The navigation header is hidden in edit mode.

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: January 30, 2016

Youth & Opportunity United, Inc. (“Y.O.U.” or “us” or “we”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth development agency that provides services and leadership to meet the emerging needs of young people and their families in our community. Y.O.U. is committed to upholding the transparency, accountability, and choice regarding the collection of personal information both online and offline. This Privacy Policy describes your privacy rights regarding our collection, use, storage, and protection of your personal information.

This Privacy Policy addresses the use and disclosure of information that you may provide to use or we otherwise collect from you when you donate money to us, support our mission in any capacity, or when you passively visit our website ( This Privacy Policy applies to any information that Y.O.U. collects, including information that you provide to us either online or offline.

This Privacy Policy is also incorporated into, and is a part of, the Terms of Use for our website.

1. Acceptance of Y.O.U.’s Privacy Policy

By making monetary contributions, supporting our cause in any capacity, or by visiting our website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and our accompanying Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, please do not provide us with your personal information and do not use our website.

2. Collection and Use of Personal Information

When you make a donation or volunteer with us, we ask you for personal contact information such as your name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address. We may use this contact information to provide you with a receipt; to contact you to clarify or obtain additional information about a donation you made; or to send you additional information about us.

If you make a donation, we may contact you on occasion to offer you an opportunity to make another gift. You may also receive a personal call from a member of our staff or volunteer thanking you for your donation. However, we do not use professional telemarketers or other outside vendors to solicit funds or otherwise communicate with our donors.

Y.O.U will not share or sell your personal information with anyone else or send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. Personal contact information, however, may be shared with certain reputable vendors that assist Y.O.U. with various services, such as sending you postal mail or processing your donation(s). These vendors have access to your personal information only as needed to perform their services.

Y.O.U. may—to the extent permitted by law—disclose your personal information and the information described in Sections 7 and 8 below: (i) when required by law, court order, or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency; or (ii) whenever we believe that disclosing such information is necessary or advisable, for example, to protect the rights, property, or safety of Y.O.U. or others.

3. Personal Billing Information We Collect and What We Do With It

In addition to personal contact information, we ask for your billing information when you make a donation, such as your billing address and credit card number. We use secure servers to gather and process your billing information. All financial transactions on our website, specifically donations, are managed through our agent, BrainTree. All transactions use an encrypted channel, take place on secure servers, and occur in real-time. No financial data, such as your credit card number, is transferred via a less-secure channel, such as e-mail, for processing. Your billing information is not shared with any other organization and your credit card information is not retained unless you have requested to provide us with recurring donations.

4. How We Protect Information Collected About You

Y.O.U. is committed to protecting your privacy. Y.O.U. has in place certain commercially reasonable security measures in an attempt to ensure the secure collection and transmission of personal information and to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. The storage and communication of information, however, can never be completely secure. As a result, Y.O.U. does not guarantee that information that you transmit or otherwise supply to us is or will be completely secure. If you become aware of any breach of the website security, this Privacy Policy, or the Terms of Use, please click here to notify us immediately.

5. Third-Party Links on Y.O.U.’s Website

Our website may contain links to third-party websites for your convenience. Likewise, third-party websites may link to Y.O.U.’s website. Y.O.U. is not responsible for the practices or content of any other websites. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to websites owned or operated by other organizations, companies, or individuals. These third-parties may have their own privacy policies related to the information they collect from you, and we encourage you to read the privacy policies of any third-party websites that you visit.

6. Website Visitors from Outside the United States

Y.O.U. and the server that makes its website available are located in the United States. The laws of the State of Illinois in the United States govern all matters relating to this website. Any information you provide will be transferred to the United States. By visiting this website and submitting information you expressly authorize this transfer.

7. Normal Browsing

Y.O.U. does not collect any personally identifying information from you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide such information to us. You can browse our website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Y.O.U., however, may collect other information when you use our website, including, but not limited to, your internet service provider, browser type and language, referring and exit web pages, access date and time, amount of time spent on particular pages, which sections of the website you visit, number of links you click, search terms, operating system, and technical information about your mobile device.

8. Cookies and Log Files

Like many organizations, we use cookies and log files in connection with our website. Cookies are small text files that websites often store on the visitor’s computer hard drives. A cookie contains a unique code, which is used to recognize your computer when you return to a website that was previously visited. Similarly, log files are small text files that websites automatically create when a user visits a website. We use cookies and log files to enhance the online experience of our visitors and to better understand how our website is used. Cookies and log files may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our website before or whether you are a new visitor. If you prefer, you can usually set your browser to refuse cookies or to notify you when you receive a new cookie.

9. Do Not Track (“DNT”)

Y.O.U. assumes no responsibility for responding to “Do Not Track” web browser signals.

10. Changes to this Policy

Our Privacy Policy is subject to change from time to time. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this website so that you will always know what information we collect, how we use it, and what choices you have. You must consult the most recent version of these terms (not an older cached version) each time you view the website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of, or access to, the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

11. Collection of Information from Children

In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 6501-06 and 16 C.F.R. §§ 312.1-312.12, we do not knowingly collect information from children. By using our website, you represent that you are not less than 13 years of age. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children to never provide personal information without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided personal information to us, please contact us as described in the “Contacting Y.O.U about Your Personal Information” section below, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.

12. California Residents

Except as otherwise outlined above, it is our policy not to disclose any personal information we collect to third parties for direct marketing purposes. However, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 requires that all California residents be afforded the option to exercise your choice of whether your personal information may be shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes, as well as to receive information specified in the statute if your personal information is disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes. Accordingly, if you are a California resident and you wish to inform Y.O.U. of whether you permit or refuse the sharing of your personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes, or if you wish to request certain information if your personal information were to be disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes, please contact us as described in Section 13, below.

13. Contacting Y.O.U about Your Personal Information

If you would like to review the personal information that Y.O.U. has collected about you in order to verify its accuracy and completeness, if you have a question or complaint regarding our privacy practices, or if you do not wish to receive e-mail or postal mail from us, please click here or direct your written correspondence to:

Youth & Opportunity United
1027 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202

DATED: January 30, 2016
Version 3


Terms of Use Effective Date: January 30, 2016

Youth & Opportunity United (“Y.O.U.”) operates this website. We offer this website, including all information, tools, and services available from this website to you—the user—conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies, and notices stated here. By viewing and/or using this website, you are agreeing to all of the terms and conditions explained below.

1. General

This website with its home page in the domains “” (the “website”) is a complimentary information service offered by Y.O.U. We offer this service at no charge to you with the express condition that you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in these terms.

By agreeing to these terms, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this website.

2. Restrictions

This website is available for individuals aged 13 years or older. If you are 13 or older, but under the age of 18, you should review these Terms of Use with your parent or guardian to ensure that you and your parent or guardian understand it.

3. Representation and Warranties

You acknowledge that the information on the website is provided “as is” for general information only. Y.O.U. makes no representations or warranties of any kind regarding this website, including but not limited to any warranties of accuracy, completeness, currency, reliability, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose, or any warranty that these pages—or the server that makes them available—are free of viruses or other harmful elements. All such warranties are expressly disclaimed.

4. Indemnification

You agree that you will hold harmless Y.O.U. and its officers, directors, and employees from all claims arising out of or related to your access or use of this website or the information contained in this website or other websites to which it is linked. In no event will Y.O.U. or its contributors of information to this website be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on such information or for any consequential, special, or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

5. Opinions/Recommendations

You acknowledge that opinions and recommendations contained in this website are not necessarily those of Y.O.U. or endorsed by Y.O.U.

5. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This website (excluding linked sites) is controlled and operated by Y.O.U., which is headquartered in the State of Illinois. It can be accessed from all 50 states, as well as United States territories and other countries around the world. By accessing this website you agree that any action at law or equity arising or in any way relating to this website, shall be filed only under the statutes and laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to conflicts of law principles thereof. You also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the State of Illinois Cook County Circuit Court or the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Y.O.U. makes no representation that materials on the website are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this website from other locations do so of their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

7. Refund Policy

All transactions are considered donations and cannot be refunded. Any adjustments to transactions are at the sole discretion of Y.O.U.

8. Accuracy of Billing and Account Information

You agree to provide current, complete, and accurate purchase and account information for all transactions made on our website. You agree to promptly update your information, including your mailing address, billing address, email address, credit card numbers, and expiration dates so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.

9. Personal Information

Your submission of personal information—both offline or online through our website—is governed by our Privacy Policy.

10. Severability

In the event that any provision of these terms is determined to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. The unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these terms. Such a determination, however, shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

11. Changes to the Terms of Use

Y.O.U. reserves the right to change these terms and conditions any time, and you must consult the most recent version of these terms (not an older cached version) each time you view the website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of, or access to, the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

11. Contact Information

If you have any questions about these terms, please click here or direct your written correspondence to:

Youth & Opportunity United
1027 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202

DATED: January 30, 2016
Version 3