NRI Website Policies


Thank you for visiting the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute, Inc. (NRI) website and reviewing our privacy policy. Our privacy policy is clear: NRI will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us. The NRI does not sell, exchange, or release your personal information to parties outside the NRI without your explicit consent. Once we obtain your consent, we consider it valid until revoked by you.

The following explains how we handle information about your visit to our site:


If You Browse or Download Information

If your visit to our site consists only of browsing, reading pages, or downloading information, then we will automatically gather and store just the following generic information (information that does not identify you personally) about your visit:

  • The city, state and country from where you access the internet

  • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example,, if you are connecting from an America Online account)

  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our Website

  • The date and time you access our site

  • The pages, files, documents and links that you visit on our site

  • The Internet address of the website from which you linked to this Website


This information helps us improve our site and tells us the number of visitors and the types of technology they use.


If You Send Us Personal Information

If you choose to provide us with personal information through an e-mail, form, or publication order, we store the e-mail so that we can respond electronically. NRI does not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about our visitors, unless required for law enforcement or by statute. We may permit third-party contractors access to your personal information only when we use them for the initial sorting of e-mails, forms, or publication orders. We require these contractors to handle your personal information in accordance with NRI privacy protection guidelines.


The NRI’s Website will only collect personal information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide by, for example, sending emails, completing forms, registering for conferences, meetings, or other programs, responding to surveys or ordering merchandise. We may contact you to provide information about NRI activities, such as meetings and conferences that may interest you. We will never share your name or information outside the NRI unless you affirmatively authorize us to do so.When we send you such information by email, you will always have an immediate opportunity to decline further communication. Please use the contact specified in the email so that we can remove you from the list that contains your name. If you are uncertain about whom to contact, you may contact the NRI Webmaster or call 703-738-8160.


Children and Privacy

The NRI is concerned about protecting children's privacy. We do not collect personally identifiable information from children. If a visitor known to be a child (under the age of 13) sends an email to the NRI, we will only use it to respond to the writer and we will not otherwise retain the information.



We take reasonable precautions to ensure that all credit card transactions that occur on the web site are secure. When you submit your credit card for any purchase at the NRI’s Website, that transaction is encrypted using “Secure Socket Layer” (SSL) encryption to prevent your credit card information from being seen as it travels over the Internet to our servers. We monitor network traffic to ensure that our site remains available to all users and to identify unauthorized attempts to access, upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.Unauthorized access is prohibited and punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.



When you visit the NRI website, it will attempt to set "session cookies" on your browser. A browser session begins when you open your browser and ends when you close it. A cookie is a text file that a website transfers to your browser in order to "remember" specific information about your visit or visits. Cookies are used to track usage patterns, traffic trends and customer behavior, as well as to record other information from the Website. Information that we collect from cookies will not be used to create profiles of users and will only be used in aggregate form. Unlike persistent cookies, session cookies do not remain on your computer after you close your browser. Thus, closing your browser will delete NRI session cookies.

You may set your browser to refuse cookies from any website that you visit. If you so choose, you may still gain access to most of the NRI’s Website, but the cookies make it easier for you to use the dynamic features of certain pages.

To protect your privacy, be sure to close your browser completely after you have finished conducting business with a website that uses cookies. If you are concerned about the potential use of information that cookies gather from your computer, you can set your browser to ask for your permission before it accepts a cookie. Most browsers have settings that let you identify and/or reject cookies.


Questions about NRI Privacy Policies

You should send questions about NRI privacy policies to the NRI Compliance Officer.



NRI is committed to making our website accessible to people with disabilities. If you rely on assistive technologies (such as Braille or screen readers) to access the Web and encounter problems visiting our site, please let us know. To report an accessibility problem, you should send an e-mail to the NRI Webmaster.


NRI does not endorse or recommend any commercial products or services. Inclusion of an author's views or opinions on our website does not mean they state or reflect those of NRI, and private parties may not use them for advertising or product endorsement purposes.


Medical Information

NRI does not intend to provide specific medical advice on our website, but rather to help visitors better understand state mental health systems and to display statistical analyses as well as state mental health provision information. NRI makes every attempt to provide accurate and current information, however we cannot guarantee that the information is the latest nor that it is at all times 100% accurate. NRI will not provide specific medical advice and urges you to consult with a qualified mental health or health care provider for diagnosis and for answers to your personal questions.


Links to Other Sites

Within the NRI Website there are links to non- NRI websites. When you link to third party websites, you leave our Website and no longer will be subject to our privacy policy. The NRI is neither responsible for the privacy practices nor the content of non-NRI websites. A link is not intended to be an endorsement of the non-NRI website or its content.



Updated: 06/03/2014.