The GAGenWeb Project Privacy Policy


 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
 person.

 . 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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