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Website Privacy Policy

Last modified: March 1, 2021


Yours in Soccer Foundation (“Foundation,” “we,” or “us“) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. This policy describes the types of information the Foundation may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website (our “Website“) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.
This policy applies to information we collect:

  • On this Website
  • In email, text, other electronic messages between you and this Website and social media platforms
  • Through mobile and desktop applications, electronic forms, and online portals you download or access from this Website which provide dedicated non-browser-based interaction between you and this Website
  • When you interact with other applications or third-party websites and services if those applications or websites include links to this policy

It does not apply to information collected by:

  • The Foundation offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by the Foundation or any third party; or
  • Any third party including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from [or on] the Website.

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is to not use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time (see Changes to Our Privacy Policy). Your continued use of this Website after the Foundation makes changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Children Under the Age of 16

Our Website is not intended for children under 16 years of age. No one under age 16 may provide any personal information to [or on] the Website. The Foundation does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16. If you are under 16, do not use or provide any information on this Website or through any of its features, create an account or try and 2 access an account or portal on the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website or any of the social media platforms affiliated with this Website, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If the Foundation learns that we have collected or received personal information from a child under 16 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe the Foundation might have any information from or about a child under 16, please contact us immediately at:

Information We May Collect About You and How We Collect It

The Foundation may collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:

  • By which you may be personally identified such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number or other personal information/any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (“personal information“)
  • That is about you, but individually does not identify you; and/or
  • About your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, and usage details

We may collect this information:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us
  • Automatically as you navigate through our website. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and/or other tracking technologies
  • From third parties, for example, our YSF non-profit partners
  • From third party websites such as Salesforce

Information You Provide Us

The information we collect on or through our Website and affiliated platforms may include:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Website, accessing one of our Website portals, contacting us to request further services, subscribing to our service, or posting material. We may also ask you for information when you participate in a program sponsored or facilitated by us or when you report a problem with our Website
  • Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses) if you contact the Foundation
  • Your responses to surveys and outcome reports that the Foundation might ask you to complete for research purposes
  • Details collected from program applications you submit through our Website portals, which often require you to provide financial information
  • Your search queries on the Website

You also may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted“) on public areas or affiliated platforms of the Website or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, “User Contributions“). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Although we limit access to certain pages and have ample security on our Website, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies such as Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

  • Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and resources that you access and use on the Website
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type

The information we collect automatically is only statistical data and does not include personal information, but we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways. This process helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service by enabling us to:

  • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns
  • Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests
  • Speed up your searches
  • Recognize you when you return to our Website

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser, however, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.
  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. For information about managing your privacy and security settings for flash cookies, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.
  • Web Beacons. Pages of our the Website [and our e-mails] may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or [opened an email] and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

We do not collect personal information automatically, but we may tie this information to personal information about you that we collect from other sources or you provide to us.

Third-Party Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

The Foundation is operating on an open source WordPress website that is using a number of plugins to power it and control its functionality. These plugins include, but are not limited to: Salient Theme, WP-Client, WP-Client Member Site, Contact Form 7, and others.

Content, applications and portals on the Foundation’s Website may be served or hosted by third parties. These third parties include, but are not limited to, data collection, modeling and management platforms (i.e. Salesforce), content providers, and application providers. These third parties may use cookies or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our website. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based advertising or other targeted content.

The Foundation does not control these third party tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about content collected through a third party provider on our Website, you should contact the responsible provider directly.

How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:

  • To present our Website and its contents to you
  • To provide you with information that you request from us
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website, such as social media platforms
  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it

Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy policy:

  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates
  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our non-profit and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information
  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it

We may also disclose your personal information:

  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request
  • To enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Foundation or others. This includes exchanging information with other organizations for the purpose of discouraging fraudulent behavior

Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information

You have choices regarding the personal information you provide to the Foundation:

  • Tracking Technologies. No matter what device you are using, you can disable many of Google’s various tracking features. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. To learn how you can manage your Google cookie settings, refer to your Google account settings in a web browser. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of the Foundation’s website may then be inaccessible or may not function properly.

We do not control third party collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI“) on the NAI’s website.

California residents may have additional personal information rights and choices. Please see Your California Privacy Rights for more information.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You can review and change the personal information you have shared by logging into the Website and visiting your account profile page.

You may also send us an email at to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to the Foundation. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

If you delete your User Contributions from the Website, copies of your User Contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or might have been copied or stored by other Website users or functions. Proper access and use of information provided on the Website, including user contributions, is governed by the Foundation’s terms of use.

California residents may have additional personal information rights and choices. Please see Your California Privacy Rights for more information.

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, California law may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your personal information.

Data Security

The Foundation has implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers with robust SSL technology. We are also using 2FA authentication.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. When you obtain a password for access to certain parts of our Website and affiliated platforms, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in any public forum, more specifically with and platform affiliated with the Foundation, such as social media. The information you share in public forums may be viewed by any user who has access to the internet.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to/through our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will notify you by email to the primary email address specified when data was originally collected, or through a notice on the Website home page. The date the Foundation’s privacy policy was last revised is identified on the first page of this document. You are responsible for ensuring the Foundation has an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

Contact Information

To ask questions about or comment on this privacy policy and our privacy practices, contact us at:

The Yours in Soccer Foundation
3000 Sand Hill Road Building 1, Suite 240
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(415) 362-7677


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