Your Privacy is Important
This Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that the New York State Zoo does not own or control, or to people that the New York State 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 New York State 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 New York State 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 New York State 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 New York State Zoo business partners and/or companies who work on behalf of the New York State 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 New York State Zoo is acquired, visitor information may be one of the transferred assets.
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 New York State Zoo's website..