Effective as of January 1, 2022

 

When you use Dr. Lindsey Schmidt's website and app, you are trusting us with intimate personal information. We are committed to keeping that trust, which is why our policy is to take every step to ensure that individual user's data and privacy rights are protected and to provide transparency about our data practices. 

The primary purpose of our Privacy Policy is to provide a clear understanding of what data we collect, how it is used and shared, and how you can control it.

We recommend that you read this Privacy Policy in full along with our Terms of Use.

 

1. Introduction

This Privacy Policy explains how Dr. Lindsey Schmidt (“we” or “us”) collects, stores, uses, transfers and shares personal data from our users (“you”) in connection with:

  • Dr. Lindsey Schmidt’s mobile application, 

  • drlindseyschmidt.com website including any products and services related to it ("Website"),

(all collectively, the “App”).

We reserve the right to and may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any material changes, we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified when you register), through the App, or by presenting you with a new version of this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the App after the effective date of an updated version of the Privacy Policy will indicate your acceptance of the Privacy Policy as modified. In some cases, you will have to accept changes to the Privacy Policy explicitly. Please review our Website and the App for the latest updates on our data privacy practices. If you do not accept the terms of the Privacy Policy, we ask that you do not use the App. Please exit the App immediately if you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

 

2. Personal Data you provide us directly

General Information. When you sign up to use the App, we may collect Personal Data about you such as:

  • Name;

  • Email address;

  • Gender;

  • Date of birth;

  • Password or passcode;

  • Place of residence and associated location information;

  • ID (for limited purposes).

Health and Well-being. When you use the App, you may choose to provide personal information about your health and well-being such as:

  • Weight;

  • Body temperature;

  • Various symptoms related to your health;

  • Other information about your health (including sexual activities), well-being, and related activities, including personal life (collectively, “Personal Data”).

You also may give us the ability to import into the App Personal Data about your health and activities from third-party services such as Apple HealthKit and Google Fit. Such imported Personal Data may include sports activities, weight, calories burnt, heartbeat rate, number of steps/distance traveled, and other data about your health. In order for us to process any Personal Data under this category we will explicitly ask your consent on the registration screen.

 

3. Personal Data we may collect automatically

When you access or use the App, we may automatically collect the following information:

Device Information:

  • Hardware model;

  • Information about the operating system and its version;

  • Unique device identifiers (e.g. IDFA);

  • Mobile network information;

  • Device storage information.

Location Information:

  • IP address;

  • Time zone;

  • Information about your mobile service provider.

App usage data, including, among others:

  • Frequency of use;

  • Areas and features of our App you visit;

  • Your use patterns generally;

  • Engagement with particular features.

 

To collect this information, we may also send cookies to your mobile device or computer or engage other tracking technologies.

Data from external sources. We may use third-party tools like AppsFlyer that provide us some of your attribution data that we further utilize to customize and personalize your App experience. We may also use such data for statistical purposes and analytics.

 

4. Principles of processing

Data minimization and purpose limitation. We will not process Personal Data in a way that is incompatible with the purposes for which it has been collected or subsequently authorized by you or collect any Personal Data that is not needed for the mentioned purposes. For any new purpose of processing we will ask your separate consent. 

No sale of Personal Data. We will never sell, rent, or disclose your Personal Data. We may share only some of your Personal Data to our service providers strictly limited to cases and purposes stipulated in this Privacy Policy. We will also not use the information gained through your use of the HealthKit and Google Fit framework for advertising or similar services, or sell it to advertising platforms, data brokers, or information resellers.

 

5. How We Use Your Personal Data

As any compliant organization we will not collect and use your Personal Data without letting you know or having any reasons for that whatsoever. So, for any purpose of processing your Personal data we need to have some valid ground, or so-called “legal basis”. 

Depending on a case, we will process your Personal data based on the following legal basis:

  • Your consent. Your permission to process the Personal Data that you provide to us on the registration screen or at any other appropriate moment if necessary; 

  • Your contractual relations with us. We may need to process some Personal Data for making the App and its services available for access, installation and further use;

  • Legitimate interest. We may process some of your personal data to pursue commercial interests and wider societal benefits;

  • Legal obligation. We may be obligated to process some of your Personal Data to comply with applicable laws and regulations.    

 

6. Your Privacy Rights

Correction of Personal Data. If you believe that your Personal Data is inaccurate, you have a right to contact us and ask us to correct such Personal Data. 

Restriction of Processing. You also have a right to request that the processing of your Personal Data be restricted, if you contest the accuracy of the Personal Data and we need some time to verify its accuracy.

Information rights and access to your Personal Data (including in portable form). The App gives you the ability to access Personal Data within the App. You have a right to request information about what Personal Data we have about you, to access all your Personal Data and receive a copy of it, including in a structured and portable form (.json). We also commit to notify you, as required under applicable laws, about Personal Data breaches related to your Personal Data.

Erasure of your Personal Data. You may ask us to erase your  Personal Data, if you withdraw your consent to processing, if you believe such processing is not compliant with applicable law and in some other cases. Please be aware that erasing some Personal Data may affect your App experience. 

Right to object to the processing of your Personal Data. In some cases you can object to the processing of your Personal Data, for example, if we process it under legitimate interest basis by contacting us at drlindseyschmidt@gmail.com.

 

7. Processing to Make the App Work

 

We engage processors that perform particular operations with your Personal Data for us.

Processors are companies that help us run the App, support our communication with you or perform other App-related activities. They may process certain Personal Data on our behalf to accomplish the goals related to the App functions and associated activities. Processors act only in accordance with our instructions and process only such amount of Personal Data as we instruct them to process. We remain fully liable for any acts or omissions of our processors and undertake to execute formal data processing agreements with them to the extent required by applicable law.

 

8. Aggregated Information

Sometimes we may aggregate, anonymize or de-identify your Personal data in such a way so that it cannot reasonably be used to identify you. Such data is no longer personal. We may share such data with our partners or research institutions. For example, we may share, including, without limitation, in articles, blog posts and scientific publications, general age demographic information and aggregate statistics about certain activities or symptoms from data collected to help identify patterns across users. Sharing such data contributes to the advancement of scientific research on women’s health.

 

9. Information Posted by You

The App features several community areas where users with similar interests can share information and support one another. 

Any information (including Personal Data) you share in any online community area or online discussion is by design open to the App community. You should think carefully before posting any Personal Data in any public forum. What you post can be seen, disclosed to, or collected by third parties and may be used by others in ways we cannot control or predict, including to contact you for unauthorized purposes. Moreover posting your Personal Data in the community may violate the community rules. If you mistakenly post Personal Data in our community areas and would like it removed, you can send us an email to request that we remove it. 

Communication with You

We may contact you from time to time via email or through other means (like popups or push notifications) to communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, rewards, and events offered by us and others, and provide news and information that we think will be of interest to you. 

Opt-out options. You can always opt out of receiving emails by unsubscribing via the “Unsubscribe” link contained in the email. Opting-out of these emails or notifications will not end the transmission of important service-related emails that are necessary to your use of the App. If applicable laws prescribe so,  we may ask some users to provide their consent for such communications.

Please note that we may contact you with our information about products, services, offers, promotions, rewards, and events offered by us and others via third-party platforms (like social media). Please note that you can always opt-out from such communication and usage of your Personal Data by contacting us at drlindseyschmidt@gmail.com.

Questions and comments

If you have any comments or questions on any part of the App or any part of this Privacy Policy, require support, or have any claims, please contact us at drlindseyschmidt@gmail.com.