Genomic Life is committed to customer privacy and security.
Trust but verify. Genomic Life is building a compliance platform that is audited by the industry’s top experts. We are SOC 2 compliant and are currently building the foundation for our HITRUST certification, anticipated early 2022.
Genomic Life’s vision is to accelerate the world’s transition to genomic medicine and proactive health for everyone.
Our mission is to create a new ecosystem that embraces genomics to improve health, longevity, and accessibility for all.
Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), which prohibits genetic information discrimination in employment, took effect on November 21, 2009.
Genetic information includes information about an individual’s genetic tests and the genetic tests of an individual’s family members, as well as information about the manifestation of a disease or disorder in an individual’s family members (i.e., family medical history). Family medical history is included in the definition of genetic information because it is often used to determine whether someone has an increased risk of getting a disease, disorder, or condition in the future. Genetic information also includes an individual’s request for, or receipt of, genetic services, or the participation in clinical research that includes genetic services by the individual or a family member of the individual, and the genetic information of a fetus carried by an individual or by a pregnant woman who is a family member of the individual and the genetic information of any embryo legally held by the individual or family member using an assisted reproductive technology.
The law forbids discrimination on the basis of genetic information when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoffs, training, fringe benefits, or any other term or condition of employment. An employer may never use genetic information to make an employment decision because genetic information is not relevant to an individual’s current ability to work.
It is also unlawful for a covered entity to disclose genetic information about applicants, employees, or members. Covered entities must keep genetic information confidential and in a separate medical file. (Genetic information may be kept in the same file as other medical information in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.) There are limited exceptions to this non-disclosure rule, such as exceptions that provide for the disclosure of relevant genetic information to government officials investigating compliance with Title II of GINA and for disclosures made pursuant to a court order.
GINA prohibits employers and other entities covered by GINA Title II from requesting or requiring genetic information of employees or their family members with certain exceptions including requests for family medical history to comply with the certification provisions of the FMLA or State or local family and medical leave laws, or pursuant to a policy (even in the absence of requirements of Federal, State, or local leave laws) that permits the use of leave to care for a sick family member and that requires all employees to provide information about the health condition of the family member to substantiate the need for leave. If this exception provision is not applicable in your case, we are asking that you not provide any genetic information when responding to this request for medical information. ‘Genetic information,’ as defined by GINA, includes an individual’s family medical history, the results of an individual’s or family member’s genetic tests, the fact that an individual or an individual’s family member sought or received genetic services, and genetic information of a fetus carried by an individual or an individual’s family member or an embryo lawfully held by an individual or family member receiving assistive reproductive services.
Genomic Life is designed around privacy.
As an accelerator of proactive health, we operate in accordance with all applicable privacy and data protection laws. Doing so is part of our culture and our platform design to deliver the best services for our members. We have undergone a SOC 2 audit and currently getting our HITRUST certification.
We take the trust that you put in us very seriously and protect your privacy through our use of strict policies and industry-leading data protection technologies for handling your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices or this consent, please contact us at 844-694-3666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.