Privacy Policy


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Last Updated: July 01, 2023

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. This Privacy Policy describes the types of information we may collect from you when you visit our website, access our services, participate in our programs, or otherwise interact with us. It also describes how we use and disclose the information we collect, how we protect information from unauthorized use or disclosure, and the choices you have regarding our collection and use of such information.


Browser Cookies
When you visit our website, your browser will add a cookie, or a record of your visit.  If you return to our site without clearing your browser history, the site will load more quickly the second time.  Cookies are added automatically by browsers; you can adjust your setting to not allow, but you may be locking yourself out of sites if you choose to do so.

Browser History
Google Analytics now tracks your activity. Google collects more activity details that Black Hills Raptor Center will not use in its statistics for updated tags and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). You may turn this activity off at any time using Google’s activity. Go here for more instructions.

Black Hills Raptor Center will collect and use your personal information for seven reasons:
1. In order to process your payment for your program or product. Once the payment has been processed, the payment information is deleted. We do not keep your credit card information on file.
2. If you have signed up as a newsletter recipient, a repeat customer or donor with Black Hills Raptor Center.
3. To contact you should there be a problem with your program date or product, a question on shipping, or that the item is on back-order.
4. When you have signed up to become a volunteer or potential volunteer with Black Hills Raptor Center.
5. In answer to a question you have asked of us via the website or an e-mail.
6. To send you Thank You notes for donations or purchases.
7. We look at how our viewers and customers found our website, what the most-used pages and tags are, what types of searches were used, and how long people stayed on a page. We adjust our website’s tags and SEO approaches for better browser search placement based upon those statistics, but personal information is not collected.

While we take photos at our events, those images are used only to promote Black Hills Raptor Center. Your permission is required regarding photos of minors.  If permission is denied, photos of those minors will not be used.

Consent to Privacy Policy
By accessing our website to obtain information or services; by providing solicited or unsolicited personal information to us online, or through other means, you are consenting to our use of such information, subject to applicable laws, and agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Definition of Personal Information
We define the term “personal information” to mean any information that we use to identify a specific person. This is name, address, phone number, e-mail address, child’s name, child’s age, child’s school, any special instructions, or other online registration information; a financial account or credit card number, and transaction information or purchase history, when associated with a person’s name. This policy does not restrict or limit our collection. We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties.

We use various physical, electronic, and procedural measures designed to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, or misuse. We use strong encryption when transmitting your sensitive personal information. However, because no data security systems are completely secure, we do not warrant that any personal information that you provide to us will be secure or safe from unauthorized access. If you provide personal information to us, you do so at your own risk.

With Your Consent
You may give your consent in several ways, such as through a written agreement that you sign or acknowledge; an online method, such as a “click through” agreement or registration page; an oral statement, such as by way of an interactive voice response; or through the terms and conditions under which we provide you a particular product, or program. Sometimes your consent may be implicit. For example, if you purchase a product with a credit card and have it shipped to your home, you implicitly consent to the disclosure of your name and address to a third-party shipping company to complete the delivery, and of your credit card number to the credit card processor to authorize the transaction and to the bank to collect payment.

Legal Process
We may disclose your personal information to legal or government regulatory authorities in response to their requests for such information or to assist in investigations of theft, fraud or abuse. We may also disclose your personal information to third parties in connection with claims, disputes or litigation, when required by law, or if we determine its disclosure is necessary in an emergency.

Privacy Policy Changes

As Black Hills Raptor Center continues to process more electronically, and adapt our advertising accordingly, item three of this privacy policy is likely to adapt, but we will not disclose your personal information. Any policy changes will be posted on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice.

Any privacy concerns should be directed to or by going here; we take all privacy concerns very seriously and will respond appropriately and quickly. Our customers are our first priority.


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