Thank you for using the Caring4Dementia app, a collaborative project between the Rehabilitation Technologies Laboratory at the University of Manitoba and Tactile Robotics Ltd.
Here we describe how we collect, use, and handle your personal data when you use this app.
What & Why
We collect and use the following information to provide, improve, protect, and promote research and evidence-based technologies.
Account information. We only collect your email to contact you in order to schedule a followup phone conversation. No information will be exchanged by email.
Questionnaires. We collect the questionnaires you have completed to run study analyses by the research group of the Academic Partner. We would like you to share your experience with caregiving before using the Caring4Dementia App, and provide feedback about the use of the App thereafter, by answering the questionnaires. The protocol of this study is registered in ClinicalTrials.gov under the Identifier: NCT04139707. The study title is: A Mobile Application for Training of Family Caregivers Caring for Someone with Dementia.
Usage information. We collect information related to how frequently you use the app to measure the extent to which you use the app in helping you with the situation.
Device information. We also collect information from and about the devices you use to open the app. Your devices (depending on their settings) may also transmit location information. This information is collected to help our developers debug the app, and make it more stable. Your information will remain anonymous in our presentation or manuscript.
We may share information as discussed below, but we will not share it/sell it to any third party.
Caring4Dementia app is hosted at Tactile Robotics supported by CanSpace server in Canada, a well-protected and secured platform. Your results will be accessible to the Academic Partner and Tactile Robotics only and will be anonymized in any other public communication.
Law & Order and Public Interest. We may disclose your information to third parties if we determine that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or appropriate governmental request; (b) protect any person from death or serious bodily injury; (c) prevent abuse of the app or its users, or (d) perform a task carried out in the public interest.
Stewardship of your data is critical to us and a responsibility that we embrace. We believe that your data should receive the same legal protections regardless of whether it’s stored in our server or your smartphone and/or tablet.
Security. We only use secure protocols and servers to transmit and store the data we gather. We continue to work on features to keep your information safe.
Retention. The data will be preserved for 5 years as per Tactile Robotics policy.
Have questions or concerns about Caring4Dementia and privacy? Contact us at Caring4Dementia@tactilerobotics.ca.