Privacy Policy


Protecting your data is important to us. If you decide to voluntarily provide us with information or digital material, we will use this data in accordance with our privacy policy and process this data in accordance with the SwissData Protection Act (DSG) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Data we collect

You can visit our website without providing us with any personal data. However, we may use software such as Google Analytics, a website analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called Cookies: text-files, that are installed at your computer and that allow Google to analyse the way you use and interact with our website. This specific data is collected and stored on a server of Google in the USA. This statistical information is associated only with your IP address and not related to your persona. You can block the installation of Cookies through settings in your browser software (see for more information the ‘help’ tab in your browser menu). With cookies deactivated, we can, however, not guarantee a flawlessly working nor fully accessible website. By using this website and without blocking the installation of Cookies, you agree to the processing of data by Google as written before. When you supply data (personal data, comments, media) to the platform, your data will be included in the databank. Your email address and other personal data is not visible to other users, and we will never share it with third parties without your express permission.


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. After commenting on our website, personal data is also saved in browser cookies, so commenters don’t have to resubmit them next time. This makes commenting more convenient.


If you upload footage to the website, you will be asked to include all metadata. We collect this data for scientific purposes and to register the location of the image. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


When you sign up for our newsletter, we kindly ask you to provide your email address.

Data transfer

Personal data that is submitted to website forms, newsletter requests, comments and supplied with regard to the uploading of footage to our website, are transferred to us over a secured connection using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). This security measure complies with the most conventional technique.

Data storing

Your data will be stored on WordPress Hosting servers at Dreamhost LLC. Personal

Data use

We might contact you by email with a newsletter, including updates about the new features on the website. This newsletter will be send using the Newsletter service of Mailchimp.

Where we send our data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Social plugins

On our website we use social media plugins. We don’t have any influence on which data an activated plugin sends to its service provider. It is possible that the service provider of the social plugin tries to install cookies on your computer. Please contact the respective service providers for more information on the exact data that is collected and used.

Right of access

You can, at any moment, contact us to request information on your supplied data and pictures. You can also at any time request to add, improve or remove your data. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposed.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they can not change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Liability notice

Despite careful control, we don’t take over any legal responsibility for the content of external links. Liability claims against by reason of material or immaterial damage, resulting from the access to content made available through the website, through misuse of the connection or through technical defects, are impossible.


If you have questions, remarks or complaints with regard to this privacy policy, you can make these known per e-mail via [email protected]

Amending the privacy policy can amend this privacy statement at any time. The most actual privacy statement can always be found on the website.  

Terms of Use

The major goal of is to collect the pictures you supply and make them freely available for all visitors of the website, including scientist. Your pictures may be used for scientific research and/or educational goals. You retain ownership of any contribution you make to the data and you may use, distribute or modify your individual contribution in any way you like. However, by contributing to, you grant us and our collaborators permission to use your contributions however we like to further these scientific and educative goals.

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