Use of location information:
The Health@Home PHG application does not use or expose location information in spite of the fact that it requests that permission as well as the permission to run in the background. The reasons for these permissions are as follows: The main function of Health@Home PHG is to discover Bluetooth Health Devices, present them to the user, and if the user accepts the device, connect to them and get medical measurements. Once accepted by the user, for user friendliness, Health@Home PHG continues to scan for that device so reconnects happen automatically without user intervention. To discover Bluetooth Low Energy health devices Health@Home PHG must use the BluetoothLeScanner.startScan() API. Google requires location permissions to use the BluetoothLeScanner.startScan() API. It is not clear to Lamprey Networks why location permissions are required to use that method, since that method only LISTENs for Bluetooth Low Energy devices and does not transmit information that could be tracked. To auto reconnect without user intervention Health@Home needs to use the BluetoothLeScanner.startScan() API in a background service. That requires background permissions. Thus even though Health@Home PHG must request location information to operate, it never uses, needs, or exposes location information.
What personal information do we collect from this application?
We do not collect information from this application.
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COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.