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 only my photos in everything that I do.

This includes my 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 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.

5) All my 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.

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.


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