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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.

We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies (like web beacons and pixels) to access or store information. Specific information about how we use such technologies and how you can refuse certain cookies is set out in our Cookie Policy. Some of the cookies we use are necessary for site functionality and some of the cookies help improve your interactions with the site or provide us with non-personally identifiable data which will enable us to do so.

The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, providing you with an improved user experience & helping to speed up your future interactions with our website.

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.

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:

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