This Privacy Statement was last updated on December 9, 2009.
If you have not reviewed it since that date, please do so.
You will not receive any other notice of changes to this statement.
Privacy Information for ForFamilies.com
KC Management Group, Inc., (and referred to as 'ForFamilies.com' 'ForFamilies' 'we' 'us' 'our'), operator of this Website, recognizes the confidentiality of information that may be disclosed by members in registering or making purchases from our Website and we are committed to protecting your privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this Website.
The specifics of our use of personal information are best described in the answers to the following Frequently Asked Questions:
Do you ask for personal information from your members?
Yes. We ask for your name, e-mail address, and other limited personal information when you sign up as a member, when you use features such as e-mail, and when you make purchases from us. We may ask for similar information at other times, such as when you enter sweepstakes or other promotions sponsored by us and/or one of our partners. To facilitate payment and fulfillment in connection with membership and other purchases from us, we will request personal credit card, debit card or other payment information.
As a member of ForFamilies.com, you can also chose to share further information about yourself, your activity on the site, and your background and interests, with other members of the site. The type and quantity of profile information you share in this way is entirely your choice. Information about some of your activity on the site, such as historical records you save, may also be shared with other members in order to help you connect with others researching similar ancestors. See "Member Profiles" below for more information on how to edit and control what you allow other members to see about you and your site activity in your public profile or other places on the site.
How do you use my personal information?
The primary use of your personal information, other than directly in connection with a purchase, is to efficiently provide you with personalized, relevant information.
We will also use registration information to let you know about new features or other offers of interest from us and to address customer service needs and requests.
In distributing advertiser or sponsor messages, the advertiser is not given access to individual account information. We do not sell, rent or otherwise distribute the personal information you provide us to these advertisers for their use. Advertisers simply provide the advertising message and we then display the ad to appropriate users.
Will you disclose any of my personal information to third parties?
We will not disclose your personal information provided in connection with membership registration or purchases, except as described in this Privacy Statement or as may be required by law, or to protect our rights or property.
Information submitted by you online (such as information about products you purchase from us, your name, address, e-mail address) may be shared with companies with which we have a commercial relationship and through which you reached ForFamilies.com, for marketing purposes. For example, if you make a purchase with us because of a special offer made through another Website acting as a distributor of our products, in that circumstance you will be considered their customer as well. We will not, except as may be required by law, share with any other party your password or payment information.
Other circumstances where limited personal information may be disclosed are specifically described when the data is collected, or in the rules of sweepstakes or other promotions.
We do reserve the right to disclose aggregated user statistics, such as "45 percent of our users are female" or "10,000 members indicate an interest in gardening" in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties.
Under protection of confidentiality agreements, we use third party processors in some cases to help us provide services and manage our Websites and relationships with you. These may include purchase and order fulfillment, credit card processing, removing duplicate information from lists, providing marketing assistance and providing other customer services. Third-party processors and providers will be given access only to that information needed to perform their support functions, and are prohibited from using it for other purposes.
As our business continues to grow, we might buy or sell subsidiaries or business units. In these transactions, customer information is often one of the transferred assets, remaining subject to promises made in existing privacy statements. Also, in the event that ForFamilies, or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information will, as a matter of course, be one of the transferred assets.
What about purchases from advertisers or other linked Websites?
If you click away from ForFamilies.com to visit the Website of any third party advertiser or sponsor, you may be asked for your credit card or other personal information in order to purchase or use products and services offered. These companies have their own privacy and data collection practices. We have no responsibility or liability for these independent policies. You should therefore review their privacy policies carefully if you have concerns about how your information may be used.
Will you use my information for direct mailings?
We will send electronic mail or other mail to you, for the purpose of informing you of changes or additions to ForFamilies.com, or of any ForFamilies.com or ForFamilies related products and services. If you do not want to receive such mailings, you may opt out at any time by using the unsubscribe link listed in the e-mail or by amending your "newsletter and email preferences" in the "My Account" section of the site.
May I refuse to provide personal information to you or to accept advertising?
Visitors may access ForFamilies.com’s free services by providing a first name, last name, and e-mail address or other information that we may deem appropriate to that purpose. To gain full access to the members-only areas, a username, e-mail address and appropriate billing information are required. Because the ForFamilies.com Website is partially advertiser supported, you may not "turn off" the advertising that appears on ForFamilies.com pages, but you may opt to be excluded from any e-mail advertising.
Do you use "IP Addresses" and cookies?
We do use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Website. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information such as geographic distribution of our members and may be used to “geolocate” our members to allow us to provide services appropriate to your place of residence.
You can delete or block cookies from your computer if you want to (your browser help function should tell you how to do this), but certain ForFamilies services may not work correctly or at all if you delete and/or block cookies.
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and action tags is completely anonymous.
When do you distribute or publish information on the living on your Websites?
We do republish databases that contain published information on the living, such as white pages, people finder directories and some birth, death and marriage records. The information in these databases has been gathered from public records released by governmental and other agencies, and is available elsewhere, often on the Internet.
What else should I know about privacy?
The following details a few key issues mentioned in context above:
When you sign up as a member, you are provided with a public member profile pre-populated with your chosen user name and, as you use the site, with other information. Your user name and location will be displayed on the site when you post, comment, or interact with the ForFamilies community. If you want additional privacy, you can edit your user name within your public profile to one that does not include any personally identifiable information. You can also enhance your public profile to provide additional information about yourself. Any information including sensitive information disclosed in this area becomes public and you should therefore exercise caution when deciding what you chose to disclose.
Through the "Community Preferences" link in the ForFamilies "My Account" section of the site, you can chose either to display your email address to other members or ensure that your email address is withheld so that you are only contacted anonymously through the ForFamilies Connection Service. You can also control when you are contacted or block certain people from contacting you.
You can also customize what other members can learn about your ForFamilies site activity. To help you connect with other members researching similar ancestors, by default new accounts are set up to allow other members to learn about things you publicly add or post to the site, as well as some personal research activities (such as saving historical records to your Shoebox or private member tree). To customize these settings, simply go to the “Activity Preferences” link on the Community Preferences page.
To make other changes to your public profile, go to the "My Public Profile" or "My Site Preferences" section of the site.
If you purchase additional services from us additional policies may apply regarding how we maintain and use that information and your rights to control that information.
Contests & Promotions
We may occasionally run contests or other special promotions on our Website in which we ask members or visitors for contact information (like an e-mail address) or demographic information (like a zip code, age, or income level). We use this data to send users promotional material about our company or our partners. The participant’s contact information is also used to contact him or her when necessary and may be shared with other companies for promotional purposes, but only with your prior permission and under the terms and conditions specified when you take part in the promotion. At any time, you may opt-out of receiving future mailings of this kind, or simply decline to take part in the promotions.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of or your dealings with this Website, you may contact us at the following address:
Attn: Customer Service
PO Box 54
Cedar City, UT 84721-0054
Before using or subscribing to ForFamilies.com, please review the following terms and conditions (the Agreement) which define your rights, responsibilities and benefits as a user of ForFamilies.com.
ForFamilies.com License and Terms and Conditions of Use
ForFamilies.com is an Internet service (the “Service”) owned and operated by KC Management Group, Inc. (“ForFamilies.com”, “ForFamilies”, "we", "our" or "us"). "You" or "your" means an adult user of the Service for itself and you as parent or guardian for any minor who you allow to access the Service, for whom you will be held strictly responsible. Your use of the Service indicates that you are bound by this Agreement with us. If you don't agree with any of these terms and conditions, don't use the Service. We may alter this Agreement at our discretion and your continued use after any change indicates your acceptance of that change. If you don't want to be bound by a change, discontinue use of the Service.
ForFamilies.com contains graphics, information, data, editorial and other content accessible by any registered Internet user and similar content which is accessible only to our subscribing members (“the Content”). Whether in the free section or in the subscription section of the Service, all Content is owned and/or copyrighted by ForFamilies, or third party providers and may be used only in accordance with this limited use license. ForFamilies.com is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright laws.
Limited Use LICENSE
You are licensed to use the Content only for personal or professional family history research, and may download Content only as search results relevant to that research. The download of the whole or significant portions of any work or database is prohibited. Resale of a work or database or portion thereof, except as specific results relevant to specific research for an individual, is prohibited. Online or other republication of Content is prohibited except as unique data elements that are part of a unique family history or genealogy. Violation of this License may result in immediate termination of your membership and may result in legal action for injunction, damages or both. You may use access software provided on the Service only while on line and may not download, copy, reuse or distribute that software, except where it is clearly stated in connection with software that it is made available for offline use and a license for that use is provided in connection with that software.
User provided content
Portions of the Service will contain user provided content, to which you may contribute appropriate content. For this content, ForFamilies is a distributor only. By submitting content to ForFamilies, you grant ForFamilies, the corporate host of the Service, a license to the content to use, host, distribute that Content and allow hosting and distribution of that Content, to the extent and in that form or context we deem appropriate. Should you contribute content to the site, you understand that it will be seen and used by others under the license described herein. You should submit only content which belongs to you and will not violate the property or other rights of other people or organizations. ForFamilies is sensitive to the copyright of others. For more concerning copyright issues, view our corporate policy. We will not edit or monitor user provided content, with the exception that, to promote privacy, an automated filtering tool will be used to suppress, and omit from display, information submitted to the tree areas of the site which appears to pertain to a living person. We also reserves the right to remove any user provided content that comes to our attention and that we believe, in our sole discretion, is illegal, obscene, indecent, defamatory, incites racial or ethnic hatred or violates the rights of others, or is in any other way objectionable.
The information, products, and services included on this Web Service may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the information herein. We and our third party suppliers provide all Content in this Service "AS IS", and without any warranty of any kind.
ForFamilies, and its third party suppliers make no representations concerning the suitability, reliability or accuracy of the Content or the service provided on the Service for any purpose. We and our third party suppliers disclaim all warranties, expressed or implied, in connection with the Content and the services provided on the Service, including conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no case will we or our third party providers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special or other damages including, without limitation, lost or delay of use, lost profits, loss of data or any other damage in contract, tort, equity or any other legal theory, even if advised of the possibility thereof.
ForFamilies may, from time to time, provide opportunities to users of the Service to link to or buy services from third parties. Sites of those third parties will be subject to terms and conditions different from those found here. ForFamilies makes no warranty concerning third party provided goods or services, and you agree that any recourse for dissatisfaction or problems with those goods or services will be sought from the third party provider and not from ForFamilies.
Additional Guest or Subscribing Member Terms
1. REGISTRATION AND SECURITY
1.1 As part of the registration process, you will select a username and password. You must provide ForFamilies with accurate, complete, and up-to-date registration information. Failure to do so will constitute a breach of this Agreement. You understand that you may not (i) select or use a name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) use the rights of any person other than yourself without authorization; or (iii) use a name that we, in our sole discretion, deem inappropriate. As you submit information, you understand that ForFamilies.com is owned and operated by KC Management Group, Inc., incorporated in Nevada, USA. The Sites are operated in the United States of America and operated to be in compliance with the laws of the United States. Access is governed by these terms and conditions under the laws of the State of Nevada and the United States. Registration as a user of or subscriber to any of the Sites or services provided on them results in your customer information being stored and processed in the United States, and you, in registering or subscribing, specifically consent to that storage and processing. You may access that information at any time to confirm its correctness and to keep it current in connection with your registration or subscription. If you are subscribing or registering for use of this site from outside of the United States of America, you consent to the storage and processing in the United States of the personal data you submit, within the scope of the PRIVACY STATEMENT of ForFamilies You may and should review and correct this information regularly.
1.3 You must be 18 years or older to subscribe.
1.4 You are responsible for all usage or activity on ForFamilies via your password account. Distribution of your password to others for access to ForFamilies is expressly prohibited and shall constitute a breach of this Agreement. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your account, at our sole discretion, and you may be referred to appropriate law enforcement agencies.
2. COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN FORFAMILIES AND YOU.
ForFamilies will send electronic mail to you, for the purpose of informing you of changes or additions to ForFamilies, or of any ForFamilies related products and services. You may opt out of this notification service by replying to the electronic mail that was sent with the word "unsubscribe" (without the quotes) in the subject line. For further information on our use of member information, see the Privacy Statement on the Service.
Should you breach this Agreement we will revoke your license to use the Service and suspend your right of access. In such a case, no portion of your subscription payment will be refunded. Should we decide to suspend your subscription service for any reason other than breach, we will refund to you the unused portion of your subscription payment, which will be your sole and exclusive remedy upon such a suspension of service.
4. MODIFICATIONS TO THIS AGREEMENT AND THE SERVICE.
ForFamilies has the right, at its sole discretion, to modify this Agreement or the Service, including the Content of the Service, at any time. Changes in Service will be posted on ForFamilies.com, or sent via e-mail, or postal mail to you. If any portion of this Agreement or any change of this Agreement of the Service is unacceptable to you or will cause you to no longer be in compliance with the Agreement, you may cancel your subscription by calling Account Services at ForFamilies (1-435-701-1112). (See section 2 regarding cancellation of subscription.) Continued use of the Service now or following posted notices of changes in this Agreement, (notice is given by changing the date of last revision), means that you have accepted and are bound by the changes.
5.1 This Subscriber Agreement is governed by the law of the State of Nevada, without regard to its principles on conflicts of laws, and the federal law of the United States of America. Any action to enforce this Agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in Las Vegas Nevada.
5.2 Official correspondence must be sent via postal mail to:
Attn: Customer Solutions
PO Box 54
Cedar City, UT 84721-0054
The design, content and graphics of ForFamilies.com and all other elements created by us,
or by third parties as work for hire, or where the copyright has been assigned to us is subject to copyright protection with all rights reserved and may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the express written permission of KC Management Group, Inc.
Content which has been contributed to public areas of ForFamilies.com by users remains the property of the submitter or the original creator. ForFamilies.com is only a licensed distributor of such content. Occasionally, a person may feel that content submitted by another user is their property, or is covered by the copyright of someone other than the submitter. Please remember that we are only the distributor of user supplied content and the submitter, not ForFamilies.com, is the one who has violated copyright if such a violation has occurred. However, we will respond to substantiated claims of violation. In such a case, the person who believes they have a claim under copyright should send a claim of copyright violation to:
P.O. Box 54
Cedar City, UT 84721-0054