Privacy Policy

Youth Impact understands that privacy is important to our users. This Privacy Policy describes our practices regarding the collection, use, sharing, and protection of your personal information for our website, located at (the “Website”), and in connection with any programs and other services provided by us or our affiliates (collectively, the “Services”). This Privacy Policy also tells you about the rights and choices you have with respect to your personal information, how you can assert those rights, and how you can contact us to get answers to your questions.

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We use the term “personal information” – also called “personal data” or “personally identifiable information” in the laws of some jurisdictions – to refer to information that reasonably identifies, relates to, describes, or can be associated with you. Data that has been deidentified or that otherwise cannot reasonably be related back to a specific person is not considered personal information. The precise definition of personal information may vary depending on your place of residence, but we take the same general approach to protecting your privacy, subject to any additional measures that may be required by applicable laws.


We do not collect any personal information directly from you through the Website. We primarily obtain information about you from other sources, such as FilmFreeway, when you enter contests or other promotions sponsored by us from time to time. Any personal information you provide to Film Freeway is subject to their privacy policy and terms of service. 

In addition, when you visit the Website, we or third parties we work with may automatically collect certain information through technologies such as cookies, and other tracking technologies. Cookies are small files or pieces of text that download to a device when a visitor accesses a website or app. These include functional and required cookies, which are always used, and which allow Squarespace, our hosting platform, to securely serve the Website to you. More information about the cookies Squarespace uses can be found here. Squarespace analytics also collects your personal information, including information about your browser, network, and device, web pages you visited prior to coming to this Website, and your IP address, to help us track and understand how visitors use our Website.

Finally, if you interact with us on social media or use features, such as plugins, widgets, or other tools made available by social media platforms (i.e. Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube) in connection with our Services, we may collect information that you share with us on social media or that such platforms share with us. Please review the privacy policies and settings of the social media platforms and networks that you use for more information about their privacy practices.


We collect and use personal information for the following purposes:


  • To communicate with you, which may include:

o   Contacting you about our Services

o   Responding to your direct inquiries, requests, issues or feedback

o   Adding you to our mailing lists and sending you emails from time to time


  • To provide our products and services, which may include:

o   Operating the Services, and providing you with any specific services that you have requested

o   Creating, maintaining, and otherwise managing your profile

o   Delivering content and product and service offerings relevant to your interests


  • For marketing and promotional purposes, which may include:

o   Marketing our services and those of our affiliates, business partners, and other third parties

o   Providing you advertising for services that may be of interest to you

o   Administering contests and other similar promotions


  • For security and fraud prevention, which may include:

o   Helping maintain the safety, security, and integrity of our Services, databases and other technology assets, and business

o   Internal research; technological development and demonstration; and improving, upgrading, or enhancing our Services

o   Detecting security incidents; protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; and prosecuting those responsible for that activity

o   Investigating suspected fraud, harassment, or other violations of any law, rule, or regulation, or the policies for our Services


  • To comply with legal obligations, which may include:

o   Compliance with legal or regulatory obligations, establishing or exercising our rights, and to defending against a legal claim

o   Responding to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, legal process, or governmental regulation

o   Acting in connection with a bankruptcy proceeding or the sale, merger, or change of control of the Youth Collective or the division responsible for the services with which your information is associated



Besides using your personal information ourselves, and in addition to any specific uses mentioned elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, we may send your personal information and other information to other companies, affiliates, and third parties in the following instances:

Vendors: We may share your personal information with third parties who may use your information to provide us services in connection with our film festivals and other events, as well as website hosting, information technology services, customer service, email delivery services, auditing, and anti-fraud monitoring. These third parties may have access to personal information that is necessary to perform their functions.

Corporate Affiliates: We may share personal information with our corporate affiliates and subsidiaries, who process personal information on our behalf as our vendor, where necessary to provide a product or service that you have requested or in other circumstances with your consent or as permitted or required by law.

Legal Compliance and to Defend Our Rights: We may disclose personal information and other information as we believe necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (e) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others; and (f) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

Business Transfers: We may share your personal information and other information with third parties in connection with a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of the assets of the Youth Collective, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which information held by the Youth Collective about our Services users is among the assets transferred.

Aggregated or Non-Personal Information: We may share deidentified, aggregated information or non-personal information with unaffiliated third parties in a form in which the shared information will not contain nor be linked to any personal information, to improve and enhance your experience using the Services, and for our market research activities. We publicly to maintain and use the information in deidentified or aggregated form and not to attempt to reidentify the information. 

Please note that if you specifically consent to additional uses of your personal information, we may use your personal information in a manner consistent with that consent.


We may create links to other websites that we think may be of interest to you, such as providers of various products and services. We may also provide links that allow you to send or forward a post from our Services through or to a third-party social media site or other means of electronic communication, such as email.  We do not endorse any other websites, providers or services by providing such links, and our privacy policy applies only to your use of our Services. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of any websites and services we link to on our Services, and you should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may collect about you.

The Services may also integrate with social networking services.  We do not control such services and are not liable for the manner in which they operate.  While we may provide you with the ability to use such services in connection with our Services, we are doing so merely as an accommodation and, like you, are relying upon those third party services to operate properly and fairly.

You should be aware that personal information which you voluntarily include and transmit online in a publicly accessible blog, forum, social network or otherwise online may be viewed and used by others.  We are unable to control such uses of your personal information, and by using such services you assume the risk that the personal information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties.


Personal information is maintained on our servers or those of our vendors, and is accessible by authorized employees, representatives, and agents as necessary for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

We use reasonable and appropriate physical, technical, and organizational safeguards designed to promote the security of our systems and protect the confidentiality, integrity, availability, and resilience of personal information. However, no method of safeguarding information is completely secure. While we use measures designed to protect personal information, we cannot guarantee that our safeguards will be effective or sufficient. In addition, you should be aware that Internet data transmission is not always secure, and we cannot warrant that information you transmit utilizing the Services is or will be secure.


Consistent with applicable law, you may exercise the options described in this section regarding your choices with respect to your personal information and communications from us. You may also have certain additional rights available under state law depending on your state or country of residence, as described further below.

Email: If you do not wish to receive promotional or marketing emails from us, you can unsubscribe by using the unsubscribe link included in each such email. In some cases we may provide an unsubscribe link within an operational email (e.g., surveys).

Cookies: If you would like to stop or restrict the placement of cookies or flush any cookies that may already be on your computer or device, please refer to and adjust your web browser preferences. Further information on cookies is available at By deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies, you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our Services or some of its functionality may be affected.


Youth Collective is located in the United States, therefore any information we process about you may occur in a foreign country where privacy laws may be less stringent than the laws in your country. By using the Services, you agree to the transfer, storage, and processing of your personal information in a country other than your country of residence including, but not necessarily limited to, the United States. Please note that personal information transferred to the United States is subject to access by law enforcement.


Protecting the privacy of children is especially important to us. For that reason, we never collect or maintain personal information from anyone under the age of 13. We also require anyone under 18 who provides their personal information in connection with a contest or other promotion that we sponsor to have a parent or guardian’s permission. If you believe we might have any personal information from or about a child under 13, please contact us by using the information below.


If you have any questions about our privacy or security practices, you can contact us by email at




We update this Privacy Policy from time to time in our discretion and will notify you of any material changes to the way in which we treat personal information by posting a notice on relevant areas of the Services. We will also provide notice to you in other ways in our discretion, such as through contact information you have provided. Any updated version of this Privacy Policy will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy unless otherwise specified. Your continued use of the Services after the effective date of the revised Privacy Policy (or such other act specified at that time) will constitute your consent to those changes. However, we will not, without your consent, use your personal information in a manner materially different from what was stated at the time your personal information was collected.