10 to 10 Helpline Privacy Policy: Phone, Email, Website

 

Confidentiality on the Helpline Phone

The Helpline is committed to creating a private space where people can openly discuss their concerns. We realize that confidentiality and anonymity are critical to creating this space. We maintain your confidentiality as long as you keep your anonymity. To maintain privacy, anyone calling the Helpline should refrain from disclosing identifying information, such as last names, addresses, phone numbers, and employers of anyone directly involved in an abusive situation. The Helpline does not need any of these details to provide guidance and resources.

Helpline calls are not recorded. No caller ID is used or seen by Helpline staff or by Behavioral Health Network. Crocker Communications which provides the phone service for the Helpline keeps a record of phone numbers but does not share these numbers with 10 to 10 Helpline staff or Behavioral Health Network. Crocker Communications does not record calls.

If a caller provides identifying information specific to abusive and criminal behavior, we may be required by law to report it. In these cases, in addition to identifying information you have provided, IP addresses may be shared upon request with the proper authorities. In a criminal case, Crocker Communications might also be required to provide a phone number with a time stamp, although no calls are recorded so the content of a call cannot be provided.
 

The Helpline Email:

The Helpline currently uses Gmail. When someone emails the Helpline they receive this automatic reply: Thank you for contacting the 10 to 10 Helpline! We will get back to you as soon as possible. We make every effort to keep email confidential and do not collect email addresses or use them in any way unless you ask us to. We also routinely delete emails from our account to protect privacy. Please be aware, however, that emails can be traced. If you want to avoid this possibility, we encourage you to call the Helpline between 10am and 10pm at 877-898-3411. 

We are currently in the process of investigating emails that may provide more privacy and safety than Gmail.

Website: Types of Information Collected through the Website:

Non-personally identifiable information

The Helpline collects non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you visit our Website. Such information may include the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you used, the type of browser and operating system you used, the date and time you visited the Website, the Internet address of the site from which you linked to the Website, and which pages you viewed on the Website.
 

Web browser cookies

The Website may use “cookies” to enhance your experience with the Website. The Helpline may also use cookies to measure aggregate web statistics, such as collecting the number of Users to the Website, the number of repeat Users and the most popular webpages, and for other purposes. The Helpline does not use cookies to track User activity on an individual basis. You may choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you do so, however, some parts of the Website may not function properly.

 

Personally identifiable information

The Helpline collects personally identifiable information (such as names and email addresses) from Users when they voluntarily provide such information to us, including, for example, when Users submit a web form to voluntarily contact us or subscribe to a mailing list or complete a survey or questionnaire, or when Users make a financial donation to The Helpline.
 

How The Helpline Uses the Information that It Collects from the Website and Helpline

The Helpline uses Users’ personal information to better understand how Users use the Website so that The Helpline can improve the Website and its offerings. The Helpline also uses Users’ personal information for the purpose for which the Users provided the information, in other words, to provide requested information, to process a donation, or to otherwise fulfill a request.

If you provide The Helpline with your email address through the “Contact Us” form or otherwise authorize us to send you information electronically (e.g., e-Alerts), The Helpline may contact you with information that The Helpline thinks will be of interest to you. If at any time you wish to stop receiving communications from The Helpline, please follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of any email The Helpline sends you.

If you contact The Helpline seeking help through email the Helpline will communicate with you regarding your request. The Helpline will not contact you further unless you authorize us to do so.

The Helpline uses a content management system to collect non-identifying information about Helpline contacts. This information is used for reporting the overall use and impact of the Helpline.

The information collected includes state/country of Helpline user, how they found the service, and information about the situation that prompted them to use the Helpline service. This information includes (when shared) demographics about the situation such as the relationship between the Helpline user and people involved, the reason for the helpline request, the situation location, recommended next steps, and other essential information shared by the user.
 

How The Helpline Protects User

Information Collected through the Website

The Helpline adopts appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to help protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, but The Helpline cannot guarantee that your information is 100% secure. Please note that communications to The Helpline through email are not encrypted. You should always be careful about disclosing personally identifiable information online. The Helpline is not responsible for the use by others of information that you provide via the Website.

The Helpline may work with third party vendors to process online financial donations and sales. Your credit card and bank information is not retained on our servers. All financial information is transmitted via SSL protection.
 

Sharing Personal Information Collected through the Website and Helpline

Other than as set forth herein, The Helpline does not share personally identifiable information about Users with third parties unless required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws or to respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.

The Helpline may also share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personally identifiable information regarding Users with third parties for such purposes as reporting and fund-raising.

In addition, The Helpline uses third party service providers to help it operate its business and the Website or administer activities on The Helpline’s behalf, such as collecting donations. The Helpline may share User information with these third parties for those limited purposes but The Helpline requires that such third parties protect the confidentiality of your information and use it for no other purpose.
 

Third-party Websites

The Helpline may provide links from the Website to other websites. The Helpline does not control the content or links that appear on these third party websites and is not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from the Website. These websites and services have their own privacy policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites that have a link to or from The Helpline’s Website, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies. This Privacy Policy covers only information collected through the use of The Helpline’s Website. In addition, The Helpline does not currently respond to web browser “do not track” signals.
 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

The Helpline may update this Privacy Policy at any time. When it does, The Helpline will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. The Helpline encourages Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about what information he Helpline collects and how it uses that information. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically and become aware of any modifications since your last visit.
 

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using this the Helpline Website, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.