Terms and conditions
This website is operated by the Alderney Biodiversity Centre (ABC). The ABC works closely with the voluntary recording community, principally through support of National Recording Schemes and Societies.
Using the Alderney Biodiversity Centre website
You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site by any third party. Such restriction or inhibition includes, without limitation, conduct which is unlawful, or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person, and the transmission of obscene or offensive content or disruption of normal flow of dialogue within this site.
If you do not agree, please do not use the site. Do not use this website if you are under 13 years of age.
The basis on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to use, is covered by our privacy notice.
Non-personal data content
When you use this website, you create and upload content - for instance, wildlife observations, photos of wildlife, your descriptions of it, and messages to the forums. By putting this information on the site, you are saying that:
- the content is yours, or you have the permission of the owner to agree to this usage
- you agree that the content can be used on this site
- you agree that your wildlife observations (excluding photos) can be made publicly available for wider use and may be shared with other relevant data users (see below)
- you agree that any media (photos, videos, sound recordings) uploaded with biological records will be assigned to your preferred Creative Commons Licence. On some data input forms you may be provided with an option to select alternative licences
- you agree that your media (photos, video, sound recordings) uploaded with biological records may be used by The Alderney Biodiversity Centre, UKCEH or partners we work with for training classification algorithms, regardless of the licence applied to your photos, in accordance with advice from the government’s Intellectual Property Office.
- you agree that your records will be available to expert verifiers acting on behalf of recording schemes and projects, who may contact you in connection with those records, and may add comments or add a corrected species identification to the records
In order to support conservation and research, all biological records submitted to The Alderney Biodiversity Centre and iRecord will be made available to the relevant National Recording Schemes and Societies (as recognised by BRC, and including any county recorders associated with such schemes and societies) based on the species recorded.
Records will also be made available to other organisations with a bona fide use for biological records. This includes the following organisations and may be extended to other organisations in future: Local Environment Record Centres, Country Nature Conservation Bodies, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the National Trust, the National Trust Scotland, the Woodland Trust, the National Biodiversity Network (via their Atlas websites), and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.
Where species are deemed to be “sensitive” the record may have its location blurred, or may be treated as confidential. Lists of sensitive species may include, but may not be limited by, lists agreed with the UK government conservation agencies.
Please do not submit records to this site that have already been submitted to iRecord, Vice County Recorder, Local Records Centre, National Recording Scheme or another online wildlife recording system.
You may view wildlife records submitted to this website by other users, but you may not store them, republish them or exploit them for commercial or academic research purposes, or pass them on to any third party without the Alderney Biodiversity Centre’s permission.
Accuracy of information
The information in this website is given in good faith and for general information and interest only. It is subject to change without notice. The Alderney Biodiversity Centre is not responsible for any inaccuracies and makes no representation and gives no warranty as to its accuracy.
The information in this website should not be relied on and does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation. By using this website you confirm that you have not relied on any such information. Any arrangements made between you and any third party named or referred to on the website are entirely at your sole risk and responsibility.
Nothing on this website is intended to be nor should be construed as an offer to enter into a contractual relationship.
It is the responsibility of the Internet user to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information found at sites linked from this website.
We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur while using material derived from this website.
All information provided by UKCEH on its website is made available to provide immediate access for the convenience of interested persons. While UKCEH believes the information to be reliable, human or mechanical error remains a possibility. Therefore, UKCEH does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or correct sequencing of the information. Neither UKCEH, nor any of the sources of the information shall be responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the use of or results obtained from the use of this information.
Changes to these terms
These terms may be updated from time to time (current version is 26 January 2023). Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.
The full name of our company is The Alderney Biodiversity Centre
Our address is Alderney Wildlife Trust, 48 Victoria Street, St Anne, Guernsey, GY9 3DT
You can contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org