Policies and Disclosure Statements

SassyJaneGenealogy.com (“the Site”) operates primarily for the benefit of its users and readers interested in genealogy, libraries, archives, information management, and other subjects related to family history research. The information on the Site is designed to help users with family history research and resources, as well as offer genealogy products and services.

These terms and conditions govern your use of the Site. By accessing this Site, you are agreeing to be bound by the following policies, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, please do not use this website.

  1. Terms and Conditions of Use
  2. Privacy Policy
  3. Amazon Affiliates Disclosure Statement
  4. Additional Disclosures

Contact:
Website: https://www.sassyjanegenealogy.com
Email: https://www.sassyjanegenealogy.com/contact

1. Terms and Conditions of Use

A. Copyright

The text, images, sounds, videos, digital elements, and compilations (“Content”) contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

B. Acceptable Use

You are able to access the Site without having to register any details with us. You are permitted to use our website for your own purposes and to print and download material from this website provided that you do not modify any content without our consent.

The Content may not be copied, scraped, spidered, bulk downloaded, or otherwise used to create or value as part of any other product or service. Material on this website must not be republished online or offline without our permission.

Use of the Site’s information for any commercial or political purpose is strictly prohibited. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to, solicitations for commercial services, cold-calling of any kind, mass-mailings, or unsolicited emails.

Links to the Site’s home page and deep linking to other Content are permitted. Users are encouraged to refer to the Site and its Content via hyperlinks and social media.

“Framing” or other mechanisms which use or display Content without attribution to this Site are not permitted.

With the exception of personally identifiable information, the use of which is covered under the Site’s Privacy Policy, any material you send or post to this website shall be considered non-proprietary and not confidential. Unless you advise to the contrary we will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use such material for any and all purposes.

When using this website you agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute any Content that a) is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or threatening; b) advocates or encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, promotes hatred, or otherwise violates any applicable local, state, national, or foreign law or regulation; c) advertises or otherwise solicits funds or is a solicitation for goods or services; or d) provides medical or legal advice to other users.

Comments are moderated and may be deleted solely at our discretion.

C. Cookie Policy & EU e-Privacy Directive Compliance

The Site does not use cookies to collect information about you, your computer, or your personal online activities.

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this Site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

If you create an account with us, then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

This site offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.

Third-Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features, these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience on the site while ensuring we understand which optimizations our users appreciate the most.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, LinkedIn, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.

If you are looking for more information, contact us through using the Contact page on the Site. This Cookies Policy was created with the help of the CookiePolicyGenerator.com.

D. Links

To fulfill its mission, the Site contains links to websites operated by others. These sites are not maintained or controlled by us, and we are not responsible for their content or policies.

E. Data Security

The Site has in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information collected online. The Site uses industry standard SSL encryption technology and Thawte certificates when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information.

The Site does not warrant that the online system will operate error-free or that the Site and its hosting company third-party server(s) are free of computer viruses or other harmful materials. However, reasonable precautions are in place to minimize these risks.

F. Liability and Indemnity

The Site makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of information available through the Site, links or other materials, either printed or online.

G. Changes to the Terms and Conditions of Use Policy

The Site posts changes to this policy on its public Web site at www.sassyjanegenealogy/about/policies.

2. Privacy Policy

This Site takes privacy concerns very seriously. The Site is committed to protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information (PII). This notice explains how the Site handles personal information.

A. Scope of Policy

The Site maintains a database of information on its users. Information in the database may include home or work addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and other data or preferences provided by the Site users. This information is intended exclusively for purposes related to specific Site business and to facilitate interaction between the Site and its users. However, the Site may disclose without a member’s consent this information as required by law or court order.

B. Data Privacy and Protection

The Site does not share or sell any user information collected in the course of its business. PII remains confidential and is not be used or disclosed without consent, except as otherwise stated in the following policy.

Users may visit any section of the Site without submitting any personally PII. However, some sections of the Site may require PII in order for various functions, e.g., to complete a form, subscription, or transaction.

The PII supplied will be used only to permit access to data or to execute the immediate transaction. The Site will only transmit PII to third parties as necessary to complete the transaction requested, as required by law, with one’s permission, or as necessary to conduct requested Site business.

C. Authorized Use and Disclosure of Information

The Site uses personal information to fulfill subscription requests, orders for materials and services made online, and other requested services. The Site may also use the information to:

  • Notify the Site users via contact information about important genealogy news, including products, services and announcements.
  • Make the Web site easier to navigate and update.

If you are located outside the United States, you consent to the processing in the United States of America of any personal data that you submit. You also agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of personal data to or from the United States of America and the country in which you reside.

D. Changes to the Privacy and Confidentiality Policy

The Site posts changes to this policy on its public Web site at www.sassyjanegenealogy/about/policies.

3. Amazon Affiliates Disclosure Statement

Nancy E. Loe is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to sassyjanegenealogy.com.

4. Additional Disclosures

This Site offers research and presentation services, e-books, and a blog written and edited by me.

This Site has one affiliate relationship, outlined above. Otherwise, this site does not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions for other products or services.

Travel, event tickets, and speaking fees are accepted via contractual relationships with recognized genealogy organizations in exchange for presentations, workshops, and webinars.

The owner of this Site is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, other websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely those of the blog owner. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

©2018 Sassy Jane Genealogy
Effective Date: 10 Feb 2018