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TCWR Documentary

A brief documentary about the people and wildlife at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, Arkansas and its history of providing lifetime sanctuary to hundreds of exotic animals.
by: Charles Ragsdell, II

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Privacy policy for Turpentine Creek Foundation, INC.
Turpentine Creek Foundation, INC. (the “Site”) is a non profit organization and as part of its mission to rescue abuse, abandoned, and unwanted exotic cats provides services to help sustain this mission. Unless otherwise stated, for the purposes of this privacy policy Turpentine Creek Foundation, INC. will be referred to as “Us” or “We.”
Subject to the privacy limitations inherent with email and non-secure Web sites, We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This document outlines our privacy policy and explains what We do with the personal information that We collect from users of our Site.
We update this privacy policy from time to time and these changes to the privacy policy will be posted on the Site. It is your obligation to review this privacy policy. If you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy, you may contact us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
What information is gathered about you and how do We use it?
If you use any of the special services available through the Site, you will be asked to submit certain information, names and email addresses. This information is used to permit you to receive any information you may have requested from Us and any additional communications the company may deem appropriate in relation to your request.
When you send a message, We ask for your name, address, e-mail address and other optional information that you may chose to provide. We also collect and store the full text of the message you send through our service. This is necessary to deliver your message and to identify you to the recipient.
User hereby releases Turpentine Creek Foundation, INC. from any liability or damages arising from the use or publication of any of User’s letter(s) contained on turpentinecreek.org.
If you sign-up for TCWR’s weekly e-newsletter/blog, We ask for your ZIP code and e-mail address in order to send you a weekly message about how things are going at Turpentine Creek. If you use our “Tell-a-Friend” feature to e-mail a link to turpentinecreek.org to a friend, you will need to provide us with both your email address as well as that of your friend(s). We will automatically send your message to this person(s), as well as invite them to visit the Site. We use their information for the sole purpose of sending the Share With A Friend e-mail.
If you click the “Remember Me” option, We will place a cookie in your browser to remember your personal information. This cookie is a file that contains your name, address, and e-mail address information as you entered it on the message form. The next time you send a message, We will retrieve that information from the cookie and automatically enter it on the message form for you. A couple of things to remember about cookies:
Cookies are stored on your hard drive, not on our site. Most browsers are set up to accept cookies, but you can configure your browser to refuse cookies or to notify you when you’ve received one. If you reject cookies, though, you will not be able to use the Remember Me feature.
We also collect IP addresses to help us understand how our visitors access the Site, so We can make our Site easier to find and to improve our users’ overall experience when they visit Turpentine Creek Foundation, INC.
For any and all of these services you will also be offered the opportunity to opt into a service that will send you alerts on issues selected by you or that We feel may be of interest to you based on your other voluntarily provided information. We also may send you updates about the services or features of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in an attempt to alert you to better ways to use our services.
Will We disclose any of your personal information?
We disclose your name, address, phone number and e-mail address to the recipient of the message you send through our Site.
We will not disclose any information about individual users, except as described in this Privacy Statement, or to comply with applicable laws or valid legal process, or to protect the rights or property of Turpentine Creek Foundation, INC.
We will not share, rent nor sell the information you provide.  We may disclose aggregate, non personal information about Site users in order to describe our service to prospective business partners and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
Will We use your information for direct mailings?
You are using the Site to engage in the activities and media newsletters, etc., which is one advantage of the Site. Occasionally we may send you a message or mail regarding animals, laws, products and services or news that might be of interest to you. If you do not want to receive such messages, simply send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “remove me from the turpentinecreek.org list” in the subject line.
In addition, We may contact you via e-mail for the following reasons:
To send you a copy of a message you have sent through our service.
To send you a weekly e-newsletter, only if you have signed up for this service.
How can I update my personal information for my e-newsletter subscription?
You can change or correct your personal information at any time and for any reason, or to unsubscribe from turpentinecreek.org  Just click on the “Safe Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of all e-newsletters.
What else should you know about your privacy?
Keep in mind that your name, address, and e-mail address, as well as any information about yourself that you include in the messages you send through the Site, will be read by the recipient of your message and/or his or her staff. That’s really the point of the Site – to enable you to communicate with Turpentine Creek staff members. Remember that whenever you disclose personal information in your messages you send to others, that information can be collected and used by the recipients and may even be forwarded to other parties.
FURTHERMORE, WHILE WE DO OUR BEST TO PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION, WE CANNOT ENSURE OR WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO US, AND YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.
What restrictions are there on the data I submit or post on turpentinecreek.org?
We reserve the right to review all public postings submitted to the Site including photos and Letters to all domain names ending in turpentinecreek.org or any email to Turpentine Creek Foundation, INC staff members. Letters that contain profanity, advocate specific violence against an individual or a group or other objectionable postings will be removed and will not be subject to refunds or other compensation.
Turpentinecreek.org is a privately run, non-partisan site, so We reserve the right to not publish any commentary for any reason We choose. Profanity and threats will (among other reasons) prevent commentaries from being posted. All postings are at our discretion. We reserve the right not to publish any letter for any reason We choose. Profanity, threats and objectionable material (among other reasons) prevent Letters to staff members from being posted.
Children’s Privacy Statement
This children’s privacy statement explains Turpentine Creek Foundation, INC’s. practices with respect to the online collection and use of personal information from children under the age of thirteen, and provides important information regarding their rights under federal law with respect to such information.
This Site is not directed to children under the age of thirteen and we do NOT knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site. We screen users who wish to provide personal information in order to prevent users under the age of thirteen from providing such information. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of thirteen as part of the Site, we will delete such information from our records.
Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site, we also do NOT knowingly distribute such information to third parties.
We do NOT knowingly allow children under the age of thirteen to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information through the Site.
Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site, we do NOT condition the participation of a child under thirteen in the Site’s online activities on providing personally identifiable information.
Questions Regarding Privacy
If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, our privacy practices, or your dealings with us, please contact us by writing to:
Scott Smith – Vice President of Turpentine Creek Foundation, INC.
239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR. 72632
479-253-5841
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wild At Heart Volume 1

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This is a volume of short stories about wild animals, big cat rescues, shapeshifters and anything that would showcase the plight of large wild creatures and their need to have safe homes and/or freedom. This anthology was produced by the Diamond State Romance Authors as a project of love to benefit the rescued animals of the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. All profits from this collection will go directly to the refuge to help with the care and feeding of these wonderful creatures.

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Wild At Heart Volume 2

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This volume of short stories includes a wonderful variety of contemporary and paranormal tales, and was produced by the Diamond State Romance Authors as a project of love to benefit the residents of the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. All profits from this collection will go directly to the refuge to help with the care and feeding of the rescued animals. The stories in this volume were inspired by the animals. If you enjoy them, we hope you’ll recommend the book to friends, and doesn’t everyone need to feel a little Wild at Heart?

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