Text Timeout Program
Thanks for your interest in Text Timeout, a weekly self check-in program.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Every Sunday you will receive a text message with a link to a guided reflection questionnaire, which will cover a range of topics pertaining to physical, mental, and emotional wellness. The prompts are designed to encourage self-awareness, mindfulness, and positive thinking. Research has shown that individuals who engage in this type of regular self-reflection are more likely to adopt healthy behaviors, experience lower levels of stress, and have better overall health outcomes. Our goal with this program is to simplify the process of self-reflection and encourage its inclusion in your weekly routine.
Texts are sent on Sunday afternoon/evening (at 4 pm PST/7 pm EST), giving you an opportunity to put a bow on the week that just ended and gear up for the one that lies ahead. To get the most out of your reflection, you'll want to set aside 5-10 minutes of quiet alone time (this is the "timeout" piece) - don't open the text until you're ready to begin. Put in headphones, listen to some music, and use the prompts to help you thoughtfully, honestly, and kindly evaluate how you've been feeling.
Your completed reflection will be sent to your inbox automatically. Consider creating a folder of your responses so that you have a record of your progress over time - similar to a paper journal. If you don't feel like typing your responses each week that's OK too - simply looking through the questions and considering how you're doing will still have an impact.
Please be advised that we don't monitor our text inbox. Our text service is designed to provide you with a reminder to check in on your wellbeing with the goal of helping you become more attuned to the current state of your physical, mental, and emotional health. However, it is not intended as a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice. If you have any concerns about your health or well-being, please seek the advice of a qualified medical or mental health professional. By using our text service, you agree to hold harmless the company and its affiliates from any claims arising from your use of the service.
Information Collection: We collect personal information such as your phone number, name, and email address when you sign up for our program. By enrolling in Text Timeout, you are automatically added to The Greatest College Health Guide's mailing list.
Use of Information: We use your personal information to send you weekly questionnaires via SMS and updates via email when necessary. We may also use your journaling responses for research and analysis purposes.
Information Sharing: We may share your personal information with third-party service providers who assist us in operating the program or conducting our business. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
Anonymous Sharing of Responses: We may share journaling responses on social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, or TikTok. Responses will always be shared anonymously, and no personal information such as your name or phone number will ever be shared with the public. Our intention is to a) encourage others to partake in self-reflection and b) provide examples that showcase a variety of experiences. Our priority when deciding which responses to share publicly is to ensure the safety, respect, and privacy of our users. We will exercise discretion in all cases, using our best judgment to make these decisions. However, if you would prefer to not have your responses shared anonymously on social media, that's 100% fine. You will have a chance to note this preference at the end of each survey.
Data Security: We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction. However, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
Data Retention: We retain your personal information for as long as necessary to provide the program and to comply with legal obligations.
Your Rights: You have the right to access, correct, or delete your personal information. You can also request that we limit the use of your personal information or opt-out of the anonymous sharing of your journaling responses. To exercise these rights, please note this preference at the end of each survey or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Opt-Out: If you wish to no longer receive texts, you can reply to any of the SMS prompts with STOP or send an email to email@example.com
Thank you for your participation!