A) LEGAL TERMS: CONDITIONS OF ACCESS AND USE
OF THE WEB SITE
1. GENERAL ASPECTS
1.1 Identifying data of the Service Provider
Nila Medica S.r.l., whose commercial name in this portal is nowgenome.com- (hereinafter, "nowgenome.com"), a company registered in Italy, with P.IVA and C.F. 03738320989, is the owner of the activity displayed, among others, through of the website http://www.nowgenome.com. The corporate address of nowgenome.com is located at Via Corfù 54, 25124 Brescia, Italy and the Commercial address is at Via Corfù 54, 25124 Brescia, Italy. In case you wish to contact us, you can contact the commercial address, as well as through the e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
1.2 Acceptance and validity of the General Conditions.
Both the navigation and the use and / or acquisition of any of the services offered on this website attributes to you the condition of User and implies your full and unreserved acceptance of each and every one of the General Conditions (hereinafter, the "General Conditions") in force at the time you, as User (hereinafter, the "User"), access the page http://www.nowgenome.com (hereinafter, "the Web page" or simply " the Web"). nowgenome.com may, at any time and without prior notice, modify these General Conditions by publishing such modifications on the Website in order that they may be known by Users at any time, reserving the right to unilaterally modify, in at any time and without prior notice, the presentation, configuration and contents of the Web page, as well as the conditions required for its use. Therefore, nowgenome.com recommends the User to print or save and, in any case, read the General Conditions each time he accesses the Web page. Likewise, it reserves the right to suspend or terminate, at any time and without prior notice, all or part of the services offered on the Website.
2. GENERAL CONDITIONS OF USE OF THE WEB PAGE.
2.1 Use of the Web page.
The User agrees to use the Web page in accordance with the Law, with these General Conditions, with the moral and generally accepted good customs and with public order, responding to nowgenome.com, or against third parties of any damages. that could be caused as a consequence of the breach of said obligation. The User will abstain from using the Web page for illicit purposes or effects, contrary to the provisions of these General Conditions, harmful to the rights and interests of third parties, or that in any way may damage, disable, overburden or deteriorate the Website or the server on which it is hosted, or prevent its normal use or enjoyment. In the cases in which it is necessary for the use of any of the services included in the Web page, the introduction of a user name (hereinafter, "login") and password (hereinafter, "password"), the User will it undertakes to make diligent use and not to make its login and password available to third parties, and must notify nowgenome.com, as soon as possible, of its loss, theft or any other circumstances that may have compromised its secrecy.
2.2 Obligations of the User.
In general, the User undertakes to comply with these General Conditions, as well as comply with the special warnings or instructions for use contained therein or on the Website and always act in accordance with the Law, good customs and the requirements of good faith, using the diligence appropriate to the nature of the service you enjoy, abstaining from using the Web page in any way that may prevent, damage or impair the normal functioning of the same, the assets or rights of nowgenome.com, its suppliers, the rest of Users or, in general, of any third party. Specifically, and without implying any restriction to the obligation assumed by the User in general, in accordance with the previous paragraph, the User agrees, in the use of the Website, as well as in the provision of services to: (I) in the case of registering, the User is obliged to provide truthfully the data provided and keep them updated; (II) not to introduce, store or disseminate on or from the Website, any information or material that is defamatory, libelous, obscene, threatening, xenophobic, incites violence, discrimination based on race, sex, ideology, religion or any other social or personal condition or circumstance (eg, for health reasons), or in any way violates morality, public order, fundamental rights, public liberties, honor, privacy or the image of third parties and in general the current regulations; (III) not to introduce, store or disseminate through the Website any computer program, data, virus, code, hardware or telecommunications equipment or any other instrument or electronic or physical device that is capable of causing damage to the Website, in any of the services offered on the Web page, or any of the equipment, systems or networks of nowgenome.com, of any User, of the providers of nowgenome.com or in general of any third party, or in any other way be able to cause any type of alteration or prevent the normal operation thereof; (IV) to adequately safeguard the login and password provided by nowgenome.com to Users, as identifiers and enablers for accessing the services offered on the Website, pledging not to cede their use or to allow the access to them from third parties, keeping nowgenome.com undamaged and assuming the User the responsibility for the damages that may be derived from their improper use. Likewise, the User agrees to notify nowgenome.com, as quickly as possible, of their loss or theft as well as any risk of access to the login and / or password by a third party; (V) not to carry out advertising, promotional or commercial exploitation activities through the website not expressly authorized by nowgenome.com, nor use the contents and in particular the information obtained through the website to send advertising, send messages with purposes of direct sales or for any other commercial purpose, nor to collect or store personal data of third parties; (VI) not to use false identities, or to impersonate the identity of others in the use of the Web page or in the use of any of the services of the Web page, including the use in their case of passwords or access codes of third parties or in any other way; (VII) not to destroy, alter, use for its use, disable or damage the data, information, programs or electronic documents of nowgenome.com, its suppliers or third parties; (VIII) not to introduce, store or disseminate through the Web page any content that infringes intellectual property rights, industrial or business secrets of third parties, or in general any content of which it will not hold, in accordance with the law, the right to put it at third party disposition.
2.3 Liability exemption.
nowgenome.com will only be liable for any damages that the User may suffer as a result of the use of the Website, when said damages are directly attributable to him. Regarding the information and content included in the website or to which you may have access as a result of the links established in it, nowgenome.com does not guarantee, in any way, or access at any time to such information and content , nor its accuracy, nor its actuality or updating, nor its suitability or usefulness for the User's purposes, not being responsible for the damages and losses of any nature that may be due to the transmission, diffusion, storage, availability, reception, obtaining or accessing the contents included in the Web page or those to which access is gained as a result of the links established therein. nowgenome.com exempts itself (and the User accepts it) from any responsibility for the improper or unauthorized use of the login and password and for the lack of diligence of the User in preserving the secret thereof. Likewise, nowgenome.com exempts itself (and the User accepts it) from any liability for damages of any kind that may be due, with a purely enunciative and non-limiting character, to (I) the presence of viruses or other harmful elements on the Web page, or Web pages that can be accessed through the links established in the one that may produce alterations in the computer system, electronic documents or files of the Users; (II) interferences, omissions, interruptions, breakdowns and / or disconnections in the operational functioning of this electronic system or in the computers and computer equipment of the Users, motivated by causes beyond nowgenome.com, that prevent or delay the provision of the services or navigation through the system and the Web page; (III) delays or blockages in use caused by deficiencies or overloads of the Internet or in other electronic systems; (IV) that may be caused by third parties through illegitimate intrusions beyond the control of the Website and that are not attributable to nowgenome.com; (V) the divergences of the information, documentation and / or other content of the Web page that may exist between the electronic version and the printed version; (VI) the impossibility of providing the service or allowing access for reasons not attributable to nowgenome.com, due to the User, to third parties, or in cases of force majeure. The responsibility of nowgenome.com with respect to the damages of any nature that could be imputed will not exceed in any case, by express agreement between the parties, the amount that is determined in each case in the particular conditions of the acquired service. Failing this, the total responsibility of nowgenome.com, except in case of willful misconduct or gross negligence, will be limited to the price paid by the corresponding User to nowgenome.com (without including the taxes that may be applicable, if applicable).
2.4 Use of hyperlinks.
The Internet user who wants to introduce links from their own Webs to the Web Page must comply with the conditions detailed below without ignoring the same as the responsibilities derived from the Law. The link will only link to the home page or Main page of the Web page but you will not be able to reproduce it in any way (inline links, copy of texts, graphics, etc). In any case, it will be prohibited, in accordance with the applicable legislation and in force at any time, to establish frames or frames of any kind that involve the Web page or allow the display of contents through Internet addresses different from those of the page Web and, in any case, when viewed together with contents outside the Website in such a way that: (I) it produces, or may produce, error, confusion or deception in the users about the true origin of the service or Contents; (II) suppose an act of comparison or unfair imitation; (III) serves to take advantage of the reputation of the brand and prestige of nowgenome.com; or (IV) in any other way is prohibited by current legislation. The page that introduces the link will not be made any type of false, inaccurate or incorrect statement about nowgenome.com, its address, employees, customers or about the quality of the services it provides. In no case, will be expressed on the page where the link is located that nowgenome.com has given its consent for the insertion of the link or that otherwise sponsors, collaborates, verifies or supervises the services of the sender. The use of any word, graphic or mixed brand or any other distinctive sign of nowgenome.com within the sender's page is prohibited except in cases permitted by law or expressly authorized in writing by nowgenome.com and whenever permitted, in these cases, a direct link to the Web page in the manner established in this clause. The page that establishes the link must faithfully comply with the Law and may not in any case dispose of or link to its own content or that of third parties that: (I) are unlawful, harmful or contrary to morality and good customs (pornographic, violent, racist, etc); (II) induce or may induce in the User the false conception that nowgenome.com subscribes, endorses, adheres or in any way supports the ideas, statements or expressions, legal or illegal, of the sender; (III) are inappropriate or not relevant to the activity of nowgenome.com in attention to the place, content and subject of the website of the sender. Likewise, the User will refrain from including on the Website any hyperlink (hereinafter, "link") addressed to a Web page that contains information or illegal content, contrary to morality and generally accepted good customs, and public order.
2.5 Policy of Protection of Personal Data.
nowgenome.com recognizes the importance of protecting the sphere of privacy of the User of the Web page, for which has developed a Policy of Protection of Personal Data that brings to your attention, so that the User freely and voluntarily decides if you want to facilitate a nowgenome.com the personal data that may be required or obtained on the occasion of your use of this website and / or request for any of the services offered in it. nowgenome.com reserves the right to unilaterally modify, at any time and without prior notice, its Personal Data Protection Policy to adapt it to current legislation at all times. To request information or, where appropriate, proceed with the contracting or acquisition of the services offered, Users must previously provide nowgenome.com with certain personal data that will be processed with the purpose of attending the queries made, where appropriate, formalize the contracting at a distance, manage, administer, lend, expand, improve and adapt the services offered on the website. As well as, the realization of promotional and advertising activities through any means that may be of interest to you. In accordance with the GDPR, the User shall have the right of access, rectification, cancellation, and opposition in accordance with the regulations in vigor with respect to your personal data collected as established in the preceding paragraphs, being able to direct for such purposes, by photocopy of ID, passport or equivalent identity document, to the contact address listed. Interested parties are informed that they can exercise their rights of access, rectification and cancellation at the following address Via Corfù 54, 25124 Brescia, Italy, or at the e-mail address email@example.com. User expressly accepts the inclusion of the data collected while browsing the Web page, or provided by completing any form, as well as those derived from the commercial relationship and / or delivery of the purchased services, in the file referred to above. On the other hand, in the case of contracting / using the services offered through the Web that require the treatment of particularly sensitive data (health), the User expressly consents to the processing of said data by the staff of nowgenome.com, which it will be carried out in accordance with the duty of secrecy and confidentiality included in GDPR, adopting the security. During the data collection process, and at each place on the Web page where such data is requested, the User will be informed, either through a hyperlink, either in the form itself, of the mandatory nature or not of collection of data. such data. nowgenome.com is committed to using the data included in the file, to respect their confidentiality and to use them in accordance with the purpose of the file, as well as to comply with their obligation to save them and adapt all measures to avoid alteration, loss, treatment or unauthorized access, in accordance with the GDPR Regulation and other regulations that may be applicable at any time. Finally, in the case of minors their personal data and their genetic information will also be used in a confidential manner, prioritizing in all cases the interest of the child over any other in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR.
2.7 Intellectual and Industrial Property.
The content of the Web page (hereinafter, the "content") that includes, for a purely enunciative and non-exclusive purpose, texts, photographs, graphics, images, icons, software, links and other audiovisual content, as well as its graphic design and Source codes are the intellectual property of nowgenome.com, or third parties who have assigned their use to nowgenome.com. This content is protected by national laws and international treaties relating to intellectual property rights that are applicable. Likewise, all trademarks, trade names, or distinctive signs of any kind that appear on the Website are the property of nowgenome.com or third parties that, if applicable, have authorized nowgenome.com to include and use them on the Website . All industrial and intellectual property rights on this website are legally reserved and access to it or its use, by the user, should not be considered, in any way, as the granting of any license or use right on any active whose ownership or property corresponds to nowgenome.com or third parties. The total or partial reproduction by any means of the content, trademarks, trade names, and distinctive signs of any kind, included in the Web page, as well as the sale, assignment, lease, distribution, public communication, transformation, or any other use that if you want to give them, without prior express authorization of the corresponding owner, it is totally forbidden and will be prosecuted civilly and, where appropriate, criminally, in accordance with the applicable national Laws and International Treaties.
3. TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE SALE OF SERVICES OFFERED ON THE WEB PAGE
3.1. Information prior to hiring.
These general contracting conditions, together with the document of the "Informed Consent" and the particular conditions that may be established, will expressly regulate the relationships arising between nowgenome.com and the Users that contract the services offered through the Web page. We inform you that in any case, the language in which the contract between nowgenome.com and the Client will be perfected, will be English. The use and / or acquisition of any of the services offered through the Web page implies acceptance as User, without reservations of any kind, to each and every one of these General Conditions, as well as to the particular conditions that, in your case, govern the acquisition. In this regard, the User accepts that the services of nowgenome.com are limited by, mainly, the following questions derived from genetic research: (i) most of the research and genetic studies are carried out in the Caucasian population (white race); therefore, it is possible that the interpretations facilitated by nowgenome.com are not valid in case the User does not belong to the aforementioned race; (ii) as a continuation of what is indicated in point (i) above, genetic disease relationships are normally based on ethnic identity, and research focuses on limited populations; thus, these investigations may provide knowledge of a specific population but not of an individual member and, likewise, the relationships have not been studied in many populations and therefore may not be valid for other populations; and (iii) genetic research advances day by day and, consequently, current knowledge of the genetics of certain diseases or individual conditions could be partial and inaccurate. Therefore, as a continuation of the above, the User expressly accepts that nowgenome.com does not guarantee that its services (including its results) are error-free, 100% accurate, reliable and safe, have a temporary continuity or respond to certain expectations. part of the Users. nowgenome.com informs that the procedures to carry out the acquisition of services are those described in these General Conditions, as well as those specific ones that are indicated on the screen during navigation, so that the User declares to know and accept such procedures as necessary to access the services offered on the Web page. Any modification and / or correction of the data provided by the Users during the navigation will be possible and must be carried out according to the indications included in the Web page. The services offered on the Web page, together with their characteristics and prices, will appear in the corresponding catalog on the screen. nowgenome.com reserves the right to decide at any time the services and, where appropriate, products that are contained and offered to the Users through the Web page. In this way, nowgenome.com may, at any time, add new services and / or products to those included in the Web page, understanding, unless otherwise provided, that they will be governed by the provisions of the General Conditions in vigor at that time. Likewise, nowgenome.com reserves the right to stop providing access, at any time and without prior notice, of any of the products or services offered on the Website.
THE USERS OF THIS WEBSITE MUST BE OVER 18 YEARS OF AGE, and they must follow the instructions included in the different screens of the Web page to formalize the desired purchase. Likewise, the User may access the Web page but may not formalize any purchase in case he / she resides in a country or territory whose applicable law prohibits him from contracting the services of nowgenome.com. In such cases, the availability of the Web page can not be qualified as an offer by nowgenome.com of its services to the people who access the Web from those countries or territories. In those cases in which the nowgenome.com services are going to be used by minors, it will be necessary for either of their parents or, if applicable, the one of them to exercise parental authority, who hires the services. In the absence of parents, the owner of the guardianship will be the only one who can contract with nowgenome.com. In order for nowgenome.com services to be rendered to minors, those who hold parental authority must prove this by sending telematic to nowgenome.com a scanned copy of their identity documents and of the identity documents of the child if he already had it, and the Family Book. A scanned copy of the passport or equivalent identity document (both of the parent / holder of parental authority and of the minor if the latter already had a passport or equivalent identity document) will be provided. In the event that the person requesting the services of nowgenome.com for a minor is their guardian, they must prove this condition by sending a scanned copy of the judgment or judicial resolution containing their appointment, together with their identity documents and the identity documents of the child if he already had it. In the absence of the identity documennts, a scanned copy of the passport or equivalent identity document will be provided (both of the guardian and of the minor if the latter already had a passport or equivalent identity document). nowgenome.com will not be in any case responsible for the truthfulness of the statements made by those who declare to be holders of parental authority or guardianship of the child for whom any of the services described on the website are contracted. nowgenome.com will not be responsible for verifying the authenticity of the documentation provided by those who contract on behalf of the minor. nowgenome.com will only maintain communications with Users of legal age.
3.2. Procedure of acquisition of services.
For the acquisition of nowgenome.com services, the User is required to fill out the registration form with the required information, follow the instructions on the screen to make the selection of the desired service, and once accepted these General Conditions and the summary of the purchase in which the detail of the service / s that you want to acquire is related, provide the payment information -depending on the payment modality existing in each case-. The information provided by the User to nowgenome.com during the contracting process must be complete, true and updated.
3.3. Confirmation of the service purchased and instructions for its use.
At the moment nowgenome.com has confirmation of the payment made by the User, within a maximum period of 48 hours, the latter will receive a confirmation e-mail, through which, it will be informed of the purchase made, and The steps to be followed in each case will be indicated. If, exceptionally, the Buying User does not receive the confirmatory mail within a maximum period of 48 hours, you must contact nowgenome.com to report the incident at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. In any case, after formalizing the purchase, the User must accept the particular conditions, which will be available at all times on the Web page through which he made the purchase. Likewise, by acquiring any nowgenome.com service, the User accepts and guarantees: (i) that the saliva sample provided comes from the User or from the person for whom the service was contracted and does not result from it. application of any regulations that prohibit him from providing said sample; (ii) that the User does not work or is related in any way to insurance companies, health companies or any other third parties that may have commercial interests in knowing the results of the service contracted with nowgenome.com; and (iii) that you do not acquire the service of nowgenome.com for the purpose of reselling, copying, reproducing or exploiting it commercially in any way, nor for the purpose of criticizing, damaging or performing any action contrary to nowgenome.com and its activities. The User is responsible for the correct extraction of the sample following the instructions that come in the kit. In the case in which it was not possible to extract enough DNA due to the incorrect extraction of the sample, the User must pay the costs of the kit, its sending and processing of a new sample valued at € 50 for each participant.
3.4. Price and method of payment.
The prices in force at the time the purchase is made, are those that appear on the screen (taxes applicable in each case included), in the summary page, after formalizing the purchase, except typographical error. Prices include VAT unless otherwise indicated. In general, any tax, rate and / or tax that accrues as a result of the acquisition of services, as well as any other expenses that may derive from it, will be at the User's expense. At the moment in which the User selects a service to buy it in the description on the screen, the amount of said service will appear, as well as, if applicable, the corresponding case, to the shipping costs. Purchases, depending on the services to be purchased, can be paid by any of the means listed below: - Bank transfer - PayPal Credit card (Visa, Master Card or American Express): Payment of the price of services purchased and of the shipping costs, which will appear on the screen, may be made by credit card, or debit. As an electronic payment system, nowgenome.com has installed an electronic commerce payment gateway that has been contracted with the PayPal entity, Inc. All data provided for this purpose is encrypted to ensure maximum security of the same. They are hosted on a secure server certified according to the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol. This protocol is universally supported by the main browsers and guarantees the User: (I) the identity of the recipient of their data (not the seller's impersonation), (II) the confidentiality of the information provided by him, and (III) the integrity ( no manipulation) of the information provided by him. Likewise, nowgenome.com states that, in no case, does it store in any way the data provided by the Users through the payment gateway, and that they are only kept while the purchase is made, the payment is made and until the end of the period of withdrawal. In order to provide greater security to the owners of credit cards, a three-digit number has been included on their cards that serves as an identification code to verify the physical presence of the card during transactions over the Internet. This three-digit number is printed on the back of your card (in the signature area), immediately after the card number. In order to prevent fraudulent transactions with credit cards, those control digits will be requested to validate the operation.
3.5. Withdrawal of orders.
nowgenome.com's returns policy is as follows: The amount to be returned is subject to the following conditions: - The amount of your purchase will be refunded with a penalty of 120 USD. - If you have already proceeded to send the sample back to our laboratory, you can not proceed to the refund of the amount disbursed. If, exceptionally, the Buyer has any problem related to the order, he should contact nowgenome.com to solve it as soon as possible, sending an email to the following address email@example.com or accessing the return form on the Web.
3.6. Communications between the Parties - Customer Service.
For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, and for any communication that is necessary between nowgenome.com and the User, these should be directed to the Customer Service by email (sent a message to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org) or by written communication addressed to the Customer Service Department: Via Corfù 54, 25124 Brescia, Italy. The communications from nowgenome.com to the User will be made in accordance with the data provided by the User when registering. The User accepts expressly for all the communications related to the use of the Web page, and/or the acquisition of services, the use of the non-encrypted electronic mail like valid procedure for the remission of the above mentioned communications. The User exempts nowgenome.com of any responsibility by the interception or access to the electronic mails by not authorized persons, as well as of any damage or damage that can take place to the User as a consequence of computer virus, failures in the network or analogous suppositions except that they were for cause imputable directly to nowgenome.com.
3.7. Use and storage.
The User accepts that nowgenome.com establishes practices and limits in relation to the use of its services including, among others, the maximum number of days that the content can be stored, the maximum space in disk that will be able to be used to store the data of its account, or the maximum number of times that the User can access in a determined time. The User accepts that nowgenome.com may modify these general practices and limits discretionally and at any time.
If any of the clauses included in the present General Conditions were declared, total or partially, null or ineffective for contravening the applicable legislation, the same one will be considered not put, subsisting the General Conditions in everything else, except that it is a clause whose validity depends on the validity of the General Conditions or its suppression determines a significant decrease in the balance of the reciprocal benefits of the parts. In such a case, the User and nowgenome.com will negotiate in good faith the substitution of the clause/s declared null or ineffective and the measures that adapt to a greater extent to the intended purpose.
3.9. Dispute Resolution. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction.
In the event that any conflict or discrepancy arises in the interpretation or application of these contractual conditions, both parties submit, expressly waiving any other jurisdiction, to the Courts and Tribunals of Brescia (Italy). This is without prejudice to the Client's right to appeal to the Consumer Arbitration Board of their district.
B) LEGAL CONSENT DOCUMENT
Before contracting the services offered by Nila Medica S.r.l. (henceforth, “nowgenome.com”), you should read, agree to and accept the terms of this informed consent and legal agreement (henceforth “Consent”). Specifically, by this Consent, you state and expressly accept that you : (i) are informed of the process by which nowgenome.com carries out its services; (ii) are conscious of the potential benefits, limitations, and risks associated –directly or indirectly- with the same. It is necessary to clearly understand: (i) the context of the genetic information to which, through the services provided, nowgenome.com has access; and (ii) the possible consequences derived from that knowledge.
Purpose of the genetic analysis by nowgenome.com that you requested. The service provided by nowgenome.com for the analysis and interpretation that you requested is designed with a purely informative purpose used by nowgenome.com and based on the available scientific evidence. Specifically, through the service provided by nowgenome.com, you will be informed of the aspects which promote the prevention and/or the treatment of certain conditions, pathologies and/or illnesses (genetic predispositions to suffer distinct illnesses, drug metabolism capacity and response to treatment or possibility of being a carrier of hereditary disorders). You declare to be aware of and accept that in providing your saliva sample and receiving the results of your genetic data, this does not imply acquisition of any rights on the scientific research or the services or products that are developed by nowgenome.com or by organizations or persons associated with nowgenome.com.
Saliva samples provided to nowgenome.com. You guarantee that the saliva sample provided is your own. Accordingly, it is understood that nowgenome.com only provides a service to private individuals. In this regard, you guarantee that you do not act for a third party including, and not limited to, insurance companies, companies related –directly or indirectly- to healthcare or any other type of company or private individual that could be interested in obtaining information about a policyholder, employee, director or any other person without prior authorization. In addition, on acceptance of the present Consent or any other documents necessary for contracting services, you confirm specifically that you are not subject to any prohibition or legal restriction related to sending saliva samples from your country of residence or, in general, to contracting any genetic services such as those you are requesting from nowgenome.com. Also, you acknowledge and accept that providing your saliva sample and its subsequent processing of your genetic data does not imply acquisition by you of any rights on the scientific research or the services or products that nowgenome.com or organizations or persons associated with nowgenome.com may develop.
Saliva samples from children for the provision of services. If you sign this document on behalf of a minor, declares that you hold the custody of the child, acting on its behalf and you have not been deprived of that custody by virtue of a final judgment. Furthermore, you state that the saliva sample corresponds to the minor on whose behalf you act. In the absence of parents holders of parental authority, only the person exercising custody of the child may contract in its name and submit saliva samples. Persons which contract nowgenome.com services on behalf of a child must provide the necessary documents to prove the representation of the child and the statements made to formalize the hiring, stating that they are genuine, complete, true and updated. In particular, without limitation, it may be provided the Family Book, parents Identity Cards, the testimony of court’s decision or civil registration certificate.
Deoxyribonucleic acid Analysis (henceforth, “DNA”). You give your permission to nowgenome.com, its employees, directors, managers, contractors, subcontractors, and collaborators to carry out the requested services for DNA analysis of your saliva sample. For these purposes, you are informed that the current data processing center contracted by nowgenome.com have all the necessary sanitary licenses for the analysis.
Results of the genetic analysis (report). You authorize nowgenome.com to pass on to you –partially or entirely – the results (report) of your DNA analysis as well as to those persons for whom you have given previous written authorization. You acknowledge and accept that the information provided by nowgenome.com after carrying out your genetic analysis as requested can be positive or negative. Consequently, you recognize and accept that you are aware that said furnished information can be unexpected and can cause situations of emotional stress. Nevertheless, you also manifest that you know and accept that in the case that your genetic information indicates a higher risk than the average for developing a determined pathology or illness does not mean that irremediably you will develop it. Likewise, you state that you understand that as research in genetic material advances, in order to more completely evaluate the significance and the information relative to your DNA within the context of said advances, it could be necessary to reuse these services.
Genetic counseling. As a client of nowgenome.com, you have access through the website www.nowgenome.com (or any other site set up for these purposes by nowgenome.com) to the interpretation of your genetic analysis. However, in the case of needing further additional clarification or having any doubts or uneasiness derived from your genetic analysis, you can contact nowgenome.com at the email address email@example.com where specialized personnel will try to resolve your questions. In any event, as previously stated, the provision of services by nowgenome.com does not pretend to be nor can be a substitute for personalized and particular attention by healthcare professionals.
PROTECTION OF GENETIC DATA
Your genetic information obtained as a consequence of the services rendered by nowgenome.com is subject to our Protection of Personal Data Policy [to learn more about this Protection of Personal Data Policy, Summarizing, as stated in the Protection of Personal Data Policy, nowgenome.com watches out for your right to store and to consult your personal genetic information confidentially and safely. As for genetic information for minors, only their parents or legal guardians if they have parental or legal authority, can access said information. Minors can also access their information if on reaching legal age, they so request and nowgenome.com still have said information.
Genetic data. The laboratory contracted by nowgenome.com to process the saliva sample will analyze your DNA with the sole objective of determining your genetic information. Neither said laboratory nor nowgenome.com will research your saliva sample for any other biological or chemical agent, marker, or component that is not your DNA. Likewise, said laboratory will not have access to any of your personal data (including full name) since the data will be subject to a dissociation process. Only a unique barcode will permit nowgenome.com to link the genetic information derived from your saliva sample to your account as a client of nowgenome.com. In any case, and for greater security, two (2) months after finalizing the requested analysis, the saliva sample is given and the remaining DNA will be destroyed.
Security. In fulfillment of the current legislation and of the internal policies of nowgenome.com, rigorous security measure will be employed to impede unauthorized access, transmission or destruction of your data. This security system includes our regular system audits and security measures.
Confidentiality. In fulfillment of that stated in the Italian and European legislature regarding the protection of personal data and specifically, as per that stated in the established GDPR, nowgenome.com informs the user that the personal data given to us will be used with total confidentiality and incorporated in the corresponding files owned by nowgenome.com, with the objective of adequately providing the contracted service. Likewise in accord with the stated in the GDPR Regulation, the user is informed that he/she can exercise his/her rights regarding personal data of access, rectification, cancelation and opposition stored in the files of nowgenome.com in writing and, with proof of identity, to nowgenome.com.
In the case of minors, their personal data and genetic information will be used in a likewise confidential manner, prioritizing above all, the interests of the minor over any other, in accord with that stated in the GDPR-
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Research. Please put an X in the box to indicate your agreement:
□ I authorize nowgenome.com to cede the anonymous data derived from the analysis of my DNA for any and all studies, research, and statistics it deems necessary.
□ I do not authorize nowgenome.com to cede the anonymous data derived from the analysis of my DNA.
In the case that you mark the first box, you manifest that you understand and accept for nowgenome.com to promote the advancement of scientific research and consequently you agree for nowgenome.com to carry out said research with your data under the following stipulations:
-Data storage: You specifically authorize that your genetic and/or phenotypic information obtained from the contracting of the products and/or services of nowgenome.com be stored in its database in anonymous format be used by nowgenome.com personnel or personnel authorized by nowgenome.com to carry out research using the said database. -Associated research: You specifically authorize that nowgenome.com may enter into agreements, in such conditions as it deems appropriate, with other organizations or persons that carry out scientific investigations. For this, you give your disinterested permission to nowgenome.com as well as to other organizations or persons to carry out said research using the anonymous data gathered by nowgenome.com and to publish the results of the same. In no case shall your identity be revealed nor be known by the organizations or persons with whom nowgenome.com reaches agreements to promote scientific research in the biomedical/genetic field.
nowgenome.com understands that it is of great interest to help its clients to access and understand their genetic information. However, accessing and understanding genetic information is complex and not free from risks. In this respect, by signing this Agreement, you manifest knowledge and acceptance of these possible risks. For illustration purposes only, below you will find some of the considerations that you have to take into account and accept through this Consent, given prior to the hiring of nowgenome.com’s services:
Discovery of unexpected information. It is very probable that you will find genetic information about yourself that you did not expect. Said genetic information could provoke under certain situations emotional stress and in some cases can even alter lives. Specifically, you can discover things about yourself that could worry you. For example, you might have a greater possibility than the average of a particular segment of the population to develop a certain condition, pathology or illness. In this case, you have the right to revoke this Agreement at any time in writing (this right does not exempt you from the economic obligations assumed on contracting nowgenome.com' services).
Minimum analysis errors. Without prejudice to that expressed in the following paragraph, you are informed that nowgenome.com follows rigorous quality protocols in the DNA analysis process. Nevertheless, an extremely small proportion of the data generated during the process carried out in the external laboratory of nowgenome.com can be incorrect or cannot be interpreted.
Future genetic research. Future scientific research in genetic material can alter –totally or partially- the interpretation of your DNA since new genetic markers can be discovered related to the risk of suffering diverse conditions, pathologies or illnesses.
Non-sharing of genetic data. The genetic data that is shared with third parties whether they come from a service carried out by nowgenome.com or from other sources may be used against your own interests. You are informed that nowgenome.com strongly recommends that you do not share your genetic information with third parties (including family members, friends, work colleagues, etc). Even in the event that you decide to share your genetic information with health care professionals, you run the risk that said information can become part of your medical history and, because of this, could be in the future accessible to undesired third parties (for example, health care provider service companies or insurance companies). You declare that you understand that if you share now minor or seemingly unimportant genetic information, the information could be relevant in the future when genetic research has advanced and new discoveries have been made (for example, the discovery of new genetic markers related to the risk of suffering diverse conditions, pathologies or illnesses). In any case, you acknowledge that you will: (i) assume responsibility for the possible consequences derived from sharing access to your genetic data with third parties; and (ii) exonerate nowgenome.com, its employees, managers, directors, contractors, subcontractors, collaborators, successors, and authorized representatives and consider them free from any responsibility derived from (A) the use or transmission of any information provided by you and/or obtained as a consequence of a service requested from nowgenome.com; and (B) the transmission or utilization of your genetic information or other personal data provided in the event that you share said information with third parties- whether it be intentional or inadvertently, or to third parties for a diagnosis or other purposes