Information on the ultrasound centre

Ultrasound Centre SAM& is located in Amstelveen and registered under registration number 000029174805 in the Trade Register of the Chamber of Commerce. For questions about the privacy statement, Ultrasound Centre SAM& can be reached on telephone number 020 - 6400810 from Monday to Thursday from 8.30 am to 11.30 am You can also contact us by e-mail. The e-mail address is info@centrumsam.nl

Processing of personal data

Your personal data is used to register you correctly in our system. We have our own secure servers from Ultrasound Centre SAM& and have processor agreements with our IT partners for the management thereof. We will not combine this data with other personal data that we have. This data is stored on our servers until you request that we delete it.

You have the right to know what information we record and why. Data is recorded if you give permission for this. In addition, only data that is necessary for the provision of care, is recorded. Sometimes it may be important for care provision that an employee of Ultrasound Centre SAM& consults with your midwife or gynaecologist or exchanges information. The employee may only do this if you have given permission for this in advance.

You can come to Ultrasound Centre SAM& for a medical examination; a vitality ultrasound, a term ultrasound, a combination test, an SEO (= 20 week ultrasound), a growth ultrasound, a position ultrasound or a placenta check. Ultrasound Centre SAM& can claim for these examinations (except for the combination test) directly from your health care insurance company. For this, Ultrasound Centre SAM& requires a lot of personal information from you; name and address details, but also your citizen service number and health care insurance details. Ultrasound Centre SAM& only uses this information when contacting your own health care insurer. The expense claims are made and sent via the secure website of VECOZO.

Communication If you send e-mail or other messages to us, we may save those messages. We sometimes ask you for additional information that is relevant to the situation in question. This makes it possible to process your questions and answer your requests. The data is stored on secure servers of Ultrasound Centre SAM& in combination with the certified servers of our IT partner. We will not combine this data with other personal data that we have. This data is stored on our servers until you request that we delete it

Obligation to maintain confidentiality

The employee of Ultrasound Centre SAM& records a number of data about you and about the conversations he or she has with you in a file. This employee is bound to strict confidentiality (the so-called ‘obligation to maintain confidentiality’). Only colleagues from Ultrasound Centre SAM&, for whom this is necessary because of their position, may have access to your file

Right to inspection

You are at all times entitled to inspect your file. If you find that it contains incorrect information, then you have the right to ask for it to be changed.

Anonymous

The data we record is necessary to provide the best possible care. In addition, we use the data to account to our funders how the funds are spent.  The data is provided collectively and anonymously. This information is therefore not traceable to persons.

Retention period

Ultrasound Centre SAM& is legally obliged to store your data for 15 years. We do this carefully. After this period your hard copy data will be destroyed.

Processors and other third parties

Personal data can be processed by so-called processors and sub-processors on behalf of Ultrasound Centre SAM&. The processors and sub-processors act under the responsibility of Ultrasound Centre SAM& and may not perform their own processing on personal data. Your personal data will not be provided to other parties, with the exception of the parties as described in this privacy statement. Your personal data will also be provided to other parties if we are obliged to do so on the basis of the law or a court decision

Peridos and privacy

What is Peridos?

Like all other screening centres in the Netherlands, Ultrasound Centre SAM& provides data for Peridos. Peridos is the national perinatological file (pregnancy, childbirth, maternity), in which data from prenatal screening are recorded.

This database contains the data of health care providers and health care institutions that have a contract with one of the eight regional centres. These contracts include conducting counselling interviews and performing prenatal screening: Structural Echoscopic Examination (20 weeks ultrasound) and NT measurement (combination test). In addition, health care related data is recorded with which insight can be gained into the quality of prenatal screening. If you decide to participate in the screening, this means that your data will be used for this. This data is needed to be able to make a diagnosis and possibly to offer a treatment and to guarantee the quality of care

 

Use of Peridos data

Health care providers involved in your screening can consult your data. The regional centre can also access the data in Peridos. The regional centre coordinates the screening program and monitors the quality of implementation by all healthcare providers involved. It has a license from the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) for this. The regional centre monitors the quality based on the data in Peridos, among other things. The health care providers themselves are also concerned with quality assurance. Sometimes they have to compare data for this. If you wish, your personal data can be deleted from Peridos after the screening. Report this to the ultrasound centre. The system is optimally secured to guarantee your privacy.

Scientific research

Persons other than your health care providers and the regional centre cannot access your personal data. For statistics, for example, to determine how many pregnant women use prenatal screening, only anonymous data is used. This means that the data can in no way be traced back to you as a person. Not even by those who compile the statistics. This also applies to scientific research. Scientific research is needed to constantly improve prenatal screening. This is almost always done with anonymous data. Hereby as many precautionary measures as possible have been taken so that the data cannot be traced to you or your child. In exceptional cases, traceable

data is required for scientific research. Do you not want your data to be used in such an exceptional case? Report this to the ultrasound centre.

Of course your decision has no influence whatsoever on the way you are treated before, during or after the screening. For more information, visit the Peridos website: www.peridos.nl 

Your privacy rights

Based on the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter: "GDPR") you have a number of rights. You have the right to request the ultrasound centre for access (Art. 15 of the GDPR) and rectification (Art. 16 GDPR) or removal of your personal data (Art. 17 GDPR). You also have the right to request The Court of the Hague to limit the processing of personal data (Art. 18 GDPR). Under certain circumstances you are also entitled to data transferability (Art. 20 GDPR) and the right to objection (Art. 21 GDPR). More information about when it is possible to exercise one or more of these rights can be found on the website of the Dutch Data Protection Authority. If you want to make use of one or more of these rights, you can contact us via the contact options mentioned above. Apart from the above rights, you always have the right to submit a complaint to the Dutch Data Protection Authority.

Amendments

This privacy statement can be changed. It is therefore advisable to regularly consult this privacy statement. The current version of the privacy statement was last amended on 15 August 2018.

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