Ethics – What You Can Expect

1) Your privacy is important.

I will never distribute, release, make available, sell, or share any personal information that I obtain from e-mails, phone calls, conversations, presentations, or any interactions with clients or their guests. This is intended to cover any possible situation that may occur.

The key point is: I respect and protect other people’s privacy.

Find details at: Privacy Policy.

2) I use my photos in everything that I do.

This includes my books, articles, blogs, photo classes, presentations, and web site.

Thus I never “borrow” other people’s photos.

Northern Pintail, Male, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye, in Ethics & Policies by Steve Kaye

Northern Pintail, Male

3) My photos and content are my intellectual property.

Everything on this web site is protected by copyright. I put my signature on the photos shown on this web site to signify that I own them and to discourage people from copying them.

In addition, my talks are my intellectual property. If someone wants to make copies or recordings, we need to sign a contract that defines how my material will be used.

4) All my photos were taken in ways that showed respect for Nature.

None of my photos caused any harm to wildlife or their environment.

I stay a safe distance from birds, nests, and critters. I watch where I walk to avoid stepping on plants.

I follow Audubon’s Photo Guidelines: Audubon’s Guide to Ethical Bird Photography

5) All my wildlife photos are of real, live, wild animals, birds, and other critters.

So none of my photos were taken in zoos, game farms, animal hospitals, book stores, or museums.

Instead, I study bird behavior and then use that knowledge to be in the right place at the right time. Often I need to wait a long time for wildlife to appear.

I take the best photo possible, and then perform minor adjustments. I never use software to assemble (or invent) an image from parts of other images.

6) I run a Green Business

Find out why that’s important here: Green Business

7) I work as a cooperative partner.

My business works to Create Success. Thus I help others achieve results.

8) This web site has been set up to inspire respect for Nature and to promote kindness.

Thus, I delete spam comments.

I also decline requests to post ads and articles that promote other people’s activities.

See Related Info at:

Mission & Values –  Why and How I Run My Business

List of Clients  – Who Has Worked With Me

Meeting Planners, Hello and Welcome  – What Clients Can Expect

Teamwork  – How We Work Together to Create Success for Both

Inspiring Presentations by Steve Kaye  – What I Do

About Steve Kaye – My Bio

Did You Know?

The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.

Here are three organizations that excel at doing this.

1) American Bird Conservancy

2) The Nature Conservancy

3) The Trust for Public Land

Please visit their web sites to learn about the work they do.

Here’s an excellent book: The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation

You can help – Please share this page with others.
Inspiring Respect for Nature, one bird at a time.

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