Your data is yours, forever.
We have been operating our own lab based in Melbourne, Australia for over 15 years, so your information is always accurate and never shared with a third party. Plus, we anonymise your results and store them on our secure, internal servers.
Genetic Data Policy
We treat your information with the importance it deserves. We are committed to protecting your information, handling it responsibly and securing it with administrative, technical and physical measures and safeguards. All genetic test results and any Personal Information are maintained under a strict policy of confidentiality.
Your DNA sample and data remain your property, are stored on secure encrypted services, can be destroyed anytime at your request, and will never be shared without your consent.
Our analysis is limited to the DNA markers we report on. Your results can't determine your personal risk of disease without the participation of registered medical professional who must take into account many other factors including but not limited to age, sex, BMI, pre-existing medical conditions, diet, exercise and lifestyle. Our analysis can’t be used to identify you. The DNA markers alone cannot have any bearing towards insurance policies.
Information We Collect
We generally collect the following information:
Information you share directly with us. We collect and process your information when you place an order, create an account, register your MyGene Collection Kit and contact Customer Support. This information can generally be categorized as Registration Information and/or Self-Reported Information.
Registration Information includes Personal Information, such as your name, date of birth, billing and shipping address, payment information (e.g., credit card) and contact information (e.g. email, phone number).
Self-Reported Information includes additional information you provide about yourself through surveys, forms and applications. For example, you may provide us with information about your nutrition goals, fitness goals and other health or wellness related information.
Information from our DNA testing services. With your consent, we extract your DNA from your DNA sample and analyze it to produce your Genetic Information in order to provide you with MyGene insights, recommendations and plans.
Information from third parties who lawfully provide it to us.
How We Use Information
We generally process Personal Information for the following reasons:
To provide our Services.
We process Personal Information in order to provide our Service, which includes processing payments, shipping kits to customers, creating customer accounts and authenticating logins, analyzing DNA samples and delivering results and powering tools that benefit our customers.
To analyze and improve our Services.
We constantly work to improve and provide new insights, plans and Services. We may also need to fix bugs or issues, analyze use of our website to improve the customer experience or assess our marketing campaigns.
By verifying your contact information, you are agreeing that we may send you product emails or notifications about our Services and offers on new products and services. You can unsubscribe from receiving these marketing communications at any time. To manage the emails we send you or unsubscribe, follow the “unsubscribe” link in the email footer. You may not opt-out of receiving non-promotional messages regarding your account, such as technical notices, purchase confirmations, or Service-related emails.
Control: Your Choices
MyGene gives you the ability to share information in a variety of ways. You choose:
To store or discard your DNA sample after it has been analyzed. In the event that you choose to store your DNA sample, it would be stored securely in our scientific laboratory that has internal quality and access control procedures as required by international standards.
Please note: MyGene monthly subscribers will require their DNA sample to be stored in the event further analysis is required to publish new insights as they become available.
When and with whom you share your information, including friends, family members, health care professionals, or other individuals outside our Services.
To delete your MyGene account and data, at any time.
You have the right to make a complaint about how your data is handled.
Disclosure of Your Information
Your Personal Information will never be shared without your consent:
We will not sell, lease, or rent your individual-level protected health information to any third party without your consent.
We do not share customer data with any public databases.
We will not provide any Personal Information to an insurance company or employer.
We will not provide information to law enforcement or regulatory authorities unless required by law to comply with a valid court order, subpoena, or search warrant for genetic or Personal Information.
How We Secure Information
MyGene implements measures and systems to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of MyGene data.
Anonymisation, encryption, and data segmentation.
Registration Information is stripped from Sensitive Information, including genetic and phenotypic data. This data is then assigned a random ID so the person who provided the data cannot reasonably be identified. Additionally, data are segmented across logical database systems to further prevent re-identifiability.
Limiting access to essential personnel.
We limit access of information to authorized personnel, based on job function and role.
Detecting threats and managing vulnerabilities.
MyGene uses state of the art intrusion detection and prevention measures to stop any potential attacks against its networks.