MDcovid team knows you care about how your information is used and shared. We take protecting your privacy very seriously. Please read the following to learn more about how we use and protect information collected.
Your use of MDcovid will allow you to provide us with Personal Information, including but not limited to information about your health and your genetic profile. MDcovid collects your Personal Information for the purposes of a research study being conducted at MDcovid.
What information does MDcovid collect?
MDcovid will obtain information from you in two ways. The first is information that you manually enter into MDcovid. The second is information that MDcovid collects automatically about you.
Information you manually enter into MDcovid:
We receive and store any information you manually enter into MDcovid. For example, we collect Personal Information on our survey. We ask you to enter your genetic profile data. In the future we may collect additional health-related information. You can choose not to provide us with certain information.
Information collected automatically:
MDcovid may automatically receive technical information relating to your usage of MDcovid such as your operating system, device, features used, content viewed and downloaded, the dates and times of your interactions with MDcovid and other information. We may use this information to understand, customize and improve user experience with MDcovid and the study. For example, we may engage analytics services to analyze this information in order to help us understand how visitors engage with and navigate MDcovid, how and when features within MDcovid are used and by how many users.
Is information about me secure?
All information that is collected through MDcovid will be sent to a secure data server. We endeavor to protect the privacy of the information we hold in our records, but we cannot guarantee complete security. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of your information at any time. It is possible to identify a DNA profile even through distant family relationships.
Please note that all information collected by MDcovid may be done by another entity engaged with MDcovid. During the study, only MDcovid, researchers and contractors engaged by MDcovid will be able to compile data you generate or provide through or with MDcovid.
Will MDcovid share any of the information it receives?
We may share your coded study data with researchers outside of MDcovid under criteria established by MDcovid to accelerate research on COVID-19. The information collected by MDcovid will not be shared with or sold for advertising purposes.
We reserve the right to disclose information collected through MDcovid as required by law, when we believe disclosure is necessary to comply with a regulatory requirement, judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us, or to protect the safety, rights, or property of MDcovid or the public.
What Personal Information can I access?
The information you can view and update may change. You may be able to add, update, or delete certain information. When you update or delete information, we may maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records. Please note that any information that is automatically uploaded from MDcovid (e.g., IP address information) cannot later be changed or updated. If you have any questions about viewing or updating information we have on file about you, please contact us at https://mdcovid.com/contact
What choices do I have?
You may choose not to use MDcovid.
We may use your information to contact you to ask if you would be willing to participate in additional research opportunities.
What limitations are there on my use of MDcovid?
When you use MDcovid, you receive a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-assignable license (without the right to sublicense) to use MDcovid solely for your personal, non-commercial use in connection with the study. By using MDcovid, you agree that you will not do anything to interfere with or disrupt the operation of MDcovid, will provide only accurate and current information through MDcovid, and will not impersonate anyone else in your use of MDcovid. You further agree not to transmit content that you do not have the right to transmit or that infringes the rights of any party, and you agree to use MDcovid in compliance with all applicable laws. You understand that MDcovid or portions of it may be subject to patent, copyright,trademark and other intellectual property protection and that the ownership of software and other intellectual property related to MDcovid , as well the goodwill associated therewith, remains with MDcovid or its licensors. You agree that any improvements or other changes to MDcovid or the Study itself are the sole property of MDcovid.
How is my data handled?
Questions or concerns?