This Genetic Privacy Statement applies to users registering on the Centrillion Biosciences website or submitting biological samples to use the Service (as defined below). In this Genetic Privacy Statement, Centrillion shall mean Centrillion Biosciences Inc. (“Centrillion” or “we”). Centrillion takes your privacy seriously and it is at the core of the decisions Centrillion makes when providing you with this service.
By using the Centrillion website and the services herein you consent to the collection, use, storage and disclosure of your personal information by Centrillion in accordance with this Genetic Privacy Statement.
What This Genetic Privacy Statement Covers
Centrillion offers a DNA testing service to enable users (“Users”) to provide saliva samples, from which we extract and perform certain tests on their DNA (“DNA Tests”). We also provide an online service where Users can discover their ethnicity or ancestry related information from the results of the DNA Tests (“Results”). This involves the collecting, processing, storing and sharing of personal information and we want to ensure that this is done in a responsible, transparent and secure environment that fosters your trust and confidence. Personal information is information that can be used to identify you, either alone or in combination with other information.
Much of the personal information on the Centrillion website is uploaded by Users for their own personal purposes. We recognize the confidentiality of information that may be disclosed by Users in registering or making purchases from the Centrillion website or performing DNA Tests and we are committed to help protect your privacy choices.
What Personal Information Centrillion Collects
Here is a list of the types of information we request, collect or you provide:
i) Name, Contact Information and Payment Details: Centrillion asks for your name and e-mail address when you register as well as when signing in to use certain features, such as viewing your Results. In addition we may need to know your postal address and payment details to facilitate payment and fulfillment for any other payments you may choose to make through the Centrillion website. We may ask for similar information at other times, such as promotions sponsored by Centrillion and/or any company with which we may co-sponsor an activity.
ii) Genetic Information: this is generated when you submit a DNA sample and we perform the DNA Test. The resulting genetic information in the form of Results is kept by us or on our behalf with third parties with whom we contract. All DNA samples are stored either at the testing laboratory or other storage facilities and may be kept by us unless or until circumstances require us to destroy the sample or it is no longer suitable for testing purposes.
iii) Your Background and Interests: As a user of Centrillion, you can also choose to share certain information about yourself, your background and interests with other Users. The amount and type of profile information you share in this way is your choice.
iv) Your Use of the Centrillion website: While you use the Centrillion website, we may collect information that could be used to identify you if combined with other information and which is based on your interaction with the Centrillion website or from the devices or computers you use to access the Centrillion websites, including web log information, page views, IP addresses, geographic location (if detectable from a mobile device).
How We Use Your Personal Information
We use your personal information to:
- Provide the Service
- Verify your identity
- Send you emails
- Distribute relevant adverts or messages
- Research human genetic diversity
When you provide us with any personal information, which includes your DNA sample, that personal information will be stored and processed in the United States of America. In the event that you are located outside the USA and still choose to order a DNA Test kit and provide a DNA sample, by providing us with personal information, you specifically consent to the transfer, storage and processing of personal information to and in the United States, which you recognize may provide a different level of protection for personal data than in your country of residence. Centrillion takes security of your personal information very seriously and here are more details around how we use your personal information:
i) To provide the Service: We primarily use of all your personal information to provide you with relevant information such as Results concerning your ethnicity. Centrillion may also use registration information to let you know about new features or other offers of interest from Centrillion, or to address customer service needs and requests. We also use your data to fulfill the purposes for which you have provided the personal information, such as processing your order.
ii) To verify your identity: to verify and carry out financial transactions relating to payments you make online.
iii) To send you emails: Centrillion may send electronic mail to you to inform you of changes to Centrillion or of any Centrillion-related products and services. You can also choose to receive promotional offers from third parties trusted by Centrillion. If you do not want to continue to receive such emails, you may opt out at any time by using the unsubscribe link listed in the e-mail.
iv) To Research the human genome. We may use the Results and other information in an aggregated and anonymous form, for the purposes of research and publication and in accordance with the Centrillion Consent Agreement.
Will Centrillion Disclose Any Of Your Personal Information
Centrillion only discloses your personal information to third parties in very limited circumstances as set out below.
i) To third party service providers, under the protection of appropriate agreements, so that the third parties may perform various tasks for us. For example, we use third parties to process payments from you. These third-parties are only given access to that information needed to perform their services, and are prohibited from using it for other purposes.
ii) To the Centrillion family of companies, so that they may use personal information for the purposes described in this Genetic Privacy Statement and to provide the Service. Additionally, as our business continues to grow and change, we might restructure, buy, or sell subsidiaries or business units. In these transactions, customer information is often one of the transferred assets, remaining subject to promises made in then prevailing privacy statements. Also, in the event that Centrillion, or substantially all of its assets or stock are acquired, transferred, disposed of, personal information will as a matter of course be one of the transferred assets.
iii) We may disclose your personal information (a) with your knowledge and any relevant permissions (b) as described in this statement, (c) as may be required by law, regulatory authorities, legal process or to protect the rights or property of Centrillion or other Users (including outside your country of residence) (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our rights, privacy, safety, confidentiality, reputation or property, and/or that of Centrillion family of companies, you or others; (f) to prevent fraud or cyber crime; and (g) to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.
Please note: If you click away from our Centrillion website to visit the site of any third party advertiser or sponsor, you may be asked for your payment card or other personal information in order to purchase or use products and services offered. These companies have their own privacy and data collection practices. We have no responsibility or liability for these independent third party policies. You should therefore review their privacy notices carefully. In addition, when you visit any other sections of the Centrillion website, you will be subject to the Centrillion website Privacy Statement which you should review and understand.
Understand Your Right To Refuse Providing Personal Information
To gain full access to your Results a username, e-mail address, activation code and password are required. The amount of other personal information you decide to submit is up to you but understand that your experience of the Centrillion website may suffer if you choose to provide no additional information. If you do not provide us with your DNA sample, for example, you cannot receive any Results.
Non-Personal Information, ‘Cookies’ and IP Addresses
When you visit our Centrillion website, we may automatically collect non-personal information about you, such as the website from which you have come to our Centrillion website, your Media Access Control address, your computer type, screen resolution, Operating System version and Internet browser. We may also collect non-personal information such as demographic data, for example your geographic area. Non-personal information also includes personal information that has been aggregated in a manner such that the end-product does not personally identify you or any other user of the Centrillion website, for example, by using personal information to calculate the percentage of our Users who who are male or female.
Because non-personal information does not personally identify you, we may use such non-personal information for any purpose. In addition, we reserve the right to share such non-personal information, with our Group Companies and with other third parties, for any purpose. In some instances, we may combine non-personal information with personal information (such as combining your name with your geographical location). If we do combine any non-personal information with personal information, the combined information will be treated by us as personal information, as long as it is combined, and its use by us will be subject to this Privacy Statement.
We need your IP address to deliver the Centrillion website and our service to you and to help diagnose problems with our server. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information such as geographic distribution of our Users.
Centrillion places great importance on the security of all personally identifiable information associated with our Users. We have reasonable and adequate security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of member data under our control. For example our security and privacy practices are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized personnel have access to personal information. We use secure server software to process information you input before it is sent to us and we only work with laboratories and third parties who have met and commit to our security standard. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur however we use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent this. It is also important for you to guard against unauthorized access to your passwords and the unauthorized use of your computer.
Changes And Updates
If we decide to change our Genetic Privacy Statement, we will issue an updated version of this Statement with an updated date legend (and/or notify you via e-mail or by other appropriate means) so that you will be aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it in accordance with applicable law. If you do not consent to any changes to our privacy statement and as a result you would like us not to use or hold your information in accordance with the revised terms, you may notify us here so we can decide whether to continue to apply the previous statement or delete your information and/or account.
Contacting Us About Privacy
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of the Centrillion website, or your dealings with the Centrillion website, or wish to request access to and receive information about the personal information we maintain about you, update and correct inaccuracies in your personal information, have the information blocked or deleted, as appropriate, or oppose (in case of legitimate reasons) the processing carried out with respect to your personal information (note please that the right to access personal information may be limited in some circumstances), you can contact us by either calling 1-650-318-3382 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to all access requests within 30 days.
Or Email Us: email@example.com
Or write to us at Centrillion Biosciences, Inc. 2438 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303