ownership of, and intellectual rights attaching to, records lies with the
original collector / generator of such data, unless such ownership and
rights are specifically allocated elsewhere under the terms of a funding or
other contract between the collector/generator and a third party. The Dublin
Naturalists’ Field Club will, with the permission of the owners, store and
safeguard data on their behalf, and will not pass the data, nor the
owners’ personal details, to any third party.
storage of data by the Dublin Naturalists’ Field Club is intended to be
used mainly in connection with recording schemes or other projects being
administered by or on behalf of the Dublin Naturalists’ Field Club, but
may, with the agreement of the Board of Management, be extended to any body
of data deposited with or under the care of the club, and may thus apply
beyond the active life of any scheme or project.
Dublin Naturalists’ Field Club does not have any policy interest in what
individual owners should choose to do with their own data, even where the
data have also been made available as part of a recording scheme or project
administered by or on behalf of the Club, but it is willing to offer
informal advice on these matters to members and associates.
under The Dublin Naturalists’ Field Club’s care may be copied only with
the sole purpose of safeguarding the data and its integrity
of this policy statement will not have any affect on the operation of
previously existing agreements, such as the joint Memorandum of
Understanding agreed by Butterfly Conservation and the Board of Management
of the Dublin Naturalists’ Field Club.
Dublin Naturalists’ Field Club may choose to publish any data in our care
at any level, and in any form including electronically either in text or in
graphic form on any of our websites, but data of a sensitive nature will
only be published with the express agreement of the owners.
publication of data is intended as part of, or as a result of, a recording
scheme or other project, The Dublin Naturalists’ Field Club will so inform
existing and new contributors from the beginning, and will thereafter assume
that data contributed may be published without further reference.
policy will guide the Board of Management of the Dublin Naturalists’ Field
Club in dealing with all requests for release of data held by or on behalf
of the Club, its members and associates, and will only be breached in very
adoption of this policy, the Dublin Naturalists’ Field Club will continue
to be available to relevant and interested parties to discuss biological