What is GDPR?
1. What is the GDPR and what does this mean for me?
GDPR stands for the General Data Protection Regulation, which is a new, European-wide law that regulates how companies and organisations are allowed to handle the personal data of EU-residents. The GDPR came into effect on 25 May 2018.
Don’t worry, this does not affect your use of Livi's services - your account with Livi still works as usual! However, you do now have the right to influence how your personal data is used. Your rights are described in detail in our integrity policy.
2. What is meant by “personal data”?
Personal data is any information relating to an identifiable individual. It can identify you as an individual directly or indirectly (i.e. in combination with other information) and can include name, identification number, location data, or other factors specific to the physical, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of the person.
3. How does Livi handle my personal data? What type of security do you have?
Our goal is to always provide you with high quality healthcare and in order for us to do so, we collect personal data from you, as described above. Access to your data is restricted to the people providing you with the healthcare, or as part of our ongoing quality assurance and product development. We safeguard your personal data, and here at Livi we constantly work to ensure the continued security of our systems. We do this by utilising a combination of in-house experts, automatic and manual testing and regular audits by independent third parties.
4. What kind of personal data does Livi handle about me?
We handle basic contact details, such as your name, address, personal identification number and phone number. We also process medical data, submitted by you in the app.
5. So, where do you store my personal data?
Livi stores the majority of the personal data in our purpose built secure system. This system is hosted on servers provided by a third party that acts as data processor to us, located within the EU (primarily Ireland).
6. Does this mean you send my data outside of the EU?
We do not store any of your sensitive personal data (such as data relating to your health) outside of the EU. Occasionally, some of your personal data might be processed by our partners outside of the EU. If personal data is transferred to our partners outside of the EU, such transfer will only be conducted on the condition that the transfer is legal under applicable data protection laws.
7. For how long do you store my personal data?
When it comes to medical personal data, your clinical records are held through your local GP surgery on an NHS procured record system. None of your medical personal data is held through Livi.
Non-medical personal data will only be kept as long as necessary in order for us to provide the services in a satisfactory manner to you, in accordance with the GDPR, and other applicable legislation.
8. I would like to be “forgotten” and that you remove all my personal data from your systems. How do I go about it, how is this done and how long will it actually take?
When it comes to personal data such as the data provided when you signed into the Livi app, you are always free to contact our support function at email@example.com and we will assist you with your requests.
If you request to be forgotten, non-medical personal data will be removed from our systems as quickly as possible but no later than within thirty (30) days as of your request. We will notify you in writing and confirm which personal data has been erased and as per which date.
9. If I have further questions regarding personal data processing by Livi, who should I contact?
You are always welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to assist you with your query.
Is it secure?
All information at Livi is heavily encrypted. Your identity is verified using Onfido and your GP's identity is verified using their NHS smartcard.
How is my information stored?
All information concerning GP appointments is subject to strict confidentiality in accordance with national legal frameworks. Video consultations are not recorded and therefore not documented in any way aside from your updated medical records (held at your local GP surgery) as in an ordinary visit to a doctor.
Who is able to see my symptom descriptions?
Only the treating healthcare providers have access to your symptom descriptions.
Before the meeting, your healthcare provider will review the symptom descriptions you provided to prepare for your appointment.