MammalWeb represents a project and a group of people interested principally in finding out where mammals occur in the UK, and what affects that. Image data are collected by people who deploy camera traps (“Trappers”) and are submitted to our online platform. To determine what species are pictured in the submitted images, we ask “Spotters” to submit classification data. Trappers are always registered users of the project. Spotters are often registered, although we may make it possible for unregistered spotters to submit classifications under certain circumstances.
We use images, image classifications and metadata concerning trapping sites to inform ecological analyses; we may also use those data for publicity purposes. We also use trapping and classification information – including data on rates of engagement – to inform understanding of the wider endeavour of “citizen science”.
If you contribute and upload your camera trap images (i.e. data) – taken either with our or your own camera traps – to MammalWeb, you agree to license those data under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/), and let us and collaborating scientists use your contributions for research purposes, and on occasion for publicity purposes. However, you still own the pictures taken by the camera you deployed, and are not limited in what else you can do with them (such as sharing them through social networking platforms from MammalWeb or elsewhere). If we share your data with a national or international data repository, we may do so under a more restrictive licence (such as the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License). However, the data will remain available under the original Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License when accessed via MammalWeb.
We take very seriously the privacy of users of our platform (whether registered or unregistered). This policy sets out the details of the data we collect and how we use it.
Our contact details
Name: Steven Bradley (Data Protection Officer)
Address: Durham Wildlife Trust, Chilton Moor, Houghton-Le-Spring, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom, DH4 6PU
The type of personal information we collect
We currently collect and process the following information:
Personal identifiers, contacts (username and email address)
If you borrow equipment from us we will also collect your name, address and telephone number
Location and name of sites where camera trap data is collected
How we get the personal information and why we have it
Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:
Communicating with you;
Identifying locations of sites for ecological research purposes. If you provide location data, you accept that we can share location data of wildlife records to three decimal places of Latitude and Longitude with the National Biodiversity Network (NBN), Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) or other biodiversity data repositories. Administrators of projects for which this should not happen (for example, if the data from those projects are already provided to the NBN or GBIF) should notify us accordingly.
We use the information that you have given us in order to keep you up to date with events.
We may share this information with Enetwild or other third party project partners, with your explicit consent.
If you borrow equipment from us, we will use your contact information to communicate with you regarding the equipment you have borrowed and your use of it, and whether we need it to be returned.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:
How we store your personal information
Your information is securely stored at AWS (Amazon Web Services) Ireland
We keep your email address until you ask us to remove it. We will then dispose your information by permanently removing it from our database.
Your data protection rights
Under data protection law, you have rights including:
Your right of access - You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
Your right to rectification - You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
Your right to erasure - You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to restriction of processing - You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to object to processing - You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to data portability - You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.
You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.
How to complain
You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.
The ICO’s address:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk