Privacy policy/Code of ethics

Web Site Terms of Service and Conditions of Use

1. Terms

By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

2. Use License

Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Cape Lookout Studies Volunteers’ web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
modify or copy the materials;
use the materials for any educational purpose, commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial); attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Cape Lookout Studies Volunteers’s web site; remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server without the express written consent of the content author or photographer of the individual images.
This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Cape Lookout Studies Volunteers at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Disclaimer

The materials on Cape Lookout Studies Volunteers’ web site are provided “as is”. Cape Lookout Studies Volunteers and any collaborators, programs or initiatives mentioned on this website make no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Cape Lookout Studies Volunteers and any collaborators, programs or initiatives mentioned on this website do not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site. Opinions and comments provided by visitors on the Spyhop blog are the opinions of the individual visitor and may not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the volunteers of the Cape lookout Studies program, the director, the NC maritime Museum, or the NC Department of Cultural Resources.

4. Limitations

In no event shall Cape Lookout Studies Volunteers or any suppliers, collaborators, programs or initiatives mentioned on this website be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Cape Lookout Studies Volunteers’ Internet site, even if Cape Lookout Studies Volunteers or a Cape Lookout Studies Volunteers’ authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on Cape Lookout Studies Volunteers’ web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Cape Lookout Studies Volunteers and any collaborators, programs or initiatives mentioned on this website do not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Cape Lookout Studies Volunteers may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Cape Lookout Studies Volunteers do not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

Cape Lookout Studies Volunteers have not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Cape Lookout Studies Volunteers of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.

7. Site Terms of Use Modifications

Cape Lookout Studies Volunteers may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

8. Governing Law

Any claim relating to Cape Lookout Studies Volunteers’ web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site.

Privacy Policy for Volunteers for Cape Lookout Studies Web Site

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at

At we consider the privacy of our visitors to be extremely important. This privacy policy document describes in detail the types of personal information collected and recorded by and how we use it.

Log Files
Like many other Web sites, makes use of log files. These files merely logs visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons may use cookies to store information about visitors’ preferences, to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize or customize our web page content based upon visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

Our Advertising Partners

Currently, has no advertising partners. We do, however, have links to many contributors and occasional sponsors. Some of these partners may use cookies and web beacons on their websites, but not ours. Should we choose to accept advertising at a later date, they may request the use of cookies for those ads. Please refer to each website for their specific privacy policy.

If we add advertising partners at some point, these third-party ad servers or ad networks may use technology in their respective advertisements and links that appear on and which are sent directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by our site’s third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on the site. has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Children’s Information
We believe it is important to provide added protection for children that view our website online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity. does not knowingly collect any personally-identifiable information from anyone, including children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately (using the contact in the first paragraph) and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website and regarding information shared and/or collected there.
This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.


By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms.

Should we update, amend or make any changes to our privacy policy, those changes will be posted here.

Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics for Cape Lookout Studies Partners and Volunteers

As a volunteer, partner, or participant of programs supported by CLSP, I pledge to:

  1. Realize that I have moral responsibilities not only to my associates, employees and director of the CLSP, and the public, but also to the animals I interact with while performing duties of the programs supported by CLSP.
  2. Endeaver, at all times, to act in the best interest of the animals and environment with which the programs supported by CLSP interacts
  3. Display the highest integrity, the best judgment or ethics possible, and use my professional or volunteer skills to the best interests of all.
  4. Deal fairly with members in the dissemination of information.
  5. Use only legal and ethical means when seeking to influence governmental legislation or regulations.
  6. Promote the interests of wildlife conservation, biodiversity, and animal welfare to the public and to colleagues.
  7. Maintain high standards of personal, professional, and business conduct and behavior.
  8. Aid the development of those who enter the programs supported by Cape Lookout Studies Program by assisting them to understand the functions, duties, and responsibilities of the program.
  9. Seek opportunities to be of constructive service in civic affairs and, to the best of my ability, advance the understanding of all nature to the community in which I live.
  10. Endeavor at all times to improve the ecological help of Cape Lookout, North Carolina, coastal ecosystems, the Atlantic Ocean, and the world.

II. Mandatory Volunteer Standards

  1. Misconduct
    1. While acting on behalf of the programs supported by CLSP, a volunteer shall not knowingly engage in activities contrary to local, state, federal, or international laws; and will, to the best of his or her ability, cooperate with governmental agencies regulating animal welfare and animal transactions.
    2. A volunteer shall make every effort to assure that all animals she/he comes into contact with while volunteering for the programs supported by CLSP are treated in a manner which meets the highest standards possible.
    3. A volunteer shall not directly interact with any animal without direct instruction, guidance or approval of the staff of programs supported by CLSP.
    4. A volunteer shall not acquire any wild animal for personal use or to sell under any circumstance.
  2. Disclosure of Information
    1. A volunteer shall not knowingly misinform others regarding program or animal activities.
    2. A member shall immediately bring to the attention of the director of programs supported by Cape Lookout Studies Program any information concerning a clear violation of Ethical Standards.