objective in genealogy is to identify all ancestors and descendants in a
particular family tree and to collect personal data on them. As a minimum, this
data includes the individual's name and the date/location of birth, marriage,
and death. In order to support research by other genealogists, this data is
often published on internet genealogy websites.
genealogist, therefore, I may have collected much personal information on you
and your family from a variety of sources. The privacy of this information is
important to me and the policy herein assures users that their privacy is
Most of us would
prefer not to have to worry about our personal data but, in this day and age,
we must use caution to prevent misuse of the information. Identity theft and
credit fraud are the worst problems. There is concern that information
distributed to distant relatives or put on genealogy websites makes it easier
for unscrupulous individuals to commit invasions of privacy or other frauds.
However, the personal information that the identity thieves and credit fraud
perpetrators want are full names, social security numbers, dates and places of
birth, current occupation/employment data, and bank/credit card account
numbers. One or two facts alone (e.g., your name and/or your mother's maiden
name) are not enough information to cause damage.
Names and Relationships
programs can suppress the names of living individuals and substitute "living"
or "still living". This website does not disclose the names of any living
individual unless specifically requested by that person, and then only if
requested in writing. In such cases only the name of the living person will be
information is missing, this website assumes persons are living if they were
born less than 95 years ago. If you are aware of incorrect data for any person
on this website, please let me know so I can correct the database.
living individuals are considered personal data and are normally suppressed.
However, if the individual so chooses, a photograph can be tagged as “always
visible”. Before any photograph can be included in this website, permission is
obtained from the owner of a photograph. Permission is also obtained from
living individuals in a photograph if (i) they are
identified in the caption/description or (ii) they can be identified through
deductive reasoning using names or relationships found elsewhere. The statement
"Used with Permission" after the owner's name identifies compliance
with these requirements.
Personal Data Suppression
To insure the
privacy of living individuals, our this website always
suppresses the personal data of living individuals from viewing by the general
public. Personal data includes, but is not limited to, birth/marriage
dates/locations, photographs, notes, and biographies.
Note: If persons
do not want their personal data to reside on this website’s database, upon
notification, such data will be deleted.
Personal Data Security
given to me in trust (personal information, e-mail/street addresses, etc.) is
not provided to others under any circumstances.
This site is
owned and operated by Mark Cullen. The term " you "or "user" will refer to any person
viewing the website content using www.cullenancestry.ca.
The Cullen Family History and Ancestry website contains copyrighted material
and other proprietary information including, but not limited to, text, photos,
and graphics. The entire contents of this site, including the title logo, are
copyrighted as a collective work under copyright laws and all rights are
information on this site is intended for genealogical, educational or general use and under no circumstances
for commercial purposes.
For those who
wish to use this information for personal, non-commercial purposes, I ask only
that you give credit by citing the page
that contains the information you are
using, and the name and address of the home page of the website, for example: Cullen
Family History and Ancestry web site at www.cullenancestry.ca.
All of the pages
located within the domain www.cullenancestry.ca
are accessible to the public for free without charges or fees of any kind.
It is expressly
forbidden for anyone to charge for access to these pages, or to provide the
information contained on them to anyone for any kind of fee or charge, or to
use them in a commercial manner. If you have been charged a fee to access these
pages, or know of a site that is doing so, or that is reproducing information
from this site for a fee, please contact me using the link on the home page.
Family History and Ancestry website is for the personal use of the family
members listed herein. Use by others is limited to the purpose of genealogical
research. The content of this site cannot be used for any kind of unsolicited
mail or commercial purposes.
images may be copied by family members for their personal use. General
distribution, including use on other websites, is prohibited by copyright law
unless permission is obtained from the owner of the photo, living individuals
in the photo (if identifiable), and the website owner.
documents may be copied by family members for their personal use. General
distribution (including use on other websites) is prohibited by copyright law
unless permission is obtained from the website owner.
In the event of
permitted copying or distribution of copyrighted material, no changes in, or
deletion of, author attribution or copyright notice shall be made. You
acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading
You agree to
give appropriate credit for any material from this website that you use in a
written document, genealogical database, or website of your own. You agree to
include a link to this website on any genealogical web page of yours that makes
use of the content on this site.
aware that this website contains information that has been confirmed as well as
information that is speculative and/or in the process of being confirmed.
Ongoing effort is made to ascertain the accuracy of this information. Despite these efforts, since some of the
information has been provided by others without documented sources, there is
the possibility of errors. The website owner makes no representation as to the
accuracy or reliability of such information and the website owner and the
Cullen Family History and Ancestry website cannot be held responsible for the
accuracy of such information. Furthermore, users agree not to hold the website
owner and the Cullen Family History and Ancestry website responsible for any
issues that may arise from the inaccuracy of any content on this site.
notification that any information on this website infringes upon the rights of
an individual or group, such material will be removed.
Conditions and Agreement
This website and
the pages therein are provided to users by the Cullen Family History and Ancestry
website, subject to the terms of this agreement. These services are currently
provided as a free service to users who agree to abide by the terms and
conditions of this agreement. The website owner reserves the right to change
the nature of this relationship at any time. Users who violate the terms of
this agreement may be held liable for damages.
Entering of any
of the web pages herein will constitute acceptance of the terms and conditions
of this agreement. If you do not agree to abide by these terms, please exit, or
do not enter, the website or use the web pages.
The website owner acknowledges and gives credit for
Ken Roy at www.royandboucher.com and Eddy Bellew at www.ballewgenealogy.org.