The Family and Youth Institute (The FYI) uses its best efforts to respect the privacy of every individual who visits our website. As such, we have developed a rigorous privacy policy that reflects that respect. This notice explains our information privacy practices. Because your privacy is important to us, we provide you with notice and choices about the collection and use of your information.


The FYI is a non-profit 501(c)3 mental health research and education organization that seeks to strengthen and empower individuals, families, and communities. Our EIN is 20-4097808 and our website is located at

On our website, we do not collect personally identifiable information from you unless you provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view our site.

The FYI only gathers personally identifiable data—such as names, postal addresses, email addresses, contact information, credit card information or other information—when you voluntarily submit it. This information is used solely by The FYI for internal purposes. The FYI lists are never sold to third parties. We will only share personally identifiable information with third parties when:

  • The person submitting the information authorizes us to share it;
  • Sharing the information is a necessary operation of the site, for instance, to process a credit card transaction; or
  • We are required to by law.

This notice applies to all information collected from or submitted to The FYI website located at and all related sub-domains.
By visiting The FYI’s website, you accept the practices described in this privacy policy.


The FYI does not automatically collect your personally identifiable information when your visit our website. We do recognize the internet service provider of visitors, as well as the domain name or IP address of the server from where you are visiting. This information is used to determine the number of visitors to our site and sources of traffic. The data we collect are totals of those visiting from a domain, not information on individual users.

We cannot recognize the personally identifiable data—such as names, postal addresses, e-mail addresses, contact information, credit card information or other information—about our visitors that would allow us to identify the particular visitors to our website.

You do not have to provide any personal information on our website unless you choose to do so. The FYI only gathers personal information—such as your name, postal address, e-mail address, contact information, credit card information or other information—only when you voluntarily submit it in an online form. If you make a donation online, personal information will be collected from you in order to process that donation.


When visitors sign-up for e-mail communication such as newsletters and updates we collect the following fields: First Name, Last Name, E-Mail Address, and Country. These fields are collected to enable, as consented to when the user signs-up, direct electronic communications related to specific updates from The FYI itself.
You always have the right to request the modification or deletion of your data at your convenience by contacting us at info(at)


If you download gated content from our website such as some reports and publications we collect the following fields: First Name, Last Name, E-Mail Address, and Country. When you submit contact information to download or view gated content, we utilize temporary cookies to ensure we do not prompt you again since you have already signed up.

We do not manipulate the cookies to obtain any additional information. Once the cookie is created it is stored in your browser and we do not continue to track it. If the user clears their cache, the cookie will be deleted and our website will prompt for the same information again.


We utilize Google Analytics to track metrics on our website such as the amount of traffic it receives. However, none of this data allows us to identify you and neither is it our intention to identify you. The data is anonymous and is provided to us directly by Google. More information on how Google utilizes data and deals with compliance can be found here.  We also utilize other third-party services (such as NextRoll) that may collect information about your activity to help us measure and analyze traffic and browsing activity on our site.


The FYI is the sole owner of any information collected on this site. The FYI does not sell personal information about its website users or its offline donors. We do share and store your data on other sub-processing platforms such as MailChimp and Neon, which have their own rigorous data privacy and security polices, compliant with all applicable laws.

The FYI states unambiguously that (a) it will not sell, trade and share a donor’s personal information with anyone else, or (b) it will only share personal information once the donor has given us specific permission to do so.

The personal information you provide us when using our website or by other means—such as your name, postal address, e-mail address, contact information, credit card information or other information—will be kept strictly confidential and used to support your customer relationship with The FYI, as well as to notify you of updated information.

If you allow us to, we will use personal information that you submit in an online or offline form to place you on our mailing list for regular updates. If you do not wish to receive such mailings from The FYI, you will have the opportunity at any time to request removal from future mailings by contacting us.

The FYI strongly adheres to anti-spam practices in its e-mail outreach. All e-mails sent on our list have easy-to-follow unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each e-mail, and lists are never shared with any third parties.


The FYI cares about the safety and security of your transaction, and we take every precaution to protect your information. When you donate through our website we pass your information on to our fully PCI compliant sub-processor Neon. We store the following fields: First Name, Last Name, Address, Phone Number, and Donation Amount(s).

All credit card information is processed via Neon. Credit card information is not visible to us and we are unable to modify the submitted data. Only you are able to modify your data through the self-donor management portal.


If you sign up through our website contact forms your contact information is stored indefinitely. This is so we can continue to directly send you communications based on your requested preferences.

You always have the right to request the modification or deletion of personal data at your convenience by contacting us at info(at)


If you would like to request access to review, update or change the information you have supplied in any way, feel free to contact The FYI at any time. You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that shows the error. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take steps to verify your identity before providing information or making corrections.


The FYI gives you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving additional information from us at any time. If you do not wish to receive mailings and/or e-mails from The FYI, you can request removal by sending an email to info(at) with “unsubscribe from mailing list” or “unsubscribe from email list” in the subject line, or by unsubscribing directly from an e-mail you receive from us (you can find the “unsubscribe from this list” option in the footer of the email).


This website has links to other websites whose privacy policies may differ from ours. These links are provided for users’ convenience. We will not pass your information along to the linked site.

We make every effort to only link to sites that share our high standards of accuracy, authenticity, decency, fairness and integrity. We try our best to ensure that these links are safe and appropriate for our users in general. However, since we cannot guarantee the content of every site to which we are linked, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites.

We do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of any linked information. The inclusion of links to other websites is not intended to endorse, recommend, or favor any views expressed, or commercial products or services offered on these outside sites. The fact that The FYI has provided a link to a site is not an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship or affiliation with respect to such site, its owners or its providers.

We encourage you to be aware when you leave our website to read the privacy statements of every website that collects personally identifiable information. These other sites may collect or solicit personal data or send their own cookies to your computer. Please be aware that The FYI is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites.

Additionally, The FYI is not responsible for any website that links to The FYI website, nor does it endorse, recommend or favor any views expressed on such sites.


Comments are encouraged on The FYI’s website and across our social media platforms, but there are some instances in which comments will be deleted, including as follows:

  • Comments including profanity or hate speech will be deleted.
  • Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted.
  • Comments that attack a person individually will be deleted.
  • Comments that violate a person’s privacy will be deleted.
  • Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam will be deleted.
  • Comments deemed to incite violence will be deleted.

We reserve the right to delete any comments submitted without notice to the poster. We further reserve the right to disable comments on any of The FYI’s sites at any time. This comment policy is subject to change at any time. If you believe your comment has been deleted in error, email info(at)


The FYI is concerned about the protection of online privacy for all our website users. We are particularly respectful of the privacy of our young users. We encourage parents to monitor their children’s use of the Internet and to help us protect their privacy by instructing them never to provide personal information on this website or any other without permission. We will never attempt to extract unnecessary information from you, regardless of age.

The FYI welcomes children to learn more about our organization. The FYI does not knowingly solicit data from children, nor do we knowingly market to children.


If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should regularly review this privacy policy section of our website.

Any changes to this policy will be posted prior to their implementation.


If you have any questions regarding this privacy, contact The FYI:
Mailing Address
42807 Ford Rd, #203
Canton, MI 48187
Telephone: 734-274-9112
E-mail: info(at)

This privacy policy was last updated on February 27, 2021