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Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative (MBSC) Mobile Application Privacy Policy 

This privacy policy governs your use of the MBSC Mobile Application software application (“Application”) on a mobile device that was created by The University of Michigan. The Application includes the MBSC outcomes calculator and the Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) risk calculator.

What information does the Application obtain and how is it used? The application obtains patient characteristics including Procedure type; Demographics: weight, height, age, gender, insurance type; Comorbidities: GERD, hernia, liver disorder, hyperlipidemia, urinary incontinence, cholelithiasis, PUD< psychological disorder, sleep apnea, renal function disorder, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular disease, lung disease, diabetes; and Other risk factors: smoking history, procedure time, mobility aids, VTE history, and peptic ulcer disease. These patient characteristics are used to predict weight loss after surgery, resolution of comorbidities, VTE risk, and dosage recommendation. Data entered into the application is no saved. All entered information will clear when either the “clear” button is selected or the application is killed. We do not collect or store any of the information that is entered into the application.

We do not use the Application to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at []. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.

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.

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here []. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes.

Your Consent
By using the Services, you are consenting to our processing of User Provided and Automatically Collection 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, all of which activities will take place in the United States. If you reside outside the U.S. your information will be transferred to the U.S., and processed and stored there under U.S. privacy standards. By using the Application and providing information to us, you consent to such transfer to, and processing in, the US.

Contact us
If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at []

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