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.

COPYRIGHT POLICY

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                                                                                    
ceo@tusktaskforce.org

Please include the following information in your communication:

  1. Full name of the article, page, or photograph and caption you want to use.
  2. Your full name, address, phone, and email address.
  3. A statement concerning how you wish to use our material

CREDITS

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.

OUR PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF USE

Tusk Task Force™ has created this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our website. We are committed to respecting your privacy and the following statement details our practices related to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. We value your trust and appreciate your important sponsorship and investment to our cause. If you have any questions or comments concerning our personal information management practices, please contact us. Our email and phone number are listed below.

In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. We reserve the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use simply by posting such changes on our website. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

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.
  • To enforce our Terms of Use.

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: ceo@tusktaskforce.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:

  1. Your full name
  2. Your mailing address (including City, State and Zip Code)
  3. Your indication that you do not wish to have your membership information shared with other organizations, and/or other instructions.

COMPLAINT PROCEDURE

If you suspect that we have handled your personal information in a manner that doesn’t comply with the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use or if you simply feel insecure about any of this, please contact us by e-mailing an explanation to ceo@tusktaskforce.org.

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

Our Website may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many Websites. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular website and to make sure you don't see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our website will not function properly when you view them.

SECURITY

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.

OTHER WEBSITES

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.

INFORMED CONSENT

The statements made in this Privacy Policy constitute a complete and unambiguous disclosure of all personal information collection, use and disclosure practices to be conducted by us. Your access to the website, www.tusktaskforce.org, and your request to make a donation constitute your informed consent and acceptance with these stated personal information practices.

CONTACTING US ABOUT THE WEBSITE

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use practice of our website, you may contact us directly:

Send postal mail to:

  Tusk Task Force
  505 Broadway E #230

  Seattle, WA 98102 USA  

You can also email to ceo@tusktaskforce.org 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 Your CONTRIBUTIONS

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 donorplease 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 administrative and operational costs are funded by our CEO who is paid an annual compensation of $1. 

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.