Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on July 19, 2018

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This Privacy Statement sets forth the practices of Youth Alive (a program developed and organized by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, also referred to as “General Conference” ”Youth Alive,” “we,” “us” and/or “our”) with respect to personal data (also referred to as "Personally Identifiable Information," or " PII") and other information that is collected from Individual users.

Controller of Personal Data

We act as the controller of any personal information provided to or gathered by our websites and applications (our “Services”). This Privacy Statement describes the choices available to you regarding the use of your Personal Data, and how you access this information to update and correct it.

Information We Collect

We recognize the sensitive nature of your information. It is our highest priority to ensure the confidentiality of any information you provide and take a proactive approach in protecting your privacy. When using our Services, you may provide us with Personal Data such as your name, email, job title.

Other Information

When you interact with our Services, we may receive and store information collected passively through various technologies used on our websites. This information is used to provide us with statistical information such as the number of visitors to a website(s), the number of visitor to each page of our Services. Other information collected may include IP Address, Browser Type, ISP, pages you visit, operating system, and date/time stamps. This information is merely statistical and not used to identify you.

In operating our Services as described above our third party partners and we use cookies, (including temporary, persistent and session cookies) and similar technologies. Our third party partners also use Local Storage (HTML5). These technologies are used to provide additional functionality, analyze usage and behavior more accurately, temporarily store our pages and images, store content and preferences.

Our Use of your Personal Data and Other Information

We use Personal Data and other information to provide you with services, send you updates, administer your Youth Alive Leader’s account, communicate with you, enable you to connect with others, improve our Services, conduct research, understand our organization, send you valuable information and newsletters, list you in the members directory, and communicate with Individuals. We will not reuse Personal Data for a new purpose other than the original one(s) for which it was collected, unless the following apply:

The new use is compatible with the original one, meaning you should reasonably expect similar use;
We have notified you of the new use and given you an opportunity to object to it; or
The new use is otherwise permitted by law.

By voluntarily providing us with your information, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Statement. You acknowledge and agree that your data may be transferred from your current location to our servers or its authorized third parties as described in this Privacy Statement. We will not share your information with anyone not described in this Privacy Statement unless your consent is obtained prior to doing so. This Privacy Statement also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your information and how you can access and update it.

By signing up as a Youth Alive leader, you are will also receive periodic newsletters and emails with Youth Alive related information. You can always opt-out of receiving them by following the unsubscribe link included in the emails and once you are no longer a Youth Alive Leader you may delete your account on the Leader’s Portal.

Sharing your Information

The General Conference is comprised of many independent Unions, which are regionally coordinated by the General Conference Divisions. The Divisions have been established as regional offices of the General Conference serving a defined geographical area. By registering at the Leader’s Portal you are giving us permission to integrate and share your information as Youth Alive Leaders with various Unions to allow us to perform the various duties discussed above and provide you with valuable Services.

As you register in the Leader’s Portal, and if you are a denominational employee or member of a denominational organization, you are giving us permission to publish your profile in our directory so that other members can find you and communicate with you. You can always opt out of being included in such directory by contacting us. If you believe that someone has created an unauthorized profile of you, please contact us using the email address provided below, please provide us with a brief explanation, where you found the profile, include your name and contact information, for the purposes of reviewing the possible unauthorized profile and communicating back to you.

We may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation such as to comply with a subpoena, or a similar legal process (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of the General Conference, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Services, visitors to our centers or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability, (v) if the organization is involved in a merger, acquisition or sale of all or portion of its assets you will be notified with a notice on our website of any change in ownership or uses of your information, as well as any choices you may have.

Third Party Links

Our website and application may contain links to other websites or features that may connect with your other mobile applications within your device. Privacy practices of linked websites and mobile application may differ from ours. If you submit any personal information on these websites or applications, your information is governed by their privacy practices. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of such websites before submitting any personal information.

Your Rights

If your personal information changes, you no longer desire to use our Services, or wish to know whether we hold personal information about you, you may you request, correct, update, amend, and delete such information by contacting us using the email address and/or address provided below or by filling out the form available at this link: privacy@gc.adventist.org. In some instances, you may be provided with direct access to the portal in which your information is maintained; you may make changes as necessary if you already have access. For questions related to the use of the site, or other Youth Alive related concerns, please contact us via the contact us page.

Security

The security of your information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards such as encryption to protect the Personal Data submitted to us.

Retention

We will retain your Personal Data for as long as your account is active or as reasonably useful for other organizational purposes. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements. We will dispose of your information when it is no longer needed or required to be kept.

Children's Privacy Policy

The internet, as a widespread and often readily available resource, presents a host of possibilities and challenges for young users. We understand this, and are committed to providing an online experience for children that is safe and rewarding. Children who visit our Web site are free to access the various features our site offers without disclosing any personal information. Neither do we solicit or knowingly collect any personally identifiable information directly from children or passively through the use of cookies. In order to sign up to take a course on our site, a teenager must be at least 13 years of age. Should it ever come to our attention that the personal information of a child younger than 13 has in some way been provided to us, we will immediately delete that information.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We may update this Privacy Statement to reflect changes to our information practices. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

If you have questions or complaints regarding our Privacy Statement or practices, please contact us at privacy@gc.adventist.org or at the address listed below.

Contact Us:
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Att: Office of General Counsel
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904

Contact information

YouthAlive, 12501 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring
MD 20904 USA
Phone: 301-680-6716
Email: youthalive at gc.adventist.org