The Congressional Youth Leadership Council (CYLC) is committed to providing a safe and secure web site. We are dedicated to safeguarding all personally identifiable information collected online and to helping our visitors learn how to exercise control over their personally identifiable information while exploring our web sites. To help ensure a rewarding online experience for all visitors, we provide this summary of our information practices. This privacy notice governs the collection and use of your personal information.
As we continue to offer different types of content and services, we may modify our practices from time to time. However, we will treat all personally identifiable information we collect in accordance with the privacy notice in effect at the time the information is collected.
I. The Information We Collect Online
At CYLC, we do not collect personally identifiable information unless our visitors voluntarily provide it to us. This information is necessary for enrollment in our programs, for nominations of students, and for program information requests. When visitors come to our web site, we automatically collect some non-personally identifiable information such as the type of computer operating system (e.g., Windows '95 or Mac OS) and browser (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer) being used, and the domain name of the Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, EarthLink).
II. How We Use Collected Information
We use web site visitors' personal information for various internal purposes such as enabling enrollment in our programs; sending program information via regular or electronic mail, and communicating with you such as to send important program notifications or updates. We may also use your information to send you e-mails about our programs, promotions or services (or those of our affiliates) that we think might be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive the foregoing, please e-mail us at email@example.com with respect to the particular program(s).
III. Sharing Your Information with Third Parties
We only share your information in limited circumstances. Except as provided below with respect to Third Party Service Providers, CYLC will never rent, sell or share names of nominees or of minors. CYLC may share parents’ personally identifiable and/or non-personally identifiable (i.e., aggregate, anonymous) and/or household information with reputable companies offering products or services we think may be of interest to you. To decline special offers, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. CYLC will also disclose information maintained as required by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a specific law enforcement agency's request.
Third Party Service Providers. We also employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. We may disclose personally identifiable and/or non-personally identifiable (i.e., aggregate, anonymous) information obtained for enrollment purposes. In addition, we may share such information with affiliates, trusted technology partners, and third party vendors who generate educational program content, create nomination and enrollment materials, provide customer service or billing services, consult with parents and teachers, and supervise online forums, message boards, social networks and blogs. These third parties have agreed to maintain the confidentiality, security and integrity of personally identifiable information. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
Other than as set out above in the prior two paragraphs, you will receive notice when personally identifiable information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.
To safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures.
We are particularly sensitive to visitors' security concerns regarding the use of credit cards to purchase products over the Internet. We use a technology that automatically encrypts credit card data while information is being transmitted over the Internet, provided that the visitor's browser supports the Secure Socket Layer protocol (SSL).
To verify the security of your connection, check the lower right corner of your browser window after accessing the server. If you see an unbroken or a closed lock, then SSL is active and the server is secure. You may also check by looking at the URL line of your browser. When accessing a secure server, the site address will change from http to https.
VI. Review of Information
Please contact us if you would like to do any of the following:
- access personally identifiable information that our site has collected from you,
- correct factual errors in such information,
- request to have this information deleted, or
- request that we no longer collect or maintain such information.
Please be sure to include your e-mail address and a telephone number where we can reach you. To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access to the personal information that we collect and maintain.
VII. Contact Us