Internet Privacy Statement
For almost 125 years the YMCA of Greater Houston has been dedicated to building strong kids, strong families and strong communities. We are committed to protecting the privacy of our members, volunteers, donors and community constituents. The YMCA will not sell, share or release your name to any list service, outside organization or manufacturer, and any information provided by you will be held in the strictest of confidence.
Contact Information, Accessing and Correcting Your Personal Information
If you have any questions about this Policy or you wish to review or correct your personal information that we may have on file, you may contact your local YMCA center.
Our Commitment to Privacy
We at YMCA of Greater Houston recognize the importance of protecting your privacy. The purpose of this notice is to explain the practices and procedures we implement to protect your personal information, the way we use this information, and the choices you can make regarding our of your personal information. This notice can be accessed by clicking on a "Privacy" link on every page of our web site. YMCA of Greater Houston is committed to protecting your privacy and will honor this Policy.
Changes to this Policy
The Information We Collect and How We Use It
You may browse the YMCA of Greater Houston web site without submitting personal information. However, if you choose to participate in any of our online activities, you will asked for applicable personal data such as your name, gender, postal address, email address, phone number, fax number and payment information . The purpose of collecting such data is to respond to specific questions, to register you to receive e-mail updates and other events that have online registration, to honor requests for brochures or newsletters or to process payments and donations made online. YMCA of Greater Houston also uses this personal information to advise users of new online materials, activities, and events and to provide users with the opportunity to register for programs on-line or to donate money on-line.
Email A Friend
In order to further our mission and inform you about what we do, we offer a feature on our web site that enables you to email a web page that you are viewing to a friend. This feature requires that you enter your name and email address and the name and email address of the recipient. YMCA of Greater Houston stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
Payment information, such as credit card number and expiration date, is entered when making a donation or paying for a YMCA program or activity. The YMCA of Greater Houston uses Verisign as third-party intermediaries to process your online donations and payments. Your credit card information is encrypted when submitted to the processor and transmitted over a secure connection between your computer and our server using Secure Socket Layers (SSL), the industry standard, to ensure protection of your private information. This sensitive personal information is not shared with third parties other than the processor and is stored by YMCA of Greater Houston for verification purposes or for recurring donations that you have authorized.
Cookies are small text files that a website can place on a visitor's computer hard drive to recognize repeat visitors, to facilitate a visitor's use of the site and to track a visitor's access to and use of the site.
Sharing Your Information with Third Parties
YMCA of Greater Houston never shares your e-mail addresses with third parties. Personal information collected from our donation pages is never shared with third parties.
Opting-Out of Future YMCA of Greater Houston Communications
You may opt out of YMCA of Greater Houston communications at any time by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org You may also remove yourself from the YMCA of Greater Houston e-mail list by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link on any e-mail. Your email address is never shared with third parties.