Privacy Policy

Effective July 20, 2009

WellApps realizes that its mobile applications and website , www.wellapps.com (we refer to them both below as the “Service”), can only work if we build trust with our patient communities. This policy outlines the type of information WellApps collects from its members and how it is shared with other parties. We reserve the right to modify this policy at any time, and without prior notice, by posting amended terms on this website. We encourage you to review this policy periodically for any updates.

WHAT KIND OF DATA WE COLLECT AND WHY

WellApps enables you to track your disease history online in order to monitor your symptoms and report more accurate data to your doctors, resulting in better diagnosis, treatment and recovery. In order to do so, WellApps creates an account specifically for you.

If you become a member of the Service, you will be asked to enter certain information. This data (“Profile Data”), is generally not personally identifiable to you, and may include some or all of the following:

* Condition/disease information, including diagnosis date, first symptom information, and family history
* Treatment regimens, including treatment start dates, stop dates, and dosages
* Symptoms experienced, including severity and duration
* Primary and secondary outcome scores over time
* Biographical information, including bio, gender, age (or birth date), location (city, state & country), and general notes.

In addition to your Profile Data, you will be asked to enter additional information that identifies you ("Personal Information"), such as your name and e-mail address. This personal information may be used to communicate with you, provide you with specific services you select, and send you e-mails about Service maintenance and updates.

You control and authorize who can gain access to your account by use of your e-mail address and password. If you wish to grant your physician direct on-line or mobile access to your data, you must give the physician your email address, and you will receive a confirmation e-mail to opt in and confirm that this physician is authorized to see your Profile Data.

In addition, individual Profile Data, as well as collective real-time data of all of our patient members (“members”), may be used by clinicians, researchers and other medical professionals to improve treatment and diagnosis of chronic illness. In order to enable this functionality, we will create a second class of members comprised of health professionals, i.e., clinicians, researchers and physicians generally involved in treatment of the applicable conditions (the “Professional Members”). We will provide our Professional Members with aggregate or individual data, on a non-personally-identifiable basis, for research and commercial purposes. For example, we may look at scientific questions such as, "Do certain treatments work better for some types of people versus others?" We may report percentages of patients trying a particular treatment or experiencing a particular symptom. In addition to serving the individual needs of our members, WellApps may enable on-going research studies. Furthermore, we may provide an opt-in service to allow our future partners to communicate directly with you through our system.

In order to enable the aggregation of such data and enhance the Service’s effectiveness, it is up to our members to embrace the Service’s multiple purposes and use of the data you enter, i.e., the more complete your entries, the more valuable such collective data may be for the Professional Members.

WellApps will never rent, sell or share information that personally identifies you for marketing purposes.

We may also periodically ask you to complete short surveys. You are free to respond or not. Your participation in these surveys is not required, and your refusal to do so will not impact your experience on the Service. To create the best possible tools, research, and functionality for patients in general, we may also review your Personal Information internally as needed.

Even if you do not register on the Service, if you visit the online version of the Service, we may collect non-personal information about you through the use of cookies, a required component of the WellApps service. A cookie is a small data file, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a website 's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. WellApps uses two types of cookies: Session Cookies, and Persistent Cookies. Session Cookies are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the website. Session cookies do not store any personally identifying information, only a unique visitor ID number that we can use to customize the WellApps functionality for you. Persistent Cookies remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer, even after you leave the WellApps website or application. Persistent cookies do not store any personally identifying information, only preferences that should persist from visit to visit. In addition to facilitating the collection of information, we use cookies to monitor the number of people using the Service and links from the Service.

SECURITY PROCEDURES AND OTHER SECURITY ISSUES

WellApps takes commercially reasonable technical precautions to help keep your data secure. We require both a personal username and a password in order to access one’s Personal Information, and we use firewalls to protect information held on our services. Despite WellApps’ efforts to protect your Personal Information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet or via your wireless carrier may be intercepted.

RISKS AND BENEFITS

While our goal is to help patients improve health outcomes, there are no certain benefits to using this Service. However, keeping track of personal well-being, treatments and symptoms has been shown to be helpful in improving overall health. In addition, the collection of real-time global symptom data aids research and contributes to progress towards more effective treatment of chronic illness. Of course, you are free to stop using this service at any time

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PRIVACY POLICY

If you have questions or comments about our privacy policy, please contact us at: brett@wellaspps.com.