Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

For the Shedd Aquarium Website

Terms of Use

Please carefully read the terms and conditions of this license agreement before you use any images, data, text, or other materials on this Website. By using any materials on this Website, you are consenting to be bound by this agreement. If you do not accept all of the terms of this agreement, you are not authorized to use any materials on this site.

1. Ownership of the Site
This Website and all materials on it are the property of Shedd Aquarium unless otherwise noted. This agreement gives you no ownership rights to any materials on this site.

2. Copyright Laws
This site and all materials on it are protected under United States copyright laws, which give creators of original works of authorship the exclusive right to use their works for a limited period of time. With certain exceptions, copyrighted materials may not be used or copied without the permission of the copyright holder. This agreement describes the uses that you are permitted to make of the materials on this site.

3. License to Use
You are licensed by the aquarium to use materials on this site for noncommercial educational purposes only. You may copy these materials for classroom use, so long as the copies contain all copyright and trademark notices. This license is not exclusive to you, and you may not transfer it.

4. Prohibited Uses
Any commercial or personal use of the materials on this site is strictly prohibited. Materials may not be used in any way – electronically or in print – without the express written permission of Shedd Aquarium. This includes, but is not limited to, personal Web pages, multimedia presentations, clip-art collections, or any type of CD-ROMs. You may not sell, assign, sublicense, or otherwise transfer these materials, copy them for nonclassroom use, publish them for personal gain, or remove any copyright or trademark notice without the express written permission of the Aquarium.

5. No Warranty
All materials on this site are made available to you as-is. The aquarium makes no warranty, express or implied, as to these materials, their title, accuracy, noninfringement of third-party rights, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose, or the performance or results you may obtain from their use.

6. Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances shall the aquarium be liable for any direct, incidental, special, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this site. If you are dissatisfied with any materials in this site or these terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using or visiting this site.

7. Links to Other Sites
This site contains links to other sites. These links do not mean that the aquarium endorses these sites, nor is the aquarium responsible for their contents or use.

8. Submissions
Any suggestions, creative ideas, inventions, or other materials that you submit to this site shall become the property of the aquarium. The aquarium may disclose or use any such submissions for any purpose without your consent or compensation therefore.

9. Trademarks
Shedd Aquarium, John G. Shedd Aquarium, The World's Aquarium are trademarked and may not be used for any purpose without the express written permission of the aquarium.

10. Questions and Requests for Permission to Use
Any questions regarding the terms of this agreement or requests for permission to use materials on this site for any commercial or personal purpose should be directed to mcurran@sheddaquarium.org.

Privacy Policy

Shedd Aquarium does not collect specific personal information about you (like name, e-mail, address, preferences) unless you submit it to us. For example, we may ask you to provide personal information to sign up for e-mail newsletters, request a reservation or inquire about programming. For teachers, we also collect information about school, grades and subjects taught.

Shedd may use cookies to better serve you. A cookie is an identifier that a web site places on a computer when you visit a site. Cookies may be used for various purposes, including filling in information about you on a form (like your name or e-mail address) or tracking effectiveness of an advertisement directing to Shedd Aquarium’s website. You may disable cookies using your browser settings.

Shedd Aquarium uses technology that collects usage information about how you interact with our website in order to analyze and improve our website. Usage information is not personally identifiable and is analyzed as an aggregated statistic. Usage information can include browser type, pages served, time on page and preceding page view.

Shedd Aquarium does not sell, exchange or share your personal information with any third parties, except in the following case. Information about Shedd Aquarium members may be shared with other local non-profit organizations, but only if these organizations agree to not sell or otherwise share your personal information. If you do not want your personal information shared with other non-profit institutions, please contact our membership hotline at 312-692-3284.


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