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Whoever closes his eyes to the past is blind to the present.
Richard von Weizsäcker

Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in our online presence. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. At this point, we would like to inform you about the data protection of this online presence. Of course, we observe the legal provisions of the Data Protection Act (BDSG) of the Telemedia Act (TMG) and other data protection regulations. (German regulations)

A) When do we collect personal information?

The subject of data protection is personal data. According to Section 3 (1) BDSG, these are individual details of personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. This includes z. Eg information such as name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number, but possibly also usage data such as your IP address.

Basically, our website is available to all users without personal data being collected. You do not need to register to use ancestry24 information.
However, ancestry24 will ask for your personal information if you would like to register for one of our personalized services or an extended access to one of our databases (private photos or documents).

If within the Internet offer the possibility for the input of personal or business data (email addresses, names, addresses) exists, the surrender of these data on the part of the user on expressly voluntary basis. The use of all offered services is - as far as technically possible and reasonable - also without specification of such data or under specification of anonymized data or a pseudonym allowed. The data entered are only required for the functionality and security of the use of the website and not disclosed to third parties.

B) Collecting general information

When you access our websites, information of a general nature is automatically recorded. This information includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. This is only information that does not allow conclusions about your person. In addition, this data is also generated when accessing any other website on the Internet. So this is not a specific feature of our websites. Information of this kind is collected exclusively anonymously and statistically evaluated by us (number of visitors).

C) What data is collected during registration?

When registering for the use of ancestry24's personalized or extended content, personal information such as name, address, contact and communication information such as telephone number and e-mail address will be collected. In addition, you can leave us more information, for example, to your degree of relationship.

You can trust us with your personal data! They are encrypted by digital security systems and transmitted to us. Our websites are protected against damage, destruction or unauthorized access by technical measures. We only store your personal data as far as it is necessary for the provision of the service.
If you have registered in the forum with your e-mail address, we will not use your e-mail address for our own advertising purposes.

D) How long does the data stay stored?

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. Therefore, we only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated herein or as provided for by the various storage periods provided for by law. After discontinuation of the respective purpose or expiration of these deadlines, the corresponding data are routinely blocked and deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

If you have an account in one of our databases, you can always apply for deletion via the contact form. We will comply with this request immediately. You can delete your website account at any time.

E) Use of social plugins

On our side also so-called "social plugins" are used. Currently these are the plugins of the services Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn. These plug-ins may be used to send and possibly use information, including personal information, to the service providers. ancestry24 does not collect personal data by means of social plugins or their use.

ancestry24 has no influence on the data collected by such a plugin and how it is used by the provider. At present, it must be assumed that at least the IP address and device-related information are collected and used. It is also possible that the service providers try to save cookies on the computer used.

The Facebook Like button connects directly to the services of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. This informs Facebook about visiting a particular page. If you're logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook can identify you as a visitor to a particular page. Which data here incidentally recorded and how they are used, please refer to the privacy policy of Facebook: www.facebook.com/help For ways to protect your privacy within Facebook, visit: www.facebook.com/policy

Google+'s Social Plugin connects directly to the services of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. This will inform Google about visiting a particular website. If you're logged in to Google at the same time, Google can identify you as a visitor to the affected pages. What data is collected here and how they are used, please refer to the privacy policy of Google: www.google.com/privacy Setting options to protect your privacy can be found at: www.google.com/dashboard

Twitter's Social Plugin connects directly to the services of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. This informs Twitter about visiting a particular website. Which data are collected and how they are used, please refer to the privacy policy of Twitter: twitter.com/privacy Options for protecting your privacy can be found at: twitter.com/settings

F) Analysis Services [currently no analytics services are used]

Unsere Website verwendet Piwik, dabei handelt es sich um einen sogenannten Webanalysedienst. Piwik verwendet sog. “Cookies”, das sind Textdateien, die auf Ihrem Computer gespeichert werden und die unsererseits eine Analyse der Benutzung der Webseite ermöglichen. Zu diesem Zweck werden die durch den Cookie erzeugten Nutzungsinformationen (einschließlich Ihrer gekürzten IP-Adresse) an unseren Server übertragen und zu Nutzungsanalysezwecken gespeichert, was der Webseitenoptimierung unsererseits dient. Ihre IP-Adresse wird bei diesem Vorgang umge­hend anony­mi­siert, so dass Sie als Nutzer für uns anonym bleiben. Die durch den Cookie erzeugten Informationen über Ihre Benutzung dieser Webseite werden nicht an Dritte weitergegeben. Sie können die Verwendung der Cookies durch eine entsprechende Einstellung Ihrer Browser Software verhindern, es kann jedoch sein, dass Sie in diesem Fall gegebenenfalls nicht sämtliche Funktionen dieser Website voll umfänglich nutzen können.

Wenn Sie mit der Spei­che­rung und Aus­wer­tung die­ser Daten aus Ihrem Besuch nicht ein­ver­stan­den sind, dann kön­nen Sie der Spei­che­rung und Nut­zung nachfolgend per Maus­klick jederzeit wider­spre­chen. In diesem Fall wird in Ihrem Browser ein sog. Opt-Out-Cookie abgelegt, was zur Folge hat, dass Piwik kei­ner­lei Sit­zungs­da­ten erhebt. Achtung: Wenn Sie Ihre Cookies löschen, so hat dies zur Folge, dass auch das Opt-Out-Cookie gelöscht wird und ggf. von Ihnen erneut aktiviert werden muss.

source www.datenschutzbeauftragter-info.de

G) Special privacy information

Of data protection meaning In the family research is, what in connection with the collection of personal data and its publication is to be considered. For this we have written a topic-specific article.

A few words about privacy in the context of family researchext of family researc. (for Germany - in german)

H) Your rights to information, correction, suspension, cancellation and opposition

You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by ancestry24 at any time. You also have the right to correct, block or delete your personal data. You can make changes or deletions yourself in your personal member area.

You can also make changes or revoke your consent by notifying us with effect for the future.

I) Change of our privacy policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time to ensure that it complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the Privacy Policy, such as: For example, when introducing new services. Your new visit will be subject to the new privacy policy.

If you have registered with us for personalized or extended content, you will be notified of such change at least thirty (30) days prior in writing, usually by e-mail. We will explain the content and the reason for the change. If you do not object to the change within the notice period, it will take effect.

K) see here → Information about cookies