Terms of Use and Privacy Policy



User Agreement
www.DickersonParkZoo.org is owned and maintained by Friends of the Zoo (FOZ) for the purposes of supporting Dickerson Park Zoo. 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 www.DickersonParkZoo.org agrees to the following terms:

www.DickersonParkZoo.org contains material which is derived in whole or in part from material supplied by FOZ 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 bulletin boards, chats, conferences, guest books and any other forms of communication hosted by this Web site are public and not private communications. The content of these communications forums by yourself and others are not to be considered an endorsement by FOZ, and shall not be considered reviewed, screened or approved by FOZ.

All comments, guest book entries, suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, or information disclosed or offered to or in response to FOZ through this Web site shall remain the property of FOZ. By utilizing this Web site as a vehicle for communication, you grant FOZ 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 © 2009 Friends of the Zoo, 3043 North Fort, Springfield, MO, USA 65803. All rights reserved. Photos are copyright of the individual photographers.

Friends of the Zoo and Dickerson Park Zoo programs and products are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Friends of the Zoo or the City of Springfield.

Applicable Laws
As a visitor of www.DickersonParkZoo.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 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 www.DickersonParkZoo.org is at the discretion of the user. Under no circumstances shall FOZ, 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, FOZ materials, including those consisting of this Web site. You specifically acknowledge and agree that the FOZ is not liable for any defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with any FOZ material, or with any of FOZ’s terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using or visiting www.DickersonParkZoo.org.

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 FOZ. Accordingly, FOZ 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 FOZ 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.


Friends of the Zoo (FOZ) operators of www.DickersonParkZoo.org recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of the users of this Web site. Except when specifically and knowingly provided by you, the Web site user, FOZ collects no personal identifying information about individuals. The name, address and payment (if applicable) that the user might provide when using this Web site may be processed or disclosed by FOZ as permitted under the Web site’s Terms of Use, of which the user agrees to upon utilizing the information and services of www.DickersonParkZoo.org.

As a method of tracking the use of this Web site, www.DickersonParkZoo.org may utilize the Web technology known as “cookies,” which enables FOZ to relate a visitor’s use of FOZ information to any information that the visitor may have specifically and knowingly provided to FOZ. Any such voluntarily provided identifying information, if applicable, may be used by FOZ 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.DickersonParkZoo.org should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personal information such as user names or email addresses on guest books, bulletin boards or in chat areas, that information can be collected and used by others, and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or parties.

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

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.

For questions pertaining to any of the above information, please contact info@DickersonParkZoo.org