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Privacy policy

Privacy policy information for Oregon Zoo website and Oregon Zoo Foundation.

Oregon Zoo Foundation

Donor privacy and confidential communications with donors

Oregon Zoo Foundation holds all online and offline communications with donors and information concerning donors and prospective donors in strict confidence. The Foundation will not share or trade its mailing lists with other organizations and it will not sell its mailing lists, personal donor information such as email, physical addresses or phone numbers. Lists of donor names only (not including addresses, phone numbers or email addresses, or names of donors requesting anonymity) are periodically published. The Foundation shall respect the wishes of donors requesting to be removed from electronic or other mail lists and will take reasonable steps to ensure such wishes are accommodated. The Foundation shall respect a donor's wish to support the zoo anonymously and will take reasonable steps to safeguard a donor's identity.

The personal information you provide to the Oregon Zoo Foundation may be used for the purposes of demographic, market, or developmental research. The Foundation 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. The Foundation 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 The Foundation and would prefer not to, please notify us by email, fax, or postal mail (all provided on our contact page), and your information will be removed from our mailing lists.

Oregon Zoo

The Oregon Zoo, operators of, and the Oregon Zoo Foundation 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 and the Foundation collect 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 and the Foundation as permitted under the website's terms of use, of which the user agrees upon utilizing the information and services of

As a method of tracking the use of this website, may utilize the web technology known as "cookies," which enables the Oregon Zoo and the Foundation to relate a visitor's use of Oregon Zoo and Foundation information to any information that the visitor may have specifically and knowingly provided to the Oregon Zoo or the Foundation. Any such voluntarily provided identifying information, if applicable, may be used by the Oregon Zoo or the Foundation 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 and The Oregon Zoo Foundation only collect any type of personally identifying information to the extent that it serves our legitimate business purposes, and the Oregon Zoo and the Foundation will maintain appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of the information.