Findmypast Says its DNA Testing is Best for Protecting Privacy

Findmypast wants you to know that Findmypast DNA is the best ancestry test for protecting privacy. Your privacy is their top priority.

FindmyPast is a British-owned world leader in online genealogy. It has an unrivaled record of online innovation in the field of family history and 18 million registered users across its family of online brands, which includes Findmypast, Genes Reunited, The British Newspaper Archive, amongst others. 

Deputy Head of Content and Brand of Findmypast, Niall Cullen, posted a blog in which he explained the reasons why Findmypast DNA is the best for protecting your privacy. He wrote: At Findmypast, your privacy is of the utmost importance to us. So, when you take a Findmypast DNA test, powered by Living DNA, you can rest assured that your data is completely safe.

Both Findmypast and Living DNA are ISO-accredited for data and information security. Both Findmypast and Living DNA pride themselves on helping you connect to your past and your genetic data will only ever be used for this purpose. Both companies also operate stringent privacy policies. Findmypast has posted their privacy policy.

Niall Cullen also wrote: The data you provide us with is encrypted and stored on secure servers. Other than you, the only people who can access that information are Findmypast and Living DNA staff and the crucial service providers like our laboratory partners. 

He points out: There are certain pices of your information Findmypast never has access to. This includes your payment details or your genetic sample. Findmypast will never share your information with any third parties (such as trusted payment-processing companies) without your direct consent.

Your Findmypast account is kept private (unless you choose to share it). That applies to your account information, family tree and DNA results. If you ever want any of your information removed from their databases, they will take your request seriously and act on it.

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