Use of Your Data
In the course of conducting our programs and registering program participants, we may receive personal data and certain health data. Absent exceptional circumstances, we use these forms of information for internal purposes only. We disclose your personal information in the following circumstances:
- Legal requests and investigations. We may disclose any data about you when, in our opinion, such disclosure is necessary to comply with any statute, law, rule, or regulation of any governmental authority or any order of any court of competent jurisdiction.
- Agents. We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include performing legal, healthcare, and other professional services. These agents have access to your data as needed to perform their functions, but they are not permitted to use it for other purposes.
- Protection of the AYF and others. We release data when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our policies and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety and health of our program participants, the AYF, our employees, or others.
NOTE: None of the foregoing uses include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable data from employees for commercial purposes. The American Youth Foundation does not sell, rent or lease your personal information.
With respect to website visitors, personal information received through our Website from any visitor will be used only for internal purposes and for the purpose of appropriate direct communications. We gather some information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit websites and applications, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information to understand and analyze trends, to administer the site, to learn about user behavior on the site, to improve our programs and communications, and to gather demographic information about our visitors as a whole. We may use this information in our efforts to market and promote our programs.
The American Youth Foundation does not sell, rent or lease your personal information. The American Youth Foundation may use aggregated information to improve its website and enhance its performance and responsiveness to you. The American Youth Foundation may collect personal information (name, e-mail address, phone number, etc) from visitors on a voluntary basis only. The American Youth Foundation does not require such information for visitors to access this Website.
Cookie Use Policy
A cookie is a text file sent by a web server and placed on your computer by your web browser. Cookies can be usefully divided into two different types, session and persistent. Session cookies differ from persistent cookies primarily in that session cookies are temporary and expire and are normally deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies remain stored on your computer after you close your browser until they are deleted either because they expire or you delete them.
Although The American Youth Foundation uses the services of third parties in connection with these cookies, we do not allow the third-party service provider to use Personal Information about the users of our Internet Services.
If you want to disable cookies, your browser may be set to block their use. Check with your provider to find out how to disable cookies. Please note that certain features of the AYF website may not be available if cookies are disabled.