How Information is Collected
On some Young Life web pages or websites (including all Young Life local, regional, divisional, international and camp websites and the Young Life Staff Resource Site, which are hereinafter referred to as “the Young Life network”), you may be asked to provide certain personal information for ministry-related purposes or to make ministry contributions. We do not collect personal information without your knowledge; however, we do allow you to provide personal information that will help us serve your request (for instance, you can give feedback or make donations on the Young Life network). We will only ask for the information that will help us facilitate your request. When you provide any such information, you are acknowledging your consent to our use of such information to better serve you and others visiting the Young Life network.
How Information is Used
To safeguard and secure the information we collect online, Young Life has applied appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to prevent unauthorized access and maintain data accuracy. Internet encryption software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol, is utilized to protect sensitive data transmissions with banking or credit card information. The padlock icon in the bottom of your browser’s window or a blue line around the window signifies that a site is secure. Sometimes password protection is used to protect your privacy and security.
Site Access – Commercial Use
Your personal use and access of this site does not allow you to download or modify it, or any portion of it, except with the express written consent of Young Life. You may not commercially use, or otherwise exploit for any commercial purpose, the contents of the Young Life network, including images, content or photographs or any derivative use of the Young Life network. You may not download or copy any of the information on this network for the benefit of another; or use any data mining, robots or similar data-gathering and extraction tools. You may not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, visit or otherwise exploit any portion of this network for any commercial purpose without the express written consent of Young Life.
You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademarks or logos, photographs, content or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout or form) of Young Life network without express written consent. You may not use meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing any names or trademarks or logos contained in the Young Life network without the express written consent of Young Life. You may not create a hyperlink to the home page or any internal page of the Young Life network without the express written permission of Young Life. See Permissions.
Young Life reserves the right to make changes to the Young Life network, policies and Conditions of Use at any time. If any of these policies or conditions shall be deemed invalid, void or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.
School Non-Affiliation Statement
The use of a school name within the Young Life network that references a local Young Life or WyldLife group is not intended to imply any affiliation between Young Life and the school or school district (public or private). Young Life and WyldLife groups are often formed according to the school or schools where kids attend. The use of any school name on the Young Life network is only intended to assist kids, parents and adults to easily locate communities where Young Life ministry exists. If you are a school administrator, you can find out more about Young Life.
Conditions of Use
Young Life provides the services described on the Young Life network as information to visitors interested in learning more about the ministry outreach of Young Life. By visiting our sites, you are accepting these conditions.
Solicitations of any kind made to Young Life staff or volunteers whose contact information may be found on this website, area websites or camp websites are strictly prohibited.
Limitation of Liability
Young Life makes no representations or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the operation of any sites in the Young Life network or the information, content, materials or products included therein. You expressly agree that your use of the Young Life network is at your sole risk.
Young Life will not be liable for any damages of any kind, arising from the use of the Young Life network, including, but not limited to, failure of any sites in the Young Life network to perform, error or omission or interruption of availability on the Young Life network, computer viruses or line failure; nor any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive and consequential damages.
Copyright and Trademarks
All websites and web pages contained in the Young Life network are the the property of Young Life, and all content contained therein is protected by United States and international copyright laws. Young Life holds all copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights contained within the Young Life network. Young Life also holds all rights in applications, text, graphics, design elements, audio, music and all other materials that it originates or uses within the Young Life network.
You may not reproduce, upload, post, transmit, download or distribute any information contained on the Young Life network. This restriction also applies to information accessed at other sites through links to the Young Life network. However, Young Life does allow users of its network to print out or download parts of the text and images for their own personal, noncommercial purposes.
Young Life’s trade names, trademarks, brands and service marks, including those marks indicated on the Young Life network are the sole and exclusive property of Young Life, including, without limitation, designs, logos, page headers, button icons and scripts (“Marks”). Young Life’s Marks and branding may not be used without express written permission in connection with or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among the public, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Young Life. All other trademarks not owned by Young Life that appear on the Young Life network are the property of their respective owners.
Domain names and trademarks of other sites, or that are contained in information that users access at other sites, belong solely to their respective owners. The appearance of domain names, trademarks and other information on these sites does not imply that Young Life is affiliated with, endorses or sponsors the owners of these items. See Permissions.
For More Information
The Young Life network of websites is informational sites for parents and children about Young Life. Our pages are designed primarily to provide information to children, ages 11 and up, who participate in or are interested in the various Young Life activities. It is our intention to provide a safe, fun environment where children may explore Young Life, their own Young Life club and other Young Life activities.
We care about your privacy and we take great care to safeguard your personal information. We do not require our users to supply us with any personal information. We never condition a child's participation in an activity on the child's disclosing more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in that activity. All personally identifiable information we do collect can only be accessed by authorized Young Life staff, and only those people who require access may see this information. We preserve the confidentiality, security and integrity of that information. Upon your request, we will provide you with information as to all of the personal information we have regarding you and your child and we will not share this information with any third parties. As we continue to offer our visitors new and different types of content and services, we may modify our practices periodically. However, we will treat all personal information we collect in accordance with the privacy notice in effect at the time the information is collected. You will be notified and your consent will be requested should there be any material changes in the collection, use or disclosure practices to which you have previously agreed.
The Young Life network is designed to comply with the requirement of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) guidelines for websites gathering identifiable information from children.
Be sure to ask your parents for permission before you send any information about yourself (your name, address, e-mail address, etc.) to us or anyone else over the Internet.
Personal information may be requested when using the following features:
- E-mail Comments
Some websites within the Young Life network have a page on which children may send an e-mail with comments to Young Life. Information gathered from these e-mail comments are only for the internal use of Young Life. If sample comments are posted on the website, then no identifiable information is ever included.
The Young Life network uses a software technology called "cookies" that helps us track non-personal aggregate data about who visits our site. This helps us keep track of the number of visitors to our site and allows us to gauge the areas that are of the most interest to our members. The cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information and are not linked to any personally identifiable information.
Third Party Disclosure
Young Life does not disclose any personal information we collect from our websites to third parties. We do use this aggregate information, which is not personally identifiable, to give us demographic information about the entire Young Life network audience in order to improve our service through our entire series of information and products.
Links to Other Sites
Kids are encouraged to ask their parents' permission before linking to these sites or giving out any information. Parents are encouraged to become actively involved in the sites their kids visit, and to monitor their time spent there and to check their privacy policies as well.
This website has been created so that you can connect with your Young Life friends. You may not want everybody to have the information you share on this website, which is why we give you control of your information. The default privacy settings on this website limit the information displayed in your profile so that you can control what information others can see.
This website will help you share information with your Young Life friends. You choose what information you put in your profile, including contact and personal information, your picture, interests and your past Young Life involvement.
Personally Identifiable Information
This site's registration form requires you to provide your first and last name, address, e-mail address and ZIP code and to set up a username and password. You may also choose to provide optional details, such as your middle initial, birthday, occupation, company, spouse's name, photo, personal web page, the ways in which you have been involved in Young Life in the past and the ways you are currently interested in being involved. You may update any of this information at any time by accessing your profile and clicking on the "Update" links under "My Profile." You may opt out of receiving e-mail updates from us by going to the "Manage your Subscriptions" section of the "Connect" page, and selecting "E-mail Preferences/Opt In."
Personal Profile Information and Profile Page
Your Personal Profile features information you may wish to share with other Site members on your Profile Page. Only people who are members of this site can view other members' Profile Pages. The only information that is automatically displayed on your Profile Page is your first and last name. Additional information that you choose to share, along with any photos, will appear only if you have opted to provide those items and have also selected to have those fields viewable in "Display Preferences." All member information on the website is securely stored and is not sold or transferred to any third parties outside of Young Life.
You post your personally identifiable information on this Site at your own risk. Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Since we cannot control the actions of other users of this Site with whom you may choose to share your pages and information, we cannot, and do not, guarantee that the personally identifiable information you post on this Site will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. This Site is not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on this Site. By using this Site, you indicate that you understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of your personally identifiable information may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored your personally identifiable information.
Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on this Site is a violation of the Alumni and Friends Terms of Service and should be reported to us at (877) 438-9572. The Young Life webmaster can be contacted at (719) 381-1941.
By using this Site, you are explicitly giving your consent to having your personally identifiable information transferred to and processed in the United States.
Corrections and/or Updates
You may correct or update your personal information on this site at any time. To do so, click on the "Update" links on the "My Profile" page. Change the necessary information and click on "Submit."
Choice for Opt-Out
This site provides you with the opportunity to choose to receive updates about this site and the groups with whom you have registered. This option will be presented to you when you register as a member. If you have already joined, the following options will explain how you can subscribe or unsubscribe to these updates from the site.
To sign up to receive e-mail updates click on the "Connect" link and select "Manage Your Subscriptions" at the bottom of the page. Under "E-mail Preferences" you can select the kind of e-mail correspondence you wish to receive (HTML or plain), and you can "opt in" or "opt out" to subscriptions. Subscribing to the e-mails allows the site to notify you of news about Young Life.
Please be aware that even if you choose not to receive the update e-mails, if a situation arises that we feel is pertinent for you to be aware of, we will contact you by e-mail to alert you.
Links to Other Sites
This Site has the right to make changes or additions to this policy at any time. If those changes involve using your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time you joined this Site, the Site will notify you by e-mail. Changes that do not affect use of personally identifiable information will be posted to this Site. If you have questions regarding this policy statement, the practices of the Alumni and Friends website or your dealings with this site, please contact us at (877) 438-9572. The Young Life webmaster can be contacted at (719) 381-1941.
Children Under the Age of 13
Young Life does not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 and does not knowingly allow such persons to register on this Site. If you are under 13 years of age, please do not attempt to register on this Site or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address. No one under the age of 13 may provide any type of personally identifiable information to, or on, this Site. If Young Life learns that it has collected personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, that information will be deleted as soon as possible. If you believe that this site might have any information from, or about, a child less than 13 years of age, please contact us at (877) 438-9572. The Young Life webmaster can be contacted at (719) 381-1941.
Children Between the Ages of 13 and 18
The Young Life Alumni and Friends website is intended for the use of adult alumni and friends only. Young Life strongly recommends that minors who are 13 years of age, or older, ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
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