29 & 30
May 2020
At the European
Youth Event
Privacy policy

Your privacy is our priority

Yo!Fest respects and protects the privacy of its users and visitors.

This website is developed and managed by Yo!Fest. Our postal address is: European Youth Forum, Rue de l’Industrie, 10, 1000 Brussels BELGIUM and we can be reached by email on yofest@youthforum.org.

The below statement explains in detail how we collect, use and disseminate personal information on the website.

For each visitor to our website, our web server automatically records the ID address of the visitor, the pages/resources that they viewed and what site referred them to here if they clicked on a link (such as from a Google search for instance) but not their email address. This is standard information logged by most web servers. This information helps us generate broad demographic statistics on what types of organisation are visiting the site and which pages of our website they visited.

Our web content management software records search data and it will record email addresses only if they are given in contact forms. The search data is aggregated to help us understand the wishes of visitors to our site more thoroughly, and the email addresses are used for legitimate contact purposes. We will never send you unsolicited emails due to your use of this website. Your use of this site will also be subject to Google’s advertising privacy policy, which can be seen on this page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacy/ads/. It is possible to opt out of being profiled by Google via that same page.

We utilise Google Analytics to analyse the way our visitors interact with this website, and we use information that we glean from that service to improve the performance and usability of www.yofest.eu.

Google makes a Web browser add-in available to people who would rather not be ‘seen’ by their Analytics. It is available on this page: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

We provide a facility for you to send Community Exchange noticeboard items by email from within this site. Email addresses entered here are discarded after 3 days. They are retained for this period of time so we can provide support to our users when necessary.

Do we share personal information? The information we collect is not sold, given to, or otherwise shared with other organisations for commercial or any other purposes unless we are ordered to by a court of law. All we might share with other organisations are aggregated statistics, none of which include personally identifiable information.


This web site links to many other web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content on these sites, nor do we guarantee that these sites and their content are still available.

SSL encryption

If you’re browsing Yo!Fest using a public wi-fi network, or would prefer not to be viewed by intermediate parties when visiting, please bookmark and use the SSL-encrypted version: https://yofest.eu.

This is not recommended, as it may cause compatibility issues with older web browsers, and it can impact on the website’s performance on slower mobile devices, but you could use it when submitting any personal information, including your email address via our web-forms. Any http URL on this website should work using SSL encryption if prefixed with ‘https’ (s for secure) instead, though many web browsers hide the ‘http://’ prefix on unencrypted pages, and so need to have ‘https://’ added to switch to the SSL version. If you switch to SSL then your current session on this web site should remain encrypted from that time, but incoming third party-links are most likely to link back to unencrypted pages.


A ‘cookie’ is text stored by your web browser and which can be used for tracking and other purposes. While Yo!Fest does not directly use cookies to track you, Google Analytics does

We may however make use of non-persistent cookies to assist you in your short-term use of this site. Such non-persistent cookies do not contain any personally identifying information and are set to expire automatically. You can disable cookies in your web browser if you prefer not to accept them. Please visit the following site for more information: http://civicuk.com/cookie-law/browser-settings.

Our website will function if you have disabled cookies or Javascript or both, but it may look different.