ETHICS & Privacy STATEMENT
Myndgard uploads the highest ethical standards in both our business and research capacities. Improving the quality of mental healthcare is a responsibility that we take seriously. We are committed to treating our clients with respect, dignity, and compassion, and to upholding their rights to privacy and confidentiality. Our clinical research has ethical approval from the Department of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin. All participants in a Myndgard research study provide their explicit informed consent prior to providing any data. We ensure that participants understand all relevant requirements for participating in a study. Participants are always provided with an information sheet that details eligibility, benefits, risks, confidentiality, access to information, and data storage.
We understand that our work has the potential to significantly impact the mental health and well-being of individuals. Because of this, we hold ourselves to the highest level of professionalism and ethical conduct. We are dedicated to upholding these values throughout our services and clinical research.
At Myndgard, we take data protection and privacy very seriously. All the data collected is anonymised and stored securely in compliance with General Data Protection Regulation (i.e., GDPR).
Information collected from our clinical research study is kept strictly confidential. To keep your information private and secure, your passively collected phone data and any other identifiable information (e.g., name) will be stored separately from the information you provide about your mental health. We will only connect these data together in a processed format in which it will not be possible to identify you, personally. Any identifying information will be stored in an encrypted form and will not be made available to any person outside of Myndgard. We will never share any personally identifiable information with third parties.