Please take the time to read the information below carefully regarding your involvement in the Tiny Forest project and Earthwatch use of your data.
By registering an account on the Tiny Forest Portal you will have access to scientific surveys and a forum space. Completing these surveys and submitting your data is optional. You may choose to participate in none, one or several of them.
There is no planned end date for the Tiny Forest monitoring programme. Your level and length of involvement is entirely up to you. You are free to decide whether or not to take part and may withdraw from Tiny Forest at any time.
Tiny Forest is a programme operated by Earthwatch Europe.
The researchers overseeing the project (as of February 2022) are:
Any activity has possible risks associated with it. The citizen science monitoring activities in Tiny Forest may cause all, some, or none of the risks listed. Unknown or unexpected risks may also occur.
Risks include but are not limited to:
Participation in Tiny Forest is at your own risk.
You are responsible for reading the safety instructions provided for activities in the field.
Taking part in Tiny Forest will involve collecting personal information about you. The sources of this data are: survey data (performed online or on paper) and Tiny Forest portal registration data.
This information will be protected in the following ways:
Data is intended to inform environmental management advice, policy, and engagement practices. As such:
Upon withdrawing from Earthwatch, if you have not requested to be forgotten, we may re-contact you to request your participation in follow-up studies or other Earthwatch programmes.
You have the right to:
Please note that these rights are not exercisable in all circumstances e.g. personal data may not have to be erased if it is needed in the interests of public health, or to support legal claims, compliance and scientific or historical research.
Participants will be informed before such action is taken.
By submitting data as part of Tiny Forest I agree to the following.
I give permission for data gathered during this project to be used, copied, excerpted, annotated, displayed and distributed for the purposes to which I have consented.