Informed consent

Informed consent.

Before hiring the service provided by Bou Trade Labs SL (hereinafter, "24Genetics.com"), You must read, show your agreement and expressly accept the terms of this legal agreement and informed consent (hereinafter, the"Consent"). Specifically, through this Consent you expressly accept and accept: (i) know the process through which 24Genetics.com will provide the service; and (ii) be aware of the benefits, limitations and potential associated risks - directly or indirectly - to it. You need to understand clearly: (i) the context of the genetic information to which, through the provision of the service by 24Genetics.com will have access; and (ii) the possible consequences derived from having said knowledge. Purpose of the genetic analysis you request from 24Genetics.com. The analysis and interpretation service provided by 24Genetics.com that you request is designed for a purely informative purpose based on the scientific evidence available and used by 24Genetics.com. Specifically, through the provision by 24Genetics.com of the service you will be informed about aspects that promote the prevention and / or treatment of certain conditions, pathologies and / or diseases (genetic predisposition to suffer from different diseases, capacity to metabolize drugs and response to treatments or the possibility of carrying hereditary diseases). You expressly acknowledge and accept that the information obtained through the provision of the genetic analysis service requested to 24Genetics.com is not designed to diagnose any condition, pathology or disease and, in no case, is intended or can replace personalized attention and particularized of any health professionals. Sample of saliva provided to 24Genetics.com. You guarantee that the sample of saliva provided is yours. For the appropriate purposes, it is stated that 24Genetics.com only serves individuals. In this regard, you guarantee that you do not act on behalf of any third party, including, for purely enunciative purposes, insurance companies, companies related directly or indirectly to the health sector or any other type of company or individual that may have an interest in obtain information about an insured, employee, manager or any other person without the prior authorization. Additionally, if you reside outside of Spain, by accepting this Consent or any other documents necessary for the contracting of the service, you expressly confirm that you are not subject to any prohibition or legal restriction including - for purposes that are merely indicative - prohibitions or restrictions regarding the sending of our saliva from your country of residence or, in general, any prohibitions or restrictions related directly or indirectly to the contracting of genetic services such as the one requested from 24Genetics.com. Additionally, you acknowledge and accept that the contribution of your saliva sample and the processing of your genetic data does not imply the acquisition in your favor of any right on scientific research or the services or products that are developed by 24Genetics.com or by organizations or people associated with 24Genetics.com. Samples of children's saliva provided for the provision of services. In the event that you sign this document on behalf of a minor, you declare that you are the custodian of the minor, who acts on your behalf and who has not been deprived of such parental authority by virtue of a judicial decision. Likewise, you declare that the saliva sample corresponds to the minor in whose representation you act. In the absence of parents with parental authority, only those who exercise the guardianship of the minor may contract on their behalf and send samples of saliva. Those who contract on behalf of the minor, must provide the necessary documents to prove the minor's representation and the manifestations made when formalizing the contracting of the services of 24Genetics.com, stating that they are authentic, complete, true and updated. In particular, without limitation, you must provide a Family Book, ID of the parents, testimony of a court ruling or certificate of the Civil Registry. Analysis of deoxyribonucleic acid (hereinafter, "DNA"). You give your permission to 24Genetics.com, its employees, administrators, managers, contractors, subcontractors and collaborators to carry out the requested services of DNA analysis extracted from your saliva sample. For the appropriate purposes, you are informed that the data processing centers hired by 24Genetics.com have all the necessary health licenses to carry out the analysis. Results of the genetic analysis (report). You authorize 24Genetics.com to transmit, in whole or in part, the results (report) of the DNA analysis to you and to the persons that you authorize previously and in writing. You declare and accept that the information provided by 24Genetics.com after performing your genetic analysis as requested may be positive or negative. As a result, you acknowledge and agree that you are aware that such facilitated information may be unexpected and cause emotional distress. However, you also declare that you know and accept that if your genetic information indicates a higher than average risk to develop a certain condition, pathology or disease, it does not mean that you will inevitably develop it. Likewise, you declare that you understand that, as scientific research in genetic matters progresses, in order to be able to fully assess the meaning and information related to your DNA within the context of these advances, you may need to resort to these services again. Genetic counseling. As a client of 24Genetics.com, you will have access through the web www.24Genetics.com (or any other enabled for that purpose by 24Genetics.com) to an interpretation of your genetic analysis. However, if you need any additional clarification or have any questions or concerns arising from your genetic analysis, you can contact 24Genetics.com at the email address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. where specialized personnel will try to solve their issues. In any case, as already indicated, the provision of the service by 24Genetics.com does not intend nor can it replace the personalized and individualized attention of any healthcare professionals.

PROTECTION OF YOUR GENETIC DATA

Your genetic information obtained as a result of the provision of the service by 24Genetics.com is subject to our Policy of Protection of Personal Data [to know such Policy of Protection of Personal Data. click here. In summary, as indicated in this Policy of Protection of Personal Data, 24Genetics.com ensures your right to store and consult your genetic and personal information in a confidential and secure manner. Regarding the genetic information of minors, only their parents if they exercise parental authority or, where appropriate, the guardian will have access to it. Minors will also have access if, upon reaching the age of majority, they request it and 24Genetics.com still has it. Genetic data. The laboratory hired by 24Genetics.com to process your saliva sample will analyze your DNA for the sole purpose of determining your genetic information. Neither said laboratory nor 24Genetics.com will search your saliva for any other agent, marker or biological or chemical component that is not your DNA. Also, said laboratory will not have access to any personal data of yours (including your name and surname) since the data will be submitted to a dissociation process. It will be a univocal KIT code that allows 24Genetics.com to link to your account as a client of 24Genetics.com the genetic data derived from your saliva sample. In any case, for greater security two (2) months after completing the requested analysis, the DNA and saliva remnants provided will be destroyed. Security. In compliance with the applicable regulations and the internal policies of 24Genetics.com, rigorous security measures will be used to prevent unauthorized access or unauthorized modification, transmission or destruction of your data. This security system includes regular audits of our systems and security measures. Confidentiality.. In compliance with the provisions of Spanish legislation regarding the protection of personal data and, in particular, in accordance with the provisions of the Organic Law 15 / 1999 for the Protection of Personal Data (hereinafter "LOPD") and the Royal Decree 1720 / 2007, of 21 of December, by which the Regulation of development of the LOPD is approved (hereinafter, the "LOPD Regulation"), 24Genetics.com informs you that the personal data you provide us will be used in a completely confidential and incorporated in the corresponding files owned by 24Genetics.com duly registered in the General Registry of the Spanish Agency for Data Protection (hereinafter, the "AEPD"), in order to properly provide the contracted service. Also, in compliance with the provisions of the LOPD Regulation, you are informed that you can exercise the rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition regarding your personal data contained in the files of 24Genetics.com by writing, proving your identity, and directed to 24Genetics.com. In the case of minors, their personal data and their genetic information will also be used in a confidential manner, prioritizing the child's interest in any case in accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 1 / 1996, of 15 of January, of Legal Protection of the Minor. For more information you can consult our Policy of Protection of Personal Data by clicking here. Research. Please, mark with a X the box you want: I expressly authorize 24Genetics.com to assign the anonymous data derived from the analysis of my DNA for as many studies, investigations and statistics as I deem necessary. I do not authorize 24Genetics.com to give up the anonymous data derived from the analysis of my DNA. In case you have marked the first box: You declare to know and accept that 24Genetics.com promotes the advance of scientific research and, consequently, you agree that 24Genetics.com carries out such investigations with your data under the following stipulations : - Data storage. You expressly authorize that your genetic and / or phenotypic information obtained after contracting the products and / or services of 24Genetics.com is stored anonymously in the databases of 24Genetics.com and that your own or authorized by 24Genetics.com Conduct research using the aforementioned databases. - Associated research. You expressly authorize 24Genetics.com to reach agreements, under the conditions it deems appropriate, with other organizations or people who carry out scientific research. For these purposes, you give your disinterested permission both to 24Genetics.com and any other organizations or individuals to carry out such investigations using the anonymous data collected by 24Genetics.com and may publish the results thereof. In no case will your identity be revealed or known by the organizations or people with whom 24Genetics.com reaches this type of agreements to promote scientific research in the biomedical / genetic field.

RISKS

24Genetics.com understands that it is of great interest to help their clients access and understand their genetic information. However, this process of access and understanding of genetic information is complex and not free of risks. In this regard, you declare that you know and accept these possible risks. For merely illustrative purposes, below are several considerations that you must take into account and accept by means of this Consent granted before completing the contracting process of the 24Genetics.com service: Discovery of unexpected information. It is very likely that you get genetic information about yourself that you do not expect. This information of a genetic nature can cause situations of emotional stress and, in certain cases, could alter your life. In particular, you can discover things about yourself that might worry you. For example, that has a possibility higher than the average of a certain population segment to develop a certain condition, pathology or disease. In this sense, you have the right to revoke this Consent at any time upon written request (this right does not exempt you from the financial obligations assumed when contracting the service with 24Genetics.com). Minimum errors in the analyzes. Without prejudice to the provisions of the following paragraph, you are hereby informed that 24Genetics.com follows rigorous quality protocols in the DNA analysis process. However, an extremely small percentage (<0,05%) of the data generated during the process performed in the external laboratory of 24Genetics.com may be incorrect or not interpretable. Future genetic research. Future scientific research in genetic matters can alter -totally or partially- the interpretation of its DNA, since new genetic markers can be discovered in relation to the risk of suffering from various conditions, pathologies or diseases. Do not share your genetic data. The genetic data you share with third parties - whether from the service provided by 24Genetics.com or from other sources - could be used against your own interests. You are hereby informed that 24Genetics.com strongly recommends that you not share your genetic information with third parties (including family, friends, co-workers). Even in case you decide to share your genetic information with a health professional, you will run the risk that this information may become part of your medical history and, through this way, may end up being accessible in the future to third parties not desired (for example, companies providing health services or insurance companies). You state that even if you share minor genetic information or no apparent importance to the date it is shared, such information may be relevant in the future, when genetic research has advanced and new discoveries have been made (for example, the discovery of new genetic markers referred to the risk of suffering from various conditions, pathologies and diseases). In any case, you agree to: (i) take responsibility for the possible consequences derived from sharing with third parties access to your genetic data; and (ii) exempt and hold harmless 24Genetics.com, its employees, administrators, managers, contractors, subcontractors, collaborators, successors and assigns from any liability arising from: (A) the use or transmission of any information provided by you and / or obtained as a result of the service requested to 24Genetics.com; and (B) the transmission or use of your genetic information or other personal data provided in case you have provided such information to third parties - whether it is intentional or inadvertent access or by third parties for diagnosis or other purposes.

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