Personally identifiable information should not be used without a user’s permission. Fully anonymized data should be used to benefit society.
At Kinsa, we strongly believe that companies have a responsibility to help society as long as they can do so while protecting the privacy of our users. We also believe that the spread of illness is one of the biggest problems the world faces, and that to stop it, we must know where and when it is starting. We founded Kinsa to do just that — to use anonymous information from people who have just fallen ill, with their permission and awareness, to help them and their communities get and stay healthy.
Here are examples of what we do with our anonymized illness signal:
Here is what we don't do:
You are in control of your personal information. Our app specifically asks you to opt-in to share your location. If you choose to deny that request, your precise location data is not shared with us. You can also opt-out of precise location sharing at any time by following these steps: kinsa.help/TurnOffLocation. However, this means you may not be contributing to Kinsa’s mission to stop illness from spreading.