The TeamStudy app is a study that is part of the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University. The TeamStudy app research team knows you care 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 through the TeamStudy app (the “app”).
Your use of the app will allow you to provide us with Personal Information as outlined within the Informed Consent for the app. The app collects your Personal Information for the purposes of a research study being conducted by the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University. If you choose to use the app to provide us with any Personal Information, you must first review and electronically sign the Informed Consent form for the Study, which will be presented to you within the app.
We do not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from anyone under the age of 18, or knowingly allow such persons to register for the app without parental consent. If you are under 18, you must not attempt to register for the app and you must not send any information about yourself to us, including but not limited to your name, address, telephone number, or email address without parental consent. In the event that we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a person under age 18 without parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a person under the age of 18, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What information does the app collect?
Is personal information about me secure?
All information that is collected through the app will be sent to a secure data server run by Sage BioNetworks (“Sage”), a non-profit research organization. Sage will replace the direct identifiers (your name, email address, and date of birth) with a code to help protect your identity—Sage will encrypt the direct identifiers and store them separately. The coded, de-identified study data and consent forms will be transferred to a secure data repository at Harvard. Refer to your consent form to see how we handle your study data.
Access to the app on your smart device will be protected by a passcode you select after downloading the app. This will need to be entered every time you access the app. You should take steps to prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your credentials appropriately and limiting access to your smartdevice.
We endeavor to protect the privacy of the Personal 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 Personal Information at any time.
Will the Football Players Health Study share any of the information it receives?
We reserve the right to disclose information collected through the app 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 those involved in the Football Players Health Study.
As indicated in the informed consent form for the Study, we may share your coded study data (data without your name, date of birth, or email address) with Football Players Health Study research partners or with researchers as permitted by the Study.
Please note that all information collected by the app will be processed in the United States regardless of your country of residence, and this may be done by the Football Players Health Study or another entity under contract with the Football Players Health Study.
What Personal Information can I access?
Within the app, you may be able to review and amend certain Personal Information. If you wish to access, rectify, delete or block any of the Personal information, you may contact us at email@example.com
Please note that while any changes you make will be reflected in active user databases within a reasonable period of time, we may maintain a copy of all information you submit for backups, archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, analytics, satisfaction of legal obligations, or where we otherwise reasonably believe that we have a legitimate reason to do so, as permitted by applicable law.
You can withdraw from the study at any time within the app by clicking on the “withdraw” link in your profile page. Please note that if you withdraw from TeamStudy, we will stop collecting new data from you via the app, but the coded study data that you have already provided will not be destroyed or deleted.
The Football Players Health Study at Harvard University
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Boston, MA 02115