Privacy Policy

NAMI TN’s use of personal information is addressed in this Privacy Policy. Any personal information provided through or in connection with the Website will be handled in accordance with the following Privacy Policy. You agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy as may be modified by NAMI TN in its sole discretion and at any time.

The Personal Information We Collect, How We Collect It, And How It Is Used:

The Website does not collect any personally-identifiable information about our Website visitors, other than information that visitors freely enter.


When users submit User Content, we collect the data in our submission form, as well as the user’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. All users who submit User Content provide optional and required personal information in the submission form, including:

  • Required:
    • Demographic information (date of birth, state)
    • Contact information (email address)
  • Optional:
    • Demographic information (first name, last name, gender, pronouns, ethnicity, education [middle school, high school, or college])
    • Information about mental health conditions discussed in User Content (types of conditions, user’s relationship to the mental health conditions [self, family member, peer, etc.], support systems utilized for the mental health condition [therapy, support group, psychiatry, etc.])
    • Contact information (if the user is under the age of 18, parental consent or consent of a guardian is required before User Content may be posted [name, email address, custody information, phone number, and signature])


If users submit videos, images, or other User Content to the Website, users should avoid uploading videos, images, or other User Content with embedded location data included (known as EXIF data or GPS metadata). Visitors to the Website can download and extract any location data from videos on the Website.

Non-Personal Information We Collect By Automated Means And How We Use It

We also collect certain non-personal information (data in a form that does not support direct association with any specific person or individual) by automated means when you visit the Website. Much of this information is collected through the use of third-party tracking services, such as Google Analytics. When gathered, this data is used in the aggregate, and not in a manner that is intended to identify you personally. In addition to the third-party tracking services mentioned above, we also collect this information through various other means, including “cookies,” “web beacons” and IP addresses, as further explained below.


A “cookie ” is a small file that a website can place on your computer. Cookies are commonly used by websites to improve the user experience. Many cookies last only through a single website session, or visit. Others may have an expiration date or may remain on your computer until you delete them. We may use “session cookies” to enhance the user experience and for other web-related purposes. These session cookies are not linked to personally identifiable information. Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookie, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies.

If your web browser is set to accept cookies, the Website places cookies when you visit. Cookies are used to present you with a better experience and to remember your preferences, such as Remember Me.


When you visit and interact with the Website, third parties with whom we have contracted to provide services for us may collect Internet Protocol addresses (each an “IP Address”), as well as browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and page navigation. An IP Address is a unique identifier number that certain electronic devices used to identify and to communicate with each other on the Internet; your Internet Service Provider automatically assigns an IP Address to the computer that you are using. We gather this information to track Website visitor movement in the aggregate, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may use this information to enhance our Website or for other lawful purposes.


Articles on this Website may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This Website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by NAMI TN. Please be aware that we, NAMI TN, are not responsible for the privacy practices of other such websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally-identifiable information. 


We do not share your data with anyone, outside of the collections means described above and below.


Submission form information may be retained indefinitely.


If a user has given us personal information via our submission form, users can request to receive an exported file of the personal information we hold about them, including any data they have provided to us. Users can also request that we erase any personal information we hold about them. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Users submissions may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Submission form data will be sent to the Website owner through Microsoft Outlook servers. Analytics data is sent through the Google Analytics service. You can review Microsoft’s privacy policy here. You can review Google’s privacy policy here.