Privacy Policy

1. Introduction
Welcome to Merton. We are committed to respecting your privacy and handling your data in a transparent and secure manner. Merton is an AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) application designed to assist individuals who are unable to speak due to medical conditions or procedures, facilitating effective communication with medical staff and loved ones using the Apple Vision Pro. Our application operates in a completely stateless manner without collecting any personal data from its users.

2. Information
We Collect Merton does not collect or store any user data directly. The application functions entirely statelessly, with no database or persistent storage of user data.

3. Third-Party Data Interaction
The only data interaction occurs through the use of the OpenAI API, which may process phrases selected by users to generate appropriate follow-up communication options. This interaction involves: • User-Generated Content: Text inputs used to communicate through the app, such as selected phrases, which are sent to OpenAI's API for processing. • The data sent to OpenAI is processed in real-time and not stored by Merton. For details on how OpenAI handles data, including how the collect, use, and secure data, please refer to OpenAI’s privacy policy.

4. How We Use Your Information
Since Merton does not collect data, there are no direct uses of user data by the app itself. Data sent to OpenAI's API is for the purpose of generating communication responses and is not used by Merton for any other purposes.

5. Sharing Your Information
Service Providers: Interaction with third-party service providers like OpenAI involves sending phrases for real-time processing. We do not share any personal information or store any data from these interactions. Legal Requirements: We comply with applicable laws and will cooperate with law enforcement requests that meet legal standards.

6. Your Rights
As Merton does not collect data, there are minimal direct user data rights to manage. However, users concerned about the data processed by OpenAI should refer to OpenAI’s privacy policy for details on managing their data rights.

7. Children's Privacy
Our app is not intended for use by children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly engage in any data collection from children under this age.

8. Changes to This Privacy Policy
We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or service offerings. If changes are made, we will update the privacy policy with a new effective date. Privacy Policy for Merton Effective Date: [05/10/2024]
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