Privacy Policy

Last updated 6/1/2023

The website accessible through is owned, operated and distributed by "Orangutan Outreach", a registered, New York-based 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. EIN: 26-0521285


This privacy policy sets out how Orangutan Outreach uses and protects any information that you give Orangutan Outreach when you use this website.

We've updated our privacy policy in accordance with the EU's General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) going into effect May 25, 2018. Although these changes were initiated by European law, we think privacy is important no matter where you live, so these improvements will apply to everyone, regardless of location.

Orangutan Outreach is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Orangutan Outreach may, at its sole discretion, change this policy from time to time by updating this page. By accessing this website at any time after such modifications, you are agreeing to such modifications. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from May 25, 2018.

Information we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • First and last name
  • Contact information including email address
  • Mailing address

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • Online adoption access for adoptive parents of orangutans.
  • Order tracking from purchases in our online shop.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • In an effort to conserve costs, paper and other resources we do not send mass mailings via post. We do periodically send promotional email about our orangutan conservation efforts. This includes new orangutans in the online adoption program, new items available in our online shop, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting. Our communications will be via the email address you have provided.
  • We will email you our quarterly electronic newsletters. You can add or remove your name from our newsletter list at any time here or from the link at the bottom of all e-newsletters.
  • We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.
  • We will never sell, share, trade, lease or otherwise distribute your information.

Information Security

Orangutan Outreach is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Our application databases and related backups are fully encrypted. Transmission of data between application servers, databases, and other services is over secure connections, and users may only connect with our web services using HTTPS. We employ web application firewalls, attack-detection, and similar services to prevent the authorized access of our public-facing services. Applications and underlying systems are monitored for security vulnerabilities and patched in a timely fashion if and when threats are discovered. In the event of a data breach we will notify users within 72 hours of our confirmation of such breach.

Your account information on the Orangutan Outreach website is protected by a password for your privacy and security. It is important that you protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer by logging off once you have finished using a shared computer. Moreover, despite the precautions described above, Orangutan Outreach cannot and does not guarantee that the individual user information you have transmitted will not be intercepted by others and/or decrypted or accidentally disclosed, and it accepts no liability for any unintentional disclosure.

Links to other websites

The Orangutan Outreach website contains links to enable you to easily visit other websites of interest— including our partners, sponsors and affiliates. Once you have used these links to leave our website, you should note that Orangutan Outreach does not have any control over the content on another website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such websites and such websites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Special Note to International Users

The Orangutan Outreach website is hosted in the United States and is intended primarily for and directed to users in the United States. If you are accessing this website from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of this website, which is governed by U.S. law and this Privacy Policy, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

Your Data, Opt Out and Right to be Forgotten

Supporters and donors can contact us, to obtain details about what information we store about them, to opt out of our list or to request changes to their personal data as collected by Orangutan Outreach.

Supporters and donors have the “Right to be Forgotten”. If you would like to be permanently removed from our mailing list and records, please email us or send a letter and we will remove your email address and personal data from our records.

Orangutan Outreach
Attn: Richard Zimmerman
P.O. Box 833
Hudson, NY 12534

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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