Policies

Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the YWCA

This site is operated on behalf of YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester. We present the following visitor privacy policy to address your possible concerns. This policy may be updated periodically. We welcome you to contact us with any questions.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless, and our officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) any breach by you of any of these terms and conditions, (ii) your content and materials, (iii) your use of materials or features available on the website (except to the extent a claim is based upon infringement of a third party right by materials created by us) or (iv) a violation by you of applicable law or any agreement or terms with a third party to which you are subject.

We Respect Your Privacy

At our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view our site.

The YWCA only gathers personally identifiable data, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. For example, personally identifiable information may be collected in order to respond to a stated desire to volunteer time to the YWCA, to receive the newsletter, to make a financial contribution online, or to register for programs and/or events. This information is used solely by the YWCA or other entities who are involved in the operation of this site for internal purposes.

How We Use Cookies

A cookie is a small file that is stored on your computer’s hard drive in an area reserved for use by the web browser. It is normally sent by a web server to your computer and enables the server to collect information from your site visit.

We can use information from your visit to deliver a more engaging user experience. For example, we use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used, which helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to supporter needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may, however, prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

YWCA Lists Are Never Sold to Third Parties

We will only share personally identifiable information with third parties when (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it; (ii) sharing the information is a necessary operation of the site, for instance, to process a credit card transaction, or (iii) we are required to by law. The YWCA has no control over or responsibility for the data collection and use practices of third parties that process online donation credit card transactions.

Your Credit Card Information Is Secure

We care about the safety and security of your transaction. Our partners in processing your credit card gift employ a Server Digital Certificate and the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Protocol to encrypt all data traffic. They use high grade encryption and the https security protocol to communicate with your browser software. This method is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit card information you send us. You may also call us directly to make a donation.

Cancellations, Credits, and Refund Policy

Credit and Refund Requests must be submitted within the session dates for which the request is made. Prior session credit/refund requests will not be accepted.

Cancellations

The YWCA reserves the right to cancel or modify classes or change instructor assignments. When a class is cancelled due to inclement weather or other unforeseen events, we will attempt to contact all scheduled participants. Be sure to indicate your home, work and alternate phone numbers on the registration form to assist us with timely notification. There will be no credit or refund for such closings.

Emergency Closings

Building closings necessitated by inclement weather or other emergency will be posted on the YWCA web site, Facebook page, and on our telephone answering system.

Credits

Participants may request a credit in medical cases or special hardship circumstances.

Credits are good for 9 months from date of issue, are transferable within the participant’s immediate family, and may be applied to any YWCA activity.

Refund and credit request forms are available through your program director and the member services desk (at street level). Completion of application for a credit/refund does not guarantee same.

A fee may be assessed on approved credits.

Refund Policy

No refunds are given for membership fees, deposits. Program fees are refundable only if the YWCA cancels the program. No refund, credit, or discount is allowed for absence due to illness, holidays, or vacations taken by families, inclement weather closing, or any other circumstances. A Member may be eligible for a pro-rated Program Fee refund (less deposit and membership fee) provided that (i) all Program Fees are paid and up-to-date, (ii) the Member provides a documented medical disability as the reason for withdrawal from the Program and (iii) a written request for a pro-rated refund is submitted to the Program Director.

Approved refunds are subject to a $35 processing fee. Fee is subject to change at any time.

Terms and Conditions

Please read the following terms and conditions relating to your use of this website carefully. By using this website, you are deemed to have agreed to these terms and conditions of use. We reserve the right to modify them at any time. You should check these terms and conditions periodically for changes. By using this website after we post any changes to these terms and conditions, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them. If at any time you choose not to accept these terms and conditions of use, please do not use this website.

Scope of Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions apply to your use of this website. These terms and conditions do not apply to your use of unaffiliated websites to which the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester website only links.

Restrictions on Use of Materials

The contents of the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester’s website (the website) are protected by copyright and trademark laws, and are the property of the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester. Unless we say otherwise, you may access the materials located within the website only for your personal use. This means you may download copies of posted materials for personal, noncommercial use only, so long as you neither change nor delete any author attribution, trademark, legend or copyright notice. When you download copyrighted material, you do not obtain any ownership rights to that material.

You may not modify, copy, publish, display, transmit, adapt or in any way exploit the content of the website. Only if you obtain prior written consent from us — and from all other entities with an interest in the relevant intellectual property — may you publish, display or commercially exploit any material from the website.

Content

For the convenience of our vendors, we may display catalogs of stock images, descriptions and product specifications. While we try to offer reliable data, we cannot promise that the catalogs will always be accurate and up-to-date. You agree that you will not hold our vendors responsible for inaccuracies in their catalogs. The catalogs may include copyrighted, trademarked or other proprietary materials. You may use the catalogs only for informational purposes. You may not use catalog content in a way that infringes or violates the proprietary rights of another.

Links

These terms and conditions apply only to the website, and not to the websites of any other companies or organizations, including those to which the website may link. We are not responsible for the availability of any other website to which the website links. We do not endorse or take responsibility for the contents, advertising, products or other materials made available through any other website. Under no circumstances will we be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with your use of, or reliance on, any content, goods or services available on any other website. You should direct any concerns to that website’s administrator or Webmaster. We reserve the right, however, to rescind any permission granted by us, and to require termination of linking to the website, at our discretion at any time.

Disclaimers

The services materials on the website are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. We disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

We do not warrant that any functions contained in the website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

We do not make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the services or materials in this website in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction to your system.

Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

We do not endorse, warrant or guarantee any products or services offered on the website. We are not a party to, and do not monitor, any transaction between users and third-party providers of products or services.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, will we be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on the website, or any products of services provided pursuant to the website, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages (including but not limited to lost data), so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall the total liability to you by us or any of our licensors or suppliers for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you to us, if any, for accessing the website.

No Personal Advice

The information contained in or made available through the website cannot replace or substitute for the services of trained professionals in any field, including, but not limited to medical or legal matters. In particular, you should regularly consult a doctor in all matters relating to physical or mental health, particularly concerning any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. We make no representations or warranties concerning any treatment, action, or application of medication or preparation by any person following the information offered or provided within or through the website. We will not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary or other damages that may result, including but not limited to economic loss, injury, illness or death.

Jurisdictional Issues

We control and operate this website from our offices located in White Plains, NY, USA. We do not represent that materials on the website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access this website from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

Miscellaneous

These terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action of law or inequity that arises out of or relates to these terms will be subject to binding arbitration in accordance with the American Arbitration Association and will be arbitrated in White Plains, NY. If any of these terms and conditions is found unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be considered severable from the remaining terms and conditions, and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between you and us relating to the subject matter it contains. This agreement may be modified only by our posting of changes to these terms and conditions, or by a writing signed by both parties.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Notice

Materials may be made available via the website by third parties not within our control. We are under no obligation to, and do not, scan content used in connection with the website for the inclusion of illegal or impermissible content. However, we respect the copyright interests of others. It is our policy not to permit materials known by us to infringe upon another party’s copyright to remain on the website.

If you believe any materials on the website infringe upon a copyright, you should provide us with written notice that at a minimum contains:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online website are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that website;
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

All DMCA notices should be sent to our designated agent as follows:
YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester
515 North Street
White Plains, NY  10605

It is our policy to terminate relationships regarding content with third parties who repeatedly infringe the copyrights of others.