Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting TheWildLab.org. This privacy policy tells you how we use personal information collected in TheWildLab.org Web site. Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information.

By using TheWildLab.org, you accept the practices described in this privacy policy. These practices may be changed and will be posted.

Note: the privacy practices set forth in this privacy policy are for TheWildLab.org Web site only. If you link to other Web sites, please review the privacy policies posted at those sites.

Collection of Information

We collect a small amount of personally identifiable information, like names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by our visitors, for example, during the registration process. The information you provide is used to fulfill your specific request(s). This information is only used to fulfill your specific requests, unless you give us permission to use it in another manner, for example, to add you to a mailing list.

The purpose of The WildLab is to gather and disseminate information about bird and other wildlife distribution and abundance. Your bird and wildlife observations will be associated with a unique account identifier (your username) so that you can track your observations. Though information related to your bird and wildlife observations may be shared among registered WildLab users (for example, species and numbers), your personal contact information will not be shared.

We encourage users to review the American Birding Association's Principles of Birding Ethics. Observations of sensitive species and their locations may be available to other WildLab users. WildLab users should limit disturbance to birds at nest and roost sites, and other sensitive locations.

Cookie/Tracking Technology

TheWildLab.org uses cookie and tracking technologies to gather information such as browser type and operating system, track the number of visitors to TheWildLab.org Web site, and understand how visitors use TheWildLab.org. Cookies can also help customize TheWildLab.org for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology; however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties. We do not have special relationships with any ad server companies.

If you decide not to accept cookies (via your browser preferences or options), you will need to re-enter certain information each time you visit, such as login information.

Distribution of Information

We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to companies for marketing purposes.

We also may share species and bird information in the aggregate via the WildLab.org Web site and associated Application Programming Interface ("API"). Personally identifiable information is not shared; only the collective species-related data is accessible via this API.

Commitment to Data Security

Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. All emails and newsletters from this site allow you to opt out of further mailings.