Tracking the spread of sickness and disease

Privacy Policy & Legal

GermTrax undestands the importance of protecting your personal information. Please read our privacy policy carefully.

Posting information on your behalf

GermTrax will never post anything to your social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Google+.

Information shared with third parties

GermTrax will never share any of your personal information with third party sites, businesses or entities. This includes your name, email address, and sickness details. GermTrax, however, does leverage map and search services from Microsoft and Google.

Personal information collected

GermTrax collects personal information explicitly shared by connecting to other social media sites, including Facebook, Google+, Foursquare and Twitter. This includes your basic information (name and email address), as well as OAuth tokens used to request location information on your behalf. Personal information associated with sicknesses reported anonymously will only be visible to that particular user. Upon submitting a sickness, GermTrax will collect geolocation data surrounding that timeframe. Addionally, GermTrax Mobile will collect geolocation data from logged-in users' mobile devices no more than once per session. Comments sent through our contact page require a valid name and email.

Non-personal information collected

GermTrax may collect non-personal information, such as usage statistics, to better help us maintain the site.

Notes and disclaimers

GermTrax is not a medical device and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment purposes. If you are sick, please consult your doctor. All sickness content sent to and subsequently displayed on GermTrax is subjective. GermTrax does not claim these reports to be factual and assumes no liability for any businesses or establishments referenced on the site, regardless of whether those references are explicit or implied.