Privacy Policy

Website Disclaimer. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Mental Health Association (MHANC). While the information contained within this website is periodically updated, MHANC makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, timeliness or availability with respect to the website or the information, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any trust the User places on this information is therefore strictly at their own risk. In addition, website content is subject to change without notice to the User.

Privacy Statement. The Mental Health Association of Nassau County (MHANC) is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust and accordingly maintains the following privacy policy to protect any personal identifiable information you may provide while visiting our website. Please note as MHANC adds more features and services to the site and as new laws regarding the use of the internet develop, we may update this privacy policy.

What is Personally identifiable information? Information that can be linked to a specific individual, such as a name, address, phone number or email address.

What Information We Collect. You are not required to share personally identifiable information in order to use MHANC’s website.  You can view most portions of MHANC’s website without telling us who you are and without revealing any personally identifiable information. Using commercially available statistical reporting software, MHANC monitors trends and tracks general demographic information of visitors, their movement and click-through behavior. This information is never personally identifiable, and is solely used to help us better understand site usage patterns as well as the types of content and information that may help improve your experience on our site. We gather personally identifiable information when you make a donation to MHANC online, and when you request additional information from us to be delivered electronically or via mail.

Computer Tracking and Cookies. Our website is not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information not entered by its visitors.  Our site logs do generate certain kinds of non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our site.  This information is used for internal purposes by technical support staff to provide better services to the public.

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web Server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. MHANC may use non-identifying cookies to provide easier site navigation and access to forms.  You can still use MHANC site if your browser is set to reject cookies.  Our cookies do not generate personal data, do not read personal data from your machine and are never tied to anything that could be used to identify you.

How Your Information Is Not Shared. MHANC never shares its mailing list with any business or organization for solicitation purposes. We never collect personally identifiable information without your express permission and we never collect information beyond that which is absolutely necessary to take the requested action.

How We Use Personally Identifiable Information. We use the personally identifiable information you give us to process your requests for information, and to process donations you make via secure credit card forms on our website. When you make an online donation to MHANC, we will acknowledge receipt of your donation for tax purposes electronically and/or via mail. We also use personally identifiable information you give us when you agree to be included on MHANC’s mailing list. If you subsequently change your mind about being on our mailing list, we will immediately honor your removal request. Please email to be removed from the mailing list.

Links. As a convenience to those who visits our website, MHANC may provide links to third-party websites. The expectation is that these sites provide users with current, relevant information in a responsible manner. However, the linked sites are not under the control of MHANC, and therefore, MHANC makes no representation and is not responsible for the quality, suitability, functionality or legality of any sites to which we may provide links.

Email You Send to MHANC. If you choose to correspond with MHANC through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone. Any email we receive is read only by those individuals who are essential to answering the question(s) presented. As a general rule, you should never send personal health, financial or other sensitive information via email. Disclosure to Third Parties Personally identifiable data can only be accessed by authorized MHANC personnel. We preserve the confidentiality, security and integrity of that information. We never share, sell, transfer or disclose personal information to third parties.