How Secure and Private is AncesrtyDNA?

Your privacy is important to Ancestry. Ancestry uses industry standard security practices to store your DNA sample, your DNA test results, and other personal data you provide to Ancestry. In addition, we store your DNA test results and DNA sample without your name or other common identifying information. You own your DNA data. At any time, you can choose to download raw DNA data, have Ancestry delete your DNA test results as described in the AncestryDNA Privacy Statement, or have Ancestry destroy your physical DNA saliva sample. Ancestry does not share with third parties your name or other common identifying information linked to your genetic data, except as legally required or with your explicit consent.

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