FamilyTreeAssistant.com: Privacy Policy

Overview

In this Privacy Policy, "us", "we" or "our" means familytreeassistant.com. familytreeassistant.com provides you with mapping and surname resources in order for you to research and develop your Family Tree. We use the information that we collect about you to create a more personalized online experience - records relating to a specific surname for example. This is just a brief overview, so please read on for more details about our Privacy Policy. This Policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically. Except as otherwise discussed in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you online. We encourage you to ask questions and to be very cautious before you disclose your personal information to others.

This Privacy Policy will explain the following regarding use of our site:

  1. What information does familytreeassistant.com collect from you?
    familytreeassistant.com collects two types of information about its visitors: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Our primary goal in collecting information from you is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience while using our site.

    Personally Identifiable Information
    This refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. Personal information is used to personalize your record search. We will only use your name for this purpose.

    Non-Personally Identifiable Information
    This refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. We gather certain information about you based upon where you visit our site in several ways. This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis. For example, this information may include the Web site's Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") that you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol ("IP") address. A URL is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web. An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol ("TCP/IP") network, such as the World Wide Web. Networks like the Web use the TCP/IP protocol to route information based on the IP address of the destination. In other words, an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web, allowing web servers to locate and identify your computer. Computers require IP addresses in order for users to communicate on the Internet, browse and shop.

  2. Where do we collect information from you and how do we use it?
    Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide familytreeassistant.com's visitors with requested services. We review the actions of the familytreeassistant.com visitors on an aggregate basis to determine customers' preferences. familytreeassistant.com also does research on our visitors' demographics, interests, and pages viewed based on the information provided to us from our server log files and the HTTP headers. We receive reports from our ad server, third party ad servers, content servers, or a web site analysis agent that tells us how many ads were presented and clicked upon or what content was served or viewed.
    We gather information in the following ways:
    1. Contact Information
      If you contact familytreeassistant.com by e-mail or letter, we may keep a record of your correspondence or comments.

    2. Cookies
      We use cookies to track user data, and in the operation of password protected areas of our website.
  3. With whom do we share your information?
    Other Parties: We do not sell, trade, or rent your Personally Identifiable Information to others without your consent. We may provide Non-Personally Identifiable Information about our customers' traffic patterns, and related site information to third parties, but these statistics do not include any Personally Identifiable Information. We may release account information when we believe that such release is reasonably necessary to enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions or to protect the rights, property, and safety of familytreeassistant.com, our users, or others. Services Provided on Our Site: Except as otherwise stated in this Policy, without your consent, familytreeassistant.com does not disclose its customers' Personally Identifiable Information.

  4. What are your choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information?
    Email: You may request that all emails to or from yourself are deleted.

  5. familytreeassistant.com use of cookies
    familytreeassitant.com does not make use of cookies for it's own purposes.

  6. Advertisers use of cookies
    We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

  7. Security
    Your Information is stored on familytreeassistant.com's server located in the United Kingdom. We use industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information. However, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet.

  8. Contacting familytreeassistant.com about privacy questions or concerns
    If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us using the address on the Support page.

  9. Privacy Policy changes
    If familytreeassistant.com makes changes to any terms or conditions of the Privacy Policy, the changes will be posted in this document so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and to whom we will disclose it. We may change, modify, add or remove portions of this Policy at any time, and any changes will become effective immediately upon being posted unless we tell you otherwise.