Privacy Policy

Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS) respects your privacy and has instituted policies intended to ensure that your personal information is handled in a safe and responsible manner.

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this website.

Information Collection, Use and Sharing:
YESS is the sole owner of the information collected on this website. The agency only has access to or will collect information that is voluntarily provided via email or other direct contact from you. YESS will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. YESS will not sell, rent or share your personal information (name, mailing address, e-mail address) with any other third party outside of our organization.

YESS does not employ "cookies" in order to gain information about people visiting our website.

All online transactions, including donations to YESS and signing up for the YESS newsletter, are strictly permission based; you control the use of your name, personal information, and donation or other transaction.

When necessary, YESS will disclose personal information to comply with applicable laws, regulations or other legal processes to enforce our rights or to protect the rights, property or safety of others.

Data Security:
This website has industry standard measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control, including the utilization of SSL encryption software. Access to your personal information is allowed only to staff that require such access and YESS requires agency staff to keep that information in confidence and secure.

Links to other Sites:
This website contains links to other sites and YESS' privacy practices may differ from these external links. It is your responsibility to educate yourself on external sites' policies before providing personal information. YESS is not responsible for the privacy policy of any website linked from this site.

Social Media:
If you post messages on YESS' Facebook, Twitter, or another social networking site, that information will be visible to other users. YESS is not responsible for the security of information you choose to post on social media sites or for how any third party may use that information.

Protecting the privacy of children is of utmost importance to the agency. YESS website does not intentionally solicit, collect and/or maintain personally-identifiable information from users under age 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any personal information, and use this site only under the supervision of a parent/guardian.

By using YESS' website and all its contents, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold YESS harmless from any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses arising from or related to your use of the site.

YESS may periodically review and update this privacy policy. If changes are made to this privacy policy, updates will be posted to the website. YESS may also, in its sole discretion, notify you via the agency's e-Newsletter or send an email that has been voluntarily provided. By continuing to access or use this website after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

You may opt out of any future contact from YESS at any time. Please contact us using the email address or phone number provided below.

Contact Information:
If you have any questions or concerns about YESS' Privacy Policy or the practices of this website, please contact the agency immediately at:

Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS)
918 SE 11th Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: (515) 243-7825
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