We take our obligation to protect your privacy seriously!
That’s why we provide you with this 2 minute-read summary, including the necessary information on how we process your Personal Data.
What you should know:
First of all: you always remain the sole owner of your data.
What information do we collect about you?
- When you contact us as a (future) customer, make use of services, we may collect your (professional) contact details, such as your (Employer/company) name, email address, phone number, tax identification number, payment details, address, social media, or other means of communications.
- By applying for a job at MONA.health, we collect the information you provide to us, such as identity details, resume and cover letter.
- By contacting us through any medium, we collect information about the communication you had with MONA.health, including content and technical details.
Why do we collect this information?
- To respond to your requests
- To establish and/or maintain our contractual relationship
- To provide you with the requested services and information
- To evaluate your application.
- Finally, to improve our website.
Who has access to your data?
- Only a specific part of MONA.health’s trustworthy team has access to the information you provide us with.
- Furthermore, we use some suppliers and service providers, such as but not limited to computer security, digital solutions and web hosting services. These parties are legally obliged to ensure your privacy at all times, and will only process data in accordance with our purposes.
- Finally, it may happen that a third party is commissioned to process data. However, they can only do this for aforementioned purposes and upon our instructions and signature of a data processing agreement.
What do you control?
- Also, you can always request a copy of all the information we collected about you by sending an email to the same address.
What do we do to protect your data?
- We adopted the required safety measures on a technical and an organisational level.
- Your data is stored on high-security servers from Amazon within the European Union.
- In order to improve our services, solutions, Website and/or application, MONA.health may use the data you provided to it. However, at all times, MONA.health shall use this data in a GDPR-compliant form, using its state of the art and patented software and solutions.
- We have implemented internal procedures to ensure the confidentiality of our IT-infrastructure and to make sure it is managed responsibly.
This policy applies specifically to our customers, applicants, suppliers, business partners, visitors of our Website (mona.health) and/or persons who contact us (e.g., via contact form) regarding the provision of our Products and Services as described on our Website.
You are not obliged to provide us with your Personal Data, however understand that we are not able to provide you with our Services in case you refuse to provide us with certain Personal Data.
If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact us at the following address: [email protected].
Article 1 – GENERAL
1.1 MONA.health bv, (hereinafter, “we”, “us”, “our”, “MONA.health”), with registered office in Belgium, Rotspoelstraat 1, 3060 Bertem, and registered at the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises with number 0768.507.541, takes responsibility for the processing of your Personal Data as a “data controller”, with regard to the use of the MONA.health website (mona.health).
1.2 MONA.health processes Personal Data in accordance with the legislation in force, and, in particular, Regulation 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data, applicable from 25 May 2018 (hereinafter the “GDPR“).
Article 2 – WHAT PERSONAL DATA DOES MONA.HEALTH COLLECT
2.1 Hereby, you allow, in particular, MONA.health to process, for the purposes mentioned in article 3, the following categories of Personal Data:
|Category 1||Your (professional) identity data||
|Category 2||Your data as an applicant||
|Category 3||Your communications through our Services||
|Category 4||Information about your visitation and use of our Website||
Article 3 – THE PURPOSES OF DATA PROCESSING
We process your data in order to offer you our best possible services while handling your needs. For each purpose, only the data relevant to the pursuit of the purpose in question are processed. The processing consists of any operation (manual or automated) on Personal Data MONA.health collects, stores and uses your data for the following purposes, in particular:
3.1 General purposes
|Category 1||Consent and/or Necessity for the performance of the agreement we have entered or are about to enter into with you as a party.||Identity data will be processed by MONA.health in order to answer questions, provide information, advise you regarding our Services.|
|Category 2||Consent||Applicant data will be processed by MONA.health to evaluate your application and allow us to pursue a recruitment policy.|
|Category 3||Necessity for the performance of the agreement||Communications through our Services will be processed by MONA.health to ensure that you can make optimal use of the Services (in accordance with the execution of the agreement).|
|Category 4||Your consent; Legitimate interest to improve Our Website and Our Services.||
3.2 Direct Marketing
Your Personal Data will only be used for direct marketing purposes, based on your consent or based upon our legitimate interest.
Your Personal Data will not be used for direct marketing purposes for any services that would not be identical or similar to those to which you have already subscribed, unless you have previously explicitly consented to such use by ticking the boxes provided for this purpose (“opt-in”).
When you give us your consent to use your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes, you also retain the right to revoke such consent at any time, upon request and free of charge. You may simply communicate your request by clicking the unsubscribe button below every promotional E-mail or by writing to us via the following email address: [email protected].
3.3 Transfer to third parties
MONA.health may communicate your personal information to third parties to the extent that such information is necessary for the performance, execution and management of a contract with you, including but not limited to reporting, support, marketing, computer security or offering specific other services. In such case, these third parties will not communicate this information to other third parties, except in the following situations:
- the communication of this information by such third parties to their suppliers or subcontractors is necessary for the performance of the contract;
- such third parties are obliged by the regulations in force to communicate certain information or documents to the competent authorities.
The communication of this information to the aforementioned third parties shall, in all circumstances, be limited to what is strictly necessary or required by the applicable regulations.
3.4 Legal requirements
In extraordinary circumstances it may occur that MONA.health is obliged to transfer your Personal Data following a court order, or in order to comply with imperative laws and/or regulations. MONA.health will, if reasonably possible, try to inform you beforehand, unless revealing this information is subject to legal constraints.
Article 4 – THE STORAGE PERIOD
MONA.health will store your Personal Data for the duration necessary to achieve the objectives pursued (see article 3.1), or for as long as this is essential for the contractual relationship.
MONA.health may also store your Personal Data after the termination of the contract, in order to comply with all applicable laws or as part of legal requirements.
4.1 Retention period
|Category 1||We will keep your identity data as long as its necessary to communicate with you, which is never longer than five (5) years after the first request or contact. In case of a contractual relationship, we will not keep your identity data longer than five (5) years after the end of the contractual relationship.|
|Category 2||We will keep your data as an applicant no longer than five (5) years after the last qualitative contact with the applicant.|
|Category 3||We keep your communications through our Services as long as it is necessary to communicate with you, which is never longer than three years after the first request or contact. In case of a contractual relationship, we will not keep your communications through our Services longer than five (5) years after the end of the contractual relationship.|
|Category 4||With regards to cookies the retention period may vary depending on the specific cookie, ranging from end of the session to 2 years.|
Article 5 – YOUR RIGHTS
5.1 Right of access and right to obtain a copy
The right to freely obtain access to Personal Data, as well as to be informed about the purpose of the processing, at any moment.
5.2 Right to rectification, erasure or restriction
The right to request the restriction of processing of your Personal Data, if you think your data is inaccurate and you subsequently notified us about it or its erasure.
5.3 Right to object
The right to object to the processing of your Personal Data when you have serious and legitimate reasons to do so and the right to object to its use for direct marketing purposes.
5.4 Right to data portability
The right to obtain your Personal Data, which is processed by MONA.health in a structured, commonly used format and/or to transfer this data to another data controller.
5.5 Right to withdraw consent
When the processing is based on prior consent you have the right to withdraw this consent.
5.6 Automated decisions and profiling
The right to request not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.
5.7 Exercising your rights
You can exercise your rights by contacting us with a copy of the essential parts of your ID, such as name and date of birth, as attachment,
Either through email to [email protected]
Or via ordinary mail to:
5.8. Right to file a complaint:
The right to file a complaint with the supervising Data Protection Authority:
Data Protection Authority,
Tel: +32 (0)2 274 48 00, Fax: +32 (0)2 274 48 35,
This is without prejudice to proceedings before the civil courts. If You are from an EU Member State other than Belgium, You may also file a complaint with Your national data protection authority (a list of the data protection authority for each EU-member state can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm).
If You have suffered damage as a result of the processing of Your Personal Data, You may file a claim for compensation.
Article 6 – SAFETY AND CONFIDENTIALITY
MONA.health has adopted safety measures which are suited on a technical, organisational and physical level to avoid the destruction, the loss, the forgery, the adjustment, the non-authorised access or the notification of the Personal Data by accident to a third party, as well as the non-authorised processing of these data.
Nevertheless, if these events would occur and would affect your Personal Data, MONA.health will inform you of the breach without undue delay, including a summary description of the potential impact and a recommendation on measures to mitigate the possible adverse effects of the breach.
Examples of safety measures adopted by MONA.health include:
- (Physical/Digital) Access control systems;
- Password management systems;
- Internal Privacy and Information Security Policies; and
- Secure data storage
MONA.health shall not be liable in any way for direct or indirect damages caused by a wrongfully or improper use of the Personal Data by a third party.
At the same time, you also share responsibility for maintaining the privacy and security of the Services, for example: by not allowing any third party to have insight in your confidential communication(s).
Article 7 – APPLICABLE LAW AND JURISDICTION
Article 8 – COOKIES
8.1 What are cookies?
A “cookie” is a small file sent by MONA.health’s server and placed on your computer’s hard drive. The information stored on these cookies can only be read by MONA.health and only for the duration of the visit to the Website.
The cookies we use are safe. The information we collect using cookies helps us to identify any errors or to show you specific services that might be of your interest.
8.3. Types of cookies:
There are many different cookies that can be distinguished according to functionality, origin or storage period. Below you may find a general description of the most common types of cookies. Next, a detailed overview is given of the different cookies that are used on our Website.
These cookies are necessary for the Website to function and cannot be disabled in our systems. They are usually set in response to actions taken by you, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling out forms. They are necessary for the good communication and facilitation of the page navigation (e.g. returning to a previous page, etc.).
These cookies increase the user-friendliness of the Website by reminding you of your choices (e.g. language preference) and offering improved visitor and user functionality and personalisation. For example, these cookies allow certain settings to be personalised at your request. Non-acceptance of these cookies may affect the Website performance and functionality and may restrict access to Website content. These cookies can be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.
These cookies collect information about the use of our Website such as the number of visitors, the time visitors spend on a Web page and any error messages. They help us improve the performance of the Website. These cookies will not identify you.
These cookies are used to deliver content that is more relevant to you. They can be used to deliver targeted ads or to limit the number of times you see an ad. These cookies can be used to remember websites that you have visited and share this information with other parties, including advertisers. These cookies may also be set by advertising partners through a website and used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites
Social Sharing Cookies
We use some social sharing plugins, to allow you to share certain pages of our Website on social media. These plugins place cookies so that you can correctly view how many times a page has been shared.
Third party cookies
First party cookies are cookies that are sent from our servers or domains from which the requested service is offered. Third party cookies are cookies that are sent to your browser from a server or domain that is not managed by us, but by a cooperating organisation. Only these third parties have access to those cookies and the information collected by the cookie. If you would like to know more about these cookies, please refer to the policies that these parties offer on their respective websites. Please note that we have no influence on the content of their policy or on the content of these third-party cookies.
First Party Cookies
Domain name: mona.health
|Cookie name||Cookie Type||Description||Storage time|
|_ga||Analytics||The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.||2 years|
|_gid||Analytics||Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.||1 day|
|_gat||Analytics||This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to restrain request rate and thus limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.||1 minute|
Third party cookies
Domain name: youtube.com
|Cookie Name||Cookie type||Description||Storage time|
|YSC||Advertisement||YSC cookie is set by YouTube and is used to track the views of embedded videos on YouTube pages.||Session|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Advertisement||A cookie set by YouTube to measure bandwidth that determines whether the user gets the new or old player interface.||5 months 27 days|
|yt-remote-device-id||Advertisement||YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.||Never|
|yt-remote-connected-devices||Advertisement||YouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.||Never|
|CONSENT||Analytics||This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to restrain request rate and thus limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.||1 minute|
8.4 Your consent
8.5 Managing your cookies
You can block cookies by altering your browser’s settings. The rejection of these cookies may inhibit some functionalities on the Website.
Gevolgen voor patiënten
Diabetische retinopathie is de belangrijkste oorzaak van blindheid bij actieve volwassenen.
Mensen met diabetes zouden zich jaarlijks moeten laten onderzoeken op DR zodat deze aandoening vroegtijdig kan worden vastgesteld. Patiënten die de diagnose van DR hebben gekregen moeten zich regelmatig laten screenen om de voortgang van de ziekte te volgen.
MONA maakt het mogelijk om uw ogen regelmatig te laten onderzoeken zonder wachtlijsten of fysieke ongemakken.
Na enkele minuten weet u of u zich verder moet laten opvolgen, dan wel of u gerust bent tot uw volgende jaarlijkse screening.
Gevolgen voor artsen
Oftalmologen kunnen MONA gebruiken om hun patiëntenworkflow te verbeteren. Een technicus kan beelden maken van de retina en 3 minuten later weet de patiënt of hij verdere zorg nodig heeft. Hoe minder tijd er opgaat aan de diagnose, hoe meer tijd er vrijkomt voor complexe behandelingen en ingrepen. De patiënt gaat tevreden naar buiten, waardoor hij geneigd zal zijn deze positieve ervaring te delen met zijn persoonlijk netwerk.
Diabetologen en endocrinologen kunnen MONA gebruiken om oogzorg op te nemen in de evaluatie van hun patiënt. Een geautomatiseerd proces van 3 minuten volstaat om een patiënt gerustgesteld huiswaarts te sturen of door te verwijzen naar een oftalmoloog.
Met de vergrijzing van de bevolking neemt ook het aantal oogziekten toe, en is er bijgevolg meer behoefte aan oogzorg.
In 2020 verscheen in The Lancet een studie over diabetische retinopathie. Daaruit bleek dat deze aandoening de belangrijkste oorzaak is van blindheid bij vijftigplussers.
Het goede nieuws is dat DR kan worden voorkomen en behandeld.
Maar er zijn enkele obstakels:
Alleen specialisten kunnen de diagnose stellen
- De huidige screeningmethodes vereisen de tussenkomst van een specialist die de resultaten kan analyseren, een diagnose kan stellen en kan bevestigen in welk stadium van DR de patiënt zich bevindt.
Er zijn lange wachtlijsten
- Gezien het beperkte aantal specialisten kan het lang duren voor u een afspraak kunt maken in uw buurt.
De screening is onaangenaam
- De huidige technieken voor retinascreening zijn tijdrovend en fysiek onaangenaam.