African Carnivore Wildbook
Updated: June 6, 2022
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Description of the African Carnivore Wildbook
The purpose of the ACW is to collect and provide researchers and conservationists of large African carnivore species, specifically wild dogs, cheetah, leopard, lion and spotted hyaena (collectively “these species”), with images and related metadata, indicating where and when the images were taken (collectively the “data”), on a software platform that facilitates identification, analysis, research and ultimately conservation of these species in the wild. The platform is also used to help raise funds to support conservation efforts for these and other at-risk species.
African Carnivore Wildbook is a suite of online informational services (the "Services") provided by us, consisting of:
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Good Faith Data Collection, Reporting, Sharing, and Collaboration
As a user of the Platform, you have the right to submit images, data, and content to the Site. ACW is a community resource, and its content is used by a number of different individuals and organizations for a variety of purposes including but not limited to research and conservation. In all cases, you will submit User Content (defined below) including, but not limited to, African large carnivore species imagery and related information as completely and as accurately as possible, obtaining permission (if not yours) to use any copyrighted materials before submitting them to the ACW Platform. Your User Content will comply with the conditions of these Terms. In addition, you will not submit any content that uses language or imagery (verbal or visual) that is deemed as offensive by anyone for any reason. We reserve the right to edit your User Content to enforce this.
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If you choose to share photos on the site, you agree and accept that the site will temporarily take a copy of the image prior to you clicking the “submit” option, in order to extract the associated metadata (date, time and GPS location of the information) for display back to you for the purpose of confirming its accuracy and completeness. Neither the images nor the associated metadata will be retained in the system unless and until you click on the “submit” button at the conclusion of the photo upload process.
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