Privacy Policy

YFCGrievingTeens, a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization, operates several websites including https://www.gtdiscussgrief.com and https://www.tellagriefsupport.com. YFCGrievingTeen's policy is to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Guiding principles:

Your identity, unless you choose to reveal it to us, remains anonymous as a visitor to our websites. If you do reveal your identity to us, we do not rent or sell your information.

In the more detailed language below, you’ll see that we do attempt to identify which website pages our guests visit and how they use them. The sole use of this information is to help us make our websites more usable and relevant to people who access them and to understand how people utilize our sites.

In order to do this, we utilize industry-standard statistical software that helps us track usage patterns. This software and related processes operate in a way that respects your privacy and allows you to remain anonymous, unless you choose to reveal your identity to us. Below is a more detailed description of the safeguards we’ve instituted to guard your privacy while honoring your requests for service.

Website visitors:

YFCGRIEVINGTEENS’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use its websites.

As is true with most responsible website operators, collect non-personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. From time to time, YFCGRIEVINGTEENS, may release non-personally identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

YFCGRIEVINGTEEN‘S, also collects potentially personally identifying information like internet protocol (IP) addresses. This information is not used to identify its visitors and is not disclosed other than as described below.

Gathering of personally identifying information:

Certain visitors to YFCGRIEVINGTEENS’s websites and social media pages choose to interact with YFCGrievingTeens in ways that require YFCGrievingTeens to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that YFCGrievingTeens gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for the informational emails to provide their first name, email address, and zip/postal code.

Those who engage in transactions with YFCGrievingTeens - by purchasing through our Grief Support Service Tellagriefsupport.com for example–are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process transactions.

In each case, YFCGRIEVINGTEENS collects only the information needed to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with YFCGRIEVINGTEENS. Information collection, use, and storage are always secured using widely accepted modern technology.

YFCGRIEVINGTEENS does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. Visitors may always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may limit their ability to benefit from certain YFCGrievingTeens website-related functionality.

Aggregated statistics:

YFCGRIEVINGTEENS may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, YFCGrievingTeens may monitor the most popular searches on its Find a Group search function.

YFCGRIEVINGTEENS may display statistical or behavioral information publicly or provide it to others. However, YFCGRIEVINGTEENS does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of certain personally identifying information:

YFCGRIEVINGTEENS discloses potentially personally identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on YFCGrievingTeens’ behalf or to provide services available at YFCGRIEVINGTEENS websites, and (ii) have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Some of those employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using YFCGRIEVINGTEENS’ websites, you consent to their access to such information as YFCGRIEVINGTEENS’s operatives.

YFCGRIEVINGTEENS’s will not rent or sell potentially personally identifying information to anyone.

Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, YFCGRIEVINGTEENS’s discloses potentially personally identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when YFCGRIEVINGTEENS believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of YFCGRIEVINGTEENS third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of a YFCGrievingTeens website and have supplied your email address, YFCGRIEVINGTEENS may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with YFCGRIEVINGTEENS and  curriculum tools or opportunities. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish the request in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.

YFCGrievingTeens uses modern technology as part of its procedures to reasonably protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally identifying information.

Cookies:

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, which the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. YFCGrievingTeens uses cookies to help serve visitors by identifying and tracking visitor usage of YFCGrievingTeens websites as well as their website access preferences and as a way to provide visitors with additional information that may be of interest. YFCGrievingTeens visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using YFCGrievingTeens websites, with the drawback that certain features of YFCGrievingTeens websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy policy changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, YFCGrievingTeens may change its privacy policy from time to time, and at YFCGrievingTeens’ sole discretion. YFCGrievingTeens encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its privacy policy. Your use of this site constitutes your acceptance of all site policies.

DISCLAIMER:

YFCGrievingTeens provides grief support groups or individuality as directed by the school district that we visit or work in conjunction with in texts, calls, home visits, or meetings with students and their parents. We are not therapists but facilitate groups to support individuals, groups, and families in grief. We volunteer our time while on campus or working in conjunction with school counselors, teachers, and or administrators. In general we provide grief educational information from an array of sources, authors, and experts, but you should not substitute text messages received from YFCGrievingTeens or information on our website for professional advice.

 

TERMS OF SERVICE:

This statement covers YFCGrievingTeens groups, individual support, text messages, as well as website and social media content. Please read this statement carefully. By subscribing to YFCGRIEVINGTEENS’s text messaging service,   newsletter, or accessing this site, you accept and agree to be bound by the terms and provisions of this agreement. In addition, when using the YFCGRIEVINGTEENS website or text messaging service, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services, which may be posted and modified from time to time. Any use of YFCGrievingTeens’ or Dr. Tom Morris’ book content will constitute acceptance of this agreement. If you do not agree to abide by the terms and conditions outlined herein, please do not use the YFCGrievingTeens website or text messaging service.

YFCGrievingTeens is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment, mental health services, psychotherapy, or counseling. Any subscribers or website visitors who are having thoughts of harming themselves, or in are in crisis, should call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK in the US, or their local crisis line if in another country.

If you have questions about any mental health symptom or medical condition, you should seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health care provider, and follow that advice, irregardless of anything you may have received from YFCGrievingTeens or read on our website. Deciding to rely on information provided by YFCGrievingTeens is solely at your own risk.

Life requires death as its conclusion. This is part of the human condition. Death is what gives life meaning. Growing from death is only an option. Growth is a goal that can only be achieved with effort. Many people are “torn down” by grief and it sets them back. Growing is a choice. Choose growth or choose life. The decision is only yours.

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