Privacy Policy

YAF is committed to protecting the privacy and security of visitors to its site. Outlined below is our online privacy policy for information collected through YAFnet.org and e-mail lists.

Resale or disclosure of information to third parties:

We do not share or otherwise disclose any personal information, including your name, address, or e-mail addresses with other organizations. Only YAF staff have access to personally identifiable information provided by visitors .

Cookies

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer or mobile device by your web browser. They are used by most websites to provide certain types of functionality, including remembering you the next time you visit. Cookies contain information about your use of a particular website but do not include information that can be used to personally identify you (e.g. they do not store your name or address). We use cookies on YAFnet.org to personalize the experience of our visitors and to support some necessary functions. We also use cookies to better understand how our visitors use our site.
The types of cookies used on YAFnet.org include:

Analytics

As with most websites, we analyse YAFnet.org to constantly improve the user experience and functionality. We use an external service, Google Analytics, to provide real-time reporting of YAFnet.org to YAF staff. This reporting includes page views, unique views, unique visitors, repeat visitors, frequency of visits, and peak-volume traffic periods. We do not use this service to gather, request, record, require, collect or track any users’ personally identifiable information.

Personalisation

These cookies are used to recognise return visitors to YAFnet.org so the site can remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble closing notification windows if you have closed them during a previous visit.

Third party cookies

YAFnet.org also features a number of external services, such as social media sharing, which may also use cookies when you use them.
You have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. However, please note that if you reject some or all cookies, your experience on YAFnet.org and on other sites may not be complete. In addition, if you do not allow cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of any personalized content delivery offered.

Privacy of our email lists

YAF maintains several e-mail lists to keep our supporters, the press and policy makers informed about news and events.
We do not share e-mail addresses on our lists with staff outside of YAF. We configure our list server software to refuse to divulge the e-mail addresses of our list subscribers to anyone but authorized YAF staff. Only staff have access to personally identifiable information provided by visitors to our site.

Children’s privacy

We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. YAFnet.org is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we have designed the site to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age-related information is requested.
It is possible that by fraud or deception we may receive information pertaining to children under 13.
If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the notification, we will immediately obtain parental consent or otherwise delete the information from our servers. If you want to notify us of our receipt of information by children under 13, please get in touch.

Security

We use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving financial data from YAFnet.org. In addition, we have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss or misuse of information on YAFnet.org site that we have collected from you.