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The NC Zoo's Website Terms of Service

  1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
    Welcome to the North Carolina Zoo's web site. The North Carolina Zoo provides its service to you, subject to the following Terms of Service ("TOS"), which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. In addition, when using particular North Carolina Zoo services, you and the North Carolina Zoo shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services which may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the TOS. 
  2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
    The North Carolina Zoo currently provides users with access to a collection of on-line resources. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment, enhance or extend the current Service shall be subject to the TOS. You understand and agree that the Service is provided "AS-IS" and that the North Carolina Zoo assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, timeliness, deletion or misdelivery of the information contained on our website. In order to use the Service, you must obtain access to the World Wide Web, either directly or through devices that access web-based content, and pay any service fees associated with such access. In addition, you must provide all equipment necessary to make such connection to the World Wide Web, including a computer and modem or other access device.
  3. YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS
    In consideration of your use of the Service, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself when prompted by the Service. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or the North Carolina Zoo has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, the North Carolina Zoo has the right to refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof).
  4. THE NORTH CAROLINA ZOO PRIVACY POLICY
    Registration Data and certain other information about you is subject to our Privacy Policy. To see our full privacy policy click here .
  5. SPECIAL NOTES FOR INTERNATIONAL USE
    Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
  6. INDEMNITY
    You agree to indemnify and hold the North Carolina Zoo, and its officers, agents, other partners and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another.
  7. NO RESALE OF SERVICE
    You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial or non-commercial purposes, any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service.
  8. GENERAL PRACTICES REGARDING USE AND STORAGE
    You acknowledge that the North Carolina Zoo may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Service, including without limitation the maximum number of days that Content will be retained by the Service and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the Service in a given period of time. You further acknowledge that the North Carolina Zoo reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.
  9. MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE
    The North Carolina Zoo reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that the North Carolina Zoo shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
  10. TERMINATION
    You agree that the North Carolina Zoo, in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of the Service for any reason, including, without limitation, if the North Carolina Zoo believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TOS. The North Carolina Zoo may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Service under any provision of this TOS may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that the North Carolina Zoo may immediately bar any further access to such files or the Service. Further, you agree that the North Carolina Zoo shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service.
  11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
    YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE NORTH CAROLINA ZOO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF THE NORTH CAROLINA ZOO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (1) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (2) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (3) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (4) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (5) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.
  12. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
    SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF SECTIONS 11 AND 12 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
  13. NOTICE
    Notices to you may be made via either email or regular mail. The Service may also provide notices of changes to the TOS or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Service.
  14. TRADEMARK INFORMATION
    The North Carolina Zoo logo is a trademark of The North Carolina Zoological Park (the "the North Carolina Zoological Park logo and marks"). Without the North Carolina Zoo's prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner, the "the North Carolina Zoological Park/North Carolina Zoo logo or marks".
  15. COPYRIGHTS and COPYRIGHT AGENTS
    The North Carolina Zoo respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the North Carolina Zoo's Copyright Agent the following information: an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site; your address, telephone number, and email address; a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. The North Carolina Zoo's Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement on its site is Rod Hackney who can be reached as follows:
    By mail:
    Rod Hackney
    Copyright Agent
    c/o the North Carolina Zoo
    4401 Zoo Parkway
    Asheboro, NC 27205
    By phone: (336) 879-7204 or, by using this form.
  16. GENERAL INFORMATION
    The TOS constitutes the entire agreement between you and the North Carolina Zoo and governs your use of the Service, superceding any prior agreements between you and the North Carolina Zoo. The TOS and the relationship between you and the North Carolina Zoo shall be governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and the North Carolina Zoo agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Randolph, North Carolina. The failure of the North Carolina Zoo to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOS remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the TOS must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in the TOS are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
  17. VIOLATIONS
    To report any violations of the TOS please contact us.