Data Collection
Data that indirectly identifies users is gathered during interactions with &/or in the following circumstances:
  • Computer Information
    It is necessary that your web browser provides your machine’s network address, so the web server can address its replies back to the correct machine. In addition, the browser type and operating system information may be recorded.
  • Navigation and Click-Stream Data
    Browsing any web site generates a trail of pages visited, the amount of data transferred and the time of access. This information is recorded against the network address supplied by your web browser.
  • Electronic Mail
    It is a necessary part of electronic mail that a sender and receiver address is supplied. These are recorded as well as a message identifier, amount of data and the time. The address you supply as sender is only a pseudonym and may possibly bear no relation to your real name, so is not considered as directly identifying you.
A cookie is a very small text file placed onto your computer when you visit a Web site. A cookie can be ‘persistent’ (meaning that it is written to a permanent file on your hard disk) or ‘session-only’ (in which case the cookie is deleted at the end of your browsing session).

Session cookies are used on this site. One cookie is created at the beginning of the user’s session and discarded at its conclusion. The cookie is not used to collect or store any information about the user, only to allocate a temporary identifier to the session.

Minor Children
Personal information about children 13 years old or younger will not be displayed on this site without the consent of a parent or guardian. In compliance with the United States’ Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), information submitted by children 13 years old or younger will not knowingly be accepted. The child’s parent or guardian must contact the Webmaster to give consent for information to be displayed. Posting of the information will only occur after the Webmaster has verified the information.

Third Parties
I do not sell or distribute any e-mail lists, names, or any other information that you may send to me to any third parties. If you send me information and give permission to have it on this web site then it will be added but, if you request that certain information be kept private, I will honour your request as detailed in the following section.

Standards For Sharing Information With Others

Recommended by the National Genealogical Society

Conscious of the fact that sharing information or data with others, whether through speech, documents or electronic media, is essential to family history research and that it needs continuing support and encouragement, responsible family historians consistently—

  • respect the restrictions on sharing information that arise from the rights of another as an author, originator or compiler; as a living private person; or as a party to a mutual agreement.
  • observe meticulously the legal rights of copyright owners, copying or distributing any part of their works only with their permission, or to the limited extent specifically allowed under the law’s “fair use” exceptions.
  • identify the sources for all ideas, information and data from others, and the form in which they were received, recognising that the un-attributed use of another’s intellectual work is plagiarism.
  • respect the authorship rights of senders of letters, electronic mail and data files, forwarding or disseminating them further only with the sender’s permission.
  • inform people who provide information about their families as to the ways it may be used, observing any conditions they impose and respecting any reservations they may express regarding the use of particular items.
  • require some evidence of consent before assuming that living people are agreeable to further sharing of information about themselves.
  • convey personal identifying information about living people—like age, home address, occupation or activities—only in ways that those concerned have expressly agreed to.
  • recognise that legal rights of privacy may limit the extent to which information from publicly available sources may be further used, disseminated or published.
  • communicate no information to others that is known to be false, or without making reasonable efforts to determine its truth, particularly information that may be derogatory.
  • are sensitive to the hurt that revelations of criminal, immoral, bizarre or irresponsible behaviour may bring to family members.
©2000 by National Genealogical Society. Permission is granted to copy or publish this material provided it is reproduced in its entirety, including this notice.
[National Genealogical Society; 17/12/2007]

If you have any questions relating to this Privacy Statement or feel that any of the listed statements have been violated, please notify me immediately.

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