Effective Date: September 18, 2023

Thank you for visiting the Stop Soldier Suicide (“SSS”) website and for your interest in our mission. We are committed to protecting your information privacy.

In this Privacy Notice you can review what information we collect from or about you or about another person you share with us (collectively, “you” or “your”), how we use this information, and how you can obtain further information from us concerning our information handling practices. This Privacy Notice applies to our online and offline information practices, including how and why we collect your information on this website and any other platform or services (collectively, our “Services”) that link or reference this Privacy Notice.

By using our Services or providing your personal information to us, you consent to the practices described in this Privacy Notice on your behalf and on behalf of the person (alive or deceased) whose information you have shared with us.

The collection, use, and disclosure of your information will always be consistent with our mission to reduce the suicide rate in the military community and save lives.

Information We Collect

We may collect or receive the following information from or about you:

  • contact information that identifies you, such as your name, phone number, and postal address when you apply for our Services;
  • payment information, such as payment method, or payment account number, and payment authorization when you make a purchase or donate;
  • electronic contact information, such as email address and mobile phone number;
  • demographic and sensitive information, such as your gender, race or ethnicity, marital status, geographic location, and/or primary language;
  • social media identifiers and/or information concerning your interests or opinions expressed through social media postings;
  • limited health and care service history information to confirm eligibility for our Services and to assess appropriate care when requesting clinical information or clinical services;
  • technical usage information using tracking technologies (for example, cookies, tags, pixels, web beacons, and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tracking Technologies”)), such as IP address, browser type, unique device identifier, geolocation, and device operating system, which may be linked to you;
  • limited health insurance or plan information, which may include provider or plan name, policy number, scope of coverage, and exclusions; and
  • any other personal information you voluntarily provide to us when engaging with us.

How We Use Your Information

We will use your information to provide our Services consistent with our mission to reduce the suicide rate in the military community and save lives. This includes, where applicable:

  • processing donations and payments, and providing you receipts;
  • communicating with you about our mission, events, and Services, as well as information you request from us or our third-party partners;
  • responding to your inquiries and feedback;
  • sending you newsletters and updates you have elected to receive;
  • processing your volunteer application and managing your volunteer activities;
  • communicating with you, posting your comments, or establishing a social connection with you on social media platforms;
  • measuring engagement and the effectiveness of our campaigns, and determining areas of interest of our constituency;
  • processing your application and enrollment in our Black Box Project, including conducting analytics on digital devices as part of the Back Box Project;
  • determining eligibility for and facilitating the provision of treatment services to you;
  • monitoring and confirming the provision of clinical services provided by clinicians with your authorization;
  • connecting you to programs or services you have requested, and providing program follow-up and evaluation;
  • managing our operations, such as conducting audits, fraud monitoring and prevention, data analysis, recordkeeping, developing new services, enhancing, improving, or modifying our programs and services, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of fundraising campaigns and mission activities, and updating and expanding our Services;
  • complying with applicable laws, rules, and regulations, and responding to law enforcement inquiries and requests for your information; and
  • with your consent, for other purposes you expressly authorize us to use your information at the time of collection.

Disclosure of Information

We may disclose your information in connection with the purposes noted above in the following ways:

  • to our employees, contractors, and third-party service providers who need to know such information to perform their duties such as processing donations, sending emails, fulfilling orders, rendering services, and analyzing data;
  • to send you marketing and promotional communications and materials concerning our Services and other products, services, and programs from us or third-parties we think may be of interest to you;
  • with third-party marketing partners and providers in connection with marketing analytics, targeted advertising, and cross-context marketing;
  • with treatment providers that participate in our program for the provision of treatment;
  • to coordinate treatment-related services with a referring organization;
  • if required by law, court order, or government regulations;
  • to enforce our Terms of Use;
  • to defend and protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others;
  • under circumstances we believe appropriate to coordinate treatment-related services with your provider or health plan, or for permissible public health purposes;
  • with any reorganization, merger, combination, transfer or winding down of our operations or assets; and
  • for research purposes.

We do not sell, rent, or share your personally identifying information to third-parties for their marketing purposes.

Usage Information Collected

In addition to information that uniquely identifies you when you use our digital Services, we also use Tracking Technologies to collect non-identifying standard web server traffic patterns and usage information, such as IP address, browser type, unique device identifier, geolocation, device operating system, website and application usage, browser information, navigation activities, preference settings, and length of website visit information (“Usage Information”). We collect and use Usage Information automatically to measure the success of our marketing campaigns, and compile statistics about digital service usage, conversion, and response rates. We also work with third-party service providers to target advertisements and outreach based on this information, in some cases combining data we collect using Tracking Technologies with other de-identified data.

In addition, we may allow third-party advertisers and their service providers to display content-specific advertisements to you on our digital Services or after you have left our digital Services, such as when you go to other websites. These third-parties may use Tracking Technologies to tailor advertisements to you based on interests shown when browsing our digital Services or by visiting other digital platforms. We do not control the third-party advertisers’ Tracking Technologies or the data collected by them. The use of such Tracking Technologies for advertisements by these third-parties are not covered by this Privacy Notice. We encourage you to review such third-party’s privacy policies and other terms to understand the choices you may have concerning information collected from or about you by these third-parties.

Certain Tracking Technologies may be rejected, disabled, or removed by tools that are available as part of most commercial browsers, and in some but not all instances can be blocked in the future by selecting certain settings. Each browser you use will need to be set separately and different browsers offer different functionality and options in this regard. Also, please be aware that if you disable or remove these Tracking Technologies some parts of our digital Services may not work and when you revisit our digital Services your ability to limit browser-based Tracking Technologies is subject to your browser settings and limitations. For information on managing these preferences, visit All About Cookies at https://allaboutcookies.org/how-to-manage-cookies or consult your Device or browser provider.

Various third parties are developing or have developed signals or other mechanisms known as “do not track signals”. For instance, some browsers may have such signal options, although they differ as to if the signal is set as default or must be turned on by the user. Further, there is currently no standard as to what sites and app operators should do with regard to these signals. Currently, we do not monitor or take any action with respect to these signals or other mechanisms, although we may consider doing so if an understandable and practical standard is developed and widely adopted.

For analytics , we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics may set cookies on your browser or mobile device or read cookies that are already there to collect information. Google Analytics may also receive information about you from apps you have downloaded that partner with Google. Google Analytics collects information such as how often you use our digital Services. We use the information provided by Google Analytics to improve these Services. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. For more information regarding how Google collects, uses, and shares your information please visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. By using our digital Services, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google as described here and in Google’s privacy policy. You can control the information provided to Google and opt out of certain ads provided by Google by using of the of the methods set forth in http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ or use the Google Analytics opt out browser add-on at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Protection of Information

We implement appropriate physical, technical, and administrative measures to safeguard personal information we collect. However, please note that no method of transmission or storage is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information.

If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us in accordance with the “How to Contact Us” section below.

Your Privacy Choices

You may contact us to request access, correction or deletion of information that personally identifies you or that we reasonably link to you. You may also object to our processing of such personal information and request the transfer of such personal information to another organization. If you wish to exercise any of these choices, please contact us using the information below.

Please note that if you choose not to provide us with certain personal information, this may limit your ability to use certain features of our Services or participate in our programs.

You may also elect to opt-out from receiving marketing emails or test messages from us by following the instructions in the communication, such as by using an “unsubscribe” feature linked from such communications.

Depending on the nature of your information we have collected and its use, we will retain your information for a period required by law and in accordance with our records retention policies and practices.

Children Information

We do not knowingly request or collect information from any person under 18 years of age. If you believe that your child under the age of 16 has submitted personal information to us, and you would like this info restricted or removed, please contact us using one of the methods provided in the “How to Contact Us” section below.

Third-Party Links and Platforms

Our digital Services may contain links to third-party websites, whose privacy practices may be different from ours. This Privacy Notice does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information, or other practices of any third-parties, including any third-party operating any website or service to which we link to.

Links to other sites do not imply our endorsement of the products or services or privacy or security practices of those third-parties. In addition, we are not responsible for the information collection, use, disclosure or security policies or practices of other organizations, such as Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, any other app developer, app provider, social media platform provider, operating system provider, wireless service provider or device manufacturer, including with respect to any personal information you disclose to other organizations through or in connection with the sites or our social media pages.

International Users

We do not intentionally direct our Services to users located outside the United States. If you are located outside the United States, your use of our Services is subject to the laws of the United States. Please note that the privacy laws in the United States may not provide the same level of protections as laws in your home jurisdiction. Your information will be processed by us subject to the laws of the United States.

If you disclose any personal information relating to other people to us, you represent that you have the authority to do so under the laws of your jurisdiction, and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Notice.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Notice, please contact us at:

Stop Soldier Suicide

P.O. Box 110605
Durham, NC 27709


Updates to this Privacy Notice

We may modify this Privacy Notice at any time without prior notice. The updated policy will be posted on our website, and the date of the last revision will be indicated in the revised Privacy Notice. By using our Services after these updates, you signify your acceptance of the revised Privacy Notice. If you do not agree to our Privacy Notice (including any updated Privacy Notice), please do not use our Services, or provide us your personal identifying information.

Last updated: September 18, 2023