Terms & Conditions

  1 Parties  


1.1  These Terms and Conditions govern the use of MyDNAPedia (mydnapedia.com, hereafter referred to as Service) provided by Woble Helsinki Oy (hereafter referred to as Service Provider). When a person (hereafter referred to as User) orders products from or registers into Service, he/she agrees to these Terms and Conditions.


1.2  Contact details of Service Provider:

Woble Helsinki Oy, Metsäpirtintie 1, FI-02130 ESPOO, FINLAND

VAT number: FI24457144


1.3  Service Provider holds the rights of the contents of Service and reserves the right to alter the content of Service (including these Terms and Conditions) without notifying User. It is forbidden to download, copy, or modify any content, including, but not limited to, images, graphics, and text, of Service without express written authorisation from Service Provider. Service Provider grants User a limited license to access and make personal use of Service.

  2 User Responsibilities  


2.1  User warrants to Service Provider that the information he/she provides during the ordering process (and any notification of change of such information) is true and correct.


2.2  User is responsible for any damage caused by breaking these terms contained in these Terms and Conditions.


2.3  User is aware that he/she is allowed to buy products sold on Service and to use them in his/her country of residence according to the applicable legislation of that country.


2.4  User is aware that due to the nature of the products sold on Service, they may give wrong results and that Service Provider is not responsible for any damage that may occur because of a wrong or misread result. The Service provided by Service Provider is designed to expand knowledge. Service Provider does not offer any kind of medical advice nor recommend making any changes to health related decisions before consulting a doctor.


2.5  User is required to be at least 18 years old or to have a permission from parent/supporter to place an order.

  3 Ordering and Payment Terms  


3.1  A binding trade agreement between User and Service Provider is valid once User receives a confirmation of the order by email.


3.2  By placing an order user confirms to have at least 18 years of age or have a permission from parent/supporter.


3.3  Unless otherwise agreed by Service Provider, payment must be received by Service Provider before the order can be accepted. If a payment service not operated by Service Provider (for example Paypal) is used for payment, User must separately read the terms of the respective payment service.


3.4  Service provider reserves the right to decline any order in its sole discretion. If Service Provider declines the order, Service Provider shall refund the payment to User.


3.5  User has the right to cancel his/her order by email before the order has been delivered. The delivery is considered complete when Service Provider has shipped the order or parts of the order.

  4 Product Prices  


4.1  The price of the product is the price displayed for the item on Service at the time of the order.


4.2  Delivery charges are additional to the product price. Delivery charges may vary depending on the method of delivery chosen by User, the country of the recipient, and the weight or volume of the order. Delivery charges will be shown on Service before the order is finished.


4.3  All the product prices and delivery costs are displayed in Euros (EUR) or Swedish kronor (SEK). The exchange rate between currencies is determined by Service Provider.


4.4  The displayed prices include then current value added tax (VAT) 24% determined by Finnish legislation.


4.5  With orders outside the EU value added tax area, VAT is not charged by Service Provider. The recipient of the product outside the EU is responsible for any customs, duties, and brokerage charges which may be imposed. These charges will be collected when User receives the delivery.

  5 Delivery  


5.1  We deliver to EU and EFTA countries (including Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland). Time of the delivery depends on the order. The availability of the product, destination of the delivery, and the chosen delivery method all may affect the time of delivery. Delivery times are counted from working days only (Mo-Fri). The given estimates of delivery times are average delivery times and therefore Service Provider is not responsible for any possible delay in delivery. Possible custom handling in the receiving end (countries outside EU) is not included in the given estimates of delivery time. The estimated delivery times are: Finland 2-4 working days, Europe 2-8 working days.


5.2  Service Provider shall not be liable for delays in performing or failure to perform according to this Agreement or failure to fulfil any obligations hereunder, which are directly attributable to causes beyond Service Provider´s reasonable control (force majeure), including, but not limited to, acts of God, fires, strikes, labour disputes, war, acts or interventions by any governmental authority, failure of a common carrier, supplier, hardware, software, browser, or communications equipment, or network failure, congestion, or malfunction.


5.3  User is obligated to make sure that the content of the order does not violate local import regulations. Service Provider has the right to remove products from the order if they are in violation of local import regulations in the given country.

5.4  Service Provider reserves the right to deliver the ordered products in separate shipments.


5.5  User is responsible to provide accurate shipping address with the order. If the order needs to be delivered again because of insufficient address details, User is held responsible for all additional costs of the additional delivery.


5.6  Service Provider takes responsibility for loss and damage of products that has occurred during delivery.

  6 Cancellation and Returns  


6.1  According to the Finnish consumer protection legislation, User may return or exchange a product by notifying Service Provider within fourteen (14) days of receiving the order. User has a right to return a product if:


The time limit for the cancellation is 14 calendar days from the date User has received the item or earlier, if the product package is opened and thus the cancellation is not possible due to hygienic reasons.


If User wants to use their right to cancel the order, User needs to notify Service Provider (Woble Helsinki Oy, Metsäpirtintie 1, FI-02130 ESPOO, FINLAND, info(at)woblehelsinki.com) about the decision in an unambiguous manner (e.g. by mail or email). User can also use the product return form located on our website, but it is not obligatory. If User decides to use this option, we will promptly notify them e.g. by email that we have received the cancellation.


To cancel the order in the set 14 day time limit, it is enough to notify Service Provider before the deadline and to make sure that the product package is unopened.


6.2  The product must be returned immediately after cancellation.


6.3  When returning products User is responsible for packing the product correctly to minimise the risk of damages.


6.4  If User cancels this agreement, we will return all the payments made to us, including delivery charges (except additional charges if User has chosen some other way of delivery than our regular delivery method) promptly and in any case in 14 days after receiving the cancellation notification from User. We will make the reimbursement with the same payment method User has used when making the purchase, except if User has specifically agreed to accept it in some other way. In any case, the reimbursement will not cause User additional costs. We may refrain from making the reimbursement until we have received the item or until User has proven us that the item has been sent back.


User has to send or give the item to us promptly and at latest in 14 days after making the cancellation notification. User has followed the time limit when they have sent the item back to us before the 14 days have passed.


User has to pay the return costs.


If User has asked Service Provider to carry out a service before the cancellation period has ended, User has to pay Service Provider a reasonable compensation of the work that has been done before receiving the notification of cancellation.

  7 Defective Products and Products Damaged in Delivery  


7.1  Service Provider should be notified of defective products or products damaged during delivery within 24 hours of receiving the product by email to info(at)woblehelsinki.com. Detailed instructions on how to proceed with the return process will be given to User by email.


7.2  Service Provider will compensate for defective products or products damaged during delivery primarily by replacing the damaged product with a new, equivalent product. If this is not possible for Service Provider, User will be compensated for his/her money in full.


7.3  The defect or the damage of the product must be properly described and documented. The defective or damaged product must be sent to Service Provider for inspection. Service Provider will not deliver a new product or compensate for the price of the product until the defect or damage has been verified.

  8 Miscellaneous  


These Terms and Conditions will be interpreted, construed and enforced in all respects in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Finland. Any contractual disputes are primarily settled through negotiations. Secondarily disputes are settled at the Helsinki District Court in Finland.


The person who gives a DNA sample to Service Provider for analysis must accept these Additional Terms and Conditions for Laboratory DNA Testing with his/her signature when sending the sample to Service Provider. In these Terms and Conditions, the meaning, restrictions, and consequences of DNA testing will be described. These Terms and Conditions supplement the general Terms and Conditions of the Service and thus both of them will be effective concurrently. These Terms and Conditions will be effective always when sending a DNA sample to Service Provider, regardless of the use of the sample.

  1 Sample Material  


1.1  Testing will be performed if:

All the requested information has been provided with the sample to Service Provider.

Instructions on taking, storing, and sending the DNA sample has been exactly followed.

Quality and quantity of the sample material is in accordance with the requirements of the laboratory performing the testing.

The person to whom the sample belongs is at least 18 years old and has signed these Terms and Conditions by his/her own hand when sending the sample to Service Provider and this way proved that the sample belongs to him/her. If a child below 18 years is tested, a parent or somebody with parental responsibility over the child needs to give consent for the child’s DNA to be tested.


1.2  Service Provider has a right to refuse from performing the test if one or more of the above clauses are not fulfilled.


1.3  In a case that the quality and quantity of the sample material is not sufficient for reliable testing even if all the instructions have been carefully followed, Service Provider will contact the person who has given the sample and send a new sample collection device without extra cost.


1.4  Also if the sample collection device has been missed or broken during delivery, Service Provider will send a new device without extra cost.


1.5  Service Provider is not responsible of the DNA sample getting lost during delivery or the consequences resulting from it, but will send a new sample collection device without extra cost.


1.6  The DNA sample should be sent to Service Provider within 6 months after receiving the sample collection device. From Bulgaria, however, the regular Reply Service is not possible, and the Reply Coupon included in the product package may be valid even for a shorter period. If the Reply Coupon is not anymore valid when returning the sample back to Sample Provider, delivery costs of such sample should be carried out by the person sending the sample.


1.7  The sample material sent for testing may be used for research purposes. The remaining sample material may be stored for future use.


1.8  Please do not send any other type of sample material than a sample taken with the buccal swab. If the sample sent to analysis is some other material than a sample taken with the buccal swab, Service Provider has a right to charge the extra analysis costs from the customer (currently 150.00 €) and there is a risk that the analysis will not succeed.

  2 Performing the DNA Test and Interpreting the Results  


2.1  DNA testing offered by Service Provider is for informational purposes only and it is not a substitute for medical advice, genetic counselling, diagnosis, or treatment.


2.2  DNA testing performed by the laboratory is in accordance with the good laboratory practice and quality requirements. DNA testing is based on current knowledge of molecular biology data, which may change over time as more information becomes available. Basically this means that the result of the DNA test cannot change but it may later be interpreted differently according to novel scientific findings. Service Provider or the laboratory analysing the sample cannot take responsibility of an incorrect result.


2.3  All existing ethnic groups are not involved in scientific research, on which the DNA tests offered by Service Provider are based. Thus it is theoretically possible that the results and interpretations based on them may not be applicable to all ethnic groups.


2.4  Service Provider is not responsible for any harm or consequences that may appear due to performing a DNA test.

  3 Privacy  


Service Provider delivers the test results only to the person who has given Service Provider his/her email for this purpose. Test results will not be released to third parties unless the request comes from an authority that has a legal right for it. The sample code and the identity associated with it are stored only in Service Provider’s database, which is not accessible to anyone else. Test results may be used for research and statistical purposes by Service Provider. Raw data of the test results are property of Service Provider, but User may ask to remove all the personal details that may be linked to the raw data.

  4 Additional Notes Regarding DNA Art  


4.1  Your DNA image does not reveal any medical or forensic information, since only specific genetic variants unrelated to them are analysed.


4.2  The info sheet delivered with the DNA image is only for entertainment purposes, and it is not possible to make any implications whatsoever about person’s health or behaviour.



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Due to nature of Woble Helsinki Oy business, Woble Helsinki Oy might include links to websites or content elements that are owned and/or operated by third parties. By accessing to such third-party site or using such third-party content elements, you shall review and agree to separately the rules of the particular site or service.

Woble Helsinki Oy reserves the right to amend these terms. You must review these terms from time to time for any amendments.

Any dispute related to the use of these pages between you and Woble Helsinki Oy will be settled by the district court in Helsinki, Finland in accordance with the laws of Finland, without regard to principles of conflict of laws.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy (“Policy”) describes how Woble Helsinki Oy, and their affiliated companies through the Woble Helsinki corporation (“Woble Helsinki” or “us” or “we”) collect, use, and share the information you provide to us or we gather from you while you access or use www.mydnapedia.com (the “Site”) and related services that link to this Policy (together, the “Woble Helsinki Services”).


We may also supplement this Policy with other privacy notices in the Woble Helsinki Services. This Policy applies only to information collected by us through the Woble Helsinki Services and does not apply to services that link to other privacy policies, including any third-party websites or services you connect to from our Woble Helsinki Services, such as social-networking platforms or connected third-party applications. Woble Helsinki is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such third parties. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of those third parties.


We collect and process personal information about you with your consent and/or as necessary to provide the products you use, operate our business, meet our contractual and legal obligations, protect the security of our systems and our customers, or fulfill other legitimate interests.


  Personal Data Collected  


As used in this Policy, “Personal Data” means information relating to you as an identified or identifiable individual. You provide Personal Data directly into the Woble Helsinki Services. For example, as part of activating an account (while placing an order) with mydnapedia.com, we collect your name, email address and phone number, and country.


We may also collect Personal Data from other sources and combine that with Personal Data we collect from you through the Woble Helsinki Services, as described below.


  Third-Party Connected Services  


The Woble Helsinki Services also enable you to connect your Woble Helsinki Services account with third-party applications and service providers. You can find information about many of these applications within the “Supported Apps” portion of the Site, and third-party applications that connect to the Woble Helsinki Services will usually indicate that they connect to the Woble Helsinki Services. These connected third-party applications may enable Personal Data about you to be transferred into the Woble Helsinki Services. For example, if you book airline travel using a connected third-party application from the airline, the corresponding booking information may be transferred into the Woble Helsinki Services. Your use of any third-party applications is subject to the terms and conditions you have agreed to with such third parties, including third-party privacy notices, and Woble Helsinki is not responsible for the quality or accuracy of third-party data available to the Woble Helsinki Services from third parties.

  Cookies, Analytics, and Tracking  


When you use the Woble Helsinki Services through the Site, some information such as Internet protocol (IP) address, device or browser information, logs, or clickstream information is automatically collected about your usage and activity to address technical support issues and understand how you use the Site. Woble Helsinki may use certain tracking technologies such as cookies, web beacons, or third-party analytics tools to obtain such information. You may find out more about the various tracking tools used on the Site and the choices you have. Our App utilizes tracking technologies from third-party service providers we have engaged to provide services on our behalf. In some cases, these are analytics providers that provide services such as application analytics and crash reporting. In other cases, these are advertising or campaign measurement providers. These providers may also automatically collect some of the information described above, including, for example, usage information, IP address, access times, browser type and language, device type, device identifiers, and Wi-Fi information. These providers may also automatically collect the above information about you through the App and on other sites and services, including personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across different websites, devices, online services, and applications when you use our App. Some third parties help us and others associate your activities across the browsers and devices you use, or that your household uses, for retargeting, cross-device advertising, analytics, and measurement purposes. The third-party analytics and advertising providers we use include: Google Analytics, Lucky Orange, Crashlytics, and Apsalar. Some third-party providers allow you choices about their collection or use of your information. Some of these providers may also be members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), which each provide a simple way to opt out of ad targeting from participating companies.

  How Personal Data Is Used  


Woble Helsinki will use Personal Data as described in this Policy and as disclosed to you in the Woble Helsinki Services, which include for the following purposes:

Responding to your comments and questions and providing customer service.

Providing you information via email or another form of electronic notification related to your use, requests, and purchases, such as transaction confirmations, invoices, technical notices, and other notices about security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Woble Helsinki Services.

Personalizing your Woble Helsinki Services experience, content, marketing, and recommendations, including to target content and services to more closely match your interests or location.

Creating anonymized data sets from Personal Data to improve our and our affiliates’ products and services.

Enforcing our terms and conditions or protecting our business, partners, or users.

Protecting against, investigating, and deterring fraudulent, unauthorized, infringing, or illegal activity.

Choices You Have Regarding Personal Data

  Connections with Other Services  


Other third-party services you have chosen to connect with the Woble Helsinki Services may be enabled or disabled through selections in the Site You usually can also enable or disable connections through the third-party services themselves. Certain third-party services we may feature through our Woble Helsinki Services give you social-media options to interact with buttons or widgets that let you “like” information or post information about your activities publicly from the Woble Helsinki Services to third-party sites and platforms or privately within your network. By connecting your Woble Helsinki Services account with third-party services, you enable third-party services to access the Woble Helsinki Services API and gain access to your itinerary information, as well as your profile information. Their use of this information is governed by their user terms with you and their privacy policies.

  Cookies, Analytics, and Tracking  


You also have choices regarding some of the technologies used to track your use of the Woble Helsinki Services. You may find out more about the various tracking tools used on the Site and the choices you have by following the Cookie Preferences link in the footer of the Site. Note that the settings are limited to the particular browser installed on a particular device. So if you use Woble Helsinki Services with different browsers or different devices, including a mobile device, you may have to disable the tracking cookies in the browsers of all relevant devices. It may not always be possible to disable cookies in the App, and disabling cookies on the Site will not disable tracking technologies on the App. We may not recognize or respond to every type of “do not track” signal or other mechanisms that provide consumers the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of Personal Data about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services, but we give you certain choices about how we collect Personal Data as described in this Policy. For more information on how we collect Personal Data for these purposes, see the “Cookies, Analytics and Tracking” section above.

  How Woble Helsinki Shares Personal Data  


The Woble Helsinki Services may share your Personal Data as described in this Policy and as follows:

With your consent.

With third parties to the extent that you have enabled a connection between your Woble Helsinki Services account and a third-party service.

With other Woble Helsinki users or the public through your public profile in accordance with your privacy settings, if you share itineraries, and if you grant another Woble Helsinki user access to manage or view your travel plans.

When we believe it is appropriate to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of Woble Helsinki, our users, or others; and in connection with the enforcement of our terms and contracts.

In connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, acquisition, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy. We may assign or transfer your information as part of the transaction.

With third-party vendors, consultants, and other service providers that are working on our behalf and need access to your information to provide specific services to us as part of the Woble Helsinki
Services, such as credit card processing companies, or hosting, email messaging, or SMS providers.

In an aggregated form that does not directly identify you.

As required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served to us.

  Security and Retention of Personal Data  


We maintain data handling and storage practices and procedures that are designed to promote the integrity and confidentiality of the personally identifiable information. No method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

We retain your Personal Data for as long as necessary to provide the Woble Helsinki Services and for other essential purposes such as complying with our legal obligations, resolving disputes, and enforcing our agreements. Because these needs can vary for different data types in the context of different services, actual retention periods can vary significantly. The criteria used to determine retention include


(1)  the length of time Personal Data is needed to provide the applicable services (such as maintaining and improving the performance of the Woble Helsinki Services, enabling system security measures, and maintaining appropriate business and financial records);


(2)  if users have provided, created, or maintained Personal Data with the expectation that we will retain it until they affirmatively remove it (in which case we may maintain the data until actively deleted by the user);


(3)  whether the Personal Data is of a sensitive type (a shortened retention time may be appropriate);


(4)  whether we are subject to a legal, contractual, or similar obligation to retain the data (such as mandatory data retention laws in the applicable jurisdiction, government orders to preserve data, or data that must be retained for the purposes of litigation).