Thank you for visiting our Web
We will not collect any personal information about you when you visit
our Web site unless you choose to provide that information to us.
Here is how we handle information about your visit to our
Information Collected and Stored Automatically If you do nothing
during your visit but browse through the Web site, do searches, read
pages, or download information, we will automatically gather and store
certain information about your visit. This information does not identify
you personally. No information about users/visitors will be sold,
shared, or utilized in any commercial way. We automatically collect
and store only the following information about your visit:
- The Internet domain (for example, “company.com” if you use a private
Internet access account, or “yourschool.edu” if you connect from a
universitys domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that
is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing
the Web) from which you access our Web site;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The searches you make;
- The pages you visit; and
- If you linked to this site from another Web site, the address
of that Web site.
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitorsto
learn about the number of visitors to our site, what part of
the site they are interested in, how long they use the site, and the
types of technology our visitors use. WE DO NOT TRACK OR RECORD INFORMATION
ABOUT THE IDENTITY OF INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR VISITS.
Sometimes we write a small file on the users computer called a “session
cookie”. Session cookies automatically expire when users leave a Web
site; session cookies retain information only during the session or
for the purpose of completing a particular online transaction, without
any capacity to track users over time and across different Web sites.
Other than a session cookie, and the six items described above, we
do not obtain any information from the user or the user's computer.
We do not use “persistent cookies” and, fully comply with the HHS IRM
Policy for Usage of Persistent Cookies, HHS-IRM-2000-0009; this policy
prohibits the use of persistent cookies and permits the use of session
If You Send Us Personal Information
If you send us e-mail, or send a message via our “Feedback” or publications
order form, your identity and the contents of your message are covered
by the Privacy Act. Be assured that:
- The information will not be shared with anyone not on the staff
of SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center, Department
of Education, or the Department of Justice.
- Your e-mail address will not be provided to any third party or
used for any electronic mailing lists Government or private.
- We do not create individual profiles with the e-mail information
you provide or give it to any other organizations.
- The e-mail material, including your e-mail address and/or name
will in no way be correlated or linked to the material that is automatically
collected as described above. The only exceptions to item 4 above
would be pursuant to a bona fide Court Order.
- We do not collect information for commercial marketing.
The use we will make of your information is to
- Consider your suggestions.
- Possibly respond directly to you for clarification.
- Process your request for materials if you make one.
- Try and answer your questions if you ask them.
Links to Other Sites
Our Web site has links to many other sites. Once you link to another
includes the sites that you may link to through our search engine.
This site is maintained for the Department of Health and Human Services
of the United States Government. It is protected by various provisions
of Title 18, U.S. Code. Violations of Title 18 are subject to criminal
prosecution in Federal court.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains
available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor traffic
to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information,
or otherwise cause damage. In the event of authorized law enforcement
investigations, and pursuant to any required legal process, information
from these sources may be used to help identify an individual.
If you have any questions about the Safe Schools/Healthy Students
SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center
P.O. Box 42557
Washington, DC 20015
(TDD): 1-866-889-2647 or 301-443-9006
Thank you for using the Information Center.
The Information Center provides information about mental health for
users of mental health services and their families, policymakers,
providers, the media and, and the public. Our staff members are skilled
at listening and responding to questions from the public and professionals.
They quickly direct callers to Federal, State, and local organizations
dedicated to treating and preventing mental illness. The Information
Center also has information on Federal grants, conferences, and other
Use of Our Material/Information
All text materials on this Web site are in the public domain. SS/HS
encourages copying or any other utilization of the text. Some of the
graphic materials on this site are in the public domain and other
graphics may be used with permission, but that permission does not
necessarily extend to all. If you have any permission questions, please