You will have the ability to link with friends and family members through the HumanCode apps and website. Please be aware of what you share. HumanCode gives you the ability to connect with others who have HumanCode accounts. You can do so through our community forums and other sharing features. You may choose to disclose, through other means not associated with us, any part of your information to friends or family members, groups of individuals, third-party service providers, doctors or other healthcare professionals, or other individuals. You should make such choices carefully. Information, once released or shared, can be hard to contain. We will have no responsibility or liability for any consequences that may result because you have released or shared Information with a third party. Genetic Information you share with others could be used against your interests. The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”) protects your Genetic Information specifically from use by group health insurance providers and employers. It does not apply beyond these entities. For example, GINA does not apply to disability insurance, life insurance or long-term care insurance providers. Some states have protections for those types of insurance, so you should be aware of the laws in your state. If you choose to share your Genetic Information with these insurance providers, you do so at your own risk. Genetic Information that you choose to share with your health professional may become part of your medical record. That means it could be accessible to other health professionals and possibly health insurance providers in the future.
If you share information on any forum or blog, or share it with a third party, that party may use it or disclose it in a way you didn’t intend.
We understand the serious nature of this topic and the concerns you may have around keeping your information secure. Please contact us with any additional questions that were not addressed in this FAQ.