Important points to consider before signing up with Noom.com
Having seen a television advertisement for weight-loss support from Noom Inc., which is incorporated in the United States of America, I was puzzled that there is no mention of any UK-incorporated legal entity, and undertook a little research.
I have asked Noom's "data privacy" contact to confirm all of the above, and I'll post its response on this thread, but there is enough information in the terms and conditions on the Web site to support a strong warning that no UK citizen should engage in any way with Noom Inc., based on the fact that the Court of Justice [Grand Chamber] of the European Union in the case of Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner [of Ireland] on 6 October 2015 means that data protection measures in the USA are inadequate for the protection of the personal data of UK and EU citizens. At best, providing Noom Inc. with your e-mail address [which is regarded by the UK Information Commissioner as being "personal data" for data protection purposes] could lead you to be "spammed" by third parties: at worst, the company can do what it likes with your personal data and your personal health information and there's absolutely nothing that either you or the Information Commissioner can do about it.
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