Privacy Policy


The PETNECK2 app has been commissioned by The University of Birmingham and produced by endoscope-I Ltd.

To use this app you will need a trial number and activation code which will have been provided to you when you agreed to participate in testing the app resource and consenting to the study.

The University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom

ICO Registration number - Z6195856

For the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and associated legislation and regulations, the data controller is The University of Birmingham.

Privacy Policy

Required Information: Name, email address, medical data related to your symptoms and App usage data.

Your personal data (name and email address) will be used to activate your account for the App/website so that Endoscope-i can send you a confirmation of sign-up and a link to reset your password in case you forget it. To understand how well you interact with the App, we will get information on the number of times you interact with the App over the period of the research study. Your medical data entered in the App symptom diary is encrypted and will be available only you. Encrypted backup will use your device cloud storage only.

All data will be handled through Endoscope-i cloud API service using https connection encryption, username, password and two factor authentication access control (2FA always for clinical access, optional for patient access) with data stored encrypted at rest.

Lawful basis for processing

The legal justification we have under data protection law for processing your personal data is that it is necessary to do so for our research, which is a task we carry out in the public interest (Article 6).

The legal justification we have under data protection law for processing your medical data is that it is necessary to do so for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific research purposes and statistical purposes (Article 9).

Disclosure of personal data

Endoscope-i and The University of Birmingham will maintain the confidentiality of all your personal and App data and will not disclose information by which you may be identified to any third party.

Data retention

We will only keep your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. Long-term storage of the data will be at The University of Birmingham; the data will be stored for 10 years after the study has finished.

Your Rights

Your rights to access, change, or move your information are limited, as we need to manage your information in specific ways in order for the research to be reliable and accurate. You are free to withdraw at any time without having to give any reason for your decision. If you wish to withdraw from the study, please contact your hospital team. The contact details can be found on the Study Information Sheet that you were given at the time entering the study. If you withdraw from the study, we will keep the information about you that we have already obtained.

To safeguard your rights, we will use the minimum personally-identifiable information possible. Under the provisions of UK GDPR, you have the right to know what information the PETNECK 2 Trial Office have recorded about you. If you wish to view this information, please contact Legal Services at the address below.

Legal Services
The University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

You can find out what we do with your data by visiting:

This privacy notice is effective from 14/09/2022 and is reviewed when necessary. Any changes will be published here.