WESTERN YOUTH SERVICES
Types of information WYS collects, and how we use that information.
Visitors can view our site without registering or providing personal information, but we do collect personal information in order to make certain features and options available. We also collect personal information when it is voluntarily provided, for instance when you fill out a form, or are making a donation. To process your requests we may ask for first and last name, mailing address, phone number, and an email address. In addition, online donations will require credit card or bank information.
We use the personal information we collect to fulfill your requests. For instance, if you request information or wish to donate to WYS, we will use the information you provide to send you information or process your donation. We also use collected information to evaluate and administer our service, respond to any problems that may arise, and to gauge user trends to determine what features are of most interest to our visitors. If you contact us via our website, we may ask you for information such as your name, address and email address so we can respond to your questions or comments.
We may at times produce reports containing aggregate information about our users derived from your IP address, computer operating system, browser, navigation path, Internet domain and other online usage information. This allows us to provide information and features that are most relevant to our users. We do not include personally identifiable information in these reports.
You may provide us with survey information we request to help us learn more about your preferences. We maintain the information you provide to us in our database in order to provide you with the information or services you have requested.
WYS’ use of the information we obtain and third parties.
WYS does not sell, rent, trade, or share your personal information with third parties, other than with our agents who provide technical support for our website or help process requests and donations. If you do not want your information to be shared in this manner, you may automatically remove your name by using the Unsubscribe features included in our email distributions.
WYS reserves the right to use or disclose any information you supply without notice or consent as needed to satisfy any law, regulation or other legal requirement; to conduct investigations of complaints or possible breaches of law; to protect the integrity of our site and our property; to protect the safety of our visitors or others; to fulfill your requests; or to cooperate in any legal investigation.
WYS protects personal information
The security of personal information is a high priority for WYS. We maintain online safeguards to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration, and destruction of the personal information in our possession. To protect the security of your credit card information, we use the industry standard for Internet security — Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. This Internet encryption standard scrambles data as it travels from your computer to our server.
WYS personnel are made aware of these online privacy practices, and we limit access to personal information to those employees with a specific need to retrieve this information. We may give other companies access to our information database, but only if necessary to allow them to provide technical or fulfillment services to us.
We also give other companies access to the information necessary to process your donation. Our technical and fulfillment agents must agree to use personal information only to process or fulfill your requests or to service our site.
Updates of your information
Links to other websites
The WYS website may contain links to other websites that operate independently of WYS and are not under its control. We provide links to those sites solely for your convenience and information. Those sites have their own privacy notices, which we suggest you review if you visit any linked sites. WYS is not responsible for information that is provided by those sites or for any other use of the sites.
Links to WYS website
WYS welcomes links to our website, subject to the following provisions: use of WYS material is subject to all restrictions appearing on our website; no endorsement of your site is created by your link, and is not to be inferred; and our website content is copywrited and may not be posted into your website.
Users can opt out of various WYS emailings at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe links contained in the communications.
Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP)
Your privacy is taken seriously. When you begin services in any of our programs, we will go over the Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) to describe how we will protect your information and where we are required to use it. Our NPP is updated intermittently. Please click on these links for our current documents. NPP English or NPP Spanish