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Privacy Policy

Updated: November 21, 2011


YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region is committed to protecting your privacy.


This privacy statement explains data collection and use practices of the www.ywcaglbr.org site (the “Site”); it does not apply to other online or offline YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region sites, products or services. By accessing the Site, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this privacy statement.


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Collection of your Personal Information

We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you to provide a service or carry out a transaction that you have requested such as receiving information about YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region products and services, entering a contest, ordering e-mail newsletters, joining a limited-access premium site or service, signing up for an event or training, or when purchasing, downloading and/or registering YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region products. The personal information we collect may include your name, title, company or organization name, work e-mail, work phone, work or home address, information about your job function, information about your company, and credit card information.


The Site may collect certain information about your visit, such as the name of the Internet service provider and the Internet Protocol (IP) address through which you access the Internet; the date and time you access the Site; the pages that you access while at the Site and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site. This information is used to help improve the site, analyze trends and administer the site. Some of our sites collect information about your hardware and software in order to provide a requested service. Windows Update, for example, needs to know information about your computer in order to recommend needed operating system updates.


YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region technical communities provide opportunities to interact with YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region employees, experts, and your peers in order to share knowledge and news about YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region products and related technologies. In order to avoid your e-mail address or other personal information from being gathered and used by others for inappropriate or harmful purposes, YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region advises that you should be cautious about posting a real e-mail address or other personal information to newsgroups, chats, or other public forums. Read more about guidelines for safe use of YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region technical communities.

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Use of your Personal Information

The personal information collected on this Site will be used to operate the Site and to provide the service(s) or carry out the transaction(s) you have requested or authorized.


In support of these uses, YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region may use personal information to provide you with more effective customer service, to improve the Site and any related YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region products or services, and to make the Site easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information or by customizing the Site to your particular preference or interests. In order to offer you a more consistent experience in your interactions with MyCompany, information collected by www.ywcaglbr.org may be combined with information collected by other YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region services.


We may use your personal information to provide you with important information about the product or service that you are using, including critical updates and notifications. Additionally, with your permission, we may send you information about other YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region products and services, and/or share information with YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region partners so they may send you information about their products and services.


We merge site-visitation data with anonymous demographic information for research purposes, and we may use this information in aggregate to provide more relevant content. In some limited-entry sections of www.ywcaglbr.org, with your approval, we will combine site-visitation data with your personal information in order to provide you with personalized content. If you decline permission, we will not provide you the personalized service and won't merge your personal information with site-visitation data.


When you sign up for a newsletter or agree to receive promotional e-mail, www.ywcaglbr.org may use customized links or similar technologies to track e-mail links that you click. We may associate that information with your personal information in order to provide you more focused e-mail communications or purchase information. Each e-mail communication includes an unsubscribe link allowing you to stop delivery of that type of communication.


Some services on www.ywcaglbr.org offer individuals the ability to publicly display certain personal information, such as for a YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region partner who wishes to publish contact information as part of offering a business service. Participation in such services is always optional.


YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region occasionally hires other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as Web site hosting, packaging, mailing and delivering prizes, answering customer questions about products and services, and sending information about our products, special offers, and other services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.


YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region or the Site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region and our family of Web sites; or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region employees or agents, users of YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region products or services, or members of the public.

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Control of your Personal Information

Except as otherwise described in this statement, personal information you provide on the Site will not be shared outside of YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your permission.

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Access to your Personal Information

You can review and edit the personal information and contact preferences you provided at this Site by contacting YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region company

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Security of your Personal Information

YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

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Use of Cookies

We use cookies on this Site to ensure the integrity of the registration process and to personalize the Site. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.


One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of delivering relevant content, eases site navigation, and so on. When you return to the Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the site's features that you customized.


You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this or other Web sites you visit.

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Enforcement of this Privacy Statement

If you have questions regarding this statement, you should contact www.ywcaglbr.org.

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Changes to this Statement

We may occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy statement. For material changes to this privacy statement, we will notify you either by placing a prominent notice on the home page of our Web site or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.

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Contact Information

YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement. If you believe that YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region has not adhered to this privacy statement, please contact us electronically or via postal mail at the address provided below, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.


YWCA - Greal Lakes Bay Region

723 Washington Avenue

Bay City, MI 48708


Phone: (989) 894-9055

Fax: (989) 894-9056

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