Terms and Conditions for the Geno 2.0 Next Generation Genographic DNA Ancestry Kits (Canadian and International Delivery)

Thank you for your interest in the Genographic Project. By purchasing a Genographic Project Public Participation Kit, you are about to take the first step in participating in this groundbreaking project. This policy is meant to explain the terms and conditions applicable to the purchase of the Genographic Project Public Participation Kit and to participation in the Genographic Project, as well as an explanation of how the personal information provided by you will be used by National Geographic.

Throughout this document, the term National Geographic refers to National Geographic, its affiliates, agents, contractors and its licensees.

1. How does the Genographic Project work?

If you choose to purchase a Genographic Project Public Participation Kit, we will ship the Kit to you via U.S. Mail, UPS or other courier service. The Kit will provide detailed instructions on collecting a sample of cells from inside your cheek and returning the sample to us so that we can do the DNA analysis to provide you with your own genetic migratory profile. Please read the instructions provided carefully. The kit contains a password for access to the Genographic Project participant web page. YOU MUST RETAIN THIS PASSWORD IN ORDER TO ACCESS YOUR GENETIC MIGRATORY PROFILE. To protect your privacy, National Geographic does not associate any personally identifiable information about you with this randomly assigned password, and if you lose this password we cannot recover it for you or provide you with any other means of accessing the results of your participation. Once you have followed the instructions and collected your sample, you must return the sample to National Geographic. By returning the sample, you are consenting to have your DNA sample tested to determine what migratory routes your deep ancestors followed and to which branch of the Phylogenetic tree you belong. CHILDREN UNDER AGE 18 MUST HAVE A PARENT OR GUARDIAN CONSENT TO THE DNA ANALYSIS.

National Geographic will analyze your DNA to determine what migratory routes your deep ancestors followed and to which branch of the Phylogenetic tree you belong. THE TESTS DO NOT TELL US ANYTHING ABOUT YOUR HEALTH, OR ABOUT ANY HEALTH PROBLEMS YOU (OR YOUR FAMILY) MAY HAVE. Once National Geographic has conducted the DNA analysis, you will be able to access your personal genetic migratory profile by logging on to the Genographic Project's personal gateway web page at https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/ and using the password provided to you.

2. What personal information does National Geographic require so that I may participate in the Genographic Project, and how will that information be used?

National Geographic only requires personal information necessary to complete the credit card transaction and supply you with the Genographic Project Public Participation Kit. During your online order processing, National Geographic will ask for your name, address, credit card information, phone number, and e-mail address. This information will be used to process your order and will assist us in getting back in touch with you regarding your order. When you provide the DNA sample to the Genographic Project, it will be identified by the Genographic Project password provided to you in the kit. You must retain this password in order to access your genetic migratory profile. We will not know the password enclosed in the kit sent to you. The purchase of a Genographic Project Public Participation Kit is governed by the nationalgeographic.com Privacy Policy and any Terms of Service posted on nationalgeographic.com, as those policies are supplemented here. We encourage you to read our complete Privacy Policy and any Terms of Service.

3. Will National Geographic conduct health-related analysis on my DNA sample or provide the sample to my physician?

No. National Geographic will not conduct any health-related tests on the DNA sample provided. The DNA analysis conducted by National Geographic is specific to determining what migratory routes your deep ancestors followed and to which branch of the Phylogenetic tree you belong and in no way relates to analyzing your health, health status or any inherited health conditions.

4. Are children under the age of 18 permitted to participate in the Genographic Project?

You must be 18 years or older to submit a cheek-swab sample, create a Genographic account, or purchase the Product. By returning the sample, you are consenting to have your DNA sample tested to determine what migratory routes your deep ancestors followed and to which branch of the Phylogenetic tree you belong

5. REFUND POLICY

Due to the cost of the DNA analysis, once the contents of the kit have been opened we cannot accept returns or administer refunds. These terms and conditions override the standard National Geographic return policy.