This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes how Young Professionals In Infrastructure, Inc. (“YPI,” “we,” us,” or “our”) collects, uses, and discloses your personal information.  This Privacy Policy applies to our website, social media pages, newsletter, in person events and any email communications we may send to you (the “Sites”).  The words “user,” “you,” and “your” mean users of the Sites.  To the extent permitted by applicable law, you consent to the use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy each time you visit our Sites.

Information we collect

We collect information when you interact with us online or on a mobile device, for example, when you visit our Sites.  We may collect the following categories of information from or about you:

Information you provide to us 

We collect the information you provide when you choose to contact us, register for programs or events, subscribe to receive promotional materials, or submit any online form.  This may include personally identifying information, such as your name, email address, phone number, birthdate, and payment information, and other information necessary to process your requests (collectively, “Personal Information”).  Your disclosure of this information is voluntary; however, if you choose not to provide the requested information, you may be unable to access the service in question.

Information about your use of our website

When you visit our Sites online or on a mobile device, we may automatically collect information like your IP address, your geography, the web page from which you came, the web browser and type of device you used, and a record of your activity on our Sites (“Usage Information”). We use this Usage Information to help us make the Sites more responsive to your needs. 

How we use the information we collect

We use your Personal Information and Usage Information to provide, improve, and develop our content and services, to communicate with you, to offer you targeted events, and to protect us and our users.       YPI collects and processes your information for the following purposes:

Communicating with you

We may use your Personal Information to communicate with you and process your requests, accounts, or orders, and to inform you about our policies and terms.  In order to process your requests, we may send you a confirmation email or we may contact you by email or telephone if we have any questions.  If you do not want to receive such emails or telephone calls from us, please contact us at (https://ypinfrastructure.com/contact/).

Informing you about content that may be of interest

With your prior consent, we may use your Personal Information to send you marketing communications; for example, we may periodically send you emails about upcoming events and publications and other content that may be of interest to you.  If you do not wish to receive such emails in the future, please contact us using the contact information below, or click the “unsubscribe” link on any promotional email you receive from us.  If you decide to opt out, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as communications about your account. 

Third-party advertising

Third-party services may use cookies and general information about your browsing behavior on our web properties to provide targeted advertising to you on other websites.  With your prior consent, we may share your Personal Information with third-party partners who may send you marketing communications in relation to their products and services.  If you wish to have your name and address not shared with other organizations, please contact us at (https://ypinfrastructure.com/contact/).

Providing, improving and developing our Sites

We use your information to help us provide, improve, and develop our Sites, which is necessary for us to pursue our mission. This includes using information for purposes such as data analysis and research.  The information we receive allows us to tailor our offerings, improve your online experience, and customize the content and layout of our Sites.  We may share your Personal Information with third parties that perform functions on our behalf (or on behalf of our partners) such as service providers that host or operate our Sites, analyze data, process transactions and payments, fulfill orders or provide member services; advertisers; sponsors or other third parties that participate in or administer our content, surveys or provide marketing or promotional assistance.

Promoting safety and security

We use your information to pursue our legitimate interest in helping verify accounts and user activity, as well as in promoting safety and security, such as by monitoring fraud, investigating suspicious or potentially illegal activity or violations of our terms or policies, protecting our rights, or pursuing available remedies.

Interactive features and services

Some of the Sites offer interactive features and services, such as discussion boards and comment boxes.  We use the information collected through interactive features and services to enable you to participate in such features and services.

Legal Disclosure

YPI may transfer and disclose information, including your Personal Information, Usage Information and IP address, to third parties to comply with a legal obligation; when we believe in good faith that the law requires it; at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation; to verify or enforce our policies; to respond to an emergency; or otherwise to protect the rights, property, safety, or security of third parties, visitors to our Sites, or the public.

Cookies

“Cookies” and “pixels” are small data files stored on your computer.  We place a unique identifier in the cookie and use the cookie to connect your computer with the information we store for you in our database.  Some examples of the data we store in our database from cookies include your account preferences, pages accessed, and previous visits to our site.  Through cookies, pixels, and similar technologies, we may alert you to new areas that we think might be of interest to you when you return to our site, record past activity at our site, provide advertisements that are tailored to your interests, or customize webpage content.   Some of these cookies remain on your browser and allow the installer of the cookie to track you over time and across the Internet.  A cookie does not identify you personally, but only identifies your browser.

Many browsers maintain a default setting to allow cookies. You have the ability to modify this setting so as to decline cookies.  The “Help” tab on your toolbar may guide you to the settings for your browser that will allow you to change your browser settings with regard to cookies. If you decline cookies, your use of our website may be impaired.

Third parties websites

Our Sites may contain links to or the ability for you to access third-party websites, products, and services.  Our Sites may also include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by those third parties, nor are we responsible for the information or content their products and services contain. 

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the cookies, applications, technologies, content or websites that are owned and/or operated by third parties, or such third parties’ practices. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us.  We encourage you to read the privacy policies of such third parties before proceeding to use third party websites, products, or services.

Your privacy rights, choice and access

Depending on where you live, you may have the right to: 

  • See what data we have about you, if any, and access the data.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Receive your personal information in a structured and standard format.
  • Express concerns you have about our use of your data.

You may contact us at https://ypinfrastructure.com/contact/ to exercise your rights.  We will respond to your request in a reasonable timeframe depending on the law applicable where you live.  You may also lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority regarding the processing of your personal information.

To protect the privacy and the security of your personal information, we may request information from you to enable us to confirm your identity and right to access such information, as well as to search for and provide you with the personal information we maintain.  There are instances where applicable laws or regulatory requirements allow or require us to refuse to provide or delete some or all of the personal information that we maintain. 

Subject to the Legal Disclosure provisions above, you may direct us not to share your Personal Information with third parties, not to use your Personal Information to provide you with information or offers, or not to send you newsletters, e-mails or other communications by following the removal instructions in the communication that you receive from us.

In accordance with our routine record keeping, we may delete certain records that contain Personal Information you have submitted through the Sites. We will retain your personal information for as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. In addition, you should be aware that it is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information from our databases without some residual data because of backups and other reasons.

Security

We have implemented reasonable physical, technological, and organizational safeguards and security measures designed to protect against the loss, misuse, or unauthorized access or disclosure of your information under our control.  Please be aware that, despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.  In the event of a security breach, we will promptly notify you and the proper authorities if required by law.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may periodically change this Privacy Policy.  Any non-material changes will take effect immediately upon posting of an updated Privacy Policy.  For any significant changes to the Privacy Policy, we will provide you with a prominent notice of such changes.  To the extent permitted by applicable law, your continued use of our Sites and services after the effective date of such notice means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy. 

Contact

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us at https://ypinfrastructure.com/contact/.