ResponsiBLUE Guest Privacy Policy

As of May 7, 2024, ResponsiBLUE will be discontinued.
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The University of Michigan (U-M) privacy statement recognizes the value of privacy of the university community members and its guests.

This privacy notice provides more specific information on how the ResponsiBLUE Guest software application collects and processes your personal information.


The notice applies to our practices for gathering and disseminating information related to ResponsiBLUE Guest (“we,” “us,” or “our”) and is meant to provide you with an overview of our practices when collecting and processing personal information.

How we collect information

We collect personal information automatically when you use the ResponsiBLUE Guest application.

What type of information we collect

When you use the ResponsiBLUE Guest application, we collect the following information:

  • Personal information, such as name and email address. This information is collected to meet requirements in the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) Emergency Rules. These rules require employers to maintain a record of Covid-related health screening for employees or visitors entering the workplace.
  • Session information, such as session duration, date and time of survey completion, and method of accessing survey (e.g. QR code).
  • Survey information, such as responses to survey questions.

How this information is used

We use the information we collect to:

  • Derive survey outcome based on responses to survey questions.
  • Allow individuals accessing U-M premises to demonstrate that they have completed the survey.
  • Produce compliance reporting for university administration and the State of Michigan.
  • Monitor trends in aggregate symptom reports over time, measure the overall burden of illness in our community, and provide an early indicator of potential outbreaks. The information helps target resources for testing, support, and mitigation.

The use of this data is governed by university policy and the U-M Data Governance framework, among other methods. Data requests and use cases will only be considered if they are related to public health. Such requests will be directed for approval by a U-M committee with faculty, staff, and student representation, led by the Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.

With whom this information is shared

We do not sell or rent your personal information. We may share summary data (with no individual identity information) as required by law, as well as with university partners, external service providers, or government agencies to aid with COVID-19 response efforts.

What choices you can make about your information

If you wish to opt out of data collection, you must stop using the application, which may impact your ability to access U-M buildings, resources, and services. If you wish to uninstall the application, use the standard uninstall processes of your mobile device, the mobile application marketplace, or network.

How information is secured

The University of Michigan recognizes the importance of maintaining the security of the information it collects and maintains, and we endeavor to protect information from unauthorized access and damage. The University of Michigan strives to ensure reasonable security measures are in place, including physical, administrative, and technical safeguards to protect your personal information.

Privacy notice changes

This privacy notice may be updated from time to time. We will post the date our notice was last updated at the top of this privacy notice.

Who to contact with questions or concerns

If you have any concerns or questions about how your personal data is used, please contact the U-M Privacy Office at [email protected] or 500 S. State Street, Ann Arbor MI 48109.