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Cullen Family History and Ancestry Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Cullen Family History and Ancestry Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

 

The primary 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.

 

As a 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 respected.

 

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

 

Many genealogy 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 disclosed.

 

If death 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.

 

 

Photographs

 

Photographs of 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

 

Original data given to me in trust (personal information, e-mail/street addresses, etc.) is not provided to others under any circumstances.

 

 

Terms of Use

 

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 reserved.

 

The 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.

 

Restrictions

 

By using this site, you agree to the following terms of use and any changes thereto:

The Cullen 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.

 

Individual 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.

 

Biographies and 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 copyrighted material.

 

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.

 

Disclaimers

 

Users should 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.

 

Upon 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 the development of this privacy policy to

Ken Roy at www.royandboucher.com and Eddy Bellew at www.ballewgenealogy.org.