Youth Entrepreneurs Instituterecognizes that visitors to our website (the “YEI Site”) should know how we collect, use, and maintain information we collect or may collect about them. YEI is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of the YEI Site and people who communicate with us. This Privacy Statement seeks to help you better understand (a) how we collect and use your information; (b) how we share and protect your information; © your choices regarding our use of such information; and (d) your ability to access and correct your information.
A Special Note on Children
We are concerned about the safety and privacy of children who use the internet and who participate in our programs. Our website is not designed for or directed to individuals under the age of 13. No information should be submitted nor posted to the YEI Site by individuals 13 years of age or under without express parental consent. In certain jurisdictions, notification, prior written permission, or other verifiable consent may be required of a parent or guardian for children from 13 to 17 years of age. If you believe your child has provided us with information without your consent, please email us at address set forth in the “Complaints or Questions” section below.
Although the YEI Site has certain security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information you provide, no email or web transmission is completely secure against interception or incorrect routing. Thus, there is always the risk that unauthorized persons may access or use your personally identifiable information. If you are worried because your communication is very sensitive, do not send it electronically. Please consider this prior to submitting any information to us via the YEI Site. You use the YEI Site and send us such information at your own risk.
Although we take reasonable measure to protect your privacy on the YEI Site, we need your help. You have control over your own privacy. Think carefully before providing any personal or financial information online. If you desire to remain anonymous when you write to us or send us submissions you should not tell us your name, the names of other users, or of your friends. To fully protect your privacy, you should try to exclude any information that you think may identify you or others.
How We Collect Information
YEI collects both personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information from you in a number of ways. Personally identifiable information is generally information that identifies you, such as your name, telephone number, postal address, email address, and birth date. Non-personally identifiable information is information that does not personally identify you, including anonymous information and aggregate data. YEI uses this information to understand better how visitors use the YEI Site, research our visitors’ demographics, interests, and behavior, provide visitors with customized services and information, improve our promotional and outreach efforts, and for other similar purposes.
1. Personally Identifiable Information
There are certain actions and areas of the YEI Site that require you to provide personal information, which may include, but is not limited to: (a) requesting educational materials; (b) joining the YEI Site or creating a user account; © submitting a comment; (d) applying for a YEI educational program; and (e) donations.
The personal information we collect may consist or include, but is not limited to, requesting your name, address, phone number, mobile phone number, email address, username, and birth date. By submitting personal information to us, you agree that we may use the information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. We will update this Privacy Statement as we deem necessary. You should be sure to reread this policy in its entirety from time to time.
If you do submit information to us, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was submitted. For instance, if you join the YEI Site and ask to be placed on our email list, we will use your email address to send you alerts and other messages about topics and developments we think may be of interest to you. Likewise, for any web-based educational projects we may collect and use personally identifiable information in connection with such educational efforts. In order for us to convey educational information to you, we may require a user to provide a name, address, phone number, mobile phone number, email address, username, and birth date. Information collected may be used for the promotion of our educational activities.
We may also use your information in other ways, such as to contact you about other activities or as otherwise disclosed to you at the point of collection, and we may share or transfer your information with our affiliates and any other organizations or entities for similar purposes. Additionally, to the extent required by applicable federal or state law, we will provide this information to others. We may share personally and non-personally identifiable information with third parties that help manage the YEI Site and databases, as well as with our affiliates or other third parties.