The National Organizations for Youth Safety®
) mission is to promote youth empowerment and leadership by building partnerships that will save lives, prevent injuries, and promote safe and healthy lifestyles among all youth. Due to this mission, NOYS®
respects each individual’s right to personal privacy. We will collect and use information through our website only in the ways disclosed in this statement. This statement applies solely to information collected at www.noys.org
. If you have any questions concerning this policy please contact us at:
National Organizations for Youth Safety®
9401 Battle Street
Manassas, VA 20110
Phone - 828-FOR-NOYS
Fax - firstname.lastname@example.org
collects information through our website www.noys.org
. We collect the following information about primary visitors:
*** Examples below
· First Name
· Last Name
· Phone Number
· Email Address
does not actively market to children, and we never knowingly ask a child under 13 to divulge personal information. We collect the following general data that is not personally identifiable information.
We collect this information through the NOYS®
Global Youth Traffic Safety Month™ (GYTSM™) registration process. This registration process collects addresses, phone, and e-mail addresses for contest award information processing, this information is required by the user to ensure accurate follow-through. Information Provided by Users
You do not have to give us personal information to visit our website. If you choose to provide us with additional information about yourself through an email message, form, survey, etc., we will only maintain the information as long as needed to respond to your question or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication, such as notify you when your submission is posted, or send you information you have requested and opted in to receive. The information will not be disseminated to third parties for any personal and/or marketing purposes. However, all communications addressed to the Webmaster are maintained, as required by law, for historical purposes. These communications are archived on a monthly basis, but are also protected by the Privacy Act which restricts our use of them, yet permits certain disclosures. Information Collection and Cookies
Information collected by the NOYS®
As you browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we may gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally.
We may automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:
· The Internet domain (for example, “xcompany.com” if you use a private Internet access account, or “yourschool.edu” if you connect from a university’s domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website;
· The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
· The date and time you access our site;
· The pages you visit; and if you linked to the site from another website, the address of that website.
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors — to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits. Mailing Lists & Electronic Newsletters
website offers voluntary submission of contact information so that respondents may receive promotional e-mails and alerts. Whenever these emails are issued, NOYS®
ensures that receivers have the ability to unsubscribe to the mailing list and not receive any further mailings. Children Under 13
does not collect or maintain any information from individuals we actually know are under 13 in order to protect their privacy. Our website is of general content in nature and is not directed specifically to children in this age group. We encourage all parents to assist their children with accessing information via the web. 3rd Party Websites
is not responsible for privacy practices of any linked sites, including corporate sponsors of the organization and resource sites not affiliated with NOYS®
. No warning will be issued when a visitor has accessed a link to a website outside the realm of the NOYS®
website, but we have made every effort to standardize the look and characteristics of all NOYS®
pages. Disclosure and Updates to Customer Information
Customers may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by emailing us at the above address, calling us at the above telephone number, or writing to us at the above address. Upon request, we offer visitors the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in contact information, unique identifiers, and communications that the consumer/visitor has directed to the site. Notification of Changes
If problems arise, users may contact NOYS®
. We are committed to resolving disputes within 5 business days. Data Storage and Security
protects user information with the following security measures:
· secure servers
· SSL encryption Disclaimer
All of the information on this site is presented in good faith and believed to be correct. However, NOYS makes no representations or warranties as to the completeness or accuracy of this information.
©2011 NOYSFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Privacy and Acceptable Use Statement
Organizations for Youth Safety® (NOYS®) maintains this website in order to
provide you with information about our work, and to enable you to interact with
us online. This statement describes
NOYS’® treatment of information you provide through our website, and the
limitations placed on your use of the information and technology we provide at
the website. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS
AND CONDITIONS OF THIS STATEMENT.
website has several features. In addition to providing descriptions of our
goals and how we collaborate with companies and youth across the country, the
website provides you with the opportunity to find out more about our
organization. The website also gives you the opportunity to take action and get
involved in spreading the word about youth safety.
this statement of policies and agreements, you will see the terms
"NOYS®," "we," "our," and "us" - these
terms refer to National Organizations for Youth Safety®, a Virginia-based
non-stock corporation with tax-exempt status pursuant to Internal Revenue Code
Section 501(c)(3). You will also see the terms "you,"
"your," and "yours" - these terms refer to visitors to and
users of our website.
A. Do I have to submit
any personal information in order to visit the NOYS® website?
not ask you to submit personal information if you are just browsing at our
website. If you choose to request more information about our services, we will
sometimes request personal information (information that allows us to ship this
information to you). For example, if you
would like to make a donation or purchase a membership, we will ask you to
provide us with personal information including your address, telephone number
and other identifying information.
B. What are
"cookies," and does the NOYS® website use "cookies?"
"short-term cookie" is a small piece of data that is sent to your
browser from NOYS’® web server and is stored temporarily in your computer's
memory. NOYS® may use long or short-term
cookies to keep track of a user's status while they are conducting a transaction.
This is solely for the purpose of enhancing the shopping experience and is not
used for any other purpose.
C. How does NOYS® use
"cookie" information and can I control its use?
information is used by NOYS® to keep and sometimes track information about you
in order to deliver better and more personalized services and better
administration of our website. For
example, we may use the information for tracking which areas of our website you
have visited, and how frequently. We may
also use cookie information to keep track of a user during a transaction. This type of information helps NOYS® provide
services and site content that is interesting to our visitors.
check your computer or software manual for specifics on how cookies work on
your particular computer. It is possible
to block cookies from being loaded onto your computer. Please note, however, that blocking cookies
can affect the performance of websites, including loading time, with your
D. Does NOYS® ever
collect personal information, such as my name, address or credit card
information, through its website?
certain sections of our website, you may be asked to submit personal
information. This includes, but may not
be limited to, your name, address, zip code, telephone number, organization
name and e-mail address. In addition, in
order to make an online contribution to NOYS®, or to complete a purchase in our
online store, we may ask you to provide credit card or other billing
E. How is personal
information used by NOYS®, and can I control its use?
information will be used only internally by NOYS® to provide you updates on
information you have requested. We also
may in the future use this information to provide you access to various
sections of our website that are personalized for your needs.
not have to disclose any personal information if you do not want to. You can always decide not to use those
website services or features that require such information. Our interest is to offer you convenient online
services that match your interests - the choice is yours.
F. Does NOYS® share
information (personal or cookies) with other companies or organizations?
policy regarding personal information is simple: except as provided in this
parties without telling you in advance and giving you the opportunity to tell
us not to share the information. We make
whenever we ask you for personal information.
hires third parties to provide certain administrative services - such as
processing credit card transactions, preparing address labels, managing
databases, and sending mailings - which requires NOYS® to provide third parties
with access to certain information. We
make an effort to require all third party service-providers to hold personal
information in strict confidence. While
we believe these other companies are upstanding and will treat your personal
information responsibly, we don't own or control them.
if we are compelled by law, or some other regulatory authority, NOYS® will
disclose personal information. Also, if
we have reason to believe that there has been some inappropriate interference
with or use of the NOYS® website, or if we have reason to believe that one of
our website users may have been injured or some other party harmed, we will
disclose personal information as we deem appropriate or if asked by a legal or
we may share aggregate, statistical and other non-personal information with our
advertisers and other third parties. For
example, we may share the number of our website visitors from various states
with an advertiser, or the number of visitors to our website. These aggregate statistics do not include
you are under no obligation to disclose any personal information if you do not
want to. If you are not comfortable with
NOYS’® uses of information, you can always decide not to use those website
services or features that require such information.
G. What rules apply if I
"click" over to another website?
to provide certain services and materials, NOYS® contracts with other companies
and individuals to support our website activities. These additional services and materials may
include providing "links" to other websites from our website. Except as may be outlined in this statement, this
statement does not apply to any third-party sites. Anytime you leave the NOYS® website, we have
no control regarding what information may be collected about you, nor can we
control what third-parties might do with the information. NOYS® is not responsible for, and has no
control over, the information collection or privacy practices of other
websites. For example, when you click on
a member's name at the NOYS® site, you will be connected with the third-party
member's website (even if our name/logo is on the screen). This member website should have its own
policies on third-party sites carefully, BEFORE you use any services or
programs offered. If you cannot find or
to that site.
H. How does the NOYS®
website provide security and confidentiality of information?
built in several layers of security into our system. All online transactions are done on a secure
server. This information remains
confidential and is not shared with any outside sources.
I. Are there limitations
on my use of the information and technology at the website?
use our website, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions contained in this
statement. These terms and conditions have been developed for your protection,
as well as ours. NOYS® owns the materials
and technology, or has the right to use the materials and technology, included
on the NOYS® site. No one outside of NOYS®
may use any of the material or technology for any purpose, including personal
financial gain or other inappropriate activity.
Remember, if you choose not to accept the terms and conditions of this
statement, you are free to "click" away from our website.
improper, and may be a violation of law, for you to post or download and
distribute any material that you do not own or for which you do not have
permission to use. PLEASE BE AWARE: violation of someone's copyright,
trademark, or other intellectual property rights may subject you to civil or
NOYS® materials or technology for illegal, inappropriate, or obscene purposes,
or in support of such activities is strictly prohibited. We define these terms
activities" are those that violate laws, regulations and/or private
agreements, including federal or state laws governing charitable
activities, copyright laws, trademark laws, license agreements or other
intellectual property rights.
uses" are any uses other than for legitimate informational, educational
or fundraising purposes.
activities" are those that violate generally accepted social
standards for use of this type of material or technology.
entirely responsible for all of your activities on the NOYS® website. PLEASE BE
AWARE: NOYS® may terminate your ability to interact at our website in the event
we, in our sole discretion, determine that you have engaged in a prohibited
activity. Listed below are some, but not
all, prohibited activities that may result in termination:
transmitting, or facilitating in the promotion of illegal content through
- Use of our
website to harass, threaten, embarrass, or do anything else to another
visitor or third-party that is unwanted.
or facilitating distribution of content that is untrue, threatening,
harassing, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, vulgar, sexually
explicit, obscene, defamatory, or objectionable
the flow of any chat areas with vulgar language, abusiveness, or other
conduct that may disrupt normal activities.
to be anyone whom you are not. You may not impersonate NOYS® staff, or
to get a password, other account information, or other private information
from others, or harvest email addresses or other information.
- Posting any
unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of
solicitation at our website.
J. Does NOYS® ever change
its website policies?
time to time, NOYS® may add features or services to our website. This may include collecting different types
of information and/or changing the uses of the information. In these instances, we will endeavor to edit
this policy in a timely fashion to explain the new practices. PLEASE check these policies occasionally to
find out if there are any changes (there is a date of publication below). If we make substantial changes to our website
policies, we will try to include an announcement on our homepage to let you
know to look for the revised policy.
K. Who do I contact with
click here to contact NOYS®.