This privacy notice tells you what to expect when your personal information is collected.  Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we process it. By visiting this website (and also registering for an account with the website) you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

Visiting the website

When you use our website, we may collect the following information about you:

  • the IP address used to connect your computer to the Internet
  • your time zone setting
  • your Internet provider

We may also collect the following information about your visit:

  • the full Uniform Resource Locators etc.
  • the pages you viewed, including our products and software pages;
  • page response times;
  • length of visits to certain pages;
  • page interaction information (such as clicks, downloads, web form submissions)

We will use this information to provide the best possible service to our web users. It allows us to administer our site, including our efforts to keep it safe and secure, and to carry out internal operations including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, and statistical research. This means we can improve our websites to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology's Cookies policy.  

Our site contains links to and from the websites of our partner networks, and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites and any services that may be accessible through them have their own privacy notices and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or for any personal data that may be collected through these websites or services. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites or use these services.

Use of your name

If you choose to create a user account on this website, directly or through the ozone injury app, this will be created on the ICP Vegetation website system . This enables you to log in and see your records and those submitted by other people. Your name, as specified when you create the account, will appear next to your records and will be viewable by other users.

E-mail address

To create an account you will need to supply your e-mail address, which will be used in order to validate your account and to send you periodic updates and important information about the project. Your email address will not be shown and disseminated with your records but will be available to the verifying experts if they need to contact you for any further information about your sightings. You are able to delete your account at any time.

Other information collected by the application

All records submitted will be stored permanently on a secure server at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Records will be made accessible to collaborating scientific researchers and the public.

How long will my data be stored?

Your submitted records will be stored permanently and used to inform the study and management of the pollution in the future.

Who will have access to my personal data?

Only those directly involved in developing this system and operating this scheme will have access to your email address. Unless required by law, data will not be made available to any third parties unless we have obtained your permission to do so.

Use of media

By submitting a photograph you:

  • Give the project and its partners permission to publish the file/s on their respective websites and to use the file/s in any publicity materials they produce.
  • Grant the project and its partners a non-exclusive, worldwide licence to republish the file/s in any format including, without limitation, in print and electronic formats.
  • Warrant that the file is entirely your own work and has not been copied in whole, or in part, from any 3rd party and does not infringe any 3rd party intellectual property rights.
  • Waive all moral rights in, and arising from your photograph(s), but retain ownership of the copyright in your file(s) as its author.

Wherever possible you will receive credit for the reproduction of your work on, or next to, your photograph or file, although we reserve the right to exclude a direct attribution where this affects the aesthetic of the reproduction.