Last Updated October 24, 2018
Accessing and storing personal information about visitors, expert contributors, donors and other users:
The ARC site and/or its operator/manager, the Foundation for the Conservation of Salamanders (“FCSal”), collect the following information from users.
Information that you provide: The ARC site receives and stores any information that you enter on the ARC site or directly provide to the ARC site’s managers in any other manner. This includes all information requested from users who submit report cards or otherwise contribute information, as well as information entered by users who provide contact information in order to receive updates from the site.
Mobile information: When you use the Amphibian Report Card mobile site, the ARC site and its managers may receive information about your location, which may be used to provide location-specific information about species and conservation projects in your region. If you would like to avoid sharing such information, many mobile devices allow you to limit or turn off location services.
Email communications: To help gauge the usefulness of certain email communications, the ARC site and its managers may receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from the ARC site. The ARC site will only email you if you join the ARC site’s update list, register to share your expertise, receive comments or inquiries related to your entry or entries, provide feedback, or submit or request information. The ARC site will not use your contact information for advertising or other commercial purposes.
Sharing users’ information with third parties: The ARC site and/or its managers share users’ information with third parties under the limited circumstances described below.
Affiliated Institutions and organizations: The ARC site is operated by FCSal. The ARC site’s purpose is, in part, to foster collaboration and information sharing among amphibian experts and advocates, but your information will not be shared with third parties using the site unless you submit an inquiry, data or commentary. In such cases, information is shared for the purpose of facilitating the exchange of knowledge and ideas, and advancing the ARC site’s conservation goals. Personal information will not be shared for any commercial use.
Protection of the ARC site and users: The ARC site’s managers release account and other personal information when required by law, or when necessary to protect the ARC site, its users and/or its operators.
Consent: Your information may be shared with third parties with your consent.
Security: The ARC site utilizes software that encrypts users’ information during transmission.
Payment: The ARC site uses PayPal to process donations and any other credit card transactions. PayPal maintains its own privacy and security policy. Credit card transactions through the ARC site are considered to be safe and secure; however, because these payments are being processed by a third party, the ARC site and its managers cannot guarantee safe or private processing. For more information about PayPal’s security and privacy policies, please visit www.paypal.com.