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.
You may provide us with certain information about yourself for example when you apply for membership, request to become a member, respond to surveys, register for meetings, register and submit data for our FrogWatch USA citizen science program (“FrogWatch USA”) or any similar program sponsored by us, or forward a web page, electronic postcard, electronic ballot, or electronic newsletter.
AZA collects and maintains certain of this personal information. 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.
We also use certain standard Internet technologies to collect other information that cannot identify you personally when you visit our website. This non-personally identifiable information may include your IP address, the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using and the domain name of your Internet service provider. AZA logs non-personally identifiable information, and aggregates it 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.
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. You and every other 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.
In addition, we use frog and toad observations you may provide in connection with FrogWatch USA. A primary goal of FrogWatch USA is to maintain a universally accessible, centralized database of frog and toad observations. To this end, we have partnered with the National Geographic Society (NGS) under a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop, implement and evaluate a web-based software platform called Fieldscope (www.fieldscope.org) for the purpose of enabling FrogWatch USA volunteers to enter, view, manipulate and analyze their data. AZA will have access to information that you submit through the Fieldscope website in connection with FrogWatch USA. All data you may provide, such as details of an observation and its associated location (species, numbers, etc.), to AZA in connection with FrogWatch USA, through the Fieldscope website or otherwise, will be made available to all users registered with FrogWatch USA, NGS, NSF, scientists, and others who are interested in examining the distribution, abundance, and trends of North American frog and toad species. However, only information pertaining to frog and toad observations is available to FrogWatch USA users; no personal contact information is ever made public.
If you wish to update or remove your personal information, or if you do not wish your personal 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 does not 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.