Last updated on 3/1/2011
How to Contact Us
Our postal address is:
8403 Colesville Rd, Ste. 710,
Silver Spring, MD 20910
We can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can reach us by telephone at 301-562-0777.
Information You Voluntarily Provide
In addition to membership information, AZA collects and maintains certain personal information about you when you send us an e-mail or complete any of our online forms, such as when you request information from us, make a donation, subscribe to one of our online newsletters, request to become a member, respond to surveys, register for meetings, or forward a web page, electronic postcard, electronic ballot, or electronic newsletter.
Such information may include your name, mailing address, and e-mail address; it may also include the e-mail addresses of those to whom you forward AZA electronic content, and any other information collected in the forms. You may be asked to provide credit card information to become a member of AZA, contribute to AZA, purchase certain information or materials from AZA, or subscribe to various AZA publications.
Information We Gather Automatically
We also collect certain other information that cannot identify you personally when you visit our web site. This information includes your IP address and your domain name. AZA.org logs these IP addresses and domain names, and aggregates them for system administration and to monitor the use of our site. We use the aggregated information to measure the number of visits to our site, the average time spent on our site, the number of pages viewed, and various other site statistics. This monitoring helps us to provide a more useful and engaging online experience to AZA.org visitors, and helps us to improve the quality of our content.
AZA may use third-party network advertising companies to serve ads on the Site. Such third-party advertising companies may set up and access cookies on your browser in order to serve these ads. Ads appearing on this site may include DART cookies from Google and its partners to serve ads to visitors based on prior visits to this and other websites. Visitors may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the advertising opt-out page.
Use of Information
We may use the information you voluntarily provide to contact you regarding zoo and aquarium issues that we believe may be of interest to you, to keep you updated regarding AZA programs, and to invite you to support our programs. We may also send such information to the people whose e-mail addresses you provide when forwarding AZA electronic content. When we do so, our sole intent is to enlarge our family of informed zoo and aquarium advocates and organizational supporters. Every recipient of our electronic communications can quickly and easily "opt out" of future such communications by following the instructions on any electronic communication we send.
From time to time, we may make such voluntary information, excluding credit card information (which will never be disclosed), available to AZA affiliate organizations or to sponsors or licensees that provide special programs or services that we think you might find interesting or beneficial. AZA uses strict standards in determining which reputable companies become sponsors and licensees, to ensure that such organizations are committed to the protection of visitors' privacy and committed to the goals of AZA.
If your volunteered personal information will be used in any manner other than as stated above, such use shall be specifically posted. If you wish to update or remove your information, or if you do not wish your information to be shared with affiliated third parties, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
AZA allows donors to contribute through mobile texts. Donors who contribute in this manner have the option of instructing AZA that they would prefer to "opt out" (a) of the sharing of their contact information with third parties AZA determines may have offers or services of interest to donors or (b) of receiving further communications from AZA itself (which also would prevent the sharing of contact information with third parties). Mobile donors may exercise their "opt out" choices by clicking here.
AZA links to other web sites not affiliated with AZA. AZA attempts to link only to those web sites which also respect a visitor's privacy and the goals of AZA and does not apply to third party advertising on the site. However, AZA cannot be responsible for the content or policies of third-party web sites. Please check with these third-party organizations or companies for their specific privacy policies. If you find inoperable links or are concerned about any of the sites that AZA currently links to, please inform AZA by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AZA uses generally accepted, industry-standard security systems, software, and encryption technologies to protect against unauthorized access to AZA servers, equipment, and other components of our online presence. This includes using industry-standard security systems to protect credit card processing information.
None of the websites covered by this policy knowingly collect identifiable personal information from children under age 13. If we discover that a person under the age of 13 has provided us with any personally identifiable information, we will delete that information from our systems. We are unable to reply to information requests from children under the age of 13, if so identified. A parent or guardian must initiate any requests for information from children under the age of 13 on their behalf. We encourage parents to supervise children when they browse the Internet.