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Privacy policy
Youth For Understanding International Educational Services (YFU-IES), Inc.
Your privacy is important to us. To protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available at the bottom of each page throughout the site.

Collection of Personal Information
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the YFU IES web site. In general, our system may collect usage or location information that we use in aggregate form to improve our web site and maintain site security.
YFU utilizes cookies to collect non-personally identifiable information used to improve our site content and layout, to better understand our audience, to analyze trends, to gather demographics, to administer the site, and for general YFU business purposes. Third party vendors, including Google, show YFU ads on internet sites and use cookies to serve ads based on prior visits to the site. To opt out of Google's use of cookies visit the Google ad settings page.

Safety Statement
With more than 260,000 program participants since 1951, YFU's top priority continues to be student safety. The organization has built a time-tested management structure which emphasizes emergency preparedness and expeditious responses should an urgent situation arise. YFU worldwide adheres to rigorous standards ensuring that all students are placed in a safe, supportive, family environment.

Links to Third Party Websites
This web site contains links to other sites controlled and maintained by third parties. YFU IES is not responsible for the privacy practices or the contents of any site linked to the web site. The inclusion of hyperlinks to such web sites does not imply any endorsement of the material of those web sites or any association with their operators. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policy may differ from ours.

Changes to this Privacy Statement
The contents of this statement may be changed at any time, at our discretion, and they will be posted on this page.
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