Privacy Policy

Effective Date of this Privacy Policy: Jan 2024

For any definition used in this Privacy Policy, please refer to our Terms at IYF Legal Information. This page is intended to inform you about how the IYF (International Youth Federation) handles your personal information on its Digital Platforms. Please review this policy carefully.

Language and Interpretation
This Privacy Policy is drafted in English and may be translated into other languages. In case of discrepancies between the English version and a translation, the English version prevails.

International Transfer of Personal Information
Your personal information is processed in the United Kingdom and may be stored and used in other locations where our affiliates, implementing partners, and other authorized entities operate. These locations may include countries with different data protection standards than your country of residence. By using the IYF Digital Platforms or submitting personal information to us, you agree to such international transfers for processing and storage.

Collection and Use of Personal Information
The primary purpose for collecting personal information is to provide and improve our services, manage your membership, and enhance your experience on the IYF Digital Platforms. We collect information when you:
  • Register for a service account
  • Engage in transactions, promotions, or sweepstakes
  • This information may include, but is not limited to, your email address, name, country of residence, date of birth, gender, username, password, and content preferences.

Cookies are small data files placed on your device to store information during your visits. They help us improve our services and your experience. You can control cookie settings through your browser's privacy options.

Phishing and Identity Protection
We prioritize protecting your identity and personal information. The IYF never requests sensitive information like credit card details or passwords through insecure means. Be cautious of phishing attempts.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
We may share your information with third parties under the following circumstances:
  • To provide services you have requested, with your consent.
  • With implementing partners bound by confidentiality agreements.
  • In response to legal processes or as required by law.
  • To address emergencies, fraud, or safety concerns.

We retain personal data only for the time that is necessary for the specified purposes, including the assessment of formal applications submitted to the IYF.

Data Security
We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your information from unauthorized access, loss, alteration, or misuse. However, the inherent nature of the Internet cannot guarantee absolute security.

Your Rights
Access to Information: You have the right to access information we hold about you. Requests can be made through our contact form.
Updating or Deleting Information: You can update or request deletion of your personal information, subject to legal or contractual retention requirements.

Third-Party Links
Our Digital Platforms may link to external sites, which do not operate under this Privacy Policy. We recommend reviewing the privacy policies of any external sites you interact with.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
We may update this Privacy Policy periodically. Any amendments will be posted on the IYF website, and we may also notify you through our platforms.

By continuing to use our Digital Platforms, you acknowledge and agree to the terms outlined in this Privacy Policy.