Privacy Policy


Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We use a variety of different plugins on this website (it is WordPress after all!). At hte time of writing it’s WPForms. The information that you submit is normally set to come to us directly (our main sites are hosted at and nationbuilder and our email is with and

We use mailchimp for our email lists and both PayPal and GoCardless for payment processing. All of these may use contact and sign up forms.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Our website pages often have social media content, for example from Facebook and Twitter.


We have limited analytics undertaken by google. However twitter, nationbuilder and facebook may also analyse information on how you go around our site to help us improve things.

Who we share your data with

YEM works to keep your data secure and share it only when absolutely necessary. The main partners that we might share it with are:

European Movement – This is because our Full Members are automatically Members of the European Movement and some of our systems user their Nationbuilder setup.

JEF-Europe – This is because our Full Members are automatically Members of JEF which is an umbrella body for young people like us across Europe.

Our network of branches and sections across Europe. This is on a needs basis and is normally when someone is studying overseas or to help your university branch to make contact.

Third parties and your data:

  • We retain personal data (provided by you) in order from time to time to promote third party services we believe will be of interest to you. The personal data we retain provided by you includes any preference to be excluded from such services. If you have concerns or queries about any of these purposes, or how we communicate with you, please contact
  • You have the right: to ask us for access to, rectification or erasure of your data; to restrict processing (pending correction or deletion); and to ask for the transfer of your data electronically to a third party (data portability). Please contact to discuss anything related to third party use of data.
  • We do not currently use any third-party services to collect standard internet log information and details of your visitor behaviour patterns. This statement will be updated if such services are used in the future.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Our contact information

We have a contact form- but you can always reach us at:

(Our preferred choice!)
On facebook
On twitter
By postYEM, 14 Canterbury Court, St Albans, AL1 4DX

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements