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What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

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If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics uses Google Analytics.

How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information
You can email GRYT Health at with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Privacy Policy

Effective date: December 11, 2018

Welcome to the GRYT App (the “Application”), a service provided by GRYT Health, Inc. ("GRYT Health"). As used in this Privacy Policy, "we," "us" or "our" include both the GRYT App and GRYT Health. The GRYT App matches users (via anonymous SMS) based on degrees of affinity and compatibility within the health care experience, specifically cancer.

We take your privacy seriously and take seriously our obligations to protect your privacy. Our Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, share and protect information in relation to the Application, any software provided on or in connection with the Application or other GRYT Health services (collectively, the "Service"), and your choices about the collection and use of your information.

By using the Service you understand and agree that we are providing a platform for you to share content, conversation, discussion, comments and other materials ("User Content"), through the Service, and to share such Content publicly to the extent you may choose to do so. This means that other users of the Service may search for, see, use, or share any of your Content that you may share or otherwise make available through the Service, consistent with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

Our Policy applies to all users who access the Service ("Users").


We collect the following types of information.

Information you provide us directly:

Any information you provide at the time of registering for a GRYT App account. This includes your name, password, e-mail address, and any other information you provide. Note that while numerous fields are provided at the time of registering, not all are required to activate your GRYT App account.

Profile information that you provide for your user profile. This information allows us to help you or others be "found" on the GRYT App, and may include your name, address, health conditions, e-mail address, or any other information you may voluntarily choose to place into your profile or share with other Users.

Any other Content that you choose to associate with your account on the Service.

Communications between you and the GRYT App. For example, we may send you Service-related emails (e.g., account verification, changes/updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices). Note that you may not opt out of Service-related e-mails.

We do not collect personally identifiable information from you unless you provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. Personal information may also be needed for certain optional activities:

If you choose to customize the Application or Service to your needs, we retain the preferences you select so that you will not have to reenter the information each time you access the Application or the Service. These preferences may include requests for email, news, information on specific cancer types, language preferences, and interest group selections (patient, medical professional, volunteer). You can access your profile by entering your e-mail address and password each time you use the Application or Service.

If you choose to participate in a chat, discussion, or any other forum that we make available to our users in connection with the Service, please remember that any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding whether or not to disclose your personal information.

Analytics information:

We use third-party analytics tools to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service. These tools collect information and data sent by your device or our Service, including the persons with whom you are connected, the nature of the information, relationship, or support you may be seeking, and other information that assists us in improving the Service. We collect and use this analytics information with analytics information from other Users. We may choose to use this information to both improve the Service, make it available to other persons or entities who may benefit from the Service, or other persons or entities with whom we may choose to enter into a license agreement for the use of the Service or the Application. However, we will never share individualized medical information with third parties. We may share de-identified or aggregate information as stated herein for the purposes stated herein. By using the Service, you agree that we may use this information for these purpose(s).

Cookies and similar technologies:

When you visit the Service, we may use cookies and similar technologies like pixels, web beacons, and local storage to collect information about how you use the GRYT App and provide features to you.

Log file information:

Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you make a request to access (i.e., visit) the Application or Service. It can also be provided when content from the Service is downloaded to your device.

When you use the Service, the Application may automatically record certain log file information, including your request to download the Service, your device information, your Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with any links within the Service, and other such information. The information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Service.

Device identifiers:

When you use a mobile device like a tablet or phone to access our Service, we may access, collect, monitor, store on your device, and/or remotely store one or more "device identifiers." Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which uniquely identify your mobile device. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device's operating system or other software, or data sent to the device by GRYT Health.

A device identifier may deliver information to us about how you use the Service and may help us provide reports or personalized content. Some features of the Service may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers is impaired or disabled.


Metadata is usually technical data that is associated with User Content. For example, Metadata can describe how, when and by whom a piece of User Content was collected and how that content is formatted. The Service may collect or retain this information.



In addition to some of the specific uses of information we describe in this Privacy Policy, we may use information that we receive to:

help you efficiently access your information and user account after you sign in;

remember information so you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Service;

provide personalized content and information to you and others;

provide, improve, test, and monitor the effectiveness of our Service;

develop and test new products and features;

monitor metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns, including but not limited to the reason(s) particular Users choose to access the service, the information they seek to obtain by using the Service, and the nature of any health conditions or concerns for which they may be accessing the Service. Any medical information that might be personally identified to a user will not be shared with third parties as stated herein;

diagnose or fix technology problems; and

automatically update the GRYT application on your device.


Your health-related information is privileged and confidential and will not be shared or released to any organization or business entity outside GRYT Health without your consent, except as noted in this Policy.

Parties with whom we may share your information:

We may share your User Content and information with other entities owned by or affiliated with GRYT Health.

We may share demographic information, or other de-identified information in the aggregate to other persons or entities who, in our discretion, may benefit from using the Service, or who may be interested in using or licensing the Service. No identifying information will be shared with such persons or entities, only aggregate information designed to demonstrate what types of persons are using the Service and for what purposes.

We may share information from tools like cookies, log files, and device identifiers and location data, with third-party organizations that help us provide the Service to you ("Service Providers"). Our Service Providers will be given access to your information as is reasonably necessary to provide the Service under reasonable confidentiality terms.

We may remove parts of data that can identify you and share anonymized data with other parties as stated in this policy. We may also combine your information with other information in a way that it is no longer associated with you and share that aggregated information.

Parties with whom you may choose to share your User Content:

If you choose, you can use various features within the Service or Application to locate other people with GRYT App accounts through various searches and connections. If you choose to make connections, information within your user profile may be shared with them. Any other User Content or other personal information you may elect to share with them is within your discretion.

Any information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the Service, such as User Content, may become available to the public. Once you have shared User Content or made it public, that User Content may be re-shared by others.

If you remove information that you posted to the Service, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived portions of the Service.


What happens in the event of a change of control:

If we sell or otherwise transfer part or the whole of the GRYT App, GRYT Health, the Service, or any of our other assets to another organization (e.g., in the course of a transaction like a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, or liquidation), your information such as name and email address, User Content and any other information collected through the Service may be among the items sold or transferred. You will continue to own your User Content. The buyer or transferee will have to honor the commitments we have made in this Privacy Policy.

Responding to legal requests and preventing harm:

We may access, preserve and share your information in response to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. This may include responding to legal requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards. We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, you and others, including as part of investigations; and to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. (Neither the GRYT App nor GRYT Health agrees to any obligation to do so.) Information we receive about you may be accessed, processed and retained for an extended period of time when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm.


Storage and Processing:

Your information collected through the Service may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which the GRYT App or its Service Providers maintain facilities.

The GRYT App, or its Service Providers, may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that we may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction. By using the Service, you may be transferring any information you choose to share to such jurisdictions. As stated in the Terms of Use, you are responsible to control your dissemination of information.

By registering for and using the Service you consent to the transfer of information to the U.S. or to any other country in which the GRYT App or its Service Providers maintain facilities and the use and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

We use commercially reasonable safeguards to help keep the information collected through the Service secure and take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. However, the GRYT App cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to the GRYT App or guarantee that information on the Service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. You are solely responsible for keeping your information safe and protecting any information you may desire to keep private.

Please do your part to help us. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your account any information you may choose to share within the Service, at all times. We are not responsible for the functionality, privacy, or security measures of any other organization.


Your account information and profile/privacy settings:

Update your account at any time by logging in and changing your profile settings.

You may choose to unsubscribe from the Service or from email communications from us. As noted above, you may not opt out of Service-related communications (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices). If you desire to unsubscribe, please contact us or take any other steps that may be requested through the Service or the Application.

Learn more about reviewing or modifying your account information.

How long we keep your User Content:

Following termination or deactivation of your account, GRYT Health or its Service Providers may retain information (including your profile information) and User Content for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, and/or audit purposes. If you elect to delete or terminate your account on the Service, certain information may persist within the Service or the Application as stated in the Terms of Use.


The GRYT App does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for the Service. The Service and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. Such persons are not permitted to use the Service under the Terms of Use. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without parental consent, we will delete that information and the user account associated with it as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.


We are not responsible for any information you share, any relationships or communications you may pursue through the Service, or any interactions or business or health care relationships you may undertake outside of the Service with persons you met through the Service. While all Users are responsible for complying with the Terms of Use of the Service, we cannot guarantee that all Users will do so. We are not responsible for any acts taken by third parties, any content you share through the Service, or any other interactions or relationships you may have through the Service.

You understand and agree that our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use may not apply to third parties you learn about through the Service or from others you may meet by using the Service. You also understand and agree that we are not responsible for, and do not control, any third parties you may meet through the Service or with whom you may share information or User Content.


In the event of the death of a GRYT App User, please contact us. We will usually conduct our communication via email; should we require any other information, we will contact you at the email address you have provided in your request.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Service, please contact us. Upon request, we will provide you with the information we maintain about you so that you may request corrections. This information will be sent via postal mail, which we believe is the most secure method of communication. If you wish to contact us regarding either of these matters, please contact us by email at contacts@grythealth.comor in writing at:

Security and Privacy Requests

GRYT Health Inc.

260 E. Main Street

Suite 6318

Rochester, NY 14604

To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before providing information or making corrections.

Should you have any concerns regarding the privacy of your medical information, we encourage you to cease using the Service and to terminate your account. If you believe that your privacy rights have been violated, we encourage you to contact us to discuss the matter. You also have the right to complain to the Department of Health and Human Services regarding any matters relating to the privacy of your medical information. Information regarding filing a complaint with the Department can be found at:


We may modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please review it periodically. We may provide you additional forms of notice of modifications or updates as appropriate under the circumstances. Your continued use of the GRYT App or the Service after any modification to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such modification.