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Zoo Atlanta Privacy Policy

Overview
Zoo Atlanta is concerned about the protection of the privacy of its website visitors, members and donors. We respect your privacy and your choice not to have your personal information shared with other people. Your use of our website indicates your acceptance of this privacy policy.

Website Information
Zoo Atlanta only collects personally identifying information (i.e., information that individually identifies you, such as names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers) when you submit it voluntarily. 

At the time you register on our site, make a donation or register to be a donor, make a purchase request or agree to participate in a promotion, we may collect and store your name, address, credit card numbers and other personally identifying information. We need this information to provide goods and services that you request and to let you know of additional goods and services about which you may be interested. In addition, we use your personally identifying information to improve our marketing, development and promotional efforts, to statistically analyze site usage, to improve our content offerings and to customize our site’s content, layout and services.  We may also use your information to deliver additional information to you that is intended to target your identified interests; in particular, we may use your email address, mailing address or phone number to contact you regarding administrative notices, offerings and communications relevant to you on the website. 

Further, we occasionally make portions of our member lists available to third parties, including nonprofit organizations as a way to attract new donors.  To opt out contact Zoo Atlanta’s Membership Office at 404-624-9453 or membership@zooatlanta.org.

We may also use or disclose information to resolve disputes, investigate problems, or enforce the Terms of Use for our website.  In addition, we may disclose or access information whether we believe in good faith that the law requires us to do so.

In addition, to make our website more useful to you, we automatically gather general statistical information about our website and visitors, such as IP addresses (and information tied to IP addresses, such as screen size, color depth, language, java enabling, flash version, page title, host name, referring source, and page path), browsers, pages viewed, number of visitors, goods and services purchased, etc.  In doing so, we do not reference you by name, email, mailing address, or any similar personally identifying information.  We use this data in the aggregate to learn about our visitors and to improve our ability to cater to their needs.  We also occasionally provide this statistical information to our third-party partners.

As part of our service, we also use cookies to store and sometimes track information about you.  A “cookie” is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive.  Generally, we use cookies to remind us who you are, to give you easier access to repeatedly used account information, to gather statistical information about usage, to research visiting patterns, and to help target advertisements based on user interests.  In some instances, our partners and advertisers appearing at our site may use their own cookies.  Your web browser settings, which you may change at any time, determine if and how a cookie will be accepted.  By changing those settings, you can accept all cookies, be notified when a cookie is set, or simply reject all cookies.  If you decide to reject all cookies, please be aware that you may be required to re-enter your information more often and certain features of our site may be unavailable to you.

Security
We employ reasonable and current security methods to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure correct use of information.  Please note that no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  As a result, while we try to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Children Under 13
We neither solicit nor knowingly accept any information from children under the age of 13.  If a child has provided us with personally identifying information without parental or guardian consent, the parent or guardian should contact us to remove the information and opt out of promotional opportunities.

Third-Party Practices
From time to time, we may allow our third-party partners to present advertisements or other offers on our website.  You should be aware that the privacy policy of these third-party partners may differ from ours.  We encourage you to read that policy before responding to any such advertisement or offer.

Changes to Our Policy
We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time. If we update this privacy policy, we will place a notice on our website indicating such update, and this privacy policy shall be deemed to be amended accordingly as of the effective date of such update. You are responsible to review the updated privacy policy so that you are aware of our then-current privacy practices.

Your Consent
By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of this information in the manner we describe from time to time in this privacy policy.

ZOO ATLANTA TERMS OF USE

By using this website and its content, or by creating an account or otherwise signing up with Zoo Atlanta, you agree to be bound by and acknowledge your acceptance of the following Terms of Use without modification.  If you do not agree to these Terms of Use in its entirety, do not access or use this website.

Modification of Website or Terms of Use
Zoo Atlanta reserves the right to modify or discontinue the website and/or these Terms of Use, in its sole discretion, without prior notice to you. All modified terms and conditions will be effective after they are initially posted on the website (unless a longer notice period is required by applicable law). If any modified terms and conditions are not acceptable to you, your only recourse is to cease using the website. By continuing to access or use the website after Zoo Atlanta makes any such revision, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms of Use.

Account
Zoo Atlanta may offer you the option to create an account with us (the “Account”) through the website.  In that case, you are responsible for safeguarding and maintaining the confidentiality of password and Account information. You are entirely and solely responsible for any and all activities or actions that occur under your Account, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions. You agree to notify Zoo Atlanta of any unauthorized use of your Account or any other breach of security within twenty-four (24) hours of such use being known to you. In the event that your password is lost or stolen, please notify Zoo Atlanta immediately so that a new password can be created.

You will provide true, accurate and complete registration information and will maintain as current and promptly update relevant personal contact information provided to Zoo Atlanta. You will not use false identities or impersonate any other person or use a name that you are not authorized to use.

You consent to the use of: (i) electronic means to enter into these Terms of Use and for Zoo Atlanta to provide you with any notices given pursuant to these Terms of Use; and (ii) electronic records to store information related to these Terms of Use or your use of the website.

You hereby authorize Zoo Atlanta, directly or through third parties, to make any inquiries we consider necessary to validate your Account information. This may include submitting your data to third parties for authentication, validation or other method intended to determine that you are who you say you are or otherwise verifying the information you provide.

Obligations in Using the Website
The website may be used and accessed for lawful purposes only. You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national and foreign laws, treatises and regulations in connection with your use of the website. You agree that the website provided to you under these Terms of Use are for your personal and non-commercial use only. In addition, without limitation:

You will not use the website for any purpose that is fraudulent or contrary to these Terms of Use or the policies of Zoo Atlanta, and you will cooperate fully with Zoo Atlanta to investigate any suspected unlawful, fraudulent or improper activity.

You will not use the website to upload, post, e-mail, otherwise transmit, or post links to: (i) any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional materials; or (ii) content which is harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, hateful, or racially, sexually, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.

You will not intentionally distribute viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses, corrupted files, hoaxes, or any other items of a destructive or deceptive nature using the website.

You will not impersonate another person (via the use of an email address or otherwise) or otherwise misrepresent yourself.

You are solely responsible for all equipment necessary to access and use the website.

You will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Account information, computer systems or networks associated with the website.

You will not attempt to obtain any information or materials relating to the website through any means not intentionally made available through the website.

You will not “frame,” “mirror”, “scrape” or otherwise copy any portion of the website without Zoo Atlanta's express prior written authorization.

You will not encourage or instruct any other individual to do any of the foregoing or to violate any of these Terms of Use.

Copyright
Images, text, software, documentation, electronic text and image files, audio and video clips and other materials are property of the Zoo and will be protect by copyright laws and other restrictions.  Furthermore, copyrights and other proprietary rights in the materials on this site may belong to individuals and entities other than Zoo Atlanta.

Zoo Atlanta expressly prohibits the copying of any protected materials on this website, except for the purposes of fair use as defined by the copyright law and as described below.  This prohibition includes the downloading of site content for commercial use or for use on personal websites.

Termination
We may immediately terminate or suspend your Account and access to the website, in the event that you breach any of these Terms of Use. We also reserve the right to discontinue or terminate the website or your access thereto at any time and for any reason. Upon any termination, all licenses and other rights granted to you by these Terms of Use will immediately cease. Any suspension, termination or cancellation will not affect your obligations to Zoo Atlanta under these Terms of Use (including, but not limited to ownership, indemnification and limitation of liability), which by their nature and context are intended to survive such suspension, termination or cancellation.

Intellectual Property Rights and Ownership
You acknowledge and agree that as between you and Zoo Atlanta, Zoo Atlanta owns all right, title and interest, including all intellectual property rights in and to the website, and all information, content, materials, services, technology therein, and all derivative works or enhancements thereof. You will not acquire any right, title or interest to any content provided by Zoo Atlanta, except for the limited use rights expressly set forth in these Terms of Use. Any rights not expressly granted herein are withheld and no implied licenses are granted by Zoo Atlanta. Except as expressly permitted by applicable law or authorized by Zoo Atlanta, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the website, in whole or in part.  All requests to reproduce artwork in any form from the Zoo’s collection must be pre-approved by Zoo Atlanta in writing; requests for approval should be submitted to:

Zoo Atlanta
Rights and Reproductions/Marketing
800 Cherokee Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30315
Or contact Zoo Atlanta at
webmaster@zooatlanta.org.

Use of Third Party Services
The website may contain information, products, and services, provided by third parties and links (including advertisements) to web sites made available by third parties (“Third-Party Offerings”). The Third-Party Offerings are provided only as a convenience to users of the website. Zoo Atlanta does not control these Third-Party Offerings and does not make any representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding these Third-Party Offerings. Inclusion of any of the Third-Party Offerings in the website does not constitute or imply an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or affiliation by or with Zoo Atlanta with respect to any third party or its Third-Party Offerings and you access and use such Third Party Offerings at your own risk.

Disclaimers
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION. THE WEBSITE, THE CONTENT, INFORMATION AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. ZOO ATLANTA AND ITS AFFILIATES AND AGENTS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE RELATED TO THE WEBSITE, THE CONTENT, INFORMATION AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE. SPECIFICALLY, ZOO ATLANTA MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THE WEBSITE WILL OPERATE OR WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE BASIS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ZOO ATLANTA ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE, FOR ANY DAMAGE OR VIRUS THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY TEXT, IMAGES OR OTHER CONTENT FROM THE WEBSITE.  YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IF YOU RELY ON ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.  

Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL ZOO ATLANTA, ITS AFFILIATES, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA OR USE, INCURRED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OF USE, OR YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR CONTENT. 

Indemnity
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Zoo Atlanta and its affiliates and their officers, directors, employees, agents, (collectively, the “Zoo Atlanta Entities”) harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, losses, damages or expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs) arising out of or in any way connected with: (a) your conduct, including your access to or use of the website; (b) any actual or alleged violation or breach of these Terms of Use or any Zoo Atlanta policies; (c) your violation of rights of privacy, publicity, confidentiality or property; or (d) your actual or alleged violation of applicable laws or regulations.

Privacy Policy
You agree to comply with Zoo Atlanta’s Privacy Policy, which is available on the website.

Miscellaneous Provisions
You will not assign these Terms of Use or any rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of Zoo Atlanta. Any purported assignment in violation of the foregoing will be null and void. Zoo Atlanta may assign these Terms of Use or any rights or obligations hereunder without your consent, including to an affiliate or in connection with the sale of its business or assets. 

Each party will be independent and act independently and not as a contractor, partner, joint venturer, agent, employee or employer of the other and will not bind or attempt to bind the other to any contract.

If any provision in these Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect. The failure of Zoo Atlanta to enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision. All waivers must be in writing.

Zoo Atlanta will not be liable hereunder by reason of any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations hereunder on account of events beyond its reasonable control, and upon any such force majeure event, Zoo Atlanta will be excused from any further performance of its obligations effected by such force majeure event for so long as the event continues.

These Terms of Use and the relationship between you and Zoo Atlanta will be governed by the laws of the State of Georgia without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Zoo Atlanta agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Fulton County, Georgia.

If you have questions about these Terms of Use or would like to request a copy of these Terms of Use please contact Zoo Atlanta at webmaster@zooatlanta.org or by sending a written request to Zoo Atlanta at:

Zoo Atlanta
Re: Web Terms of Use
800 Cherokee Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30315