What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?
When interacting with our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your email address to allow us to respond to your inquiries or send updates about Youth Powerhouse (upon your request). You may also have the opportunity to enter information such as your name, location, or image.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you fill out the form on the "Contact Us" page of our website.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you submit a contact form in the following ways:
• To allow us to respond to your comments, stories, and inquiries
• To send you occassional email updates, if you have requested this service
How do we protect visitor information?
We currently do not use vulnerability scanning, scanning to PCI standards, and/or an SSL certificate. The personal information you submit through our "Contact Us" page is sent through the server directly to our email account (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cookies and Google Analytics
We additionally use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google, to improve our website. Google utilizes cookies to collect data, which is used to track and examine the use of www.youthpowerhouse.org, to prepare reports on its activities and to share them with other Google services. Specifically, we collect data on your location, the pagesor can be you access and in what order you access them, and the location, age group, and interests you submit through the database form (http://www.youthpowerhouse.org/database/). Please note that none of this information is or can be linked to PII. We may use this information for the purpose of improving our website, in order to better serve you.
Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
Personal data collected: Cookie and Usage Data. Place of processing: USA. For more information about how Google Analytics collects and processes data, please visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you disable cookies, some features will be disabled that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.
If you would like to prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
.Third party links
Our database contains links to third party websites that we have examined and deem appropriate for persons under the age of 18. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously
Users are able to change their personal information:
• By emailing us at: email@example.com
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?
No, we do not allow third party behavioral tracking.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
In accordance with COPPA, we agree:
• That the parent has the option to agree to the collection and use of the child's information without consenting to the disclosure of the information to third parties.
• That the operator may not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity as a condition of participation.
• That the parent can review the child's personal information, ask to have it deleted and refuse to allow any further collection or use of the child's information by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
with their request.
We only collect personally identifiable information with verifiable parental consent. If a child under the age of 13 years contacts us through the "Contact Us" page, they are required to submit a parent or guardian's email address, which we will contact before using any of the child's personal information that has been submitted. When signing up for the email list, we do not check whether the user is 13 years old or older; however, we will send a confirmation email immediately upon receiving the submission inquiring whether the email address belongs to someone under 13 years of age. If the submitted email account is not confirmed to belong to a person age 13 or older, or we do not receive verifiable consent from the parent or guardian to use or retain information that a person under age 13 has submitted within a reasonable time, we will delete the information.
If personal information about a child under the age of 13 has mistakenly been submitted without our knowledge, please contact us and we will delete this information or request permission from a parent or guardian:
The Youth Powerhouse Team
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via email within seven business days.
We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.