Stamp Out Stigma Privacy Policy

LAST UPDATED: September 9, 2016

Association of Behavioral Health and Wellness ("ABHW," "we," "our," or "us") Website Privacy Statement - Highlights

The Stamp Out Stigma campaign is an initiative sponsored by ABHW, and ABHW controls the website. Here at ABHW we know how much you value privacy, and we realize that you care about what happens to the information you provide to us through our website and other sources (our "Website"). We have provided highlights below regarding how we collect, use, and share your information.

If you are a California resident, click here for information about Your California Privacy Rights.

What Information Does ABHW Collect?

We collect information that you choose to provide when interacting with the Website (such as information you provide when you Take the Pledge to Stamp Out Stigma, information you provide to Share Your Story, or when you contact us at ), such as your first and last name, your email address, twitter handle other social media account names, photographs, videos, reviews, articles, comments, or any other information that you provide. We also collect certain information automatically when you visit or interact with the Website, such as your browser information, IP address, or cookie information. If you access our Website from a mobile device, we may collect data about your device. If you access our Websites from a mobile device, we may collect your precise location using GPS, cell tower, Bluetooth, or WiFi signals. You may turn this feature off in your device settings at any time. Read more about the information we collect.

How Does ABHW Use My Information?

We use your information for the following purposes:

All information we collect may be aggregated and merged or enhanced with data from other sources, such as third parties.

How Does ABHW Share My Information?

We share your information as follows:

If I purchase a Stamp Out Stigma Wristband, will this Privacy Statement apply to the information I provide?

No. When you click on the link to buy a Stamp Out Stigma Wristband, you will be directed to a third party website, which has its own privacy practices that we encourage you to review. Read more about how we share your information.

If I Submit Information through the Share Your Story function, will it remain confidential?

No. The Share Your Story function is designed to raise awareness about mental illness and stamp out the stigma behind mental illness. When you chose to Share Your Story, a copy of it will be sent to ABHW. ABHW reserves the right to publically post it, link it to your social media accounts, and edit it. Please do not share any information about another person without his or her express permission. Not all stories will be published. ABHW Website Privacy Statement - Full Statement

ABHW ("ABHW," "we," or "us") respects your concerns about privacy and values the relationship we have with you. This Privacy Statement describes the types of information we collect about you, how we use the information, with whom we share it, the choices available to you regarding our use of the information, and how you can contact us about our privacy practices.

  1. What Information Does This Privacy Statement Apply to?
  2. This Privacy Statement applies to the collection, use, and disclosure of information from and about you by ABHW on the Stamp Out Stigma website and through email communications. This Privacy Statement does not apply to any third party websites which may be accessible through hyperlinks on the Website. In particular, this privacy statement does not apply to the website where you can purchase Stamp Out Stigma wristbands. That website is run by a third party with its own privacy practices that we encourage you to review.

    Linking to a third party site does not mean that we endorse the site, any products or services described on the site, or any other material contained in a third party site. To the extent any linked websites you visit are not owned or controlled by us, we are not responsible for the sites' content, any use of the sites, or the privacy practices of the sites. Please review the privacy statement on those other websites to see how they handle your information.

    If you choose to use our Website in any way, such as browsing or interacting, you agree with the terms of our current Privacy Statement as posted here. If you do not agree with this Privacy Statement, you should not use our Website. We may update or modify this Privacy Statement from time to time at our sole discretion, and will note the date of last update on the top of this page. We encourage you to visit this area frequently to stay informed, as your continued use of our Website following the posting of changes to these terms means that you consent to such changes.

  3. What Information Does ABHW Collect?
  4. We may obtain information about you from various sources. We may collect this information when you provide it on our website, through external social media platforms, in telephone or email communication, in connection with social networking, or at one of our events. When you visit the Website, we may also collect certain information about your device or usage by automated means or by using technologies such as cookies, web server logs, and web beacons, as described below.

    Information that You or Others Provide

    You may choose to provide information to us in a number of ways, such as when you Take the Pledge, when you Share Your Story, and when you contact us. The types of information you may provide to us include:

    If you provide us with information regarding another individual, we will assume that you have that person's consent to give us his or her information.

    In addition, we may collect information about you that is provided to us by other Website users and other third parties as well as from external social networks (such as your name, profile picture, likes, location, and friend list).

    Information Collected Automatically

    When you visit this Website or open an email that we send you, we may collect information about your usage or device by automated means or by using technologies such as cookies, web server logs, and web beacons. As set forth in more detail below, we may also collect information about your usage and browsing habits using various web-based technologies.

    Such technologies may permit collection of data elements such as demographic data, browser type, MAC address and other device information, operating system type and settings, domain, the address of the web page that linked you to our Website, IP address, pages visited, whether you have visited us before or are new to the Website, activities conducted on the page (such as search queries), and the day and time of your visit.

    At this time, we do not honor "do not track" signals from website browsers. However, you may refuse or delete cookies. If you refuse or delete cookies, some of the functionality of our Websites may be impaired. If you turn off cookies, Web beacon and other technologies will still detect visits to our Websites, but the information they generate cannot be associated with other non-identifiable cookie information and are disregarded. Please refer to your browser Help instructions to learn more about how to manage cookies and the use of similar technologies.

  5. How Does ABHW Use My Information?
  6. We collect, maintain, and use your information for the following purposes:

    All information we collect may be aggregated and merged or enhanced with data from other sources, such as third parties or our mobile application. We may also collect and store information locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.

  7. How Does ABHW Share My Information?
  8. We may disclose your information to third parties who help us with our business functions, such as service providers or suppliers. Examples of these service providers include entities that provide web hosting or analytics services. These service providers may be located around the world and in countries where privacy rules are different or less stringent than rules in the country where you reside.

    If you chose to provide a story through Share Your Story] function, we will use that story to help raise awareness about mental illness. ABHW reserves the right to contact you about the story over email, edit the story, publish the story on our blog, Facebook, and Twitter, and tag it to your social media accounts.

    In addition, we may share your information if necessary to protect the safety, property, or other rights of us, our customers, or employees, or when otherwise required by law. We may also share your information with your consent in certain circumstances.

    We reserve the right to transfer information we have about you in the event we sell, transfer, or engage in another transaction involving all or a portion of our business or assets, or undertake another form of corporate change, including bankruptcy. Following such a sale, transfer, or transaction, or corporate change, you may contact the entity to which we transferred your information with any inquiries concerning the processing of that information.

    Your information may be stored in databases maintained by ABHW (including local storage) or third parties, and may be disclosed to third parties for the purposes stated in this Privacy Statement, that are located within and outside the United States, including countries where privacy rules differ and may be less stringent than those of the country in which you reside. If you visit our Websites from a country other than the United States, you consent to such cross-border transfers of personal data to the United States and to other countries around the world.

  9. What About ABHW's Social Media Platforms?
  10. Our Websites may embed plugs-ins, widgets or other apps of various social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube. An example of such a plug-in is Facebook's "Like" button. When you encounter those embedded objects, your internet browser may make a direct connection to the social media platform's service and may share with the social media platforms information such as which of our Websites you have visited.

  11. Is My Information Secure?
  12. ABHW will take reasonable precautions to protect your information from loss, misuse or alteration. Please be aware, however, that any email or other transmission you send through the Internet cannot be completely protected against unauthorized interception.

  13. Does ABHW Collect Information From Children?
  14. ABHW does not intentionally collect information from children under 13 years of age, and children under age 13 should not submit any information to us. If we become aware that a child has provided us with information without parental consent, or a parent or guardian of a child contacts us through the contact information provided below, we will use reasonable efforts to delete the child's information from our databases.

  15. What Choices Do I Have?
  16. We want to communicate with you, but only in the ways that you agree to hear from us. You may "opt-out," or unsubscribe from any emails we send you by following the unsubscribe instructions in any email or other communication you receive from us. After doing so, you will not receive future emails unless you sign up to receive future emails and provide your email address. Please allow up to 2 weeks to process your request.

    We store data for as long as it is necessary to provide the services described in this Privacy Statement and for our internal business purposes. If you would like us to delete information, you may contact us using the information below and we will take reasonable efforts to delete your information from our records, but may need to keep a copy for administrative purposes (such as documenting that a transaction occurred).

  17. I Live in California - What About My California Privacy Rights?
  18. As described in this Privacy Policy, we do not share your personal information with third parties for third party marketing purposes. However, you are welcome to contact us about our privacy practices at [EMAIL].

  19. How Can I Contact ABHW?
  20. ABHW is committed to working with you to obtain a fair and rapid resolution of any queries, complaints, or disputes about privacy. If you have submitted information to ABHW and you would like to have it deleted from our databases or corrected, or if you have any other questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, please email us at for more information.

    Effective Date: September 9, 2016