Don Taylor Genealogy – Privacy Policy

With all the talk about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Privacy Policies, I thought I’d update mine.

Don Taylor Genealogy Privacy Policy

I do not share personal information with third-parties nor do I store information collected about your visit to this blog for use other than to analyze content performance through the use of cookies, which you can turn off at any time by modifying your Internet browser’s settings except as described below.

If you subscribe to this blog through my “SUBSCRIBE TO THIS BLOG VIA EMAIL” widget, the email address you enter is sent to Automattic, the parent company of Jetpack and the host company of WordPress.com. Likewise, if you enter a comment on this website, it is checked by Automattic before it is delivered to me. You may review the Automattic Privacy Policy on their website. The purpose of that information is solely to allow you to receive automated notification of new posts. If you subscribe to my blog through another process, for example, FeedBurner, I have no relationship with them and your privacy is protected solely by their policies.

I advertise multiple products through Commission Junction, LLC, (CJ) a Conversant company. They may add various cookies and other tools to track your clicks from my website to associate a purchase made that day with my advertisements. CJ tracks nothing unless you click on an advertising link. They have various policies that are keeping with the intentions of the General Data Protection Regulations of the European Union.

I advertise various products through the Amazon Affiliate program. Amazon uses cookies and other techniques to track your purchases in order to associate your purchases to my referring you to them. Amazon tracks nothing unless you click on their link. Once you leave my website and go to Amazon, you are covered by their privacy policies.

Finally, I also advertise Family Tree DNA testing products in their affiliate program. Family Tree DNA uses cookies and other techniques to track your purchases in order to associate your purchases to my referring you to them. Family Tree DNA tracks nothing on my site unless you click on their link. Once you leave my website and go to Family Tree DNA, you are covered by their privacy policies.

A complete list of my affiliates is listed on my Disclaimer/Disclosure page.

I am not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other Web sites or media without my expressed permission.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice.

Webinar – Privacy & Our Ancestors

I watched the webinar, “Privacy and Our Ancestors” given by Thomas MacEntee on October 3rd.  I really like his delivery style and this talk was spot on. He had a lot to say about expectations regarding privacy over different times.  His webinar is available for free at Legacy Family Tree archives until October 15. If you can’t see it by then, I think this one might be worth purchasing the CD.  Here is the Webinar Description.

Privacy and Our Ancestors. With all the news about privacy, identity theft and the role of access to vital records, have you ever considered that in 2012 most of us (at least here in the United States) have more privacy than our ancestors? As a result of living in the a digital age ruled by the Internet and social media, is there really less privacy than in prior years? In fact, the reverse is true. Learn what type of information about your ancestors was public and how to find it!

Besides his Privacy information, he gives several other hints that I found really good, such as joining the SCGS which I hadn’t thought of doing before his talk.  I probably will do so now though.