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Privacy Policy

Effective date: 12.06.2021

At Detect, we take your privacy seriously. Please read this Privacy Policy to learn how Detect (“Detect,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) operates with respect to the collection and use of personal information, including through our website ( the “Website”) and our diagnostic testing device, mobile applications, or any Detect devices, applications, services, or websites, including our Detect Labs services (collectively, the “Testing Platform”). We only collect personal information (meaning any information that identifies or can be used to identify you) through our Testing Platform and our Website as described in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy does not cover the collection and use of your information by third parties who may use Detect’s Testing Platform. Please review those third parties’ privacy policies and practices for further information.

By using or accessing our Website and Testing Platform, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined below, along with our Terms of Use, which is incorporated by reference in its entirety, where and as permitted by applicable law. Any terms we use in this Policy without defining them have the definitions given to them in the Terms of Use.

What Information Do We Collect and How Do We Use It?

The information we collect from you will depend on how you use our Testing Platform and our Website. Generally, we collect information directly from you when you voluntarily provide it to us.

Your Account Information:

When you use our Testing Platform, you may provide certain information directly to us. For example, when you register for an account to use our Detect Labs services, we may collect the following information: an email address and password, first and last name, street address (including city, state, and zip code), and a phone number.

Your Communication with Us:

We collect information when you communicate with us. The specific types of information we collect will depend on the forum in which you communicate with us. For example, if you send us an email or fill out a contact form on our Website, we will collect your email address and the content of your email or form responses.

Our Testing Platform:

The Testing Platform will ask permission to access your mobile device camera to enable you to scan the QR activation code on your COVID-19 test box. If you do not enable this permission, you must enter the activation code manually. The Testing Platform only uses this permission while activating your test and scanning a photo of your reader after you receive a test result, if you choose to do so. The Testing Platform does not access any photos stored on your device and does not write to your device’s photo storage. Users who grant this permission can disable it at any time through their device’s app settings, but may experience degraded app behavior if not enabled while performing a Detect test.

If you use our Detect Labs services, which are not included as part of the Detect App™, we collect information from you through a questionnaire in order to provide those services. We collect the results of your test (a “positive, “negative,” or “invalid” result) and your test number.

If required, we may collect information in connection with our governmental reporting obligations (which also includes deidentified demographic information), and a zip code-level geographic region (or deidentified geographic unit) of the test result, for public health reporting. We may also create de-identified information for internal, reporting, and/or research purposes.

Payment Information:

Payment information is collected at the time of checkout through our eCommerce provider, Shopify, and processed through our payment processor, Stripe. Payment information is stored securely by our third-party payment processors and is not stored by or accessible to Detect.

Information Received From Third Parties:

Detect receives information from third party providers as part of delivery and operational services necessary to provide customers with the expected functionality of the Testing Platform. These partners include, but are not limited to: physicians who provide lab testing requisitions and telehealth services.

Information Automatically Collected

As with most apps and websites, when you use our Website or Testing Platform we automatically receive and collect information about you and your device. This information includes the following:

  • Information about your device, such as the operating system, hardware, system version, the Internet Protocol (IP) address, device ID, and device language.
  • The specific actions that you take when you use our Website or Testing Platform, including but not limited to: the pages and screens that you view or visit, search terms that you enter, and how you interact with our Website or Testing Platform.
  • The time, frequency, connection type, and duration of your use of our Website or Testing Platform.
  • Information about your wireless and mobile network connections, such as mobile phone number, service provider, and signal strength.
  • Location information, such as GPS information.
  • Information regarding your interaction with email messages, for example, whether you opened, clicked on, or forwarded the email message.
  • Identifiers associated with cookies or other technologies that may uniquely identify your device or browser (as further described below); and
  • Pages you visited before or after navigating to our Website.
  • Information from Cookies and Similar Technologies.

    A cookie is a small piece of data that a website can send to your computer's internet browser, which is then stored on your computer's operating system. Cookies are how websites recognize users and keep track of their preferences. We and third-party partners collect information using cookies, pixel tags, or similar technologies. Our third-party partners, such as analytics and advertising partners, may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across different services. Please review your web browser's "Help" file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings. Please note that if you delete or choose not to accept cookies from the Website, you may not be able to utilize the features of the Website to their fullest potential.

    Please note that because there is no consistent industry understanding of how to respond to “Do Not Track” signals, we do not alter our data collection and usage practices when we detect such a signal from your browser. When our website detects a Do Not Track signal from your browser, it will still collect referring and exit page information and other information when you visit our website.

    How We Use Your Information

    In general, we collect personal information from you so that we can provide our Website and Testing Platform, operate our business, and provide information that you request from us. This includes the following uses and purposes:

  • Create and administer your account.
  • Provide testing services via our Detect Labs services.
  • Provide, operate, improve, maintain, and protect our Website and Testing Platform.
  • Provide you with technical and other support.
  • Send you services and company updates, marketing communication, service information, and other information about our company and our services, and products and services of third parties that we think you may be interested in.
  • Conduct research and analysis, and monitor and analyze trends and usage.
  • Enhance or improve user experience, our business, and our services, including the safety and security thereof.
  • Send you push notifications through our mobile app.
  • Personalize our services to you.
  • Communicate with you and respond to inquiries.
  • Operate our business and perform any other function that we believe in good faith is necessary to protect the security or proper functioning of our Website and Testing Platform.
  • As necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, subpoena, legal process, or governmental request.
  • Enforce contracts and applicable Terms of Use, including investigation of potential violations thereof.
  • Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
  • Protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Detect, our users, customers, or the public as required or permitted by law.
  • How Do We Share Information?

    We do not share your personal information except as described in this Privacy Policy, unless we have your consent or permission to do so. In connection with our Testing Platform, if required, we also share information for purposes of governmental reporting.

    Third Party Vendors

    We may have contractual agreements with affiliates, services providers, partners, and other third parties who may use the information described in this policy to operate our Website, and to develop, market, and provide our products. Any information collected or used by third party vendors is limited to the collection described in this policy, and may be used only for the purposes described. Additionally, if you use our Detect Labs services, we may contract with third-party laboratories. Please note that laboratories may be subject to mandatory governmental reporting obligations, so information relating to those test results may be disclosed to governmental agencies where required.

    Legal Process, Security, Defense, Protection

    Occasionally, we may be required to share information with third parties for legitimate business purposes, or to comply with legal obligations. For example, we may share information when we believe in good faith that an applicable law requires it; at the request of law enforcement, judicial authorities (e.g. upon receipt of a court order or subpoena), or appropriate governmental authorities; to detect and protect against fraud, or any technical or security vulnerabilities; to respond to an emergency; or otherwise to protect the rights, property, safety or security of third parties, visitors to our Website, our businesses, or the public. We may also disclose personal information when requested by state and federal governmental authorities or related entities to assist in efforts to track COVID-19 infections.

    Change in Control or Sale

    We may choose to buy or sell assets, and may share and/or transfer customer information in connection with the evaluation of and entry into such transactions. Also, if we (or our assets) are acquired, or if we go out of business, enter bankruptcy, or go through some other change of control, Personal Information could be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party. However, we note that any entity acquiring our business or assets would have an obligation to use the Personal Information that comes with it strictly in accordance with this Privacy Policy. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of us or our assets may continue to use your Personal Information only as set forth in this policy, unless you are informed otherwise.

    Retention of Personal Information

    We generally retain your information as long as necessary to provide relevant services to you, comply with our legal and internal retention obligations and procedures, comply with governmental reporting obligations, and as permitted by law.

    Your Privacy Choices

    Individuals who create an account through our Website or Testing Platform can access and amend that information by logging into their account. Users who wish for Detect to delete all information about them should contact support@detect.com or call +1 (855) 322‑3692. Please note that in some cases we may not be able to delete some or all of your information.

    Children

    Our Website and Testing Platform are not directed at children under 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to use our Website or Testing Platform or send any information about yourself to us. If you are the parent of a child under the age of 13, and you believe he or she has shared personal information with us, please contact us at privacy@detect.com so that we can remove such information from our systems.

    Security of Your Information

    We use reasonable security measures, including measures designed to protect against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage to your personal information. We also take certain measures to enhance the security of our services, however, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot guarantee, ensure, or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information.

    Changes to the Privacy Policy

    We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time by amending this page and changes will be effective upon being posted unless we advise otherwise. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by means of a notice on our Website prior to the change becoming effective. If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, we ask that you discontinue use of our Website and Testing Platform.

    Contact

    If you have questions on the processing of your personal information, or have a complaint, please contact us here: privacy@detect.com.