Petagenics® Terms of Use

1. ACCOUNTS

1.1 Account Creation. In order to use certain features of the Site (e.g., to order genetic testing kits for dogs and to track test progress along with receiving your results), you must register for an account with us ("Account") and provide certain information about yourself or your dog(s) as prompted by the Site registration form. You represent and warrant that: (a) all required registration information you submit is truthful and accurate and (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information. You may terminate your Account at any time, for any reason, by following the instructions on the Site.

1.2 Account Responsibilities. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account login information and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorised use, or suspected unauthorised use of your Account or any other breach by emailing info@petagenics.co.uk. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above requirements.

2. ORDERING TEST KITS; PAYMENT TERMS; RECEIVING TEST RESULTS

2.1 Ordering Testing. You may order genetic testing for dogs (a "Test") by following the directions on the Site. Unless otherwise indicated on the Site, once you order a Test, you will be sent a sample collection kit. In the event that we are unable to complete the Test (for example, if DNA cannot be successfully extracted), we will send to you, or request from you, a new sample collection kit.

2.2 Payment Terms. If you order a Test, you agree to pay the then-current applicable fee listed on the Site at www.petagenics.co.uk. We may change the pricing for the Test (from time to time in its sole discretion) by updating the Site and without any additional notice to you. We utilise a third party ("Payment Provider") to process payments. You must provide our Payment Provider with a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard or any other issuer accepted by us) as a condition to such transactions. The Payment Provider's policies govern the processing of your payment, and you must refer to those policies and not this Agreement to determine your rights and liabilities. By providing your credit card number and associated payment information through the Site and Service, you authorise us through our Payment Provider to immediately receipt you for all fees and charges due and payable to us, and you agree that no additional notice or consent is required. We reserve the right at any time to change our payment terms, either immediately upon posting on the Site, by email delivery to you or any other reasonable method of communication.

2.3 Receiving Testing Results. After receiving the sample collection kit, you may swab a buccal or cheek sample of your dog and return the sample to us by following the directions on the sample collection kit. You represent and warrant that: (a) all information you provide about your dog, including the name and breed of your dog, is truthful and accurate; (b) the sample that will be submitted corresponds to the dog to be tested as indicated by the information provided and found on this order; (c) additional samples may be required to complete this test; (d) you will cooperate to help resolve any disputed results as stated in the Petagenics 'Quality Assurance & Disputed Results Policy'.

2.4 Sample Submission. The customer accepts responsibility of providing a sample from the dog named and detailed on the sample submission form and the accompanying samples return envelope; any inaccurate results that arise from this clause not being followed and/or adhered to are not the responsibility of Petagenics Canine Genetic Services. The customer will not submit samples of any dog that is known to, or suspected of carrying an infectious disease.

Petagenics reserve the right to use the DNA extracted from your sample at the discretion of Petagenics in cases of, but not limited to, disputed results, client misconduct, or suspected fraud. We will notify you if DNA cannot be successfully extracted and will send you a new sample collection kit at no cost. Petagenics commit to forwarding your samples to our partner testing laboratory, Paw Print Genetics (PPG) within 48 hours of receipt. Once testing is completed, we will notify you that you may download the Test Results from the Site. Normal Test Results do not exclude inherited mutations not tested in these or other genes that may cause medical problems or may be passed on to offspring. Tests were developed, and their performance determined by (PPG). This laboratory has established and verified the Tests’ accuracy and precision. Because all Tests performed are DNA-based, rare genomic variations may interfere with the performance of some Tests producing false results.

If you think these results are in error, it is your responsibility to contact, via email, Petagenics immediately for further evaluation. In the event of a valid dispute of results claim, Petagenics, along with its Partner Testing Laboratory (PPG), will do its best to resolve such a claim to the customer’s satisfaction. If no resolution is possible after investigation by Petagenics and its partner testing laboratory (PPG) with the cooperation of the customer, the extent of the customer's sole remedy is a partial refund of the fee paid, less any costs associated with the investigation.

IN NO EVENT SHALL PETAGENICS AND/OR ITS PARTNER TESTING LABORATORY (PPG) BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND.

Any claim must be asserted within 60 days of the report of the test results.

Our 'Quality Assurance & Disputed Results Policy' can be viewed here.

2.5 Personal and Commercial Use. You may use the Site and the Services for your personal and commercial purposes. We understand that dog breeders, trainers and other may use the Services in connection with dogs owned by someone else. Nonetheless, you represent and warrant that in all cases you have all necessary consents, including from the dog's owner, to use the Services, purchase the Tests and receive the Test Results.

2.6 Your Rights to Your Test Results. Petagenics work to strict client confidentiality guidelines. After accurate and reliable genetic results, privacy is priority within Petagenics and its partner testing laboratory (PPG). At Petagenics, we take your personal information very seriously and this includes the genetic results of your dogs and we do our upmost to protect your privacy. Although there are no privacy laws governing dogs and their genetic information, we have implemented the following procedures to try to protect your information as much as possible. We have a strict internal privacy policy that instructs our employees on how personal information collected on our website or obtained through testing of your dogs is handled. This information belongs to the person who ordered and paid for the test. The dog’s results can only be communicated to the person who ordered the test. In most cases it is the owner or breeder. In other cases, it may be a veterinarian. When contact is made to Petagenics regarding a dog's result, we first verify that it is the individual that ordered the test. If it is not the individual that ordered the test, we require written and signed permission from the original customer that ordered and paid for the tests, before we will communicate and release any information to a third party. It is your responsibility to contact us if you have any concerns about our Privacy Policy.

2.6 -1 Petagenics works very closely with the UK Kennel Club, and as such, agree to send to the Kennel Club tests results of ALL Kennel Club registered dogs, irrelevant of status (clear, carrier, affected). You (the customer), hereby agree to Petagenics forwarding your dogs test results to the Kennel Club, should you object to your dogs results being included in the results sent to the Kennel Club, then you should un tick the appropriate box when purchasing your DNA tests on the www.petagenics.co.uk website.

2.7 The 'Health & Wellness Check’™ is a screen of >150 genes that cause diseases or traits in dogs. This is not a diagnostic test. Any abnormal results (carrier or affected), or any results that concern you, should be confirmed using a diagnostic test. Diagnostic testing is available from Petagenics® Canine Genetic Services, and in many cases, can be performed using existing DNA from the Health & Wellness Check’™. The Health & Wellness Check'™ is not a breed identification test.