Privacy Policy

Our Internet Privacy Policy
Welcome to the Web site (“Site”) of the Rhode Island Zoological Society and Roger Williams Park Zoo ("RWP Zoo"). RWP Zoo is committed to protecting your privacy when you use our Site and when you receive communication from us via our E-newsletter ("E-newsletter"). This privacy policy (“Policy”) explains the information we collect when you visit our Site, how we collect it, how we use it, and how we protect it; this Policy does not apply to offline activities. Your use of our Site constitutes your agreement to the terms of this Policy. From time to time, we may modify this Policy, so please review it periodically for changes. Your continued use of our Site after we have modified the Policy indicates your agreement to the modified terms.
Anonymous Information
RWP Zoo may collect anonymous information about users who visit our Site and/or opt to receive our E-newsletter and aggregate this anonymous information for statistical analysis. For instance, we may use it to determine usage patterns so we know which parts of our Site are most popular. Examples of the type of anonymous information we collect and how we collect it are: Internet Tags: provide information about your browser (e.g., Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox), operating system (e.g., Windows, Macintosh), Internet service provider (e.g., COX, AOL), and similar information. IP Addresses: a number assigned to your computer by a Web server when you are on the Internet; we might use IP address information to determine the number of users who have visited a specific area of our Site. Please note we could use this information to identify you if necessary to comply with legal requirements or for security issues.
Donor Privacy Policy
The Rhode Island Zoological Society is committed to protecting the privacy of our constituents. We will not trade, share or sell our member’s and/or donor’s personal information with any other individual or organization, nor will RIZS send member or donor mailings on behalf of any other organizations. This policy applies to personal information collected online, by mail, in person, and by any other platform.
Personally Identifiable Information
Personally Identifiable Information ("Your Information") includes information such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, street address, credit card number and credit card expiration date.
How We Collect Your Information
RWP Zoo collects Your Information only when you voluntarily provide it to us on our Site, such as during an online transaction to purchase products or subscriptions, make donations, sign up to receive our E-newsletter, become a member or complete registrations or surveys. You may need to provide Your Information to participate in certain RWP Zoo programs and activities or receive certain services or offers. Please note that when you purchase some items offered on our Site, you may be required to provide Your Information to a third-party service provider on its Web site. In these circumstances, you will know that you are on another Web site because the URL will change. You should read the privacy policy of the third-party site before providing Your Information.
How We Use Your Information
RWP Zoo will use Your Information for the purpose for which you give it to us (e.g., to complete an online purchase, donation, membership, subscription, or program registration). We may use Your Information to send you occasional postal and/or electronic mailings about RWPZ and its programs that we think interest you. RWP Zoo may also use Your Information to send you occasional postal and/or electronic mailings about third parties whose information or services we think may be of interest to you.
How to Opt-Out
You may "opt out" of receiving marketing information that RWP Zoo sends to you by unsubscribing to the mailing list, following instructions in the applicable information sent to you, or by contacting RWP Zoo at: or by calling the Public Relations and Marketing Department at 401-785-3510 x320.
How We Share Your Information
RWP Zoo may share Your Information with third parties that perform services for RWP Zoo, such as fulfilling magazine subscriptions, conducting membership mailings or providing postal and electronic mailing platforms and services. RWP Zoo also reserves the right to disclose Your Information in circumstances that RWP Zoodeems necessary or appropriate, such as to respond to legal process or request from a governmental agency, security reasons or similar situations.
RWP Zoo strives to keep Your Information secure and safeguard it from unauthorized access by using 128 bit “Secure Socket Layer” encryption to protect credit card numbers, firewalls to protect our servers, and virus/intrusion detection software. However, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so you provide Your Information at your own risk.
Links to Other Web Sites
Our Site may include links to other Web sites that may be of interest to you. Any links are provided only as a convenience and do not imply any endorsement of another site. Be sure to read the privacy policies on other sites other Web sites.
Transfer to the United States
If you are located outside of the United States, please note that the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States and that by providing Your Information, you consent to this transfer and storage of the data in the United States.
Review and Correction
If you would like to review or correct the information that you provided to RWP Zoo (or if you have comments or questions about our Site), you can contact us at:
User Agreement is owned and operated by the Rhode Island Zoological Society (RIZS). This Web site 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 Web site, the user of agrees to the following terms: contains material which is derived in whole or in part from material supplied by the Rhode Island Zoological Society 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.
All comments, guest book entries, suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, or information disclosed or offered to or in response to the RIZS through this Web site shall remain the property of the RIZS. By utilizing this Web site as a vehicle for communication, you grant the RIZS 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 Web site are: Copyright © 2011 Rhode Island Zoological Society, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence RI 02907, USA. All rights reserved.
Roger Williams Park Zoo, Rhode Island Zoological Society and other names of Rhode Island Zoological Society programs and products are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of the Rhode Island Zoological Society.
Applicable Laws
As a visitor of, 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 Web site 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 is at the discretion of the user. Under no circumstances shall the Rhode Island Zoological Society, its trustees, officers, employees, members, or agents be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages that may result from the use of, or the inability to use, RIZS materials, including those consisting of this Web site. You specifically acknowledge and agree that the RIZS is not liable for any defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with any RIZS material, or with any of the RIZS's terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using or visiting
Pages within this Web site may contain links and pointers to other Internet Web sites that are maintained by third parties and are not under the control of the RIZS. Accordingly, the RIZS makes no representation or endorsement concerning the content of any third party Web site, which you shall review "as is" and use at your own discretion.
These Terms of Use may be modified by the Rhode Island Zoological Society at any time and will be binding at the time of implementation. Users have the responsibility of reviewing this Web site's terms and conditions.