DDC takes every measure to ensure your privacy and
the confidentiality of any transaction you make with us—online
and in all other communication methods that we use. On this page
you will see the steps we take to protect your privacy.
DDC ensures the privacy of all visitors’ information.
At no time and under no circumstances will we sell, trade or otherwise
disclose personally identifiable information such as names, email
addresses or any other private contact information without your
formal written consent, unless otherwise compelled by law.
Information you provide
Any information we request, such as your email address, is only
used for the purpose of responding to your request and processing
your DNA test. We never give your email address to any outside organizations,
and we do not use it for any purpose unrelated to the testing service
When you order a test, we need contact information
for the tested parties so that we can coordinate appointments for
those involved. You may give us special instruction when you call
us or use our online order form. If you are making any payments
online, we also may ask for your credit card information.
How we protect your information
Any information you transmit using our website—via our information
request forms, Contact Us forms, and order forms—is encrypted
and sent securely through the Internet. The information is stored
in our secure databases, which can only be accessed by a limited
number of authorized persons.
DDC’s staff members are specially trained to
keep our patients’ information confidential. Whenever anyone
calls for case information, we first verify that person’s
identity by asking for a telephone number, birthday, or other information.
We never give any information to those who are not authorized to
receive information on a test.
To gauge the effectiveness of the DDC website and services; to help
us make efficient use of and improvements to the DDC website and
services; to help understand DDC’s users, and for other purposes,
we collect certain non-personally identifiable information about
visitors that does not reveal a visitor's identity. For example
(and without limitation), DDC’s web server automatically recognizes
a visitor's domain name (such as .com, .edu, etc.), the webpage
from which a visitor enters the website, which of our webpages a
visitor visits and how much time a visitor spends on each webpage.
DDC may, at its sole discretion, use this information in a non-personally
identifiable form or aggregate this information and use it for any
DDC links to external sites that help us perform our mission in
providing you with accurate, accessible DNA testing and related
Links to external servers do not imply any official
DDC endorsement of the opinions or ideas expressed therein, or guarantee
the validity of the information provided. Links to commercial sites
are in no way an endorsement of any vendor's products or services.
All of this site’s web content, graphics, and images, in part
or in whole, and in any combination, are protected by copyright.
We grant permission to use information provided on
this site for your personal, informational use only. It may not
be reproduced for any commercial purpose. If you are unsure of the
extent of this permission, please contact us. We will take legal action against any infringement on DDC's copyright.
Please contact us if you want to make a link
to any of our web pages. We appreciate your links and we welcome the opportunity to reciprocate by including your relevant links in our Resources section.