In this project, we have a high focus on privacy. In the following text, you will find information about how we treat personal information, so that you are able to secure your privacy. It is the Natural History Museum (NHM) at the University of Oslo, represented by project manager Anders Bryn, who is responsible for the administration of all personal information entered into the app.
Registration and management of research data
Securing personal data
NHM is responsible for the management of your personal information. These will be treated as research data. You personal information is well secured with the newest security standards. All data traffic between you phone (via the app) and our servers is encrypted and will be stored in accordance with our strict security requirements. Communication between app and server is secured with SSL certificate.
Your personal information will not be used in marketing
What information is registered about you as a user
When downloading and logging in to the app, we will record the following personal information about you:
- Username- unique identifier
- Gender- Male/ Female /Other
- Password, encrypted
- UID – unique internal user identity used for linking personal data with records of tree- and forest lines.
When registering tree- and forest lines with the app, we will receive the following information, which will be linked to you UID
- UID- unique internal user identity
- Time and date of uploading of new registrations
- Registration data:
- Treeline/ forest line
- Height of tree
- Diameter of tree
- Tree species
- Photos taken via the app (these are not stored on your phone, but uploaded directly to the project server)
- Elevation above sea level
- Spatial accuracy of the registrations
What information will be visible on the website www.naturiendring.no
When you agree to download and use the app ”Natur i endring”, you agree that your registrations are displayed on the website www.naturiendring.no. However, before your registrations are posted, they will be evaluated in an automatic reviewing process, which, among other things, includes the removal of inappropriate photos through Google Image Content Analysis (or similar). Inappropriate content, false registrations, unlikely registrations, or otherwise irrelevant, misleading or offensive data will not be approved nor published. In addition, such registrations may result in termination of your account and your opportunity to use the app. NHM reserves the right to publish only the data that they approve for use in the research project.
The following information that you register will be visible on the website:
- User name
- Time and date of registration
- Location (geographical position)
- Altitude above sea level
- Photo (with your username)
- Tree species
- Tree- and/or forest line
- Diameter of tree
Your e-mail address will not be made available or appear on the websites, nor will it be disclosed or used for purposes other than those strictly related to the research project. If necessary, we will use your email to ask you questions related to your registration, contact you if you should win any prize or for other similar purposes.
Purposes and how we use data collected through the app
The data you register will be used for several different purposes. They will be included in:
- Research on tree- and forest lines (such as in research articles)
- Digital museum (www.naturiendring.no)
- Analog museum (“Klimahuset” ved NHM)
- Dissemination purposes (articles, interviews, reports, films, lectures and the like)
- Promotion of the research project described on the website www.naturiendring.no
- Species Map/ GBIF´s map database of species registrations
Right of access
If you are registered as a user of our app, you have the right to access our processing of your personal information (Personal Data Act). If you wish for access, please contact the administrator of the website www.naturiendring.no. You will receive an answer to you inquiry no later than 30 days after it was received. We do not charge to process your order for access. You may check what information we are processing about you and check what security measures have been undertaken to secure these data.
Storage and deletion
Your personal information and registrations will be retained until the results from the project have been reported, usually after 10 years. After that, your personal data will be deleted, while the actual records of tree- and forest lines (including time, location altitude above sea level, tree species etc.) will be retained for research purposes.
NHM may be required to disclose information to public authority and others, subject to law. Apart from that, NHM will only apply the collected data for research purposes, without attaching you personal information.
NHM is the owner of the app and holds all intellectual property rights to the content of the app. Unauthorized use of the app or its content is not allowed. Content published as a result of agreement with another manufacturer will also be protected by the manufacturer´s copyright.