Privacy Policy

This privacy policy governs the use of (the "Site").  This Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of unaffiliated sites to which the site links.  The South Mountain YMCA and cannot be held responsible for the content of other sites.  We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.

By using, users signify acceptance of this Privacy Policy and are aware that this policy may change over time.

What personally identifiable information is collected on this site?

Visitors may supply personally identifiable information (such as name, address or telephone numbers) for various purposes on this site. These purposes include registering to receive e-mail newsletters, requesting further information about our services, or registering for a South Mountain YMCA program.  South Mountain YMCA does not collect personal information from you unless you provide it to us. This means that you can visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself.

How is it used?

When you supply information about yourself for a specific purpose, we use the information for only that purpose (such as to provide the service or information you have requested). For example, you may be asked to give us individual information to receive information, manage online services, or apply for a job.  If you are registering as an alum, you will receive mailings that may include, but are not limited to, our YMCA Newsletter, the Arrowhead, invitations to events, and information on our annual Reach Out For Youth Campaign.

We do not sell, share, rent, or intentionally make publicly available users' personal information, including email addresses.  South Mountain YMCA uses this information exclusively for internal purposes.

The South Mountain YMCA and are the sole owners of the information collected on this site.

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If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site.  The South Mountain YMCA stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.  The friend may contact South Mountain YMCA to request the removal of this information from their database.

What anonymous information is collected on this site?

Anonymous information is collected for every visitor to this site.  This includes pages viewed, date and time, and browser type. IP addresses are used to determine domain type and in some cases, geographic region.  We also use IP addresses to help analyze trends, administer the site, and track user's movement. We do not make any association between this information and a visitor's identity.


Our site uses "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 our site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.

E-mail Links

We use e-mail links located on this site to allow you to contact us directly via e-mail.  We use the information provided in your e-mail to respond to your questions or comments.  We may also store your comments for future reference.


If you would like to verify the data we have received from you or to make corrections to it, you may contact us directly via the Contact button at the top of each page.

Privacy of Children

The South Mountain YMCA recognizes that young people need special safeguards and privacy protection. Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulation establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet.

We urge all parents to participate in their children's exploration of the Internet and any online services, and to teach their children about protecting their personal information while online.

Legal Disclaimer

We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on South Mountain YMCA.

By using our site, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes here so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it.  If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email.  Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner.  We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

The staff of the South Mountain YMCA thanks you.