Youth on Course | Privacy

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in U.S. privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.


What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When registering or donating on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience, and to help us better serve our members and donors.

When joining Youth on Course, whether directly from our site or via a third-party source, we will collect name, email address, mailing address, date of birth, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience as a Youth on Course member.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, donate, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form or enter information on our site. We also collect information from you when you join Youth on Course, regardless of the source of your registration.

We may collect information about your computer and your visits to this website such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit, and number of page views. We may use this information in the administration of this website, to improve the website’s usability, and for marketing purposes.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register/join, make a purchase, donate, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, browsing browse, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize user’s experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
  • To quickly process your transactions.
  • To send periodic emails regarding your membership, donation, order or other products and services.
  • To follow up after correspondence (LiveChat, email or phone inquiries)
  • To generally support your membership and/or your donations to us
  • Verify your identity and/or remember your personal settings (including your preferences)

How do we protect visitor information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We use regular Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order, enters, submits, or accesses their information, to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Who has access to my credit card number?

We do not process any underlying payments facilitated by the Website; payments are processed by our partner Internet Payment Service Providers, WePay and Stripe (each a “Payments Partner”). Financial data you input to consummate a transaction is encrypted using SSL technology and sent to a Payments Partner. For recurring donations your Financial and Contact data is stored by a Payment Partner in accordance with industry standards. Only the Payment Partner has access to your credit card number. We do not have access to your credit card number. Data handled by a Payment Partner is subject to that Payments Partner’s terms and privacy policy.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process membership/donation items. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

  • Help remember and process registration for memberships.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

We may use anonymous cookies to record non-personal information such as website activity, date and time of visit, and domain type. We may use this information for retargeting purposes.

If you disable cookies (turn off), some features will be disabled and it may negatively affect your experience with the website.

Third-party disclosure

We may share Personally Identifiable Information with our affiliates and certain third-party service providers for the purposes described in this Policy. Some examples include but are not limited to loading information into Salesforce, sending to a mail fulfillment vendor to mail membership cards, and pushing into the USGA GHIN system to provide a handicap number.

Third-party links

We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.


Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. View AdWords Policy here

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:

  • Demographics and Interests Reporting

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out: Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt-out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt-out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser add-on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. – See more at:

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can be easily be found on
  • Users will be notified of any privacy policy change on our Privacy Policy Page
  • Users are able to change their personal information: by emailing us, by calling us, or by logging into their account

How does our site handle do not track signals?

We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

In order to remove your child’s information please contact one of the following personnel:
Michael Lowe (michael at

Grant Gaudette (grant at

Lenny Fudenna (lenny at

We adhere to the following COPPA tenants:

  • We will not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity.
  • Parents can review, delete, manage or refuse those with whom their child’s information is shared through contacting us directly.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

  • We will notify the users via email within 7 business days
  • We will notify the users via in-site notification within 7 business days

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

How do your email communications work?

We send out various emails to members/donors who interact with the Website, such as emails about new opportunities, donation acknowledgments, membership notifications, or special events. Members that register with the Website, and donors that make contributions will automatically be subscribed to receive certain emails. Aside from those registering with the Website, you must opt in to receive additional marketing emails.

All emails contain an unsubscribe option which you can follow at any point if you wish to stop receiving some, or all, emails. If you have received our emails mistakenly; or wish to stop receiving them, you can also contact us at and we will remove you from our list.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
  • Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
  • We may also send you additional information related to your product and/or service.
  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:

  • NOT use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails,follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Photo Authorization and Release

*Photoshoots are scheduled with members in advance and require additional parental consent.
As either a member of Youth on Course or as the parent or legal guardian of a minor who is a member of Youth on Course, I agree to the following:

  • I understand and agree that this is a legally binding agreement and that I have the right, power and authority to enter into it on behalf of myself and my child/children.
  • Youth on Course may record and/or reproduce on audio or videotape, photographs, or other media (including digital media) my or my child/children’s participation in Youth on Course and I consent to both.
  • I agree that Youth on Course will be the sole owner of such recordings and can use them in any way it sees fit, without needing any further permission from me or my child/children.
  • I agree that Youth on Course can use in any way it sees fit any written, photographic, video or other materials or any quotations or responses to questions that I or my child/children provide in connection with Youth on Course without needing any further permission from me or my child/children.
  • I agree that Youth on Course may use my or my child/children’s name, likeness, voice and biographical information in connection with Youth on Course’s uses of the recordings or any materials submitted by me or my child/children described above, without needing any further permission from me or my child/children.
  • I agree that the rights granted to Youth on Course above are given without limitations, are worldwide, and they will apply to any format or manner of use and any means, media or technologies now known or created in the future.
  • I agree that neither myself nor my child/children has or will have any right to review, approve, reject, prevent or edit any use that Youth on Course makes of the materials stated above.
  • I, on behalf of myself and my child/children, hereby agree not to sue Youth on Course or any of its partners, personnel or related companies for any claims of any kind whatsoever, whether known or unknown, related to the use of the above mentioned materials, including but not limited to any claims for libel, defamation, slander, or invasion of the right to privacy, publicity or personality or any similar claim. On behalf of myself and my child/children I waive all rights to bring any such claims or lawsuits.
  • I agree that the rights, permissions and other terms and conditions of this agreement will be perpetual and may not be taken back or revoked by me or my child/children.

I am of lawful age (18 or above) and of sound mind, and have read, understand, and consent to this Authorization and Release by checking the box on the membership signup page.

In order to opt-out of the Photo Authorization and Release please contact one of the following personnel:

Kaitlyn Petrando (kaitlyn at

Grant Gaudette (grant at

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

Youth on Course
3200 Lopez Road
Pebble Beach, CA 93953 USA
(833)-YOC-GOLF  (833-962-4653)

Last Edited on 2019-08-6