Docket® (“Docket”) is a software application that connects American healthcare consumers to personal and family health data. This policy outlines how we use and protect your data. Thank you for using Docket.
When you access the Services, we may ask you to voluntarily provide us certain information that personally identifies (or could be used to personally identify) you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information includes, but is not limited to, the following: (a) contact data such as your email address and phone number; (b) demographic data such as your gender, your date of birth, and your address including ZIP Code; and (c) other information that you voluntarily choose to provide to us including without limitation your Social Security Number, unique identifiers such as passwords, and Personal Information in emails, letters, or social media posts that you send to us.
You may still access and use some of the Services if you choose not to provide us with some Personal Information, but certain features may not be accessible to you as a result.
We also may automatically collect certain data elements when you use the Services, such as (a) IP address; (b) domain server; (c) type of device(s) used to access the Services; (d) web browser(s) used to access the Services; (e) referring webpage or other source through which you access the Services; (f) geolocation information; and (g) other statistics and information associated with the interaction between your browser or device and the Services (collectively “Traffic Data”). Depending on applicable law, some Traffic Data may be Personal Information. We may also collect addition information, which may be Personal Information, as otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.
Under a federal law called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), some of the demographic, health, and/or health-related information that Docket collects as part of providing the Services may be considered “protected health information” or “PHI.” Specifically, when Docket receives identifiable information about you from you and/or on behalf of your Healthcare Providers and/or health department, this information is treated by Docket as PHI. HIPAA provides specific protections for the privacy and security of PHI and restricts how PHI is used and disclosed.
Today, Docket primarily relies on email addresses and phone numbers on-file with state immunization registries to verify your identity in order to vend personal and/or family immunization records on behalf of healthcare providers and government entities. You are responsible for ensuring that your personal and/or family immunization records on-file with the state are accurate and complete. Docket cannot guarantee that an estranged or former spouse, for example, would not have access to your and/or your child’s immunization records or other data. Please contact your health department to ensure the phone numbers and email addresses on-file with your state’s immunization registry belong only to you. Docket recommends that you do not share your passwords and/or Docket verification PINs needed in order to access your personal and/or family immunization records.
DOCKET ENABLES PATIENT USERS TO VOLUNTARILY AND SELECTIVELY TRANSMIT PHI TO TRUSTED THIRD PARTIES.
We collection information (including Personal Information and Traffic Data) when you use and interact with the Services, and in some cases from third-party sources such as state immunization registries. Such information includes (but is not limited to): when you use the Services’ interactive tools, send us an email, or otherwise contact us.
We use the information we collect, including Personal Information, to provide and continuously improve the Services. When Docket Users use the Services to query state immunization registries or other databases to access personal and/or family immunization records or other types of data, Docket will collect User-reported information (e.g. First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, Sex, cellphone number, and/or email) in order to perform the Services.
Docket retrieves and stores information from state immunization registries and other databases such as but not limited to immunization histories (including line-level detail about shots such as when and where immunizations were administered, immunization manufacturer, and other relevant clinical information), immunization forecasting schedules, allergies, contradictions, immunities, home address, and renderings of official state-issued immunization records, reports, and certificates. Docket stores immunization data for the User’s enjoyment.
When using Docket to query state immunization registries, Docket requires certain Users to indicate whether they are the patient, the patient’s legal guardian, or a third party individual with permission to access the patient’s immunization records beginning with version 2.2.52. This information is collected strictly for reporting purposes for any legitimate legal reason. Docket does not use this information to query immunization registries on the User’s behalf. Users of previous versions of Docket are not required by Docket to report this information to Docket to enjoy continued use of the Services.
Docket relies on Date of Birth information to generate and send automated emails notifying certain Users that immunization records belonging to children will be or have been automatically removed and/or unlinked from their Account(s) according to their state’s preferences and/or laws.
Docket relies on state immunization forecasting data and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) Vaccine Recommendations and Guidelines to generate email, push notification, and potentially SMS reminders as existing users become age-eligible for recommended immunizations; users are notified according to their notification preferences. Docket’s email, push notification, and SMS immunization reminders do not contain information regarding any specific immunization series.
Docket reports deidentified immunization-related data (including but not limited to the number of immunization records obtained using Docket) to our partners. We may use information that is neither Personal Information nor PHI (including non-PHI Personal Information that has been de-identified and/or aggregated) to better understand who uses Docket and how we could enhance our products and services. Docket indicates within the application what User-reported data is required in order to provide the Services.
We may disclose certain information that we collect from Patient Users. Docket will not disclose Personal Information without your consent. For example, we may disclose certain information (e.g. COVID-19 immunization records) to third parties at the User’s request when the User presents their SMART® Health Card QR code to a verifier. We do not sell User-reported information to third parties.
We may use information that is neither Personal Information nor PHI (including non-PHI Personal Information that has been de-identified and/or aggregated) to better understand who uses Docket and how we could enhance our products and services. We may also need to disclose your Personal Information or any other information we collect if we determine in good faith that such disclosure is needed to: (a) comply with applicable law, regulation, court order, or other legal process; (b) protect the rights, property, or safety of Docket or another party; (c) enforce the Agreement or other agreements with you; or (d) respond to claims that any posting or other content violates third-party rights.
Your privacy is important to us. As such, we aim to follow generally accepted standards to protect Personal Information submitted to us, both in storing and during transmission. Personal Information submitted to Docket is encrypted. Although we make good faith efforts to store Personal Information in a secure operating environment, we do not and cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information.
The Services are not intended for use by children under the age of 13. Docket does not knowingly collect information from children, nor are the Services directed to children. By accessing, using and/or submitting information to or through the Services, you represent that you are not younger than age 13.
If we learn that we have received any information directly from a child under age 13 without his/her parent’s consent, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child (or his/her parent or legal guardian) to inform the child that he/she cannot use the Services and subsequently we will delete that information. If you are between age 13 and the age of maturity in your place of residence, you may use the Services only with the consent of or under the supervision of your parent or legal guardian.
If you are a parent or legal guardian of a minor child, you may, in compliance with the Agreement, use the Services on behalf of such minor child. Any information that you provide us while using the Services on behalf of your minor child will be treated as Personal Information.
Registered Patient Users may view and modify certain data elements, including Personal Information, submitted to Docket.
Docket reserves the right to retain information from closed Accounts, including to comply with law, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, enforce the Agreement, and take other actions permitted by applicable law.
If you choose to utilize the Services to access personal and/or family immunization records, you authorize Docket to query state immunization registries identified in the application and certify that you are authorized to access any relevant immunization records you obtain through Docket. Docket utilizes User-provided data (including but not limited to First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, Sex, and your verified cellphone or email addresses) to query state and local immunization registries. Docket relies on your phone number(s) and/or email address(es) on-file with state immunization registries for identity verification purposes. If you believe that anybody has unauthorized access to any of your cellphone numbers or email addresses, you must rectify the situation immediately by either: (a) changing all relevant passwords or; (b) contacting your state or local immunization registry. If you believe that an estranged spouse, partner, or anybody not authorized to access your child’s records has access to your child’s records through Docket, you must contact your state or local immunization registry immediately to resolve any custody-related issues.
This section applies to California residents when and if the California Consumer Privacy Act is applicable to our Site and Services about whom we have collected Personal Information, including through the use of our Site or Services, by purchasing or utilizing our Service, or by communicating with us electronically, in paper correspondence, or in person. For purposes of this section, the term “Personal Information” includes information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular California consumer or household.
We may disclose the following types of Personal Information to third parties for a business or commercial purpose, as further described: identifiers, medical and health insurance information, protected classifications under applicable law, commercial information, biometric information, internet or similar network activity, geolocation data, sensory data, professional or employment-related information, alerts for upcoming or overdue immunizations, and inferences from other Personal Information. Functionality within the Docket platform enables consumers to consolidate and share Personal Information with third parties. You may be entitled by applicable law to exercise the following rights with respect to your Personal Information:
You may also authorize someone to exercise the above rights on your behalf. If we have collected information on your minor child (e.g. immunization records), you may exercise the above rights on behalf of your minor child. In addition, residents of California also have the right to request once per calendar year certain information with respect to types of Personal Information (as defined by California law) we share with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes, as the identities of the third parties with whom we have shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year.
The above rights are subject to our ability to reasonably verify your identity and authority to make these requests by providing verifiable information such as the following:
In addition, the above rights are subject to various exclusions and exceptions under the law, and, under certain circumstances, we may be unable to implement your request.
Through partnership with public health agencies, Docket offers consumer access to COVID-19 immunization records. As such, Docket only accesses personal and sensitive data required directly to support COVID-19-related efforts. Specifically, Docket uses this data to facilitate consumer access to personal and family immunization records.
Docket supports the capability for Users to share and/or save a PDF copy of their personal and family immunization records. As such, Docket may require access to read and/or write to your phone’s file storage.
Docket supports biometric login (e.g. Apple Face ID, Touch ID) as an optional feature for added security. If activated, Docket may store Device Identifiers. Device Identifiers include, but are not limited to, the following: (a) IMEI; (b) serial number; and (c) device name. Information collected to enable biometric login is not used by Docket for any other purposes. You do not need to enable biometric login in order to use the Services.