**Lean On Me Privacy Policy** > 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 > may provide through our Services. Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy > apply to Peer Supporters, Clients, and Site Visitors (collectively, > “**Users**”). Unless otherwise provided, all provisions of this > Privacy Policy apply to all Users. Capitalized terms are defined in > context or as provided in our Terms of Use. > > **1. Your Consent**. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. By > using our Services, you are acknowledging that you have read and > understood this Privacy Policy and agree to be legally bound by it. > > **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 > frequently. > > **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 > Policy does not cover the use of cookies by any third parties, and we > 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 > section. > > **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 > (either intentionally or unintentionally) our Terms of Use or > 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 > certain purposes under this Privacy Policy. By "Affiliate," we mean an > 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 > leanonmeteam@gmail.com. > > 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 > leanonmeteam@gmail.com. > > 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 > change its Privacy Policy. If we make any changes regarding disclosure > 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 > the Privacy Policy is effective, your use signifies that you agree to > all of the changes. > > **10. Relationship to Terms of Use and Other Contracts**. This Privacy > Policy must be read in conjunction with our Terms of Use. The > provisions of our Terms of Use are incorporated herein. To the extent > the Terms of Use conflict with the terms of this Privacy Policy, the > terms of this Privacy Policy will control. > > **11. Further Information**. For further information concerning > privacy policies in general, you should visit the following site: > > > > **12. Contact Us** > > If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our Services, > please contact us at: leanonmeteam@gmail.com. > > **13. Effective Date** > > The effective date of this Privacy Policy is August 6, 2018.