YMCA OF GREATER WICHITA

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Policies

Access to Programs & Services

The Y believes that opening doors can close gaps. That’s why we welcome everyone to participate in our programs and services. To ensure this, we offer fees based on household size and income. Download a confidential application for income-based financial assistance or visit at any Y location.

Cell Phones

Use of electronic devices, cameras or video recording devices is prohibited in ALL locker rooms and restrooms.

Privacy Policy

View our full Privacy Policy

Photo Notice

The Y takes pictures and videotapes various activities for promotional use. Please let the photographer know if you do not wish to be included in pictures.

Program Refunds

Participants dropping a class/league prior to the first scheduled class/game may request a refund. No refunds will be given after the first class/game, unless the class is cancelled. Credits expire after one year.

Safety

The Y uses these measures and more to ensure safe and welcoming services:
• on-site AEDs (automated external defibrilators) and O2 (oxygen) tanks
• staff certified in CPR, First Aid, AED & O2
• nationally certified lifeguards on duty
• indoor and outdoor security cameras
• free lock boxes for your personal items
• frequent and random safety walk-thrus of locker rooms and key areas by Y staff
• background checks conducted on all Y staff and volunteer coaches before allowing them to work with children

Smoking & Tobacco Products

Use of tobacco products and/or smoking is prohibited in all facilities and on all YMCA grounds.

Staff Certifications

Because the Y’s committed to quality programs, our employees are experts in their fields, receiving certifications and specialized training in everything from personal training, nutrition, wellness, group exercise, swim instruction, lifeguarding, group leadership, child abuse detection, safety, and much more.

Use of Facilities by Children

Children 10 years and older may use Y facilities without parental supervision. Unstructured activities available include free-play basketball, swimming, and family centers. All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent/adult (age 18 & up) unless in an organized, supervised program. View Full Facility Policies.

Use of Pools by Children

For your child's safety, kids under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a parent/adult (age 18 and up) when using a Y swimming pool, unless in an organized, supervised program such as swim lessons. Children under the age of 8 must be in arm's reach of said parent/adult at all times in the water. The ratio of children under the age of 8 to adults should not exceed 3:1 in non-program activities.

WI-FI

All Ys are internet hotspots. Content filtering is provided. Please review our public Wi-Fi access terms and conditions prior to use.

Online Security & Privacy

The security policy stated herein does not apply to any third-party content or web sites linked to from www.ymcawichita.org. Always be cautious when submitting personal information online. Youth under 18 years of age should not give out any personal information without parental permission.

  • Payment: YMCA provides a secure website for registration and payments, certified by VeriSign, Inc. In addition, the Y does not store your credit card information or bank account information on our website. In order to complete a transaction, credit card and/or bank information will need to be entered each time you register for a program or membership.
  • Privacy: The Greater Wichita YMCA is committed to providing the highest level of security to members and program participants. The Y has established and maintains reasonable security procedures to protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of your personally identifiable information, including the use of secure socket layer (SSL) and encryption methods. We regularly evaluate our data collection, storage and processing practices and security to guard against unauthorized access to our systems. YMCA does not sell personal information and all confidential information, including both digital content & hard copies, is kept secure.
  • Sharing of Information: The YMCA will never sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their use without your consent. We may disclose your personal information to courts, law enforcement or legal authorities when such disclosure is necessary or advisable under subpoena, court order, legal action, or to ensure the safety and/or legal rights of persons or property related to the YMCA.
  • Email: YMCA collects email addresses to communicate electronically with members and participants. If you do not wish to receive email communications from the YMCA, choose the "unsubscribe" option when you receive your first email.
  • Photos: YMCA photographs and videotapes various activities for use in promotional materials, including materials used on our website. If you do not want your photo used by the YMCA, please notify the photographer before the photo/video is taken.
  • Social Media: YMCA maintains a variety of social media sites where community discussion and interaction are welcomed. All who participate agree to conduct themselves according to Y core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility and in compliance with our Terms & Conditions.
  • Cookies and Online Advertising: YMCA uses cookies, pixels and other technology to keep track of online interactions with our site and connect you to additional YMCA resources. Information gathered through these technologies is not linked to any personal identifying information, unless you become a paying customer. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser (note: this may limit your access to some areas within our site). You can opt-out of online advertising technologies by visiting the privacy policies on the websites of our ad management partners: Facebook Inc., LinkedIn Corporation, and Google Inc.
  • Sex Offender Screenings: The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members, participants, and guests. If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation, and remove visitation access.
  • YMCA Nationwide Membership Program: By participating in the YMCA Nationwide Membership Program, I agree to release the National Council of Young Men’s Christian Associations of the United States of America, and its independent and autonomous member associations in the United States and Puerto Rico, from claims of negligence for bodily injury or death in connection with the use of YMCA facilities, and from any liability for other claims, including loss of property, to the fullest extent of the law.

The security policy stated herein does not apply to any third-party content or web sites linked to from www.ymcawichita.org. Always be cautious when submitting personal information online. Youth under 18 years of age should not give out any personal information without parental permission.