At GenShape, we are committed to protecting your privacy. All genetic test results and any personal information are maintained under a strict policy of confidentiality.
Your DNA sample
Your DNA sample will not be used for any other genetic testing besides those ordered by you. After your test has been completed and verified your DNA sample will be stripped of all personal identifiers and may be used as controls in future essays. DNA not used for controls will be destroyed.
Your genetic information
Your genetic information will not be directly associated with your personal information, but will be stored in our secure database, maintained to facilitate client’s requests for replacing lost reports. Under no conditions will this information be released to third parties in a way that discloses personal information, except with your permission, unless required by law.
Your personal information
Your personal information will not be disclosed to anyone outside of GenShape nor within GenShape except as needed by those conducting the nutrigenetic screening and by those assembling your report, except with your permission, unless required by law.
Research in nutritional genetics is ongoing and in the course of its evolution new information about genetic variants for which you were tested may arise. GenShape will not inform you about any future developments in the nutrigenetic screens provided in this offer.
GenShape may send you an offer in the future regarding new developments in nutrigenetic screening, which you may accept by entering into a separate agreement for this information.
Limitations and Disclaimers
It is not the intention of GenShape to provide specific medical advise but rather to provide you with information to better understand the health risks and benefits associated with your genotype. Specific medical advice will not be provided, and GenShape urges you to consult a qualified physician for diagnosis and for answers to your personal question.
The information supplied to you does not confirm or replace any medical diagnosis or status conferred by a health care professional. The information provided to you is not a genetic diagnosis of disease, nor does it identify an existing medical condition. Individuals with specific concerns about their health status or genetic testing should consult with a doctor or a genetic counselor.
The information provided by GenShape is neither comprehensive nor absolute, and may not be applicable to individual circumstances should the information be subsequently deemed inaccurate or out of date by virtue of new scientific advances. Once your report is provided to you, there will be no further information, feedback, or updates provided to you unless you conclude a separate arrangement for an update regarding new developments.
Your report constitutes the full extent of information to be provided to you under this agreement.
GenShape makes no warranties or representations, either express or implied, that this service will meet your requirements or expectations. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained through or from the provision of these services, will itself create any warranty or representation or other obligation.