Privacy is important to us. We want to do it right. The system was designed to maximize your privacy. But Meports understanding of genetics, is still a work in progress.
After 2 days Meports deletes your Meports report.
At no time is your DNA data shared - or sold - to any external party, period. You can however opt to send your report to a provider or physician of your choice to get their perspective. If you choose to, they will have access to the generated report only. We also do not sell any products like vitamins or supplements.
When using Meports you are uploading your genome to our central website for analysis. All traffic is encrypted via https and your upload is retained during the report generation process. If a genome is uploaded, but the user does not continue and generate a report, the uploaded genome is automatically deleted immediately. As soon as a report has been generated (no more than 10 minutes) the uploaded genome is deleted.
We do not claim any ownership rights in your genome and it belongs to you only.
By uploading your genome you grant us a temporary, limited, revocable, royalty-free, world-wide license to process and use your genome for the purpose of providing you with the service.
You can improve security by running Meports behind Tor. For the extremely security conscious, Meports may not yet be for you. If you can't wait, consider doctoring a few versions of your genotype file, and running Meports a few times, from various coffee shops in foreign countries. You alone will know which file was real, and the rest will serve as chaff. Other possibilities exist, and your comments on this important topic are welcome.
These technical solutions are still being formulated, in line with the discussions raised in recent articles ([PMID 18769715]) and by the NIH and Wellcome Trust.