Microsoft HealthVault Connection Center Privacy Statement
(Last updated: August 2014)
Microsoft is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy statement applies to the data collected by Microsoft through Microsoft HealthVault Connection Center (the "Software"). It does not apply to your HealthVault service account (the "HealthVault Service"), or to data collected through other online or offline Microsoft sites, products, or software. For more information about the HealthVault Service, where it stores personal information, and how it processes personal information, please read the HealthVault service privacy statement.
There are several versions of HealthVault Connection Center. To find out which version you have, on the Help menu, click About.
The Software allows you to
- Add data to health records in your HealthVault account from personal health or fitness devices such as heart rate monitors, blood pressure monitors, and so on.
In addition, Version 4 of the software allows you to
- Upload medical images that may reside on your computer from a CD, DVD or other digital data source.
- Download medical image data from a health record in your HealthVault account to your personal computer.
Collection of your personal information
The Software collects health information from health and fitness devices and other data sources you choose and transfers that information to records in your HealthVault account. You will be asked to authorize access between the Software and records in your HealthVault account. You can turn off access at any time by signing in at www.healthvault.com and going to the "Sharing" tab.
The information the Software collects from your devices varies based upon the type of device. For fitness devices like a heart rate monitor watch, the information might be heart rate samples from an aerobic session. For other devices, the information might be blood pressure or blood sugar measurements.
HealthVault Connection Center imports information from health or fitness devices and stores the information locally on your computer. The Software uploads the data to the HealthVault Service, and deletes the personal information from your computer after upload. Version 1 allows you to choose whether to upload only some or all of the information from the device to the health record in the HealthVault Service.
By default, the Software helps to detect whether there`s data on your device that HealthVault Connection Center has already uploaded to a HealthVault service record and won`t upload that data to the same record again. Version 2 and later, also updates data in your HealthVault Service record when you change the corresponding data item on your device.
You can select which medical images the Software uploads to the HealthVault Service or downloads from HealthVault Service to the Software. The Software does not automatically detect medical images, and does not delete your original image file when you upload a copy.
If you grant HealthVault Connection Center access to do so, the Software automatically downloads from the HealthVault Service personal images for your HealthVault records. HealthVault Connection Center displays personal images to help you choose which record to upload data to. You can remove permission for HealthVault Connection Center to download personal images for your HealthVault records.
The Software may ask you to sign in using the HealthVault Windows Live ID identifier and password that you use to access your HealthVault account.
You can use your Windows Live ID to sign in to many different Microsoft sites and services, as well as those of select Microsoft partners that display the Windows Live ID or Microsoft Passport Network logos. When you sign in to one Microsoft site or service, you may find that other Microsoft sites and services automatically sign you in when you visit those sites and services. To learn more about how websites use your Windows Live ID credential information when you sign in to participating sites, please read the Microsoft Online Privacy Statement at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=151668.
How we use your personal information
We use personal information collected through the Software, including health information, to provide the Software`s functionality, and as described in this privacy statement. We do not use or disclose your information except as described in this privacy statement.
Personal information collected by the Software is transferred to the HealthVault Service, which may be operated in a country different from where you use the Software. By using the Software, you consent to such transfers.
Microsoft occasionally hires other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as answering customer questions about products and services. We give those companies only the personal information they need to deliver the service, such as IP address or e-mail address. Microsoft requires the companies to maintain the confidentiality of the information and prohibits them from using the information for any other purpose.
Microsoft may access and/or disclose your personal information if we believe such action is necessary to: (a) comply with the law or legal process served on Microsoft; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Microsoft (including the enforcement of our agreements); or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety and welfare of users of Microsoft services or members of the public.
Security of your personal information
Microsoft is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, and disclosure.
Except in the case of medical image data you choose to download, the Software only uploads personal health information from your computer to the HealthVault Service. It doesn't transfer the information back to your computer unless you decide to download medical images from your account.
When HealthVault Connection Center uploads information to your HealthVaultService account, it sends it over the Internet using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). This method encrypts the information to help prevent others from reading it while it's in transit from your computer to the HealthVault Service.
If you're using HealthVault Connection Center for sensitive data, you should properly secure your computer. To help do this, you can use anti-spyware and virus protection software. You can also restrict access to your computer (for example, by using a strong password for your computer login and a network firewall).
Changes to this privacy statement
We may occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy statement. For material changes to this privacy statement, we will notify you either by placing a prominent notice on the home page of the HealthVault Web site or by sending you a notification directly. We encourage you to review this privacy statement periodically to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the Software constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates. Please be aware that this privacy statement and any choices you make on the Software do not necessarily apply to personal information you may have provided to Microsoft in the context of other, separately operated, Microsoft products or services.
We also encourage you to provide feedback and comments about the Software using the Feedback command under the Help menu in the software or using the contact information below.
Microsoft welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement. If you have questions about this statement or believe that we have not adhered to it, please contact us by using our Web form. If you have a technical or general support question, please visit http://support.microsoft.com to learn more about Microsoft Support offerings.
Microsoft Privacy, Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, Washington 98052 USA 425-882-8080
To find the Microsoft subsidiary in your country or region, see http://www.microsoft.com/worldwide/.
Changes in August 2014
- Added a link to find Microsoft subsidiaries worldwide.
Changes in August 2009
- Separated HealthVault Connection Center ("Software") from HealthVault Account ("Service") Privacy Statements
- Added functionality from Version 4