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Please read the following carefully. The term "Website" refers to this website titled "A Bisbee Family History."

Reviewed and updated 11 Aug 2011

Privacy Policy

The primary objective in genealogy is to identify all ancestors and descendants in a particular family tree and to collect personal data on them. As a minimum, this data includes the individual's name and the date/location of birth, marriage, and death. In order to support research by other genealogists, this data is often published on internet genealogy websites.

As a genealogist, therefore, I may have collected much personal information on you and your family from a variety of sources. The privacy of this information is important to me and I assure you there is a privacy policy in place for the Website.

Most of us would prefer not to have to worry about our personal data but, in this day and age, we must use caution to prevent misuse of the information. Identity theft and credit fraud are the worst problems. There is concern that information distributed to distant relatives or put on a genealogy websites makes it easier for unscrupulous individuals to commit invasions of privacy or other frauds. However, the personal information that the identity thieves and credit fraud perpetrators want are full names, social security numbers, dates and places of birth, current occupation/employment data, and bank/credit card account numbers. One or two facts alone (e.g., your name and/or your mother's maiden name) are not enough information to cause damage.

Names and Relationships

I have implemented this Website to display only the initial and last name of living individuals with no other details about birth, etc. Full names and details are displayed only if there is a date of death or if they were born more than 100 years ago. If you are aware that someone is living and their information is being shown here, please let me know so I can remedy the situation.

Note: Only family members who have an account with this Website will be permitted to view detailed information about living individuals.

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Photographs of living individuals are considered personal data and are normally suppressed. However, if the individual so chooses, a photograph can be tagged as "always visible." Before any photograph can be included in this Website, permission is obtained from the owner of a photograph (U.S. Copyright Law). Permission is also obtained from living individuals in a photograph if:

The statement "Used with Permission" after the owner's name identifies compliance with these requirements.

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Personal Data Suppression

To insure the privacy of living individuals, our internet genealogy website always suppresses the personal data of living individuals from viewing by the general public. Personal data includes, but is not limited to, birth/marriage dates/locations, photographs, notes, and biographies.

Note: If a relative does not want their personal data to reside in a website server database in spite of password protection, that individual and linked descendants cannot be accommodated by the security program. They are reluctantly excluded from the Website.

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Personal Data Access

Personal data access is restricted to family members who must login to view normally suppressed personal data for living individuals. When registering for your user account, you must indicate how you are related to our family. If you are not related, you will not be granted access.

You must limit access to your account to your current spouse and minor children. Other family members desiring access should register for their own accounts.

Note: If individuals do not want their suppressed personal data accessed by anyone, the security design allows a "lock" to be placed on their data. This does, however, preclude registration of that individual.

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Personal Data Security

Original data given to me in trust (personal information, e-mail/street addresses, phone numbers, etc.) is not provided to others unless your approval is first obtained. You should be aware, however, that most of this information is public domain and may be readily available to others using internet search engines (e.g., Yahoo People Search, Google.com, Birthday.com).

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Terms of Use

This Website is owned by The Bisbee Family Connection and operated by William Bisbee. The term "you" will refer to any person viewing the Website content using the URL bisbeefamily.com. The Website contains copyrighted material and other proprietary information including, but not limited to, text, photos, and graphics. Materials taken from the public domain continue to be in the public domain. Materials submitted by third parties are covered by their original copyrights. All other Website content, including the title logo, is copyrighted as a collective work under the United States copyright laws and all rights are reserved.

All of the pages located within the domain http://www.bisbeefamily.com/, are accessible to the public for free without charges or fees of any kind, with the exception of access to data on living persons which is allowed only to family members.

The information on this site is intended to be freely used by researchers for personal, non-commercial use that is not meant to generate income or money.

Unless otherwise indicated, all of the transcriptions and other research located on this site have been undertaken by myself, operator of the Website. Aside from the exceptions already noted, I reserve all rights to the information on the Website.

Note: It is expressly forbidden for anyone to charge for access to these pages, or to provide the information contained on them to anyone for any kind of fee or charge, or to use them in a commercial manner.

If you have been charged a fee to access these pages, or know of a site that is doing so, or that is reproducing information from this site for a fee, please contact me using the link at the bottom of the page.


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By using this site, you agree to the following terms of use and any changes thereto:

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