Thank you for your response.
"The process sync's the file"
I think that is the key to correcting my thought process. The entire FTM file is uploaded (subject to specified parameters). What is displayed on a particular person can be limited by making a fact or relationship private.
It is the display of pedigree charts in DNA results that caused me to think this way. I have seen some trees where an entire branch is not shown for a person named "Private." I have been trying to figure out what criteria was used.