Terms and Conditions

 

Terms of Use

DEFINITIONS

The term "Site" means the software and Content (defined below) made available to users by means of the Internet. The term "Content" means the text, graphics, images, information, and other material contained on the Site.

SECURITY

Your information and our Content are stored on secure servers that are protected in controlled facilities. We require our employees and data professionals contractually to maintain the confidentiality of any information we hold. We use security technologies that are industry standard, including passwords, authentication, physical security, firewalls and anti-virus software (which is described more fully below).

VIRUSES

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago uses appropriate commercially available anti-virus software to ensure that the Site does not contain or carry viruses. Due to the rapidly developing nature of viruses and the Internet, we strongly recommend that you employ similar anti-virus software when accessing the Site.

PERSONAL USE LIMITATION

Unless otherwise specified, the Site is for your personal use. You may not modify, publicly distribute, transmit, perform, reproduce, publish, license, or create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, products, or services obtained from the Site.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago's site may contain links to other sites. We make every effort to only link to sites that share our high standards of decency, fairness, and integrity. We try our best to ensure that these links are safe for kids and appropriate for our users in general. However, since we cannot guarantee the content of every site to which we are linked, kids should always check with an adult before linking to any new sites.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT THE SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. THE YMCA OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE YMCA OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO BE LIABLE TO YOU, YOUR DEPENDENTS OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF, RESULTING FROM, OR RELATING IN ANY MANNER TO THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, AND ANY CONTENT OR SERVICES CONTAINED THEREIN OR PRODUCTS AVAILABLE THEREON.

COOKIES

The Site uses "cookies" (information stored on your computer's hard drive) to deliver Content specific to your interests and to save you time when using the features of the Site. To recognize and follow visitors, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago may send these cookies to a visitor's browser, which the browser stores on the visitor's hard drive. If you prefer to not use cookies, your Web browser may have a feature that allows you to eliminate them. However, if you do so, you may not be able to use all the functions of the Site.

MISCELLANEOUS

This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, without reference to conflict of law principles. Any dispute concerning this Agreement, or any matter related in any manner to this Agreement, shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Illinois. This Agreement, together with any additional online documents specifically referred to herein, is the entire Agreement between you and The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago respectively and supersedes any other communications or advertising with respect to the Site. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to give effect to the intent of the parties, and the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago shall have the right at any time, and in its sole respective discretion, to change the Terms of Use, its terms of service, or require new terms, and to change or impose conditions on, or discontinue, any aspect or feature of the Site. Such changes shall be effective immediately upon posting of such addition, change, or deletion. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review these Terms of Use from time to time and to be aware of any such changes.

Privacy Policy

The Information We Collect

How Your Information is Used

We will use the information you provide to process enrollment requests and orders, provide you with services on our website, and share product, service or camp news and offers with you. In some cases an outside company may be contracted by us to fulfill a specific request or obligation to you. On occasion, when a related program or ministry will be in your area, you may receive notice of the event. When you make a donation to the YMCA of Metro Chicago, your information may be shared for the purpose of processing the donation, and maintaining the relationship with you.

Your information will not be disclosed to any third party except when we deem it necessary to fulfill a specific request or obligation to you or in order to comply with valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order.

Our Commitment to Data Security

The security and confidentiality of your information is extremely important to us. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. From time to time, we review our security procedures in order to consider appropriate new technology and methods.

The YMCA of Metro Chicago transmits confidential and personally identifiable information using 256-bit Secure Socket Layers (SSL) encryption to protect its privacy and integrity. Payment information is stored in an encrypted form in a secured database.

Our Commitment to Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of children is especially important. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) applies to the online collection of personal information from children under the age of 13. It is designed to ensure that parents are in control over what information is collected from children under 13. Our enrollment, health history, and payment procedures require all information related to children under the age of 13 be submitted by a parent or legal guardian.

Whenever we collect such personally identifiable information in these situations, the information will be used solely by us or one of our agents or contractors for the purposes indicated at the time the child (with parental/guardian notice or consent, as applicable) provides the information. For example, if a parent registers a child, or a child registers themselves in a promotion, we will use the information to notify the child that he or she has won and to fulfill the promotion prize. We also may transfer, disclose, or share such information with third parties who are engaged by us specifically to administer or fulfill certain online activities (e.g., conducting surveys and contests). Such third parties have access to personal information needed to perform their specific functions, but may not use it for any other purposes. Lastly, we may also disclose personally identifiable information to third parties when required by law or pertinent to judicial or government investigations or proceedings, or when otherwise necessary to protect our website or the safety of its users.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes the types of information we currently collect, and the ways we use and protect that information. From time to time, we may collect different types of information and use that information in different ways - for example, when we add features or services to www.ymcachicago.org. In these cases, we may edit this policy to explain the new practices. Because protecting your privacy is very important to us, we do not expect major changes in policy. However, if we do make significant changes in our practices, we will include announcements on the www.ymcachicago.org home page so that you will know to review the revised policy.

Donor Privacy Policy

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago ("YMCA") respects the privacy of our donors and is committed to protecting the personal information that we gather and maintain regarding those donors. This Donor Privacy Policy ("Policy") guides YMCA and volunteers on the use of personal information pertaining to donors. The Policy applies to the collection of donor information from any source: physical donation or pledge cards, our website, membership desk, registration for an event or fundraiser or by any other means.

As part of its Mission Advancement efforts, YMCA collects, retains and uses donor information such as: name, address, telephone numbers, email address, spouse's name, donation amount, designations, donor history, contributions and limited demographic information.

For accepting payment, YMCA uses a third party online payment processing service with high levels of security. YMCA does not store, nor does it have access to, credit card information knowingly provided by the donor, bank account numbers, or other account data sent to the payment processing service as part of an online donation, purchase or registration. Credit card numbers, provided by donors through electronic means, are not retained by YMCA employees, nor do employees have access to these credit card numbers.

Credit card numbers provided by donors through any physical forms or via telephone to authorized YMCA employees are securely transmitted to the third party online payment processing service and are not retained otherwise.

YMCA uses donor information for the following purposes:

YMCA will not use donor information in the following manner:

YMCA may utilize outside vendors for various purposes related to YMCA's business.  Such vendors may be given donor information for such use.  These vendors sign a confidentiality agreement and are prohibited from using this information for any other purposes.

To make our website more useful to donors, volunteers and the general community, YMCA's server automatically collects information when someone visits the website. This information includes, but is not limited to IP addresses, date and time of the visits, pages visited and click streams.

YMCA may, at times, publically recognize the receipt and purpose of a donor's gift. Unless the donor requests anonymity, YMCA may recognize the donor and the donor's support in its Mission Advancement materials.

YMCA reserves the right to change this Policy at any time and from time to time. The current Policy will be posted on the YMCA's website. For changes to the Policy that may be materially less restrictive on the use or disclosure of a donor's personally identifiable information, YMCA will obtain donor consents before implementing the change.

For reporting purposes including grant applications, trend analysis, reporting requirements and government filings, YMCA may provide data on donors and donation amounts to third parties on an aggregated basis and on an individual basis only if stripped of all identifying information, in each case without requiring consent of the donors.

In addition to the protective measures for all data collected by the YMCA set forth above in the section titled "Our Commitment to Data Security," YMCA maintains various physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards and policies to protect donor information. These include, but are not limited to:

Questions Regarding this Privacy Policy

If you have questions or concerns about privacy issues related to this website, you may contact us marcomm@ymcachicago.org.

Program Cancellation/Refund Policy

YMCA CAMP DUNCAN

A non-refundable deposit per child, per session is required with registration and that the balance of fees must be paid by the Wednesday before the registered session. Required paperwork must be returned by the start of my child's rst camp session or the prospective camper will not be permitted to participate in any camp programs. Cancellations must be made before the session starts. Total fees will be charged for any cancellations made after the start of the given session or for failure to notify us of cancellation. The balance of fees is refundable for medical reasons only and will be issued upon receipt of a doctor's authorized written notice. Day camp fees include staff supervision, extended care (6:30am-6pm) and most program activities.

Transportation and specialty programs are extra. Fees do not include medical/accident insurance. The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago does not carry medical, accident or loss of personal property insurance for any programs participants, due to the fact that it would drastically increase the cost of out program fees. Please review the insurance policies that protect you and your family to be certain that the proper coverage is in place. Medical bills incurred are the responsibility of the parent. I understand that no refunds will be issued for campers going home early, for disciplinary action, or home sickness. The YMCA is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal items.

YMCA CAMP INDEPENDENCE

Registrations are processed on a rst come, rst serve basis. Camp Independence will not accept phone reservations. The deposit is refundable for medical reasons only and is issued upon receipt of a Doctor's authorized medical note. Camp fee does not include medical/accident insurance. Camper parent/guardian is responsible for any medical costs incurred while camper is at camp. There is a $25 charge for any non-suf cient fund checks received.

YMCA CAMP MACLEAN

A non-refundable deposit per child, per session is required with registration. Camp operates on a first come-first served system. To secure your child's choice of camp session(s), early enrollment is encouraged. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Balance of camp fees are due four weeks prior to the start of your child's session(s). Campers who enroll within four weeks of the start of a camp session must pay in full at the time of registering. No refunds or transfers will be given for canceling within 10 days of the start of a session, being dismissed from camp due to disciplinary action, leaving early due to homesickness or personal commitments. I authorize the YMCA to charge fees and amenities to any credit card I submit.

YMCA CAMP NAWAKWA

SUMMER REGISTRATIONS - A DEPOSIT MUST ACCOMPANY THE REGISTRATION FORM TO BE ACCEPTED. If you register between June 1,2017 and October 15, 2017 you have 90 days from the date you submitted your registration to cancel and get your deposit and subsequent payments refunded. If cancellation is made after those 90 days, the deposit and all subsequent payments will be retained by Camp Nawakwa. If you registered between 10/16/2017 and 1/14/2018 your deposit and subsequent payments will be refunded until 1/15/2018. All deposits and subsequent payments will be retained by Camp Nawakwa if cancellation is made January 15, 2018 or later. Any registration made after 1/15/2018 will have the deposit and all subsequent payments retained by Camp Nawakwa should you cancel. Deposits and any subsequent payments made are not refunded after deadlines unless the cabin is rebooked by A NEW FAMILY NOT YET REGISTERED. A $75 cancellation fee is applied. Final payments are due 6/1/2018.

FALL, WINTER, SPRING REGISTRATIONS - 30% OF THE TOTAL FEE MUST ACCOMPANY THE REGISTRATION TO BE ACCEPTED. Deposit is applied to the balance due. We give camp permission to charge our credit card per the agreed upon plan. Minimum stay is two nights unless otherwise agreed upon. Deposit and all subsequent payments are refundable if cancellation occurs 120 days or more days prior to your stay. You will be charged 50% of the total fee if cancellation occurs less than 120  days prior to your stay. If cancellation occurs within 30 days or less of your stay, you will be charged the full balance. Final balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

YMCA CAMP PINEWOOD

A non-refundable deposit per child, per session is required with registration. Account balances are due one month prior to your campers stay at camp and I authorize the YMCA to charge any fees due at that time to my credit card on file (if applicable). Any registration submitted on June 1st or later must be paid in full at the time of registration. The balance of fees is refundable for medical reasons only, and will be issued upon receipt of Doctor's authorized medical reason. Camp fees include staff supervision, lodging, meals, snacks, crafts and most program activities. Transportation, specialty programs, sundries and trips are extra. FEES DO NOT INCLUDE MEDICAL/ACCIDENT INSURANCE. The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago does not carry medical, accident, or loss of personal property insurance for any program participants, due to the fact that it would drastically increase the cost of our program fees. Please review the insurance policies that protect you and your family to be certain that the proper coverage is in place. Medical bills incurred are the responsibility of the parent. YMCA Camp Pinewood has my permission to use my credit card on file to pay for prescription drugs for my child if needed while at camp. No refunds will be issued for campers going home early, for disciplinary action, or homesickness.