Privacy Policy

fieldtripEarth pledges to keep any and all users’ information confidential. Any information provided to us will be used only by fieldtripEarth. WE WILL NOT SELL, TRADE, OR RENT personal information about our visitors to third parties. However, if at any time fieldtripEarth is required by law or by a legal process to release user information, we must and will cooperate fully.

fieldtripEarth will always provide users with the opportunity to stop receiving communications from us. To be removed from our update database, please e-mail your request to Be sure to include the email address(es) to be removed from our mailing list. We can also be notified via our land mailing address:

The North Carolina Zoological Society
4403 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, NC 27205
ATTN: fieldtripEARTH

Where on the website do we collect information?
Visitors to fieldtripEarth are not required to register or otherwise provide any information of any kind in order to access the learning materials available on the website. However, several sections of the website ask the user to provide reasonably necessary information that will be used to facilitate communication between the user requesting that communication and the fieldtripEarth staff:

  • Contact ftE invites the user to provide a name, basic descriptive information and an email address. None of that information is required. Name and email information is requested only in order to personalize the our response to the contact request.
  • Article Request requires that the user provide a name and email address. This allows us to contact the requestor should we have any questions about his/her article request. The name is collected in order to personalize the response.
  • Log files are used to collect some computer-related information, including IP addresses and other technical variables. An “IP address” is a number that identifies a particular computer so that data can be transmitted to it from the website. “Environmental variables” include, among other things, the user’s domain, the time and date the user accessed the website, the browser (and operating system and platform) used, and the names of the fieldtripEarth pages that user visits. This information is used for making certain technical decisions about the site, and is not tied back to a particular individual.

Links to Other Sites
Articles on fieldtripEarth may include links to articles on other websites. While we make every effort to link only to sites that are appropriate for all users, visitors to fieldtripEarth should be aware that these other sites may collect personal information.

For more privacy information…
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with us, please contact:

Mark MacAllister
North Carolina Zoological Society
4403 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, N.C. 27205