Privacy Policy

This privacy policy covers our treatment of information that we collect from you when you use this website. The policy describes the kind of information that we collect, how we use this information, and the security policies for protecting this information. Please read the following to learn more.

Information we collect and how we use it

Cookies – A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a website server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. When you visit, we send one or more cookies to your computer. These cookies are used to access your information for this website, maintain your login credentials, and to support security measures requiring re-logging into this website after a certain amount of time has elapsed.

Account Information – When you create an account on this website, we ask you for personal information. A major research goal of this project is to characterize perceptual expertise across a wide range of demographic variables including age, location, and experience. The information you provide will be stored and presented by a unique number, not by name, so as to not identify any particular user.

Experiment data – When you participate in the experiments on this website, we will collect data associated with your responses. Similar to the account information, experiment data will be stored and presented by a unique participant number, not by name. If you use and provide us with your ebird information, some of your data from the experiments may be added to the ebird database for use by other scientists. In addition, we may access the records of your previous ebird observations.

Information security

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to all information collected. All efforts, within reason, will be made to keep your personal information and experiment data confidential but total confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. Your information may be shared with institutional and/or governmental authorities, such as the Vanderbilt University Institutional Review Board if you or someone else is in danger or if we are required to do so by law.

All experiments on this website have been reviewed and approved by the Vanderbilt University Institutional Review Board. Each time you participate in an experiment, you will receive further information describing your rights as a participant in the experiment.

Contact information

For additional information about your rights as a user on this website, please feel free to contact us at (615) 322-0229 or using our contact form.