WeCareAdvisor is an application that provides caregivers of people with dementia expert non-pharmacological advice on how to manage behaviors of the person cared for and caregiver stress. The Application includes educational resources for caregivers.
The suggestions in the Application are intended for guidance and not to replace advice or directions given by a physician, therapist, or other health or human service professional. Drexel University and UC Davis hereby disclaim liability for any injuries or damages resulting from or arising out of or in connection with the use of Application.
What information does the Application obtain and how is it used?
The Application collects certain information described below, for the purposes of a research study being conducted by Drexel University and UC Davis called the “Efficacy of the WeCareAdvisor: An online Tool to help caregivers manage behavioral symptoms in persons with dementia Study” (the “Study”).
“Automatically Collected Information” – The Application collects technical information about your device and use of the Application when you log into it. Information such as your device’s operating system, the version of the Application, and the frequency the Application is accessed/used is collected by the Application and may be used to analyze and improve the quality of the Application.
“User Provided Information” – The Application obtains the information you enter into it voluntarily when you download the Application and log into the account that is created for you by the Research Team as part of your Study participation. Only enrolled participants of the Study will be able to log into the Application and use its features. When you log into the Application, you are asked to provide (a) your username, email address, sms/push message preference, password and other information you would like to share with the Application such as your survey responses; (b) non-medical demographic information about the caregiver and person cared for (age, gender, race), and (c) information you provide us when you contact us for help; We may also use the information you provided us to contact you from time to time to provide you with important information, and required notices.
This Application does not request information about the location of your device.
We will share your information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement.
Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information
We will retain User Provided data in accordance with your Informed Consent to participate in the Study.
If you’d like us to delete User Provided Data that you have provided via the Application, please contact us at WeCare@drexel.edu and we will respond in a reasonable time. Please note that some or all of the User Provided Data may be required in order for the Application to function properly, and we may be required to retain certain information by law.
We do not use the Application to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should immediately contact us at WeCare@drexel.edu. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.
We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information to operate, develop or improve our Application. Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.
If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at WeCare@drexel.edu