Privacy Policy

Personal Information

Bird in the Hand Software operates Odonata Central, which provides the SERVICE.

This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service, the Odonata Central website.

If you choose to use our Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this policy. The Personal Information that we collect are used for providing and improving the Service. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use

Personal Information is voluntarily supplied by you when you register and submit data to OdonataCentral. By registering, you allow us to associate your observations with a unique identifier (username, login and/or email), so that you can track your personal records. If you elect to show your name in the User Directory, your full name will be displayed publicly in your records. If you do not, only your selected username will be displayed publicly. Your full name and email are always available to vetters, who may email you to request more details or clarification about a record, but your email address and contact information will not be sold or distributed by us in any way. In addition, any administrators, developers or programmers working on the Odonata Central code, database or website will have access to your full name, email and other submitted personal information.

Dragonfly and damselfly observations are the most important pieces of information that we collect. All details of an observation and its associated location are available to all users of Odonata Central. No personal contact information is ever made public unless you opt to make it available in your profile.

For a better experience while using our Service, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name, email, phone number, and postal address. The information that we collect will be used to contact or identify you.

Log Data

We want to inform you that whenever you visit our Service, we collect information that your browser sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser version, pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.


Cookies are files with small amount of data that is commonly used an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Our website may use these "cookies" to collection information and to improve our Service. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies, and know when a cookie is being sent to your computer. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Service Providers

We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

  • To facilitate our Service;
  • To provide the Service on our behalf;
  • To perform Service-related services; or
  • To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

We want to inform our Service users that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.


We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.

Our Privacy Policy was created with the help of the Privacy Policy Template and the Disclaimer Template.

Sensitive Species

Because a primary goal of OdonataCentral is to maintain a universally accessible, centralized database of dragonfly and damselfly observations, the records you submit are available to all OdonataCentral users, scientists, and others who are interested in examining the distribution, abundance, and trends of New World species./p>

Registered users are able to view their personal observations and the observations of others, so please be aware that your observations of sensitive species and their locations will be available to others.

OdonataCentral is a conservation organization and while we encourage the collection of specimens in many cases in order to voucher records, we ask that you do so responsibly. See the Dragonfly Soceity of the America's collecting policy.