Privacy Policy

Effective Date: April 1, 2022

 

youB is an online platform for values-based learning, online and offline/local community and trading center dedicated to environmental and social responsibility.

 

youB, Inc. (youB” or “we”) is committed to protecting and preserving your privacy.  This policy, together with our Terms and Conditions, and any other underlying agreements or terms, sets out the basis on which any data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.  By using our website, mobile application and/or any of our services (collectively our “Site”), you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

 

By using our Site, you authorize us to use such information for purposes connected with youB’s business and for the services offered by youB. We do update this Privacy Policy from time to time so please review this Privacy Policy regularly. If we materially alter our Privacy Policy, we will notify you of such changes by posting a notice on our Site and/or by contacting you via email. Your continued use of the Site will be deemed your agreement that your information may be used in accordance with the new policy.  If you do not agree with the changes, then you should stop using the Site, and you should notify us that you do not want your information used in accordance with the changes. 

 

Please read this Policy carefully to fully understand how we collect, share and protect information about you.  This Policy is incorporated into and is a part of the Terms and Conditions for this Site.  To access the Terms and Conditions click here [www.youb.com/terms].

 

By accessing and using the Site, you agree that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy and that you accept and consent to the privacy practices and uses and disclosures of your information as described herein. 

 

Information We Collect

When you visit our Site, we may collect and process the following data about you:

 

  • Details of your visits to our Site and the resources that you access, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, including your IP address, the date and time you accessed or left the Site, and which pages you viewed.  Some parts of our Site use cookies and other technologies to collect this information about your general internet usage.  See section below ‘How We Use Cookies” to learn more.

  • Information that you provide directly to us if you choose to join our network of thinkers, doers and changemakers, such as your name, city, state, zip code, your values, your age group, email address, and information on how you heard about youB.

  • If you use our Trading Center, we may collect information about your searches, connections with business members, reviews, and related data.

  • Information that you provide directly by attending our workshops, such as your preferences, attendance, reviews and related data.

  • Information that you provide to us directly when you become a youB Content Creator such as your name, title, address, telephone number, email address, bio, pronouns, age range, language fluency, and, if your payments from youB exceed the amount in any tax year specified by law that requires youB to file a 1099 form or equivalent, then also your tax ID information.  

  • Information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason.

By submitting a telephone number to youB you agree that a representative of youB can contact you at the number you provide, potentially using automated technology (including texts/SMS messaging) or a pre-recorded message.  Your consent is not an obligation to receive any of our products and/or services.

 

How We Use Cookies  

A cookie is a small amount of data generated by a website and saved by your web browser. Its purpose is to remember information about you, similar to a preference file created by a software application. Once you agree, this cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer.  They help us and our affiliates to improve our Site.  They present the content from our Site in the most effective manner for you and your computer.

 

All computers have the ability to decline cookies.  This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline the cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular parts of our Site.

 

We may utilize “cookies” which enable us to monitor such traffic patterns and to serve you more efficiently if you revisit the Site. A cookie does not identify you personally, but it does identify your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, and this will provide you with an opportunity to either accept or reject it in each instance. Rejecting cookies may have the effect of limiting your access to parts of the Site.

 

We do not track our users across time or across websites.

 

We do not use flash cookies.

 

Use of Your Information

​youB uses the information you supply in a variety of ways. The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our platform and information to you in the best possible manner.  In addition, we may use the information that you provide to us for the following purposes:

 

  • To provide you with information relating to our platform and/or our community network;

  • To fulfil or meet the reason you provided the information;

  • To provide third parties with statistical information about the users of our Site;

  • To monitor and conduct an analysis of our Site traffic and usage patterns;

  • To respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order or governmental regulations;

  • To analyse trends;

  • To evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us about our Site users is among the assets transferred.

 

We will not use personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without providing you with notice and/or updating this Privacy Policy.

 

Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose personal information, and you consent to us doing so, to third parties who are engaged by us to perform functions or provide products and/or services on our behalf, including, but not limited to, financial services providers processing credit cards, texting and/or email communication services and mail houses (and businesses performing such functions).

 

Where applicable, we may disclose your personal information to any affiliated business entities or third parties necessary to provide our platform to you and/or to facilitate our trading center.  This includes, where applicable, third parties involved in the administration and operation of our platform and/or Site. We may also disclose your personal information to other third parties, such as:

 

  • Where we sell any or all of our business and/or our assets to a third party, whether through bankruptcy proceedings or other sale or merger.

  • Where we are legally required to disclose your information, including, but not limited to, pursuant to a valid subpoena, order, search warrant or other law enforcement request.

  • When we are contractually obligated to disclose it.

 

Where we disclose personal information for a purpose set forth herein, we enter a contract with the third party that describes the purpose and requires the third-party recipient to both keep that personal information confidential and not use it for any purpose except performing the contract.

 

We do not sell your personal information to third parties.

  

Security

To secure your information, we have put in place commercially reasonable physical, technical, and administrative procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect on our Site.

 

Nonetheless, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically on our Site, and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk.

 

Third Party Websites
By accessing third party websites through our Site, you are consenting to the terms and privacy policies of those websites.  We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them.

Users Age

Our Site is designed and intended for those who have reached the age of at least 18 years old. By using our Site, you affirm that you are at least 18 years of age or older.  We are not liable for any damages that may result from a user’s misrepresentation of age.

 

No one under age 13 is authorized to submit or post any information, including personally identifying information, on our Site. Under no circumstances may anyone under age 13 use our Site.  Parents or legal guardians of children under 13 cannot agree to these terms on their behalf.

 

For Residents of the European Union

If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from United States law, please note that we may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction. When we transfer personal information to third party controllers, we will protect your information as described in this Privacy Policy or as disclosed to you at the time of data collection and in accordance with applicable law.

 

When we process your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy, we will only do so where we have lawful bases for the specific purpose or activity involved, which may include the following:

 

  • We may use your personal information, including your contact information, to perform our responsibilities under any agreements we have with you, including to administer your membership in our community network and/or to publish your content if you are a Content Creator, and/or to enable your participation or leadership of an approved workshop.

  • We may use your personal information where we have a legitimate interest in doing so, including to communicate with you and to send you information by email, postal mail, telephone, or other means about our platform, community network and to improve and secure our Site and/or our platform.

  • We may process your personal information where we determine it is necessary to comply with our legal obligations.

  • We may process your personal information where we receive your consent to do so. Where we rely on your consent for processing your personal information, you may withdraw that consent at any time.

 

If you are located in the European Union, subject to applicable exemptions and limitations, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that such personal information be erased, corrected or transferred. You may also have the right to object to our processing of your personal information or to request that we restrict certain processing.

 

If you are located in the European Union and you want to exercise any of your rights as set forth above, please contact us at admin(at)youb.com.

 

For Residents of California

If you are a resident of California, effective January 1, 2020, you have the following rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”):

 

  1. to know what categories of personal information about you we have collected and used, including how the personal information was collected;

  2. to know that your personal information has not been sold;

  3. to opt out of the sale of your personal information, if applicable;

  4. to access your personal information, including the right to download or transfer personal information collected during the previous 12 months (click here for more information on “Access to Specific Information and Data Portability Rights) [www.youb.com/CCPA];

  5. to request that your personal information be deleted (click here for more information on “Deletion Request Rights” [www.youb.com/CCPA]; and

  6. to equal service and equal price for goods or services even if you exercise your rights under the CCPA.

 

While California residents have the right to opt-out of the sale of their personal information under CCPA, we do not sell personal information to any third parties, and therefore, we have not included a “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” link on our Site. If our practices change, we will update this Privacy Policy and take any other necessary action to comply with applicable law.

 

 

If you are a California resident and you want to exercise any of your rights as set forth above, please contact us at admin@youb.com. For all requests, it is helpful to put the statement “California Privacy Rights” in the body of your request, describe the nature of your request, and provide your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. In your request, you need to attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for our response. For more information click here [www.youb.com/CCPA].

 

We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not, as applicable:

 

  • Deny you goods or services.

  • Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.

  • Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services.

  • Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.

 

Additionally, if you reside in California and have provided personal information to us, you may request information about our disclosure of certain categories of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes under California’s Shine the Light law.  Such requests must be submitted to us at one of the following addresses: [youB, Inc. 225 Dyer Street, Providence, RI 02903 USA] or email [adminyoub@youb.com].

 

Accessibility Statement

We are committed to making sure that our Site is accessible to everyone. To access this Privacy Policy in an alternative form, please email us at adminyoub@youb.com. To view our Accessibility Statement, click here [www.youb.com/accessibility].

 

Contacting Us

We welcome any queries, comments, complaints or requests you may have regarding this Privacy Policy.  Please do not hesitate to contact us at: youB, Inc., 225 Dyer Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903 USA, or email us at adminyoub@youb.com.