Privacy Policy

Updated: January 4, 2010

Changes to this Policy

This Gaia Family Tree Privacy Policy may occasionally change. Any Policy changes will be posted on (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 date.

Privacy Policy

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.

Personal 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 eĀ¬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 information.


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.

Information Security

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 nonĀ¬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 pages use cookies, and other technologies to better serve you when you return to 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 address.

Governing Law

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.

Contact Information

Gaia Family Tree welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, or this Web site, please visit and choose your preferred method of contact (e-mail or phone).