Privacy Policy

This website (this “Website”) is owned by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute for Texas (“MMHPI”), a tax-exempt Texas nonprofit corporation described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Okay to Say™ is an assumed name and a charitable program of MMHPI. This privacy policy (this “Privacy Policy”) discloses how we, our service providers, and those contracting on our behalf (individually or collectively, referred to as MMHPI, Okay to Say™, we, us, or our) collect, protect, and use information you provide or we collect online, including how we protect children’s privacy.

Our online properties include, but are not limited to, all pages found under this website and mmhpi.org and okaytosay.org (the “Sites”). This privacy policy applies to these sites and our services or activities (individually or collectively, referred to as the site or service).

If our policy practices change in the future, we will let you know by posting our revised privacy policy on our website. We have no obligation to notify you of any such changes. By using the pages on this site or other services covered by the posted Privacy Policy, you are accepting the practices described in the Privacy Policy.

Information Collection

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.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information
MMHPI may automatically collect certain technical information from your computer such as your Internet service provider, your Internet Protocol address, your browser type, your operating system, the pages viewed, the pages viewed immediately before and after accessing the website, and the search terms entered to get to our site. This information allows us to improve and customize our services. We may collect this information using “cookies,” which are small text files that many websites save on your computer, or similar technologies. See the section titled “Use of Cookies and Similar Technology” below for more information.

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, but are not limited to, our activities, program participation, marketing, promotions, and fundraising activities and communications.

The purposes for which you provide information include our right to internally use your personally identifiable information for the following reasons: (i) to promote or facilitate participation in Okay to Say™ or other MMHPI programs, promotions, or services; (ii) to support the implementation of policies and programs that help Texans obtain effective, efficient mental health care when and where they need it; (iii) to position Texas to be the national leader in treating people with mental health needs; (iv) to process online transactions, purchases, and donations; and/or to process a grant or job applications; or (v) for other purposes as we see fit. We may share personally identifiable information with third parties to accomplish these objectives or for other reasons such as: (i) when the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it; (ii) when sharing the information is with a service provider in furtherance of our operations or the operation of the site, for instance, to process a purchase or other transaction you make; (iii) to engage in fundraising, marketing communications, and promotions; (iv) to comply with legal processes such as a subpoena or court order or to otherwise protect your or our legal rights; or (v) for other purposes for which you provided the information. MMHPI has no control over or responsibility for the data collection and use practices of third parties that process online transactions. For example, if while on our site you access a third-party provider, certain information is transmitted to the provider and is subject to the third party’s own privacy policy. We recommend that you carefully review the privacy policies of all third-party sites that you access.

Please note that MMHPI provides operational support for the Sites and may collect and use personally identifiable information you provide to the Sites and other information collected by the Sites as described in this Privacy 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 used for a different purpose other than for Okay to Say™ in the event Okay to Say™ ceases to be an assumed name or program of MMHPI.

Children’s Privacy

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 including, but not limited to: name, address, email address, account information, and user-generated content. This information allows us to fulfill a requested transaction, facilitate participation in online programs, keep records, undertake certain marketing activities, and 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 web pages 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.

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 to 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 another alternative to full names or screen names that 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.

Use of Cookies and Similar Technologies

Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by the MMHPI website through the use of “cookies” or other similar technologies such as web beacons. “Cookies” are small text files a website can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of the Sites, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. Cookies are not programs that come onto a visitor’s system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allow the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature. Please check your browser settings if you do not wish to allow cookies. “Web beacons” are a small snippet of code embedded in webpages typically used to monitor activity on a webpage and transfer or collect information, such as information about your Internet Protocol address, the URL of the page on which the beacon is located, the browser type that is accessing the site, and the ID number of cookies placed on your computer.

MMHPI uses cookie and web beacon technology only to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors in order to improve visitors’ online experience and facilitate their visit to our site. MMHPI may use such technology to improve website services, conduct website analytics, deliver first-party advertising relating to us and our sponsors, and 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 websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you on this or other websites. Read more information about these advertising practices at networkadvertising.org and aboutads.info/choices to know your choices about not having your information used by these companies.

Links to Other Web Sites and Services

These Sites 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 countries other than the United States.

Our Security Safeguard

The safety and security of your online experience is important to us. We implement reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access to your information, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.

Purchases by Children

If you are under 18, you need parent or guardian permission to use a credit card to make purchases online.

Unsubscribe

By providing us with 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

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at:
Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
Attn: Legal
2800 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
(972) 884-4660
Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM Central Time
* After normal business hours, our voicemail will record your message and we will return your call at our earliest convenience.
** You may elect to email us your question at [email protected] and we will reply, answering your question to the best of our abilities at our earliest convenience.

Our Terms & Conditions were last updated in December 2021.