Privacy is Increasingly Important

Your inbox has probably been inundated lately with new privacy policy statements, spurred by the European rules that go into effect today.  Surveillance_camerasMany people ask me about privacy in genealogy research.  It’s important to note that if you build a tree on Ancestry.com or one of the other genealogy sites, information on living people is hidden from public view.  (Unless you click “allow to view living people” when you send an invite to someone as you share your tree with them – that setting applies only to them.)  If you add to the community tree on FamilySearch.org, the information on the living people is visible on your tree, but only the people who have passed away are visible to others.
A word of caution: if you upload photos and tag individuals in them, the information you have added to the photos is visible publicly.
Each site has its own privacy policy regarding your account and their terms of use; and you are encouraged to review those policies.  
Recognizing the sensitive and personal nature of the information you send is important to me at Ancestry Consulting by Aimee; thus being a good guardian of your personal information and handling it in a secure and responsible manner is a priority and delineated in the current Privacy Policy.  Your personal information will never be sold to another company.

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Please let me know if you have any questions and how I can be of service to you.  

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