Biometric Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice for The “Musculo Data Collector” Application

Effective Date: 6/8/2023

This Privacy Notice describes how your personal information is collected, used, and protected by the “Musculo Data Collector” application (“the App”). By using the App, you consent to the collection and processing of your personal information as described in this notice. Please read this Privacy Notice carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal information.

1. Informed Consent
By using the App, you provide your informed consent for the collection, use, and processing of your personal information as outlined in this Privacy Notice. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by discontinuing the use of the App and deleting your account.

2. Technical Details of the App Ecosystem
With your approval, the App collects data from the Apple Watch sensors via HealthKit, which provides access to health and fitness data on your device. HealthKit enables the App to securely gather and analyze the following data points:

Heart Rate (bpm when active)
Step count (counter, cumulative/day)
Resting Heart Rate (bpm, 1/day)
Step length (meters, 1/day [avg])
Irregular Heart Rate (counter, 1/day)
Walking Steadiness (%, 1/week)
Basal Body Temperature (degrees C, 1/day)
Stair ascent/descent speed (m/s, 1/day [avg])
Flights Climbed (counter, cumulative/day)
Active energy burned (KCal, 1/day)
O2 Saturation (%, 15 min)
Walking double support (%, 1/day)
Sleeping wrist temp (degrees C, 1/day)
vO2 Max (mL/kg/min, 1/day [activity])
Sleep (minutes per state)

3. What Information We Collect

In addition to the technical details outlined above, the App also collects your self-reported Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) symptoms. The information collected includes but is not limited to pain levels, joint stiffness, fatigue, and general well-being. This data is used in conjunction with the sensor data collected from the Apple Watch to build a comprehensive Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Score and generate predictions regarding the onset of RA symptoms.

4. How We Use Your Information
The information collected by the App is used for the following purposes:

Building a comprehensive Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Score: The collected data, including both sensor data and self-reported RA symptoms, is analyzed to create a personalized health score related to your Rheumatoid Arthritis condition. This score helps track your overall health and assists in managing your RA symptoms effectively.

Research and Cohort Analysis: Your anonymized data may be used as part of a larger cohort to conduct research and analysis related to Rheumatoid Arthritis. This analysis aims to identify patterns, trends, and potential predictive factors for the onset of RA symptoms. Any data shared with third parties for research purposes will be anonymized and aggregated to protect your privacy.

5. Protection of Your Information
We take the security and confidentiality of your personal information seriously. We implement reasonable physical, technical, and administrative measures to safeguard your data from unauthorized access, loss, misuse, alteration, or disclosure. However, please be aware that no security measures can provide absolute protection.

6. Retention of Personal Information
We retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Notice, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. When your personal information is no longer needed, we will securely dispose of it in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

7. Children
The App is not intended for individuals under the age of 18.