swiss bird alert

Conditions of Use

By subscribing to Swiss Bird Alert you pledge yourself to adhere to the following points:
  1. Provide truthful information when reporting a sighting.
  2. Provide information that allow other observers to find the species.
  3. Observations of breeding birds at a nest site are not being reported.
  4. Appropriate behaviour in the field with the goal that there will be no disturbance of the environment or the rarity reported by us so that Swiss Bird Alert will also be informed about sightings from that area in the future.
In case of severe violations of the interests of Swiss Bird Alert (see points 1 to 4) we reserve the right to block your account. Any financial claims on Swiss Bird Alert will be void in this case.

An active participation of all users is desired and guarantees the success of Swiss Bird Alert.

Privacy Statement

Sighting Data

The sightings you have reported are visible in the Swiss Bird Alert app, as well as on the web sites of Swiss Bird Alert and CH Club 300.

All data is visible to subscribers of Swiss Bird Alert, including your name as reporter and the location of the sighting, if indicated by you.

The following data is visible to the public:
  1. Count
  2. Plumage
  3. Canton/country
  4. Conditions
  5. Confidence
  6. Source
  7. Report time
(Thus no free text inputs.)

Only visible to subscribers are, however:
  1. Your name as reporter (first name, last name)
  2. Name of the observers
  3. Location (area or location name, coordinates)
  4. Comment
  5. Photographs
Except as indicated above Swiss Bird Alert will never provide any of your data to third parties.

Location Data

As you enter the pricise location of a sighting, you have the option to see your own location (according to GPS) on the map. But only the sighting location you have chosen yourself on the map will be ever transmitted to Swiss Bird Alert.

At any time you can view, edit, or delete your reported sightings on Swiss Bird Alert on the home page or via Sightings > Search.

Account Data

All data entered you entered when signing up (except first name and last name as indicated above) is only visible to yourself and the Swiss Bird Alert administrators. At any time you can view and edit these via Settings > Change Address. (Your password is not stored as plain text and hence not visible to anyone.)

Device Data

When you start the Swiss Bird Alert app, the following data is transmitted to Swiss Bird Alert:
  1. Device type ('Android' or 'iPhone')
  2. Operating system version for support purposes
  3. Version of the Swiss Bird Alert app for support purposes
  4. Registration number of the device for sending push notifications
You can view and delete this data any time via Settings > Notification.
Note: When you have deleted the data it will be retransmitted the next time you start the app.

Log Data

Via Settings > Notification you can also see which push notifications have been sent to your device. Older entries are deleted after a few months, latest after one year.

On the Swiss Bird Alert server log files are created. These contain the address (IP address) of the device from which the site was accessed. In addition the web pages viewed by you or services requested by the Swiss Bird Alert app (URLs) are stored, any errors that occurred, your user name during login and potentially additional inputs you have made on the Swiss Bird Alert web site or in the app, as far as they are required for the analysis of problems.

These log files are deleted after a few months, latest after one year.

Deletion of Data

In case you wish to delete or amend your account or other data, you can also contact us via Information > Contakt.

Storage of Data

All Swiss Bird Alert data is stored on a server located in Switzerland.

Cookies

The Swiss Bird Alert web site is using cookies to link the pages you visited in your browser to a session (sesion cookies). These cookies are deleted as you close your browser.

In case your browser does not accept cookies, a session identifier is added to the URLs instead. This too is only used until you close your browser. The session identifiers can remain in the server side log files until those are deleted.

In case you use the function Remain logged in during login, a persistent cookie will be stored in your browser and on the Swiss Bird Alert server This will be deleted when you explicitly log out again.