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By using the WCCWG site, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site.  Your continued use of the WCCWG site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept these changes.

Our Commitment

The WCCWG Gallery (WCCWG) respects your concern about privacy. This privacy policy will tell you how we protect your personal information, and will describe the choices you have concerning our use of such information.  Please read this policy carefully.  We may need to change this policy from time to time in order to address new issues and reflect changes on our site.  We will post changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose that information to anyone.  Please refer to this policy regularly.

Online Information Gathering

Types of information collected by this site:  Information collected online is often defined as being either personally identifiable or anonymous:

        Personally identifiable information
Lets us know the specifics of who you are, such as your name, e-mail address or postal address.

        Anonymous information
Is information that cannot be tied back to a specific individual.

Personally identifiable information

The choice of how much of your personally identifiable information is disclosed to WCCWG is left completely up to you.

The only way we know something about you is when you voluntarily disclose your information such as a credit card number, address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, demographic, and other personal and financial information when you transact business at our site, communicate on the site by sending us an e-mail, or fill in a form

Collection of IP addresses:  When visiting any Internet site your unique address, called an IP address, is recorded. The amount of information about users made available from their IP addresses varies greatly, for instance depending on how they are connected to the Internet. WCCWG does not release any information about the collection of this address to any third parties. WCCWG archives the logging of IP addresses for security reasons. 

Anonymous Information:

WCCWG collects and archives basic logging for site stats. These log files show the daily number of visitors to our site and its subdirectories, the daily requests we receive for particular files, what server locations those requests come from, including from which countries, as well as the domain name of the server or browser accessing the WCCWG site. These aggregated statistics are primarily used internally to provide better services to the public, but may also be provided to others


WCCWG does not sell, rent, lend or give personally identifiable information collected from you on WCCWGs web site to marketers. The one exception is that, although unlikely, WCCWG may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personally identifiable information. In these cases, we will provide this information as and to the extent we have determined that the disclosure of any such information is appropriate.


To enable any shopping features that may be available or become available on the WCCWG web site, our server may assign your browser a unique identification number stored in a file on your computer (a cookie).  Cookies by themselves cannot be used to find out the identity of any user.  This unique identification number will automatically identify your browser to our computers whenever you interact on our site.


Users will find links to other sites or services on the WCCWG site.  Although we initially visit the sites or services that are linked to WCCWGs web site, we do not control the content or links that appear on these sites.  In addition, these sites or services, including their contents and links, may be constantly changing. The fact that we have made these links available to you is not an endorsement or recommendation to you by WCCWG. We provide these links only as a convenience.
For more information please see The WCCWG Web Site Linking Policy.

Other companies linked to this site may collect information about you when you view or click on these sites.  We cannot control this collection of information.  You should contact these content providers directly if you have any questions about their use of the information they collect.  These sites and services may have their own privacy policies, or no policy at all.  We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third party sites or services before providing any of them with your personal information.

Updated: 04/23/2004

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The West Coast Crane Working Group is a regional technical workgroup of the North American Crane Working Group (NACWG). The NACWG is a member of the Crane Specialist Group of the Species Survival Commission of The World Conservation Union (IUCN) based in Gland, Switzerland. 


The WCCWG receives support from The Paul L King Charitable Foundation, The Foley/Frischkorn Wildlife and Conservation Fund, and Chevron Research and Technology Company and other appreciated supporters.



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