Mindshift CBT

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Mindshift CBT

Data da avaliação: 20 de Abril de 2022

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CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It is a psychological treatment shown to be effective at helping manage things like anxiety, eating disorders, and phobias. Mindshift CBT is a free app created by the Canadian charitable organization Anxiety Canada that uses evidence-based CBT strategies to help users manage anxiety by reducing worry, stress, and panic. The app offers tools based on these CBT strategies such as thought journals, belief experiments, and coping cards as well as fear ladders and expanding your comfort zone guides. Tools all designed to help better navigate the crazy, messed up world we're living in these days.

Couple that with the fact that Anxiety Canada is a non-profit charitable organization that isn't looking to share or sell a bunch of your personal information to make money and you've got yourself a pretty good deal. Did we mention it's free? But you can always donate to support this organization if you want. We do worry a little about the app's security practices, though, so unfortunately, it's not perfect.

O que pode acontecer se algo der errado?

Anxiety Canada's Mindshift CBT app seems to take their users' privacy fairly seriously, which is nice. They do collect personal information like name, e-mail address, telephone, location, and information about your usage of MindShift. The do not share or sell this information for any targeted marketing or advertising purposes though, so yay! Unfortunately, as we have seen with other apps created by non-profit charitable organizations, we do have some concerns about their security practices. The app accepted the weak password "111111" when we logged in. We also were unable to confirm if and when they use encryption to protect users' data in transit and at rest and if they have a way to manage security vulnerabilities. Emails to the address mentioned in their privacy policy for these privacy related questions went unanswered.

It's great to see the organization take privacy seriously. And we understand that charitable organizations don't always have the same resources as bigger companies to focus on an app's security. Which stinks. Big companies tend to have way worse privacy practices and better security practices where charitable organizations seem to have the best privacy practices and not as strong security practices. We feel a little like Goldilocks out here looking for the rare that manages to do both well.

Dicas para se proteger

  • Use a strong password to protect the app when you set it up. The app will not prompt you to do so.
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O que pode ser usado para se inscrever?

Que dados a empresa coleta?

Como a empresa usa esses dados?

Anxiety Canada uses your data to understand your location to help them identify groups of users by general geographic market. They also provide you with promotional communications, such as email, where you have provided consent to receive such communications.

MindShift does not generally disclose your personal information to any third party without your specific consent, except as permitted or required by law.

Como você pode controlar seus dados?

You may request access to, make corrections to, or delete the personal information MindShift hold about you at any time, subject to certain exceptions.

MindShift will retain the personal information they collect from or about you only for so long as they require it to satisfy the purposes for which they collected the information. They will also retain your personal information for as long as is required to meet their various legal and business obligations, which in some cases might be for a longer period than is necessary to satisfy the purposes for collection.

If the app use any of your personal information to make a decision that directly affects you (e.g., to decide whether you are eligible to participate in a MindShift CBT Group of the Mindshift CBT Community), they will retain that information for at least one year after the date they use the information to make the decision. This is so you have time to request access to your personal information.

Qual é o histórico conhecido da empresa na proteção de dados dos usuários?

Médio

No known privacy or security incidents discovered in the last 3 years.

Informações de privacidade infantil

The Service does not address anyone under the age of 18.

Este produto pode ser usado offline?

Não

Informações de privacidade fáceis de entender?

Não

Links para informações de privacidade

Este produto atende aos nossos padrões mínimos de segurança? informações

Não

Criptografia

Não foi possível determinar

Senha forte

Não

The app has accepted '111111' as a password.

Atualizações de segurança

Sim

Gerencia vulnerabilidades

Não foi possível determinar

Política de privacidade

Sim

O produto usa inteligência artificial? informações

Não foi possível determinar

Esta inteligência artificial não é confiável?

Não foi possível determinar

Que tipo de decisões a inteligência artificial faz sobre você ou por você?

A empresa é transparente sobre como funciona a inteligência artificial?

Não foi possível determinar

O usuário tem controle sobre os recursos da inteligência artificial?

Não foi possível determinar


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