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Quit2Heal Mobile Application Privacy Policy

Update: May 22, 2024

Quit2Heal (We or Us), a research study of the Quit2Heal application for smoking cessation at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, Washington, takes your privacy seriously. We respectfully request that you review our Privacy Policy carefully so you understand our privacy practices. This Privacy Policy explains how We collect, use, disclose, and safeguard the information you provide to Us so you can make an informed decision when using Quit2Heal. If you have questions, please contact Us at the privacy point of contact: Quit2Heal@fredhutch.org.

This Privacy Policy covers both our website and mobile application (Service) solely for the clinical trials which require you to use Quit2Heal. By using Quit2Heal or otherwise providing your information to Us, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please stop using Quit2Heal.


We collect some non-personal information and some personally identifiable information (PII) when you access Quit2Heal through the mobile application. Non-personal information includes information that cannot be used to identify you, individually, like anonymous usage data, number of clicks that you make as you navigate the website or mobile application, etc. Personal Information includes information that can be used to identify you such as your email address. The collection of this information is regulated by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center's Human Subjects Internal Review Board.


When using Quit2Heal, We may ask you to provide Us with some personally identifiable information to create your User profile and to support your use of Quit2Heal. We describe how We use or disclose your personal information in more detail here:

User Information. Quit2Heal includes an engaging and personalized experience for quit smoking program participants (Users). To effectively deliver our Quit2Heal to our Users We may collect, store, and use personally identifiable information that you provided to Us when you registered for Quit2Heal. The use of this information is regulated by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center's Human Subjects Internal Review Board.

Communications. We may use personally identifiable information you provided to Us to respond to you, to provide what you requested, to update you about changes to our Privacy Policy or terms and conditions.

Research. We use identified information (information that is linked to your study identification number) to measure Quit2Heal's impact and effectiveness to Users, and to conduct surveys and continue our research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, which may result in published reports or articles. De-identified information is used in our reports, research, surveys and results. In order to protect your privacy, We do not include any personally identifiable information in our research reports.


When you share personally identifiable information with Us it is protected both online and offline. When We collect sensitive information like your name and contact information, the information is encrypted and transmitted in a secure manner. The computers and servers We use to store this information are kept in secure environments. Only employees of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center with the need to access your information for the research study are granted access to your personally identifiable information.


Your Rights. We are required by law to: (1) protect the privacy of your Personal Information, provide you this notice explaining our responsibilities and privacy practices when We collect your Personal Information, notify you of a breach of unsecured Personal Information, and follow the terms of our Notice.

Data storage. We store Personal Information and other data for as long as it is allowed by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center's Human Subjects Internal Review Board. The Internal Review Board has approved retention of identifiable data for five years after completion of the study, at which point, all identifiers are deleted. The non-identifiable aggregate data is retained until the study is fully closed under the Internal Review Board.


Devices. We may collect information from or about the computers, phones, or other devices where you install or access Quit2Heal, depending on the permissions you've granted. We may associate the information We collect from your different devices, which helps Us provide consistent use of Quit2Heal across your devices. For example, connection information such as the name of your mobile operator or ISP, browser type, language and time zone, and IP address.

Cookies. We may use cookies and similar technologies to provide support of Quit2Heal.

Legal Proceedings. We may disclose your Personal Information in response to a court or administrative order, subpoena, discovery request, or other lawful processes.


We will notify you through our Website or Apps of any significant changes made to our privacy practices by updating our Privacy Policy, and include the opportunity to stop using Quit2Heal.