Privacy Statement



RWJBarnabas Health ("RWJBH" or "We") respect your privacy and are committed to protecting in through our compliance with this policy.

Purpose. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to describe how RWJBH collects, uses, maintains, protects, and shares information about you through mobile applications you download from the website, from the website of an affiliate of RWJBH, or from the commercial application store appropriate for your device, including the HealthConnect application (referred to herein as the "App"). Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not understand any aspects of our Privacy Policy, please feel free to Contact Us or as described at the end of this Policy.

Our Privacy Policy explains:

Scope. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the App, and certain RWJBH affiliated sites accessible through the App or online. This policy does not apply to any information collected by us offline or through any other means. Some of our affiliated websites, such as,, and are governed by their own separate privacy policies. Our App may also contain links to third party sites that are not owned or controlled by RWJBH. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our App and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personal information.

Other Privacy Policies. Your information may be subject to additional privacy practices such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as amended by the Health Information Technology and Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH Act).

Terms of Use. Please note that your use of our App is also subject to our End User License Agreement.


Information You Provide to Us

We collect information you provide to us, for example when you create or modify your account, register to use the App, request devices or services from us, request information from us, contact customer support, or otherwise communicate with us. This information may include: Name, Home Address (es), Email address, Home, Work, and Mobile Telephone number(s), Date of Birth, Sex, Gender, Insurance Provider, Names and Contact Information of Your Health Care Providers, and Names and Contact Information of Your Caregivers.

Information We Collect Through Your Use of Our App

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google") to collect certain information relating to your visit to our informational website, This information may include details of your visit to the website, including location data, the pages that you view, and information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type. Google Analytics uses "cookies," which are text files placed on your computer, to help us analyze how users use the site. You can find out more about how Google uses data when you visit our informational site by visiting "How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps," (located at

Information Collected Through Cookies and Similar Technologies

We and our service providers use cookies and other technologies to receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with our App through your mobile device. A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your mobile device when you visit a website or use an application. Cookies may store unique identifiers, user preferences and other information. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some App features or services may not function properly without cookies. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service, including for storing user preferences and for tracking user trends. We remove these cookies when you log out or close the App.

Geolocation Data

We may also automatically collect location and/or geolocation data through your mobile device. This information may be used to improve the quality of services, to direct you to services available in your area, or to collect data on your activity levels. You may enable or disable this feature through your mobile device's "Settings." If you disable location services for the App, the App may not function to its full capacity, i.e., accurately match you with a physician or health care facility in your geographic area.

Other data collection technologies

The App may also collect information through Crashlytics, a mobile app analytics service, to log crashes and other non-fatal errors that may occur during the use of the App. Information collected may include what you were doing at the time of the crash or error, and any searches or search terms that you performed during your use of the App. This data is not identifiable to your HealthConnect account and helps us improve our App.

No Information From Children Under Age 13

Our App is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information on the App. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information in the App or through any of its features, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please call us at (888) 724-7123.


To Provide Services, and Information. We collect information from you so that we can provide services that you request using the App, and provide information that you request from us. We use your personal information to provide you with information about us (including but not limited to driving directions, telephone numbers, information about our locations and physicians); schedule a diagnostic appointment; and connect you to the patient portals.

Advertising. We do not use your activity on the App to show you ads for RWJBH or for other third parties. We do not belong to any ad networks that use your browsing history across websites to show you interest-based advertisements.

Your Consent. In addition to the sharing described elsewhere in this Policy, we will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of RWJBH when we have your consent to do so. Except as set forth in this Privacy Policy and/or the EULA, we require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information with the individuals or organizations you specify. Sensitive personal information is a particular category of personal information such as confidential medical facts and health information.

Legal Proceedings. We will share personal information with third party companies, organizations or individuals outside of RWJBH if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to: (a) Meet any applicable law, regulation, subpoena, legal process or enforceable governmental request; (b) Enforce applicable Terms of Use, including investigation of potential violations; (c) Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or (d) Protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of RWJBH, our users, customers or the public as required or permitted by law.

Emergency Services. We may share personal information with emergency services, including, without limitation, 911, your local police department or fire department, or a health care provider, if we have received information that we reasonably believe indicates that there is an immediate threat of life or safety to you or others.

Transfer in the Event of Sale or Change of Control. If the ownership of all or substantially all of our business changes or we otherwise transfer assets relating to our business or the App to a third party, such as by merger, acquisition, bankruptcy proceeding or otherwise, we may transfer your personal information to the new owner. In such a case, unless permitted otherwise by applicable law, your information would remain subject to the promises made in the applicable privacy policy unless you agree differently.

Aggregated Information. We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and other information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.


You can access and update certain information we have relating to your online account by signing into your account and going to the Profile section of our App. If you have questions about personal information we have about you or need to update your information, you can Contact Us through telephone, email, or U.S. mail at the contact information below.

You can close your online account by contacting us via email, phone, or mail at the contact information below and requesting that we close your account. If you close your account, we will no longer use your online account information or share it with third parties. We may, however, retain a copy of the information for archival purposes, and to avoid identity theft or fraud.


We use industry standard physical, technical and administrative security measures and safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information. However, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot guarantee, ensure, or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. If you access the App through an Apple device that is equipped with Apple Touch ID, You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to protect the integrity of such identification. Please note that e-mails and other communications you send to us through our App or otherwise are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.


Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your consent in accordance with applicable law. We will make any privacy policy changes available on our website's Privacy Policy Page. If the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of privacy policy changes). We will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review. Your continued use of the App after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes.


If you have any questions, concerns, complaints or suggestions regarding our Privacy Policy or otherwise need to contact us, please Contact us via email at, call us at (888) 724-7123, or contact us by US postal mail at the following address:

RWJBarnabas Health

95 Old Short Hills Road

West Orange, NJ 07052