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Your Privacy is Important

Your privacy is very important to us, here at the Thompson Park Zoo. The following Privacy Policy describes how we collect and use the information you provide to us on this website (www.nyszoo.org) and its dependent pages. For the purpose of our Privacy Policy, "Personal Information" means information that could actually identify a person such as your name, email address, IP address, or phone number. It does not include information edited in a manner so as to not identify a particular person or website user.

This Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that the Thompson Park Zoo does not own or control, or to people that the Thompson Park Zoo does not employ or manage.

How We Protect Your Personal Information

The Personal information we gather about website users is only accessible to appropriate personnel who have a business need for the information. The Thompson Park Zoo uses a variety of physical and electronic systems, policies and procedures to maintain the accuracy of customer information and to protect it from loss, misuse, or alteration.

How We Use Personal Information

We only disclose personal information about our website users as permitted or required by law. Information that has been collected is securely maintained in your file in our records.

We use personal information to meet your requests and to comply with legal requirements. In striving to serve you, we sometimes share customer information with others so they may help us by providing services to us or by providing services on our behalf or jointly with us to you. We do not sell personal information about you to unrelated companies for their independent use.

How We Collect Information

When you visit www.nyszoo.org, we collect and store the name of the domain and host from which you accessed the site, the IP address of the computer you used, the browser software and operating system you used, the date and time you accessed the site, cookie information, and all pages within the the Thompson Park Zoo Website that you access. We may put small data files called "cookies" on your computer. One kind of cookie identifies you as you move through our site and makes it easier for you to view various site pages. This cookie resides in your computer, not our system, and it expires when you log out and close your browser. Other cookies retain information to make your use of our site easier. Our cookies are coded so that we're the only ones who can use their information, and you can set your browser to decline any cookie downloads if you wish, though that may change your browsing experience.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Protecting personally identifiable information about site visitors is an important part of our business. We share and disclose such information only as described below.

The Thompson Park Zoo sends personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people: 1) when we have your consent to share the information; 2) when we need to share your information with third parties, such as banks and credit card processors, to provide the product or service you have requested; 3) in connection with products and services offered by the Thompson Park Zoo business partners and/or companies who work on behalf of the Thompson Park Zoo to provide a product or service to you; 4) to comply with federal, state and local laws, including credit reporting laws and card association rules; 5) it is necessary to enforce or apply the terms and conditions of a Merchant Agreement and other applicable agreements; or 6) it is necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of our business associates, our users, or others, which may include the exchange of information with other organizations for fraud protection and/or risk reduction.

In the event that the Thompson Park Zoo is acquired, visitor information may be one of the transferred assets.

Google Analytics

Like millions of other websites, we use Google Analytics on this website.

Google Analytics is a piece of software that grabs data about our visitors (you). It’s something like an advanced server log.

What does Google Analytics record?

What website you came from to get here.
How long you stay for.
What kind of computer you’re using.
And quite a bit more.

What do we do with your data?

The tracking information allows us to better understand the kind of people who come to our site and what content they’re reading. This allows us to make better decisions about design and writing.

Occasionally, we will compile aggregate statistics about the number of visitors this site receives and browsers being used. No personally identifying data is included in this type of reporting.

All of our activity falls within the bounds of the <a href="http://www.google.com/analytics/tos.html">Google Analytics Terms of Service</a>.

Want to opt out of tracking?

Opt out of tracking (sets a cookie to disable my tracking for the next 92 days). This only works on the Thompson Park Zoo's website..

You can also opt out of Google’s advertising tracking cookie or use a browser plugin to opt out of all Google Analytics tracking software.

Changes and Updates to the Privacy Policy

The Thompson Park Zoo content and features may be updated, revised, modified and supplemented. The Thompson Park Zoo reserves the right to change the information, features, products, policies, promotions, disclosures and disclaimers at any time. Changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on our website. Please check the policy periodically for changes. At the end of the policy we indicate the date of an update to the Privacy Policy. It is your obligation to review the website periodically to review those changes.

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