Protecting your DNA privacy

By testing with CircleDNA, we understand that you’re giving us access to your most personal information. That’s a responsibility we take seriously.
Protecting your privacy and data security is our top priority, so you can feel rest assured that we are deeply committed to ensuring you can continue to learn about the stories in your DNA — without worrying about your privacy.

How do we protect your privacy?

No third-party sharingWe do not sell, lease, or rent your personal information to any third party or parties for research purposes. Your data will also never be shared with anyone outside of CircleDNA for marketing or other purposes.You are the only individual or party who is able to authorize how your information is used, stored, and shared with others.
It’s all in your controlWhen you send us your DNA sample for testing, you retain full control over your genetic information and DNA data.From start to finish, you’re in charge of your experience with CircleDNA. Your data and sharing preferences can be changed at any time.
Secure by designCircleDNA adheres to the leading international security standard, ISO-27001, as we implement physical, technical, and administrative measures to prevent any unauthorized access to, or disclosure of, your sensitive information. All connections are encrypted with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

Our goal is for you to always feel informed, empowered,and respected during every step of the process.

Have a question about your DNA privacy and security? Get in touch at [email protected]

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Frequently asked questions about your DNA privacy

Check out our customers’ most frequently asked questions about their data privacy below, or contact us for more information.
How does CircleDNA ensure that its customers’ swab samples are highly protected and confidential?
All of CircleDNA’s laboratory technicians who handle samples are bound by professional codes of conduct, and are also required to follow standards and processes that ensure the integrity of swab samples. We have strict policies to ensure customer confidentiality, including segregation of the sample (which is labeled with a barcode) and any personal information of the customer.
How long will CircleDNA keep my DNA sample? Can I ask for you to destroy my swab after the testing is done?
According to our laboratory standard operating procedures, our CircleDNA customers' physical saliva samples are all discarded as clinical waste via Environmental Protection Department-licensed clinical waste collectors after a 3-month retention period from the report release date.
Does CircleDNA comply with ISO standards for data?
Yes, we have received the internationally recognised ISO27001 certification for our information security management system. ISO27001 is a series of detailed requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving an information security management system (ISMS) to help organisations make the potentially sensitive assets they hold become more secure. The effectiveness of the ISO27001 certification process and the overall standard was validated in a large-scale study conducted in 2020.
Does CircleDNA share my genetic test results with insurance companies?
CircleDNA does not share genetic test results with insurance companies unless the customer specifically consents to it.For overseas customers, you can visit the link here for more information.Please note that CircleDNA is not a diagnostic test but rather a disease risk assessment. Please consult with your insurance company on whether a direct-to-consumer genetic test would affect your insurance eligibility/coverage.