“AGQ” means AGQ USA, Inc., whose principal place of business is at 2451 Eastman Avenue, Suite 1, Oxnard, California 93030.
“AGQ Research” means testing results provided by AGQ. AGQ Research only uses water samples from users who have given informed consent according to the applicable Consent Document. AGQ Research activities do not include R&D.
“Product Development” means research performed for the purpose of new product development and new product development activities performed by AGQ on de-identified user data. These activities may include, among other things, improving our Services and/or offering new products or services to you; performing quality control activities; conducting data analysis that may lead to and/or include commercialization with a third party.
“Service” or “Services” means AGQ’s products, software, services, and website (including but not limited to text, graphics, images, and other material and information) as accessed from time to time by the user, regardless if the use is in connection with an account or not.
“Personal Information” is information that can be used to identify you, either alone or in combination with other information. AGQ collects and stores the following types of Personal Information:
“Registration Information” is the information you provide about yourself when registering for and/or purchasing our Services (e.g. name, email, address, user ID and password, and payment information).
“Testing Information” is information regarding your sample, generated through processing of your sample by AGQ or by its contractors, successors, and assignees; or otherwise processed by and/or contributed to AGQ.
“User Content” is all information, data, text, software, music, audio, photographs, graphics, video, messages, or other materials – other than Genetic Information and Self-Reported Information-generated by users of AGQ Services and transmitted, whether publicly or privately, to or through AGQ.
“Web Behavior Information” is information on how you use the AGQ website (e.g. browser type, domains, page views) collected through log files, cookies, and web beacon technology.
2. Acceptance of Terms
Your use of AGQ ‘s Services (excluding any services provided by AGQ under a separate agreement) is subject to the terms of the legal agreement between you and AGQ set forth in these
Terms of Service (“TOS”). Except as specified herein, these TOS apply to any use of the Services, including but not limited to submitting a water sample for testing and processing. In order to use the Services, you must first agree to the TOS. You may not use the Services if you do not accept the TOS. You can accept the TOS by (1) clicking to accept or agree to the TOS, where this option is made available to you by AGQ for any Service; or by (2) actually using the Services. In this case, you acknowledge and agree that AGQ will treat your use of the Services as acceptance of the TOS from that point onwards. In addition, when using particular AGQ Services, you shall be subject to any guidelines or rules applicable to such services that may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the TOS. AGQ also may offer other services from time to time that are governed by different terms of service.
Whether you submit your own water sample, or a water sample for anyone for whom you have legal authority to agree, you may not use the Services and may not accept the TOS if (1) you are not of legal age to form a binding contract with AGQ, or (2) you are a person barred from receiving the Services under the laws of the jurisdiction in which you are resident or from which you use the Services.
In addition to the conditions above, if you contribute or otherwise provide your own Genetic Information, you must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to agree to these TOS on behalf of yourself or those for whom you have legal authority to agree.
4. Description of the Services
The Services include access to testing results provided by AGQ for the sample provided. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, each new feature that augments or enhances the current Service shall be subject to the TOS. You acknowledge and agree that the Services are provided “AS-IS” and are based on the current state of the art of research and technology in use by AGQ at the time of the purchase or viewing. As research progresses and scientific knowledge and technology evolve, AGQ is constantly innovating in order to provide the best possible experience for its users. You acknowledge and agree that the form and nature of the Services which AGQ provides may change from time to time without prior notice to you. As part of this continuing innovation, you acknowledge and agree that AGQ may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing some Services (or any features within the Services) to you or to users generally at AGQ’s sole discretion, without prior notice to you. You may stop using the Services at any time. You do not need to specifically inform AGQ when you stop using the Services unless you are requesting closure of your account. AGQ assumes no responsibility for the use of Services outside the terms of this TOS or other applicable terms.
In order to use the Services, you must obtain Internet access, either directly or through devices that access web-based content, and pay any service fees associated with such access. You are solely responsible for paying such fees. In addition, you must provide all equipment necessary to make such Internet connection, including a computer and modem or other access device. You are solely responsible for providing such equipment. You acknowledge and agree that while AGQ may not currently have set a fixed upper limit on the number of transmissions you may send or receive through the Services or on the amount of storage space used for the provision of any Service, such fixed upper limits may be set by AGQ at any time, at AGQ’s discretion.
5. Risks and Considerations Regarding AGQ Services
Once you obtain your requested results based on the sample provided, the knowledge is irrevocable. AGQ does not interpret the results of its testing and will only provide raw data for your review and consideration. You should not assume that any information we may be able to provide to you, whether now or as genetic research advances, will be welcome or positive. You should also understand that as research advances, in order for you to assess the meaning of your results in the context of such advances, you may need to obtain further services from AGQ, your physician, a health care counselor, or other health care provider.
We encourage you to talk to a health care counselor, a health professional with special training in the relevant conditions, prior to collecting your sample for testing to learn more so you can make an informed decision about whether testing is right for you. A genetic counselor also can help you understand your results and options.
Some people feel a little anxious about getting test results. This is normal. If you feel very anxious, you should speak to your physician or a genetic counselor prior to collecting your sample for testing.
You may learn information about yourself that you do not anticipate. This information may evoke strong emotions and has the potential to alter your life and worldview. You may discover things about yourself that trouble you and that you may not have the ability to control or change (e.g., someone with similar results may have a higher than average chance of developing a specific condition or disease). These outcomes could have social, legal, or economic implications.
The laboratory may not be able to process your sample, and the laboratory process may result in errors. The laboratory may not be able to process your sample due to our standards for accuracy and process. If the initial processing fails for any of these reasons, AGQ care will reprocess the same sample at no charge to the user. If the user sends another sample and AGQ’s attempts to process the second sample are unsuccessful, AGQ will not send additional sample collection kits and the user will be entitled solely and exclusively to a complete refund of the amount paid to AGQ, less shipping and handling, provided the user shall not resubmit another sample through a future purchase of the service. If the user breaches this policy agreement and resubmits another sample through a future purchase of the service and processing is not successful, AGQ will not offer to reprocess the sample or provide the user a refund. Even for processing that meets our high standards, a small, unknown fraction of the data generated during the laboratory process may be un-interpretable or incorrect (referred to as “Errors”). As this possibility is known in advance, users are not entitled to refunds where these Errors occur.
You should not change your health behaviors solely on the basis of information from AGQ. Make sure to discuss your testing results with a physician or other health care provider before you act upon the information resulting from AGQ Services. For most common diseases, the genes we know about are only responsible for a small fraction of the risk. There may be unknown genes, environmental factors, or lifestyle choices that are far more important predictors. If your data indicate that you are not at elevated genetic risk for a particular disease or condition, you should not feel that you are protected. The opposite is also true; if your data indicate you are at an elevated genetic risk for a particular disease or condition, it does not mean you will definitively develop the disease or condition. In either case, if you have concerns or questions about what you learn through AGQ, you should contact your physician or other health care provider.
Testing research is not comprehensive. While we measure many hundreds of thousands of data points from your sample, only a small percentage of them are known to be related to human health conditions. The research community is rapidly learning more about genetics, and an important mission of AGQ is to conduct and contribute to this research. In addition, many ethnic groups are not included in genetic studies. Because interpretations provided in our service rely on these published studies, some interpretations may not apply to you. Future scientific research may change the interpretation of your sample and results. In the future, the scientific community may show previous research to be incomplete or inaccurate.
Furthermore, Testing Information that you choose to share with your physician or other health care provider may become part of your medical record and through that route be accessible to other health care providers and/or insurance companies in the future. Testing Information that you share with family, friends or employers may be used against your interests. Even if you share Testing Information that has no or limited meaning today, that information could have greater meaning in the future as new discoveries are made. If you are asked by an insurance company whether you have learned Testing Information about health conditions and you do not disclose this to them, this may be considered to be fraud.
AGQ Services are for research, informational, and educational use only. We do not provide medical advice or scientific interpretation of the results or the meaning and implication of the results to you. The Genetic Information provided by AGQ is for research, informational, and educational use only. This means two things. First, many of the genetic discoveries that we report have not been clinically validated, and the technology we use, which is the same technology used by the research community, to date has not been widely used for clinical testing. Second, in order to expand and accelerate the understanding and practical application of environmental knowledge in health care, we invite all users to participate in AGQ Research. Participation in such research is voluntary and based upon an approved consent document. As a result of the current state of environmental knowledge and understanding, our Services are for research, informational, and educational purposes only. The Services are not intended to be used by the customer for any diagnostic purpose and are not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other health care provider with any questions you may have regarding diagnosis, cure, treatment, mitigation, or prevention of any disease or other medical condition or impairment or the status of your health.
AGQ does not endorse, warranty or guarantee the effectiveness of any specific course of action, resources, tests, physician or other health care providers, drugs, biologics, medical devices or other products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on our website. If we provide to you on our website any recommendations that identify for you, based on your Genetic and Self-Reported Information and scientific literature or research, potentially actionable information, this information is intended for informational purposes only and for discussion with your physician or other healthcare provider. Reliance on any information provided by AGQ, AGQ employees, others appearing on our website at the invitation of AGQ, or other visitors to our website is solely at your own risk.
While we are licensed in California as a clinical laboratory, not all jurisdictions require our Services to be subject to license. Therefore, we are not universally licensed by all state, federal, or international authorities for genetic testing conducted for health and disease-related purposes. In addition, there are certain jurisdictions in which we do not offer our Services because we do not have required licenses.
6. User Representations
By accessing AGQ Services, you agree to, acknowledge, and represent as follows:
You understand that information you learn from AGQ is not designed to independently diagnose, prevent, or treat any condition or disease or to ascertain the state of your health in the absence of medical and clinical information. You understand that the AGQ services are intended for research, informational, and educational purposes only, and that while AGQ information might point to a diagnosis or to a possible treatment, it should always be confirmed and supplemented by additional medical and clinical testing and information. You acknowledge that AGQ urges you to seek the advice of your physician or other health care provider if you have questions or concerns arising from your Testing Information.
You give permission to AGQ, its contractors, successors and assignees to perform testing services on your water sample and you specifically request AGQ to disclose the results of analyses performed on your water sample to you and to others you specifically authorize.
You are guaranteeing that any sample you provide is your own; if you are agreeing to these TOS on behalf of a person for whom you have legal authorization, you are confirming that the sample provided will be the sample of that person.
If you are a customer outside the U.S. providing a water sample, you confirm that this act is not subject to any export ban or restriction in the country in which you reside.
You agree that any water sample you provide and all resulting data may be transferred and/or processed outside the country in which you reside.
You are warranting that you are not an insurance company or an employer attempting to obtain information about an insured person or an employee.
You are aware that some of the information you receive may provoke strong emotion.
You understand that all your Personal Information will be stored in AGQ databases and will be processed in accordance with the AGQ Privacy Statement.
Waiver of Property Rights: You understand that by providing any sample, having your Testing Information processed, accessing your Testing Information, or providing Self-Reported Information, you acquire no rights in any research or commercial products that may be developed by AGQ or its collaborating partners. You specifically understand that you will not receive compensation for any research or commercial products that include or result from your Testing Information or other submitted Information.
You agree that you have the authority, under the laws of the state or jurisdiction in which you reside, to provide these representations. In case of breach of any one of these representations AGQ has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Services (or any portion thereof) and you will defend and indemnify AGQ and its affiliates against any liability, costs, or damages arising out of the breach of the representation.
7. Account Creation, Customer Account, Password, and Security Obligations
In consideration of your use of the Services, you agree to:
(a) provide true, accurate, current, and complete Registration Information about yourself as prompted by the Service; and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Information to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete. If you provide any Registration Information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, or if AGQ has a reasonable ground to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, AGQ has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof). The Services are for use only in the country to which your sample collection kit was shipped from AGQ.
After you have purchased our Service, you will create a password and account designation. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. If you allow third parties to access AGQ’s website through your username and password, you will defend and indemnify AGQ and its affiliates against any liability, costs, or damages, including attorney fees, arising out of claims or suits by such third parties based upon or relating to such access and use. You agree to (a) immediately notify AGQ of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. AGQ cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.
8. AGQ Privacy Statement and Disclosure of Information
In order to use the Services, you must first acknowledge and agree to the Privacy Statement. You may not use the Services if you do not accept the Privacy Statement. You can acknowledge and agree to the Privacy Statement by (1) clicking to accept or agree to the Privacy Statement, where this option is made available to you by AGQ for any Service; or by (2) actually using the Services.
You acknowledge and agree that AGQ has the right to monitor any use of its systems by its personnel at any time and maintain copies documenting such monitoring. Our Privacy Statement sets forth the only expectations of privacy any individual should have in terms of usage of the AGQ Services, website, or other systems. If you have given consent for your Testing Information to be used in AGQ Research as described in the applicable Consent Document, we may include your information in the Aggregated Testing Information and Self-Reported Information we disclose to third parties for the purpose of publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. AGQ Research may be sponsored by, conducted on behalf of, or in collaboration with third parties, such as non-profit foundations, academic institutions or pharmaceutical companies. AGQ Research may study a specific group or population, identify potential areas or targets for therapeutics development, conduct or support the development of drugs, diagnostics or devices to diagnose, predict or treat medical or other health conditions, work with public, private and/or non-profit entities on genetic research initiatives, or otherwise create, commercialize, and apply this new knowledge to improve health care. AGQ will never release your individual-level Testing Information or Personal Information to any third party without asking for and receiving your explicit consent to do so, unless required by law.
Further, you acknowledge and agree that AGQ is free to preserve and disclose any and all Personal Information to law enforcement agencies or others if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process (such as a judicial proceeding, court order, or government inquiry) or obligations that AGQ may owe pursuant to ethical and other professional rules, laws, and regulations; (b) enforce the AGQ TOS; (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of AGQ, its employees, its users, its clients, and the public. In such event we will notify you through the contact information you have provided to us in advance, unless doing so would violate the law or a court order. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Services, including your Personal Information, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks, or devices. Finally, AGQ may, in its sole discretion, restrict access to the website for any reason.
Please refer to our Privacy Statement to read about data protection related to your information. See our complete Privacy Statement here.
9. Limited License
You acknowledge that all User Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from which such User Content originated. This means that you, and not AGQ, are entirely responsible for all User Content that you upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit via the Service.
You acknowledge that the Services content presented to you as part of the Services, whether original AGQ Services content or sponsored content within the Services, is protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property rights that are owned by AGQ and/or the sponsors who provide that content to AGQ (or by other persons or companies on their behalf). AGQ grants you a Limited License to copy and distribute free of charge, for non-commercial purposes only, any of the Services content with the exception of content marked as not subject to this Limited License on the website, provided you: (i) provide the Services content as it appears on the AGQ website with no changes including but not limited to presenting selections which might tend to misrepresent the substance of the Services content; (ii) include the following attribution on the first page of any materials you distribute: © AGQ USA. 2007-2017. All rights reserved; distributed pursuant to a Limited License from AGQ; (iii) agree you have no right to offer anyone else any further right with respect to this Services content. Aside from the Limited License provided in this paragraph, you may not modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works based on this Services content (either in whole or in part) unless you have been specifically told that you may do so by AGQ or by the owners of that content, in a separate agreement.
10. Customer Conduct – Unlawful and Prohibited Use
As a condition of your use of the Services, you warrant to AGQ that you will not use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, or notices. You may not use the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Services or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Services. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Services. You may not use the Services outside of the country to which your sample collection kit was shipped from AGQ. Furthermore you agree not to use the Services to: (1) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any material that is derogatory, defamatory, obscene, or offensive, such as slurs, epithets, or anything that might reasonably be construed as harassment or disparagement based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, religious or political beliefs, or other statutorily protected status; (2) impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, anyone affiliated with AGQ, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (3) add your own headers, forge headers, or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Service; (4) “stalk” or otherwise harass another; (5) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); (6) use any information received through the Services to attempt to identify other customers, to contact other customers, or for any forensic use; (7) download any file posted by another user of the Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot legally be distributed in such manner; (8) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights (“Rights”) of AGQ or any other party; (9) harm minors in any way; (10) advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such area specifically allows such messages; (11) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas that are designated for such purpose and only to the extent such content is authorized by law; (12) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (13) use manual or automated software, devices, scripts robots, other means or processes to access, “scrape,” “crawl” or “spider” any web pages or other services contained in the site, unless explicitly permitted by AGQ; (14) engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of AGQ’s website; (15) attempt to or actually override any security component of AGQ web services; (16) interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Service; (17) violate these Terms of Service, any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular area of the Service or have been communicated to you by anyone affiliated with AGQ; or (18) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law, or any regulations having the force of law.
You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for (and that AGQ has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any breach of your obligations under the TOS and for the consequences (including any loss or damage which AGQ may suffer) of any such breach. In case of breach of any one of these agreements AGQ has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Services (or any portion thereof) and you will defend and indemnify AGQ and its affiliates against any liability, costs, or damages arising out of the breach of the representation.
If you violate the terms of this Section and/or AGQ has a reasonable ground to suspect that you have violated the terms of this Section, AGQ has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof).
11. Export Control and Applicable Laws and Regulations
Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree 1) that providing your sample is not subject to any export ban or restriction in the country in which you reside, 2) that your sample and data may be transferred and/or processed outside the country in which you reside, and 3) that you will comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country from which you access AGQ’s Services online.
12. Material Posted Through The Service
AGQ will not, at all times, control any of the User Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such non-AGQ content. You understand that by using the Services, you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable. Under no circumstances will AGQ be liable in any way for any non-AGQ content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any such content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any such content posted, emailed, or otherwise transmitted via the Services.
You acknowledge that AGQ and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, review, filter, modify, refuse, or move any content that is available via the Services. Without limiting the foregoing, AGQ and its designees shall have the right to remove any content that violates the TOS or is deemed by AGQ, in its sole discretion, to be otherwise objectionable. You acknowledge and agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content.
13. Material Provided to AGQ – Your Proprietary Rights
User Content. AGQ does not claim ownership of the User Content you provide to AGQ (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input, or submit to the Service. Unless otherwise specified, you retain copyright and any other rights you already hold over User Content that you create and submit, post, or display on or through the Services. However, by submitting, posting, or displaying User Content, you give AGQ, its affiliated companies, sublicensees (including but not limited to sublicensees who avail themselves of the Limited License granted in Section 9 above) and successors and assigns a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, distribute, reproduce, edit, reformat, and create derivative works from any User Content that you submit, post, or display on or through the Services. You acknowledge and agree that this license includes a right for AGQ to make such User Content available to other companies, organizations, or individuals with whom AGQ has relationships, and to use such User Content in connection with the provision of those services.
You understand that AGQ, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Services to our users, may (a) transmit or distribute your User Content over various public networks and in various media; and (b) make such changes to your content as are necessary to conform and adapt that content to the technical requirements of connecting networks, devices, services, or media. You acknowledge and agree that this license shall permit AGQ to take these actions. You represent and warrant to AGQ that you have all the rights, power, and authority necessary to grant the above license.
Genetic and/or Self-Reported Information. Disclosure of individual-level Genetic and/or Self- Reported Information to third parties will not occur without explicit consent, unless required by law. Note that AGQ cannot control any further distribution of Testing or Personal Information that you share publicly on the AGQ website. You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for protecting and enforcing those rights and that AGQ has no obligation to do so on your behalf.
Your sample, once submitted to and analyzed by us, is processed in an irreversible manner and cannot be returned to you. See our website for more information on sample processing. Any Testing Information derived from your sample remains your information, subject to rights we retain as set forth in these TOS. You understand that you should not expect any financial benefit from AGQ as a result of having your Testing Information processed; made available to you; or, as provided in our Privacy Statement and Terms of Service, shared with or included in Testing Information shared with research partners, including commercial partners.
Waiver of Property Rights. As stated above, you understand that by providing any sample, having your Genetic Information processed, accessing your Genetic Information, or providing Self-Reported Information, you acquire no rights in any research or commercial products that may be developed by AGQ or its collaborating partners. You specifically understand that you will not receive compensation for any research or commercial products that include or result from your Testing Information.
You agree to defend and hold AGQ, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, contractors, partners, employees, successors, and assigns harmless from any claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of User Content you submit, post to, or transmit through the Service; your use of the Service; your connection to the Service; your violation of the TOS; or your violation of any rights of another.
If you have submitted a sample or otherwise provided your own Testing Information, you will defend and hold harmless AGQ, its employees, contractors, successors, and assigns from any liability arising out of the use or disclosure of any information obtained from genotyping your saliva sample and/or analyzing your Testing Information, which is disclosed to you consistent with our Privacy Statement or results from any third-party add-ons to tools we provide. In addition, if you choose to provide your Testing Information to third parties – whether individuals to whom you facilitate access, intentionally or inadvertently, or to third parties for diagnostic or other purposes – you agree to defend and hold harmless AGQ, its employees, contractors, successors, and assigns from any and all liability arising from such disclosure or use of your Testing Information.
15. No Resale of Service
Other than pursuant to the terms of the Limited License in Section 9 of this TOS or unless otherwise agreed in a separate agreement between you and AGQ, you agree not to display, distribute, license, perform, publish, reproduce, duplicate, copy, create derivative works from, modify, sell, resell, exploit, transfer, or transmit for any commercial purposes, all or any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service.
16. General Practices Regarding Use and Storage
You acknowledge that AGQ may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Services, including without limitation the maximum number of days that Personal Information and Services content will be retained by the Service, the maximum disk space that will be allotted on AGQ’s servers on your behalf, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the Services in a given period of time. You acknowledge and agree that AGQ has no responsibility or liability for the deletion of or failure to store any messages, other communications, or other content maintained or transmitted by the Services; or for the loss of Genetic Information due to malfunction or destruction of data servers or other catastrophic events. You further acknowledge that AGQ reserves the right to change these general practices and limits in its sole discretion.
17. Modifications to Service
AGQ reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You acknowledge and agree that (i) modifications may result in a delay in computations for some of the AGQ features or Services, and (ii) AGQ shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Services.
The Software that you use may from time to time automatically download and install updates from AGQ. These updates are designed to improve, enhance, and further develop the Services and may take the form of bug fixes, enhanced functions, new software modules, and completely new versions. You agree to receive such updates (and permit AGQ to deliver these to you) as part of your use of the Services.
You acknowledge that AGQ may offer different or additional technologies or features to collect Testing Information in the future and that your initial purchase of the Service does not entitle you to any different or additional technologies or features for collection or interpretation of your Testing Information without fee, and that you will have to pay additional fees in order to have your Testing Information collected and/or processed using any future or additional technologies or features.
The TOS will continue to apply until terminated by either you or AGQ as set out in this Section.
If you want to terminate your legal agreement with AGQ, you may do so by notifying AGQ at any time in writing, which will entail closing your accounts for all of the Services that you use. Your notice should be sent, in writing, to AGQ’s address, which is set out at the beginning of the TOS, or online via Customer Care. If you provide notice online, AGQ will send you an email asking you to confirm your request, and your notice will be effective following receipt of a second email confirmation from you.
AGQ may at any time, terminate its legal agreement with you (and in conjunction therewith, your password and account(s)) if: (1) you have breached any provision of the TOS (or have acted in manner which shows that you do not intend to, or are unable to comply with, the provisions of the TOS); (2) AGQ is required to do so by law (for example, where the provision of the Services to you is, or becomes, unlawful); (3) the partner with whom AGQ offered the Services to you has terminated its relationship with AGQ or ceased to offer the Services to you; (4) AGQ is transitioning to no longer providing the Services to users in the country or state in which you reside or from which you use the Services; or (5) the provision of the Services to you by AGQ is, in AGQ’s sole opinion, no longer commercially viable.
Any suspected fraudulent, abusive, or illegal activity that may be grounds for termination of your use of the Services may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. You acknowledge and agree that AGQ shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Services.
19. Survival of Terms
When the TOS come to an end, all of the legal rights, obligations, and liabilities that you and AGQ have benefited from, been subject to (or which have accrued over time while the TOS have been in force) or which are expressed to continue indefinitely, shall be unaffected by this cessation, and the provisions of sections 1.(Definitions); 2.(Acceptance of Terms); 3.(Prerequisites); 4.(Description of the Services); 5.(Risks and Considerations Regarding AGQ Services); 6.(User Representations); 7.(Account Creation, Customer Account, Password and Security Obligations); 8.(AGQ Privacy Statement and Disclosure of Information); 10.(Customer Conduct – Unlawful and Prohibited Use); 11.(Export Control and Applicable Laws and Regulations); 12.(Material Posted through the Service); 13.(Material Provided to AGQ – Your Proprietary Rights); 14.(Indemnity); 15.(No Resale of Services); 18.(Termination); 19.(Survival of Terms); 20.(Dealings with Information Providers and Listed Resources); 21.(Hyperlinks and AGQ Website); 22.( AGQ Proprietary Rights); 23.(DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES); 24.(LIMITATION OF LIABILITY); 25.(Notice); 27.(Violation or Suspected Violation of Terms of Service); and 28.(Miscellaneous) shall continue to apply to such rights, obligations, and liabilities indefinitely.
20. Dealings with Information Providers and Listed Resources
Your correspondence or business dealings with-or participation in promotions of-information providers, vendors, and/or resources found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such information provider or resource. You acknowledge and agree that AGQ shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such information provider or resources on the Service.
21. Hyperlinks and the AGQ Website
The Service provides, and third parties may provide, links to other sites and resources on the Internet. Because AGQ has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that AGQ is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that AGQ shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such hyperlinked site or resource.
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You acknowledge and agree that AGQ (or AGQ’s licensors, as applicable) own all legal right, title, and interest in and to the Services, including any intellectual property rights (including but not limited to patents) which subsist in the Services (whether those rights happen to be registered or not, and wherever in the world those rights may exist). You further acknowledge that the Services may contain information which is designated confidential by AGQ and that you shall not disclose such information without AGQ’s prior written consent.
You further acknowledge and agree that the Services and any necessary software used in connection with the Services (“Software”) contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that information presented to you through the Services or sponsors is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by AGQ, you agree not to-and not to permit anyone else to-modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works of, reverse engineer, decompile, or otherwise attempt to extract the source code of the Services or Software or any part thereof, in whole or in part. Software, if any, that is made available to download from the Services, excluding software that may be made available by end-users through the Services, is the copyrighted work of AGQ and/or its suppliers. Your use of the Software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement, if any, which accompanies or is included with the Software (“License Agreement”). You may not install or use any Software that is accompanied by or includes a License Agreement unless you first agree to the License Agreement terms.
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You agree that you shall not remove, obscure, or alter any proprietary rights notices (including copyright and trade mark notices) that may be affixed to or contained within the Services.
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WITHIN THE LIMITS ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAWS, YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT AGQ SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF AGQ HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (a) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES; (b) ANY ACTION YOU TAKE BASED ON THE INFORMATION YOU RECEIVE IN THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES, (v) YOUR FAILURE TO KEEP YOUR PASSWORD OR ACCOUNT DETAILS SECURE AND CONFIDENTIAL, (d) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION, OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES; (e) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (f) THE IMPROPER AUTHORIZATION FOR THE SERVICES BY SOMEONE CLAIMING SUCH AUTHORITY; or (g) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICES.
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Official notices related to this TOS must be sent to us at:
ATTN: Laboratory Director
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Additionally, AGQ accepts service of process at this address. Any notices that you provide without compliance with this section on Notices shall have no legal effect.
26. Changes to the Terms of Service
AGQ may make changes to the TOS from time to time. When these changes are made, AGQ will make a new copy of the TOS available on its website and any new additional terms will be made available to you from within, or through, the affected Services.
You acknowledge and agree that if you use the Services after the date on which the TOS have changed, AGQ will treat your use as acceptance of the updated TOS.
27. Violation or Suspected Violation of Terms of Service
If you violate the terms of these TOS and/or AGQ has a reasonable ground to suspect that you have violated the terms of these TOS, AGQ has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Services (or any portion thereof).
Entire Agreement. The TOS constitute the entire agreement between you and AGQ and govern your use of the Services, superseding any prior agreements between you and AGQ on this subject. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third-party content, or third-party software.
Applicable law and arbitration. Except for any disputes relating to intellectual property rights, obligations, or any infringement claims, any disputes with AGQ arising out of or relating to the Agreement (“Disputes”) shall be governed by California law regardless of your country of origin or where you access AGQ, and notwithstanding of any conflicts of law principles and the United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods. Any Disputes shall be resolved by final and binding arbitration under the rules and auspices of the American Arbitration Association, to be held in Ventura County, California, in English, with a written decision stating legal reasoning issued by the arbitrator(s) at either party’s request, and with arbitration costs and reasonable documented attorneys’ costs of both parties to be borne by the party that ultimately loses. Either party may obtain injunctive relief (preliminary or permanent) and orders to compel arbitration or enforce arbitral awards in any court of competent jurisdiction.
Waiver. The failure of AGQ to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOS remain in full force and effect.
Term for cause of action. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Services or the TOS must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
Admissibility of printed version. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
Section titles. The section titles in the TOS are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
Severability Clause. If any portion of these TOS is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect.
Amendments. We reserve the right to modify, supplement or replace the terms of the Agreement, effective upon posting at www.agq.com or notifying you otherwise. If you do not want to agree to changes to the Agreement, you can terminate the Agreement at any time per Section 18 (Termination).
Assignment: You may not assign or delegate any rights or obligations under the Agreement. Any purported assignment and delegation shall be ineffective. We may freely assign or delegate all rights and obligations under the Agreement, fully or partially without notice to you. We may also substitute, by way of unilateral novation, effective upon notice to you, AGQ for any third party that assumes our rights and obligations under this Agreement.
We require that each person reads, acknowledges, and agrees to the terms in this Consent and Legal Agreement before his or her sample will be processed.
You are reading this because you have decided to use the AGQ service to help you access and understand your genetic information. We want you to understand the context of the genetic information you will access as well as potential consequences of knowing it. Once you obtain your genetic information, the knowledge is irrevocable.
While certain test results are associated with a higher incidence of certain diseases or health conditions in certain populations, accessing information through AGQ does not translate into a personal prediction. This is the case for several reasons. First, Testing Information is usually just one factor in whether a person develops a disease or other health-related traits. Other factors include environmental conditions and how your genetic profile responds to these external conditions (gene/environment interactions). Second, our current understanding of the genetics of any particular disease or condition may be incomplete. For example, we may know that a particular SNP in a gene is associated, by proxy, with a disease, but not that a yet-unidentified SNP in another gene is also associated with that disease. Even after identifying a second, third or even fourth gene associated with a genetically complex disease, it’s still unclear if these genes work in concert or are independent players. SNP associations also don’t necessarily identify the biologically relevant factors involved in a disease, but may simply be locational markers that flag a particular genetic involvement. Third, gene/disease associations are typically based on ethnicity, and studies are generally conducted in limited populations. That is, 1) they may provide understanding of a disease in a specific population, but not to any single member of the population, and 2) the associations may not have been studied in many world populations and may not apply in the same or similar ways across populations.
The genetic information provided by AGQ about potential health conditions should not be used to estimate your overall risk of future disease. The available genetic information could indicate higher risk and you might never get the disease. The available genetic information could indicate lower or average risk and you might already have or get the disease in the future. Furthermore, the AGQ Personal Genome Service is not a test or kit designed to diagnose disease or medical conditions, and it is not intended to be medical advice. If you have concerns or questions about what you learn through AGQ, you should contact your physician or other appropriate professional.
While we measure many hundreds of thousands of data points from your test sample, only a small percentage of them are known to be related to human traits or health conditions. The research community is rapidly learning more about genetics, and an important mission of AGQ is to conduct and contribute to this research. By obtaining AGQ’s services, you are agreeing to contribute your genetic information to our research efforts as described below. These efforts could translate into meaningful information about your genetics.
You should not assume that any information we may be able to provide to you, whether now or as genetic research advances, will be welcome or positive. You should also understand that as research advances, in order for you to assess the meaning of your DNA in the context of such advances, you may need to obtain further services from AGQ.
You may learn information about yourself that you do not anticipate. This information may evoke strong emotions and has the potential to alter your life and worldview. You may discover things about yourself that trouble you and that you may not have the ability to control or change. These outcomes could have social, legal, or economic implications.
The laboratory process may result in errors. A small, unknown fraction of the data generated during the laboratory process may be un-interpretable or incorrect.
You should not change your health behaviors on the basis of this information. For most common diseases, the genes we know about are only responsible for a small fraction of the risk. There may be unknown genes, environmental factors or lifestyle choices that are far more important predictors. If your data indicate that you are not at elevated genetic risk for a particular disease or condition, you should not feel that you are protected. The opposite is also true; if your data indicate you are at an elevated genetic risk for a particular disease or condition, it does not mean you will develop the disease or condition. In either case, if you have concerns or questions about what you learn through AGQ, you should contact your physician or other appropriate professional.
Genetic research is not comprehensive. Many ethnic groups are not included in genetic studies. Because interpretations provided in our service rely on these published studies, some interpretations may not apply to you.
Future scientific research may change the interpretation of your sample. In the future, the scientific community may show previous research to be incomplete or inaccurate.
Any data you share with others could be used against your interests. You should be careful about sharing your genetic information with others. Currently, very few businesses or insurance companies request genetic information, but this could change in the future. Your legal protection against discrimination by employers and health insurance companies for employment and coverage issues has not been clearly established. Some, but not all, states and other jurisdictions have laws that protect individuals from this kind of conduct.
Testing information that you choose to share with your doctor may become part of your medical record and through that route be accessible to health care providers and insurance companies in the future. Testing information that you share with family, friends or employers may be used against your interests. Even if you share genetic information that has no or limited meaning today, that information could have greater meaning in the future as new discoveries are made. If you are asked by an insurance company whether you have learned genetic information about health conditions and you do not disclose this to them, this may be considered to be fraud.
Account Information: When you sign up for our service, AGQ will collect and store information about you. This information includes contact and payment information and is maintained separately from your genetic data and is not used in genetic research. Account information will be used to transact your purchase and may be used to improve our services and create new features. See our Privacy Statement for further details on data usage and protection.
Data: The laboratory processing your sample will analyze your sample to determine your Testing Information. The laboratory will not analyze your sample for any biological or chemical components, markers or agents other than glyphosate. The laboratory will not have access to your name or your other personal information. A unique bar code will allow AGQ to link data derived from your sample to your account. After analysis, your remaining samples will be destroyed.
Security: AGQ employs robust security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. Our security program includes regular audits of our security measures and systems. As with any security system, we cannot guarantee that our systems can never be breached.
Access: Except as described in this Consent and Legal Agreement, external parties will not be given any of your information without your consent, except as required to comply with legal requirements under applicable laws. Even if we are legally compelled to provide information, we will attempt to notify you before providing your information to external parties unless prohibited by law.
Account Deletion: You have the right to delete your information from our systems. Within thirty (30) days of receiving your written request, we will delete your account, and your information will not be included in any future research, including future research by other organizations. Any research conducted prior to the end of the thirty (30) day period following receipt of your request will not be altered or halted. Once your account is deleted it will not be retrievable. For purposes of clarity, any user-generated content you contribute will not be deleted and your genetic information associated only by barcode may be retained at the laboratory.
AGQ Sponsored Research: We will analyze your voluntarily contributed information as part of our scientific research with the purpose of advancing the field of genetics and human health; your account information will never be associated with this research. We may also analyze your genetic and other contributed personal information for the purpose of reviewing, improving, and expanding our features and services. We may ask you questions and you may choose to give us information about yourself through surveys or other features on our website. Contributed personal information might include age, sex, geographic ancestry, attitudes and health conditions you have experienced. Providing such contributed personal information is entirely voluntary and is not required as part of your use of this Service.
Collaborative Research: AGQ may enter into partnerships with other investigators and organizations—non-profit and/or commercial—that conduct scientific research. Prior to embarking on any such projects, AGQ will establish a research advisory committee to guide such collaborations. AGQ may grant researchers associated with partner organizations access to aggregated data from our database of genetic and other contributed personal information for specific research queries. AGQ will only provide individual level data to external researchers upon individual consent from each customer. In addition, we will ensure that such research partners obtain clearance from institutional review boards, as appropriate, and agree to maintain confidentiality consistent with our privacy statement. Once information is shared with research partners, we cannot guarantee that it will be destroyed upon request.Publication: One of our goals is to advance knowledge in the field of human genetics. Therefore AGQ intends to publish robust results of scientific studies that we conduct or that are conducted with our research partners. AGQ will not include any element of your account information in scientific publications.
Together with all of the terms and conditions in this Consent and Legal Agreement, by clicking below:
You understand that information you learn from AGQ is not designed to diagnose, prevent, or treat any condition or disease or to ascertain the state of your health and that you understand that the AGQ services are intended for educational, informational, and research purposes only. You acknowledge that AGQ urges you to seek the advice of health professionals if you have questions or concerns arising from your genetic information.
You give permission to AGQ , its contractors, and assignees to perform genotyping services on the DNA extracted from your saliva sample and to disclose the results of analyses performed on your DNA to you and others you specifically authorize.
You represent that you are eighteen (18) years of age or older.
You are guaranteeing that the sample you provide is your own; if you are completing this consent form on behalf of a person for whom you have legal authorization, you are confirming that the sample provided will be the sample of that person. If you are a customer outside the U.S., by providing your sample, you confirm that this act is not subject to any export ban or restriction in the country in which you reside.
You agree that your sample and data may be transferred and/or processed outside the country in which you reside.
You are warranting that you are not an insurance company or an employer attempting to obtain information about an insured person or an employee.
You are aware that some of the information you receive may provoke strong emotion.
You take responsibility for all possible consequences resulting from your sharing access to your genetic and other contributed information.
You acknowledge that AGQ may enter into partnerships with other non-profit or commercial organizations to conduct scientific research on data collected by AGQ. You give permission to AGQ, its assigns, and its non-profit and commercial partners conducting scientific research to publish results of research as described herein.
You understand that you should not expect any financial benefit from AGQ as a result of having your genetic data processed or shared with research partners, including commercial partners. Please see our terms of service for a complete understanding of financial and other terms applicable to our services.
You may not—and you may not permit anyone else to—copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, decompile, or otherwise attempt to extract the source code of the AGQ proprietary software or any part thereof.
You agree that this Consent and Legal Agreement will be governed exclusively by the laws of the State of California, and that any disputes arising from this Consent and Legal Agreement will be resolved by binding arbitration in Ventura County, California under the Rules of the American Arbitration Association.
You will hold harmless AGQ, its employees, contractors, successors, and assigns from any liability arising out of the use or disclosure of any information that is obtained from genotyping your saliva sample, that is disclosed to you consistent with our privacy statement and resulting from any third-party add-ons to tools we provide. In addition, if you choose to provide your genetic or other contributed personal information to third parties-whether individuals to whom you facilitate access, intentionally or inadvertently, or to third parties for diagnostic or other purposes-you agree to hold harmless AGQ, its employees, contractors, successors, and assigns from any and all liability arising from such disclosure or use of your genetic or other contributed personal data. Please see our terms of service for a complete understanding of other terms applicable to our services.
You agree that you have the authority, under the laws of the state or jurisdiction in which you reside, to provide this consent.
Each person also needs to read and agree to this provision before their sample will be processed:
Waiver of Property Rights: You understand that by providing your sample and having your data processed, you acquire no rights in any research or commercial products that may be developed by AGQ or its collaborating partners. You specifically understand that you will not receive compensation for any research or commercial products that include your genetic or other contributed personal data.