This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally identifiable information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our app?

In order to use the SweetGoals app and join the SweetGoals research study, you may be asked to enter your email address or other details to provide you with a personalized experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you consent to participate in the SweetGoals research study.

We may also collect non-identifiable, anonymous information to understand how users are using the app.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register in the following ways:

  • To create and identify your app account and save account-related information.
  • To personalize user's experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content which applies to your individual situation.
  • To notify you of important information regarding your research participation.

How do we protect visitor information?

The server that hosts our app is scanned for known vulnerabilities, including malware, and operating system level security patches are applied on a regular basis to ensure that your visit to the app is as safe as possible.

Your personal information is stored on a secured network that is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to these information systems and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all information you provide is encrypted using the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, which ensures that your information is protected during transfer between the app and the web server storing your information. In general, all communications happen over an encrypted channel.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All financial transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. We may release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety.

We use third party SDKs (Eg. Facebook SDK, Firebase SDKs) integrated in our app which help us deliver ads and to effectively recruit participants for the study. For this purpose, these SDKs might collect and use device id (Eg. device’s advertising identifier) and other app interaction information (app installs and app launches).

Third party links

We do not include or offer third party products or services on our app.

How does our site handle do not track signals?

We honor do not track signals and do not track, place cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?

The third party integrations (Facebook and Firebase SDKs) might use device information (Eg, device’s advertising identifier) and other app interaction information (app installs and app launches) for behavioral tracking. COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's 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 market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

  • We will notify the users via email within 7 business days

We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Create and identify your account
  • Email you important account related information

To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:

  • If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.


Center for Technology and Behavioral Health

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH 03755