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Privacy Policy

HawkWatch International respects the privacy of visitors to its Website. To better protect your privacy, we provide this Privacy Policy explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.  By using the Website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not accept this Privacy Policy, you should cease using the Website. 

Personal Information and Third Parties

We collect personal information when you purchase tickets, make online donations or otherwise submit your contact information. We use your personal information to keep you informed about our programs and opportunities. We will not sell, share, or rent your personal information collected on the Website, except under conditions listed in this Privacy Policy or as noted in our partners’ respective privacy policies. We reserve the right to use the names of donors, partners, volunteers, and supporters on the Website and/or in publications and to provide your personally-identifiable information to our employees, contractors, agents, and designees, to the extent we deem necessary to enable them to perform database-related and communication-related services (e.g., storage of information, distribution of newsletters, etc.). If you do not want your name shown as a donor, please donate anonymously. We employ security measures (physical, electronic, and procedural) to keep all information secure.

We may engage third parties to process your information on our behalf; however, HawkWatch International has not granted permission to such third parties to retain, share, store, or use personal information for any purpose other than providing the requested service. For example, we currently collect email addresses from subscribers of our electronic newsletter--RaptorUpdate--and this information is stored by a third party. To read such third party’s privacy policy, please visit

We also request information from you if you purchase any merchandise, make an online donation, or engage in any other financial transaction through the Website. In such cases, you must provide contact information and financial information (e.g., credit card number, expiration date, etc.). This information is used for billing purposes only. If we have trouble processing payment, this contact information may be used to contact you. We never store your credit card information in either paper or electronic form beyond the time period needed to process the applicable transaction. This credit card information is stored by a third party. To read such third‑party’s privacy policy, please visit

No Personally-Identifiable Information

The Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., (“Google”) to collect information on the Website’s activity. Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to help us analyze how visitors use the Website.

The information generated by the cookie is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Cookies collect information on browser type, operating system type, network location (domain), IP (Internet Protocol) address and other similar information. Google uses this information to evaluate and compile reports on usage of the Website, which we access to help maintain and improve the Website. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. No personally-identifiable information about you is collected via your IP address, and Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Additionally, the Website’s content management tool uses cookies for authenticating staff users, tracking internal sessions, and recording staff preferences. These cookies have no effect on or connection to Website usage by external visitors. You may block cookies by adjusting the browser settings on your personal computer.


To prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, and improper use of your information, we have established appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial safeguards to protect the information we collect in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We make use of SSL (Secure Sockets Layer protocol) to encrypt credit card information that is transferred via the Internet.

The Website may contain links to other Internet sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other Internet sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Website and to read the privacy policies of each and every Internet site that you visit. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by our Website,

This Web Site is Not Directed to Children

This Website is not directed to children under thirteen (13) years of age, and we do not knowingly collect personally-identifiable information from such children. If you are younger than 13 years of age, please do not provide any personally-identifiable information while using this Website.

Revisions to This Policy

Any substantial changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone. We reserve the right to update and revise this Privacy Policy at any time. You can determine if this Policy has been revised since your last visit by referring to the “Effective Date of Current Policy” date at the bottom of this page. Your use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of the terms of the Policy. You should review this Policy regularly to ensure that you are aware of future amendments.

Business Transfers

In the event of a sale or transfer of assets or of any portion of our business, we reserve the right to transfer any and all information that we collect from users, or that we otherwise collect in connection with the Website, including, without limitation, other legal entities of HawkWatch International.

Special Notification for California Residents

We will not disclose your personal information to unaffiliated third parties for purposes of their direct marketing. However, we may provide your personal information to other legal entities of HawkWatch International. This information may be used to send you updates, invitations, and other information about us, our other legal entities, or partners. Because such entities are considered “third parties” for purposes of California Civil Code Section 1798.83, we are providing the following information for individual California residents who have given us their personal information pursuant to an established relationship that is primarily for personal, family, or household purposes (“Individual California Supporters”). Individual California Supporters may request information about our disclosures of certain categories of personally-identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Such requests must be submitted to us either by email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or by mail at the following address:

HawkWatch International 
2240 South 900 East 
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Phone: 801-484-6808

Within thirty (30) days of receiving such a request, we will provide a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to separate legal entities for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately-preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of these entities. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year. We reserve our right not to respond to requests submitted other than to the email or mailing address specified in this paragraph.

Your Consent to This Privacy Policy

If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this Website so that you will always be able to understand what information we collect, how we use that information, and under what circumstances we may disclose that information to others. We may use comments, information or feedback that you may submit in any manner that we may choose without notice or compensation to you.


If you have any questions or concerns about these policies, you may contact our office:

HawkWatch International 
2240 South 900 East 
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Phone: 801-484-6808

Effective Date: February 1, 2012

Conflict of Interest Policy

The standard of behavior at HawkWatch International (HWI) is that all staff and board members scrupulously avoid conflicts of interest between the interests of HWI on one hand, and personal, professional, and business interests on the other. This includes avoiding potential and actual conflicts of interest, as well as perceptions of conflicts of interest.

The purposes of this policy are to protect the integrity of HawkWatch International’s decision-making process, to enable our constituencies to have confidence in our integrity, and to protect the integrity and reputations of staff and board members. Upon or before election, hiring, or appointment, staff and board members will make a full, written disclosure of interests, relationships, and holdings that could potentially result in a conflict of interest. This written disclosure will be kept on file and will be updated as appropriate.  Staff and board members will also, upon or before election, hiring, or appointment and on an annual basis, sign that they have read and understood this policy.

In the course of meetings or activities, staff and board members will disclose any interests in a transaction or decision where the staff or board member (including business or other nonprofit affiliations), family, and/or significant other, employer, or close associates will receive a benefit or gain. After disclosure, the staff and/or board member will be asked to leave the room for the discussion and will not be permitted to vote on the question and/or take part in the decision making.

This policy is meant to supplement good judgment, and staff and board members will respect its spirit as well as its wording.

Document Destruction Policy

HawkWatch International abides by legal requirements of destruction of any company documents, as listed below.

Type of Document

Minimum Requirement

Accounts payable ledgers and schedules

7 years

Audit reports


Bank Reconciliations

2 years

Bank statements

3 years

Checks (for important payments and purchases)


Contracts, mortgages, notes and leases (expired)

7 years

Correspondence (legal and important matters)


Correspondence (with customers and vendors)

2 years

Deeds, mortgages, and bills of sale


Depreciation Schedules


Employment applications

3 years

Year End Financial Statements


Insurance Policies (expired)

3 years

Insurance records, current accident reports, claims, policies, etc.


Inventories of products, materials, and supplies

7 years

Minute books, bylaws and charter


Payroll records and summaries

7 years

Personnel files (terminated employees)

7 years

Retirement and pension records


Tax returns and worksheets



7 years

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It is the responsibility of all directors, officers, and employees to comply with the organization’s Guiding Principles and to report violations or suspected violations of integrity in accordance with this Whistleblower Policy. No director, officer, or employee who in good faith reports a violation of the Code shall suffer harassment, retaliation, or adverse employment consequence.

An employee who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith is subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment. This Whistleblower Policy is intended to encourage and enable employees and others to raise serious concerns within the organization prior to seeking resolution outside the organization.

Anyone filing a complaint concerning a violation or suspected violation must be acting in good faith and have reasonable grounds for believing the information disclosed indicates a violation of the integrity and professionalism. Any allegations that prove not to be substantiated and which prove to have been made maliciously or knowingly to be false will be viewed as a serious disciplinary offense. Violations or suspected violations may be submitted on a confidential basis to the Executive Director or Board Chair by the complainant or may be submitted anonymously. Reports of violations or suspected violations will be kept confidential to the extent possible, consistent with the need to conduct an adequate investigation.


If you have any questions or concerns about these policies, please contact our office.



HWI Professional Services

Upcoming Events
Great Salt Lake Bird Festival
Fri Apr 18 @ 8:00AM -
Earth Day Celebration at Snow College
Fri Apr 18 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
iSEE at Providence Hall
Fri Apr 18 @12:00PM -
Parade of Raptors at Southland Elementary School
Fri Apr 18 @ 1:30PM - 02:30PM
Great Salt Lake Bird Festival
Sat Apr 19 @ 8:00AM -
Earth Day at Ogden Nature Center
Sat Apr 19 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Raptor Presentation at Sprucewood Elementary
Mon Apr 21 @ 2:00PM - 03:00PM