At GFI Lab, we want to make your online experience both satisfying and safe. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and its use.
In non-legal DNA testing the samples are collected privately and without an established chain of custody. By submitting the sample, the individual has expressed implied consent for analysis of the samples submitted and acknowledges that they have obtained consent from all parties being tested when the samples are submitted.
Non-standard samples submitted for anonymous testing will be processed with the understanding that the submitter bears the legal responsibility of consent for the owner of the sample.
GFI Laboratory reserves the right to alter the disposition of remaining specimens. The specimens may be discarded immediately following analysis upon receiving validated consent from the submitter.
Samples are collected and stored in 3 separate manners:
We have a 60 day refund policy. If a client should decide they do not need or wish to have a DNA test performed, a partial refund will be issued based on the level at which the analysis has been performed. Clients who order a DNA collection kit that has been shipped via any shipping service will be issued a full refund less shipping and handling, providing it is done within 60 days.
We choose specific genetic markers to be tested that contain no medical information. At no time will GFI Laboratory perform additional genetic tests without the expressed written consent of the individual.
GFI Laboratory will not discuss your specific report details over the phone without a password. This password must have been provided with the samples for analysis. Reports can be emailed upon request in writing or once the password has been verified verbally. Upon request, a physical copy of a report can be mailed to the address provided on the sample submission form.
GFI Laboratory gathers two types of information about users: (1) Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions, and (2) information GFI Laboratory gathers through DNA Testing. Under no circumstances does GFI Laboratory divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.
Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), GFI Laboratory will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
GFI Laboratory tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. GFI Laboratory does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).
GFI Laboratory sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms those users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
GFI Laboratory uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don't track which terms a particular user enters.
GFI Laboratory creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don't track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
GFI Laboratory uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience's demographics. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
GFI Laboratory operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such as opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users.
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