Privacy Policy for Applicaiton End Users

The Computerized Intervention Authoring System, v. 3.0 (CIAS) is committed to protecting personally identifiable information you and other users of this software program may provide to us. Please review the Privacy section of the Policy to understand how your personal information is collected, processed, and used.

The Personal Information We Collect

CIAS does not collect any personally identifiable information (“PII”) about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. This PII information may include your name, cell phone number, and email address, as well as information about you, your health, your feelings, your safety, and your health habits.

Please note by using CIAS you are agreeing to the data practices described in this Policy.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer or mobile device, and also about how you use this program, may be automatically collected. This might include your IP address or the type of browser you are using, the specific screens you visit while using this program, and how long you spend using the program. It is important to note that this information reveals nothing personal about you and is reported only in aggregate (for all users as a group).

Our Use and Sharing of Your PII

CIAS will not give, rent, or sell your PII. We will not share your PII outside CIAS, with one exception: we may share your PII with your healthcare providers if you give us permission to do that. Note that the researchers, healthcare professionals, or service providers who are asking you to use CIAS may have a separate policy for how they use any personal information that you enter into CIAS.

We use the information collected automatically in a variety of ways, such as to analyze site traffic (such as aggregated information on the pages visited by our users), which allows us to improve the design and content of this program.

Our Commitment to Security

CIAS takes many steps to protect your PII, and complies with the data security requirements of the Health Insurance, Portability, and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Your PII is encrypted (making it unreadable) while being sent from the device or computer you use to our server, and is also encrypted on our secure server. Only the researchers or others who are providing the content you are using can see your answers through their dashboard. Further, we keep records of all access to the PII of people like you who use an app made with CIAS. However, although these and other steps we take provide a high level of security, security breaches or inadvertent disclosures of your personally identifiable information are still possible.

Revisions to our Privacy Policy

CIAS reserves the right to revise this policy or any part of it from time to time. We will post a new or revised policy to our Website, and suggest you review our Privacy Policy periodically.

Contact Us

CIAS welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Policy. You may contact us with questions or concerns at cias@msu.edu.