Track elephant herds straying outside their protected areas.
- Hector App
Take and submit photographs to help us out.
- Hector App
Earn stickers and climb your way up the contribution rank.
- Hector App
Hector contains a whole host of features that help with elephant tracking and behaviour analysis:
Live GPS capturing
Easy to use sighting form
Offline Mode for remote or no internet access areas
Incentives for every 10 sighting forms submitted.
Hector is an easy to use elephant sighting mobile application that allows people who have sighted elephants to quickly and effectively log the sighting through
an easy to use form.
Modern back-end analytics and the ability to export forms into pdf format allow for quick and useful analysis of the data captured by people participating in various
projects around the world
Exciting incentives are aimed at people who have multiple interactive experiences with elephants outside of their protected environments and
help researchers understand what is causing elephants to leave their protected areas as well as establish effective means of interventions used.
Download Hector for your device from either Google Play or iTunes.
Bring the Elephant Home Foundation & HECTOR app
If elephants go extinct, we will lose a beautiful keystone species that is so important other species
and our environment. Elephants are losing their habitat due to logging and increasing human
populations. If we take action now, we can save elephants for future generations!
Thanks to the support of volunteers and supporters, organizations and businesses, Bring the
Elephant Home can work on a future for elephants. In this, we work together and share knowledge
with other not-for-profit organizations, businesses and governments, and with other researchers and
Bring the Elephant Home is responsible for the careful handling of the personal details we receive.
With this privacy declaration – last amended on Feb 4, 2019 – we are informing you about this.
Many thanks for your trust and support for our conservation work!
Bring the Elephant Home Foundation
Van Blankenheimstraat 36
3132 VB Vlaardingen, the Netherlands
Chamber of Commerce: 34216018
Telephone: +31 613477127
Bring the Elephant Home receives personal information about yourself through, for example,
website, email, telephone and social media. Some examples:
You participate in an activity of Bring the Elephant Home. We receive your information
through forms on our website. Or when you contact us through email, telephone of social
You participate in our citizen science app HECTOR. We receive your information through a
form on the app. Or when you contact us through email, telephone of social media.
You make a donation. In this case, we receive your name, address and bank account number
through our web forms. We need this information in order to realize your gift.
We cooperate on a project, study or internship. We receive your information through our
website, telephone, email or during an interview.
You wish to stay informed about the activities of Bring the Elephant Home, and subscribe to
our email newsletter. We receive your permission with date, your first name, last name and
email address. Of course, you can always unsubscribe through the link in every newsletter.
Bring the Elephant Home processes – as the case may be – the following categories of personal
Name and address;
Contact information, such as email address and phone numbers;
In case of periodic donations: date and location of birth.
Bring the Elephant Home uses these personal details for:
(Lasting) contact with volunteers, supporters, students and others involved;
Administrative actions, processing donations;
Recruiting (potential) volunteers and supporters;
Observing agreements or (other) statutory obligations.
Bring the Elephant Home processes personal details according to at least one of the following bases:
Carrying out agreements;
And legal obligation.
Providing information to third parties
For the above mentioned purposes, Bring the Elephant Home sometimes uses the services of third
parties, such as in ICT. In this case personal details are only provided when a processors agreement
has been made.
It is possible your personal details are given to third parties when Bring the Elephant Home has to
abide to statutory obligations.
Bring the Elephant Home will not give out your personal details for commercial purposes
The HECTOR app does not include participants of under the age of 18 ("Children"). We do not
knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a
parent or guardian and you are aware that your children have provided us with personal data, please
contact us. If we become aware that we have collected personal data from children without
verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
How long we keep your personal details
Bring the Elephant Home will process your personal details no longer than necessary for the
purposes mentioned in this privacy declaration. This means we will keep your personal details for as
long as needed to reach the goals in question.
If there is a donation or financial agreement involved? In this case Bring the Elephant Home
will adhere to the legal retention obligations, such as the fiscal retention obligation. This is
seven years after the (last) donation or other contribution.
Are you involved with our activities as a volunteer, researcher or student without there being
a financial aspect? In this case, we will keep your personal details until four years after the
Has there been contact as part of recruitment, we will keep your details no more than two
If there is a one-time contact, such as a (volunteer) job application, we will keep your
personal details no more than three months.
How we secure your personal details
It is important to us to keep your personal details safe against loss of data or unauthorized access.
Bring the Elephant Home has taken appropriate security measures to prevent this.
Bring the Elephant Home does not use profiling.
You have the right to request Bring the Elephant Home to give you access to your personal details.
We can refuse your request if we cannot determine your identity. After receiving your request, we
will send you a detailed summary of your personal details within a month. If there are inaccuracies,
you can request to have your details adjusted, completed, removed or shielded.
If you have questions about this privacy declaration or if you have a request regarding the processing
your personal details, please contact:
Berrie Jurg, chair president.
Telephone: + 31 613477127
If you have a complaint about the processing of your personal details by Bring the Elephant Home,
please let us know. If we cannot come to an agreement together, you have the right to file a
complaint with the privacy compliance officer, the Personal Authority. For this, please contact the
This privacy declaration has last been amended on 4 February 2019. Bring the Elephant Home can
change this privacy declaration. New versions will always be published on the website. We advise
you to regularly refer to this declaration, in order to stay informed of changes.