Privacy Policy

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Effective as of: February 28, 2019

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The 14th Street Y (“14Y”) is committed to protecting the personal information that you provide and entrust to us when using our website. This online privacy statement (the “Privacy Statement”) describes how we tr14Yt all user data collected by 14Y during your visit to the 14Y Site, both technical data that is automatically collected and voluntarily submitted data.

For purposes of this Privacy Statement, the “14Y Site” is the website whose home page is Additionally, this is not the privacy statement for internet sites (e.g. social networking sites) where 14Y has a presence that are on websites other than the 14Y Site.

The 14th Street Y may occasionally update this Statement. We will post any changes on this web page, so be sure to check back periodically. Any information that you submit after a change has been posted will be subject to the new provisions.

User Data We Collect

We collect two types of user data: (1) technical data that is automatically collected from all visitors to the 14Y Site (“Automatically Collected Data”); and (2) data that you voluntarily submit to us (described below under “Voluntarily Submitted Data”).

Automatically Collected Data

We automatically collect and store Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses and domain names of the originating visitor’s computer on our server and may know some information you have previously provided through cookies. (See the section on “Cookies” below for more information.) We also track the number and frequency of hits per page, as well as length of website visit, using IP addresses and/or session cookies. In addition, if you come to the 14Y Site from a website link, we may also identify the source of that link.

Voluntarily Submitted Data.

We may collect and store Voluntarily Submitted Data, including personal data, that you voluntarily provide, such as your name and postal address, phone number, e-mail address, and similar information, and transactional information when you participate in certain activities on the 14Y Site, including (but not limited to) when you:

  • make a contribution to support The 14th Street Y;
  • sign up for our e-mails;
  • register online for an event;
  • submit feedback to 14Y; or
  • participate in any activity that requires your Voluntarily Submitted Data.


We collect some data through the use of cookies. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that are transferred to your computer’s hard drive and either stored permanently for future access by the transferor (“Long-term Cookies”) or temporarily to facilitate the transferor’s website analysis and functionality (“Short-term Cookies”) or that are transferred temporarily to your computer’s Random Access Memory (“Session Cookies”).

We may use Session Cookies whenever you visit the 14Y Site for our website traffic analytics application. Session Cookies last only as long as your session on the 14Y Site. They expire when the session ends and are not written onto your computer’s hard drive. We also use Session Cookies in e-mails containing the HTML-format. If you select “text-only” format preference, emails sent to you will not contain any Session Cookies.

Some of our website analysis and functionality, such as maps and videos, are provided through third-party functionality and require the use of Short-term Cookies. These Short-term Cookies are set to expire within one hour of their being placed on your hard drive.

Some elective, third-party media functionality on the 14Y Site may also use Cookies. Please see the “Third Parties—Third-Party Functionality” section below.

How We Use The Data We Collect

In addition to the uses described above, we use Automatically Collected Data to identify the source outside the 14Y site of user traffic (for example,, or so that we can evaluate what content is persuading web users to become involved in the 14Y’s work. We use Automatically Collected Data, including IP addresses and/or session or short-term cookies, that indicates which sections of the 14Y Site are most visited so that we can perform website traffic analysis, evaluate the popularity of our different web pages and continue to improve the 14Y Site in order to l14Yrn which 14Y website content inspired you to engage in our organization. Automatically Collected Data also may be associated with the Voluntarily Submitted Data you provide to us to detect security intrusions or certain unlawful activity.

We use your Voluntarily Submitted Data for various purposes:

  • To fulfill the request for which you specifically provided the data, including sharing the data with its intended recipient;
  • To periodically communicate with you concerning 14Y matters, such as delivering to you information and updates on our activities, if you have not opted out of receiving such information and updates;
  • To offer you other ways to support 14Y, including solicitations for additional contributions if you have not opted out of receiving such communications;
  • To confirm your contribution to the 14Y;
  • To confirm your registration to an 14Y event;
  • To respond to an inquiry or feedback you have made to the 14Y; and
  • To follow up with you with an email specific to an activity you have participated in or intend to participate in.

The 14Y Site is hosted by servers in the United States. Accordingly, if you are located outside of the United States, the Voluntarily Submitted Data you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By submitting your Voluntarily Submitted Data, you consent to its transfer and storage in the United States and its use in accordance with the purposes for which it was originally collected (see below regarding third-party sharing of Voluntarily Submitted Data from non-U.S. residents).

If you are a U.S. resident, we may also from time to time combine your Voluntarily Submitted Data with some publicly available data collected from third parties to improve our services to you and for our own internal marketing, communications, and fundraising purposes.

Third Parties

Third Party Sharing
We will not share your Voluntarily Submitted Data with any third party unless we first notify you and offer you an appropriate choice to consent to such further use, for example, through an opt-out or opt-in request.

Third-Party Functionality

As discussed in the preceding section, to support certain functions carried out on the 14Y Site, the 14Y uses third-party service providers. In limited instances with respect to specific optional functions on the 14Y Site, those third parties may have data collection, use or security procedures that differ from the practices outlined in this Privacy Statement and that may impact users of those optional functions. For example, a third-party service provider may support a specific web tool on the 14Y site, such as a web game that app14Yrs within the 14Y Site, even though that tool is actually on the website of the third-party service provider. Any time a third-party service provider’s data collection, use or security practices differs from the data collection/use practices described in this Statement in a manner that would impact users of the 14Y Site, we will either describe on the page of the 14Y Site where such optional functions app14Yr the specific data collection, use or security practices of such third-party service provider that would apply if you elect to use that optional function or we will provide a link to that third-party service provider’s privacy policy.

Your Ability to Choose

On our website you have the option of providing your first name, last name and email address to join our mailing list. If you wish to unsubscribe, by clicking the opt-out option at the end of an email or you can send an email to Again, pl14Yse remember that if you are a non-U.S. resident, we will not use your Voluntarily Submitted Data for any purpose other than the one for which it was originally collected regardless of whether you check or un-check a box.


We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.


The Voluntarily Submitted Data we collect about you is stored on a secure, password protected server and only authorized personnel have access to your information. We use industry-standard encryption technologies with respect to the receipt and transfer of Voluntarily Submitted Data you submit to us on the 14Y Site and only authorized personnel have access to your information. Because standard email is unencrypted, encryption is not used in any e-mail functionality. Nevertheless, despite our best efforts, no transmission over the Internet and no data storage method can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Comments and Questions

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Statement or our data collection practices or to request that we delete your Voluntarily Submitted Data, you can send us your questions or comments via email to


The 14th Street Y has a commitment to never sell or trade our donor’s personal information to another organization nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This applies to all information received by the 14th Street Y through any platform whether online or through a physical donation. In the event that a donation is processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will be used for payment processing only when necessary.

We reserve the right to revise this Donor Policy at any time by updating this posting. Changes to this policy can be determined by review the Effective Date listed below.

Effective 2/28/19