Terms & Conditions

  • All messages are composed and sent by private individuals and not by Sinch.
  • Message and data rates may apply.
  • Neither Sinch nor carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages.
  • International rates apply if using an international number to Join Text For Humanity.
  • Text For Humanity is optimized to work using the 23 numbers in their domestic location, however coverage of other destinations by these numbers may be possible. Local numbers cover Australia, Austria, CA, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and the US.
  • To the extent permitted by law, Sinch make no representations or warranties for the Text For Humanity service and accepts no liability at all towards any person due to actions taken, or omitted to be taken in relation to the Text For Humanity campaign. Sinch reserves all rights, but have no obligation to, moderate messages for any reason, including to ensure message content is positive and in keeping with the campaign ethos.
  • Text for Humanity is a feel-good collaboration aimed at making the world a little happier. It is not a substitute or replacement for mental health services by provided by a trained and qualified provider.
  • In addition to your message, only your first name, country and potential other information you choose to share will be shared with the person who receives your message. Your phone number will not be shared with the person who receives your message. You can leave the service at any point by replying STOP. For technical support please email [email protected]



Privacy Policy

By using this website or the Text For Humanity campaign (“Text For Humanity”), you consent to the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”). The Privacy Policy applies to the processing of personal data carried out by Sinch AB (publ) as the supplier of the Text For Humanity website and messaging product, or any of its subsidiaries (“We”, “Our”, “Us” or “Sinch”). Please do not engage in any of these activities if you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Your privacy is important to Us. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you about the information We may gather about you, how We may use that information, whether We disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding Our use of the information We collect.

Information Collected by Sinch
“Personal Data” or “Personal Data” means information relating to an identified or identifiable person. In general, Sinch will collect Personal Data from you based upon your use of the Site and Text For Humanity, as follows:

TEXT FOR HUMANITY REGISTRATION
In order to access and use Text For Humanity, you are required to provide Us with certain information, including your phone number, first name and location. We may also request, but you will not be required to provide, additional information depending on the campaign. We use this information to provide the service, including to maintain the thread of the conversation and ensure that we do not send your message back to you. Part of the information you provide will also be shared with the receiver when communicating your text message, including your first name and country and depending on the campaign, any other information that you choose to provide us with, if applicable. We will not share your phone number with the person who receives your message. The processing is necessary for the performance of our contract with you regarding Text For Humanity and on your consent. You can always withdraw your consent at any time. We will only save your Personal Data during the time of the campaign and for an additional seven (7) days, and will then delete all of your Personal Data. If you opt out of the campaign, we will delete your Personal Data within seven (7) days.

COOKIES
What Are Cookies and How Do I Disable Them?

Cookies are files that web browsers place on a computer’s hard drive. You can disable cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Note that you may be prevented from using the Site or Text For Humanity effectively or at all if cookies are disabled. To see more information on disabling cookies click here.

How do the Site and services use cookies?

The Text For Humanity website uses session cookies containing encrypted information to allow the system to uniquely identify you while you visiting the site. This information allows Us to process your online data. We use persistent cookies, which only we can read and use, to identify who is visiting the site and other demographic information which is anonymised.

The site utilizes cookies as follows:

Cookie Name

Party

Category

Expiration Time

Description

_ga

Google Universal Analytics

Analytical/ performance cookies

2 years

Used to distinguish users.

_gid

Google Universal Analytics

Analytical/ performance cookies

24 hours

Used to distinguish users.

_gat

Google Universal Analytics

Analytical/ performance cookies

1 minute

Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>

AMP_TOKEN

 

Analytical/ performance cookies

30 seconds to 1 year

Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Clinet ID from AMP Clinet ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error in retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.

_Gac_<property-id>

 

Analytical/ performance cookies

90 days

Contains campaign related information rot he user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Google Ads accounts, Google Ads website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.

_cfduid

Cloud Flare

Analytical/ performance cookies

30 days

Used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from.

We also may from time to time engage third parties to track and analyze non-personally identifiable usage and volume statistical information from visitors to our websites to help us administer the websites and improve its quality. Such third parties may use cookies to help track visitor behavior. Such cookies will not be used to associate individual website visitors to any Personal Data (defined below). All data collected by such third parties on Our behalf is used only to provide Us with information on site usage and is not shared with any other third parties.

How We Use Information
We may use data We obtain as described above for purposes relating to our website and services, including (a) providing the website and Text for Humanity to you, (b) facilitating third parties to participate in the provision and improvement of the website and service (including without limitation mobile network operators, hosting partners, and other service providers), and (c) raising queries with you, and responding to issues you may raise, whether relating to Text For Humanity or otherwise.

Disclosures and Sharing of Information
As a matter of policy, We do not sell or rent any of your information to third parties for any advertising or marketing purposes. However, the following describes some of the ways that We may disclose your information in the normal course of providing Text For Humanity.

DISCLOSURE TO MENTAL HEALTH ORGANISATION AND EDELMAN DEPORTIVO

The Text For Humanity campaign is performed by Us together with Our partners Mental Health America (“MHA”) and Edelman Deportivo (”ED”). No personal data will be transferred to MHA, ED or any other third parties.

DISCLOSURE TO OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS

Your personal data may be transferred to and processed by third party providers and suppliers which perform services for Us (data processors), to enable these companies to perform the services requested by Company. Only personal data that is necessary to fulfil the purposes will be provided to these companies. All third party providers and suppliers must follow Our instructions and applicable written data processor agreements and any other agreements that are in place between Us and Our third party providers/suppliers, and must implement appropriate technical and organizational measures for the protection of the personal data. For a complete list of Our data processors, please click here.

LEGAL REQUESTS & COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
We reserve the right to disclose information as required by law or regulation and when We believe that disclosure is necessary to protect Our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process. Notwithstanding any provisions herein, We may disclose Personal Data to governmental authorities when required or reasonably requested to do so by such governmental authorities. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the extent that it is in conflict with any law that may be applicable to the Personal Data of a Data Subject.

PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA OUTSIDE EU AND SWITZERLAND
A third party that receives your Personal Data may be located in a country that offers a lower level of protection for personal data than in the EU and Switzerland. Personal data may be transferred to a country, that offers a lower level of protection for personal data, but only if it is ensured that the personal data is adequately protected by the receiving parties in such countries. Adequate protection may typically be to impose on the receiving party contractual obligations that ensure that such party maintains the same high level of privacy and data security as practiced by Sinch.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO SINCH AFFILIATES
Because Sinch is a global company, We may share your information with other Sinch affiliates and business units in other parts of the world in order to provide you with Text For Humanity. Your Personal Data may be transferred by Us from your home country to Sinch employees in Sinch offices around the world, who may communicate with you regarding your enquiry. Please understand that We limit access to your Personal Data to only those Sinch employees who We believe need access in order to provide services to you or to otherwise perform their duties.

De-identification
Sinch may de-identify or depersonalize data into anonymized and aggregate data that it derives from you (“Anonymous Data”). Anonymous Data means data that includes no Personal Data or unique identifiers that could later be used to refer to the Personal Data to which the data was once associated. Sinch uses only Anonymous Data in performing analyses, and may disclose Anonymous Data to third parties.

This Site is Not for Use by Children
Protecting the privacy of children is important to Sinch. For that reason, the Site is structured specifically to not attract anyone under 13, nor do We collect or maintain Personal Data on the Site from those who Sinch actually knows are under 13. If Sinch learns or is notified that it has collected information from users under the age of 13, Sinch will immediately delete such Personal Data.

Opt-Out
We provide you the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having your Personal Data used for Text for Humanity. If you register with Us but no longer wish to be part of the campaign, you may opt-out of it by texting “STOP” to the number which you received the message from.

Security
We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to guard against unauthorized or unlawful processing of your Personal Data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, your Personal Data. Sinch uses industry-standard security measures to protect the integrity and confidentiality of any Personal Data it owns, including, in appropriate circumstances, the use of firewalls, restricted access, and encrypted transmissions. Sinch limits access to Personal Data to those persons in Sinch’s organization who have a business need to process such Personal Data. However, no company, including Sinch, can fully eliminate the security risks associated with such Personal Data. Due to factors beyond Sinch’s control, Sinch cannot ensure that Personal Data will not be disclosed to third parties. For example, Sinch may become legally obligated to disclose such data, or, despite precautions, third parties may circumvent security measures to intercept or access such data.

Disclaimer
We cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other Personal Data will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. By way of example (without limiting the foregoing), We may be forced to disclose Personal Data to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, or users may abuse or misuse your Personal Data that they collect from the Site.

Third Parties
Please be advised this Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Sinch does not own or control, or to people that Sinch does not employ or manage. This includes links to other websites on the Site. Sinch recommends that you be aware when you leave the Site and read the terms of use and privacy policies of any site, product or service that collects Personal Data.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it regularly. If We make changes to this Privacy Policy, We will post the revised Privacy Policy on the Site and other places We deem appropriate. All such changes shall be binding on you 30 days after they are initially posted on the Site unless you are a new user, in which case they are binding on you immediately.

Your rights

RIGHT TO ACCESS AND RECTIFICATION

You have the right to request access to the personal data relating to you. This includes the right to be informed whether or not personal data about you is being processed, what personal data is being processed, and the purpose of the processing. You also have the right to rectify or add personal data if the personal data is inaccurate or incomplete.

RIGHT TO ERASURE

You may also request that your personal data be erased if e.g. the personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, the processing is unlawful, or the personal data has to be erased to enable us to comply with a legal requirement. There are other circumstances where your personal data can be erased; please contact Us if you would like to find out whether your personal data can be erased (see below for contact details). Please note that We may reject your request if the processing is permitted or required according to law or any other relevant legal ground.

RIGHT TO OBJECT

You are also entitled to object to certain processing or request that the processing of the personal data be restricted if you believe the personal data may not be correct, if you believe the processing is unlawful, or if you believe that Sinch no longer needs the personal data for the purposes stated in this policy.

RIGHT TO DATA PORTABILITY

If you request access to personal data about you that you yourself have provided and if the personal data is being processed automatically with your consent or in accordance with a contract between you and Us, you may request that the data is provided in a structured, commonly-used and machine-readable format and you may also request that the personal data is transmitted to another controller, if this is technically feasible.

Contact Information
If you would like to contact us with inquiries or complaints or regarding your rights, limit or opt-out of certain communications, or if you have suggestions for improving this privacy policy, please send an e-mail to [email protected], or fill out the form in the Contact Us link on this website. Once We have confirmed your identity, We will use reasonable commercial efforts to address any concerns that you may have in accordance with applicable law. Please note that even if you object to certain processing of personal data, We may still continue this processing if permitted or required to do so by law, for example to enable us to fulfil legal requirements, or fulfil obligations under a contract with you.