Privacy Policy

Family Genetics Research is concerned about privacy. Personally identifiable information will never be sold to anyone for any reason. This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Family Genetics Research collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the website ("Site").

Please read and review the full Privacy Policy below.

Personally Identifiable Information

We may collect personally identifiable information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, place an order, fill out a form, respond to a survey, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personally identifiable information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain services and Site related activities.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

In order to insure that our Site is optimized for all types of devices and the software used to access our Site, we may collect non-personally identifiable information about Users whenever they interact with our Site via StatCounter (see their Privacy Policy at Non-personally identifiable information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

How We Use Collected Information

Family Genetics Research may collect and use Users personally identifiable information for the following purposes:

    1. To engage in genetic and traditional genealogical research based on the information the User provides by submitting their information using one or more of the forms on the Site.

    2. To improve customer service. The information provided by the User helps us respond to customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.

    3. To improve our Site, we may request feedback periodically.

    4. To send periodic emails, we may use the email address to send User information, updates and responses to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

How We Protect Your Information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site. All personal information submitted using the various forms available are served across a protected, 256-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection.

Security of Passwords - password_hash

Family Genetics Research values the security and confidentiality of our users' data, particularly passwords. To uphold stringent security measures, we utilize the password_hash function to store user passwords within our database. This method employs advanced encryption techniques, providing an additional layer of protection for your login credentials. As a result, your password remains encrypted and cannot be retrieved or viewed by anyone, including our team. We ensure that your sensitive information, such as passwords, is safeguarded with the utmost care and confidentiality. This approach helps maintain the integrity and security of your account details within our system.

Sharing Your Personally Identifiable Information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personally identifiable information to others. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Third Party Websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and privacy policies.

Compliance With The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our Site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

Family Genetics Research has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your Acceptance Of These Terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes. This privacy policy was built using the generator.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us.