Quick guide: Who can see my data in HeiaHeia?

This article provides an overview of which data about you is visible to other users and to the community admin, and which settings affect the visibility of your data.

General principles for the visibility of user account data


These principles apply to all users of HeiaHeia:

    • You own all the data you enter into HeiaHeia and decide who can see it. 
    • If you accept friends in HeiaHeia, you will see each other's achievements and exercise and wellbeing entries in your news feed, unless you set the entry to private when logging. Sleep, weight and food entries are automatically private unless you choose otherwise.
    • Your friends can view your profile and activity log, which shows your training log, the sport types you've logged and the wellbeing goal you've set (if not private). See figure 1. 
    • In the privacy settings, you can control to whom your activity log is visible: 1. only to HeiaHeia friends, 2. to HeiaHeia friends and colleagues, or 3. to all HeiaHeia users.  See Figure 2.  
      You can also control the visibility of your GPS routes and location here.    
      Privacy settings iOS: Profile -> Settings
      Privacy settings Android: Profile -> Account card (settings symbol in the right upper corner)    

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    If you are a member of a community: 

    • The privacy principles above still apply, i.e. your colleagues will not see your entries unless you have accepted them as your HeiaHeia friends, or in the privacy settings of your profile, you have allowed your activity log to be visible to colleagues or to all HeiaHeia users. 
    • The community admin will also not see your individual entries, unless you have accepted him/her as a HeiaHeia friend, or in the privacy settings of your profile, you have allowed your activity log to be visible to colleagues or to all HeiaHeia users.
    • The community admin has access to a reporting view where he/she can see the following data: 
      - Basic information about your profile (e.g. name, email, number of workouts and friends, whether you participate in challenges) 
      - Summaries of the activity of the entire community
      - Team challenge results 
      - Rankings for different categories (e.g. number of activity- and wellbeing entries, exercise hours, logged kilometres, number of cheers, steps, different sport types)
      - Summary of user's entries (e.g. number of strength and endurance entries, exercised hours) and wellbeing points 
      - Highlights, i.e. entries with the highest number of cheers
      - Summary of the well-being test at community level
    • If you wish, you have the option to set yourself as anonymous, in which case your participation in any challenge will only be counted anonymously and you will not be included in the reporting view or the list of the most active members of the challenge. The community admin will only see basic profile information about you.
      - You can choose the option here: User account -> settings -> participant lists and reporting -> on/off.
      - Alternatively, you can make the same choice directly on the challenge page of the app. Open the challenge page under More -> Adjust your visibility -> Participate in challenges and reporting -> on/off

    If you have a coach in HeiaHeia, you give your coach consent to see all your wellbeing information in the service, including also private entries.