What data we collect
We collect personally identifiable information (PII) data that you actively provide to us. This includes contact information for marketing and company updates as well as the personal medical information that you provide to us for diagnosis. You may also provide to us biological samples which we will interpret for you and your doctor.
Variantyx does not collect personally identifiable information about you when you visit our website unless you voluntarily provide us with that information. We may request personally identifiable information from you if, for example, you ask a question, request to be contacted, request information for a particular service, sign up for a mailing list, request access to a protected portion of a website or make a payment.
When you visit a Variantyx website, we may, like most institutions and organizations on the internet, collect and store digital information sent by your web browser, such as IP addresses (i.e., the internet address of your computer or device), geolocation, the web browser used for the connection, the device operating system, unique device identifiers and other digital properties, such as pages visited, length of visit and terms searched. Variantyx does not link IP addresses or cookies to any personally identifiable information.
How we secure your data
Variantyx is committed to protecting the information you provide us. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of the information, Variantyx has in place appropriate technological and operational procedures to safeguard the information we collect.
To ensure your data is secure, Variantyx follows the following governmental standards
- For the United States, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)
- For Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- For Israel, the Privacy Protection Act (PPA)
Your personal (PII) data which is entered by you or your doctor and submitted before or with your bio-sample is stored in servers in the EU. This data could include information like your name, address, billing address, and other medical and personal data.
The bio-samples submitted by you or your doctor are mailed directly to a lab which is listed on the samples shipping label. Depending on your location, these labs could be located in the following countries.
- South Korea
Once the bio-samples are processed and converted to digital information, that digital data is then processed and analyzed in the United States.
By providing us with personal information, you acknowledge the transfer of personal information to and in the United States and to the processing of personal information in the United States. You accept that the data from DNA samples will be stored in the United States.
How we use your information
Information collected by this website or sales teams is for marketing purposes only. Personal information and biological samples provided by you and your doctor for medial analysis will be used for diagnosis or billing purposes.
In order to improve the website and the service or to develop new products and services, we may use your computer’s information for internal data analysis, studying how the website is used, identifying usage trends and determining the effectiveness of promotional campaigns.
In no case is the personal information provided by our users sold, licensed or otherwise shared by us with advertisers, sponsors, partners or other third parties. We do not sell or license DNA samples, DNA results, DNA reports or any other DNA information, to any third parties without your explicit informed consent, and we do not sell or license such information to insurance companies under any circumstances.
We send you commercial e-mails or other educational materials when we have obtained your explicit prior consent (i.e., opt in), except where we have obtained your e-mail address in the course of a sale or negotiations for a sale of a product or service and where the commercial e-mails are only marketing similar products or services.
Variantyx does not disclose any of your personal information except in very limited circumstances which are set out below.
ii) In an acquisition of Variantyx: in the event that Variantyx, or substantially all of its assets or stock are acquired, transferred, disposed of (in whole or part and including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings), personal information will as a matter of course be one of the transferred assets.
iii) To third-party service providers: Under the protection of appropriate agreements, we use third parties to perform various tasks for us. For example, we use third party platforms to process payments from you or use a specialized DNA lab to extract, process and store your DNA samples. These third-parties are only given access to that information needed to perform their support functions, and are prohibited from using it for other purposes. With respect to processors outside the European Economic Area, we attempt to ensure adequate safeguards for your personal information, as required by applicable law.
We will retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose(s) for which it was collected and to comply with applicable laws. In general, this means that we store your personal information for as long as is required to deliver our services or for a legally mandatory period of time.
Your control over your data
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
Access/review/update Personal Information. If you become aware that personal information we maintain about you is inaccurate, incomplete, misleading, irrelevant or out of date, or if you would like to access, update or review your information, you may contact us using the contact information below. We will attempt to provide the requested information or make requested changes to the extent allowable by applicable privacy or other laws. In any event, we will respond to you as soon as reasonably possible, to advise you of the outcome of your request.
Remove Personal Information. You may request the removal of previously provided personal information at any time using the contact information below.
Unsubscribe From Marketing E-mails. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, marketing communications by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in all e-mails we send or by using the contact information below.
Please note that some of the above rights are limited by applicable information protection law and we have the right to collect, process and hold your personal information to perform our legal obligations (for example: data for billing or regarding a diagnosis). We may require you to provide additional information necessary to confirm your identity before we comply with any request made by you.
Your right of access can normally be exercised free of charge, however we reserve the right to charge an appropriate administrative fee where permitted by applicable law, for instance where you request multiple copies of your information.
Our children’s notice
We recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of children. Our websites are neither intended for children nor are they designed to attract child users. Our websites, their content and our services are intended for users over the age of eighteen (18). In our websites, we do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under age eighteen (18). When a user discloses personal information on the websites, the user is representing to us that he or she is at least eighteen (18) years of age. If we learn a user under the age of eighteen (18) has volunteered personally identifiable information on our websites, we will delete such information from our active databases.
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