Privacy Policy

The International Youth Foundation (IYF) knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This notice describes our privacy policy. By visiting,,,,, and/or through social media correspondence (such as IYF’s Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, or Instagram accounts), you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.


The Simple Version

We use your contact information for in-house purposes only and do not share any information about you with third parties. Registration and contributions made through our website also opt you into our e-newsletters, from which you're able to unsubscribe at any time. We think, though, that you'll enjoy them.


What Personal Information Does IYF Gather?

Information You Give Us

We receive and store any information you enter into our website or give us in any other way. This includes subscribing to our e-Newsletters, donating to us, or submitting a form (such as a comment) on our website. We ask for personal information so that we can fulfill your request and return your message. If you choose not to provide any of that information, we may not be able to fulfill your request, but you will still be free to browse the other sections of the websites owned and administered by IYF.

If you subscribe to our e-Newsletter, from time to time, we will send you email announcements about our organizational impact, new programs, and other news related to youth development. If you register for an event, we may invite you to subscribe to our e-Newsletter. The quality news, stories, and information on and in our newsletter are supported by donations and grants. Some demographic data volunteered through our websites and channels are used statistically to provide our board and our funders with an accurate profile of our overall site visitors and subscribers. We never make any personal data collected from these surveys available to a third party.

The Website is targeted to users who are above the age of 18.  The International Youth Foundation has no intention of collecting any personally-identifiable information (such as name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address) from individuals under eighteen years of age. (In general, any personally-identifiable information collected on our Website is collected without any information indicating the age of the person providing the information, except, where appropriate, to confirm that the person is of legal age.) Where appropriate on our Website, the International Youth Foundation will specifically instruct children not to submit such information. If a child under eighteen has provided us with personally-identifiable information, a parent or guardian of that child should contact us at (410) 951-1500 or at [email protected] if they would like this information deleted from our records. We will use reasonable efforts to delete the child's information from our existing files.


Social Media & Comments

IYF uses social media such as website comments, and networks like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter, to engage readers in dialogue. As mentioned above, IYF makes use of data collected via these functions on our website. On other networks, we abide by the terms and conditions of that website/service and reserve the right to use those networks for marketing purposes. Comments made on and IYF’s Twitter feed, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook accounts are reviewed and published at our discretion. Through the use of these functions, you accept that IYF is permitted to edit, moderate, and reuse comments for in-house promotional materials. Promotions and advertising are not allowed in this medium, nor is derogatory or hateful speech.


Automatic Information

When you visit any of our websites, our servers make a log of basic information corresponding to the sites and pages you have visited. This information is stored primarily to track the effectiveness of our websites and individual sections and pages within them.

We employ customized statistic analytics that uses session cookies that expire after each session, which we use to identify what country you visit from, what methods and how you come to visit our site, including whether you came directly to our site or from another website and the URL of that website. We also try to identify if you have visited us from a search engine such as Google and what search terms you used, or whether it was from a bookmark. We also follow and note the pages you visit. We do not collect nor store the Internet protocol address (IP) from which you visit.

Non-Personal Information may include the browser name, the type of device and technical information transmitted, language preferences, geographic location, timestamps and visited pages, operating systems, and other similar information. We may also collect IP addresses that would be irrevocably anonymized.


How Secure Is Information About Me?

All computers that receive or store personal information are secured by firewalls and other security measures. Additionally, sensitive data such as credit card numbers are encrypted using SSL and other industry-standard measures, to provide an additional level of security.


How Do We Collect Your Information?

We collect personal data if and when online users provide IYF with your details when you become a subscriber or donor. We may also collect personal information given voluntarily when contacting us on our website, submitting written content, and/or while registering for an event. When you visit IYF’s Website, we may collect information about your visit, such as your IP address and the pages you visited, and when you subscribe and access our educational content, we may collect information on when and how you use those services.

Our website uses Google Analytics and its display advertising features, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and web page usage.

If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics for display advertising you may do so by using the Ads Preferences Manager.

There is also a Google Analytics opt-out browser add on that you can download at



A "cookie" is a small piece of information that a website assigns to your device while you are viewing a website. Cookies are very helpful and can be used for various purposes, which include allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and making the interaction between you and our services quicker and easier. Cookies are also used to help customize your experience. To learn more information about cookies, you can visit


What Do We Do With the Information We Gather?

We may use the information that you provide and that we gather for the following purposes:

  • To Provide Services To You: We use your information to enable you to view the content on our website, and to otherwise interact with all of the features and services available on our site. We also may use your non-personal information to send and process connection requests.
  • For Client-Service Purposes: When we communicate with you, we may do so through the email address that you provide to us, notices to your inbox, and other means available. The types of communications may include reminders to create/update your subscriber information.
  • To Personalize Your Services: If you subscribe to our e-Newsletter, we will send you news, stories, and other content and opportunities that may be relevant to your interests.
  • To Improve Our Site and Services: To better understand how users access and use our Site and Services, to improve our Site and Services and respond to user desires and preferences.


What Types of Communication Will You Receive?

Occasionally we will send announcements about IYF events, programs and other content related to youth development to the mailing list. We do not rent or sell our email lists, although we may occasionally send an announcement from partners that we think may be of interest to you.

You have choices about the types of communications that you receive from us and from third parties (such as educational institutions, partners, and service providers).  They may include the following:

  • News, stories, and other content related to IYF programming and youth development.
  • Nonprofit Resources
  • Subscription Notices
  • Webinar Promotions
  • Donor Appeals


With Whom We Share Information

We do not sell, trade, or rent user personal information with any other parties. We may share personal information with our trusted service providers and funders only to the extent required to fulfill the purposes outlined above. We will only provide our funder with information submitted by our online users via submission forms for accessing exclusive site content such as trainings and webinars. Online users will always have the option to omit sharing this information with our partners and funders.

Non-personal information may be shared with third parties to improve our web services, conduct data analysis, or for other business purposes. This information may be combined with information we collect from other sources to the extent that the data remains anonymous. In addition, we may elect to share your personal information with qualified third-party partners, but only where you agree to share such information. Such partners will be prohibited from disclosing or using such information except for the limited purposes to which the users have consented.


How We Use Information We Collect

We may use personal data to provide and improve our Services and to meet any binding contractual or legal obligations. For example, to analyze and improve the website functionality and services, such as for technical or security purposes, and to improve the client experience.


Notice to Non-U.S. Users

IYF is based in the United States. The use of your information by IYF is intended for use only within the U.S. and its territories. If you use our site and our services, your information will be stored in the United States. We may, however, use third-party service providers that are located outside of the United States. Content and use of that content are intended to conform to United States law and practices. Use outside the United States is at your risk, and you agree to comply with all applicable laws and use or nonuse of content.


Notice to California Users

California residents may request a list of any personal information provided to third parties in the preceding year for direct marketing purposes, free of charge. California residents can contact us and must attest that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for your response.


Third-Party Links

Our Site and Services may contain links to third-party sites. This policy does not govern any access to and use of such links to partners, but instead is governed by the privacy policies of those third-party websites. IYF is not responsible for the information practices of such third-party sites.



We use industry standard security tools and measures, as well as internal guidelines and organizational procedures, to prevent information misuse and data leakage. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means and processes to protect the information, which considerably reduces the risks of data misuse, we cannot guarantee that our systems will be absolutely safe. If you become aware of any security vulnerability or potential data breach, please contact us immediately at [email protected], and we can take the appropriate measures to address such an incident.


Conditions of Use and Revisions

If you have any concern about privacy at any of our websites, please send us a description of your concern to [email protected], and we will try to resolve it. Changing business practices and circumstances may require that we make changes to this privacy policy from time to time. Any changes will be reflected on this website. We reserve the right to change these terms from time to time. All changes are effective immediately and could apply to all access to and use of the site thereafter. Your continued use of the website following changes will be conclusively deemed as acceptance of any new changes to our terms and conditions. We encourage you to check on this page so you may be aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.


Contacting Us

You may contact us to delete your account or have any questions about the privacy aspects of our Services

Our postal address is:

International Youth Foundation
Attn: Website Privacy Request
841 East Fort Ave. #105 
Baltimore, MD 21230, USA


We can be reached via email at [email protected].