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This Privacy Statement was last updated on July 6, 2009.
Privacy Information for RootsWeb.com
Information submitted by you online (such as products you purchase from a Ancestry network site, your name, address, e-mail address) may be shared with companies with which RootsWeb.com has a commerce relationship and through which you reached this site, for marketing purposes. In such circumstances you will be considered their customer as well. If you object to such use, you may opt-out by e-mail request. Under no circumstances will RootsWeb.com share with any other party your password or other personal information it may acquire about children, family, etc.
Demographic information collected through on-site user surveys may be used in aggregate statistical form to attract potential sponsors.
Does RootsWeb.com ask for personal information?
How Does RootsWeb.com use my personal information?
RootsWeb.com will also use registration information to let you know about new features or other offers of interest from RootsWeb.com, or to address customer service needs and requests.
In distributing advertiser or sponsor messages, the advertiser never has access to individual account information. RootsWeb.com does not sell, rent, or otherwise distribute the personal information you provide us to these advertisers. Advertisers simply provide an insertion order for the advertising message and RootsWeb.com then displays the ad to appropriate users based on the criteria specified in the order.
Will RootsWeb.com disclose any of my personal information to third parties?
Circumstances where limited personal information may be disclosed are specifically described when the data is collected such as in the rules of sweepstakes or other promotions. So in all cases you control what, if any, information you disclose.
We do reserve the right to disclose aggregated user statistics, such as "45 percent of our users are female" or "10,000 members indicate an interest in gardening" in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties. Under protection of confidentiality agreements, we use third party processors in some cases to help us provide services and manage our sites and relationships with you. These may include purchase and order fulfillment, credit card processing, removing duplicate information from lists, providing marketing assistance and providing other customer services. Third-party processors and providers will be given access only to that information needed to perform their support functions, and are prohibited from using it for other purposes.
Additionally, if you click away from RootsWeb.com to visit the site of any third party advertiser or sponsor, you may be asked for your credit card or other personal information in order to purchase or use products and services offered. These companies have their own privacy and data collection practices. RootsWeb.com has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies. You should therefore review their privacy policies carefully if you have concerns about how your information may be used.
As our business continues to grow, we might buy or sell subsidiaries or business units. In these transactions, customer information is often one of the transferred assets, remaining subject to promises made in existing privacy statements. Also, in the event that Ancestry, or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information will as a matter of course be one of the transferred assets.
Will RootsWeb.com use my information for direct mailings?
May I refuse to provide personal information to RootsWeb.com or to accept advertising?
Does RootsWeb.com use "IP Addresses" and cookies?
What else should I know about privacy?
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