Findmypast and Living DNA have come together to introduce FindmypastDNA, which includes the Living DNA family ancestry test with a detailed ethnicity breakdown (including, if you choose, Family Networks matching) as well as a subscription to Findmypast and the ability to build a free family tree. This combined experience means your DNA analysis results will allow Findmypast to search and find records based on your regional ancestry breakdown.
A. Through FindmypastDNA, Findmypast receives and uses your information as follows:
What personal information does Findmypast receive and use if you choose FindmypastDNA?
|When collected||Type of information||Purpose||Legal basis|
|When purchasing your Findmypast subscription and free DNA bundle||Name, email, phone numbers and shipping address||It is necessary to send this information to Living DNA to process and ship your free FindmypastDNA kit order.||Contractual - in order to complete our contractual obligation to provide you with a DNA kit and FMP subscription|
|When activating your DNA kit and linking your Findmypast and Living DNA accounts||Your name, email address, kit number, order identification||To deal with your requests and queries. For subscription administration purposes. To provide personalised communications||We process this information in our legitimate interest in order to administer the Findmypast subscription set-up processes, to communicate how to activate the Findmypast subscription and to help with subscription and account registration questions|
|When activating your DNA kit and linking your Findmypast and Living DNA accounts||Name and email address||To send Findmypast marketing communications about Findmypast products, services and offers or surveys (if you choose to receive these)||Where you give us your consent to receiving FindmyPast marketing communications.|
|When you receive your DNA results||Genetic data and ethnicity breakdown||Findmypast will use this data to suggest historical records related to your ethnicity breakdown, to enhance your Findmypast search results, and provide other customised content features such as personalised communications or dashboards.||Where you give us your specific consent to this use.|
|Family Networks matching (if you choose to participate in Family Networks, and depending on choices you make in respect of that service)||Name, date of birth and sex, ethnicity breakdown, genetic data Family Networks matches||To provide you with information related to your genetic DNA matches through the Family Networks service.||Where you give us your specific consent to this use.|
B. What information is not shared with Findmypast?Please note: we understand that you control the use of your DNA and your genetic data. If new products are developed, Findmypast will only ever use your genetic data for any new products with your explicit consent.
Findmypast will not have access to your payment details in relation to the purchase of FindmypastDNA.
Findmypast will not have access to your biological sample, which is sent to and tested in the secure laboratory.
Living DNA use fully accredited professional laboratories to receive your mouth swab sample, to extract your DNA from the sample and to convert this into your DNA genetic data file. It is your genetic data which Findmypast may then receive where you consent to our use of your genetic data as described above, to provide enhanced ancestry insights and search results. Living DNA also receives your gender alongside the genetic data and will securely store your genetic data for us. Further information is available within Living DNA’s privacy statement.
C. What if I do not provide some or all of the information requested?
If you do not want to share your personal information and genetic data with Findmypast, it will not be possible to activate your Living DNA test and to participate in FindmypastDNA.
D. Retention of genetic data
Findmypast will retain your genetic data as needed to continue to provide you with the features associated with your purchase, to continuously update your Family Networks, and improve Living DNA ethnicity estimates unless you ask us to delete it sooner. Findmypast will review the need to retain your genetic data every ten years. You have the right to request the deletion of your personal data or genetic data at any time.
E. Contacting Living DNA
For more information about our partner Living DNA please review Living DNA’s Privacy Statement. You can contact Living DNA at:
Phone: +44 203 424 3482
Post: K10 the Courtyard
Frome BA11 2FG