The BOOST (Better Operative Outcomes Software Tool) Consortia ("us", "we", or "our") operates the https://boostcataract.org/ website and the mobile application BOOST Cataract.
BOOST is a simple, free and easy-to-use app to help surgeons monitor and improve cataract surgical outcomes. BOOST enables hospital administrators and surgeons to record results the day after surgery, then analyse and benchmark their results against other users around the world. It also suggests strategies to improve surgical quality where results are poor. All data is 100% anonymous.
This Policy does not apply to the third-party online/mobile store from which you install the Application. We are not responsible for any of the data collected by any such third party.
This Policy applies to all registered users of the BOOST application and website including, but not limited to, a surgeon or an individual (i.e. administrator, clerk, nurse) responsible for recording surgical outcome data. The BOOST Consortia also acknowledges that the BOOST software captures images of de-identified individual patient’s health condition. In as far as is appropriate, this Policy also applies to that health information.
‘Personal information’, is any information or opinion that can identify or be used to identify an individual. We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve the BOOST application and website.
While using BOOST, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
Processing this information is necessary for the legitimate interests of the BOOST Consortia for the administration, maintenance and provision of the BOOST application.
We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit the BOOST website or when you access BOOST through a mobile or desktop device ("Usage Data").
This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of the BOOST website that you visit, the results your record in BOOST, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
When you access BOOST by or through a mobile device, this Usage Data may include information such as the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of BOOST.
BOOST uses the collected data for various purposes:
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
The BOOST server is hosted and maintained by the Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology, based in India. If you are located outside India and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to India and process it there.
Your consent to this Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.The BOOST Consortia will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organisation or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.
Any other disclosure of your Personal Data may only occur with your consent.
While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security
Data may be stored for longer for the purposes of scientific research. Any data archived for this purpose will be anonymous and transferred via secure encryption.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose, and must comply with this Policy and the privacy laws and regulations where they are located.
BOOST does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children"). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us.
The data controller responsible for your personal information for the purposes of the applicable European Union data protection law is:
ATTN: BOOST Project Manager (Data Protection Officer), Knowledge and Innovation division
Telephone: +61 2 8741 1900
You have a number of rights in relation to your personal information under data protection law. In relation to certain rights, we may ask you for information to confirm your identity and, where applicable, to help us to search for your personal information. You can read more about your rights at:https://gdpr-info.eu/chapter-3 Except in rare cases where additional time may be required, we will respond to you within one month from either (i) the date that we have confirmed your identity, or (ii) where we do not need to do this because we already have this information, from the date we received your request.
If you are not happy with the way your information is being handled, or with the response received from us, you have the right to lodge a complaint with your data protection authority.