Gathering Information From Visitors
Every computer connected to the internet is provided with a domain name (e.g. earthlink.net) and an ip address (e.g. 220.127.116.11). When a visitor requests a page from within the YVC.org website, our web servers automatically identify and log the http request that is made to our web server. This information reveals nothing personal about you. In fact, the only information that we automatically gather and log is as follows:
- The ip address of the site that may have referred you.
- Your ip address the web page that you may have linked to us from, if any.
- The product identifier for version and make of browser (e.g. internet explorer 4.5)
- The operating system platform that you may be running (e.g. macintosh or windows)
- Search words or terms that are passed from a search engine (e.g. google, yahoo, or lycos)
There is nothing special about the information just described, and the practice of collecting this data has been generally standardized by virtually every web server on the internet today. The purpose for this information is actually twofold. One, Youth Volunteer Corps has found it advantageous to examine visitor traffic in its aggregate, so that we can ensure maximum compatibility for the various browsers and operating systems that visit our site. Additionally, as any business should attest, it is our desire to generate greater amounts of visitor traffic. By analyzing visitation patterns, referring urls and search engine terms, we can strategically enhance our exposure on the internet.
Cookies are small data files written to your computer’s hard drive from our web server. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files that may have been created from other sites. You can choose whether to accept or deny cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Typically, by accessing the browser’s help feature you can obtain information on how to prevent your browser from accepting all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept cookies from our web server, your experience at our website may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.
Other Requested Information
We may also request your e-mail address or mailing address for the purposes of conducting a survey, adding you to our mailing list, or by your request to have someone contact you for additional information. Whenever we request the identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested. We maintain a strict “no spam” policy that means we do not intend to sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third-party, without your consent. In addition, Youth Volunteer Corps will not send you e-mail that you have not agreed to receive. If you are a member of our mailing list, you will be contacted with announcements, news, and new products or services. You have the option of “unsubscribing” from our mailing list at any time, thereby disabling any further such e-mail communication from being sent to you. If you wish to have specific communications with a member of Youth Volunteer Corps staff, you will be required to provide specific information that will be routed to the appropriate contact within Youth Volunteer Corps.
Youth Volunteer Corps will disclose your personal information or any of its log file information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such actions are necessary to:
- Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on YVC.org.
- Protect and defend the rights or property of Youth Volunteer Corps, or visitors of the YVC.org website.
- Identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice, or the rights of third parties.
- Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities.
Youth Volunteer Corps reserves the right to transfer information in connection with the sale of all or part of Youth Volunteer Corps capital stock or assets to any third party.
How Data is Protected
We maintain administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information you provide against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure, or use.
Transfer of Information to the U.S.
Youth Volunteer Corps is based in the United States and processes and stores the information we collect in the U.S. If you are based outside the U.S., we transfer your personal information to, and process your personal information on, servers located in the U.S., a jurisdiction that may not provide equivalent levels of data protection as your home jurisdiction.
Analytics Services and Advertising Provided by Others
You may opt out of the automated collection of information by third-party ad networks for the purpose of delivering advertisements tailored to your interest, by editing or opting-out of your Google Display Network ads’ preference at http://google.com/ads/preferences/. Youth Volunteer Corps cannot opt-out on your behalf as the opt-out and preference control page is specific to the individual browser used to visit it and the page is not operated by Youth Volunteer Corps.