The new terms have been extended to clarify what happens to the records that are added to iRecord, how those records may be shared, and what you can expect when you choose to add your records to iRecord. There have also been some updates to reflect the recent establishment of UKCEH as an independent not-for-profit research institute (iRecord is developed and maintained by the Biological Records Centre within UKCEH).
This has been updated to reflect current data protection regulation, and to reflect the recent establishment of UKCEH as an independent not-for-profit research institute.
To date, photos added directly to iRecord have been regarded as being copyright to the user who uploads them, but this has not been made explicit. We are now implementing a new feature as part of your user account, where you will be able to specify a licence to be applied to all of the photos that you have uploaded so far, and will be uploading in future.
You can choose from the range of licences shown below. Please note that we can only set up one choice of licence for all your photos, including those uploaded in the past – it is not currently possible to apply an individual licence to a single photo.
If you are willing for your photos to be used outside iRecord we would encourage you to choose one of the more open licences such as CC0 or CC BY, which will provide the best chance for your photos to be used in research and conservation. However, you can make your choice from the full range of options:
- CC0: Creative Commons "No Rights Reserved"
- CC BY: Creative Commons Attribution
- CC BY-NC: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial
- CC BY-SA: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike
- CC BY-ND: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives
- CC BY-NC-SA: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
- CC BY-NC-ND: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs
- ARR: "All Rights Reserved"