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Protection for your genetic data

To protect the security and privacy of your genetic data, we have implemented strict security protocols and safeguards for apps. These include:

You own your data

It's simple... you own your data. Once uploaded to your account, Sequencing.com protects your genetic data and makes it easily accessible to you.

 

You're in control

The genetic data you store at Sequencing.com is safe and never shared with a third party unless you provide specific authorization.  The decision is yours and yours alone as to whether you allow your apps to access your genetic data.

 

Your authorization is always required

Sequencing.com requires apps obtain your authorization before they are provided access to your genetic data. If you do not authorize an app to access your genetic data then the app will never be able to access any data in your Sequencing.com account.

 

Limited access protects your genes

If you authorize an app to access your genetic data, the app will only be able to access information about your genes that is directly pertinent to that specific app.

  • Apps can never obtain your entire genome (ie all of your genetic data)
  • Apps can never view, copy or download any of your genetic data files or any other files stored at Sequencing.com.
    • Sequencing.com's security protocols ensure that apps can never obtain all of the data from any of your files. Instead, apps can only temporarily access some of your genetic data.

 

Temporary access protects your genes

If you authorize an app to access your genetic data, the app is provided only temporary access to your genetic data. While an authorized app can access and use your genetic data stored at Sequencing.com in real-time, the app is forbidden from saving your genetic information.

  • If you ever decide to withdraw access for an app to access your genetic data you won't have to worry about that app maintaining a copy of your genetic data in some unknown database. Instead, the only permanent copy of your genetic data is stored at, and protected by, Sequencing.com.