PenguinSmart's CEO, Dr. Amy Kwok, has been nominated for the prestigious "Top 100 Healthcare Visionaries 2021" award, with final results to be announced at the IFAH conference (previously known as "Smart Health") in June.
Nominees come from all healthcare fields globally, and include discoverers of new drugs, creators of innovative treatments and surgeries, and movers and shakers in improving healthcare systems at scale.
As a startup, we are encouraged and delighted to be among those nominated, especially during this COVID time, in which many healthcare heroes and heroines have risen and inspired the world.
Press | "World's first fully digital early intervention support system for Children" by popular Taiwan newspaper Apple Daily
In-depth coverage by popular Taiwan newspaper Apple Daily on PenguinSmart's innovative approach to supporting families with developmental needs using latest AI technology
Academic | Oral presentation at the 14th World Pediatric Congress on scientific paper coauthored
Dr. Amy Kwok, the CEO PenguinSmart, presented at the World Pediatric Congress webinar on Dec 11 and discussed the current situation and latest development of clinical awareness and standards for identification and treatment of children's communication disorder in China, referencing current practices in United States, Taiwan and other regions. It was well received by the global professional audience of over 15 countries and regions that attended the webinar live.
Academic | Scientific Paper "Development and Discussion on Concept and Clinical Screening Diagnosis of Children′s Communication Disorders" Published on Official Journal of Health Development Committee as Policy-guiding Piece
Coauthored with National Children's Health Center, discussing and comparing the development of clinical practices for children's communication disorder in China and abroad.
Event | PenguinSmart team participated in Meet Taipei, Asia’s largest innovation and entrepreneurship carnival, welcoming Post-COVID era!
Carnival had officially launched in Taipei on 11/18! The theme of "Arising Vision" this year inspires the public to face the new normal with technology and breakthrough geographical restrictions with digitalization to provide services and technology that meet market needs and trends under the current pandemic.
During the four-day exhibition, the intelligent, customized therapy services provided by the PenguinSmart team were honoured to be favoured by many media and potential partners. In the future, the team will continue to uphold the original aspiration, devote itself to improving children's language communication issues, and maximize each child's future potential!
Highlights | A great success for PenguinSmart team for SparkLabs Taipei Demo Day 4!
SparkLabs Taipei is an international venture capital fund and accelerator. On November 4th 2020, SparkLabs Taipei ushered its fourth Demo day! As one of the teams that reported results, Dr. Amy Kwok, the CEO and founder of PenguinSmart, stood on the stage and shared the core values, mission, and vision of the founding of PenguinSmart. Her confident, sincere speech and firm philosophy have won praise and warm support from everyone in the audience!
Webinar | PenguinSmart x 815 Children's Potential Development Center, the parent-child joint channel premiered online!
PenguinSmart's Dr. Amy Kwok is invited as speaker for the launching episodes of "815 Children's Potential Development Center" webinar channel. The first live broadcast attracted a live viewership of 6000 on a Monday night ! With the theme of "Language Development", Dr. Amy Kwok shared about how to solve children's oral development issues in the most efficient way and how to use the most appropriate methods to improve children's language communication skills.
Partnership | EdTech and Teletherapy Innovators Team Up to Tackle Child Development Delays in Greater China
PenguinSmart Inc. and Over-Paradigm (OPA) Technology Inc. announced a strategic partnership to launch a holistic, family-centered, early childhood development and intervention service network covering the Greater China region. This collaboration will combine intelligent skill tracking, interactive learning, and a comprehensive support system of both technical expertise and knowledge sharing between fellow parents in order to improve outcomes and empower parents to better help their children.
Talk | "Love for You is the strongest motivation for your kid to communicate with you". PenguinSmart CEO Dr. Amy Kwok as Guest Speaker at WISETALKS Entrepreneur Fireside Chat
Our CEO Dr. Kwok spoke at the WISETALKS Entrepreneur fireside chat series about the differences between "science" and "technology" when it comes to parenting. As the world is becoming increasingly digital, how does a parent give their children the best shot to develop, learn and grow in real communication abilities?
Press | 3 Key Business Models that Enables Sustainable Growth for PenguinSmart - Digitimes HealthTech series 2
In the second of our DigiTimes feature we discuss how the same methods and technology that have allowed us to help hundreds of families around the world can also be applied to enterprise solutions and institutions as a whole. Upcoming new technologies like our patented sound analysis tool can be integrated into existing practices to improve the patient experience and make doctors and therapist's lives easier!
Press | PenguinSmart's 7 step Process for Children's Language Development Support - from Screening to Clinical Rehab Support
In the first of our DigiTimes exclusive feature read all about our unique methodology for language development evaluation and hear our company's backstory. Click the link to find out why hundreds of families around the world trust PenguinSmart for their early interventions!
Academic | PenguinSmart System's First Academic Debut at IALP's 31st World Congress
PenguinSmart service model and system was first debut among the international speech and language academic community during the 31st Congress of International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP) as oral presenter on August. She shared of the trials and validations that brought about the current system and shared case studies of real clients as support. It was well-received by the international audience with invitation for further discussion and exploration for joint collaboration and research. * IALP is the representing body at the WHO for the field of SLP and Audiology with representatives from over 57 countries. The Congress itself was attended by over 1200 delegates in person. PenguinSmart has been a member of IALP since.
Interview | How it all started - Customer Pain Point and Origin of PenguinS mart |Silicon Valley Successes
What makes this communication rehab therapy startup special to get the backing of one of Silicon Valley's top accelerators?
PenguinSmart Chosen as Finalist at 2019 Bay Area Impact Summit
PenguinSmart was one of the 10 featured companies to present on stage at this year's Bay Area Impact Summit, which brings together top startups, partners, and impact investors
AI in Healthcare - A Discussion of AI-Powered Home at the ZGC Silicon Valley Innovation Center
PenguinSmart CEO Dr. Amy Kwok was one of two featured panelists to share her insights on "AI-Powered Home Healthcare" as the first part of a speaker series at ZGC Silicon Valley Innovation Center
PenguinSmart CEO Shares Company's Values at Sold-Out Panel on "Tech for Good"
PenguinSmart CEO Dr. Amy Kwok was one of the high-powered panelists at a sold-out event hosted by The Expat Women and Google LaunchPad SF, sharing how scalable impact is one of the core values of PenguinSmart. The event was so well-received that another one has been organized.
US Business News Honors PenguinSmart with 2018 Technology Elite Award - "Best Online Communication Rehab Support Service"
PenguinSmart was selected by US Business News magazine for its annual list of elite technology companies.
BE Accelerator Unveils Six Startups Representing the New Era of Digital Health
BE Accelerator's first Demo Day showcased several of the newest developments in digital health, from AI-assisted home-based rehab to smart blood test kits, attracting more than one hundred investors, medical experts and medical institutions. PenguinSmart CEO Dr. Amy Wang was specially featured in both the demo pitch and subsequent exhibit.
Special Report by MEET Magazine - PenguinSmart Presents at Taiwan BE Accelerator Demo Day
PenguinSmart was named a “Startup to Watch” at BE Accelerator's Health Technology Demo Day in Taiwan.
"Empowering Families through Innovation" - Exclusive Interview with United Evening News
United Evening News, one of Taiwan's most established newspapers, sits down with PenguinSmart's two Co-founders to discuss their startup journey and views on the future of personalized healthcare and rehab.
Taipei City Mayor Ko Endorses PenguinSmart Mission at Health Entrepreneur Panel
PenguinSmart Co-founder Matthew Kwok was one of 3 entrepreneurs invited to share about challenges faced by data-based health startups and to recommend ways that the city of Taipei can help. The mayor gave an onstage endorsement and on-the-spot announced new initiatives to support health startups based on the panel's suggestions.
New Partners: PenguinSmart and RenYou Team Up to Offer At-Home Communication Rehab to More Families
RenYou is one of the largest special education rehab center chains in China with 13 locations. PenguinSmart's home-based intervention services complement RenYou's environment-centered "Play and Living Culture Intervention (PCI)" model, allowing RenYou families to extend their rehab from the center into the home.
CEO Shares Cross-Border Health Insights at Premier Silicon Valley Health Technology Innovation Conference
PenguinSmart's CEO Amy Kwok, M.D., MPH, was invited to speak on cross-border health innovation opportunities at the 7th Annual HTF (Health Technology Forum) Innovation Conference at Stanford University.
One of the first 10 selected from 400+ startups globally, we are now a part of the newest class for Alchemist Accelerator. Accredited as a platinum-level accelerator in Silicon Valley, Alchemist is known for helping startups thrive in the B2B world and for the large fundraising raises of its graduates (on average twice that of Y Combinator grads, a seed accelerator for early start-ups). Our six-month program will culminate with a demo day in September. We see this as an important enabler in our ability to better serve the needs of partner organizations as well as individual families, first in China and progressively worldwide.
As a startup member of the Pledge 1% social giveback commitment, we were featured on the Nasdaq building on Times square in New York, as well as a celebration event along with ringing the Nasdaq bell. The event is to celebrate socially responsible businesses. We are proud to stand alongside 1000+ other members globally
* Document Purpose and Outline
Before using our products or services, please read this policy carefully, especially any bold or underlined terms. After carefully reading through, please acknowledge and confirm your full understanding and consent. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions on the content of this policy, you can contact PenguinSmart via email at Info@mypenguinsmart.com.
* Definitions and Terminology
Ⅰ Personal Information:
refers to any/all kinds of information that can identify the individual, either through personally identifiable information specific to the individual, or any information that reflects the activities of a specific individual, whether alone or in combination with other information.
Ⅱ Sensitive Personal Information:
refers to any/all kinds of information, including medical information for children 16 years or younger.
Ⅲ Deletion of Personal Information:
refers to the act of purging all Personal Information and/or Sensitive Personal Information from all systems involved in the performing of daily business functions, to the point at which it cannot be in any way retrieved, accessed or viewed again.
Ⅰ How we collect and use your information
Ⅲ How do we share, transfer and publicly disclose your information
Ⅳ How do we protect your information
Ⅴ How do you manage your information
Ⅵ How do we handle minors’ information
Ⅷ How to contact PenguinSmart
Section 1: How we collect and use your information
In the course of using PenguinSmart products and/or services, we may need to collect and use your personal information in order to provide you with the best possible products and services. In addition, we may launch new or optimized features from time to time that may require an additional collection of your personal information, or change the method or purpose of using your personal information. In this event, we will explain to you the intended use of any new information collected by updating this policy, and provide you with the ability to opt in or out of the new collection methods or usage. Only after obtaining your express written consent will we collect or use any new personal information. Any questions regarding the change in scope or methodology can be addressed by reaching us through the contact methods provided by this policy in Section 8: How to contact PenguinSmart.
In addition to your own personal information, in the course of providing certain PenguinSmart products and/or services we may need to collect the information of minor children under your supervision. In this event, we will also obtain the express written consent of the relevant parent or guardian, and provide clear explanations as to the scope and intended use of any Sensitive Personal Information collected of minors under your supervision.
Personal information may be collected and employed for the following purposes including, but not limited to:
In order to register as a member and use our services, you will need to provide a full legal name, mailing address (country and city name only), contact phone number, email address and potentially other private information to create an account on our platform.
Ⅱ Order Completion and Checkout
Upon ordering PenguinSmart products and/or services, a purchase order will be generated through our system. You will need to provide a mailing address designated by your or an approved representative in order to receive the purchase order containing information on any goods and/or services purchased, specific invoice order number, time and date of order creation and the total amount paid. We collect this information to help you successfully review and record the transaction, protect transaction security, improve transparency and after-sales service, and other clearly stated purposes. In order to complete payment for the order, you will need to provide the necessary payment information, potentially including but not limited to, credit/debit card number, “valid through”date, or any online payment account information (e.g. Paypal, Zelle, etc.).
Ⅲ Evaluation Service
When using our evaluation service, in order to provide the best analysis to generate targeted development plans and activity lists, we will ask for personal information in the form of an online evaluation and a submitted video recording of your child. The video will be used solely for the purpose of assisting in an initial diagnostic, and generating targeted development plans and activity lists. Select footage may also be used for big data analytics or machine learning algorithms in order to improve our ability to provide services.
Ⅳ Customer Service
When contacting PenguinSmart for questions or issue resolution, in order to protect your account and personal information security we will ask you to provide the necessary personal information to verify your identity and membership. In order to ensure the quickest, most thorough customer service, we may save your contact information or call records with us including related content such as account information, order history, etc. This information will be used only for the purpose of resolving any questions or concerns as rapidly and thoroughly as possible. In the course of resolving any questions or concerns we may use any other information provided to PenguinSmart by you when contacting Customer Service.
In the event your personal information should be used for any other purposes not explicitly stated in this policy, or for purposes not explicitly stated at the time of collection, or if personal information is obtained from a third party, obtaining your express written consent will precede any usage of your personal information for these new or not explicitly stated purposes.
ⅰ Exceptions for Obtaining Authorized Consent
You fully understand and agree that we collect and use your personal information in the following circumstances without your authorized consent, and we may not respond to your requests for correction/modification, deletion, cancellation, withdrawal of consent, and request for information:
1. Usage related to national security and national defense security.
2. Usage related to public safety, public health, and major public interests.
3. In connection with judicial or administrative law enforcement such as a criminal investigation, prosecution, trial and judgement execution.
4. In order to protect your or others life, property and other important legal rights and interests, but in a situation where it is difficult to obtain your consent in a timely manner.
5. Usage of personal information that has been previously disclosed.
6. Usage of personal information collected from legally, publicly disclosed sources, such as legal news reports, government information disclosures and other channels.
7. Collecting personal information necessary to sign and perform relevant agreements or other written documents with you.
8. Collecting personal information necessary for maintaining the safe and stable operation of the products and/or services provided, such as discovering and handling failures of products and/or services.
9. Necessary for legal news reporting.
10. When it is necessary for academic research institutions to conduct statistics or academic research based on public interest, and to provide the results of academic research or description externally, removing any personally identifiable traits from the personal information contained in the results.
11. Any other situations stipulated by Federal or State laws and regulations.
In accordance with applicable Federal and State laws, when processing personal information various technical measures will be undertaken to protect your information and ensure user cannot be identified, for example removing name and relevant personal information from a data set of a specific individual. We may conduct research to use the anonymized information in the following ways: statistical analysis and prediction used to improve our content and layout, to provide product or service support for business decisions, improve our products and services (including the use of anonymous data for machine learning or model algorithm training). In the event of such processing the use of personal information does not require that we notify you and obtain your consent.
ⅱ Cessation of Services
In the event of a cessation of PenguinSmart products or services being offered, collection of your personal information will also cease in a timely manner.
To ensure the normal operation of the PenguinSmart website, provide you with an easier access experience, and recommend content that may be of interest to you, we store cookies, Flash cookies or other information provided from the browser (or associated applications) on your computer or mobile device. Other information provided usually includes identifiers such as site names, and local storage of some numbers and characters (collectively “Cookies”). With the help of cookies, the PenguinSmart website can store data such as your preferences or login methods. If your browser or browser add-on services allow it, you can control the extent to which you accept or reject our cookies. However, if you do so, be advised it may affect your ability to access our website under certain circumstances, and you may need to change user settings each time you visit our website. For more general details on what cookies are and how they are used, see AboutCookies.org.
Section 3: How do we share, transfer or publicly disclose your information
We will not share your personal information with companies, organizations and individuals other than our service providers, except under the following circumstances:
ⅰ) Sharing under statutory circumstances: We may share your personal information externally in accordance with Federal and State laws and regulations, or in the course of litigation, dispute resolution, or as required by administrative and/or judicial authorities in accordance with the law.
ⅱ) Sharing with explicit consent: After obtaining your explicit consent, we may share your personal information with other parties.
ⅲ) Sharing with suppliers, service providers and other partners: We send information to suppliers, service providers and other partners who support our business functions. Their support includes technical infrastructure services such as best practices for using our service, measuring the effectiveness of the service, providing customer service, facilitating payment, or conducting academic research and surveys.
We will not transfer your personal information to any company, organization or individual except under the following circumstances:
ⅰ) Transfer with explicit consent: After obtaining your explicit consent, we may transfer your personal information to other parties.
ⅱ) Interruption of Services: In the event of a merger, acquisition or bankruptcy, or other situations involving a merger, acquisition or bankruptcy liquidation, if the situation involves the transfer of personal information, we will ask the new company or organization holding your personal information to continue to be subject to this policy. Otherwise we will require the company, organization and individual to ask you for authorization again with a new, separate policy.
Ⅲ Public Disclosure
Disclosure of your personal information to the public may occur only in the following situations:
ⅰ) Disclosure with explicit consent: After obtaining your explicit consent, we may share your personal information with other parties.
ⅱ) If we determine that you have violated federal, state or international laws and regulations, or seriously violated the user agreement, or in order to protect the safety of the personal property of our users or the public from infringement, we may disclose personal information about you, according to laws and regulations or with your consent, including relevant violations and the actions we have taken against you.
Ⅳ Exceptions to prior authorization obtained when sharing, transferring, or publicly disclosing personal information
In the following situations, sharing, transferring, and publicly disclosing your personal information does not require your prior consent:
ⅰ) Usage related to national security and national defense security.
ⅱ) Usage related to public safety, public health, and major public interests.
ⅲ) In connection with judicial or administrative law enforcement such as a criminal investigation, prosecution, trial and judgement execution.
ⅳ) In order to protect your or others life, property and other important legal rights and interests, but in a situation where it is difficult to obtain your consent in a timely manner.
ⅴ) Usage of personal information that has been previously disclosed.
ⅵ) Usage of personal information collected from legally, publicly disclosed sources, such as legal news reports, government information disclosures and other channels.
ⅶ) Any other situations stipulated by Federal or State laws and regulations. In accordance with applicable Federal and State laws, when processing personal information various technical measures will be undertaken to protect your information and ensure user cannot be identified, for example removing name and relevant personal information from a data set of a specific individual. We may conduct research to use the anonymized information in the following ways: statistical analysis and prediction used to improve our content and layout, to provide product or service support for business decisions, improve our products and services (including the use of anonymous data for machine learning or model algorithm training). In the event of such processing the use of personal information does not require that we notify you and obtain your consent.
Section 4: How do we protect your information
We use certain technical means to protect your data in order to minimize the risk of misuse, unauthorized access, unauthorized disclosure and inaccessibility. Some of the security measures we use include pseudo-anonymization of data, data encryption, firewalls, and data access authorization control. We attach great importance to data security, so we regularly check and update the security mechanisms used in order to provide effective protection against data misuse.
We typically use encryption technology for the collected information. In addition, when your data is accessed via the network, we have implemented additional comprehensive security measures such as a firewall, which can prevent unauthorized access, and a variety of encryption and authentication technologies which protect your data from being accessed by, or disclosed to, third parties during transmission. In addition, an electronic identification code is generated during data transmission to protect your information.
For your confidentiality and security, we use account passwords to protect your personal information, so please do not disclose your personal account information (especially the password) to anyone. When you are finished using your account, please remember to log out from your account.
If you believe that the security of your data has been compromised, or if you want to learn more about the measures we use to protect your data, please contact us through the various contact methods provided by this policy in Section 8: How to contact PenguinSmart.
Section 5: How do we manage your information
You can access or manage your information in the following ways:
Ⅰ View, correct, add new or request a copy
You have the right to view, correct or add new information to your record, or request a copy of your records be sent to you directly. You can log in to register an account, click on the personal account settings to view, correct or add new personal or account related information. You can contact us directly to request a copy of your records by using the various contact methods provided by this policy in Section 8: How to contact PenguinSmart.
Ⅱ Delete your information
You can delete some of your information by the same methods listed above in line 1. In the following situations, you can also submit a request for us to delete (purge) your personal information from our records:
ⅰ) If you believe our handling of personal information violates laws and regulations.
ⅱ) If you believe we have collected and used your personal information without your explicit consent.
ⅲ) If our handling of personal information constitutes a serious violation of the agreement with you.
ⅳ) If you no longer use our products or services, or if you actively cancel the account.
ⅴ) If you wish to permanently cease receiving PenguinSmart products or services.
In event that either you, or we upon request, delete your personal information, because of applicable laws and security technologies regarding data backups, we may not be able to delete the corresponding information from the backup system immediately. In this case we will safely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until the backup can be cleared or anonymized.
Ⅲ Regarding a request to delete your personal information
In order to ensure the safety of your account and personal information, upon receiving a request to delete your account and personal information, we may need you to provide the request in writing or verify/prove your identity in other before processing your request. Requests for the deletion of accounts and personal information will be responded to within 30 days. If you are not satisfied, you can also file a complaint through our customer service. For reasonable requests, we will not charge a fee on principle, but for repeated requests that exceed the reasonable limit, we may charge a service fee as appropriate. We reserve the right to reject requests in any of the following circumstances: requests to delete information that is not directly related to your identity, unreasonably repeated requests, requests that require excessive technical undertakings (for example, the need to develop a new system or fundamentally change existing practices), requests that pose a risk to others legitimate rights, or any other such unrealistic request.
In the following situations, as required by laws and regulations, we will not be able to respond to your request:
ⅰ) Situations related to national security and national defense security.
ⅱ) Situations related to public safety, public health, and major public interests.
ⅲ) Situations involving cooperation with judicial or administrative law enforcement such as a criminal investigation, prosecution, trial and judgement execution.
ⅳ) There is sufficient evidence of malicious intent or the abuse of the rights of the subject of said personal information.
ⅴ) Any situation where responding to your request may result in serious damage to the legal rights of you, other individuals or organizations.
ⅵ) Any situation involving corporate trade secrets or confidential information.
Section 6: How do we handle minors’ information
Ⅰ A major change in service model, such as the purpose of processing personal information, the type of personal information processed, and the usage of said personal information.
Ⅱ A major change in control or ownership of PenguinSmart, such as in the event of a merger or acquisition.
Ⅲ A major change in the main target or recipient of personal information sharing, transfers or public disclosure.
Ⅳ A major change in your rights to participate in the processing of personal information or how you exercise said rights.
Section 8: How to contact PenguinSmart
You can contact us via email at the company's customer service mailbox:
firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your request within 30 days.
If you are dissatisfied with our response, especially if you believe that our personal information processing activities have damaged your legitimate rights and interests, you can also seek a solution by bringing a lawsuit to the court with the relevant jurisdiction.
Last updated: April 9th, 2020