Updated: January 4, 2010
Changes to this Policy
will be posted on www.gaiafamilytree.com
(together with sites published by Gaia Family Tree, the "Site").
Each version of this policy will be denoted at the top of this page by its effective
We, at Gaia Family Tree, respect your right to privacy and we are committed to protecting
it. This statement discloses the information that we gather and track, how we use
the information, and with whom we share this same information.
You can visit the Site without indicating who you are, and without revealing any
personal information about yourself. If you choose to buy from the Site, we ask
you to provide basic information such as your First Name, Last Name and e¬mail address.
This will be used to set up your private account, your invoice, and to send your
purchase confirmation. Your personal information will NEVER BE DISCLOSED OR SHARED
WITH ANY THIRD PARTY without your explicit consent. If you do not wish to receive
marketing communications from us or participate in our customization programs, simply
indicate your preference once you sign onto this Site.
Transaction information such as credit card details, billing addresses and/or phone
numbers are required to purchase and activate your membership or obtain a software
license to our software; we will share that information with third parties to process
any payment that you may make to us. If you provide us with personal information
or credit information about somebody else, such as a family member, friend or associate,
we will assume that you have their permission to do so.
Information from Sources Other than Yourself
We may, on occasion, use data on deceased individuals in collaboration with other
entities to facilitate in genealogical research and collaboration between parties,
and allowing all users of the Site the opportunity to expand their own genealogical
research. We will not charge any users to use this information. We will not disclose
any confidential information concerning yourself or our connection to these deceased
individuals; instead, we will associate your Gaia Family Tree login ID with such
If you are under 13 years of age, you are not permitted to use this Site. If you
are 13 years old but not yet 18, or of the age of majority in the jurisdiction where
you reside, you may not use this Site without the express and enlightened consent
of your parent or guardian.
Statistics and Contests
Note that we will use anonymous information concerning users of this Site to make
statements and advertisements concerning our community of users. Such statements
may contain statistical analysis of the trends or groups within the users of the
Site, while preserving their, and your, anonymity.
From time to time, we may use your information to offer you opportunities to participate
in contest and we may permit third parties to make such offers to you. You will
be able to opt-out of such correspondence. Each such contest will be governed by
its own set of rules that will be disclosed to you at the time when you are offered
a chance to participate.
Fulfilling your Transaction Request
To fulfill your transaction requests you must allow us to use your personal information
to identify you as a client.
We intend to protect your personal information and maintain its integrity. To help
us do this, we have implemented appropriate measures and processes, such as SSL
encryption when transmitting sensitive information.
Cookies and Other Web Technologies
To help us provide better customer service, we sometimes collect non¬identifiable
information from visits to our web sites. For example, we may keep track of the
domains from which people visit, and we may also measure visitor activity. We may
use this data to analyze trends and statistics and to help us provide better customer
service. We collect the aforementioned information through the use of various technologies,
including so-called "cookies". A cookie is a piece of data that a web site can send
to your browser, which may then be stored on your computer as an anonymous tag that
identifies your computer without disclosing your personal information. Some of our
the Site. You can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, allowing
you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. You can also set your browser
to turn off cookies. If you do so, however, the Site may not work properly.
Security, Intrusion and Detection
For web site security purposes, and to ensure that our Site remains available to
all visitors, all network traffic is monitored in order to identify unauthorized
attempts to upload or change information, cause damage, or conduct criminal activity.
To protect the system from unauthorized use and to ensure that the system is functioning
properly, individuals accessing our Site are subject to monitoring. Unauthorized
attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage to this service
are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under applicable federal law.
Aggregated Tracking Information
We analyze visitors' use of our sites by tracking information such as page views,
traffic flow, search terms, and click through. We use this information to improve
our sites. We do not share any information with third part companies that can identify
an individual user. We use a third party web analytics service to improve our web
site performance and user experience. We use this information to improve usability
on our sites and to help support our customers' online needs. The tracking system
does not reveal any personally identifiable information, such as names or email
These terms shall be governed pursuant to the laws of Malta whose courts shall have
exclusive jurisdiction over disputes arising hereunder. Regardless of the privacy
laws applicable in your country of residence, we require that you do not use, store
or disclose any non-public personal information without the prior express written
consent of the person to whom the information relates.
method of contact (e-mail or phone).