This policy outlines how we treat personal information shared with us through your use of this service. Please read this carefully and contact us using the information provided at the bottom of this page if you have any questions or concerns.
We do not sell, rent, trade or otherwise disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing or any other purpose. We prohibit our third-party agents from using or storing your information and from disclosing this same information without our direct consent.
We send various communications to our registered users, including information pertaining to third-party products or services relevant to your use of this service. We allow all users to opt-out at any time from receiving electronic correspondence (e-mail) messages from this service. We allow users to access their profiles through a 'My Account' page to change information and communication preferences as they may deem necessary.
What personally identifiable information do we collect?
During the User Registration process, we collects personal information including your name, address, city, state, country, postal code, email address, gender, year of birth, site user name and password. After providing this information, you are no longer anonymous. You are not required to provide any personal information to visit and use our service. However, if you choose to withhold registration information, you will not be registered and therefore not eligible to participate in our periodic contests. In addition, we may not be able to provide you with some of the other services dependent upon the collection of such information.
How do we use the personal information?
We use the personal information we collect through this service to communicate with you directly about your use of the service and to make further refinements in the service itself. We also use this information, in aggregate, to determine the total number of people being served, the predominant gender and age categories, and geographic distribution. This helps us further refine our service, as well as helps in attracting sponsors whose product or service offerings are closely aligned with these general demographic statistics. While we do share aggregate statistics with sponsors and other third-parties, we do not share any personally identifiable information.
We also use your registration data in connection with our contests to notify you if you are a winner and to ensure that we comply with the applicable laws.
At the conclusion of your registration, you may choose to use our referral service to share details of our service with one or more friends. We ask you for your friend's email address to automatically send them an invitation to visit the site. We do not store or otherwise retain this information and it is only used for sending this one-time email.
What choices are available to you regarding the collection, disclosure
and distribution of personal information and how you can opt-out?
Your use of our service is always voluntary. You can choose to opt-out from email notices at anytime after registration through use of the 'My Account' page. You can also change any or all of your personally identifiable information.
What are cookies and how are they used by this service?
What is our relationship with other third-party advertising networks?
We have no relationship with any third-party advertising networks. The sponsors featured on our site are done so through a direct relationship and only after we determine that their product or service is relevant to our service.
What happens when you leave GenealogyPays.com to go to other sites?
Through your use of our service, you may be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. For example, clicking on a sponsor advertisement (PixelAd) or text link may take you off GenealogyPays.com to a site hosted by any one of our advertising sponsors. While we make every attempt to screen out undesireable or offensive messages, products, and services, we cannot be held responsible for any message on a third party service. These other sites may independently collect data, solicit personal information, or send cookies to you. We are not responsible for any use of the information established by your visit to or use of a third party service.
Who has access to your personally identifiable information?
Your registration data is password-protected so that only you and we have access to this personal information. You may edit your registration data by using your password and accessing your profile using the 'My Account' link visible after sign in.
We strongly recommend against sharing your password with anyone. We will never ask you for your password, nor does any member of our staff have the ability to view your password in our system (which is stored in an encrypted fashion). If you share your computer or use a computer that is accessed by the general public (e.g. - a public library, school or Internet cafe), remember to 'Sign Out' from your account and close your browser window when you have finished your session. This will help to ensure that others cannot access or change your personal information.
How and when is personal information disclosed to third parties?
If you are confirmed as the winner of one of our contests, you will be notified and we may seek to share your name via a public press release in connection with your receipt of any or all prizes being offered. If a prize includes a product or service provided by a third-party, then we will be required to share your personal contact information with them in order to facilitate your receipt of the prize being awarded.
How can you correct inaccuracies in your personal information?
You may update your personal information as necessary by going to the 'My Account' page, which allows you to access and edit your registration account information. In addition, you may contact our Customer Service to update your profile.
What is our policy regarding children's privacy?
We are committed to the safety of all children. Children under the age of 18 may not register or participate in our service. We willl not knowingly collect any personal information from such child at this site.
Who can you contact with questions regarding this policy?
Questions regarding this statement should be directed to Customer Service, or by mail to:
GenealogyPays.com Customer Service
163 Beechwood Avenue
Trumbull CT 06611 U.S.A.
Last Updated: 26 March 2007