Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

At EncrypGen, we believe that access to, and control over, personal genetic information is an intrinsic right of each individual.  You have a right to confidentially obtain, understand and control use of your own genetic information.  Our company standards are designed with these principles in mind and our operating policies ensure that these standards are met.

EncrypGen, Inc. (“EncrypGen“, “we”  “our“) is committed to protecting the personal, medical and genetic privacy of its users (“consumer“, “users“, “you“, “your“).   In addition to the privacy standards for routine medical information, we recognize that you may be concerned that genetic information might be inappropriately used by employers and/or insurers. Therefore, the EncrypGen data storage and sharing services, website and computer networks and databases have been developed with security controls to protect this information.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of your personal and genetic information. Nevertheless, we do collect personal information from you in order to provide additional content, process orders and properly counsel you about genetic tests and your test results. The details of our privacy policy are described below and govern your interaction with the EncrypGen website.  By using our website, you agree to the collection, storage and use of this information as set forth in this policy. If you do not agree with our Privacy Policy, please do not use the EncrypGen website.

  1. INTRODUCTION

There are two ways you can view and interact with the EncrypGen website:

Access EncrypGen website without registration 

You may access and use our website without registration.  The public portion of our website is viewable at https://encrypgen.com.  You may view the public portion of our site without registration, and registered users may view the site without logging in.  Under these circumstances, we only collect non-personal information.  Non-personal information is information that is not traceable back to your person or used to identify you, and includes the information described below (Collection and Use of Information). Non personal information is collected through the use of our site tracking and standard web “cookies”.  These are small data files that are stored on the hard drive of a computer used to view websites, and that are accessible only by the party or site that placed the cookie on the hard drive.  Cookies are unable to execute any code or virus.

You do not need to accept cookies on your computer in order to use our website.  Most internet browsers allow you to choose settings that control whether and how cookies will be accepted by your browser.  Instructions can usually be found in the “Help” section of the browser toolbar.  We only utilize cookies to optimize our website functionality and user experience.

Access EncrypGen website via registration

In order to store and potentially share your genetic data you will need to register an account with EncrypGen.  At the time you choose to do this, we collect and store personally identifiable information.  This is information that can be traced back to you, and includes the information described below (Collection and Use of Information).   Depending on the genetic test or other service ordered and site functions utilized, we may collect additional personally identifiable information to facilitate your use of our site or your decision regarding whether a test or service would be appropriate for you.  It is your responsibility to ensure the accuracy of your personally identifiable information, as it will affect the information you receive and other aspects of the functionality of our site.  You have the option of changing some of your personally identifiable information when logged in to your personal and secure account.   It is important that your email address be kept current because that is the primary manner in which we communicate with you.  You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your personal account by not disclosing your username and password to others.

  1. COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION

Non-Personal Information

We collect non-personal information to improve the performance, content and functionality of our website.  When users view the public portion of our website (i.e. without registering or without logging in), we collect and cumulate which pages of our website were visited, the order in which they were visited, the length of time spent on each page, which hyperlinks were followed and what other functionalities of the site that were utilized.  In order to collect such information, our server logs the IP addresses, operating system and browser software used by each user of the website. This information does not personally identify you but does record the IP address of a user’s Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of connectivity.

Personally Identifiable Information

We do collect personally identifiable information that you provide when you register as a Member and/or store your a genetic data or other service with EncrypGen.  When you register, you will provide a Username and valid e-mail address.  These are unique and will specifically identify you.  If you choose a Username already registered by another EncrypGen Member, you will be prompted to choose another Username. The e-mail address must be valid and you must be able to access it in order to activate your Membership and/or make a purchase.  At the time you choose to provide this information, you will be prompted to enter a password.  This password is required to login to your account and may be changed by you when logged in.  Your e-mail address is the primary means by which we communicate with you, so you should keep it up to date.  You may change your e-mail when logged in as a user.    Should you forget your password, we can send it to your registered e-mail upon request.  Your unique Username and password allow you to gain access to the non-public portion of our site, including your personal and secure account.  You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your personal account by not disclosing your username and password to others.

Additional Personally Identifiable Information

Purchase Orders

Additional personally identifiable information is collected in order for you to purchase a genetic test or other genomic service.  This includes your billing, shipping and credit card information.  This information is collected to process your order, process payment for the order, update you on testing progress and notify you when your test is complete and the results are posted in your personal account.  All purchase orders are made via credit card and are processed through third parties.  These third parties are provided your billing and shipping information that is necessary to provide the e-commerce service.  We do not disclose, nor allow these third parties access to, your genetic test results or other personal information in your account.

  1. What information we collect

Information you provide directly to us

Registration Information. When you register an account with us or purchase our Services, we collect personal information, such as your name, date of birth, billing and shipping address, payment information (e.g., credit card) and contact information such as your email and phone number and license number.

Self-Reported Information. You have the option to provide us with additional information about yourself through surveys, forms, features or applications. For example, you may provide us with information about your personal traits (e.g., eye color, height), ethnicity, disease conditions (e.g. Type 2 Diabetes), other health-related information (e.g. pulse rate, cholesterol levels, visual acuity), and family history information (e.g. information similar to the foregoing about your family members). Where you are disclosing information about a family member, you should make sure that you have permission from the family member to do so.

CONSENT TO THE TRANSFER OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

By agreeing to our Privacy Statement and Terms of Service, you consent to the storing and processing of your personal information, including sensitive information, in the USA and countries outside of the country you live in. We use a range of measures to safeguard information but these countries may have laws that are different from those of your country of residence. You also consent to your personal information, including sensitive information, being transferred in the event of a business transition such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or other transaction or proceeding. In such a case, your information would be used as set out in any pre-existing Privacy Statement.

We will not sell, lease, or rent your individual-level information (i.e., information about a single individual’s genotypes, diseases or other traits/characteristics) to any third-party or to a third-party for research purposes without your explicit consent. If you consent, the right to the sale of the information remains yours, and your data remains your property. Any misuse of your information after the sale is the responsibility of the purchasing party.

  1.  MINORS

EncrypGen is committed to protecting the privacy of its Members, including children.  Our website, genetic data storage and sharing and services are not intended to attract children.  A parent or guardian may, however, do any of the following on behalf of his or her child:  1) establish an account on behalf of his or her child,  2) complete and save a questionnaire, survey or risk assessment;  3) order a genetic test or other genomic service;  4) review and store the result posted to the account generated for the minor.  For genetic tests performed on a minor (under 18 years old), a parent or legal gurdian must sign the Informed Consent included in the collection kit.  The parent or guardian assumes full responsibility for the information submitted on behalf of the minor as well as maintaining the confidentiality of any of the minor’s genetic test results.

  1. LINKED SITES

For your convenience, and in order to improve the informational value of our website, we include links to websites operated by other organizations or companies that may be of interest to you.  We do not disclose your personal information to these linked sites.  EncrypGen is not responsible for the privacy policy, and does not endorse the content of, these sites.  Should you choose to link to one of these sites, you should review the privacy policy posted on that site to understand how they collect and use any personally identifiable information.

  1. DISCLOSURES REQUIRED BY LAW

There is the possibility that personal information may be subject to disclosure pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or orders.  If we are legally compelled in the future to disclose personally identifiable information about you to satisfy a court order, subpoena, government request, law, regulation or other legal process, EncrypGen will use reasonable and lawful efforts to limit the scope of any such legally required disclosure.  In the event EncrypGen, Inc. is directed to make such a disclosure, we will make every attempt to notify you in advance insofar as we are legally permitted to do so.

  1. PRIVACY POLICY SUBJECT TO CHANGE

EncrypGen periodically reviews its practices and, from time to time, may alter its procedures in order to improve the privacy of its customers.  We reserve the right to change our privacy practices and, in such case, will modify this Privacy Policy here on our website.  A notice that our Privacy Policy has been modified will be placed on our website, but we will not otherwise contact you about the change.  Please bookmark this page and review periodically to be familiar with our current Privacy Policy.

  1.   BUSINESS TRANSFERS

In the event that EncrypGen is acquired by or merges into another company, personally identifiable information or other information possessed by EncrypGen may be transferred to the successor.  In such instance, we will require that the successor comply with the terms of this Privacy Policy.