THE FOLLOWING TERMS APPLY TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, WWW.GENEPEEKS.COM, AND THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT IT. YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT WITH THESE TERMS.
Data security is an integral part of our privacy efforts, and we have put in place reasonable physical, electronic and administrative safeguards to secure the information we collect from you. Our safeguards are consistent with the intent of the standards established in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). To protect confidentiality, Personal Information is encrypted in-transit and at-rest, and anonymity is maintained where reasonably practical. Our payment systems vendor uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), an advanced encryption protocol, to scramble credit card information that you enter so that it cannot be read as it is transmitted across the Internet. SSL is the worldwide industry standard for securing transactions, and is used to maximize data safety when using a credit card on the web.
Some types of communications to you may not be encrypted or secure from third-party access and therefore have a risk of unauthorized disclosure or access comparable to other types of non-encrypted communications you may use. You can minimize the risks of unauthorized third-party disclosure associated with such communications by protecting against unauthorized access to your password and computer. We also provide you with information on how to opt-out by requesting that we communicate with you using only encrypted methods.
As with any security system, GenePeeks cannot guarantee that its systems and safeguards will not be breached. In the event that our security system is breached, we will attempt to notify you as soon as possible.
GenePeeks may send you transactional e-mails and other service-related announcements as part of the operations of supporting your user experience. For example, we may send you e-mail messages that facilitate or confirm an action you have taken on our Website. Also, we may use the information you give us to send you non-transactional information and materials about our services that we think may be of value to you. We will provide you with information on how to opt-out of non-transactional communications if you choose to do so.
Information about the protection and privacy of any Genetic Information we may obtain from processing a DNA sample in the context of our services can be found in GenePeeks’ informed consent documents. All individuals who provide DNA samples to GenePeeks for analysis as part of the services we offer, called “Participants,” are required to read the applicable informed consent in its entirety and, by electronic signature, acknowledge that they understand and agree to all of its terms.