A map of Africa by Abraham Ortelius, 1584. Image courtesy of the Library of Princeton University.
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WE APPLY THE GOLDEN RULE TO EVERYONE AND WE ALWAYS GIVE CREDIT TO WHERE IT IS DUE.
To learn about our copyright policy and to see our credits for the exquisite images you see on our website, please review below.
Permission must be secured before making copies or reproducing any written or photographic materials on the Tusk Task Force website. The “shield” logo, terms, and representations of and for “Tusk Task Force,” “Elephant Shield Logo,” “Fight Terrorism, Save Wildlife,” “Stop Wildlife Terrorism,” “Stop Wildlife Violence,” “So That Wildlife May Live,” “Tusk Defender,” “Tusk Ambassador,” “Raise The Shield For Wildlife,”and “The Heroes That Care Forgot” are trademarks, copyright registration pending. All other materials are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, as applicable.
Copyright protection of the Tusk Task Force web site extends to its contributors and partners as owners of their respective trademarks. We do not assume copyright of submitted material with respective authors and photographers retaining ownership of their works. Opinions expressed by contributors or others are not necessarily those of our leadership, associates, volunteers, and members of our board.
Any page, file, photograph, or portions thereof posted on this website may not be reprinted, published, broadcast or distributed by any means mechanically or electronically without the prior written permission of Tusk Task Force.
To secure permission to reproduce materials posted here, please write or email us to:
Tusk Task Force
505 Broadway E #230
Seattle, WA 98102 USA email@example.com
Please include the following information in your communication:
- Full name of the article, page, or photograph and caption you want to use.
- Your full name, address, phone, and email address.
- A statement concerning how you wish to use our material
We are eternally grateful for the magnificent images shared by the artists and organizations listed below. Their talents help us convey the message of our mission with grace and panache. All landscape, park ranger, and wildlife images are copyright properties of the following, unless indicated otherwise.
Aetopia, Agence France-Presse, Ami Vitale, Big Life Foundation USA, Brent Stirton, Gary Luke, International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF), Jeff Burdett, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Mark Deeble, Michelle A. Slavin, Richard Moller, Stephane De Sakutin, Stew Nolan, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT), The Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA), The National Geographic Society (NGS), The Royal Geographic Society (RGS), and The Tsavo Trust.
All other copyrights and trademarks are reserved and indicated, as such. Trademarks used to represent our partners and other organizations are properties of those respective organizations. While we follow the United States copyright laws under the Copyright Fair Use Act of Title 17, U.S. Code, we apologize in advance for any images and trademarks used without credit and encourage owners to contact us for correction and enumeration.
WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION LIKE IT IS OURS, BECAUSE IT TRULY IS AND WE don’t TAKE IT FOR GRANTED.
PRIVACY AND DATA-PROTECTION COMPLIANCE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
The European Union (EU) implemented the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which provides for stronger data protection rules that affirm and strengthen the privacy rights of EU citizens on May 25, 2018. These rules extend to all entities based outside the EU, including us. Since we also operate in the EU and we are in the Transparency Registry with the European Commission, our policy on privacy and data protection of all information is completely compliant as mandated by the European Council. While this compliance is only mandated in the EU and exceeds other privacy and transparency laws in many countries, our stringent privacy and data-protection policy will also apply to all non-EU citizens around the world for simplicity and uniformity. For more information on what we are expected to do, please click here.
Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. Once you provide your personal information, you are not anonymous to us.
CREDIT CARD INFORMATION
To process donations, we use a third party vendor for processing credit card information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers. If you choose to provide your credit card information to us, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was provided only and no record of it is retained after the transaction.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We may use your information,
- To process and respond to inquiries and for the purposes for which you provided the information, such as to process donations, register or renew you as a supporter, purchase merchandise, or receive information about a project.
- To personalize the content and improve the navigability of our website.
- To alert you to new projects, website features, special events, and services.
- To conduct surveys to measure your satisfaction with our service.
we may share your personal info if you WANT US TO
Your name and mailing address may sometimes be shared (rented or exchanged) with other like-minded non-profit organizations – if you opt in. Whether or not you choose to share your information will have no impact on your interaction with us. If you would like your name and mailing address shared with other organizations, just tell us. See our Opt-In and Correction Procedures below.
OPTING-OUT IS SO ARCHAIC, BUT YOU CAN OPT-IN IF YOU WANT
New supporters are provided an opportunity to opt-in of list sharing as they make their first gift. In addition, all gift acknowledgements include the opportunity to opt in.
In addition, any member or donor may opt out of our list sharing after opting in, at any time, by following these procedures:
Send us an email or postal mail as follows:
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Send postal mail to:
Tusk Task Force
505 Broadway E #230
Seattle, WA 98102 USA
In your letter or email, make sure to give us your:
- Your full name
- Your mailing address (including City, State and Zip Code)
- Your indication that you do not wish to have your membership information shared with other organizations, and/or other instructions.
INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESS
We may collect an IP address from all visitors to our website. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Website, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the website, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
USE OF “COOKIES”
All information provided to Tusk Task Force is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Website that is only accessible by certain qualified employees or volunteers of Tusk Task Force. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
Our Website may contain links to other Websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which we have no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may differ from ours and may not be as cool as ours.
CONTACTING US ABOUT THE WEBSITE
Send postal mail to:
Tusk Task Force
505 Broadway E #230
Seattle, WA 98102 USA
You can also email to email@example.com or give us a call at +1 (703) 291-4209.
IT’S ALL FUN AND GAMES UNTIL YOUR TRUST IS ON THE LINE SO WE TAKE IT VERY SERIOUSLY.
ABOUT OUR CORPORATE STATUS
Tusk Task Force is a registered non-profit NGO legally chartered by the Secretary of State in the State of Washington, United States of America, under registration number UBI 603-420-555 with federal EIN 47-0997121 since July 16, 2014. We are seeking a 501(c)3 status under the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and our application is pending. For non-profit corporation charter verification, please click here now.
ABOUT OUR CONSULTANCY AND REPRESENTATIVE STATUS
As a a registered non-profit NGO engaged in advocacy work on behalf of wildlife conservation, we seek to influence local, state, regional, national, and international governments legally in those jurisdictions, as allowed by those jurisdictions. We abide by the universal code of conduct to refrain from engaging in any lobbying activities that are against all democratic and transparent processes that are harmful to good governance, civic leadership, and the rule of law. We register, if required, as a consultancy or a lobbying organization in the respective legislative bodies that we seek to engage with to accomplish our mission as a wildlife conservation organization.
Tusk Task Force is a registered non-profit NGO in the European Union under the Transparency Registry, No. 056368329093-73.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTIONS WE GET
Tusk Task Force has never accepted and will never accept any amount of donation from any corporation or government. Every resource we use is a credit to the generous support of people and individuals—like you—from all parts of the world. This keeps us ethical, independent, and conflict-free from any questionable or negative influence that may diminish our mission, passion, vision, and values. We are tremendously grateful to all individuals who join us, through their investments, to #RaiseTheShieldForWildlife.
We also use very minimal resources and funds towards any marketing purpose. We would much rather use our limited resources and coin to fund our programs and affiliates to directly make an impact on our mission and vision. Together we are #UnitedForWildlife #SoThatWildlifeMayLive.
On behalf of the wildlife that we protect and the wildlife park rangers risking their lives to defend them, we are grateful for your unselfish contribution. If you are a donor, please know that every dollar you give to us are all accounted for. If you did not receive a receipt after your online donation transaction, please contact us and we will provide one for you. We may also provide receipts of our institutional contributions to our partners, if requested.
what happens when you give us your donation
Unless you tell us otherwise, the contributions you give us will be applied to off-set costs in executing all of our programs—advocacy, research, and protection—that will benefit the wildlife and wildlife park rangers who defend them in our target countries located in Africa and Asia. Rest assured, no one pockets anything. Not even paper clips.
when tax deductions come due
Unfortunately at this current time, you are not able to deduct your contributions from your federal taxes while our 501c3 status application is pending. We regret and apologize for this inconvenience.
HOW MUCH WE GET COMPENSATED FOR OUR WORK
At this time, all our administrative and operational costs are under 30 percent, and our CEO is paid an annual compensation of US $100.
we got answers to your questions
We value your trust and appreciate your important sponsorship and investment to our cause. Please be assured that your aid will make a difference and we will be responsible stewards of your investment. If you have any questions or comments concerning our personal information management practices, please contact us. We are grateful for your generosity.