Terms of Service / Disclaimer / Release of Liability
Course: Training classes conducted by Red Creek Wildlife Center either in person or online.
Student: Person purchasing, and/or enrolling in and/or taking the course.
RCWC: Red Creek Wildlife Center, Inc
Wildlife rehabilitation: The act of possessing animals for the purpose of recovery and return to the wild, including related and support activities, such as (but not limited to) wildlife capture and transport.
WildlifeEDU: Title of the wildlife rehabilitation training program conducted by Red Creek Wildlife Center, Inc. Includes the websites www.wildlifeedu.com, www.wildlifeedu.net, www.wildlifeedu.us, www.wildlifeedu.info,
Terms of Service:
All content in these courses, including but not limited to YouTube videos, written instruction, handouts, and exams are for the sole use by the enrolled student. The student agrees not to share any content with any other person whatsoever for any reason.
WildlifeEDU has no way of determining which students have the necessary permits for wildlife rehabilitation. Persons who want to learn about wildlife rehabilitation and those seeking education while training to become a wildlife rehabilitator are not banned from taking any courses.
Some techniques taught in the courses are not lawful for an individual to perform in some states, while the same techniques may be lawful for a permitted wildlife rehabilitator to perform in other states. The use of some equipment described is unlawful for an individual to possess or use in some states, while the use of the same equipment may be lawful for a permitted wildlife rehabilitator to perform in other states.
It is up to the student to ensure that the information learned here is used in accordance with the state laws and regulations in which the student resides.
Permitting and Licensure:
Wildlife rehabilitation is a permitted activity regulated by state wildlife agencies and, in the case of migratory birds, the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Each state has its own requirements for granting permits or licenses for wildlife rehabilitation.
Regulations differ from one area to another, and not all jurisdictions allow for the rehabilitation of all species. It is the student’s responsibility to learn and follow the laws pertaining to your locality.
The student understands that purchasing, enrolling in, and successful completion of any course does not give the student authority to possess, capture or rehabilitate wildlife.
The student understands that receiving a certificate upon successful completion of any course is not considered a permit, license or certification. Permits and licensure must be obtained through the state agency in which you reside. Additional permits are required through the US Fish and Wildlife Service for possession and rehabilitation of Migratory birds.
Continuing Education Credits
On successful completion of each course, the student is awarded a certificate of completion for that course. The certificate of completion state the number of hours estimated for completing the course.
WildlifeEDU certificates have been accepted by many states as continuing education credits for wildlife rehabilitation permittees and capture and transport permittees.
WildlifeEDU and RCWC do not guarantee that any individual entity will accept any certificate as credit toward continuing education requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to determine whether the student’s state agency governing permits will accept WildlifeEDU training certificates as continuing education credit hours.
Red Creek will refund the enrollment fee for any courses purchased in the past 30 days that have not been accessed. Once a course has been started, it can not be refunded.
Release of Liability
Personal contact with wildlife is accompanied by many dangers to both the student and the animal, including those which are mentioned throughout these courses. The guidelines and instructions contained in these courses are meant to help reduce these risks but cannot eliminate them. Instructions in these courses neither imply nor promise the absence of risk and it is the student’s responsibility to use their best judgment in any actions they choose to take.
The student takes full responsibility for their actions and choices, whether or not that choice is to follow the guidelines and instructions set forth in these courses. The author, publisher, and any and all agents involved in the production of these courses shall not be held legally responsible for any consequences resulting from the student’s actions.
WHEREAS Red Creek Wildlife Center, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as RCWC) is a Pennsylvania Non-Profit Corporation, located at 300 Moon Hill Drive, in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, and as such performs valuable services to the community;
WHEREAS financial claims or lawsuit(s) against RCWC, its employees or members would discourage and possibly discontinue the valuable services provided by this organization and organizations like it,
THEREFORE the student accept on behalf of the student, the student’s heirs, beneficiaries, assigns, agents, child or children, wards, and conservatees, or any and all of them, any and all danger(s) and resulting personal injury (including death) and/or property damage, and I knowingly execute the following Release of Liability after having read and understood the terms thereof:
In consideration for the opportunity to learn about wildlife rescue and rehabilitation through participating in courses offered by WildlifeEDU and RCWC, I, the student, on behalf of myself, heirs, beneficiaries, assign, agents, child or children, wards, and conservatees, or any or all of them, do hereby release and discharge WildlifeEDU, RCWC, together with the assignees, directors, officers, agents, employees, members, officials, heirs or any or all of them and their successors from any and all liability, whatsoever the nature or kind, arising out of, as a result of, or in connection with said activities or instruction learned and/or followed in these courses.
I, the student, on behalf of myself, heirs, beneficiaries, assign, agents, child or children, wards, and conservatees, or any or all of them, do hereby release and discharge WildlifeEDU, RCWC, together with the assignees, directors, officers, agents, employees, members, officials, heirs, or any or all of them and their successors, from any and all incidental, or indirect, special or, consequential damages, including but not limited to, the loss of salary or wages or loss of opportunities, of whatsoever nature or kind arising out of, as a result of, or in connection with said activities occurring as a result of, or in connection with said activities or instruction learned and/or followed in these courses.