How Do We Collect Your Personal Information?
Protection of Personal Information
Our company (Canadian Forensics Inc.) does not sell, transfer, barter or release any personal information, including name, date of birth, case number, or contact information or test results to third parties unless required by law. Our company stores and maintains personal information in conformity with the requirements of the “Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (PIPEDA or PIPED Act)” and the “Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information” created and approved by the Canadian Standards Association.
Canadian Forensics Inc. requires a written and signed consent for all its services for background checks and DNA testing. However, in some cases we may accept oral consent that may be implied throughout the course of your interaction/business with us or our website(s).
Canadian Forensics Inc. is responsible for personal information collected and maintained by us and has a designated official for the control and safeguarding the personal information under our control.
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Redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the content from our website in any form is prohibited other than the following reasons:
- You may print or download for your personal and non-commercial use only
- You may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the Canadian Forensics Inc. website as the source of the information (material)
You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.
Canadian Forensics Inc. assumes no liability in any form for any inaccurate, incomplete, or delayed information provided on its website(s). We may change the content of our website without any prior notice. All users of our website agree that their access and use of the content on our website is at their own risk. Neither Canadian Forensics Inc. nor any party involved in creating, producing, maintaining, and delivering Canadian Forensics Inc. website and its services is liable to any person for any damages arising from the access to and use of our website.
DNA Sample Collection
For our DNA tests where there is no legal issue involved the samples are collected privately and without any chain of custody procedures for example in home paternity DNA Test. By submitting the samples to our laboratory, our clients express their implied consent and acknowledge that they have obtained the consent from all parties being tested. We process unusual or non-standard samples with the understanding that the individual submitting the sample bears the legal responsibility of consent for the owner of the DNA sample.
Canadian Forensics Inc. reserves the right to change the disposition of remaining samples. We may discard samples or specimens immediately following the analysis when we receive written request from the individual who submitted sample (s).
Samples and Reports
- Our DNA Testing Lab (WFG) destroys all samples no sooner than 30 days from the date of from the date of test report unless alternate instructions are provided.
- Processed samples, i.e. DNA extracted samples are retained for approximately 6 months to 1 year and then discarded.
- Chain of Custody documents will be destroyed after two (2) years unless alternate instructions are provided.
- Analytical Data: The actual DNA profile is kept permanently on our laboratory servers and backup servers.
DNA Testing and Result Reporting
Our DNA testing laboratory uses genetic markers with no medical information associated with them. Canadian Forensics will not perform additional genetic tests without the expressed written consent of the individual(s).
Canadian Forensics Inc. will not discuss test results over the phone unless arrangements have been made to provide a password with samples. We will send the reports to the individual by email or upon request, a hard (printed) copy of the report can be mailed to the address provided on the sample submission form.
Children DNA Testing
We comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), and related legislation in Canada. Canadian Forensics Inc. will not process any information, DNA samples etc. without obtaining a meaningful consent from parents nor will we knowingly ever request personal identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
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