AFOTZ Donor Privacy Policy

AFOTZ is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors and prospective donors.


As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Alamogordo Friends of the Zoo (AFOTZ) relies on generous support from donations in order to fulfill our mission. The purpose of AFOTZ Privacy Policy is to uphold the trust and confidence of donors and prospective donors to our organization through transparency on the Zoo’s practices and policies for data collection, use, and protection relating to donations.

Policy Summary

AFOTZ is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors. We hold donor information in the strictest confidence and will not sell, trade or share a donor’s personal information with any outside party. All donations to AFOTZ are tax-exempt. Should you have any questions with regard to this policy, please contact AFOTZ.

Privacy Across All Platforms

This policy applies to all information received by AFOTZ, both online and offline, across any digital platform or application as well as any electronic, written or oral communications with staff or Alamogordo Friends of the Zoo representatives.


The Zoo’s Donor Privacy Policy applies to the collection, use and protection of data and information. By submitting information as part of a donation, you give your consent to the terms and conditions of the policy for the purposes stated below.

Collecting and Storing Information

AFOTZ ethically collects and securely stores any personally identifiable information that you have provided us. Information may be collected when a donor or prospective donor makes an inquiry or contribution via email, website or phone, interfaces with Zoo staff, board or representatives or registers for a Zoo event, either on Zoo property or at an outside location.

The categories of personal information we collect and store may include:

Full name
Physical address(es)
Telephone number(s)
Email address

Other identifying information

This represents only a few examples of personal information that may be collected by AFOTZ. From time to time, the Zoo may collect other personal information in ways not described above.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

AFOTZ utilizes personal information and data to maintain records of donations, send acknowledgements, mail year-end tax statements, send newsletters and direct mail pieces as well as for internal marketing purposes. AFOTZ will not sell, trade or share your personal information. Payment information, such as credit card or banking information is not stored in our system.

Donor Recognition

Donor contributions may be recognized or published in donor recognition materials produced by the Zoo, including print, verbal acknowledgment and/or on digital media. If you do not wish for your name to appear in these materials or be published, please annotate this on the membership or donation form.

Future Privacy Policy Changes

AFOTZ reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time.

Thank you for your support of Alamogordo Friends of the Zoo.

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