Terms & Conditions

By participating in this project you agree to the following:

  1. Participants are volunteers and are not entitled to monetary compensation.
  2. At least one member of a participating group is over the age of 18 and agrees to be responsible for any children involved in collecting activities.
  3. Participants are responsible for their own safety. The Caddisfly Collective or any associated individuals or institutions are not responsible for any injury or damage that may be incurred while collecting data for this project.
  4. Participants agree to follow local, state/provincial, and/or federal laws and regulations, including (but not limited to) abstaining from trespassing on private or public land. Participants agree to check relevant guidelines in their area regarding the collection of insect specimens before collecting occurs.

Data Use

Participants’ names, locations, and contact information will not be published or sold. Participants’ names will not be publicly associated with locality data, though names or initials will be published in acknowledgements sections of academic papers and presentations, unless omission is requested by the participant.

All taxonomic, specimen count, locality, and environmental data will be publicly available on an online repository following appropriate processing and will be associated with any publications resulting from this project.

All photographs submitted to The Caddisfly Collective by participants may be published online, in academic papers and presentations.