We are a team of impact-minded engineers who believe that we should use humanity's most advanced tools to solve our most important problems
We believe that self-generated data is an important, actionable part of a comprehensive approach to health. Self-generated data can empower people to act and live a healthier life.
Put into a wider context, self-generated data, such as cough frequency over time and space, can help people understand their health and the health of their loved ones better.
We are not a health provider nor do we provide any health advice. If you have any concern about your health you should see a health professional.
We believe that individuals should have control over their data. Having control means knowing what data is generated from their interaction with our tools, what data is stored, how that data is analyzed, and what it is used for. It also means being able to say “no”, at any time, to any part of our data use policies. We believe that “ownership” is an integral and ongoing component of how a customer interacts with our tools, and we believe that the customer always retains the right to set the limits on what their data is used for.
We also believe that, in certain circumstances, users of our technology want to share their data. Whether it’s helping researchers better understand how cough relates to illness, or helping public health practitioners detect and control disease outbreaks, sharing data is both a powerful and empowering experience, as long as the customer retains control. For these reasons, we see data-sharing, supervised and understood by the customer, as an opportunity to do good.
Transparency and honesty are key to any healthy relationship. We appreciate that you are trusting us with information that is important to you, and we want to be transparent about how we use it. We take your privacy very seriously and would never breach the trust that our users put in us with their data.
We understand that the basis of our relationship with our users is:
There are three ways in which we use your data:
We will only use your data with your permission. And if you ever change your mind, just tell us - either using the built-in “erase my data” functionality in the application or by writing us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hyfe implements measures and systems to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data. Our team regularly reviews and improves our security practices to help ensure the integrity of our systems and your information. These practices include, but are not limited to, the following areas: