Privacy

Privacy Policy

The PulsePoint Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a singular mission – to save lives. Through the use of modern, location-aware mobile devices PulsePoint is building applications that work with local public safety agencies to improve communications with citizens and empower them to help reduce the millions of annual deaths from sudden cardiac arrest. Of equally critical importance is ensuring the anonymity and privacy of potential emergency responders, as well as the victims themselves.

Information We Collect from PulsePoint Respond Users

Use of the PulsePoint Respond mobile application is completely anonymous.

No personally identifiable information from the PulsePoint Respond mobile application, or the device upon which it is installed, is ever collected or retained.

The PulsePoint Respond app never accesses any information on your device.

If you configure the PulsePoint Respond application settings to permit the app to alert you to nearby cardiac arrest emergencies, PulsePoint will access and store the current location of your device for immediate reference. In this case, only the current location of your device is stored – no movement history is maintained.

If you receive a CPR needed alert, and you indicate that you are responding, continuous location updates will be shared with PulsePoint until emergency responders arrive on scene (or the incident is cancelled).

Information We Collect from PulsePoint AED Users

When you create a PulsePoint AED account you provide some personal information such as your Facebook or Twitter username. This information may be shared with our member agencies. Some services, such as viewing AED locations or images, do not require registration.

PulsePoint AED is designed to help you share public defibrillator location information with the world. Most of the information you provide us is information you are asking us to make public. This includes not only the AEDs you add but photographs, location confirmations, device check-ins, and other bits of information that result from your use of the app.

Information We Collect Regarding Cardiac Arrest Victims

PulsePoint does not receive, collect, or retain any individually identifiable health information regarding cardiac arrest victims – or anybody else.

The identity of any individual involved in an incident reported by the app, regardless of the nature of the incident, is unknown to PulsePoint.

No personally identifiable information such as name, birth date, or Social Security Number is ever reported to or known by PulsePoint.

Information We Collect From Emergency Dispatch Systems

The information PulsePoint receives from emergency dispatch systems varies by agency. However, in no instance does PulsePoint ever receive or retain personally identifiable information regarding emergency victims or responders. By necessity we receive incident location information from these systems.

Disclosure Information for PulsePoint Respond

We do not collect, retain, or disclose any personal or personally identifiable information or data regarding application users, emergency responders, or emergency victims.

Data Retention

PulsePoint retains the data it collects the purposes of analysis, reporting, technology development, and quality control. This data never includes any personally identifiable information since such information is never collected by PulsePoint. From time to time PulsePoint may share aggregated reports and analysis of this information with qualified partners, agencies, or other third parties.

Changes to this Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and will always be at https://www.pulsepoint.org/foundation/#privacy.

Questions About This Notice

If you have any questions about this notice, please contact us at info@pulsepoint.org.