YPFP Online Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy last revised September 30, 2016.

Your privacy is important to Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (“YPFP”). So, we’ve developed a Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) that covers how we collect, use, share, disclose and store your information. Please carefully read this Privacy Policy and familiarize yourself with our privacy practices regarding your personal information and how we will use it.  This Privacy Policy applies to the YPFP.org site, including mobile sites (collectively, the “Sites”). By visiting the Sites, you consent to the use of your personal information by YPFP as explained in this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Sites. Your use of the Sites constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use.

Changes and Updates

YPFP may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post any changes on this page and update the date at the top, so be sure to check back periodically to stay aware of any modifications. Your continued use of the Sites after changes have been posted will constitute your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and any changes made to it. In the event of any material changes to this Policy, we will send an email to your address on file, prior to the change becoming effective.

What We Collect

YPFP may ask for and collect from you personally identifiable information at various points throughout the Sites.  You may be asked to provide your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card number, and other similar information.

YPFP may also automatically collect basic technical information from all visitors to the Sites.  YPFP may automatically collect information about how visitors use the Sites, and may use cookies or other similar technologies to help use and compile statistics. This information may include log file information such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, browser language, pages viewed, and the date and time of a visit.  This information helps us improve the functionality of the Sites.

Cookies and other similar technologies

A cookie is a small, sometimes encrypted text file, which is stored on your computer's hard drive (or other device for accessing the Internet) by websites that you visit. Cookies are used, for example, to help users navigate websites efficiently as well as to provide information to the owner of the website. YPFP uses cookies to personalize your online experience. We also utilize the aggregate information from these technologies to research and understand how the Sites are used and how to develop and improve our Sites and services. By continuing to use the Sites, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Cookies do not contain any software programs and a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.  There are two general types of cookies, session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are only used during a session online and will be deleted once you leave a website. Persistent cookies have a longer life and will be retained by the website and used each time you visit a website. Both session and persistent cookies can be deleted by you at anytime through your browser settings. Some browsers allow you to accept or decline cookies by modifying your browser settings, but our Sites do not respond to “do not track” signals. Deleting or disabling cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Sites. For more information on cookies including how to disable cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org. We may allow third parties, like ad networks and servers, to serve customized ads to you. These third parties may use cookies that collect information about your online activities over time and across different web sites when you use our websites and services.

Do Not Track Signals

We do not currently respond to those web browser signals. For more information on Do Not Track, please visit www.allaboutdnt.com.

How We Use This Information

  • To process and respond to inquiries and for the purposes for which you provided the information, such as to process donations, register or renew your membership, or receive information about a program;
  • To alert you to YPFP’s latest announcements, important notices, and upcoming events;
  • To help us develop, deliver, and improve our products, services, content, and networking opportunities;
  • To conduct surveys to measure your satisfaction with our service;
  • To enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and YPFP;
  • To protect YPFP’s rights or property or the safety of YPFP, our members, or others;
  • To comply with any court order, legal process, or respond to any governmental or regulatory request; and
  • To evaluate our Sites and identify where we should make changes or expand services and to conduct membership analysis and research to improve member services and communications.

International Transfers

If you are located in the EU, personal information collected from you, including via the Sites, will be transferred from the EU to countries located outside the EU, which have not necessarily been deemed to provide an equivalent level of protection to that provided in the EU.  We will take steps reasonably necessary to maintain the security of personal information and treatment of it in accordance with applicable data protection laws.  By agreeing to this Privacy Policy, you are expressly acknowledging that you understand that you are transmitting and consenting to the transmission of your personal information to the United States for processing and storage, and the potential transfer of your personal information to recipients located outside the EU.

How We Share This Information

Your privacy is important to us, which is why we only share your personal information when necessary, as detailed in this Privacy Policy, or with your prior express consent. We share your personal and payment information with our employees, affiliates, and third party service providers as required to provide you with the products and services you request. YPFP may use third-party service providers to collect, store, or process your personal information to complete your request, e.g. providing information about a project, product, or service or to outsource one or more of the functions described above.

By consenting to this privacy policy, you are expressly consenting to YPFP providing your personal information to third parties who may use servers outside of your home country. We may also share your personal information as required or permitted by law to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process or government request, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is legally required or otherwise necessary to protect our rights and property, or the rights, property or safety of others, including advisers, law enforcement, judicial and regulatory authorities.  We may also transfer your information to a third party that acquires all or part of our assets or shares, or that succeeds us in carrying on all or part of our business whether by merger, acquisition, reorganization or otherwise.

Controlling Your Personal Information

You may have a right to access personal data, which we hold about you to the extent permitted by applicable law. You may have to offset any fees associated with pulling this information, but if you would like a copy of the information held on you, please request this info via email.

You also have a right to require the correction or deletion of your personal data that is inaccurate or incomplete to the extent permitted by applicable law. Please request these changes or deletions via email.

Third Party Websites

Our Sites may contain links to other websites provided by third parties.  Please be aware that we do not control these third party websites or any of the content contained on those websites.  Once you have left our Sites, we cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites.  We encourage you to exercise caution and to read the privacy policy for the website you visit.  The inclusion of hyperlinks to third party websites on our Sites in no way constitutes an endorsement by us of such websites’ content, actions or policies.


We may contact you periodically by email, by mail or by telephone to provide you with information regarding events, programs, products, services and content that may be of interest to you based on previous information you have given us, unless you advise us that you do not wish to receive marketing or market research communications from us.

If you wish to stop receiving marketing or market research communications from us, or would like us to stop processing your personal information in any other way, you can contact us by using our Contact Us information to let us know which types of communications you wish to stop receiving.

Email a friend

We may from time to time operate a 'refer a friend' or 'email a friend' service to enable you to recommend YPFP to a friend.  If you use this facility please ensure that you have obtained your friend's consent prior to providing us with their personal information.  When we contact your friend we will tell them the name and email address of the person who referred them.  We will not use your friend's personal information for any other reason.


YPFP is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust, and takes steps to help protect the personal information you provide to us. However, no transmission over the Internet or electronic storage of information is guaranteed to be secure. We therefore urge you to always use caution when transmitting information over the Internet.


The Sites are not directed toward children under 13 years of age nor does YPFP knowingly collect information from children under 13.  If you are under 13, please do not use the Sites or submit any personally identifiable information to YPFP.

Your California Privacy Rights

California’s “Shine The Light” law permits California residents to annually request and obtain information free of charge about what personal information is disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. YPFP does not distribute your personal information to outside parties for their direct marketing, except as provided for in this Privacy Policy, without your consent.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding this Privacy Policy, or to update any information you have provided us, please send us an email at privacy@ypfp.org.