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DNA Data Protection

European general data protection regulation (AVG)

Anake complies to the General Data Protection Regulation (AVG) implemented as of 28 May 2018. According to this new regulation, legal entities that process data from European citizens must also comply with regulatory requirements.

HIPAA Confidentiality Notice and Disclaimer

The information contained in this document is confidential and intended solely for the use of the specific recipient(s) addressed above. To the extent the information in this document contains protected health information as defined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), such information is subject to specific confidentiality requirements and may also be privileged.

To the extent possible, such information has been transmitted and stored pursuant to HIPAA encryption standards to ensure optimal protection of the information under HIPAA security protocols. Any disclosure, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this confidential and privileged information by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) is strictly prohibited by law.

General Disclaimer

THIS TEST IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT.

We are partnering with SKINDNA AUSTRALIA, and all our DNA SKIN TESTS are Powered by SkinDNA™ Technology.

Specifically, the results of this test are for aesthetic purposes only and are intended to provide information which will help with cosmetic product selection now and in the future.

Privacy Policy

PERSONAL INFORMATION

ANAKE collects types of personal and non-personal information described as follows:

Account Information – Account Information is personal information that we collect when you purchase our test. This information may include your name, credit card details, billing and shipping addresses, and contact information such as an email address or contact numbers.

Genetic information – Genetic Information consists of “A”s, “G”s, “T”s and “C”s at particular locations in your genome. When you purchase a DNA SKIN TEST KIT; which is a Genetic Test, you send your saliva sample to us by postal mail for analysis. Once testing is complete and the laboratory completes the processing, analysis and reporting of your data, your DNA and saliva samples are destroyed.

WE FOLLOW STRONG GUIDING PRINCIPLES AND POLICIES ON SECURITY, AND WE SUPPORT LAWS THAT PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY AND GENETIC INFORMATION.

ANAKE respects the privacy of every individual and has taken every precaution to create a process that allow individuals to maintain the highest level of privacy. All information provided by the individual taking the assessment is kept on a secure server.

By signing up for our testing service, you are allowing us to process your personal information according to the provisions set forth in this Privacy Statement.

INTRODUCTION

INFORMATION SHARING

One of the goals of ANAKE is to contribute to scientific research and the advancements of genetic knowledge. To achieve our research goals, ANAKE may enter into partnerships with commercial and/or non-profit organisations that conduct scientific research.

Such partnerships may allow an organization access to our databases of Genetic Information. In consequence, for example, the organization can search, without knowing the identities of the individuals involved, for the association between occurrence of a particular genetic variation and a particular skin health condition or trait.

Your identifiable and personal information will never be shared to any third party.

YOUR CHOICES

Per your request, we will remove all personal information that can be associated with your account information from our systems. However, genetic information you have provided for research prior to your request for deletion will not be removed from ongoing research.

SECURITY

ANAKE VALUES THE TRUST YOU PLACE IN US.

To prevent any unauthorised access or disclosure, retain data accuracy, and to ensure the use of the information, ANAKE uses a range of technical, physical and administrative measures to protect the information we collect about our members described as follows:

Technical:
We monitor our employees’ usage of our databases and maintain all records of access to personal information.

  • Our networks are protected with firewalls.

  • We encrypt storage of certain personal information, including account information and genetic information.

  • We conduct internal and external audits of our security processes.

Physical:

  • Physical access to our servers is strictly restricted to authorized persons only

  • We restrict data access to only allow approved personnel to view content

Administrative:

  • We prohibit personal information from being extracted from our systems

  • We limit access to personal information to only certain employees on an approval basis, depending on their specific responsibilities.

While there is always some risk of a security compromise, we tightly control access to personal information. We contract with outside security professionals who conduct regular audits to ensure that our technology withhold utmost standards, our processes and management of facilities protect the safety of your personal information.