Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Youth for a Better World, Inc., a Delaware, USA registered not for profit, tax-exempt corporation, D/B/A Youth Impact! Forum, hereinafter known as YIF, uses and protects any information that you give when you use this website.

Privacy Policy

1. Online Privacy Policy

This online privacy policy discloses how Youth for a Better World, Inc., D/B/A Youth Impact! Forum is a not for profit independent sustainability organization, hereinafter referred to as YIF, uses and protects any information that you give when you use this website, including what type of personal identifiable information is collected, how the information is used, and with whom the information is shared.
•YIF is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. If we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
• In general, you can visit the YIF Web Site without disclosing any personal information. However, YIF does track and analyze the data gathered from Web Site visits for trends and statistics and then discards the gathered data.
• YIF may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from August 1, 2020.

2. Personal Information

(a) Identifying Information. In order to access designated subscriber (including date of birth, passport information) and /or restricted areas within the YIF Web Site, YIF will request a user to provide certain personal identifying information, which may include but not limited to: first and last name, chapter or organization name if member of a UN organization, e-mail address, username and password, passport information for visa applications, and official website/Facebook.

(b) Information from Children. YIF does not use or collect personally identifying information from children and will not collect or post information from a child under the age 16 without the consent of a parent or guardian. YIF will notify the child’s parent or guardian at the e-mail address provided by the prospective user, alerting the parent or guardian to the child’s use of the Web site and providing instructions as to how the parent or guardian can delete the child’s registration from the Web site. Please our policy on Teacher Coordinators being Responsible for Authorization on All Activities on Behalf of Students.

3. Uses Made of the Information

(a) Limited Uses Identified. Without user’s prior consent, YIF will not use your personally identifiable information for any purpose other than that for which it is submitted. YIF uses personally identifiable information to reply to inquiries, handle complaints, provide operational notices and in program record-keeping. YIF also processes billing and business requests related to YIF Web Site participation.

(b) If you wish to receive the YIF newsletter and other information about YIF courses and events, services and other information in which you have expressed interest, please register for our newsletter.

(c) Stored Information Uses. YIF stores the information provided by a user.  Stored information is used by YIF and its agents to support user interaction with the YIF Web site; to track and analyze the data gathered from Web Site visits; and to contact user about other YIF services and products.

(d) Online Advertising. YIF does not have paid advertising on its site. However, it may in the future. If this is the case, some companies that help YIF deliver interactive on-line advertising, such as banner ads, may collect and use information about YIF’s users to help YIF better understand the types of advertising or promotions that are most appealing to YIF’s users. After it is collected, the information is aggregated so it is not identifiable to a specific individual. If, however, user would prefer that these companies not collect such information, please mark an “x” on the opt-out option box that will be provided.

4. Disclosure of the Information

(a) Mergers and Acquisitions. Circumstances may arise where for business reasons, YIF decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize its businesses in the United States or some other country. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personal identifying information to prospective or actual purchasers, and/or receiving such information from sellers. It is YIF’s practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions. If any such circumstances were to occur this information would be posted on the website

(b) Agents. YIF employs or engages other companies and individuals to perform business functions on behalf of YIF. These persons are provided with personal identifying information required to perform their functions but are prohibited by contract from using the information for other purposes. These persons engage in a variety of functions which include, but are not limited to, removing repetitive information from user lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, credit/debit card processing and providing user services.

(c) Marketing Analysis by Third Parties. YIF reserves the right to disclose to third party’s personal information about users for marketing analysis; however, any information disclosed will be in the form of aggregate data that does not describe or identify an individual user.

(d) Disclosure to Governmental Authorities. Under certain circumstances, personal information may be subject to disclosure pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants or orders.

5. Use of Computer Tracking Technologies

(a) No Tracking of Personal Information. YIF’s Web Site(s) are not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information not entered by visitors. Through web site access logs YIF does collect clickstream data and HTTP protocol elements, which generate certain kinds of non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our sites. This information is used for internal purposes by technical support staff for research and development, user analysis and business decision making, all of which provides better services to the public. The statistics garnered, which contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information, may also be provided to third parties.

(b) Use of Cookies. YIF, or its third-party vendors, collects non-identifiable and personal information through the use of various technologies, including “cookies”. A cookie is an alphanumeric identifier that a Web site can transfer to user’s hard drive through user’s browser. The cookie is then stored on user’s computer as an anonymous tag that identifies the user’s computer, but not the user. Cookies may be sent by YIF or its third-party vendors. User can set its browser to notify user before a cookie is received, giving an opportunity to decide whether to accept the cookie. User may also set its browser to turn off cookies; however, some Web sites may not then work properly.

(c) Use of Web Beacon Technologies. YIF may also use Web beacon or other technologies to better tailor its Web site(s) to provide better user service. If these technologies are in use, when a visitor accesses these pages of the Web site, a non-identifiable notice of that visit is generated which may be processed by YIF or by its affiliates. Web beacons usually work in conjunction with cookies. If user does not want cookie information to be associated with user’s visits to these pages, user can set its browser to turn off cookies; however, Web beacon and other technologies will still detect visits to these pages, but the notices they generate cannot be associated with other non-identifiable cookie information and are disregarded.

(d) Collection of Non-Identifiable Information. YIF may collect non-identifiable information from user visits to the YIF Web site(s) in order to provide better user service. Examples of such collections include traffic analysis, such as tracking of the domains from which users visit, or tracking numbers of visitors; measuring visitor activity on YIF Web site(s); Web site and system administration; user analysis; and business decision making. Such information is sometimes known as “clickstream data.” YIF or its contractors may use this data to analyze trends and statistics.

(e) Collection of Personal Information. YIF collects personal identifying information from user during a transaction. YIF may extract some personally identifying information about that transaction in a non-identifiable format and combine it with other non-identifiable information, such as clickstream data. This information is used and analyzed only at an aggregate level (not at an individual level) to help YIF  understand trends and patterns. This information is not reviewed at an individual level.

(f) International Reach. The Site and the Services are operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By providing us with any information through the Site or the Services, you consent to this transfer.

6. Information Security

(a) Commitment to Online Security. YIF maintains commercially reasonable security measures to protect personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure and that are consistent with our operations and generally accepted industry standards. These measures include the implementation of technical, physical and administrative security safeguards. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any personal information that you transmit to us and you agree that you provide this and engage in such transmissions at your own risk. Once we receive personal information from you, we will endeavor to maintain its security on our systems. We have established policies and procedures for securely managing personal information and protecting personal information against unauthorized access.
Billing and payment data is encrypted whenever transmitted or received online. Personal information is accessible only by staff designated to handle online requests or complaints.

(b) No Liability for Acts of Third Parties. YIF  will exercise all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of user personal information. However, transmissions protected by industry standard security technology and implemented by human beings cannot be made absolutely secure. Consequently, YIF shall not be liable for unauthorized disclosure of personal information due to no fault of SDGIA including, but not limited to, errors in transmission and unauthorized acts of YIF staff and/or third parties.
We cannot predict when issues might arise with our Services. Accordingly, our liability shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and under no circumstance will we be liable to you for any lost profits, revenues, information, or data, or consequential, special, indirect, exemplary, punitive, or incidental damages arising out of or related to these terms, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Our goal is to provide visitors to the YIF Web Site(s) with the information they need to learn about, and participate in, our organization’s programs, conferences, and workshops. We strive to maintain a safe platform free from inappropriate and unlawful activities. By accessing this website or using our Services, you therefore agree not to engage in the conduct described below (or to facilitate or support others in doing so):
You may not use our Services to do or share anything:

• That violates these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and other terms and policies that apply to your use of the YIF Web Site and Services.
• That is unlawful, inappropriate, misleading, discriminatory or fraudulent.
• That infringes or violates someone else’s rights, including their intellectual property rights.

You may not upload viruses or malicious code or do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working or appearance of our Products.

You may not access or collect data from our Services using automated means (without our prior permission) or attempt to access data you do not have permission to access.

We work hard to provide the best Services we can and to specify clear guidelines for everyone who uses them. We do not control or direct what people and others do or say, and we are not responsible for their actions or conduct (whether online or offline) or any content they share (including offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful, and other objectionable content).

We can remove or restrict access to content that is in violation of these provisions.
If we remove content that you have shared in violation of our Terms of Use, we’ll let you know and explain any options you have to request another review, unless you seriously or repeatedly violate these Terms or if doing so may expose us or others to legal liability; harm our community of users; compromise or interfere with the integrity or operation of any of our services, systems or products; where we are restricted due to technical limitations; or where we are prohibited from doing so for legal reasons.
To help support our community, we encourage you to report content or conduct that you believe violates your rights (including intellectual property rights) or our terms and policies.

7. Third Parties

Our Sites may contain links to other websites that are not covered by this privacy policy and where information practices may be different from ours. Our provision of a link to any other website or location is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such other website or location or its contents. Please be aware that the terms of this privacy policy do not apply to these outside websites or content, or to any collection of data after you click on links to such outside websites.

8. Privacy Policy Changes and User Rights

(a) Changes to Privacy Policy. This privacy notice was last updated on October 1, 2019. YIF reserves the right to update its privacy policy statement at any time. A notice of any material change, stating “Our privacy policy has changed. Please review the highlighted change(s),” will be posted on the YIF Web site home page for thirty (30) days prior to the implementation of such change. There are two boxes at the end of YIF’s notice of change (1) an “I accept” box, and (2) an “I do not accept” box. If user does not mark the “I do not accept” box user will be deemed to have accepted SDGIA’s privacy policy updates.

(b) Removing Consent. Users has the right at any time to cease permitting personal information to be collected, used or disclosed by YIF and/or by any third parties with whom YIF has shared and/or transferred such personal information. Right of cancellation may be exercised by contacting YIF via telephone, certified postal mail, or email at info@youthimpactforum.com. After processing the cancellation, YIF will delete user or prospective user’s personal information from its data base.

9. Additional disclosures for users based in the European Union

We are headquartered in the United States. By using any of our Sites from outside the United States, you acknowledge that your personal information may be accessed by us or transferred to us in the United States and to our affiliates, partners, and service providers who are located around the world; and that your personal information will be transferred to, and stored and processed in, the United States or elsewhere in the world where our servers are located.

If you are based in the EU, we will only process your personal information for a purpose described in this privacy policy if (1) you have provided your consent (which can be withdrawn at any time), (2) the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you, (3) we are required by law, or (5) the processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate commercial interests (except where such interests are overridden by your rights and interests).

Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:
● The right to be informed about our collection and use of your personal data.
● The right to access the personal data we hold about you.
● The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete.
● The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask us to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that we have.
● The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.
● The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.
● The right to data portability. This means that you can ask us for a copy of your personal data held by us to re-use with another service or business in many cases.
● Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling. We do not use your personal data in this way we use your personal data, including automated decision-making and profiling

10. Accountability

(a) Questions, Problems and Complaints. If you have a question about this policy statement, require a user right to be acted upon or a complaint about YIF compliance with this privacy policy, you may contact YIF by e-mail at info@youthimpactforum.com or mail us at the following address:

Youth for a Better World, Inc., D/B/A Youth Impact! Forum 
244 5th Ave. Suite 2466
New York City, NY 10001

(b) Terms of Use. If user chooses to use the YIF Web Site, user’s action is hereby deemed acceptance of YIF practices described in this policy statement. Any dispute over privacy between user and YIF is subject to the provisions of this notice and to YIF’s Terms of Use which is hereby incorporated herein and which can be accessed under the Terms of Use tab on the YIF Web Site.

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