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Privacy Policy

Youth Explorations in Science -- Version 1, September 1, 2009

Youth Exploration in Science (YES) respects and protects the privacy of our web site users. We do not collect, use or disclose any information about our users without their knowledge and approval. We do not share user information with third parties unless we have informed users about the disclosures or when we have prior consent. Please note that by visiting and using, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Policy Revision and Notification of Changes

YES will update this policy as new services and features are added. We will tell our users about policy changes through notices on this page, which will always contain a version number and date. Any information collected under the current policy will remain subject to these terms. Information collected after any changes take effect will be subject to the revised privacy policy.

What Information About Users Does YES Collect?

A. Automatic Information

The following information is collected and stored automatically from all users accessing the YES web site. This information reveals nothing personal about you.

  • The domain and Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you access our site
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The pages you visit
  • The Web Page that you may have linked to us from, if any.

There is absolutely nothing special about the information just described, and the practice of collecting this data has been generally standardized by virtually every Web Server on the Internet today. This information is used to create summary statistics, which are used for purposes such as assessing what information is of most interest to users, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

This information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information, and will not be released to any outside (third) parties unless legally required.

B. Personal Information You Provide to Us

YES does not retain personally identifiable information about you when you visit our web sites unless you choose to provide such information to us (i.e. creating a user account, sending an e-mail, filling out a contact form, etc.) This information includes, but is not limited to:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your e-mail address
  • Your phone number
  • Your credit card number

YES may request personally identifiable information from you in order to provide requested services, but such information is handled as it would be on an in-person visit.

E-Mail Communications and Web Forms

If you send us an e-mail message with a question or comment that contains personally identifying information, or fill out a form that e-mails us information, we will only use this personally identifying information to respond to your request. All e-mail messages collected by YES contain the e-mail addresses of persons who voluntarily communicated with or requested information from us. E-mail addresses are not sold, leased or shared with any governmental or commercial entities without the user’s consent.

In addition, YES will not send you e-mail that you have not agreed to receive. If you have an account on our website, you will be contacted with announcements, news, and product updates, promotions, etc. You have the option of "Unsubscribing" from our Mailing List at any time, thereby disabling any further such e-mail communication from being sent to you.

Does YES use Cookies to Collect Information About a User?

We do not use permanent cookies to retain information on the YES web site. A cookie is a text file, not a program, which is sent to your computer when you access a site. Cookies do not disclose your name or e-mail address to a web site. They can only tell a web site if you have visited before and can pass short bits of information from the web site back to itself the next time you visit. YES does use temporary cookies that do not write anything to the user’s hard drive. When the browser is closed the cookie is gone.

You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Typically, by accessing the browser’s help feature you can obtain information on how to prevent your browser from accepting all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our web site, and other web sites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

Commitment to Security

YES has put into place appropriate safeguards to keep the information disclosed to us secure. This effort includes an ongoing review of safety measures and implementation of changes.

Disclaimer/Links to other Sites may contain links to other web sites. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the YES web site and this privacy notice does not apply. When you link to another web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that web site.

For questions or comments about this policy, please contact:
Youth Explorations in Science

Created: September 2009