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Privacy Policy

Youth Co:Lab Privacy Policy

Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to the Youth Co:Lab. This privacy statement describes Youth Co:Lab’s policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors’ information through Youth Co:Lab websites. It applies to youthcolab-learn.org domain name where login is optional. By visiting this Youth Co:Lab website, you are accepting the practices described in this policy.


What Information Does Youth Co:Lab Collect?


Anonymous website usage


In general, you can browse the Youth Co:Lab site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. We gather general browsing data from standard server logs.  These include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you downloaded, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.


Collection of personally identifiable information


If you register for a newsletter, log on to certain Youth Co:Lab site pages, request information, provide feedback, join a discussion group or join an electronic mailing list, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name and e-mail address. This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission, and is kept in various Youth Co:Lab databases.


Joining electronic discussion groups may mean that other participants of the discussion group (including non-Youth Co:Lab employees) will see personal information that you have volunteered.  For open discussion groups, this information will be public.


Use of cookies


A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on the site.


By setting a cookie, Youth Co:Lab will remember you the next time you visit the site and therefore Youth Co:Lab will not have to ask questions that you have already answered (like email information).


You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on the site and may be required to re-enter information more frequently to use certain services on the site.


What Does Youth Co:Lab Do With The Information It Collects?


Anonymous web usage


The information gathered during general browsing of the “youthcolab-learn.org” domain is used to analyze trends and usage of the Youth Co:Lab site and to improve the usefulness of the site. It is not connected with any personal information. However, if you have registered with Youth Co:Lab in connection with any activity on the Youth Co:Lab site, the information we collect about your normal web usage will be identifiable to you.


Personally identifiable information


Youth Co:Lab may use the personal information you provide to:


  • Contact you – either in response to a query or suggestion, or to mail newsletters, documents, publications, etc. to you;
  • Confirm your registrations on the site;
  • Retain your online profile and preferences for future visits to the site;
  • Help you quickly find information that is relevant to you based on your interests, and help us create site contents most relevant to you;
  • Undertake statistical analysis.


What if I don’t want to provide personal information?


Providing personal information on the Youth Co:Lab website is optional.  If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the Youth Co:Lab site, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions such as registering for a newsletter, or online course.


Opting out and changing your information


At any time, you can cancel or modify your information through your account dashboard, by logging into your account and changing the information there.


You may elect to receive communications such as newsletters and other material from Youth Co:Lab. If you do, you will have the opportunity to stop receiving such communications at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the emails.




We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on the Youth Co:Lab site to any third party without prior consent. We do, however, share some user information with our partners and local country offices so that the whole Youth Co:Lab family can respond to your needs. Youth Co:Lab employs a range of techniques and security measures based on best practices to protect the information maintained on our system from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, Youth Co:Lab assumes no responsibility for the security of information.


Links to other sites – Disclaimer


The site contains hypertext links to other sites external to the Youth Co:Lab domain. Youth Co:Lab assumes no responsibility for those sites including the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

Notification of changes

If Youth Co:Lab decides to change its privacy policy, Youth Co:Lab will post those changes to this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it.

Deleting your account and data

When you wish to delete your account and data, you can follow the steps below:

1. Navigate to the settings icon on the top right hand side in the dashboard.

2. Click on “Settings” in the menu

3. Select “Delete Account” in the tab (or direct URL: https://www.youthcolab-learn.org/members/[INSERT USERNAME]/settings/delete-account/)

4. Check the box on “I understand the consequences” and click on the “Delete Account” button.

5. Your account and data will be removed and you will be signed out from all devices.