Privacy Policy

The Florida Aquarium website (www.flaquarium.org) is owned, operated and maintained by The Florida Aquarium (also referred to herein as "the aquarium").

THIS WEBSITE AND THE CONTENTS OF THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. THE AQUARIUM MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.

All form submissions through this website shall remain the property of the aquarium and by submitting any form, the user grants the aquarium 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.

This website contains materials which are protected by copyright and trademark laws, and the user may not modify, copy, sell, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish or license any material from our site, including code or software.

These Terms of Use may be modified by the aquarium at any time and will be binding at the time of implementation. Users have the responsibility of reviewing our website's terms and conditions.

 

Privacy and Security

This website is located onsite at the aquarium. All information collected during your visit to this web site is stored on the aquarium's servers. We have created this privacy and security policy to demonstrate the aquarium's commitment to protecting your personal information and to inform you how that information is stored and used.

 

Your Credit Card Information:

The Florida Aquarium does not store your credit card information on any of the servers used for internet commerce. The only credit card information that is retained is your card type (i.e. Visa, MC, AMEX) for accounting reports. All online transactions must be verified using Address Verification Services before the purchase will be approved. This is an extra step that helps to protect you.

 

Your Personal Information:

(Name , Address, City, State, Zipcode and email Address)
We store your personal information on our servers. This data is used for identification purposes only. Your email address is not sold or given to any other institution or marketing firm. We analyze zip code data for marketing and mailing campaigns.

 

Your IP Address:

(Four numbers, separated by periods, that represent the location of a network device.)
We automatically collect your IP address.  Your IP address is used to identify you and create a secure channel of communication between our servers and your computer. If you were redirected to our site from a search engine or a link from another site, that information is collected and is used to analyze marketing data.

 

Cookies:

Cookies are a small packet of information that our server stores on your computer to store persistent state information.
Our site uses cookies to create what is known as "session state" between your computer and our servers. Cookies are used in many different ways - its a programming thing. If you wish to disable cookies, the "help" portion on your browser will tell you how. However; if you disable cookies, you will not be able to access the secure areas of our site.