Privacy Policy

Youth Entrepreneurs (“YE”) respects individuals’ concerns about the privacy of their personal information and is committed to protecting the privacy of the people who communicate with us. This Privacy Policy seeks to help you better understand (a) what information we collect about you; (b) how we collect and use your information; (c) how we share and protect your information; (d) your choices regarding our use of such information; and (e) your ability to access and correct your information. This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect from you or about you via our website online (the “YE Site”), offline via written or verbal communications with us, social networking, or through other sources such as your participation in YE events or student surveys.

By using the YE Site, you accept this Policy Statement and the Terms of Use, both of which may be updated by us at any time. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy for any reason, please do not use the YE Site or share your information with us as discussed below. 

Personal Information We Collect 

The personal information we collect typically consists of or includes, but is not limited to:

     your name
     address
     phone number
     mobile phone number
     email address
     username, and
     birth date. 

This information is requested when you: (a) participate in a YE program as a student, educator, volunteer or other capacity; (b) join the YE Site or create a user account; (c) submit a comment; (d) make a donation; or (e) otherwise similarly interact with YE.  
In limited circumstances in connection with YE events, we may also collect:

     W9 related information, including social security number (if you receive a gift)
     Medical insurance information (for event emergencies), and
     Demographic information (for surveys)

By submitting personal information to YE, you agree that we may use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. 

Information We Collect By Automated Means

When you visit and interact with the YE Site, we may collect information that does not inherently reveal your specific identity.  YE uses this information to understand better how visitors use the YE Site, research our visitors’ demographics, interests, and behavior, and provide visitors with customized services and information.  YE also uses the information collected to assess and improve our program, improve our promotional and outreach efforts, and for other similar purposes. Examples of this data collected include:

Cookies.  We use cookies to track usage and to enhance the efficiency of user interaction with the YE Site, gain insight into and customize your use of the YE Site, and to help maintain YE Site’s proper operation. Cookies are small files placed on the hard drive of your computer; each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser preferences allow it. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.) You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although that may prevent you from using certain features on the YE Site. Please note that several companies offer utilities designed to help you visit websites anonymously.

Generally, we will not allow third parties to place any cookies, web beacons, or other similar devices on the YE Site. YE is not responsible for any other websites accessible from or linked to this website, including their privacy policies or information collection practices.

Google Analytics.  YE also uses Google Analytics. This is a service that uses cookies and tracking code to analyze how visitors use the YE Site. The information collected (including your browser and operating system, IP address, pages visited on our website, and time spent here) is transmitted to and stored by Google. Google uses this information to evaluate visitors’ use of the YE Site in an aggregate manner. Google compiles reports on website activity and provides other related services. Google may transfer this information to third parties that process information on its behalf or as required by law.  You can learn about Google’s practices by going to www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/,and opt-out by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

How We Use Information We Collect

We use the information discussed above in a number of ways, such as:
     Processing donations;
     Verifying your identity (such as when you access your account information);
     Preventing fraud and enhancing the security of your account or our online services;
     Responding to your requests and communicating with you;
    Managing your preferences;
     Performing analytics concerning your use of our online services, including your responses to our emails and the pages you view;
     Providing you tailored content and communications on topics and developments we believe will be of interest you, including program related activities, including text messages if you have opted in to receiving SMS communications
     Operating, evaluating and improving our programs (including performing data analytics and accounting, auditing and other internal functions);
     Complying with and enforcing applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards, contractual obligations and our policies; 
     Coordinating event activities; and
     For any other purposes that we may specifically disclose at the time you provide or we collect your information.

What Personal Information We Share With Others

We may share the information we collect from and about you within our organization and with certain third parties. For example, we may share your information with:
•    Credit card processing companies, to process donations;
•    Other network partners in order to provide you information on additional related programmatic opportunities;
•    Other organizations we work with to provide services, research, products or programs;
•    Other similar charities; 
•    Third-party service providers (for example, website hosting and operational services or a travel management company to assist in booking travel) who are only authorized to use your data as directed and necessary to perform services on our behalf; and
•    Other third parties to comply with legal requirements such as the demands of applicable subpoenas and court orders; to verify or enforce our terms of use, our other rights, or other applicable policies; to address fraud, security or technical issues; to respond to an emergency; or otherwise to protect the rights, property or security of our constituents or third parties.

Security and Third-Party Sites

Although the YE 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, please contact us as indicated in the “How to Contact Us” section below to coordinate sending your information via encrypted email. 
All credit card transactions processed through the YE Site occur in via a secure area payment gateway to protect you from any loss, misuse, or alteration of information collected. When you make a donation, your credit card information is protected through the use of encryption.
Remember that we cannot protect your privacy once you leave the YE Site, such as by hyperlink. We do not control the privacy policies or practices of other websites, even if you reach them by clicking on a link on our website. When you visit other websites, we encourage you to check each site’s privacy policy, and be careful about the information you submit or share. In addition, you should only forward our email messages or other website information (such as our job postings) to others through the buttons or links provided within the email or the YE Site. When you use your email system’s forwarding capabilities, others may be able to take actions in your name and/or access your personal information.

User Generated Content

Some of our services and social networking features may enable you to submit your own content for public posting.  Information you post in this fashion becomes public information and is not subject to this Privacy Policy.  Certain areas of our websites and our social media pages may enable users to submit personal information to YE or its partners.  Such information will be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  Postings, letters, and other submissions become the property of YE and may be reproduced in whole or in part, including your name, for any purpose and in any manner.

A Special Note on Children

We are concerned about the safety and privacy of children who use the internet and who participate in our program. Our website is not designed for or directed to individuals under the age of 13. No information should be submitted nor posted to the YE Site by individuals under the age of 13 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 “How to Contact Us” section below.
All information collected will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use. Parents have the right to restrict access to their children’s information. Parents should be aware that exercising such right will restrict their child’s use of the Site and potential participation in YE activities. If for any reason you are concerned that your child’s personally identifiable information maintained by YE is not correct or complete, should you wish to have your child’s personal information deleted from our records, or if you want YE to discontinue further collection or use of your child’s personal information, please email us at address set forth in the “How to Contact Us” section below.

Visiting Our Website from Outside the United States 

If you are visiting our web site from outside of the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored or processed in the United States, where our servers and headquarters are located. The data protection and other laws of the United States might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, but please be assured that we take steps to protect your privacy. By using our web site, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy. 

Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may amend or change this Privacy Policy at any time. In the event of any material change, YE will post a clear notice of such a revision to this Policy on the YE Site. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting unless otherwise indicated.

Updating And Accessing Your Personal Information 

Keeping your account information and preferences up to date is very important to us. You have rights over your personal information may include the right to review your information, request that we stop using it, or update account information.  You can do this by logging in and accessing the account profile section of each online service for which you have registered. If you cannot locate, access or make desired changes to the information or permissions online, you may send a request by emailing us at info@youthentrepreneurs.org. Of course, we cannot track down “de-identified” information to change it or undo any prior use of data we already used with your actual or implied consent.

Complaints or Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about how we have used information we have collected about you, please contact us by email at info@youthentrepreneurs.org or by mail at:

  • Youth Entrepreneurs

  • c/o Website Queries

  • 4111 E 37th Street North, Suite D101

  • Wichita, KS 67220