Youth Action Network respects the privacy of our donors. The personal information you share with us will be used to manage your sponsorship, provide you with opportunities to help youth and communicate with you about our work. It will not be sold, traded or rented to any other organization.
The site is intended to serve as a tool to inform supporters, friends and donors about Youth Action Network, its programs, and other conservation issues, and to provide the means for schools, communities and individuals to get involved in their communities.
In the course of providing this online service, information is exchanged back and forth between Youth Action Network’s servers, online users, and their browsers. In some instances on this site, you may be asked to list your name, e-mail address, and other information. Our policy with regards to your personal information is listed below. Youth Action Network believes that your personal information deserves utmost protection. While you can visit the site without registering or providing any personal information, you will need to register if you want to register for an event, leave comments on this site and/or make a donation.
Personal information is any information that can be used to identify you as an individual, including your name, address, credit card details, phone number, age, passport information, medical history and any other personally identifiable information you choose to provide to Youth Action Network.
Youth Action Network reserves the right to remove any submissions that are deemed to be offensive, illegal, off-topic or inappropriate in any way.
Should you wish, for any reason, to not receive certain types of information from us, please call us toll-free at 1-800-718-5465, or send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does Youth Action Network collect my personal information?
Youth Action Network collects Personal Information from you by asking you to provide Personal Information such as your name, age, address and email address, apply to receive e-updates or other Youth Action Network related products or services. Youth Action Network collects Personal Information such as your name, address and credit card details when you make a donation through CanadaHelps.org.
If you are under 18, please obtain your parent or guardian’s permission before you send any Personal Information to Youth Action Network, or anyone else, over the Internet. We strongly encourage parent or guardian participation and understanding of their children’s online usage and to be aware of the activities in which their children are participating. If you are under the age of 13, we encourage you to use the site with your parent’s supervision and oversight.
We do not intend to collect Personal Information of visitors to Youth Action Network who are under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you must either (a) disable cookies in your browser and use the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on to disable tracking by Google Analytics; or (b) submit the parental consent form. If you are under the age 13, do not reveal your age in any content you provide on our through the site unless you are expressly asked by us to do so and you have completed the actions listed in this paragraph’s (a) and (b) identifiers.
Certain other Personal Information may be collected on the site without you actively providing the information by using various technologies, as described below:
While you use the site, certain information is collected without you actively providing it, including information about your IP address and type of operating system, the time you spent on the site and which pages you visited. This helps us improve our site. This data is not used to identify individuals. We track IP addresses for: (i) troubleshooting issues; (ii) voting events, confirm people are not voting for an individual more than once; and (iii) for all people who are filling out online forms, for the purpose of spam filtering.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information:
We use the Personal Information we collect about you to provide services and features of the site to you and other users. This includes using information to:
- deliver quality services and features that you use on the site;
- keep our services secure and safe;
- provide you with location services;
- protect Youth Action Network, or others’ rights or property;
- conduct internal operations (data analysis, troubleshooting, testing and service improvements);
- measure or understand the effectiveness of content;
- offer opportunities that we think will be of interest to you, like causes to support, events to attend, and opportunities and products of our supporters;
- facilitate and process donations you choose to make through the site;
- make suggestions for you and other users of the site; and
- comply with any legal obligations.
Personal information collected by Youth Action Network will only be used or disclosed for purposes described in this Policy or for other purposes that we have informed you of at the time of collecting that information. Before your Personal Information will be used or disclosed for a new purpose, we will ask you for your consent, unless use or disclosure without your consent in the circumstances is otherwise permitted or required by law, regulation or court order.
We use and disclose your Personal Information to fulfill your requests for certain products or Services or information about such products or Services, process donations, contact you in response to requests for information and to respond to voluntary comments. We may also use Personal Information to customize the site to your preferences, to improve the content of our site, and to research site usage patterns.
We will not sell or rent your Personal Information to anyone.
We may also disclose your information to:
- our affiliates;
- parties whose campaigns or causes you have agreed to join for the purpose of facilitating your participation;
- parties with whom we have contracted to process data, including parties who are located in countries or jurisdictions other than the one in which you reside. When this occurs, your information becomes subject to the laws of those jurisdictions; and
- parties to whom we have agreed to provide anonymized and/or aggregated data, though we will remove personal identifiers before we do so.
We may access, preserve and share your information in response to a legal request (such as a search warrant, court order or subpoena) where we believe we are required to do so. We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a commercially reasonable belief it is necessary to: (1) detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity, (2) to protect ourselves, you and others, including as part of investigations, and (3) to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. Information we receive about you may be accessed, processed and retained for an extended period of time when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm. We also may retain information from accounts disabled for violations of our terms for at least a year to prevent repeat abuse or other violations of our Terms of Service.
Storage of Information
Youth Action Network stores and transmits your digital information using modern security standards such as SSL Encryption. Your information is stored and protected with up to date username and passwords which are mandated to be secure, and use two-factor authentication where possible. Your data may transfer and be stored on a number of servers and storage locations including but not limited to the USA and Canada. The transmission of this data is always secure and encrypted. These servers and cloud-providers are independently operated and secured. Any breaches or data loss as a result of a failure of these providers are not the responsibility of Youth Action Network and their affiliates.
Refusal or Withdrawal of Consent:
If you provide us with your email address and do not opt-out in your visitor profile, you may occasionally receive emails from Youth Action Network. We may use your email address submitted through the site for the following purposes: (i) when you are registering for a program, we may sometimes confirm your email address is accurate and (ii) we will send a thank you email when you sign up, or register for an event or if you subscribe to our newsletter or weekly column. We hope you will find these emails interesting and informative. Of course, if you would rather not receive this information, you can unsubscribe. In addition, communications sent to you will also contain a message on how to opt-out of that type of communication in the future.
You may refuse to provide Personal Information to Youth Action Network and may, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice, withdraw consent at any time to our continued use and disclosure of Personal Information previously collected. Please note that refusing or withdrawing your consent in respect of our handling of certain Personal Information may result in us being unable to provide you with certain Youth Action Network products or services. You can withdraw your consent at any time by writing to email@example.com.
When you provide Personal Information through the site, we protect your Personal Information by encrypting the Personal Information that is transmitted between you and the site.
We will employ security measures to protect Personal Information in our care appropriate to the level of sensitivity of the information. We will retain your Personal Information only for the time it is required for the purposes for which it was collected or as required by law.
Accessing Your Personal Information:
You can ask to view Personal Information about you held by Youth Action Network by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can request that corrections be made where you can show that the Personal Information about you that we possess is incorrect or incomplete. Please note that under certain circumstances, you may not be permitted to view your records, such as where the disclosure of your records would cause security, legal or confidentiality concerns, and including where Youth Action Network is prohibited by law to disclose that to you.
Links To Other Websites:
The site may contain links to other websites. While we try to link only to websites that share our standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. We strongly encourage all visitors to the site to review the privacy statements and policies of all external websites.
Questions and inquiries
If you have any questions regarding privacy or our handling of personal information, please contact:
Youth Action Network
1489 Dupont Street,
(Main) 416-368-2277 x302
Last Updated: June 30, 2017