Your Privacy

What do you do with my information?

Not a whole lot. Any medication you enter we save, but in no way is it linked to you initially. If you just use the site once, without creating a username or password, the data is only connected to a random number. Not to you, or your computer, or your city, or state, or country, or anything like that. If you create a username and password (so you can update your list in the future), we save it for later, but again, it's only tied to that username.

I'm worried about hackers getting my personal health information!

Right you are. And the last thing I'd want to do is release your personal health information into the wild. That's your right to do with it what you want; to be as open or as private with it as you like, and don't let anyone tell you different. This website is not Fort Knox; that's why your medication list is tied only to your username--something you create.

What's this legal disclaimer about using my personal information about?

It's the bane of medicine's current existence. It's a law called HIPAA, and you may have heard of it as a way to keep your health information private. Like many laws, some parts of it are good, and some parts of it are a little far-reaching. As far as it applies to this website (and all other websites and programs that transfer your health data), there can be no connection between *any* piece of personally-identifying information and your health data. Your health data includes your medication list. No birthdates, no names or middle names or last names, no nothin'. Email addresses included. Even if you're voluntarily posting this information, like you are here. So that means anything you enter on this website must be free of any personally-identifiable information. So I have to put up that little disclaimer--that you're in violation of this website and not allowed to use it if you enter any personally-identifiable information on it. Yada yada yada.