Youth Communication Privacy Statement

We respect the privacy of visitors to our website. Please take a moment to read this policy so that you understand how we handle your personal information. By using our site, you agree to respect and abide by the provisions listed below.

About the Information We Collect

All of the data and information we collect through our website is used only to help us achieve our mission. It is our policy to collect and store only personal information that our site’s users knowingly provide.

From Casual Website Visitors and General Users: We do not collect any personal information from users downloading a file (such as our stories or Teacher Resources) or browsing our website. When you use the public areas of our website you are doing so anonymously. We do collect aggregate use information, such as the number of hits (visits) per page. We use aggregate data for internal and marketing purposes, but we don’t collect any personally identifying information.

From Our Readers and Customers: If while visiting our website, you order a publication, fill out a survey, write a response to one of our stories, send an e-mail or request information, you may be asked to provide certain personal information. In all cases this information is submitted voluntarily. In most cases, we ask users to provide their name, title, organization name, address, telephone, and e-mail. If you’re making a purchase, you may be asked for credit card information in order to complete your purchase.

If we reprint your contest entry, letter or response to a story, we will publish your name, school and city unless you request anonymity.

Credit Card Account Information

Youth Communication utilizes secure transaction methods (SSL) when collecting credit card information over the Internet. We do not disclose credit card account information provided by our users.

Opt-out procedure

Youth Communication provides you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at any time. To refuse any future communications send an e-mail to [email protected] with the word “Remove” in the subject line.

How We Use Cookies

Cookies are small bits of code that are sent to your computer when you logon to a website that allows us to identify you when you return to the site. We use cookies only to support the operations of our online store. We do not use cookies to track your usage or any other personal information about you.

Privacy and the Links on Our Website

Links IN to our website: We welcome links to any part of our website from youth media, youth organizations and others who wish to help extend our mission. We ask that you contact us to notify us of your intentions to link to our site, and indicate the purpose of the link. No link may present or display a product or activity in a way that states or implies our endorsement without our permission.

Links OUT from our website: Youth Communication’s website may feature links to other youth organizations, media, and sponsors of Youth Communication. We do not routinely “out-link” to private, commercial or other similar websites, other than current sponsors of Youth Communication’s programs and services. However, on a case-by-case basis, we will consider requests from such groups or persons to out-link to their websites. We will grant such requests only where it is determined that such links will support our mission, and where we have concluded that such links will not in any way jeopardize our reputation, independence, objectivity, mission or ability to serve the youth sector. Such links may be short or long-term, at the discretion of the organization.

Copyright Rules

Everything you see or read on this website is owned by Youth Communication or used with the author’s permission.

Please refer to our Request Permissions policy for information about how to use our material.

Appropriate Online Conduct and Content

You, the user, are entirely responsible and liable for all of your activities while using the website. Listed below are some, but not all, violations that may result in termination of your access to the website. By using this website, you agree not to:
1. Post, transmit, promote or distribute content that is illegal.
2. Transmit or facilitate distribution of content that is libelous, harmful, threatening, harassing, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, vulgar, sexually explicit, obscene, defamatory or objectionable in a reasonable person’s view
3. Pretend to be anyone whom you are not.
4. Post any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials or any other forms of solicitation.

We reserve the right to remove content at any time, including any content that violates these terms of use. We are not responsible for any objectionable material you may encounter while using the website.

Liability and Warranty

Under no circumstances are we or anyone who created, produced, delivered, or maintained the site liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages or attorneys’ fees arising from your access to, or use of, the site including, but not limited to, challenges or actions for infringement, libel, and slander whether such damages are based on contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise.

Your use of this site is at your own risk. Everything on the site is provided to you “as is,” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, title or infringement. Because some states do not permit the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. You agree to indemnify and hold Youth Communication harmless from all liabilities, claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees that arise from any breach of these terms of service for which you are responsible, or from the use of this Service or the transmission of any content through this Service.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

It may be necessary for us to review and revise our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post an amended version on our website.

Complaint Procedure

If you suspect that we have handled your personal information in a manner that doesn’t comply with this privacy statement, please contact us by e-mailing an explanation to Loretta Chan at [email protected] or calling 212-279-0708 x115.