Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?

You may visit our site anonymously. We only collect information from you when you submit data to the SponGIS Database. At a minimum we need to collect your name and your email address, but there are additional optional fields in the database that you may wish to complete to ensure the correct attribution of your data (these include: your organisation, phone number, your website and your address).

What do we use your information for?

When you submit your data to SponGIS, we save a copy of the completed template spreadsheet on a privately shared folder within Dropbox. Only the SponGIS team have access, which is controlled by the lead scientist Andy Davies. This template is parsed to a Darwin Core Archive, which is stored on the Integrated Publishing Toolkit (a Java program written by GBIF for storing data (see Finally, parsed template data are stored on a PostgreSQL database hosted by SponGIS with data served to visitors through the website.

Do we use cookies?

No, we use no cookies of any description on our site.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

Third party links

Occasionally we may link to third party services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our legal notice establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.

Your Consent

By using our site or by submitting data, you consent to our web site privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page. This policy was last modified on 2018-03-03.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us: