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MyPlate on Alexa Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes how the MyPlate Alexa Skill ("MyPlate on Alexa," "the services," "the skill," "us," or "we") was designed to protect your ("you," "the user") privacy and your data. Before using MyPlate, please read this policy, as well as the Alexa Terms of Use and the Privacy Policies by the Amazon Digital Services LLC (with its affiliates, "Amazon").

Regarding Amazon, “Alexa” means their Alexa Voice Service which includes third party services and other related Software.

If you use MyPlate, you fully agree to this privacy policy.


When you use our skill you have to talk to Alexa. This voice input is sent to Amazon and us where we use it to understand what our skill should do for you. This is absolutely necessary for our service to give you an appropriate answer.


Our privacy policy is clear: We do not collect any personal identifiable information, (PII), without your explicit consent and we do not share your data.

Here is how we handle your information when you use our services:

To improve our services we analyze automatically how often utterances are spoken and other analytics. This is done automatically by Amazon in the Amazon Developer Portal.

For some of our skills it is necessary to save data for you in our databases. This data is only connected to your Alexa-UserId but never to your name or any other personal information. In the case of the MyPlate skill, we save your baby’s date of birth so we can provide nutritional information specific to the age of your baby as your baby gets older. Otherwise, we could not provide you this service.


Our skills or parts of it may change or be updated at any time. Further, this Privacy Policy might change. You can find a link to this policy on the description page of the skill in the Alexa App or in the Alexa Store. Your continued use of our skill after changes of the Privacy Policy or the skill itself will be seen as your acceptance of both.

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