Thank you for considering participation in scientific research to help advance the study of human health. We are hopeful that this research will help scientists better understand and improve human health. This Informed Consent relates to research that may be performed by MyID or any third-party researcher or in collaboration between MyID and a third-party researcher (as further described below).
As to any internal MyID product development or enhancement work that is not covered by this consent, such development or enhancement is covered by the MyID Terms and Conditions and Privacy Statements.
Your consent to participate in this research is completely voluntary and is not required to use any of our products or services. Even if you consent to participate in the research, you may withdraw your consent at any time, but your information will not be removed from research that is in progress or completed. We encourage you to carefully read the full text below before deciding whether to give consent.
The full text of the Informed Consent is below and explains the following:
1. What is the MyID Study Project?
At MyID, part of our mission is to advance research related to the study of human health. One way we do that is to offer you the opportunity to participate in scientific research performed in the United States and in other countries designed to:
We refer to all research focused on the Purpose that My Study Project (the “Project”). We refer to getmyid.com and our affiliated companies collectively as “MyID” “us,” “we,” or “our.”
Studies performed under this Project may lead to related commercial developments of new products.
2. What am I agreeing to if I consent?
By giving consent to participate in the Project, you agree that all information that you share with us (as further described below) through your use of our websites, mobile applications, and products that exist now, or in the future (our “Services”) can be collected and used for research consistent with the Purpose until the Project is completed or ends (which may be many years from now). Anyone who has activated an MyID product or service at any time can voluntarily participate in this Project.
3. Who conducts the research?
Employees of MyID perform some of the research for the Project. We also work with researchers from other organizations and companies who share our Purpose. This might include academic institutions as well as non-profit and for-profit businesses or government agencies (“Collaborators”).
These Collaborators may also work with other entities to conduct research associated with our Purpose (“Collaborator Partners”). Find out more about our Collaborators here. The research for the Project may be performed solely by us, or by Collaborators with or without help from MyID researchers or Collaborator Partners. All researchers, whether affiliated with MyID, our Collaborators, or Collaborator Partners are referred to in this Informed Consent as “Researchers.” MyID will review all research requests for Personal Health Information (as described below).
In some instances, MyID receives compensation from Collaborators who work on the Project. Some of the researchers who are employees of MyID also have a significant amount of stock or other ownership in MyID or getmyid.com. If you have concerns about this employment and stock ownership, ask for more information via the contact information listed below.
4. What data is used?
When you give consent, Researchers may use all data that you provide to us when you use our Services, including Personal Health Information and any data derived from this information (the “Data”). Data includes:
We take your privacy seriously and value the trust you put in us when you allow us to use your Data. Our privacy statements describe how we handle your Data and our compliance with applicable laws for cross-border transfers of Data. As part of the Project, Researchers outside the United States may access and use your Data. If this occurs, those further cross-border transfers of Data will be made in compliance with the mechanism described in our privacy statements. For more information, refer to our Privacy Center and the Privacy Statement.
5. How is my Data used and shared if I give consent?
If you decide to participate, the Researchers may use your Data, including your Personal Health Information, for:
Personal Health Information, may be shared with Collaborators and Collaborator Partners, but will be shared without your name, contact information or other common identifying information. When your Biological Sample is shared, it is labelled only with a code.
When we collaborate with government agencies on research, we take all necessary steps to protect the privacy and integrity of your Personal Health Information in accordance with laws and regulations pertaining to government-funded research. In some instances, if we partner with, or our research is funded by, certain U.S. agencies like the National Institutes of Health, we may be required to contribute certain Data to a national database that will be accessible by other researchers. In the event such contribution is required, we will only provide Data that has had identifying information removed in accordance with U.S. federal regulations.
Your Data may also be shared with others who review the quality and safety of the research (for example, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, other regulatory agencies, and Quorum Review, an institutional review board, which is a group of people who review research studies to protect the rights and welfare of research participants). We will never knowingly disclose or interpret your Data for use by employers or insurers for employment or insurance purposes.
6. How is my Data protected?
As described in our Privacy Statement, we use multiple layers of physical, technical, and administrative procedures to protect your Data from unauthorized access while conducting our business. These same procedures are used by us to protect your Data used in the Project. In addition, we require our Collaborators and Collaborator Partners to use similar physical, technical, and administrative procedures to protect the Personal Health Information we share with them.
7. If I consent, will MyID or Collaborators and Collaborator Partners contact me?
We, MyID, may contact you from time to time to request additional information for the Project. You are not required to respond to any requests from us about the Project – the choice is yours. If you do not respond or do not want to provide additional materials for the Project, we may continue to use your Personal Health Information as permitted by this Informed Consent but for no additional purpose.
Also, if we or a Collaborator wants to use your Personal Health Information in a manner beyond what is described in this Informed Consent or to conduct research unrelated to the Purpose, we will first contact you to see if you’re interested in hearing about this new research opportunity and if you are interested in possibly providing additional informed consent.
8. Are there any risks to me?
There are no physical risks involved with having your Personal Health Information used in this Project. There are some potential risks to participating in the Project as follows:
9. Are there any costs if I consent? Do I receive compensation or other benefits if I consent?
There is no cost to you for the Project.
There is no benefit to you for participating in the Project. Your participation may help advance scientific or medical knowledge. Research results will not be communicated by Researchers to you. The Project will not result in you being treated for or receiving a diagnosis of any health condition. No financial compensation will be provided to you for any commercial developments related to the Project that may be developed by Researchers.
10. Do I have to consent to the Project?
No, your participation is voluntary. No one is required to participate in the Project. If you choose not to participate in the Project, you can still use our Services, including activating your MyID Plus service. We do not consider the participation of an employee, or an employee’s relatives, in the Project when making employment or benefit decisions. No one should influence or pressure you to participate in the Project.
11. What is my alternative to participating?
Your alternative is not to participate in the Project. You will receive services from MyID regardless of your participation and participation is not required to use any of our products or services.
12. Can I withdraw from the Project?
Yes, you can withdraw your consent at any time on the MyID settings page. Until you withdraw or we end the Project, there is no limit to how long we will use your Personal Health Information for the Project. If you withdraw, we will cease using your Data for the Project within 30 days and the Data will not be used in future research. However, Data cannot be withdrawn from research already in progress or completed, or from published results and findings. In those cases, Researchers may have access to such Data about you indefinitely. There is no negative impact to you for withdrawal of your consent, and you will continue to be able to use our Services as before. Withdrawing your consent will not result in termination of services or deletion of your Personal Health Information from MyID products and services, unless you direct us otherwise. If you want your Personal Health Information deleted from MyID products and services, we will promptly do so at your request but additional steps are required. Please contact Member Services at the applicable number below for assistance.
This Informed Consent does not have an expiration date. If you do not withdraw consent, it will remain in effect until you withdraw or we end the Project.
13. Who can I contact about the Project?
Please contact us if you have any concerns, complaints, or questions about the Project:
Within the U.S.:
Attn: Member Services
491 North Bluff Street, Suite 106
St. George, UT 84770
If you have questions about what it means to be in a research study, or if you have a complaint or a concern that you are not able to resolve with the Researchers, you can also call Quorum Review (a research ethics board that reviews the Project) at 888-776-9115, or visit the Quorum Review website at www.quorumreview.com.
We encourage you to print a copy for your records, and this Informed Consent is also available on our MyID website.