Privacy policy

Oregon Zoo

The Oregon Zoo, operators of oregonzoo.org, recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of the users of this website. Except when specifically and knowingly provided by you, the website user, the Oregon Zoo collects no personally identifying information about individuals. The name, address and payment (if applicable) that the user might provide when using this website may be processed or disclosed by the Oregon Zoo as permitted under the website's terms of use, of which the user agrees to upon utilizing the information and services of oregonzoo.org.

As a method of tracking the use of this website, oregonzoo.org may utilize the web technology known as "cookies," which enables the Oregon Zoo to relate a visitor's use of Oregon Zoo information to any information that the visitor may have specifically and knowingly provided to the Oregon Zoo. Any such voluntarily provided identifying information, if applicable, may be used by the Oregon Zoo for editorial, marketing or promotional purposes. Such identifying information, if applicable, will not be transferred to any other party unless otherwise stated at the time of collection.

The Oregon Zoo only collects any type of personally identifying information to the extent that it serves our legitimate business purposes, and the Oregon Zoo will maintain appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of the information.

Oregon Zoo Foundation

The personal information you provide to the Oregon Zoo Foundation (OZF) may be used for the purposes of demographic, market, or developmental research. OZF may use your information to send you news of programs or promotions that we believe may interest you, or to contact you in regard to appeals for financial support.

OZF does not sell its mailing list to any organization or company. From time to time, OZF may trade mailing lists with like-minded organizations (like other zoos, museums, and other not-for-profit organizations) for marketing, development, or research purposes. Exchanging these lists allows OZF to reach a larger audience for fund-raising, membership, and similar programs without spending money that would be better used for animal care or other operational costs; by allowing OZF to exchange your information, you help OZF raise much needed funds for its operations.

The information exchanged includes names and mailing addresses. OZF will not, under any circumstances, divulge the email addresses or telephone numbers on our mailing list to any organization, except where we may be required by law.

If you are receiving mail from OZF and would prefer not to receive this mail, please notify us by phone, email, fax, or postal mail (all provided on our contact page) and your information will be removed from our mailing lists. If you would like to continue receiving mail from OZF, but would prefer that all of your personal information be kept private and confidential, please let us know and we will not share any of your information.