Privacy Policy

We are the Rhode Island Natural History Survey, a 501(c)(3) non-profit Rhode Island corporation governed by a Board of Directors. Our website address is: Users may contact the Rhode Island Natural History Survey at PO Box 1858, Kingston, RI 02881, 401-874-5800, or

This website may collect information on the IP address, location, system parameters, and operating status of the device with which Users are connecting to it, and if you log in to this site it may leave cookies, small pieces of code, on a User’s device for the User’s convenience to help identify the User during future visits. Information collected and cookies placed are to facilitate functions of the website, respond to specific requests or questions by Users, or aid the Natural History Survey to characterize Users for the purpose of mission delivery or organizational advancement. The Survey may route comments or other content posted to this site by Users to other sites or services for spam detection or analysis of site utilization or User demographics.

For its own planning purposes, the Rhode Island Natural History Survey may remove personally identifying information from information collected in this way and share it with consultants or volunteers, but otherwise does not share such information with external parties. Information shared with or gathered by this website may be retained by the Natural History Survey indefinitely; however, it is the policy of the Survey to destroy business records after 10 years unless they are required to be retained for legal or contractual reasons.

Content on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) from other websites and that content 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.

If you have left comments or otherwise posted content to this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

It is the policy of the Rhode Island Natural History Survey to follow applicable laws regarding copyright. The Natural History Survey makes good faith efforts to ascertain the copyright status of content on its website and its right to use such content in whatever way it is being used. If you believe content on this site is being used in violation of a copyright you hold, or someone you are an authorized representative for holds, we will, upon notification via one of the above-referenced means of communication (which notification must include specific identification of the copyrighted material and information reasonably supporting your claim) make a reasonable effort to remove or otherwise mitigate the copyright infringement. Users posting copyrighted material they do not have permission to post may be banned from this site.

The Rhode Island Natural History Survey takes reasonable steps to protect data on Users collected by its website including through the use of passwords, anti-virus and anti-malware software, software updates, and other methods. If we have knowledge of unauthorized access to this website, we will make reasonable efforts to notify Users who likely had information compromised.

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