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Privacy Policy - Mobile Version (6Oct2014)

This privacy policy governs your use of the software application GravidPluss (“Application”) for mobile devices that was created by UNIK on behalf of the GravidPluss Research Project. The Application is collecting your blood sugar values through an external device and provides you with recommendations to keep control of your diabetes. The application is tailored towards pregnant women, and detailed information is currently only available for women participating in the clinical GravidPluss study.

The Application obtains the information you provide when you download and register the Application. In order to evaluate whether you are a member of the clinical group, we need your mobile phone number and will retrieve the identification code of your device. All other information about you are kept in the Application itself, and are not retrieved by us. The outcome of the clinical study is to get quantitative effects from using mobile devices in health-related questions, thus we collect statistical data on the usage of the app.

For a more detailed description of the Privacy Policy, please visit: http://privacy.gravidpluss.org (the Full Version hereafter)

Privacy Policy for GravidPluss - Full Version (6Oct2014)

This privacy policy governs your use of the software application GravidPluss (“Application”) for mobile devices that was created by UNIK on behalf of the GravidPluss Research Project. The Application is collecting your blood sugar values through an external device and provides you with recommendations to keep control of your diabetes. The application is tailored towards pregnant women, and detailed information is currently only available for women participating in the clinical GravidPluss study.

User Provided Information

The Application obtains the information you provide when you download and register the Application. In order to evaluate whether you are a member of the clinical group, we need your mobile phone number and will retrieve the identification code of your device. All other information about you are kept in the Application itself, and are not retrieved by us. The outcome of the clinical study is to get quantitative effects from using mobile devices in health-related questions, thus we collect statistical data on the usage of the app.

However, we don't retrieve your blood sugar or personal information. We have an print option in the Application allowing you to transfer your blood sugar data on paper to your doctor.

We will use your mobile phone number to remind you to fill in three questionnaires, one by becoming a participant in the study, a second one half-ways and a third one three months after the birth of your child. We will not bother you with any other information ("no nonsense").

Automatically Collected Information

The Application may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile devices unique device ID, statistical information like your origin, your region, and information about the way you use the Application. These data are solely collected as part of the scientific study GravidPluss, and will not be used elsewhere.

This Application does not collect precise information about the location of your mobile device.

We will not disclose any information with third parties, except where disclosure is required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process.

Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information

You can stopp all collection of information by the Application easily by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network. - However, please consider before uninstalling that you help developing an application which is of use for pregnant women in a similar situation.

We will retain Automatically Collected Information as well as statistical relevant User Provided data for as long as you use the Application and for a reasonable time thereafter. We will not store your mobile phone number, or any other personal identifiable information.

If you’d like us to delete statistical identifiers of your User Provided Data that you have provided via the Application, please contact us at app-dev@unik.no and we will respond in a reasonable time. Please note that the mobile phone number and the device identifier are required in order for the Application to function properly.

Children

This Application is for pregnant women. We do not collect any data from children. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at app-dev@unik.no. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.

Security

We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorised employees, contractors and scientists who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Application. Please be aware that, although we endeavour provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.

Changes

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy on http://privacy.gravidpluss.org and through a link in your application. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes. You can check the history of this policy by clicking on http://privacy.gravidpluss.org .

Your Consent

By using the Application, you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. "Processing,” means using cookies on a computer/hand held device or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information, all of which activities will take place in Norway. If you reside outside of Norway, your information will be transferred, processed and stored there under the Norwegian privacy standards.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at app-dev@unik.no.

Version History

  • V1.0 from 6Oct2014 - current version

Note regarding privacy of Mobile Medical Apps

In the Netherlands, KNMG has been performed an analysis regarding privacy of mobile apps: Medical App Checker: a Guide to assessing Mobile Medical Apps