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Privacy – TimBre

This privacy policy governs your use of the software application TimBre (“Application”) for mobile devices that was created by Docturnal Private Limited. The Application is a point of care (POC) Tuberculosis Screening, it captures your basic demographic and clinical information, your image which is not mandatory currently but will be in the future and then record your cough using the phone microphone or associated headset to screen the app for Tuberculosis. Once the assessment is done the you receive an sms confirming whether the cough is TB related or not.
What information does the Application obtain and how is it used?
User Provided Information
The Application obtains the information you provide when you download and use the Application. Once you enter the information, this information is used to build our homegrown EMR which can be referenced at a later point.
When you use the Application, you generally provide (a) your first name, last name, phone number, age, gender, occupation, marital status, height, weight, zip/pin, (b) habits (smoking or alcohol), family history of TB, living with TB, Paroxysmal cough indication, HIV, Diabetes, Night Sweat, loss of Appetite, exercise, supplements, (c) HbA1c, BP, Chest Pain, Current Fever Pattern, Appetite Pattern, Cough Frequency, Cough Type, Travelling Frequency, Current Medication, Other Cough, (d) your picture (not mandatory currently), (e) your cough recording..
We may also use the information you provided us to contact you from time to time to provide you with important information, required notices and medical consultation recommendation
Do third parties see and/or have access to information obtained by the Application?
Once your data is captured it is stored in a homegrown EMR, this can be shared with medical institutions that diagnose, cure and treat Tuberculosis. Only aggregated, anonymized data is periodically transmitted to external services to help us improve the Application and our service. We will share your information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement.
We may disclose User provided and Automatically Collected Information:
• as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
• when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
• with our trusted services providers who work on our behalf, do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth in this privacy statement.
• if Docturnal Private Limited is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of this information, as well as any choices you may have regarding this information.

What are my opt-out rights?
You can stop all collection of information by the Application easily by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network. You can also request to opt-out via email, at

Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information
We will retain User provided data for as long as you use the Application and for the EMR. We will retain Automatically Collected information for up to 24 months and thereafter may store it in aggregate. If you’d like us to delete User Provided Data that you have provided via the Application, please contact us at and we will respond in a reasonable time. Please note that some or all of the User Provided Data may be required in order for the Application to function properly.

We do not use the Application to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.

We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Application. Please be aware that, although we endeavor provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here and informing you via email or text message. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes.

Your Consent
By using the Application, you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. “Processing,” means using cookies on a computer/hand held device or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information, all of which activities will take place in the country of operations and are governed by respective laws of the country.

Contact us
If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at

Published on : Mar 10th, 2017

About the Author

Rahul Pathri
Rahul Pathri is the founder/CEO for Docturnal. He has a bachelors in Biology with an Executive Management from IIM Calcutta. Currently assumes the role of a Data Scientist & has been an IT guy in his past life working in the US biotech industry as well as Multinationals in India.
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