Effective date: April 4, 2018
Genetic Affairs ("us", "we", or "our") operates the www.geneticaffairs.com website (the "Service").
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
We have tried to comply with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Data_Protection_Regulation) which is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy. For any questions concerning this new regulation, please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information we collect
Genetic Affairs collects a variety of information that you provide directly to us. We process your information when necessary to provide and improve our Service to you that you have requested when accepting our Terms of Service. What Types of Data are Collected:
1a. Personal Data
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
1b. Payment information
If you are a user of our paid service, we will utilize a third party credit card payment (https://stripe.com/) processing company to collect payment information, including your credit card number, billing address and phone number. The third party service provider, and not Genetic Affairs, stores your payment information on our behalf.
1c. Website Data
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that is used to login onto certain websites that provide updates of new DNA matches. This information may include:
1d. Genetic Data
While using our Service, updates of new DNA matches are stored in a secure database. This information includes unique identifiers for DNA matches from https://www.ancestry.com, https://www.familytreedna.com and https://www.23andme.com.
1e. Usage Data
We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
1f. Log Files
When you use the Services, our servers automatically record certain information in server logs. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type and settings, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Services, metadata associated with uploaded Content, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, mobile carrier, date and time stamp information and other such information.
1g. Tracking Cookies Data
2. Use of Data
Genetic Affairs uses the collected data for various purposes:
3. Transfer Of Data
4. Security Of Data
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
5. Service Providers
We employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
We may use third-party Service Providers to host the website and obtain the updates for new DNA matches:
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service:
We have anonymized the IP address information by removing the last three digits upon allowing it to be send to Google Analytics. In addition, all four sharing options in the Google Analytics account settings have been disabled.
To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on by visiting this page: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
8. Right of access and erasure
We provide you the right to get access, upon request, to your personal data and information and about how this personal data is being processed. In addition, we provide a right to erasure.<br
9. Links To Other Sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
11. Contact Us