Alexandria Zoological Park and Friends of the Alexandria Zoo (FOTAZ) respect the privacy of our visitors, members, and donors. The purpose of this statement is to define our policy with regard to the collection and use of personally identifiable information via our website,

On Zoo Grounds and Commercial Photography
Alexandria Zoological Park and Friends of the Alexandria Zoo reserve the right to photograph, videotape, or film our guests, on Zoo grounds, for promotional purposes. The commercial use of photographs, video, and film taken during your visit is strictly prohibited without the written consent of Alexandria Zoological Park.

Information Collected
Two kinds of user information are collected through this website: anonymous information and personally identifiable information.

Anonymous information is information that does not identify specific individuals and is automatically transmitted by your browser. This information can consist of: the URL (Uniform Resource Locator or address) of the Web page you previously visited; the domain names and/or IP addresses of the computer you are using; and your browser software and operating system. This information is used to monitor site usage and traffic patterns of our customers in order to improve our website. This information is always devoid of any personally identifying information.

Personally identifiable information is information that could include: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number. By sending us an e-mail or filling out an online form, you are sending us personal information. We store this information in order to respond to or process your request. Transactions are processed through PayPal. We do not see or collect credit/debit card information.

If you are purchasing a membership, making a donation, signing up for a fee-based event or educational program, purchasing merchandise, or making a similar financial transaction through, we need to know your name, e-mail address, billing and shipping address, credit card number and expiration date in order to process and fulfill your order. We may also request additional information about your interests or experiences so that we may better serve you. All personal information we receive is kept secure.

Alexandria Zoological Park and Friends of the Alexandria Zoo do not exchange or sell personally identifiable information with any third parties.

Donor Privacy Policy
Friends of the Alexandria Zoo Donor Privacy Policy
Alexandria Zoological Park and Friends of the Alexandria Zoo (FOTAZ) respect the privacy of the personal information shared with us by our donors. This privacy policy applies to collection of information, including information collected on our website. By submitting your information to us or any of our staff, you consent to the terms and conditions of the policy and to our processing personal information for the purposes stated below.

“Personal Information” is information that identifies you personally, such as your name, address, telephone number, and email address. We collect and store the personally identifiable information that you have provided us. Here are some examples of ways in which we may collect your information.

  • When you request information via one of the email addresses identified on our website or otherwise contact us in person, by phone or email, with a question. We may then collect your name, address and email in order to respond to that inquiry.
  • We may collect your name, email address and other contact information if you register for an event.
  • We may collect your name, email address, telephone number and payment information when you make a contribution, either on our website, over the phone or by mailing in a check.

The above list provides a sample of personal information that may be collected by Alexandria Zoological Park and FOTAZ. From time to time, we may collect personal information from you in ways not described above.

  • Alexandria Zoological Park and FOTAZ will not disclose or share any personal information you provide with any other party without your permission, except if required to do so in accordance with a court order, subpoena, or similar legal order, or state or local law, and in the event such disclosure is necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of Alexandria Zoological Park and FOTAZ, their users, and other third parties.
  • Alexandria Zoological Park and FOTAZ does not sell its mailing list to any organization or company.
  • We will only share your personal information if you give us specific permission to do so.
  • We will collect payment information, billing address and other information necessary to process a donation or event registration.
  • We will use your information to comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served on us, protect and defend our rights or act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of others.
  • We will use the personal information to protect against potential fraud. We may verify with third parties the information collected in the course of processing a gift, event registration or other donation. If you use a credit or debit card on the website, we may use card authorization and fraud screening services to verify that your card information and address matches the information that you supplied to us and that the card being used has not been reported lost or stolen.
  • You have the right to review information that we have collected about you. To review that information please contact us in writing at Friends of the Alexandria Zoo, 3016 Masonic Dr, Alexandria, LA 71301.

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do, we will note the last update at the bottom of this Privacy Policy. For changes to this policy that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of your personally identifiable information, we will obtain your consent before implementing the change by sending a notice to your primary email address and home address specified in our records and by placing a prominent notice on our website.


E-mail Addresses
E-mail addresses obtained through the website will not be sold or given to third parties for marketing purposes.

Some forms on may utilize “cookies.” A cookie is a small data file that certain Web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you have visited. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. Cookies can track user traffic patterns, recognize your computer’s browser when you return, and could provide personalized content without requiring sign-in. You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser.

Our website may contain links to Web sites maintained by other organizations. Once you access an individual document on another Web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the Web site containing that document.