Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Welcome to the website of the Wild Animal Health Fund (WAHF), a program of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV). AAZV is a non-profit professional association for individuals who apply the principles of comparative veterinary medicine to zoo and wildlife species. With over 1000 members, we work in clinical zoo medical practices, diagnostic laboratories, reproductive and pathological laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, and a wide range of health and wildlife management agencies throughout the world. 

AAZV is an umbrella organization that provides advocacy, collaboration, and partnerships for combined efforts for sustaining and improving the well-being of wildlife in all habitats. The key functions of AAZV are producing the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine (JZWM), coordinating an annual conference promoting the dissemination of state-of-the-art knowledge in the field of wildlife health and overseeing the Wild Animal Health Fund.

The following information details the Wild Animal Health Funds' collection, protection, and use of the data we receive from donors and visitors to this site. 

Our General Policy

WAHF recognizes the importance of protecting the information we may collect from donors and visitors to our site. We maintain appropriate security measures to keep this information private.

Users can visit the site without revealing any information about themselves. If you choose to give us personal information via the Internet for correspondence, processing a donation or subscribing to our email newsletter, then we intend to let you know how we will use such information.

WAHF will remove your name from our mailing list, email list or telephone solicitation list at any time, at your request. At your request, we will not sell, rent or trade your addresses to a third party.

Email Updates

We use a third-party email marketing party to deliver emails. This company employs techniques for tracking open rates that use an email address as an identifier.

You will be given the option to remove your name from our email list at the bottom of each email update. 

Online Donations

Our online donation processor hosts our secure giving pages on PCI Compliant servers and uses high-grade encryption and the industry-standard https security protocol to ensure secure transactions.

Independent external and internal audits ensure the privacy, security and appropriate processing of your information on our site.

Use of Third-Party Software and Advertising Services

Web browsers tell us the type of computer and operating system our site visitors are using. We're also able to learn some demographics of our visitors. We analyze this data for trends and insights.

We also use Google Analytics to examine data about our site visitors. These services tell us information about technical aspects of our visitors' computers and some demographic information. We use this information to improve our content and structure, leading to the better user experience. We may also share this anonymized data with third-party partners who have directed visitors to our site.

We do not receive or request any personally identifiable information from you unless you provide it.

Donations by Mail

To increase our base of support and keep our costs low, WAHF sometimes exchanges a segment of our mailing list with other carefully selected organizations. At least once a year, we will inform all donors who are eligible to be included on the exchange list and give them an opportunity to opt out of future exchanges. Donors who wish to have their names removed from the exchange list can email

If you would have additional questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us via email

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