Vogeltrekstation and individual project coordinators. If data from the Geese.org database is made available to other parties, such as commercial institutions, this will be in such a form that the data does not contain any personal data (anonymised).
Geese.org uses appropriate security and encrypted connections to protect personal data against loss or against any form of unlawful processing. The data in the database of Geese.org are stored on internal, secure servers within WUR and can only be viewed by employees who need access to these data.
Observer rights, questions and complaints
Observers can enter their own observations, improve them and delete them within one month after entry. Observers and project leaders can view the ringing data and the other observations of geese and swans they observe, including the personal data mentioned therein, at any time. Apart from this, observers have only a limited right to inspect, delete, correct or limit the processing of personal data, as well as the right to object and the right to data portability, in accordance with the (Implementation Act) General Data Protection Regulation.
If an observer has a complaint or question about the processing of his / her personal data, then the observer can address this question or complaint to the Data Protection Officer of WUR via firstname.lastname@example.org. The observer can also submit a complaint to the Dutch Data Protection Authority. More information about the processing of personal data can be found at: www.WUR.nl/privacy.
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