NOCD is an app designed to help treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD. And with a big spike in people reporting OCD symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic, it's no surprise investors are jumping on board, giving NOCD $33 million in funding at the end of 2021. The app helps users connect with a therapist who specializes in OCD treatment, provides face-to-face therapy, and supports users in between sessions with therapeutic tools and connections to others in the OCD community. It is currently free to download and use. Therapy session are paid for on a per session basis and NOCD says they do partner with many major insurance companies. NOCD is currently available in the US, UK, Australia, and parts of Canada. Unfortunately, we're a bit concerned about NOCD's privacy practices. They do say they can collect a good deal of personal information, combine that information with data gathered from third parties, and use that information for targeted, interest-based advertising and potentially more. Come on NOCD, we don't need another thing to worry about these days!
¿Qué podría pasar si algo falla?
What does NOCD say they can do with all this personal information and app usage data they collect on you? Well, to begin with, they say they can combine the information you give them with information they gather from third parties. Then they say they can use that information for things like learning your interests to better understand what tools interest you and to target you with ads. They actually use the word "might" a whole lot when they talk about how they say they can market you with targeted ads, which is a concern for us when it comes to privacy policies because that word "might" seems to offer a lot of wiggle room. Here's what they actually say, "We might use your information to serve you ads about tools and offers. We might tell you about new features or updates. These might be third party offers or tools, services or studies we think you might find interesting. We may also use your information to send you electronic communications. We and our partners may engage in interest-based advertising using information gathered across multiple websites, devices, or other platforms."
We "might" say this is all quite a bit concerning for an app that collects so much personal information. Ah heck, forget the "might", we do say that concerns us. NOCD says they can collect a whole lot of personal information, can combine that with other information they get from third parties like social media sites and potentially data brokers. They then say they can share that information with a whole host of third parties including business partners and the vague "For Other Reasons We May Describe to You."
Consejos para protegerte
- Opt out of location-based information collection in the app settings.
- Limit information you post on social media pages
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Rastrea la ubicación
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¿Qué se puede usar para registrarse?
Cuenta de terceros
Google sign-up is available
¿Qué datos recopila la empresa?
Name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, phone number, birthdate, age, gender, location and zip code.
Information about your condition including but not limited to obsessions, compulsions, triggers, intensity levels, etc.
Information you post on our social media pages, as well as social media profile information and information posted on your page.
¿Cómo utiliza la empresa estos datos?
¿Cómo puedes controlar el uso de tus datos?
¿Qué historial tiene la compañía en cuanto a la protección de los datos de los usuarios?
No known privacy or security incidents discovered in the last 3 years.
Información sobre privacidad infantil
¿El producto se puede usar sin conexión?
¿La información de privacidad es fácil de entender?
Enlaces a información de privacidad
¿El producto cumple nuestros estándares mínimos de seguridad?
Actualizaciones de seguridad
Gestiona las vulnerabilidades
NOCD says people can report security vulnerabilities [email protected]
Política de privacidad
How Apps and VR Therapy Can Help OCD PatientsWIRED
NOCD ReviewOne Mind Psyber Guide
OCD therapy app sees sessions double during pandemicMedCity News
Mobile Apps for OCD ManagementInternational OCD Foundation
Pandemic Anxiety Is Fueling OCD Symptoms—Even for People Without the DisorderTIME
Virtual OCD Treatment Provider NOCD Raises $33M in Series B RoundBuilt In Chicago
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