About Your Data

Why we need your health data and how we use it

PolarUs collects and analyzes Google Fit data following protocols approved by UBC’s Behavioural Research Ethics Board (Ethics# H21-02042). Those data will be used to improve future user-facing features in the PolarUs app; for example, by promoting beneficial app usage patterns identified in our data analyses and personalizing self-management strategies. The PolarUs app’s use and transfer of these data adhere to the Google API Services User Data Policy, including the Limited Use requirements.

Syncing your health data from Google Fit allows us to improve the PolarUs app feature set. It does so by allowing us to analyze de-identified health data to examine the moderating effects of app usage on health variables. Such analyses will improve features in future releases of the app by promoting use of the app in a manner consistent with the most beneficial usage behaviours we identify; for example, the PolarUs app could recommend those specific patterns of app use that are associated with better health outcomes.

What the PolarUs app will do with your data

We use your Personal Information in a number of ways. For instance we use your information in order to perform the services you have signed up for and to provide you with the deliverables you request. We also use information to communicate with you for transactional purposes, such as contacting you about this Policy or other similar communications. We may also use push notifications to you. These push notifications may be reminders to complete a within-app activity, or about new available content, or relate to new features and services available through the PolarUs app.

We use information to respond to your requests or questions, including questions about PolarUs, CREST.BD services, and your relationship with us. This includes communicating with you to process your registration and to respond to your feedback.

We may also use your information to improve the PolarUs app and associated services, including to customize your experience with us. We may also use your information to send you information about new PolarUs features, new CREST.BD services, and special offers.

Additionally, we may use information for security purposes to protect CREST.BD, the PolarUs app and PolarUs app users. Finally we may use your information for other purposes, as permitted by law.
For more details, please view the PolarUs app privacy policy and terms of use.