I. What Data We Collect
In the course of your use of our Services, we may collect the following types of information:
Payment Information: In order to pay for services you may be required to submit payment information, such as a credit card number and billing address.
Account Information: In the course of registering an account or subsequently, we may ask you to provide information such as your name, employer, email address or phone number.
User Activity Information: We may keep logs of your activity as you use our Services, for example, which pages you visit, when you start a task, or what calls are made to our API. We may also track user activity on our site using third-party services such as Google Analytics, Fullstory, and Appcues.
Other User Provided Personal Information: You may provide information to us via other communications with our team, for instance emails exchanged with our support team or suggestions submitted via a feedback form.
Submitted Data: You may provide us sequencing data derived from a human or other organism, for instance by uploading a BAM file or FASTQ file.
Submitted Metadata: When you provide us Submitted Data, that Submitted Data will usually be accompanied by associated metadata describing the Submitted Data, which may include information about the subject(s) of the sequencing data, for instance phenotype or population statistics.
II. What We Do With It
We use your Payment Information in order to bill you for the Services. We do this on the basis of your consent and our legitimate interest in getting paid for Services.
On the basis of your consent, we may use your Account Information to contact you about your use of our Services, for instance to let you know a task has completed, or to otherwise inform you about our Services, for instance by letting you know about changes or improvements to our offerings. In addition, if your email address is associated with a Gravatar, we may pull that Gravatar for display on our platform. Your Account Information may be stored on our behalf on third-party cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services (AWS), a service provided by Amazon Web Services Inc.
We may use User Activity Information, Account Information and Other User Provided Personal Information to maintain, improve and better understand usage of our Service, on the basis of our legitimate interest in ensuring your data, our other clients’ data, and our systems are secure, in developing our Service to better serve you and other clients, and in managing and developing our business. In some cases, we may also be required to retain this information in order to meet our legal obligations.
We store and process Submitted Data and Submitted Metadata on your behalf, for instance when you run a pipeline on your data. If you consent, we may also access and process your Submitted Data and Submitted Metadata in order to provide support to you, for instance by running a few tests on your data for debugging purposes if your task fails. Your data is processed on your selected cloud infrastructure provider, either AWS or Google Cloud Platform (GCP), a service provided by Google LLC,and stored on their servers in encrypted form. You can find more information about Amazon Web Services’ security practices and Google Cloud Platform’s security online.
If you explicitly so choose (see “Controlling Your Data” below), we may share your Submitted Data and some elements of your Account Information with other users to whom you have granted permission to participate in your project. Your name and institutional affiliation may also be shared automatically with users who have granted you project permissions.
J Design may disclose your data if disclosure of your data to third parties is necessary to respond to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, or if, at our sole discretion, we believe this is necessary in order to meet any legal requirement or enforceable governmental request or to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may (either intentionally or unintentionally) be causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, users of our Service, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities.
In addition to the potential transfer of data to the third-party services we mentioned in the previous sections, we may also transfer any and all information we collect from users to a third party in the event of any corporate reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfers, or other disposition of all or any portion of J Design Genomics businesses, assets, or stock.
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, J Design Genomics Inc. commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information transferred to the United States pursuant to Privacy Shield. European Union and Swiss individuals with Privacy Shield inquiries or complaints should first contact J Design Genomics Inc. at: