Helping families understand pre-surgical fasting guidelines

The Mott Children’s Hospital “PreOp Diet” Mobile App

The PreOp Diet Mobile Application is designed to help surgical patients and their families understand and follow guidelines about when they need to stop eating, drinking or taking medications prior to procedures involving general anesthesia.

Learn more about the app and download it for free from the iTunes store.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy governs your use of the PreOp Diet software application (“Application”) on a mobile device that was created by The University of Michigan. The Application includes a user programmable calendar intend to assist patients with dietary guidelines (“NPO Guidelines”) prior to the administration of general anesthesia.

What information does the Application obtain and how is it used?

  • User Provided Information – To enable the Application to function as intended, the User is required to provide certain information through the Application.  This User Provided Information includes the date and time scheduled for the operation and administration of general anesthesia. The User may also provide information and survey responses regarding the use of the Application.
  • Automatically Collected Information - In addition, the Application may automatically collect certain information and data, such as information about the way you use the Application.  This Application does not collect precise information about the location of your mobile device.

Do third parties see and/or have access to information obtained by the Application?  

Yes. We will share your information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement.

We may disclose User Provided and Automatically Collected Information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process; when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request; with our trusted services providers who work on our behalf, do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth in this privacy statement.

Opt-out of all information collection by uninstalling the Application – You can stop all collection of information by the Application by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network.

Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information

We will retain User Provided Information for as long as you use the Application and for a reasonable time thereafter. If you’d like us to delete User Provided Information that you have provided via the Application, please contact us at Mott-Preop-Diet@med.umich.edu(link sends e-mail) and we will respond in a reasonable time. Please note that some or all of the User Provided Information may be required in order for the Application to function properly, and we may be required to retain certain information by law.

Children

We do not use the Application to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at Mott-Preop-Diet@med.umich.edu(link sends e-mail). We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.

Security

We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Application. Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.

Changes

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here.  You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes.

Your Consent

By using the Application, you are consenting to our processing of User Provided and Automatically Collection information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. "Processing,” means using cookies on a computer/hand held device or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information, all of which activities will take place in the United States. If you reside outside the U.S. your information will be transferred to the U.S., and processed and stored there under U.S. privacy standards. By using the Application and providing information to us, you consent to such transfer to, and processing in, the U.S.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at Mott-Preop-Diet@med.umich.edu(link sends e-mail).