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TalkAboutDepression.org


 

Privacy Policy and Terms of Use Agreement

Read This Privacy Policy and Terms of Use Agreement Before Accessing Our Website.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors. This policy sets out how we will treat the information you provide while accessing the website at TalkAboutDepression.org, which is owned and operated by Mental Health Communication Project Co. (sometimes referred to in this privacy policy as “Talk About Depression,” “TAD,” “Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our”). By using our site or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the collection, processing, disclosure, and other use of your personal information as described in this privacy policy.

We may change this privacy policy from time to time by updating this page. We will not explicitly inform users of updates and recommend you review this page frequently so that you are aware of our latest policy. Your continued use of our site and any of our services constitutes your continued acceptance of our then-current privacy policy. If you do not grant this consent, you are not permitted to use our site.

What Information Do We Collect?

We collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information as needed to facilitate and improve the services and information we provide:

  • Information about your computer and your visits to our website. For example, we may collect information on: (i) the pages you visit through “cookies” or otherwise; (ii) the sequence of pages you use as you move across our website; (iii) length of session; and (iv) other information related to your use of our website for purposes of system administration, improving our site, analyzing aggregate information and/or other internal uses related to our website.
  • Information that you provide us to sign-up and use our website and to receive email or text notifications, including your name, Internet protocol (IP) address, email address, phone number, mailing address, and any information you may provide us while visiting our website.

How do we use the information we collect?

The Company is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information to the extent possible, subject to applicable state and federal law. Other than as required by law or in response to subpoenas or other legal requirements that authorize access or require disclosure, personal information is not shared by us with third parties. In particular, we do not distribute or sell personal information collected on our website.

We do not collect any protected health information, and we are committed to protecting your personal privacy. We do not require collection of any information about you that allows us to identify you. Instead, we only collect basic demographic information about each user to the extent included in our online assessments, such as their age and gender. This information does not allow us to identify you as an individual when you complete an assessment. Any information you may provide when you donate to our Company, such as name or address, is not kept in a manner to attribute it to any online assessment you may complete.

When you complete a mental health assessment on our website, we collect the responses to each question. We save these responses in order to provide you with the results of the assessment and to create and analyze aggregated reports, but do not match these assessment results with any personal information you may provide if you donate to the Company.

What security protections are in place on the Site?

TalkAboutDepression.org has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security on our website to secure your responses to assessment questions and any other personal information. To prevent unauthorized access and ensure the appropriate use of information, TAD has put into place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures that safeguard and secure our Site.

What policies apply to links out to third-party websites?

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include, offer or link to third-party information, products or services on our Site. These third-party websites may have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content, activities and data collection and use practices of these linked websites. We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies of the websites you visit.

Is my credit card information safe if I donate to TAD online?

If you donate to TAD online, we use a third-party provider, Stripe, to process your credit card information and payment; TAD does not store any credit card information on its website or servers. Stripe processes billions of dollars of online payments each year for some of the world’s largest online companies. Stripe has the most stringent level of security certification currently available in the payments industry. While security threats are constantly evolving, the Company has engaged a payment processor with resources designed to keep your credit card information safe.

How can I contact TAD with questions or comments about privacy issues?

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy of TalkAboutDepression.org, please contact our privacy coordinator via e-mail at info@talkaboutdepression.org or telephone at (507) 210-0486.

Children’s Privacy

Our website is designed to provide information and services for adults. The website is not designed to attract minors, in particular children under the age of 13. TalkAboutDepression.org does not market to or knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 13.  Children should always receive permission from their parents before accessing our website or sending any information about themselves (such as their names, email addresses, and phone numbers) to anyone over the Internet.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right, at any time, to revise, amend, modify or delete portions of this Privacy Policy without prior notice. Modifications shall become effective immediately upon being posted on our website – you will not be notified individually concerning any changes to our website. Your continued use of the Site after amendments are posted constitutes your acknowledgement and acceptance of this Privacy Policy and its revisions, amendments, modifications or deletions.

Effective Date: This Privacy Policy was last updated on May 5, 2020.

Terms of Use Agreement

Read This Terms of Use Agreement Before Accessing Our Website

This Terms of Use Agreement (this “Agreement”) constitutes a legally binding agreement between you and Mental Health Communication Project Co. (sometimes referred to below as the “Company”) governing your access to and use of the website and Content (as defined below) located at https://www.TalkAboutDepression.org (the “Site”).

Please read this Agreement carefully. By accessing and using the Site, you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by this Agreement without limitation or qualification and that you shall comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.  If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement, you should immediately cease all usage of the Site.

  1. Description of the Site

TalkAboutDepression.org is a service of Mental Health Communication Project, Co., a non-profit organization that provides educational assessment programs for certain mental health conditions. The Site does not provide nor endorse medical advice and is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The contents of the Site are for general informational purposes only. The medical information on our Site is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Without limiting the foregoing, we do not represent or warrant that such medical information will be constantly available or available at all or will be true, accurate, complete, current or non-misleading. For an accurate diagnosis of a mental health disorder, you should seek an evaluation from a qualified mental health professional.

By clicking through the assessment questions, you acknowledge and agree that the assessment is not a diagnostic instrument and is only to be used by you if you are 18 years or older. The Company and its affiliates and its and their employees, consultants and agents shall not be liable for any claims or damages, and expressly disclaim all liability, loss, or risk of any nature, for any action or non-action taken as a result of the information generated by the Site and as a consequence, directly or indirectly, from the use and application of these assessments.

If you feel you are experiencing a potentially life-threatening problem, please call 911 or text “Hello” to 741741 or call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

The screening tools on the Site are not intended to be used by, and should not be completed by, individuals under 18 years of age. If you are under 18 and are interested in learning more about mental health services, we encourage you to talk to your parents or guardians about seeing a physician or qualified mental health professional for a complete evaluation.

  1. Accessing and Using the Site; Restrictions on Use

Subject to your ongoing compliance with this Agreement, the Company hereby grants you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, freely revocable license to access and use the Site solely for your personal, non-commercial and lawful purposes.

Your use of the Site, including all features and functionalities associated therewith, shall be in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, or other restrictions on use of the Site or its Content. You shall comply with this Agreement and shall not: (i) archive, download, reproduce, distribute, modify, display, perform, publish, license, create derivative works of, offer for sale, or use, any Content or information contained in or obtained from or through the Site; (ii) delete the copyright or other proprietary rights notices from the Site or any Content; (iii) circumvent, remove, alter, deactivate, degrade or thwart any of the Content or other protections enabled on the Site; (iv) use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site; (v) decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible through the Site; (vi) insert any code or product or manipulate the Site in any way; (vii) use any data mining, data gathering or extraction method; (viii) upload, post, e-mail or otherwise send or transmit any material designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment associated with the Site, including any software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs; (ix) remove, modify, disable, block, impair, or obscure any donation request or advertising in connection with the Site; or (x) use or encourage the use of the Site for any illegal purpose, or in violation of any local, state, national, or international law, including, without limitation, laws governing intellectual property and other proprietary rights, data protection and privacy.

The Company shall have the right to alter, suspend or discontinue the Site or your access to or use of the Site at any time for any reason without notice or liability to you or any third party. The Site may become unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment or for other reasons and may result in damages to your systems, software, data or operations for which the Company shall not assume any liability.

Further, the Company does not grant you permission, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, to state or suggest that the Company promotes or endorses any third party’s political views, ideas, causes, products or services. All other rights are hereby expressly reserved.

  1. Privacy and Data Protection

The TalkAboutDepression.org Privacy Policy, which is available on our Site, governs any information you submit via the Site and is incorporated by reference into this Agreement. All other policies posted by the Company are also incorporated into this Agreement by reference. Each reference to this Agreement herein includes reference to the Privacy Policy and all other policies posted on the Site. You shall comply with these policies when accessing or using the Site.

  1. Your Account

The Company may make certain services available to you that enable or may require you to register an account (an “Account”). Registering an Account requires you to provide the Company with information about yourself. When you register an Account, you shall provide true, accurate and complete information. You are responsible for updating and maintaining the accuracy of the information you provide to us relating to your Account. By registering for an Account, you confirm that you are 18 years or older. The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or terminate your Account at any time for any reason.

If you register an Account, you agree to maintain control over your Account and to neither share the credentials of your Account nor access the Site with the credentials of another person’s Account. For the sake of clarity, an Account is owned by the person or entity whose registration information is on file with the Company. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password you create for your Account. If you determine, or have reason to believe, that an unauthorized party has gained access to your password, you shall immediately notify TalkAboutDepression.org. Use of the password, whether or not authorized by you, shall be your sole responsibility and risk.

You agree that we may send you information relating to your Account (e.g., donation payment authorizations, invoices, changes in password or payment method, confirmation messages or other notices) in electronic form, for example via e-mail to the e-mail address you provide during registration.

To find more information about our website features or if you need assistance with your Account, [please visit the www.TalkAboutDepression.org/contact/ page to contact us about our Site.]

  1. Donations

Donations initiated through our website, www.TalkAboutDepression.org, are complete and final charitable gifts to the Company and are not refundable. The Company is a tax-exempt public charity described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

  1. EU User Consent and Data Subjects

We are headquartered in the United States. Your personal information may be accessed by us or transferred to us in the United States or to our affiliates, partners, or service providers who are located worldwide. If you are visiting our site from outside the United States, be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located, and our central database is operated. By using our site, you consent to any transfer of this information.

For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”), the Data Controller is the Mental Health Communication Project Co., with its principal business office located at 21 Hillsborough, Newport Beach, Orange County, California, 92660 USA, with its registered agent address at 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, 19801 USA.

Our President and Chief Executive Officer is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this policy for the purposes of the GDPR. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, or to exercise your rights as listed below, please contact us by phone at (507) 210-0486, by sending an email to info@talkaboutdepression.org or by postal mail to Mental Health Communication Project Co., 21 Hillsborough, Newport Beach, CA 92660.

Any EU user not consenting to such uses of data and cookies by the Company should not use this website.

FOR EUROPEAN USERS ONLY: You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your personal data) if we intend to such information for marketing purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. Under European data protection law, in certain circumstances, you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal data. You may have the right to request access to any personal data we hold about you as well as related information, including the purposes for processing the personal data, the recipients or categories of recipients with whom the personal data has been shared, where possible, the period for which the personal data will be stored, the source of the personal data, and the existence of any automated decision making.
  • Request correction of your personal data. You may have the right to obtain without undue delay the rectification of any inaccurate personal data we hold about you.
  • Request erasure of your personal data.You may have the right to request that personal data held about you is deleted.
  • Object to processing of your personal data.You may have the right to prevent or restrict processing of your personal data.
  • Request restriction of processing your personal data; Request transfer of your personal data. You may have the right to request transfer of personal data directly to a third party where this is technically feasible.
  • Withdraw your consent. In addition, where you believe that the Company has not complied with its obligations under this privacy policy or European law, you have the right to make a complaint to an EU Data Protection Authority, such as the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.
  1. Disclaimer of Warranties

THE SITE, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT THEREIN, IS PROVIDED BY THE COMPANY ON AN “AS IS” AND AN “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the Company disclaims all representations and warranties, express, implied, statutory or otherwise, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. Specifically, but without limitation, the Company does not represent or warrant that: (i) the Content, information or results on or provided through the Site are correct, accurate, or reliable; (ii) access to and use of the Site shall be uninterrupted or error-free; or (iii) the Site or the server that makes it available is free of viruses or other harmful components or defects or that defects shall be corrected.

  1. Limitation of Liability

YOUR USE OF AND ACCESS TO THE SITE AND ANY CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY OR ANY OF ITS PREDECESSORS, SUCCESSORS, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, INVESTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, ATTORNEYS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE HEIRS, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS (THE “COMPANY PARTIES”) BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE, ANY DELAY IN OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ADVERTISED IN OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SITE, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE COMPANY PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. THIS WAIVER APPLIES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY ARISING FROM ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, FILE CORRUPTION, COMMUNICATION-LINE FAILURE, NETWORK OR SYSTEM OUTAGE, OR THEFT, DESTRUCTION, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF ANY RECORD.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, IF FOR ANY REASON ALL OR ANY PART OF THE ABOVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS HELD UNENFORCEABLE, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY PARTIES, UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, OR ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE, ANY DELAY IN OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR FOR ANY ASSESSMENT, INFORMATION, CONTENT, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES DESCRIBED IN OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE FIFTY U.S. DOLLARS ($50.00).

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT, ABSENT YOUR AGREEMENT TO THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, THE COMPANY WOULD NOT ALLOW YOU TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, THEREFORE SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY.

  1. Indemnification

You shall indemnify and hold harmless the Company Parties from and against any and all claims, actions, suits, losses, liabilities, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of: (i) your access to or use of the Site; (ii) your actual or alleged breach of this Agreement; or (iii) any infringement by you or any other user of the Site using your computer of any intellectual property or any other right of any person or entity. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim. The Company reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.

  1. Modifications and Interruption to Services

The Company reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Site and its Content with or without notice to you. The Company shall not be liable to you or any third party should the Company exercise its right to modify or discontinue the Site or its Content. You acknowledge and agree that the Company does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to the Site and operation of our Site may be interfered with or adversely affected by numerous factors or circumstances outside of our control.

  1. Third-Party Sites

Our Site may include links to other websites on the Internet that are owned and operated by online merchants and other third parties. In addition, you may encounter third-party applications, including, without limitation, websites, widgets, software or software utilities, that interact with the Site. You acknowledge that we are not responsible for the availability of, or the content located on or through, any third-party website or application. The selection or omission of links is not intended to endorse any particular companies, products or services. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites or applications linked to the Site, you do so entirely at your own risk. You should contact the website administrator or webmaster for those third-party websites or applications if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on such websites or within such application. Your use of third-party websites and applications may be subject to third-party terms of use, privacy policies and license terms, which we encourage all users to review.

  1. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to its choice of law rules. Any action claim or proceeding arising out of or relating to the Site or this Agreement shall be brought in the appropriate court located in Wilmington, Delaware. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such court in any such action, claim or proceeding and submit yourself to such jurisdiction.

  1. Compliance with Laws

You assume all knowledge of applicable law and is responsible for compliance with any such laws. You shall not use the Site or its Content in any way that violates applicable state, federal, or international laws, regulations or other government requirements. You further agree not to transmit any material that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law or regulation.

  1. Copyright and Trademark Information

All content included or available on the Site, including, but not limited to, all screening programs, text, graphics, videos, audio recordings, software, algorithms, artwork, interfaces, photographs, logos, icons, and images and the selection and arrangement thereof along with any enhancements to or derivative works thereto, and the features and functionality of the Site (collectively “Content”) is the exclusive property of the Company or its licensors and is protected by U.S. and international laws. Any use of materials on the Site, including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, modification, distribution, or replication, any form of data extraction or data mining, or other commercial exploitation of any kind, without prior written permission of an authorized officer of the Company is strictly prohibited. You shall not use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained therein.

TalkAboutDepression™ is a proprietary service mark of Mental Health Communication Project Inc. The Company’s marks shall not be used in connection with any products or services that are not provided by the Company, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits the Company. Other trademarks displayed on our Site are the trademarks of their respective owners and constitute neither an endorsement nor a recommendation.

  1. Amendment

We reserve the right, at any time, to revise, amend, modify or delete portions of this Agreement without prior notice. Modifications shall become effective immediately upon being posted on the Site. Your continued use of the Site after amendments are posted constitutes your acknowledgement and acceptance of the Agreement and its revisions, amendments, modifications or deletions.

  1. Other Terms

If any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be unlawful, void or unenforceable for any reason, the other provisions (and any partially enforceable provision) shall not be affected thereby and shall remain valid and enforceable to the maximum possible extent. The Company shall have the right to freely assign this Agreement and any other agreements referenced herein in its sole discretion for any purpose. This Agreement shall apply in addition to, and shall not be superseded by, any other written agreement between you and the Company in relation to your access to and use of the Site and its Content.

Effective Date: This Terms of Use Agreement was last updated on May 5, 2020.

This information is not a substitute for professional help. If you know someone is in danger please dial 911 or Text 741741 or call the National Suicide Helpline at 1-800-273-8255.