Choosing Wisely Mobile App Privacy Policy

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) built the Choosing Wisely mobile app as a free app. This SERVICE is provided by The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) at no cost and is intended for use as is.

This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service.

If you choose to use our Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this policy. The Personal Information that we collect are used for providing and improving the Service. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use

For a better experience while using our Service, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, such as whether or not you are a doctor or a patient and which medical topics you are interested in. The information that we request is retained on your device and is not collected by us in any way.

The app does use third party services that may collect information used to identify you – namely, Google Analytics, including an anonymous client and session ID, device name and operating system, etc.

Expo and the Android Advertising Idenfier

We use a framework called Expo ( to facilitate cross-platform development, over the air app updates, and various other development conveniences and advantages that help us provide the best quality Service that we can, and to focus on developing new features and providing a great user experience and relevant/up-to date-content. Some of the underlying API’s that Expo bundles by default for convenience may contain code to request the Android Advertising ID. However, we wish to make it clear to our users (and specifically to the Google Play Team) that we DO NOT use any of the API’s that have the capability to request the Android Adversing ID, and we do not otherwise use the Android Advertising ID in any way. The Expo team is working on making these API’s opt-in instead of being automatically included, and we intend to remove them as soon as we have the ability to do so.

Log Data

We want to inform you that whenever you use our Service, in case of an error in the app we collect data and information (through third party products) on your phone called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your devices’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, configuration of the app when utilizing our Service, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics.

Service Providers

We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

  • To facilitate our Service;
  • To provide the Service on our behalf;
  • To perform Service-related services; or
  • To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

We want to inform users of this Service that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.


We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Sites

This Service may contain links to other sites (namely, links to medical societies). If you visit a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.