The Living Desert Privacy Policy and Security Information

Located in Palm Desert and just 15 minutes from Palm Springs, The Living Desert's mission is desert conservation through preservation, education and appreciation. Click here to become a member. Campers learn about plants and animals, the environment (including our own desert) and what it's like to work at a zoo Quarters for Conservation. Choose a Conservation Project and help protect wild animals and plants around the planet! You can become an important part of The Living Desert's conservation efforts through our Adopt! Program. Brew at the Zoo, Save the Date for the 5th Annual Brew at the Zoo!

Terms of Use


www.livingdesert.org is owned and operated by The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens (TLD). 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.livingdesert.org agrees to the following terms:

www.livingdesert.org contains material which is derived in whole or in part from material supplied by TLD 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 photos are the property of TLD. It is permissible to use the photos for educational purposes only if credit is given to The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens and where possible a link made back to www.livingdesert.org. For all other purposes contact kbowers@livingdesert.org.

All comments, suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, or information disclosed or offered to or in response to TLD through this Web site shall remain the property of the TLD. By utilizing this Web site as a vehicle for communication, you grant TLD 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.

Privacy Policy


The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens (TLD) operators of www.livingdesert.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, TLD collects no personally 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 TLD as permitted under the Web site's Terms of Use, of which the user agrees to upon utilizing the information and services of www.livingdesert.org.

As a method of tracking the use of this Web site, www.livingdesert.org may utilize the Web technology known as "cookies", which enables TLD to relate a visitor's use of TLD information to any information that the visitor may have specifically and knowingly provided to TLD. Any such voluntarily provided identifying information, if applicable, may be used by TLD 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.livingdesert.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 form other posters or parties.

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

Limitations of Liability


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

Applicable Laws


As a visitor of www.livingdesert.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.

Security


We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. We are particularly sensitive to visitors' security concerns regarding the use of credit cards to purchase products or register for classes over the Internet. For orders placed on www.livingdesert.org, we use a technology that automatically encrypts credit card data while information is being transmitted over the Internet, provided that the visitor's browser supports the Secure Socket Layer protocol (SSL).

To verify the security of your connection at www.livingdesert.org, check the lower left corner of your browser window after accessing the server. If you see an unbroken or a closed lock, then SSL is active and the server is secure. You may also check by looking at the URL line of your browser. When accessing a secure server, the site address will change from http to https.

TLD online membership, contribution and reservation forms may ask users to enter sensitive information like a credit card number. TLD also protects user information offline. Access to personally identifying information through online business transactions is granted only to TLD employees who perform the specific functions necessary to process and complete those transactions.