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This website is not intended as a substitute for professional help or grief counseling.  If you feel you need to talk to a professional who helps people deal with grief, please contact the organization or professional directly.  While we include a list of resources on this website, this should not be seen as a recommendation of any product, treatment, or therapist.  The links set out on this website are provided for your convenience only.  Chicagoland Young Widowed Connection (CYWC) does not endorse the information contained on the linked websites or individual(s)/companies/institutions operating these websites. Privacy Policy

CYWC values our relationship with those we serve and our supporters.  We are careful to protect that relationship by respecting your privacy and the information you share with us.

Our Internet privacy policy is explained below.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at About Our Information-Gathering Practices

We never give, sell or rent our mailing lists.

Regardless of how you contact us, your name will not be shared with others outside of CYWC and our authorized agents. Exceptions to this policy include your approval or request to share your information, legal processes, or when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect you or our rights as required by law. This includes, but is not limited to, mailing addresses, telephone or fax numbers, and e-mail addresses.

From time to time, we may become aware of information or services that may be of interest to you such as a new support group in your area. In those circumstances, we will mail the information to you. We do not give, sell, or rent mailing lists to anyone. We collect an Internet Protocol (IP) address from all visitors to our site.

An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content.

Our website may use cookies to enhance your site experience.

Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular website and to make sure you don't see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function properly when you view them.

How we use your contact information.

We use your contact information to send you updates about CYWC activities, resources, fundraising information, and notification of information that may be of interest to you. At any time, you may choose not to receive these mailings. Instructions for stopping e-mail notices are included in each of our messages or you can email us at and we will promptly honor your request.

How to correct, update or verify your contact information.

To correct, update, or verify your contact information, or if you wish to stop receiving information from CYWC, please email us at  We will promptly honor your request.

About the links and resources at our site.

Several sections of our site link to other places on the Internet. We believe the information or services at these sites are of significant interest to widowed people in the Chicagoland area as well as our supporters.  If you have concerns about their privacy policies or questions about their security, please contact those providers directly. We do not assume responsibility for the practices or content of any website which links to, or from, our site.

We do not accept banner advertisements at our site.

CYWC does not accept paid advertising.