Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Donor Bill of Rights

 

Terms of Use and Privacy Policy


www.zoo.org is owned and operated by Woodland Park Zoo (WPZ). This website is offered to the user on the condition the user accepts without modification the terms, conditions and notices contained herein. By accessing and using this website, the user of www.zoo.org agrees to the following terms:

www.zoo.org contains material which is derived in whole or in part from material supplied by WPZ and other sources, and is protected by copyright and trademark laws. This site is for your personal, noncommercial use, and you may not modify, copy, sell, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish or license any material from this site, including code or software.

The user acknowledges that social networks, chats, blogs, conferences, guest books and any other forms of communication hosted by this website are public and not private communications. The content of these communications forums by yourself and others are not to be considered an endorsement by WPZ, and shall not be considered reviewed, screened or approved by WPZ.

All comments, guest book entries, suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, or information disclosed or offered to or in response to WPZ through this website shall remain the property of WPZ. By utilizing this website as a vehicle for communication, you grant WPZ a royalty free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted license to use any comments for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the author or provider of the comments.

Copyright and Trademark Notice

All contents of this website are: Copyright © Woodland Park Zoo, 601 N. 59th Street, Seattle, WA, USA 98103. All rights reserved. Photos are copyright of the zoo and/or individual photographers.

Woodland Park Zoo programs and products are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of WPZ or the City of Seattle.

Applicable Laws

As a visitor of www.zoo.org , you shall abide by all applicable federal, state or local laws, including, but not limited to, areas such as libel, slander, indecency, trade libel, product disparagement, harassment, invasion of privacy, obscenity, indecency, and copyright and trademark infringement.

Information on this website includes intellectual property that is protected under copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws of the United States. These applicable laws generally prohibit the unauthorized reproduction, distribution or exhibition of all text, photographic and graphic (art and electronic) images, music, sound and video samples, and other protected materials. Violation of applicable Intellectual Property Laws may give rise to civil and/or criminal penalties.

Limitations of Liability

Use of www.zoo.org is at the discretion of the user. Under no circumstances shall WPZ, its trustees, officers, employees, members, or agents be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages that may result from the use if, or the inability to use, WPZ materials, including those consisting of this website. You specifically acknowledge and agree that the WPZ is not liable for any defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with any WPZ material, or with any of WPZ's terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using or visiting www.zoo.org.

Pages within this website may contain links and pointers to other websites that are maintained by third parties and are not under the control of WPZ. Accordingly, WPZ makes no representation or endorsement concerning the content of any third party website, which you shall review "as is" and use at your own discretion.

Modifications

These terms of use may be modified by WPZ at any time and will be binding at the time of implementation. Users have the responsibility of reviewing this website's terms and conditions.

PRIVACY POLICY:

Woodland Park Zoo (WPZ) operators of www.zoo.org recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of the users of this website. Except when specifically and knowingly provided by you, the website user, WPZ collects no personal 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 WPZ as permitted under the website's Terms of Use, of which the user agrees to upon utilizing the information and services of www.zoo.org.

As a method of tracking the use of this website, www.zoo.org may utilize the web technology known as "cookies", which enables WPZ to relate a visitors use of WPZ information to any information that the visitor may have specifically and knowingly provided to WPZ. Any such voluntarily provided identifying information, if applicable, may be used by WPZ 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.

Visitors to www.zoo.org should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personal information such as user names or email addresses on guest books, social networking or in chat areas, that information can be collected and used by others, and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or parties.

WPZ only collects any type of personal identifying information to the extent that it serves our legitimate business purposes, and WPZ will maintain appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of the information.  

For questions pertaining to any of the above information, please contact webkeeper@zoo.org

 

Donor Bill of Rights

We believe philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

I. To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its 
      capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board 
      to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

III. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.

IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent
      provided by law.

VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be 
      professional in nature.

VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

© 2011, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

 

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