- What personally identifiable information of yours is collected;
- What organization is collecting the information;
- How the information is used;
- With whom the information may be shared;
- What choices are available regarding collection, use and distribution of the information;
- What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control; and,
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
INFORMATION COLLECTED ABOUT YOU
- In General
- Registration and Member Profile
- Interactive Tools
- Web Beacons
- E-mails and Newsletters
- Information Collected by Third Parties Not Acting on YOUR LIFE COUNTS!'s Behalf
- Public Forums
- Emails to YOUR LIFE COUNTS!
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
YOUR PRIVACY CHOICES
A. Information Collected by YOUR LIFE COUNTS! or on YOUR LIFE COUNTS!'s Behalf
Personally Identifiable Information (PII or Personal Information) is information that can be used to identify or contact you. When you visit our Website, YOUR LIFE COUNTS! collects only the Personal Information you provide to us. We collect the Personal Information that you provide to us when you choose to use various YOUR LIFE COUNTS! interactive tools and Services or participate in surveys or send emails to YOUR LIFE COUNTS! . We also may collect non-personal information from you and about your use of our Website, emails, special promotions and newsletters that we send to you, and Websites of selected sponsors and advertisers. For example, YOUR LIFE COUNTS! may use "cookies" or "web beacons" to collect non-personal information about your use of our site, selected sponsors' sites, or emails we send to you. YOUR LIFE COUNTS! does not store any Personal Information in any cookies on your computer. YOUR LIFE COUNTS! does not use web beacons to collect any Personal Information from or about you or to track your activities across Websites generally. All of these are described in more detail below.
- Member Nickname*
- Email Address*
- Zip Code*
- Member Profile
- Street Address
- Age Range (13-15, 16-18, 19-24, 25-34, 34-54, or 55+)
- Topics of Interest
We may also collect other information, some of which may be Personal Information, that you voluntarily provide to us when you choose to use some of the YOUR LIFE COUNTS! Interactive Tools and Services. We may also collect information you provide voluntarily through responses to surveys, questionnaires and the like.
We may also collect anonymous, non-personal information about your use of our site or your use of emails, special promotions or newsletters that we send to you. For example, we may collect non-personal information about your use of our site and your use of the sites of selected sponsors and advertisers through the use of "Cookies". Cookies are small computer files that we transfer to your computer's hard drive that allow us to know how often someone visits a site and the activities they conduct while on that site. Every computer is assigned a different cookie by YOUR LIFE COUNTS! . The information collected by cookies helps us dynamically generate advertising and content on web pages or in emails specifically designed for you and also allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our site and selected sponsors' and advertisers' sites, or opening our emails, and for what purposes. We may use cookie information to target certain advertisements to your browser or to determine the popularity of certain content or advertisements.
Your browser software can be set to reject all cookies. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the "Help" section of the toolbar. If you reject our cookie, certain of the functions and conveniences of our site may not work properly but you do not have to accept our cookie in order to productively use our site. While it may be possible to link non-personal cookie information to Personal Information collected in other ways, we want you to know that if you accept our cookie we will not, without your consent, link the cookie information we collect to Personal Information you provide to us on our site.
In limited circumstances we also may use "Web Beacons" to collect anonymous, non-personal information about your use of our web site and the sites of selected sponsors and advertisers, and your use of emails, special promotions or newsletters we send to you. Web beacons are tiny graphic image files imbedded in a web page or email that provide a presence on the web page or email and send back to its home server information from the Users' browser. The information collected by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our site and selected sponsors' and advertisers' sites, or opening our emails, and for what purposes. YOUR LIFE COUNTS! web beacons are not used to track your activity across Websites generally. While it may be possible to link non-personal web beacon information to Personal Information collected in other ways, we want you to know that we will not, without your consent, link the web beacon information we collect to Personal Information you provide to us on our site.
As noted in the discussions of cookies and web beacons (see above), we may collect anonymous, non-personal information about your use of e-mails and newsletters that we send to you. In some cases, when you click on a link or an advertisement in an e-mail or newsletter, your browser may be momentarily directed to the site of a third party which, acting on YOUR LIFE COUNTS! 's behalf (see Disclosure to Website Service and Content Contractors, below), notes or "counts" your response to the e-mail or newsletter before re-directing your browser to its proper destination; this re-direction process will not be apparent to you. When you use YOUR LIFE COUNTS! 's "Email a Friend" application, YOUR LIFE COUNTS! emails the article or other content you designate to your friend's email address and lists your email address as the sender. YOUR LIFE COUNTS! uses the friend's email address only for the purpose of sending your friend the email you requested and for no other purpose unless otherwise disclosed to you at the time you send the email.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. This Website is not designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect Personal Information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13.
Except as set forth in this Article or as specifically agreed to by you, YOUR LIFE COUNTS! will not disclose any Personal Information it gathers from you on our Website. We may release Personal Information to third parties: (1) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (2) in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others. In the event that we are legally compelled to disclose your Personal Information to a third party, we will notify you unless doing so would violate the law or court order
We do not share any information about you with any person or organization outside YOUR LIFE COUNTS!, with the following exceptions:
If you have really serious problems we may wish to help refer you to a specialist agency or organization in your community that can help you get the help that you need.
In certain situations we are under a 'duty of care' - these situations occasionally arise when you tell us:
- that your life has been threatened or someone is hurting or abusing you
- that you are seriously thinking about hurting yourself
- that you have hurt or are seriously thinking about physically harming someone else
In these rare situations we as an agency may need to seek the help of another specialized agency to help us to help you and to help others. The YOUR LIFE COUNTS! facilitator will let you know that he/she is concerned and will work with you to ensure your safety and the safety of others. This may mean that the YOUR LIFE COUNTS! facilitator will ask for your contact details as a safety precaution.
YOUR LIFE COUNTS! , it's employees, representatives, chapter organizations, ambassadors, friends and advisors give advice and opinions in good faith and each and all cannot be held responsible for the consequences of imparting such to any individual or a body corporate howsoever arising whether in Canada or elsewhere in the world.
It must be expressly understood that the individual remains personally and solely responsible for the choices he/she makes and the actions that he/she takes in his/her life.
The information contained within yourlifecounts.com or any email responses initiated by YOUR LIFE COUNTS! and or its agents/representatives should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or STD. YOUR LIFE COUNTS! is not a replacement for consulting doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, specialists, pharmacists, nurses or other healthcare professionals. YOUR LIFE COUNTS! is not a replacement for social agencies or other community interest groups. YOUR LIFE COUNTS! seeks to work towards a better world in which poverty and suffering may be eradicated and people may live in peace, health and harmony together.
If you need particular help you should see your doctor or other healthcare, community or business professional.
From time to time and at different locations on the YOUR LIFE COUNTS! Website, you will be given the option of receiving recurring informational/promotional newsletters via email from YOUR LIFE COUNTS! and/or directly from third parties.
If you wish to subscribe to such newsletters via email, we ask for contact information, such as name and email address. You can unsubscribe from the newsletters by simply clicking on the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any email newsletter. An email to our automated unsubscribe service will be created on your machine. Click the "send" button. You will then be unsubscribed from that newsletter within two to three business days. If you are experiencing difficulties with our automated unsubscribe service, you can email us at YOUR LIFE COUNTS! . We will unsubscribe you from that newsletter in two to three business days.
At Registration and at various times as you use the site, you may have the option of receiving emails or newsletters directly from third parties, participating in research or marketing surveys and participating in other activities. You may exercise these options by placing a check mark beside a statement that expresses a preference for receiving these communications or participating in these activities. You may change your decision at any time by changing your preferences within your Member Profile or by following other directions provided in association with the individual communication or activity.
This privacy statement applies only to the YOUR LIFE COUNTS! Website. The YOUR LIFE COUNTS! site does contain links to other sites. Once you enter another Website (whether through an advertisement, service, or content link), be aware that YOUR LIFE COUNTS! is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to look for and review the privacy statements of each and every web site that you visit through a link or advertisement on YOUR LIFE COUNTS!'s site or any site that collects Personal Information from you.
You can always contact us in order to (1) delete your Personal Information from our systems, (2) update the Personal Information that you have provided to us, and (3) change your preferences with respect to marketing contacts or other activities, by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Such changes will not have any effect on other information that YOUR LIFE COUNTS! maintains. If you have a complaint or problem you may email us at email@example.com
and we will forward your complaint to the appropriate internal YOUR LIFE COUNTS! department for a response or resolution. We try to answer every email in a timely manner but are not always able to do so. If you do not receive adequate resolution of a privacy related problem, you may write to YOUR LIFE COUNTS!'s Privacy Help Desk at:
YOUR LIFE COUNTS! Office of Privacy
YOUR LIFE COUNTS! Inc (Canada)
SUITE GG5B, 800 NIAGARA STREET N, WELLAND, ON L2C 5Z4
Or call 1.866.665.5YLC (592) Eastern Standard Time
You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to YOUR LIFE COUNTS! from our servers. The need to back-up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your Personal Information may exist in a non-erasable form that will be difficult or impossible for us to locate. Nevertheless, we promise that upon receiving your request, all Personal Information stored in the databases we actively use for research and daily business activities, and other readily searchable media, will be deleted.
Who can I ask if I have additional questions?
Please feel free to contact us at any time and we'll answer any questions you may have. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.