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Privacy issues

Every reasonable effort will be taken to ensure that no personal information (i.e. name, address, lineage) is tied to a participants sample unless the participant provides the information. A number of steps can be taken to maintain as much privacy for the participant as the participant desires.

LEGAL NOTICE:
Andrew Young & George Young do not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information on this page, nor does Andrew Young & George Young represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights. Further, Andrew Young & George Young disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, relating to this website and any information contained therein, including warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of the information. Andrew Young & George Young shall not be liable for any damages of any kind, under any theory of liability, resulting from user's access to the website or use of any information contained therein.

This is a new area of genealogical research and it is uncertain whether a DNA Project Coordinator is putting themselves at risk by managing this type of project. Other Coordinators for different surnames have created waivers for participants to sign. As a precaution a similar approach will be used for our Young Surname DNA Project but in our case your signature will not be requested.
If you participate in the project it is implied that you are releasing both the Young Surname DNA Project Coordinator (Andrew Young & George Young) and the DNA testing lab of any legal issue which may arise out of your participation. This includes but is not limited to emotional impacts from an unanticipated DNA sequence result, samples being lost in transit, and poor samples being provided.
Before participating you must read the following release of liability waiver. If you participate in the Young Surname DNA Project it is understood that you consent to the following.

I understand that the Young Surname DNA Project is a project established by Andrew Young & George Young to test genetically, by commercial means, the y-chromosomal DNA of participants and to compare the results with those of like surnames and with those of Andrew Young & George Young or variant surnames. I also understand the possibility that a participant's y-chromosomal DNA will not match that of others with the same surname where adoption, false paternity, or other reasons happened in the participant's immediate family or backward in time in the ancestral line.

In consideration of this right to participate in the Young Surname DNA Project and with full knowledge of these possibilities as outlined above, and intending to be legally bound, I hereby agree for myself and on behalf of all of my family and heirs to RELEASE Andrew Young & George Young from any and all liability, claims, demands or any causes of action, and NOT TO SUE OR OTHERWISE MAKE ANY CLAIM against Andrew Young & George Young whatsoever which may arise during my participation in the Young Surname DNA Project. I assume full responsibility for any risk occurring from my participation. I understand that Andrew Young & George Young will make reasonable efforts to protect the identity of the participant where the test results show a participant's y-chromosomal DNA will not match that of others with the same surname. I give Andrew Young & George Young the right to see and copy my results and understand that Andrew Young & George Young will make sure that I receive a copy of my test results.

I also agree to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD Andrew Young & George Young HARMLESS from all claims, judgments, expenses and costs, including but not limited to attorney's fees, incurred in connection with any claims brought as a result of my participation in the Young Surname DNA Project and which are released by the terms of this agreement.

This RELEASE AND WAIVER is given in the interests of permitting the Young Surname DNA Project to go forward in the genealogical testing of this participant and of permitting Andrew Young & George Young to serve the quest of the Kincaid and variant surname families for genealogical relationship data through genetic testing as outlined above. This RELEASE AND WAIVER is further given to enable Andrew Young & George Young and all the families to figure out if all the different clans are related and at what point in time that did or did not occur. Further, this RELEASE AND WAIVER is given to enable Andrew Young & George Young to feel free to donate his services and time in organizing this project without fear of liability. My release is given in exchange for being a participant in this project. This RELEASE AND WAIVER has no expiration date.

 

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