Privacy Policy

Last updated 14 May 2023


This Privacy Statement applies to the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) website. Information collected through this website falls into two categories: aggregate information and personal information.

Collection and use

Aggregate information is information from which individual user identities or characteristics have been removed. When a user accesses the GA4GH website, aggregate information is collected automatically in order to better understand website traffic patterns (e.g. total number of visitors, most visited sections, peak traffic times). None of this information is personally identifiable.

Personal information is any information about an identifiable individual. When we collect personal information about you through the website, we do so only if you consent to provide it to us. Specifically, there are two ways we may collect personal information about you:

  • if you register to join our mailing list, we collect your email address, name, position title, institution name, and area of interests in order to send you our newsletter(s) and information about events; and
  • if you send us an inquiry through our website, we only collect your email address in order to respond to you.

You may unsubscribe from receiving any communications from GA4GH, at any time, by sending a request to: info [at]

Apart from personal information relating to the uses described above, GA4GH does not collect or wish to receive any information or other materials from you that may be considered personal, confidential, or proprietary. All such information and materials received will be considered to be non-confidential, and you will be deemed to have granted to this website an irrevocable license and consent to use, copy, display, and distribute such information and materials for any purpose whatsoever.

GA4GH may use third parties to facilitate content delivery on this website. In such circumstances, we use contractual means to ensure that these third parties protect your personal information in a manner comparable to GA4GH practices; however, where such information is stored or accessed in other countries, it may be subject to the laws of those countries.


GA4GH will not disclose your personal information other than if it is required to respond to valid demands or requests from government authorities, courts, or law enforcement.


The GA4GH website may contain links to one or more third-party websites.

Please note that GA4GH does not control third-party websites, and this Privacy Statement does not apply to any personal information you provide to such third-party websites.


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Accessing and/or updating your personal information

If you would like to access, review, verify, or update the personal information that you have provided to GA4GH or make corrections to it, you may contact us directly via the information provided immediately below.

If you have any questions or concerns about privacy at GA4GH, please send a written request to: info [at]

Telephone: 1-416-977-7599
Toll-free number: 1-866-678-6427
Mailing address:
The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health
MaRS Centre, South Tower
661 University Avenue, Suite 510
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 0A3

Changes to the GA4GH Website Privacy Statement

The beginning of this document will always include the date of its last revision and the most recent developments of the Privacy Statement. Your continued use of the GA4GH website after the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.