PolliNation ID App
Bees and other native pollinators around the globe are disappearing at a shocking rate; it is clear that we need to act right away! The PolliNation Project is a citizen science initiative sponsored by the University of Michigan-Dearborn to increase awareness of native pollinators and to better understand their plight. Become part of this initiative by using the PolliNation ID App to identify and submit accounts of the native pollinators that you see in your neighborhood. Here you’ll find all the tools that you need to identify common Michigan pollinators and other insects that share their homes as well as learn more about their habits and habitats. You can also submit pictures of the pollinators that you find to help us learn more about the distributions of these important insects.
The PolliNation ID app is available for download via the App Store for iOS-based systems. An Android version of the app is still under development at this time. To learn how to install and use the PolliNation ID app, watch the PolliNation ID app walkthrough video on YouTube.
This is the sister application to the PolliNation Hotels App, which maps the location of all insect hotels associated with the Project throughout southeast Michigan.
What information does the Application obtain and how is it used?
User Provided Information – The Application obtains the information you provide when you (1) download and register the Application, (2) Submit a pollinator to the Environmental Interpretive Center via the PolliNation ID App, (3) Submit a pollinator to the Environmental Interpretive Center via the Photo ID, and (4) have a register PolliNation insect hotel.
(1) Registration with us is mandatory to be able to use the basic features of the Application. When you register with us and use the Application, you provide: (a) first name and last name. email address. password and other registration information; (b) information you provide us when you contact us for help, and; (c) information you enter into our system when using the Application, such as contact information and project management information. We may also use the information you provided us to contact you from time to time to provide you with important information, required notices, and marketing promotions.
(2) Submitting a pollinator is optional. However, please keep in mind that the main purpose of the app is to collect data on pollinators for environmental research. When you submit a pollinator through the PolliNation ID, you provide: (a) the location of the PolliNation insect hotel via an ID number; (b) the date and time you identified the pollinator; (c) the date and time you made the submission; (d) the description of the pollinator including the possible following (i) number of pollinator wings, (ii) number of body segments, (iii) the type of insect wings, (iv) color (v) and the final pollinator.
(3) Submitting a pollinator is optional. However, please keep in mind that the main purpose of the app is to collect data on pollinators for environmental research. When you submit a pollinator through the Photo ID, you provide: (a) the location of the PolliNation insect hotel via an ID number; (b) the date and time you identified the pollinator; (c) the date and time you made the submission; (d) the photo which you upload of the pollinator which may include media data from your phone.
(4) If you have a registered PolliNation insect hotel under the PolliNation Hotel App, your information in that app will be linked to the PolliNation ID App. Any user that submits information related to the PolliNation Hotel can be viewed by the owner of the PolliNation Hotel within the limits of the PolliNation Hotel App. Both the PolliNation ID App and PolliNation Hotel App apps are owned by the Environmental Interpretive Center at the University of Michigan Dearborn.
Automatically Collected Information - In addition, the Application may collect certain information automatically, such as the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device’s unique device ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use the Application. This Application does not collect precise information about the location of your mobile device.
Data Retention Policy; Managing Your Information
We will retain User Provided Information for as long as you use the Application and for a reasonable time thereafter. If you’d like us to delete User Provided Information that you have provided via the Application, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. and we will respond in a reasonable time. Please note that some or all of the User Provided Information may be required for the Application to function properly, and we may be required to retain certain information by law.
We do not use the Application to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at email@example.com. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.
We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information to operate, develop or improve our Application. Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.
If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.