GET FIT TN: It's time to GET FIT Tennessee!

Privacy Policy

The information posted on this web site will be protected and kept private. By posting information here, you are giving consent for select and restricted administrative users to access general health data and outcomes (e.g. diet and nutrition logs, smoking data, weight loss trends, etc). Any data used by administrators will be de-identified to ensure your privacy. Access to Personal Information will be restricted to only those personnel with a legitimate business purpose.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this web site or our privacy policy, please contact us by sending an email message to getfit.info@tn.gov.

Our approach to privacy

We want people, both adults and children 8 and older, who visit our site to be able to take part fully in the activities and offers we provide. We also want to make sure that when we collect information from users we do so in a way that does not infringe upon yours or your child's right to privacy. This Privacy Policy is designed to give you useful information about your rights and the way we collect and use personal information.

Children under 13 years of age

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") requires us to inform parents and legal guardians about how our site collects, uses and discloses personal information that is collected from children under the age of 13 who use the GetFitTN.com web site. COPPA also requires that we obtain consent of parents/guardians in order for children under 13 years of age to use certain features of the GetFitTN.com web site. Following is an explanation of how we comply with these COPPA requirements.

Children can view many features, photos and information and use some of the tools on the GetFitTn.com web site without providing any personal information. In order to use the FitnessTracker, which may result in children providing personal information, we request that children get their parent/legal guardian's permission. We do not ask any user to disclose any more information than is reasonably necessary to enable them to use the FitnessTracker tools and to ensure that our web site is in keeping with our user's needs. Below, we discuss the information that is collected and how it is handled for all users, regardless of age.

Older children

Those who fall within the age range of 13 to 18 can create a membership on this site by giving their personal consent. We encourage anyone who is under the age of 18 to get their parent's or legal guardian's consent before creating a membership and to fully read this Privacy Policy.

The information we collect and how we use it

We do not disclose personal information we have collected from you or your child through this web site to third parties. Besides what we describe in this Privacy Policy, we do not maintain any personal information obtained from users through this web site in a retrievable form. When you want to create a membership on our web site, this is the information we ask for and how we use it:

To sign up for a membership, we ask for your name, your age category, your gender, your email address (or parent's email address for those under age 13), and your county of residence. This information is important for tracking your fitness progress against others who are in your age, gender or county category when entered into online fitness competitions.

If you enter health goals and health check-in information, we ask you for your weight and/or number of cigarettes smoked. This is used for you to track your progress against your weight or smoking cessation goals. We do not share this information with anyone—it is used only for your ability to track your own progress against goals you have set.

Occasionally, GetFitTN.com may aggregate a user's non-identifying information with the information from other users. This aggregated, non-identifying data may be disclosed to third parties, including but not limited to other GetFitTN.com users. By becoming a member of GetFitTN, you have authorized GetFitTN.com to use all data, including confidential medical data, provided to the website to achieve the purpose and goals of the program.

When you establish a FitnessTracker membership on the GetFitTN.com web site, we will send you a welcome email that will require you to click a link to activate your membership. We will also periodically send you emails with update information about the site or competitions you have entered. You can unsubscribe from these periodic emails by advising us through the email link titled "UNSUBSCRIBE" at the bottom of each email. If you are entered into a Team competition, your Team members have the ability to send you emails by clicking on your User Name in the Team Roster tab of the web site.

GetFitTN.com owns all Personal Information provided to it by individuals. When an individual provides Medical Information to the web site, the individual acknowledges his/her assignment of the right to use the data to the web site.

Cookies

We use cookies on this web site. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your web browser. They enable us to recognize your web browser. This means cookies tell us when you have visited our web site and where you have been, but they do not identify you personally – just the presence of your browser. We use cookies to see how often people visit our web site and what they look at. This helps us to know what parts of the web site are popular and what people are interested in. If you do not want us to use cookies on your computer use your browser's help section to disable or filter cookies.