Healthy Zone School Recognition Program® and the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program® website (collectively "Healthy Zone School Recognition Program®"), including its related services, is owned by The Cooper Institute®. This Privacy Policy explains what The Cooper Institute® does to keep information about you private and secure, and describes our practices regarding collection, use and disclosure of information that you may provide via this site/application. The Healthy Zone School Recognition Program® is committed to a quality web experience while protecting the privacy of its users and viewers. This site/application is intended for use by residents of the United States.


By using this site/application, and its related Healthy Zone School Recognition Program® services, you accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, and any modification to the Privacy Policy. Whenever you submit information via this site/application, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


Some areas of this site/application may ask you to submit personally identifiable information in order for you to benefit from the specified features (such as the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program® Application). You will be informed what information is required and what information is optional.


This site/application uses "Persistent" cookies which are small text files placed on your computer's hard drive to store information on your computer so information you have previously provided (such as user IDs) is readily retrievable, creates a personalized experience, helps track what areas of the website are easier for you to use, more enjoyable, and which areas need improvement.


Except as otherwise stated, we may use information collected via this site/application to select appropriate schools for the program, to improve the content of our site/application, to customize the site/application to you, to communicate information to you, for our research purposes, and for any other purpose specified. In addition, we may make full use of all information acquired through this site/application. The Healthy Zone School Recognition Program® reserves the right to use aggregate, anonymous data about our users, including users responses to surveys, for research and educational purposes, improving the website and programs, analyzing user data, and partnering with various State and Federal agencies to improve health education. The Healthy Zone School Recognition Program® does not sell, rent or lease its user personally identifiable user lists to third-parties and all information will be kept confidential.

The Healthy Zone School Recognition Program® may disclose personal information or data (1) when required to do so to satisfy an applicable law, (2) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (3) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program®, their users or the public as required or permitted by law.

The Healthy Zone School Recognition Program® allows access to its databases by third parties that provide the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program® with services, such as technical support and maintenance, but only for the purpose of and to the extent necessary to provide you with the services of the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program®. Our service providers who have access to our databases for the above-referenced purposes shall be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy.


This site/application takes reasonable steps to protect personally identifiable information as you transmit it through our site/application and to protect such information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever completely secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this site/application may not be secure.


Digital encryption technology utilizes a long set of codes to scramble, and then decode, information. A digital key is simply a very special number, or group of numbers, that is carefully chosen to have certain mathematical properties. Depending on the encryption algorithm being used, the key may be a large random number or a set of related numbers. These keys are the basis of online identity verification. Once information has been scrambled using the public set of codes for Healthy Zone School Recognition Program®, the only place they can ever be decoded is on our Secure Server. This data is not shared with or sold to any other institution or group.

Another very important part of this technology has to do with secure browsers. Most modern browsers easily handle encryption codes, however, if you are using an older version of the software, it would be wise to upgrade now. Then you know you have the best security protection available. To test your current browser, see the information below.

There are several ways to tell if the security is working.

  • A small window may pop up to tell you this is a secure link and asks if you want to continue…
  • When it does switch over to a secure link, look at the link address up in the location window of your browser. Instead of the usual http:// you will notice that it has changed to https:// The 's' denotes Secure Mode. If that does NOT show up, you are not in secure mode.
  • Most browsers also have a small graphic that will pop up and stay in the lower right hand corner of the browser window to denote that you are browsing in a secure mode. A picture of a lock, similar to the one used in our secure graphic, is a good example.



This site/application may contain links or references to other Web sites to which this Privacy Policy does not apply. You should read the Privacy Policy of every website you visit.


If you have any questions, comments, requests, or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us as follows: Call 972-716-7058, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm CST, except holidays.


If this Privacy Policy changes, such modifications will be posted on the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program® website at along with the date of the most recent revision so that our users and viewers know what information is collected on the website and how that information is used.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on February 7, 2011.

© The Cooper Institute®. 2011 All rights reserved.

This site/application is published by The Cooper Institute®, which is solely responsible for its contents. This website/application is intended for visitors from the United States.

The Cooper Institute® as a 501.c.3. nonprofit does not endorse any product, service or linked-to entity.


The Healthy Zone School Recognition Program®, FitnessGram® and Healthy Fitness Zone® are all registered trademarks of The Cooper Institute® in Dallas.  

To preserve the integrity of the Healthy Zone School brand identity, this material may not be reproduced. The shape, color and lettering of the icon should not be distorted or altered in any way. The Healthy Zone School brand may not be used to endorse any commercial product or service without prior consent from United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and The Cooper Institute®.