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Please refer to this policy regularly. The Y may need to change this policy from time to time to address new issues and reflect changes on our websites or within YMCA branches, camps, and program locations (collectively “YMCA location(s)”).
This policy applies to the personal information that you provide to The Y, either through our websites and mobile applications or in person at a YMCA location. This policy does not apply to your use of unaffiliated sites to which our websites link. This policy does not apply to Personal Health Information (“PHI”) collected through the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program or any other program offered by The Y that requires the collection of PHI or other HIPAA protected information.
The Y collects personally identifiable information (PII) from you when you voluntarily submit such information to us. The collection of PII may occur in person or on a website or mobile application operated, provided or otherwise controlled by The Y. This information may include your name, home address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, demographic information, sex-offender status, membership status, emergency contact information, and other information that we may need to collect in connection with certain events, including but not limited to:
The Y may also collect your photograph, by capturing your image at a YMCA or scanning your personal identification card, for identifying you as a member, volunteer or program participant. The YMCA periodically takes pictures and video of YMCA members and persons participating in Y programs to use for promotional purposes and programming materials including social media and the YMCA website.
If you do provide us with PII, The Y may contact you based on the information you provide to communicate with you about YMCA activities that may be of interest to you and your family.
The Y will use its best efforts to never disclose any PII about you to any third-party for purposes unrelated to the YMCA without having received your permission except as provided for herein or otherwise as permitted or required under applicable law.
We do not rent or sell PII, including information provided about children, to third parties. The Y may share PII with trusted service providers, such as payment processors, technology partners or other providers that need access to your information to provide operational or other support services while you are a YMCA member or program participant.
We may also provide PII to regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials in accordance with applicable law or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the provision of such information is required or permitted by law, such as in connection with the investigation or assertion of legal defenses, or for compliance matters.
When you make a payment or donation, we collect information to process the financial transaction and may use that information to contact you in the future about The Y and its programs. Your payment information is transmitted to us, using a secure Internet method that helps maintain the privacy of this information. During the time your payment information resides on our computers, it is in an encrypted format and can only be accessed by authorized personnel with a decryption key.
We collect non-personally identifiable information without limitation, using the following types of methodology:
Non-personally identifiable information might include the browser you use, the type of computer you use, technical information about your means of connection to our websites (such as the operating systems and the Internet service providers utilized), and other similar information. Our systems may also automatically gather information about the areas you visit and search terms you utilize on our websites and about the links you may select from within the sites to other areas of the World Wide Web or elsewhere online.
Although an industry-standard do-not-track (DNT) protocol has not yet been established, The Y’s information collection and disclosure practices and the choices it offers to consumers will continue to operate as described in this Policy.
We use non-personally identifiable information for our purposes related to running YMCAs and their programs, and, in particular, to administering websites, and, in the aggregate, to determine what technologies are being used. We may also share aggregate, non-personally identifiable information with third-parties.
Where necessary, The Y may collect certain sensitive information from you, including and not limited to:
Access to sensitive information is restricted to those individuals who have a legitimate need for access. We will not use or disclose your information to third parties unless such disclosure is necessary to accomplish the purpose for which the information is collected.
We are mindful that young people need special safeguards and privacy protection. We realize that they may not understand all the provisions of our policy or be able to make thoughtful decisions about the choices that are made available to our adult users. We strongly urge all parents or legal guardians to participate in their children’s exploration of the Internet and any online services and to teach their children about protecting their personal information while online.
If we ask for PII from children under 13 we will take additional steps to protect the privacy of such information, including
Users may find other content on our websites that link to the sites and services of other third parties. We do not control the content or links appearing on these sites. Third-party sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing and may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third-party sites or services before providing any of them with your personal information.
If you opt-in to receive information from us, you can change your mind later. If at any time you would like to stop receiving such information, you may change your options by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-230-9622. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases and servers. We will make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request, and we are unable to have your information removed from the records of any third-party who has been provided with your information in accordance with this policy.
You may contact The Y with inquiries or complaints regarding the use of information about you. We will use reasonable efforts to grant reasonable requests to access data about the requester. We will also make reasonable requests to correct any incorrect or misleading data about the requester.
YMCAs take appropriate administrative, technical, and physical measures to safeguard against unauthorized processing of personal information, and against the accidental loss of, or damage to, personal data. However, The Y cannot provide an absolute guarantee of the security of any of our websites or any other site on the Internet.
YMCA websites are operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to The Y will be transferred to the United States By using YMCA websites, participating in any YMCA services, and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.
The California “Shine the Light” law permits California residents to annually request and obtain information free of charge about what personal information is disclosed to third parties for direct-marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. The Y does not distribute your personal information to outside parties for their direct marketing without your consent.
You can update your personal information by emailing us at email@example.com, calling us at 612-230-9622, updating online directly through your YMCA account login, or via a written request mailed directly to your local YMCA location. Please do not send Social Security numbers or other sensitive information to us via unencrypted email.
Cost to Participate - Although the YMCA’s Mobile Programs are complimentary and require no purchase or fee for participation, message and data rates may apply. Check your mobile plan for more details. Subscribers will receive up to the specified number of alerts per program, each month.
Questions - You can contact us at 612-230-9622 or at any time, from your mobile phone, send a text message with the word "HELP" to 78527. We can answer any questions you have about the program.
To Stop the Programs - To stop messages coming to your phone, you can opt out of the program via SMS. To stop our text alerts, just send a text that says "STOP" to the short code 78527 . You'll receive a one-time cancel confirmation text message. And after that, you will not receive any future messages.
Find Your Carrier. YMCA’s Mobile Program is compatible with Alltel, AT&T, Boost, Cellular South, Midwest Wireless, MetroPCS, nTelos, Sprint, Suncom, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and Virgin Mobile. To participate, the recipient's phone needs to be text messaging-enabled. We try to make it so everyone can participate but depending on your carrier, plan, and phone we can't guarantee it will work for you.
Terms and Conditions - By participating in YMCA’s Mobile Program, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions presented here.