Privacy & Data Protection

BWS takes the responsibility for data protection very seriously and takes all reasonable steps to maintain the security, integrity and privacy of any information in accordance with our Privacy and Data Protection Policy. In submitting an order, you consent to the transfer of your data to BWS for the purposes of fulfilling the order.

BWS is always committed to maintaining your confidence and trust with respect to the privacy of the personal identification information collected. Our goal via our website is to provide access to the BWS for the largest group of people possible. To ensure a safe environment for all of our users, we have established our Privacy Statement. This details mutual expectation between us.

This privacy policy puts forth our practices regarding collection, use and disclosure of information collected through our website. This policy provides details about our collection, storage, and information use of our subscribers as well as prospects. These would be assessed with business practices and changing customer needs.

We may request users of this Site to provide personal information. The information collected directly from a user may include contact information such as the user’s name, e-mail address, and postal address. We will seek to ensure that any identifiable personal information collected during the registration and purchasing processes will be adequate, relevant and not excessive for purposes of operating its websites or any of its services and it will be kept accurate and up-to-date based on the information provided.

By accessing any areas of BWS users agree to be legally bound and to abide by the terms set forth below. Birdwatchers’ Society reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to revise this Privacy Statement. Users’ continued use of this site following posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of such changes.

In order to access certain content on BWS website and to make use of all functionality and advanced personalization features of the site, we ask you to register by completing and submitting a registration form.

Automatic Collection of Information

The Site automatically collects certain information from your web browser with regard to your usage of the Site. Some of the information collected automatically from all users include the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; and full Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) click stream data, including date and time, and content you viewed or searched for while you were on the Site.

This site additionally uses “cookies” to collect information. Cookies are anonymous, unique alphanumeric identifiers sent to your browser from a website’s computer and stored on your computer’s hard drive. The type of information collected as a result of a cookie being stored on your computer is specific to your computer. “Session” cookies collect information about your use of the Site (e.g., whether you are logged in) and to give you a more personalized browsing experience and help you navigate the Site more efficiently from page to page. These cookies are temporary and are deleted when you close your browser. “Persistent” cookies gather statistical information about repeat usage from your computer or workstation. Cookies generally do not contain personally identifiable information, but when you furnish your personal information through the Site, this information may be linked to any other data stored in cookies sent to your browser from the Site.

We use cookies and similar technologies to collect and analyze the usage information, for reporting, royalties, license fees payments, quality control, site customization and so on.

You may choose to prevent your browser from accepting certain cookies or have the browser take your consent before placing a cookie in your browser. You may also block the cookies altogether by accessing your browser’s privacy preferences menu. However, if you block cookies altogether, you may not be able to register, login to the site or make use of the complete features and functionality of the site.

How Personal Information Is Used

Personal information provided by you is used for:

  • Completion of the activity for which the information was provided.
  • Support of the activity such as allowing access, purchase of articles, processing or completion of an order, response to website queries, submission of paper, peer review, account information, verification of site activity.
  • To communicate about changes or updates to the site, products, services, special offers, promotions and so on.

Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties

Your personal information provided on the site has restricted access. Employees, representatives, and service providers, licensees or publishers gain access to your identifiable information for the purposes mentioned in the policy.

If you are an institution and access the service, then your personal information and certain usage data gathered through the service, such as items viewed, downloaded, etc. are tracked for usage analysis, subscription management.

No personal information will be disclosed without consent except under circumstances as mentioned here. In response to court orders, legal process, or to establish or exercise our rights to defend against legal claims To investigate, prevent or take action against any illegal activities, fraud, safety, policy violation.

Access and Changes to Your Registration Information and Preferences

A user can edit the information provided at registration to correct or update the information at any time. The responsibility of providing accurate information lies with the user.

We reserve the right to notify you of changes or updates to the Site whenever necessary.

Retention of Personal Information

The personal information provided for registration is retained as long as it is relevant to our business purposes or until the user requests data removal.

Our Commitment to Data Security

All personal information collected is maintained with utmost confidentiality and protected against unauthorized access, loss, misuse or alteration through use of appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards. Employee access to this information is limited.

About This Privacy Policy

This is the current privacy policy of the site. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time without notice. Any changes to this policy will be posted on this web page.

Questions, Complaints, and Dispute Resolution

If you have any questions or comments regarding this privacy policy, please contact:

Birdwatchers’ Society

DB-75, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700 064, West Bengal, India


If at any point of time you believe that this privacy policy has not been adhered to or you have a complaint about the way your personal information has been handled, then please contact BWSadmin.

All disputes under this privacy policy will be resolved by BWSadmin panel using commercially reasonable efforts to promptly investigate and correct any problem.