Terms and Conditions
Access to the SwiftWatch data entry site is restricted to registered participants of Ontario SwiftWatch for the purpose of submitting and accessing their own survey data. There is no cost to participate in the program.
For more information on Ontario SwiftWatch or to find out where you may be able to help, please contact us.
Data collected or published as part of Ontario SwitchWatch are the property of Bird Studies Canada and it partners, and may not be reproduced for publication without consent. Ontario SwitchWatch reserves the right to include or exclude data submitted to the project.
Personal information of participants (including address, email and phone number) will not be shared with third parties, and will only be available to Bird Studies Canada, or other partners designated by BSC that are involved in the project coordination, and only for project-related communications.
Unless you indicate otherwise to us in writing, you accept that your name may be included in data summaries, reports or any data product derived from Ontario SwiftWatch data where appropriate.
As a volunteer participant in Ontario SwiftWatch you are fully responsible for your own safety, and for your own personal insurance in case of injury. You are not considered an employee of Bird Studies Canada or any of our partners or sponsors. Please exercise great caution and care in the field when collecting data. We are also not responsible for damage incurred to vehicles while conducting surveys. Participants may be responsible for damage to landowners' property, so please be respectful and exercise caution when treading on private land. Be friendly and polite with landowners and remember that their permission is voluntary and that they are helping us all achieve our goals.