YOUNS.com has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this web site: www.youns.com.
We respect the privacy and security of our visitors. Our goal is to provide you with a personalized Internet experience that delivers the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. In order to achieve this goal, we sometimes collect information during your visits to understand what differentiates you from each of our other visitors.
In order to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, we have prepared this statement disclosing the privacy practices for the entire YOUNS.com web site. Additional terms and conditions, if any, regarding the collection and use of your information may also be provided to you before you sign up for a particular service (Ancestry Information, Pet Memorials, Rants & Raves).
Here, you will learn what personally identifiable information of yours is collected, how and when we might use your information, how we protect your information, who has access to your information, and how you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
1. Information YOUNS.com Gathers and Tracks
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site.
This Web site logs IP addresses for systems administration purposes. IP addresses are logged to track a user's session. This gives us an idea of which parts of our site users are visiting. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a users session will be tracked, but the user will be anonymous.
A cookie is a small data file that certain Web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you've visited. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.
When you register, YOUNS.com may use a cookie to store a unique, random user ID. We do not store passwords or any personal information about you. We use this ID to identify you anonymously in our database and to track your visit on our site. Cookies also enable you to login as a member without having to log on each time, and to visit member-restricted areas of the site. We encrypt the user ID for added security.
Our site's registration forms (Feedback, Ancestry, Pet Memorials, Rants & Raves) requires users to give us contact information (like their name and email address). The customer's contact information is used to contact the visitor only when necessary. Never is the information that is collected, shared with, or sold to other third parties for solicitation purposes.
Please remember that any information that is disclosed in the Rants & Raves becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
Third-Party Ad Servers
Some of our advertisers use third-party advertising companies to serve their ads on our sites. These third-party advertising companies may employ cookie technology to measure ad effectiveness. To do so, these companies may use information about your visits to our sites and other Web sites. Unless you are otherwise notified, these advertising companies do not use names, addresses, email addresses, or telephone numbers, and they do not link any online actions or cookies to any identifiable person. Use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies. If you would like more information about the privacy policies of the third-party advertisers on YOUNS.com, please visit their web sites.
2. Use of the Information
YOUNS.com uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our web site, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the site or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users. This includes genealogical data and/or photos supplied.
As stated above, YOUNS.com may use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters in the future and to enable users to participate in Rants & Raves. We may, (in the future) send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (monthly), and occasionally will send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. YOUNS.com will never share this mailing list with any third parties, including advertisers or partners.
We use tracking information to determine which areas of YOUNS.com web site users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. YOUNS.com does not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
We track search terms entered from our site, through Atomz.com or through Webtrends as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don't track which terms a particular user enters.
YOUNS.com creates aggregrate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns through Webtrends. This allows us to provide a better web site and better content for our visitors.
3. Sharing of Information
YOUNS.com uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help us better understand our visitor's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We do not share information about individual users with any third party.
YOUNS.com does not control the practices of advertisers. If you have questions about how one of the advertisers uses information about you when you click their ad and go to their content, please contact them directly. (YOUNS.com will divulge information only as necessary to comply with state and federal laws.)
4. Opt-out Policy
YOUNS.com gives users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
Opting not to receive our electronic newsletters (in the future)
Opting not to provide certain personal information when registering on any forms in our web site or when participating in Rants & Raves (see above).
Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas or visiting YOUNS.com, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users.
5. Correction/Update Policy
YOUNS.com offers users the ability to correct or change the information collected during any registration in our web site (see above). Users may change this information at any time and as often as necessary. Users who are experiencing problems or who have any questions about how our services work can contact us at email@example.com.
YOUNS.com has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.
Your access to some services and content is password protected. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. YOUNS.com will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. You should not disclose your user name and password to others. In addition, if applicable, you should remember to sign out of your account or service at the end of each session. You may also wish to close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, despite our efforts to protect your personal information, YOUNS.com cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, or to or from our online services. You transmit all such information at your own risk. However, once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
This site contains links to other sites. YOUNS.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.