1. Data permissions
The Atlas participant hereby grants Birds Canada (hereafter BSC) a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display any information provided during the course of their atlas activities and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, software or technology now known or later developed. The Atlas participant shall not be restricted in their ability to use the data they collect as they see fit, for any other purpose. Data submitted to the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas will be peer-reviewed by ornithological experts. The Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas reserves the right to include or exclude data submitted to the project.
Birds Canada and the atlas partners strongly encourage use of data by third-parties, in particular for research, education and conservation purposes. Access to raw data from NatureCounts is subject to approval by Birds Canada on behalf of its partners. BSC will endeavor to provide access to data at no cost, but may at its discretion request a fee to cover data extraction time for more complex requests. Maps and other results published as part of the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas are the property of the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas (and Atlas partners) and may not be reproduced for publication without the consent of the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas. Participants are however authorized to reproduce them for the purpose of conducting their usual atlas activities. Topographic maps provided for the purpose of collecting Atlas data may not be used for any other purposes or for gathering information on private lands aside from Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas data.
Personal information ofparticipants (including address, email and phone number) will not be shared withthird parties, and will only be available to the atlas partner institutions andtheir staff, the Atlas Committee members, the Atlas Regional Coordinators (inregions for which you have provided data, or indicated an interest inparticipating) or other people designated by the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlasfor atlas-related communications.
Unless you indicate otherwise to us in writing or through your online profile, you accept that your name may be included in datasummaries, reports or any data product derived from the atlas database whereappropriate.
3. Injury Liability
As a volunteer participantin the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas you are fully responsible for your ownsafety, and for your own personal insurance in case of injury. You are notconsidered an employee of the Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas, Birds Canada,the Canadian Wildlife Service, or any of our partners or sponsors. Pleaseexercise great caution and care in the field when collecting data. We are alsonot responsible for damage incurred to vehicles while atlassing. Atlassers maybe responsible for damage to landowners' property, so please be respectful andexercise caution when treading on private land. Be friendly and polite withlandowners and remember that their permission is voluntary and that they arehelping us all as the Atlas team to achieve our goals for good coverage.
4. The American BirdingAssociation Principles of Birding Ethics
Everyone who enjoys birdsand birding must always respect wildlife, its environment, and the rights ofothers. In any conflict of interest between birds and birders, the welfare ofthe birds and their environment comes first. Please ensure that you abide by thefollowing principles at all time while atlassing. The Code of Birding Ethics wasdeveloped and made available by theAmerican Birding Association.
CODE OF BIRDING ETHICS