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QuantActions General Privacy Policy

This privacy policy was last updated on 15th October 2021.

Topics

  • Company information
  • Do additional terms apply to this General Privacy Policy?
  • What data do we collect?
  • How do we collect your data?
  • How will we use your data?
  • How do we store your data?
  • Marketing
  • What are your data protection rights?
  • What are cookies?
  • How do we use cookies?
  • What types of cookies do we use?
  • How to manage cookies
  • Privacy policies of other websites
  • Changes to our privacy policy
  • How to contact us

Company information

QuantActions Ltd. (www.quantactions.com) is a data science company based in Lausanne, Switzerland. The QuantActions TapCounter App belongs to QuantActions Ltd.

QuantActions offers a digital health platform for capturing and analyzing regular touchscreen taps of smartphone users, to detect important indicators related to mental/neurological health. Privacy is important to QuantActions and to its customers. This privacy policy will explain how our organization uses the data we collect from you when you use our TapCounter App, our websites or enter into personal correspondence with us.

Do additional terms apply to this General Privacy Policy?

  • If you are not a participant of a specific data collection program, then this General Privacy Policy ONLY is applicable.
  • If you are a participant in a data collection program, please see in addition the program-specific privacy conditions attached to the TapCounter App under Privacy Policy.
  • If you are participating in multiple data collection programs, then all of the program-specific privacy conditions are applicable.

You participate in a data collection program if you have completed the TapCounter App registration by copying and pasting a valid participation ID into the app or by scanning a QR code.

What do we collect?

QuantActions collects the following data through:

  • TapCounter App:
  1. The non-precise location information of the device with a resolution of your city or town.
  2. The model of the mobile device on which the QuantActions TapCounter App is installed.
  3. The timing of the touchscreen interactions.
  4. The names and launch times of the apps run on the mobile device.
  5. Optional: Year of birth and form of address (she/he/they).

    We never record any user-generated content nor collect any information that relates to an identifiable person.

    The TapCounter App DOES NOT collect credit card details, DOES NOT collect text or numbers typed into the keyboard, DOES NOT collect the websites visited and DOES NOT collect the screen coordinates of taps.
  • TapAdmin site:
    • No personal data is collected.
  • Personal correspondence:
    • Personal identification information (Name, Email address, phone number, address, etc.)
  • Website:
    • No personal data is collected.

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide QuantActions with the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Signup to the QuantActions TapCounter App.
  • Place a quote request or order for our services.
  • Voluntarily complete a survey or provide feedback e.g. via email.
  • Use or view our websites via browser’s cookies.

Our Company does not receive your data indirectly from any other sources.

How will we use your data?

QuantActions collects your data through the TapCounter App so that:

  • Your data is routinely uploaded in encrypted form to the secure cloud-based platform operated by QuantActions.

  • All our IDs (participation ID, study ID) generated by the cloud are entirely random and the device ID is generated by the TapCounter App.

  • Data processing occurs in an anonymized form. No personally identifiable information is ever processed in the cloud.

  • QuantActions processes the data to learn behavioral patterns and to develop new methods to quantify touchscreen actions.

    • The non-precise location information (1.) is used to verify your time zone and to link with environmental and anonymized behavioral databases.
    • Your mobile device model number (2.) is used to adjust the touchscreen measurements for accuracy and correctness.
    • The timing of touchscreen interactions (3.), the apps usage patterns (4.) and the optional information about year of birth and form of address (she/he/they) (5.) are further analyzed to learn and measure human behavior in general.
  • The learnt patterns and the methods may be sold to a third party, but without any personal identification.

  • Your anonymized data may be shared with the scientific community to further investigate the basic understanding of human behavior.


If you are taking part in a data collection program using the QuantActions platform:

  • QuantActions forwards the raw data to the third-party partner in whose study you are taking part.
  • The third-party partner’s study manager holds the de-anonymize keys, to find the person-to-ID-to-device links. The study manager is solely responsible for the usage of these keys.
  • QuantActions is not responsible for reading any information sent to the database using the “Notes” feature in the TapCounter App. This feature is only operational when participating in a specific service or study which uses the voluntarily written notes.

QuantActions collects your data through personal correspondence that we can:

  • Process your quote request and/or order, manage your account.
  • Email you with special offers on services we think you might like.

How do we store your data?

TapCounter App data:

  • Your data is securely stored in Frankfurt (Germany) by IBM. There is no personally identifiable information on the IBM server.
  • IBM complies with the data privacy laws in all countries and territories in which they operate.
    Further information can be found under the following links:
    https://www.ibm.com/cloud/privacy
    https://www.ibm.com/support/customer
  • As your data may be linked to broad environmental and anonymous behavioral databases, your anonymized data is archived for current and future research.

Personal correspondence data:

  • Your data is encrypted and kept in a secure storage server located in Switzerland.
  • QuantActions will keep your personal identification information for 5 more years after the last contact. Once this time period has expired, we will delete your data.

Marketing

QuantActions would like to send you information about services that we think you might like. If you have agreed to receive marketing, you may always opt out at a later date.
You have the right at any time to stop QuantActions from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please email data@quantactions.com with the subject heading ‘STOP MARKETING’ in the subject line of the email.

What are your data protection rights?

QuantActions would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights.
Every user is entitled to the following:

  • The right to access – You have the right to request QuantActions for copies of your personal data.
  • The right to rectification – You have the right to request that QuantActions correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request QuantActions to complete information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure – You have the right to request that QuantActions erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that QuantActions restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to QuantActions’ processing your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability – You have the right to request that QuantActions transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: data@quantactions.com. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.


If you wish your personal data collected through the TapCounter App to be removed from the archive, use the email feature on the App and email data@quantactions.com with the subject heading “DELETE MY DATA” in the subject line of the email. We will anonymize your data by deleting personal data within 1 month after receiving your data deletion request.


You are responsible for the deletion of the local data copy on your smartphone (App Info -> Storage -> Clear Storage).

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.
For further information, visit http://allaboutcookies.org/

How do we use cookies?

Our Company uses cookies to improve your experience on our websites, including:

  • TapAdmin site:
    • Keep you signed in.
  • Company website:
    • No cookies are stored.

What types of cookies do we use?

There are different types of cookie our websites use:

  • TapAdmin site:
    • Functionality – Our company uses this cookie so that we recognize and remember you on the TapAdmin site.
  • Company website:
    • No cookies are used.

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites

Our company websites may contain links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our websites, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

QuantActions keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on the website. If you use the TapCounter App, you will be notified of any changes to the privacy policy through the app (as QuantActions does not collect any contact information through its app).

How to contact us

If you have any question about QuantActions’ privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.


QuantActions Ltd., EPFL Innovation Park, Bâtiment C, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

info@quantactions.com
+41 (0)21 531 01 77