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GritX Privacy Policy

GritX understands how important the privacy of personal information is to our users. We understand that your privacy matters and we respect your privacy choices. We urge you to take the time to read our Privacy Policy for complete details about our privacy practices and your information.

GritX is a non-profit website from mental health providers, researchers and staff.

GritX is a non-profit website comprised of various webpages created and operated by mental health providers and staff at the University of California San Francisco. It was created to help youth, their families, and others understand what mental health is, decrease the stigma surrounding mental health issues, increase resilience in adolescents and young adults, and provide various tools to help one achieve mental health and wellness GritX is a psychoeducational website that has seventeen distinct sections. The site provides both internal and external mental health resources that users can explore in order to deepen their understanding of particular mental health topics, and connect with other resources both within and outside their communities. The information is not intended as medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice that one would receive from a doctor. Always seek the advice of a doctor(s) or other qualified mental health professionals with any questions you may have.

Information Collected About You

We will not share your information: We will never sell, rent, or lease your information, and we will never voluntarily share identifying information about you without your permission.

What Choices Do I Have?

If you do not want your Personal Information used by GritX as provided in this Privacy Policy, you should not visit any specific tool or application that collects Personal Information including use.

How Information Collected About You Is Used

We may use information we collect about you to:

We may combine Personal and Non-Personal Information collected by GritX about you, and may combine this information with information from external sources.


About cookies

This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to GritX's use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy. Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Cookies on our website

uses the following cookies on this website, for the following purposes:

Google cookies

GritX publishes Google AdSense interest-based advertisements on this website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google's Ads Preference Manager, available at: You can opt-out of the AdSense partner network cookie at: However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie,if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at:]

[Other] third party cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so on

Refusing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”. Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.

How Do We Secure and Retain Your Information?

We have put in place technical, physical, and administrative safeguards to protect the Personal Information that we collect.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or modify this Privacy Policy or any of our tools or services at any time and any changes will be effective upon being posted unless we advise otherwise. If we make any material changes to this policy we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified when you register) and/or by means of a notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this website for the latest information on our privacy practices. If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, we ask that you do not register with us and that you do not use the GritX Web Sites. Please exit the GritX Web Sites immediately if you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. Electronic Security and Adherence to the HIPAA Privacy Rule: GritX follows the general security guidelines of the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). All study data is transmitted, stored, and processed in a secure environment. ƒ While we cannot provide an absolute data security guarantee, your information will be transmitted and stored using state-of-the-art security systems similar to those that protect websites used by banks and electronic health record systems. For any questions, please contact the Program Manager.

Contact GritX

Please send us an email using the Contact Us link if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Personal Information we maintain about you. You can also contact GritX’s Privacy Office at: GritX