Privacy Policy

OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is important, so we’d like to explain what information we collect when you visit JonesGenealogy.com (http://www.jonesgenealogy.com), why we collect it, how it is used and whether we give it to others. We’d also like to explain your options to access and control your information, our data security practices and other matters.

SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT CHILDREN

This Site is not intended for children, especially kids under 13. Children may use this Site only with the direct supervision of their parent.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT FROM YOU? WHY?

We May Collect Information Needed to Contact You Later:

If we collect personal contact information (as described below), you may later have us modify or remove it from our system, but you may not access the information yourself.

We May Collect Your Name, Address and Phone Number. When you use our Site, we may request your name, street address, telephone number or other “real world” contact information.

This information does not inherently reveal and will not be linked to you personally. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be disclosed only to our staff and to our immediate agents.

We May Collect Your Email Address. We may request your email address, or other information needed to contact you online. This information does not necessarily reveal who you are and we will not link it to your personal identity. We use it to complete and support the immediate activity requested, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be disclosed only to our staff and to our immediate agents.

We May Collect Other Kinds of Information from You:

When you use our Site, we may collect personal information about you described below. You may later have us modify or remove the information, but you may not access the information yourself.

You May be Prompted for a UserID and Password. We may ask you to enter a web site ID, password or other identifier. This information will not reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be disclosed only to our staff and to our immediate agents.

We May Collect Purchase Information. We may collect information actively generated by the purchase of a product or service, such as a payment method. This information will not inherently reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be disclosed only to our staff and to our immediate agents.

We May Collect Information About Your Computer. When you visit our Site, we may automatically collect information about your computer configuration, such as your browser type, operating system, IP address or ISP domain name. This information will not reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run the Site, improve the Site for everyone, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be disclosed only to our staff and to our immediate agents.

We May Collect Navigation and Clickstream Data. As you browse our Site, we may gather navigational and clickstream data that shows what pages are visited and how long various features are used. This information will not reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run the Site, improve the Site for everyone, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed to our staff and agents, and to outside organizations with the same or different privacy practices.

We May Collect Interactive Data. You may decide to input data while using certain interactive features at our Site, such as queries submitted to a search engine. This information will not reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, administer and run the Site, improve the Site for everyone, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be aggregated with similar data in a manner that does not reveal your personal identity and may be disclosed to our staff and agents, and to outside organizations with the same or different privacy practices.

We May Collect Your Online Postings and Content. Certain features of our Site may allow you to contribute content, such as instant messages, chat room postings and the like. Although you may choose to identify yourself in your postings, contributing content does not inherently reveal your personal identity. We use this information to complete and support the immediate activity requested, and to comply with any requirements of law. This information may be disclosed to third parties and in public forums generally.

Data Collection by Third Parties. We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by companies like Google. More general information about this is provided by the Network Advertising Initiative.

  • Google DART Cookie
    The DoubleClick DART cookie is used by Google in any AdSense ads served on our website. When you visit our website and either view or click on a Google Adsense ad, a cookie may be dropped into your web browser. The data gathered from these cookies will be used to help better serve and manage ads on Google’s publisher’s site(s) and across the web. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page.
  • Ancestry.com
    Some of the ads served on our site are hosted by Ancestry.com. Ancestry.com uses “cookies” to collect broad demographic data and better deliver content. You can view their privacy policy here.

You can find more information on how to opt out of any third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative What Are My Options?.

CERTAIN EXCEPTIONAL DISCLOSURES

We may disclose your information if necessary to protect our legal rights or if the information relates to actual or threatened harmful conduct. Disclosure may be required by law or if we receive legal process.

WHAT ARE COOKIES? WHY DO WE USE THEM?

Cookies are small files stored by your browser in your computer when you visit our Site. We use cookies to improve our Site and make it easier to use. Cookies permit us to recognize users and avoid repetitive requests for the same information. We mostly use “session cookies” that are automatically deleted after each visit. Cookies from our Site can’t be read by other sites. Most browsers will accept cookies until you change browser settings to refuse them.

HOW DO WE PROTECT INFORMATION WE COLLECT?

We follow technical and management practices we believe are reasonable under the circumstances to protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of information stored on our system, but we do not operate a completely secure Site. For example, we generally do not use secure pages to collect information and we generally do not store data in encrypted form.

HOW LONG DO WE KEEP USER INFORMATION?

We generally keep user data on our server or in our archives for as long as we reasonably need it. We may alter this practice according to changing requirements. For example, we may delete some data if needed to free up storage space. We may keep other data for longer periods if the law requires it.

Data management requests are administered in an orderly manner to the extent feasible and within our direct control. Note: we have greater control over recently collected data than for archived data. Once data is removed from the system and archived, it may not be feasible to accommodate specific requests. In those cases, our general data retention policy applies.

YOUR CONSENT TO THIS POLICY

By using our Site, you agree to this Policy. This is our entire and exclusive Privacy Policy and it supersedes any earlier version. We may change it by posting a new version on our Site.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

THIS SITE OPERATES AS-IS AND AS-AVAILABLE. ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, QUALITY, TITLE, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY ARE DISCLAIMED. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR FOR EVENTS BEYOND OUR DIRECT CONTROL.

This Policy is governed by Minnesota law, excluding conflicts of law principles. Any provision of this Policy that is illegal or unenforceable shall be deemed automatically conformed to the minimum requirements of law. Any legal actions against us must be commenced in Minnesota within one year after the claim arose, or be barred.

IF YOU HAVE A PRIVACY QUESTION

If you have a privacy question about our Site, please contact us via our email form at: http://www.JonesGenealogy.com/contactus/