What personal information is collected and how is it used?
Information you provide
In addition to using your information as described above, if you have provided your email address we may also occasionally send you email announcements regarding special promotions and other information we believe will be of interest to you. You may opt-out of receiving the mailings or any other emails that we send to our mailing list by using the “unsubscribe” feature in any email you receive from us or emailing us at RipleysOnline@ripleys.com.
Browser Level Information
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies web servers automatically collect information about a visitor’s IP address, browser type and referrer by reading this information from your browser. This information is collected in a database and used to help us recognize you each time you return to one of our websites. It is also used in an aggregated, anonymous manner in our internal analysis of traffic patterns within our website. This information is automatically logged by most websites.
How is personal information protected?
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies maintains security measures, such as firewall, limited access, and SSL encryption technology, designed to protect against loss, misuse, and alteration of visitor information collected by Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies through its websites.
How is personal information shared with third parties?
All such service providers are bound by contract to refrain from using the personally identifiable information we collect from you for any purpose other than providing the service to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. We also may release information at the request of law enforcement authorities or other government officials; when ordered to do so by a court or when otherwise required by law; in the event of a corporate sale, merger, acquisition or similar event; when we believe it is necessary to assert, protect or enforce our legal or intellectual property rights; and/or in connection with an investigation of any activity that is infringing, illegal, may expose us to liability, may harm the website or visitors to the website.
How can I opt-out of receiving future communications?
You may opt-out of receiving communications from us by following the instructions to unsubscribe that are provided in our email communications. In addition, you may request to be removed from our marketing database at any time by contacting us at: RipleysOnline@ripleys.com.
ONLINE COLLECTION OF INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN UNDER 13
Children’s’ Privacy: Policies For Users Under Age 13
We do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from children under the age of 13 on the site, except for the limited circumstances described below. In the event a child under the age of 13 submits a question to us on the site and identifies her or his age, we may use the child’s email address for the sole purpose of responding to the child’s question on a one time only basis. However, we will not use the child’s email address to contact the child and we will delete it from our records once we have responded.
Is my child’s information required for participation in online activities?
No. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies does not limit a child’s participation in any online activity by requiring identifiable information to participate in the activity.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, please contact: RipleysOnline@ripleys.com.
Linked Web Sites