Print Page | Contact Us | Sign In | Join
NAFA Policies and Contacts
Share |

NAFA Privacy Policy

The North American Falconers Association does not release to any non-member person, firm, corporation or other entity the names, addresses, telephone numbers or email address of any member. Nor does the North American Falconers Association release any information regarding any affiliate member or affiliate organization.

NAFA Copyright Information

The North American Falconers Association reserves and protects its copyright on all materials contained on this website and the copyrights of all contributors of information, articles, attachments, photographs or other such material. No material depicted on this website may be used by any person, firm, corporation or entity of any kind without the express permission of the North American Falconers Association.

Contacting NAFA
Please remember when contacting the North American Falconers Association that all Directors, Officers and other people who work hard for our Association are volunteers. NAFA has no paid staff and there may be delays in replying to your request. We ask for your patience and understanding while we make contact with the person best qualified to answer your inquiry.

Members are encouraged to contact their regional Director and their Directors At Large for all matters. Other Officers of NAFA may be able to assist you, but contacting your Director is the fastest way to obtain a response to your inquiry or to address your concerns.

Contact the NAFA Membership Secretary if you are inquiring about your new member application that you have completed and submitted or if you have not received any information from NAFA about your new membership within 30 days of the date you mailed your application. If you have not completed an application for membership, join NAFA by completing the Membership Application.

Contact the NAFA Membership Secretary if are a current NAFA Member and have a question about your membership, want to know if your dues are currently paid or if you are not receiving your Hawk Chalks, the Journal, ballots, need website username and password information or other membership information from NAFA.

Contact the any NAFA Officer or Director or our Corresponding Secretary if you are a member of the public or the media and have a general inquiry about the North American Falconers Association.

If you are a NAFA Member contact the Corresponding Secretary if you have not received a ballot within 10 days of the announcement that ballots were being mailed.

Disclaimer, Terms of Use and Legal Restrictions

ATTENTION: PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. USING THIS WEBSITE INDICATES THAT YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS.  IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS ("TERMS"), DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE. (also referred to as North American Falconers' Association or NAFA or NAFA Website) and other official URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) of the Association, is provided for informational and educational purposes only and is intended to complement the advice and guidance followed by falconry "best practices". This site, is not intended and should not be construed as official advice or instruction of a sponsor, government agency or other qualified individual or organization. Persons requiring instruction or advice or with questions specific to a single individual are urged to contact their local falconry organization, sponsor or government agency for appropriate advice. Always seek the advice of a sponsor, competent falconer or government agency that regulates falconry. The creators, distributors, producers, participants and Association governing body (also referred to as the North American Falconers' Association) of this site disclaim any liability or loss in connection with the content provided here. Statements of fact are not necessarily authenticated. 

All content and materials are the property of Any use or reuse of this content without expressed written permission of the North American Falconers' Association is strictly prohibited. Permission to otherwise reprint or electronically reproduce any page in part or in its entirety is expressly prohibited, unless prior written consent has been obtained from the Corresponding Secretary  of NAFA, or as indicated on specific site pages. All rights reserved. 

Use of site.  The North American Falconers' Association authorizes you to view and download the materials at this website ("site") only for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original materials on any copies of the materials.  You may not modify the materials at this site in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform or distribute or otherwise use them for any public or commercial purpose. For purposes of these Terms, any use of these materials on any other website or networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited. The materials at this site are copyrighted and any unauthorized use of any materials at this site may violate copyright, trademark and other laws. If you breach any of these terms, your authorization to use this site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials. The North American Falconers' Association also reserves the right to terminate your authorization to use any services at the site and to delete any one or more of your related accounts, with or without cause, immediately and at any time.

Use of Software.  If you download software from this site ("Software"), use of the Software is subject to the license terms in the Software License Agreement that accompanies or is provided with the Software. You may not download or install the Software until you have read and accepted the terms of the Software License Agreement.

User Submissions.  Other than personally identifiable information, any material, information or other communication you transmit or post to this site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary ("Communications"). The North American Falconers' Association will have no obligations with respect to the Communications. The North American Falconers' Association and their designees will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use the Communications and all data, images, sounds, text and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes.  You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or other material that would violate any law.

Links To Other Websites.  Links to third party websites on this site are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you may leave this site. The North American Falconers' Association has reviewed these third party sites, but does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites or their content. Thus, the North American Falconers' Association does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this site, you do this entirely at your own risk.

The materials and services provided on this site are provided “as is” without any warranties of any kind including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement of intellectual property. The North American Falconers' Association further does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the materials or services at this site. The North American Falconers' Association may make changes to the materials and services at this site, or to the products and prices described in them, at any time without notice. The materials and services at this site may be out of date, and The North American Falconers' Association makes no commitment to update the materials and services at this site. Information published on this site may refer to products, programs or services that are not available in your country or locality. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

Limitation of Liability.  In no event will the North American Falconers' Association or other third parties mentioned on this site be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, those resulting from lost profits, lost data or business interruption, lost birds or falconry competency) arising out of the use, inability to use, or the results of use of this site, any websites linked to this site, or the materials or information or services contained at any or all such sites, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory and whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages. If your use of the materials, information or services from this site results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment or data, you assume all costs thereof. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

U.S. Government Restricted Rights.  Government users will receive no greater than Restricted Rights as defined in FAR 52.227-19 (c) (1-2) (June 1987). Government users will receive no greater Limited Rights as defined in FAR 52.227-14 (June 1987) or DFAR 252.227-7015 (b) (2) (November 1995), as applicable in any technical data at this site. Officials of local, state, federal or provincial agencies who are also members of the North American Falconers' Association are granted use of this website as NAFA Members without further restriction.

Applicable Laws.  This site is administered by the North American Falconers' Association from their offices in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  The North American Falconers' Association makes no representation that materials or services at this site are appropriate or available for use outside North America (Canada, Mexico or the United States), and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use or export or re-export the materials or services at this site or any copy or adaptation in violation of any applicable laws or regulations including without limitation U.S. import-export laws and regulations. If you choose to access this site from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. These terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.

General.  The North American Falconers' Association may revise these terms at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page from time to time to review the then-current terms because they are binding on you. Certain provisions of these terms may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages at this site.

Note: Anyone linking to The North American Falconers' Association website must comply with all applicable laws and take appropriate measures to ensure the link is current and accurate.

Other Websites are welcome to link to The North American Falconers' Association and display the North American Falconers' Association logo on their site pending a review of the “other” site and it is found satisfactory by the appropriate Officer of The North American Falconers' Association who grants permission.

Each e-mail sent to the various addresses of officers and Directors at may be read, but due to the volume of mail received, not all questions can be answered personally. Those questions that are answered usually receive a reply within 3 days.  Please read the topic that addresses your question first or read the Frequently Asked Questions portion of the website before asking a question by email.

By submitting your questions, you grant the North American Falconers' Association a license to edit and reproduce your questions and incorporate them into as necessary or appropriate in  the sole judgment of the North American Falconers' Association. Your identity will not be revealed.

NAFA Website Design Team

The North American Falconers Association Website Team is an all volunteer group of dedicated and highly skilled individuals who have donated their valuable time to the design, development and continuing enhancement of an enjoyable website experience for our Members and the public. We would like to hear from you about improvements you would like to see or corrections we need to make. Email the Website Design Team and let us know what you would like to see in the future or if we can help answer a question about the website.

A list of our volunteer contributing artists, compositors, information technology professionals and designers to date includes:

  • Mr. Chad Harrelson - Logo and graphics design - South Carolina

  • Ms. Jayme Perlman - Information Technology - site setup, content and design - Washington

  • Mr. Larry Dickerson - Composite graphics - design, navigation, integration and implementation - North Carolina

  • Ms. Gwen Nikkels - Composite graphics and design - New Jersey

  • Ms. Dana Bennett - Information Technology Consultant - Louisiana

  • Mr. Chris Lynn - NAFA / NAFEX Forums - Forum Development and Maintenance - New Mexico

  • Mr. Pete Rodas - Database development and maintenance - Colorado

  • Mr. Fred Fogg - Webmaster - North Carolina

We wish to thank the many site reviewers and contributors for their reviews and input into the design and functionality of the NAFA website. Without your valuable assistance, this important presence on the internet would not be possible. The design team pledges to continue it's work to enhance the experience of the website users with more functions, better graphics and new designs as the needs of our members change.

Copyright © North American Falconers Association