Personally Identifiable Information We Collect
There are many features on this web site for which no registration is required. However, if you are interested in obtaining information or in participating in certain activities on this web site, you may need to provide us with information about yourself. This information will not be sold or shared with any other organizations. Wherever possible, we will make transparent which information fields are visible to the site administrators versus all site visitors. We will also provide information about how to opt-out of communications you no longer wish to receive, such as e-list messages.
Other Information Collected Through Technology
In addition to information you choose to provide to us, we also collect non-personally identifiable information through technology to make our site more interesting and useful to you. For instance, when you come to our site, we collect your Internet Protocol ("IP") address. An IP address is often associated with the portal through which you enter the Internet, like your ISP (Internet service provider). Standing alone, your IP address is not personally identifiable. At times, we also use IP addresses to collect information regarding the frequency with which our visitors visit various parts of our sites.
Finally, our web site uses a variety of technical methods for tracking purposes, including clear gifs (also known as web beacons). Clear gifs are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of web sites. We use these technical methods to tell us what parts of our web site you have visited or to measure the effectiveness of any searches you may do on our site. These technical methods may involve the transmission of information directly to us or to a service provider authorized by us to collect information on our behalf. The information from use of these technical methods may be combined with information that is personally identifiable so that we can make our web site, and any communications from us you have agreed to receive, more relevant to you.
Links to Other Sites
We may provide links on our web site to other sites we think you will enjoy. These sites operate independently of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and have established their own privacy and security policies. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read these policies at any site you visit.
Personally Identifiable Information Contained in User Content
Some sections of our web site may allow users to post or transmit messages, comments, screen names, computer files and other materials. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology does not monitor such transmissions, and therefore cannot be responsible for any personally identifiable information or other information that may be contained in such transmissions.
Authorship and Copyright
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has provided draft curriculum materials for use by undergraduate faculty on this website. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0919686. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. We require user registration in order to download files, so that we can provide the granting agency with information about the general types of schools and courses that have adopted these materials, and so that we can communicate with our registered users to obtain valuable feedback and suggestions for future improvement. The authors of the activities are listed, and copyright for the ideas described in the activities remains with them. For information about citing or reproducing these resources, please contact us.
Changes in this Policy