Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Privacy Policy for Feinberg Mobile Application

This privacy policy governs your use of the software application Feinberg for iOS and Android devices that was created by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Feinberg). The Application is for browsing news items, campus maps, events, contact information, shuttle routes and podcasts. The Application is provided by Feinberg at no cost and is intended for use as is.

This page is used to inform visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Application.

If you choose to use our Application, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. The Personal Information that we collect is used for providing and improving the Application. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use

User Provided Information 

The Application does not collect any user-provided information.

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, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use the Application. 

Real-time location information of the device

This Application does not collect precise information about the location of your mobile device. This Application does leverage the map application preferences as set by the individual users settings in their mobile device.

Log Data

We want to inform you that whenever you use our Application, in a case of an error in the app we collect data and information (through third party products) on your phone called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing our Application, the time and date of your use of the Application, and other statistics.

Cookies

Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites that you visit and are stored on your device's internal memory.

This Application does not use these “cookies” explicitly. However, the app may use third party code and libraries that use “cookies” to collect information and improve their Applications. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your device. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this Application.

Service Providers

We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

  • To facilitate our Application;
  • To provide the Application on our behalf;
  • To perform Application-related Applications; or
  • To assist us in analyzing how our Application is used.

We want to inform users of this Application that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.

What are my opt-out rights?

You can stop 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.  

Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information

We do not collect or retain User Provided data. We will retain Automatically Collected information for up to 24 months and thereafter may store it in aggregate.

Links to Other Sites

This Application may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or Applications.

Children

We do not use the Application to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13.

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 authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Application. Please be aware that, although we endeavor to 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. Changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes.

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.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us at medweb@northwestern.edu.