COVID Collab Privacy Policy

COVID Collab is developed by the RADAR-base Team at Precision Health Informatics Data Lab (PHIDL / PHIDataLab) which is a research group at King’s College London. This privacy policy will explain how our organization uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website and Mass Science application as part of the study.

What data do we collect?


Our group collects the following data:

  • Personal identification information (Name, email address, age etc.)
  • Location coordinates
  • Wellbeing and health surveys

How do we collect your data


You directly provide our group the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Register online through the application.
  • Voluntarily complete a health or wellbeing survey
  • When you provide feedback or contact us through email or the mobile application store pages.
  • Through background tracking of location coordinates if you enable collection through the app.
  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies.

COVID Collab, through the Mass Sci app, can also receive data from third party services where you have explicitly connected your account. For example: Heart rate, sleep, and steps are received from Fitbit if you chose to authorize use to access your Fitbit data through the app.

How will we use your data?


COVID Collab collects your data so that we can analyse it in order to answer important questions on:

  • The effect of the Covid-19 outbreak on mental health
  • The symptomology of Covid-19
  • The prevalence and spread of Covid-19

If you agree, our group will share an anonymised copy of your data with other research groups at the conclusion of the study.

How do we store your data?


COVID Collab securely stores your data on the Google Cloud platform and on encrypted servers at King’s College London. Only pseudo-anonymised and processed data will be available to analysts; actual location coordinates will be stored encrypted and only accessed to process into pseudo-anonymised metrics. COVID Collab will keep your personal data for 2 years. Once this time period has expired, we will delete your personal data.

What are your data protection rights?


COVID Collab would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request COVID Collab for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that COVID Collab correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request COVID Collab to complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that COVID Collab erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that COVID Collab restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to COVID Collab’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that COVID Collab transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us
At our email: covid-collab@kcl.ac.uk
Call us at: +44 (0)20 7848 0951
Or write to us:
PHIDatalab
Department of Biostatistics & Health Informatics
SGDP Centre, PO80, IoPPN
King’s College London
De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill
London SE5 8AF

Cookies


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org.

How do we use cookies


CoViD Collab uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

  • Keeping you signed in
  • Understanding how you use our website

What types of cookies do we use?


There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

Functionality – COVID Collab uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.

How to manage cookies


You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites


The COVID Collab website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy


COVID Collab keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 05 June 2020.

How to contact us


If you have any questions about CoViD Collab’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

At our email: covid-collab@kcl.ac.uk
Call us at: +44 (0)20 7848 0951
Or write to us:
PHIDatalab
Department of Biostatistics & Health Informatics
SGDP Centre, PO80, IoPPN
King’s College London
De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill
London SE5 8AF

How to contact the appropriate authority


Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that we have not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Email: casework@ico.org.uk

Website address: https://ico.org.uk/