Your trust is important to us

For more than 20 years, people have trusted us with personal information about themselves and their families. As we lead the way in consumer DNA testing, we are committed to upholding our privacy principles. When you make new discoveries with us, we want you to feel confident and informed.

Ancestry Privacy Principles

Stewardship: Whether it’s your family history, genetic data, or health information, we will be a responsible steward, managing your data in a principled fashion that follows clearly stated policies and applicable laws.

Transparency: We will explain our practices in policies that are easy to understand. This includes what data we collect, who we share your data with and how we store and process it.

User Choice: You have choices about sharing your information. Where possible, we make it easy for you to change your mind.

Responsible Research: We are committed to ethical practices in handling data about you for product development research and if you have consented to participate, for external scientific research.

Security: Keeping your data secure is a priority. We will use industry standard security practices designed to keep your data safe. We will not respond to law enforcement requests for your data unless required by law.

What kinds of information do we collect?

Depending on which services you use, we collect different kinds of information from or about you.

Frequently asked questions

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Does Ancestry respond to law enforcement requests?
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Will Ancestry market to me?