The GAGenWeb Project is dedicated to the free exchange of genealogical
information on the World Wide Web. Our goal is to provide free
genealogical information for the family researcher in a manner that will
protect the privacy of living persons by not sharing personal information
about them without their permission.
In order to provide the most protection, some genealogical information may
not be available to the researcher. Being aware that the sharing of
information online is essential to family history research, and that
living persons have a right to privacy, The GAGenWeb Project
and the volunteers who make up the Project will abide by the
following guidelines when publishing personal information of any
person on a Project site.
Project Volunteers should:
. recognize that the legal right to privacy may limit how information is
used on their Web site(s).
. never knowingly include information of living persons on their site(s)
without that person's prior approval.
. provide information, as needed, to contributors on the need to protect
the privacy of their living relatives.
. ask contributors if permission has been granted by living people for the
sharing of personal information about them.
. remove any information upon receipt of a request by the person listed at
the earliest possible time.
Allowable exceptions to this policy are:
. Census records - transcriptions or other facsimiles of U. S. Census
Bureau schedules are acceptable for use on Project sites, though a Project
volunteer should remove any person's census record upon request by that
. Marriage records - transcriptions or other facsimiles of county marriage
records are acceptable for use on Project sites, though a Project
volunteer may choose a specific cut-off date for their local or special project.
A Project volunteer should remove any person's name from a marriage record
upon request by that person.
. Cemetery surveys - compiled cemetery headstones are acceptable for
use on Project sites, though a Project volunteer should remove any living
person's headstone transcription upon request by that person.
. Obituaries - the names of surviving family members, pallbearers, and
friends listed in obituaries may be published, if all other personal
information (such as place of street address, employer, etc.) on those
persons is redacted.
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