Who We Are

https://FamilyHistoriesLouise.com

Owner contact information:  Louise Goldstein, 4913 Waukesha Street, Madison WI 53705; lgoldstein@tds.net; 608-332-5056

FamilyHistoriesLouise.com is a personal family history/genealogy website covering the family branches of the owner’s four grandparents.  It is hosted by GoDaddy and developed with Managed WordPress. It’s purpose is personal and neither professional nor commercial.  It was developed to share genealogical research with family members, members of the public exploring whether they are related in some way and other genealogists.

Through GoDaddy, FamilyHistoriesLouise.com has Website Security to protect against malware and an SSL certificate that authenticates the identity of a website and encrypts information sent to the server. The green lock icon at the front of the URL is proof of SSL protection.

Your privacy is very important to us. At FamilyHistoriesLouise.com we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop this website or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
  • Names of minor children are not listed in descendant charts without the written or email permission of a parent or guardian.  If you become aware that this has inadvertently happened, please notify Louise Goldstein at lgoldstein@tds.net.
  • Living family members who prefer not to have their or their children’s photos or any personal data posted should contact Louise Goldstein at lgoldstein@tds.net.

It is FamilyHistoriesLouise.com’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, FamilyHistoriesLouise.com collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. FamilyHistoriesLouise.com’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how FamilyHistoriesLouise.com visitors use its website. From time to time, FamilyHistoriesLouise.com may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.  This being a personal website, such reports are unlikely to be published.

FamilyHistoriesLouise.com also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. FamilyHistoriesLouise.com only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the FamilyHistoriesLouise.com website choose to interact with FamilyHistoriesLouise.com in ways that require FamilyHistoriesLouise.com to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that FamilyHistoriesLouise.com gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. For those who wish to receive FamilyHistoriesLouise.com updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, FamilyHistoriesLouise.com collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with FamilyHistoriesLouise.com. FamilyHistoriesLouise.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

FamilyHistoriesLouise.com may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, FamilyHistoriesLouise.com may monitor the most popular pages on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. FamilyHistoriesLouise.com may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, FamilyHistoriesLouise.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Although FamilyHistoriesLouise.com has neither employees, contractors nor affiliated organizations, the following language is included to cover any potential situations where it could be construed otherwise, to cover any situations such as those described below that may be applicable despite not having employees, contractors or affiliated organizations or if FamilyHistoriesLouise.com’s ever does have employees, contractors or affiliated organizations.

FamilyHistoriesLouise.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on FamilyHistoriesLouise.com    behalf or to provide services available at FamilyHistoriesLouise.com, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using FamilyHistoriesLouise.com, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. FamilyHistoriesLouise.com will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, FamilyHistoriesLouise.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when FamilyHistoriesLouise.com believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of FamilyHistoriesLouise.com, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of FamilyHistoriesLouise.com and have supplied your email address, FamilyHistoriesLouise.com may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with FamilyHistoriesLouise.com. We expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. FamilyHistoriesLouise.com takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. FamilyHistoriesLouise.com uses cookies to help FamilyHistoriesLouise.com identify and track visitors, their usage of the FamilyHistoriesLouise.com website, and their website access preferences. FamilyHistoriesLouise.com visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using FamilyHistoriesLouise.com, with the drawback that certain features of FamilyHistoriesLouise.com may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Louise Goldstein, the current site owner and manager, becomes incapacitated or dies, user information would be transferred to a third party who assumes ownership and management of FamilyHistoriesLouise.com, in all likelihood a family member. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of FamilyHistoriesLouise.com may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

We do not anticipate the use of ads on FamilyHistoriesLouise.com.  In the unlikely event that this would ever change, ads appearing on FamilyHistoriesLouise.com may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by FamilyHistoriesLouise.com and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, FamilyHistoriesLouise.com may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at FamilyHistoriesLouise.com’s sole discretion. FamilyHistoriesLouise.com encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.