PURPOSES OF COLLECTING PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT USERS:
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to:
- add a level of personalization to the services we give you
- respond to any requests you make to us via online form or email
- customize advertising content you see
- communicate with you (including, without limitation, send with email alerts)
WHAT INFORMATION DOES THE YOUTHIST COLLECT AND HOW?
INFORMATION YOU SUBMIT
When ordering or registering on The Youthist, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number, age, Company Name or other details to help you with your experience. This information is collected and stored when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form, or enter and submit information online.
When you update your information with The Youthist, a backup copy of the previous version may be stored. We cannot and do not guarantee that information that The Youthist collects and stores will not be viewed by unauthorized persons as The Youthist is not responsible for third-party circumvention of any of its privacy settings or security measures. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of your information may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or copied records by third-parties for whom we are not responsible.
The information you provide us in connection with any content you post to our websites, may be used to facilitate and provide your requested services within our website and/or your request for our services through other websites. Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose online (on discussion boards, in blogs, comments, messages and chat areas, within your public profile page, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others.
The Youthist may also send out emails with news or promotions. As part of this, The Youthist may receive confirmation via HTML code when you open an email sent by The Youthist. If you do not want to receive communications from The Youthist, please notify us by email at [email protected] and include sufficient information for us to identify your account so we can stop ending you communications.
We may send promotional offers to certain users on behalf of other businesses. However, when we do so, we do not give the other business your name and contact information. If you do not wish to receive these offers, please notify us by email at [email protected].
INFORMATION FROM OTHER SOURCES:
For purposes like improving personalization of our service, we may receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information, including details of the purchases (and any associated returns) you make at retailers where you were referred by us (excluding any credit card information). For more information on this referral process, read our Affiliate Disclosure.
Generally, our service may automatically collect usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to our websites and its components. This data is used in the aggregate, as a statistical measure, and not ordinarily in a manner that would identify you personally. This type of collective data enables us to figure out how often users use parts of our websites, so The Youthist can customize the experience it offers for as many users as possible. In addition, The Youthist may provide statistical information to its partners about how user – collectively – use our websites. The Youthist shares this type of statistical data so that its partners have can understand general user behaviour on content pertaining to their products or services, so that they, too, may provide you with an optimal experience.
WHAT ABOUT COOKIES?
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we may transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our website are visited and by how many people, usually to keep track of advertisements. The Youthist’s cookies do not collect personal information, and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to tell us who you are or what your screen name or email address is.
The Youthist may receive and store certain types of information through Google Analytics whenever you interact with The Youthist. The Youthist uses this traffic data to, among other things, help diagnose problems with its server, analyze trends and administer its websites. Visit Google Analytics opt out page to remove yourself from data collection.
Any advertisements served by Google, Inc., and affiliated companies may be controlled using Doubleclick cookies. These cookies allow Google to display ads based on your visits to this site and other sites that use Google advertising services. You can choose to opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie and therefore interest-based advertising through visiting the Google Advertising Preference Page.
Any tracking done by Google & Google Analytics through cookies and other mechanisms is subject to Google’s own privacy policies.
A NOTE ON ANONYMOUS BROWSING
There are programs that help users visit websites anonymously and some regulations require that web sites function for users who choose this option. While The Youthist is not able to provide you with a personalized experience if it cannot recognize you, we want you to be aware that these programs are available, should you wish to visit our websites anonymously.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s “Help” menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
HOW WILL MY INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH OUTSIDE PARTIES?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce The Youthist’s policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to outside agents for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
A NOTE ON THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
In the case of the sale of our business or if The Youthist, or substantially most of its assets, were acquired, customer information would be one of the assets that may be transferred or acquired by a third party. In such cases, users will be notified via email.
COMMUNICATION ABOUT THE WEBSITE IN RESPONSE TO REQUESTS
You will acknowledge and agree that by posting information on the Website or otherwise using the Website, we and our agents may send you email, contact you or engage in other communication that they determine in their sole discretion relate to your profile or use of the Website. We may use a user’s email address (or telephone number for text and multimedia messaging) to send updates, emails or other news regarding products and services affiliated with The Youthist.
IS INFORMATION ABOUT ME SECURE
WHAT DO I DO IF I WANT TO OPT OUT OF COMMUNICATIONS
DOES THE YOUTHIST COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION ON CHILDREN?
The Youthist’s websites and services are not intended for children under the age of 13. The Youthist does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to submit information. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to provide any personal information to The Youthist on our websites or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected]. We recommend that minors over the age of 13 ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
CONDITIONS OF USE
QUESTION OR CONCERNS
Your privacy is important to us, and we will make every effort to resolve your concerns as soon as reasonably possible.