Informed Consent for Raw Data Upload and Analysis 数据上传分析知情同意书

Informed Consent for Raw Data Upload and Analysis

Please review this form and, if you agree, provide your consent for genetic testing at the bottom of the form. If you do not agree, please do not submit any samples, Raw Data, or other information or materials to CHONPS Health Tech, Inc. (“CHONPS HEALTH TECH”) or our third-party partners in connection with the CHONPS HEALTH TECH CHONPS Health Tech service.

One of our missions at CHONPS HEALTH TECH is to help our customers understand how their DNA may impact certain personal traits. This Informed Consent for Raw Data Upload (“Informed Consent”) explains:

  • What CHONPS Health Tech is and how it works
  • What results you will get and who can see them
  • The potential benefits, potential risks and limitations of using CHONPS Health Tech
  • How to withdraw your consent
  • Who to contact if you have questions

Please review this Informed Consent carefully. If you agree to allow CHONPS HEALTH TECH to access and use your data to perform the CHONPS Health Tech service as described herein click the “I consent” prompt at the end of this document. You must be 18 years or older to use CHONPS Health Tech.

Key Terms

  • CHONPS HEALTH TECH: This is us, CHONPS HEALTH TECH, Inc. We will refer to CHONPS HEALTH TECH as “we”, “us” and “our” throughout this Informed Consent.
  • CHONPS Health Tech: Our non-medical, personal genetic information analysis service.
  • Personal Information: Information that can be used to identify you, either alone or in combination with other information.
  • Raw Data: Information about your genotypes that is generated through the processing of your saliva or blood by Third Party DNA Services. Your Raw Data contains the “letters” (nucleotides A, C, G, T) that comprise DNA.
  • Self-Reported Information: Information you provide about yourself that is not part of your DNA or derived from your Raw Data. Self-Reported Information may include details about your health, family tree, behaviors, and lifestyle.
  • Third Party DNA Services: Companies and organizations not related to or operated by us that you may use to obtain DNA testing and results.
  • Traits: The characteristics or attributes that may be influenced by your DNA. Your Traits may include your preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, preferences, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes. The traits we analyze as part of the service are personal - not medical - in nature.

What is CHONPS Health Tech?

Every individual is made up of trillions of cells. Cells can be thought of as small, microscopic packets containing our DNA. DNA is necessary for the normal health and maintenance of our body. It is particularly important because it allows one’s genetic information, which influences health and physical characteristics, to be passed down from one generation to the next.

Genes are segments of coding and non-coding DNA that provide instructions for the formation of proteins and other important biological compounds. Changes found in an individual’s genes or DNA (as compared to a normal, healthy individual) can cause disease or increase one’s risk for disease. Conversely, gene changes may also be protective against certain illnesses and diseases.

We created CHONPS Health Tech to give you insights about your DNA. We want to empower you by giving you information about how your DNA shapes your nutrition, fitness, personality and intelligence Traits.

CHONPS Health Tech provides Trait analysis for healthy individuals. CHONPS Health Tech is not a diagnostic test and should not be used to diagnose any disease in yourself or others, is not appropriate for use the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease, and is not intended for the assessment of a health condition. If you have concerns about a disease or medical condition, you should discuss your concerns with your healthcare provider.

How does CHONPS Health Tech work?

To use CHONPS Health Tech, you must first create a CHONPS Health Tech account and then upload your Raw Data. The Raw Data you upload should come from one of the following Third Party DNA Services: 23andMe, My Heritage, or We may expand the list of Third Party DNA Services in the future. Before uploading your Raw Data, or the Raw Data about another person, and by signing this Informed Consent, you confirm that you have the rights and permissions necessary to share that Raw Data with us for use and disclosure as described in this Informed Consent.

Once we receive your Raw Data, we and our scientists analyze it to identify variants in the sequencing that may indicate the presence of, or risk for, a variety of non-medical Traits, such as your cognitive ability, height, waist size, and muscular strength. Variations can occur in the coding and/or non-coding portions of your DNA. We look at both the coding and non-coding portions to better predict your Traits.

In addition to uploading your Raw Data, you may also choose to provide us with certain other Self-Reported Information that will [help us improve your Trait analysis and reports]. First, you may complete a questionnaire that will ask you questions about your health, family tree, behaviors, and lifestyle. In addition, you may provide us with certain electronic health record data and [ describe other health data that CHONPS HEALTH TECH seeks to collect].  Completing a questionnaire and providing this other Self-Reported information is completely voluntary.

The information we gather from your Raw Data and your Self-Reported Information helps us to create individualized Trait information and reports that you can view and download through your CHONPS Health Tech account.

What kind of Traits can I learn about?

The Trait analysis reports that we create for and about you will provide interpretation of your genes. Through our research and insights, we can give you different information about your Traits, including your preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, preferences, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes. The number and types of reports you get will depend on whether you are a free or a paid user.

The Traits we are able to analyze may change as we grow and enhance our research. The research and science behind CHONPS Health Tech is based on the current state of knowledge about the field of genomics. Over time, we may learn more about DNA and how it affects various Traits. As this knowledge improves, we may (at our sole discretion) choose to update our research, reports, and the CHONPS Health Tech service we provide you. As a result, your Trait analysis may change over time.

CHONPS Health Tech does not currently analyze or report on medical diseases or medical-related traits. Therefore, genomic variants that might predict disease or carrier status (such as whether you are a carrier for Tay-Sachs disease or cystic fibrosis) will not be analyzed by us or identified in the CHONPS Health Tech report.

Who will be able to access my results?

You, and any individual who you give access to your CHONPS Health Tech account, will be able to access your Trait analysis and reports.

Our team may also be able to access your results to create reports, improve your results, answer your questions, and provide you with additional assistance that you may need from time to time. We limit access to your results to our team members who have a legitimate reason to access them for the purposes listed above. Please read our Privacy Policy, which contains information about how we use and disclose the Personal Information we collect about you while using CHONPS Health Tech.

In addition, in the limited circumstances described in our Privacy Policy, other third parties (such as our service providers, research partners, and law enforcement/governmental entities) may be able to access your results. We do not share your results or your identifiable data with any other third parties or in any other circumstances except with your consent.

Will CHONPS HEALTH TECH use my data for purposes other than providing me with Trait analysis?

We may use your data for purposes other than providing you with your Trait analysis. Such purposes are described in our Privacy Statement, and include the following:

  • To provide you with, personalize, improve and develop the CHONPS Health Tech service
  • To share with you information about our products and services
  • To contact you about research studies for which you may be eligible. You are under no obligation to participate in any research studies that we contact you about. If you choose to participate in one of our research studies, we will also use and disclose your data for research purposes as described in the applicable separate informed consent form that you must sign.
  • To provide customer support to you
  • To troubleshoot and protect the CHONPS Health Tech service
  • To enforce our rights and for other legal purposes

In addition, we may aggregate your data with other our other customers’ data for our own and our partners’ research, product development and improvement, and marketing purposes. Aggregated data cannot be used to identify you. For example, aggregated data may include a statement that “30% of our female users share a particular genetic trait,” without providing any data or Trait analysis specific to any individual user.

What are the benefits of using CHONPS Health Tech?

We want you to benefit from using CHONPS Health Tech and we hope you enjoy learning about your genetics. We aim to empower you with knowledge about your DNA and Traits so that you can make choices to improve your health, wellness, and interests.

We also hope you use CHONPS Health Tech to better understand how genetics works, including what your Raw Data looks like. We have a number of features, including our Raw Data view, to help you visually understand how your DNA data is analyzed based on growing genetics research.

What are the risks of using CHONPS Health Tech?

There are some risks to using the CHONPS Health Tech Service.

There is a chance that you could learn something about yourself that you did not want to know. For example, you may learn that you are predisposed to sadness, anger, or loneliness, or that you are likely to experience skin pigmentation or baldness. Since you share DNA with your blood relatives, what you learn about yourself could also affect them. You may want to discuss your options with a doctor, mental health professional or genetic counselor before or after you get your results.

There is a risk that your genetic information could be used as a basis of discrimination. To address concerns regarding possible health insurance and employment discrimination, many countries (including the United States) have enacted laws to prohibit genetic discrimination in those circumstances. The laws may not protect against genetic discrimination in other circumstances such as when applying for life insurance, disability insurance, or long-term care insurance. You should talk to your physician or genetic counselor if you have concerns about genetic discrimination.

We may need to share details about you with regulators and law enforcement. These details may include your Raw Data, Trait analysis, or other Personal Information. We will only share these details if we believe that the law or legal process requires us to do so. Please see our Privacy Policy for more details.

Finally, there is a risk that we experience a security incident and, as a result, someone accesses your data and results without authorization. This information could allow someone to connect your Raw Data and other Personal Information back to you. We take steps to reduce the risk of security incidents. Please see our Privacy Statement for more details.

What are the limitations?

CHONPS Health Tech has some limitations. Some of these limitations are unique to CHONPS Health Tech, while other limitations are related to Trait analysis in general. Many of these limitations are discussed in our Terms of Use.

Your Raw Data and Trait analysis cannot tell you everything about you -- your DNA is only a part of who you are. The analysis we do on your Raw Data, including any reports we create for you, is not deterministic. In other words, the analysis and results describe your probability of having a given Trait, and can only rarely predict when you have that Trait for certain. In some cases, the choices you make about how you live your life will influence your Traits more than your DNA.

It is possible that the Raw Data you upload to CHONPS Health Tech contains errors. In some cases, errors can occur when a Third Party DNA Service sequences your DNA or reads the stored genetic information. Because we do not, at this time, collect and test your DNA samples ourselves, we are unable to identify the errors that might occur in the processing of your DNA sample.

How do I withdraw my consent?

You can withdraw your consent at any time by stopping your use of CHONPS Health Tech. You can also choose to close your CHONPS Health Tech account. More details about closing your account and withdrawing your consent can be found in our Privacy Statement and Terms of Use. If you close your CHONPS Health Tech account, you will not be able to access your information on CHONPS Health Tech moving forward. When you close your account, we will archive your information. We will keep it archived for as long as we need to meet our legal and regulatory requirements.

If you withdraw your consent, we discontinue the use of your data going forward. Withdrawing your consent does not affect or nullify how we used your data in the past.

Additional important information

We are not medical or healthcare professionals. We do not provide medical advice, medical diagnosis, or recommendations for medical treatment. We also do not provide genetic analysis or reports regarding diseases or medical conditions. If you need advice regarding diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of any disease, health, or medical condition, you should consult your doctor or another qualified healthcare professional.

Questions about CHONPS Health Tech

If you have questions about CHONPS Health Tech or what you are consenting to in this Informed Consent, you can contact us at

Acknowledgment and Consent

I acknowledge the following:

  • I have been offered the opportunity to ask questions about CHONPS Health Tech, including about the benefits, risks and limitations of using CHONPS Health Tech.
  • I have read and understood this document in its entirety and realize I may retain a copy for my records.
  • I have read and understood CHONPS HEALTH TECH’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
  • I confirm that I have the required and appropriate permission to upload my Raw Data (or the Raw Data of someone else) to CHONPS Health Tech.
  • I consent to CHONPS HEALTH TECH analyzing my Raw Data and providing an analysis of my Traits based on CHONPS HEALTH TECH current knowledge and research.
  • I consent to CHONPS HEALTH TECH’ ongoing analysis and use of my Raw Data as described herein.
  • I consent to being contacted by or on behalf of CHONPS HEALTH TECH about research studies for which I may be eligible. I understand I am under no obligation to participate in any research studies about which I am contacted.
  • I will discuss the results with my healthcare provider/genetic counselor if I have any medical or health-related questions or concerns.


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我们是来自香港大学医学院的博士创业团队,拥有以Polygenic Scoring (多基因风险评分,PGS)的核心技术,基因智健(G2H)是我们开发的首款产品。该平台主要利用基于PGS的统计机器学习模型分析用户DNA数据,从而预测和评估数百种人类疾病风险和健康表型,为您的健康人生保驾护航。

联系人: Dr. CHEN Guolan Lane
电话: +852 46404365
QQ: 3028035047
微信: lanechenhku
微博: u/7735987435
地址: 1)中国香港特别行政区薄扶林沙宣道5号1F; 2)中国广东省广州市黄埔区(广州开发区)科丰路91号903