Privacy Policy

Last Modified August 2019
Young Americans Against Socialism Online Privacy Policy - Effective August 12, 2019 ‍

Young Americans Against Socialism (hereinafter “YAAS”) respects your privacy as a visitor to its website (the “Website”) and has developed the following privacy policy (“Online Privacy Policy” or “Policy”) to inform you about how YAAS handles your personal information after receiving it.  

Please read this Online Privacy Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this Policy. This Policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the Policy periodically for updates.

1. Types of Information Collected and Stored
1.1. Personal Information.
When you create a Website user profile our website, sign up to receive an YAAS publication, register to become a member, make a donation, or otherwise use the Website, YAAS may gather your personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”).  Your Personal Information may include, but is not limited to:

1.1.1. Your name, address, phone number, email address, birthdate, electronic signature, personal identification numbers, IP addresses, mobile device identifiers, geo-location, or any other personally identifying data collected from you by YAAS or its authorized agents; and

1.1.2. Information required to make a donation or to purchase services and materials, gathered and stored through PCI compliant third party payment processors, such as credit card numbers and other sensitive payment-related information; and

By using the Website, you agree to allow YAAS and its agents to gather, store, and share your Personal Information, subject to the limits of this Online Privacy Policy.
1.2. Sensitive Information.
1.2.1. YAAS does not collect information such as biometric data, psychological identity, genetic identity, economic status, cultural identity, social identity, or personal information specifying medical or health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, or information specifying the sex life of the individual.
1.3. Analytics Information.
In an effort to improve visitors’ experiences on the Website, YAAS gathers certain information related to individuals’ website visits.  This information is used solely to measure and improve our Web site and services and to better serve our members and customers. YAAS uses aggregate statistical data to compile reports.  Such information so gathered is likely to include the following:

1.3.1. Device and network specific information, such as your unique device identifier, operating system and version, the browser you use, your Internet service provider (ISP), and your IP address.

1.3.2. Non-personal information, such as language, zip code, area code, location, and the time zone.

1.3.3. Website visit information, such as the domain from which you came to our website, details of how you use our website, what webpages you visit, the duration of your visit.

1.3.4. Stored Information and Files. The App also may access metadata and other information associated with other files stored on your device. This may include, for example, photographs, audio and video clips, personal contacts and address book information.
1.4. Cookies and Browser “Do Not Track” Notice
1.4.1. YAAS may use cookies on your computer.  A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while the user is browsing that website. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website of the user’s previous activity.  Third parties that advertise on the website do not have access to YAAS cookies, but may use their own cookies on your computer.  We do not control these third parties’ use of cookies. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.

1.4.2. YAAS does not respond to browser Do Not Track (“DNT”) Signals.   the Websites may utilize page tags or web beacons to track information related to user visits as a part YAAS data analytics herein described below.

1.4.3. YAAS may employ third party data analytics firms to track and analyze traffic on the Website, to analyze visitor trends, to determine advertising effectiveness, browser types and usage trends, and to present targeted ads based on anonymous information collected through tracking.

1.4.4. Third parties which may advertise on the Websites, may have content embedded that sets cookies on a visitor’s browser and/or tracks visitor information that a web browser visited a specific the Website. Such information may contain a visitor’s IP address.  Third parties may not collect other Personal Information from the Website unless you provide it to such third parties.
2. Security of Personal Information

YAAS takes the security of your Personal information very seriously.  When your Personal Information is stored by YAAS, we use limited access protected servers.  Personal Information is stored on such servers in encrypted form.   YAAS does not collect, store, or transmit user social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, or credit card numbers.  Unfortunately, data transmission over public networks cannot be guaranteed to be one hundred percent secure.  While YAAS will use all reasonable means to protect your Personal Information, YAAS cannot guarantee the security your transmissions of such Personal Information, and you use the Website at your own risk.  If you suspect your Personal Information has been compromised, please notify YAASCustomer Service using the contact information provided below.

3. How YAAS Uses and Shares Your Personal Information
YAAS may use or share your Personal Information in the following ways.

3.1. YAAS Services to You.
YAAS may use your Personal Information to provide services to you upon your request.  Such services may include sending you newsletters and publications, responding to your questions and comments, to communicate with you concerning your financial transactions conducted on the Website, to email you updates concerning YAAS products and services, and to personalize your visits to the Website.
3.2. YAAS Internal Data Sharing
YAAS may also share your personal information with other YAAS offices or YAASsubsidiaries and affiliates in the country in which you reside and in other countries.  
3.3. Information Sharing with Third Parties
3.3.1. YAAS may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.  DKS’ agreements with these third parties provide that the third parties will delete your personal information upon your request.

3.3.2. YAAS may partner with third parties to provide other specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we may share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use your Personal Information except for the purpose of providing these services.

3.3.3. All the Website-originated donation transactions are processed by a third-party PCI compliant payment processor (“PCI Processor”), using technologies which transfer donors to the PCI Processor’s website, display transaction details to donors, and redirect donors back to YAAS’s site upon payment completion.  Your Personal Information may be disclosed to such PCI Processors.  The transactions are handled by established third party banking, processing agents and distribution institutions.  They receive the information needed to verify and authorize your credit card or other payment information and to process your donation. These companies are authorized to use your Personal Information only as necessary to provide their services to you and in order to comply with their legal obligations, such as to provide to YAAS with your Personal Information, including your name, address, phone number, email address, and amount donated for tax or other purposes.

3.3.4. When you click on our website links that take you to third-party websites, you will be subject to the third parties’ privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, we cannot be responsible for the actions of any third-party websites. We encourage you to read the posted privacy policies of any and every website you visit, whether you are linking from our website or browsing on your own.
3.4. Other Possible Disclosures.

In addition to the other disclosures stated herein, YAAS may share your Personal Information in the following ways:
3.4.1. To comply with applicable laws, regulations, legal processes, or government enforced orders,

3.4.2. To enforce applicable terms of service, protect our legal rights or defend against legal claims,

3.4.3. To defend, prevent, take action, and otherwise address security or technical issues, as well as suspected or potential fraud,

3.4.4. To guard against harm (whether actual or potential) to the legal rights, property or safety of YAAS, our visitors or the general public as required or permitted by law.

3.4.5. To facilitate communications with social media platforms, such as Facebook.  These social media platforms may have their own data collection, use, and sharing practices that may also be applicable to your personal information. You should review their applicable privacy policies and methods for changing the privacy or sharing settings on such services.

3.4.6. To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of YAAS ‘s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which Personal Information held by YAAS about our users is among the assets transferred.

3.4.7. To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it. For example, if you give us an e-mail address to use for the purpose of YAAS sending you a regular newsletter, YAAS may use it to regularly send you newsletters.

3.4.8. We may use or share your Personal Information for any other purpose to which you expressly consent.
4. YAAS Email Uses

YAAS may use your email address subject to the following terms.

4.1. YAAS never rents or sells email addresses to outside parties. Occasionally, you may wish to receive information or communications from YAAS. In that instance, you will be asked for permission to share your email address.  [Please verify this is the organization’s practice.  If the organization shares, rents or sellsemail addresses with other entities, additional provisions should be added to this policy to address such uses]

4.2. If you make a donation through the website, or otherwise requests goods or services provided by YAAS, you will receive information about YAAS products, services, marketing information, and related offerings unless you choose to opt-out.  If you have questions or concerns about YAAS ‘s Online Privacy Policy or wish to no longer receive such offers, please contact YAAS Customer Service using the contact information provided below.

4.3. We may use your email address, usage data, or other Personal Information to provide you with technical support, send you detailed summary emails regarding your donation history and provide you with important tax information, or send you notices about the website or other promotional offers you have elected to receive.

4.4. We may occasionally work with data partners and advertising platforms to users of our website. In doing so, we may provide such companies with information representing an encrypted or hashed value derived from information you have provided to us, such as your email address. Such provision of information to third parties is pseudonymized such that the third party cannot process the information in a way to attribute the specific data without the use of additional data which may be retained securely and privately by YAAS, like the content of your emails, your email address, and our responses in order to service your needs.

5. How to Change Your Personal Information

5.1. To make changes to the content of your Personal Information, or to request that we limit the use of your Personal information, you may make changes and updates by logging into your user profile and making such changes. Alternatively, you may request such changes by contacting YAAS Customer Service using the contact information provided below.

5.2. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. To learn how you can manage your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe’s website. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

5.3. In your request, clearly state what information you would like to have changed or updated. YAAS will try to comply with your request as soon possible. Please note further that we are not responsible for actively or continuously updating information shared with third parties.

5.4. In the event that you wish to delete your Personal Information stored by YAAS, you may request such deletion by contacting YAAS Customer Service using the contact information provided below. The deletion of Personal Information and other changes to the data retained by YAAS may result in the deletion or limitation of other services provided by YAAS. YAAS may retain certain Personal Information to pursue legitimate business interests, conduct audits, comply with (and demonstrate compliance with) legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce agreements.

6. Your Rights to Opt In and Opt Out

6.1. If you prefer that YAAS not collect Personal Information about your website visits, you may opt out by contacting YAAS Customer Service using the contact information provided below, subject to the provisions in section 5.4 above.

6.2. We will you with an opt-out or opt-in choice before we share their data with third parties other than our agents, or before we use it for a purpose other than which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized, as set forth herein.

7. Notices of Changes to Privacy Policy

In the event of any change to YAAS’ Online Privacy Policies, notice of such changes will be posted on the Website.   Any changes to this Online Privacy Policy will become effective when we post the revised Online Privacy Policy on the Website. Your use of the Website following these changes means that you accept the revised Online Privacy Policy.

8. Children Under 13

The website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on the website or on or through any of its features/register on the website, make any purchases or donations through the website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us using the contact information provided below.

9. California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us using the contact information provided below.

Contact YAAS

For any questions, comments, or further information concerning the terms of this Online Privacy Policy, or to request changes to your Personal Information, subject to such limitations as provided herein, please contact:

YAAS Customer Service

Contact YAAS

Phone: 617-756-7602
Email :
Mail: PO Box 298
          Centerville, MA

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