Q. How can you be sure that sensitive information about orchid locations will be protected?

A. Orchid locations will be documented through the app. Location information will be stored securely and location of rare orchids will only be made available to select individuals such as scientists and landholders. When orchid data is made public, locations of rare species will be obscured.

 

Q. Will I be acknowledged for photos that i share?

A. Yes, you can select which international copyright license you wish to apply to your photographs.  We are developing two Creative Commons License documents: Policy Statement - Use of Contributed Photographs and Photograph Copyright Information - Options for Contributors. Please click on the links to view the draft documents and provide comment to info@wildorchidwatch.org by 31st October 2018.

 

Q. How can i be part of the WOW community?

A. Please contact us at info@wildorchidwatch.org to register your interest in becoming part of the WOW online community. You will then be kept updated and given opportunities to contribute to this national project.

 

Q. how can i be involved in testing the app and database?

A. Please contact us at info@wildorchidwatch.org to register your interest in testing the app and database.

 

Q. how can i share my orchid photos, descriptions and habitat data for the creation of the app?

A. Please contact us at info@wildorchidwatch.org to contribute orchid data for the development of the app and database. Once the online platform has been publicly released, orchid information will be shared via the app and database.

 

Q. can i share orchid information but remain anonymous?

A. Yes. When you share orchid information with WOW you can control how much of your personal info (if any) is shared with the online community.