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Privacy and the MyHeritage Connection

Important: The collaboration between 23andMe and MyHeritage has ended and customers with a 23andMe tree (created prior to May 2015) can no longer connect that tree to the MyHeritage site; the free trial of the MyHeritage service offered to 23andMe customers also is no longer available. If you transferred a 23andMe tree or created a tree in the MyHeritage site, you will still be able to access your tree by visiting the MyHeritage site, and MyHeritage will continue to maintain free access to view public MyHeritage trees on the MyHeritage site.

If you agreed to connect your 23andMe account with MyHeritage, there was specific account information that you granted MyHeritage access to. You had a chance to review these items before granting access, and you can review these items anytime from your 23andMe Account Settings. Each of the items are defined below:

Each of the items are defined below:

Item Definition
The full name on your account and every profile in your account. Your account and profile names are used to create your tree. 
The email address associated with your account.

If you do not already have an account with MyHeritage, your 23andMe account email address will be used to create this account.

If you have an account with the same email address, the address will be detected.

Service type (ancestry or health & ancestry) for all profiles in your account. Whether a profile has been given ancestry reports only or health and ancestry reports. No genetic information is transferred, just which type of reports have been provided.
The profile picture for all profiles in your account. Profile photos are imported to MyHeritage; you may edit or remove them.
All biographical and event details entered into your family tree for all profiles in your account. Birth and death dates, events, and all other information from the Bio and Event tabs of your 23andMe tree.
The sex for all profiles in your account. The sex as set in your 23andMe profile.
The ability to view and update your family tree URL for all profiles in your account. Your Family Tree URL is how other members will be able to view your tree from your 23andMe profile.

Note: none of your genetic information was transferred to MyHeritage as part of this collaboration. The privacy settings available on MyHeritage trees are different than those on 23andMe, and each is controlled independently. You can control the visibility of your tree URL from your 23andMe Profile Settings page. To edit the privacy settings for your tree on MyHeritage, review your member preferences on the My privacy page.


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