Privacy Policy

Last Modified on September 2, 2021

This is the privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") of the Mongolian Biodiversity Future Foundation's Mongolian Biodiversity iOS App, and Android App, and Website and describes how Mongolian Biodiversity ("Mongolian Biodiversity Future Foundation," "We," "Us" or "Our") handles Personal Information (as defined below) that users ("You," "Your” or "User") provide to Us, or that We collect from You through the use of Our iOS App, Android App, and our Website

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, as specified in the “Changes to This Privacy Policy” section below.

Your Consent

You should read this entire Privacy Policy before submitting information to Us or using Our Apps and Website. Whenever You submit personal and non-personal information via Our Apps, Website or otherwise to Us, whether online or offline, You consent to the collection, use disclosure, transfer, and storage of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Types of Information We Collect

"Personal Information" means information such as Your first name, last name, e-mail address, street address, town or city, state, telephone number, profile photograph, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, education and any other information that could allow someone to identify You or contact You, including information collected through cookies and other technology.

Mongolian Biodiversity Future Foundation collects Personal Information of the sort that web browsers, hardware, software and servers typically make available, such as the IP address, device ID, browser type, language preference, referring site, pages viewed, one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser, and the date and time of each visitor request. Mongolian Biodiversity Future Foundation's purpose in collecting this information is to better understand how Mongolian Biodiversity's visitors use its Apps and Website. From time to time, Mongolian Biodiversity Future Foundation may release such information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its Websites and Apps.

How We Collect Personal Information

Mongolian Biodiversity Future Foundation may collect Personal Information when You choose to interact with Mongolian Biodiversity Future Foundation in ways that require Mongolian Biodiversity Future Foundation to gather such information, such as if You browse on Mongolian Biodiversity, register as an Mongolian Biodiversity User, update or add information to Your Mongolian Biodiversity profile, provide content to Mongolian Biodiversity through Your computer or phone, make a donation to Mongolian Biodiversity Future Foundation through the Websites, or otherwise communicate or engage with Us about the Mongolian Biodiversity Services. When You post an Observation on Mongolian Biodiversity, We may collect Your User ID, latitude and longitude of the site of the Observation, the place name of the site of the Observation, the date and time of the Observation, the metadata associated with image files, the app You used to contribute data, and the time zone of the site of the Observation. The amount and type of information that Mongolian Biodiversity gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, Mongolian Biodiversity collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of Your interaction with Mongolian Biodiversity. Mongolian Biodiversity does not disclose Personal Information other than as described herein. You can refuse to supply Personal Information, with the caveat that doing so may prevent You from engaging in certain Website and App-related activities, such as registering as a Mongolian Biodiversity User, maintaining a Mongolian Biodiversity profile, or posting content to Mongolian Biodiversity. Without providing personal information (other than the automatic provision of Your IP address), You will still be able to access and use Mongolian Biodiversity on a read-only basis.

How We Use Personal Information

We may use the Personal Information that You provide in order to deliver the Mongolian Biodiversity Services and to administer and maintain the Mongolian Biodiversity Websites, respond to Your inquiries, improve our services, business, and Websites, manage our business including spam detection and fraud prevention purposes, for marketing, legal and research purposes, and to understand how You use Our Websites and services. If You register as a Mongolian Biodiversity User, You must give Us current, complete and accurate information and keep the information You provide to Us up to date. We cannot and shall not be responsible for any problems or liability that may arise if You do not give Us current, accurate, truthful, or complete information or if You fail to update the information You give Us.

When We Disclose and Share Personal Information

Personal Information You provide related to the Observations You post (user name, date, time, location) is published in venues on Mongolian Biodiversity where it is visible to anyone ("Published") as matter of normal usage and therefore is publicly shared with other Mongolian Biodiversity Users, whether or not they are signed in.

Mongolian Biodiversity discloses Personal Information to contractors, service providers, consultants and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Mongolian Biodiversity's behalf or to provide Services available at Mongolian Biodiversity's Websites and Apps, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others, with the exception of non-public location data from Observations for non-commercial research, conservation, and species management purposes.

Some of those contractors, service providers and affiliated organizations may be located outside of Your home country; by using Mongolian Biodiversity's Website or Apps, You consent to the transfer of such information to them. Mongolian Biodiversity will not rent or sell Personal Information to anyone. We share your Personal information with entities that support Our business and operations such as hosting Our Websites and data, communicating with You, fraud and spam detection, data analytics, and other legitimate business purposes including communicating with the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store, Google Analytics, Google Firebase and New Relic.

Other than as described above, Mongolian Biodiversity discloses Personal Information only when required to do so by law, or when Mongolian Biodiversity believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Mongolian Biodiversity, third parties, or the public at large. Unless authorized by You through Your opt-in, or as provided above, We will make Your Personal Information available to non-affiliated third parties only in the following circumstances:

If You are a registered User of Mongolian Biodiversity and have supplied Your email address, Mongolian Biodiversity may occasionally send You an email to tell You about new features, solicit Your feedback, or just keep You up to date with what's going on with Mongolian Biodiversity and Our services. We primarily use blogs and groups to communicate this type of information, so We expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If You send Us a request (for example via a support email or via one of Our feedback mechanisms), We reserve the right to publish it in order to help Us clarify or respond to Your request or to help Us support other Users. Mongolian Biodiversity takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of Personal Information.

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Information

We process Personal Information with the principle of data minimization in mind. This means that We limit ourselves to the minimum amount of personal information which is needed to achieve the particular purpose for which We process the Personal Information. Below are some examples of the purposes for which Personal Information may be processed.

Mongolian Biodiversity may process Your Personal Information because:

Contact Preferences; Opt-In and Opt-Out

We would like to keep in touch with You in ways that You find to be beneficial. Should You require assistance, You may contact Us directly by emailing info@biodiversity.mn.

How We Retain Personal Information

We retain Your Personal Information associated with Your registration for so long as You remain a registered User of Mongolian Biodiversity. In addition, We may retain Personal Information from closed accounts to comply with national laws, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigation, enforce Our User Agreement and take other actions permitted or required by applicable national laws.

Personal information associated with Observations (time, date, location, etc.) may remain attached to Observations, even after You have closed Your account unless You request that We delete it

Children

We do not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from children or knowingly allow children to donate through Our Websites and Apps. Visitors 12 years of age and younger must obtain an adult's permission before submitting any Personal Information to our Website or Apps. In the event that We learn that We have received any Personal Information from a visitor 12 years of age or younger, and We do not receive parental permission within a reasonable period of time of Our request for it, We will delete that information as quickly as possible. If You believe that We might have Personal Information from or about a child 12 years of age or younger, please contact Us at info@biodiversity.mn.

Cookies

Automated technology collects information from Your computer or mobile device and includes cookies, web beacons, local shared objects, or other similar technology. A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. A "web beacon" is a small object or image that is embedded into a web page, application, or email and is used to track activity. They are also sometimes referred to as pixels and tags.As You access or use Our Website, We and/or third parties may collect information using cookies, web beacons, pixels, navigational and location data collection (clickstream, log files, server logs) and other similar technologies for the purposes described in this Policy. Mongolian Biodiversity uses cookies to help Mongolian Biodiversity identify and track visitors, their usage of the Mongolian Biodiversity Website and their Website access preferences. Mongolian Biodiversity visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Mongolian Biodiversity's Website. Certain features of Mongolian Biodiversity's Website, such as the ability to post Observations, may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

To find more information about cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Most browsers are initially set to allow cookies, but also offer the option to restrict cookies or warn you of their use.

Third Party Analytics Disclaimer

We and/or third-parties and service providers on Our behalf, use cookies, web beacons and other similar technology, to collect information for the purposes described in this Policy including analytics, monitoring performance and improvement of Our online services (traffic, errors, page load time, popular pages, etc.).

Analytics

Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics to understand how Our website, services, and products perform, how You use them, and to serve You with ads on third-party websites. To learn more about how Google processes Your data, please visit: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. To opt out of Google Analytics, please install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on by visiting: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

How We Protect Your Personal Information

We are committed to protecting the Personal Information You share with Us through the use of Mongolian Biodiversity and We maintain reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect Your Personal Information. We limit access to Personal Information by Our own employees to individuals who are authorized for the proper handling of such information and any employee found violating Our standards of security and confidentiality is subject to Our disciplinary processes. We request Our service providers to follow the same policy. Unfortunately, We cannot guarantee that data transmitted over the Internet will always be secure. As a result, although We strive to protect Your Personal Information, We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information You transmit or We may learn as a result of Your use of Mongolian Biodiversity and You do so at Your own risk. If, for any reason, You do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use or attempt to take advantage of any of the information, services, features or functions of Mongolian Biodiversity that might require You to provide Your Personal Information.

Your Rights with Your Personal Information

Ensuring the protection of Your rights and freedoms in the field of personal data is an important condition of the Mongolian Biodiversity operation. For the purposes of ensuring the protection of Your personal data, upon Your request, We will:

Please note that for Your safety and security, We may ask You to verify Your identity before responding to such requests. For any such information or requests, contact the Mongolian Biodiversity Data Protection Officer at privacy@biodiversity.mn.

Posting Observations

If You do not wish to have the time, date, place, or other identifying information of an Observation included on Mongolian Biodiversity, You should not post an Observation. Upon Your request, We will close Your account and remove Your Observations.

Withdraw Consent

If You withdraw Your consent for the use or disclosure of Your Personal Information for purposes set out in this Privacy Policy You may not have access to all Our Services and We might not be able to provide You all of the Services and customer support offered to Our users and authorized under this Privacy Notice and Our User Agreement.

Links and Third Parties

There may be opportunities through the Mongolian Biodiversity Website and Apps from time to time to opt-in to receive information from non-Mongolian Biodiversity entities. If You opt-in, You may receive correspondence from these organizations on programs, products or services that might interest You. Your communication with these entities should be directly with such entities.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Mongolian Biodiversity may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at Mongolian Biodiversity's sole discretion. We will post an updated and revised version of this Privacy Policy on the Mongolian Biodiversity Website when any material changes have been made, and Mongolian Biodiversity encourages visitors to check this Privacy Policy often so You are aware of the most current terms and conditions that apply to You. The revisions are effective immediately upon posting. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute Your acceptance of such change.

Information from Users Outside Mongolia, and Cross Border Data Transfers

The Services of Mongolian Biodiversity are operated from and in Mongolia By using the Services and posting Observations, You consent to the transfer, processing and storage of Your Personal Information in Mongolia, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country in which You reside. We take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your Personal Information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Do Not Track Notice

Because there are not yet common, industry accepted “do not track” standards and systems, the Website may not respond to Do Not Track signals. In addition, we may allow third parties to collect Personal Information from your activity on our website, as described in this Privacy Policy.

All Users

If any User of Our Website, Apps, or any Subscriber has any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact the Mongolian Biodiversity:

Officer privacy@biodiversity.mn or:
Mongolian Biodiversity Future Foundation
3rd floor, Naiman Zovkhis Building
Seoul Street 21 P.O.B 1264, Ulaanbaatar 14251, Mongolia

This Privacy Policy was last modified on September 2, 2021.

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