The GYC does not send SPAM, sell or rent email addresses!


About the Information We Collect

The GYC is an social network that connects you to people through networks of young people. You create a profile which is then linked to your friends to create your network. To do this we display certain information to people within the network such as your first name, age and any optional information you provide about yourself. Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone unless you are asking them to connect to you as a friend. Your date of birth is not shared with anyone except your immediate friends (and then only if you give permission), though your age is always shared.


Information Collected by The GYC

The GYC asks for certain information such as your name, email address, gender, date of birth and your current or living location. This provides a basic profile, which can be viewed by other users, subsequent to accepting a friend/follow request by another registered user.


Information Obtained from Your Device

The GYC also collects the type and version number of your browser as well as your device's IP address. We use this for general administration of the website only.


Sharing of Your Information

We do not sell, rent, share, trade or give away any of your personal information unless required by law.


How We Use Your Information

We use your information principally to enhance your experience using the website. Links available on the homepage and elsewhere may be shown because they have relevance to you. Also, to minimise irrelevant communications from us to you, any email communication from The GYC will be sent only to those members to whom it might be important. It is also used is aggregated information for The GYC and in that form may be widely distributed. However, we never release your personal information to anyone outside of our organisation.


Use of Cookies

Cookies are used to maintain your session with The GYC. So if you do not have cookies enabled, at least for The GYC, you will not be able to use the site. We also use cookies to store information such as your e-mail address so that you can log in automatically. You activate this feature when you join or log in by asking the computer to remember your e-mail address and password. To prevent someone from logging in as you, you should use this option ONLY on a computer where you will be the only person with access. There is also an option to have just your e-mail address remembered. This is a good way to simplify log in on a shared computer without compromising your account security.


Privacy and Security

Your membership information is protected by a password. This prevents unauthorised access to your membership information. If you feel your password has been compromised, use the "Account Settings" section of the site to change it. You can use the Access History page in "Account Settings" to see if any unauthorized accesses have occurred.


E-mail from The GYC

From time to time we may send e-mail with information about changes and improvements to the site, other information that relates to your membership or general news. You can control whether this information is sent to you using the features in the "Account Settings" section of the site. We never send attachments with any e-mail. If you get an attachment on an e-mail purporting to originate from The GYC, do not open it since it is likely to be a virus!


Messages on The GYC

The messages you send on The GYC are private. They are not normally read by anyone on staff. However, in the event that some message you send generates a complaint from another member for harassment or other violation of the terms of service, those messages that you have sent to that member may be reviewed by a member of staff to see if an actual violation has occurred.



We are not at liberty to inform our users of any changes to our terms and privacy policies, which could change at any time without notice. We encourage our users to keep themselves up to date with the aforementioned policies.