Learn Bird Care Terms of Service and Disclaimers - Updated 27 October 2018
Terms of Service and Disclaimers
Course: Training classes conducted by Learn Bird Care Ltd either in person or online.
Student: Person purchasing, and/or enrolling in and/or taking the course.
LBC: Learn Bird Care Ltd
Wildlife rehabilitation: Wildlife rehabilitation is the care and treatment of sick, injured or orphaned wild animals. The aim of wildlife rehabilitation is to release rehabilitated animals back into their natural habitat as healthy, wild animals.
Terms of Service:
All content in these courses, including but not limited to articles, multimedia, social media, written instruction, handouts, quizzes and tests is the intellectual property of LBC Ltd and intended for the sole use by the enrolled student. The student agrees not to share any content with any other person or organisation for any reason, without explicit written authorisation.
Learn Bird Care Ltd is a New Zealand company, which performs valuable educational services to those interested in the best practice rehabilitation of wildlife. LBC aims to provide high quality, relevant and accurate educational material and workshops. The authors and publishers of these programmes are experienced, educated and have gathered information from other reliable sources. Due to regular updates in the education and practice of wildlife rehabilitation and the care of birds, the currency and accuracy of information cannot be guaranteed. The education material contained within the courses and workshops is not a substitute for formal education or training.
Some techniques taught, or equipment referred to in the courses may be unlawful for an individual to perform or possess in some countries, and it is the responsibility of the student to comply with local and national law in their country of residence.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT LEARN BIRD CARE MAY USE CADAVERS IN THEIR TRAINING VIDEOS I.E. DECEASED BIRD BODIES. LBC UTILISES CADAVERS SO LIVE BIRDS ARE NOT PLACED UNDER UNDUE STRESS IN ORDER TO DEMONSTRATE CERTAIN PROCEDURES. LBC WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO TREAT THE BODIES WITH THE CARE AND RESPECT THE BIRDS DESERVE BUT WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE SHOULD YOU, THE STUDENT, FIND THESE DEMONSTRATIONS OFFENSIVE.
Learn Bird Care does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of sixteen. If you are under the age of sixteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website. If we learn that a child under 16 submits personal information to LEARN BIRD CARE without the proper consent, we will delete the information as soon as possible.
There is a 6month timeframe on all our courses. After 6months, students will no longer have access to the online content such as presentations and videos. However, the student is free to keep all downloadable content such as forms and PDFs for their own personal use.
Permits and Licences:
Wildlife rehabilitation is a restricted activity regulated in many countries by a national or regional wildlife agency. In New Zealand, rehabilitation of any protected species requires an authority (permit) from the Department of Conservation.
Learn Bird Care has no way of determining which students have the necessary permits or training for lawful wildlife rehabilitation. Each country will have its own requirements and regulations for granting permits or licenses for wildlife rehabilitation. It is the student’s responsibility to comply with legal obligations regionally and nationally in their country of residence.
The student understands that purchasing, enrolling in, and successful completion of any LBC 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 LBC course is not considered a permit, license or industry certification.
On successful completion of each course, the student may be awarded a certificate of completion for that course.
Learn Bird Care does not guarantee that any organisation will accept a certificate issued by LBC as evidence of professional or continuing education. It is the student’s responsibility to determine whether the student’s professional body will accept LBC training certificates.
Release of Liability:
Interaction and handling of wildlife can be hazardous to human health and safety. Guidelines and instructions contained in these courses aim to reduce the risks and encourage safe practice but cannot eliminate the hazards.
The student takes full responsibility for their actions, whether or not that action is to follow the guidelines and instructions provided in these courses. Learn Bird Care Ltd, authors, publishers, 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.
In consideration for the opportunity to learn about wildlife rescue and rehabilitation through participating in courses offered by Learn Bird Care Ltd, 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 Learn Bird Care Ltd, together with the assignees, directors, agents, employees, members, officials, heirs and their successors from any and all liability, and 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, injury, accident, illness or death arising out of, as a result of, or in connection with said activities or instruction learned and/or followed in these courses.