Privacy policy

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a legal duty to protect any information we hold about you. We do not pass on your details to any third party unless you give us permission or we are legally obliged to do so. Click here for Norfolk County Council's Data Protection Policy.
Data Protection Officer

Norfolk County Council’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted by following the above link.

What information about you do we collect?
If you are a user with general public and anonymous access NBIS does not store or capture personal information, but merely logs the user's IP address that is automatically recognised by the web server.  The only exception to this is our online public surveys and general records sent to our NBIS email mailbox - here we need to collect your details so that we can contact you for verification of a species sighting, sign up to our e-bulletin (opt-out by emailing us) and for occasional correspondence regarding recording, future surveys, ways of getting involved and annual update summaries (opt out by emailing us).  A statement regarding this is clearly placed on the online survey form, before your sighting (species record) is saved to our database.
We do not use cookies for collecting user information and we will not collect any information about you except that required for system administration of our web server, or to deal with your enquiry or request for information.
We collect information from visitors to the NBIS website in three ways:
  1. Requests for information or services via email and online forms
  2. Public surveys via an online form and/or by email
  3. Sign up to our e-bulletin

Use of Submitted Records

Any records you submit, once verified, will be integrated into the NBIS database and used as part of our day-to-day work. By submitting your record to us you are agreeing to it being used in this way and for us to act as custodians of that record. Please contact us if you require further details.

Further information can be found on our DATA POLICIES PDF.