Changes and Updates
What We Collect
Our Sites may be used without entering personal information. However, YPFP may ask for and collect from you personally identifiable information at various points throughout the Sites. When you apply for Membership, you are asked to provide your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card number, and other similar information.
YPFP makes use of so-called cookies in order to recognize repeat use of our Sites by the same user/ internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. They are used to improve our Sites and services. In most cases are so-called "session cookies" that are deleted once you leave our sites.
To an extent, however, these cookies also pass along information used to automatically recognize you. Recognition occurs through an IP address saved to the cookies. The information thereby obtained is used to improve our services and to expedite your access to our Sites.
You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our Sites.
Using Stripe as a Payment Method
For the purpose to proceed with payments we use Stripe. Stripe is a service from Stripe, Inc, 185 Berry Street, Suite 550, San Francisco, CA 94197, USA. Your data will be sent to a server operated by Stripe, Inc in the United States. You can find more information about Stripe here.
Stripe also participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. For more information and to view the Privacy Shield policy, go here.
For purposes of promotion, our Sites also employ the Google as tool "Google-Adwords". As part of this, our Sites employ the analysis service "Conversion-Tracking" from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as "Google". If you access our site by way of a Google ad, a cookie is placed on your computer. These so-called "conversion cookies" cease to be active after 30 days and are not used to identify you personally. If you visit certain pages of our Sites while the cookie is still active, we and Google know that you, as user, have clicked on ads placed on Google and were redirected to our Sites. Google uses the information obtained through "conversion cookies" to compile statistics for our Sites. These statistics tell us the total number of users who have clicked on our ad as well as which pages of our Sites were then accessed by each user. However, neither we nor other advertisers who use "Google-Adwords" receive any kind of information that can be used to personally identify users. You can prevent the installation of "conversion cookies" by making the appropriate change to your browser settings, for example by setting your browser so that the automatic placement of cookies is deactivated or by blocking cookies from the domain "googleadservices.com"
How We Use This Information
We use the information we collected about you:
- 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, if you consented to receiving that type of communication;
- To conduct surveys to measure your satisfaction with our service;
- To enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and YPFP, for instance to process your membership renewal payment as laid out in YPFP our Membership Application Form.
- To pursue YPFP's legitimate interests, such as:
- maintain the rights or property or the safety of YPFP, our members, or others in compliance with the law;
- 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;
- develop deliver, and improve our products, services, content, and networking opportunities.
- To comply with any court order, legal process, or respond to any governmental or regulatory request;
How We Share This Information
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.
Controlling Your Personal Information
Under applicable data protection law, you have a right to request access to, update, remove and restrict the processing of your personal data. Moreover, you might have the right to object to the processing of your info and to port your info to a different service. Please request these changes or deletions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third Party Websites
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, if you have advised us that you wish to receive marketing or market research communications from us. If you wish to stop receiving marketing or market research communications from us, you can opt out at any time. If you would like us to stop processing your personal information in any other way, you can do so by clicking the link provided at the bottom of any email or by emailing us at email@example.com.
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 service, 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 16 years of age nor does YPFP knowingly collect information from children under 16. If you are under 16, please do not use the Sites or submit any personally identifiable information to YPFP.
Information/ Correction/ Deletion
You have at any time the right of access, modification, correction and removal of your data collected in our database. You can request this by contacting YPFP by email or in writing at the address mentioned below. Complete removal may not be immediate, however, and in some instances, archival copies may be impossible to delete.
If you wish to stop receiving emails from YPFP, you may do so by clicking the link provided at the bottom of any email. Alternatively, you may email or write to us at the address below.
The controller of your personal data, under applicable data privacy legislation and in regard to the processing of personal information, is:
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy
2010 L Street NW Suite 101-203
Washington, DC 20036
If you have any questions about our privacy practices, you may contact us at the above address or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org