What Does Mean?

Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy went into effect on July 1, 2016.

Your Privacy
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health (“CCBH”) places a high priority on protecting your privacy and this includes while using this www.216teens.org website (“216Teens”) and all of our related sites on various social media platforms (“social media”). This privacy policy was created in order to explain what types of information is collected, how it is protected and how this information may be used when using 216Teens and our social media.

To make sure you understand our approach to online privacy issues, please read this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, as a condition to using this website and our related social media.

Your Security
We take your privacy and security very seriously. We employ reasonable security controls to help protect your information. This site has physical, procedural and electronic security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Despite these protections and controls, the internet remains an imperfectly secure environment and we cannot guarantee complete protection from hackers, intruders or others who might access and incorrectly use your personal information.

What Information We Collect
The CCBH and 216Teens does not sell, rent or share your email addresses or personal contact information to anyone outside the organization without your prior consent.

Individuals who sign up to receive 216Teens e-communications (including text messages and social media alerts) voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name, e-mail address, mobile telephone numbers and social media account names). We may use this information for specific, limited purposes. Even if you sign up to receive our e-communications, you may “opt out” at any time.

IP addresses
The CCBH staff members and/or staff members of our technical/contractor providers who are responsible for 216Teens and social media may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with the server and may use this information to administer the website, and for analysis of statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.

216Teens uses “cookie” messages to automatically help provide better services on our website and social media. These cookies are used to provide your content preferences. The “cookie” is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website and social media to offer you a better user experience. These cookies may also allow us to track your usage of 216Teens and social media so that we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.

How Your Information May Be Used
The CCBH and 216Teens does not provide, sell, rent or share your mail address, personal information or social media contact information to anyone outside of the organization unless you give us consent to do so.

We use your personal information to provide you with personalized service; to send alerts to you as requested and to answer or respond to requests. You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease all communications from us. We may also use your information to track visitors of our website to determine which features are most popular to better serve user needs. We may also use your personal information to analyze traffic on our sites. This does not include us collecting information about or identifying you personally, but rather shows us what visitors in what geographic locations or other demographics have retrieved certain content or used certain features.

Anonymous user profile data may be shared with our partners and affiliates on an aggregate basis only. Any information that personally identifies you may be shared with third parties only with your prior consent and agreement.

Special Rules for Contests, Promotions and/or Certain Surveys or Polls and/or Other Communications
From time to time, CCBH and our partners/affiliates may conduct contests or promotions on or in connection with 216Teens. For such contests or promotions that appear on this website and related social media, each contest or promotion may have additional terms, conditions and rules (“Rules”) which will be posted or made available to you and the Rules will be deemed as a part of the Terms of Use and shall override any prior agreement only for purposes of your participation or involvement in the promotion or contest.

For certain (but not all) surveys or polls (on or related to 216Teens and social media, you may be asked to provide certain information in order to participate. This information may include your email address, zip code, age, gender, race/ethnicity, demographic information, and/or other information. Some information may be optional. We will never share your personal information without your consent.

We may also on occasion give you the option to comment/provide feedback or report a problem about our website. Personally identifying information such as an email address may be used to send you emails related to your comments or feedback only.

External Links
216Teens and our social media may provide links to external websites. These links do not fall under the domain of CCBH nor 216Teens. We are not responsible for and cannot control the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk. We encourage all users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information under our control and domain, which is information collected by 216Teens through this website and on our related social media.

Children Under Age 12
This website and our social media is intended only for users who are 12 years of age and older. If you are under the age of 12, you must exit this website now.

216Teens does not knowingly solicit, collect, or display personal information from anyone under the age of 12, nor do we knowingly allow such persons to engage with or use this website.

Modifications, Amendments and Changes to this Privacy Policy
We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time; please review it periodically. We maintain the option to modify this privacy and give notice at any time. Such changes and modifications will be posted by electronic notice on our website and your use of our website and social media will be deemed to be your agreement to the terms in effect at the time you use it.

Contacting Us
If you have any questions about the Privacy Policy or Terms of Use, or the practices of this website or related social media, you may use the “contact us” link provided on the website, or you may contact us offline by contacting:

216Teens/Cuyahoga County Board of Health
5550 Venture Drive
Parma, OH 44130

Our business hours are: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.