Privacy Policy

Who we are

Genomic Testing Cooperative is an oncology diagnostic reference laboratory with a cooperative business model or an LCA. We are based in Irvine, CA.

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We may collect the following information:
– Name
– Email address
– Company name
– Postal Address
– Demographic information such as Job Title, Department, Company, Location, Language
– Marketing Preferences


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

By filling out our contact forms you are giving us permission to contact you.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Wellness Research Program

By accepting to participate in this online research, you agree to and acknowledge the followings:

  1. You understand that the information you provide will not be used to provide you with diagnose, prevent, or treat any condition or disease or to ascertain the state of your health. Your diagnosis and clinical implications and therapy will be provided to you by your ordering physician.
  2. You give permission to GTC, its contractors, successors, and assignees to perform testing on the DNA/RNA extracted from your sample and to use your de-identified results and data for research purposes and the development for new tools for predicting diseases and improve health patient care.
  3. You are aware that that the information you are providing with these questionnaires may not be received by your ordering physician and it is your responsibility to provide your information to your treating physician.
  4. You understand that all your Personal Information will be stored in databases and will be processed in accordance with the HIPPA regulation.
  5. You understand that by providing your sample and your information, you acquire no rights in any research or commercial products that may be developed by GTC or its collaborating partners. You specifically understand that you will not receive compensation for any research or commercial products that include or result from your sample or information.

You agree that you have the authority, under the laws of the state or jurisdiction in which you reside, to provide these representations.