Privacy Policy of REBECCA app

Disclaimer

The REBECCA application (the ‘App’) is developed and provided in the context of a European research project called ‘REsearch on BrEast Cancer induced chronic conditions supported by Causal Analysis of multi-source data’ (the ‘REBECCA project’). More information on the REBECCA project and the project partners (jointly: ‘us’ or ‘we’) that are involved can be found on the project website (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/965231) of the European Commission. Although the greatest possible care has been exercised to ensure the correctness and completeness of the information contained in the App, we do not accept any responsibility or liability for the content thereof. You are responsible for the content that you upload in the App. By registering your account and by using the App, you provide us with data, such as your unique username, details on your physical properties and several personal data, physical activity and geolocation data from the sensors of your mobile phone (or smartwatch, if available) and photographs. By accepting these terms you agree that the project partners may use this data for the purposes of performing the REBECCA project. In view of the nature of the App and the REBECCA project we may decide, at our sole discretion, to delete certain uploaded data that do not comply with the project’s scope. We may also decide to terminate your registration and delete all data that have been uploaded via the App with immediate effect in the event you do not use the App for its intended purposes. Furthermore, we may at any time amend this disclaimer and policy. Amendments will enter into effect as soon as you provide your consent through the App. If you do not agree to changes to the terms, we may need to terminate your registration in the App and delete all data that you provided.

Privacy Policy

Eligible users

In order to use this app you must be an employee of or a volunteer associated to an organisation that participates in REBECCA project and uses the App for testing purposes.

What information is collected?

By using this App, you provide us with your personal data. We receive personal data from your devices and networks, including location data (GPS) and IP address. You will be asked to select a unique nickname and periodically answer questions on your health. All the uploaded data is connected with this nickname. We also receive and store, physical activity data from the sensors of your mobile phone (or smartwatch, if available) and the photographs that you upload in the App. We also log usage data when you use the App.

We collect location data in the background to calculate indicators of your functional status, including travelled distance, transportation preferences and daily mobility patterns. You can disable collection of location data in the background at any time in the app Settings. We also collect instantaneous location data when you take a photograph using the App’s camera functionality to calculate indicators of your living environment.  

How is your information used?

We collect the personal data in order to develop analysis tools that, in the next stage of REBECCA, will be used to study the complex array of lifestyle parameters that might be associated with breast cancer recovery. The analysis results will then be used to create clinical guidelines and practices for post-cancer treatment. More information about our research can be found at https://rebeccaproject.eu/

We also use your personal data to develop and test new features of the App and to provide technical support and troubleshooting activities.

How is your information shared?

Your personal data is only shared between the project partners who are all located within the European Union. Your personal data is not stored, used or exported outside the European Union and Norway.

How is your information secured?

The personal data collected through the App is treated as confidential. The personal data will not be lent, rented, sold or made public. We have implemented electronic and physical security measures, such as secure and encrypted connections and access on a need-to-know basis only. Personal data is only stored for the term of the REBECCA project. After the REBECCA project ends, the data will be destroyed.

Rights of data subjects

You may request access, improvement, addition, removal, transfer or foreclosure of your personal data to the extent permitted by law. Such a request can be submitted electronically to any of the project partners. The project partners may forward your request to another project partner that will decide upon your request. You can submit your request via the contact details below.

Warning for safe use

Be responsible while using the REBECCA app. Do not take photos with the REBECCA app while walking in the streets, driving, or biking.

Contact information in Greece

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki acts as contact person for internal testing activities of REBECCA project. If you have any questions, complaints or requests regarding the use of your personal data, you can contact Aristotle University via the details below:

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Research Committee

University Campus

54124 Thessaloniki

Website: www.rc.auth.gr

Tel.: +30 2310 994003

Principal Investigator: Professor Anastasios Delopoulos

Email: [email protected]

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