This policy was last updated on: September 3, 2021. By accessing or using this site, you consent to the terms of this privacy policy.


We (or third parties providing services to us or on our behalf) may collect personal information and certain other usage and device information in connection with your use of our website.

Contact Forms

When you contact us via the contact form, you may provide your name and contact and other information to us, and we may use this information (1) to reply to your inquiry, (2) for administrative and marketing purposes, and (3) for other purposes for which it was provided (e.g., the other purposes indicated on the form) and the other purposes identified in this privacy policy. We may, for example, add you to our mailing list and send communications about our organization, website and the events that we host. If you would like to unsubscribe from the mailing list, please see below for further information.

Demographics and Registration Information

When you register for an event we are organizing, we (or third parties providing services to us or on our behalf) may collect your name, contact information, employment information (e.g., your title/position and the name and type of your employer) and payment information.  Any such third parties are permitted only to collect this data for the purposes of registration, and are not permitted to use the information collected for any other purpose such as solicitation.

We keep such information in our records and use it for administrative and marketing purposes.  If you do not wish for us to use the information for those purposes, please see below for further information on making such requests.

For each AGBT conference, we publicly compile demographic information based on location and the company/university type. For an example of this, please visit here. When we disclose aggregate data about conference attendees, we strip the infographic of specifics to maintain our attendees’ privacy.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) or links to third party websites. Embedded or linked content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. We do not control those third party sites or content and we recommend that you contact the operators of those third party sites directly for more information on how those sites collect, use and share data.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking devices, 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.


We use Google Analytics (which may use cookies and other technology) to collect data on web page-views (e.g., the time that you visit a page and how long you visit that page), device and other internet usage information (e.g., your web browser, IP address, internet service provider, etc.) and the geographic location of our website visitors. This is to help us understand how the website is used, better cater our content to our users and include an international audience in our conferences.

Google Analytics attributes a randomized ID number to you, but we do not collect other personal data about you(e.g., name, age, gender) via Google Analytics.

For additional information about the collection of information via Google Analytics, including how Google Analytics uses cookies and how to opt out of Google Analytics, see and or Google’s successor website.

Other Uses of Information

We may use any feedback that you provide (e.g., in a contact form) to improve the quality of our services and website, and to develop new services and features on our website.


In addition to the sharing of information described above, we may share your information with certain other third parties.

For example, we may collect registration information through services provided by, or otherwise provide registration information to, third party service providers, such as meeting management companies.

Depending on your preferences as indicated when registering for an event, we may also share certain of your registration information (e.g., name and contact and company/institution information) with (1) sponsors of the AGBT conference for which you register, for each sponsor to promote or market its products and/or services to you, and (2) third parties who provide products and/or services to us and/or conference attendees in connection with the AGBT conference for which you register (e.g., CrowdCompass, which provides a mobile app for the conference; DeciBio Consulting, which provides tools for the app; and Novella Brandhouse, which creates demographic charts for our website).

Aggregated, non-personally identifying information collected via the website may be shared with third parties, without restriction.

As a result of the collection and sharing of information as described in this privacy policy, your information may be collected by or shared with an entity that is located in a country other than that in which you are located.


We use remarketing services to advertise on third party websites to you after you visit the site.  We and our third-party vendors may use devices such as cookies or pixels to serve ads based on your past visits to the site.  The remarketing services include those provided by Facebook.

For instructions about opting-out of Facebook’s interest based ads, please visit the Facebook Help Center.

You may also be able to control the use of certain cookies and similar technologies by opting out of targeted online advertising through certain advertising networks.  Please see the following pages for additional information:


If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive a copy of certain personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us via a contact or registration form.

You can also request that we erase or update any personal data we hold about you. For example, you can request us to delete your contact information from our mailing list, our website, and our email system or withdraw your consent to our use and disclosure of your contact information. We will use reasonable means to comply with such requests, except for any data we are obliged or authorized to keep under applicable law.

Please make any such requests by contacting us at


We do not respond to “do not track” signals.


The website is not intended for individuals under the age of 18.


You can also request us to delete your contact information from our mailing list, our website, and our email system or withdraw your consent to our use and disclosure of contact information.


We may revise this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will also revise the “effective date” at the bottom of this privacy policy. You are responsible for regularly reviewing the current privacy policy. The most current version of the privacy policy can be reviewed by clicking on the “Privacy Policy” link located on the bottom of our website. Your continued use of the site after we post any revisions constitutes your agreement to any such revisions.


In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) adopted in the European Union (“EU”), users who are located in the EU may have the following rights:

  • If the processing of personal data is based on your consent, the right to withdraw consent for future processing of that data.
  • The right to request from AGBT a “data controller” (as defined under the GDPR) access to and rectification of your personal data.
  • Subject to limitations as provided for in the GDPR, the right to request restriction of the processing of your personal data.
  • Subject to limitations as provided for in the GDPR, the right to request erasure of your personal data.

Contacting us

You may contact AGBT by any of the following methods:

By writing to us at


The Genome Partnership
3730 Foundry Way Suite 218

St. Louis, MO 63110


By calling us at 314-332-1180

By emailing us at

If you are a resident of the European Union, you may have the right to file a complaint with your local data protection authority in the event that we do not comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Effective Date: September 3, 2021