Our Commitment To Privacy
The Information We Collect
The Information We DON'T Collect
How We Use Information
Our Commitment To Data Security
Our Commitment To Children's Privacy
How To Access Or Correct Your Information
How To Contact Us
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on this website. On some pages, you can order products, make requests, and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages might include:
On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you post media to a public family tree the tree owner, will see your profile picture and if you are registered as an adult (Over 16yrs) they will see your geo-tagged location according to Zip Code / Post code (but not exact address). We do not forward personal details from any tree owner to any other tree owner except as stated above. We may from time to time allow inter tree messaging or data matching, but this will be done with discretion and the user will have the ability to message internally without submitting email or other contact details.
We use the information you provide about yourself - when subscribing or placing an order - only to complete that subscription or order. As a subscriber we may from time to time contact you with updates or security messages or renewal notifications. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order or subscription.
We may offer gift-cards or special offers by which you can personalize a product you order for another person. Information you provide to us to create a gift-card or special offer is only used for that purpose and it is only disclosed to the person receiving the gift or special offer.
We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties such as data marketing agencies, however this excludes any third party that may come into partnership with Ancestory or it’s parent company Fore-Word Press Ltd or its agents and assignees.
You can register with our website if you would like to receive our updates on our new products and services. Information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out the registration or subscription form and agree to be bound by our terms and conditions.
We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that ‘X’ number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that ‘Y’ number of men and ‘Z’ number of women, filled out our registration form but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.
Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online, in ways unrelated to the ones described above, without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures, to safeguard and secure the information we collect online in accordance with good practice in data protection.
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information on our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13. We do not Geo-tag anyone who registers with us as being under 16 to their registered location or address. They will automatically be geo-tagged to a random location in the capital of the country which they subscribe from.
You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by calling us or sending us an email. You can also edit your personal information with the “Edit Profile” button in the “My Profile” window of the website once you are logged on. Save the new information and that will automatically update the profile information that we hold on you. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information and to accommodate changes of name and location or address as well as age.
To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections to any aspect of your subscription. Users will be sent validation e-mails periodically to activate or revalidate their user accounts. We do reserve the right to view your content if we suspect misuse of the site for libellous, pornographic or racist material and reserve the right to quarantine an account or disable it if it is found to breach existing laws or common standards of decency or any of our published terms & conditions.
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies,
please contact us or write to us at:
c/o Fore-Word Press Ltd.
53 Rodney Street