Personally Identifiable Information. At our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view our site except where specifically directed. MMHPI only gathers personally identifiable data on our site, such as names, addresses, Zip/postal codes, e-mail addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. Once collected, we may combine this information with other information collected from external sources.
Use and Sharing of Personally Identifiable Information
The personally identifiable information you provide is used by us and other entities who are involved in the operation of this site or who provide support for MMHPI programs, including but not limited to Okay to Say, for general business purposes and for the purposes for which you provided the information. General business purposes include, for example, our activities, program participation, marketing, promotions, and fundraising activities and communications.
Please note that MMHPI provides operational support for the site and may collect and use personally identifiable information you provide to the site and other information collected by the site as described in this policy.
By providing personal information to us, you consent that we may transfer your information internally, including among our various programs, and that your personal information may be transferred to a third party or for a different purpose in the event Okay to Say™ ceases to be an assumed name or program of MMHPI.
MMHPI is committed to providing a safe, secure, and fun online experience for children who visit our site. We are dedicated to safeguarding any personally identifiable information collected online and to helping parents and children have positive experiences on the Internet.
We will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. With parental consent, we may collect information from children under the age of 13 such as: name, address, email address, account information, and user generated content. This information allows us to fulfill a requested transaction and facilitate participation in online programs, keep records, undertake certain marketing activities, or to otherwise customize or enhance the website experience for children.
Children under the age of 13 may be able to make certain content such as user generated content visible to others or the public. This could include, for example, a webpage or parts of webpages operated by children that have been designed for group or public viewing. However, absent parental consent, children under 13 would be allowed to display only limited information such as a first name or unique user name or other information that does not allow for online contacting by third parties.
Regardless of what information is displayed, parents can revoke their consent and ask that information about their children be deleted from the site by contacting our offices by phone at (972) 884-4660 or via email at [email protected]. To do this or to review personally identifiable information collected from children, we must verify the identity of the requesting parent. When a parent revokes consent, we will stop collecting, using, or disclosing information from that child. To respect the privacy of parents, information collected and used for the sole purpose of obtaining verifiable parental consent or providing notice is not maintained in retrievable form by the site if parental consent is not obtained after a reasonable time.
MMHPI welcomes children to learn more about our organization and, where appropriate, participate in polls and surveys, as well as submit comments, artwork, writings, and other submissions for posting on our website. For this reason, MMHPI follows the guidelines for interactive electronic media published by the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) of the Better Business Bureau for pages targeted to children under 13. However, we encourage this be done only with their parent’s knowledge and supervision. We also encourage children to use an alias (e.g., “Bookworm”, “Skater”, etc.), first name, nickname, initials, or other alternative to full names or screen names which correspond with an e-mail address for any activities which will involve public posting.
In keeping with CARU’s Principle regarding respecting and fostering the parents’ role in providing guidance for their children, we encourage parents to check and monitor their children’s use of e-mail and other online activities regularly.
MMHPI uses “cookie” technology only to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors in order to improve visitors’ online experience and facilitate their visit within our site. MMHPI may use web beacons to improve website services, conduct website analytics, first party advertising relating to us and our sponsors, and to optimize the browsing experience.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (that is, not including your name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other website in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you on this or other websites. Read more information about this practice at networkadvertising.org and aboutads.info/choices to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies.
Links to Other Web Sites and Services
This site may be linked to other sites and services that are not maintained by MMHPI. These websites have their own privacy policies, which you should review prior to visiting them. We have no responsibility for linked websites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors.
Some of our service providers may be located outside the United States, and by providing personal information to us, you consent to your information being processed on our behalf in these countries.
Our Security Safeguard
The safety and security of your online experience is of the utmost concern to us. We take measures to implement reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.
If you are under 18, you need parent/guardian permission to use a credit card to make purchases online.
By providing us your information, we may send you direct marketing materials from time to time. You can opt-out of receiving direct marketing from us at any time. Simply follow the ‘unsubscribe’ links on our emails to change your preferences, or you can email or write to us at the address below with your request:
How to Contact Us
2800 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM Central Time. After normal business hours, our voicemail will record your message for follow-up.
You can email us your question at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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