Data Protection Notice: UCC Clinical Students COVID App
At University College Cork, we treat your privacy seriously. Any personal data which you provide to the University will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, in accordance with Irish and European Data Protection legislation. This notice sets out details of the information that we collect, how we process it, and who we share it with. It also explains your rights under data protection law in relation to our processing of your data.
Who we are
Throughout this Notice, “we”, “us” and “our” refers to the Student Health Department, University College Cork. For more information about us, please refer to our website: www.ucc.ie/en/studenthealth
How we collect your personal data
We collect your data from you when you use the UCC Clinical Students COVID APP . It will be used by us only in accordance with the purposes outlined in this notice.
The purpose and legal basis for collecting your data
Any personal data you provide to us via the UCC Clinical Students COVID APP will be processed fairly and lawfully. It will be used for the purposes of:
- Facilitating you to:
- undertake a COVID-19 symptom check and an infectious risk self-check for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases prior to your on-site attendance in university or on placement
- obtain a Pass on the App to permit you to attend on-site
- access same-day assistance from the UCC Student Health Department for COVID-19 related concerns
- Assisting the UCC Student Health Department, the Clinical placement sites, your UCC School, the Department of Public Health, HSE South, or Contact Tracing Centres, in identifying your location(s) as part of any Contact Tracing Exercise.
- Recording your COVID-19 vaccine status.
- Advising your UCC School as to your COVID-19 vaccine status to assist in planning and administering vaccination clinics and distribution.
The University requires the use of your data to protect your health and wellbeing and those of others, to protect your placement settings from the risk of infection, and to ensure your education and professional training can continue.
Under GDPR (the EU General Data Protection Regulation), we are required to have a legal basis in order to process your personal data. We are relying on Article 6(1)(e) – where processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interests and Article 9(2)(i) – where processing is necessary for reasons of public interest in the area of public health.
Who we share your data with
The University will share your data with the following third parties where necessary for purposes of the processing outlined above:
- The Health Service Executive (HSE) and other clinical placement providers to protect the placement setting from outbreaks of infection and to update them on your vaccination status.
- The HSE Public Health and Contact Tracing Services to assist with contact tracing in the event of an outbreak in the university or placement setting.
Cross-border data transfers
The data is not subject to any cross-border transfer.
How long we will keep your data
In keeping with the data protection principles, we will only store your data for as long as is necessary. For the purposes described here we will store your data for 12 months to cover the timescale by when most of the population of Ireland will have been offered and completed vaccination against COVID-19. Your data will be stored in a secure server within University College Cork’s Microsoft Tenancy. Your Vaccination details may be added to your UCC Student Health Medical Record.
You have various rights under data protection law, subject to certain exemptions, in connection with our processing of your personal data, including the right:
- to find out if we use your personal data, access your personal data and receive copies of your personal data;
- to have inaccurate/incomplete information corrected and updated;
- in certain circumstances, to have your details deleted from systems that we use to process your personal data or have the use of your personal data restricted in certain ways;
- to object to certain processing of your data by UCC;
- to exercise your right to data portability where applicable (i.e., obtain a copy of your personal data in a commonly used electronic form;
- where we have relied upon consent as a lawful basis for processing, to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time;
- to not be subject to solely automated decision.
If you wish to avail of these rights, please contact the Information Compliance Manager, University College Cork, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions or Complaints
If you have any queries in relation to the UCC Clinical Students COVID APP, please contact a member of the UCC Student Health Department on email@example.com. If you have any complaints in connection with our processing of your personal data, you can contact UCC’s Information Compliance Manager (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commission if you are unhappy with our processing of your personal data. Details of how to lodge a complaint can be found on the Data Protection Commission’s website (www.dataprotection.ie), or by telephoning 1890 252 231.
Revisions to this notice
Please note the University may revise this data protection notice from time to time. Any changes will be posted on the UCC Clinical students COVID App so you should periodically check the COVID APP to review the most recent notice.