Terms and conditions of use
Version 1; last updated 17 October 2019
This website is operated by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. UKCEH is strategically funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, part of UK Research and Innovation.
Using the RIS-Ký website
The RIS-Ký website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. The access and use of the website featuring these terms and conditions constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions. They take effect from the date on which you first use this website after these terms and conditions apply. We reserve the right to delete accounts of users who infringe these terms and conditions.
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.
You can request that your RIS-Ký website account is cancelled at any time by emailing email@example.com. Any records you have submitted will be preserved as part of a long term scientific data set which will continue to contribute to our research and understanding, and be stored indefinitely. This includes the details of biological records you have submitted, the analytical information associated with them, and including your name as the recorder (PoMS-Ký) or school group (Mini-PoMS-Ký) and any automatically generated codes to uniquely identify individual users of the website. This data will continue to be maintained in accordance with the terms and conditions that you agreed to when signing up. Your email address will be removed from the PoMS-Ký dataset and will no longer be associated with your records.
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.
Licences for non-personal data content
When you use this website, you create and upload content - for instance, pollinator observations, photos of nature, your descriptions of it. By putting this information on the site, you are saying that:
(a) the content is yours, or you have the permission of the owner to agree to this usage, and
(b) you agree that the content can be used on this site, and
(c) you agree that your wildlife observations and any associated media can be made publicly available for wider use under a Creative Common universal licence (CC0).
All records submitted to the PoMS-Ký and Mini-PoMS-Ký projects via this website will be stored on a secure server at CEH (UK). We intend to publish the PoMS-Ký datasets. Your name or school group name will be included as part of the scientific records in these datasets. Once the dataset is published it will be freely available for redistribution. As use of the PoMS-Ký survey data is for research in the public interest it is retained as part of our work and your personal data (recorder name/school group name) will remain public; open data can be downloaded, remixed, and redistributed by third parties.
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. UKCEH 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.
Linking to the RIS-Ký website
The RIS-Ký project welcomes and encourages other websites to link to the information that is hosted on these pages. You do not have to ask permission to link but wording and linking graphics can be requested if necessary by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links from this site
Links and frames connecting this site with other sites are for convenience only and do not constitute endorsement or approval by UKCEH or by parent bodies of those other sites, their content or the people who run them. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and have no control over the availability of linked pages or their content.
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 websites 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. The latest version will always be available at https://www.ris-ky.info/terms-of-use. If changes are made to these terms in the future, a prominent notice will be posted on the website.