Neurons — Privacy Policy

Shazino takes protecting your privacy very seriously. Please read the following to learn more about how we use and protect information collected through Neurons App (the “App”).

What is the purpose of the App?

Neurons is a new App powered by Apple’s ResearchKit. The App is a personalized tool to help you measure, monitor, and better manage the symptoms of multiple sclerosis using the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite (MSFC). The MSFC is a three-part, standardized, quantitative, assessment instrument for use in clinical studies, particularly clinical trials, of multiple sclerosis.

We hope that this technology may one day be used to screen patients in their homes for multiple sclerosis. However, we are not asking you to make any health decisions based on the use of the App. You should discuss health decisions directly with your healthcare provider.

What does this Privacy Policy cover?

This Privacy Policy covers our treatment of personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) that we gather when you are accessing or using the App. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies or institutions that we do not own or control, or to individuals that we do not employ or manage.

What information does the App collect?

The App may obtain information from you in two ways. The first is information that you manually enter into the App (e.g., survey responses). The second is information that the App collects automatically about you from your device. You may choose not to provide us with certain information. Some items automatically collected will be under your control and you may choose whether or not to provide this information by disabling/enabling this feature (e.g., GPS location information).

The App may also automatically receive technical information relating to your usage of the App such as your operating system, device, features used, content viewed and downloaded, the dates and times of your interactions with the App and other information. We may use this information to understand, customize and improve user experience with the App and the Study. For example, we may engage third-party analytics services to analyze this information in order to help us understand how visitors engage with and navigate the App, how and when features within the App are used and by how many users. Under no circumstance, however, will your health information be disclosed to such third-party analytics services.

Push Notifications

“Push notifications” are messages that are sent to your device to remind you of what you need to do in the App. The App will send you push notifications throughout your participation, to make sure that you know to do certain things. You can choose to disable notifications in settings.

Is Personal Information about me secure?

All information collected through the App is encrypted on your device. This makes it virtually impossible for anyone except the App to read your information. No data is sent to a server.

Access to the App on your device may be protected by a biometric authentication mechanism (such as Touch ID) or a passcode you select after downloading the App. One of these may need to be entered every time you access the App. You should take steps to prevent unauthorized access to your account and personal information by selecting and protecting your credentials appropriately and limiting access to your device.

The App may contain links to external websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on websites that may be accessed through these links. When following a link to another website, you should read that website’s privacy policy and make sure that you agree with it and can abide by it.

It is recommended that you run a current operating system (OS) on your device, review the privacy/security settings often, and restrict any unnecessary access.

What choices do I have?

You may choose not to install the App. You may stop all collection of information by the App at any time by uninstalling the App.

What limitations are there on my use of the App?

When you download the App, you receive a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-assignable license (without the right to sublicense) to install and use one copy of the App solely for your personal, non-commercial use. You must own or control the device on which you download the App. By downloading and using the App, you agree that you will not do anything to interfere with or disrupt the operation of the App, will provide only accurate and current information through the App, and will not impersonate anyone else in your use of the App. You further agree not to transmit content that you do not have the right to transmit or that infringes the rights of any party, and you agree to use the App in compliance with all applicable laws. You understand that the App or portions of it may be subject to patent, copyright, trademark and other intellectual property protection and that the ownership of software and other intellectual property related to the App, as well the goodwill associated therewith, remains with Shazino or its licensors. You agree that any improvements or other changes to the App are the sole property of Shazino.

Effective Date and Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of December 1, 2015. We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. New versions of this Privacy Policy are effective when they are updated into the App. Use of information the App collects now is subject to the version of the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used.

Questions or concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the topics addressed in this privacy policy, please send a message to: