The Privacy Statement is intended to inform you of the specific practices and guidelines that help ensure the security and confidentiality of your personal information. By using or accessing in any way the website we control and operate, or by transmitting information to us by email or other electronic means, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Statement, please do not access or use the Website or transmit information to us by email or other electronic means.
Aggregate Data Collection
DiaGenomi allows you to select your username at will, as long as it doesn't conflict with existing usernames of other people. Email addresses are required for contacting DiaGenomi users as well as receiving information about service procedure. Users can not share the same email address.
Informed Consent for genetic service
By ordering MyRISQ services you confirm that you have requested this service after careful consideration of the following facts, which are provided to ensure that I understand the implications of gene testing:
- The genetic test will only screen for specific genetic alterations that may affect your clinical management in relation to disease diagnosis, medical treatment and/or lifestyle modification.
- Failure to detect a specific genetic alteration (negative test result) does not exclude the presence of undefined gene mutations or other risk factors not tested for.
- Detection of a genetic alteration (positive test result) in DNA extracted from a blood sample or cheek swab implies that close relatives may also have the same genetic change(s), while tests performed on tissue biopsies (e.g. tumour to determine cancer prognosis) only relates to your health without any implications for other family members.
- A positive genetic test does not mean that the person has a genetic disease or will develop the condition, but it may indicate increased risk of disease in the absence of appropriate risk reduction intervention.
- Early detection or pre-clinical diagnosis of treatable or preventable genetic diseases (e.g. inherited iron overload) is beneficial.
- Genetic testing may lead to better treatment and lifestyle choices, or possibly anxiety when certain genetic risk factors are identified in an individual without a family history or clinical symptoms of a disease.
- The genetic material may be tested at different laboratories or using different mutation detection methods as part of a quality assurance process.
- In the event that genetic testing is performed within a family context, non-paternity may be revealed and it is therefore important that non-biological relationships (adoption) be reported at the time that specimens are obtained for genetic testing.
- Identification of genetic alterations in individuals with disease symptoms or a strong family history will under no circumstance be forwarded to insurance companies.
The user owns their genetic data and therefore we do not keep the data locked from the user in the DiaGenomi website. Users are free to download the related information; however, we urge them to ensure the security of the data once it is on their computer, e.g. by encrypting the data file.
Types of Personal Information Collected
DiaGenomi may collect, store and use personally identifiable information (such as name, email address, postal code and email preferences) when it is voluntarily submitted to us, such as when you register for updates or contact us.
Use of your personal data
We may use your personal information to contact you, improve the Website, provide you with information that you have requested, or provide you with additional information, which DiaGenomi believes may be of interest to you. We may also use this information to respond to your inquiries, provide you with technical support and enforce our Terms and Conditions and other policies governing use of the Website. DiaGenomi may use your information to present statistics on the users of the website relating to personal information such as age and gender and the frequencies of specific genetic variations in different population and patient groups. In the process of presenting such statistical data, we will ensure that users identities are not disclosed.
DiaGenomi may disclose your personal information only if we believe such action is necessary to: comply with the law or legal process served upon DiaGenomi or to protect and defend the rights or property of DiaGenomi in relation to your agreement with DiaGenomi. Except for the above, DiaGenomi will under no circumstances provide any 3'rd party, including insurance companies, health management organizations, hospitals, and government agencies, access to any of your personal data or data derived from your samples, unless you grant us an explicit authorization in your privacy settings.
Your saliva sample sent to us and the DNA extracted from the sample will be stored by DiaGenomi only for the time necessary to perform the analysis and will be discarded upon successful measurements. Thus, DiaGenomi will only use your samples and DNA derived from them for the specific measurements ordered by its customers. However, unless otherwise specified, DiaGenomi will keep your information for as long as necessary to allow data mining over time as part of our commitment to research.
Please make sure you ACTIVATE your kit before sending your saliva sample back to us. If you do not activate the kit prior to that, data provided by you in the questionnaire can NOT be linked to your saliva sample meaning that the report can not be generated. The activation of your kit is your sole responsibility. DiaGenomi Ltd is not responsibility for kit activation and will not refund kits whose activation was not proceeded. In case you forgot to activate the kit, before sending you saliva samples back to us, and if you marked the sample with labels provided in the kit (activation code), you can allow us, by written notice over email, to connect your already send sample with your user name on MyRISQ web page. If you do not allow us to do so, we are not responsible for the sample, and this sample will be immediately destroyed.
Informed Consent in study participation
If you have signed the informed consent enclosed in the kit you received you allow us to use your information and genetic material for research purposes relating to the service requested. Genetic material will be stored at the central reference laboratory of DiaGenomi for inclusion in long-term research projects with ethical clearance, or for quality control purposes involving exchange of samples between different laboratories performing the same service. Exchange of samples between laboratories is necessary to ensure that all produce the same results, thereby minimising the possibility of inaccurate results provided by any of our participating diagnostic laboratories. In this case only information relating to your mutations will be exchanged all of your personal information will be stored and kept secret by DiaGenomi.
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Once you log into your personal account on the myrisq.com page, all data transfer between the myrisq web-server and your web client is encrypted using the HTTPS protocol. DiaGenomi uses public-key pairs, private key and a certificate, issued by Verisign. Your web browser should be configured to authenticate such certificates.
No internet transmission is ever 100% error-free or safe. Diagenomi disclaims any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of private information. Therefore it is important to take special care in deciding what information is sent to DiaGenomi or entered online. Furthermore, when passwords or other special access features are used on this website, it is your responsibility to safeguard them. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this website any obscene, unlawful, pornographic or other information that may expose DiaGenomi to liability or would violate the law. You agree to indemnify DiaGenomi for any claims, damages, losses or actions arising out of your use or transmittal of information relating to this website.
Our Website is directed toward adults. If you are under the age of 12, you must obtain the authorization of a responsible adult (parent, legal custodian, or teacher) before using or accessing our Website. We will not knowingly collect or use any personal information from any children under the age of 12. If we become aware that we have collected any personal information from children under 12, we will promptly remove such information from our databases.
Certain pages of the Website and/or html email correspondence may use session cookies, persistent cookies or web beacons to anonymously track unique visitors, save website preferences and to allow us to recognize visits from the same computer and browser. You have the option to reject the Website' cookies and still use the Website. However, your access to the Website may be limited.
Some of our pages contain disease related information that is based on people's gene profile. Users should keep this in mind when they access their data from an insecure client computer because some browsers may cache the content of these pages to the hard disk drive.
The MyRISQ Website may contain links to external website. DiaGenomi does not maintain these sites and is not responsible for the privacy practices of sites that it does not operate. Please refer to the specific privacy statements posted on those sites.
Third Party Information
You agree that you have provided notice to, and obtained consent from, any third party individuals whose personal information you supply to us, including with regard to: (a) the purposes for which such third party's personal information has been collected; (b) the intended recipients or categories of recipients of the third party's personal information; (c) which of the third party's information is obligatory and which information, if any, is voluntary; and (d) how the third party can access and, if necessary, rectify the information held about them.
DiaGenomi Ltd. may revise this Privacy Statement from time to time. All updates to this statement will be posted on this web page. If we make significant changes, we will notify you by posting a notice on the website. Please check the website for the most current version of our Privacy Statement. Your continued use of the website after we have posted a notice of change on the website constitutes your acceptance of such changes.
Disclaimer of Liability
The use of information provided on this website is at your own risk. "Information" refers to data or materials and services made available at this website, which is provided "as is" without any warranties, either express or implied. Neither DiaGenomi or its sub-contractors, associates, partners and representatives, nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering this website or its services is liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive or any other damages arising out of your access or use, or inability to perform such functions, due to loss or corruption of data provided by DiaGenomi or by you through use of this website. This includes liability relating to personal injury, death or damage to your computer or business resulting from the information or lack of information available on or through this website. In no case shall the liability of DiaGenomi or any of its employees, partners, associates etc. relating to the use of the website and associated services exceed the amount you paid. In no case shall the liability of DiaGenomi and any of its affiliates, directors, shareholders, officers, employees or agents in connection with the use of this site or any data or other information exceed the amount you paid. Third Party Content and Sites Linked From this Website This Website may contain Information provided by third parties and links to sites of other organizations solely for your convenience. DiaGenomi has not reviewed all of this Information or these sites and they are not under DiaGenomi control. Your use of such third-party Information or linking to these sites is at your own risk. DiaGenomi, and its divisions, subsidiaries, successors, parent companies, affiliates and their employees, partners, principals, agents and representatives, do not assume any responsibility or liability for any communications or materials available at such third party Information or linked sites and do not intend these links to be referrals to or endorsements of the linked entities.