Who holds my data/what data is held and who is it shared with?

The data you supply is held by Cellmark on an intelligence database.  The database is maintained in compliance with the requirements of the Forensic Science Regulator’s Codes of Practice and Conduct for reference collections and databases.  In addition to holding information about your dog we also need to hold your contact details so that in the event that your dog is stolen and recovered, we will be able to search the database on behalf of the police, or other investigators, to help ensure that your dog can be identified and safely returned to you.

Cellmark has extensive procedures in place to securely manage data for all of its customers which includes the police and government departments.  Cellmark is certified to ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials Plus which are independent certifications for the stringent data security procedures that the Company maintains.

Other FAQs

How does the DNA Protected service work?

Can I take the sample myself?

Is there a lower age limit for taking a DNA swab?

Why do I need to wait for an hour?

Will DNA Protected give me an indication of my dog's breed?

Will it give me an indication of any health problems/genetic diseases?

Who holds my data/what data is held and who is it shared with?

Who holds the database, what will it be used for and who will have access to it?

Can I get a copy of my dog’s DNA profile?

What happens if I move or the ownership of the dog changes or if my dog dies?

Has the technology been used and accepted in court?

What happens if my dog is stolen or lost?

How long does testing take?

How will dogs be identified using the Forensic Dog DNA Database?

Is the DNA Protected service accredited?

What are the chances of identical twins within a litter?

What’s in the DNA Protected sampling kit?

Is there a discount for breeders or organisations with multiple dogs?

I haven’t received my report, what should I do?

Don't forget our customer services team are on hand to provide any help and assistance you might need. Please don't hesitate to call us, our friendly and experienced advisers will be pleased to answer any questions you might have about our services.