National Matching Services

Notice of Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Your Personal Information - GC Admissions Match

You are strongly encouraged to read the National Matching Services Inc. (NMS) Privacy Statement ( as it describes Privacy policies and procedures that are applicable for this Match.


National Matching Services Inc. (NMS) administers matching services for the Genetic Counseling Admissions Matching Program (the "Match"). The Match is sponsored and supervised by the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors (AGCPD) herein referred to as the Sponsoring Organization of the Match.

The Match places applicants into positions for the first year of training in masters-level genetic counseling programs.

Match participants, which include programs offering positions in the Match and applicants seeking positions in the Match, may use the Match web sites ( and to provide, view, edit and access information related to the Match. By using the Match web sites, you agree that NMS will collect, use, disclose and otherwise manage your Personal Information as set out in this Notice. You also agree to the Web Site Terms of Use described in detail at

It is your responsibility to ensure that the Personal Information you provide is truthful, complete and correct. NMS and the Sponsoring Organization reserve the right to verify any information provided as part of your participation in the Match. If any information you provide is determined to be false or misleading, concealed or withheld your participation may be denied and/or the Match result may be revoked. The determination of whether the Personal Information you provide is false or whether you have concealed or withheld information may be shared with the Match participants and/or other interested parties.

NMS retains current and historical records of your Personal Information for the purposes of determining eligibility for future matches and/or for reporting results. The Sponsoring Organization retains sole ownership of and proprietary rights to all non-anonymous Personal Information that is submitted to NMS for purposes of administering or supporting the matching program.

NMS maintains administrative, technical and physical safeguards in an effort to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure of your Personal Information. NMS will maintain the confidentiality of all Personal Information it collects in connection with your participation in the Match and will disclose such Personal Information only for the purposes described in this Notice. NMS stores electronic and other records off-site as part of its disaster recovery procedures.

You are solely responsible for keeping your NMS user identification, log in information and other information confidential and secure. Please notify NMS immediately if you suspect any unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

Collection of Personal Information

  • NMS collects your Personal Information used to administer and support the matching program.
  • When you call or e-mail NMS with a comment or question you may be asked for Personal Information to enable NMS to respond to your comment or inquiry. We may retain this Personal Information to assist you in the future or to monitor or improve our services.
  • For programs, the Personal Information collected by NMS includes, but is not limited to: program name; program and track code numbers; password; security questions and answers; address; accreditation status; program director name; phone number; fax number; e-mail address; tracks offered in the Match; Match quotas for each track offered; names, code numbers, and rankings of applicants; and names, code numbers, and ranking of applicants matched to each track.
  • For applicants, the Personal Information collected by NMS includes, but is not limited to: name; code number; password; address; phone number; e-mail address; date of birth; current state; security questions and answers; gender; permanent state; GRE scores; undergraduate GPA; undergraduate major(s); undergraduate institution name; undergraduate state; undergraduate degree; date of undergraduate graduation; graduate GPA; graduate major(s); graduate institution name; graduate state; graduate degree; date of graduate graduation; name, code number, and ranking of programs and tracks; program and track to which applicant is matched (if any); credit card payment verification information; cheque information; name and code number of partner, if applicant is participating in the Match as a couple.
  • Sometimes NMS or AGCPD undertakes a survey of Match participants. Your Personal Information is used to contact you to advise you of the survey. If you agree to complete the survey, your Personal Information is used only to process the survey responses. The information obtained from the survey is used only in aggregate and non-identifiable form.
  • Sometimes NMS asks for Personal Information that you are not required to provide, but may provide if you wish. For example, we may request certain Personal Information for the purposes of uniquely identifying you as a Match participant.

Use of Personal Information

  • NMS uses your Personal Information to identify you as a unique Match participant, to verify payment for the Match, to collect and confirm ranking information, to withdraw you from the Match, to execute the Match and to report results.
  • NMS uses your Personal Information to create aggregate, non-personally identifiable statistics for use by the public, by the Sponsoring Organization and by Match participants for performance, policy, development and other research purposes. These statistics are available at
  • NMS may use your Personal Information to resolve issues raised by interested parties that are related to the accuracy, quality, security, comprehensiveness and performance of the application and matching service(s) used by AGCPD.

Disclosure of Personal Information

  • NMS discloses a list of programs participating in the Match on a publicly available section of the web site.
  • NMS may disclose to programs the name and code number of applicants registered for the Match; the name and code number of applicants that have matched and where they have matched; information on programs that have positions available after the Match; and information on applicants who participated in the Match but were not matched.
  • NMS may disclose to applicants the name and code number of the program to which they have been matched and information on positions that remain unfilled after the Match.
  • NMS may disclose Personal Information about you as requested by the Sponsoring Organization. The Sponsoring Organization may use the information for research, marketing, commercial or other business purposes.
  • NMS may disclose your Personal Information to regulatory authorities, law enforcement or other persons, as authorized or required by law.
  • NMS reserves the right to disclose your Personal Information to interested parties, at our sole discretion, if we deem it to be in the best interest of supporting or administering the application or matching services.

How to Contact Us

For more information about the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information by NMS, contact NMS by e-mail at; by phone at (416) 977-3431; or in writing at 20 Holly St, Suite 301, Toronto ON, M4S 3B1.

Last updated: April, 2017

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