Legal Info

Legal Info


The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The YMCA of Snohomish County has been serving and strengthening our communities since 1901 and has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The Y offers programs, services, and initiatives to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support our neighbors. 

The YMCA of Snohomish County respects the privacy of each individual who contacts us. We are grateful for your support and the crucial roles you play in helping us continue to strengthen our communities. As part of our commitment to safeguarding your privacy, we have adopted the online privacy policy outlined below, which is applicable to all YMCA of Snohomish County websites (“Sites”).

This privacy policy will advise you about our guidelines concerning the use of your personal information, including, without limitation, the reasonable efforts we make to protect your personal information in accordance with these guidelines, and about what choices you have concerning our use of such information. Please read this policy carefully. We may need to change this policy from time to time in order to address new issues and reflect changes on our Sites. We will post those changes here so that you will always know our policies regarding what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose that information to anyone. Please refer back to this policy regularly.

This notice can be accessed by clicking on a "Legal Info" link on every page of our website. YMCA of Snohomish County is committed to protecting your privacy and will honor this Policy.

We keep your private information private by:

  • Not selling your information—You've entrusted us with your personal information, and we're committed to using it wisely. YMCA of Snohomish County will not sell your personal information to anyone, for any reason, at any time.
  • Using firewalls and encryption—We use firewalls and encryption technology to protect personal information on our computer systems.
  • Restricting who has access to your information—We take precautions to ensure that your internet account and personal information are accessible only by employees who are authorized to have access to your personal information.

Contact Information, Accessing and Correcting Your Personal Information
If you have any questions about this Policy or you wish to review or correct your personal information that we may have on file, you may contact your local YMCA Family Branch.

Scope of Privacy Policy
This policy applies to your use of this site. This policy does not apply to your use of unaffiliated sites to which this site only links.

General usage data
Our Web server automatically recognizes and collects the domain name of each visitor to the Sites. We collect information about visitors to the Sites, such as the number of visitors, what pages they access, and the length of their visit. We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit the Sites or fill out forms such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Windows Vista, Mac OS) and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., AT&T, Comcast). This information is used in aggregate form in order to manage our websites and improve content.

Individually identifiable information
We collect individually-identifiable information about you when you choose to share information about yourself, for example, when you sign up for Ynews, make a donation, or register for a program or activity. This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, postal or e-mail address, telephone number, and credit card information.

In all of these cases, we will collect personal identification information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to us. Except as otherwise provided in this policy, we reasonably endeavor to ensure that we never intentionally disclose any personal identification information about you as an individual user to any third party without having received your permission (through opt-in or similar procedures) except as provided for herein or otherwise as permitted or required under law. Further, YMCA of Snohomish County may contact you based on the information you provide online whether in connection with your registration or in such places as the above described forums.

If you do provide us with personal information for any of these activities, we may use it to conduct the activity.

YMCA of Snohomish County does not rent or sell personal identification information, including information provided by children, to outside marketers. In certain circumstances, YMCA of Snohomish County may share personal identification information with trusted service providers that need access to your information to provide operational or other support services or we may share this aggregate statistical information with other third parties; to ensure the confidentiality and security of this information, service providers must agree to safeguard all information in strict compliance with our policy. We may also provide information to regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials in accordance with applicable law or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the law requires it.

Non-Personal Identification Information

We collect non-personal identification information without limitation, through the use of the following types of methodology:

  • "Cookie" technology: A "cookie" is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system.
  • "IP address tracking": An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you are on the Internet. When you request pages from our Sites, our servers log your IP address.

Non-personal identification information might include the browser you use, the type of computer, technical information about your means of connection to our Sites (such as the operating systems and the Internet service providers utilized), and other similar information. Our systems may also automatically gather information about the areas you visit and search terms you utilize on our Sites and about the links you may select from within our Sites to other areas of the World Wide Web or elsewhere online.

We use such information for our business purposes, and, in particular, primarily to administer the Sites, and, in the aggregate, to what technologies are being used so that we may continually improve our Sites.

Privacy of Children
We are mindful that young people need special safeguards and privacy protection. We realize that they may not understand all the provisions of our policy or be able to make thoughtful decisions about the choices that are made available to our adult users. We strongly urge all parents to participate in their children's exploration of the Internet and any online services, and to teach their children about protecting their personal information while online.

We do not use or disclose personal information from children under age 13 without parental consent.

We collect only enough information to process your donation and do not use the information for any other purpose. Your payment information is transmitted to us using a secure internet method that helps ensure the privacy of this information. During the time your payment information resides on our computers, it is in an encrypted format and can only be accessed by authorized personnel with a decryption key.

Payment Information
Payment information, such as credit card number and expiration date is entered when making a donation or paying for a YMCA program or activity. The YMCA of Snohomish County uses, a CyberSource Solution as third-party intermediaries to process your online donations and payments. Your credit card information is encrypted when submitted to the processor and transmitted over a secure connection between your computer and our server using Secure Socket Layers (SSL), the industry standard, to ensure protection of your private information. This sensitive personal information is not shared with third parties other than the processor and is stored by YMCA of Snohomish County for verification purposes or for recurring donations that you have authorized.

Credit Card Draft Authorization for Membership
By submitting your credit card as payment for your monthly drafts, you authorize the YMCA of Snohoimish county to initiate debit transactions to your account, and the bank or credit card company to debit the same on the 1st of each month, unless otherwise changed by visiting our branch. Should your credit card, for any reason, not honor any draft, you are still responsible for that payment plus a processing fee. Any returned drafts will be collected electronically and a processing fee of $30 will be added and electronically debited from your account. This is in addition to any service fee your bank may charge. This authorization will remain in effect until the YMCA of Snohomish County has received at least 15 days written notification prior to your next draft date. Changes made to bank accounts or membership types and/or cancellations will only be accepted in writing. Membership and childcare fees are subject to change. Please keep us informed of any address, phone number, bank account or credit card changes.

Links to Other Sites
Users will find other content on our Sites that link to the sites and services of other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies, or no policy (policies) at all. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third party sites or services before providing any of them with your personal information.

If you "opt-in" to receive information from us, you can change your mind later. If at any time you would like to stop receiving such information or opt-out of a feature, you may remove yourself from the YMCA of Snohomish County email list by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link on any email. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases and servers, although we will always make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request, and we are unable to have your information removed from the records of any third party who has been provided with your information in accordance with this policy.

Consent to Transfer
The Sites are operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using our Website, participating in any of our services and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.

Your Acceptance of These Terms
By using any of the Sites, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy, your promise to comply with the representations you make and contained in the Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions, and your understanding of the scope and limitations of the protections provided under the Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to these policies, please do not use our Sites. Your continued use of the Sites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.

Copyright Statement
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All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written approval of the YMCA of Snohomish County. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content.