Terms and Conditions of Use

Last revised May 15, 2018.

This website www.parrots.org ("our site" or "this site") is owned and operated by the World Parrot Trust. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using our site. By using this site, you automatically agree to all of these terms of use. The World Parrot Trust may revise these terms from time to time. If you continue to use our site after we post changes to these terms and conditions, it will mean that you accept those changes.

  • Copyright and Use of Materials

  • Privacy Policy

  • Security

  • Posted Materials

  • Outside Links

  • Limitations on the Trust's Liability

  • General Provisions

Copyright and Use of Materials

The World Parrot Trust maintains this site for your personal information, education, and communication. All materials on our site, including but not limited to artwork, photographs, graphics, audio clips, video clips, text and trademarks, are the sole property of the World Parrot Trust or its licensors.

Unless otherwise stated, all information contained on the site is Copyright © World Parrot Trust.

The exclusive rights to all materials on this site are protected by international laws of copyright, trademark and unfair competition. You may not copy, reproduce, distribute, modify, display, prepare derivative works based on, republish, transmit, repost or otherwise use the content of our site, except as necessary for your personal, non- commercial use, without prior written authorization from the World Parrot Trust. To request such permission contact the World Parrot Trust using the business address on this document, or send an email to admin@parrots.org. In no event may the World Parrot Trust trademarks, symbols, artwork or other visual or audio elements be reproduced separately from the textual content associated with them on the site.

If you download software from the site in order to use the materials as authorized above, the software, including any files, images, audio or video clips incorporated in or generated by the software, and data accompanying the software (collectively, "the software") is licensed to you by the World Parrot Trust. The World Parrot Trust does not transfer the title to you. You own the medium on which the software is recorded, but the World Parrot Trust retains full title to the software, and all intellectual property rights therein. You may not redistribute, sell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the software to a human-perceivable form.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy was created to inform you about the type of information gathered and disseminated on this and all related World Parrot Trust websites. Visitors to www.parrots.org and all related sites are guaranteed privacy.

Related Sites

Web sites directly related with www.parrots.org and governed by this privacy policy are:

  • World Parrot Trust: www.worldparrottrust.org

  • PollyVision: www.pollyvision.org | www.pollyvision.com

  • PsittaScene: www.psittascene.com | www.psittascene.org

  • Online Stores: www.store.wptestore.com | www.estore.parrots.org

  • Lory Conservation Network: www.savelories.org | www.savelories.com

Measuring Audiences

The only information we collect from a normal web site visit is the name of your internet service provider, the browser and type of machine you are using, the pages you request and the date and time you request them and the web site that referred you to us. We use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of the site to our visitors.

IP Address

Your IP (Internet Protocol) address is used to gather broad demographic information. World Parrot Trust logs IP addresses and browser types for systems administration purposes. These logs are analyzed to constantly improve the value of the materials available on this website. Your IP address also helps us diagnose problems with our server and administer the Web site. IP addresses do not provide us with any identifiable personal information. This means your session will be tracked, but you will remain anonymous to us.


Like many other websites, we use cookies to better understand how our site is used, to make sure our information and dynamic content are served correctly, and to improve the performance of our site for our users, particularly the way search pages are delivered. World Parrot Trust does not use cookies to retain personal information about our users, and we do not sell information about our traffic patterns. Aggregated site usage data may be provided to our sponsors and underwriters.

Submitting Personal Information

The World Parrot Trust may collect email addresses and other personally identifiable data about visitors when such data is voluntarily submitted to www.parrots.org or its related sites. We collect, use and disclose personal information only for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate. Regularly, our members are given opportunities to choose how often and in what way they wish to hear from us. At any time, our supporters are able to opt out of receiving communication material.

As part of our commitment to ensuring the privacy of our visitors, the World Parrot Trust does not sell or exchange names or any other personally identifiable information about our online visitors and members.

We may however provide personal information to third parties on a completely confidential basis to enable such third parties to perform certain tasks, such as maintain a membership database or send email alerts and/or newsletters, on our behalf. These third party providers are committed to protecting the privacy of our members and subscribers, and will utilize your information only to provide the services that we contract for.

Some of the functions of our site also require registration of personal information. We use this information to make these functions more effective and provide participants with additional information about parrot conservation and related welfare issues. We may share aggregate information about website usage and traffic patterns, stripped of any personally identifiable information, to third parties to comply with various reporting obligations and for business or marketing purposes. All such information is collected and stored in a manner appropriate to the nature of the data.

Social Media

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are subject to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

This and related websites may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Email Communication

World Parrot Trust strongly observes anti-SPAM and GDPR practices in its email outreach programs. All personal details relating to email communications and memberships are held securely, and no personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the organization that operates this website. You may request a copy – or deletion – of the personal information held about you by the organization by writing the address at the bottom of this policy.

Email sent by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity, etc. This information is used to refine future communications and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

Subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system, or by writing the business address at the bottom of this policy. The automated process is detailed at the footer of each email message.

Children's Guidelines

For website users under 18, please be sure to obtain your parent's or guardian's permission before you send any information about yourself (your name, address, e-mail address, etc.) to us or anyone else over the Internet.

None of the websites covered by this policy knowingly collect identifiable personal information from children under age 13. If we discover that a person under the age of 13 has provided us with any personally identifiable information, we will delete that information from our systems. We are unable to reply to information requests from children under the age of 13, if so identified. A parent or guardian must initiate any requests for information from children under the age of 13 on their behalf.

We encourage parents to get involved with their children's online usage and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating.

Privacy Policy Changes

The World Parrot Trust may amend this privacy policy from time to time. We maintain the option to change this Privacy Statement at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.


Our website is operated by the World Parrot Trust for the benefit of our members and those interested in supporting our organization. It is free for use by individual web users. No registration is required. The World Parrot Trust makes every effort to insure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information using industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies.

The privacy of our supporter’s personal information is never compromised. Safeguards are in place to ensure that all personal information is kept confidential and secure. Access is only given to employees who must use the personal information for the reason for which it was obtained.

All personal information such as e-mail addresses and financial information, collected on our website is knowingly and specifically supplied to us by the website user. This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Extensive data encryption and password protection is used to transfer and store data.

All information, including credit card information is encrypted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption, currently the strongest export-grade encryption available. This means that any data sent from the user’s computer to The World Parrot Trust is completely secure. The World Parrot Trust does not retain credit card information after the completion of an on-line transaction

These measures have been put in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. However, your confidential use of this site cannot be guaranteed by the World Parrot Trust. The World Parrot Trust shall not be responsible for any harm that you or any person may suffer as the result of a breach of confidentiality with respect to information you transmitted to the site.

Posted Materials (Forums, bloggers and online experts)

The information and opinions expressed in materials posted by visitors on the chat areas, bloggers, ‘Ask an Expert’, lists or other venues connected with our site (collectively known as "forums") are not necessarily those of the World Parrot Trust or its affiliates and the World Parrot Trust makes no representations or warranties regarding such posted materials. Users should be aware that our forums are public, not private communications. When you voluntarily disclose personal information on our forums, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other people.

You shall not submit, upload or post to our forums any content which (1) libels, defames, invades privacy, or is obscene, pornographic, abusive, or threatening; (2) infringes any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity, including but not limited to, violating anyone's copyrights or trademarks; (3) falsifies or deletes author attributions, legal notices or other proprietary designations; (4) violates any law; (5) advocates illegal activity; (6) contains viruses, corrupted files, or other materials that may cause damage to another's computer, or (7) advertises or otherwise solicits funds or sales of goods or services. By posting any content on our forums, you automatically agree to indemnify the World Parrot Trust from and against any and all third party claims, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from your breach of these posting restrictions.

By posting any content on our forums, you automatically grant to the World Parrot Trust a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable and unrestricted worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and distribute the posted content or incorporate the posted content into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed for any purpose, including advertising and promotion, and you automatically waive all "moral rights" with respect to the posted content.

The World Parrot Trust reserves the right to remove for any reason posted materials from our forums, and the right to deny in its sole discretion any user access to our site or our forums, without notice.

Outside Links

This site contains links to sites outside of www.parrots.org. World Parrot Trust is not responsible for the privacy practices, or the content, of such other Web sites. Any links provided to third party web sites outside of www.parrots.org are provided solely for your convenience.

The operation and content of such third party web sites is beyond our control, and we do not endorse in any manner whatsoever or accept any responsibility for the content or other material that may be contained on such web sites, the use of such web sites, or any products or services advertised on or sold through any such web sites. We will not be liable under any circumstances for any damages whatsoever, direct or indirect, resulting from any use of this web site or any other third party web site linked to this web site, whether or not we are advised of the possibility of such damages.

Limitations on the World Parrot Trust's Liability

The World Parrot Trust makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, regarding the use of the material appearing on this site with regard to their correctness, reliability, accuracy, or otherwise. Neither the World Parrot Trust nor its affiliated or related websites or its content providers shall be responsible or liable to any person, firm, or corporation for any loss, damage, injury, claim, or liability of any kind or character based on or resulting from any information contained on this site.

The materials on this site are provided solely for educational and promotional purposes. Your use and browsing of this site is at your own risk. The materials could include technical inaccuracies or other errors. They are provided to you "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The World Parrot Trust does not warrant that the functions contained in www.parrots.org will be uninterrupted or error- free, that defects will be corrected, or that our site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

The World Parrot Trust does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials on our site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You (and not the World Parrot Trust) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall the World Parrot Trust be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or inability to use, the materials on our site, even if the World Parrot Trust or a World Parrot Trust-authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you. In no event shall the World Parrot Trust's total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action, including but not limited to negligence, arising out of our in connection with your use of this site, exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this site.

General Provisions

The materials on www.parrots.org are presented solely for educational and promotional purposes. This site is operated under the supervision of the World Parrot Trust from its offices in Hayle, UK. World Parrot Trust products are available in many parts of the world. However, our site may describe products that are not available worldwide. The World Parrot Trust does not warrant or represent that materials on our site are appropriate or available for use in other locations.

If you choose to access our site from other locations, you do so at your own initiative and you are responsible for complying with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. You may not download or otherwise export or re-export software from our site in violation of United States export controls.

Whenever possible, each provision of these terms shall be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision is deemed prohibited or invalid under applicable law, such provision shall be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or invalidity without invalidating the remainder of such provision or the remaining provisions of these terms.

This is the entire agreement between us relating to your use of this site. These terms may not be modified by you, in writing or otherwise, unless agreed to in a written document signed by the World Parrot Trust.