LAST UPDATED: 12-02-2019
ABOUT THE HAPPI APP
Functionality of the Happi App
When you use the Happi App, it provides you with:
• insight in your health process by measuring and providing insights into relevant aspects of your treatment. This may vary depending on the condition you are being treated for and improvements may be implemented overtime. For example:
o Happi HIV currently provides you with information about the effectiveness of therapy, your medication tolerability, your cardiovascular risk, an overview of your blood values and weight measurements taken in the hospital and insight in your quality of life (based on the quality of life questionnaires).
o Happi Skin currently provides you with information about the condition of your skin, including images of your skin over time, your health experience and your quality of life (based on the quality of life questionnaires);
• an overview of your medication schedule and adjustments to current time zones while traveling;
• an overview of your hospital appointments and reminders; and
• general information related to your condition.
Local storage on your personal device
To protect your privacy, the information processed by the Happi App is stored locally on your device in encrypted format only and cannot be accessed by others, including the Foundation. The Happi App further does not process your name and contact details, but a unique identifier only.
Options within the HappiApp
• Importing measurements directly from your medical file. For example, Happi HIV provides you with the option to import information about your blood values and weight measurements directly from your healthcare provider(s). When setting up your Happi App account, you can select your healthcare provider(s) for this purpose. Please note that this feature is not yet enabled for all healthcare providers. When you select a supported healthcare provider during the set-up (or through your Happi App settings), you will be redirected to the secured login environment of your healthcare provider to enable the Happi App’s access to your blood values and weight measurements. No other data will be retrieved.
• Research and statistical analysis and improving patient care. When you enable this option in the App, your information will be used for research and statistical analysis. To protect your privacy, the Happi App will automatically replace your unique identifier with yet another identifier and subsequently transfer your information to a safely secured platform operated on behalf of the Foundation by a Trusted Third Party (TTP), which data can only be accessed by dedicated staff of the TTP for research and analytics purposes only, and not by others including the Foundation. The TTP will provide the results of such research and analytics in aggregate format only to the Foundation or third parties as instructed by the Foundation. Only results will be provided and in no event the underlying data.For more information about how your information is processed and for what purposes, please read the privacy information below.
PROCESSING YOUR INFORMATION
Information processed to provide the functionality of the Happi App
In order to provide the functionalities of the Happi App, the Happi App will need to process your medical and health related information (e.g., medicine used, blood values, hospital appointments, etc.). You can manually insert this information in the Happi App. The Happi App also provides you with the option to import the relevant medical information (for example for Happi HIV: blood values and weight measurements) directly from your healthcare provider.To protect your privacy, the Happi App does not request you to provide your name and contact details, but processes a unique identifier only. Your information is further stored locally on your personal device in encrypted format only and cannot be accessed by others, including the Foundation.
The following personal information is stored on your device:
• Unique identifier
• Birth date and country of living
• Information about your health, such as
o Whether you are a smoker or not
o Use of medication
o Treatment information
o Your responses to the ‘quality of life’- questionnaires
o Medical appointments Additionally, if you use Happi HIV:
o Blood values:
Tot. cholesterol (Tchol)
Your blood pressure
Your weight and. blood pressure
Option to import measurements directly from your health care provider
You can choose to give the Happi App access to measurements (such as, for Happi HIV, blood values and weight measurements) directly from your healthcare provider(s), by selecting the healthcare provider during the set-up of the App, or by adding a healthcare provider through your settings. Please note that this feature is not yet enabled for all healthcare providers. When you select a supported healthcare provider during the set-up or through your settings, you will be redirected to the secured login environment of your healthcare provider to enable the Happi App’s access to your blood values and weight measurements. This functionality will be supported by a third party service provider. No other information than the blood values and your weight measurements will subsequently be accessed by the Happi App and you may withdraw your consent at any time.
Option to process de-identified information for research and statistical analysis
During the set-up, we will ask whether you want to give the Happi App permission to share your information with the Foundation for research and statistical analysis purposes in a safe and secure manner.If you give your permission, the Happi App ensures this happens in a safe and secure manner by de- identifying the information further. Your birth date will be automatically replaced by your birth year, and your unique identifier will automatically be replaced with another unique identifier. The Happi App will subsequently transfer your de-identified information to a safely secured platform operated on behalf of the Foundation by a certified Trusted Third Party, Mediquest. The information can only be accessed by dedicated staff of the TTP for research and analytics purposes only. The de-identified information will not be accessible by the Foundation or any third party.
Use of aggregate information
The TTP will provide the results of such research and analytics in aggregate format only to the Foundation, or third parties as instructed by the Foundation. In no event will these results contain personal information and the TTP will in no event provide the underlying data to the Foundation or third parties. For example, the analytical insights may be shared with health insurers, pharmaceutical companies and (academic) hospitals to further contribute to the improvement of patient care. Further use of aggregate information includes preparing aggregated trend reports on how the functionality of the Happi App is used by patients, so we can improve the Happi App.
Trusted Third Party
> The Happi App processes your information, because this is necessary to provide you with the functionalities of the App. The processing is therefore based on contractual necessity.
>> As your information qualifies as medical and health related information, the Happi App will ask for your explicit consent to process your health information.
> The Happi App will only import your blood values and weight measurements from your healthcare provider with your explicit consent, which consent you can withdraw through the Happi App settings at any time.
> The Happi App will transfer your information to the TTP for purposes of research and statistical analysis only with your explicit consent, which consent you can withdraw through the Happi App settings at any time.
SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
Note that your information will be stored locally on your device in an encrypted format, meaning that even if someone unlawfully gains access to your information, the information will not be readable to them. The information on the Happi App cannot be accessed by others. During the set-up of the Happi App, the App will prompt you to set a 6-digit passcode to ensure that unauthorized persons cannot access the Happi App and the information stored therein, even if you lose your device. The App will not allow you to set a simple password that can be easily guessed by others, such as 000000 or 123456.Your information is also always encrypted when it is transferred or in transit, including when your measurements are imported to the Happi App from your healthcare provider, or when information is transferred to Mediquest.If you give permission to import your measurements from your healthcare provider to the Happi App, this connection between your healthcare provider and the Happi App will be enabled by a third party service provider. We have entered into strict contractual arrangements with the service provider to ensure this connection happens in a safe and secure manner.Your information is also encrypted when it is transferred to Mediquest. Mediquest is a certified third party and complies with appropriate security standards to process the de-identified information and to perform the data analysis as described above. For more information about Mediquest and its security measures, please click here. To further protect your safety, we have ensured that the information will only be processed in the European Economic Area (EEA).
YOUR PROFILE SETTINGS AND RIGHTS
How we use your information will depend on which functionalities you use, and the choices you make. In your Happi App settings, you can change your settings at any time. You can:
(1) Choose to import your measurements directly from your healthcare provider. You can remove or add a healthcare provider for Happi HIV at any time through your settings. If you decide to no longer allow your healthcare provider to share your blood values and weight measurements with the Happi App, the App will not import new measurements. Measurements that were previously imported will remain on the App until you manually delete the data as described below; and
(2) Choose to share de-identified information with the TTP for research and analytics purposes. If you no longer wish to share your information with the TTP for research and analytics purposes, you can change your sharing settings in the Happi App. If you withdraw your consent, the Happi App will no longer share de-identified information with the TTP. Information that was shared prior to your withdrawal will continue to be used for research and analytic purposes until you request erasure of your de-identified information shared with the TTP.
Your rights regarding information stored on your device
You can access, correct and update your information collected by the Happi App through the Happi App itself. You can also delete all information from the Happi App by accessing the settings in the App and selecting “Delete data”. Please note that if you update or delete information from the Happi App, this will only remove or update the information stored locally on your device.Your rights regarding information processed by the TTPPlease send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to remove your information from the secured platform operated by Mediquest, or request to access, correct, or object to the processing of information, or if you would like to request to receive a copy of your information for purposes of transmitting it to another company or foundation (to the extent these rights are provided to you by applicable law). You will be requested to provide certain information to enable de-identification.
The information is stored locally on your device and will remain on your device until you uninstall the Happi App or remove all information through your settings.
The de-identified information will be processed for research and analytics purposes on the secured platform for as long as the Foundation operates the Happi App and performs its statutory objective of improving patient care.We will annually ask for renewal of your explicit consent to continue processing your information for analytical and research purposes.
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