> Lean On Me Peer Support, Inc. (“**Lean On Me**", “**we**” or
> “**us**”), has created an online and SMS platform (collectively
> referred to as "**Services**") to provide a peer support network for
> college students in need of mental health support.
> Lean On Me is committed to respecting your privacy. This **Privacy
> Policy** covers how we collect, use, and treat information that you
> apply to Peer Supporters, Clients, and Site Visitors (collectively,
> “**Users**”). Unless otherwise provided, all provisions of this
> using our Services, you are acknowledging that you have read and
> **2. The Types Of Information You May Provide**. Information you may
> provide or that we may collect from you while participating in our
> Services falls into two broad categories: (i) Voluntary Information,
> and (ii) Information Automatically Collected. We use the term
> “**Voluntary Information**” to mean information that you provide when
> you are accessing our Services. “**Information Automatically
> Collected**” is information that we automatically collect, and may
> include statistical information concerning, for example, your use of
> our Services or the pages on our website that you visit most
> **3. Voluntary Information; Our Collection Of This Information**. You
> have the opportunity to provide us Voluntary Information as follows:
> **3.1 Clients Only Required to Provide Phone Number**. If you wish to
> become a Client of our Services, we only require that you provide your
> mobile phone number so that our Peer Supporters can communicate with
> you via text message. You may include personally identifiable
> information in your text messages with Peer Supporters, but you are
> not required to do so.
> **3.2 Registration Information for Peer Supporters.** In order to
> become a Peer Supporter, Lean On Me requires you to provide us with
> certain personally identifiable information, including your name,
> e-mail address, mobile phone number, and other related information.
> You may be required to submit additional information so that Lean On
> Me can evaluate your application.
> **3.3. Email Addresses**. You may wish to provide us with comments and
> feedback concerning the Services generally. By communicating with us
> for these purposes, you may provide us with your email address and
> other personally identifiable information.
> **3.4. Email List.** We may send news, bulletins, marketing materials,
> or other information to Users who have signed up for our email list.
> If you sign up for our email list, you must submit an email address to
> which we can send communications. After you have signed up for the
> email list, you will have the ability to opt out of receiving these
> communications as provided in Section 6 (Changing or Removing
> Information; Opting Out).
> **3.5 User** **Content.** By posting comments on any forums or other
> messages on the Services, you may provide us with your email address
> and other personally identifiable information contained in those
> comments or other submissions.
> **4.** **Information Automatically Collected.** Whenever you interact
> with our Services, we automatically receive and record information on
> our server logs from your browser or device, which may include your IP
> address, geolocation data, device identification, “Cookie”
> information, the type of browser and/or device you’re using to access
> our Services, and the page or feature you requested. “Cookies” are
> identifiers we transfer to your browser or device that allow us to
> recognize your browser or device and tell us how and when pages and
> features in our Services are visited and by how many people. You may
> be able to change the preferences on your browser or device to prevent
> or limit your device’s acceptance of cookies, but this may prevent you
> from taking advantage of some of our features.
> Our advertising partners (if any) may also transmit Cookies to your
> browser or device, when you click on ads that appear on the Services.
> Also, if you click on a link to a third party website or Services, a
> third party may also transmit cookies to you. Again, this Privacy
> aren’t responsible for their privacy policies and practices. Please be
> aware that cookies placed by third parties may continue to track your
> activities online even after you have left our Services, and those
> third parties may not honor “Do Not Track” requests you have set using
> your browser or device.
> We may use this data to customize content for you that we think you
> might like, based on your usage patterns. We may also use it to
> improve the Services – for example, this data can tell us how often
> users use a particular feature of the Services, and we can use that
> knowledge to make the Services helpful to as many users as possible.
> **5. We Do Not Disclose Information to Unaffiliated Third Parties;
> Limited Exceptions**. We do *not* disclose your information to
> unaffiliated third parties without your express consent, except in the
> following circumstances:
> **5.1. Service Vendors.** We may employ other companies to perform
> functions on our behalf, such as hosting or maintaining the Services,
> collecting information, processing payments, responding to and sending
> email, or other functions necessary to our business. We may need to
> share your information and conversations with these companies
> (collectively, "**Service Vendors**"). We provide Service Vendors with
> only information necessary to perform their functions, and we will not
> allow them to use your information for any other purpose.
> **5.2 Peer Supporters and Administrators.** If you are a Client, Peer
> Supporters that you interact with will be able to access the
> information that you include in your messages. We only allow Peer
> Supporters to use your information as necessary to provide the
> Services. Administrators from Lean On Me and your local chapter of
> Lean On Me may access copies of your conversation with Peer Supporters
> to the extent technically required for the provision of Services and
> also in order to advise Peer Supporters on best practices. Each
> conversation with a Peer Supporter will be saved for up to one month
> after the conversation ends.
> **5.3 Public Comments and Forums.** Please note that if you submit any
> Voluntary Information to a portion of the Services that is accessible
> by other Site Visitors, Clients and/or Peer Supporters, including an
> online forum or comment section, those other Site Visitors, Clients,
> and/or Peer Supporters will be able to see that Voluntary Information.
> Accordingly, only include information in such submissions that you are
> comfortable sharing with third parties.
> **5.4 Transfer to Professional Services**. If you are a Client and
> Lean On Me determines in its sole discretion that it cannot provide
> sufficient support services to you, Lean On Me reserves the right to
> transfer your saved conversations with Peer Supporters and relevant
> Personally Identifiable Information (such as your telephone number and
> email address, if provided) to third-party support systems and/or
> emergency services, including support systems at your college or
> university. Lean On Me may not inform Clients when conversations and
> Personally Identifiable Information are transferred under this
> **5.5. Question of Harm.** We may reveal your Personally Identifiable
> Information to attorneys, private investigator organizations,
> third-party support systems including college or university support
> systems, or law enforcement agencies if we believe (a) that you are in
> risk of harm from another, or (b) that you are harming or interfering
> (or will harm or interfere) with yourself or others or violating
> otherwise violating legal rights. Lean On Me may not inform Clients
> when conversations and Personally Identifiable Information are
> transferred under this section.
> **5.6. Legal.** Lean On Me will reveal your information to the extent
> we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law. If we receive
> legal process calling for the disclosure of your information we will
> attempt to notify you via the email address you supplied during
> registration (if applicable) within a reasonable amount of time before
> we respond to the request, unless such notification is not permitted.
> **5.7. Transfer of Services.** Lean On Me shall be entitled to
> transfer to a third party information it collects, including any
> personally identifiable information, in connection with a sale of all
> or substantially all of the assets of the entity responsible for the
> information under this Policy.
> **5.8 Our Affiliates.** We may choose to rely on and share information
> with companies closely related to us – our "**Affiliates**" - for
> entity that controls, is controlled by, or is under common control
> with Lean On Me, whether the control results from equity ownership,
> contract, overlapping management or otherwise. In this context,
> "control" means the ability to replace the officers or directors or
> otherwise materially influence or control management decisions. You
> agree that Lean On Me Affiliates will be entitled to enjoy our rights
> under this Policy and, in exchange, we agree that we will be
> responsible for our Affiliate's conduct under this Policy, if our
> Affiliate fails to comply with any resulting obligations. In any
> event, we ensure that our Affiliates agree to protect personally
> identifiable information in a manner no less protective of your
> interests than the protections set out in this Policy.
> **5.9 De-Identified Information. **We may de-identify your personal
> information so that you are not identified as an individual, and
> provide that information to our partners. We may also provide
> aggregate usage information to our partners (or allow partners to
> collect that information from you), who may use such information to
> understand how often and in what ways people use our Services, so that
> they, too, can provide you with an optimal online experience. However,
> we never disclose aggregate usage or de-identified information to a
> partner (or allow a partner to collect such information) in a manner
> that would identify you as an individual person.
> **6. Changing or Removing Information; Opting Out.**
> **6.1. Opt-Out.** If you sign up to receive communications from us via
> our email list, we will provide you with the ability to decline -- or
> “opt-out of” – receiving such communications. Instructions for
> opting-out will be provided if and when we determine to send you such
> a communication. You will not be allowed to "opt–out" of formal
> notices concerning operation of the Services, and legal and other
> related notices concerning your relationship to the Services.
> **6.2. Access to Your Information**. Through your account settings,
> you may access, and, in some cases, edit or delete the following
> information you’ve provided to us:
> • name and password;
> • email address
> The information you can view, update, and delete may change as the
> Services change. If you have any questions about viewing or updating
> information we have on file about you, please contact us at
> Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California
> residents are entitled to contact us to prevent disclosure of Personal
> Information to third parties for such third parties’ direct marketing
> purposes; in order to submit such a request, please contact us at
> Finally, if you request, we will remove your name and all other
> personally identifiable information that you have provided from our
> databases. It may be impossible to remove this information completely,
> due to backups and records of deletions. If you request deletion of
> your information, you will not be able to utilize associated features
> of the Services. You may not remove de-identified, anonymous, or
> aggregate data from our databases.
> **7. Security**. We have put in place security systems designed to
> prevent unauthorized access to or disclosure of personally
> identifiable information you provide to us, and we take reasonable
> steps to secure and safeguard this information. This provision should
> not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other
> advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information
> provided by or submitted to Lean On Me. Due to the nature of Internet
> and text messaging communications and evolving technologies, we cannot
> provide, and disclaim, assurance that the information you provide us
> will remain free from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties
> who, despite our efforts, obtain unauthorized access.
> **8. Participation by Children and Teens; Advisory**.
> The Services are intended for Users age 18 and older. Due to federal
> law (as reflected in the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act), WE
> DO NOT ALLOW INDIVIDUALS WHO WE KNOW ARE UNDER 13 TO PARTICIPATE IN
> THE SERVICES. YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 13 YEARS OLD TO USE THE SERVICES.
> IF YOU ARE BETWEEN 13 AND 18, PLEASE REVIEW THIS AGREEMENT WITH YOUR
> PARENT OR GUARDIAN. We reserve the right to refuse our services to any
> minor who attempts to use our Services without the involvement of an
> adult. If you wish to donate money to our Company, you must be a
> legally authorized user of the credit card or account used in the
> financial transaction.
> **9. Notification of Changes**. From time to time, Lean On Me may
> of information to third parties, we will alert you by placing a notice
> on our website, https://lean0n.me/, by sending you an email, and/or by
> some other means. If you use the Services in any way after a change of
> all of the changes.
> **11. Further Information**. For further information concerning
> privacy policies in general, you should visit the following site:
> **12. Contact Us**
> please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
> **13. Effective Date**