Privacy Policy

In order to fully take part in the Long Forest project, including the submission of data to us, we need to collect some details about you.

Definitions:

Data: The information collected by the Long Forest project. This consists of recorder name, email address, username, GPS location, date and time of record, photographs associated with record, classification/name of each species identified and other survey related metadata.

Records: The specific pieces of data shared with us.

Organisations/Project Partners: Organisations with full access to the data.

What data will be collected?

To submit records to us you will need to create an account on a system called Coreo, which is a secure online database and user and record management system created and managed by the project app developer, Natural Apptitude. To do this your name, username and email address will be collected. Your contact details will not be shared with anyone outside of the project network, and project partners will only contact you by email relating to project matters. Your username may be used to credit the records and photographs you submit, if we feature them on a project website, social media or project materials. We need to know your GPS location to record the location of your sighting.

Where will the data be held and for how long?

Data submitted to the Long Forest Project will be held in several locations by the project team over the life of the project. Your records are submitted directly to Coreo. Records may be checked and verified in Coreo by the project team. It is also possible that the project might crowd-source data verification by asking members of the public/other citizen scientists to verify records.

Data will be submitted to Coreo and will be stored securely in Coreo throughout the life of the project.

Who will have access to the data and for what purpose?

The Long Forest project team and Natural Apptitude will have access to all the data submitted. Data will be verified and analysed by staff at Keep Wales Tidy. Findings may be presented in a range of outputs, including academic journals, magazines, project summaries, blog posts, infographics, leaflets, policy briefs etc. This will help e.g. improve scientific understanding of the natural and cultural history of Britain, and beyond.