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	Thank you for considering participating in our research project. Anyone who is using the AncestryDNA service to find out about their genetic ancestry may also voluntarily participate in this research project. You do not have to participate in this research project if you don't want to.  

	This Informed Consent gives you information to help you decide if you would like to participate in the research project to be performed by AncestryDNA and its affiliated companies, including each of their respective websites, mobile applications and services ("us" or "we"). We believe in being transparent and want you to understand this consent form, so if you have any questions, please contact us using the information below and feel free to discuss your participation with anyone you choose in order to better understand this research project, your options, and whether or not to participate.  Effective Date: December 14, 2017

	If you are the parent or guardian of a minor who may wish to participate in this research project, you should talk with your child and go over the information in this form with him/her before you and your child make a decision about whether to participate. Your child does not have to participate if he/she does not want to. INTRODUCTION

	Please read	Thank you for considering participation in scientific research to help advance the study of human genetics, genealogy, anthropology and health. We are hopeful that this research will help scientists better understand population history, human migration and improve human health. This Informed Consent Form carefully; you should print outrelates to research that may be performed by AncestryDNA, a copythird-party researcher or in collaboration between AncestryDNA and keep it somewhere safe. A copy of ita third-party researcher (as further described below). As to any internal AncestryDNA product development or enhancement work that is also available onnot covered by this consent, such development or enhancement is covered by our website at  terms and conditions and privacy statements. 

1. What Is The Research Project?	Your consent to participate in this research is completely voluntary and is not required to use any of our products or services. Even if you consent to participate in the research, you may withdraw your consent at any time, but your information will not be removed from research that is in progress or completed. We encourage you to carefully read the full text below before deciding whether to give consent. 

	The Ancestry Human Diversity Project collects, preserves and analyzes genealogical pedigrees, historical records, surveys, phenotypic data, family health data, medical and health records, genetic information, and other information (collectively, "Information") from people all around the world in order to conduct research studies to better understand, among other things, human evolution and migration, population genetics, population health issues, ethnographic diversity and boundaries, genealogy, and the historyfull text of our species ("The Project"). Researchers hope that the Project will be an invaluable tool for a wide range of scholars interested in genealogy, anthropology, evolution, languages, cultures, medicine, and other topicsInformed Consent is below and thatexplains the Project may benefit future generations.following: 

	The Informed Consent explains: 	 What information will be collected?
 	 How will the Information be used?
 	 How can you take part inis the Ancestry Human Diversity Project?
 	 What aream I agreeing to if I consent?
 	 Who conducts the costsresearch?
 	 What data is used?
 	 How is my Data used and shared if I give consent?
 	 How is my Data protected?
 	 If I consent, will youAncestryDNA or Collaborators and Collaborator Partners contact me?
 	 Are there any risks to me?
 	 Are there any costs if I consent? Do I receive compensation?compensation or other benefits if I consent?
 	 Do I have to consent to the Project?
 	 What is my alternative to participating?
 	 What are the benefits of participating?
 	 Are there any risks to participating?
 	 What will happen to the saliva sample?
 	 How will we protect the Information?
 	 Could your participation end without your consent?
 	 How can youCan I withdraw from the Project?
 	 What if you or your family member work for AncestryDNA or
 	 DoWho can I contact about the researchers work for AncestryDNA or
 	 Further Information.Project?

2. What Information Will Be Collected?FULL INFORMED CONSENT

	The Project will collect Information (as defined above) consisting of genealogical, genetic, phenotypic and health information. "Genealogical information" is your pedigree, ethnicity, family history, and other information about you and your family that you provide, gleaned from documents and information on's family of websites and other locations, or is otherwise publicly available. "Genetic information" is your genotype that is discovered when AncestryDNA processes your saliva, is otherwise provided by you, or is gathered by us with your consent. Genetic information is in your DNA, and it is what makes you different from everyone else. DNA controls things like the color of your hair or eyes and might make you more likely to get certain diseases or affect whether a drug helps you and/or gives you side effects. "Health information" is health-related information provided by you (if you choose to use the AncestryHealth tools and agree by accepting the Informed Consent) such as responses to our family health questionnaire(s), medical conditions, diseases, personal traits, and other information, medical records and electronic health records you either upload or provide consent for our gathering; documents on’s family of websites and other locations; and/or information available via publicly available documents. "Phenotypic information" is information provided by you about your traits, characteristics, behaviors and other personal information, for example hair color, lactose intolerance, athletic ability, and personal interests that you provide to us on our websites, mobile applications, or in response to email surveys. 1. What Is The Ancestry Human Diversity Project?

	Each time an individual study	At AncestryDNA, part of our mission is undertaken with a third party researcher or anytimeto advance research related to the results of the Project or an individual study are to be published, Information that traditionally permits identification of specific individuals, such as nameshuman genetics, genealogy, anthropology and birth dates,health. One way we do that is removed fromto offer you the Information. This is doneopportunity to minimizeparticipate in scientific research performed in the possibility that any individual participant can be identified from the Information by any researcher orUnited States and in other individual.  countries designed to: 

3. How Will The Information Be Used? 	 understand human history and migration;
 	 improve and learn more about human health, such as understanding the genetic links to various diseases or other conditions;
 	 explore the connection between genetics and human traits; and
 	 develop new or improved diagnostic tools and therapies to treat diseases or other conditions (together, the “PURPOSE”).

	For each study	We refer to all research focused on the Purpose that involves a third party researcher, Information about you (minus any information that traditionally permits identification of specific individuals, such as names and birth dates) will be combined with information aboutAncestryDNA or others (minus any information that traditionally permits identification of specific individuals, suchmay do over time as names and birth dates). In addition, whenever the results of the Ancestry Human Diversity Project or an individual study are(the “PROJECT”). We refer to be published, only data minus information that traditionally permits identification of specific individuals, DNA, LLC and our affiliated companies collectively as names and birth dates, will be available“ANCESTRYDNA,” “us,” “we,” or published.“our.” 

	Discoveries made as a result of this Project could be used in	This Informed Consent is not applicable to the studyuse of genealogy, anthropology, population genetics, population health issues, cultures, medicine (for example, to identify drug response, health risks, etc.),your data for product research and development. For information on that use, see our applicable privacy statements and terms and other topics.conditions. 

	Information will also be used to make connections between physical appearance, health and other traits. 2. What Am I Agreeing To If I Consent?

4. How Do You Take Part In The Project?	By giving consent to participate in the Project, you agree that all information and Biological Samples that you share with us (as further described below) through your use of our websites, mobile applications, and products that exist now, or in the future (our “SERVICES”) can be collected and used for research consistent with the Purpose until the Project is completed or ends (which may be many years from now). Anyone who has activated an AncestryDNA test at any time can voluntarily participate in this Project. 

	You have already decided to send in a saliva sample to get information about your DNA from AncestryDNA.3. Who Conducts The researchers want to know if you will allow the information obtained from this sample to be combined with other people’s results for research.  Research?

	To participate in this	Employees of AncestryDNA perform some of the research project, you will be asked to accept this Informed Consent on this website; accepting the Informed Consent will allow us to use the Information you provide (directly, or by providing consent for us to collect) for the Project. You willWe also need to readwork with researchers from other organizations and accept the AncestryDNA Terms & Conditions (ascompanies who share our Purpose. This might include academic institutions as well as the Terms & Conditions of any other of our websites for which you register).  non-profit and for-profit businesses or government agencies (“COLLABORATORS”). 

	If we or a third party wants	These Collaborators may also work with other entities to conduct a study (1) on topics unrelated toresearch associated with our Purpose (“COLLABORATOR PARTNERS”). Find out more about our Collaborators here. The research for the Project,Project may be performed solely by us, or (2) using information beyond what is describedby Collaborators with or without help from AncestryDNA researchers or Collaborator Partners. All researchers, whether affiliated with AncestryDNA, our Collaborators, or Collaborator Partners are referred to in this Informed Consent, weConsent as “RESEARCHERS.” AncestryDNA will re-contact you to seek your specific approval. In addition, we may contact you to ask you to complete a questionnaire or to ask you if you are willing to be interviewed about the Project or other matters.  review all research requests for Biological and DNA Samples. 

5. What Are The Costs And Will You Receive Compensation?	In some instances, AncestryDNA receives compensation from Collaborators who work on the Project. Some of the researchers who are employees of AncestryDNA also have a significant amount of stock or other ownership in AncestryDNA or If you have concerns about this employment and stock ownership, ask for more information via the contact information listed below. 

	You will be responsible for the cost of having your DNA analyzed by sending in a saliva sample, just like you would be if you decide not to participate in the Project.  4. What Data Is Used?

	There is no financial cost to	When you for allowing the information from this analysis to be used in the Project. All we ask isgive consent, Researchers may use all data that you have your DNA analyzed and agreeprovide to have your Information used for the Project; this will take the same amount of timeus when you use our Services, including Biological Samples and effort as having your DNA analyzed by AncestryDNA and not participating in the Project.  any data derived from those samples (the “DATA”). Data includes: 

	You will not get paid for being in this Project. The sample(s) 	 BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES: means saliva samples (“Saliva Samples”) and the DNA obtained from the saliva samples (“DNA Samples”) that you share withvoluntarily provide to us for this Project might benefit researchers and othersnow or in the future. We will ownfuture;
 	 GENETIC DATA: Genetic information derived from processing your DNA Sample through genomic, molecular, and computational analyses using various technologies, such as genotyping and whole or partial genome sequencing. Genetic Data is broader than just the results ofdelivered to you when you use the ProjectAncestryDNA test and any subsequent publicationincludes a range of DNA markers such as those associated with your health or other conditions;
 	 SELF-REPORTED HEALTH AND TRAIT DATA: Information that you voluntarily share with us about the results. If any commercial product is developedhealth, medical conditions, diseases, lifestyle or other traits of you and your family members, for example through the family health history tool or by answering questions on our Services;
 	 FAMILY TREE DATA: Information that you voluntarily share with us about yourself and family members when creating family trees, such as genealogical data, pictures and birth dates. Family trees you mark as “private” are not used for the Project;
 	 OTHER DATA ABOUT YOU: information that you share with us when you register, create a result ofprofile, or use your account, and information we obtain from other sources, such as publicly available genealogical data or demographic information; and
 	 ADDITIONAL DATA THAT MAY BE SHARED IN THE FUTURE: other information you voluntarily share with us as we expand our Services, such as biosensor data recorded by mobile phones or activity trackers or health and wellness data collected from other devices. You are under no obligation to share additional data with us. However, if you do and you have given consent to participate in the Project, there willit may be no financial benefit to you.  used by the Researchers.

6. What Is My Alternative To Participating?	We take your privacy seriously and value the trust you put in us when you allow us to use your Data. Our privacy statements describe how we handle your Data and our compliance with applicable laws for cross- border transfers of Data. As part of the Project, Researchers outside the United States may access and use your Data. If this occurs, those further cross-border transfers of Data will be made in compliance with the mechanism described in our privacy statements. For more information, refer to our Privacy Center. 

	This project does not involve treatment for any condition and you will receive your results from AncestryDNA regardless of your participation. Your alternative is not to be in the study.  5. How Is My Data Used And Shared If I Give Consent?

7. What Are The Benefits Of Participating?	If you decide to participate, the Researchers may use your Data, including your DNA Sample, for: 

	Participating in this Project will not benefit you directly. This Project 	 research that is intended to assist usconsistent with our Purpose; and
 	 publication of research results in scientific or medical journals and in other researcherspublications and presentations. Names, contact information and other common identifying information is always removed prior to better understand the human species, so the more Information contributed to the Project, the better the potential results could be.  making any research public.

	It is not anticipated that any of the Project results will have significance to any individual participant,	Data and Research Project RESULTS WILL NOT BE COMMUNICATED BY ANCESTRYDNA TO YOU OR ANY PHYSICIAN, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU PARTICIPATE IN THE PROJECT.  Biological Samples, may be shared with Collaborators and Collaborator Partners, but will be shared without your name, contact information or other common identifying information. When your Biological Sample is shared, it is labelled only with a code. 

8. Are There Any Risks To Participating?	When we collaborate with government agencies on research, we take all necessary steps to protect the privacy and integrity of your Genetic Data and Biological Samples in accordance with laws and regulations pertaining to government funded research. In some instances, if we partner with, or our research is funded by, certain U.S. agencies like the National Institutes of Health, we may be required to contribute certain Data to a national database that will be accessible by other researchers. In the event such contribution is required, we will only provide Data that has had identifying information removed in accordance with U.S. federal regulations. 

	Your test results may reveal information about you or your biological family (blood relatives), but there are no physical risks for providing a saliva sample and having your sample and Information used in this Project. While the Information thatData may also be shared (through publication or with another entity) inothers who review the context of eachquality and safety of the studies under this Project will not contain information that traditionally permits identificationresearch (for example, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, other regulatory agencies, and Quorum Review, an institutional review board, which is a group of you, such as your name and birth date, people may develop ways in the future that would allow someonewho review research studies to re-engineerprotect the otherwise de-identified data. We dorights and welfare of research participants). We will continue to work hard to ensure that this does not happen. There may also be additional risks to participation that are currently unforeseeable.  never knowingly disclose or interpret your Data for use by employers or insurers for employment or insurance purposes. 

	Please note that if you are in the United States of America, a federal law called the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) generally makes it illegal for health insurance companies, group health plans, and most employers to discriminate against you based on your genetic information. Be aware that this new law does not protect you against genetic discrimination by companies that sell life insurance, disability insurance, or long-term care insurance and does not guarantee privacy.  6. How Is My Data Protected?

9. What Will Happen To The Saliva Sample?	As described in our privacy statements, we use multiple layers of physical, technical, and administrative procedures to protect your Data from unauthorized access while conducting our business. These same procedures are used by us to protect your Data used in the Project. In addition, we require our Collaborators and Collaborator Partners to use similar physical, technical, and administrative procedures to protect the Data and Biological Samples we share with them. 

	Your saliva sample will be sent to a lab in the United States. Your sample will not be labeled with your name or other directly identifying information. Your sample will have a code instead. The list that matches the code with your name and information will be stored separately from your sample.  7. If I Consent, Will Ancestrydna Or Collaborators And Collaborator Partners Contact Me?

	Your sample will be kept indefinitely unless	We, AncestryDNA, may contact you askfrom time to time to request additional information for the Project, like a survey about your eye color or caffeine consumption, or even a new DNA sample. You are not required to respond to any requests from us about the Project – the choice is yours. If you do not respond or do not want to provide additional materials for the researchersProject, we may continue to destroy it.  use your Data and Biological Samples as permitted by this Informed Consent but for no additional purpose. 

10. How Will We Protect The Information You Provide?	Also, if we or a Collaborator wants to use your Data or DNA Samples in a manner beyond what is described in this Informed Consent or to conduct research unrelated to the Purpose, we will first contact you to see if you’re interested in hearing about this new research opportunity and if you are interested in possibly providing additional informed consent. 

	Information obtained from this research will be stored electronically in the United States. We use a range of physical, technical, and administrative procedures to protect the privacy of the Information. For example, we restrict access to our data center and databases by using industry standard protocols, such as passwords and pass cards, encrypted Internet connections to the AncestryDNA website, and all AncestryDNA Internet computer servers have firewall protections in place. As Information is shared between and among us, it will be protected by encryption. Additionally, when we collaborate with external third parties as part of the Project, these parties will only have access to pooled information from which information that traditionally permits identification of specific individuals, such as names and birth dates, has been removed. We will never purposely release Information along with direct identifiers (such as your name, birth date, phone number, and the like) without asking for and receiving your explicit authorization to do so, except as required by law, and your identity will not be disclosed by us in any publication of the Project without your permission. The Information used in the Project will be segregated from other information and only specifically authorized individuals will have access to this Information.  8. Are There Any Risks To Me?

	Be aware that records including Information (such as health	There are no physical risks involved with providing a DNA Sample and other Informationhaving your Data used in this Project. There are some potential risks to participating in the Project as described above) will be shared and copied as needed for the Project.  follows: 

11. Could Your Participation End Without Your Consent? 	 Data about you could become public as the result of a security breach. Although we have strong policies and processes in place designed to minimize the possibility of a security breach (see the controls described above) and we require our Collaborators and Collaborator Partners to have similar controls, we cannot provide a 100% guarantee that a breach will never happen.
 	 When Researchers publish results from the Project, such results may include your Data, but only as part of aggregated results across many people to minimize the chance that your personal information is identified. But it is possible that third parties could identify you from research that is made publicly available, for example if they are able to combine your Genetic Data with other information about you that is available to them that links your Genetic Data to your name or other common identifying information. However, identification of your individual data would be extremely difficult, because it would be published as part of an aggregated summary of information for many people and without any common identifying information.
 	 When Biological Samples are physically transferred from us to Collaborators, there is a potential risk that the samples could be lost or stolen while in transit or storage. We take precautions to reduce the likelihood that this will happen and your Biological Samples are not transferred with your name or contact information.
 	 If we were to provide you with information about your Genetic Data, you may learn information about you or your genetic relatives that you do not expect or that makes you uncomfortable, such as potential health risks.

	Yes. We may terminate the Project in our discretion without	If your consent. We will protect the Information even after the ProjectData is terminatedsomehow made public or themade available through a security breach, it may be used to identify you, and may negatively impact your ability to obtain certain types of insurance coverage, or used by law enforcement agencies to identify you if they have additional DNA data to compare to your Data. In addition, if you provide is no longeror a family member has Data linked to your name or your family member's name in use.a public database, someone who has access to your Data might be able to link that data to your name or your family member's name through the publicly available data. 

12. How Do You Withdraw From This Project?	However, in the United States, a federal law called the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) generally makes it illegal for health insurance companies, group health plans, and most employers to seek your genetic information without your consent, and to discriminate against you based on your genetic information. GINA does not protect you from discrimination with regard to life insurance, disability insurance, long-term care insurance, or military service. 

	Participation	In addition, there are laws in this Project is purely voluntary. You can decide not to be in this Project and, at any time, you may choose to withdraw some or all ofcertain states and laws outside the Information you provided by sending a request to or you can withdraw consentUnited States that prohibit discrimination against an individual based on genetic data, which further minimize the Test Settings pagerisk of the AncestryDNA website. There will be no penaltypotential negative impacts to you, and you will continue to be able to use our websites and services as before. We will cease using the Informationor a relative through a third party identifying you provided for the Projectbased on publicly available information and any future studies promptly after receipt of your request. Due to the removal of information that traditionally permits identification of you, such asData. AncestryDNA will never disclose your name and birth date, any research using the Information that has already begun, studies that have been performed completely, and any study results or findings that have been published priorData to this date cannot be reversed, undone,insurance providers, employers or withdrawn.  law enforcement (unless compelled by valid legal process). 

13. What If You Or Your Family Member Work For Ancestrydna Or	There may be additional risks to participation that are currently unforeseeable. 

	Employees and their family members do not have to participate in this Project. No one should influence or pressure you to participate in the Project. An employee or his/her family member’s decision to participate in the Project, or to withdraw from the Project at any time, will not affect the employee’s job or job benefits.  9. Are There Any Costs If I Consent? Do I Receive Compensation Or Other Benefits If I Consent?

14. Do The Researchers Work For Ancestrydna Or	There is no cost to you for the Project. 

	Some of	There is no benefit to you for participating in the researchers involvedProject. Your participation may help advance scientific or medical knowledge. Research results will not be communicated by Researchers to you. The Project will not result in this study are employees of AncestryDNAyou being treated for or and some are third party researchers. Some of the researchers who are employees of AncestryDNA also havereceiving a significant amountdiagnosis of stock or other ownership in AncestryDNA or Ifany health condition. No financial compensation will be provided to you have concerns about this employment and stock ownership, ask for more information viaany commercial developments related to the contact information listed below.Project that may be developed by Researchers. 

15. Further Information10. Do I Have To Consent To The Project?

	You can contact AncestryDNA at	No, your participation is voluntary. No one is required to participate in the address, phone number, and fax number below ifProject. If you have any concerns, complaints,choose not to participate in the Project, you can still use our Services, including activating your DNA test and receiving your DNA results. We do not consider the participation of an employee, or questions aboutan employee’s relatives, in the Project when making employment or benefit decisions. No one should influence or pressure you to participate in the Project;  Project. 

	Within	We may terminate the U.S.:Project at any time without notice to you. In that event, your Data will continue to be protected as described in this Informed Consent and our applicable privacy policy. DNA, LLC
 Member Services
 1300 W Traverse Parkway
 Lehi, Utah 84043 11. What Is My Alternative To Participating?	Your alternative is not to participate in the Project. You will receive your results from AncestryDNA regardless of your participation. 

	1-800-262-3787 or fax to 801-705-7001 12. Can I Withdraw From The Project?

	Outside	Yes, you can withdraw your consent at any time on the U.S.:AncestryDNA settings page. Until you withdraw or we end the Project, there is no limit to how long we will use your Biological Samples and Data for the Project. If you withdraw, we will cease using your Data for the Project within 30 days and the Data will not be used in future research. However, Data cannot be withdrawn from research already in progress or completed, or from published results and findings. In those cases, Researchers may have access to such Data about you indefinitely. There is no negative impact to you for withdrawal of your consent, and you will continue to be able to use our Services as before. Withdrawing your consent will not result in destruction of your DNA Sample or deletion of your Data from AncestryDNA products and services, unless you direct us otherwise. If you want your DNA Sample destroyed or your Data deleted from AncestryDNA products and services, we will promptly do so at your request but additional steps are required. Please contact Member Services at the applicable number below for assistance. 

	AncestryDNA International, LLC
 Member Services
 70 Sir John Rogerson's Quay
 Dublin 2, Ireland	This Informed Consent does not have an expiration date. If you do not withdraw consent, it will remain in effect until you withdraw or we end the Project. 13. Who Can I Contact About The Project?

	In UK: 0800 404 9723	Please contact us if you have any concerns, complaints, or questions about the Project: 

	In Ireland: 1800 303 664 	Within the U.S.: DNA, LLC
 Attn: Member Services
 1300 West Traverse Parkway
 Lehi, UT 84043

	Outside the U.S.:
 Ancestry International DNA, LLC
 Attn: Member Services
 1300 West Traverse Parkway
 Lehi, UT 84043
 In UK: 0800 404 9723
 In Ireland: 1800 303 664

	In Canada: 1800 958 9073 

	Other Locations: + 353 1 765 1596 

	If you have questions about what it means to be in a research study, or if you have a complaint or a concern that you are not able to resolve with the Researchers, you can also call Quorum Review (a research ethics board that reviews thisthe Project) at 888-776-9115, or visit the Quorum Review website at 

	In accordance with applicable law, you may have a right to seek access to, rectification of, or object to use of your Data. You may contact us and click onyour local data protection regulator (if you are in the “Research Participant” tab.EU) should you wish to lodge a complaint about our handling of your Data. 

	We encourage you to print a copy for your records, and this Informed Consent is also available on our AncestryDNA website.

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