We always let you know what personal data we’re collecting and why.
At each stage of using Backpack Health – from signing up, to adding health information, to changing your communication preferences – we’re transparent about what info we’re collecting and the reasons for doing so. We’re also clear about what we won’t be doing with your data, so you don't have to wonder. And we embrace local privacy regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in EU countries.
When you see you’ll know we’re talking about your privacy. You can always reach out to us, too and ask us any questions you may have.
You’re in control
You decide what gets shared and with whom.
When you want to share your personal health info with the ones who need it, we make it easy to add health details to your Share Cards or invite another user to share access to your profile. You control who sees what when it comes to your personal health information.
You can share your de-identified data for research without compromising your privacy.
Bringing all your health information together is powerful for you, but it can also be powerful for research to help identify better treatments and care. By signing up for Backpack Health, you are agreeing to share your information anonymously with us which means that your personal identifying details are not shared and your data can’t be linked back to you.
You can also join groups on Backpack administered by foundations and advocacy organizations, to share your data anonymously with them as well. All of this data is anonymized in a rigorous process and used in aggregate. You can make a difference in advancing care and helping others without compromising your privacy or the security of your data.