Privacy Policy

Your Privacy on Advocates for Youth's Web Site
We want this site to be a safe and private place for users. Advocates will do its part by collecting very little information from you and about you. The Advocates for Youth site logs IP addresses for systems administration purposes and these logs may be analyzed to improve the value of the materials available on the site. But we do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a user's session will be logged, but the user will be anonymous.

We ask that you do your part too. When you write to us or send a submission to publish on the site, do not tell us your name, the name of other users, or of your friends. Keep out all personal information that could be used to identify you or your friends or others. Registration, polling, e-mail or chat data, along with our tabulations of where our users are visiting the most, will be compiled into statistics to inform us about your needs and interests. We also may share this statistical information with writers, Web site writers, media and outside experts, to help us improve the site to meet the needs and interests of our users.

Advocates for Youth maintains message boards to provide a place for people to share information and ideas. We cannot, however, vouch for the character or safety of anyone who uses these boards. Please remember that people on the Internet may not always be who or what they say they are. Also, remember that, if you post your E-mail address, others can send you mail and find out other information about you even after you sign off. Finally, although Advocates will not sell your name and Internet address to others without your permission, other people may be able to collect this information if you sign on to post it on a public board.

Advocates for Youth maintains mailing lists to keep individuals and organizations informed about the work of this organization. Advocates for Youth does not sell, rent, or otherwise exchange these lists. This policy extends to Advocates’ donor list, which is not shared with other organizations.

Information provided via Advocates for Youth's Email Alert signup form is stored in a secure database to which a limited number of Advocates for Youth staff has access. Based on the user's selection of which newsletter(s) to receive, Advocates for Youth will periodically email said newsletter(s) to the email address the user provided. The user can unsubscribe from any or all newsletters by way of the "manage your preferences" or "opt out" links at the bottom of each email. User's information will never be sold. Based on the information supplied to us in the signup form, user names and email addresses may be shared with trusted partners engaged in campaigns whose content or location matches a user's interest, unless otherwise requested.

If you make a donation to Advocates for Youth, your contact information will be added to our donor mailing list and you will receive occasional mailings and e-mails from our development department, unless you “opt-out” of mailings and/or e-mails. You can review or update the information in your donor record at any time by contacting or by clicking on the Contact Us link on our website.

Information provided to Advocates for Youth staff by way of contacting or any other address is treated with confidentiality and is only shared among staff members as needed in order to best assist the user.

Lastly, Advocates for Youth uses a third-party administrator, GiveDirect, to process contributions made via our website. GiveDirect complies with all industry standards to help protect your privacy. To read GiveDirect’s privacy policy, please go to